Welcome to Conversations with Authors, where I – Alison Thompson, AKA The Proof Fairy – meet amazing authors and find out what inspires them to write and what advice they would offer other aspiring authors.
In this episode I meet Dr Carol Samuel, a reflexology practitioner and speaker whose first book The Tenacious Student: Non-academic to PhD waspublished in August 2021. The book explores Carol’s journey to gaining a PhD with no previous academic experience, and also offers an insight into her scientific research into reflexology and pain management.
During our conversation we talk about how useful writing is as a tool for self-reflection and emotional healing. We also discuss why it’s so important to know who your ideal reader is , and chat about the rewards of writing your first book.
More About Dr Carol Samuel
Dr Carol Samuel is highly regarded in the field of reflexology and is an accomplished practitioner in a number of different complementary modalities. Amongst her many accomplishments she holds a PhD in ’Reflexology and Pain Management’.
2014 Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) Excellence in the field of research 2017 Association of Reflexologists (AoR) Excellence in the field of research. 2018 runner-up in the National Complementary Therapy Awards ‘Pain management, injury prevention and rehabilitation. 2019 Federation of Holistic Therapists ‘Tutor of the Year’.
Carol has published in both national and international press and in peer reviewed journals, research and publications. She is an invited speaker at a variety of conferences, both medical and complementary, and works to bridge the gap between orthodox medical practices and complementary support through science and clinical reasoning.
In 2021 she became a published author with her first book The Tenacious Student: Non-academic to PhD.
Dr Samuel’s book on Amazon