Penelope Silver



Posted on 16 April, 2018 at 9:55 Comments comments (0)

I am always looking for ways to serve my clients better, and I believe by completing the MASCED (Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection) Accreditation, I am now able to detect skin cancer early and potentially save lives.

I learnt the risks associated with UV, how to prevent skin cancer, how to detect suspicious lesions, how to communicate concerns and give the right advice.

“I hereby pledge to do my best in raising awareness of the importance of sun safety and skin cancer prevention, and I will use my MASCED Accreditation to aid the early detection of suspicious lesions in my workplace, to help, where possible detect skin cancer early, improve prognosis and potentially save lives."

I think it is really important to raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of skin cancer and to promote the early detection of melanoma, to improve prognosis and save lives.

If you are a hair, health or beauty industry professional and are Interested in becoming Accredited, click here to register and take part in the MASCED Accreditation Programme for FREE

For further information about skin cancer prevention and early detection, visit:

Have you ever felt like everything is against you?

Posted on 15 February, 2018 at 2:25 Comments comments (0)

You get up in the morning and set the intention to have the best day, thinking you are on a high wavelength as you start your day.


Then for some unknown reason, something will happen to throw you off balance.


Perhaps you become angry as you can't find your car keys, you leave the house five minutes later than you should have done, the traffic is heavier than usual on the way to work, and you get there late and get told off by your boss?


Then you open your emails and a find whole ream of problems which needed rectifying like yesterday?!


You are getting more and more stressed and knock your coffee over in a rush to finish a report while answering a colleague's questions.


It's now 9.35am, your head is banging and you are frazzled amd overwhelmed. What can you do?


You have to control or the day will run you.


It's time to take a deep breath. If you can, go outside for five minutes and get some fresh air.

Take control of your breathing and begin to slow it down. Consciously breathe in through your nose for four counts and out through your mouth for four counts.


Do this until you start to feel yourself relax.


The conscious slowing down of the breathing activates a relaxation response and fools your brain into thinking it is ok and no longer in a stressful situation.


Before you go back to work, ask yourself who needs me most in my A-game? Then focus on working on that one task until it has been completed.

Aim to be mindful in each task you begin.


Another trick you can try is to go into the bathroom and meditate for 5 minutes. I am a big fan of meditation.


Not the nicest of places to go I know, but you are in a private space, where you can't be seen or interrupted and who is going to question you or stop you from going to the bathroom?


Close your eyes and begin to breathe slowly.


As you breathe in and out, repeat the word "release" in your mind. Do this for five minutes before returning to your workstation.


I also recommend working for no longer than 45 minutes at a time; you are probably laughing at me now.


I'm not going to lie I have been a victim of working non stop to get my workload done.


However, you will produce better work and be more on top of your game if you take regular meditation breaks, even if just for five minutes.


Why not try these techniques for one week and comment on your results below? I would love to know how you get on.

If you would like to book a Wellbeing Consultation Zoom Call with me please schedule your appointment here:

Mindfulness and Infertility

Posted on 29 September, 2017 at 7:55 Comments comments (1)

Last Monday, I was honoured to be asked to give a talk on Mindfulness for infertility.

It was the first talk I have ever given to such a large crowd, and I have to say I was petrified!

I listened to Dr. Nardo, other members of his team and former patients who were very inspiring and I learned a lot from them all.

Everyone was very open and honest about their experiences which was very refreshing.

Then it was my turn, I began to shake, and I was surprised any words came out of my mouth at all!

The audience seemed to enjoy my presentation and even laughed along (hopefully not at me!) although I felt I spoke more about Reiki, so below is what I intended to say about mindfulness.


The emotional impact of pregnancy loss and infertility problems can be devastating.


Facing disappointment after disappointment whilst trying for a baby can have a negative effect on your mental health and wellbeing.

For many women, conception is a long, arduous journey with an unguaranteed destination.


A large number of my past and present clients have sought my help whilst experiencing fertility problems.

There is no research to suggest that mindfulness can increase fertility and enable you to conceive.

Medical practitioners, however, agree that the positive effect such therapies have on one’s mental health and wellbeing is beneficial to those who are struggling to get pregnant.

Mindfulness enables the individual to accept a situation or event for what it is, and focus on how their bodies feel rather than what their mind is telling them. Many feel overwhelmed by negative thoughts, so my therapies teach clients how to deal with those feelings in a more logical and productive manner.

Using a variety of techniques, I help women to decrease the unpleasant emotions and negative thoughts that can affect fertility.

I teach them how to manage not just the stress and anxiety associated with trying for a baby, but also the stresses of everyday life.

If their minds are relaxed and their anxiety levels are low, their bodies are more likely to function efficiently.

Stress and anxiety can have a detrimental effect on the efficiency of our body’s various functions.

One of these functions is ovulation. When you are under intense pressure and suffering with anxiety, ovulation may be delayed or even absent.

Changes in hormone levels are one of the first physical effects of high-stress levels for both men and women – additional obstacles for couples who are trying to conceive!


If you would like to know more about the team at Reproductive Health Group in Daresbury please get in touch with them, they are so welcoming and friendly.

They are delighted to now be offering free personal visits at their Cheshire clinic.

Each visit will include the opportunity to have an informal chat with a member of the nursing team, meet the lead consultant, Luciano Nardo, ask any questions you may have regarding your fertility journey and will also include a full tour of the facilities.

If you are seeking advice as a patient, a specialist or a general practitioner, or if you require professional expertise in gynaecology to assist with medico-legal matters simply call Reproductive Health Group and a member of the team will be delighted to help.


Telephone: 01925 568218

Email: [email protected]


Address: Centre for Reproductive Health, Daresbury Park, Daresbury, Cheshire, WA4 4GE