For additional or specialist support in the three areas of Emotional Wellness I have listed some recommendations local to Gloucestershire and links that may be of help wherever you are.
Nutrition - Kate Birch- Scanlan
Jayne specialises in helping people to move easier, improving flexibility, inner / ‘core’ strength, balance and posture and also helping them to feel happier, more relaxed and body confident.
She has 18 years of full time experience and qualifications in helping people with their fitness and wellbeing.
Originally qualified as an Advanced Fitness Instructor in 2000 Jayne has since gained many other qualifications including Pilates, Yoga and Positive EFT.
Jayne is passionate about health and wellbeing (emotionally and spiritually as well as physically) and believes in uniting body, mind and soul!
Mindfulness Walks - Ian Banyard
Ian Banyard is the founder of Cotswold Natural Mindfulness and along with his team he offers walks around the county to help you to use nature to connect you to the now.
Feel the benefit of spending time in nature combined with powerful mindfulness techniques to nourish your mind, body and spirit.
For more information, visit Ian's website
Organic Products - Wendy Beresford
Check out Wendy's Neal's Yard Organic Shop for products that are ethically sourced and kind to your skin (free from parabens and harmful chemicals).
If you would like to try out some products and learn more about why they are so good, why not hold a party with some friends and grab some discounts and a free gift?
Get in touch with Wendy with any questions or to register your interest.
Acts of Kindness - Dr David Hamilton
Acts of Kindness boosts your emotional wellness. If you have anxiety or depression, it can be really helpful to consciously spend time each day thinking about others and connecting with them in a positive way.
Dr David Hamilton is an inspiring holistic scientist - hear him talk about acts of kindness and how bringing more of these intentional acts into your life can really benefit you and spread to those around you in this video.
Moodzone - NHS
Whatever you need to know about coping with stress, anxiety or depression, or just the normal emotional ups and downs of life, the NHS Choices Moodzone is here to help. It offers practical advice, interactive tools, videos and audio guides to help you feel mentally and emotionally better.
Visit the Moodzone webpage to access these fantastic resources
Fulfillment/Sense of purpose
Singing - Age UK
It’s no secret that singing is great for both body and mind. Singing in a choir is uplifting and releases a flurry of endorphins, the body’s natural ‘feel-good’ hormone and the joint sense of purpose created by coming together in harmony as a group can give you a real emotional lift.
Based in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and Cirencester. For more information visit Age UK's choir webpage.
Volunteering - Volunteering Gloucestershire
Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you as helping others can reduce stress, ease depression, boost mental processes and provide a sense of purpose.
Visit Volunteering Gloucestershire to discover volunteering opportunities that appeal to your passions.
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