Employers are now recognising the impact of stress in the workplace. Mindfulness can be described as "paying attention to what's happening in the present moment in the mind, body and external environment" (The Mindfulness Initiative). Mindfulness sessions offer an opportunity for employees to build on the skills they need to remain mentally healthy. The CIPD reported on a study from MIND and The Police Federation that after six months of access, online mindfulness resources improved average wellbeing, life satisfaction, resilience, and work performance. We offer group sessions which give an overview of mindfulness and how you can put this into practice everyday. We also offer more tailored one to one sessions in which we focus on a particular problem the employee is having and give them the skills to help them with their mental wellbeing. Sessions can be in person or via video link.
The Mindfulness in Schools Project working with the University of Exeter found that mindfulness sessions for children and young people can improve their mental, emotional, social and physical health and wellbeing. It can reduce reactivity and negative behaviours as well as help develop cognitive and performance skills. We offer short regular sessions in mindfulness for children and young people and aim for this to be part of the curriculum.
Indian head and body massage appointments available for clients who prefer relaxation and healing through touch. Massage has long been recognised to increase physical and mental wellbeing and can reduce stress levels.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on of hands" and is based on the concept that "life force energy" flows through us. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
"The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness" (Abraham Maslow)