During my teaching career of over 20 years, a persistent, chronic condition became the gateway to the seemingly magical powers of natural food when, tired of medication and the promise of further surgery, I went looking for a less aggressive solution and found just that, a means of healing my body naturally by giving it what it needed to bring it back to balance and wellness. This has proven to be the starting point for what we now call The Power of Natural Food.
Buoyed up by this momentous experience, I was determined to take a similar approach to what I came to recognise as chronic anxiety and insomnia. This time, however, I was disappointed to be persistently signposted towards meditation which, for some inexplicable reason I was resistant to, and subsequently I experienced a couple more years of very poor sleep, and no let-up in the level of anxiety I was experiencing.
Having re-met and married Graham and moved across to York from Cumbria, I was fortunate to come into contact with Sandy Newbigging who presented meditation to me in a very straightforward way. I was so taken with the noticeable results that when he developed Mind Calm, having already trained me to be a Mind Detox practitioner, I decided to train as a Calm Coach. Over the course of the time that I’ve been coaching meditation and experiencing for myself the effects of becoming more aware on a day to day basis, I’ve realised that training awareness needn’t be a ‘go to solution’ just when a crisis hits; in fact living much less in the ruminations, anxieties and stories that the mind creates is spectacular and opens up a whole new, creative outlook on life. This is our emphasis for The Power of Awareness.
Graham and I now run classes based around The Power of Awareness and The Power of Natural Food, and we offer 3 course raw food lunches to support the aims of any full day workshops we run at our own base, as well as offering them for the sheer pleasure of sharing exciting, natural food with others.
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