Psychotherapy – Midwinter darkness

PSYCHOTHERAPY /COUNSELLING

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Are you creating the space and time you need to reflect and find compassion for yourself as we enter into the darkness of Mid Winter?

 

If the time of year is evoking difficult feelings due to relationship dynamics or unresolved issues, perhaps you would like to explore this further in a confidential and supportive relationship.
Lisa Kimberley, Psychotherapist at Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre is now available on Tuesdays at the centre.
All new or returning clients who book in for an appointment with Lisa in December will receive an  initial consultation at the reduced price of £20.

Ongoing weekly sessions that are booked in advance for the New Year will also be reduced for the month of January, a block of four sessions will cost £150 for January only.
Contact Lisa on 07971 675432

Wishing you blessings, peace and strength. Lisa. lisa-k

New Pilates Class – Tuesdays 9.30am.

We have a new time for our pilates class with Cathy Baynes, Level 3 Pilates Instructor!

They will now take place every Tuesday 9.30-10.30am and are available as a drop in (£9.50) or a book a 4 week course for £34.

Suitable for all abilities, please ring Cathy on 07763 374755 or email pilates@cathybaynes.co.uk to find out more and book your space.

See Cathy’s website, www.avocadopilates.co.uk to find out more about her and her class.

 

 

Yin Yoga Workshop – Sunday 11th December

Yin Yoga Workshop with Ann Morley
Sunday 11th December, 10.30-12.30. £20 per person.

A Guide to Yin Yoga - Ann Morley

Yin Yoga is a beautifully relaxed style of yoga where the focus is on the inside; the sensations of the breath and body, and observing our reactions to those. We hold the stretches for a few minutes at a time to allow the best benefit to our connective tissues. It gives the body time to relax fully into the postures, whilst calming and stilling the mind, take the time to just be.

 

‘Yin’ is the soft, relaxing, accepting counterparty to the ‘yang’, the fast, dynamic, need to achieve that dominates a lot of our modern lifestyles; we need both yin and yang to come into balance.

The class is suitable for all levels. If you have any health concerns, please let Ann know before the class. Most things can be accommodated with some adjustment to the poses. Yoga mates and props are available to borrow, just remember to wear loose fitting clothes that allow you to stretch easily.

For more information, please see: www.annmorleyyoga.co.uk/yin-workshop.

Ann is an experienced yoga practitioners, having practised since 2003. She trained to teach at Yogacampus, London and is accredited with Yoga Alliance.

To get in touch with Ann directly to book your place, please email on annmorleyyoga@gmail.com or ring on 07521 684883.

Atlantic Swimmer gets off to a head start with therapies at CHHC

You may have seen on the news recently, local man, Ben Hooper is attempting to be the first man to swim the Atlantic Ocean in November 2016.

What you may not know, is that he has benefitted from therapies at Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre to help him in his training.

In addition to yoga, acupuncture and sports massage, Ben, had a huge number of Myofascial Release Therapy treatments to help get his body and mind in peak condition during his intense training regime.

Ben Hooper MFRPicture credit: Rosemary Watts

Extract from Gloucestershire Echo (27th November 2014)

Ben Hooper swears by it (Myofascial Release Therapy). In fact he believes that it will be crucial in helping him achieve his goal of becoming the first man to swim the Atlantic Ocean next year.

“The first time I thought ‘oh my God what is this’ but the difference is immense,” Ben says.

“I’ve been seeing Jenna for three months, six hours a week, it’s fantastic.

“We have so many swimmers and triathletes in Cheltenham and around Cheltenham, they should be booking in for this.

“The difference it makes to me emotionally – I walk out of here more relaxed mentally and physically.

“Physically it extends my stroke. I have greater reach and flexibility.

“It has been life-changing. It’s that serious and could be the difference between me making it or not.”

 

Backcare Awareness Week – £10 off osteopathy treatments 3rd-8th October 2016

OSTEOPATHY OFFER

3rd – 8th October is Back Care Awareness Week.

We have some great offers for both new and existing patients.

  • £10 off all new and continuing patient appointments
  • Free spinal and baby checks
  • If you recommend a friend who visits during the week, we will give you £10 off your next appointment

Our GOsC registered osteopaths are Stuart Wilson and Lucy Carden.

To book an appointment please telephone (01242) 584140, or you can book online at www.chhc.co.uk.

Free yoga workshops Saturday 24th September!

Thinking of Becoming a Yoga Teacher?

This workshop is for anyone who’s thinking of becoming a yoga teacher.

Join us to get your questions answered.  If you’re curious about teacher training, how to set up your yoga business or what it’s like to be a yoga teacher, we’ll be there to answer your questions.  We’ll answer honestly and openly and share our insights with you.

Come and join us, it’s open to all, whatever style of yoga is your preference.

And this workshop is free, so why not join us?

 

Dates and Places

Saturday 24th September – 11.30am – 1pm

Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre – Visit their web page for directions.

Book my place

Free Workshop – Personalising Your Practice

Personalising Your Practice – An interactive workshop which gives you the opportunity to address your own practice issues and to learn how to develop and nuture your yoga experience.

This workshop is specifically aimed at beginners and intermediates.  It’s also suitable if you are considering enrolling on yoga teacher training.

Amanda will guide you and help you to iron out any niggles in your practice, so bring your mat and come and explore your practice.

Reserve your place for free.

Dates and Places

Saturday 24th September – 9.30am – 11.00am

Cheltenham Holistic Health Centre – Visit their web page for directions.

Book my place

Why Is Homeopathy So Good For Children?

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“First, do no harm” was Hippocrates’ most famous words, and they are particularly important in the care and treatment of infants and children. Most people don’t know it, but most conventional drugs are tested on adults, and then, doctors estimate the appropriate dosage for children on such crude measures as a child’s weight.

The second main reason that parents bring their children to homeopaths is that children respond so well to homeopathic medicines. You can really change a child’s life, both physical and psychologically, with the correct homeopathic remedy. And you can help make a parent’s life much easier and much better.

How do children respond to homeopathic medicine?

Children respond extremely well to homeopathic remedies, even when the perfect medicine is not always prescribed

I talk to the child as much as possible, I watch the child, both in the waiting room, as she or he approaches me, and throughout the interview. I have a lot of respect for children, and I try to show them this respect by talking directly to them, and usually in a quite adult fashion.

Often parents need a lot of reassurance and relevant information to make a good choice for their children. The best way to treat parent’s fears about their children’s health is with education about the wisdom of the body and about certain acute symptoms as an important defence. Physicians and physiologists today recognize that fever is a useful response of the person’s body to infection. While it is true that certain high or long-lasting fevers need to be treated, such fevers represent an extreme minority of fevers in children.

The overuse of conventional drugs to lower fevers is concerning. Homeopaths assert that we create a lot of chronic disease when we suppress acute illness.

I am often amazed at how well and how fast homeopathic medicines work in fevers. I can and will refer the child for immediate medical treatment if fever is experienced in newborns (within first 4 months) that does not respond to homeopathic treatment within two hours, or if a fever in any child is over 40 degree Celsius and doesn’t respond to home treatment after 6 hours, or if high fever in any child leads to great lethargy and neck stiffness.

Children seem to get a lot of ear infections and, of course, antibiotics are the only treatment offered. Is there anything wrong with this?

Antibiotics may have a place in treating ear infections but not necessarily as a treatment of first choice. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines for the use of antibiotics in acute ear infections in children is actually that they should be avoided for the first three months. It may surprise some people to learn that a meta-analysis of the best studies on ear infection (British Medical Journal, 1997, 87:pp.466-74) found no benefit of using antibiotics as compared to placebo.

To make matters worse, some evidence suggests that administration of antibiotics lead to three times the number of ear infections as those children left untreated. Part of the problem with antibiotics is a basic premise of healing that is commonly ignored, that is, anytime you get something done for the body, the body doesn’t learn to do it on its own as well.

The long-term consequences are unknown and scary. This over-prescribing of antibiotics for both newborns and any child is a part of what I call “medical child abuse.” I look forward to the day that homeopathy and other natural medicine receive the appropriate acknowledgment.

What is the general benefit for children who are treated homeopathically?

Good homeopathic treatment during childhood can and will help create healthier teenagers Good homeopathic treatment will also help build healthier adults, physically and psychologically; all of which then helps to create a healthier world. This is homeopathy at work!

(Some of last section quoted from Dana Ullman)

New Hatha Yoga Class – Friday 9th September

Katie is starting a new hatha yoga class on Fridays, 9.40-10.45am.

Hatha Yoga – a Beginners’ Practice

A starting point for the practice of yoga. This class will combine breathwork (pranayama), postures (asana) and meditation. The focus will be on finding a balance in your body to develop both strength and flexibility. Balance in the key. Classes will be of a slower pace to enable you to find this balance in your body with an emphasis on function over form.
Fridays at 9.30am, 75 minutes. £8.
Yoga with Katie

 

“The germ is nothing, the soil is everything” – Katja Behrens, Homeopath

HOM_0028Every person experiences certain situations to which they are more vulnerable or more likely to react. Being susceptible means being predisposed, liable, or sensitive to the effects of an infectious disease, allergen, or other pathogenic agent – or even being sensitive for a situation e.g. in the workplace or in relationships; lacking immunity or resistance .

Sensitivity is the degree of the predisposition and susceptibility is the nature of it.

Susceptibility might come from genetics, can be inherited, or can come on by different life experiences, like traumas, accidents or other events.

In homeopathy microorganisms like bacteria and viruses are not held responsible but the weak organism and the susceptibility of the patient is mainly considered accountable for the disease.

Susceptibility makes us unique, because each of us reacts individually to different situations.

Good homeopathic treatment changes our core susceptibility, strengthening us, so that we are not affected by a situation or disease agent.

Homeopathy treats the whole person as well as the diseased part. It looks to address the underlying cause of illness. 70% of those that use homeopathy experience improvements in health and wellbeing (from a six year study at Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, 2005).

You can have a free exploratory phone call with me or book an appointment with the clinic.

Katja Behrens

kdbehrens@yahoo.co.uk

07794831692
01285 771334

www.realcurehomeopathy.com