Therapies

Spring 2024

We have new teachers joining us this Spring!! Clare Jones is offering a Yin and Yang class on Sundays at 4.30pm, Fred Burnham is offering a Men’s Yoga class on Wednesdays 4.45-6.00pm and Claire Pullinger is offering a meditation class on Tuesdays 6.15-7.45pm staring March 19th. A new Pilates class starting with Sharon Morgan Wednesday mornings 8.00-8.45am.

Click on the therapies to find out more about the therapy and therapist. We are always keen to hear from new teachers or therapists. Please get in touch.


Bowen Therapy and Energy Healing 

Melanie Philip – Intuitive Body Worker

As Melanie works mostly intuitively a treatment is not defined as one thing in particular but as a possible combination of Bowen Therapy alone or fused with some form of energy healing modality.
Bowen Therapy and Energy Healing is an Intuitive non-invasive bodywork which is revolutionary in its approach to ill health, it is considered a Consciousness based health care system which is grounded in the science of quantum physics and combined with reputable bodywork systems such as:

  • Bowen Therapy
  • Soft tissue release
  • Yoga, Breathwork and Meditation
  • TRE – (Tension, Trauma & Release Technique)
  • Energy Healing Modalities
  • Neuromuscular Biofeedback
  • (Kinesiology)
  • Chinese Medicine
  • Nutrition

What does it mean to take a holistic approach to your Health?

A holistic intuitive approach is comprehensive and considers & addresses all factors that may contribute to ill health & imbalance & not just the symptoms and diagnosis. Some examples of this may include different systems and functions within your body such as:

  • Musculoskeletal/Connective Tissue
  • The Organs, Endocrine, Circulation, Immune and Nervous system
  • Body Chemistry and Toxins
  • The Energy system
  • Meridians, Chakra
  • How the external environment may be affecting you – Emotional/ mental health states

I have been a Bowen therapist and Hatha Yoga Teacher for 8 years and over this time, mostly through my own healing journey, professional experience, sensitivities and personal fascination with quantum physics I have learned that we actually do have quite a few other bodies besides this physical one!.

This realisation took me on a journey to learn several Energy healing modalities like Quantum touch – Matrix energetics – Donna Eden Energy Medicine , Caroline Myss, TRE (Tension Trauma & Release technique),  Emotion/Body Code and most recently Body Talk.

 And so now my treatments have organically become more intuitive in nature, fused with Body and energy work as we aim to move closer into alignment with what your Body needs right now to be balanced as opposed to what I’ or you’ think it needs. This way we can honour your own bodies innate wisdom to heal itself and to reveal its own truth.

I work in a simple, efficient and gentle way and most conditions known or unknown can be addressed.If you would like to speak in confidence with me to know if how I work could be of help to you please don’t hesitate to contact me via any of the ways below.

I specialise in the following conditions:

  • Chronic /Acute Back/neck/shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Educating and empowering you towards healthier Energy management
  • Known or unknown aches and pains
  • Releasing tension and relaxation

Costs and contact

  • Initial Consultation and Treatment: 90 minutes: £65.00
  • Follow up treatments: 60 minutes: £50.00
  • Special introductory and concessionary rates available, please ask.
  • Mobile: 07715 952 896
  • Email Melanie
  • Melanie’s website

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Counselling

Mark Sparrow

Counselling offers a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space, outside your usual circle643616_ed6a9230aca0445ea11c033107ab3bdb o f family, friends or colleagues. It can give you a chance to say what’s on your mind, express painful feelings or admit to confusing thoughts, helping you to cope with uncomfortable situations and to make positive change. In this way counselling can help you understand your present situation, whatever it may be, explore your past experiences and give voice to your hopes for the future. I’d be there to support you and respect your views but wouldn’t usually give advice, instead helping you find your own insights into and understanding of your problems. For more information about Mark, please use the link below to his website.

Costs and contact

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Counselling

Hannah Fearon-Lewis MBACP

I am a registered integrative, humanistic counsellor.profile_5f522bd43a62b

I have 20 years’ experience of working with children and families in various settings and have a passion for working with people.

Counselling can help with many issues such as, depression, anxiety, anger, abuse, bereavement and low self-esteem, to name but a few. It can also help to shine a light on the internal blocks and defences we put in place to navigate our human experien

ce. Gaining an understanding of the self can free us up and ‘lighten the load’ so we move to being more fulfilled and self-accepting.

I aim to hold an empathic, non-judgemental space for you to be heard and a warm, curious, creative atmosphere in which we can explore whatever you want to bring. For more information about Hannah please see her website below.

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Counselling

Nathalie Tayton

 I am a BACP registered counsellor. My work is very much about creating an equal, non-Nathaliejudgmental and empathic therapeutic space for clients to explore and work through their feelings and difficulties safely. The therapy I offer can help with a wide range of issues, from anxiety and depression, divorce, grief, stress, overwhelm through to abusive relationships and trauma.
 
I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, registered with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
 
The heart of my approach is person – centred therapy and I also draw upon Gestalt, Transactional Analysis and Trauma Informed therapy.
 
I offer face to face therapy sessions in Dorchester
 

Costs and Contact

Cost: £50 per session
Phone : 07517 196865

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Hypnotherapy

Roger Mortimer  PDHyp, GQHP, CNHC, GHR Reg.

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I am a fully qualified Clinical Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Accredited by the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC), Registered on the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR) and a verified member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). I also have an Enhanced DBS Cert.

Hypnotherapists come from all walks of life and my career has been brought about by an interest in how people behave and thrive in a variety of complex situations. Over more than three decades I have developed a broad range of skills and attributes from serving in the Armed Forces, running an award winning business and working for small private companies and major global organizations.
Due to this unique combination of training, qualifications, life experiences and the value that I place on your wellbeing, I believe I am the right person to help you.

My approach is to listen to you to understand what you are going through and to work with you. Agreeing a plan of action together is an important part of how I like to work as it shows that we both have an understanding of the steps we will take to overcome the issue and make that necessary change. I can help with….

  • Anxiety/stress
  • Stopping smoking
  • Weight control
  • Eating disorders
  • Confidence/self-esteem
  • Fears/phobias
  • Insomnia/sleeping problems
  • Anger management
  • IBS
  • Panic attacks
  • PTSD
  • Performance enhancement
  • …and more…

Costs

  • FREE Initial Consultation (Telephone) – 30 mins

In this call I will introduce myself and explain briefly what I do.
It will be an opportunity for you to share what you are going through and decide if Hypnotherapy is for you.
Please provide your phone number and I will call you at the time stated. Any information you can share that will help prepare for the call is useful.

  • Initial Hypnotherapy Session – £100 / (1.5 hrs – 2 hrs)

This Session lasts 1 .5 to 2 hours, depending on a number of factors. We talk in depth about the issues that brought you here. We set expectations, discuss how we will proceed and begin the process of making your life better.

  • Ongoing Hypnotherapy Session – £60 / (50 mins – 1 hr)

This is a follow-on appointment after the Initial Session and will last for 50mins to 1 hr.

  • Stop Smoking (Extended Session) – £180 / (1.5 hrs – 2 hrs)

For less than a ’15-a-day’ smoker spends on cigarettes in one month, you can become a non smoker!
Simply pick a date and book a ‘Smoking Cessation’ appointment today. Your future self will thank you for it…..
This Session lasts 1 .5 to 2 hours, depending on a number of factors. We will discuss the habit and then get to work on you becoming a non-smoker.

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Naturopathy and Iridology

Sarah Burt nd 

Sarah is a fully qualified Herbalist and Nutritionist, having studied in Sydney Australia, img_1057qualifying in 1998. She has been working as a Naturopath and Iridologist for 21 years.

Iridology is thought to show us the individual constitution and can highlight the factors that lead to ill health, alert us to hidden threats, reveal weaknesses but also strengths.

By isolating the weakened areas, Sarah can advise on how to adjust diet and life style to help you make the best possible choices for your health.

Naturopathy simply means ‘nature cure’. A Naturopath works with the understanding that the body has a complete capacity to heal itself. Naturopaths are trained in many different modalities to give the body the right environment to heal itself.

It is a gentle non invasive form of healing which aims to get to the core areas where imbalance is occurring, and not just treat the symptoms. Often it is only symptoms that are treated, usually with drugs that suppress these symptoms, which means that the disease itself will simply deepen and more loudly express itself. Naturopathy helps to treat conditions before they become more serious.

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Swedish Massage and Energy Healing

I’m Melina. My mission is to spread awareness of the huge beneficial impact of holistic therapies and introduce them to you in a calm, serene setting in Dorset. Helping you unwind, rest, and recover so that you feel good and well to take on the world. Gently working through blocks and barriers to help you create and maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle. I help combat burnout and prioritise self-care so you can put your
best foot forward and enjoy what you are doing.

Screenshot 2023 09 27 At 15.35.50Modern life is increasingly busy and time to meet our own needs seems increasingly reduced. Yet as our lives become more complex and more is demanded of us, it is no longer a luxury to take care of ourselves

but a necessity. Balancing rest and recovery with productivity protects us from burnout, guards us against illness and helps us to find life fulfilling and enjoyable. It even helps us to produce some of our best work in a way that is calm and energy efficient. 
 Energy and holistic therapy help you enter a deep state of relaxation that is restorative and can help you identify areas of your life that are blocking you from reaching your highest potential and feeling fulfilled. Giving yourself time to feel deep calm is fundamental for health of mind, body and spirit but also is the fountain from which creative solutions flow. My holistic therapy treatments are here to help you keep you in balance so that you can thrive.

Benefits of energy work:

  • Increased relaxation and reduced stress.- The resonance of the energy allows the mind to slow down and relax. Reducing stress related illness.
  • Improved mood and emotional well-being Research shows that Reiki helps in the reduction of stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as relief of chronic pain.
  • For people with cancer, improved anxiety, and pain management-  Scientific evidence has shown that Reiki can minimise patients’ symptoms and improve their quality of life.
  • Support immune system and recovery from long covid-  Numerous reports from Long C
    ovid sufferers have shared that Reiki has helped with brain fog and other Long Covid associated symptoms.
  • For people undergoing surgery, lower blood pressure, anxiety, and pain rates-  Research shows that Reiki treatments could improve surgical results and provide early discharge by reducing post-surgical complications.
  • Better sleep, improved insomnia symptoms-  n research, Reiki intervention had a positive impact on the sleep quality of participants.
 

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Yoga Therapy

Sharon Cox-Button 

The aim of Yoga Therapy is to promote good health for the person as a whole – the Sharon Cox-Buttonemphasis of this work may be towards the body, the mind, the emotions or a combination of these. An individual programme from: specific physical exercises, breathing techniques, relaxation, meditation, dietary guidance and bodywork (massage).

Alternative advice on other supportive complimentary therapies may also be given.

The emphasis being on what you can do for yourself, as the responsibility for developing health and happiness lies within each individual.

I  started practising yoga in 1981 when my interest in alternative and complementary approaches to health began. I have had particular experience working with pregnant and postnatal women and their families and practised as a holistic massage therapist from 1993 to 2013.I have studied deep relaxation, meditation and yoga therapy and use a wide range of tools from a practice of 30 years. If you are not sure whether yoga therapy can help you please feel free to ring or email  me confidentially.

Massage Training Institute (1993), British Wheel of Yoga Diploma (2001), Pregnancy Yoga Module (2003 Britsh Wheel of Yoga), Certified Infant Massage Instructor  (2007 International Association of infant Massage IAIM), Yoga for Children  (British Wheel of Yoga 2010), Well Mother Diploma (2013) Suzanne Yates, Yoga Nidra (Deep relaxation) 2015 Satyananda Yoga Centre, Post graduate Teaching and Yoga Therapy (2017)Devon School of Yoga, Restorative Yoga (2020 Barefoot), Yin Yoga (2020 Bernie Clark). Ongoing studies of Chanting and Yoga philosophy with Kausthub Desikachar and Sarah Ryan.
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