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Do you feel really ‘well’, energetic, joyful and enthusiastic about life? Wellbeing starts in the mind, by creating peace and finding relaxation. This leads to internal harmony. To find this I offer a variety of therapies, so please browse my site. Check me out on youtube, so you can hear what I sound like, too.
You might also like to take a look at my most recent book, THE LITTLE BOOK OF NATURE BLESSINGS, published by Watkins. Here you will find lots of information and hints on how to remain calm and feel nourished and stabilised by interaction with the natural world. The best therapy can be yours, amid trees or by a lakeside!
Personal contact is important, so you can get a better idea about me and what I offer. So please give me a ring on 01453 299826 or 07833 752173, if you just want to have a chat. Alternatively you can email me through this site. Best of all, give me a text on 07833 752173. Start your text with the phrase INQUIRY FROM WEBSITE and you’re sure to receive a response within an hour or two!
Please note my name is now Teresa Dellbridge.
CORONAVIRUS, COUNSELLING AND HYPNOTHERAPY FROM HOME
We’re all going through strange times. Change is always stressful, but what’s happening now is unsettling in the extreme. For each of us this situation has its unique impact, touching on the parts of life that are most sensitive. If you’re already anxious, depressed, stressed or panicky, these feelings can be made much worse. At the same time you may feel that it’s harder to get help, with clinics and therapy centres closed. However, help is, in fact, easy to find and can be reached from your home at a time that works for you, whatever your schedule.
I’m offering counselling and hypnotherapy by FaceTime, at times that fit in with you, however unsociable. For those of you involved in essential services – emergency, medical, police, deliveries, refuse collection and others – I’m happy to provide this service for a donation, payable by BACS, and will do my best to fit in with any unsociable hours. For anyone experiencing particular difficulties because of this crisis I will offer help at negotiable, affordable rates, in recognition of the fact that so many people are being hit hard financially. Relationships can be put under particular strain now, so I also offer couple counselling to help you through. If you wish for hypnotherapy, you will receive your own, personal hypnotherapy/guided meditation recording, emailed to you after the session, for you to play whenever you wish. This is extremely beneficial for relaxation and optimism.
Whatever you’re going through, however hard the issues seem, talking helps. Please call me initially on 07833752173. We can talk about how you’re feeling and find a positive way forward.
CORONAVIRUS – MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU AND DON’T FEED THE FEARS!
If you suffer from anxiety or feel overwhelmed and down, there are things you can do to raise your spirits and regain control. Change is always challenging, and Coronavirus is changing so much for us – and yet as humans we are programmed to adapt to change. If anxiety becomes overwhelming, concentrate on your breathing. Breathe in until you feel your ribs expand – place your hands on your back, just above your waist and you’ll feel this. Then blow out through your mouth, repeating this 6 times. Now focus on what you can do, such as phoning a friend, making a warm drink or carrying on with some useful activity. You are powerful and there are actions that you can take. Avoid the media, if your fears are growing and stop storytelling – in other words, let go of any tendency to dwell on what you fear is going to happen. This is a ‘story’ – it is not real. Be aware of asking yourself lots of questions in a row, bombarding your brain with uncertainty. It’s okay not to know – you can and will deal with things when they arise. Make sure you meditate, relax, and write down all your thoughts in a journal – that’s going to be so interesting to read later on. Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for help – your well-being matters.
Now here are some practical tips;
1) KEEP BUSY. If you’re working from home, create a space to work and turn off television, radio etc. to avoid distractions and anxiety
2) DON’T SIT FOR TOO LONG. Get up every half an hour, stretch and walk about
3) BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE. You may have more time on your hands, so get out in the fresh air and walk. You can avoid getting too close to people, and the exercise and fresh air will boost your mood and immune system. You can also do yoga, dance, or turn your living room into your ‘gym’.
4) CONCENTRATE ON LAUGHTER AND GOOD NEWS. There’s plenty of it out there. Circulate it among friends and stay in contact, in positive ways
5) DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND WARM DRINKS – essential for health and well-being
6) GET PLENTY OF SLEEP – this also boosts your immune system, and you will sleep better after activity and fresh air.
7) TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR EXTRA TIME. If you have more time on your hands, ask yourself what you’ve always wanted to do? Painting, mosaicing, music? Order supplies on-line and be creative
8) ENJOY HELPING OTHERS If there’s anything you can do, from shopping to a cheer-me-up phone-call, do it. It will boost you, too.
9) CONTINUE WITH YOUR ‘TALKING THERAPY’ Last but not least, if you’re having counselling or hypnotherapy, your therapist may well continue your therapy over the phone, Skype, FaceTime or similar. Your emotional and mental health is very important and it affects your physical health.
Stay safe and well!
TAKE A SOUL DETOX WITH THE POWER OF NATURE, IN SPRING 2020
Find remedies for feeling cut off, losing your intuition, an over-active mind, loss of belief in yourself and being generally under par
Modern life can drain your energy, cutting you off from your roots. All the materialism and striving can pollute your soul, making it hard to be peaceful. But you can get rid of spiritual toxins with these five simple practices, to re-connect you with Nature. The Spring is the perfect time to move on psychically, getting out and about for your soul detox.
Find remedies for:
- Feeling cut off
- Losing contact with your intuition
- An over-active mind
- Loss of belief in your life purpose
- Feeling generally under par
IF YOU JUST FEEL CUT OFF FROM NATURE AND YOUR OWN BODY
Maybe you’ve developed habits you know aren’t good for you, eating the wrong things, getting stressed, not sleeping? Probably you spend days inside, maybe sitting at a desk, staring at a screen or dashing about trying to complete tasks. No wonder you can feel incomplete and on edge.
TAKE THE CURE. Go for a micro walk. When you have a coffee break or lunch hour, don’t slump in a chair. Get out and use your legs, even if it’s only for five or ten minutes. Make sure you walk where there are at least a few growing things. Notice your surroundings very closely, letting your attention zoom in and out, from gazing at distant objects, to homing in on those closest to you.
Nature is the shadows of clouds drifting over the hills and it is that little butterfly fluttering from bloom to bloom. As you watch you may find that you notice symbols and metaphors that give you wisdom about your life and you feel part of the cosmic web again.
HAVE YOU STOPPED LISTENING TO YOUR INTUITION?
Intuition is the voice of truth within you. It’s your deepest self, trying to give you wisdom. This may be about your own path in life, or things you need to know about the world. If you’re cut off from it you can feel empty and unsure. You may find it hard to make decisions, spend time with the wrong people and make career and relationship choices that aren’t in your best interests.
TAKE THE CURE. Nature has the greatest power to boost your natural instincts. Find a quiet spot outside where you know you can be private and just sit. Listen to all the sounds around you. As you become still you will hear more and more – the birds sing, the breeze rustles the leaves, bees buzz, and there are other, more subtle sounds that you may not be able to explain.
Look around you, noticing the contours of each leaf, blade of grass, stone and twig. If your mind wanders, keep bringing it back to the present moment. Relax your body as much as you can and breathe deeply and comfortably. Let the hassles of life flow out of you.
Think of a major life question that you have. Don’t try to analyse it, just hold it in your mind, sitting with the uncertainty. When other thoughts interfere, notice them and let them go. Just listen to your inner self and the answers will start to form. This is your intuition speaking – you have cleaned the wires and made contact.
IF YOUR MIND IS BUSY, BUSY, BUSY.
Has it become almost impossible to switch off? All day you’re multi-tasking and in the evening going over and over the day’s problems. You may feel worn out and overwhelmed, as if you’re on a treadmill and there’s no way off.
TAKE THE CURE. Go somewhere where the air is fresh and clear. This may be beside a stream or on the top of a hill. Relax your body and close your eyes. Take a deep breath while visualizing the breath spiraling up your spine as you count to six. Pause for a count of six, then exhale to a count of six, visualizing your breath spiraling down, cleansing your being.
If this rhythm feels strained, settle into a rhythm of your own. Once you are comfortable with your spiraling up, holding and spiraling down timing, do the exercise ten times in all. Slowly return to your regular breath and don’t rush back into ordinary life if you can help it. You have inhaled peace and expelled stress.
IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT ANY MORE
Perhaps you used to know what you wanted, but now it seems meaningless. Often you ask yourself what’s the point of it all? Have you backed yourself into a corner with your commitments? Or is this all there is?
TAKE THE CURE This depth of discontent needs a radical approach. Take time out and go somewhere beautiful and dramatic, unspoiled or possibly sacred. This could be a mountaintop, an ancient woodland, a stone circle or a shoreline – anywhere that calls you.
Settle comfortably, relax and breathe in the ambience of your surroundings. Give all your stress to the earth, imagining it flowing away in a sludgy stream, until you are clearer. Then imagine nourishment rising through you, from the earth.
Ask yourself that big question ‘Why am I here?’. Notice all the thoughts that come. If they are irrelevant concerns, blow them away and ask, and ask again. Notice your surroundings. If an animal or bird approaches it may have symbolic meaning. You may not get a clear answer, but pointers will arrive. Follow these and eventually your answer will be there.
IF YOU FEEL PHYSICALLY UNDER PAR MOST OF THE TIME
There isn’t really anything wrong with you – just aches and pains, low energy, not much motivation – you may even be somewhat depressed. You’ve tried early nights and other small lifestyle changes but nothing makes you feel much better.
TAKE THE CURE. Give your problems to a friendly tree. There is an old custom of tying a rag to a tree to represent an illness and asking Mother Nature to bring back health. In fact that tradition is still active in certain places such as Madron’s Well, in Cornwall.
You don’t have to go to any location other than somewhere that is right for you. Go for a leisurely walk and find a tree that seems welcoming. In your hand hold a small strip of cotton, linen or wool (N.B. Please use only natural fabrics) Hold the fabric in your hand, close your eyes and pour all your feelings of discomfort, lack of energy and low mood into it. Ask the tree to take your malady and give you some of its earthy strength. Tie your strip of fabric to a branch and say thanks. Leave the tree some water as an offering, and whenever you feel under par, think of your tree and relax.
Enjoy Nature – she’s our wisest teacher.