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By GEMFIT, 03-Jul-2013 17:25:00
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This month saw the official opening of the new Hidden gem premises in Leigh on sea, it was well worth the wait in my opinion. I'm so happy with it, even though there's still things to be finished off , it's ready to rumble and I've had great feedback form clients that have come in over the last few weeks to see Micheal or myself for various services. I feel so grateful for this new space to work in and look forward to you visiting me here too.
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MY TOP SUPERFOODS!
Lose weight! Boost immunity! Improve your love life! If there were a pharmaceutical drug that did all three, there’d be a stampede to the pharmacy, but for now, no such pill exists. My advice? Build your own – not a pill, but a plan – an eating strategy that packs power, nutritional value and a host of benefits into every bite. Where to start? Simply load up on these super foods, these are the most nutritionally valuable foods you can buy.
What makes them super? Few calories, low in sugar and salt plus lots of soluble fibre, nutrients, and health-boosting phytochemicals. Even better – not a drop of guilt should you over-indulge! If you’re interested in looking great, feeling great, and weighing less, the real “magic pill” can be found in the organic produce aisle and at the seafood counter.
1.) LEAFY GREENS
What’s so amazing about the leafy's is that calorie for calorie, they deliver more nutrients than just about any other food on the planet. Loaded with fibre, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, leafy greens stock your body with the artillery needed to fight off potential killers like heart disease and cancer. Simply put: leafy's benefit virtually every cell you’ve got!
My favourite leafy greens are kale and spinach, because they’re both nutritious AND delicious. You can toss them into virtually anything to boost nutrition. Raw or cooked, on their own or added to smoothies, omelettes and sauces, leafy's add health-sustaining doses of vitamins A, C, K, foliate, potassium, and calcium to every meal.
2.) CRUCIFEROUS VEGGIES
Want to lower your cancer risk? Put the cruciferous on your list, namely broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, kale and bok choy. Research suggests cruciferous veggies have the ability to inhibit the growth of some types of cancer cells and even stop others by reducing the production of free radicals.
How to stuff more of cruciferous veggies into your diet? Don’t wait ‘til dinner, start your day with them – try cruciferous veggies at breakfast – and put more healthy nutrients on your plate first thing, at the start of your day.
I LOVE AVACADO's...Don’t be afraid of an avocado because you think it’s fattening! The often over-looked avocado is a delicious, creamy superfood that’s simply too health-boosting to skip. The myriad of healthy fats and nutrients found in avocados – oleic acid, lutein, foliate, vitamin E, monounsaturated fats and glutathione among them – can help protect your body from heart disease, cancer, degenerative eye and brain diseases. Avocados also taste great and are easily integrated into any meal – or even a fruit smoothie. Add a half an avocado to smoothies to add creamy texture and a powerful nutritional boost, or enjoy an avocado half as a nutritious “side” to your morning omelette instead of potatoes or toast. They also have a great way of filling you up and giving you the energy you need to continue your day.
Tasty, sweet and packed with disease-fighting phytochemicals, flavonoids and soluble fibre – blueberries have the power to help prevent serious diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stomach ulcers and high blood pressure. In sum, blueberries are nearly miraculous! They also help tame inflammation throughout the body and can reduce “bad” cholesterol – so dig in for better health.
While most of us think of blueberries for breakfast, they’re also perfect for dessert. Having a snack attack? Instead of ice cream, curl up with a small bowl of frozen blueberries and enjoy popping ‘em in your mouth, one by one.
Walnuts — you don’t need to eat a lot of them to tap into their power. Just a small handful a day will deliver a healthy dose of omega-3’s, alpha-linoleic acid, melatonin, copper, manganese and the hard-to-find gamma-tocopherol form of vitamin E which helps protect your heart. Walnuts on your plate may also protect your brain and help slow the onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Not a nut fan? Then try adding chopped walnuts to cereal or fruit, or blend in 2 tablespoons of organic walnut butter to fruit smoothies. Either way, you’ll still reap the benefits of the mighty walnut.
6.) WILD SALMON
Wild salmon is a rich source of protein, vitamin D, selenium, B2, B3, B6 and B12 and those all-important omega-3 fatty acids. So exactly what can wild salmon do for you? Quite a bit, including protection from cancer, cardiovascular problems, macular degeneration, depression, and cognitive decline – that’s a lot of pluses in a pretty compact package. The best salmon to buy? Wild caught, Alaskan salmon, which routinely ranks low in contaminants and high in nutrients. Wild salmon’s benefits start to kick in at about 2 servings a week, so there’s no need to over-do it.
Click for Gemma's Video blog about Meditation for anyone
Meditation is so important for wellbeing, it enables you to connect mind and body and empowers you to feel in control of your life, health, thoughts and emotions. People who suffer from anxiety and stress will hugely benefit from meditation....
Meditation is for anyone and everyone, regular practice has so many mental and physical benefits, and on the contrey to what most people believe you really don't need lots of free time to introduce meditation into your life:
Above is a video introducing meditation and below an easy quick meditation you can practice for yourself.
Click for Gemma's easy meditation practice video
Monthly Clairvoyant Evenings
I'm thinking of hosting Monthly Clairvoyant evenings at Hidden Gem, with smallish groups of 10-12 at a time, I'd be inviting my friend and Clairvoyant along Victoria Batho to do these.
But firstly, I wanted to get an idea of the response for this,
please email me on email@example.com or facebook message me if you think you'd be interested in this.
Thankyou, I appreciate your feedback
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Reiki & EFT Practitioner
By GEMFIT, 13-Mar-2013 10:18:00
I'm writing this post to share my recent breakthrough.
As you may already be aware, I work with EFT (emotional Freedom technique) for many clients. It is a technique that has a profound effect and it never ceases to amaze me how something some so simple can free the most complex of emotional imbalances.
I have gained a lot of experience with EFT over the years, mostly dealing with emotional attachments to events or people and even a few that dealt with phobias but I’d never done EFT with a client for food cravings and addictions before.
I knew EFT was said to help this, but I wasn't sure if it could personally, so I never highlighted it to clients as an option... until now ;-)
Last week I had a client ask me to do EFT with them for their addiction to lucozade, they couldn’t stop drinking it. This person is very healthy and fit generally and has a good amount of self discipline in many areas of their life but for some reason could not kick their addiction to lucozade!
I said I’d try and we spent just over half an hour working through the EFT tapping system for this.
The result has astounded both me and my client!!
They no longer want a lucozade, the thought actually repulses them and in fact have reported that they are not interested in touching any fizzy drinks at all right now either... they just 'don’t fancy it'.
This is obviously going to be of a huge benefit to their health and also puts them back in control, this is no longer an addiction, if they were to drink a lucozade or fizzy drink they would not be ill from that alone but they are now completely in the driving seat. Their old addiction or carving for it is no longer so overwhelming they feel powerles to it. Horray!
I’m so proud of this breakthrough, I wanted to share it with you, as I’m sure there're many people out there that have a 'vice' they just don't feel they can overcome, and maybe EFT is the answer for you.
I would say however it is important to actually want to overcome it, many people say they do but deep down if they are honest with themselves actually don’t at all.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post.
Wishing you health and happiness,
By GEMFIT, 21-Feb-2013 11:45:00
I’ve been helping my clients on a one to one basis learn how to cultivate happiness in their lives, feel at peace with themselves, and experience health and vitality for many years and now, having worked in the health and wellness industry for 4-5 year. I am fascinated in psychology and have gained experience over the years by working with clients with various emotional issues and helping them regain balance, healing and health within my own holistic therapies business.
The reason i'm writing this post is to tell you all about the 6 week Reiki Rebalance course I have designed.
The course includes 6 sessions of Reiki and a combination of therapies such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) EFT (emotional freedom technique) life coaching, counselling and naturopathy, (all of which i am qualified in and insured for) and a workbook written by me, to take you through the course, with tasks to complete outside of the sessions.
We have an initial assessment and chat before the course begins that doesn't take away from the 6 weeks.
The beauty of this course and why I'm so proud of it and how it's helped people, is because its completely individualised, the Reiki and the workbook are the only constants, they rest of the therapies depend on the client and where they are and how they need them. The idea of the course is to help the client feel more balanced, in control of their life and emotions and help them gain a greater connection to themselves . There comes a point where everyone feels a bit out of wack or lost and everybody has their own reasons for this and are at differing levels that's why it has to be individual to your needs, it is also completely confidential, due to the often sensitive nature of the issues bought forward.
The 6 sessions can start at any point and although Ideally we would do them weekly, if they happen to be away for a week or so it's not a problem they are timed to suit the client. My website has all the information too along with testimonials from some people that have completed the course, the course so far has a 100% success rate for helping people re balance and feel happier and it also gives you practical tools to further help yourself. www.gemmahaupt.co.uk
I am passionate about helping people work trough their emotional and mental barriers, to promote health and happiness in both the mind and body. My holistic approach to mind and body stems from a background working as a personal trainer and nutritional advisor. Health and wellbeing are so important to me and I believe a balanced mind and emotions are paramount to feeling vital and in control of ones life and choices.
By GEMFIT, 10-Feb-2013 15:00:00
“Intuition is a sense of knowing how to act spontaneously, without needing to know why.” - Sylvia Clare,
Intuition comes in several forms:
- a sudden flash of insight, visual or auditory
- a predictive dream
- a spinal shiver of recognition as something is occurring or told to you
- a sense of knowing something already
- a sense of deja vu
- a snapshot image of a future scene or event
- knowledge, perspective or understanding divined from tools which respond to the subconscious mind”
So, you're faced with a difficult decision, and suddenly you feel the right answer in your gut, you don’t know why you have that feeling but it’s most defiantly there, but how can it be logical to follow intuition when it seems arise from some mysterious inner source? Although intuition may be spiritually guided there is also a scientific reason for it to be taken seriously and nurtured, it is there for a reason, it is actually a form of unconscious reasoning—one that's rooted in the way our brains collect and store information.
As you accumulate knowledge—whether it's about what books your spouse likes or how to play chess—you begin to recognise patterns. Your brain unconsciously organises these patterns into blocks of information—a process the late social scientist Herbert Simon, PhD, called chunking. Over time your brain chunks and links more and more patterns, then stores these clusters of knowledge in your long-term memory. When you see a tiny detail of a familiar design, you instantly recognize the larger composition—and that's what we regard as a flash of intuition.
This elaborate brain circuitry likely evolved so our forebears could size up a person or a situation quickly. Our female ancestors, in particular, needed this skill: They had to tune in to their infants to enable them to survive. And this helps explain why women today have an edge when it comes to reading people.
Intuition often shows up as a fleeting in sight we'll probably dismiss as coincidence — or write off as “just imagination.” But as Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
Experts in intuitive counselling say you can learn to develop your intuition and capture those insights to help you make decisions in your personal life — such as whether to agree to a blind date.
“Everyone has intuition. The more you acknowledge it, the stronger and more accurate it gets,” says professional spiritual and medical intuitive Marla Mitchell.
Professional intuitive’s use intuition to perceive information about you and provide guidance. A medical intuitive further specializes in perceiving the physical health of the body and internal systems. A surprising number of business leaders also use intuition to help them make business decisions. In a poll conducted by PRWeek and Burson-Marsteller, the majority of the 252 CEOs surveyed said they were likely to rely on their intuition when making business decisions.
It’s something to consider next time you’re debating whether to sign off on a new ad campaign or hire a candidate who sent a bland resume but knocked your socks off in the interview.
“I’ve come to accept that my own intuition is one of many skills I can call upon in my business when needed,” says Christen Resmo, president and CEO of Benchmark Coaching, a Denver-based career coaching firm.
Ways to strengthen your intuition
“With practice, you start noticing the quiet voice within,” explains David Stevens, professional intuitive and founder of Yoga of the Mind, a meditation and intuition training service. “Some see flashes of pictures. Others have certain feelings. Some just have a pure knowingness.”
Meditation helps you to get quiet and be in the present moment. The key to increasing your intuitive awareness is to stay very present. Intuition lives in the present.
At the heart of any meditation method is the practice of quieting the mind, which can help you increase your awareness of your intuitive sense.
Meditation creates the best access to intuition. You can learn meditation skills in a class or with a meditation instruction DVD or CD. Meditating for just 15 minutes a day can offer many benefits. Some people find that rather than still mediating they find walking, running or Yoga exercise a more beneficial way of meditating. Its an individual process and you should never feel you have to meditate in a certain way.
2) Do a blind reading
Stevens recommends practicing what he calls “blind readings.” Here’s how they work:
1. Sit down at a writing table with three blank index cards.
2. Think about a decision you are currently grappling with and write three solutions for it, one on each card.
3. Turn the cards blank-side-up, shuffle them and place them face-down on a table.
4. Run your hands over the cards and notice the feeling of each card.
5. Assign a percentage to each card based on how powerfully you’re drawn to it.
6. Turn the cards over and take note of the answer with the highest percentage.
Two years ago, Stevens and his wife used a blind reading to help them decide whether to cancel a big trip they had planned. The vacation was to begin right around the time a work-related project of his wife’s was to be completed. But the project started late, and it looked like the project would reach a critical point during their vacation.
Rather than canceling the vacation, the couple did a blind reading. They labeled the first card “Shorten the trip,” the second card “Do the trip as planned,” and the third card “Cancel the trip.” They each did a separate blind reading; both felt the strongest pull toward the card labelled “Do the trip as planned.”
They kept their vacation plans. As it turned out, the critical aspects of the project were completed a couple of days before the trip. Stevens and his wife enjoyed their vacation without distraction.
Reiki: Reiki help to realign you with your true self and spiritual awareness. This holistic form of rebalance aids intuition as the person receiving the reiki becomes more in tune with themselves.
Spiritual Circles and Readings : Mitchell and Stevens agree that you can develop your intuition by having readings done by professional intuitives, and by taking classes.
Resmo, Benchmark Coaching CEO, says classes that teach how to develop intuition let her practice tapping into her intuitive side in a non-judgemental environment. “I could simply allow my thoughts and impressions to flow,” she explains. "My guesses and hunches were spot-on accurate about 75 percent of the time.”
I suggest we all listen to our intuition more, instead of brushing it aside.
You do know the answers to the questions you seek, the answers lie deep inside your sub conscious mind, pay attention to your physical body, trust your emotions and ask your self why your feeling this way. Intuition means exactly what it sounds like, in-tuition!: An inner tutor or teaching and learning mechanism that takes us forward daily. It is a resource that, where recognised, has infinite potential. Open your thoughts to the probability that you are more intuitive than you realise and you can take more control over your future now.
GEMMA HAUPT xxx
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