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Here is a sample from this month's newsletter:

Quote for the Month

'Much of our anxiety and stress comes when we're focused on fear and disconnected from the voice of our inner guide.'
Gabrielle Bernstein

Can you listen to your inner guide right now?  What is it telling you about your current stress?  What are you afraid of?  Can you find a different way to proceed?

Reset Your Brain

Throughout your life your brain is being shaped by experience.  This process is called neuroplasticity and every repetition of a thought or emotion can reinforce a neural pathway that hardwires the way you form your beliefs, shape your likes and dislikes, create limits that you place on yourself, and reinforce the conscious and unconscious biases you have.

The fabulous thing about the elasticity of the brain is its ability to 'reboot' and remove patterns, bad habits, biases,and limits that no longer serve you.  The trick is knowing how to press the reset button...

The first step is recognising that something about the way your brain processes things isn't supporting you to live your life the way you want to.

The next step is knowing that your thoughts are connected to your reality.  Emotions can be divided into ones that feel good and ones that don't.  The goal isn't to avoid unpleasant emotions but to choose to experience the positive emotions outweighing the negative.  The most commonly researched positive emotions are:


Try the practice of reframing your thoughts as a brain reset.  For example, when you are feeling frazzled in a traffic jam, instead of naming your emotion 'frustration', try 'hope' - hope that you are through the worst.  When you are arguing, think about being interested in the point of view being shared with you.  Building these positive emotions doesn't mean you eliminate negative ones.  You empower yourself to move through them more quickly, allowing their impact to be effective rather than depleting. 

Gratitude Practice

Studies have concluded that gratitude practices yield greater happiness and health.  This year we are exploring a gratitude practice every month.  Try journaling or thinking in response to the following prompts and see if you notice a shift in your overall attitude and outlook.

One way I have bettered myself in the past month is..
One piece of advice or a quote that has stayed with me is...
The best part of today was...
One body part that I love but often take for granted is my...

I am grateful for my beautiful home yoga studio where I teach private yoga, Voice Therapy and now Clinical Hypnosis.  Click here to learn more about hypnosis, and here to read some testimonials. 

Please contact me at if you would like to book a session.

Yoga Retreat Complete!

Last year we held the Beyond Sound Yoga one day retreat in Saffron Walden. 

Feedback included:
'A fantastic, useful, interesting and calming day.'
'Helpful, thought-provoking, inspiring.'
'Inspirational, mindful, life changing.'

Our subject was relieving stress, anxiety and worry.  Yoga and meditation can help you to worry less, see obstacles as opportunities in disguise, and give you more energy to accomplish goals.  There is another yoga retreat happening on Saturday 26th October 2019 in Saffron Walden.  Full details can be found here: Yoga Retreats.  I also run private classes from my home studio in Saffron Walden and I produced a meditation CD which contains short, relaxing meditations to beautiful music for quick stress-relief on the go.  You can listen to excerpts here:

If you would like any further information or guidance to help you with daily stress, please email me at

And finally...

Ignorance makes you believe that life functions haphazardly.  Wisdom teaches you that everything that happens in life has profound significance.  What you see today is not the fruit of chance but a fruit from seeds planted in the past.

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