A blog by Claire Standen Coaching
As a start to the festival season, I travelled down to Cambridgeshire to facilitate at the Breathing Space festival. A super intimate space, on a gorgeous private estate, it was everything I hoped it would be and more. Breathing space facilitators and teachers hosted workshops across the weekend, from improv to using the voice, tantric movement and everything in between.
My workshop aimed to bring wellbeing to the everyday. Don't you find that we go away to these events and 'switch off' for a couple of days, only to meet the stark reality of our everyday lives on the Monday morning with a certain amount of resignation.
My work is about integrating 'the work' that happens in safe and sacred spaces such as these, so that we feel it everyday, in every way. So I invited participants to 'bring it', something from their everyday life that troubles them and we witnessed each other, in circle. From there, we worked with breath and movement to embody a new perspective. Integrated work such as this is, in my humble opinion, the absolute boss of personal development work. When we can use both body and mind to bring to bear changes in how we approach the challenges of life, it suddenly doesn't seem so... challenging.
This approach works whether you're dealing with work, family or relationship stuff, or anything else you might think of- because it all starts with you. So it was with a happy heart that I returned home to Scotland, knowing that in some small way- I'd contributed to people's journeys towards being happier, healthier humans.
One final thing... if you go to a few festivals or you're just a freedom fan, you can use my referral link for money off a TentBox, like the one featured in the photo. I can't recommend it highly enough, and I'm often stopped at service stations while people ask me all about it!
Claire Standen - NLP Mind Coach
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