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Meditation and mindfulfulness: Teacher delivers sessions in and around Spalding to help others manage stress




With life being so busy these days, we sometimes forget to spend time just being in the moment.

That is the message that teacher and educator Holly Barrett has taken on board to help others learn how to take time for themselves.

After qualifying as a meditation teacher, she is now delivering sessions in and around the Spalding area, with a new series of sessions beginning in January.

Teacher and educator Holly Barrett.
Teacher and educator Holly Barrett.

She is also in the process of completing her first book of meditation scripts to help people switch off from any stresses and learn to relax.

Meditation is described as ‘a practice where a person can use a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.’

Holly, who also works with Quadring-based health and wellness business Give It Some Fizz, said: “I’ve worked in education my whole adult life and, like other professions, it can, at times, be very stressful.

Holly Barrett discovered the benefits of meditation, and decided to qualify as a teacher in the practice to help others.
Holly Barrett discovered the benefits of meditation, and decided to qualify as a teacher in the practice to help others.

“I’ve always used sport and exercise as a stress relief and about five years ago, I tried a local relaxation class called Renew, at Surfleet Village Hall.

“In the class, there was an element of meditation and this was my first experience of it.

“Over the years, I became more interested in meditation and how it could be used to help support good mental health and reduce stress levels.

“I was inspired to train as a meditation teacher and now run weekly sessions in the Spalding area.

“I’ve worked in education my whole adult life and, like other professions, it can, at times, be very stressful."

“I am currently finishing writing my first guided meditation book, which I hope to get published in the new year.

“The book contains fifty original guided meditation scripts which I use to form the themes and activities for my meditation classes.

“My classes are designed for anyone with any level of experience in meditation. It is a friendly and relaxed session where participants will have a chance to chat, try mindfulness activities and relax to three or four guided meditation scripts, all based around that week’s theme.”

The new sessions start from Monday, January 6, at The Ruby Hunt Centre in Donington from 7.15-8pm.

On Wednesdays, from January 8, the sessions are at the Ivo Resource and Day Centre, in Albion St, Spalding, from 9.30am until 11am.

For more details, and to book on to the sessions, you can call Holly on 07800 566058 or email: info@giveitsomefizz.com

Give It Some Fizz also offers personal fitness training and exercise classes in and around the area, with new learn to cycle sessions beginning for children from January.

Visit the website at: www.giveitsomefizz.com

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