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Imbolc Newsletter – February 2022

IMBOLC

Hurrah Hurrah, the days are beginning to lengthen!

Since Samhain, my intention was to slow down and try to match the energy of the earth.  Rest more, read more and sleep more.  However, easy to say.  Life gets in the way.  Unexpected situations pop up that need to be dealt with and in the end I sort of gave up on my intention as it was just getting so frustrating.

Then due to Omicron, Christmas was cancelled and I decided to jump on this opportunity of quiet.  I almost felt like I have been given a gift.  It was up to me to make the most of it.  I had beautiful invites I could have attended and was so tempted but just decided to close down, switch off the phone and hibernate and LISTEN.

I did some Eco Mapping walks, some Divination.  Sat by the fire, Read, Journeyed and sat with myself with very little distraction.  (Unbelievable for me who has the focus of a squirrel)!!!!!  I worked on a wonderful reflection sheet that enabled me to really look back at 2021 and delve into intentions, achievements, challenges.  It was an interesting exercise to look back before setting some new intentions  going forward for 2022.

I am so happy to have had this opportunity and really can feel we are moving forward into springtime energy.  After getting worried I had lost my MoJo in endless mince pies, I can new feel I am in sinc again with the earth and her cycles.  It’s given me a greater awareness of myself and the journey I am on.

IMBOLC is the time for lighting a candle and placing it on a windowsill to welcome the spirit of Imbolc in to your home.  A day to celebrate the return of light.  Imbolc falls halfway  between the  Winter solstice and Spring equinox and honors the Goddess Brigid, the Celtic Goddess of Fire, Poetry, Healing.   It is a time to let to  let go the of the past and look towards the future.  A time of cleansing, purification and wish-making.  To plant the seeds for a new vision for 2022.  To watch with delight as the snowdrops show themselves to the light.

I am fully back to work in Speldhurst.  Please contact me if you would like some nurturing holistic treatments.

Wishing you all love and blessings.

Sarah Xx

 

 

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Autumn Winter Newsletter

Welcome to my favourite time of year.

It’s time to tune into your senses and take in the smells, noises and beautiful colours of Autumn.  I feel so very lucky to be surrounded by fields, trees and wildlife as it’s food for the soul.

As the days are short, it’s super important to take advantage of the light.  Ditch the inside jobs on a sunny day.  Grab your beanie and wellies and stride out.  Even more important if you are working from home.

Create space in your diary and don’t put it off as there is always something to do!!!

We had a Scorpio New Moon on Sunday 15th November at 5.07am.  It’s a time to look back at this year and really take stock at the context and content.

To see what you have discovered about yourself and your life.  To think about what you would really like to leave behind AND what you would like to manifest and bring in.

I invite you to really take some time over this and for sure you will manifest change. For me, Autumn is a wonderful opportunity for reflection before reaching the Winter Solstice which is Monday 21st December.

The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year and the longest night of the year.  It is the moment in the year when Earth is tilted as far away from the sun as it will be all year.

It is also a day in which Pagans see the “light and the darkness being in perfect balance’.  It is the start of Winter!  A yin time where we have the opportunity to be quieter, take time to rest and to tune into Mother Earth.  I always look at it as Kidney recharging time.

I am busy planning some workshops for next year.  Probably around Imbolc at the beginning of February so look out for those dates early January.

I am still planning to run the NADA workshop in December but as we are currently in lockdown the venue might have to change but will keep you posted.

I am trying to continue to keep as much going as possible as it’s definitely needed in the community.

Wishing you all good health and a happy heart.

With love Sarah Xx

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Summer 2020 Newsletter

Welcome back !!! I have missed you all.  It certainly has been a very extraordinary period but now we are integrating ourselves back to the real world and all that comes with it.  Please check out on the news page the COVID – 19 Safety Policy that’s now in place.

I have been working a lot with the magic of the moon cycles which seems to have readjusted my balance and I look forward to delving deeper into Lunar Living.

Summer Solstice took a virtual turn as obviously it was not possible to celebrate with friends.  However I drew and coloured a mood board.  One side with ‘letting go and the other with ‘letting in’. Here at the peak of this active solar energy, a transformation and alchemy takes place.  The active principle now fires up the inner journey, bringing spiritual rebirth and completion of our whole selves.  Celebrate the death and rebirth of the great cycle of the year.  As the power of the outer realms wane, the power of the inner realms will expand and we are made whole.

I got up at 3.30am and made my way to Penshurst Place, which was the highest point I could think off.  The weather wasn’t great so my expectations were low of actually seeing too much.  What a wonderful surprise I was in for…….. It was truly magical.  I then walked for an hour and enjoyed the peace and the bird song.

So another phase has started.  My focus is on Mental Health.  This is a period where there is a lot of uncertainty and it going to be vital to keep up our immune systems in tip top shape and to find some spiritual practice to shake off any residing fear, anxiety, anger and depression.

I am offering 20% of ALL treatments for July and August.  Please email at www.sarahclifford.co.uk or call on 079412671819

With love and light

Sarah

 

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Covid-safe and secure

Covid Statement

I have completed a full risk assessment and carry out a daily check list.

I have a strict safe practice and PPE protocols in place in line with the Government advice, B.A.C guidelines.

Please note that I disinfect all door handles, surfaces, toilet and treatment room before and after every treatment.

I ask you to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water as soon as you enter the premises.

I ask you to bring your own mask and blanket/throw to cover yourself during the treatment.

I will need to ask you to sign a consent form.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 – new continuous dry cough, fever and/or body pain of viral nature – loss of sense of taste or smell, please cancel your treatment.

My care for my clients is my top priority.  With all of the above in place we can look forward to working together again in safe surroundings. Mutual respect is paramount and we must both be comfortable with procedures.

Click here to download my Covid Procedures Statement

Click here to download the Client Consent form. This must be printed and signed BEFORE any treatments can be undertaken.


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NADA Training for 2020

I have put up dates for NADA training this year:

14th September – 17th September

The training will be held at Juliet’s, The High Street in Tunbridge Wells. 

The January training was a huge success and I am excited moving the parameter to reach training to more people – to heal more people, resulting in those people offering healing to more people.

Cost & payments: 

The cost of the 4-day course is £450.00 per person (no VAT), which includes the first year’s registration with NADA GB.

Paypal Payments

Payment can be made by Paypal CLICK HERE TO PAY £450. Please email sarah@sarahclifford.co.uk with your payment date, name, email and postal address. I will then confirm your payment and place by return.

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    CANCELLED Yoga in the Hargate Forest.

    Due to Coronavirus these events have been postponed and I will advise dates for 2021 in due course.

    After the class, we stay on to take a restorative walk through the trees and then head off for brunch at The Deer Park Café wwwthedeerparkcafe.co.uk. It’s advisable to book.

    Sunday 14th June – 10am-11am
    Sunday 12th July – 10am-11am
    Sunday 16th August – 10am-11am

    Join me for an hour of Hatha Yoga in the woods. Suitable for all abilities. £12 per adult, booking is essential. You will be asked to fill out a short online Health Questionnaire as you go through the booking process; therefore it is only possible to book one place per person.

    Yoga is ideally suited to the outdoors:

    • A recent Swedish study found viewing nature, especially fractals (the organically occurring patterns in tree branches and fern leaves for example), increased wakeful relaxation and internal focus – two very important components of a rewarding yoga practice.
    • Nature connects us to our roots. Spending time in nature can replenish depleted energy.
    • Natural scenery can heighten awareness.
    • Practicing yoga in a new environment can build confidence.
    • The outdoors can further boost meditation’s benefits.

    Every class will include focused breath work, postures and meditation.  

    About Hargate Forest: Located at the southern edge of Tunbridge Wells on the Kent/East Sussex border. It is part of the High Weald, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. See https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/hargate-forest/ for details about the wood and directions.

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    SPRING UPDATE 2020

    After what seems to have been a very long wet winter, spring is definitely around the corner………….

    Yippee, it’s so up lifting to wake up to light, bird song and sometimes sunshine.

    This weekend I am back to Forest of Dean to attend an advanced Eco Mapping workshop with Mandy Pullen. This term is best described as an eco shamanism healing technique with an emphasis on nature and the middle world. Eco Mapping asks that the client seeks healing ‘outdoors’ directly through nature with the practitioner gently guiding and holding space for the client. It predominantly relies on oracular methods such as omens and divination and the use of the five senses as the connecting feed to our sixth sense of spirit. This time of year is very timely to undertake such a journey, setting the intention of new beginnings, being encouraged to make changes from mother nature and all that it brings. If anyone out there that feels stuck and needs a fresh reboot, please give me a call to book.

    Thoughts for this season…

    I think it’s important at this time to concentrate on building up one’s immunity. Walking outside, taking supplements, eating well plus have adequate rest.

    This year the Spring Equinox falls about March 20th 21st. It’s quite a bit earlier than usual. Observe nature around you……

    March full moon is called ‘The Full Worm Moon’

    Watch the arc of the Sun across the sky as it shifts toward the north.

    Birds are migrating northward, along with the path of the Sun.

    Notice that the days are getting longer. Increased sunlight is a trigger for the birds to sing.

    Can you feel the Sun getting stronger?

    March is time to start gardens and sow seeds

    Try some Spring recipes for extra vim and vigour.

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    Saturday 1st February IMBOLC Celebration

    Come and join us to welcome in IMBOLC and ‘Create a new Vision for the year’. A day to honour the end of Winter and welcome in the Spring. Drawing on a deep connection with the land, local plants and the spirit of the drum.

    Imbolc Celebration. A time when the first stirrings of new life can be felt around us

    This workshop will focus on our hopes, visions and dreams for the year ahead. Working with the sacred drum, ear acupuncture, eco-mapping-divination and plants, we will journey into our dreams for the the year ahead working in relationship with the land around us.

    Held by Sarah Clifford and Freya, Raven Moon Sisters. Both Sarah and Freya are qualified Eco-Shamanic practitioners, Sarah is a yoga meditation teacher and specialist in micro systems acupuncture with healing. Freya is a hedge-walking herbalist with a deep connection to the land and seasonal paths of change.

    Date and time: Saturday 1st February 2020 10-4.30pm.
    Venue: In a private beautiful residence in a forest setting in Forest Row
    Costs: £80 per person. Teas, coffee with a simple vegan soup and salad for lunch.

    Cost & payments: 

    The cost of the day’ scourse is £80 per person (no VAT)

    Paypal Payments

    Payment can be made by Paypal CLICK HERE TO PAY £80. Please email sarah@sarahclifford.co.uk with your payment date, name, email and postal address. I will then confirm your payment and place by return.

    Alternatively I can issue a Paypal invoice, please email me your name, email and postal address – sarah@sarahclifford.co.uk

    Or fill in the enquiry form below

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      Freya Davies

      Freya is a hedge-walking herbalist living alongside the River Wye in Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

      Her work stems from a deep connection with the natural world, fed and nurtured by a childhood roaming the countryside, picking wild foods and now connecting with hedgerow plants and trees as a sensory herbalist.

      Freya’s background includes studying astrology, training in kinesiology, permaculture, herbalism and plant craft and more recently Ecoshamanism. She weaves these strands through all her work, in her celebrations of the cycles of life and crafting medicine. Her heartfelt belief is that the stronger we connect with the land around us and the more integrated into this intricate web of wonder we become, the more enriched our lives are and the more we can do to ensure that the actions we take will support all life on earth.

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      Four day NADA training course 13th-16th January

      I am holding a four-day training course for nadagbacupuncture.co.uk in January 2020.

      The UK’s leading provider of training in ear acupuncture for healthcare professionals. 

      Dates: Monday 13th January through to Thursday 16th January. 10.00am through to 4.00pm 

      Venue: Juliet’s Cafe, 54 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1XF. Walking distance from Tunbridge Wells Station.

      This is a 4-day practical training in the NADA ear acupuncture protocol, covering: Course details:

      • Origins of the NADA protocol
      • Brief theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine
      • How the NADA treatment relates to modern issues and your sector of healthcare 
      • Health and Safety – significant time is spent during the course training in health and safety protocols, cross-contamination and client handling etc.
      • Needling techniques – practical sessions are all closely supervised by a NADA GB trainer
      • Point location
      • Client record keeping
      • Qi Gong energy practice
      • How to set up the clinic space
      • Research findings
      • Certification for students who pass the course 
      • Where to get acupuncture supplies and insurance

      Practitioners will gain an internationally recognised certification.

      Cost & payments: 

      The cost of the 4-day course is £450.00 per person (no VAT), which includes the first year’s registration with NADA GB.

      Paypal Payments

      Payment can be made by Paypal CLICK HERE TO PAY £450. Please email sarah@sarahclifford.co.uk with your payment date, name, email and postal address. I will then confirm your payment and place by return.

      Alternatively I can issue a Paypal invoice, please email me your name, email and postal address – sarah@sarahclifford.co.uk

      Or fill in the form below

        Your Name (required)

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        I have seen the wonderful continual results of the protocol used weekly at the Al Manaar Mosque in North Kensington to deliver the NADA protocol every Tuesday morning in aid to the victims of the Grenfell Fire. It’s an honour to be part of the healing.

        I am also currently delivering this protocol at The Hospice in the Weald in Pembury, Tunbridge Wells to in-patients and out-patients. 

        The NADA treatment generally induces a state of relaxation and better energy – it has a balancing and homeostatic effect on the patient enhanced by the unique group setting.

        It is my mission statement and passion to pass the healing on to others and on and on and on. 

        For any more information please contact me on my mobile:
        07941 267 819.

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        Winter 2019 Update

        Welcome the festival of Samhain, held from October 31st. This is the beginning of true winter, ‘The dark half of the year’. It is said that during this period the veil is at its thinnest, and that barriers between the physical world and spirit break down, allowing more interaction between the human and spirit world. It is common for big decisions/changes to be acted out during this period. It is also time for rest and recuperation. It’s time to charge ones battery, sleep more, rest more, read more. Quiet time…

        It is a beautiful autumn with the most vibrant colours. All the leaves are gently dropping. A great time to walk and to activate ones senses. You can really smell this time in its air. It is also a good time to observe ones spiritual practice and self care. Make some adjustments and some changes to suit you and to enrich your day. Autumn to me is all about change. It’s like going back to school to a fresh year with new beginnings ahead.

        After a wonderful fun filled summer, I am so enjoying this time of reflection and integration of the recent months. Summer is always so Yang, fast, hot, loud. Now comes the Yin, slow, peaceful, quiet – an opportunity to head deep inside and reflect.

        In October I treated myself to a workshop in Spain. Shamanic Trance Dance with Zelia Pye www.shamictrancedance.global A wonderfully held space in which to truly let go and welcome deep healing. I will definitely be returning.

        Work continues well and new exciting things are coming up for 2020.

        Four day NADA training course 13th-16th January

        I am holding a four-day training course for nadagbacupuncture.co.uk in January. The UK’s leading provider of training in ear acupuncture for healthcare professionals.

        Dates: Monday 13th January through to Thursday 16th January. 10.00am through to 4.00p

        Venue: Juliet’s Cafe, 54 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1XF. Walking distance from Tunbridge Wells Station.

        This is a 4-day practical training in the NADA ear acupuncture protocol, covering: Course details:

        • Origins of the NADA protocol
        • Brief theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine
        • How the NADA treatment relates to modern issues and your sector of healthcare
        • Health and Safety – significant time is spent during the course training in health and safety protocols, cross-contamination and client handling etc.
        • Needling techniques – practical sessions are all closely supervised by a NADA GB trainer
        • Point location
        • Client record keeping
        • Qi Gong energy practice
        • How to set up the clinic space
        • Research findings
        • Certification for students who pass the course
        • Where to get acupuncture supplies and insurance

        Practitioners will gain an internationally recognised certification.

        Paypal Payments

        Payment can be made by Paypal CLICK HERE TO PAY £450. Please email sarah@sarahclifford.co.uk with your payment date, name, email and postal address. I will then confirm your payment and place by return.

        Alternatively I can issue a Paypal invoice, please email me your name, email and postal address – sarah@sarahclifford.co.uk

        Or fill in the form below

          Your Name (required)

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          Subject / Course Booking

          Your Message, please include your name, phone number and postal address

          I have seen the wonderful continual results of the protocol used weekly at the Al Manaar Mosque in North Kensington to deliver the NADA protocol every Tuesday morning in aid to the victims of the Grenfell Fire. It’s an honour to be part of the healing.

          I am also currently delivering this protocol at The Hospice in the Weald in Pembury, Tunbridge Wells to in-patients and out-patients.

          The NADA treatment generally induces a state of relaxation and better energy – it has a balancing and homeostatic effect on the patient enhanced by the unique group setting.

          It is my mission statement and passion to pass the healing on to others and on and on and on.

          For any more information please contact me on my mobile:
          07941 267 819.

          Saturday 1st February IMBOLC Celebration

          Come and join is to welcome in IMBOLC and ‘Create a new Vision for the year’. A day to honour the end of Winter and welcome in the Spring. Drawing on a deep connection with the land, local plants and the spirit of the drum.

          Imbolc Celebration. A time when the first stirrings of new life can be felt around us

          This workshop will focus on our hopes, visions and dreams for the year ahead. Working with the sacred drum, ear acupuncture, eco-mapping-divination and plants, we will journey into our dreams for the the year ahead working in relationship with the land around us.

          Held by Sarah Clifford and Freya, Raven Moon Sisters. Both Sarah and Freya are qualified Eco-Shamanic practitioners, Sarah is a yoga meditation teacher and specialist in micro systems acupuncture with healing. Freya is a hedge-walking herbalist with a deep connection to the land and seasonal paths of change.

          Date and time: Saturday 1st February 2020 10-4.30pm.

          Venue: In a private beautiful residence in a forest setting in Forest Row

          Costs: £80 per person. Teas, coffee with a simple vegan soup and salad for lunch.

          Cost & payments: 

          The cost of the day’ scourse is £80 per person (no VAT)

          Paypal Payments

          Payment can be made by Paypal CLICK HERE TO PAY £80. Please email sarah@sarahclifford.co.uk with your payment date, name, email and postal address. I will then confirm your payment and place by return.

          Alternatively I can issue a Paypal invoice, please email me your name, email and postal address – sarah@sarahclifford.co.uk

          Or fill in the enquiry form below

            Your Name (required)

            Your Email (required)

            Subject / Course Booking

            Your Message, please include your name, phone number and postal address

            So much to look forward too. Wishing you peace for the festive period.

            Much love Sarah xx