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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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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Katy Bradshaw Acupuncture - Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a pain condition that mostly affects women. It involves muscle pain and tenderness in multiple joints or areas of the body. The pain can be hard to treat with conventional medicine and is often chronic. It’s also often accompanied by fatigue, poor sleep, poor memory, and changes in mood.

Like all chronic pain conditions, it typically limits people’s ability to do the activities they love. Things like exercising, gardening, chasing after grandkids, and more.

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how to say no and why it matters that you do

Do you say ‘yes’ to things that you really don’t want to? Are you run ragged but if someone asks a favour you can’t help but volunteer? Are you wishing that other people wouldn’t ask so you didn’t have to shoulder the responsibility of saying no? And are you agree to things only to feel resentful later on? Do you wish you knew how to say no?

Many of us have a hard time saying no.

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Is stress making me ill?

The short answer is yes – stress can make you ill.

It’s widely accepted that stress is a cause of disease and more than half of GP appointments have are now stress-related.

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