An Introduction to Mindfulness

4 June,  6.45pm – 7.45pm         

Join us for an open, free group session to discover how the practice of mindfulness can improve the quality of life, by bringing a sense of clarity, calm and perspective to everyday situations.

Sue Rogers, Psychotherapist /Counsellor & Mindfulness Practitioner along with Sarah Lucas, Teacher & Mindfulness Practitioner, will also be running a course in the autumn dedicated to this topic. This evening talk is an opportunity to meet them and learn more about what this course will entail.

Women’s Wellness Day

Saturday, 13 July 2019
9.30 am – 4.30 pm

You are invited to attend a therapeutic wellbeing day focused on
women’s wellness.

Understanding life’s phases as a woman

What to expect and how you can support yourself during the phases, so that you can take care of yourself in a holistic and empowering way.

Taking time to receive one-on-one pampering and relaxation.

The perfect way to begin your summer holiday!

Composition of the Day

Discovery
Two informative talks and exploration:
Biographical Journey: the life’s phases of a woman– with Annette Gordon, Biographical Counsellor
Women’s Health – with Dr Claudia Kempfen, GP and Anthroposophical Medical Practitioner

Nourishment
Mindful movement exercises with Eurythmist, Ursula Werner
Enjoy a delicious, homemade organic lunch

Re-balancing
Receive three 45-minute individual therapy sessions that you have chosen from:

  • Kinesiology with Jonathan Livingstone
  • Nutritional Therapy with Lara Seago
  • Holistic Facial Treatment with Elizabeth King
  • Eurythmy – mindful movement with Ursula Werner
  • Either: Rhythmical Einreibung – Therapeutic Touch Massage; Reflexology or Rhythmical Massage with Fiona Sim and Monika Horber (Practitioners advise not to have both massage + reflexology on same day)
  • Relaxation Therapy with Emma Price

Cost and Booking information

Cost: £75
Booking deposit of £35 required. Bookings close on 1 July.
Please book in advance as numbers of attendees are limited.

For more information and to register your booking please contact Elizabeth
elizabeth@elysiacentre.org



An Introduction to Mindfulness

Tuesday, 2 April 6.45 – 7.45 pm

Discover how the practice of mindfulness can improve the quality of life, by bringing a sense of clarity, calm and perspective to everyday situations.

Sue Rogers, Psychotherapist /Counsellor & Mindfulness Practitioner along with Sarah Lucas, Teacher & Mindfulness Practitioner, will be running a course in the Autumn dedicated to this topic. This evening talk is an opportunity to meet them and learn more about what this course will entail.

Rhythmical Einreibung – Gentle Therapeutic Touch

Offered on Women’s Wellness Day – one day retreat

13 July 2019

What is Rhythmical Einreibung?

Rhythmical Einreibung (RE) is a gentle form of massage, sometimes called therapeutic or healing touch. It shares its origins with Rhythmical Massage and both approaches are around 100 years old falling under the umbrella of anthroposophic care therapies. RE was originally created as a method for anthroposophic nurses to apply prescribed oils and ointments; it has been further refined since the 1970’s.

Because RE is very gentle it can be used to treat those who are frail or exhausted and might find other massage techniques too challenging. It can be used for pregnant women, young children and as part of end of life care.

Why is rhythm important?

RE brings a rhythmical quality of touch to the body.

Rhythm is a language the body understands well; our bodies are composed of many different rhythms – heart and breathing, the menstrual cycle, the daily rhythm of the liver and, if we are lucky, we eat and sleep in a rhythmical way. When we are ill, exhausted or stressed these rhythms can be disrupted. Through rhythmical touch harmony and balance can be restored and symptoms relieved.

What are the therapeutic benefits of receiving Rhythmical Einreibung?

In RE the soothing Effleurage stroke (sliding over the surface of the skin) is the main technique used. The treatment follows a set sequence of movements and it is possible to treat the whole body in one session, giving a unique experience of wholeness and integration.

The main effects are warming, relaxing, calming and reassuring.

It can help one to feel the boundaries of the body and also help the soul and body to inter-relate in a harmonious way.

Working with the life forces, RE can help to restore energy and increase vitality.

What conditions can be treated?

Rhythmical Einreibung can be helpful for many chronic conditions where there are problems with low energy, cold, pain, stiffness and loss of rhythm.

It can be helpful for digestive, breathing, sleeping and circulatory problems.

It can be of benefit for people going through treatment for cancer, offering gentle support where other forms of massage may not be recommended.

It can help psychological issues too like anxiety, depression and stress.

There are very few reasons when/why RE may be contra-indicated. For example, caution is needed with pregnant women during the first trimester or where there is a history of miscarriage. Open wounds can’t be touched, but it is worth knowing that the skin around a leg ulcer, for example, will benefit greatly from the support of a Rhythmical Einreibung session.

Fiona Sim is a Registered Nurse and Rhythmical Einreibung Practitioner and Teacher with 30 years’ experience in this gentle, therapeutic touch technique.

A Happy Ageing approach to looking after your skin

26 March 6.30 – 8.00pm

Join this free skincare workshop and discover how through understanding your skin’s rhythm, trusting your senses and using Martina Gebhardt’s simple soulful skincare can help lead to healthy and vital skin.

Workshop with Elizabeth King, Holistic Skincare Therapist and Educator
Skin & The Soul Within.

Elizabeth has particular experience with rosacea, teenage acne as well as irritated, hypersensitive skin conditions.

Using Martina Gebhardt – Demeter certified skincare range.

Muscle testing and kinesiology: a demonstration

19 March 7.30 – 8.30pm

In case you missed it last time, here is another opportunity to experience (or witness) muscle testing in action! Bring a remedy, supplement or food that you want to be tested on; or just come and learn a bit about kinesiology and how Jonathan uses muscle testing when working with emotional trauma and other issues.

Jonathan Livingstone, therapist and coach, formerly a director of Kinesiology Federation, is a Touch for Health trainer and author of The Therapist Within You (2009) and Relearning Experience (forthcoming).

Louise Roberts

Psychotherapist/Counsellor
Ad. Prof.Dip Counselling MBACP

IAPT Post Graduate Certificate in Systemic Family Practice
Transactional Analysis 101
NCFE Advanced Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory

I am a caring, conscientious and competent counsellor/psychotherapist with extensive experience in offering support, rehabilitation and guidance to clients who are experiencing challenging times, be it through trauma experienced, mental health struggles such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or relational issues. I continuously endeavour to offer a warm, safe, confidential, non-judgemental space for my clients to explore and understand difficulties which may be impacting on everyday life, whilst learning new skills to enable them to manage situations or emotions.

My initial training was using a person centred/psychodynamic approach but have also trained in cognitive therapy/solution focussed therapy and transactional analysis. Having had a vast experience with both adults and young people, having worked in senior schools as well as centres specifically for 12 to 25-year olds, working with anger, bullying issues, bereavement, OCD, family and relationship issues, self-harm, school issues, insecurities, post-traumatic stress, sleep issues, gender/sexuality issues, attachment problems and many more.

I possess a natural ability to gain the trust and confidence of my clients and can work effectively and creatively with clients as they move towards their goals and have over 11 years’ experience of working with young people and vulnerable adults.

I regularly attend CPD training courses including suicide awareness, safeguarding, parental substance and alcohol misuse, cultural awareness (including CSE and FGM) and impacts of domestic violence.

I have most recently completed a Post Graduate Diploma in CYP/IAPT family practice and hope to also be offering family practice work in the very near future.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) adhering to their code of professionalism and ethics, along with a current clear DBS certificate (Disclosure and Baring Service)

Phone:07734 851 216| Email

Caroline Swain

Utilising over 8 different styles of massage including Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy and Table Thai Stretching, I specialise in body work and holistic therapies. With more than 18 years of experience, I regularly combine aspects from different treatments to attain the best individual results.

Clients visit for injury treatment, pain relief, stress reduction and general well-being, if you want to experience something truly holistic, take a look at my Signature Treatments.

Treatments offered include Aromatherapy (including prescription therapeutic blends), Reflexology, Reiki, Chinese Cupping therapy. Massage therapies include Deep Tissue/Swedish, Indonesian/Balinese, Hot Stones, Lava Shells, Warm Bamboo, Table Thai Yoga and Holistic Facials.

Qualifications include, VTCT Level 3 Diploma(s), SNHS Diplomas, FHT Accredited, Guild of Holistic Therapists Accredited, BABTAC Accredited. Fully insured and a member of ABT Insurance.

Phone: 07847 255537 | Email | Website

Emma Price

I am an Integrative Therapist and an affiliate member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH). I practise Hypnotherapy, Stress Management & Relaxation and Numerology. I spent most of my working life as a Primary School teacher and always felt that through this I was meeting my calling of being able to give service to others. My belief is that this is my true, soul-purpose. The strength of this belief led me to a career and lifestyle change, which now enables me to help people who feel a need for change in their lives. I see the therapies I use as a tool to help facilitate change in all kinds of different ways – changes which at the core, are worthwhile, positive and of the utmost benefit to the client.

Hypnotherapy:
Using the natural state of hypnosis to help people achieve the changes that they want to make. As a Hypnotherapist, my role is to facilitate this change in partnership with the client. Hypnosis has its own benefits, however, when combined with thoughtful, tailor-made therapy it’s an extremely effective tool to enable change.

Hypnotherapy can help a person tackle a wide variety of issues including:
• Overcoming personal barriers
• Eliminating unwanted habits
• Improving confidence and self-esteem
• Healing emotional wounds

As a Hypnotherapist, I work with my client to fully explore the change that they feel they need to make – the starting point of effective therapy and always carried out with the client’s best interests at heart. From here, a tailor-made therapeutic process is designed to fully suit the client’s needs. Using the natural, state of hypnosis enables the therapy to be delivered in such a way that the client is fully open and receptive to it, allowing the positive process of change to begin.


Relaxation Therapy:

This is designed to give the client tools and strategies for managing their own personal anxieties and stresses. As the therapist, my role is to detail the client’s need for relaxation and work in partnership with them to design a course of therapy. Clients are then able to take ownership for the change to happen in their lives. Relaxation Therapy helps to:

• Identify triggers
• Promote positivity
• Improve health and well-being
• Reduce anxiety and stress

Numerology:
I strongly believe that we are guided by a higher purpose and part of my practice includes the use of Numerology as a tool to help facilitate change. This ancient science is the metaphysical study of numbers and their vibrational influence over us and our lives. I use this ancient tool, as a means for clients to better understand reasons as to why they think, feel and act the way they do – in a way which links them to their Soul-Purpose. This Soul-Purpose work offers help to align people more fully with their true path. Feeling disconnected, off-kilt, distanced and imbalanced are signs that we are not fully connected to our Soul-Purpose. I use Numerology as a tool to determine this purpose, reveal the path to reaching it and facilitate the client in realising their true potential.

Phone:07888 729923| Email | Website