Deepak Chopra said that “Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet, it is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there, buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.”
It is very hard to ignore the sheer amount of research out there that suggests the positive impact that meditation can have on us.
At Mind & Body we aim to provide a sanctuary where you can access some quiet time, some time to put your needs first, which as busy human beings, we very rarely do.
One of our Therapists Becky is a qualified Meditation Teacher and has put together a Meditation Group. Meditating in a group has so many added bonuses to meditating alone, you can meet people on your wavelength, there is an opportunity for feedback and discussion, it helps develop a healthy habit and, believe it or not, there are studies that prove the existence of a ripple effect of peace in the surrounding environment when a group meditates together.
Becky's group Meditation sessions are small and intimate with no more than eight people in each session which means that the group feels personal and very supportive. It also means that Becky can tailor the sessions to the individuals within the group.
The sessions are for anyone who would like to find that inner quietness, no previous experience of meditation is necessary.
To find out a little bit more, or to book on to one of the sessions, please contact Becky
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What is EFT?
Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT or Tapping, as it’s sometimes known, is based on the discovery that imbalances in the body's energy system have a profound effect on our personal psychology.
EFT is a psychological acupressure technique that aims to optimise your emotional health. Emotional health is absolutely essential to your physical health and healing. The quality of a person’s life is directly related to their emotional wellbeing. EFT is scientifically proven and drug free.
Following on from our last blog on ‘The Chakra System’ we thought it would be fitting to tell you some of the ways you can energise your chakra centres. Every day our chakra’s are stimulated in one way or another. Whether or not you are doing it consciously, certain things you do will energise them again.
Essentially it's spending an hour or so lying quietly on your back in a large, private bath. You are suspended in a warm solution of Epsom salt water about 10 inches deep and so dense you float effortlessly.
Floatation has been in existence since the 1960s and is evidence based. Studies show that you reach a very deep state of relaxation where theta brain waves are produced. These are normally only experienced during deep meditation and just before falling asleep. Endorphines are produced which are our bodies natural pain relievers and mood enhancers.
What is a chakra?
Chakra is a Sanskrit word that means ‘wheel’ or ‘vortex’ and it refers to each of the seven energy centres of which our consciousness, or our ‘energy system’ is composed.
The functioning of the chakras reflects decisions we make concerning how we choose to respond to conditions in our life.
Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point in their life. It is most common between the ages of 18-39 but it does affect people in their 40s and 50s.
What is Acne?
Acne causes spots and oily skin and can sometimes be hot and/or painful to touch. Everyone is affected differently but most commonly, acne develops on the face, back and chest, though it can also show up on the shoulders, upper arms, groin, buttocks and armpit areas.
IBS is a common, long-term condition of the digestive system. It is classified as bouts of constipation and bloating followed by stomach cramps and diarrhoea.
According to the NHS choices website, IBS is thought to affect up to one in five people at some point in their life, and around twice as many women are affected as men.
NHS choices also claim that the condition is usually life-long, but may improve over several years.
While modern medicine does acknowledge that IBS seems to flare up during times of stress, it does not make clear the specific cause and meaning behind IBS.
According to The Mental Health Foundation, nearly half (47%) of adults in the UK feel stressed every day, or every few days, and 59% of British adults say their life is more stressful now than it was five years ago.
Stress has become quite a frequently used term among a whole range of groups from the therapy community, to the medical community and the general public. Many people acknowledge stress to be one of the biggest causes of ill health.
Why do so many people experience back pain?
Back pain is very common and research suggests that almost half of the adult population in the UK (49%) report back pain lasting for at least 24 hours at some point during the year.
It is estimated that four out of every five adults (80%) will experience back pain at some stage of their life.
Meditation is a very effective remedy for stress relief. When we feel stressed or anxious, our brainwave pattern changes, our heart rate and blood pressure rise, our breath is more shallow and our muscles tense up. Our body goes into 'fight or flight' and pumps adrenalin and other hormones into our bloodstream.
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