Calpol Lollies And The Placebo Effect.

lollipopWhen my children were young they were always catching colds and sore throats and ear infections. Like all children they experienced high temperatures, teething problems, chicken pox, tummy bugs and everything else that was going round at the time. Calpol was the secret remedy for everything and every household with small children had a bottle of Calpol at the ready! Continue reading


Relaxation is perhaps the most important key to health and well-being. When we are completely relaxed, our own natural healing mechanism is more active.

The benefits of relaxation include reduced stress levels, strengthened immune system, it helps to over come anxiety and depression and it can also help to lower heart rates and blood pressure.
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Busy, busy, busy!

Wow! I have been so busy over the last three months I just realised I have been neglecting my blog posts. I nearly forgot how to log in to my account its been so long.

Time flies when you’re having fun and I’ve been having loads of it over the last few months. Lots of changes have happened within my business, even changing my business name. I am now Heathcote Holistics. I have dropped the beauty side of my business and I am now concentrating on the complementary therapies and techniques that I practice. Continue reading

What is NLP?

e2485-nlp-cartoonEarlier this year I qualified as a Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and I am now able to work as an NLP Coach.

Some of my regular clients have asked me, “What is NLP all about?”

I have struggled to answer this question because it is not easy to explain in a nutshell. I usually end up leaving people very confused.

As I explain NLP, I see people glaze over and switch off, looking at me as if I’m away with the fairies and I know I’ve done it again.

How do I explain NLP? Well, here goes……….in a nutshell. Continue reading

Space Clearing

Space clearing is a ceremony that can be done to clear and refresh the energies that become imprinted over time in the buildings we occupy.
The vibration of whatever happens in a room or home is absorbed into the furniture, the floors, the walls, the ceiling, objects, animals, plants and people in that space and the energy of this vibration sticks around. Repetitive patterns, moods and atmospheres all get deeply imprinted and this can have an on-going influence whether we are consciously aware of it or not. Continue reading


Dowsing is also known as divining and it can be used to get yes or no answers to questions (pendulums or rods are commonly used).

Dowsing is also used to locate ground water,  gemstones, oil, grave sites, buried metals and many other objects and materials, as well as ley lines. I’ve used dowsing to help me find my car keys in the past and I always use my clear quartz pendulum when doing crystal therapy. Continue reading

Pay It Forward

Pay it forward is a book written by Catherine Ryan Hyde which was then made into a film.  What began as a work of fiction has now become a real-life, worldwide, social movement.

It begins with doing a favour for someone without any expectation of being paid back. The recipient of that favour then does a good turn for someone else: ideally for three other people. The unconditional favours can be large or small. It doesn’t have to be a big thing. It can just seem that way, depending who you do it for. Continue reading

The Emotional Scale

The emotional scale consists of a list of words that describe human emotions. Positive emotions like gratitude, appreciation, love, optimism, contentment and forgiveness are at the top of the scale and negative emotions like shame, hurt, guilt, jealousy and grief are at the bottom.

The physical body is made up of trillions of cells which all vibrate and the higher the vibration the healthier the cells. Continue reading


Today I was thinking about all the different people who have been in and out of my life and how some only stick around for a short time while others stay for longer.

People are like seasons, they come and go, and this reminded me of a poem I read years ago called, ‘Reason, Season or Lifetime’.

The poem helps you understand and appreciate each and every person who touches your life in some way. Some people are more pleasant than others but there is always something to learn from each person. Sometimes you are there for the other person to learn something.

This poem is a good reminder to appreciate each stage or season of our various relationships in order to take the learning from each one.

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January’s special offer is a reiki and crystal therapy treatment for £30 which has been very popular with my clients. The treatment includes a chakra balancing session and lots of clients have asked me to explain what the chakras are?

The word ‘chakra’ is Sanskrit for ‘wheel’’.

Chakras are vibrating wheels of energy that connect our subtle energy field to our physical body. There are 7 major, 21 minor and numerous miniscule chakras.

The 7 major chakras run from the base of the spine, to the top of the head and they are closely related to the endocrine system. When these seven main chakras are balanced well, an even flow of energy runs through the system creating a feeling of well-being.

The seven major chakras are:

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