Cilla Whatcott is an author, teacher, and alternative medicine expert. She is best known for her skills in energy healing, nutritional counseling, stress management, healing, and homeopathy. Whatcott is the director of Real Immunity, an organization whose mission is to empower individuals with a natural option to educate the immune system and to inform medical professionals about the effectiveness and administration of homeoprophylaxis.
Where did you grow up and what was your childhood like? Any experiences that shaped your life?
I grew up in Little Silver, a tiny historic town about five miles from the shore. The beach was central to my experiences – summers on the sand, the boardwalk, the smell of salt air. Being near the ocean has ever since felt like “home” to me. It’s where I can go to recharge.
What is something you wished you realized earlier in life?
To stop being so hard on myself! I’m still learning it. We make plans and push to achieve them, but the reality is that life has intelligence and will move us forward if we just yield and trust.
What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession?
Classical homeopaths who are nationally certified have a minimum of four years of education and continued post-graduate study. The study of homeopathy is a deep and complex dive. Hearing of people who take a weekend course, calling themselves homeopaths and prescribing is scary, dangerous, and demeaning to the profession.
Tell one of the darker periods. How did you come out of it and what did you learn?
I have been blessed with many dark periods. They have enabled me to appreciate the contrast and embrace the light. I watched my mother die when I was sixteen. I was shipwrecked in the Berry Islands in my 20’s. I had a husband commit suicide and also sat with my father as he died when I was 29. Years of infertility, ectopic pregnancies, and difficult foreign adoptions occurred through my 30s. A cancer diagnosis in 2019 posed a deeply personal challenge and I declined conventional treatment to embrace natural methods and am now healthier than ever. The dark periods have made me who I am, validated my own strength, and blessed me with a sharper perspective.
What’s the one thing that’s been the biggest contribution to your success?
Without a doubt – gratitude. Always feeling appreciation for where I am, what I have, and what’s possible has kept me growing and thriving. Also, I have been blessed with an intense curiosity about people and life itself, along with a good dose of optimism.
My professional success is a combination of hard work and divine intervention. When I was considering attending homeopathy school, my deceased mother visited me and told me it would be a perfect fit. From the moment I began my education, I felt I had come home and have never looked back. Understanding the world through homeopathic eyes is exactly where I am meant to be. It’s more of a sacred calling than a profession.
What’s your morning routine?
My morning routine shifts and changes as I learn and evolve. Currently, I wake up with no alarm between 6-7 am. I immediately do a 45-minute meditation. I then go for a walk or jump in the shower before making a pot of mushroom or herbal tea with an ever-changing addition of cocoa, collagen, and supplements or herbal powders. Some mornings I juice while I have some herbal tinctures or other current potions I’m using. I then set up remote micro-current frequencies to treat family, friends, or clients before tackling emails. I’ll work on the computer till around noon when I start seeing clients.
What habit or behavior has improved your life?
Without a doubt, developing a regular meditation practice has been instrumental in maintaining my focus and mental health. Also staying committed to a clean, organic diet has impacted both my mental and physical health.
What are your strategies for being productive and using your time efficiently?
As an over-achiever and ‘pre-crastinator’ (always early and ahead of time), I always need to remind myself that “less is more” and try to slow down and focus on one thing at a time. Mornings are my best time for productivity so I plan any important projects (presentations, case analysis, etc) early in the day.
What books have influenced you the most?
I love books, so it’s difficult to decide. I’m an avid reader of non-fiction and always reading multiple books at once. I rarely if ever read fiction. Some of my favorite books are Man’s Search For Meaning by Victor Frankl, Power vs. Force by David Hawkings, Your Soul’s Gift by Robert Schwartz, and the Abraham series. I’m inspired and lifted by books like these and intrigued by the minds of the authors.
Do you have any quotes you live by?
Two essential quotes for me are “All things work together for those that believe,” and the simple but powerful, “Stay in the moment!”