Christine Connelly worked for 35 years as an occupational therapist in Australia whilst exploring many alternative therapies. Following her marriage to Malcolm Hollick and their move to Scotland she trained in specific techniques of trauma healing continuing to learn and develop her own unique style of therapy. Her study and experience of ecovillages led her to see psychological issues as the main barriers to achieving sustainability. She also trained in textiles art using this art form as therapy for her own personal healing journey. Her focus on intuitive thinking and writing complements Malcolm's academic approach.