Month: May 2020

Lets Raise Awareness of World Hunger Day

Lets look at the history of World Hunger Day, and the ways that you can contribute to ending hunger. Its strange that World Hunger Day falls on the same day as Hamburger Day. One a celebration of excess, and the other is the complete opposite. Hunger kills more people across the world than AIDS, malaria Read more…

How to Relax – Part Five – A Simple Visualisation Exercise

The next step in our essential relaxation guide is this simple visualisation exercise This exercise involves using an image as a way to focus the mind. Create in your mind an ideal spot to relax. It can be: real or imaginary somewhere you will find restful, calming, safe and happy a place you would want Read more…

Aromatherapy – Harnessing the Natural Healing Powers of Plants

Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils for healing and wellbeing purposes. Each essential oil used in aromatherapy is said to have different properties. For example, some calm and make you feel relaxed while others are energising and refreshing. Here are some widely used essential oils and their properties: Calming: chamomile, Read more…

Which Holistic Practices can help During Mental Health Awareness Week?

Our mental health is important throughout every stage of our lives, from childhood to adulthood, because it affects our emotional, psychological, and social well-being If you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behaviour can be affected. Many factors contribute to causing mental health problems, including: Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry Read more…

How to Relax – Part Four – Body Scan Meditation

Our How to Relax series continues with Part Four – Body Scan Meditation This body scan meditation is a wonderful way to relax as it can help you to become aware of each part of your body, and to relax each part in turn. Giving you a whole body relaxation session. This method is best Read more…

Try Mindful Walking this National Walking Month

Its important to get your exercise, and now the lockdown rules have been eased a little bit, we can take advantage of National Walking Month! At the moment its more important than ever to get our heart rates up, get some vitamin D and take some time out to exercise. Its recommended that we all Read more…

Crystal Healing – The Ultimate Natural Therapy

Crystal healing is a natural holistic therapy that taps into the energetic power of crystals and how they affect the body and mind. Crystals take millions of years to form underground. The way crystals are formed (by repeating chemical structures) is believed by some to imbue them with the ability to hold energies. There are Read more…

On V.E. Day lets talk about Mental Health

Nowadays it is commonplace to talk about our feelings and how we are affected by trauma. But during the Second World War it was a different story. How often do you hear that a grandparent or great grandparent never spoke about the war, because it was too painful? Years of memories were left unspoken and Read more…

How to relax – Part Three – Deep Breathing

The basis of any relaxation technique is knowing how to breathe. This deep breathing technique can be used either at the beginning of a longer meditation session, or simply at any time of day when you need a few minutes space, need to calm down at the end of the day, or you want to Read more…