Soothe My Soul Blog

Can Anger be OK?

March 3, 2022

Is Anger ok?

Anger is an uncomfortable emotion, we often try to avoid it. But could it be useful? Could it be helpful to feel into it? Anger is defined as a feeling of deep frustration and dislike, when something we perceive as unfair, painful or bad happens to us.  It is often call...
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February 12, 2022


Resilience means being able to adapt quickly and cope with the unexpected, to remain in a positive state of wellbeing. It is something that must come from within.  Our nervous system controls the responses in the body to any trauma or stress either perceived o...
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September 24, 2021

Anxiety and our Breath

Our nervous system is responsible for our senses. The sensory receptors are around the body to notice and pick up messages to bring back to the brain. The brain then decides what to do with those messages, and sends the appropriate response back out to the area of the body. ...
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Kindness begins within

September 1, 2021

Kindness Matters

We hear a lot about kindness lately.  After the rug was whisked out from under our feet shaking our foundations without warning, our leader urged us to be kind. This intrigued me, in a time when most people focus on rules, or themselves and their family, she asked us to...
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August 10, 2021

Stress and Simplicity

I'm seeing a lot of people in my clinic showing stress, all in different ways. Some of us show it physically, with aches and pains. Other's natural defence is to go into hyper-busy so they don't need to sit with their emotions. Some freeze, and can't speak or move....
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I am a finalist in the 2021 Hastings City Business Awards!

I was nominated in the Hastings City Celebration Business Awards, in two categories - Best Health & Beauty Business 2021, and - Best New Business 2021.  I was nervous but excited to be interviewed (twice), and found the process actually really rewarding once I...
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Happy Birthday Mr Tom Bowen...

Who even is Tom Bowen? Well I'm glad you asked! Tom Bowen was a kind and generous man who began working around the 1950s, using a technique of gentle touch and rolling movements across the skin and soft tissue.  He worked often with physically disabled children, encoura...
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New Clinic space!

Hey team, exciting news!  I am moving Soothe my Soul to a new clinic space in Hastings, Hawkes Bay. Its all happened really quickly, which is often a sign of things meant to be... much like when I bravely took that big scary step of moving out of the spare room at home,...
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