Dear Potential or Existing Client!
(Corona Virus) Plan for March and April 2020
to write you some words of reassurance at this anxious time for us all.
I want to reassure you that Golden Leaf Counselling is still open for
business. I am using telephone or Skype
sessions at this time, until the end of April, when I will reassess the
and good wishes to you all
please find an extract from an article I wrote recently, for your
Helpful Little Things at Times of Anxiety
week I was up early for an appointment and heard the joy of the little birds
just tuning up for the dawn chorus. Watching the sky lighten as I drove along
with a good friend beside me and the early signs of Spring passing by the
windows of the car, made me realise that there is much to be thankful for.
Maybe a little mindfulness would help you too?
be “mindful” refers to focusing on your ‘felt sensations’ as you enjoy the
world around you, and also as you identify what makes you feel less comfortable.
It is a way to understand your body as a barometer of your feelings – they may
be ‘set fair’, or ‘stormy’, or ‘on the change’.
an example, I have recently discovered how much more enjoyment I get from
eating sourdough bread (toasted) rather than the regular supermarket bread,
even wholemeal. There is something about the chewiness of the sensation
as you bite into a slice of sourdough toast, perhaps spread with butter and a
jam, marmalade or honey, that is very satisfying. It takes longer to chew
and swallow, but seems to feel more comforting. You may have a favourite food
that not only is good for your health, but which makes you feel good too.
Why not try mindfully eating your
breakfast, or mindfully walking the dog, over the coming weeks, and see what a
difference it makes?
is more information on my website at www.goldenleafcounselling.com, and I have written an article which you can find on the
Counselling Directory, at https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/memberarticles.html
(Coping with Corona Virus (Covid 19) Mindfully).