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Healthy Truffle making with Oli the Choc!

Posted on 2 November, 2017 at 7:00 Comments comments (2)


A week last Tuesday was one of the most enjoyable essential oils classes I ever been to.


I'm always looking to add value for my clients and so wanted to mix the classes up a little instead of my regular Essential Oils Lifestyle classes.

 

Blossom Wellbeing collaborated with Oliver Dunn The Chocolatier, at his chocolate studio in High Lane, and the results were incredible!



 

Ollie had just returned from Accra, where he had been sourcing only the very best quality raw chocolate, with his Father Simon.

 

Ollie taught us all about chocolate, where it comes from, we saw and touched pods in different stages of ripeness and tasted the nibs in their rawest form (I liked the taste, others weren't so keen).

 

Ollie then brought out a pot of cocoa powder for us to smell and tried to catch me out by giving me cinnamon powder instead!

 

We learnt how to make the truffles and lollipops which we flavoured with a drop of lemon, lavender or peppermint.

 

Some of the class wanted to be more adventurous and opted to try Frankincense oil, (given to the Christ child 0 BC) which I have to say I think were, surprisingly, my favourite!




I just loved the rich, smooth contrast of the dark chocolate followed by the hint of essential oil. In fact, I wish I had some more right now!

 

Whilst we were making or delicious truffles, I explained the therapeutic benefits of each essential oil and they are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, flowers, bark, rind, and leaves of plants, extracted an distilled for their health benefits.

 

I was taught from an early age, at home by my Father who is a Dentist, how essential oils are a natural healthcare solution to address root causes without side effects as the first line of defence, with synthetic options second.

 

If you are open to learning more, I would love the opportunity to share the oils with you and those in your life that are also interested in improving their lives through natural medicine.

 

Our next raw chocolate truffle making class, with Ollie, is being held in Prestbury on 14th December 19.30-21.30.


To book, please click here.



Preparing for IVF Treatment The Holistic Approach

Posted on 25 September, 2017 at 3:45 Comments comments (1)

Holistic therapy has helped me so much over the years and one of my main reasons for starting this business, was that it would provide me with an opportunity to help others.

I know all too well how damaging stress can be to one’s mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

I have had my fair share of difficulties and faced numerous stressful situations. If it was not for my use of Holistic therapies, I am not sure where I would be today.


I have recently been appointed a preferred provider for the Reproductive Health Group and tonight I will be giving a presentation on Mindfulness for infertility, at Chester Racecourse.

More specifically, a presentation on how I use my services to help couples prepare their minds either before, during or after IVF treatment.

An emotional rollercoaster is certainly to be expected, and in many cases, the couple will have already been through many disappointments.

The desire to have a child when the odds are stacked against you, will undoubtedly feel overwhelming.


The treatments I offer at Blossom Wellbeing in Cheshire are perfect for those trying to conceive naturally or experiencing fertility issues.

As a Reiki practitioner, I identify the areas where energy is blocked and work to restore these.

Reiki treatment for those trying to conceive should begin as soon as possible to address energy levels before the next reproductive cycle.

In addition to Reiki, I use a combination of EFT and Mindfulness Meditation techniques to promote healing and eliminate disruptive energies derived from past traumas and negative thoughts.

Essential oils also play a major role in preparing my clients for IVF treatment. I understand in London it is common practice to offer Reiki with IVF treatment.

Being able to promote the benefits of natural, holistic therapies to hopeful couples is a huge milestone in my career as a Practitioner.

Having previously battled with illnesses such as Depression and Insomnia and having successfully treated myself with the very services I offer, it is important for me to be able to share this with those who are looking to positively enhance their general wellbeing.


As a Holistic Therapist, helping couples in this way is one of the most rewarding aspects of my profession.

Here is what one of my recent clients had to say about her sessions with Blossom Wellbeing:

“I have been trying for a baby for almost three years and during those years I have felt anxious and low about everything. I read an article about Penny and EFT and Reiki intrigued me. I have had three Reiki and two EFT sessions and I haven’t felt this positive in years! Penny is calming, compassionate and a great listener. I couldn’t recommend her enough for couples going through infertility issues. “ – Helen Brackley


If you and your partner are experiencing fertility problems, grieving a pregnancy loss or preparing for IVF and you think you would benefit from one of my treatment packages, please get in touch.


OUTSTANDING HOLISTIC THERAPIST

Posted on 15 September, 2017 at 13:00 Comments comments (0)

6.08am Friday 15th September.... I am up early... waiting for some news, today is the day that I get to find out some really important news.

I couldn't sleep so I came downstairs whilst my angels sleep so I could do some work (and see if there is any NEWS).

Off I went to watch one of my lovely clients be atuned to Reiki Level 1 for the day.

At luchtime I checked my emails again!

It's HERE!! And I can't believe it! ITS OFFICIAL I am the Centre of Excellence OUTSTANDING HOLISTIC THERAPIST 2017, all my hard work has paid off, my passion has been recognised. Here is a snippet from their email:


"Thank you for taking part in the 2017 Centre of Excellence Awards.

There were some very high standards set this year with literally hundreds of entries to the awards making it very difficult for us to choose our winners.

We are so proud to announce that you, Penelope Silver, are our Winner for the Outstanding Holistic Therapist Category, in the Centre of Excellence Awards 2017.

We were blown away by your entry, it really stood out to our judges. You have shown real guts, determination and are an inspiration to the whole team at the Centre of Excellence."


I am so pleased to get this recognition, I wholeheartedly recommend their courses to everyone who wants to learn and grow. Check out their courses at centreofexcellence.com at the moment they have an offer on to celebrate the awards. CLICK HERE

If you enter SMILE code at checkout you can get any course for just £49


Don't just take my word for it! Go see for yourself.


Light & Love Penny


Radio Debut!

Posted on 3 September, 2017 at 6:55 Comments comments (0)

Last week I made my debut on Empire Radio, New York, talking about my holistic entrepreneurial journey, as part of their Wellbeing Week.


I was all up for it, until about 10 minutes before I went on air. I suddenly felt this fear creep up on me. It was hideous! My tummy began to churn, I felt sick and then I got a horrible, heavy feeling in my chest.


I did some tapping and managed to reduce my anxiety a little, but you could hear how nervous I was at the beginning of the show. LOL.


However, after a few minutes, I found my rhythm and then the host couldn't shut me up!


I ended up really enjoying the experience and felt a bit silly afterward for feeling so nervous beforehand!


Below is a summary of the interview:

EFT or tapping is a bit like acupuncture without the needles, by tapping on certain acupressure points it promotes emotional health by inputting kinetic energy into the meridians.

 

EFT can be used for so many things such as getting rid of negative emotions, reducing pain to helping to create positive goals. 


Your body responds to the way you think, feel and act.


When you are stressed, anxious or upset your body reacts in a way that might tell you something isn't right.


When I first sought out EFT I had made the brave decision to leave my marriage. However, I found that whenever I thought about the village associated with my marriage, I felt uneasy. These feelings began to spiral out of control.

 

I got to a point where I was unable to drive through the village, then unable to even think about it without shaking or being physically sick. I even had a panic attack in the middle of Tesco's (which I thought was a heart attack).

 

For some reason, I had attached stories, thoughts, and feelings to the village and was making myself ill.

 

My parents recommended me to an EFT Master for treatment. This lady taught me how to tap away my worries and concerns and replace them with more positive nurturing ones.

 

The emotions I had attached to the village disappeared. I finally let go. EFT helped me acknowledge the issue and accept it for what it was.

 

I was so thrilled with my new found freedom; I went on to train to become a Practitioner myself and study mindfulness.

 

I use EFT myself on a daily basis and also on my children to help them deal with day to day issues.

 

In my Practice, I have had excellent results with clients, generally in short space of time. One of the greatest rewards is seeing client arrive for their appointment in one emotional state and leave relaxed, more positive and with a smile on their face.

If you would like to learn more about EFT please feel free to contact me on 07736314197 or book an appointment here.

My first two Classes

Posted on 2 July, 2017 at 8:05 Comments comments (0)

A few weeks ago I held my first Essential Oils Lifestyle Class for my family and friends.


I wanted to share the incredible oils I had recently found. I am always looking for ways to add value to my treatments and customers and these oils fit in perfectly with my Practice.


I had also been looking for alternative treatments to medicate myself and my family, before reaching for Paracetamol, Calpol, etc. as a first instance. Using essential oils can be safe, natural option to protect and maintain your family's health

 

My dear friend Rebecca directed me to these therapeutic grade essential oils. She was enthused by these oils as they can be administered aromatically, topically AND internally.

 

These oils are pure and natural, with aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants. They are free from fillers or artificial ingredients; there is no dilution of active qualities and free of contaminants, pesticides, or chemical residues. Everything you would naturally expect from an essential oil.




I hosted the classes with the very lovely Simone Quinn-Dixon from Cheshire Beauty, who has been a trained aromatherapist for the past 25 years. Simone has been using these special oils for any years and is an advocate for the brand.




The first class was extremely well received, as was the second. It was a fun, relaxed evening, with people not wanting to go home!

 

I faced my fears before the first class and posted my first ever Facebook live - Cringe! 

I am astounded and thrilled 1.8k people watched it! If you would like to look at it, you can check it out over on my Facebook page here.


Class Structure:

I began with a brief introduction to myself and my business, how I use essential oils within my treatments, followed by background on the essential oils company and then detailed information about the ten most popular oils while sharing them with the class.



 


Drinks & Nibbles:

We enjoyed adding zesty, grapefruit oil to their glass of prosseco, for a slightly "healthier" variation!

 

For the first two classes, we served sushi and dim sum.




This week's class is taking on a Spanish theme! For a taste of summer sunshine, we will be serving Sangria, Spanish tapas and Creme Catalan and show you how to use the oils in cooking, which is really exciting.


 

Book this Class:

This class is for you if you are ready to explore new ways to lead your lifestyle, boost your health and create a natural, non-toxic environment at home and your workplace.

 

There a few space left for this class. To book your place, click here.

 

I hope to see you in Class!

 

Silly Sunburn Scorcher!

Posted on 2 July, 2017 at 6:30 Comments comments (0)

I have been VERY naughty!

I am really embarrassed to admit this has happened to me :(


Yesterday, at my daughter's sports day, I was assigned the role of manning the inflatable assault course. (It was such good fun!)


At the beginning of my short, stint the sky was cloudy above. Soon the clouds parted, and the sun began to shine. The sun was generating quite a bit of heat, and so I took my jumper off.


I supervised the children only for half an hour, before going back inside.


Pale Skinned:

 

I previously trained as a dermatology nurse, specialising in the removal of skin cancer and know well the dangers of sun damage.

 

I am very pale skinned, with red hair and freckles and always look after my skin.

 

Every morning as part of my skincare regime, I apply an SPF 50 to my face and neck (even in winter) to protect from ultraviolet rays, to prevent ageing and wrinkles.

 

You can read more about sun safety here.


Bad Penny!

 

In the short space of time, I got a mild sunburn! I totally underestimated the strength of the sun yesterday :(



 

As you can see the skin is red, it's really hot, feeling tight and sore to the touch!

 

There's not a lot I can do about it now, except working on healing and soothing the burn.

 

Before I reach for the hard stuff, I personally prefer to try alternative methods of healing.


Essential Oils Natural Remedies:

 

I reached for my essential oils family physician box and chose lavender, peppermint and frankincense oils.

 

I mixed two drops of each oil with fractionated coconut oil to minimise any skin sensitivity and gently, applied it directly onto my sunburn (topically) every four to six hours.

 

Lavender oil soothes any skin irritation and helps to heal burns.

 

Peppermint oil contributes to cool the burn and relieve pain.


Frankincense oil supports healthy cellular function and helps reduce skin imperfections and scarring.

 

Other oils I could use would be Melaleuca and Helichrysum.

 

You can find some more home remedies for burns https://draxe.com/home-remedies-burn-relief/" target="_blank">here.


If you would like to know more about the essential oils I use or to purchase them click HERE.

 

Please don't be silly like I was yesterday and stay safe in the sun x




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