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Surviving and thriving in life after lockdown

It cannot go unnoticed that the lockdown measures designed to limit the spread of CoVID-19 had a significant effect on most families; my own family included. Surviving and even thriving in life after lockdown can be challenging but it's certainly possible. Some have been positive. For many families these measures created opportunities to spend more [...]

By |2020-08-14T10:04:39+01:009th August 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

How ‘WOOP’ can turn your wishes into real success

Wishes are a powerful adjective that permeates our thoughts, language and desire. We ‘wish’ for things that are often fanciful, aspirational and beyond our control.  But what if we could use the emotive power of a wish to focus on what we CAN do? This month I want to provide you with a tangible, practical [...]

By |2020-06-11T16:41:56+01:0011th June 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

How to manage your mental health during lockdown and whatever comes next…

What has ‘lockdown’ meant for you?  What’s been good about it?  I ask as positive thought could not be more important for managing your mental health during lockdown and beyond. It is the very foundation for self-compassion and good mental health. The demands on our mental health during long periods of isolation are well documented, [...]

By |2020-05-19T20:31:23+01:0019th May 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

How to find strength from within and use it to stay positive

You are stronger than you think! May I break that down for you? You – the person reading this blog Stronger – greater emotional strength; resilience, fortitude and determination Think – inner voice, narrative with self. At this unprecedented time I cannot emphasis this enough; ‘How you think will dictate how you feel’ therefore, to [...]

By |2020-04-13T19:26:25+01:0013th April 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

How positive thoughts create a positive life!

Happy March, Meteorological Spring has sprung and Astronomical Spring is just round the corner (March 20th).  So with the longer days finally here (hurrah for more Vitamin D), what good habits will you adopt to improve your wellbeing? When you are considering the adoption of good habits, by definition, you are seeking to reduce the [...]

By |2020-03-11T20:59:36+01:0011th March 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Meet our newest Massage Therapist – Kate Brydon

Massage Therapist Kate Brydon is the newest member of the Rowan House therapy team! Kate first became interested in massage whilst seeking ways to keep her own body and mind in balance. She began her training in India, going on to train in Dublin before practicing in Greece! Kate has studied holistic massage, sport massage, [...]

By |2020-03-11T21:00:44+01:0012th February 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Could this internal ‘barometer’ finally help you weather the storm of mental health?

In practice I seek to empower clients, providing the tools to better understand behaviour so that the individual has the knowledge to affect the changes they seek for their life. This article seeks to ‘triangulate’ research and methodology previously discussed in my December and January blogs... Not read them yet? Click here to read my [...]

By |2020-02-12T13:42:13+01:0010th February 2020|Blog Post, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Random Acts of Kindness that make a BIG Difference

“Kindness is the glue that holds society together. It is the essence of beauty. It brings smiles to faces, lightens our burdens, creates friendships, transforms people and situations.” David R Hamilton, Ph.D, Author if the Five Side Effects of Kindness.   It’s official… The world is a better place when we all reach out to [...]

By |2020-02-09T21:46:49+01:009th February 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

The Parent & Baby Show Review Cafe Kin!

Parent and baby classes and workshops often feature highly on our studio timetable and events list, so when we created Cafe Kin, we worked hard to make sure that it was a safe, welcoming and suitable space for parents, babies, children. But did we get it right? We invited Kerry and Alex of The Parent [...]

By |2020-01-14T21:53:23+01:0014th January 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments

Are YOU sabotaging your own happiness?

That's a bit of a loaded question isn't it? Let me explain... January, culturally and perhaps even traditionally, is a month that embraces change; New Year New You! screams social media, the local gym and (it can seem) every advertising billboard you pass. But for many, this illusive change is too often unachievable... or unsustainable. [...]

By |2020-01-10T16:12:33+01:0010th January 2020|Blog Post|0 Comments