Therapies

Work with your mind to achieve your goals

Have you ever noticed that your mind was working against you and stopped you from achieving what you wanted? Whether it is achieving your ideal weight, trying new things but cancelling them last minute or trying to start a new habit or regime but going back to your old ways? We often work against our Read More

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Work with your mind to achieve your goals

Have you ever noticed that your mind was working against you and stopped you from achieving what you wanted? Whether it is achieving your ideal weight, trying new things but cancelling them last minute or trying to start a new habit or regime but going back to your old ways? We often work against our Read More

Daily self-care with my little bottles of magic

…everyday aromatherapy & me… I have always been a believer of self-care and the natural alternative… Essential oils and aromatherapy are a big part of my household and it’s flexible enough to be incorporated into everyday life. I live each day trying my best to maintain my emotional and physical health by using earth’s natural Read More

Treating the Emotional Side to Chronic Pain

Why I Became a Pain Coach It all started with a shoulder injury, attributed to an intense rock climbing session. The pain was dull, at times intense, at other times barely noticeable. I wasn’t at all worried. In fact, I was rather intrigued about going to physiotherapy for the first time in my life, especially Read More

ThetaHealing

Can you benefit from a ThetaHealing session? We usually blame other people or circumstances for whatever happens to us, letting negative thoughts control our reality and not take account for our own actions. Quick reality check: if there is something about your life that you want to change, chances are it’s your own beliefs that Read More

Time Based Techniques

There are so many different ways of assisting clients to transform, that I couldn’t possibly list them all – for fear of leaving something out. Yet, in the 30 years I’ve been involved in healing and evolving client’s models of the world, Time Techniques have been the most consistent and meaningful. I used to train Read More

The Power of Rapid Transformational Therapy

Like anyone, when I heard the “hype” surrounding this new hybrid therapy modality that incorporated Hypnotherapy, CBT and NLP as well as talk therapy and other therapeutic influences, I was sceptical at best. The testimonials and in particular, the physical transformations I watched had me fascinated. Any therapy that can have somebody stand up from Read More

Hipnoempowerment

A door between the conscious and unconscious mind. What is hypnosis? Hypnosis is defined as a natural altered state of consciousness, but what is that? Have you ever experienced the feeling of getting somewhere, driving or walking, and not knowing exactly where you went? Have you ever read a book or watched a film and Read More

Holistic Animal Healing

What is Holistic animal healing and how does it work? Hi, I have been asked to write a piece on how you (the animal/ pet owner) can use holistic healing alongside conventional medication from your veterinarian to heal your animal/pet. I will start by saying that holistic healing is not a cure and your animal/pet Read More

A World without Anxiety & Depression

Despite huge advances in healthcare and medicine, mental health is an area that still lags behind. Effective management and prevention of mental illness, particularly in young people, is still lacking. A major study published in April 2015 by the Office of National Statistics (latest release April 2017) ‘Measuring National Well-being: Insights into children's mental health Read More

Emotional Freedom Technique

Emotional Freedom Technique also referred to as EFT, tapping and emotional acupuncture is an effective tool that works with both our physical and emotional reactions within our body.

How to instill emotional awareness & intelligence in children

What’s the most important part of a child’s education? If you think it’s English, maths, or science, you’re overlooking an invaluable skill, which has become essential in today’s stressful world – emotional resilience – the ability to respond to, and rebound from, stressful and challenging situations. A core aim of Meet Yourself Meditation (MYM for Read More

Womb Healing by Maya Gandaia

Discovering Holistic Pelvic Care I first discovered Holistic Pelvic Care via Tami Kent’s meditations. I was listening to an online app called Daily Om and taking a course: Unleash the Goddess Within by Jumana Sophia. In one particular meditation on that course, she referenced Tami Kent, and that meditation was so powerful, that I just Read More

Regression

Ever wondered why you always go for the same type of person? Or why you are struggling to quit smoking or give up other unhealthy habits or addictions? The answer may be that, as much as you are trying to overcome your limiting beliefs and use reason and logic when negotiating with your mind, it Read More

Yoga for the Vagina

How do you feel about your vagina? Do you love her? Or do you fear her? Do you have a juicy, intimate connection with your vagina? Or do you avoid her at all costs? What is your relationship with your vagina? Is it one where you listen to her and trust her? And only allow Read More

Why I love DoTerra Oils

We gathered in a community centre a stone’s throw away from the sea. I was on holiday in Norfolk and keen to check out the local yoga scene, and Marie’s class was top of my list so off I went. Curiously, I thought, we were invited to have a few drops of oil in our Read More

How to enjoy a stronger connection with your children

With all the parenting advice that you’re probably bombarded with, it’s easy to overlook the single most important factor in raising happy, healthy children – YOU – and your well-being. It’s easy to forget that the most valuable thing you can give your child is yourself and your love. Children, even babies, are able to Read More

Bring Light & Love into your life with “MYE Healing”

If you were given a skill that alleviated stress, anxiety, frustration, sickness, pain; and promoted joy, confidence, emotional stability, love - how might you use it to change your life? Everyone wants to be happy and healthy. Yet, it often seems that a myriad obstacles get in the way of this. Doubt, fear, worries may Read More

Love in the Time of Covid-19

Lockdown! I am single. I live alone. My love-life has taken a major hit, along with every other part of my life come to think of it, very much like yours has I am sure. So no more dates, no flirting, no human contact for the foreseeable future. That’s not a hugely welcoming prospect. We Read More

Does your Immune System need Boosting?

A strong immune system provides the best defence against infection and disease. In today’s climate it’s virtually impossible to germ-proof oneself. Bacteria, viruses, microbes exist abundantly everywhere, and you can’t always tell who’s a carrier. But exposure to these disease producing pathogens doesn’t mean you’ll get sick. Your immune system (comprising specific cells, tissues and Read More

How Creativity can Promote Positive Mental Health for Children

When we are being creative, we can be in our most mindful state. This is why using creativity when working therapeutically with children can be extremely effective in promoting positive mental health. Today, the number of children who are struggling with mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, is the highest it has ever Read More

Are you being affected by negative energy?

In the current climate it’s difficult to avoid being exposed to some form of negativity, whether it’s people’s emotions like anger, frustration, fear; or physical agents (electromagnetic radiation, chemical pollutants, etc.). You only have to be around a negative person to know how quickly you can be affected by them. Most people have experienced instances Read More

Medical Intuitive

My client, Binu, had suffered constant pain in both wrists, arms and her neck for three years. She had  been diagnosed with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome and was waiting for surgery when she came to see me. After a couple of sessions together she was pain free! Let me introduce myself. My name is Claire Read More

What is Energy Medicine?

It's a way to communicate with your body in its own language. It's everything that you need to empower yourself in relation to your health and wellness. It's a way to support physical and emotional issues. Energy medicine combines ancient healing practices, the art of ancient healing, spiritual traditions, and contemporary scientific understanding of health Read More

‘The Change’ in our Mind

We are told that the peri-menopause and menopause are an inevitable part of the female aging process, as we transition from our ‘goddess' to ‘crone' phases and that it’s something to be endured.... but is this really the case? Below I refer to ‘menopause’ for ease of label but this covers both stages of peri-menopause Read More

Integration, a new paradigm

I just came back from Rishikesh, India, where I studied Yoga (Kundalini) for a whole month. I am an Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapist, Life Coach and Energy Healer and I was drawn to discover the wisdom of Yoga in its original birthplace. The conscious inclusion of mind, body and soul in one practice sounded very interesting Read More

What is Rapid Transformational Therapy?

Rapid Transformational Therapy (or RTT) is a progressive new form of therapy which helps clients to get to the root cause of their issue, to focus the mind on the things they want to get out of life and let go of anything which has been holding them back. ​ RTT uses hypnosis to help Read More

Changing your mind

The philosopher Aristotle said “Give me a child until he is 7 and I will show you the man” - as we are growing up our subconscious learns from our experiences and creates a series of programmes. If you think about when you were learning to drive, the you first time you sit behind the Read More

The Art of Chromotherapy

What is Chromotherapy? Chromotherapy is a Complementary medicine method of treatment that uses the visible spectrum of light that gives off electromagnetic radiation to cure diseases. It is an age old concept used successfully over thousands of years to help cure various diseases and treat minor ailments. How Does Chromotherapy Work? Colour therapists take into Read More

Intuitive Body on Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral Therapy

BODY WORK_BODY AWARENESS_ both  are ancient and adapted knowledge that is becoming frequently more known.  Something of which is hidden and thrives to be re-surfaced.  A means to a healthy existence.  For some an element of survival that keeps us balanced and sane. For others a craze trend or stereotypical Stamp of Status.  YOGA, PILATES, Read More

Crystals and Me

I am fairly new to Crystal Therapy Practice but I feel that the way in which it works hand in hand with my day to day practice of Relaxation Therapy gives me an interesting view on the utilisation of the practice itself, and that being said I wanted to share my journey with the community Read More

Why I Chose to Help Others Help Themselves

My story is probably similar to so many others out there surrounding the reasons why I chose to leave the world of corporate to pursue a career in the healing arts. I had my own pain, my own trauma that pushed me to the point of breaking and I wanted out. Out of my life, Read More

7 Reasons to Learn & Practise “Meet Yourself Meditation”

Learning to practise Meet Yourself Meditation is one of the most dramatically effective things you can do to open up opportunities, and enjoy less stress, depression and anxiety. In today’s fast paced world, stress and stress related disorders are increasing. Depression, anxiety, and mental illness are common. Society and media define how we should think, Read More

Access your Natural State

My Passion is complete Mind, Body & Spirit health, and the realisation that all 3 components are just as important as each other for a balanced, healthy and vital existence. We are living in a new era of life, where ‘’stress management’’ is the new norm. Why is managing stress normal?  We are the only Read More

Meet Yourself Therapy & Meet Yourself Meditation

"Each one of us is born beautiful, only the opinions of others fool us into thinking otherwise." In order to protect ourselves from the pain of rejection, most of us adopt an ‘identity’, an image of ourselves that we think others will respect and value - shaped by the thoughts, emotions, and behaviours projected on Read More

What is High Vibrational and why is everyone talking about it?

There is so much talk about living in a high vibrational state but what does this mean? I'm going to try and break this down for you. Everything is energy whether we see it or not - there is the physical and the non-physical and science is starting to bridge the gap of understanding between Read More

What do you see?

What do you see when you look at this picture? The clear water? The bright, blue sky? Or, the clouds? The one thing that seems to spoil the picture? What do you see when you look at your life? Do you see your blessings? Your successes? Your unique contribution? Or do you feel shame, blame, Read More

Dry Needling Technique

What is dry needling? The main reason for the application of dry needling is the use of a thin pre-sterilised filiform needle with a rounded tip, known as an acupuncture needle to release myofascial trigger points (knots in the muscle). Although it can also be used to manage pain and stimulate muscles pre-physical exercise. The Read More

What is Reiki?

When I tell people that I am a Holistic Therapist and I offer Reiki treatments they look confused and ask - “What is Reiki?” In the Western world, Reiki is seen as a form of complementary therapy. Reiki means literally Universal Energy and is a safe, gentle Japanese treatment that uses the spiritual energy that Read More

Using Energy Psychology

Using energy psychology is becoming more and more popular, with EFT & TFT practitioners popping up all over the place. However, we sometimes get lost in these abbreviations, and are given a tale from a friend about their experience with one practitioner, which only gives us a glimpse into the technique, because just like every Read More

Why I became a counsellor

Why did I became a counsellor? The answer to that is simple, I’ve had depression and anxiety brought on by PTSD and although I’ve had a lot of amazing people help me through the years I always felt that there was something missing. No one really looked at me as a whole person. They only Read More

The Telltale Flame

Several months ago, *Cheryl, a retired factory worker and wonderful client of several years, confessed that she had been vacillating between apathy and depression while also feeling an unusual amount of aches, pains and fatigue. She was so drained that she admitted that she had wanted to cancel her appointment earlier that day. She seemed Read More

Rapid Transformational Therapy™

Rapid Transformational Therapy™ (RTT™) is the pioneering new therapy method. It is gathering interest and being recognised for is phenomenal results from its creator Marissa Peer. It is different to therapy techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and talk therapy because it achieves outstanding lasting results in 1 to 3 sessions. Millions of people worldwide Read More

Yoga Therapy

Many of us love our yoga classes. Once a week we stretch and move in time with our breath and come out of the class feeling wonderful. That feeling may stay with us through the day, perhaps even into the evening, but at some point, we revert to our normal ways, forget to be aware Read More

Five questions on Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnotherapy? The American Psychological Association describes Hypnotherapy or Hypnosis as a cooperative interaction in which you respond to the suggestions of the hypnotist. How does Hypnotherapy work? Hypnotherapy is usually performed by a trained therapist who utilizes visualization and verbal repetition to induce a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration; that Read More

What’s Holding You Back?

At the start of a New Year many of us will be prompted to self-reflect and do our own personal review of the year just gone. If you had told me this time last year that I would have moved from Southern England where I had lived all my life - I’m now 57 - Read More

Health & Wellness

Why do we look for holistic therapies and yoga?  To calm the mind, de-stress or to simply find a natural therapy that will help treat our ailments? Many individuals suffer from skin complaints and pile on the lotions and potions that the pharmacy or doctor has prescribed. Does this help? It may certainly ease the Read More

Alternative Training – My first Ultra

How the Wim Hof Method enabled me to rethink my limits December 2015: Bringing it back to the body, mind and soul Having recently experienced a ‘burnout’, I felt the need to change. Now, the hard part about change is not making the same choice. I know most people feel uncomfortable with change and perhaps Read More

Oncology Massage

Cancer. Yes I said Cancer, the big C! With cancer being very present in the UK and with more people living with cancer than in previous years, measures need to be taken to enable folk to live and carry on their lives around their treatment. I am not here to talk about every kind of Read More

NLP set me free

I hadn't even heard of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) three years ago and now I am an NLP Practitioner! NLP completely changed my life around - here's my story. Where it all started Thirteen years ago I was a healthy, active woman working as a teacher and a make up artist. My hobbies included salsa Read More

Crystal Healing Therapy

Crystals are created through the natural alignments of minerals over many years. They display what is known as the piezoelectric effect. This means that they build up a tiny electrical charge which can be used to harmonise the natural electrical charge of our bodies. Many cultures including the Egyptians, Greeks and Native Americans  have used Read More

My passion for improving the future health of the population

From an unknown career path, to wanting to make a difference in public health. When I was younger, I was often asked the question ‘What do you want to be when you’re older?’. Nearly everyone is asked this question at some point in their life and like a large proportion of the population, I never Read More

Honey therapy – what, why, when?

There are two seasons in the year when we stress our bodies and our health. In the summer holidays – less sleep, more drinks, more food. We tend to be going on holiday to new places, having exciting times, tasting different foods, more coffee and sweets, perhaps more alcohol and cigarettes. Then in the winter Read More

Energy exercises and Dr. Hering’s law of natural healing

Over many years of working as a health coach, I have noticed significant and lasting health improvements on people that practise natural healing, as opposed to those who choose suppressive allopathic methods by consuming pharmacological products. The key difference between the two approaches is quick fix methodology, which suppresses symptoms vs. long and more complex Read More

The Route Map of the Chakras

Using the Chakras to Free Your Personal Power Today most people with an interest in complementary healing or personal development, especially if they also have an interest in Eastern spirituality, Yoga or the martial arts, are aware of the chakra system. The chakras are the energy centres within our subtle body, the principal seven aligning Read More

Crystal Healing

A crystal healing treatment initiates relaxation of the body and mind, and helps to create a harmonious feeling. By placing stones on the body, the gentle pressure of crystals on chakras and other points on the body, act to release tension. The relaxation brings a sense of peace and opens up new possibilities to receive Read More

How Does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Treat Depression

It wasn’t so long ago that I was convinced I’d be unhappy for the rest of my life. I first developed depression at some point in my early teens and from there I’d spent the better part of my life struggling with anxiety, low mood, feelings of hopelessness and tension. I’ve lost count of how Read More

A modern approach to Mind Analysis & Therapy inspired by Biocentrism

What is the difference between Biocentric Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalysis itself? Biopsysis - Biocentric Psychoanalysis©® is a new approach to "Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy" inspired by a theory of Physics called Biocentrism. The concept of “Identity” is central. The “Ego”, its existence, nature and activity is far more important than it was in the older psychoanalytic approaches. The Read More

Prananadi Reincarnation

When we heal someone with Prananadi, we release the energy blocks causing the illness with the energy flowing through us or sent remotely by us. These blocks contain the history of the root of illness or mental problem. These blocks release more or less while being healed. However, in the case of more serious illnesses, Read More

Matrix Re-Imprinting

As a Complementary and Holistic practitioner I would whole heartedly recommend Matrix Re-imprinting! I have had fantastic results for both myself, friends, family and clients with this therapy, it is truly amazing! Matrix Re-imprinting helps you look at past experiences and events and realise and accept how that shaped your thinking and beliefs about the Read More

How can Allergy Testing and Iridology benefit you?

Allergies and intolerances have increased in our modern societies and affect a wide range of people of different ages (from infants to adults) and varying backgrounds. What is the difference between an allergy and intolerance? An allergy is usually a life threatening condition such as anaphylaxis (for example- struggling to breathe, tightness in the throat, Read More

MAM 3 Step Rewind Technique

I would like to tell you about the MAM 3 Step Rewind Technique taught by Mark Harris and Mia Scotland, it has revolutionised the way we help women get over crippling emotionally disabling symptoms. In Mark’s own words: “Its origins are in the model of NLP, if you google “fast phobia cure” you will find Read More

Why I trained to be a Naturopath

Where do I begin?....Being a mother isn't an easy duty. I got to learn that when my second son reacted badly to his first immunisation at 6 weeks old. Within a month he got spots. Three months later his whole body was red and inflamed. He cried night and day, day and night. I was Read More

Wim Hof Method

Living authentically - something I have always believed I did until I discovered the Wim Hof Method (WHM). For me WHM is a vessel to allow myself to truly connect within. Although I had heard of the “Iceman” a few years ago, a Dutch-born world record holder, adventurer, daredevil and human guinea pig best known Read More

From Panic to Peace – How EFT Tapping changed my life…

It was February 2016 in Fiji where I was living with my husband and 2 children and his family. We had a small farm in the highlands where we had relocated from Ireland 2 years previously.   Our children had settled in the local school which was newly built with aid from Japan and Australia. Besides Read More

Changing the Way You Eat For Ever- The Secret

Clients tell me  it is impossible to imagine that I have ever endured a second of insecurity, low confidence and self esteem. I seem to have it all: a wonderful family, thriving businesses and great relationships with family and dear friends. Yet despite all this abundance, I wasn’t always that confident woman I am today. Read More

Belly Button Healing and Brain Education

Let the preparation begin..... It is a very exciting time! Ilchi Lee the founder of Belly Button Healing and Brain Education is coming to the UK on the 17th March for the first time in 10 years. Lee has spent the last 37 years working tireless to help people recover their health, happiness and peace. Read More

Essential Oils for Health

Plants provide us with oxygen, food and medicine for mind, body and spirit, that makes them pretty important don’t you think? Essential oils are complex, natural chemicals carefully extracted from herbs, plants, flowers, fruits, bark, roots or resin from various trees, such as the powerfully healing oil from the Frankincense tree. They can be considered Read More

Access Bars® – A Game Changer in your Life

What is Access Consciousness? It is an innovative and pragmatic method, a toolbox to use every day, in order to facilitate life, change what you want to change in any domain, and enhance access to more consciousness. This method was created in 1995 in the United States by Gary Douglas. And today it is present Read More

Wonderful World of Aromatherapy

What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils, specifically essential oils to balance and harmonise body, mind, spirit and promote a sense of overall health and wellbeing. Essential oils have been around from the beginning of early civilisation. The Egyptians placed a great value on aromatic oils and 35 alabaster jars for Read More

Herb Science

I became interested in plants when I was about 12 years old. Clutching a handful of wild flower identification books, I would wander around the English countryside until I knew most of the British flora by sight. Later I began growing decorative plants from all over the world, completing my devotion to all things green. Read More

CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach: An Inside Perspective

For several years, I struggled with a range of symptoms which no doctor, health professional or so-called “healthy eating” could remedy.  I was overwhelmed with conflicting advice, spending a fortune on multiple therapies, exhausted and losing hope. Then I discovered the world-renowned Paul Chek, HHP, NMT and his C.H.E.K Institute of Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology. Read More

Animal Communication and Reiki

Photo by Alicja Koczaska on Unsplash Animal communication, or interspecies telepathic communication, is a telepathic communication between individuals of different species. Many animals wish to communicate further with their owners than they already do. This technique of animal communication allows animals to open up and confess their feelings. Animal communication can be incredibly powerful in assisting Read More

Solution Focused Brief Therapy: It Does Work

So, save time and money, and reach for the sky! When my clients describe their experience of counselling, the same pattern regularly emerges: a set number of weekly sessions, usually between six and fifteen, an hour in length more often than not, with a counsellor specialised in one approach, whether it be psychodynamic, behavioural, person-centred Read More

The Nutrition of Mental Health

"Mental Health is an integral part of health; indeed, there is no health without mental health." (World Health Organization, 2010)

Soul Food

When our bodies and minds are out of sync, we become vulnerable to ailments and struggles. We slow down and sacrifice our goals as stress plagues us and energy fades. Fortunately, we have the power to shatter this cycle and discover fulfillment! Embark on a journey of wholesome self-discovery with this visual guide. It presents Read More

Chavutti – The Dancing Massage

Chavutti Thirumal or “Indian rope massage” is a highly enjoyable and deeply relaxing treatment involving ropes, oils, feet… and the longest therapeutical body sweeps any form of massage can offer. Developed by Warriors and Practiced by Healers This healing technique was originally developed hundreds of years ago in Kerala, Southern India, by the Kalari warriors. Read More

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is not for everyone, it varies from other therapy as it combines the 'talking therapies' and the 'doing therapies', and as with any therapy it does require commitment. How does it work? CBT works on the value that how you think, and then in turn, feel, Read More

The Aspects and Benefits of Relaxation Therapy

In these stressful fast moving times we feel we have no time to ourselves, social media, multiple TV channels, work etc. are all telling us what we should do and how we should do it. We spend our time juggling home, social and work time but never seem to find the time for ourselves to Read More

Holistic Counselling

At best, “So … what is it that you do … exactly?” or something along those lines is what people ask when they stop at my table in MBS events. All have heard of counselling; many have tried it; few have anything good to say about their experience of it; fewer still have seen it Read More

The Amazing Wonders of Reflexology

After being in quite severe pain and discomfort with my lower back and my legs for a long time (many years in fact) due to cysts on my spine. I was taking increasing amounts of painkillers and spending half my life on heat pads, pulled down by the pain and in tears, having got to Read More

Mizan Therapy

Fertility problems? Miscarriages, difficult pregnancies, premature births? Painful intercourse? Painful menstruation? Clots or dark, thick blood at the beginning or end of your period? Irregular menstrual cycles and ovulation or failure to ovulate? PMS, PMT, depression? Endometriosis? Fibroids or polyps? Bladder or yeast infections? Crohn’s disease? IBS? Chronic constipation? Digestive and elimination problems? Ovarian cysts? Read More

Sound Therapy

The Instruments When l take a group for Sound Therapy l use quite an array of Sound equipment: a 24 inch Chau gong along with a 22 inch Wind gong - two very different sounding Gongs which complement each other greatly. The Gong is the oldest instrument used for Sound Therapy and dates back to the Read More

So what is all this Olympics and Cupping HYPE actually about?

H for HYPE and H for Hijama Cupping Therapy… The most decorated Olympian of all time; US Swimmer Michael Phelps and other US Athletes such as Alexander Naddour have been seen with large, round, purple marks on their bodies! What are they? How did they get there? It’s from a treatment called “Cupping.” The whole Read More

What is Mizan Therapy?

“There is no other organ quite like the uterus. If men had such an organ they would brag about it. So should we” – Ina May Gaskin Mizan (pronounced like Milan) is an Arabic word that means balance. Mizan Therapy uses traditional techniques to restore balance when life feels unbalanced – physically, emotionally or spiritually. Read More

Stress

The effects of stress in the modern world are well documented. But what is 'stress'? How does it affect the body? And what can massage and bodywork do to help put us back into balance? Stress is a word derived from the Latin word stringere, meaning to draw tight, and was used in the 17th century Read More

Health Benefits of Dry and Wet Cupping

Cupping therapy is an ancient medical treatment that has been around for thousands of years and was commonly practised in the Middle and Far East. Recently, the practice in Europe has been revived by celebrities and elite sports athletes who feel strongly that cupping therapy improves their health and performance. The treatment itself works on Read More

Reiki

What is Reiki? Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) focuses on the universal life energy force which is all around us (it is not a religion) and  today is primarily used as a healing treatment, delivered through a trained practitioner channeling the energy and one of the main complementary therapies alongside others including acupuncture and reflexology . Unlike Read More

Benefits of Homeopathic Meso-PRP Regenerative Therapy

Steroid free injection for Skin rejuvenation, muscular and joint disorders as well as pain management for those who are looking for Natural Treatments. Homeopathic Meso-PRP Regenerative Therapy is a combination of Homeopathic Mesotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma for optimum results to stimulate healing through injection of one’s own growth factors and injectable homeopathic remedies into Read More

Canine Psychology – Happy Dog MC

The field of Canine Psychology is often confused with Dog Training and although there are blurred lines between the two fields there are also key differences. Canine psychology focuses on ‘why’ dogs behave the way they do and by discovering these issues it enables owners to understand and connect with their dogs in a more Read More

What is fascia?

What is fascia and how can work on fascia help to relieve chronic pain, tension, stiffness and imbalances in our bodies? Fascia is one of the most important and interconnected systems within the body. Until quite recently is was very much ignored within mainstream anatomical and medical thinking. Interest and research into fascia has increased Read More

Colour Therapy for Health Benefits

Today we take colour for granted. When it comes to colour we place more emphasis on fashion and interior design. But you may be surprised to know that colour as a healing tool has been in existence for thousands of years, but like many of our holistic therapies they have slipped by the wayside. Colour Read More

The three stages of my spiritual understanding of all healings & therapies

I’m an energy therapist, and I teach workshops on the type of healing that I am privileged to be able to offer to people. When I was first attuned to Reiki energy healing, it opened in me something that I had never believed possible. I started a thirst for knowledge, I became a sponge for Read More

Multi-Disciplined Treatments with Full Disclosure

As a manual therapist I have had my fair share of treatments, I have been treated by Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Sports therapists and Sports Masseurs, to name a few. A majority of these have been very single disciplined with little if any explanation as to what is being done during the treatment or what is to Read More

Reiki for Animals

About the Author Author: Jason Wickens I am a reiki practitioner specialising in healing for animals. Reiki therapy is helpful in reducing anxiety, stress, pain and fear in all animals. This infographic was created to illustrate the many ways in which reiki for animals is effective.

HypnoChaKi®

Chakras The word chakra (pronounced Shakrah) means “spinning wheel of light”. The chakras - or “energy centers” - regulate your body’s energy intake and distribution. To remain healthy, your chakras need to be maintained, or balanced, on a regular basis. Negative thoughts and emotional upset due to trauma, abuse, neglect, loss, fear, anxiety, conflict and Read More

Chakra Healing

Chakra Healing – what causes our chakras to block or become weak? Whenever we’re feeling out of sorts (mentally, physically or emotionally), how often do we consider whether it’s our chakras that are out of balance and need healing? If these energy centres are blocked or weak, it can cause all sorts of negative consequences Read More

Classroom or Online Training?

There are an increasing number of online 'diplomas' available these days which are cheap, readily available and in a wide range of subjects, particularly complementary therapies. But do they qualify you to become a complementary therapist? As a provider of face-to-face training you would assume I am biased towards classroom-based training, well, yes, but I Read More

Metatron’s Message

“Mankind is in a time of deep vibrational transformation and divine alignment. Some are consciously aware; others are still in slumber. The human vessel is in the midst of the divine light evolutionary process. You feel this as vibration within your human form/body/vessel. The light of the One (source) frequency works within and around you Read More

Indian Head Massage: The Origins and Benefits of Treatment

Indian Head Massage is a holistic therapy, and by that I mean it treats the person as a whole. It helps to heal and balance the Mind, Body and Spirit, helping to achieve ‘Wholeness’ with oneself. Where does it originate? The routine of an Indian Head Massage or Champissage (the Indian word for head massage) Read More

Cancer and Colour Therapy

My Journey in dealing with cancer and how I have changed my life with colour therapy. I am sure there is no one that has not been touched by Cancer through family, friends or themselves. My Journey with Cancer The purpose of me writing is to introduce people to the holistic/complementary route working along side Read More

Animal Reiki

My name is Stacey-Adele and I run an animal Reiki business called Hamish’s Holistic Healing. I do both in person and distance Reiki and specialise in reptiles and birds, although I have worked with other animals including dogs and ponies. Animal Reiki uses the same principles as human Reiki although the animals have a greater Read More

Relationships

If you were to imagine for a moment what has made you who you are today, you would conjure up an insurmountable number of events, situations, places, culture, values etc. that have contributed to who you are today.  There is no way that we can be reductionist when we discuss human behaviour and who we Read More

FREE “Relaxation” CD helps reduce stress

A Solution Focused hypnotherapist, based in Chipping Sodbury, is offering a FREE hypnotherapy “Relaxation” CD to help new clients to reduce stress and promote feelings of well being. The CD, which lasts for around 30 minutes, uses soothing music and language rich in imagery and texture, to help people to relax and unwind. Voiced by Read More

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy: Helping to reduce the “Autumn Blues”

As we start to get ready to go back to work towards the end of the holiday season, and the children are getting their uniforms sorted out, then people’s perceptions of stress may start to increase. With the start of autumn just a few weeks away, and with the prospect of the nights beginning to Read More

Health Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapies and Activities

Animal Assisted Therapies (AAT), Animal Assisted Activities (AAA), Animal Visitations and Pet Therapies are just some of the relatively new "applications" and growing disciplines based on employing animals interaction to improve human health and wellbeing. Levinson’s research “The dog as co-therapist”, published in the US in the 1960s, is generally considered as the origin of Read More

Hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing combines hypnosis with relaxation and breathing techniques to bring about relatively pain free childbirth. The mum-to-be will attend 4 or 5 sessions during the last trimester together with a birthing partner. This could be her husband or partner, or it may be a friend or relative who is committed to being with her during Read More

Baby Massage – A Brief How-To Guide

Why should a new parent massage their baby and what are the benefits of Baby Massage?  There are so many benefits of Baby Massage. It is a traditional practice to: increase bonding and attachment between parents and their babies, to stimulate the babies bodies, body awareness and language development, to provide relief of things like growing Read More

Overcoming flying phobias with hypnotherapy

If you feel a little uneasy at the prospect of flying away for your holidays, or a little anxious when the boss sends you on a business trip that sees you take to the skies, then Solution Focused Hypnotherapy may be able to help you. Using safe techniques, hypnotherapy can help you to overcome that Read More

Business Stress Release With Solution Focused Hypnotherapy

Cutting down on substantial levels of stress in the workplace isn’t just good sense for business as it has a beneficial effect on employees but it can also help staff morale and improve productivity. Julie Showering, a Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH) practitioner based in Chipping Sodbury, Bristol says, “One of the most common areas that Read More

Instant Emotional Healing with Liz Alexander

Fed up of always feeling tired, anxious and unfulfilled with your life? No matter what you do, you can’t seem to shift this low feeling that hangs over you each day? You certainly aren’t alone if you relate to these feelings because it is estimated that 1 in 4 people will suffer with some form Read More

Body and Mind Wellbeing

Why Body and Mind well beings are important? Good Body and mental health well beings are important to lives of all people and to the communities where they live. It is essential to achieve a healthy, resilient and thriving population. The skills and attributes associated with mental health wellbeing (e.g. self respect, confidence, resilience, tolerance, Read More

Reflexology: Some ‘Handy’ Tips

Love the summer but end up being like a recluse, not wanting to venture out because of dreaded hay fever? Olcote Wellbeing is always at hand to offer assistance. Reflexology can help with some of the annoying symptoms some of us are experiencing this time of the year. When your immune system overreacts to a Read More

Kinesiology

The most holistic therapy I know Kinesiology seems to be the “unknown therapy” as few people have heard of it and many perhaps shun it through lack of understanding. Kinesiology is one of the “less is more” subtler modes of restoring client health. How does Kinesiology work Kinesiology is the only therapy I know where Read More

Spring has sprung! But is yours broken?

Yes, spring is certainly in the air and this is the time of year where we all busy ourselves with spring cleaning, tidying up the garden, getting outside and enjoying the fresh air. This is all excellent stuff – but do you ever think about giving your body an overhaul? Do you feel full of Read More

The Language of Touch

Olcote Wellbeing embraces the art of Reflexology and Relaxation, helping you cope with the everyday stresses and strains of modern life. Reflexology is an art thought to have originated in China around 5-6,000 years ago and therapeutic techniques were used on the feet to promote good health. The feet are the mirrors of the body Read More

CBT – Therapy in the Present

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts” - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations. Many people, when thinking about talking therapies, conjure up an image of the patient lying back on a couch whilst a stern looking therapist asks the patient how he feels about his father. For many, this is pretty daunting Read More

The Many Dimensions of Health and Wellness

How many of you can solve a Rubik’s Cube? I confess that in my youth at school, I could, and quite quickly too, but now I really struggle! The purpose of asking this apparently rather bizarre question is that I have come to liken treating stubborn recurrent injury or life affecting chronic pain to the Read More

Chakra Dancing

Dancing Thru the Chakras We all experience energy blocks in the body, causing us to suffer from fatigue, low energy levels, anxiety, lack of confidence, or simply the pressures of everyday life.  Imagine allowing your body to simply release it and let it go. Chakra Dancing isn’t your normal type of exercise class; it’s a Read More

Winter Survival Guide: Banish S.A.D & body fatigue!

If you are anything like me, summer is our best friend! I love the warm rays on my skin, being able to wear bright, summery clothes as well as feeling physically and mentally healthy! However, as soon as the slightest chill is in the air, I am the first to run to the nearest radiator. Read More

Clinical Pilates

Why pilates can be a fantastic rehabilitation tool to stay active longer Joseph Pilates, the creator of Pilates, originally worked with many dancers and individuals that were able to progress through the whole repertoire of challenging exercises. However, in the modern day Pilates has gained a reputation for working with a wider range of clientele, Read More

What is pilates?

Pilates was developed by German born Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. It was mainly popularised in the United States, where Joseph moved to with his wife in 1923. It also became popular in the United Kingdom where he lived and trained others with his method early in his career. Contrology is the term Read More

Back pain – Only in your head, or for “real”? Part 2

Back and neck pain are two ailments that cost society and the individual tremendously each year. Financially for sure, but also mentally, socially and psychologically. Pain is a physical phenomenon, but is this the whole truth? Can we blame all kinds of pain on physical components? In the last article I touched on the phenomenon Read More

The Emmett Technique

THE NEW WAY TO EASE PAIN, RESTORE COMFORTABLE MOVEMENT & COMBAT TENSION Judith Johnson, Emmett Practitioner based in South Wales writes: The EMMETT Technique is an unique form of body therapy developed by experienced Australian practitioner, Ross Emmett. This simple method of muscle release works as an effective stand-alone therapy or integrated with all other Read More

Introducing THETAHEALING™

If you are looking for a therapy to really knock your socks off and bring about the dramatic lifestyle changes you have been searching for, then look no further! ThetaHealing™ is a highly effective and powerful alternative to traditional counselling. What is ThetaHealing™? ThetaHealing™ is an extremely powerful emotional healing therapy, focused on breaking and Read More

Complementary Therapies for Animals

I qualified as a canine remedial massage therapist over 3 years ago and in that time I’ve seen the demand for complementary animal therapies grow considerably, particularly in the dog world. Next to humans, horses have been the biggest recipients of complementary therapies for many years. Horse owners and riders have understood the need to Read More

Essential Oils

Essential Oils can play a big part in your health and wellbeing. Essential oils are made to heal. Research has shown that certain oils have the ability to affect the central nervous system—meaning they have the power to lower blood pressure, calm you down, or give you an afternoon energy boost. If you are considering a Read More

Stress – A phenomenon that exists only in your head or a disease that leads to your death?

Is stress something that today's society exaggerates or is it life threatening? Well, the answer might surprise you. You may be able to control the stress itself and consequently your health and prosperity. How you interpret external signals can be the difference between life and death. To understand how stress affects us as human beings, Read More

Back pain – Is it for real, or is it only in your head?

All articles you read about back pain focus on the same thing - tense muscles and / or a poor physical state. But is this the whole truth? Why did the pain occur in the first place? I’m sure your muscles have not always been tense? Why did they “tense up”? Does your mental state Read More

What is Naturopathy?

Practitioners of Naturopathy can often be misunderstood. Examine this infographic to discover the science behind the beliefs of practitioners of Naturopathy.

Homeopathy and how it works

Homeopathy as a complementary therapy Homeopathy is a complementary therapy that is usually used alongside conventional medical treatments. It aims to treat illnesses with preparations called remedies. These are made from plants, chemicals, minerals, salts and animal substances or even bodily fluids. Homeopathy believes that the remedies stimulate your body's own healing processes. Homeopathy (from Read More

Facial Exercises

Facial exercises are routines designed to tone and lift the face up naturally. The exercises aim to stretch and relax the facial muscles, whilst we give a gentle facial massage to ourselves. (1) It is known that during the aging process our muscles have the tendency to become tense and shorten. Facial exercises will help to release this tension Read More

Ayurveda

Ayurveda, translates as “knowledge of life,” . It dates back some 5,000 years to the ancient Vedic culture in India. It is one of the worlds oldest medical systems that examines physical constitution, emotional nature, and spiritual outlook in the context of the universe. “All About Ayurveda” on Health Perch

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