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There’s still some availability for my next Yoga Therapy for the Mind 8 Week Course for Stress, Anxiety and Depression (starting on Monday, 8th September).
And I’m also taking bookings for my Better Sleep workshop on Saturday, 6th December (and the 6 Week Course which starts on 9th January, 2015) and Chakra workshop on Saturday, 22nd November (and the 7 Week Course starts on Tuesday, 6th January, 2015).
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Do get in touch if you have any questions or would like to chat about them.
Do you live in the present or are you (like so many of us) often in the past or future? Click this link to read more. RapportDec13GhostsofPastPresentFuture
Click above to read some advice on having more fun at parties (whether you’re hosting or attending) instead of letting allergies and other restrictions put a damper on things.
Click above to read about the importance of good supervision, ethical marketing and more.
NLP 101: Always keep your outcome in mind.
With this reminder, I’ve just deleted a superfluous paragraph in an email saying exactly why I’m cancelling an order leaving only the basics: Please cancel my order.
The extra paragraph was quite cathartic to write (‘And another thing…’ – I listed ALL the ways they’ve annoyed me since I allowed myself to get involved with the company) as a way to let off steam.
But it wouldn’t have helped me cancel the order. Also, it would probably have been unpleasant for the person receiving it.
Next time you’re in a frustrating situation, notice the difference it makes when you’re able to keep your outcome (what you WANT to happen) in mind.
How does this change your thoughts about the situation? How does it impact your behaviour and feelings about it?
With my email example (which wasn’t helped by not only months and months of bad service but a terrible website which wouldn’t allow me to simply sort things), I hadn’t even consciously realised how angry I was (with their promised not being delivered on, sure, but also with myself for not extricating myself much sooner).
But that’s not for their ears (or eyes via email).
I’ll be more alert next time.
Can you think of a frustrating situation in your life / work / relationships where you might LOVE to just let off some steam or even explode but know that there’s a better way to handle things?
Be kind to yourself. Ask yourself what you need most in this moment (maybe to move / run / do some Sun Salutations to release some of the stress hormones the anger has created)?
Then you can decide on the best course of action for this situation with a clearer head.
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We all know that meditation is good for us. Over the past few decades, modern neuroscience has been able to show actual differences in the brains and bodies of regular meditators.
And you don’t have to become a Buddhist monk or nun to benefit. These classes are secular so you don’t have to believe in anything in order to access your own inner wisdom and a greater sense of personal peace.
Studies show that meditative practices can benefit everything from concentration to heart health, pain management to immunity and general wellbeing.
I first started meditating in 2001 during my crystal therapy training and over the next several years, went through phases where I loved it and did a fair bit and other phases where I missed it.
I didn’t quite believe that taking time to meditate would actually give me a greater sense of time and ease throughout the rest of each day and actually only developed a daily (as in Every Single Day) practice this year after hearing Jon Kabat Zinn speak (click here to read more).
I can’t imagine not meditating each morning any more than I can imagine not brushing my teeth and, if you’d like to make meditation, creative visualisation and relaxation a bigger part of your life, I’d love to help you.
These fun, friendly, small group sessions will introduce you to a range of meditative practices from around the world so you can experiment with what works best for you.
Themes include: Overcoming obstacles, Energising, Heart opening, Manifestation, Crystals, Chakra Balancing, Trusting life and Letting go.
Click here to find out more. And I hope to see you soon.