New goals for spring

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We all find that in life we get stuck in our ways, as if we are walking through treacle and can’t seem to let go of old habits - whether in our thinking, behaviour, eating or drinking patterns.

This is especially true over the dark winter months, when it becomes very easy to find ourselves being negative, eating and drinking a little more than we should, and neglecting ourselves both physically and emotionally.

Life coaching is a fantastic way to kick start your life in whichever way you would like it to move forward: whether that’s a career change or adopting a healthier lifestyle life, coaching can help you to identify the steps that you need to take and help you to make the changes that you would like to bring about.

Life Coach Cathleen Hepburn says: “In Life Coaching we focus on the present day and the future; it’s a focused way of working which identifies the steps you need to take as an individual to be able to achieve the desired results.”

Do you have that feeling of not quite getting there? Is something holding you back?

Mind Detox

Practitioner and Mind Calm Coach Suzi Gibson says: “The Mind Detox Method combined with Mind Calm Meditation is a powerful combination for helping you release the past and move forward.

Mind Detox helps change the unhealthy beliefs negatively impacting your health, wealth and happiness. Mind Calm helps you to change your relationship with your mind and learn how to be at peace with things as they are. Mind Calm can help you to live more in the present moment, engage with life in a more consciously aware way, learn to resist life less and as a result, feel much more calm, confident and content.

“It’s a modern day meditation technique that is fun, easy and effective and fits into your daily routine.”

Suzi Gibson offers coaching sessions, talks and workshops in Peebles, and gives regular talks at Stobo Castle.

“Our bodies, as well as our minds, can manifest unhealthy patterns,” says Bowen Technique practitioner Mary Macfarlane. “Bodies are very good at protecting an area of pain by holding on to compensatory patterns.

For example, if you hurt the right shoulder, the brain may instruct your body to ‘protect’ this area by over-using other areas such as the back or neck muscles, resulting in pain in the left side. Unfortunately the body remembers these compensatory patterns too well and they soon become habitually ‘normal’ even though the shoulder has healed.

These patterns of dysfunctional movement often arise unconsciously over time.”

Bowen Technique “moves” do not attempt to force the body to change; rather they stimulate thebody into recognising that the old pattern is no longer appropriate and “asks” for the changes that are necessary to bring it back to homoeostasis or physiological equilibrium.

Once we decide there is a need for change, old body patterns can be replaced with new, healthy better functioning patterns.