3 04, 2018

Reiki – Conscious vs Subconscious Mind

By |2018-04-03T11:03:20+01:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Reiki – Conscious vs Subconscious Mind

We talk about the MIND BODY & SPIRIT connection – not just the Mind & Body! I personally picture them as a trinity working along together. Being better acquainted with our subconscious mind allows us to differentiate different emotions we’re experiencing – accept them – and finally let them go using different techniques such as diversion, shrinking, affirmations....etc – turning our chatterbox into a harbour of peace. These techniques are put in place using our conscious mind (intellectual side). I personally also use Reiki to link the conscious and subconscious mind – in order to allow them to [...]

19 02, 2018

Are you a positive or negative thinker?

By |2018-02-19T11:19:42+00:00February 19th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Are you a positive or negative thinker?

Positive, optimistic people are happier, healthier and live a better life. They often enjoy more success than those who think negatively. After hours of counseling and mindfulness, I came to the realisation that some people choose to focus on positive thoughts, even though they do have negative ones from time to time. They learn to screen their thoughts, and somehow find a way to push away negative ones. What do you tend to do? Would you count yourself as a positive person? This 2-minute video will explain the key difference between positive vs negative thoughts – but most [...]

17 12, 2017

How I practised my own therapeutic techniques to help me through a challenging time

By |2017-12-17T11:34:01+00:00December 17th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How I practised my own therapeutic techniques to help me through a challenging time

We have all had one of those nights. A long, dark night which reaches out endlessly until the morning and your only companion is your thoughts. Dark, scary thoughts which torture and keep you from rest until the necessity of the next day dawns. I had one of those nights at the end of last year. The next day I went to see my GP; one of my nipples had doubled in size and was showing red pimples. After examining me, he told me that if my symptoms hadn’t reduced or improved within a week I needed to undergo [...]

9 12, 2017

The languages of love – how I realised my love tank needed filling up

By |2017-12-09T11:39:19+00:00December 9th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , |Comments Off on The languages of love – how I realised my love tank needed filling up

Something happened to me recently that reminded me of the importance of the 5 Languages of Love – and it got me thinking about how a lack of the right kind of love manifests itself and what you can do about it. Let me explain…. Since starting up my business, I have wanted to be featured in Muddy Stilettos (muddystilettos.co.uk), a brilliant local guide that started as a fantastic blog covering Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, and that has now grown into a multi-territory UK franchise. When Hero, the editor, agreed to have a treatment with me to then write a review [...]

8 12, 2017

Do you feel stuck in a rut? Here’s how to get out …

By |2017-12-08T11:44:02+00:00December 8th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , |Comments Off on Do you feel stuck in a rut? Here’s how to get out …

Feeling stuck in a rut is overwhelming, confusing, draining and extremely stressful.  Sometimes its hard to imagine how we will ever get out of it. The human ‘hierarchy of needs’ is a useful, simple and highly effective tool to help us understand why we are stuck, and how to move on.  The diagram below shows our needs in order of priority (with our essential requirements shown at the bottom of the pyramid). Unless those most basic of needs are met, we simply cannot reach the higher levels of self-fulfilment.  And once we have reached a level, we may not always remain there. [...]

7 12, 2017

As human beings, we have a fundamental desire to ‘belong’

By |2017-12-07T04:59:53+00:00December 7th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , |Comments Off on As human beings, we have a fundamental desire to ‘belong’

The human race has evolved over the centuries, living in tribes and to this day, we still need the sense of safety we get from our ‘tribe’ of friends or family. We fear rejection and can find it difficult to cope with being alone. It is so important not to underestimate this profound human need.  Ultimately a feeling of ‘not-belonging’ can lead to a sense of loneliness or inferiority, which in turn can have a direct impact on our self-esteem.  At one point or another we’ve all experienced a desire to fit in and be accepted by others.  It helps us see value [...]

4 12, 2017

Coping with exam stress

By |2017-12-04T05:16:34+00:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , |Comments Off on Coping with exam stress

As our children approach the ‘exam’ time of year, it is crucial to keep an eye on their anxiety levels.  Anxiety can lead to poor academic performance and under-achievement, even in the most capable of students. When children get stressed and worried, their sleep can be disturbed, which leads to irritability and an inability to focus. This in turn can cause panic and has been known to lead to depression in some cases. It is important to remember that this stressful period WON’T last for ever, and that once the exams are over, the stress will ease.  It’s also worth [...]

3 12, 2017

The law of attraction

By |2017-12-03T05:21:59+00:00December 3rd, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , |Comments Off on The law of attraction

When we focus on something, we attract the subject of our focus into our lives.  Focusing on the positive brings us great things, but focusing on all things negative attracts exactly those negatives into our lives. I have experienced both sides of this particular coin, both personally and also with my clients.  There is no escaping from the fact that the way we feel will ultimately affect the way we behave.  Some of us have become ‘hard-wired’ to focus on the negatives. The good news is that we can easily learn the skills we need to change our ways [...]

2 12, 2017

Overthinking … can be harmful to your health and your relationships

By |2017-12-02T05:31:13+00:00December 2nd, 2017|Categories: Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , |Comments Off on Overthinking … can be harmful to your health and your relationships

The thing is, the more we worry about the things that could go wrong, the more anxious we feel in the present.  If you recognize yourself in the above, you are what psychologists call a ruminator (an over-thinker). Ruminating on stress and disappointments can be harmful to your health and relationships. When we find ourselves in this state of mind, we often push away those that we are worrying about or seeking love from. We become anxious, negative, depressed and not very pleasant to be around. This is not something that we can turn on or off, but skills [...]