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Here you can learn simple ways to improve your overall wellbeing...

Hi, I'm Jo. Thanks for visiting my site.

My intention is for you to discover something here that makes you feel good, immediately!

You can read a bit about stress below, or scroll down a bit further to find a guided breathing

exercise that you can do right now.


You can find out how simple practices such as:-

* Breathing exercises

* Mindfulness Meditation

* Qigong & Yoga

have been proven to positively impact physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

My hobby for the last 30 years has been exploring, studying, and practising what impacts wellbeing, effectively and immediately, whatever our circumstances. And I love to share what I have found works.

I offer regular sessions, local to Berkshire (UK) and on zoom, where we practise together effective wellbeing tools - tried and tested age old wisdom, now backed by the latest scientific research.


To find out more, to join a class, or just ask a question, contact me: email, telephone (+44) 07598 688086, send a whatsapp message, or go to wellbeingsense on Facebook to message me.

You can also get a small group together yourself or have a one-to-one session.


I also post regular blogs on here with my takeways from whatever wellbeing activity I am currently exploring and practising.

Stress... anxiety... lethargy... depression... What's our stress response all about?

Stress isn't actually a bad thing! It's an essential mechanism for our survival. So what's the problem with it?

Chronic (i.e. long-term) stress (rather than brief, acute stress) is the usual way most of us live these days; a state of constant overvigilence, overthinking - not present to our experience of life as it is unfolding. It's not our fault. It's how human beings are evolving as a species.

This type of pervasive stress affects our experience of joy and undermines our physical health, impacting the nervous system and the immune response.

Eventually, the body says "stop!" and we get poorly. But we can act preventatively to stay in the optimal health zone...

The very good news is that there are actually lots of very simple and effective practices you can use on a daily basis. Did you know that science shows short repeated activities are more effective for long-term wellbeing than one or two longer activities per week?

I can share with you a variety of techniques and tools in guided wellbeing sessions.

Most people begin to notice the beneficial effects within the first session. And then, when you begin to do the activiities regularly on your own, these tools will become second nature and benefit your wellbeing even more.


I combine the very effective tools of mindfulness meditation, breathwork, embodied movement, yoga, chanting, qigong, and various self-help disciplines (see Inspirations and Teachers for more info), which I have been studying and practicing for over 30 years.

No prior experience of any of the above is necessary and these practises are available for all abilities as they can be done seated. 

I welcome diversity. I meet you as you are.

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Health Care

“It is indeed a radical act of love
to sit down and be quiet for a time
by yourself.”

Jon Kabat Zinn
(Founder of the MBSR program and author of Full Catastrophe Living)

What does it mean - to have a Wellbeing Sense?

Its the ability to be able to listen to your mind, body and emotional heart - and to provide what they need...

Imagine three basic steps - 3 "In's"...

1. Interoception - noticing what is happening right now in the mind, body and emotions.

2. Investigation - taking a moment to discover what the signals are communicating, and

3. Instigation - having the tools and motivation to take action - to calm and soothe or to stimulate and get into action. 

This may seem obvious, but how often do we this? Or maybe we are able to do 1 or 2 of the above, but fail to follow it through to properly give ourself what we need in that moment?

Let's practice...

Sit up a little straighter, with support if needed...

Let your hands rest in your lap.

Breathe in slowly through your nose and softly out through your mouth...

And again...

Breathe in a little slower and deeper through your nose...

and breathe out softly and quietly through your mouth, letting go.

And one more time... or continue as many times as you like.

Ask yourself "How am I feeling right now?"

Using your mind's eye, scan through your body starting at the feet and working up to the top of your head. 
What do you notice? 
Any discomfort or pain sensations? 
Uneasiness and emotions? 
A busy mind, lots of thoughts, images of past or future? 
Maybe feelings of relaxation and a subtle tingling in some areas?
The idea is to notice only, and not to judge. Just be curious.
As you go through the body, remember to breathe deeply, slowly and softly.

Now ask yourself "Is there anything I can do to improve my situation right now?"

If you noticed discomfort, then give the area a rub, or adjust position to give relief. Or do a bigger stretch.

If you noticed uneasiness, feel your feet on the ground while you drink some water slowly.

If time permits, you could lie down and rest for a few minutes or listen to a favourite song and have a dance or shake your body. 

It might be that all you can do right now is to put your hand on your heart or tummy, take a deeper breath in, sigh it out and promise yourself a break as soon as possible.

How do you feel now?

I offer small group and one-to-one sessions in:

~ Wellbeing

~ Mindfulness Meditation

~ Breathwork

~ Yoga

~ Chanting

See menu above right for more details

Practice Sessions

"It's one thing to think that you should meditate. It's quite another to be drawn to the sweetness of the meditation itself."

Snatam Kaur
(singer songwriter of Indian devotional music and mantra)


Read about:

~ Book blog - Cured - on healing yourself

~ An outstanding Pain Recovery Program

~ A free Mindfulness course online

~ Book blog - The Wim Hof Method - a simple breath technique +

~ Movement medicine - Qigong Ba Duan Jin

~ The science behind gratitude practices

~ How I like to practice

~ How to do single and alternate nostril breathing for balance

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice.” 

Octavia E. Butler

Thank you for your visit!

Before you go and move on to the next thing in your day, please take a moment, breathe in softly, deeply, breathe out slowly... check in with yourself. 

Wishing you much peace and joy...

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