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ROBERT SANDERS Member of the American Association for 
Neuro Linguistic Programming Robert is a master practitioner in hypnotherapy, NLP and coaching, having studied with Ewan Mochrie at Inspire 360.
He specialises in a ‘whole life’ approach to change, and can help with issues in your body, your mind or your life in general, including confidence-building and fitness motivation. Tel: 07877 074 053 Website:


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HELEN MALIK BSc NMed; mBANT; CNHC registered; IFM member Helen has a BSc in Nutritional Medicine from the University of West London and is currently studying Functional Medicine with the Functional Medicine University in the USA.  She is a Member of The British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT), the UK’s professional body for Nutritional Therapists, and is also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). Tel: 01444 316 306 Website: Helen will be giving a talk on food intolerance testing at our Free Taster Day on Sunday 21st September – so if you ‘d like to know more, come along and have a chat with her.

The Power of Past Lives

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from Judy Sharp, our hypnotherapist and past life therapist The more I work with clients across a range of issues from holding on to weight to depression, from a strange phobia to general anxiety, the more I realise just how many of them can be traced back to a past life. It is a personal challenge of mine to somehow make people understand that working with past lives is not just “over there” stuff for hippies and wierdos, it is a very powerful healing tool for everyone. It has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with spirituality and the Universal Laws. A client doesn’t actually have to believe in past lives or reincarnation for the healing to work: it is the process of discovering the root cause of a particular problem and resolving the issue that triggers the healing. I was talking with my teacher / mentor the other day and he told me yet another lovely story. One of the students in his group, a volunteer for a demonstration of a past life session, showed the class some nasty marks down his back. He said he got them while working on a building site, there had been an accident with some cement. He was a good subject and went back to a past life where he had been whipped and burned on his back. The following week he reported that his back was starting to heal, his long-standing wounds were vanishing, all on their own. Re-reading the works of Dr Brian Weiss, Roger Woolger, Ian Stevenson and Roy Stemman reminded me all over again of the thousands of case studies that have been verified and that now support this whole theory. I am passionate about this part of my work and know from the amazing results I get just how powerful it is – you can find case studies on my website: . related text:  Judy Sharp

Herbs for your Holiday

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from Yaso Shan, our herbal medicine specialist For those of us lucky enough to be able to afford a holiday this summer, here are some tips for staying healthy using natural or herbal remedies without overloading the system with synthetic chemicals and medications. You can avoid the usual pitfalls by good preparation that involve boosting immunity and getting fit at least 2-3 weeks before departure. A good immune booster such as echinacea or Siberian ginseng should help. The latter will be good at helping you cope with stress too as we all know that travelling can be quite a shock to the nerves (especially the airport experience!). Apart from the usual vaccinations that are necessary for the final destinations, there are the usual and common problems:
  • skin health (sunburn, prickly heat, allergic skin rashes)
  • gut problems (diarrhoea, travel sickness, nausea, vomiting)
  • headaches and hangovers
  • digestive upset and bloating
  • insect bites and insect stings
I always advise plenty of mineral water (not tap water as one cannot be guaranteed the level of water safety in a foreign country). Other sensible precautions include wearing a wide-brimmed hat and avoiding the midday sun wherever possible without protection (usually 10am-4pm depending on the climate and location of that country). Desisting in sunbathing is something that can never be legislated for but if one must….. a good sunscreen with a high enough sun protection factor (SPF) is vital. Fair skins require extra protection as this kind of skin tends to burn rather than tan. Eye protection with a good brand sunglasses with adequate polarised lenses is also necessary to protect the eyes. Pack insect repellent (lavender EO is just as good and smells much nicer than most!) as well as an OTC antihistamine cream, a good brand probiotic supplement and a range of teas (see below).   Herbal Help:
  • sunburn (aloe vera gel, chamomile cream, calendula cream)
  • insect bits & stings (lavender EO, citronella EO, witch hazel or plaintain cream)
  • diarrhoea (strong black tea or charcoal tablets)
  • upset stomach (peppermint oil, ginger lozengers or fennel tea)
  • travel sickness & nausea (ginger tablets, sweets or as a tea)
  • irritability and stress (chamomile, lemon balm, passion flower all as teas)
  • natural antihistamines (bromelain or quercitin supplements, nettle tea)
  • hangovers/headaches (water and plenty of it! feverfew or willow bark tablets)
  • general pain (willow bark tablets)
  • fevers (initially elderflower and/or yarrow tea or see a doctor if temperature does not fall)
It is essential that you read up on the health advice issued for travel to the country of your destination and take sensible precautions before, during and after the holiday. There is usually plenty of information provided by the Tourist Boards of each country and please take the time to read through what is provided to avoid the usual pitfalls. Have a happy holiday! related text  Yaso Shan


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