Thursday, 1st December - Following the positive feedback from the July workshop, I will be offering short taster sessions of Reiki and Indian Head Massage at Women's Aid in Kirkwall, as a pre-Christmas treat. Looking forward to seeing everyone :)
Monday, 11th July - I have the opportunity to teach a Stress Relief and Relaxation Workshop at Women's Aid in Kirkwall. If there is sufficient interest, I would hope to make this a regular event.
Saturday, 8th August - I am holding a Reiki Share/Gathering, in aid of Highland Hospice, in Muir of Ord Village Hall, from 2 - 4pm. As well as giving practitioners of all levels the opportunity to meet and chat with other Reiki healers, there will be healing practice, meditations and mantra - hopefully a relaxing and uplifting afternoon for all concerned :)
Thank you to everyone who came along to the Reiki Share. It was a lovely relaxing afternoon, with lots of chat and a chance to meet new people, as well as practise some mantra and healing. Thanks to your generosity, we raised £70 for Highland Hospice - thank you :)
Saturday, 25th July - the Therapy Tent is becoming a regular fixture at Muir of Ord community events so it is no surprise that we will be running it again at this year's Gala Day. 15 minute taster sessions of Reiki, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage will be on offer at the bargain price of £5! All proceeds go to Gala funds. Look forward to seeing you there :)
Many thanks to all who came along to this year's Therapy Tent. As before, we had a grandstand view of the arena which encouraged folk to give our therapies a try while they watched all that was going on. It was our busiest year yet, with £80 raised for Gala funds - thank you :)
Sunday, 24th May - I have been invited to take part in the first Caithness Wellbeing Festival. The event is to be held at Mackays Hotel, Wick from 10 - 4pm. There will be talks, taster sessions and the chance to chat with many different therapists.
Thank you to Ellie and all at Mackays for a fantastic day. As well as chatting to folk about therapies and how they can help, it was good to be able to offer taster sessions which allowed people to experience the therapies for themselves. As the first event of its kind in the area, there was an excellent turnout and definitely a lot of interest in all that's available to support health and wellbeing. Many thanks to all involved :)
Saturday, 16th May - we will again be running a Health & Wellbeing Day in Muir of Ord Village Hall this year, with all money raised going to Hall funds. The event runs from 12 - 4.30pm. Admission is £5 which entitles you to a 15 minute taster session of any one of a number of therapies - further tasters can be purchased at £5 each, and there will also be a raffle. Therapies on offer include Reiki, Reflexology, Massage, Aurasoma, Bio-resonance therapy, Crystal healing, Jin Shin Jyutsu and Metamorphic technique. Look forward to seeing you there :)
Many thanks to all who came along to have taster sessions, and to the hall committee and therapists who voluntarily offered their time, skills and energies. It was a busy day which resulted in over £350 being raised for Hall funds. Keep an eye out for details in Muir Matters for details of next year's event :)
Monday, 20th October - I have been asked to speak to Invergordon WRI on Stress Relief and Relaxation, offering tools and techniques they can try at home :)
Many thanks to the Rural for asking me along to their meeting. I hope all who attended enjoyed it as much as I did, and find the info helpful.
Saturday, 26th July - as last year's Therapy Tent was such a success, we will be running it again at this year's Muir of Ord Gala Day. 15 minute taster sessions of Reiki, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage will be on offer at the bargain price of £5! All proceeds go to Gala funds. Look forward to seeing you there :)
Many thanks to all who came along to the Gala. It was busier than ever and a great atmosphere, in spite of the rain! The Therapy Tent was busier than ever and our ideal location meant nobody missed any of the attractions as we had a grandstand view :)
Saturday, 17th May - in what is now becoming an annual event, we will be running a Health & Wellbeing Day in Muir of Ord Village Hall, from 12 - 4.30pm. Admission is £5 which entitles you to a 15 minute taster session of any one of a number of therapies - further tasters can be purchased at £5 each, and there will be a raffle on the day too. Therapies on offer include reiki, reflexology, massage, Aurasoma, Bio-resonance therapy, crystal healing and Metamorphic technique. All money raised goes to the Village Hall funds.
Many thanks to all who came along to the Wellbeing Day. It was a full house this year, with more people looking for treatments than we had spaces for. Sorry if we couldn't fit you in this time but we'll be back again next year :) Thanks to the kindness and generosity of all involved, we raised just under £400 for the Village Hall funds - many thanks :)
May - as part of an initiative to support pupils make the transition from primary to secondary, I will be offering sessions on relaxation and stress relief at Inverness High School.
Many thanks to Brian and all the staff and pupils at the High School. This was a very rewarding and enjoyable experience - and I am very grateful for the opportunity to take part :)
Thursday, 13th February - offering free taster session of reiki, reflexology and Indian head massage at a fundraising Pamper Night for Ben Wyvis Primary School in Conon Bridge. Admission is £5 and the evening runs from 7 - 9pm.
Thanks to all at Ben Wyvis Primary for a lovely evening - lots of happy people enjoying their pampering, relaxation and alcohol free cocktails :)
Sunday, 1st December - after the success of our Therapy Corner at the distillery open day in August, we will be offering therapy taster sessions at the Glen Ord Christmas Fair, from 12 - 4pm.
Thanks to everyone who came along and to all the staff at Glen Ord for a fantastic day :) Lots of chat, tasters and some beautiful art and crafts. Even better, over £1600 was raised for Children First. Thank You :)
Saturday, 28th September - offering free taster sessions and advice at the Black Isle Gathering in Fortrose.
What a wonderful day in Fortrose - beautiful weather, lots of interested people and an amazing array of local crafts, community groups, produce and business stalls. Many thanks to all who came along and especially to Verity and her team who organised it. Looking forward to the next one in 2015 :)
Saturday, 17th August - after the success of the Gala Day Therapy Tent, we will be offering the same at the 175th Anniversary celebrations at Glen Ord Distillery.
Thanks to all at Glen Ord for a fantastic day. There was a great turnout which helped to raised over £1600 for Highland Hospice, and we were kept busy offering tasters to people from all over the world.
Saturday, 27th July - I will be one of the therapists running a Therapy Tent at the Muir of Ord Gala Day. We will be offering 20 minute tasters sessions of Reiki, reflexology and Indian Head Massage at £5 each - all profits to the Community Association. Look forward to seeing you there!
Thanks to everyone who came along and supported us at the Gala Day, and to the organisers for such a well-planned and fun day :) The weather couldn't have been better and lots of people came in for therapies to help cool off and relax.
Tuesday, 23rd July - as a result of a Stress Survey, I have been asked to run a Stress Relief Workshop for a government agency in Bristol. The aim is to provide practical tools for those taking part so they can understand how stress affects the body and learn to manage it more effectively.
A really enjoyable day :) Many thanks to all those who took part and for the positive feedback.
Friday, 7th June - following the success of last year's event, Highland Council are holding another Wellbeing Day at the Kingsmills Hotel to offer help and advice on stress relief and general wellbeing. I will be one of several therapists offering taster sessions of complementary therapies.
Another lovely day at the Kingsmills - nice to meet so many interested people :) Many thanks to the Council Psychology Department and the hotel staff for such a well organised and fun day!
Saturday, 16th March - following the success of last year's event, there will be another charity Health & Wellbeing Day to raise funds for Muir of Ord Village Hall. There will lots of different therapy taster sessions on offer - Reiki, reflexology, Indian head massage, lava shell massage, Swedish, sports and pregnancy massage, crystal healing, shiatsu, metamorphic technique and more... It's an ideal chance to try a new therapy or indulge in one you already love! Entrance fee is £5 which entitles you to one 15 minute taster - more can be purchased at a cost of £5 each, and there will be a raffle too.
Many thanks to all who braved the bitter cold weather at the weekend and came along to support the Health & Wellbeing Day. It was good to see familiar faces from last year and meet many more new people, all enjoying their therapy sessions. Thanks to the generosity and time of all those involved, around £350 was raised for hall funds :)
Saturday, 25th August - A charity Health & Wellbeing Day to raise funds for Muir of Ord Village Hall. There will lots of different therapy taster sessions on offer - Reiki, reflexology, massage, aurasoma, crystal healing, EFT, metamorphic technique and more... It's an ideal chance to try a new therapy or indulge in one you already love! Entrance fee is £5 which entitles you to one 15 minute taster - more can be purchased at a cost of £5 each, and there will be a raffle too.
A huge thank you to all who came along and supported our first Health & Wellbeing Day in the village. Everyone had a great time, trying new therapies and catching up with friends, and we are very happy to report just over £400 was raised for the hall funds :)
Saturday, 16 June - I will be one of therapists running a Therapy Tent at the Muir of Ord Railway Fete. We will be offering free taster sessions of Reiki, reflexology and head massage.
Thanks to all who came along on Saturday, especially in view of the rather damp and chilly weather! We really enjoyed our day and are very grateful to those people who were happy and willing to try the therapies on offer. It was our first 'outdoor' venture but will definitely not be our last :)
Monday, 30th April - As part of the Highland Council's 'Ways to Wellbeing' conference, I will be offering taster sessions of Reiki and reflexology.
A wonderful experience and a very forward thinking conference - many thanks to the Psychology department of the Council for asking me along. The Kingsclub at the Kingsmills Hotel was an excellent venue and a delight to work in. It was lovely to meet so many interested and friendly people - I hope they all felt the benefit of their day :)
Friday, 27th April - I will be one of several therapists offering taster sessions at a Pamper Night in Strathpeffer Community Centre, 7 - 10pm. The night is a charity fundraiser in aid of Girlguiding Ross-shire. Tickets are £10 and include two treatments and refreshments.
Thanks to all who came along and supported the fundraising night - in spite of the the wintry weather! It was a lovely night and great to meet everyone - therapists and clients :) Many thanks to the Guides for asking me along.