Reiki

Would you like to learn Reiki?

I love teaching Reiki and the way the new practitioners experience the first tingle, sharing the deep inner calm that practicing Reiki brings us and to watch the transformation of my students as they embrace the meditations and practices.

Reiki is taught over three levels or degrees and I will be teaching level 1 to a new group of students.  Would you like to be amongst them?  Are you ready for something gentle yet deep that will bring about lasting, positive change in your life.  Don’t feel you will need to become a practitioner overnight – most people don’t and level 1 is mostly concerned with self Reiki and our own inner growth.  You will learn how to do Reiki on your family and friends but are encouraged to look after yourself with Reiki first.  

You can find out about Reiki here or about the UK Reiki Federation with whom I’m registered.

Reiki Level 1 is taught over two days for an exchange of £150. During those two days you will learn about the history of Reiki, the ways it can help you and others, how to do Reiki and a basic understanding of the energetic bodies. As a group you will form a bond with your fellow students as we meditate together, receive the attunements in ceremony together and practice on each other, as well as sharing our experiences.

This course is suitable for those who have never experienced Reiki or those who have had many treatments. It is also suitable as a refresher for those who received their Level 1 attunements some time ago and are wishing to progress on to Level 2.

The first course will be in March on 22nd and 29th (this is subject to change dependant on availability of attendees so please don’t be put off if you can’t make these dates). Leave me your details below and we can begin your own Reiki journey.

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.

COVID-19, Holistic lifestyle, Journeys

Well-being in Lockdown

Well-being in Lockdown

When we first experienced a national lockdown in March last year it was the first time most of us had ever known anything like it.  The majority of us thankfully weren’t directly affected by the virus itself and the weather turned beautiful just at the right time.  We were at home and for many there was almost a sense of (dare I say it?) excitement – like a holiday, we couldn’t work and we had to stop running around to a full schedule seven days a week.  For most, it was almost pleasant.  This was before it began to wear thin……on so many levels.

This time round we know what to expect and know full-well the things we found difficult last time.  And they all seem amplified in these cold, dark months.  Our situation may have changed, making things more (or maybe less) difficult and of course, by now we may have been ill or lost someone ourselves to the virus – making this all the more real.

In my newsletter, I talked about reflecting on the positives and the lessons from last year, so I don’t want to dwell on how bad it could be for us – we all know that already.  What I want to focus on is helping you to make this lockdown more bearable.

Why not try and see the last national lockdown as a practice run and do this one differently

To do list on 2021 year with computer on white background

  • Many people have said to me “I wish I’d done…..while I had the time”. So if you are stuck at home now, with time on your hands, make a plan.
  • Decide what you want to achieve and write it down – just a list or post-its will do, but if you’re a proper planner then put a timetable together.
  • Make sure you get in some rest time
  • And some exercise
  • And maybe some spiritual practice (reading, meditation, time with your crystals)
  • Cook and eat delicious and nutritious foods
  • And try not to be glued to the news, or social media for that matter

We can do this differently this time if we choose to and yes, that means a positive mindset.  But, and here’s the most important message……………..please don’t expect to be optimistic all the time.  We are human and at the mercy of hormones and outside influences and the moon and emotions.  So please cut yourself some slack when your mood isn’t good and use that time to rest.

When you are in a great frame of mind, make the most of it.  Power through your plan, do practical things, necessary things and enjoyable things.  Really make that positive energy work for you.

But when you’re not in that place, be kind to yourself.  Wrap up cozy, drink warm drinks and do what you feel like doing.  Don’t beat yourself up for not doing the housework, clearing out that cupboard or going for a run – you can do that another day.  But also try not to spend the whole day on the sofa in front of the telly either.  Try reading or a jigsaw, a craft project or even cloud watching from the warmth of your bed.

If you know you are prone to feeling low from time to time then there are things you can do to change your mood.

A little preparation when you’re feeling good can stand you in good stead for when you’re not.

  • Try to eat healthily most of the time, as this can reduce the frequency and depth of the low moods.
  • Take a few calming deep breaths.
  • Get outside and breath some fresh air or at least look out of the window and get some natural light into your body.
  • Have some crystals or aromatherapy oils to hand that can uplift you when you need them. Amethyst, orange calcite and rose quartz or neroli, petitgrain or sweet orange essential oils should do the trick.
  • If something you are doing is dragging your mood down then stop, do something else and come back to it later
  • Learn to recognise when your mood is changing and try one of the above.

And remember that everything changes, no situation ever stays the same for too long.  You can reach out for help, there is plenty around but also you can dig deep and you will be amazed at your own inner strength.

There are many holistic therapies that can help at times like these including Distance Reiki and aromatherapy.  You can find out more details here or you can contact me directly and I’ll be happy to chat with you.

Do know that the energies of the Universe have shifted since the Winter Solstice and so we are in a very different place.  The light of the new Age of Aquarius is here, if we are willing to open up and see it.  But we have to do this ourselves, we have to take charge for our own growth, progress, lives.  Yes, there is help out there for physical, mental and spiritual well-being but we also have a responsibility to look after our own welfare.

Pamper, Reflexology, Reiki, self-love

Refer a Friend Promotion

How much do you enjoy your treatments?

Many of you recognise the benefits of coming regularly for Reiki or reflexology treatments, but how do you fancy just paying half price?

All I ask is that you ‘refer a friend’ ie recommend me to someone you know.  When you enjoy something as much as your relaxing treatment, it seems a kindness to share it with your friends.  And how about family or colleagues, parents from the school gate or a friend on Facebook.  Don’t worry if your friends aren’t local, Distance Reiki can be done wherever they live – I am currently working effectively with people who live 80 miles from where I am.  Find out more about Distance Reiki here.

picture of foot receiving reflexology

We all come into contact with people who are stressed or need some time out, so please let them know how your Reiki or reflexology session helps you.  This year has been difficult for all of us in one way, shape or form.  It has brought out emotions in us that we didn’t expect and has challenged our coping mechanisms.  This in turn has upset our usual balance and equilibrium and made us look at things differently.  This is of course, not always a bad thing but it takes a little getting used to and sometimes we need some support.  The treatments I offer not only relax the body, but can also ease the mind and soothe the emotions.

So how does the refer a friend reward work?

  • Firstly pass my details on to your friend
  • Then ask them to contact me to book an appointment
  • When your friend has had their appointment* you can claim £10 off your next treatment
  • You can repeat as many times as you like
A few Ts & Cs….
  • Your friend must have booked, attended and paid for their treatment before your discount can be applied.
  • Discounted treatments cannot be used on the loyalty card.
  • You can refer friends and claim your discount as many times as you like.
  • The friend must not be an existing client of mine.
  • *If your friend books a 30 minute Distance Reiki treatment they must have two treatments before you can claim your discount.
  • The cancellation policy applies to all appointments and will be charged at the stated rates and not at the discounted rate.