I hope this finds you well on all levels and managing to stay warm during our wintery weather. Like the weather life can be very changeable and if we needed any proof of this fact we just need to look at 2020. At the beginning of this year none of us expected to be confronted with such a life changing year.
To reassure everyone Bowen Health Therapy has registered as a COVID Safe Business.
So you can book a Bowen session today at www.bowenhealththerapy.com.au or call
0438 148 842 and know you are visiting a COVID Safe Business. When you arrive:
1. Please wait in your car until your appointment time then proceed to the door.
2. Upon entry please use the hand sanitiser on the cabinet just inside the door.
3. You will be asked to complete a short ‘COVID-19 Statement of Health’.
To put your mind at ease the following is disinfected between each client:
1. Massage table and face cushion and all coverings changed.
2. Chairs, desk
3. Light switches
4. Door handles – including front doors and any other ‘touch points’.
5. Taps in bathroom and toilet ( just in case you need to use it)
6. Pen and clip board.
In addition to the above Katrina will wear a face mask to ensure as much safety as possible.
Did you know the following? If you are uncomfortable coming in person at this time we offer the following phone or video consultations:
- Australian Bush Flower Essences – customised for you
- Distance Bowen sessions
Just call Katrina on: 0438 148 842 she is always happy to speak with you.
Alternatively do you know someone who is feeling stressed or working from home without good ergonomics in their work space? Maybe a gift voucher for a Bowen session or some Australian Bush Flower Essences would be helpful.
Below I have included some useful information on dealing with anxiety that I hope will help you navigate through some of life’s difficulties including our current COVID situation.
When life throws us these curve balls what do we do? How we look at and respond to given situations has a significant effect on our body, mind and spirit. We may not realise this at the time yet slowly but surely our body responds to all the inputs we give it. These responses may happen totally ‘out of the blue’ and range for ‘worries’ about things that are within our control and significant anxiety about things that are out of our control.
At the moment we are living in a time of great uncertainty and this can lead to feelings of anxiety ranging from mild to severe.
When anxiety rears its head it can take many forms “physical symptoms can appear — headaches, nausea, shortness of breath, shakiness, or stomach pain.”
“Blame your autonomic nervous system. This is a system in your body that you don’t consciously control, but that regulates things like your heart rate, breathing,” etc. “It’s also the system that reacts when you are under a physical threat……..it produces your fight-or-flight response, which is designed to help you defend yourself or run away from danger.” Health Beat – Harvard Medical School – link below. https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/recognizing-and-easing-the-physical-symptoms-of-anxiety?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WR20200814-Anxiety&utm_id=2348829&dlv-emuid=e82560d1-9f01-441f-94af-8db90f02a94a&dlv-mlid=2348829
For most people anxiety can be managed simply through such things as: gentle exercise, meditation, mindfulness practices, yoga, to name just a few. One of the many benefits of Bowen Therapy is its ability to help the body relax and move from ‘fight or flight’ to ‘rest and restore’, in other words helping us move from stressed and anxious to relaxed.
If these simple things don’t seem to help then it would be wise to seek help from your Doctor. We all need help at different stages in our lives and seeking medical help when we need it is very important.
Organisations that may also provide assistance include:
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636 www.beyondblue.org.au
Black Dog Institute: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
Life Line: 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au
Remember Bowen Health Therapy is a registered COVID Safe business, endeavouring to ensure a safe environment for all by undertaking all the precautions listed above.
If attending in person is not an option for you at this time then you may like a phone or video consultation for:
- Australian Bush Flower Essences or
- A distance Bowen Therapy session
I hope this has provided some helpful information for you and some further reading for those who choose to do so.
You can call 0438 148 842 or book an appointment online at www.bowenhealththerapy.com.au
Take care, stay well and I look forward to hearing from you.