7 results for tag: meditation


Six Ways to Help Period Pain

Menstrual pain is no joke, 40 – 70% of women of reproductive age experience some kind of pain, with 10% of women describing severe symptoms. That’s a lot of regular women with hot water bottles. In fact, there is no need for us to experience pain, it is not healthy or necessary. 1. Menstrual cycle awareness You know about pre-menstrual grumps I bet. OK maybe not grumps but it used to be full-on raging in my case. “Will you please stop breathing like that!!!”  But what if I was to suggest that your energy and internal weather changed all through your cycle?   Noting down your feelings and energy each day of your cycle ...

How To Be Sure Of Your Pelvic Floor

Did you know that 32% of women in the UK had experienced symptoms of incontinence in the last 30 days (1)? In London, over a million women could be suffering right now and yet the subject is rarely spoken about, or only in quiet whispers in private places. That is a lot of women who are definitely NOT sure of their pelvic floor. There is so much shame attached to it and not much understanding of the therapy available but there is no need for this to be so widespread. Stress incontinence in not a normal part of menopause or aging and can easily be reversed and it's not all about the kegels you know! In this video I talked to women's health ...

Kate’s CPD, supervision and on-going training

Regular Support To hold space for you, it is crucial that I am healthy, self-aware and have good support in my life. If I do not feel professionally supported and contained, I simply can't do my best for my clients. There are all sorts of things that I do regularly that perform this, some are to do with deepening my understanding of my own body and mind such as; Well Woman yoga with Claire Murphy Iyengar yoga with Lisa Morris Personal yoga and meditation practice Regular biodynamic massage Regular acupuncture Ongoing cranio-sacral treatment My challenges and meetings with my own body and mind are probably my greatest teache...

Prepare for Birth

As your due date gets closer, with work and family all making demands, it can seem as though there’s not enough time or energy for yourself and your little one. Spending time connecting with you baby is a wonderful way to prepare for birth and also helps to calm you down when everything seems too much. Where ever you are in your pregnancy, here’s an easy exercise you can do anywhere which can reduce stress and help you connect with your baby. Ideally, make some time every day to relax and focus on your baby, but when this is too much, you can do use the following exercise in the car, waiting in a queue or while the kettle boils. 1.Place your ...

Connect with your Baby

The first trimester can often be a vulnerable period as your body undergoes the incredibly profound changes; excitement and anxieties are high, you will probably be tired, emotional and nauseous long before your belly shows. On the inside you are doing amazing work - your baby grows from a single cell to a recognisably human creature measuring 5cm long. It can be hard to find positive support at this time and much of the advice in the media is confusing and contradictory. Here is a wonderfully nourishing, safe exercise you can do at home to help steady yourself, connect with your baby and release stress. You can do it alone or with your partner or ...

Being and Stillness

I have just booked another ‘Being and Stillness’ yoga workshop lead by my friend and PAPA colleague Claire Murphy. I find that the benefits of this work stay with me. Autumn and winter is the natural time for withdrawing inward and the meditative pace of Claire’s yoga workshops make me notice how little time I spend being still, I don’t think it is just me, our lives, especially as women, are increasingly defined by how busy we are; a ticked off to-do list and multitasking is the order of the day. In our society the yang/busy-ness is approaching pathological levels at the expense of the resting/yin so much so that we are driving oursel...

A Visualisation to Bond with your Baby

The first trimester can often be a vulnerable period as your body undergoes the incredibly profound changes; excitement and anxieties are high, you will probably be tired, emotional and nauseous long before your belly shows. On the inside you are doing amazing work - your baby grows from a single cell to a recognisably human creature measuring 5cm long. It can be hard to find positive support at this time and much of the advice in the media is confusing and contradictory. Here is a wonderfully nourishing, safe exercise you can do at home to help steady yourself, connect with your baby and release stress. You can do it alone or with your partner ...