Today I joined two other great people (melanie jayne & kathryn pearson) that are in my life as a trio of positive and mindful living advocates at a Tools for Wellness event.
We've all been through our own 'stuff', had mentoring, transformed and continue on our journeys. We all had another thing in common; our practitioners certificate in 'EFT' another up and coming powerful 'energy therapy'. Our vision today was to raise awareness. Share our stories, our passion for helping people and explaining what EFT is about, and how it can help us overcome phobias, cravings, depression, anxiety, stress. We camped out in BT at Doncaster, a forward thinking company who were happy to invite us in and talk to their employees. High levels of work related stress float about this huge open plan building of call centre workers. Increased pressure to achieve targets and strict deadlines.
People seemed to have so much going on in their life, its like they don't or can't address their own issues because they're too stressed, too busy to do so. Scared? Fearful? Don't deserve it?
We tried to break through these thought patterns by talking about EFT. Emotional Freedom Technique. How it allows the emotions attached to buried trauma and pain dissipate through the action of 'tapping' around the meridians on the face and hands, and sharing feelings and thoughts at a deeper level. We generated alot of interest and people felt our passion and compassion.
People are hungry to be happy but just don't believe they can, confused at how and where to go for help. We re-assured people that this could be the beginning of their new attitude to life, all at their fingertips- or rather our fingertips. The moment you accept and want to allow yourself to heal the moment your journey to transformation can begin. I'm excited about the future in spreading this light, combining my belief and expertise in relaxation and meditation to provide a package with Kathryn and Melanie............ this feels a good time to do so. Please contact me if you think your time is now...................
I had a great day with lots of local teachers and teaching assistants on Friday at their Inset day. My part of the day was to deliver sessions to the groups. After alot of thought and hours of listening to recordings about stressful lifestyles and how we can help ourselves it became apparent that I have been teaching mindful living for a long time without the 'label' as such.
Mindfulness is a buzzword at the moment, its roots are in Buddhism but is can be easily applied in everyday life. Notice how you feel, notice your thoughts, asking yourself if you are in the moment or is your head elsewhere. Being in the moment is so important so that your mind is less scattered. As you become more focused over time you can cope better in situations by noticing how you feel. Having that internal chatter before you take the wrong action or say the wrong thing can be the key to happier and a more awake way of living
OK so............back to the workshops
We did the simple thing of firstly being aware of our body, where we were, asking how we felt, noticing our breath and in-between asking how well we were doing to focus the attention into the moment. Not the past, not the future but right here in that room on that seat.
The sessions were really well received and since this I've had interest for a after-work class. People were surprised how they could direct their mind away from thoughts and outside distractions. There was a real sense of calm in the room and I talked about 'from what place are you acting out of today. Is in anger? Depression? Happiness? Frustration? How different and how useful are your thoughts and actions if they aren't from a good place. Setting those intentions and getting to be more in tune with yourself really are tools for a calmer and happier life with less reactive stress.
Hopefully from this successful day I will be putting on more classes with yoga and mindful living. WATCH THIS SPACE!
Great to be at this annual show in London ! Its always so busy but its so exciting to see thousands of people growing and learning about this beautiful life long practice to inner peace, happiness and harmony. I always have a plan but get side tracked by all the lovely stalls of clothing, jewelry and art. I joined a workshop on Shamanic yoga which was the perfect choice as it linked in yoga poses with the elements, and we got to dance and let off steam so I found myself running round like a 5 year old feeling happy and excited about life.
I helped out at the Rainbow Kids Stall and got chance to tell people how amazing their 3 week intensive training is, and encouraging more people to take up the 3 day kids training course. It was lovely to say hello to Francoise Freedman from Birthlight, what an authentic and great woman, and another buddy from the Vietnam experience who is now doing so well in London delivering Partner Yoga and baby classes. It felt good to be in this place saying this is it, this is my life now.....
I treated myself (we need to value ourselves more!!) to a new pair of yoga pants with Chakra hand painted symbols on (wow factor) and a Tibetan Singing Bowl hand made, beautiful can't wait to share with my classes. Its so important we treat ourselves, but from a place of balance- I invested in this because it will being more depth and richness to my teachings....It wont make me any happier or give me any extra status!! But my students will love it I know!!
..and to complete the show was the final meditation in the Om Temple. perfect- well as perfect as can be.
I feel really inspired and ready to go with my classes this week. Om Shanti xx
The big H is - of course Happiness!!
Monday is the day of dread for many people. How sad really. I've been there, I know the feeling that your weekend of freedom and fun is over and the cloud re-appears, time to jump back onto the hamster wheel and start all over again. All the lightness of the weekend has gone. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself if you can do anything small to improve this feeling? You aren't going to make big changes, leave your job, win the lottery, I mean something just now in the moment to switch your thought process from heavy to light.
This is very powerful work, trust me. If you begin each day with the intention to improve on yesterday, press the pause button the moment negative stuff enters your head. Or ask yourself how useful it is. How true it is. How necessary it is for YOUR OWN HEALTH. The idea that we have no control over others is also another gold tip! Is part of your frustration or sadness because you don't feel in control of a situation. Again, how can you switch this, look at it a little deeper to make sense of it.
I urge you to try every day this week to start with an attitude of happiness and lightness. Look for some nice quotes, save them on your laptop, phone and computer at work so you keep seeing the words and images. YOU can turn it around and its amazing how small stuff works........ I'd love any feedback on how its worked for you.
Bye for now and keep the big H going
I like this, alot. I would have years ago screwed up my face, being very very body conscious, at the gym, watching my food choices and intake - the more I think about it the less connected I was to my inner/deeper self because my energy was wasted on the outer layer of this amazing species of the human form. Now I do feel very connected. A regular meditation and pranayama (breathing) practice and some lifestyle changes have brought me here. I left a busy stressful job that I felt was 'sucking my soul'. I no longer felt that I was achieving anything, I was chasing my tail and losing focus and touch with what mattered in life. After all do we ever really take a step back and think about who we really are? Where we are going? Where we want to be? All these questions and who is there to help you with the answers?! Well the answers are mapped out. YOU have to believe that you can change, influence and transform yourself by your thoughts switching across to the positive side. Less complaining. Less sorrow and feeling of 'loss'. How to connect in to a sense of goodness? Through daily positive 'I will today.....' 'I am today attracting....' I am all for speaking out to the universe for what you want, what you desire- there is NO room for any of the don't can't...... be clear, be precise, stick to it, write it every day, smile and watch little things happen, little shifts, and of course sit quietly and ponder on it too........ We have this opportunity to grow every day, and the food is our thoughts so keep them good.
Hope you're week is going well and you aren't 'living for the weekend' ....... we should be living for today because that's all we have isn't it??
Until next time stay true and go eat that muffin if you deserve to! Jxx
Hey! I've been really busy this catching up after last weeks 'duvet' days from a mini bug. I'm so excited at the variety of things that are on the horizon for both children and adults. Jules in Yoga is expanding and reaching out. Isn't that what life is about?? My aim, my passion, my purpose is to show people how they can relax, be in control (more) of their mind, because after all its the mind that is always jumping and monkeying around!! Yoga and meditation are so valuable- for adluts and our next generation as life get busier and faster, and we become less connected (partly through technology advancing!)
Take a few minutes to sit and think about your life, how busy it is and that YOU are important, yes YOU!
have a great day..............
I'm feeling very 'high' following a Rainbow Yoga session delivered to a Brownie group in Rotherham. A large group of excited girls, all anticipating their first yoga class! We moved, laughed, did poses together, fell over, laughed again and whenever the singing bowl was sounding it was stillness and silence. WOW. yes it was and they got pretty good at it Two thirds of them loved 'ALL' of the session with a few specifically liking the relaxation at the end where we focused on colour and followed a rainbow calming meditation. The healthy heart badge really had been worked for in the session with lots of activity, love and also calming rest. We shared what made us happy and that being mad, sad, angry wasn't good for our heart. GOSH I LOVE THIS WORK!!!
COMING SOON!!!! I've teamed up with a talented lady to combine her wonderful flair in theatre and arts with my rainbow yoga. We will rock the town with our sessions for children 5+. I cannot wait! I've been dreaming about this - parents leave your kids to get creative and grow and learn outside of the box!! FREE TASTER SESSION TUESDAY 28TH OCT 4.30-5.30pm at New Life Centre, Bridgegate, Retford, Notts DN226EA. Bookings are open now!! Pass on the vibes..............
Namaste- since Saturdays workshop so much has happened!! Alot of soul searching during that day, getting in touch with your inner child and connecting with lots of other women who have suffered years of pain. The 'mother wound' was an intense but uplifting workshop. Encouragement of:
1 Nurturing ourselves every day, 5 minutes a day is all we need!
2 Value- acknowledge who you are. Meditate, sit and be with yourself. Write a list of everything you've done in life so far - small and big! HONOUR IT!
3 Get excited! Think up something you'd love to do, a dream that stokes your fire. Just do it!
4 Connect to your feelings- cry, get angry but listen and let them come out and notice any triggers
5 The power of the PAUSE- just allow some pauses. Appreciate the little things
6 Notice what triggers your emotions and use this to help you begin to heal. Look after you
7 top tip- a healed person means we can stand stronger and feel more connected
Sunday was Seva day! Out in the open picking litter and helping out in a community garden - and hugging trees of course with soul sister and entrepreneur 'Mel' or Summer Soulove which is her other name! she's truly talented!. It felt good and the sun was fully out so it was gorgeous once again to be around trees! Loved the energy around the area so much it could be a new venue possibility, and has a tea room and fresh produce to sell!
Keep watching as workshop news is coming soon!
Well, I never thought I was technical enough to blog, but my new mindset is 'If you can dream it you can do it! Face the Fear!'
Today I indulged in a lovely massage with a very talented woman who on discussing our mutual love for self healing and development mentioned a workshop she was going to tomorrow in Nottingham. I had set the intention of doing something exciting and thought provoking this weekend - 'poooof' and here it is!! I visited the website and loved it, and before I knew it my inbox pinged 'yes, there is one place spare' YES!!! Now that is meant to be and its the universe turning for me........
Its very exciting to just do something last minute, I can't wait to soak up the teachings. I invest in me to invest in you! So here I come - the Workshop heading 'Become the Woman you're meant to be'
Peace and Light till next time!