Exhausted, Overwhelmed, Time-Poor! Is this a sign you’re suffering with ‘shoulditis’?
Sarah Gordon Holistic Therapy
by Sarah Gordon
11M ago
    I touched on this subject with my email community recently and judging by the response it certainly resonated.  It may come as a surprise if you took note of how many times a day you say ‘should’. A client recently opened the floodgates and a torrent of ‘shoulds’ flowed.  No surprise she was feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, unsettled and emotional. Some examples of what you might be saying to yourself on repeat: “I should sort out the laundry before I go for my walk.” “I should get up earlier and meditate.” “I should finish writing this work report before I go to bed ..read more
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How do you want 2023 to be different?
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by Sarah Gordon
1y ago
    Do you spend any time reflecting on the previous 12 months and what you want to achieve going forward as you head into December? Time has a habit of speeding up as we enter the festive season.  The influx of invitations, work, social and family commitments, change in routines, late nights as well as various other lifestyle changes, often lead us to feeling physically and emotionally drained at the stroke of midnight on 31st Dec. We wake up feeling less than motivated as the New Year dawns.  The resolutions we promised to stick to fall by the wayside and we just carry o ..read more
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7 reasons to embrace complementary therapies
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by Sarah Gordon
2y ago
    Have you experienced relief from a tension-busting massage, rebalanced and re-energised with reflexology, felt calmer and slept soundly after a reiki healing?  If you have, then you already know something about complementary therapy (also known as holistic therapy) and the many benefits it provides. The treatments mentioned above, as well as many other touch and non-touch therapies, don’t fall within conventional healthcare boundaries.  However, they are used alongside mainstream medicine to help manage symptoms. Complementary therapies are also an increasingly popular ..read more
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A Beginner’s Guide to incorporating Aromatherapy and Essential Oils into your Self-Care Routine
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by Sarah Gordon
3y ago
    As today’s hectic lifestyles exacerbate stress and anxiety, Holistic Therapy is becoming increasingly popular to help ease issues such as sleeplessness, muscular tension, headaches, irritability, overwhelm and burnout.  Added to this with everything we’re experiencing during the Coronavirus Pandemic, now more than ever, people are taking ownership of their health and are seeking ways to help themselves. According to a 2020 Member Survey by my Professional Association, the Federation of Holistic Therapists, aromatherapy is one of the top three complementary therapies request ..read more
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Ease Anxiety with Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Reiki
Sarah Gordon Holistic Therapy
by Sarah Gordon
4y ago
    Do you suffer with nagging thoughts and fears that just won’t go away?  Or perhaps, worry about your job, family or what other people think about you.   Some suffer from persistent ‘Mum guilt’ that they should be doing more for their children or harmful comparisons with others. There are many sources of self-criticism and anxiety. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (18th-24th May).  Since 2001 the Mental Health Foundation has organised this event with a different focus each year.  This year’s campaign is centred around kindness.  Something I ..read more
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Stress, Anxiety and Overwhelm! 10 Tips for a Calmer You
Sarah Gordon Holistic Therapy
by Sarah Gordon
4y ago
    Feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed are common daily experiences in today’s busy 24/7 society.  A 2018 study by the Mental Health Foundation found that 74% of people felt so stressed during the previous year they were unable to cope.  Therefore, it is essential for your long-term health to prioritise personal well-being and find ways to increase your resilience to stress. So, what is stress and its effects? How is it triggered and can it be alleviated?  Read on to gain insight into this modern health challenge caused by the “always-busy” trend.  Learn s ..read more
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5 Decluttering Tips to Help Reduce Stress and Boost Well-Being
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by Sarah Gordon
4y ago
   Do you feel stressed every time you are looking for the same item?  How much time and energy do you waste in the morning searching for your favourite top amongst the sea of unworn items in your wardrobe?  Is your home a place where you feel relaxed and calm or is it simply a storage unit for all your stuff? If so then it’s time to get on top of your clutter mountain, regain focus and reduce your stress levels by organising your home. For me declutte ..read more
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Is your Handbag giving you a Headache?
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by Sarah Gordon
5y ago
   Ladies, how often do you clear out your handbag of all the unnecessary “stuff” you take with you everywhere? We are all guilty of carrying everything but the kitchen sink in our bags.  I picked up my client’s handbag recently and couldn’t believe how heavy it was.  This is a common topic of conversation in my Practice as it can contribute to your neck, shoulder and back pain.  If you are feeling noticeable strain from carrying your handbag then you n ..read more
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