I’m delighted to announce my new Massage Supervision Group starting in South Wales later this month. Meeting between Abergavenny and Crickhowell, it’s a space for massage practitioners to get support and be inspired, to share, to learn and hopefully to have a laugh! Please contact me ASAP if you’re interested in joining. Monday Mornings, monthly-ish! First one June 24th.
I’m really excited to be planning a new massage supervision group in Abergavenny.
I’ve facilitated supervision groups in Bristol since 2004, after being approached by a subset of my first MTI Holistic Massage Diploma group. Such a joyful way to continue sharing my love of massage, supporting practitioners as they develop into the therapist they’re destined to be.
Now that I live in South Wales, it just makes sense to start a group there, and Abergavenny is a truly beautiful and gently bustling location.
Listening to Oprah’s podcast again, this time with Tim Storey, I’m struck by his phrase, “a vessel of honour”. Those who know me will know my love of words. I love how words sound together, how they conjure up images and feelings, and how the right words at the right time can elevate us to lighter moods and higher outlooks.
So, today I’m being a vessel of honour. And it feels great. To me it means that I set aside my doubts and concerns, my self-pity and my fears, and I fill myself with optimism and possibility. I ask, “What if today was going to be a great day? What if I could let things be easy? What if I could shine like the star I am from now til dusk? What if this blog could pretty much write itself as I allow myself to rise above the fear of judgement and the risk of failure?
Being a vessel of honour asks me to stand a little taller and breathe a little deeper. But it’s not just that. Being a vessel of honour calls me to awaken within and let my heart fully open into the moment. Connecting with my honour stirs my courage. Connecting with my honour reminds me that I have gifts to share and help to offer.
It’s with this openhearted courage that I invite you to the next stop on the Tribe of Thrive train.
If you want to get on with living and thriving; If you need to get unstuck; If anxiety’s holding you back; this 4 week evening class is for you.
A neuroscience-driven, fun and transformative way to get inspired, get focused, get confident and get on. You just need to get booked in. Full details are on my website.
As meditation continues, my experience of my heart keeps evolving. Writing about it feels helpful to me. The discipline of selecting and combining the most appropriate words to outwardly express an inner experience is challenging and fun somehow. Publishing the words feels like a positive thing too. An owning. A sharing. Letting myself be seen. (Eek!)
Recently I’ve been meditating more and bringing tender presence to my heart. Images and feelings have been coming up and I’m receiving them with loving compassion. This poem captures the essence of it so far.