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I’m a Medicine Woman, Spiritual Counsellor, Naturopath, writer, speaker, and activist.
I’m passionate about assisting people in their quest for holistic health, soul retrieval, trauma recovery, and personal & spiritual growth. I love helping people find their joy and empower themselves.

In 2003 an abusive boyfriend tried to decapitate me with a samurai sword. I put my arms up to defend myself and he succeeded in chopping my hands off. Both hands were successfully replanted in a 27.5 hour marathon miracle surgery and I spent the next decade surgically and holistically healing them and my body, and working and studying with Master Shaman and flower essences to heal my spirit, mind, and soul.

Now I’m an advocate for ending intimate partner and sexual violence in our homes and communities, and in 2014 I became a Survivor Spokesperson for The New Zealand Women’s Refuge with the hope that sharing my experiences of rape and domestic violence will inspire other survivors and victims’ to come forward, speak out, and seek help, so they may go on their own journeys of healing and empowerment and live lives free from fear and violence.

For more information or to make a booking, click here.Recalibration Healing with Simonne is my holistic therapy and spiritual counselling practice at Auckland and Mangawhai, New Zealand where I now pass all my healing knowledge on to my clients. Double-edged Sword – The Simonne Butler Story, the book I co-wrote about my experiences of extreme domestic violence, PTSD & trauma recovery, and shamanic & holistic healing was published November 2016 with Mary Egan Publishing. With it, I want to expose what goes on behind closed doors to those who can’t imagine it. I want to show that it can happen to anyone. I want to inspire people to get out before their abuser kills them. I want to help people understand how bad it can get, but also show that we can heal from anything, no matter how horrifying, painful or soul destroying. I stand for change. I stand for a better world.

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The Book

Double-edged Sword – The Simonne Butler Story

Double Edged Sword is the first-hand account of the survival of one of the most notorious and brutal maimings in New Zealand History. Simonne Butler experienced years of domestic violence, which culminated in her hands being chopped off with a samurai sword. Double Edged Sword covers those years, the attack and her subsequent hospitalisations, hand replantation surgeries and recovery, as well as the trials of her attacker, Antoine Dixon.

The reader accompanies her on a spiritual journey of self-discovery and healing, which incorporates both western and alternative healing paradigms, while she was still trying to disentangle herself and keep safe from her manipulative, then imprisoned ex. It celebrates the indomitable human spirit, its resilience, optimism and the ability to achieve a joyous life beyond pain, fear, shame, violence and self-hatred.

NZ Herald author interview and book review. Nov 2017

Published in partnership with Mary Egan Publishing November 2016.

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Healing from Violence and Asking for Help Podcast.

Towards the end of last year I made my first ever podcast with Chris from Uncomfortable is OK about the experiences in my new book Double-edged Sword. We talked about abusive relationships, the need for distance to get perspective, and asking for help. We also talked...


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