By in Mindfulness

Loneliness

On Valentine’s Day this year the BBC launched its Loneliness experiment, which involved a survey of 55,000 people across the world. The survey found that loneliness, to those experiencing it, involved feelings of emptiness and of being disconnected.
Interestingly, only 1/3 of respondents thought that loneliness involved being alone. Somewhat surprisingly the age group with the most people feeling lonely

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By in Yoga & Pilates

Is Pilates For Men?

There are many misconceptions about Pilates.
Many say it is only for dancers, or you have to be a really flexible, fit and coordinated girl to be suited to Pilates. Perhaps this comes from the fact that Pilates was a preferred method of rehabilitation for the New York Ballet, back in the 1930ies, when Pilates was still being developed. Hence

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By in Sports Massage

Keeping Your Muscles Supple!

In my previous blog, I mentioned that I got injured, which subsequently sparked my interest in becoming a Sports Massage Therapist. I thought I would indulge you and expand on exactly how this came about and the little journey it led me on.
I was doing a HIIT class (high-intensity interval training) where we were made to do repeated single

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By in Reiki

What is Reiki?

Quantum Physics has proven that at the finest and most basic level, everything in existence is composed of energy. Universal Energy is the fundamental building block of creation. Everything in the Universe is created out of Universal Energy vibrating at different rates. Even thoughts and feelings are made of Universal Energy. Universal Energy also incorporates the essence of abundance because

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By in Yoga & Pilates

Yoga or Pilates? – It’s not about WHAT you do, it’s about HOW you do it!

Many people ask me, if they should do Yoga or Pilates and what the difference between these two practices are. Both are somatic or mindful body weight movement practices, focused on whole body and mind health. There are differences between them, but nowadays they are mostly based on the teacher and their individual training background.
Generally we can say that

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By in Hypnotherapy

The Meaning of Life

In his book ‘The chi of change’, hypnotherapist Peter Field points out that we do not ‘find’ the meaning of life, we choose or assign a meaning. The meaning of life then, is absolutely person-centred and can be whatever we choose it to be. The same goes for our life’s purpose – we can decide upon it, based on our

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By in Yoga & Pilates

How Pilates Can Help with Pain and Tension from Hypermobility

When does Hypermobility become a Problem?
Many of us are experiencing a lack of range of motion, tight muscles and stiff, restricted joints, due to our movement deprived, modern lifestyle and the ageing process. Usually, what is then needed is an exercise program focusing on expanding the range of motion. Yoga and specialised Pilates are great ways to help improve

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By in Meditation

Body Electronics- A Form of Meditation?

I have been having sessions of Body Electronics for years. Amazing that I have only just realised some of what really happens in the session.
Basically I spend 3 hours on a massage couch: the therapist holds a point, much like a Reflexology point for the 3 hours, the point heats up, eventually, it cools down and then it pulses.

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By in Hypnotherapy

The Pains and Pleasures of Romantic Relationships

The heartbreak caused by broken or difficult relationships is rarely talked about in serious terms. A book written by psychologist Frank Tallis, writing in a style similar to that which Irvin Yalom uses in ‘Love’s Executioner’, does, however, address this topic. In ‘The Incurable Romantic and other unsettling revelations’, Tallis points out that whilst lovesick individuals may hope for sympathy

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