Your Stress-Free Newsletter is here! Issue 12 - October 2012
Hove StressBusters
Improving Life, Improving Experience                                  Issue 12, October 2012

Hove StressBusters
Our community stress management programme is 1 year old!
From NLP to yoga, hypnotherapy to reflexology, scientific research to energy healing, we are a community project which redefines the word 'HOLISTIC' as it truly approaches health & wellbeing from ALL possible sides.  
Looking forward to the year ahead and meeting many more lovely people through our programme of events.

Have you seen our re-vamped website? Lots more useful information and links as well as an easy to navigate practitioner directory... Enjoy!

Hove StressBusters Talks & Demonstrations

Hove StressBusters 1st Birthday Special

Hove StressBusters 1st Birthday Special hosted by Dr Jelena GoranovicThanks to everyone who joined us at our birthday celebration last week - it was lovely to see you all! 

The evening started off with an introductory talk by our Programme Director, Dr Jelena Goranovic, who gave a brief overview of the ideas that led to the creation of Hove StressBusters as well as the various events that the group organized over the past 12 months. Four practitioners followed, sharing some quite simple yet extremely effective stress-busting techniques with us.

With the guidance of John Blosse, an EFT Master Practitioner, and Maya Zack, one of the few Sedona Method practitioners in the UK, we practised freeing ourselves from negative/unhelpful emotions and even physical aches and pains using these two powerful techniques. Yoga with Penelope ZikicAfter the break, we approached stress from a more physical angle and Penny Zikic, a Scaravelli Yoga teacher, ran a brief chair yoga session which had a profoundly calming effect on us all. Our last presenter, the NLP Master Practitioner Nikola Goranovic, explored our attachment to words and concepts, and guided us through a visualisation procedure which served the purpose of releasing the emotional grip that certain objects/people have over us. Jelena finished the evening by describing some of the activities that we plan to include in our programme of events over the next 12 months. 

If it's possible, we actually did too much stress busting in one evening - with four different techniques instead of the usual two, it was like getting knocked out from four different directions! Well, drinks afterwards helped to get our neurotransmitters going again. ;)

Hove StressBusters SPECIAL birthday OFFERS
A great way to de-stress: birthday presents from our practitioners & a perfect way to start another year of stress busting here in Hove (and Brighton, of course!)


Visit our website for details & booking
Offers valid until 1st November 2012  

Drop-In Yoga ClassesWhy Yoga?

Yoga is without a doubt a very effective stress-busting approach, and this is accepted not just by those who practice it regularly but also by the medical community. We are therefore pleased to be able to offer weekly drop-in classes with a great instructor who some of you had a chance to meet at our past events... 

Maitri Yoga Classes

Scaravelli Yoga      
                                          with Penny

Tuesdays, 6.00-7.00pm
@ Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove

Drop-in, £6 per session

Penny Zikic
Scaravelli-inspired Hatha Yoga classes with
Penelope Zikic

Gently bringing together traditional teachings and evolving practices of yoga

Suitable for all levels

Penny's classes are included in our SPECIAL birthday OFFERS

Common Stress-Related Problems

Stress & SleepSTRESS & SLEEP Stress and sleep problems go hand in hand... Stressful situations, whether they are major problems/losses or minor daily hassle, often keep us awake at night as we constantly ruminate over them. Conversely, lack of sleep or an irregular sleep pattern (e.g. having a baby or working night shifts) can make us stressed and more prone to negative mood during the day. Very often, having a chronic sleep problem works as a self-fulfilling prophecy: people go to bed stressing about the night ahead and, not surprisingly... the problem reccurs! ... Read more

De-Stress Food of the Month
by Charlotte Watts
 (Nutritionist, Yoga Teacher, Co-Author of The De-Stress Diet)

NUTS Nuts are the perfect little nutritional package, providing the potential needed for new plant life to grow. This makes them great sources of the nutrients we need to help us cope with stress – B vitamins, zinc, magnesium and omega oils – but which are quickly used up during the stress response. Nuts can help break this vicious cycle of stress and nutrient depletion as they naturally balance blood sugar levels and were shown to reduce sugar cravings, regulate appetite and support metabolism. The fats they contain – omega oils and monounsaturated fats – have been found to help curb overeating cycles and, contrary to some health messages, those with nuts in their diet are very often more successful at weight management. Nuts would have been a key component of our ancestor’s hunter-gatherer diet and so we have evolved with them to help support our immune regulation. They provide crucial protein for vegetarians, especially those who are stressed.

FRESH Business Education Programme for self-employed professionalsBusiness Wellbeing

Discounted business courses for complementary practitioners and other self-employed individuals & business owners - Taking the stress out of doing the work you love!

20th October - BE FRESH: Business Self-Coaching Course
This interactive day-long workshop will teach you how to achieve and maintain a desired state using coaching tools. Set your goals and be motivated, manage your time effectively, increase your awareness and creativity...

One-on-one business coaching & consultancy also available:
included in our SPECIAL birthday OFFERS

Next Event 


Wingwave Coaching with Nikola Goranovic
with Russell Potts

Wednesday, 7th November @ 7.00 - 9.30pm
Cornerstone Community Centre, Hove
Keep spreading the word: the more people get involved in our community group, the more diverse and interactive our events are going to be!

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