• Speech gives reality to our thoughts

    The other day I was having lunch with two friends, both of whom go to a slimming club. However, I was shocked when they referred to it as “the FAT club”! When I questioned this they said “that’s what all the members call it…”. I explained how words can have a very profound effect on us, even simple stuff that we say internally to ourselves…

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  • Six Simple Sentences

    I love the whole concept of Mindfulness, it’s profoundly simple, yet we make it complicated. I came across this recently by Buddhist teacher Tilopa; maybe if you write them on a card and refer to them often throughout your day it will help you to live more in the now!

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  • Mental Health, Cakes and Communication

    The stigma about mental health is really ridiculous, most people will have a mental health problem at some point in their life, even if just very mildly. It’s about time society started to acknowledge it. Why should it be okay to say you’re suffering from IBS or chronic pain, but it’s not okay to mention anything even vaguely related to mental health. Well it’s about time we got a grip on this. Let’s just talk about it, what is the problem?

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  • Tips to grow your brain

    The reason it’s good to build new neurons in the brain is that they can act as a kind of safeguard against the ageing diseases like Dementia. Just like our bodies need to move to stay strong and flexible, so too, does the brain need its workout.
    For example people who can speak more than one language seem to be able to delay Dementia by several years. This appears to be down to…

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  • When you feel out of sorts…

    Values drive your behaviour. If you don’t fulfil your core values everyday then you will usually have a sense of discontentment or unhappiness.

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  • student assessment

    “I used to link my self-worth with my exam performance”

    “Before meeting with Denise I had exam anxiety and often linked my self-worth with my exam performance. Since working with Denise, not only has my confidence improved, but I am also much calmer when coping with daily stress/anxieties. Denise a positive influence and has enabled me to break down and manage exam and other stresses in my life. Thank you for all your help!” KM S

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  • “I should have come to see you 20 years ago!”

    “Hi Denise! Amazing powers and I am no longer a nail biting person! A few times I’ve caught myself hand going to mouth then stop myself with the “you don’t do that anymore”. Now trying to think of the next thing to fix lol. Thank you so much, I should have come to see you 20 years ago! Cheers L.D.”

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Mental Health, Cakes and Communication

The stigma about mental health is really ridiculous, most people will have a mental health problem at some point in their life, even if just very mildly. It’s about time society started to acknowledge it. Why should it be okay to say you’re suffering from IBS or chronic pain, but it’s not okay to mention anything even vaguely related to mental health. Well it’s about time we got a grip on this. Let’s just talk about it, what is the problem?

Tips to grow your brain

The reason it’s good to build new neurons in the brain is that they can act as a kind of safeguard against the ageing diseases like Dementia. Just like our bodies need to move to stay strong and flexible, so too, does the brain need its workout.
For example people who can speak more than one language seem to be able to delay Dementia by several years. This appears to be down to…

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Speech gives reality to our thoughts

The other day I was having lunch with two friends, both of whom go to a slimming club. However, I was shocked when they referred to it as “the FAT club”! When I questioned this they said “that’s what all the members call it…”. I explained how words can have a very profound effect on us, even simple stuff that we say internally to ourselves…

Six Simple Sentences

I love the whole concept of Mindfulness, it’s profoundly simple, yet we make it complicated. I came across this recently by Buddhist teacher Tilopa; maybe if you write them on a card and refer to them often throughout your day it will help you to live more in the now!

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Feedback from my last “8 week Mindfulness & Self-Worth course”

Comments from participants who attended my “8 week Mindfulness & Self-Worth course”

“Very good introduction and useful for the future. I liked the opportunity to learn new ways to develop as an individual and the tools to deal with issues that arise. I enjoyed teaming up in groups.”
“I think the course is nicely balanced between meditation, teachings and discussions. I liked your voice, the manual, the setup of the room and being sent the material and downloads by email.”
“Thank you for a good course and introduction to Mindfulness. I liked the ideas and goals as well as the group discussions and sharing.
“I think you’ve balanced practice with the theory very well. Would love to do another course along these lines. Thank you.”
“This has been an extremely useful course and very helpful to me. Thank you Denise for all your generous tuition and for the excellent manual”
“I learnt a lot from you Denise. I enjoyed the theories and understanding of Mindfulness that you were teaching us alongside the practice, in particular the ‘longer’ mindfulness exercises. The manual is absolutely excellent. Thank you so much Denise for sharing your knowledge and expertise. I truly appreciate and value your ‘generous’ teaching.”
“Thanks for an excellent course.”
“Thank you for the course, well structured, accessible and supportive. A great experience. Very useful.”
“I liked the combination of practising mindfulness/meditation and open discussion, hearing other people’s expectations. I would like to repeat the course when I can have a better chance of practicing daily.”
“I enjoyed understanding the nuances of the mind and the variations of mindfulness practice. All very interesting. Thank you!”
“It was a great balance. The support material is so helpful.”
“I found your course extremely helpful particularly the way you delivered the sections of the manual week by week, and also because of your very empathetic and clear way you put over the material. I am very, very grateful to you for all the work you put into it.”

“Meeting with Denise just a few times for anxiety issues has changed my life”

“It is no exaggeration that Denise has saved my life. Before we met I was struggling with a debilitating anxiety which presented itself as regular intense chest pain. Over time I stopped enjoying life, I was so afraid of the terrifying chest pains that I stopped going out with friends and I rarely enjoyed spending time with my children, life really did not feel worth living. Meeting with Denise just a few times for anxiety issues has changed my life. I very rarely get chest pains now and if I do Denise has given me the tools to deal with it. I feel like a new person, I’m so much happier and I’m enjoying life again. Denise is a very warm and caring person and there were moments where she gave me strength I didn’t even know I had.”Mrs. S. – Twickenham – March 2015