Does Mindfulness make you healthier?

Does Mindfulness make you healthier?

Mindfulness has come into the limelight with Olympians like America’s Deena Kaster mentioning the importance of it to keep their focus, business gurus such as the late Steve Jobs proclaiming the importance for creativity and movements such as Action for Happiness in the UK showcasing how mindfulness can help you to feel happier.
Taking action mindfully
How many times have you gone in the shower and just focused on the act of washing and the feeling of the water on your skin? Stop next time and ask yourself are you mentally preparing your to do list, shopping, planning your weekend or are you just being in the moment. Mindfulness is the awareness of just that moment. Many people find they are more mindful when they walk, run or do an activity such as fishing, sewing or yoga.
But what actually is Mindfulness and does it differ to meditation?
Mindfulness is a state of mind achieved by focusing on the present moment while calmly acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts and sensations.
Meditation has a similar definition of focusing your mind for a period of time in silence or with the aid of chanting. Both can be used to reduce stress and to create focus for work and learning.
The key difference between the two is that Mindfulness is experienced in both quiet meditation and by making conscious – or mindful – changes to the actions that we take in our day to day lives. Living in the moment, becoming fully aware of the moment you are experiencing – and switching off the busy mind from the day to day.
How can this help you?
This ability to just be in the moment – gives your brain and body important breathing space – even just ten minutes a day can make a difference to your wellbeing and productivity. You may think you are taking a breathing space when you stop for a coffee or stop for lunch but are you still checking your emails, working at your desk, checking your phone for the latest social media update – physically or mentally?
Our busy lives result in an almost constant stream of internal chatter thought about what are we going to do next or what are we going to become or how well or badly we just did. This chatter means we’re often not that aware of what is around us, and what happening in the here and now. We are likely to be missing out on loads of the good stuff – and shutting out the bad stuff we need to be aware of to evolve and progress.
When we are more fully aware of the moment – we become conscious of all that we see, hear, touch and taste alongside what is happening inside us – our thoughts and feelings –which makes things shift. We can become more relaxed, more creative, sleep better and learn easier. Mindfulness can also help us to improve relationships with others and feel happier.
Anyone can benefit and it need take only a few minutes day. Be patient with yourself as it is often hard at first. When you keep at it you’ll feel the benefits in many areas of your life.
At the Haven Wellbeing Hub you can discover more about Mindfulness and Meditation through our Monday meditation evening group – starting 21st September, a day of mindfulness and meditation on 26th September and a new Saturday morning meditation drop in session, here in Wokingham once a month – the first Saturday of the month. Contact us to find out more or to book your place.

MInd full or Mindful?

MInd full or Mindful?

Guest blog by Judy Claughton and Tina Ford, Meditation and Mindfulness

What is EMMETT Technique?

emmett technique

Emmett technique

What is Emmett?

The EMMETT Technique is a unique form of body therapy.
It involves the application of light finger pressure at specific points, referred to as “Emmett points”.
The points are not the same as traditional trigger points or acupressure points or any other points described in any other therapy.
The Tamil pressure required to stimulate the EMMETT points does not need to be firm or painful. “No pain no gain” has no place in EMMETT Technique philosophy.
The EMMETT Therapist is skilled in the art of applying:

  • The right amount of pressure
  • In the right direction
  • For the right amount of time

It is this combination of elements, unique to each individual, which creates the desired physical change.
Although often combined with other techniques, the EMMETT Technique is an efficient and effective therapy on its own.
What does an EMMETT treatment involve?
Clients can be treated seated, standing or lying down. It can be a stand alone treatment or combined with other techniques. The treatment can be applied directly to the skin or done through clothing. The practitioner will apply light finger pressure at specific points on the body in a sequence.
How does it work?
It is suggested that the EMMETT Technique may interact with the body as described in the science of Critical Point Analysis which identifies that…
“In any highly complex system there is a specific, critical point at which the smallest input will result in the greatest change”
For example a light touch on a small cog can halt the largest engine.
The EMMETT Technique Therapist can be compared to a body electrician who has the knowledge to locate these critical points and re-set them with the correct stimulation.
The stimulation is registered by the receiver’s nervous system and their brain responds by sending new instructions back to affect the physical state of the localized area. It affects muscle memory.
The result is often instantaneous physical change.
Special language skills are incorporated to reinforce and anchor the positive physical changes greatly enhancing the outcome.
How can it help me?
This therapy can help with many medical conditions. For example (and this list is not complete!)
Neck, back, shoulder, hip and knee pain
Foot pain and ankle restrictions
Lymphatic and sinus congestion – hayfever
Bladder, abdominal cramps
Fluid retention
Jaw/facial tension
And so much more
Book your session with Wendy Hamilton at The Haven Wellbeing Hub; summer promotion taster treatments and consultations £20 July 2015 only.
Guest Blog by Wendy Hamilton, Emmett Therapist at The Haven Wellbeing Hub

Benefit From Reflexology - wokingham

What are the benefits of Reflexology?

Reflexology has many benefits and is a holistic therapy suitable for all ages, and brings relief from a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. Available at The Haven Wellbeing Hub, Wokingham, Reflexology has been shown to be affective for;

• Hormonal imbalances & fertility support
• Hay-fever
• Menopause
• Back pain
• Migraines, headaches
• Sleep disorders
• Digestive problems
• Circulatory problems
• Stress related disorders
• Arthritis

Benefits of Reflexology

Stress relief
Whether you suffer from insomnia, migraines, digestive problems or fatigue, the root of many health problems can be linked to stress. Stress can be caused by our own hectic lifestyle, emotional, physical or environmental factors, it is almost completely unavoidable. Stress can be damaging to the body and mind. Under the influence of prolonged stress the body is less capable of fighting illness. Reflexology counteracts the effects of stress by promoting relaxation and bringing balance to the body.

Muscle relaxation
Many factors can cause muscle tension, too much time sitting in one position, lifting heavy objects, working out with weights or emotional problems are just a few. Whatever the source, when muscles become tense and over stressed the energy in our body is thrown out of balance. The nerve pathways which connect muscles to the rest of the body become congested. This can result in pain, fatigue, irritability or even more stress. Reflexology stimulates nerve endings in the feet to release the energy, relax muscles and restore physical harmony.

Circulation improvement
All the body’s systems need good blood circulation in order to function well. The blood carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells and removes waste products and toxins. Stress and tension tighten up the cardiovascular system and restricts blood flow, causing it to become sluggish. This results in the tissues becoming oxygen-deprived; the energy in the body becomes depleted, making all body systems suffer. Reflexology keeps the body’s circulation flowing smoothly, which rejuvenates tired tissues.

Detoxify and cleanse
Riding the body of waste and toxins is extremely important to your health. When the lymphatic, urinary or intestinal systems become blocked due to a build up of toxins and waste the energy in the body stagnates. This may cause you to feel bloated, lethargic or even sick. Reflexology can release these blockages, helping your body to “let go” and eliminate toxins and waste, cleansing the body of all impurities. This will encourage the body to naturally restore its own healthy balance.

Body balancer
Balance is vital for a healthy body, mind and spirit. To maintain a state of homoeostasis (balance) the body needs to run smoothly. When there is a malfunction in the body it is thrown off balance. Reflexology is vital to sustain balance in every gland, organ, muscle, tissue and cell in the body, leaving all the systems of the body functioning fully, and in their natural equilibrium.

How Can Reflexology Help Me?

By working specific reflex points on the feet, this improves circulation and lymph flow, it cleanses the body of impurities and revitalises energy, which will encourage the body to naturally restore its own healthy balance. Additionally, Reflexology can bring soothing stress relief and relaxation to the mind, body and spirit. The treatment can be pleasurable and extremely relaxing to receive, as well as invigorating and energising.

Book Now for a relaxing & therapeutic treatment at The Haven Wellbeing Hub 0118 327 2450 or email us

Blog by Katie Palmer – Reflexologist

Origin of Massage

What Can Massage Do For Me?

Massage has many origins, namely Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Hawaiian. Swedish massage is one of ???? the most widely used massage therapies today, also known Design as Therapeutic or Holistic massage. A man, named Per Henrik Ling, during the 1800s, developed Swedish Massage or Therapeutic Massage in Sweden. He was instrumental in exposing Swedish massage to the scientific community, convincing them that its benefits were fundamental in maintaining good health.
Over the years, massage has regained its popularity and professional accreditation and is now one of the most popular complementary therapies today.

What can Massage do for me?
Swedish Massage uses techniques, which have far-reaching physiological, physical, mental and emotional effects. Through cheap nba jerseys the use of specific strokes on the body, Swedish Massage helps to to eliminate the build-up of toxins that we accumulate in the tissues. Drainage of these toxins produces a cleansing effect thus allowing the body to rid itself of the damaging by-products of everyday activities. Circulation begins to flow more easily, essential nutrients begin to reach the muscles and tissues, muscles begin to relax and nerve endings are stimulated to produce the ultimate Migration in relaxation! Coupled with the use of base and essential oils, Swedish Massage is one of the best stress busting therapies around.

You can opt for a massage that suits your need at that precise moment, whether it’s a hand massage, foot massage, leg or arm massage, facial massage or the ever popular back massage, you can be confident that you will feel the benefits immediately. You can also choose from a range of specially prepared blended oils to help promote your feelings of relaxation.

Sound good? Well, believe me it is one of the most relaxing, revitalising and rejuvenating experiences you can Салат have in these times of stressful living. Book now with The Haven Wellbeing Hub
Available between Monday – Thursday 9am – 9pm, Friday 9am – 8pm or Saturday 9am – 6pm. Call 0118 327 2450 for more information.


Welcome to The Haven Wellbeing Hub

Hello *smiles & waves frantically


Welcome to our new website and first blog post! *sweats, shakes and retypes  200 300 times.


Our weekly blog will be an introduction on Der the many holistic therapies, classes and workshops that we provide here at The Haven Wellbeing Hub and also we’ll have some guest blogs for our practitioner and instructors. Hopefully we’ll get something posted once a week and we’ll also send a monthly newsletter covering new classes, forthcoming workshops, new therapies, open days and evening speakers, and anything else we think might be of interest to you, you can sign up here. (Should be a newsletter subscription box in the right hand side bar)
We opened on Saturday 21st February and it’s going really well, I’ve already met so many like-minded people who are happy to have a new local holistic hub. Everyone has said how great the Haven ‘feels’ and we think that the energy here is great. It was created with lots of love (and hard work) so hopefully that shines through. We have 3 therapies rooms and a studio which is available between 9am – 9:30pm. Our shop is open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm, so pop over and say Hi and a have a look around, PROGRAMM we’d love to meet you.
We plan to have a few events over the coming months so keep an eye on our website, Facebook, twitter and Instagram for updates.
Saturday 14th March is Reiki Day  – Come in and find out what Reiki is in wholesale jerseys a free talk between 1pm – 2pm you may also received some Reiki, also if you’re a Reiki Healer coming in for a Reiki share between 2:30pm – 3:30pm.
Saturday 21st March is our 1 month anniversary 🙂 – Open Day.  Come in and meet our practitioners and instructor. We will have some scheduled talks from 1pm and we’ll have some taster sessions of some of our therapies.
Psychic Night – Date TBC (between 23/27th March) – We plan to have an evening with some highly recommended and respected Mediums and Clairvoyants towards the end of March but as yet haven’t set a date. We will have limited spaces and iLuv推出支持蓝牙立体声Dock音响 tickets will be £5 per person. Please email me to be added to the waiting list.
Saturday 28th March is Meditation Day –  Come in and find out what Meditation is in a free talk between 1pm – 2pm followed by a group meditation.
I think thats about everything for now, email me if you have any questions. 
Sending you love and light always,
I apologies in advance for any spelling mistakes, typos and bits that don’t make sense in our first blog post! E&OE! I have reread many times but think I may now be blog blind * technical term 🙂

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