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Issue 44 - June 2015
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Improving Life, Improving Experience                                  Issue 44, June 2015
Hove StressBusters
From  talks about the brain, emotions and behaviour to practical demonstrations of different approaches giving you tools to reduce your stress level, Hove StressBusters is a community programme dedicated to wellbeing and stress management. 
Visit our website for the calendar of upcoming talk & demonstration evenings, classes, and workshops, the StressBusters Directory, wellbeing-related articles and more...
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NEW: Family Constellations

Liz Sleeper

We have just announced this exclusive evening Family Constellations workshop with Liz Sleeper. We are piloting the workshop in July, with the possibility of setting up a regular monthly group in Hove from September. 

Family Constellations
Those of you who came to one of Liz's Hove StressBusters  demonstrations including the one she gave last month, as well as those of you who have already attended her workshops before, know how powerful and transformative constellations work is... Highly recommended!

The special introductory ticket of £12.50 is only available to purchase online - so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment.


Hove StressBusters Talks & Demonstrations

Lovely to see so many of you last week at our monthly stress-busting event. Big thanks to our wonderful speakers who introduced two fascinating approaches and busted many myths along the way. The drinks after the event were even more enjoyable than usual as we could finally sit in the lovely beer garden (the summer is OFFICIALLY here!). So much food for thought and stimulating discussions, both during and after the event...

Craniosacral Therapy
      Deborah Brown, a biodynamic craniosacral therapist, presented the theory behind this effective healing system. Based on whacky experiments conducted at the beginning of the 20th century, Dr Sutherland, an osteopath, revealed that our cranial (skull) bones move all the time (poor Mrs Sutherland though, for having to put up with a husband who kept wearing a ridiculous skull cap!). Based on these observations, as well as on the serendipitous finding by Dr Upledger in the 1970s that cerebrospinal fluid (the fluid which surrounds our brain and spinal cord) has its own regular pulse, craniosacral therapy has evolved into a complex art of healing.
Craniosacral Therapy with Deborah Brown     This unusual therapeutic approach encompasses several different therapies, yet all of them are based around the idea of enabling the body to realign to its natural health, restoring motion and vitality. Like with many such empirically-based techniques, it is as yet not clear what the true mechanism of its effectiveness is, but many client reports as well as a few clinical outcome studies conducted until now confirm its benefits (visit for an overview of research studies).
     In addition to explaining the origins of craniosacral therapy and its relevance to stress reduction, Debbie demonstrated to the group what a typical session might involve. Unfortunately, with this therapeutic approach, there is very little that can actually be observed by an outsider, so gaining first-hand experience is absolutely essential. Although only one of us was lucky enough to get onto Debbie’s couch last Wednesday, we were all able to appreciate the powerful connection between the therapist and the client, and the profound relaxation the taster session produced.  Merely observing the treatment was a fascinating experience for the whole group, evoking an almost trance-like state of calmness and awe!
     Read more about Craniosacral Therapy 

Metabolic Coaching for Weight and Hormone Balance
Metabolic Coaching with Nicki Edgell    Nicki Edgell is an experienced Nutritionist and Metabolic Balance Coach, who has worked for a number of years, incorporating a variety of approaches into her practice, yet she always felt that something was missing... This 'something' turned out to be the inter-disciplinary approach called Clinical Psycho-Neuro-Immunology (cPNI) - the moment Nicki found out about it, she knew that her search was over! She then went on to study and become one of just 10 qualified Clinical PNI practitioners in the UK.
     As its name implies, cPNI draws on psychology, neuroscience (including neuroendocrinology) and immunology to obtain a more complete understanding of how these systems interact and influence health and disease. This complex system provides a framework within which she can trace back and unravel the origins of a variety of physical and psychological conditions (hence Nicki's often calls herself the 'Stress Detective'!) as well as recommend specific interventions for treating them.
     For example, rather than focusing on the treatment of a symptom, e.g. high cholesterol, Nicki would try to uncover why the body produces an excess of cholesterol - it is an adaptive response to something that is disrupting the balance of the PNI axis - and then address that using a variety of approaches. Just like the origin of many diseases is biopsychosocial, so are the therapeutic interventions, which can range from dietary or lifestyle changes and supplements, to emotion-focused therapies.
     Nicki's talk provoked a lively discussion of the dos and don'ts of a healthy lifestyle, busting many common myths. The bottom line is that, since evolution is a very slow process, we are physiologically almost identical to our hunter-gatherer ancestors who lived in the caves and had to catch/pick their own food and escape any predators they might encounter along the way. So, no matter how drastically our modern lifestyle differs from that cave(wo)man's, our basic biological rhythms and nutritional needs are the same. Metabolic Coaching guides us in the process of adjusting our lifestyle in order to restore our natural circadian rhythm and metabolism, and achieve optimum weight and bundles of energy.
     Read more about Clinical Psycho-Neuro-Immunology

Special Offers
Craniosacral Therapy
£10 OFF first appointment
5 session course of treatment for only £180
Standard price: £45 per session
1 hour long sessions

Please contact Deborah directly for more information and booking:*
PNI consultations
£10 OFF initial
Stress Assessment
4 sessions for only £195
Standard price: Â£60 per session
1 hour long sessions

Please contact Nicki directly for more information and booking:* 
* To qualify for the discount, all sessions needs to be booked by 30th June.
Don’t forget to mention Hove StressBusters Special Offers at the time of booking.
These offers cannot be used in conjunction with the 
Hove StressBusters Card discount.
Stress & Anxiety Self-Coaching Support Group
Stress & Anxiety Self-Coaching Support Group
Monday 15th June @ 7.30pm-9.00pm
@ Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove
Facilitator: Nikola Goranovic

Suffering from STRESS?
Tend to worry a lot or suffer from ANXIETY?
Stuck in a swamp of LIMITING BELIEFS and MENTAL BLOCKS which prevent you from moving forward?
Dealing with TRAUMA?

Come along to this monthly session designed to support you in overcoming stressful challenges in your life. Using different coaching and therapeutic approaches, including NLP, wingwave coaching and REM Induction Therapy (REMit), you will be able to work on your issues in this safe and stress-free group environment.
In order to keep the group small, places are limited to a maximum of 8 people per session so advance booking is recommended.

            Admission: Â£10 *                                      More information 
               BOOK A PLACE
Coaching Tip of the Month
by Nikola Goranovic
Performance & Life Coach and NLP Trainer)
SMALL IS THE NEW BIG  How many times have you had a BIG plan? Or even better… When was the last time you dared to think big? 
     Let’s approach our plans and actions from a different angle!
     If you set yourself to achieve several smaller goals, you will have more chance of success. Chunk everything down and start doing... achieving... NOW. You'll be able to make more specific plans and at the same time you will achieve more. Not only that every small goal will feel less intimidating, but you will also have more time to do things instead of spending time preparing and thinking about everything you have to do to achieve the big goal.
     Achieving a BIG goal is nothing more than achieving a big sum of many SMALL goals...
1. Find time and opportunity to work on the small goals - Action time 
2. Check what you've done previously - Enjoy your success!
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 as many times as you need - Multiply your achievement
Hove StressBusters Classes & Workshops
Jo Turner

                        with Wendy

Our world is a very stressful place and although we cannot get rid of stress completely - it is an intrinsic part of our lives -, we can learn to cope with it and to alleviate some of the acute physical symptoms of stress (the 'fight or flight' reaction) by focusing our attention on the place of inner calm using Mindfulness and meditation. ...

Mindfulness workshop (drop-in)Mindfulness Workshop with Wendy Guest
Monday 29th June @ 7.30pm-9.30pm
@ Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove
                          Drop-in, £10 *
                         (suitable for all levels)                                          More information 

Mindfulness6 week Mindfulness Course - currently under way
@ Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove
Course fee: £125 * / £77 conc.  
Autumn course dates will be announced soon     

More information       


Em Burnett
                       with Em
Tuesdays, 8.15-9.15pm
@ Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove
Wellspring Internal Energy Arts

Qigong to Self-Heal classes 
with Em Burnett 

Boost your natural healing ability by learning to connect with and harmonise your Qi ('chee' ~ life-force energy)...

               Drop-in, £7 * / £6 conc., or £27.50 * for 5 sessions  
               (suitable for all levels)             More information

     ***First class FREE if it's your first time learning with Em***

* 10% OFF all events with the Hove StressBusters Card

Next Event

Movement Matters with Tali Rose
Energy Arts 
with Em Burnett

Wednesday,  1st July @ 7.00 - 9.30pm
Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove

Keep spreading the word: the more people get involved in our community programme, the more diverse and interactive our events are going to be!
Hove StressBusters Card

Introducing the NEW Hove StressBusters Card
This card is available for purchase at our monthly talk & demonstration evenings. The card costs £15 and is valid for 6 months from the day of purchase, during which time the card holder will be entitled to:
- 4 FREE talk & demonstration evenings
- 10% off all other HSB events (talk & demo evenings, classes, workshops)
10% off therapy sessions, classes, workshops with any of the
   practitioners listed in the StressBusters Directory

Wishing you all a stress-free weekend and looking forward to seeing you at our next event!

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