Going beyond the exit – Reassuring ways to secure a new career

It can come completely out of the blue, an unexpected conversation that can stop you in your tracks, potentially bringing on feelings of stress, anger, vulnerability and fear for the future. Being told that your job is at risk, that you may have to re-apply for it or finding out that you are losing it altogether can be a shock and seem unfair at the time but  once the news has sunk in, it’s good to calm your mind so that you can put everything into perspective and plan your way forward. 

Read these 5 reassuring ways to help you on the way to your new career.

1. Don’t look back in anger.

Give yourself a minimum of three days before you make any decisions about your future. Take this time to allow any feelings of anger and frustration to subside, logic and reason will come easier. When you are going through a difficult time be kind to yourself, allow yourself to breathe, relax and clear your thoughts. Get outside, go for a walk to the beach, take time to pursue activities you enjoy and meditate. There are many meditations out there to choose from including the extremely effective Meditation on Twin Hearts which has been scientifically proven to rapidly reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, it induces an inner calm and helps you to gain mental clarity.  High profile American entrepreneur and life business strategist Tony Robbins recognises the impact of the Twin Hearts meditation and now incorporates it into his global events.  

2. Why?

Why do you do the job that you do?
What do you love about it?
What do you dislike about it?

Take time to really think it through. Be honest and ask yourself if this is the job of your dreams or perhaps you were just coasting along, fearful to take the leap on to something bigger and better.  Perhaps you have always wanted to start a new business but couldn’t find the courage to leave your job and make the change. Having the decision taken out of your hands can be a great opportunity to finally go in another direction. 

3.Drive forward 

It’s only natural to feel worried when you are going through a financial change in your life, especially if others are relying on you as the main breadwinner. Keeping your mind clear of doubts and fears are key factors to helping you secure a new job or change in career. Pranic Healers understand how to utilise energy, they understand how to keep motivation levels high, how to increase confidence levels and how to help you generate positive thoughts for the future. Booking in for a session can help you to draw a line under where you are now and propel you forward with drive and enthusiasm towards your next great opportunity. Pranic Healing therapists can work with you in person or online. Treatments generally last around 45 minutes and can be extremely effective. 

4.CV

It may have been a while since you last wrote your CV,  updating it will be an important part of the job-seeking process. Did you know the mood you are in when writing your CV will directly impact the person you are sending it to? A positive, happy state of mind will give you a much better chance of securing the new position, people pick up on our moods, our energy,  through the written words. 

5.GO for it!

 Affirmations are a great way to enforce a positive state of mind, find one that resonates with you and repeat it over and over. 

“Don’t just think about making it happen. Make it happen” Les Flitcroft

Visualize yourself already in the position or running a successful new business. Believe in yourself, dress smartly, think positively, smile, set your sights on the target and confidently go for it! 

GOOD LUCK! 

“You are destined to be successful” Master Choa Kok  Sui 

3 Winning Ways to Bounce back from Sporting Defeat

Have you ever been in a race or match, where the opposition starts winning? If so, you might have felt an urge to fight back, similar to the fight or flight response. Or maybe your mind starts to create a magnitude of negative self-talk and self-doubt. As the mind creates these thoughts, the physical body starts to automate and act in a way that represents this by slowing down or giving up.

It’s the perfect opportunity for any inner beliefs of low self-esteem to pop up and be fed, and before you know it, you are in the hamster wheel of a negative mindset. “ I’m just not good enough”, “ I should have practised more”, “I give up”. Sound familiar?

As we enter into the sporting season, with the Wimbledon Tennis Finals upon us, we watch how dedicated athletes keep their focus and mindset on the match, even with millions of people watching from around the world. 

1.Understanding the mind – The main aspect of succeeding

Down, depressed or even angry. It can take anything from a few minutes to a few days to bounce back. But do you bounce back?

We have between 20,000- 80,000 thoughts per day.  Each thought can be likened to a spark of energy. This then sits in what’s called our energy system, which is in and around our physical body. Scientists call this our ‘bioplasmic body’. Within a match, you could be creating a few thousand thoughts.

“In training, everyone focuses on 90% physical and 10% mental, but in competitions, it’s 90% mental. The mind is one of the main aspects of succeeding in sport whatever your level.”  Ben Ainslie, Triple Olympic Gold and Silver Medallist 

Statistics show that our mind impacts our performance by over 75% and 3 factors influence sporting ability:

1. Fitness – which can be improved by increasing training

2. Technical skills – improved by study and practice

3. Mental skills 

But how do you improve your mental skills or mindset?

 2. The secret to moving forward 

To do this we need to remove the tendency to repeat the pattern, as well as being aware of what improvements need to be made with regards to fitness and technical skills.

3. A new way to get ahead of your competitors

This can be done through a treatment called Pranic Healing. In China, some of the national sports teams have pranic healers to treat the athletes with sports injuries right on the spot, or just give them a boost of Pranic energy if required to achieve peak performance, mental and physical endurance.

Applying Pranic Healing, to remove the repetitive negative thoughts which can hinder the athlete, and replacing with positive thoughts such as courage, good self-esteem and self-worth and It can also work on the physical body by strengthening and energising. Muscle tissue and tendons can be soothed, healed and regenerated, seemingly looking miraculous to the outsider. 

Athletes looking to find a marginal gain in their sport can learn the techniques of Pranic Healing for themselves or work with a Pranic Healing Therapist who will understand how to accelerate the rate of recovery of injuries, help them to overcome performance anxiety, improve mental strength and enhance performance.  By working alongside an athlete in this way remarkable results can be achieved.   

If you are a therapist such as a physiotherapist, sports massage therapist, counsellor, then by taking the pranic healing classes you can enhance the skills you already use, making the treatment very comprehensive. 

End of Term – 5 Ways to Sail through the Summer Holidays

The summer is finally here, and for parents with school children, there’s a long six weeks holiday looming. Many may be feeling relieved at the thought of a break from the rigorous term time routine but for others, this may bring feelings of trepidation about how to juggle childcare, work, daily activities plus how to cope with challenging behaviours that might rear up from children during this time.

Here are 5 simple but effective suggestions to help you sail through the summer: 

1.     Downtime and Stillness  

The end of term is typically accompanied by extremely tired and emotional children so allowing them to rest and recuperate is a crucial element to the start of any holiday period.    Slower mornings and easy days at home, reconnecting with toys, books and games that don’t involve the internet will help children to relax and clear their minds. The popular ‘Children’s Meditation on Stillness’ by Les Flitcroft is a great technique to introduce to them as it gives them a sense of happiness, calms their emotions and helps them to better manage friendships.  

2.     Get Active

Fresh air and physical exercise offer so many benefits to the emotional and mental health of children. Days out will not only help them to discover new places and try new activities, but the fresh air will also help them to unwind and sleep well at night. Days by the seaside are particularly good as they are not only fun, the sea air is extremely therapeutic and enhances feelings of well being. 

3.     Plan and create a new routine

Just because you don’t have the rigorous timelines of a typical school day doesn’t mean you can’t establish a “School Holiday” routine for you and the children – albeit a bit more relaxed. Planning the activities and structure of the day with input from the children will help them to feel empowered and encourage collaboration.  For some children, knowing what’s coming next helps them feel safe including retaining a bedtime routine. 

4.     Boundaries and Praise

It’s all too easy to take a laid back, no rules approach during the summer holidays, however, children still need both boundaries and praise to feel safe and secure whatever the circumstances. You might want to get input from your children, age-dependent, to help set some of those boundaries (e.g. how many ice creams a week) so it’s all clear up front.  And then, of course, be prepared for those boundaries to be pushed, your buttons to be pressed and for emotions to run high when you say ‘no’ but know that your firmness now will pay off in the future.  

5.     Look after yourself

Your own well being is more important than ever when you are out of your normal routine.  Your physical and mental health will have a direct impact on your children and when you are spending so much time together, it’s important that you are feeling good. 

Try to build in some ‘me’ time whether it means getting up earlier than normal to do some meditation, in particular, the Twin Hearts Meditation, which is backed by scientific study and has been found to rapidly reduce stress and anxiety, or by planning in time to exercise. Running, dancing, a yoga class or some other activity you enjoy doing, will help revitalise your system, you’ll be less fatigued and have more energy to keep up with the children. 

Above all else the summer holidays offer a positive and unique opportunity to reconnect with our children after a busy school year, treasure this time with them. 

Health, the new wealth – 4 Priceless Self Care Remedies

We all desire healthy bodies and good energy levels in order to live a full life. Sometimes, no matter how much we try to follow good advice, we feel depleted physically and emotionally

We know how refreshing it feels after swimming in the sea, the salty water has a remarkable cleansing impact on our system, disintegrating and soothing away stress which then allows the physical body to relax and promote natural healing.

Stress Relieving Soak

Taking a cue from Mother Nature to help maintain wellbeing is as easy as taking a regular salt bath with a few drops of lavender oil either as a weekly self-care routine or more frequently if unwell, salt baths are a terrific way to accelerate the return to both physical and emotional health.

Follow these easy steps for a super, stress relieving soak: 

  • Run a warm bath and add 1kg of Salt (any kind of salt except Epsom Salt as this has different properties) 
  • Add 15 to 20 drops of lavender oil. You can also use tea tree oil which is particularly effective for colds and flu but don’t mix the two oils. 
  • Submerge as much of the body as possible for no more than 20 minutes.  Obviously not your mouth and nose!
  • Relax and enjoy the purifying effects.
  • Rinse off under the shower.

Connect With Nature

We can so often fall into the trap of believing that keeping healthy is a stressful and punishing process when in fact it is the very opposite, once we learn to nurture our bodies in a loving way, our immune system will be strengthened. Another way to increase vitality is by connecting to nature around us, take time when going on a walk to breathe deeply and walk barefoot on the beach or grass. 
Healthy trees exude natural energy, also known as prana, so seek one out and take a few moments to lie or sit under it, relax and experience an uplift in your sense of well being. Pine trees are particularly good as they are evergreens.

Meditate

Another magical “must have” for physical and emotional well being is meditation. We can easily conjure up all sorts of ideas about this practice but with the backing of studies, the health benefits can’t be dismissed.
Twin Hearts is a fast-growing meditation used by thousands of people around the world. Short but powerful this amazing meditation needs to be on your ‘go to’ list for maintaining and restoring health.

Pranic Healing

Pranic Healing is one of the easiest ways to understand energy. It teaches you how to apply this energy for your well-being. The benefits of having Pranic treatments or learning how to use the system for yourself are tremendous. A vast array of physical ailments and psychological conditions can be helped with many people’s lives being rapidly changed and improved, this fast and easy to learn complementary therapy makes a priceless addition to anyone’s health toolkit.

Financial Wellness for All

Do you need money to be happy?

No, but let’s be realistic, you can’t do the things your heart desires if there aren’t the funds to support it. Money is an enabler and it affects every area of your life.

Your finances, indirectly, affect your body physically. If funds are low, you might have to work very hard or even take on two jobs to supplement your income, becoming physically drained can affect your immune system. Your financial situation can also put a lot of stress on your relationships. How many times does an argument stem from money? It can affect your self-esteem too. Lack of self-worth can create stress, anxiety and depression. Depression can even stop you from getting out of bed and taking opportunities that present themselves, which might be able to change and improve your situation.

So how are your finances?  Have you looked at them lately? Do you know what your income and outgoings are?

The point of this exercise is to make you aware of your thoughts and actions around money and finances. If you don’t address things then you can’t make the necessary changes needed to improve.

Take some time to look at your finances. Make a list of your incomings and outgoings. Is there a shortfall? Where can you cut back? Be organised, don’t overspend, budget for events and purchases.

Thoughts are just energy which your mind creates. It doesn’t matter where your thoughts or beliefs about money came from, it’s what you do about them now. There is an easy way to move forward, take control and have a more positive outlook around your life and finances, which will make you feel more empowered.

By taking specific  Pranic Healing classes and using the simple techniques taught, you can overcome financial worries, gain a sense of inner peace and improve your mental clarity.

Attending these courses isn’t just about ‘healing’ as in the normal sense we understand ie healing others. They teach you many ways, all tested and validated to help improve your life. Lessons like scheduling, organisation and how to use the ancient sciences and natural laws to attract prosperity and wealth. But what can you do about removing the repeating negative thoughts surrounding finances?

With Level 3 Pranic Psychotherapy, there is no limit to what you can achieve. Not only can you remove stress and anxiety from the body, but can also learn how to remove the emotions of fear, self-doubt and low self-esteem.

And it doesn’t stop there. In classes like Spiritual Business Management and Kriyashakti, you learn how to run your life like a business and the art of materialisation.

Pranic Healing is the gateway to a world of possibilities to improve your life and the lives of others, not only physically, but emotionally thus creating a better life and financial wellness for all.

Mind and Mental Health

Talking Mental Health

How many times does someone ask you how you feel and your reply hides the way you are feeling emotionally?
If you feel low emotionally this will affect your physical wellbeing. What can start with a little stress can lead to a mild headache, which if not addressed can lead to long term migraines which have may need to be medically supervised.
This is just one of many examples of when a physical condition arises from unregulated, unhelpful emotions.

Putting mental health first
Do you prioritise physical ailments over emotional ones even when the underlying emotional condition normally arises first?
Society has come a long way in the last 10 years in raising awareness around psychological and mental health but the stigma which is often associated with them still remains. There is still a way to go. Statistically, men find it harder to talk about how they are feeling emotionally.

To date 1 in 8 men has undisclosed mental health problems. Historically, society has created an unrealistic expectation for men to be emotionally strong and not show or address their feelings. This has had an adverse effect.
In the UK, the prison population is mostly men, with many of these being diagnosed with mental health illnesses.
In 2017, 75% of suicide cases were male. Suicide represents the largest cause of death for men under 50.

Reaching out

Great strides are being made to help both sexes suffering mental ill health. The UK’s Heads Together Campaign, the Mental Health Foundation and Mental Health First aid courses are becoming more widely known as a source of support, signposting people towards solutions.

The Path to Recovery

Like physical illness, mental ill health needs to be addressed as soon as possible so a person can recover quickly, giving them the best chance of having a good life. With medical professionals under pressure and long waiting lists people are choosing to look for other ways to ease their situation.

Pranic Healing can be very beneficial to enhance the speed of recovery both physically and emotionally.

There are protocols to help all manner of conditions. Whilst a person is waiting for a referral and also for those already receiving care as it very much complements orthodox medicine.

As well as the treatment a Pranic therapist will help the patient by equipping them with self  care tools and techniques including specific breathing exercises and meditation practices.

Changing Lives

Changing lives on a daily basis, Pranic Healing is helping to alleviate the fog of mental health. Symptoms are being relieved through an effective system of treatments and self care practices. With such success, many people are taking the courses and learning for themselves how to heal and enhance their lives and the lives of those around them.

5 Stress Busting Techniques to Improve Physical and Mental Health at Work

61% of employees have experienced mental health issues due to work or where work was a related factor.
1 in 4 people will experience some form of mental health issue in a year.
91 million working days are lost due to mental health factors.
1 in 5 people is signed off from work due to stress.
Source: Thriving at Work/Farmer Review of Mental Health and Employees
Source: Seizing the Momentum, Mental Health at Work 2018 Report, Business in the Community

Do you get overwhelmed by your workload?
Do you have days when you feel exhausted despite sitting at your desk all day?
Do you suffer from a stiff neck, painful shoulders, backache?
Do you love your job, do you enjoy what you do?

Times are changing in the workplace, there are many campaigns to raise awareness, encourage dialogue and tackle the stigma around issues affecting employee wellbeing.

Many Companies understand the need to signpost their employees to solutions to enable them to find what works best for them.

The finger is often pointed at stress as one of the underlying reasons for physical and mental health conditions. Understanding more about stress and incorporating stress relieving techniques into your day, will not only leave you feeling more relaxed and happy but will give you more focus and mental clarity to become more patient, tolerant and productive.

It can be helpful to reflect and take time to evaluate what’s going on with your body and mind. By doing so you can begin to make better choices to transform how you feel physically and psychologically. Here are simple techniques that can be helpful.

1)Plan your day

Create time at the start of your day to look at your ‘to do’ list and allocate a time slot to each task. Focus on each task in hand and don’t get distracted by the emails dropping into your inbox. Knowing that you have scheduled in your tasks for the day can reduce your stress levels.

2) Take a break and breathe

Understanding how to incorporate specific breathing techniques into your day to rapidly release stress is vital to wellbeing and gives you a way to instantly feel calmer and more focused. Ideal to do ahead of an important call or meeting. Start with deep abdominal breathing, inhale in, pause, exhale out, pause and repeat for a couple of minutes.
Try it and notice the difference it makes to how you think and feel.

3) Learn to meditate

Meditation is not just about relaxation. Putting time aside to release feelings of stress and anxiety allows you to calm your mind. This, in turn, helps you to plan and make quicker decisions, enabling you to become more productive in the way you work. Scientifically proven, Twin Hearts is an advanced meditation practised in over 126 countries.

4) Power up with exercise

Whether it’s running, dancing, swimming or yoga, finding an activity that works for you will help to release stress energy from your body and clear your mind. In addition incorporating specific exercises into your day such as “Super Brain Yoga” will naturally boost your energy levels.

5) Discover how your mind works

Learn how to declutter your mind of unhelpful thoughts and emotions by attending a
self-development course, discover and experience techniques to empower your thinking. Rid yourself of fears and enhance your drive and motivation to enable you to succeed and achieve personal goals. Find the seminars here.

A Mother’s reflection on Wellbeing for Children

According to Mental Health England, one in ten young people experiences a mental health issue at any one time. Enabling them to take care of their physical and mental wellbeing is of utmost importance as it has a direct impact on their future.  

Even in the absence of any trauma experienced in childhood, navigating the natural emotional ups and downs of hormonal changes, family dynamics, working out where they fit in and now the pressures of social media can be enough to trigger one of many mental health issues.  

Reflecting back on my own childhood, which was not without emotional turbulence, there’s no doubt that children nowadays are facing more pressures than ever and statistics seem to back up my own observations. It, therefore, feels paramount that we arm our children with a full tool kit of techniques they can employ to help build resilience to whatever life throws at them.

When I first discovered Pranic Healing and the techniques I could learn, I had no idea of the value it would bring to my whole family, particularly my children.  

This has played out in two distinct ways.

1.     Helping myself has had direct positive benefits on those around me:

How many times have your children ‘played up’ when you’ve been in a bad mood?  Children are highly sensitive to energy and it’s certainly no coincidence that when you’re not feeling so good, your child’s behaviour may start to deteriorate.  As I started to learn more and more about energy, I see this more clearly than ever.

2.     Being able to apply the techniques I’ve learnt on my children:

My eldest son has been open and receptive to me applying Pranic Healing on him since the day I started learning, at which point he was three years old.  Even now, five years later, he will ask for healing if he’s under the weather. Helping with physical pain has been wonderful but even more powerful has been the psychotherapy techniques that I’ve seen help him through periods of change.

The benefits I’ve witnessed to young people go beyond my own family and those young people I’ve treated one-to-one. Many Pranic therapists have been running relaxation and wellbeing sessions in schools and the community across the UK and Ireland.  

The sessions aim to give children some valuable ‘me’ time, enable them to deal with challenging emotions and help them overcome commonly occurring stress and anxiety.  The testimonials from the children, parents and teachers speak volumes about the power of what these simple and easy to implement techniques can do. At the heart of it all is the ability to become aware of oneself.

Helping young people to build self-awareness and equipping them with tools to help deal with the emotions and experiences that come with growing up is vital to enable them to take control of their own physical and mental wellbeing.  

From Heartbreak to Happiness

How do you begin to put your life back together after the bereavement of losing a child?
How do you find inner peace and solace to move forward to happier family life?

With the sudden loss of my second daughter in a tragic drowning incident, my world imploded leaving me feeling empty and heartbroken. I used to think that those sorts of things only happened to people you read about in the newspaper, it was not supposed to happen to me. Carrying my third child at the time, that pregnancy was to become the gift that would get me out of bed in the morning to live up to my responsibilities as a mother to my eldest daughter.

After losing my child, the nurses at the hospital gave me two pieces of advice: you must eat and you must sleep. It was incredibly basic information but if I couldn’t fulfil those two things, I wouldn’t have much chance to function as a mother.

My instinct was to make sure my eldest daughter didn’t suffer from any psychological issues, being witness to the trauma of losing her sister and best friend. I took her to the post-traumatic stress clinic in Great Ormond Street and realised that the doctors were watching me as much as they were watching her.  After several sessions, one doctor turned to me and said: “If you are okay, she will be ok.” Those words were the beginning of my determination to be well.

During my ten year search to “be okay” I embarked on many different paths both mainstream and alternative, far too numerous. to mention. At the same time, my husband was grieving deeply and naturally reacted to my moods and behaviour.
I soon recognised the importance of working on myself in order to benefit everyone in the family.

My quest to feel a deep inner peace and happiness led me to a self development course in Brighton. I really wasn’t prepared for the monumental teachings of Pranic Healing. I instinctively knew that this was everything my soul had been yearning for and returned home to my husband with tears of joy as I had found something so powerful yet so honest and utterly fascinating.

I tentatively started using the techniques with my family and very quickly realised that the straight forward instructions, taught to me, were actually working and suddenly head aches, painful knees, stomach aches, bladder infections, high fevers, ear infections to name but a few were being rapidly healed.   

These last three years learning Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga have been both rewarding and enlightening. I have now discovered the inner peace I never thought I would achieve. The teachings are so simple and applying them has resulted in harmony and a beautiful flow to my family life.  

As for me, the the healing has been deep within me and not always something that other people can see but maybe they can sense it.

10 Creative Ways to Declutter your Life

10 Creative Ways to Declutter
Your Life

Clearing out cupboards and drawers?
Streamlining the wardrobe?
Cleaning out the car?
Emptying the loft?

But have you ever thought about de-cluttering your mind?

Our minds are just like computers processing data. This data consists of our thoughts and emotions. Like our attachment to physical clutter, we often hold onto many unnecessary thoughts and emotions.
Sound familiar?
By de-cluttering your mind you can feel less stressed, calmer, relaxed and have the clarity to make better decisions… such as what stays and what goes from the loft.

Here are ten ways to maintain a decluttered life, from the inside-out:
1) Healthy eating – a well-balanced and nutritious diet are important for a healthy body. Incorporate fresh foods, such as fruits and vegetables into your meals as they contain more energy (prana) than cooked and processed foods. Throw out all of the out of date foodstuffs in your cupboards.

2) Exercise – aside from your body releasing ‘feel good’ chemicals, certain types of exercises can expel stress and tension from your system, invigorate your body and give it a boost of energy.

3) Be at one with nature – spend time outdoors and allow your body to absorb revitalising energy from the sun, the air and the ground. 
4) Breathe –try deep abdominal breathing for 2 minutes, pausing after the inhale and again after the exhale to relieve stress and tiredness, the rush of fresh prana into your system will invigorate you.

5) Meditate – scientific research has proven that certain meditations, particularly the Twin Hearts Meditation can help to reduce stress and anxiety, increase focus, improve physical health and enhance overall well-being.

6) Clear your space – whether it’s your house, workplace or even your car when it is clear you become less cluttered in the mind. This allows for a calmer outlook, less distraction and greater focus. 

7) Get organised – schedule and keep a diary to stay on top of commitments. This helps to keep your mind in check so that it doesn’t need to continually think about everything at the same time. Once it’s scheduled for a specific date and time, you can park it until it’s time to action that task.

8) Express gratitude – spend at least five minutes a day thinking of the things you have to be thankful for. If there’s something you did that could have been done better, visualise yourself doing the right thing and move on. Let go and go on living.

9) Be selective – do you notice that some people just seem to drain you of your energy? Find people who are upbeat and positive, they will make you feel uplifted and energised.

10) Forgive, forgive, forgive – a truly priceless way to unchain and de-clutter from the past. By forgiving you become free to move forward in life.

It’s the things that we can’t necessarily see that affect us the most,
by understanding energy, our lives become clearer, lighter and brighter.

Join the many parents, business professionals, sports people and even medical staff, taking the first step to de-clutter and transform their lives.  (http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/eventschedule).