Thriving through the Pandemic & Lockdown

Since the beginning of the year, Covid-19 has dominated the news and our lives, curbing free movement, claiming over a million lives across the world and impacting the economy to a large extent. As the numbers surge here in the UK, and we make our way through the second lockdown this year, we are bound to be concerned about our wellbeing, (physical, emotional, and mental), as well as our financial security in the near future. 

Unprecedented as this situation might be, it is possible to get through it, not just surviving it but thriving through it. Taking a spiritual lens could help us do just that – keeping perspective and having a proportionate and constructive response to the events unfolding in the world around us. Here is some food for thought on how one might approach this. 

Thinking of our life as one chapter of a longer story, the soul’s journey, is one way to develop this perspective. This lifetime is but one incarnation of the higher soul. Everything we say and do here contributes to the development of the overall story, so it is important to be thoughtful in our actions/responses, knowing it’s one sequence in a much longer journey can aid being present in the moment without being overwhelmed by it. 

Another helpful analogy from popular culture is thinking of any challenges we are faced with as an opportunity to ‘level up’ in the game of life. It is understood that we are born into this lifetime to learn from our experiences and progress in our soul’s journey. Coming at our life and the challenges we might be facing through the pandemic with this point of view makes it easier to respond with a ‘winning’ and ‘growth’ mindset, all the while keeping our calm and composure. 

But how do we even know we are a soul having a physical, human experience? Have you ever found yourself running or painting or so engrossed in an activity that you feel you have zoned out of your physical body, so to speak, and are propelled forward by higher energy? Well, then you sort of know what we are talking about.

To learn more about the soul journey, and how this understanding could help us thrive whilst staying firmly rooted in our day to day reality, Register for an upcoming course

http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/eventschedule/

In the meanwhile, if you would like to learn easy techniques to help stay centred and calm through the pandemic, please check out one of our many virtual and in-person Meditation sessions across the country. 

http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/meditation-schedule/

Release stress and find harmony in your relationships

At this time of year, when the nights draw in and the weather turns colder many people experience physical ailments, aches and pains and fatigue and look for ways to help themselves. You may even find that strong emotions play out around these times as the seasons change to Autumn, there is less natural light, children are back at school and the demanding daily routines of life continue. Without realising it, people are often in a state of mental stress which can be the cause of some of these physical and emotional symptoms. 
It is not surprising that stress may be present more clearly than usual, given the current pandemic situation and that many of us are in close lockdown environments, and this can influence our closest loving relationships. Love can be an oasis in uncertain times, but cultivating it takes attention, sincerity, transparency, forgiveness, and gratitude. Given that you might be dealing with multiple stressors as a couple, it is important to speak together about how you can prioritise and manage them. Often these ups and downs can test the strength of your relationships, but they require effort on both sides to make a real and lasting difference. 
Relationships are an exchange of energy, in the form of thoughts and emotions. The quality of a relationship is influenced by our energetic output and the surrounding environment. Treating stress felt by both parties is vital for energy to be harmonised, purified, cleansed. 
When partners are stressed, they can be impatient, withdrawn, defensive and irritable. Negative energy can radiate from the individual. It’s not hard to see why these behaviours would affect your relationship negatively.  Often people bottle up or keep their stress to themselves, which makes it difficult for their partners to understand what they are going through and to provide the right support. Without some kind of intervention, the gap caused by this kind of situation can get wider and wider. 
If stress-energy is not released and removed it can create a negative cycle where partners “catch” each other’s stress. This happens because stress-energy is expelled by one and then caught by the other – when our partners are stressed, we become stressed. Think back to a disagreement that escalated quickly. You might have “caught” one another’s stress during the argument, which made you both feel even more frazzled. Couples get stuck in this negative cycle and may be too stressed to deal with the underlying issues.
Loving relationships can be healed, rejuvenated and harmonised through action on both parts to remove stress and induce calm. Finding a sense of peace, grounding and calming the mind can bring forth feelings of deep love, understanding, patience, wellbeing and forgiveness.
Couples could consider meditation, either together or separately to drive out negative stress-energy, reconnect with themselves and each other and bring in peace. Emotion-based meditations like Pranic Healing’s Twin Hearts Meditation work to open two energetic “hearts” and focus on bringing loving-kindness to the forefront of our mind and soul – it is hugely powerful in healing relationships and promoting harmony among partners.
There are of course many ways to reduce stress such as physical exercise, yoga, being in nature, getting good sleep, eating well, relaxation, breathing exercises and these are all worth doing in everyday life. Sometimes, however, negative stress-energy can get stuck and needs a little help to release. Pranic Healing can help remove this negative stress-energy and help restore a sense of inner peace and calm to both partners. Better still, couples can treat each other when qualified in Pranic Healing to reduce the number of stress energies between them and in the household. 
The things in life that we do not see affect us the most. You cannot see your thoughts or emotions but they have the biggest influence on your actions, how you live your life and others around you.
Find out about Twin Hearts meditation and join our online groups here – http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/twin-hearts-meditation/
To join our next Self Development Pranic Healing Level 1 course and to find out more about it click here – http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/product/pranic-healing-level-i/

Health is Wealth

Would you like to find new and simple ways to improve your health and well-being? 

 The smallest positive steps can lead to giant leaps forward.

 Making informed daily changes can create a wave of momentum toward a life of vitality.

 Committing to self-care is an action that’s literally worth its weight in gold!

 2020 has been a year of rapid and unexpected change for us all. But when we consciously pause to regroup; when we make a decision to carpe diem the lessons the pandemic has offered us; when we embrace and accept the situation we are currently in, we start to realise that everything happens for us, and not to us. 

For 2020 has also been a year of tremendous spiritual growth. A time to put everything into perspective and to begin to pivot in a more wholesome direction – both mentally and physically.

 When it comes to our health, a busy lifestyle often means that we rarely take time out to analyse the various aspects of our lives, the positive and not so positive impacts that they may be having on our well-being. 

 At some point in the near future, life really will return to a ‘New Normal’, and, with Stress Awareness Day falling on November 4th, we all have another welcome reminder to rethink our physical and mental health right now, at a very specific point in time when our lives are less busy. It’s no secret that when left unchecked, large amounts of stress can sometimes manifest as physical conditions. Thus a healthy mind is essential for a healthy body. 

 Pranic Healing is not only a fabulous tool when it comes to implementing positive changes to our well-being, it is also one of the most groundbreaking healing modalities in the world. Level 1, Advanced, and Psychotherapy Courses are regularly taking place again all over the UK and Ireland (for details on those, please see the bottom of this blog post) with self-distancing measures in place so that students can benefit from the wisdom of Master Choa Kok Sui – the founder of modern Pranic Healing, whose vision was for each and every household to include a Pranic Healer.

 From learning simple breathing exercises to understanding the principles behind the very unique, and scientifically-validated Twin Hearts meditation (experiencing its calming effects for yourself), through to learning numerous protocols to carry out healings on yourself, your family, and your friends… enrolling on a Pranic Healing course is a fast and effective way to invest in your health.

 For information on our upcoming courses scheduled in the UK, click on the following link:

http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/eventschedule/

Hopelessness to Hopefulness

Journeying through life can sometimes feel like participating in a challenging assault course, navigating the ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ – within us, or on a global level. Uncertainty can be found everywhere eg television, newspapers, social media, often clouding our thoughts and contributing to a sense of fear, emotional stress and anxiety. If not corrected, over time these overwhelming feelings can give us a sense of hopelessness. 

The recent lockdown has been a testing time for many, increasing these negative feelings of uncertainty and creating overwhelming energy of hopelessness.  It’s fascinating how something we can’t see can affect us so much. 

Worry or Fear energy is something we create energetically with our thoughts, and just like a virus, we can’t see it. We can easily get drawn into the emotions of others and then start to think, speak and act similarly – even if practising social distancing! 

Repetitive thinking of negative emotions such as fear can weaken the immune system, which can then attract germs and viruses. 

So how can we gain control of our mental health, increase our immune system and gain hope and happiness in challenging times?  

How can we shift from hopelessness to hopefulness?

Having clarity is the key to transforming challenging times into a time of opportunity.  By clearing these thoughts and emotions more inner peace and calm is achieved. The good news is by following these simple steps there is hope:

  • Pranic Healing

Practical, easy to use techniques taught in Pranic Healing are perfectly suited to the current climate of social distancing as they are ‘non-touch’.  Healing can be received distantly as it works on one of the many natural laws. It has a cookbook approach to healing, with a ‘recipe’ for every possible ailment. 

The physical body and immune system can be strengthened and the healing complements traditional medicine. There are many on-line Pranic Healing Therapists who offer sessions. You can further your well being by attending the up-coming classes and learning the techniques for yourself. 

  • Breathing

There are various specific, ancient, breathing techniques taught in Pranic Healing which have been tested and validated over many years. These help to flush out the unhelpful energies and recharge the mind and body. There is tremendous power and stillness in the gap of the inhalation and exhalation. Breathing has many benefits on a physical level, such as reducing blood pressure and increasing oxygenated blood around the body.

  • Meditation

The Meditation on Twin Hearts in an ancient advanced meditation technique. It has a powerful flushing effect on the system of negative thoughts and emotions.

The meditation is practised globally with thousands of glowing testimonials. Research studies show many positive factors such as a reduction in anxiety, an increase in positive emotions, an improved sense of hopefulness and happiness.

During challenging times we are being stretched to look at ways to adapt, to survive and therefore thrive!  Visit a Pranic Healing Therapist, participate in an online Meditation event or Live Stream and use this time to go within, reflect and find the gift of opportunity to enhance your life in all areas.

To shift from hopelessness to hopefulness visit:

Learn to Meditate: Online Meditation: http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/twin-hearts-meditation/

Transform with Pranic Healing: http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/product/pranic-healing-level-i/

 

 

 

Men’s Health Day Special

It’s well known that men tend to be solution-focused and like to fix things. They like to take objects apart just to see how they go back together.

Practical, capable, problem solving is highly respected attributes. The ability to focus on a task and see it through to successful completion is an indispensable quality. 

Whilst men have the mindset to fix things, unfortunately, many men of all ages can really struggle when it comes to ‘mending’ their own minds. 

Recent statistics indicate a worrying trend. According to Movember, globally, every minute a man dies by suicide. 

In the UK, 75% of suicide cases are male.

Many charities are addressing the issues men face by looking at mental health through a male lens focusing on prevention, early intervention and health promotion. They are working towards a world where men take action to be mentally well and supported by those around them.

Many men deal with stress by turning to a pint with a mate, releasing pent up emotions at a football match or taking themselves off for a long run or bike ride. 

In moderation, these helpful coping strategies are like release valves but deep down they don’t necessarily get to the underlying causes of the mental health condition. Left unattended, too much pressure and stress on the mind can lead to psychological and often physical ailments.

The mind can be compared to a computer processing data. The data of the mind being unhelpful thoughts and emotions. Left unattended with too many programmes running a computer can crash. 

The mind is no different if it becomes overloaded and weighed down with worries, doubts, fears and concerns it can crash bringing down the physical body with it. Health, relationships and financial problems can all add to the mental burden.

Once a computer is cleaned up, de-fragged and a rebooted the restoration process can begin – the same applies to the mind.

So what tools can men use to help clear the mind and propel themselves to a happier, healthier place?

By learning simply to use practical techniques, men can learn to take charge of their wellness and become successful at well being.  

Pranic Healing is a non-touch energy-based system which includes specific breathing techniques, special exercises, advanced meditation, pranic treatments and much more.

Used globally in over 126 countries this self-development approach to physical, emotional and mental health is helping men transform their lives on a daily basis.

Learn to Meditate: Online Meditation: http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/twin-hearts-meditation/

Transform with Pranic Healing: http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/product/pranic-healing-level-i/

 

 

 

 

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.

Learn to Meditate: Online Meditation: http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/twin-hearts-meditation/

Transform with Pranic Healing: http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/product/pranic-healing-level-i/

 

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.

Here is the Online Meditation Sessions schedule that we offer. 

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. 

Learn to Meditate: Online Meditation: http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/twin-hearts-meditation/

Transform with Pranic Healing: http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/product/pranic-healing-level-i/

Overcome Anxiety with Pranic Healing

For most people, standing up in front of a crowd fills them with terror. Even the thought of it can cause the physical body to experience symptoms such as heart palpitations, a feeling of dread or a churning feeling in the stomach.

Many of us experience anxiety at some point and there are different levels of it, ranging from excessive worry about various of issues, panic attacks to social anxiety.
Feeling a little anxious is a natural response to stress. This ‘fight or flight’ response pushes us forward and sparks a drive to do better or work harder.
However, when it severely impacts life, it’s starts becoming an issue.
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year (1) and anxiety in young teenagers is fast becoming a common issue to which the UK government has pledged that every secondary school in the country will be offered Mental Health First Aid training by 2020.

How does anxiety escalate?
Our mind can create numerous scenarios around one event. We have between 20,000- 80,000 thoughts per day. Visualise each thought as 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 the ‘bioplasmic body’.
After a time, by repeatedly thinking the same negative thoughts, this ‘mass’ gets bigger so we view life through our past thoughts, emotions and experiences.
Imagine this like a dirty windscreen of a car. Can we see clearly through it?
So with all this ‘anxiety’ energy in our system, what can we do to remove it and how do we overcome the tendency to repeat the same patterns?

You have to understand what the mind is creating and why. Analyse-it! -Les Flitcroft

Remove energy… with energy!

To be happy and have mental clarity, our mind and body need to be clear. But in order to do this, we have to understand how the mind, thoughts and emotions affect our physical body.

The Pranic Healing system uses energy or ‘prana’ to help alleviate the symptoms of conditions of the body, physically and emotionally.

It also teaches various techniques to consistently remove the ‘anxiety energy’ so the mind has nothing to feed on. Therefore our thoughts and perception of reality are more accurate to want is being presented.

The tool kit

There is a specific step by step techniques or ‘protocols’ we can use to remove the unhelpful energy of stress and anxiety in the energy body, particular breathing techniques to calm the mind and an ancient meditation called the Meditation on Twin Hearts, which has a ‘flushing effect’, clearing stress and anxiety energy from the system.

All these techniques have been researched, tested and scientifically validated with thousands upon thousands of testimonials of people who have found relief from a wide range of symptoms of anxiety and look at their life from a positive angle with beauty and optimism.
All you need to do is to keep an open mind and the rest will follow.
If you are experiencing anxiety or would like to help someone that is, then the Self Development Level 1 Pranic Healing course can give you a greater understanding of how the mind and bodywork and the tools and techniques to help.

This two-day course will give you the ability to take all areas of your life to the next level.

Take control of your life.

Learn to Meditate: Online Meditation: http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/twin-hearts-meditation/

Transform with Pranic Healing: http://www.ukpranichealing.co.uk/product/pranic-healing-level-i/