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How to reduce your stress in December

by Sharon Taylor

December can be a busy time of the year for many people. It can be a whirlwind of deadlines, parties, expenses and chaos to deal with. So how can you keep a grip and enjoy the build-up to the festive season? For people who are working, you can spend more…

How to be proactive for better health

by Sharon Taylor

Three of the most common causes of stress are; work, relationships and money. As these affect us all, it stands to reason that we all need to be more proactive in reducing and managing our stress and anxiety levels. For many years complementary therapies were viewed as pamper treatments to…

Reducing Guilt to Manage Your Stress

by Sharon Taylor

This month my focus is on Managing Your Stress and Anxiety levels. Feelings of guilt play a big part in increasing stress and anxiety levels so it’s important to be able to recognise what events trigger these feelings and learn how to manage them better. I remember back in the…

Self-care for better health & wellbeing

by Sharon Taylor

This month my focus is on self-care. I’m passionate about helping people to put themselves on their to-do list and start doing more things regularly to nurture and nourish themselves. Self-care is often regarded as being selfish – looking after yourself first and not attending to the needs of others.…

Human design, you and your business

by Sharon Taylor

Birmingham East FHT workshop & networking meeting For this meeting I have invited Jon Critoph to join us to share information and knowledge about Human Design.       Tuesday 18th Sept 2018       7pm-9pm (doors open at 6.45pm)       The Old Market Hall, Church Hill,       Coleshill. B46 3AD     Here are some words…

Returning to Knowle to reduce stress

by Sharon Taylor

It’s said that moving home is one of the most stressful things we do in our life. With the death of a loved one and divorce being two other highly stressful life events. Although I haven’t moved home, I found myself experiencing a level of stress associated with moving when…

When The Heat’s On!

by Sharon Taylor

The heat has been turned up over the last few weeks and summer in the UK has arrived early! Have you noticed that the birds are singing much louder, strangers are happy to share a smile and the smell of BBQs is in the evening air? It’s evident that the…

Meditation & Mindfulness

by Sharon Taylor

Birmingham East FHT workshop & networking meetings Our next meeting will be an evening of meditation and mindfulness.  
Tuesday 3rd July
7pm – 9pm (door open at 6.45pm)
The Old Market Hall, Church Hill,
Coleshill. B46 3AD      This will be an interactive meeting and we are pleased…

Stress Discovery Calls: Get out of overwhelm

by Sharon Taylor

When you feel stressed it’s always good to talk. Sometimes talking to a stranger who cares can put a different perspective on things. This is when you can start thinking clearer, get clarity on your situation and light-bulb moments can happen. In a recent survey over 33% of the British…

6 simple steps to looking after your mental health

by Sharon Taylor

In the busyness of our lives the state of our mental health may not be something that we think about It may only come to mind when we feel overwhelmed, stressed, anxious or even depressed about a situation. Our mental health is just as important, if not more so, as…

Stress Relief in Sutton Coldfield

by Sharon Taylor

Here in Sutton Coldfield the sun has come out for a few days and we all want to be outside enjoying it. Sunshine has the ability to make us feel good and less stressed. In a recent survey over 33% of the British population experiences stressed for one day a…

What Can I Do When Feeling Emotionally Stuck?

by Sharon Taylor

Most of us will have had periods in our lives when we feel stuck, feeling overwhelmed by a situation, and although time has moved on, you can still feel stuck – paralyzed by the negative thoughts that are going around in your head. Your physical, mental and emotional energies can…

How to write affirmations for success

by Sharon Taylor

For most people our self-talk about ourselves (our unconscious dialogue) usually leans towards the negatives. I’m too short, I’m too fat, I’m un-fit, I can’t do that, I haven’t got a good memory etc. etc. These thoughts, together with others given to us over the years by parents, family, teachers…

Why you should have a course of treatments

by Sharon Taylor

I’ve been working as a complementary therapist for almost 12 years now. Over the years I’ve worked in many different situations, seen hundreds of clients and performed thousands of treatments. I love the variety of each client coming with their own situation, challenges and specific needs. At the start of…

GDPR. Are your ready?

by Sharon Taylor

Much of what is being shared and in the press can make this look and seem very scary however there are various steps you can take to work towards compliance. For our next Birmingham East Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) meeting I have invited Jacqueline Leake to come along to…

The many benefits of staying hydrated

by Sharon Taylor

Are you drinking enough water? Do you find it difficult to up your intake from one or two small glasses?   This could be due to: #1. You don’t like the taste #2. Too many trips to the toilet #3. You’re too busy and forget   Do you need motivating…

How can I start feeling like my old self again?

by Sharon Taylor

Recently, many people have fallen foul to the flu and other unpleasant viruses going around. Leaving them unable to enjoy the Christmas and New Year holiday season fully. A trip to the hospital or GP may have resulted in having a course of antibiotics and although you may feel better…

How do I reduce my stress & anxiety in the lead up to Christmas?

by Sharon Taylor

Every year the preparations for Christmas seem to start earlier. In the UK, advertising and promotions in shops, on TV and on social media start to appear from as early as October! It’s easy to start to feel overwhelmed by it all as the big day gets closer. It’s not…

Is your business socially savvy?

by Sharon Taylor

Do you sometimes think that you are missing a trick when it comes to using social media to market your business? If so, then our next Birmingham East Federation of Holistic Therapist (FHT) speaker and networking meeting is for you. Date: Tues. 21st November 2017 Venue: The Old Market Hall,…

How do I fit me-time into my routine?

by Sharon Taylor

  Have you been lucky enough to have the opportunity to have a break from your normal routine? After a holiday you’ll feel relaxed and energised both mentally and physically. You’ve had time to focus on yourself – some me-time. Even if you can’t get away, it’s still important for…

How can I get more out of my health insurance plan?

by Sharon Taylor

With the inevitable and fast approaching reduction in the National Health Service (NHS), more and more people are buying health insurance policies. These policies are being bought as a much-needed back-up and to provide peace of mind in the hope that if you are unfortunate enough to have a serious…

How can reflexology help manage stress levels?

by Sharon Taylor

Reflexology is an ancient art dating back thousands of years. It was first practised by the Indian, Chinese and Egyptian peoples. Reflexology works on the principle that all organs and glands of the body are represented by reflex points on the feet, hands and face. By applying pressure to these…

How to survive the school holidays

by Sharon Taylor

Schools break up for their annual 6 weeks’ holidays soon and whether you’re a stay-at-home or a working parent there are going to be changes to your routine and also for your children too. This period can sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed, so planning ahead is key. Like adults, many…

Coaching and Coaxing the Clutter Away

by Clare Whalley

What problems clutter can cause As simplistic as it may sound, too much clutter in your life can be a symptom – and also a cause – of stress. As the saying goes, “Tidy house, tidy mind”. Being surrounded by disorganised piles of papers, to-do lists, things you have hoarded…

Caring for yourself when caring for others

by Sharon Taylor

Do you find it difficult to carve time out of your busy day for yourself? Are you constantly putting the needs of others before your own? At the end of each day do you fall into bed feeling drained and exhausted hoping that you will have more energy tomorrow but…

Are you mindful or is your mind full?

by Sharon Taylor

Over recent months the words mindful and mindfulness have become buzz words and we are being advised to be mindful and live in a more mindful way, but what does it mean? The Cambridge English Dictionary describes mindfulness as …. the practice of being aware of your body, mind and

FHT workshop & networking meeting

by Sharon Taylor

  Get more of the clients you want, create marketing magic!  Clare Whalley – Business & Life Coach   At our next meeting we will be focusing on marketing and gaining client you want to work with. Date: Tuesday 11th April 2017 Venue: The Old Market Hall. Hill Street, Coleshill.…

Stress Awareness – Today & Every Day

by Sharon Taylor

April is National Stress Awareness month. A month when we are encouraged to look at how stress is affecting our work and family life and look at what we can do about reducing it. We all encounter stressful situations and we’ve all seen colleagues and fellow business owners displaying signs…

IMPACT Workplace Wellbeing Programme

by Sharon Taylor

In conjunction with Touchline Training we are delighted to bring one of their courses to Solihull. Their IMPACT Workplace Wellbeing Programme – Instructor’s Training Day will take place on Tuesday 21st March 2017
@
Solihull College Conference Centre For more details click the link below and contact Anne to book…

How to succeed when facing a challenge

by Sharon Taylor

On 1st January I set myself 3 challenges and on 31st January they were all completed. My challenges required daily actions and focused around yoga, meditation and journaling.  These three activities I regularly suggest to my clients as they can all help to reduce stress and anxiety and they…

Have an attitude of gratitude

by Sharon Taylor

For most of us life is good and although we may not always appreciate it, every day, there is so much to be grateful for. But when life throws us a curve ball in the form of a challenging situation it can be easy to forget all the good times…

Do you celebrate your successes?

by Sharon Taylor

At different times during the year we often find ourselves asking where has the time go! When reminiscing we think about how things have gone – what we have achieved and what hasn’t been so successful. Throughout each year I try to keep my focus on the positive and on…

Spiritual & Holistic Fayre

by Sharon Taylor

Spiritual & Holistic Fayre @ Coleshill Town Hall High Street, Coleshill. B46 3BG On 26th November 2016 Come and say hello. I will be offering taster reflexology sessions at £10 for 20 minutes. Get in touch to pre-book your taster session. If you pre-book you will receive a free gift…

Meditation for Beginners

by Sharon Taylor

Many people try meditating and say it’s difficult. They say “I can’t get into it” or “it doesn’t work for me”. This is usually because they’re not used to sitting in silence or even just sitting still. They’re always doing something and meditation feels like a waste of time. But…

How do I choose my holistic therapist?

by Sharon Taylor

We all like to know that we are in the hands of a professional, caring therapist who is knowledgeable in their field. But with all the therapists out there how do you find the right one for you? When looking for a therapist the first question you should ask yourself…

Running on empty? Time to refuel

by Sharon Taylor

People come to me in need of an energy boost when they feel they are running on empty. I’m always happy to use my treatments to help with an injection of rest, revitalisation and re-energising. In addition to the treatment, I also suggest ways they can help themselves on a…

How can I get a good night’s sleep?

by Sharon Taylor

We all need sleep. Sleep is necessary as it gives your body the ability to rest, repair, grow and support your natural biorhythms. In order for our bodies to repair and grow in a 24 hour period a certain number of hours sleep is suggested depending on your age. Babies…

Tackling stress and anxiety with healing hands

by Sharon Taylor

Did you see me in the local press recently? I was so pleased when a reporter contacted me out the blue. He had seen my recent posts and was keen to find out more about how I deliver my service to help people reduce their stress and anxiety levels. Here’s

What are common signs of stress?

by Sharon Taylor

We all experience stress. Sometimes we don’t realise that some of the behaviours, thoughts and feelings we are feeling and displaying could be attributed to being stressed. Here are a few of the signs of stress to look out for in yourself as well as in others. Once you can…

How stress can show itself

by Sharon Taylor

We all encounter stressful situations. Stress is your body’s automatic way of reacting when you are feeling threatened. Stress is a natural reaction and prepares you for ‘flight or fight’. Your nervous system releases stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol to prepare your body for an emergency. Your heart…

Why would you have a Reiki treatment?

by Sharon Taylor

I have been giving Reiki treatments for many years now and many people who come to me know the benefits of having a treatment. Many tell me that they feel mentally and physically relaxed, uplifted, lighter and calmer. They feel more focussed and more able to deal with situations in…

How can I reduce my stress and anxiety levels?

by Sharon Taylor

I am passionate about helping people to live their life with less stress and to empower them to put their mental health and well-being on their to-do list. Over the past 12 years whilst working as a complementary therapist I have worked with hundreds of people from different walks of…

New Treatment – Facial Reflexology

by Sharon Taylor

If you are looking for a gentle, non-intrusive holistic facial treatment then this could be the one for you. Facial reflexology has its origins in the Vietnamese system of facial acupressure but it is a less invasive and an excellent alternative to facial acupuncture. Like foot reflexology it works on…

Business Networking Awards 2016

by Sharon Taylor

I am so pleased to have made it through as a FINALIST in the Business Networking Awards 2016. Wow, wow, wow! Back in November 2015 I was nominated for this award and along with other nominees I was asked to provide 400 words about myself and Complete Harmony. There were…

Positive Vibes in Your Home

by Sharon Taylor

We think nothing of having a facial routine every day that cleanses our face and protects it from the elements. We cleanse our body every day and cleanse internally once or twice a year with a detox programme. So why not do the same for our surroundings, the places in…

Give the gift of time

by Sharon Taylor

Gifting at Christmas is a great thing to do but sometimes it’s difficult to decide what to give. Today, many people have lots of things, so why not gift the gift of time! A Treatment Voucher makes an ideal gift for the person who has everything. It allows them time…

How to be sweet to your feet

by Sharon Taylor

We use our feet every day. From the moment we step out of bed to the time we get back in again. They carry us from place to place and most of us don’t give them a second thought. We sometimes abuse them by squeezing them into ill-fitting shoes and…

How can I staying hydrated?

by Sharon Taylor

We’re all drinking our 2 litres of water every day, right? Our body is composed of about 60% water. In hot weather we will naturally increase our water intake but when the weather turns colder it’s sometimes not as easy to get your 2 litres in. So if you don’t…

Benefits of Coconut Oil

by Sharon Taylor

Coconut oil is becoming more popular for its health and beauty benefits. It is said to be the healthiest dietary oil and one of nature’s most amazing foods. Here are some facts about it:- Coconut oil is a stable oil and unlike other oils it doesn’t break down easily at…

Treat your feet for World Reflexology Week

by Sharon Taylor

21st September – 27th September 2015 Reflexologists worldwide are celebrating and participating in World Reflexology Week, raising awareness and promoting the health benefits of reflexology. Reflexology is a popular and relaxing holistic treatment based on the principle that reflex points on the soles, tops and sides of the feet are…

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