Health and Wellbeing Workshop

35% of sickness is stress related

70% GP visits related to stress

1.5 million days are lost on average per year due to stress related sickness

(Sources: BBC and National Health and Safety Executive)

They may have unnecessary symptoms, quality of life is not good, family and friends may be affected, reduced concentration levels and possible mental illness.

What is self-care?

Self-care is a very common topic. However, self-care is something that people resort to as a last resort from the relentless commitments we have in our daily life, for example. This should not be the case.

The true commitment to self-care is to make a choice to build a life that does not cause people to resort to having to ‘escape’ a situation to get better.

There are various ways to prevent stress and its effects. I have created some techniques that are versatile enough that they can be used in most situations without setting aside extra time in the day.

They work within the body so the individual is in control and can manage it themselves.

Our goal:

To learn to manage stress

Improved quality of life for all

Be more productive

How can this course help?

Easy to use techniques which are proven to reduce and manage stress.

These techniques can be used at times of heightened stress and pressure, or for general wellbeing.

Spend several minutes throughout the day and feel the wonderful changes. Consistency and practice is key, it will not take long for you to feel better.

Example techniques:

  1. Breathing (incorrect breathing has been linked to mental ill health). Working with the central nervous system to engage the feel-good hormones.
  2. Posture (helps reduce shallow breathing, muscle tension and skeletal problems). For example, the head is a stone (average) in weight. For every inch the head sits forward, this will add the equivalent of 10lb of weight to the neck muscles and skeletal system.
  3. Hydration (shown to reduce tiredness. Dehydration has been connected with several stomach issues, (for example, constipation); reduction of productivity, and headaches)
  4. Being in the moment. Addresses the overactive mind. Gives a short reprieve and energises the mind, body and soul.
  5. Desk exercises (working with the body and central nervous system to engage the feel-good hormones)

The aim of this course is to reduce and manage stress levels and help you become more productive and happier. Workshops are provided in Newbury, Thatcham and surrounding area.  Or if your place of work could benefit from stress reduction techniques, please contact me for a meeting.

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"I came to Janet with a long term issue with my ankles. They would hurt and stiffen after exercise or any amount of walking. After three or four sessions of fascial release and massage, the symptoms were much improved. There is now no pain when I walk or exercise."

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