Meditation for Beginners Course

Have you aways wanted to meditate but never got round to it?

Do you need to relax more? Or clear your head of unhelpful self criticism?

Do you struggle with anxiety or depression or insomnia?

Meditation can help all these and this course is designed to help you set up your own meditation practice.


Reiki Training courses for the summer

Reiki Practitioner Course - take your healing to the next level using intuition more and learn distance healing.

Starting in May or June

Reiki Healing Course for Beginners in July

Discover the healing in your hands and learn how to use it for yourself and others.

If you are interested in either course please let me know as soon as possible.

About Ruth

Life Balance Consultant, Reiki Master and Yoga Teacher
ruth cI'd like to introduce you to myself and my work. I've been a complementary health care practitioner for over twenty years and lucky enough to enjoy my work immensely.

Therapeutic Massage & Aromatherapy
I began my training in 1986 with a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage at the College of Holistic Medicine in London learning the theory and practice of massage, anatomy and physiology and an introduction to Chinese medicine including the Five Elements. There were plenty of assignments - friends and family were happy to be guinea pigs for my practical homework! An interest in essential oils was the starting point for learning about Aromatherapy with Shirley Price in Hinckley. I then combined the massage and essentials oil into one wonderful treatment and set up in private practice at a clinic and at home drawing in clients from Castle Donington, Derby, Loughborough, Nottingham and Melbourne.

Feng Shui & Five Elements
In 1997 I had some acupuncture treatment and discovered more about the Five Elements. I decided to train as a Feng Shui Consultant with Harrison King of the Shen Dao Institute. I really enjoy helping people balance the energies in their homes using Feng Shui and am delighted by the positive changes they have in health and happiness as a result of this work. Recently I did a space clearing for a client to remove the negative energies left by a difficult relationship.

Reiki First Level of Training
I started to hear more about Reiki and in 1999 took the first level of training with a friend. I wasn't much impressed at the time although looking back, I can see that this course was the beginning of major changes in my own life! See more below....

NLP & Life Coaching
In 2000 I enrolled on an NLP Practitioner course with Frank Daniels, in Nottingham. I worked hard, met a great bunch of people and had lots of fun. NLP can be life changing and this course helped me understand and alter the limiting habits and beliefs that were still dogging me. I felt really fired up after the course and went straight on to take the NLP Master Practitioner course with Fran Burgess in Whalley near Preston. The amazing trainers on this course included David Gordon and Judith de Lozier and it was totally inspiring. At the same time I was taking the foundation course in Adult Teaching and Training in Derby. It is amazing just how much you can fit into life when you really enjoying yourself! I took the NLP Life Coaching Diploma course in 2005 and love the way it can help people make changes quickly and effectively. I still attend NLP practice groups and set up meetings with colleagues so that we can do some Coaching for each other.

Yoga Teaching
At about the time that I started my NLP studies I was approached by a Yoga group whose teacher had retired. They asked if I would teach the class for them and I accepted with some trepidation as I hadn't done any teacher training at that point and there were two Yoga teachers in the class! Having attending classes myself for 25 years I knew the benefits that Yoga can bring. It still surprises me how I can be feeling tired and frazzled then do a little Yoga and end up feeling calm, serene and full of energy again. However all went well and we're still together enjoying the weekly classes. I've also enjoyed some one-to-one or small group Yoga sessions and it's wonderful to be able to focus my attention on just one or two people and devise a programme specially for them. I regard relaxation as a core part of my work as it is the first step in getting a client on the road to mental and physical health.

Yoga for Health Foundation
My Yoga teacher training with the Yoga for Health Foundation at Ickwell Bury in Bedfordshire was truly inspiring. This wonderful organization work with people who have cancer, arthritis or MS, helping them to make the very best of their lives. I met several people who had arrived in wheelchairs and who are now able to walk on their own 2 feet having used the healing power of Yoga.

Reiki Master
In 2002 Reiki suddenly called to me again and I found myself taking the 2nd and 3rd levels of training to become a Reiki Master. I taught one or two beginner’s courses and then in 2004 decided to take a second Masters course to increase my confidence and knowledge. I spent much time researching and writing the manuals for my courses and have now trained over 80 people at Reiki 1 level. I have just taught my 3rd Masters course and this was really profound and enormously enjoyable. Now I am preparing to mentor the first Reiki Teachers this Autumn. I've set up regular Development Days at the different levels of Reiki so that practitioners can get together and talk about the joys and the challenges of Reiki healing and learn a little more. These are always great days which sustain us in the work we do and take us further along the Reiki path of self development. I’m a teaching member of the UK Reiki Federation and Area Representative for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.

Meridian Therapy or EFT
In 2005 I discovered Meridian Therapy or Emotional Freedom Technique, a brilliant way to balance the energies of the body by simply tapping on the ends of meridian. My first client lost the obsessional anxiety about his health which was spoiling his life after only 3 sessions. This year I trained to the 3rd level and leant lots of ways of using my NLP with the 'tapping' to bring profound release of held in emotion for myself and my clients. This is a very gentle way to deal with issues from the past which are limiting one n the present.

Life Balance Consultations
Recently I recognized that most clients come to me because their lives are out of balance in some way. It may be back ache that stops them leading a full life or anxiety that overwhelms them, trauma from the past or confusion about the present which prevents them making positive choices. I now use a mix of NLP and Coaching techniques along with a little Reiki or Meridian Therapy and maybe some Asanas or meditation from Yoga or even some principles from Feng Shui. This means that I can devise a really effective treatment programme tailored to each individual.