I gave Reiki to my husband’s car

My husband restores old cars. He has been at a loss recently with an MG which refused all attempts to start it. In desperation he asked me to ‘have a go’ at reiki with it.

I tuned in, and felt  the car was neglected and un-loved. It was just taking up space in the workshop, and had no purpose, and no future- a sad MG.

I was aware of the energy around the car shifting into something much more positive and happier.

The next day, I asked my husband to keep a more positive outlook towards this car himself, and, to his amazement, he  turned the ignition key, and it started first time!

was this a pure coincidence, or had an energy shift moved things on?C, sammy and cars

Reiki in the Stable

A friend of mine had a new horse. He stable was in an old farm building, and since he had arrived, he always stood at the back of the box, and avoided the middle of the bed. The evening I visited, he showed early signs of colic, and was very quiet and subdued, with no movement in his guts. The vet was called, and he relaxed after a while, and back to eating his hay.

My friend’s previous horse had suffered with colic in that stable, and had sadly to be put down outside, in the yard. The next morning, she asked me to tune in to my reiki vibes and see what I sensed in his stable.

I was drawn to stand by the wall on one side, and could sense hooves thrashing against this wall.I had picked up on the energy of her poor horse that had died, but sensed that he did not know what had happened to him, and that he did not know he had passed away.

I sensed another animal in the middle of the stable. I could visualise a large, brown cow, standing in the middle of the box- the spot her current horse avoided. I sensed that this cow also did not know what had happened to her. The stable felt quite crowded, so i spoke to these two, and told them what had happened to them, and mentally led them to the door, showing them the way out. I felt a sense of peace and calm in the stable, and space.

A few days later, my friend called me. her horse was calmer, and had totally changed his behaiour in the stable. He was happy, settled, and was using the whole box, and happily claiming his space in the middle of the stable. Strange, but true.

amadeus web in stable

The Horse and You

The Horse and You Day Course

Thursday 14th September 2017 9.30-4pm

The Claire Lilley Training Centre, Forest Road, Melksham SN12 7RB

The day focuses on gaining a better understanding about the horse and about yourself. No ridden work is involved, but there will be the opportunity to observe them from a distance, and to work more closely with them from the ground if you wish.

Horses mirror our feelings and our unconscious processes- being with them and developing a relationship with a horse is very special. Taking time to really notice what is going on for you in relation to the horse develops self-awareness and helps you to understand how you function.

Learning about how you come across to a horse can influence your own life skills: in relationships for example, how you cope with stressful situations, perhaps in work or sports environments. The possibilities are endless.

Horses are very aware of non-verbal communication- our body language, how calm and confident we are, or not. This applies to all aspects of horsemanship – whether we are riding or handling them, or simply in their presence. They pick up things about ourselves we are not even aware of!

There will be opportunities to ask questions and to discuss what comes up for you, and time will be spent on common issues that can turn horsemanship from a pleasurable experience into a nightmare!

 

Understanding the Horse

  • Psychology of the horse – how horses think and react
  • The horse’s senses
  • The horse’s body language
  • Relating to the horse- how the horse sees you

Understanding yourself

  • Self awareness
  • Body language
  • Posture and Movement
  • Mindfulness

Price £60 per person including beverages. Please bring a packed lunch, and, as we will be outdoors as well as in the stables and the classroom, wear clothing to allow for all types of weather!

Book a place

B&B available locally if accommodation is required.

hen and george field web

 

http://clairelilley.com/the-horse-and-you/

Time2talk

As a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist (CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling) I am able to support you if you need time to talk during any one-to-one session (e.g. reiki/personal training). If there is something you wish to share in a non-judgemental and confidential environment, just let me know.

counselling-room-webI am a counsellor for Wiltshire Mind, and Mental Lead for The Fitness League to promote the benefits of exercise for mental health.

 

Exercise for Health

Why is exercise good for your mind and body?

 

As well as improving your energy levels and improving sleep and digestion, it helps you to feel positive about yourself, increasing your self-esteem, which is a useful tool in coping with common mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety. Learning how to stretch and relax your body also calms the mind. Controlled breathing and focusing mindfully on how you are moving helps to prevent a ‘busy brain’ from worrying about day-to-day concerns. Music is a great way to lift your mood, and brings a sense of enjoyment to getting fitter. Improving co-ordination improves concentration and dexterity.

It can be difficult to be inspired to exercise alone, so joining a class is a great way to meet new friends if you are feeling lonely. Making exercise part of your daily life, combined with eating sensibly contributes to a long, healthy life.

 

Fitness Classes: Stretch, Tone, Strengthen, Dance

Devizes

Mondays 10-11am

The Wyvern Club, Devizes

Market Lavington

Mondays 6.45-7.45pm Green Dragon Pub

Wednesdays 10-11am Green Dragon Pub

Friday 10-11am The Old School

Classes are ‘body friendly’ and especially planned to suit all ages and abilities.

Formerly ‘The Women’s League of Health and Beauty’, FL members develop a life-long affinity with exercise and feeling good about themselves.

I am a Fitness League Teacher and a Member of The Register of Exercise Professionals

Mindfulness Example

Find a quiet moment, and take a look at this sunset. Notice if you are in a hurry, impatient, just have a quick look and think there are better ways to fill your time.

Look again, sitting comfortable, breathing calmly, and give yourself a couple of minutes to take in what you see- the colours and shapes of the clouds, the trees in shadow, the last glow of the sun, for example.  Focus on calmly breathing, relaxing, calming your mind.

After a couple of minutes, stretch and move, look away from the photo and notice your own world with fresh eyes. Notice how you feel now- hopefully calm and relaxed!

sunset-melksham

Art Therapy

Do you like drawing or painting? maybe you have never tried. Putting pen/paint to paper can be very therapeutic. No special paper or paint is needed- you could doodle on a scrap of paper, or try a colouring book. becoming engrossed in what you are doing can be very relaxing. Concentrating on something totally different can switch off a ‘busy brain’ and give you time out of your day to just be with yourself. here is a painting I did recently on an off-cut of wood from the garage, It took about an hour to do, and I thoroughly enjoyed examining the shape off different pictures of mushrooms.You can out your own interpretation on what you see- your painting does not have to be an accurate representation, but use your imagination!

mushrooms-painting

 

Here are some more mushrooms carved out of wood I took a liking to at a horse show.

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Self Awareness

Self awareness

Stressed? Anxious? Lack of confidence? Developing self-awareness helps to identify triggers which cause anxiety. Once we notice what happens to us, both mentally and physically, we can start to  learn how to keep calm and focused on what we need to, improving our ability to concentrate. This in turn improves self-confidence and feeling more able to cope with daily life.

Self-awareness can be helped by the following:

 

  • Meditation
  • Relaxation and breathing techniques.
  • Fitness and posture.
  • Learning to trust your intuition.
  • Learning more about yourself as a person.

Venturing into the realms of self-awareness takes bravery. Are you brave enough to open the door into the world of self-discovery?
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