Self development

Secrets to rapidly ease back pain. Could it work for you?

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Back Pain

If you have experienced back pain you will know how debilitating, restrictive and uncomfortable it can be. When your body misbehaves it can stop you in your tracks and leave you physically unable to move or it can be a constant irritating pain, a thorn in your side that demands your total attention. To say it is stressful is an understatement, the mind just can’t seem to focus on anything else. Finding ways that work for you, to give you respite, relaxation and ultimately recovery is a search that many of us have had to make at some point in our lives to resolve this all to common condition.

Transformation and Performance

Recently we had the pleasure of meeting the team at The In Oxford Group. As part of our programme we offered them the chance to experience a short Pranic treatment. Pranic healing is a fast growing non touch complementary therapy for physical, emotional and mental health. It is currently used in over 126 countries worldwide and is a key part of the self development techniques we take into the workplace.

Pranic Therapy

The treatments are designed to soothe pain, rapidly reduce stress to help leave you feeling lighter, calmer and with more focus. Lorna Waterfield, Operations Manager at The In Oxford Group told us that she had been experiencing back pain, Lorna was cynical at the start of her session as to the effectiveness but things soon changed.

Given a massage without being touched
— Lorna Waterfield, Operations Manager, The In Oxford Group

Have a listen to what Lorna had to say after she experienced her first ever Pranic Therapy treatment.

Learn more

To find out if Pranic Therapy is a route to recovery for you or perhaps a colleague suffering with muscular pain or backache do get in touch and arrange a workplace session, you may be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.

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What not to say in today's supportive mental health climate.

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Alarm bells rang when the words “You don’t go home whilst everyone else is rowing the boat” were forcefully spoken by the person interviewing me. City life in the late eighties, early nineties was exciting, stressful and full on. I still remember the panicked reactions of people around me the moment the interest rates hit 15%. At the time I had my ear glued to the phone speaking to brokers and banks rapidly handwriting list of shares and negotiating lending rates, making rapid on the spot decisions in the stock lending department of a busy city office. Instant responses, fixed deadlines, late office hours, work hard play hard, pink champagne and no emergency stop button. No one seemed to be talking mental health back then. Life was a case of rinse and repeat with a carefully executed plan to robotically arrive at the platform in the morning at the exact time the train pulled in to the station and then return at some undetermined time in the evening. It was an unsustainable way of working for me that offered the options of “stay” “move on” or “develop”

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“Stay” …. I did for a while, not with the company who “owned the boat” but until the opportunity arose to “move on.”  A franchise business was on the horizon, a new opportunity in the 24 hour a day fire & flood restoration industry. You could say I went out of the fire into the fire! The early days of setting up the business were manic, the stress and pressure constant, the feeling of being on the edge of my seat waiting to respond to an emergency call was often all consuming. Home and work life merged into one with no clear division, there was very little time to relax and clear my mind before the next day came around again.  

It was during the years of this business that the chance to “develop” arose, a pivotal moment that gave me the opportunity to become physically stronger, emotionally calmer, gave me a sense of peace and a shaper mind. An endless font of knowledge was now at my finger tips and transformed the way I felt and worked.  I came to understand more about the mind and how by getting it under control I could be more patience, efficient and tolerant. This transformation in myself played a key part in the overall success of the business.

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Now back at the present day the tools and techniques that have shaped my life over the last ten years have propelled me to voice the importance of self development and personal growth both inside and outside of work.  Today’s conversations around mental health in the work place can relieve the pressure cooker feeling for many people and open up pathways to recover and maintain both their physical & psychological health. To be able to share the self development techniques that changed my life with those companies back in the city where it all started is humbling, rewarding and comes from a place of validation.

 I do sometimes wonder though if that person rowing the boat went overboard, I truly hope not because if he did there’s now a very big life ring available to support him. 

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Success through transformation.

Learn how to improve your physical, emotional & mental health and transform how you feel and work by contacting www.emprana.co.uk

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Soaking up the atmosphere, what are you actually absorbing?

Have you ever felt like you are having a total sensory overload? We certainly did this week.It happened on our way through Spitalfields, in the East End of London on a beautiful blue sky October morning whilst heading to the MadWorld: Mental Health/Workplace Wellbeing Summit. There were people everywhere, ambling, hurrying, running. Snippets of conversation permeated the air, people with coffee in hand, food on the go, probably purchased  from the Old Spitalfields market, joggers dodging the crowds, cyclists weaving through taxis and buses. Noise, hum, buzz, this was London, vibrant and radiating as any Capital city does everyday. Here we were, immersed in an unescapable sea of people going about their daily business, all unwittingly soaking up London life and all of its intoxicating atmosphere.

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“Soaking up the atmosphere”, a common expression, often used to describe how we experience, take in or absorb the vibe of a place or an area. Have you ever wondered what we are really “soaking up” In a positive context we can mean good vibrations, happy thoughts and feelings, however on the flip side we are also “soaking up” or absorbing the stress, congestion and negative energies radiating from people all around us. This is happening without us realising it and is one of the reasons why at the end of the day we can feel fatigued and drained. It’s a bit like taking a tissue and dipping it in red dye, the tissue becomes saturated by the dye. Our energy system is no different, except it’s not absorbing dye instead it’s absorbing stress energy.

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 Understanding that we have an energy system that constantly gets congested and learning techniques to help clean it up can lead us to a healthier, happier, calmer more focused, energised way of living. We clean away grime and dirt from our physical bodies without a second thought but it’s just as important to keep our energy system clean. By increasing our knowledge of the impact of stress energy on our health and how we absorb it we will be able to make changes and begin to transform how we feel and how we ultimately enjoy and experience city life.


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Water cooler chats. Let's talk physical, emotional and mental health.

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Any back pain, tightness in your shoulders or bit of a stiff neck? Are you a headache sufferer? Do you constantly feel stressed, overwhelmed and anxious?

Be honest, what did you say the last time someone in the office asked "How are you? "

Did you say "I'm fine" 

Sound familiar? 

You would not be the only one chatting at the office water cooler, putting on a smile, pretending everything was great. Why can't we be honest, why can't we say, "well actually I ache from head to toe, I am not sleeping well and my head is all over the place"

Not wanting to let the team down, fear of failure and not being kind to ourselves all adds to the Oscar winning performances we put on everyday at work to cover up how we are really feeling.

Relax! The truth is out. It's time for some clear thinking.

Here's the situation.

Your Employer needs you to be physically, emotionally and mentally on top of your game, firing on all cylinders solving problems, efficient and productive, BUT to be productive and performing to the best of your ability you need to feel relaxed. We are not talking Barbados relaxed where you don't have the inclination to lift a finger, we mean the calm sleeping lion relaxed, alert and  ready to jump into action at the blink of an eye. Good health, physically, emotionally and mentally with a state of ready to go relaxed will  give you the mental clarity and focus needed to better  manage workloads and achieve targets and goals quickly. Your success through personal transformation can be very empowering. 

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By introducing simple effective self development techniques such as Meditation and Pranic  treatments into your working day you put yourself into a much better position to transform your overall energy levels, feelings of good health, efficiency and engagement which in turn can  lead to more happiness and  balance in your work and home life. 

Pranic Therapy helped me be more relaxed, focus on my presentation, whilst still maintaining the right amount of energy. A very gratifying experience.
— Helmut Schuster Executive Vice President & Group Human Resources Director BP

 If you like the sound of introducing self development into your life, let's start a new conversation today!

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