Have we all got a book in us?

I started writing a book…..

Many of us think we have a book in us, I certainly do. However, to write a book requires a tremendous amount of time, dedication, thought and most importantly emotional energy.

I didn’t get past half a chapter or so, however, I am proud of what I did write and I certainly found it cathartic and thought provoking.

I thought it might make an interesting series of short blogs. The emphasis is upon looking after ourselves. We have to ensure we are “fit enough” to manage our work and family life. Driving ourselves to burnout helps absolutely nobody.

Here is an introduction I wrote around 12 months ago:

“There’s an event. a catalyst in your life, some bad news, a diagnosis, something from the past re-appears. It floors you – how do you cope? Where do you turn? Who do you turn to?

For me it was a piece of overwhelming news the type that sends you on a seemingly never ending downward spiral. Anger, dismay and deep, debilitating sadness. Something that feels unrecoverable from. My view of the world changed.

No one will understand, no one wants to hear such news.

But here I am happy, running a business and very proud of my family, five years on from that terrifying news.

What did I do to support myself and my family? I subconsciously created my support package and you can too…..”

Just from this short introduction you can start to see why I feel the work I do and in particular the Indulgence Evenings are so important to me. I offer you choices on how to support yourself through whatever you are going through. They evening is about indulgence, however, for me the therapies and treatments are about support and at times survival.

I have and do use all these therapies and more at times. Many of the therapists and practitioners I have worked with, I found them supportive, helpful and I enjoyed working with them.

Come along and meet them (and me if you haven’t already, I am doing a mini-workshop on Emotional Intelligence on the evening).

GET YOUR TICKET
Pssst, as I always do, I have 5 extra special half price tickets for you lovely people, this offer ends on Sunday night at 11:30pm.

I look forward to welcoming you.

 Juliet x

Choice Indulgence Evening Invite

I wanted you to be among the first to know…..

and it’s on International Women’s Day

As many of you were among the lovely people who came along to my previous wellness event, I wanted to let you know about the next one!

This one is a little different, one for the adults, fabulous treatments (which you can book), interesting workshops, a glass of something sparkling and some canapes.

So what can you expect?

I will greet you as you arrive, ensure you know what’s going on in the evening, go through your bookings and answer any questions. You can pick up your drink and something to nibble (or pop back later, there is plenty for everyone).

Then you can be guided by your appointment and workshop times, and follow your nose!

So what kind of treatments and products can you expect to experience?
Available for you:
Mini-massage treatments
Reiki consultations
Perfume consultations
An Essential Oils Specialist
Mini Beauty Treatments – have a mini manicure or brow shape
Access bars treatments
Jewellery – watch and take part in demonstrations and chat to our jewellery specialist
Have a mini soul plan

Pop along to our workshops on yoga, meditation and your inner beauty…..

and there is more to come.

I’ll be in touch again, in the mean time, grab your ticket (there is a discount if you bring a friend!).

You won’t regret it

Juliet x

Click here to book your ticket: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/choice-indulgence-evening-tickets-29043990357

It’s the final line up…..!

For those of you old enough to remember: sung to the tune of ‘It’s the Final Countdown’ by Europe! Juliet Powell Choice Therapy

It’s just three weeks away until the Choice Therapy, Community Health & Wellness Fair in the great space at Lidgett Grove Methodist Church in Acomb, York. Saturday 15th October 1pm – 3:30pm – Tickets: Adults £2 Children- free

Helping local people talk to and support local health & wellness businesses.

I always think it’s nice to know a little about who will be there, think who you would like to talk to, think about the workshops you would like to attend. So here goes:

Choice Therapy – I expect you have worked out that I will be there with a stand and mini-workshop, there’s a lot in the media around building resilience in children and with good reason, pick up tips, ideas and chat about what could work for you (an introduction to my full workshop later in October) plus information about other workshops and working one to one with me and information about the Parent Social. (plus I support small business owners)

The Happy Healing Hut – Meet Claire at her stand, you can’t miss it, very colourful! She will chat to you about kinesiology and how it can support you and your family. She is is doing a great interactive workshop getting young and old to try out some of the techniques, leaving you feeling better and brighter. She is a knowledgeable and natural speaker and one not to be missed.

The Body Shop at Home – You will get a lovely waft of the Body Shop goodies Wendy is bringing to the Fair (perhaps a bit of early Christmas shopping, eek!). Also Wendy will be offering donation based mini-taster facials, hand and arm massages and eye liner application techniques. Some great discounts.

NRG Healing – Lindsay will be at the Fair with her crystals and salt lamps, she is a Reiki teacher, crystal healer and salt lamp seller. I personally can’t wait to get my hands on a salt lamp!

Yoga with Alison – Alison is doing one of our popular mini-workshops with the fab title “yoga for knackered parents”, Alison is a firm believer in taking time for yourself and will do some supportive, accessible yoga with you.

Emma Norsworthy – You may remember Emma from my last Fair who did one of our workshops. This time she will have a stand and will spend time with you discussing the Arbonne products and how they can support you.

Laughter with Jude – Eagerly anticipated…. Jude will be doing one of her legendary mini laughter workshops: fun, connecting and hilarious! She also has a stand where you can chat in more detail with her about the laughter therapy, soul plans and much more.

Adela Parzanese – Another gorgeous smelling stand, all those lovely Neal’s Yard essential oils and products. Adela is also doing one of our workshops which sounds intriguing – Organic Family Medicine Cabinet. One not to be missed.

Maxine Forster – You may know Maxine from Horses for Children, however, at the Fair she will be selling gorgeous Nepalese accessories as she fundraises for the people in Nepal after the earthquakes. Scarves, bangles, purses and more (Christmas shopping?!)

3R Restore, Rebalance, Renew – Meet Biddie she will listen, advise and support around Restore, Re balance and Renew, she is a  Mum who has felt the same as many of you. Real mums, Real results. In a pressured society you are expected to hit the gym and get your pre-baby body back instantly like the celebrities. She wants to change that and make changes from the inside out. Be confident in the body you have, strengthen your core and look after yourself, then you will feel and see real results with The PT for Your Tummy.

Rachel Banks – Try out, browse and ask questions about some of the lovely range of Forever Living products. The Sonya skincare serum is one of my favourites! Some more Christmas shopping!

Five Star Hypnotherapy – Ever wondered how hypnotherapy works, how can it help to relax and reduce stress? Anthony will be on hand to explain, answer questions and help with simple techniques to support you.

Viriam Massage – I know from first hand experience how good Jacqueline’s face lift massages are! Ask her about them and many more massage techniques she provides. She is offering mini-treatments and a chance to chat about what she does.

Carole Green – The Colour & Style Coach – I’m not sure how many Fairs can boast a colour coach, however, we have one! Carole specialises in working on the colours and styles that suit you, your skin tone, face shape and body shape – with great effect.

Pure Zest – If you want to find solutions and better ways of working Elaine is your person, she runs Pure Zest with Sharyn and will be at the Fair discussing co-working and ways to work in a cost effective way at the Pure Zest office space.

Anne Gledhill – Anne is a midwife of some experience and now works as an independent midwife. Answering all your questions and supporting you with this stage of your life.

Crafty Corner – Two ambitious local teenagers (one being my daughter!) are offering low cost crafts for your children to have a go at with activities suitable for younger ones such as colouring and drawing to creating friendships bracelets and origami for slightly older ones.

Refreshments – Home baked goodies, healthy snacks and drinks for all the family.

I think you’ll agree that’s quite a line-up.  I can’t wait to meet you.

There will be goody bags for the first 20 people to arrive at the Fair AND there will be a fabulous prize draw as you enter the Fair, all you need to do is pass your email address to us, to be in with a chance of winning.

Have a lovely day

Juliet

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Really excited about the next Health & Wellness Fair

The next Fair will be on Saturday 15th October 1pm-3:30pm at Lidgett Grove Methodist Church in Acomb. It’s a great venue with free parking and easily accessible from the A64 and A1237.

This autumn fair will be a little different the previous one. The target audience is young families, so I am keen to attract therapists, wellness product providers and activity providers who cater for this market either the parents or the children (or both). If you know anyone who may be interested please forward this to them. I would also love the business owners to be from North Yorkshire and be locally owned where possible.

There are 18 stalls available (£20 each) and five 20 minute mini-workshops or taster sessions (£10 each). I am keen, as previously to have a blend of different stalls and mini-workshops that would appeal to the those attending, to maintain interest, that’s really important.

Thanks to those that have already shown an interest, I’ll be in touch soon with more information.

To express your interest please drop me an email using the link below:

All the very best for the rest of the summer.

Juliet x

Oh what a Fair, oh what a show!

What a fabulous evening and what amazing feedback both from exhibitors and those who came along. Thanks so much to everyone. After the great feedback, I plan to run more – retaining the intimacy, the supportive feel, the welcome, the wholesome refreshments and the positive vibe.

So I’ve got my ear to the ground for potential venues and ways to reach different groups of people. I am looking at the possibility of running a Fair aimed at young families. So watch this space….

I have also set up the Choice Therapeutic Network which as well as keeping everyone up to date on future Fairs and events I run, it also provides a supportive environment for some of the small business owners I have worked with in one form or another, from workshops, motivation sessions to one to one counselling/mentoring sessions. I know only too well what a tricky balancing act it is to run a business and personal life.

I learnt so much from organising the Fair, my reasons for running one, balancing the needs of the stall holders, workshop providers and visitors, ensuring everyone felt comfortable AND the goody bags were a big hit….!

Below, is some of the feedback I received from the Fair, which makes for great reading, and all those who took part can give themselves a well deserved pat on the back.

All the best

Juliet x

Therapeutic Network          Parent Workshops           Monthly Motivator

 

Here is some of the great feedback I received from the Fair:

“Thank you Juliet Powell for hosting a lovely event last night, the Choice Therapy Health & Wellness Fair at Pure Zest. It is so good to connect with like minded people and support each other on our individual paths”

“Fabulous night at the first Choice Therapy Health & Wellness event. Met loads of fabulous people! Huge thanks to the fantastic Juliet Powell for making it all happen.”

“Great event! Well done and thank you Juliet Powell”

“Thanks for a lovely evening. Much enjoyed”

“Thank you for a fabulous evening….extremely well organised and really interesting…I’ll look forward to the next one!!”

“I loved the mini-workshops, you should run more of those -why didn’t you do one?!”