Yoga therapy and mindfulness for mental health, wellbeing and sleep in Witham, Essex

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No negative side effects - just added flexibility, strength and stamina. 

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I am a registered RYT200 teacher with Yoga Alliance UK. This accreditation demonstrates excellent standards as set by Yoga Alliance UK.

   

As your yoga therapist, I'll:

 

* listen not just to your words but support you in noticing your breath and posture to get a better understanding of what will help you most

 

* teach you practical tools including asana (physical hatha yoga practice), pranayama (breath work), meditation and relaxation to help you use your body and breath to retrain your brain and nervous system

 

* support you in integrating these new practices into your life so they become an enjoyable part of your routine and

 

* help you understand how to motivate yourself.

 

I have been interested in the therapeutic effects of yoga since using it to help myself with a chronic pain condition in 2001. While pictures of yogis doing seemingly impossible things with their bodies can feel off putting, ultimately, yoga is a lovely and effective way to become friendlier with your own body and mind.

 

As well as welcoming anyone who wants to learn more about the mind, body, heart and soul benefits of yoga and people wanting to maximise their potential and boost their wellbeing, I specialise in supporting people who are struggling with sleep issues, stress, anxiety, burn out / depression or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  

Yoga therapy for mental health, wellbeing and sleep individual sessions, classes, workshops and courses can have both short term and long lasting benefits. They can help you learn how to use your body and breath to experience almost instant relief while ongoing practice can encourage neuroplasticity, retrain your brain and autonomic nervous system.

 

They're an effective style of body work (using asanas from the hatha yoga tradition) where you're working with your own body rather than having anything done to you. You can continue to benefit by building consolidating your practice between sessions / classes. 

 

Often, when we try to think ourselves calm, we can’t do it. Instead of feeling better, we may even end up beating ourselves up about feeling stressed, anxious, traumatised, unable to sleep or depressed. Because 80% of the messages between body and brain go from body to brain, we can use mindfulness of breath and movement to improve the way we feel and potentially retrain our brains and nervous systems.  
 
The neuroscientist Dr Chris Streeter discovered that just one hour of yoga increased GABA - this is the brain’s major inhibitory neurotransmitter that was mimicked in drugs like Xanax. Streeter's can motivate us to get onto our mats when we want to ease stress and anxiety. 
 
But just as you wouldn’t take medication or even a multivitamin just once, I will support you in building a personalised daily yoga practice which will help you manage life’s current and future challenges more easily.

 

I work with individuals and teaches small yoga therapy for mental health,  wellbeing and sleep classes at my consulting room in the heart of Witham, Essex. Larger group work elsewhere (from workplaces to gyms and hospitals) is available across Essex and London.
 
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u’ll learn things about yourself on your yoga mat that you may have done unconsciously for years in your everyday life. And as you build strength, flexibility and resilience on your yoga mat, life’s ups and downs will feel much easier to manage.


Click here to find out more about my yoga classes in Witham, Essex

Click here to find out more about my upcoming courses including the Yoga Therapy for the Mind 8 Week Course for Stress, Anxiety and Depression

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Get in touch today to find out more about and register your interest.

My yoga classes, courses, workshops and individual sessions draw on my yoga therapy training as well as my experience with my other therapies (counselling, coaching, NLP, EFT and crystals) which I integrate as appropriate. 
 
I trained with the Minded Institute (a 350 hour training) and am a certified Minded Yoga Therapist / Yoga Therapist for Mental Health. Heather Mason's unique training programme blended yoga, psychotherapy, neuroscience and mindfulness and it included guest lectures by world renowned neuroscientists, mindfulness and yoga researchers including Daniel Siegel, Patricia Gerbarg and Chris Streeter.

Previous personal experience with PTSD and anxiety as well as depression (and, who hasn’t experienced stress?) meant I immediately recognised the benefits it could bring to her counselling, coaching and complementary therapy clients.
 
I have also benefitted from training with Lisa Sanfilippo, learning her Organic Awakening for Insomnia and Better Sleep Method. Lisa's transpersonal approach (seeing insomnia and other issues as 'a call to awaken') fits beautifully with my psychosynthesis counselling background. Organic Awakening incorporates yogic philosophy, Ayuvedic marma points, psycho-education around sleep (and insomnia's) impact on body and brain as well as ways to work holistically to sleep better and feel more awake and energised during the day.
 
I blend what I've learned from them with my other therapeutic practices and experience. I love sharing these practical, effective and potentially transformative tools with yoga students and clients.
 
I love helping people use their breath and movement to improve the way they feel (while safely learning to tolerate and accept the things that can't be changed).  
 
Click here to read some of the articles The Minded Institute and Yoga Therapy for the Mind has been featured in
 
I've taught yoga therapy classes at organisations including Hoxton Health at St Leonard's Hospital, PCP Chelmsford and AMT's (the Association for Meridian and Energy Therapies) 2014 conference. I also run several classes a week from Feel Better Every Day:
 

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I'm also teaching a class at DS Fitness Experience (click logo for info) Wednesdays from 5.30-6.30pm

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

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Get in touch today to arrange your free telephone consultation 

This will give you a better idea about the kind of Feel Better Every Day services that will help you most. By talking about what you hope to get from these sessions, we'll get a better idea as to whether or not you'll benefit from my support at this time.  

eve@feelbettereveryday.co.uk

Mobile: 07584 354963

Landline: 01376 510012        

12, 126 Newland Street,
Witham, Essex CM8 1BA

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If you're looking for local therapeutic mind, body, heart and soul practices (including psychosythesis counselling, coach-therapy, life coaching, meditation, relaxation and visualisation, yoga therapy for mental health and wellbeing, neuro linguistic programming (NLP), emotional freedom technique (EFT) and crystals), the Feel Better Every Day Consultancy in Witham, Essex is located between Chelmsford and Colchester.

 

The following postcodes are within 10 miles of Feel Better Every Day: CM0, CM1, CM2, CM3, CM6, CM7, CM77, CM8, CM9, CM98, CM99, CO2, CO3, CO5, CO6 and CO9. Witham is within 10 miles of Maldon, Chelmsford and Braintree. Other places within this radius include Maldon, Wickham Bishops, Kelvedon, Hatfield Peveral, Black Notley, Great Notley, Boreham, Tiptree and Heybridge.

 

The Feel Better Every Day Consultancy, Witham, is also within easy reach of Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea (and the rest of Essex's Sunshine Coast). It is usually under 50 minutes by train from London Liverpool Street.


Feel Better Every Day is well served by public transport, there is space to keep your bike safe if you're cycling and there is free parking for drivers during evening and weekend sessions. (A small charge applies during office hour appointments but the public car park is just a 2 minute walk away). 
 
As well as being a holistic therapist in Witham, Essex, I offer bespoke talks and workshops elsewhere and work with clients and organisations worldwide via telephone and Skype. 

 

Feel Better Every Day is in a beautiful listed building dating back to the 1600s (and, partially, even further back) - click here to read more about its history

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 I offer a range of holistic therapies for your mind, body, heart and soul (including coach-therapycounselling, life coaching, yoga classes, yoga therapy sessions, yoga for better sleep, workshops and courses and the Yoga Therapy for the Mind 8 Week Course for Stress, Anxiety and Depression, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), meditation, relaxation and visualisation, bespoke workshops'wellbeing at work' and marketing and PR coaching and crystal therapy) to help you Feel Better Every Day.

 

I work face to face in Witham, Essex (and elsewhere for workshops, talks and groups) and worldwide via telephone and Skype. 


Feel Better Every Day logo illustrations by the wonderful Caroline Chapple

 

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