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Staffing your weakness

When you need a haircut you go to a hairdresser, when you need your car repaired you go to a garage.  At those times you don’t attempt to cut your own hair or repair your car unless you are a hairdresser or a mechanic.  You do what is known as staffing your weakness.  You buy the services of someone who is expert at doing whatever it is you need.  Why?  because we cannot be good at everything and we understand this.

You may be a highly successful individual and yet something is not quite how you would like it in your life.  If this is the case, do what you would do professionally, staff your weakness take two days out and we sort this out, alternatively join us on the next group two day workshop.

Yoga Festival Friends

Affirmation for Loving SelfMy daughter and I have just come back from a Yoga festival in west Wales and although the weather was a little damp our spirits are not. We met so many delightful people it is like going home after a tough working week. When you circulate with so many people in a positive space filled with such good energy it feels so good. So this is a quick thank you to friends old and new I reconnected with and those who attended my talk and mini workshop I feel blessed to have met you.

Avoid being afflicted with SAD – Winter Depression

depressEvery year approximately 2 million people are affected by SAD (seasonal affective disorder). SAD is sometimes known as winter depression because although the symptoms often begin in the autumn as the days start get shorter, they’re most severe during December, January and February. In most cases the symptoms of SAD begin to improve in the spring before eventually disappearing.

The exact cause of SAD isn’t fully understood, but it’s thought to be linked to reduced exposure to sunlight during the shorter days of the year.

Sunlight can affect some of the brain’s chemicals and hormones. However, it’s not clear what this effect is. One theory is that light stimulates a part of the brain called the hypothalamus, which controls mood, appetite and sleep. These things can affect how you feel.

In people with SAD, a lack of sunlight and a problem with certain brain chemicals stops the hypothalamus working properly. The lack of light is thought to affect the production of the hormones melatonin and serotonin; as well as the body’s circadian rhythm (its internal clock, which regulates several biological processes during a 24-hour period).

Many have reported excellent results from using daylight bulbs in their homes during the day.  These bulbs give a natural looking white light which is quite different from the usual warm white of regular bulbs.  Crafters have used them for years to avoid eye strain whilst doing intense work.  You need to see them to get a feel for the difference.

The time to start using these bulbs is from September on a regular daily basis in areas that you spend most of your time.  In the office they can contribute to a healthier work environment, at home you can use them first thing in the morning and when you get home from work or other activities.  In the morning you will find they make you feel more bright and alert in yourself.  They are an investment but will last for years and improve your sense of wellbeing.

Does your clutter say more about you than you realise?

clutterThe location of your clutter can give clues as to the state of your mental, physical and emotional health.


Clutter in the bedroom indicates an unwillingness to deal with personal relationship issues,

Clutter in the bathroom relates to your physical health.

Clutter in the living room means a feeling of stagnation in your social life.

Clutter clogging corridors and doorways means a lack of flow in particular with regards to money.

Clutter in the kitchen is to do with self care and nourishment on a physical and emotional level.

No matter what the meaning, anytime you clear clutter in your living space it assists your mental and emotional clearing.  It helps if you do small batches at a time (e.g a drawer or corner of a room) and as you do it affirm to yourself that you are clearing your inner and outer world.

There are more things for you to try here.

Life Healing Workshop Leader Training Programme

Life Healing Workshops

How to become a Life Healing Teacher / workshop Leader

Join us  20th – 26th of September 2014 inclusive and become a Life Healer.

This fabulous week starts with the Life Healing Workshop and then continues teaching you how to share the life healing techniques.  Great if you would like to run your own workshops, create a second income stream, add some new effective techniques to your therapy practice or want to take your healing to a whole new level.

This training teaches you how to deliver the life changing techniques and materials for the Life Healing Workshop and aims to make you feel comfortable, safe and confident in presenting to a group. You will be taught by Gillian Bowles MBA, the leading Life Healing teacher in the UK. She is largest provider of ‘Heal Your Life’ and ‘Life Healing’ workshops in the UK and has been for the last 15 years, she also regularly teaches internationally. You also get the chance to work alongside her (subject to space) if you so wish at any time in the future and be involved in development programmes that really make a difference in the world.

If you are already involved in personal development, coaching, alternative health care provision, or in the caring profession then this course provides a natural supplement to your existing activities. However, it is also available to those who have shown an interest by study, practice or activity, in this kind of personal awareness training, and can provide a second income for those in other avenues of work.

The programme includes:

  • The Life Healing Workshop
  • One to One Personal time with Gillian
  • Personal “Stuff” Clutter Clearing – this teacher training programme sees you for the creative individual you are. Because groups are kept small, you will have personal time and attention to really clear your “stuff” if you have any left after the weekend workshop. It is really important that before you go forward to help others “heal their lives” you are healthy, healed and whole yourself. You will walk it and talk it. Many like to do this extra course just for their own personal development and without the thought of running workshops.
  • Personal delivery styles and overcoming fears associated with presenting
  • Understanding the background and techniques used in the workshops and how to deliver them. It is good to know where these techniques have come from, understanding that the philosophies that underpin this work are almost as old as man but that we now have new research and evidence to support them in the modern age.
  • Health and safety, for the workshop leader and their group. You will be taken through this section of the course by a professional Health and Safety Advisor who works in the industry currently.
  • Using and creating your own materials, you may be amazed by just how creative you are, let’s not lose that let’s use it.
  • Logistics, choice of venue, marketing, pricing etc.
  • Ethical Marketing – our philosophy is that there is no competition just rich diversity and variety. However we know that it is important for others to know about the valuable skills and work we have to share and so marketing is very important.
  • so much more

Please visit our dedicated sister site for more information

Becoming an Adult Orphan

Mother Holding Child's HandGrief on a Parents death is always hard but losing the last parent seems to be a slightly different event to the first.  Obviously if you lose both parents as a child you are classed as an “orphan” and treated as such. Everyone can instantly sympathise and understand that this is a traumatic event. However, when you are older and your parents die, it sounds ridiculous to say “I am an orphan”.

Whilst one parent remains alive you are still a child to someone no matter how old you are and whether or not you have become the carer for that parent.  Also you may find that you finally grieve the loss of your first parent, which may not have seemed possible or just may not have happened whilst the other parent was alive.  This is sometimes caused by throwing yourself into taking care or being concerned about how the other parent is coping rather than experiencing your own sense of loss. Read more

3 ways to deal with anger

Safe to Look within - AffirmationAnger is one of those emotions that not only makes the individual experiencing it feel very uncomfortable but those who are witness to it also. When someone gets angry it is generally seen as a lack of control as in he/she is losing it; or bad, dangerous and unpredictable. Problems relating to anger typically arise whenever emotions have been suppressed or misdirected. 
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Feeling overwhelmed? 3 ways to deal with it.

Grief UpsetWe all experience challenging times in our lives. Sometimes when bad things happen it can be hard to carry on. There are obvious times when emotional overwhelm can occur like the loss of a loved one, relationship break-up, loss of job or threat of redundancy. These are times when most people can appreciate you may be going through a difficult time. However, there are times when to the outside world things look good, at such times when your inner reality does not match outer appearances the whole situation can seem worse. Continue reading

New Special Offers – sharing the love


sharing the love – special offers

We have just added a new special offers page to the website and will update it whenever we have a new offer for you.  Having recently offered our regular customers a 20% discount on all products and services across this website to show our appreciation we decided to share the love further and extend the offer throughout February to all our customers new and old.  This offer also extends to workshops!

To take advantage of this offer now just purchase in the usual way and then put the code f2014aj into the promotional code box at the checkout, once entered it will hold good for whatever you buy whenever you visit in February.

Enjoy and have a fab Feb.