I have recently gained a qualification which adds to my skills as a Reflexologist.
The Limbic brain (Limbic meaning 'lining') detects and protects us from danger. It allows us to laugh and cry, feel warmth and hunger, to feel pain and fear and to control them also. It gives us our motivation and controls all of our physiological processes. It monitors our environment and initiates the responses to the changes that are going on around us. It strives to keep us safe and maintain balance.
The reflexes of the Limbic brain were discovered by a Reflexologist,Hamish Edgar, a mental health nurse for 45 years.He found that a particular area, on the big toe (when worked) had a significant effect on the symptoms of anxiety and the somatic s...
I'm eagerly awaiting delivery of my Christmas gift vouchers and they should be here within the next week.
Gift vouchers are available for all of my therapies (excluding Hypnotherapy and NLP) so if you are thinking about gifting something different this year why not try a therapy? Its free from plastics,sugar and all other additives...whats not to like?!!
"Today my forest is dark. The trees are sad and all the butterflies have broken wings."
For those who live with that black dog,depression, this season upon us may be one of the hardest times of the year.
Depression...it can also equal depletion.
One of my favourite definitions of depletion is:
The use or consumption of a resource..especially a natural resource..faster than it is replenished
I cannot say this enough times ..you cannot pour from an empty vessel. You cannot hope to give to others if that which you hope to give is not present within you already and you are not constantly re-fuelling that tank
Let your most important gift this season be to yourself. Give yourself love, forgiveness and time
Its the beginning of my very favourite season of the year and Autumn is truly summers last loveliest smile.
Perhaps you are packing away summer clothes and flip flops and wondering what to replace them with. Is there such a thing as Autumn clothes and shoes??!!
For me this Autumn is even more exciting as I have acquired a log burner. I am busy collecting logs and kindling and other eco friendly fuels and trying them out. My fire has become a focal point in my house and, rather like a new baby, I feed it on demand!
Studies have shown that staring at flames decreases blood pressure and also shows that we become calmer and more sociable. Its not only firegazing though..the smell of a fire and the sound of a fire crackling all play the...
Yesterday,for the first time in a long while,I had a Reflexology treatment
I have lapsed in recent years and although I practice Reflexology on myself,when I can, nothing can compare with a full treatment from another Reflexologist
This morning I felt full of energy and for the first time in ages my lower back wasn't aching when I got out of bed. As I walked I felt light and bright,as if I'd been super charged!.
It brought it home to me that although I am as passionate today (as I was when I qualified in 2004) about Reflexology and the changes it can usher in, actually re-experiencing a treatment has compounded that which I know to be true. It is also a timely reminder to myself and all therapists that you cant pour from an empty v...
I have always loved Autumn best. The colours of Autumn have always been my favourite hues and although we haven't had much of a summer this year (not in North East England anyway) I'm still looking forward to this lovely season.
Its a time to pick up books and pens,wool and material,paint and paper. A time to start composting for next year, and not just in the garden.
All that we are at this time of year is an amalgam of every experience that we have had in the last nine months. Every thought uttered,every smile,tear and hug. Memories...good or bad. They have all settled nicely down in layers creating new thoughts and insights that can be applied to new growth in the spring.
This Autumn I'm especially looking forward to starting my...