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Here at Blossom Wellbeing Cheshire, in Bramhall. I will update this page with the latest details about the various developments and evolving treatments I am undertaking. I will also upload posts about my loyal clients and talk about the benefits they have received from my healing Reiki energy, EFT and fertility services.
|Posted on 15 January, 2019 at 14:00||comments (0)|
Wishing you all a very happy, healthy, peaceful 2019!
I am thrilled to announce my first piece of exciting news for 2019!
On 10th January, I joined the team at ØNE studio in Alderley Edge working alongside one of the UK's Leading Aesthetic Surgeons, Dr Jonquille Chantrey.
Together with her award-winning team of practitioners and specialists, they have created a unique, intimate and exclusive practice for you.
ØNE aesthetic studiø blends not only physical appearance and good health but also mental and spiritual well-being.
Appointments are available with me; every Thursday 10am-7pm & Friday 10am-5pm; for Reiki EFT and Wellbeing Coaching.
|Posted on 15 January, 2019 at 13:50||comments (0)|
Last November brought me my biggest success of 2018 yet!
I was awarded a Special Commendation for Best Health, Beauty & Wellbeing Business in The Talk of Manchester Business Awards!
It took me a few days for the news to settle in, I have been floating around on could 9, as I was in a category with doctors, dentists, other very well established & multi-million pound companies!
It's is such a good feeling when you are recognised for all the inner strength, hard work, focus and energy that made the success happen.
I would like to congratulate all the other winners and say a HUGE thank you to all my clients, family and friends who voted and made this award possible for me.
As Blossom approaches its 2nd Birthday; to all those women way over 40, single-nearly divorced mummies, who have a dream burning inside them... just go for it!
You never know where your journey may lead you...
|Posted on 20 October, 2018 at 5:00||comments (0)|
One thing that helps me flourish (and keeps me sane) as a modern, single, working mummy is meditation. It is one of the best tools, I have learnt and a core component of my life and business.
Psychology Today says;
"Meditation is the practice of turning your attention to a single point of reference. It can involve focusing on the breath, on bodily sensations, or on a word or phrase known as a mantra. In other words, meditation means turning your attention away from distracting thoughts and focusing on the present moment. Meditating is deceptively simple."
I like to meditate twice a day once, first thing in the morning to give me an energy boost to start the day and then just before my evening meal, to reset my energy as I go into the evening.
It's especially useful as a boost when I have been looking at my laptop screen too long too, and my eyes are tired and sore or I"m feeling frazzled.
I usually meditate for either 10/20 minutes at a time, which is very manageable, I have even been known to meditate in the car on my lunch break!
Sometimes I repeat a mantra, sometimes I listen to a guided meditation, or sometimes I will sit in total silence.
I also use mindfulness meditation with my EFT clients during treatments.
For those new to meditation, I highly recommend the FREE 21 Day meditation experiences with Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey, as it's the closest thing to Transcendental Meditation I have found.
This latest series is called Energize Your Life: Secrets for a Youthful Spirit. and it starts on Monday, 29th October, 2018.
You can register via this link Energize Your Life: Secrets for a Youthful Spirit
"Are you ready to reclaim the energy of youth, so you can enjoy daily experiences more fully—accomplishing more with less effort? Join Deepak on a journey to maximise energy, live a healthier lifestyle, and tap into your inner youth, no matter your chronological age. Explore a unique mind-body-spirit approach so that you can shift your awareness to the most vital qualities of youth: freshness, open to possibilities, playfulness, and joy. Youth is not skin-deep; it is soul-deep. Find your way to the ever-present, boundless source of energy and lightness of being inside of you" Deepak Chopra
I recommend this to all my clients, and the challenge is beautifully produced, easy to follow and about ten mins long, so extremely easy to fit into a busy schedule.
If you are looking for a powerful stress buster meditation is for you. Regular practice results in decreased anxiety and depression reduced insomnia.
Comment below with your personal experiences of practising meditation or tag a friend who would benefit from trying these meditations.
|Posted on 17 October, 2018 at 5:20||comments (0)|
Have you ever been in a relationship where you knew you were desperately unhappy, but you couldn't put your finger on why?
A relationship where you loved that person so much you would have done anything for them and were blinded by that love?
But there was a constant niggling, that something just wasn't right, you were both going in different directions and no matter how hard you tried to fix that situation the further apart you seemed to drift.
You felt like you had no choice but to carry on, but there is always a choice. In the end, it comes down to carrying on the illusion or taking back your soul and reconstructing your life.
The reality of it is your spirit is way stronger than you can ever imagine and when you come to accept this all the things that aren't working in your life have to fall away, to make room for the new.
This is SO scary, the thought of leaving your whole life behind, everything you ever wanted, to start again, totally new from scratch you already know how vulnerable and afraid this is going to make you feel.
The fear paralyses you and so you stay a bit longer and try to work even harder at making things work. In a weird way, it's easier to stay.
But the niggling comes back even more forceful, like a churning, whirling, nervous, sicky feeling in your stomach you just can ignore...you are annoyed at yourself as deep down you know you are giving away your power to someone who doesn't appreciate it or want it.
Anyway, you have been told often enough how useless you are, not good enough, pretty enough, clever enough, you wouldn't be able to survive on your own, you have young babies, so you must stay.
The fear takes a grip on us and makes you feel like everything is too hard to face.
Then one day, the Universe has enough of your indecision and tooing and frooing and takes matters into its own hands.
The event is, jarring and although it seems, hideous and totally unfair at the time, serves its purpose, you finally step out of victim mode and you leave.
This is when the magic starts to happen, something inside you starts to grow like a powerful force you find reserves of energy and strength you didn't know you had.
When you push past the fear you will be amazed at how resourceful you can be, you learn to fly!
It feels exciting and liberating to stand on your own two feet and you realise you aren't going to shrivel up and die, you can do anything you want to, the rest of your life is up to you!
The churning, nervous feeling in your stomach is replaced by butterflies of excitement as you start to think for yourself, dress the way you want, do your hair the way you want, get a job to support yourself and find a safe, new home for you and your children.
When you step away from toxic, negative people and set your mind to something and have a burning need to do it, you can move mountains.
All the material trappings mean nothing compared to your freedom and it's important you learn how to support yourself and believe in yourself enough to know that you can.
Each of us has unlimited power inside of us, you have to claim it and begin healing and transforming your life.
Learning to love and honour yourself if the greatest gift of all. If you don't, how can you expect anyone else to?
I am here to tell you, you have strength, determination and resilience, I have walked that path and survived.
This kind of relationship with yourself also spills over to every area of your life whether it be a personal or romantic relationship, money or work... It's not the outside influences that need to change it's what's inside you that needs to change.
This can be a bitter pill to swallow, initially, but once you do...watch the magic happen!
Try this mantra,
"I am whole. I know my personal power and use it as a force for good in all life."
If you would like help with setting boundaries, working on reclaiming your dignity, honour or integrity, become healthy, empowered and successful, I have a breakthrough offer which may be of interest to you.
Click on the link to find out more;
|Posted on 27 September, 2018 at 15:05||comments (0)|
We’ve been nominated, by our delightful clients, in not one but two categories; Best Health, Beauty & Wellbeing Company and also Best Newcomer and we really need your help!
The Award’s result depends on how many people vote for us so please do click on the link below to vote for voting for us would really raise our reputation as the top Wellbeing Company.Voting will just take two minutes of your time. Once you click on the link...
That’s all there is to it, find us and vote!
And please don’t forget voting closes at 5pm on Friday 12th October.
We are always so grateful to be nominated for awards like Outstanding Holistic Therapist in The Centre of Excellence Awards, which we won last year, this one is especially close to our hearts because we aim to be Manchester’s Wellbeing company.
Thank you so much for taking the time to help us. This means such a lot to us and we really appreciate you taking the time to vote.
Thanks again and please share the love & spread the word so as a result, we can get as many votes as possible!
Love & Light,
|Posted on 26 September, 2018 at 7:10||comments (0)|
I am seeing more and more ladies coming to me for energy healing who have on the outside a perfect life, amazing career, beautiful family, everything they could want but are beginning to feel burnt out, stressed, have high anxiety and beginning to struggle to manage their normal day to day routines.
As a Holistic Practitioner, I take into consideration the whole person, including physical, mental and spiritual aspects, when treating a health condition or promoting wellness.
I employ complementary methods and alternative approaches to health in my practices, such as Reiki, EFT, Mindfulness, meditation, movement and the use of therapeutic grade organic essential oils.
I strongly believe in the benefits of integrating Complementary and Alternative Medicine with a Conventional Healthcare Practice and I have a passion for energy medicine and science-based healing.
Energy healing is excellent for healing any physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues of any kind and it gives wonderful results.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of energy healing please contact me here.
|Posted on 3 July, 2018 at 9:45||comments (0)|
I went to have a coffee with a friend last week, she was visiting from London and we hadn’t seen each other for a good few months so there was plenty to catch up on!
“Where have you been, you look so well and lovely and brown?” she asked as I sat down opposite her in one of our coffee shops in the village.
“Nowhere, I have just been enjoying some of this amazing weather we have been having recently and I have started going for Reiki once a month too, so I feel quite energised and less tired”
The conversation switched to talk of work, kids, partners and I could see she had something on her mind and she seemed to be a little anxious.
She began to tell me that she had no time for herself lately, she hadn’t been looking after herself properly, she said she felt ‘Burnout’. I listened as one problem leads to another and that my friend sounded a little depressed. I waited until she finished telling me that her father in law had died a few months previously and that there was a lot to sort out and that things were quite stressful at home.
“Sorry to ramble on, I bet you think I am really sad”! she said as she half laughed and started to finish the coffee that must have been cold, she looked very preoccupied.
“Not at all, it’s really good to talk and you know I am always here for you if you need anything” was my response.
“Thanks, that means a lot, just don’t know what to do with myself, I need a big magic wand to sort me out” she cajoled.
I sat and checked my phone as I had another appointment, but I could tell my friend needed a break.
I have such a lot going on myself, running my own business, family life and making sure I look after myself, wellbeing is so important to me, but I knew my friend was not in a good place… I didn’t want to be patronising by suggesting she went for some Reiki, it isn’t a magic wand, but we all live in the real world, and we know that just doesn’t exist.
“It’s been so good to see you, and you look so radiant, I don’t know how you do it with your busy life, what’s your secret?”
“There is no secret, but I can tell you that since I met my Reiki Practitioner it really has changed my life, I have a Reiki Treatment once a month and it just kind of balanced me out, I feel energised, and it helps me to sleep so much better.”
“How do I get a Reiki Practitioner?” she quickly asked sounded really desperate.
“Well I did some research a while ago after reading an article in a women’s well-being magazine, and I thought I would give it a go.”
I told her that I had been going through a stressful time at work and was starting my own company and not sleeping well. I said that I found a couple of local practitioners through some local groups on Facebook and tried two practitioners, they were slightly different from each other but the one I chose made me feel really comfortable so I stuck with her, and I was keeping it up on a monthly basis as I felt it was a great investment in my general mental health and day to day living.
I said that she needed to do some research in her area of practitioners and seek out the best one for her, I advised her that a Reiki practitioner never make recommendations outside of their expertise and certainly should not give you any grandiose claims or make promises to heal you of life-threatening illness or conditions.
She straight away said
“I am not dying, I am just exhausted and never switch off.”
“I think it will help you in so many ways, you must try it, when you find the right person you will know intuitively that they are the right practitioner for you and make you feel comfortable and relaxed in their presence.”
“What does this Reiki business do to you though” she sounded puzzled.
“Usually on the first visit the practitioner will go through a few questions with you to get a bit of background, but they wouldn’t be evasive, and I said they will assure you of what is going on throughout the treatment, whether they touch you or not, it depends on the practitioner.”
My friend looked a bit confused and I assured her that it would be a simple hand touch on the body where the practitioner might need to focus on a certain area and that is was quite normal and all part of the treatment.
“It makes you feel so relaxed when you are in the treatment, you escape from everything and sometimes you fall asleep” I said.
“Wow, that sounds amazing, just what I need” she replied.
“It has so many benefits to it though, the practitioner will be able to find out through certain areas of your body what is actually going on with you, stress, anxiety, problems with your health and all kinds of things, they can then make suggestions for you”
“Wow, it really does sound like a magic wand” !!
Did you know an hour of Reiki is the equivalent to 3 to 4 hours sleep?
If you would like to book in for Reiki or Distance Reiki you can book here Scroll down to the bottom fo the page and select eithe rthe 1 hour or 1.5hr option.
|Posted on 18 June, 2018 at 7:10||comments (0)|
This week, I would love to introduce my beautiful friend, Karen Goldman.
Karen is my hot yoga teacher, ex-recruitment manager, and a single mummy of three (I have no idea how she does it, I only have two!).
Karen and I instantly connected and I am thrilled to announce she has agreed to be a future guest on my new wellbeing podcast show, so be sure to listen out for that episode... Once we get talking, we don't stop! Lol.
Going to a yoga class carves out a moment in your week that is just for you! It’s time for personal observation of your physical and mental state.
It’s a time for reflection and a time for you to let go of physical and emotional residue that is left behind by your hectic schedule.
There are many different ways to practice yoga, and each teacher has a unique way of presenting these techniques.
A Yin, restorative or slow flow yoga practices embrace the relaxed side of the posture. Instead of recruiting muscles to stabilise a posture the asanas are performed mostly on the ground and are supported by props like bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps. Relying on the props to ‘hold’ the shape of the posture the student can fully relax their body — removing all physical effort.
If you know, you need to slow down, and you want to connect to a slower pace of movement and connect with your body, mind and emotions these styles of practice can be really beneficial.
They are also fantastic for people who find more dynamic styles of yoga too physically demanding.
Training the physical body is similar to training the mind - it takes time and consistent effort.
Training the mind is important because everything that happens in your life starts in your mind!
Our thoughts become words, our words become actions, and our actions become our relationships, projects, accomplishments, regrets and triumphs.
Your thoughts are the beginning of the manifestation of your life. You are - what you think!
When we first sit down and close our eyes we ‘see’ our thoughts - a whirlwind of feelings, wants, dislikes, memories of the past and our imaginations of the future.
A mind is often a messy place! If our mind is cloudy - full of confusion, desires and powerful emotions, it is difficult to be useful in anything that we do.
We are a slave to our emotions, and this leads to a life full of turmoil and distress. Master your mind, and you can do anything!
Practising yoga even once a week can help to negate the residue that life leaves behind. You may never be able to do a headstand or sit in meditation for an hour on the floor with your legs crossed but who cares.
If you spend an hour a week doing some light stretching, relaxing breathing exercises and just being still you will notice a profound change in your awareness of both yourself and what’s going on around you.
You will manage stress better, your balance, strength and flexibility will improve, your ability to concentrate will grow, you will sleep better, and you will strengthen your immune system.
Before we can settle our thoughts first, we must learn to master where we place our attention.
Training our attention is a simple matter of practising concentration exercises.
By deepening our ability to focus our attention, we will become more effective in everything that we set out to do.
Observing what is happening in your mind, on the way to settling our thoughts, will also teach you a lot about you.
When you decide to take on the practice of yoga and meditation that is precisely what we are doing. You turn your attention inward, using various techniques and spend time observing ‘where you are’ - physically, emotionally and mentally.
The result is a return and reconnection to Self,
Leaving feeling clear, grounded and present.
If you would like to connect with Karen, you can find her at Yoga Life Wilmslow & Altrincham.
Karen is also available for private yoga tuition.
|Posted on 17 June, 2018 at 6:40||comments (0)|
Today, I would like to tell you about an amazing man in my life, my Daddy, my hero!
He has been there for me my whole life and a stable, special guiding beacon of light.
My girls call me MummyDaddy, but the only person they invite to the Father's Day breakfast at school is Grandad!
This year was especially important as it was Natasha's last ever Father's Day breakfast at her prep school.
The theme this year was the "Tash Dash" which Natasha has decided was named after her! LOL.
My Dad is a true gent, family man and a wonderful Grandfather to his 4 grandchildren.
He also has a couple of passions in his life; playing the guitar and golf.
He has played and played and played golf for about 30/40 years now, but winning a competition has eluded him until now.
A week last Friday, he accompanied me to take my youngest daughter Natasha to the hospital to have a melanoma removed, under general anaesthetic.
I was so grateful to him for being there with me. I'm a single mum and hadn't anticipated how distressed I would feel.
During the 8.5 hours we were at the hospital (the op only took an hour or so) I took myself off for a walk and bought us some magazines to take our mind off things.
I bought my dad a golfing magazine and he sat a read it cover to cover.
The next day he played in the President's Weekend competition and was very, very excited to have played out of his skin.
I asked him what had changed?
He told me there was an article in the golfing magazine all about mindset.
He had implemented what he had read... and it worked!
He laso had the encouragement of his golf partner on the day.
We absolutely adore Dad, but we are even more super proud of him today.
"If at first, you don't succeed, try, try again."
I have uploaded the video over on my Facebook page, if you want to watch it
If you listen carefully, you can hear him getting choked up in his acceptance speech.
"Dad, for all those times I left it unsaid. Thank you. Thanks for being there for me, for showing me the way, for being patient with me even when I made it difficult for you, for believing in me and encouraging me to dream, and being such an inspiring presence in my life."
|Posted on 17 April, 2018 at 7:55||comments (0)|
I was contacted by a prospective client last week and asked why I always complete a new client wellbeing consultation as part of the first appointment and why I need this information?
What information do we require?
We need your contact details, your: name, phone number, address, postcode and email address.
We will also need information about your age and health in order for a treatment to go ahead.
We also require a signed consent form, if this is for a child under 16 we need parental consent too.
We need all the details above to match the correct treatment to the symptoms, ensure that it is safe for us to provide the treatments you may ask for and also for insurance purposes.
The questionnaire also provides a starting point to be able to re-assess the treatments are working effectively.
New data protection laws mean we need your permission to stay in touch. I will be emailing my Blossoms later this week with further details.
Our Blossom Promise to you;
1. We will fill you up with lovely blossom goodness
We will only use your data enhance your experience with us and will keep you informed of birthday goodies, new treatments, products, freebies, workshops, courses, masterminds, retreats and surprises.
2. Do we share?
We will not share your information with anyone outside of Blossom Wellbeing Cheshire. We’ll protect your data like it’s our own.
3. Straight from Blossom's mouth
Do you ever find rules and regulations seem to be written in a foreign language? It is our promise to you we will explain everything in plain, simple English.
4. You always have a choice
You do not have to share your personal data with us, but if you do not, we cannot offer you a treatment with Blossom Wellbeing Cheshire. However, you decide how you hear from us.
5. We only keep what we need by law
Our promise to you if we don’t need it, we’ll delete it.