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Hi, I’m Kim and mum to Ella, 16yrs who lives with Cerebral Palsy, and my son River, age 6. Life has been a roller coaster living with disability and in the early years I found myself in a state of ‘Fight or Flight’ battling out one thing or another on behalf of Ella, my mind getting caught in a loop about what the future would hold or going over the past which I can’t change. 

Living in today’s fast paced society with a bombardment of media images, social media influences and lack of real connection can be challenging for all of us. I have found that ‘Mindfulness, Meditation & Reiki Energy Healing’  are the most powerful ‘tools’ I have ever learnt.

Firstly, I must mention that you don’t need a spiritual practice of any kind to enjoy Mindfulness or Reiki. I discovered Reiki 30 years ago, obtaining my level 1 & 2 in the ‘Usui System of Natural Healing’. 

Through the following 20 years many challenges arose, one of them being the birth of my daughter, Ella. The difficulties that came through living with disability were the driving force behind deepening my knowledge and learning new ways to help me cope with stress and anxiety.  I became a Reiki Master in 2012 and went on to study ‘Mindfulness & Meditation’, becoming a coach in 2015. Through deepening my practice with regular time spent at Plum Village, with the Buddhist Monastics in the south of France plus attending many retreats including Vipassana and numerous workshops over the years I am deeply passionate about assisting others in their personal journey in the ‘dance with life’. 

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness is about observation without criticism; being compassionate with yourself (which is a difficult one I know). When unhappiness or stress hover overhead, rather than acting or reacting as if it were truth, we learn to treat these thoughts and emotions as if they were clouds in the sky, to observe them with a friendly curiosity, we can then learn to let them drift out of our awareness without clinging to them.As our practice deepens, we begin to understand that our minds are a continuous stream of chatter, most of it negative which is called the ‘negativity bias’ and which is due to the evolution process. Earlier in human history, paying attention to bad, dangerous and negative threats in the world was literally a matter of life and death. Those who were more attuned to danger and who paid more attention to the bad things around them were more likely to survive! Once you realise this and begin to notice the negative thought for just that ‘a thought’ and probably without any truth behind it,  you become liberated and in touch with your ‘true self’ you can start to live your life on purpose, the one you are meant to live.

In essence, mindfulness allows you to catch negative thought patterns before they tip you into a downward spiral. It begins the process of putting you back in control of your life. Over time, mindfulness brings about long-term changes in mood, levels of happiness, wellbeing and creativity.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

We offer couples, group or one-to-one sessions which encompass practical and simple techniques to help bring the body back into a state of homeostasis and calm the sympathetic nervous system, which due to the fast paced lives many of us lead today, is in a constant state of ‘fight or flight’ this state causes many symptoms, such as –

  • Low Energy
  • Headaches
  • Upset Stomach and nausea
  • Aches and pains
  • Chest pain and rapid heartbeat
  • reduce stress and so increase health. A study found that, after just eight weeks of training, practising mindfulness meditation boosts our immune system’s ability to heal.
  • increase productivity and creativity
  • enhance relationships.
  • Research suggests mindfulness training makes couples feel more optimistic, more accepting of and closer to one another.
  • process emotions more effectively and increase emotional stability
  • improve their ability to concentrate so that they can learn faster. Research has found that it increases the density of grey matter in brain regions linked to learning, memory, emotion regulation, and empathy.
  • reduce vulnerability to pain
  • improve the quality of sleep
  • improve their memory
  • slow down the ageing process.InsomniaEquine Facilitated Meditation What is Equine-guided Meditation and what happens during an equine-guided meditation session?Equine-guided Meditation is a meditation method that is practised in the presence of one or more horses and is a focused form of meditation, the horse serving as the focal point, instead of a candle, for example.

    Why would anyone want to practice equine-guided mindfulness meditation?

  • reduce stress and so increase health. A study found that, after just eight weeks of training, practising mindfulness meditation boosts our immune system’s ability to heal.
  • increase productivity and creativity
  • enhance relationships. Research suggests mindfulness training makes couples feel more optimistic, more accepting of and closer to one another.
  • process emotions more effectively and increase emotional stability
  • improve their ability to concentrate so that they can learn faster. Research has found that it increases the density of grey matter in brain regions linked to learning, memory, emotion regulation, and empathy.
  • reduce vulnerability to pain
  • improve the quality of sleep
  • improve their memory
  • slow down the ageing processAll sessions are bookable in advance, please call Kim on 07990 511250

 

 

 

Equine Facilitated Meditation

What happens during an equine-guided meditation session? Equine-guided Meditation is a meditation method that is practised in the presence of one or more horses and is a focused form of meditation, the horse serving as the focal point, instead of a candle, for example.

Why would anyone want to practice equine-guided mindfulness meditation?

  • increase productivity and creativity
  • reduce stress and so increase health. A study found that, after just eight weeks of training, practising mindfulness meditation boosts our immune system’s ability to heal.
  • enhance relationships. Research suggests mindfulness training makes couples feel more optimistic, more accepting of and closer to one another.
  • process emotions more effectively and increase emotional stability
  • improve their ability to concentrate so that they can learn faster. Research has found that it increases the density of grey matter in brain regions linked to learning, memory, emotion regulation, and empathy.
  • reduce vulnerability to pain
  • improve the quality of sleep
  • improve their memory
  • slow down the ageing process

 

 

 

Reiki Energy Healing

Reiki transfers through a person by a laying-on of hands or slightly above various energy centers and the body, or it can be given through a distant method which is equally powerful. The Reiki practitioner having received initiations from a Reiki master, serves as a vessel that supplies healing energy to the recipient, working to heal in the highest priority needed for lasting results. Reiki dissolves blocked energy on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual, to improve or aid one’s innate natural ability to heal. Every time you come in for a Reiki session another layer of blocked energy will be brought to the surface to heal, like peeling away an onion, as the saying goes. Reiki can be used for balancing, de-stressing, decreasing symptoms or alleviating pain from illness, surgery or injury. It is quite relaxing and detoxifying, so be prepared to take a nap and drink extra water after a session.

Reiki is channeled through the practitioner, then through the practitioner’s hands with its powerful intelligence. The practitioner does not guide or control the energy, but can create a more effective session through certain techniques. The practitioner employs extremely gentle, slow movements between hand placements. He/she creates a safe, peaceful environment, as well as aiming to provide a compassionate ear. The practitioner pays attention to the energetic blocks, releases, balancing and levels of absorption that is happening during a session, and may take notes after a session in order to see changes from session to session, sharing the healing results with the recipient.  You will have the opportunity to share your healing goals.

Reiki is an effective, safe, integrative, harmonious form of energy medicine that can combine with any other modality for healing. It is not a replacement, however, to medical care, nor can it be used to diagnose. Reiki can help speed up recovery times for medical procedures, surgeries, illnesses and injuries.​

Procedure for a Reiki Treatment

Recipients are fully clothed on a massage table, seated or on the floor, under a blanket. It is advisable to remove jewelry and wear comfortable clothing. The practitioner gently places hands along specific areas of the body that correspond to major organ and lymph systems.   An extra placement is also given for any area that needs attention outside of these usual placements.

What you might experience during a session

During a treatment, the practitioner’s hands may become very warm from the Reiki energy flowing through. Your body temperature may fluctuate during a session due to energy absorption. Your experience during a treatment can go from soothing to deeply relaxing. What’s needing to be addressed may have many layers, like an interconnected web of cause and affect. When blocked energy is dissolved the recipient may start to feel the energy much deeper within. People sometimes will fall asleep during a session as Reiki places you in the alpha state so it can do its most important work. You might see different colours that reflect a chakra opening up. Reiki is always working for you for your highest good.

For a particular issue, such as a physical injury, trauma, or chronic emotional problem, it is recommended to receive a series of treatments, each treatment in close proximity to the next. You can combine hands on and distant treatments throughout your series, so that what’s starting to heal doesn’t settle back into one system and to promote as much healing as possible for a given situation. For a common need such as relaxation and stress release,  you can come in at random intervals based on the need for rejuvenation and the pleasurable relaxation that comes from this practice.

 

Accredited Life Coaching & Walking Therapy

Wherever we walk, we can practice meditation. This means that we know that we are walking. We walk just for walking. We walk with freedom and solidity, no longer in a hurry. We are present with each step. And when we wish to talk we stop our movement and give our full attention to the other person, to our words and to listening.

 

Walking in this way should not be a privilege. We should be able to do it in every moment. Look around and see how vast life is, the trees, the white clouds, the limitless sky. Listen to the birds. Feel the fresh breeze. Life is all around and we are alive and healthy and capable of walking in peace.  

Let us walk as a free person and feel our steps get lighter. Let us enjoy every step we make. Each step is nourishing and healing. As we walk, imprint our gratitude and our love on the earth 

When this way of walking and breathing is mixed with a professional transformation coach it forms a new powerful system in self development.  

These sessions are for individuals, groups and business owners, we run regular workshops for corporations  

 

One to One or Group Thai Massage & Yoga Sessions

Thai massage consists of pressure points and stretches that aim to relive blockages along the 10 energy channels within the body to prevent or assist in relieving excessive muscle tension, joint pain, and lead to emotional and mental balance, easing the body and mind from every day stressors.

Testimonial

‘My partner and I had two mindfulness sessions with Kim and found it so beneficial. We took away some useful tips to build into our everyday lives and Kim even provided a short body scan recording to help us continue our practice at home. Thank you Kim!’

- Claire -

Testimonial

"Right from the word go this 6 night break couldn't of been anymore perfect. I was suffering with some stress from work and need a place to retreat to. Kim and Lee are both lovely warming people and made me feel very welcome in their very serene home. The energy of the house is very peaceful located in an area where you can take some nice strolls. I came out feeling 100% relaxed and healed. I couldn't of picked a better spot or hosts. Will be coming back for sure. Thank you Kim and Lee".

- Liam, Green Tye -

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to find out more about a retreat at Ellasfield, or to make a booking. We would be delighted to speak to you.

Phone

07990 511 250

Email

info@ellasfield.com

Address

Ellasfield
West Chilington Lane,
Billingshurst, RH14 9DN

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