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INDIVIDUALS

 

You might be here because you’re struggling yourself, you may be a carer, you may have stress and anxiety or specific physical or mental health needs, you may have a terminal illness, be dealing with chronic pain, be going through big life changes…

I offer a range of responsive therapies to support you and your specific needs.


Scroll down for more information about how I can help, or get in touch for a chat.


Clinical reflexology


Sessions provide time  for you and a safe space to rest or to talk, promoting deep relaxation and wellbeing, easing tension and aiding sleep. 

Reducing stress in people’s lives can be key in optimising good health and building resilience.

I have specialist training in Reflexology Lymph Drainage (RLD); Functional Reflex Therapy (FRT); Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT)  Advanced reflexology Techniques (ART), Reflexology to support those in chronic pain and for Palliative care.

Sessions are tailored to your specific needs.

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Yoga for Stress, Burnout and Fatigue

1:1 time to focus on your individual needs and abilities and to really listen to yourself and what you need, which may just be lying down and having deep rest and relaxation - sometimes the hardest thing to do!

Through a combination of breathwork, relaxation, meditation, mindfulness and movement practices, yoga can support you to move from the ‘stress response’ to the ‘relaxation response’, 

Sessions are accessible to all and will provide you with tools to regulate over-activated and fatigued body systems. 

Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can impact on people’s lives in physical, psychological and social ways. Relationships, families, work and social life can all be affected, so support for those living with chronic pain needs to address all of these areas.

The aim of these sessions is to help people to gradually develop change in all 3 of these areas, providing you with tools, techniques and practices to enable you to improve your quality of life

Programmes are tailored to your specific needs and personal situation.

Breathwork

Our breath affects our emotions and our emotions affect our breath. Understanding that we can have control over the way we breath and affect what is actually happening in our bodies and our brains can be very empowering. By changing our breathing pattern we can change the way we feel, quite quickly.

Some of the positive outcomes of more conscious breathing are:


Reduced defensive reactions such as fear and anger

Increased feelings of safety and connection and support of social engagement.

Movement from the stress response (fight, flight, fear, freeze) to the relaxation response

Reduced activity in the emotional parts of our brain, bringing back online the parts of our brain that let us understand, reason and hear. This allows for more emotional stability and regulation.


I also offer workshop to support you to support others in your life.

Workshops:

Functional Reflex Therapy Rainbow relaxation Routine - techniques to support a sense of calm and connection.

These workshops provide parents, family members and primary carers with an easy to learn,          structured relaxation routine for the hands and feet, to use with their families or those in their care.

Developed from reflexology, the sequence may be especially helpful for children and adults with high levels of anxiety, special educational needs and disabilities, and autism, providing calm, relaxation and aiding sleep. It is also an enjoyable beneficial experience for more vulnerable adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Sessions are practical and easy to follow and are offered 1:1 or in small groups, over consecutive weeks. All resources are included and often people find it as relaxing to give as it is to receive!



Self care and co-regulation - supporting you so that you feel more able to deal with what life is throwing at you.

If we are able to take care of ourselves and take time to stabilise our own emotional, physiological and physical well being, we can also change things for those around us.

If you think about how you feel when you’re in the company of someone who is stressed and angry, it probably directly impacts how you feel. The young people in our lives, take their cues from us; they read our facial expressions and body language and listen to our tone of voice.

Our own self care and self regulation is so important when trying to support others.

Co regulation opens up a loop of safety and stability, where everyone can share difficulties more easily.

 
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All of us, but especially children, need such confidence—confidence that others will know, affirm, and cherish us. Without that we can’t develop a sense of agency that will enable us to assert: “This is what I believe in; this is what I stand for; this is what I will devote myself to.” As long as we feel safely held in the hearts and minds of the people who love us, we will climb mountains and cross deserts and stay up all night to finish projects. Children and adults will do anything for people they trust and whose opinion they value.

Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma