At the heart of my vision, is the desire to help adults and children to make positive steps towards a happier and healthier life using natural methods.
"If you change nothing, nothing will change." Anon
Mary Burgess EAA Cert (CCHH).
I am a Mummy of two wonderful, young children, a Wife to a serving member of the Armed Forces and a primary school Teacher of 16 years’ experience, currently coaching pre-school gymnastics.
Like most of us, I struggle to find enough time in the day for myself and I am conscious of just how busy and stressful modern life has become. Issues of mental health are common and while working in the education system I experienced many instances of colleagues, parents and children alike with overwhelming day to day pressure.
As a mother, I constantly strive to provide a healthier way of life for my young family and wider circle of friends. Training in the utility of Essential Oils and becoming an Emotional Aromatherapy Adviser has twinned my two passions of helping others learn and supporting people.
Why choose this as a means of Therapy?
Emotional aromatherapy harnesses the support of special Emotional Blends, which are used to stimulate the brain's limbic system. The process is conducted through a series of therapy sessions, and a deeper exploration of your emotions; we learn how they affect your mind (emotional), body (physical), behaviour (mental), health and general wellbeing. We will look at different methods of developing ways to support a healthy lifestyle; by encouraging the release trapped emotions, we are able to bring the mind and body into balance and reduce stress - a major contributor to many physical and mental health issues. One Client noticed improvement in her sleep since beginning therapy, “My sleep has improved, I can go to bed earlier and I feel my sleep is probably deeper due to bedtime routine.”
What to expect?
During your initial consultation, we will carry out a bespoke evaluation of physical, emotional and lifestyle indicators, which include the circadian rhythm, map of the tongue, and emotion code. You will complete the session with a 5ml bottle of essential oil, to work into your daily routine ready for the next consultation. Monthly follow-up sessions will consolidate on previous discussions and completion of a small activity will allow focus to really gain progress from our sessions. One Client said “I secretly looked forward to each session and the homework you would set!”
Emotions are simply biological responses to chemical processes within our bodies. Chemically, an emotion triggers certain hormones (fight or flight) and this leads to hormonal imbalance. Medicine employs drugs to correct this imbalance, but we should look to more natural and ancient practices, such as the use of essential oils, in order to seek a balance for these hormones; for example, using lavender will aid restful sleep. I use only pure-grade essential oils which are holistic and natural during my therapies.
In the past, mental health has been seen as a taboo topic, but perceptions have changed with recent awareness, and it has taken a more central role in modern life. Mental health is not about a minority of people suffering in isolation - all of us can and may experience some form of mental illness in our lifetime whether emotional or physical.
Statistics (Taken from Defying Mental Illness http://www.defyingmentalillness.com 2019)
1 in 4 people in the UK face are challenged with mental illness.
Women are more likely to be treated than men.
By 2020 depression is estimated to be the second biggest ailment in the world after heart disease (WHO)
After 50 years of economic growth in the UK, people are no happier (Laynard, Happiness publication)
1 in 10 children between the ages of one and 15 are challenged with a mental health disorder. (The Office for National Statistics, Great Britain, 2005)
About half of mental disorders begin before the age of 14 (WHO)
Awareness of mental health is on the increase, but the statistical trend demonstrates that the issue is not going to go away; it can manifest in a variety of stress-related, physical conditions such as Irritable Bowl Syndrome.