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The importance of touch and hands on for human development

We are all different and have different ways of approaching matters in life. This is to do with not only our conditioning but our learning type skills. Different ways of learning is recognised with a variety of schooling now available throughout the UK. Introduction of Forest schooling, Montersory, Steiner and other cognitive development is starting [...]

By |2020-09-14T12:15:12+01:00September 7th, 2020|Philsophy, psychology, stress, tired|0 Comments

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasures you seek” – Joseph Campbell

What holds most of us back from changing our body, our views and belief systems, recovering from illness, changing relationships with the self and others or getting rid of disease and pain? Joseph Campbell was a professor of comparative mythology and religion. His book: 'The hero with a thousand faces' was credited to the movie [...]

To mask or not to mask- that is the question???

So I returned to the shops at the weekend to be greeted by hand sanitiser in every shop entrance. Now firstly I am not against hand sanitiser. We have to look at both sides of the argument and also at our belief system ( I actually have hand sanitiser readily available in each studio, but [...]

Our behaviour, immune system & the gut

According to Hippocrates, the father of medicine, “All disease begins in the gut.”  2,500 years later and he has been proven to be right! Each time I  am stopped by a charity worker raising money for alzeimers, cancer, depression, parkinson, autism and many more . I always ask them if they have heard of [...]

Bruce Lee: “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”

We are more likely to learn in life, school, work and relationships by the mistakes we make rather than the positive outcomes. Admitting to any sort of mistake or misdemeanour that takes great courage. Most of us wiggle our way out and play the child, victim, saboteur or prostitute archetype (survival archetypes). This is not [...]

Creating stability & resilience in times of crisis

Everyone is trying to work their way through life the best as they can. There is no wrong or right and we are all quick to judge others. When we judge, gossip, speak and communicate hurtfully of others it is actually a mirror reflection of how we feel and behave to ourselves. This behaviour comes [...]

Get out of survival mode

We are all presently experiencing challenges to our survival, that being our health, job, money, relationships and children. The combined stresses put many of us in a more compromised state of health, making us more vulnerable to disease and injury. This is because we are in a state of fight, flight or freeze. Fight mode [...]

Dealing with stress & anxiety – Part 2

An experiment was ran on mice by placing them in a cages wired to receive electrical shocks. Each shock was spatially harmless. But after repeated shocks given over multiple days left the mice dull and listless. Their immune response was severely compromised and some actually died from the harmless stress. This experiment allows us to [...]

By |2020-05-01T13:39:29+01:00May 1st, 2020|anxiety, stress|0 Comments

Dealing with stress & anxiety part 1

Most of us are reactive; we experience two sorts of stress, within the work place and with families and colleagues. Ask yourself these questions? Do I  react emotionally and emotions blow up? Do I complain about pressure I’m under, mostly to people who aren’t causing it? Do I pass the stress down the line, unloading [...]

By |2020-05-01T13:44:22+01:00May 1st, 2020|anxiety, stress|0 Comments

Ten top virtual teaching tips for pilates and yoga teachers

So if like me you had pondered about online teaching but were then forced to use virtual platforms during covid-19. Here follows ten top tips to make your sessions exciting, educational, inviting and enjoyable for you to do. 1. Fees - Firstly decide are you going to charge or not charge. There is no right [...]

By |2020-04-17T22:15:11+01:00April 17th, 2020|accepting change, life, love, pain, psychology, stress, tired|0 Comments