Speed Relaxation

How stressed are you? As a nation, we are debilitated by stress and anxiety – from teenagers to elderly people, it’s a problem of epidemic proportions. Most of us are aware of the ‘fight or flight’ syndrome, it’s meant to be a safety mechanism – so that if we are threatened by a tiger or similar we are alerted and can take flight until the danger has passed. Today of course there are usually no tigers coming after us, but we are kept continually in this heightened state of being – on alert, and so the chemicals that flood our body to help us run fast, are being stimulated constantly. This leads to an almost continual state of stress, which makes us unbalanced, anxious, and can result in numerous physical symptoms too. Stress can make you ‘wired and tired’ as well as fat.

There are many ways to alleviate the symptoms of stress including exercise, good sleep, good nutrition and some form of meditation, guided visualisation or mindfulness, as well as of course therapeutic treatments. Breathing properly is important, we are often told to take deep breaths and imagine the words ‘peace’ or ‘relax’ as we exhale. Since most of us are super busy, and often too ‘stressed’ to diarise those important massages and treatments, here’s a few tips from experts in the know for ‘speed relaxation’.

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Cai Graham is a parenting coach and therapist and recommends ‘box breathing’ which really helps quieten the mind down and restore calm:

Imagine a box, trace the top of the box in your mind and breathe in slowly through your nose for a count of 4, trace the side of the box and breathe out slowly through your mouth for a count of 4, trace the bottom of the box breathing in slowly for 4, and then the other side of the box breathing out for 4. Repeat as many times as you need until you notice you are feeling less anxious.  www.caigraham.com

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Ciara Jean Roberts is a yoga teacher and naturopathic nutritionist, she suggests standing bare foot on the grass or sandy beach, this is commonly known as ‘grounding’ or ‘earthing’, and is a simple technique that helps you to draw in essentially an energy infusion from the earth. There is increasing research around this area including how it can help to relieve chronic pain and reduce blood pressure. www.whollyaligned.com

Beverley Densham is The Angel Coach and the founder of Angelic Lifestyle, she says:

Wherever you are, shut your eyes & simply take 10 breaths in & out. Breathe in through your nose & exhale through your mouth & relax. Repeat 10 times. This can be whilst sitting, standing or lying down. This quick 10 breaths pick me up is one of the best daily relaxations you’ll ever do. You do have time! www.angeliclifestyle.com

Marian Bourne, creator ofGoodbye Stress and Burn Out: 90 Days to Reclaim Your Health and Energy’ agrees that just 5 minutes a day of breath work (alternate nostril breathing) can lower your stress levels, clear your mind and help you relax. And what if you knew that this would help you sleep better and improve your sex life? www.thebournepractice.com

Colette Bardell is a restorative yoga teacher who suggests another simple breathing technique…

Lie on the floor with your legs up the wall and focus on taking long exhales. This type of breathing triggers the rest and digest nervous system, lowering your heart rate and cholesterol. www.satisfythehunger.com

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Mindfulness is important too, being fully aware of what you are doing at any given time, Irene Brankin asks her clients to focus on something –  it can be anything, even a cup – simply observe it and see what you see and keep bringing your attention back to it (you can hold it in your hands). www.thevisiblewoman.com

I remember doing this kind of exercise while eating an apple, really savoring every mouthful and noticing the texture, it definitely seemed to calm me down.

So however stressed you are, take a few moments for some self-care – repeat after me…Relax

The Business Breakthrough Event for Wellness Practitioners

Join me at this great event where I join a group of business speakers including Sarah Holland, Fertility Coach and founder of Fertile Mindset, Liz Hancock, #1 Best Selling Author and creator of The Wealthy Entrepreneur, Ruth Randall, of Ruth Randall Coaching, Jo Soley of Your Brilliant Business Angel and Sarah Stiffin, organiser, Virtual Assistant, qualified Holistic Therapist and founder of The Wellness Workspace.

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Friday 22nd September 2017
9.30am – 4.00pm
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Do Less Be More

How busy are you? If you are anything like me the answer is probably ‘manically’. We live in a time where we are constantly ‘on’ always busy and usually stressed into the bargain. Even the most enlightened individuals can find that they are on the go 24/7 not even getting restorative sleep in their quest for ‘bigger, better, faster, more’ – or possibly just to meet the demands of a career, a business, family et al.

Martina Sheehan is a Hay House author who has just released her third book, ‘Do Less Be More.’ As with her previous books, this one is co-authored with her long-time business partner Susan Pearse. Martina and Susan have spent the past two decades understanding the brain and the impacts of modern society on our success, happiness, health and wellbeing. They are leadership mentors, and in 2009 they founded Mind Gardener, a platform dedicated to translating science into practical methods to help people think differently about their life and business. I interviewed Martina recently for Hay House radio and love the fact that she and Susan take a scientific rather than merely emotive approach to this tricky subject.

Their special passion is showing people how to conquer the busy-ness that can so easily overtake our lives, and honing what they believe is the most important skill in today’s modern world – the skill of being in the present moment.

Their previous book, ‘One Moment Please; It’s Time to Pay Attention’ (2015), was a real wake-up call warning us that attention spans are getting shorter, distractions are ever-present, and that unless we take control of our precious attention, we risk missing the most important moments in our lives.

This new book focuses on a very important and often over-looked aspect of the brain: when you pause activity and step away from the hurly-burly of life, you literally open the door to intuitive insights, novel ideas, a deeper sense of meaning and purpose, and a clearer path through life. So, could it be that slowing down and allowing yourself to do less, might just be the secret to achieving a lot more?

In my interview, we talk about those light bulb moments that we can have when we are not engaged in ‘thinking’, sometimes just going for a walk can be beneficial. Most of us need to slow down, and Martina goes as far as to say boredom is beautiful, I can’t remember the last time I was ‘bored’ it has a negative connotation, we equate it with being lazy, but when my children tell me they’re bored I now say…embrace it!  Invariably if I suggest they enjoy ‘doing nothing’ they find an activity – often something quite creative such as building a den or baking, but if I try and fill every moment for them, they’re back on that treadmill.

Martina suggests that we ban the word ‘busy’ from our vocabulary.

Start a ‘not to do’ list – we are all fans of the ‘to do’ list, but she says to find the silence between the noise. Make a list of what you are not going to do, either because you have delegated it to someone else (a great idea) or because you have realized it isn’t a priority.

She suggests we reclaim idle moments throughout our day, and embrace them and remember it’s OK to say ‘no’, this is something I struggle with, but Martina says a ‘no’ to something is a ‘yes’ to yourself.

‘Do Less Be More’ by Martina Sheehan and Susan Pearse is published by Hay House, you can find more info about their retreats at www.mindgardener.com

Are you an inspirational Changemaker?

If you’re a non-profit, business or individual working to make the world a better place, and you want to have a bigger influence and be a trailblazer, then you need the critical role of media exposure, people need to know what you are doing and have to offer.

PR is an essential step in being seen and a having your own publicist will usually cost in the region of 2-3k per month, at least. Doing your own PR is of course an option but getting attention from journalists by sending a ‘cold’ email request probably isn’t going to cut it, and you’re so busy running your business, there just isn’t enough time for you to take on PR as well…

That’s where I can help you. I’m passionate about helping you get your message out there to benefit others.

As a key influencer, I have lots of contacts to open doors for experts, authors and changemakers. I know a thing or two about what journalists are looking for, and it’s not just PR that we need, it’s often that we need to find the clarity and vision that we know is within us!

Join me as a changemaker with my exclusive offer and let me help you focus your vision, package it, and send it out into the world in a way that will be noticed! I’ve put together a package of promotional opportunities – this is what you will get when you join me:

  • A Media Relations Consultation – we’ll discuss and refine your USP and PR Strategy to showcase your business to its best.
  • A video promotion – personally presented by me.
  • Press Release
  • A linked competition
  • Inclusion on our Social Media Sites
  • Press coverage
  • An Interview on UK Health Radio Show
  • ‘Changemaker Spotlight’ feature article
  • Personal Feature Blog

You’ll also get exclusive access to my private Facebook Group and be the first to know about media opportunities.

This is a 3 month collaboration and a special opportunity to work with me as a key industry ‘Person of Influence’  for just £1,697 +VAT.

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If you are interested in this opportunity to work with me please send an email to janey@imperfectlynatural.com tell me a bit about your work, your website and contact details, and the difference you’re making, and why you would like this opportunity to work with me.

 

 

 

What Are You Thinking?

Our thoughts create our reality, we know that – what we pay attention to tends to manifest, yet our words are also critical. Of course, they are intertwined and the combination of words and thoughts can be powerful.

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I’m sure you’ve heard of Dr Emoto who did the ‘rice experiment’ (following on from his much-documented water experiment). He put rice into three glasses and ‘spoke’ to each, to the first he states, ‘Thank You’, to the second ‘You’re an idiot’, and he ignored the third.

You can guess the results of course, the first one fermented and gave a pleasant smell, the one that had been told it was an ‘idiot’ turned black, and the third that had been ignored began to rot.

They videoed the experiment and Dr Emoto used the example to explain how important our words are, especially in how we treat children. He suggests that indifference does the most harm, even more than negative words, and of course positive words create the most abundance. Literally the power of positivity at work.

“If you have a peaceful mind and peaceful thoughts, water becomes more peaceful.” – Dr. Emoto

 

None of this is news to you I’m sure, we know about mindset, we know about the power of our words and our thoughts, and I have many times sung the praises of the excellent book by Andrea Gardner ‘Change Your Words Change Your World’.

Also, I saw recently that there is a new edition of ‘Yes! 50 Secrets from The Science of Persuasion’ It’s all about how the right ‘language’ can influence us. The promotion for the book says:

Most of us are only too aware that, whatever roles we have in today’s fast-moving world, much of our success lies in getting others to say ‘Yes’ to our requests. What many people might not be aware of, though, is the vast amount of research that has been conducted on the influence process. What factors cause one person to say ‘Yes’ to the request of another? Yes! is full of practical tips based on recent academic research that shows how the psychology of persuasion can provide valuable insights for anyone interested in improving their ability to persuade others – whether in the workplace, at home or even on the internet.

There are some great examples that make this point, one of the authors Steve Martin studied the way most people think, and looked at how the findings could result in effective business strategy. He found that a compelling human motivation is to ‘fall in with the crowd’ to do as others do, and when he advised companies to use this type of persuasion they saw great results.

I read that HMRC used to send letters to tax payers warning of fines and the dire consequences of late payment. When they tweaked their message to include a phrase along the lines of ’nine out of ten people in the UK are honest and pay their taxes on time’ they saw an immediate increase in taxes paid on time!

I’m sure you have seen an asterix by a dessert on a restaurant menu, saying ‘*this is our most popular dessert’ and if you are sourcing a hotel you may see ’90 per cent of visitors say they would recommend this hotel to a friend…or similar – it’s persuasive language.

We like positive messages, and we like to be just like everyone else!

Anyone who has studied NLP will know about persuasive language, how we shape the way we phrase our questions, requests, statements will have a direct impact on how ‘successful’ we are.

We all know about powerful selling tactics, and how pitching up to someone saying – ‘Why don’t you buy my programme it’s great’, is unlikely to work.  More and more in this ‘content led’ culture we need to make connections, and engage and communicate with people before we try and persuade them to work with us and buy our products et al. Remember…people do business with those they like know and trust.

Put some thought and effort into how you communicate, what words you use to convey your key messages. What are the words that define your message… your work…your brand?  What words are you using in your relationships that might be passing on exactly the wrong message?

So, here’s a few sayings, well-chosen words, clichés perhaps …but worth remembering:

You are the brand

Your thoughts create your reality

You can use persuasive language to achieve your desired outcome

Changing your words can change your world

Positive words will generate the most abundance

Feel free to add to the list any of your own (positive) words…

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Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week 15th – 21st May 2017 – Are You Accredited?

Next week it’s Organic and Wellbeing Week from 15th to 21st May 2017. 

Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Week is a celebration of brands that are certified. As you may already know, there is currently no legal standard in place for organic cosmetics, meaning that any brand can make claims on packaging without needing to contain any organic ingredients.

We are putting together a blog post, to celebrate all things organic and natural, highlighting the importance of certification – we’d love to hear from you, please let us know if you are accredited, if so by who, and why, and offer a few comments as to why your consumers find your certification a benefit.

We can’t promise inclusion in our blog for everyone but promise to read all correspondence.

Meanwhile don’t forget to enter our 2017 Platinum Awards if you haven’t done so already. The sooner you enter the sooner you can enjoy and benefit from some great ‘key influencer‘ promotion across all our Social Media channels.

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Entry in these coveted prestigious annual awards offers you a superb marketing opportunity for expanding your brand visibility. Janey’s advocacy can take your natural / Eco Brand / Product / Service exposure to a whole new level. We look forward to receiving your entries.

If you have any further questions or need any assistance in relation to 2017 JANEY LOVES Platinum Awards, please feel free to contact janeyleegrace.accreditation@gmail.com

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Excited to launch my new collaboration The Fearless Speaker

I’m SO excited to tell you about my brand new online programme, it seems ridiculous to be so cock-a-hoop about something you have created yourself but it’s because for this one I have partnered with someone I hugely respect, and between us I hope we can literally ‘change your life’ – especially if you are one of the millions of people who are terrified of public speaking.  Surveys show people claim they would rather die than speak in public (steady on!) but the reality is if you want to grow your brand, share your message, inspire, educate or entertain you have to be confident when you are asked to give a presentation, be interviewed or give a sales pitch.

Sometimes it can feel like others are ‘natural born speakers’ but the reality is you can be too, it’s just skills – oh and bit of ‘retraining’ for your subconscious mind.

We have created a powerful programme that can fast-track to become an amazing, charismatic speaker, irrespective of your past.  This is not the usual way you will be ‘taught’ how to speak in public, however, this tried and tested method has helped 100,000’s of people all over the world become confident public speakers.

IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO LEARN THESE SKILLS SO THAT YOU CAN BE YOUR BEST SELF AND LET OTHERS KNOW YOU ARE THE EXPERT IN YOUR FIELD.

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Remember, someone has to be the expert and it may as well be you and IT IS YOU!

Can you imagine being able to stand up in the boardroom to present with ease, calm and confidence? Or perhaps you know that conference you have been invited to needs a damn good speaker and YOU know you could be that speaker?  Irrespective of whether you have little experience, or a lot of experience in public speaking, the good news is you have incredible resources that this programme taps into.

There are speaker training programmes out there but they can be restrictive. Our programme works on a much deeper and more profound level.

In order for you to be a confident speaker, you need to train your brain to create the right references so that you can continue to be a confident speaker. To our knowledge, this programme is the only one that can do this.

Becoming an intuitive speaker means it has to come from the core, authentic YOU. Traditional programmes can’t get to this core like we can.

Our trademark Protocol is called The Fearless Speaker. Georgia and I have been on the speaker circuit for years. Sometimes I still feel nervous if I’m giving a new presentation or speaking to a particularly large crowd, the last time I spoke at a Hay House event I was definitely feeling butterflies in my tummy, the good news is they were flying in perfect formation!

Why have I teamed up with Georgia Foster for this programme? Because as a leading hynotherapist she can provide the bits that I can’t, we complement each other, I hope, and you get literally two lots of expertise and authenticity for the price of one. We both work personally with clients at a high level so you really are getting our knowledge and expertise for an incredibly low price, but high value. In addition to being sought after public speakers in our own field, collectively we have written 8 books, including an Amazon #1 Best Seller with worldwide publishing houses such as Harper Collins and Hay House, and have been in the media for many years helping people learn to be the best they can be.  I have worked for the BBC for over 20 years and also worked as a producer, and a journalist in print media. I’ve been on both sides of the microphone as it were, the person who wants to attract an opportunity and get my message out there, AND the producer who has to decide which expert to invite onto the programme.

Don’t let fear get in the way of you sharing your passion, expertise and message. We can literally fast-track you to success so that you can become charismatic and confident in a short period of time, you can become a Fearless Speaker

I look forward to hearing of your TEDX talk, your successful sales pitch, your podcast, radio interview…or whatever it is for you.  Wishing you lots of success! See you over at The Fearless Speaker.net 

Are You Ready to Transform Your Life?

I’m delighted to be speaking at The Wellbeing Now Seminar which is happening on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April at The Clifftown Theatre, Southend on Sea.

It promises to be an unforgettable weekend of inspiration, empowerment and connection!

I will be joining Sandy Newbigging sharing life-changing guidance from his new book ‘The Calm Cure’, Mary Daniels (Wild Awakening), Tim Freke (The Mystery Experience, Deep Awake, How Long is Now?), transformational guidance from leading life-coach David Saville, spirit teacher Tim Van Der Vliet, and holistic health researcher Rich Enion.

There will be lifestyle inspiration and food demos from Tanya Maher author of ‘The Uncook Book’, and Juliette Bryant of Divine Desserts. Plus deep guidance into how to live in true emotional freedom and heal all your relationships with show host Richi Watson.

Take a look this video with highlights from the last show which gives a great feel of the event:

This world-class experience is a fraction of the cost it would be in London, giving the opportunity to experience an unforgettable life-changing weekend and right now they have an online booking special running which gives £20 off of the weekend and £10 off of a single day!

 

I’d love you to join us!

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Spotlight Interview: Ali Stewart

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In my UK Health Radio ‘Spotlight Show’ I interview some of the world’s most inspiring self-development coaches, gurus and personalities about their health and wellbeing services, products and knowledge.

In this interview I speak with Ali Stewart, a masterful executive and leadership coach who has taught the highly acclaimed Liberating Leadership system to leader-developers both in the UK and throughout the world

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Millions of people take time off from work every year and statistics show that bad leadership relationships are to blame. In this fascinating interview we talk about the repercussions of bad leadership skills.

Listen to my interview with Ali HERE>>>

www.alistewartandco.com

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