Counselling ~ Hypnotherapy ~ Psychotherapy ~ Mindful Well-
Counselling ~ Hypnotherapy ~ Psychotherapy ~ Mindfulness
'When we are no longer
able to change a situation, we are
challenged to change ourselves'
A warm welcome
Hi I am Jacqueline, mum of two fantastic sons and massive fan of long country walks and if it involves a great lunch then all the better. I am a an experienced Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness life Coach, Consulting Mental Health & Well-being Practitioner. I also proudly work as school counsellor, meeting individual with a neuro-diverse approach.
Investing in the health & well-being
some mindful info
Did you know...
Humans and other animals are designed to breathe solely through the nose with the mouth remaining closed.
The mouth is an advantageous back up, however its primary purpose is for eating and communication.
The tongue is designed to sit at rest on the roof of the mouth when not in use which includes when we breathe.
The passages in the nose are narrower by natural design. The nose is host to a powerful filtration system, enabling slower and cleaner air inhalation, giving the lungs time to extract optimum levels of oxygen.
We are born breathing innately, through the nose. However as we grow, stress can hit, social structures hurry us through life, consequently, if this pattern becomes established we learn to get by drawing in air quickly through the mouth, stress breathing.
Learning optimal breathing through establishing a mindful breathing practice
Have a go ...
Place one hand on your tummy and the other on your chest, starting to connect to your current breathing pattern, take time to notice...mindfully connect.
Now begin to draw your attention to your breathing, mindfully breathing slowly, inhale through your nose, mouth closed and tongue at rest... slowly filling your diaphragm, visualise a balloon...you can see it...feel it getting bigger and bigger, expanding slowly.
On full expansion of the diaphragm hold before slowly exhaling, releasing...letting go, feel the diaphragm deflate, retracting slowly with the stomach muscles being pulled back..drawn back almost as if being slowly drawn into the spine.
So the good news is...
it is never to early or too late to start.
A daily mindful practice promotes re-connection to optimal breathing. We can achieve due to the neural plasticity of the brain we update and strengthen pathway connection. Through persistent and constant change we hold capacity to rewire the brain.
'The pathways that fire together wire together'
Donald Hebb 1949
Practising is an investment in both health and well-being, ...
Boost mood, soothing and regulating the nervous system
Increase energy and motivation
Improve concentration and alertness
Boost the immune system
Improve blood flow
Strengthen the lungs and heart
Support healthy sleep patterns
Generate natural pain relief
Boost cellular regeneration
the list goes on...
a mindful practice...
A gift worth its weight in gold, some time away from the outside word, either on your own, in a small group or workshop.
Empowering the mind and body, restoring balance, practising mindful breathing, soothing the nervous system so to calm and connect.
Meditation, originating from the Latin meaning, to ponder, is an effective self calming regulation strategy. Through meditation we learn to access, connect to and calm thoughts, feelings and overwhelming emotions. Also, gaining greater insight... mindfully connecting...
A hugely beneficial intervention or daily health and well-being practice, developing, awareness, emotional regulation and resilience.
Life changing for all
children, young people & adults
What do mindfulness, meditation, movement through yoga, exercise and mindful breathing have in common?
They all develop, support & maintain
An investment for both mental and physical health.
Who would benefit?
Everyone....all ages....all developmental stages, reducing barriers with a neuro diverse approach to health and well- being.
Get in touch..
Strike a pose....
A yoga pose !
The movement of yoga supports sensory integration and emotional regulation systems.
Also, supporting, the development of co-ordination, concentration and posture.
Proactive essential developmental learning
through movement, fun and interaction.
Promoting mindful slow, effective breathing and exercise....
effective life long stress management activity, investing in health and well-being
Making learning.... fun
interactive...nurturing mindful connections
Creating, safe, friendly, calm environments for children and young people to grow, supporting positive attachments
Learning through play, movement and exploration...
Promoting, sensory, emotional, social and cognitive development
'Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the
bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in
your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.'