Are You Dreaming of A “Green” Christmas…..?

What does Christmas mean to you?

Connecting with loved ones?

Decorating your home and enjoying festivities?

Buying gifts and presents for everyone to enjoy?

How can we do this in an environmentally friendly way?

The COP26 conference took place last month with a strong message that we all have to be responsible for the health and wellbeing of our planet.

So with Christmas being the biggest spending spree of the year…..why not take time to plan your festive celebrations?

Discover how you can reduce your carbon foot print whilst being kinder to yourself and the planet.

Before making any changes to big family traditions, gather your loved ones, have a conversation about why you would want to “Go Greener” this Christmas.   

Check in that everyone is onboard with a newer version of Christmas to avoid disappointment during the festive season and the BIG day itself.

Here are some tips to help you on your way!

Buy Less Food

According to the Soil Association, “food is the single most important, everyday way for people to reduce their own environmental impact”.
Buy food with less packaging.  
Buy organic meat to avoid intensively farmed produce. 
If you cook too much, prepare to store, freeze or share with a neighbour.

Use recyclable Wrapping

Use brown paper, tied with string or ribbon.
Add foliage from the garden or create your own stamps.
It brings an understated elegant look.

Eco Friendly Tree

Buy and FSC approved Christmas Tree
Buy from a local trader to reduce carbon foot print.
Once Christmas is over take it to a recycling centre where it can be shredded and reused for local bark and clippings.

Xmas Crackers

Invest in reusable Christmas crackers. 
You can replenish them yourself each year with plastic free gifts.

Gifts

Buy donations, memberships or an experience they will truly love.
Calm Therapy Gift Vouchers
are the perfect gift for anyone to enjoy.
Reflexology and Luxury Holistic Facials with hot towels and oils are available.

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Trauma and Reflexology

Trauma can come about in many ways.  It can be the result of being involved in an accident, having gone through a major medical procedure, a sudden, dramatic change in your personal or working life. It can also come upon you unexpectedly.  Perhaps current circumstances in your life have triggered past painful memories bringing the feeling of trauma to the surface.  

We also have the current climate to deal with.  We’ve spent the last couple of years wrapped in uncertainty during covid times with lockdowns, job insecurity, loneliness and possible ill health for ourselves and our loved ones.

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What is Trauma?

Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope, causes feelings of helplessness, diminishes their sense of self and their ability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences.

How Can Reflexology Help?

I regularly see clients who have been affected by trauma. Whilst talking therapy is very important, I also feel it is very important to calm the body and mind.
Reflexology, helps to release tension.  During a session, I look for where you are holding your stress and tension.  I look for your response as I access it through the reflex points.

Encouraging you to enter a deep state of calm and relaxation is when your body begins to heal.  It begins to throw out all the negativity, emotionally and physically.

Would you like to know how Reflexology can support you?  Please call Jane on 07734 695 964 or email jane@calmtherapy.co.uk to discover more.

Sarah Weller’s Conversations With Calm Therapy

Conversations with Calm Therapy is a project where I interview a series of holistic therapists and business owners during the Covid-19 pandemic.  This is to create connection amongst business owners during isolation.  It also offers the viewer of these interviews tips on how to cope with sudden change, how to manage your fear that rises with uncertainty and perhaps learn how to release that fear from your body.  I’ll also be asking each guest for any useful rituals or activities we can add to our daily routines during lockdown.

My first interview is with Sarah Weller, a qualified Parenting Consultant and Family Relationship Coach.

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Click on the link below to see the full interview.

Sarah Weller Conversations with Calm Therapy

For more information about Conversations with Calm Therapy please email jane@calmtherapy.co.uk or visit Calm Therapy

Conversations With Calm Therapy

Non essential contact and now “Lockdown” means I have put my treatments side of my business on hold for now.

So I have started up Conversations with Calm Therapy.

I am interviewing holistic therapists and business people for a max of 10 mins each. 

I ask the same 3 questions to each guest. 

I will ask are how to manage peoples reaction to change, release fear and create useful rituals and activities during lock down.

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WHY AM I DOING THIS?
Give’s me focus
Keeps me social
It keeps the holistic community connected
It keeps my interviewees present on social media.

MY AUDIENCE WILL GAIN
New techniques how to cope with change, stress, fear in these challenging times.
Creates a new positive outlook for you.
Creates connection whilst we are in isolation.
Ideas for rituals and activities during lockdown.
Improves your health.
You will gain focus and clarity.

The main thing is to create connection, communication, raise the vibration.

I’m super excited as I’ve invited 15 interviewees and 12 have accepted to be part of my project.

Keep checking my social media and this blog for more details!

Stay healthy!

 

 

 

How Do You Keep Calm At Christmas?

Christmas is a time of fun and festive cheer!  There’s decorations to put up, gifts to wrap and Christmas day to prepare for.  Do you glide your through this Christmas season effortlessly, or do you come out the other end feeling more frazzled than the turkey on a bad day…?!

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Here are some tips to help you keep your cool.

  1. Enjoy the preparation.

There’s plenty you can do to enjoy the preparations towards Christmas.
If you shop on the high street, make sure you take some time for a coffee or some lunch during that day.   
Make putting up the tree a family occasion, or if you live alone, invite a friend over and have a sherry whilst hanging up your tinsel and baubles!
Spend an evening looking through your cook books, which recipes are your favourite and easy to make for Christmas dinner?

2.  Ask for help!

If you have too much to do, then ask for help!  Ask a friend or family member to help take on some tasks to prepare for Christmas festivities.  Perhaps they would like to join in and feel part of the preparation.

3.  Do something for someone else.

Do you have a neighbour who lives alone?  Or perhaps you have a friend who has had a difficult year?
Doing something for another person can often give you that “feel good factor” .  It may mean joining them for a cuppa for an hour.   Taking your friend out for a change of scenery could do you both the world of good.  You could visit a local Christmas market or book to see your local choir sing Christmas carols.

4.  Schedule in some ME time!

You’ve done it!  You’ve got through Christmas!  Now what about you?  Have you scheduled any time out for you?
Some Calm Therapy could be the perfect way to treat yourself after the Christmas rush.

For more information about Calm Therapy treatments or  Christmas
GIFT VOUCHERS please call Jane on 07734 695 964 or email jane@calmtherapy.co.uk