'One hour of escapism; indulge and invest in yourself' Chrissy Dingsdale
'I love the way Catherine listens to our needs and gently pushes us to try difficult things' Jo Tait.
'I enjoy an hour of time to stretch and relax and be myself' Rachel Clark
'Very beneficial to mental state. Helps relax and destress.' Caroline Wells
'It really is a wonderful way to relax and invigorate - even when you don't feel up to it' Sue
'I feel I am more in tune with my body and soul' Irene Dawson
Would you like...
... to feel deeply well?
... to feel you're bringing all aspects of your self - mind, body and spirit - authentically together?
... to have someone else to support you on your health and well-being journey?
If the answer to any of these questions is 'yes', then you may find working with meditation, bodywork and exercises, along with a reflective tool - the Transformation Game - with Catherine Scanlon something you would like to explore further.
Mindfulness is a present buzzword for being positively present in life and activity; and the strategies offered here are all mindful, bringing you into a better focus, and present in the moment for this reality in the most positive way.
Based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire; easily accessible from Aylesbury, Buckingham, Leighton Buzzard, Olney, Bedford, Northampton; also, Oxford, Cambridge, London; other locations eg Bristol, Brighton, Dorchester possible by arrangement.
Please contact Catherine Scanlon direct by email or by mobile/text 07905-504418 explaining what you're looking for, and good days/ dates and times for sessions.
An introduction to Breathing Space: Tools for Wellbeing from practitioner, Catherine Scanlon:
What people say...
about Shiatsu Bodywork... 'how could something so gentle be so powerful?'; 'I felt put back together 'the right way'; 'I feel like I've been on a week's holiday'; 'when I win the lottery I will have shiatsu every day!'; 'it's like a magic pill'; 'the day following shiatsu, my sciatic pain resolved itself'; 'what a workout!'; 'I felt better able to make decisions'; 'following shiatsu, I was able to respond to my friend gently rather than irritably, and yet still fully expressing myself'; 'I felt better able to manage situations gracefully, rather than aggressively'; 'if everyone in the world had shiatsu every week, then we would have world peace.'; 'Shiatsu makes you smile!'; 'I've never felt so relaxed in my life!'.
about Bodywork in the form of Do-in and Tai chi qi gong exercises... 'chilled'; 'apparently gentle exercises, left me feeling more balanced and comfortable in my body'; 'some of the standing tai chi qi gong exercises are really challenging'; 'the variety of movement feels really health enhancing'; 'wow, my knees feel better!'; 'after the session, walking back I noticed I felt more benign and peaceful; my pelvis felt 'softer' (in a good way); potentially more able to cope with life'.
about Reflection in the form of Meditation and the Transformation Game... 'the Transformation Game gets me thinking about issues 'outside the box'; 'it's such a special game to support and promote reflection and inspiration'; 'profound - somehow the words on the cards hit the spot, whether I know it at the time or not!'; 'the ideas on the cards can take us places that we weren't expecting, and with unexpected but important wisdom along the way'; 'space for inspiration and allowing next steps to emerge'.
What are wellbeing and reflection techniques good for?
Most people in many situations can benefit from any of these techniques.
For example, Shiatsu bodywork and Do-in/ Tai Chi exercises can be helpful in overall wellbeing promotion, as well as de-stress, feeling more balanced; people with MS, Parkinsons, stroke have consulted and found these helpful.
Spiritual practice, along with reflective techniques are a good baseline to help gain daily balance, and longer term equilibrium and planning.
The practice presently has a particular interest in supporting people with dementia due to Alzheimer's disease, along with their carers. If you would like to discuss this, please contact Catherine. Also consider the notes produced by the Shiatsu Society on this subject.