Holistic lifestyle, Lifestyle, NYRO

Why did I join Neal’s Yard Remedies to become an Independent Consultant?

There are a few reasons why I joined Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic (NYRO) but the main one was to get the discount on a brand I loved!

It was as simple as that.  In fact many consultants do just that, they join to purchase the products they already know and love with a great discount.  Some then go on to sell to a few friends and family.  There are lots though who see the potential to run their own business with flexibility around their families.

For me, the natural products seemed to sit nicely alongside the holistic nature of my business, healing from the inside as well as the outside is part of the NYR ethos – take the logo for example – the tree takes in from the roots as well as from the leaves.  What we put in our body impacts our health and well being as much as the creams we put on the skin.

Once I’d signed up and received my starter kit I couldn’t stop sharing the products with people because they all smell so beautiful.  I started attending some of the free training (there is soooo much more on the consultant’s website now) to understand better how the products work and what to recommend to whom.  Although it actually didn’t seem to matter that I didn’t know too much in the beginning, I enjoyed reading the bottles and the website and sharing that with the people I spoke to.


My reason for joining is mostly product based but NYR offer a generous and ethical incentive scheme for those wishing to build a larger business and introduce many others to share in the success.  I have a small team who all asked me if they could join up because they love the product or it would enhance their existing business like mine.

If this is something you have considered then now is a great time as there are two amazing offers to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

You can find information here, you can ask me any questions you have and my upline mentor does regular ‘Come and take a look’ events online.

Lifestyle, Meditation

How meditation helped me through my Mum’s illness

Talking of meditation, I cannot tell you how much meditation helped me recently, how grateful I am that I have practiced meditation a lot over the years.  I’m grateful for the times I didn’t feel like it but did it anyway or when it just wasn’t happening but I persevered.  Why?  Because when things have been difficult over the last few weeks with Mum’s illness I have truly found the benefit of this calming, focusing practice. 

There have been many nights when I have been awake at 4am with thoughts and worries going round and round in my head.  In a state of semi-sleep this can continue for hours, but when I realise what is happening and make a conscious decision to change it, then the magic begins to happen. To find out how meditation has helped me cope during this challenging time, click here to read more on my website.

Find a point of focus

I start by finding something, anything, nice to concentrate on.  For me this is often a tree, a flower or even just watching my breath – anything that is completely unrelated to what has been churning round my head.   It is not always quick and often not easy either.  However I keep bringing my mind back to my chosen thought, every time it starts to following the churning thoughts again. In time it wanders less often and I notice my wandering mind more quickly to bring it back.  I notice that it’s easier to re-focus on the more pleasant thought and that I become calmer and my heart rate slows again.  And gradually I fall back into a restful sleep.

But this doesn’t happen by chance, this happens because I have practiced and practiced and practiced.  Practiced in my group, with You Tube videos, in retreats or courses, with CDs and just on my own.  Time after time, so that I know what my mind is prone to doing, so that I know what thoughts are likely to keep my mind engaged and focused when it is at its most distracted.

Aromatherapy, Holistic lifestyle, Lifestyle, Pamper, Reflexology

Valentine’s Day special offer

We all love to treat that someone special and Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse (not that we need an excuse). A treat should be something they wouldn’t do for themselves, something special and a little different.

Reflexology fits that bill perfectly. Taking time out for themselves probably isn’t something your other half often does for themselves, but we all know how important self care and time out really is.

So why not show your loved one just how important their wellbeing is to you by treating them to reflexology. This holistic treatment allows them to relax and unwind which will help to bring balance to their body and mind too. You can find out more about reflexology here.

And to make it extra special I have the perfect experience for you:

Order a gift voucher for a reflexology session and I will send the voucher along with a limited edition aromatherapy spray. Made with the highest quality ingredients, this spray contains a blend of essential oils which will create a sense of peaceful calm and relaxation, with sensuous undertones. Use as a room or pillow spray then light candles, sprinkle rose petals and put on your favourite tunes for that perfect romantic evening.

You can purchase the Valentine’s Day offer for £50. (The offer includes gift voucher for one hour reflexology treatment and the limited edition pillow spray).

Order the Valentine’s Day gift voucher and spray by filling in the form below.

Lifestyle, Meditation

Join our meditation circle online.

Our online meditation circle meets every Thursday at 7pm on Zoom

I lead a guided meditation for about half an hour, sharing exercises, techniques and journeys to help you find your own way with meditation and hopefully help you to build your own practice.

I ask for an exchange of £5 per week (or £20 per month if you are a regular attender)

Some come every week, others just when they need it.  Some have other commitments and so book with me in advance and I send the recording of the session to them afterwards.

I record each session but after I have stopped recording we often stay online and chat about our practice and whatever else comes from where the conversation takes us…….

How it works.

  • I send out a weekly reminder email
  • Reply to this email or click the button in the email to let me know you are interested that week
  • I will confirm and send you payment details
  • You will receive an email an hour or so before the circle with a link to join on Zoom.  It is very simple to join!

If you would like to join this week then please complete the form below and I will be in touch.  You can also complete the form below to go onto the reminder list if you can’t make it this week.

 

Please note that by completing above form you will be signing up to join my mailing list.  I send out weekly reminders for the meditation session and a monthly newsletter.  You can unsubscribe at any time.

COVID-19, Lifestyle, Reflexology, Reiki

COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Commitment

Updated April 2021

Following the announcement by the Government on Monday 5th April, We are delighted that Medulla Holistic Therapies can start seeing clients face to face again for hands on treatments.COVID-19 risk assessment - staying covid secure  This COVID-19 Risk Assessment shows my commitment to keeping my clients and myself and family safe.

Obviously keeping you and us safe is of paramount importance and so there will be some changes to the way appointments and treatments are carried out.  This will include reduced chat time and increased PPE as well as a health questionnaire before each and every appointment.  I will ask you to not attend your appointment if you or any of your household have any of the COVID-19 symptoms, to wear your own face covering and put it on before entering the house and to take care not to touch anything before you enter the treatment room as a way of protecting us all.

Please read the Risk Assessment and Commitment below that I undertake to protect you and then please also read the new client protocol which advises what you and we should do to prevent the virus from spreading.

I have taken my guidance from the UK Reiki Federation as well as the Government’s website www.gov.uk

If you have any questions regarding my statements or changes to your treatment then please do contact me here.

I have removed the rugs, soft furnishings and many decorative items to ensure all surfaces in the treatment room are easy to clean and sanitise.
I will only be using the treatment couch as it is easier to sanitise before and after each client. The small stool will also be included in this process and the couch cover will be washed after each client.
The pillow coverings, blankets, flannels and towels will also be changed and washed after each client.
I will wear a face covering, a visor and a disposable apron for all treatments.  I will wear gloves for Reiki but not reflexology.
I will wash my hands immediately before and after each treatment without touching anything between the sink and the treatment room and drying my hands on paper towel.
I have to keep your records and agree to share a few details with NHS Track and Trace if they contact me if one of my other clients develops symptoms.
I have a responsibility to inform the local health authority if you tell me that you develop symptoms within seven days of visiting my treatment room.
On the morning of each treatment I will text you a health questionnaire at around 8am, please copy and paste it into your reply with you answers.  I will not be able to see you if you have not done this.

COVID-19 risk assessment how to wear a mask

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to read this risk assessment and also the associated protocol.  This is for the safety of all of us and our loved ones and to control the spread of the coronavirus.

Keep well, keep safe and I look forward to seeing you at your next treatment soon.