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'
Viktor Frankl

A warm welcome 

to 

Forever Growing

 

 

Jacqueline Branfield

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.

 

      

Mindful Well-being
Investing in the health & well-being

some mindful info

Services
 
Hypnotherapy
Therapy promoting a deep sense of relaxation, enabling connection with the subconscious...
 
Counselling
Psychotherapy 
Talking therapy for children, young people and adults...
Mindfulness 
Bespoke to meet individual need, investing in health and well-being
 
 
Breathing 
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.
now repeat 
 
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
  • Aid digestion
  • Strengthen the lungs and heart
  • Support healthy sleep patterns
  • Improve stamina
  • Generate natural pain relief 
  • Boost cellular regeneration 
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Reduce lethargy
       the list goes on...
Specialist Bespoke Mindfulness, Health & Well-being workshops, informal education
 Meditation
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
  • Alertness
  • Awareness
  • Calmness
  • Stress management
  • Patience 
  • Creativity
  • Connectivity 
  • Health
  • Well-being
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..
Start the day the mindful way
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

 QUOTE

         '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.' 

                                                                       Mark Twain

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