Slay dragons … play in the rain … reach for the stars

Martina is a Master Practitioner of Energy Medicine, and has experience with indigenous healing practices. She also holds qualifications in Psychological First Aid with the International Federation of the Red Cross, the Denmark Psychosocial Centre, and the Alberta Health Services of the Provincial Addiction and Mental Health Programs and Services in Canada. 

For over 35 years, Martina Nicolls has an accumulated background as a human-rights based advisor, peace and stabilisation advisor, and auditor/assessor of education, psychosocial, and alternative programming for vulnerable groups and individuals (migrants, refugees, and internally displaced persons; exploited workers; child labourers; trafficked persons; survivors of mental and physical abuse; people with disabilities; war and conflicted-affected individuals and groups; and other marginalised youths and adults). 

Martina was fortunate to have parents that instilled a community, environmental, and charitable approach to living. Martina has followed this advice throughout her life, and also consciously adopting Pam DiLorenzo’s Fairshare International (FSI) philosophy from its inauguration in 2002 – “reject greed, tread lightly, connect with community, and build democracy.”

Martina attended a high school with a program of charity work in the final (matriculation) year. It included Friday visits to help and support a charity of choice. Martina chose the Somerton Crippled Children’s Home in South Australia (1939-1976) which initially operated as a home for the after-care of children suffering from polio, and later with other physical disabilities including multiple sclerosis and Huntington’s disease. Martina also supported prison service youth programs, and lived in a leprosy mission in Papua New Guinea for three months.

Martina has a Diploma of Teaching, a Bachelor of Education, and a Master of Science Communication. She worked as a teacher of primary school, secondary school, and special education (for students with social, mental, and physical challenges), before managing and auditing vocational youth and adult programs, community education programs, and rural university programs in Australia. 

From 2000, Martina worked solely as an independent consultant in education, health and wellbeing, community development, and support for First Nation people’s rights in Australia. This expanded to international consultancies in data audits, monitoring and evaluations, impact assessments, gender and inclusivity programming, youth programs for income generation, peace and stabilisation, support for survivors of exploitation, peace in education, and disaster and crisis management. This included working towards sustainable pathways to peace with healing and through community-based reconciliation and mediation ceremonies.

She has worked with foreign governments, non-government organizations (NGOs), and foreign aid donors, such as the Asian Development Bank, AusAID, Danida, DFID/FCDO, European Union, Global Affairs Canada, Global Relief Alliance, International Labour Organisation, MCC, SIDA, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF, USAID, US Department of Labor, US Department of State, and World Bank. This has included work in post-conflict zones, and with emerging or fragile governments. Countries of work have included: Afghanistan, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iraq (and Kurdistan), Jordan, Kashmir, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan (including Darfur), Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

She has also worked as an environment volunteer (planting trees) and an emergency care volunteer. 

She has lived and worked with indigenous and First Nation communities in Australia, Africa, and Asia, combining creativity and nature consciousness. She is a photographer, and a watcher of birds, animals, landscapes, and weather. She is the author of eight books, and as a science communicator, she brings together art, mathematics, and science. 

She was born in England, grew up in Australia, and is currently based in Europe, working with clients locally and globally. 

She has witnessed the dark side of life and experienced the light side of life. Life is worth exploring in all ways and means.

Her professional website is available HERE.



This website, Rainy Day Healing, provides multiple resources to use alone, to dip in and out, to try different approaches, or as a springboard to personalised support. Many of the resources and techniques provide ideas, examples, and approaches to wellbeing – and although they may provide relief and peace, they are not designed to get to the source, the root cause, and treatment of deeper psychological and physical issues.

For personal consultations, Martina Nicolls works to confidentially guide people through self-inquiry, self-healing, and personal growth for wellbeing from any perspective – physical, emotional, spiritual, and energetic – that suits the person, the process, and the approach to transformation. Multiple approaches might be explored to cater for individual needs.

The challenges a person might need hope and help for include: aches, anxiety, bad habits, negative workplace and home energies, balancing give and take in life, compulsive cluttering, creative and productivity blockages, depression or depressive feelings, despair, disorganisation, emotional pain, excessive ego, grief, lack of self-worth, lack of confidence, listlessness, loss of life purpose, letting something go gracefully, missing a loved one, negative thoughts, panic attacks, and physical pain (predominantly from stress, tension, and grief).


The alternative methods used complement and supplement conventional medicine, and can be applied in conjunction with people’s existing medical and psychiatrist treatments for holistic healing. They can be applied before surgery (in preparation) and after surgery to aid post-operative wellbeing.

Martina has qualifications and experience in psychology, neuroscience, alternative medicine, and energy healing. Martina doesn’t diagnose psychological and psychiatric traits, and she doesn’t prescribe medicinal drugs. She works with a variety of guided alternative approaches to improve creativity, health, life purpose, physical challenges, and emotional distress. Examples of alternative approaches include: deep breathing (breathwork), neuroscience, artistic journeys, meditation for healing, energy healing, connecting to nature, ancestral and generational work, negativity release, essential oils and aromatherapy – to name a few. 

For each individual, she uses techniques that may include plant-based treatments and essential oils, healing meditation, zoning out, spiritual journeying, journaling, dreaming, dream interpretation, vision quests, divination, and other forms of spiritual rejuvenation.


Martina provides personal consultations via distance and sometimes face-to-face (she is based in Paris, France). Clients can receive guided assistance from home, using telecommunication platforms, such as Zoom and Skype. 

In all personal consultations, Martina will guide a client through step-by-step transformative ways in, typically, 1-5 sessions of 30-60 minutes each. Some consultations may require up to 6 months of regular sessions. Regular sessions are also provided for preventative action. Fees are indicated on the website page where the personal consultation or service is mentioned.  


Martina’s consultations, services, and products are limited to educational purposes to help guide your wellbeing that may, or may not, involve practices of energy healing. The consultations are not intended to diagnose and treat medical or psychological conditions, nor to provide medical advice, or be a replacement for medical and professional care and treatment. Psychological issues and medical conditions should be addressed directly by, and under the care of, your personal physician.

Please be reminded that there are no guarantees with any advice or technique provided.

Martina reserves the right to accept or decline a person for a consultation to ensure the protection of either party or both parties.

Personal consultations are by appointment only, and are not designed to provide an ‘on call’ or ‘on demand’ service.

All private and personal consultation fees are due prior to the scheduled appointment and are non-refundable.

Notice of rescheduling a time must be sent directly to Martina through the Contact portal. Rescheduled appointments made 48 hours or more prior to the appointment time may be rescheduled to a future date. Trying to reschedule appointments less than 48 hours before the appointment time may or may not be rescheduled, depending upon Martina’s commitments – i.e. she will make every effort to reschedule the appointment, but there is no guarantee that the appointment can be rescheduled, and therefore if it cannot be rescheduled the fees are non-refundable.

No-shows (i.e. missing or not attending a scheduled appointment) are non-refundable.  


DISCLAIMER: Information provided is not intended to replace readers’ existing or other medical, psychological, financial, or legal advice. The author’s intent is to offer general information to help readers in their quest for emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing, guidance towards self-empowerment, and/or for entertainment purposes only. Rainy Day Healing and Martina Nicolls shall not be held accountable for any loss which may arise from any readers’ reliance and implementation of any information provided. For information on personal consultations, see Terms and Conditions above.

What People Say

Martina provides a safe space for healing. Just being in her presence is calming and healing.

L. Cortez

I’ve seen ruthless soldiers break down and cry when Martina asks them a simple question. If she can change their lives for the better, I trust her to improve mine.

S. K. Awok

Thank you Martina for visiting and healing our remote village. You were interested in us and our community.

Mrs. W. Nyagol

Life is worth exploring.


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