Hypnotherapy For Success: GSCE And A-Level Students 

 HYPNOTHERAPY FOR SUCCESS: GSCE AND A-LEVEL STUDENTS 

Do you have a stressed teenager at home that will soon be revising for their exams? 

Jenny Colin is running 50-minute sessions (£65) for students at Make Me Feel on Monday mornings (9am to 2pm) from April, focusing on: 

– Managing anxiety and stress so that revision is positive and productive. 

– Keeping calm, confident and articulate during written and oral exams. 

– Addressing unhealthy, persistent or self-limiting beliefs such as “I’m just no good at Chemistry” or “There’s no way that I’m going to do well in History”. 

– Leaving students with practical and neuroscientific knowledge that helps them to maintain a healthy and resilient mindset! 

You could opt for a one-off session to start study leave in an optimum frame of mind or before an exam. Or you could decide on a few sessions during the revision and exam months. Jenny is a University- qualified, fully insured and DBS-cleared Clinical Hypnotherapist that works with adults, teenagers and younger children. She focuses on achieving rapid results for clients and draws on a wide range of disciplines within a hypnotherapeutic framework, including Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness approaches and breathing techniques. 

A typical session includes a solution-orientated discussion about any particular issues, challenges or goals (10-15 minutes); a relaxation or visualisation exercise (20 minutes); and then a focus on teaching short practical tools and take-home exercises that are effective for each unique client (15-20 minutes). In working with GCSE and A-Level students, Jenny Colin (PG Dip, MPA, MA (Oxon)) is also able to draw on her own personal experience of coping successfully with exams in many different academic institutions. 

For more info or for bookings: info@makemefeel.co.uk

Book directly here: https://www.findoc.co.uk/specialist/london/hypnotherapist/jenny-colin

Paediatric and Women’s Health physiotherapy & osteopathy treatments

Paediatric and Women’s Health physiotherapy & osteopathy treatments

With years of experience and extensive training in treating mothers and babies, Baby Physio & Mummy’s Physio are the number one practices in Paediatrics and Women’s Health rehabilitation.

Based in Make Me Feel in Clapham, two of Baby Physio & Mummy’s Physio team of experts can see you and/or your baby and offer a great range of treatments.

 

Paediatric Physiotherapy & Osteopathy

Baby Physio’s paediatric physiotherapist and osteopath can provide you with various treatments for your baby and child, such as:

Women’s Health Physiotherapy & Osteopathy

Both physiotherapist and osteopath are also highly trained in women’s health, pregnancy and pre/postnatal treatments and rehabilitation:

Meet Noellie, physiotherapist and Ines, osteopath on Tuesdays 10am-6.30pm and Thursdays 9am-12pm in Make Me Feel’s therapy room.

For more information, visit:

www.mummysphysio.com

www.babyphysio.com

Contact details (for both Mummy’s Physio & Baby Physio):

0207 125 0262

info@babyphysio.com

Healthy Easter Carrots Cake

Healthy Ester Carrots Cake

This is a vegan recipe.

Ingredients (For 8 people):

  • 200 g flour
  • 1.5 sachet of baking powder
  • 180 g brown sugar
  • 10 cl of vegetable oil
  • 12.5 cl of soy milk
  • 300 g grated carrot
  • 60 g crushed pecans
  • 100 g raisins
  • 1.5 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger
  • 1 zest of lemon

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 150 ° C (thermostat 5).

2nd step: Mix the flour, yeast, sugar, oil, soy milk, spices and lemon, then add the nuts, carrots and grapes.

Step 3: Mix everything and pour into an oiled mould.

Step 4: Bake and cook for 45 minutes. Check the cooking by pricking a thin knife in the cake: there should be no paste glued to the blade.

And Decorate!

7h Cooked Easter Lamb

7h Cooked Easter Lamb


Le Gigot de 7 heures (7 hours cooked lamb): Seven hours! Really ?

The idea is that the leg of 7 hours cooked long … and slowly.   For those who would not dare to engage in such cooking, do not panic, we can organize …   Some put the leg of 7 hours to cook for lunch, others leave it at night to take it out of the oven the next day.  Anyway, in the end, the leg of 7 hours will be tender. Tender to the point of being eaten by the spoon … Well, almost!

Ingredients: (For 10 people)

-1 leg of lamb of 2.5 kg

– 250 g of rind

– 200 g carrots

– 300 g of onion

– 500 g peeled tomatoes,

– seeded 1 bouquet garni (thyme, bay leaf, parsley, clove)

– 30 cl of beef broth

– 10 cl of olive oil

– 10 cl of cognac

– 50 cl of white wine

– Pepper & Salt

Step 1 Season the leg with salt and pepper and sauté in hot oil.

2nd step Line the bottom of a casserole (fat on the outside) with rinds. Add the leg of lamb, surround carrots, onions and tomatoes. Add remaining ingredients, salt and pepper.

Step 3 Cook for 7 hours in the oven at 120 ° C. Monitor the cooking and add water if necessary.

Step 4 Rectify the seasoning and serve with the spoon in the casserole (the special feature of this leg is to be melting to the point that it can be cut with a spoon).

Fat-Burning Smoothie Orange & Lemon

Fat-burning Smoothie with Orange and Lemon

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 plain yoghurts 0%
  • the juice of 4 oranges
  • the juice of a lemon
  • ice cubes

 

Recipe:
  • Mix all the ingredients in a blender.
  • Serve in glasses.
  • Decorate the smoothies with a slice of fresh lemon and serve immediately.

My Grand-Ma Recipe of Tomato Sauce

 My Grand-Ma Recipe of Tomato Sauce 

My Grand-Mother was a star in her kitchen and this is one of the recipes I preferred as you can use it for a lot of dishes: pastas, quenelles, tomates farcies, etc …

Easy to do, she used to cook a lot of it and pour it in bocal for all winter. You can also freeze it in icecube trays.

Enjoy 🙂

Preparation: 10 min

Cooking time: 1 h

Ingredients:

1 kg tomato,  1 onion,  2 cloves garlic,  1 celery stalk, Thyme, Pepper,  Salt,  Sugar (to reduce the acidity of the sauce)

Step 1: Put the whole tomatoes in the casserole (no need to peel or seed them)

Step 2: Add the onion, garlic, salt and pepper and a glass of water so that the tomatoes do not attach at the beginning of cooking.

Step 3: Cover and simmer for about an hour. Blend everything in the blender for 2 minutes and pass the juice to the vegetable mill (fine sieve) or strainer. The seeds and skins will stay there and you will have less work and waste.

Step 4: Correct the acidity of the sauce according to your taste with sugar.  

Et voilà !

New : What is Amanae™ bodywork?

What is Amanae™ bodywork?

AMANAE™ is a heart-based bodywork that facilitates the release of deeply held emotions and clears the way for profound healing and personal discovery. The technique is based on the activation and opening of points or ‘doorways’ throughout the body. These doorways are access points for the body’s deep wisdom. The process invites you to come into the points with your breath and awareness to discover and feel what is held there and allow the body to express these feelings.

AMANAE™ works with the idea that the body always remembers even if the mind doesn’t. Muscles, bones, skin, cells carry unexpressed sadness, love, fear, grief, anger, shame, guilt, joy and a lot more of so much lived during this lifetime.

What happens during a session?

During the AMANAE™ session clients lay down on a massage table and doorways are activated, first on the heart than others along the body. The therapist applies firm pressure and movements while both, client and therapist are connecting/meeting with conscious breath and presence in the point.

AMANAE™ bodywork is an active technique that empowers you to realize you are your own healer. By bringing breath and awareness to these places where stuck emotions are held, by saying “YES” in these, we can release what is held there and create space to live life more fully in the body and lead from the heart.
During the session, there can be physical and/or emotional releases such as crying or laughter. Some people experience releases as heat, some as tingles or a vibration. Experiences differ from person to person and also from session to session.
 
AMANAE™ bodywork it is really effective to release old trauma, transform destructive patterns and negative belief systems. Also with difficult feelings, stress, fear, insomnia, anxiety. AMANAE™ is a potent tool to release pain & struggle from the body and rediscover a new sense of joy and freedom.
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Claudia is available forAMANAE™ Session on demand. Simply call us on 0208 675 1207 or email us: info@makemefeel.co.uk

Apple, Pear and Chestnut Smoothie

Apple, Pear and Chestnut Smoothie  

This month Chestnut is our star. We love this delicious, easy smoothie which is loved by children too!

 

Ingredients for a medium size glass:  

-1 Apple.

-1 pear.

-10 Cl of Almond Milk 

-1 teaspoon of Chestnut powder

-1 Ice cube.

– 1 pinch of chocolate powder

Preparation:  

Peel and sift the apple and pear, then cut in four.

In a blender put the cut fruit with added milk and the chestnut powder.

Mix for 30 seconds then add the ice cube.

Mix again.

Pour the mixture into a glass and sprinkle with chocolate powder.

Recipe of the month: Chestnut Flour Crêpes to celebrate La Chandeleur

Recipe of the month: Chestnut Flour Crêpes to celebrate La Chandeleur

February 2nd, we celebrate La Chandeleur, another French tradition of French Food! We eat Crêpes (= thin pancakes) but this year,  we have fun revisiting the basic recipe for pancake batter twisting wheat flour with chestnut flours more tasty and digestible.

Very widespread in the Corsican gastronomy, chestnut flour is used for the realization of the famous canistrelli. It has a pronounced and sweet taste, and is naturally gluten free. How to use chestnut flour in its pancake batter? It is used alone for pancakes with a distinctive flavor or cut with rice flour or cornstarch to reduce its intensity. 

List of ingredients:

250 g Chestnut Floor (or cut with Rice flour)

4 eggs

450 ml slightly warm milk

2 tbsp. amber rum 

1 C. vanilla extract or 1 packet of vanilla sugar

2 tbsp. tablespoons sugar

1 pinch of salt

50 g melted butter

Steps:

Melt the butter in the microwave and heat the milk slightly warm (it avoids lumps)

Mix the sifted flour, sugar, salt in a large bowl.

You can replace 50 g of flour with rice flour for more lightness

Add the eggs, the melted butter, then gradually the milk, beating with a whisk well to avoid the formation of lumps

Add rum, vanilla and let stand for 30 minutes before cooking. Heat a knob of butter in the pan and arrange a ladle of dough

Cook your pancakes on each side, whether they are golden brown

As you go, set aside on a plate and cover with a sheet of aluminium foil to keep warm and soft

How Can Osteopathy Help You During Pregnancy?

HOW CAN OSTEOPATHY HELP YOU DURING PREGNANCY?

During pregnancy, your body is going through tremendous changes: physically, hormonally and physiologically.  Your osteopath can support you during those changes and accompany your body throughout pregnancy to allow pain relief, comfort and to promote better function. The more your body is comfortable and at ease, the more your baby is growing in an optimal environment!

As your baby grows, your body adapts and changes. That will affect your digestion, your gait, your posture, and even your breathing. Your joints become looser due to relaxin, with increased ligaments laxity, your chest is increasing in size etc. All of those modifications over the course of the nine months of pregnancy can cause common issues such as:

  • Pubic Symphysis Disorder (PSD or SPD), or other pelvic pains;
  • Lower and upper back pain, hip discomfort or other musculoskeletal aches
  • Sciatica or other nerve impingement
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Heartburn (reflux)
  • Difficult digestion (constipation or inflammatory bowel)
  • Difficulties with deep breathing/ shortness of breath
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Poor circulation/heavy legs
  • Pains/discomfort where the baby is tucked in (under ribs/ pelvis hip etc)

Osteopathy can help with those common issues: during the session (ideally from 2nd trimester due to fragile 1st trimester), after an appropriate assessment and diagnosis, your osteopath will treat you as a whole in a comfortable manner with specific techniques to pregnancy, to help you with your discomfort and to promote balance and function. Depending on the initial issue, a prognostic will be given regarding the recommended amount of sessions and appropriate exercises + stretches will be given for you to do at home.
We will also work closely with your midwife and doctor shall you have any specific medical condition that requires further supervision.

How often should I see an osteopath during my pregnancy?

This entirely depends on you and your wish to be treated;  and the opinion of your doctor and midwife. A lot of future mums will be working full-time (in an office or being a mother to older children at home), throughout most of their pregnancy and may use osteopathy as general support for the changes going through their body and the regular aches and pains of their daily life.

Will it help with the birth?

Birth is a significant challenge to both your body and your baby’s. If you are in pain, especially with areas like the lower back or the pelvis, this will get in the way of effective and optimum labour. Osteopathy will prepare your body the best it can for that and aiming to get the body in the most comfortable way. Obviously, many more factors are to be considered and involved in the mechanisms of birth.

Emma is an osteopath specialized in women’s health and paediatrics.

For more information get in touch!

emma@nicolauosteopathy.co.uk
07918148179