PILATES with CLARE PALMER

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If your back needs more flexibility and stronger muscle support, try these basic exercises. CAT / COW STRETCH  The flexion and extension of this exercise mobilise the spine and increase flexibility in the shoulders. The core muscles are also strengthened and stretched. Start on all fours as shown, wrists underneath your shoulders and knees underneath […]

YELENI THERAPY & SUPPORT Complementary Health Centre & Charity – Where help is always at hand.

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By Nicky Heath Here at Yeleni Therapy & Support Complementary Health Centre & Charity we have supported nearly 350 cancer patients since our inception and are seeing more and more each year. The Centre continues to go from strength to strength, and in 2016 we were presented with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This was […]

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

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Mental health awareness has come a long way in recent years, and it is great to see the large TV channels playing their part too. My particular favourite was seeing the Royals and celebrities opening up, showing that mental health issues can affect anyone from any background.  By  Micha Jade Reynolds Mental health is just […]

ROSS-ON-WYE RIVERSIDE RACES Sunday 1st September 2019

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The Ross Riverbank off road 10k, 5k, Canicross and Family Fun Runs were started in 2011 to raise money for Acorns, the Children’s Hospice Charity, and to date thousands have been raised by the event. Thanks to sponsorship from local businesses every penny of your registration fee goes directly to Acorns. The Route The location […]

Julie Goodridge On BELIEFS

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Beliefs that we hold about ourselves are, a shocking amount of the time, not great.  A quick look at the level of mental health issues in teenagers shows that as a society we are not brilliant at thinking we are brilliant… at all!  There are many reasons that support these patterns, and they often  start […]

SLEEP…

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Sleep is the foundation of good health but are you left wondering how to get the best rest you can? When the rich and famous from Donald Trump to Elon Musk boast about how little sleep they need, it is no wonder confusion can set in.  Qualified Nurse Prescriber & Sleep Practitioner JOANNA KIPPAX shares the five common […]

MINDFULNESS: The Readiness Is All*

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By Sue Weston I am often asked: ‘When is the best time to attend a Mindfulness Training course?’ And my response is always:  When life flows smoothly and all is sweet.  Of course there are those who start a course when things have crashed. And the ancient yet simple techniques of mindfulness practice offer balance […]