Amanae is a powerful form of bodywork that offers the rare opportunity to feel and release old emotions and unhelpful behavioural patterns, creating space for a person to develop healthier, more loving relationships with themselves and others.

The body hangs on to whatever emotions couldn’t be expressed – often in early life because it wasn’t safe to do so – and is more reliable than the mind, which is usually more concerned with managing or supressing feelings.

The practitioner guides the client towards specific parts of the body, known as ‘doorways’, which can be found in the muscles and on the bones, and encourages them to bring their breath to that place to feel what is holding there. All emotions are welcome, whether it’s fear, grief, sadness, joy, hate, love or anger. This process of meeting and releasing old emotions paves the way for shifts in daily life that bring us into greater alignment with our true values and desires.

The work itself takes place on a massage table using a combination of breath, energy, physical movements and sound. To find out more about Amanae visit www.susiechassagne.com

People may be drawn to this work for all sorts of reasons, but generally they want a richer experience of life.  Here are some examples of the themes I work with:

-        Sense of powerlessness

-        Fear of rejection or abandonment

-        Longings to be loved

-        Lack of self-love

-        Love/hate dynamics

-        Unexpressed anger

-        Busy minds

-        Not feeling good enough

-        Loss of sense of direction

-        Feeling disconnected from self and/or others

-        Wishing for a richer life experience

-        Enduring sadness

-        Unexpressed grief

-        Poor boundaries

For appointments you can e mail me at susiechassagne@gmail.com or text me on 07411 785 185. Price information and more detail about the work can be found on my website: www.susichassagne.com and you can follow me on Instagram: @susie_chassagne and Facebook @SusieChassagne

Sian is a STAT qualified teacher from completing a 3 year full time accredited course at the Alexander Teacher Training School in London. Since qualifying she has worked with people from many backgrounds including teachers, physiotherapists, IT professionals, business people and retirees.

Find more information on Alexander Technique visit The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique Website – www.stat.org.uk.

Sian can be contacted on 01732 874204 and sianrees42@btinternet.com

Farzana Ahmed BA/MA MBACP

Counsellor/ Mindfulness Practitioner

 

Counselling

I am a BACP accredited Counsellor with over 20 years experience of direct client work in a range of settings including Schools and Adult Mental Health Units.Also I work as an Associate Counsellor with Employee Assistance Programmes and Private Insurance Schemes including Bupa and Nuffield.

Counselling involves providing a safe, containing space for clients to explore their emotional distress. I feel it is important to use the first session to explore ways in which we can work together and address the possible reasons for accessing support at this particular time. I attach great importance in developing an honest, trusting and non- judgemental relationship with my clients.

Although my core training is Psychodynamic I use an integrated approach that brings together different elements of specific therapies. This helps to provide greater flexibility when working with clients and their presenting issues.

I use elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help clients recognise the relationship between thoughts, feelings and actions so to avoid becoming trapped in negative cycles of thought and behaviour.

Mindfulness 

Mindfulness involves learning to direct our experience as it unfolding, moment by moment, with open minded curiosity and acceptance.

Meditation techniques are introduced to be in the present moment which helps to suspend judgement and unleash our natural curiosity about the workings of the mind, approaching our experience with warmth and kindness to ourselves and others.

Mindfulness has been approved by NICE as an effective treatment for anxiety and depression and for this reason is regularly recommended by clinicians in a range of settings.

I deliver the Mindfulness MBCT, MBSR Courses based on Jon Kabbat Zinn’s book “Finding Peace in a Frantic World” and the work of  Mark Williams.

These can be accessed on 1-1 basis or in small groups.

I have also trained with the Mindfulness in Schools Project to deliver the Mindfulness Curriculum in Schools and Colleges to deliver the 8 week programmes to staff and students.

These focus on helping young people experience greater sense of well -being and cope with everyday stresses of adolescent life. It works with difficult mental states such as depressive, ruminative, and anxious thoughts and moods.

 

 

Multi Cultural Counselling

I am able to offer counselling in a range of South Asian languages, including Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.

Multi -Cultural Counselling can provide a therapeutic space for clients to explore their emotions in their mother tongue which will help them to identify with their inner feelings and positively enhance the client – therapist relationship.

This can then help clients to better access their emotions and use the sessions to facilitate any changes they may want to implement.

These days, when acupuncture is so widely known and practised, it is difficult to appreciate the impact made when in 1971 China became more open and President Nixon visited.

With him was James Reston the then editor of the New York Times who, during the trip succumbed to acute appendicitis and was treated with acupuncture for post operative pain. Although acupuncture was already known in academic circles Mr Reston’s accounts in his newspaper brought acupuncture into general public consciousness in the West for the first time.

In the intervening years there has been the development of training schools and the establishment of a professional body in the UK.

Years before I was able to train as an acupuncturist I had heard of these early accounts and was intrigued and fascinated with the idea that inserting fine needles into the body could influence health.

Training in this discipline opens a completely different way of appreciating how a human body functions and as a qualified practitioner of a number of years standing my enthusiasm for and interest in this practice is not lessened.

Someone properly trained in the philosophy and practice of Traditional Acupuncture can offer a safe and genuine alternative approach to health problems.

Practitioners may work in a complementary way with other health care professionals but have something to offer to many who want to avoid or reduce the side effects of conventional medicines.

As the functioning body is understood in a different way from that in a Western approach it may offer a rationale for treating an individual where Western medicine has been unsuccessful or can offer no treatment.

Contrary to the expectations of the individual receiving needles, they can produce a profound relaxation and it had even been known for people to fall asleep on the treatment couch.

And it is not uncommon for the effects of treatment to be experienced immediately so someone may get off the treatment couch feeling much better or more comfortable then when they got on. This latter is a deeply satisfying experience for both recipient and practitioner.

Do please follow the links to my website for further information. Or contact me directly to make an appointment 01732 871818 or 01892 665519.

 

 

A central theme of medical herbalism is that the body is a complex dynamic system and has potential to restore health. Herbalists regard health and healthcare rather like the science of ecology, in that the relationships between the parts are seen as significant and inter-related.

Herbalism is therefore ideally suited to those who may have multiple health concerns that would be best addressed by looking at things holistically. It is also often helpful to those who have had unwanted side effects or cannot be helped using regular medicine.

People often seek the advice of a professional herbalist as well as seeking advice from their doctor or other healthcare professionals.

Although many plant medicines are used by people as ‘over-the-counter’ remedies, a consultation is ideal to systematically assess your current health and how herbal medicines might be safely prescribed (perhaps alongside conventional medicines). The initial consultation is an opportunity to be heard and to discuss and address the complexity of concerns you may have regarding your health.

Following a consultation, the aim is to form a plan to facilitate necessary change, which may include herbal medicines prepared for you into a unique preparation or ‘recipe’. This tailor made approach means that your treatment could be in the form of a tea or a liquid tincture for example; a wide variety of herbal applications for external use are also possible. Followup consultations are an opportunity to assess how the treatment plan is working, and to make any necessary changes. Repeat prescriptions are possible without an appointment when your herbal treatment is progressing well.

Medical herbalists are trained to degree level standard in modern medicine; the chemistry of plants; how medicinal and food-like plants (functional foods) work in your body and when they are safe to use alongside conventional medicine.

Anita is a member of The National Institute of Medical Herbalists and The College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy. She holds a Masters Degree in Herbal Medicine. She works at the Malling Clinic and runs Medicine Tree Herbal Pharmacy - http://medicinetreeherbs.co.uk

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Follow-up Consultations £33.00
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