The Acu-Nap

Katy Bradshaw acu-nap

As you’d expect an acu-nap is the nap you take during your acupuncture treatment.

Anyone who’s experienced this deeply restorative snooze will tell you that it’s deeply restorative. But why is it so special?

Well, there’s a lot going on in the world right now and it’s easy to feel at best helpless, and at worse completely overwhelmed by the news….

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Is modern life making me anxious?

is modern life making me anxious

The short answer is probably, yes – modern life could be making you anxious.

Anxiety is a totally NORMAL reaction to the stresses and pressures of modern life.

It’s hard out there. And getting more so….

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Living with chronic illness

Katy Bradshaw Acupuncture - living with chronic illness

In many of our minds when we think of chronic illness we think of the serious stuff – cancer, diabetes, heart disease. But what about all the little niggly stuff?

The little bits of pain you just put up with. The bodily functions that don’t quite function. The low mood that doesn’t stop you from getting stuff done but hangs around in the background.
 

When I ask: ‘how much pain have you been in this week?’ and you answer ‘oh just the normal amount’.
 
The normal amount? No pain is normal.

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Let’s trust women’s bodies to give birth

I trust women’s bodies to give birth.

Katy Bradshaw - I trust women's bodies

I see lots of women in the last few weeks of their pregnancy to prepare for birth.
 
I also see lots of women who have passed their estimated due date and want to encourage the baby along.
 

With both my children I went past my estimated due date by some time, and I remember the pressures well.

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Breathwork

Katy Bradshaw Acupuncture - Breathwork

Modern life is hard. We work long-hours, are overloaded by social media and pressures to consume, to earn more and to spend more. We are disconnected from nature and from ourselves, with no time to really feel or to heal when we get sick. Juggling work, family, and everything else, it can be difficult to find the time to take care of yourself and your mental health.

But there is a way to feel more connected, more in control and more able to cope with the stresses of modern life.

Breathwork is a simple meditation and relaxation technique that offers us a way to take a step back from the daily grind and focus on what matters most – our well-being.

The benefits

Practising breathwork regularly boosts the immune system, helps process emotions, reduces anxiety and stress, and helps to overcome compulsions and negative thinking.

And the most incredible thing is that it enables us to take control of our own emotional and physical well-being. By learning a few simple techniques, you will have a support system right at your fingertips, whenever you need it. You will learn:

  • How to turn inwards and find peace inside yourself
  • Discover what it’s like to live from a place of strength rather than fear
  • Experience the joy of being able to reach your full potential
  • Become more connected with yourself and others
  • Come away from stressful situations feeling more capable than ever before
  • Begin to heal from traumatic experiences
  • Reach new levels of happiness
Taoist Qi Gong Breathwork

There are many different schools of breathwork practise, with some overlap between many of them. You may have heard of a few such as Somatic or the Wim Hof method.

I practise and teach Taoist Qi Gong Breathwork, which I learned from White Tiger Qi Gong Master Instructor and founder, Tevia Feng.

Taoist Qi Gong Breathwork is unique because it goes that bit further than other methods. It unifies the breath with the body and the spirit. In this way you can heal your emotions as well as your body.

Work with me

Throughout the year I run online workshops to teach the foundations of qi gong breathwork and take you step-by-step through breathwork practice.

The aim of these workshops is to teach you a system of breathing techniques that will help you to reconnect with your emotions, release negative feelings and cope with more effectively with the stresses and strains of modern life.

Once you’ve learned the techniques and with regular practice you too can learn to cope with the stresses and strains of the modern world.

Upcoming workshops…

Are acupuncture mats any good?

Are acupuncture mats any good?
Katy Bradshaw Acupuncture - acupuncture mat

You’ve probably seen these acupuncture mats online or perhaps you’ve even bought one and it’s currently lying under your bed gathering dust!

I’ve been asked by many of my patients if they’re worth buying, so I thought I’d share my experiences here so you can decide if it’s something that might be right for you….

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