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  • Writer's pictureRachael Neall

NEW! Integrating Psychology and Yoga

Updated: Jun 27


I am thrilled to be offering a new workshop-style approach to well-being combining approaches from evidenced-based Psychological Therapies, alongside physical exercises stemming from Yoga. 

I have drawn upon Psychological models that have a great evidence base (please see website for more details of each Therapy approach I use), but also that intuitively feel helpful for the individuals I have supported, and at times in my life, have been great for me too. 

Elements of Yoga can be extremely beneficial in building better relationships with our minds and bodies, and by slowing down and paying attention to our needs and values, develop a stronger ‘wise mind’ to help us navigate what life brings and build resilience. It can energise us but also be deeply relaxing and nourishing, so bringing our nervous system to its optimum state. 

  • Are you harshly critical of yourself? 

This program will focus on building a compassionate part within, and recognise and find ways to overcome the barriers to developing this more helpful way of supporting yourself through the ups and downs of life. 

  • Do you ‘know’ what you need, but struggle to put it into practice, falling back to unhelpful coping styles? 

This program will help teach new ways to cope that are not self-sabotaging and damaging and  will help to keep you moving in the right direction. 

  • Do you feel lost or find decisions hard?

This program will help to build confidence in who you are, what you want and need and how to get there. 

  • Would you like talking therapy but cannot afford it?

I truly believe this solution isn’t ‘second best’. I have seen the power of being a in a small, supportive group and drawing on each other’s knowledge.

  • Have you tried various therapies that haven’t ‘hit the nail on the head’? 

I will be drawing on ‘third wave’ empirically supported Therapies which will include mindfulness and skills based methods as well developing insight through understanding the different ‘parts of ourselves’  and using a compassion focused approach. These can help develop greater understanding, a shift in mindset and behaviour to help become ‘unstuck’.

  • Do you struggle to regulate your emotions? Perhaps feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or disconnected from them? 

This mind-body approach could be beneficial in tuning into what you need to help settle your mood so you feel more able to function day-to-day.

  • Do you wear a ‘mask’? Do you think this impacts on your emotional and physical health? 

At your pace, and in safe and confidential surroundings, you can leave your ‘mask’ at the door - this approach will help you feel less alone with what you are experiencing.

Booking information

This is a unique course tailored to the needs of those in the group. It is  therefore essential, before booking on, that we have a phone call to find out more about you and what you want to achieve. 

When: The course will run weekly during school term-time, Thursdays, 10.15am – 12.00 starting Thursday 19th September 2024

Where:  Bowland House, Stiles Yard, West Street, Alresford, SO24 9AT 

Parking/Transport: Alresford is a small town with ample parking. There are options to park at Arlebury Park, The Watercress Line Station or Perins school car park which has parking for the general public in the lower section before town. These car parks are all about a 5 minute walk away.

What to bring:  Please bring a notepad and pen, yoga mat and bottle of water. 

Number of participants: 

Due to the tailored approach this course is limited to 6 people.

Course length: 10 weeks

Course dates:  

September:  19th, 26th, 

October 10th, 17th, 

November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

December 5th, 12th

Cost of the 10 week program: £300


To secure your place, a non-refundable deposit of £30 will need to be paid (payment details and further information will be given following our initial telephone confirmation)

Payment in full needs to be paid two weeks prior to the start of the course. 

Please use the contact form on website to find out more.

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