How will you help me with stress?
Stress is a state of mind, a belief, that manifests itself in various different physical ways.
The mind, I call it the “monkey mind” bombards you with a series of quickfire questions and doubts, often accompanied by a series of images. I can show you how “to think in the now” and to focus on calming your mind and body with a series of simple exercises.
Doing these exercises will calm your mind and will stop the physical manifestations of stress.
Is it like Yoga or Pilates?
These disciplines and what I teach, all put breathing at the core of the exercises. I also teach you to understand how your body works and how to tune it so you can get the most out of it.
“Be good to your body and your body will be good to you.” Catherine Chevalier
Why is posture so important?
Correct posture is important because your body is a vital conduit for the air you breathe and that moves round your body through the circulation of your blood. Imagine a hose pipe delivering water. When it is straight, it delivers the water swiftly and efficiently. When there is a kink, blockages occur. So it is with your body.
Correct posture is essential to efficient use of your vital organs.
What is the Franklin Method?
The Franklin Method was created by Eric Franklin in 1994 .The Franklin Method uses dynamic imagery, anatomical embodiment and educational skills to create lasting positive change in your body and mind. One of the great discoveries of the 21st century is the plasticity of the brain; that the lives we live shape the brain we develop.
The Franklin Method is at the forefront of practical neuro-plasticity; showing you how to use your brain to improve your body’s function. In every moment, the ideal combination of limbs, joints, gravity, moving parts, connective tissue, and muscle must be found and directed by your brain and nervous system.
It teaches you how to harness the transforming power of the mind. It can be applied to improve all of your abilities. It all starts with the knowledge that we have the power to change.
What is EFT?
EFT, otherwise known as Emotional Freedom Techniques, is a therapy developed by an American, Gary Craig in 1997 and is rooted in ancient Eastern “meridian energy” theories of acupuncture and Shiatsu.
EFT is based on the discovery that imbalances in the body’s energy system have profound effects on one’s personal psychology. Correcting these imbalances is done by tapping on meridian points, whilst being tuned into the issue to be resolved.
EFT combines ancient Chinese acupressure (without the needles) and modern psychology with startling results.
EFT is proving to be a powerful, well-researched technique that is easy to learn and to apply. It is used to provide pain relief, to heal childhood traumas, to remove limiting financial beliefs and in weight loss, body image and food cravings and other fears and phobias,
Tapping utilizes the body’s energy meridian points by stimulating them with your fingertips – literally tapping into your body’s own energy and healing power.
“Your body is more powerful than you can imagine… filled with life, energy, and a compelling ability for self-healing. With Tapping, you can take control of that power.” Nick Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution
What age groups do you teach?
All ages. It is so important at all ages to know how to get the most efficient use from your body, so you can remain youthful and full of energy.
Will it help me get fit?
YES! By understanding and exercising the body, to make it as efficient as possible, you can obtain a body that is strong and healthy.
How many sessions will it take to feel the benefits?
That will depend on how you work with your body and your mind. It is easy to understand the logic of what we do, but you need to develop the belief you can change.
My experience is that if you are disciplined in your approach, you do the simple exercises with conviction that you will feel the benefits in no time.
How big are your classes?
I mainly work one on one, but I have run courses in offices and workshops for larger groups. I am also happy to work over Skype.
Are you related to Maurice Chevalier?
If you have any other questions not listed here, please do not hesitate to ask