All sessions are now being offered both online and in person. All proceeds and donations go directly to Compassionate Accompaniment CIC. Please click the 'Connect' button to arrange appointment for any session.
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Compassionate Companion for Self Care: As your Compassionate Companion I will accompany you through somatic sensory awareness practices that create a safe, nurturing space for you to explore ways to include compassionate care practices within your life.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, low energy, difficulty focusing mentally, depressed, disconnected, isolated? If you are feeling any of these, Compassionate Companion sessions can help you to create compassionate care practices that you can use daily. More and more studies are showing that compassionate care is hugely beneficial to our well being and can help to prevent illness and alleviate chronic health conditions. Compassionate Companion sessions can help bring kindness and gentleness to the relationship you have with yourself as well as relationships with others in your life.
What is Somatic Movement? The greek word 'soma' means, 'the living body' or 'the body experienced from within'. Somatic Movement encourages our body-mind to work together through movement awareness and experiential body practices.
What may happen in a session? At the beginning of a session we take a few moments to check in with your body's natural rhythms. We do this through Sensory Awareness with attention to breath and body sensations. What you experience in each moment guides the session. This practice can be done sitting (in chair or on floor with cushion), lying down (on floor with mats) or standing. Sessions may also include drawing and/or writing in response to movement or resting experiences. You may also speak about your experience.
Free Consultation: One free 30 minute online consultation is available to ensure that you are comfortable with me as someone supporting you throughout your sessions. Sessions are 60 minutes. Initially 6 sessions are recommended. Sessions are held online on Zoom or in person when possible.
To arrange a 1:1 session please use the 'Connect' form.
Compassionate Companion for Grief support or End of Life: As your Compassionate Companion I will meet you where ever you are in your grief or dying process. My role is to accompany and support you emotionally as you move with all that is unfolding. These are sessions where you can feel safe to be seen and heard without judgement and to explore ways of simply being with what is 'there' in you with kindness and compassion.
These sessions are on a 'give what you can' basis with the understanding and agreement decided before we begin and adjusted as and if needed along the way. No one is turned away. A free 30 minute online consultation is available to ensure that you are comfortable with me as someone supporting you throughout your sessions.
Sessions 60 minutes and are online on Zoom or in person where possible. To arrange a 1:1 session please use the 'Connect' form.
To join an online group class or arrange 1:1 sessions please use our 'Connect' form. Zoom details will be sent to you.
Group session on Zoom: Fridays 10-11:15am (GMT) Group Qi Gong sessions are currently being offered on a donation basis.
1:1 online Qi Gong sessions - 60 min sessions arranged by appointment on Zoom.
All donations and payments can be sent via BACS or PayPal. Please use 'Connect' page to request BACS info. Or go to our GIVE page to use PayPal.
Qi (pronounced 'chee') can be defined as 'energy' or 'vital essence'. Gong (pronounced 'gung') means 'skill' or 'work'. Literally this translates as 'energy work'. Qi Gong is an ancient healing art and is at the heart of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Documented history of Qi Gong dates back approximately 2,500 years.
Qi Gong uses specific movements to cultivate energy (qi) and focus our mind/intention (yi) to move our qi through meridian pathways to release tension and clear blockages. Qi Gong can be practiced by people of all ages and aims to treat the whole person to establish energy balance and spiritual harmony as a way of self-healing. It is a form of complementary medicine and includes both dynamic and gentle postures/movements that can be practiced standing or seated. Practices can be adapted to individual needs making it an ideal aid to recovery from illness or injury as well as maintaining overall health. Some benefits of Qi Gong:
- Calms, regulates the nervous system
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Improves alignment/posture/sleep
- Balances immune system
- Improves memory and mental focus
Free qi gong films: Click button belowQI GONG FILMS
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Monthly sessions held on the first Tuesday each month. Donation based.
Sensory Awareness is a mindful body based practice.
These are guided sessions with simple everyday movements that help us to be more aware of our experience and presence. Helping us to become more awake to what is happening in us and around us. Exploring how we respond to sensations we feel, for example, our breathing, balance, movement.
When we are aware of our senses we can feel our life in each moment. This can help us to live more fully and with presence.Upcoming Sessions
Living with Grief and Death
Share Our Table Gathering (online) for Living with Grief and Death (FREE, donations welcome). This is a gathering where you can share your thoughts, questions, feelings, even dreams about loss and death...whatever this means to you. Sometimes it is a relationship ending, a pet dying, a tree being cut down...we live with these things...Death and loss surround us every day. Why does it matter that we acknowledge this? Listening and speaking about loss and death can show us something about how we are living. It can bring a change in our perspective of ourselves and the world.
To find out more and ask questions please use the 'Connect' form