Liz Shield is a Naturopath Nutritional Therapist who is passionate about Nutrition, holistic health and how it can help with many of today's health issues.
Currently running a clinic at her home, Liz is working towards opening a Nutrition and Wellbeing Centre in the New Forest in the very near future.
Liz loves working with like-minded people and has a passion for helping individuals reach their goals. Just some of her holistic therapies include Stress Management, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Remedial and On-Site Massage, Health Checks and Reiki.
Taking well-being into the workplace Liz has worked with many large organisations including Simply Health Group, News U.K, BskyB, Stannah Stair Lifts, The Automobile Association, The BBC and Hitachi.
So many people are affected by depression which is, as we all know, a generic term encompassing a range of states from mild to severe, cyclic or chronic. There is so much information out there so I wanted to offer to look at it from a different angle.
Sometimes there is a trigger for depression. Life changing events, such as bereavement, losing your job or even having a baby, can bring it on and it can happen to anyone. People with a family history are also more likely to experience it themselves. But you can become depressed for no obvious reason.
Few of us have not experienced depression at times in our life. Sometimes there is an obvious cause and it is quite natural and even necessary to dip down and experience that energy as you take time to heal and you know that slowly you will return even stronger and more resilient than you were before.
What would happen if we reclassified depression as a certified ‘survival strategy’? There’s a sense in which depression can appear like a tactical retreat - withdrawal to a dark place where we can hide from intolerable demands.
Treatment of depression will always depend on the severity and also the personality of the individual concerned but ancient methods of healing such as Reflexology, along with the care and attention given with a treatment, may be a powerful aid to enduring symptoms of depression.
Lisa Elmore looks at the process of Reflexology and how it can be beneficial.
Happiness Engineering is my prime motivation in life. Happiness for me, my family and others. If I can contribute to someone making a positive step in life, then I will have succeeded in my goal.
It’s National Depression Awareness week as I write this (April 18th – 24th 2016), an initiative I wholeheartedly applaud. For my part, I have always been open with friends, colleagues and bosses about my experiences with the black dog for a number of reasons...
Lis Horwich investigates whether the most effective way of treating depression is through treatment of the human or the illness.
Kellie Lucas is passionate about building relationships, maximising value and success through coaching and mentoring. She is an NLP Practitioner and continues her development with the Master Practitioner accreditation currently.
Having started her career in Finance within the Banking sector, she took the plunge into IT and indulged her love for technology and people by becoming a Software Consultant at companies such as Adaytum, Cognos, IBM and finally Artesian. During her time at Artesian, she has worn many hats - Consultant, Project Manager and IBM Consulting Practice Manager. Her most recent role was taking on the delightful challenge of Happiness Engineering where she looked after customers, increasing retention, building the Customer Success team and getting involved in the exciting CS movement as a participant, blogger and speaker.
Her primary motivation is in helping others achieve the best version of themselves that they wish to be through support, guidance, coaching and mentoring.
Kellie coaches individuals regularly and volunteers as a mentor with under privileged and ambitious teenage girls. She’s a keen trekker and wildlife enthusiast, aiming to combine the two through travels, having completed the Inca Trail, experienced Gorilla trekking in Africa, explored the Seventh continent of Antarctica and climbed Mount Kinabalu in Borneo.
Vanda North is an Entrepreneur, TV & Radio Presenter and International Author of numerous books and a regular speaker at International conferences in UK, USA, Asia and Australia.
Vanda first founded and was CEO of the ‘Buzan Centres Worldwide’ building a global network of licensed trainers, and was also Editor in Chief of twenty of Tony Buzan’s acclaimed books on ‘Mental Literacy’. Aimed chiefly at enabling business leaders to function at peak brain power, the subjects include ‘learning how to learn’, ‘creativity’, ‘speed reading’ ‘memory and mapping.
Founding & CEO of Mind Chi Ltd., with Mind Chi, based on the book,
More recently, Vanda has been travelling the world sharing the strategies from her book: ‘Mind Chi’ and training Mind Chi Mentors. Mind Chi is based on recent brain research, proven psychology processes and over 80 years of research and experience. This simple and highly effective 8 minute routine provides business people world-wide with a coping strategy for the strain of today’s workplace. Vanda shows how you can rewire your brain in just 8 minutes a day. This allows you to control the ravages of stress, build your resilience and direct your mental energy for greater success in business and life.
Vanda is passionate about providing practical, brain-compatible processes which enable people to live their lives as abundantly and joyfully as possible.
She is also past President of the International Society for Accelerated Learning & Teaching.
To test her own resilience (and raise money for her local hospital) Vanda climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to celebrate her 60th birthday.
Lis Horwich was brought up in Denmark using different holistic treatments for health improvement, so training in this was a natural development. Lis had a special interest in Reflexology for a decade before training in the modality.
Lis has now trained as:
Since qualifying Lis has treated hundreds of clients in various holistic ways for issues such as infertility, low self-worth, anger, asthma, pain and depression to name a few.
Lis has found it very exciting tapping into her first career of librarianship by promoting knowledge and information enabling people to talk about issues close to their heart by hosting local groups on subjects, from positive living to death, offering talks and workshops.
Before moving to Highcliffe in 2004, by the south coast in Dorset, Lis had practices in Chiswick, London and Harpenden, Hertfordshire.
Having suffered three miscarriages and the death of my twin brother have been my life lessons. Lis says she has learned that one does not have total control in life. She has also learned that patience is a virtue, as Dr Wayne W. Dyer said: “If you really want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” In essence this means that all we desire will arrive in our life when and only when we’re aligned vibrationally with the energy of our Source.
Lis’s work is her life, as the two parts for her are one. She breathes her mission daily.
As mentioned in the opening piece, we have three new contributors this month - Lis Horwich, Vanda North and Kellie Lucas.
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