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Give the gift of breathing space this Christmas

What better gift to give someone you love on this strangest of Christmases than the gift of
b r e a t h i n g   s p a c e  ? And how better to do that than with a Blended Therapy gift voucher!

Standard vouchers are redeemable agains one of my half-day workshops which have been described as “probably the most relaxing thing I’ve ever done” and providing a “sense of being held and nurtured and nourished”.

Whether you’re planning to buy for someone else or want to drop a subtle hint to your nearest and dearest, follow this link to find out more.

Working with me in person: Workshops

Following a 6-month enforced hiatus during Lockdown #1, I started running regular in-person workshops again in September 2020, in line with current Government guidelines. My November workshop had to be postponed due to Lockdown #2 but I’m hoping to be back in December and into 2021. Click here for more information.

We’re in a new venue, with lots of outside space for when the weather is kind and a well-ventilated village hall for when it isn’t.

If you’re not already on my mailing list and want to be the first to hear when new dates are announced, sign up now!

For more information and to book click the button…

…and then scroll down the page for forthcoming dates and venues

Working with me online: Classes and 1:1

All my yoga classes and 1:1 Blended Therapy sessions (hypnotherapy and/or yoga) are currently conducted online over Zoom. One of the benefits of lockdown has been the realisation that distance is no barrier to establishing an energetic connection and creating lasting change, whatever the practice we are exploring together.

I’m looking forward to re-establishing face-to-face sessions in due course but will only do so when I’m confident that this can be done not only safely but also in a manner that improves on the online experience.

Meanwhile, let’s stay in touch…

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Make space to connect and explore

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Working with me

If you’re ready to make lasting change in your life and would like to find out how working with me can help you do just that, call me on 01730 750272 or e-mail me now to arrange a no-strings, confidential phone consultation.

If you want to give yourself (or someone else) the gift of breathing space for a few hours, my regular workshops are the perfect option. They’re also a great way to spend some time with me if you’re wondering about working with me on a 1:1 basis.

Finally, there are also still a few spaces available in my weekly yoga classes:

  • Monday 7.30pm, Liss: 1 pre-paid place available, drop-ins available
  • Tuesday 10am, Petersfield: occasional drop-ins available
  • Tuesday 7.15pm, Petersfield: 1 pre-paid place available, occasional drop-ins available
  • Yoga for Health – Wednesday 11am, Liss: pre-booked and drop-in places available
  • Contact me for more information about any of these options

I look forward to hearing from you!

Forthcoming events

You can book onto my next workshop immediately below or click here for more information and future dates.

Speaking my truth…

I’ve added a blog to this site where I’m sharing occasional ruminations on things that matter to me and/or that have made me aware of something that I feel is worth sharing.

Keep an eye on my blog page or follow me on Facebook where I will be sharing links to new posts.

Are you ready to make space for change?

Do you want to improve your general health and wellbeing? Has the time finally come to let go of that unhelpful or destructive habit that’s been holding you back? Have you been searching for ways to cope with physical or emotional pain? Or are you simply trying to remember who you are and what you’re here to do? Whatever the change you want to make in your life, Blended Therapy is here to help.

I’m Helen Davis, founder of Blended Therapy. After 20 years as a successful business analyst, a diagnosis of ME/CFS in 2012 led to a major reassessment of my priorities and the realisation that the time had come for a complete change of direction. (Read more about my own story here.) From my base in Petersfield, close to the Hampshire/West Sussex border, in the heart of the South Downs, I help people make space – physically, mentally and emotionally.

Because where there’s space, there’s healing.

So if you’d like someone to walk beside you as you (re)connect with your body, still your mind and make space – someone who’s had experience of this bit of the path before, who can hold the torch as you find your feet and maybe point out the odd short cut you didn’t know about – then I’d love to hear from you.

If it feels like the right time for us to work together, we’ll work out – together – what that looks like for you. It could mean anything from joining one of my regular yoga classes or workshops, to creating a 1:1 programme just for you, blending yoga, sound work, walking in nature, hypnotherapy, essential oils and/or anything else that feels right at the time.

To find out more about either of the approaches I use, click the buttons below – and to find out how I combine them, book an exploratory consultation call with me now. I’d love to hear from you!

Helen

Just as no two people are alike, so there are no one-size-fits-all solutions to life’s challenges, but if anything on the list below resonates with you, give me a call on 01730 750272 or email me and let’s have a chat.

  • a regular yoga class or programme (no contortions required!)
  • therapeutic yoga tuition to help manage acute, chronic or age-related conditions
  • letting go of a habit, phobia or limiting belief that is holding you back
  • reducing stress or anxiety; increasing confidence
  • getting back in touch with the ‘real you’
  • harnessing creative thinking to manifest the life of your dreams
  • preparing for, and optimising the results of, surgery or other medical or dental procedure
  • hypnosis for weight loss, smoking cessation or other lifestyle upgrade
  • support in dealing with a diagnosis of ME/CFS or other health condition
Yoga
Yoga

Yoga is not about being bendy! It’s about reconnecting with how your body feels and how it needs to move today…

Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is an incredibly powerful ally to have in your corner when you are making changes in your life…

Living
Living

A space to share with you some of the resources and products that have helped or inspired me during my own journey…

About me

I’m Helen Davis, founder of Blended Therapy. After 20 years as a successful business analyst, a diagnosis of ME/CFS in 2012 led to a major reassessment of my priorities and the realisation that the time had come for a complete change of direction.

My own experience of chronic illness taught me that the first step in creating lasting change is to (re)learn how to be truly present: in the here and now. One reason most of us find this so hard is that we live almost entirely ‘in our head’. When we reconnect with our body, our mind becomes quieter. Like calm water, a calm mind brings clarity, and with clarity comes insight. And that’s where the miracles happen!

In late 2014, a couple of years after my diagnosis with ME/CFS, I started retraining in two of the practices that had proved key to restoring my own health and wellbeing. I completed my 200-hour training in Clinical, Analytical and Medical Hypnotherapy with Hypnotherapy Training International in 2015, and was awarded my full Diploma in 2018. Later that same year I also completed the Inner Yoga Trust‘s 3-year, 500+ hour Teaching Diploma.

I work with people who are ready to make lasting change in their life, whatever that looks like for them. For some it may simply mean joining a regular yoga class or learning to use essential oils to support their own and their family’s health. For others, it’s about harnessing the power of the sub-conscious mind to reframe past experiences and create the life of their dreams while for a dedicated few it means signing up for a bespoke Blended Therapy wellness package.

Whichever path appeals to you, the bottom line is that I help people like you make the changes they need to make, to live the life they want to live.

To find out more, contact me now for a free, confidential, no-strings consultation to see if the time feels right for us to work together, either in person from my base in Petersfield in Hampshire or, where appropriate, online. I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Photo: Milly Jermyn
Photo: Milly Jermyn

Testimonials

  • I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful workshop on Saturday. As you know I arrived with quite a painful niggling neck which I had had for three days. Very soon into the yoga practice I felt very deeply connected to my body and during your guiding and curious questioning and inviting me to 'notice', I felt permission to 'let go' and this evoked a release which bubbled all through my core and emerged as a surge of emotion, something I think I had been holding onto. Your gentle voice was soothing and I soon realised my body was aware but not tense and my neck pain was gone!

    Throughout the workshop I felt that I was invited to move consciously with kindness, you provided an environment and platform for peace and tranquility and because of this I was able to totally relax and feel attuned to myself. Lastly and most importantly for me was the sense of being held and nurtured and nourished, a true gift!

    Sheryl
  • Fabulous workshop today, thank you Helen! What an amazing combination of practices... grounding, breathing, meditation, yoga, etc. Everything I love about your Making Space ethos.

    Helen
  • I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years. Your workshop was a brilliant way of making me stop and think about each posture and the way my body wants to move. Rather than just moving from one posture to the next, your unique way of taking each posture a step at a time helped me to almost fall effortlessly, easily and thoughtfully into the posture and really experience what that feels like. Moving into Tree pose was a lightbulb moment as I actually felt what it should feel like to find my balance one one leg!

    Daphne
  • Excellent, relaxed and approachable yoga tuition.

    Tracey
  • Highly recommend Helen, she changed my life. I could not have fought my cancer without [the hypnotherapy work] we did together before my diagnosis. She is truly amazing.

    Annette
  • I thought [the workshop] was an absolutely wonderful experience and I would like to thank you very much. I really loved the session, you are an excellent teacher and explain things so well , it was so gentle and relaxing , I felt like I was floating the rest of the afternoon. I’m sorry I was yawning so much but I think that was stress release, and I felt deeply tired later in the day and slept like a log!

    Nicky
  • A wonderful few hours to escape and reconnect. The Blended Therapy yoga workshop was perhaps the most relaxing thing I have ever done! Helen immediately puts you at ease. A wonderful session no matter your yoga experience. I am fairly inexperienced with yoga and I found it extremely gentle and wholly relaxing. You leave with a wonderful feeling that lasts for a few days at the very least. Can not recommend enough. Thank you Helen.

    Alex
  • I attended Helen's workshop on Saturday morning ... and what a treat it was for my mind, body and spirit. Helen's attention to care is obvious throughout the morning as she gently guides you through movement and stillness. I can’t recommend Helen enough.

    Katy
  • Helen is a brilliant therapist and a fantastic yoga teacher. My 1:1 yoga sessions with her have been incredibly effective, and her passion and knowledge are a source of continuous inspiration!

    Stefania
  • I sought Helen’s help because, having been to one of her amazing yoga sessions, I knew she was extremely professional but also a deeply caring and spiritual person. The [hypnotherapy] session I had with her was very relaxing and highly effective. She listened carefully, explained fully and tailored everything exactly to my needs. Because of this, and her expert knowledge of hypnotherapy, I feel like the issue I trusted her with was fully addressed and I feel wonderful! I have no reservations in recommending Helen, she is a brilliant therapist!

    Helen Cooper Helen Cooper Bowen Therapist
  • I just wanted to say thank you for today's session, I feel very confident that I am going to benefit from your classes and really like the way that you teach giving food for the body and the soul! Look forward to seeing you next week and learning more!

    Gillian
  • I had a hypnotherapy session with Helen to prepare me for hand surgery and for my recovery afterwards. I loved her calm, friendly approach. The personalised recordings (for pre- and post-op) were also very helpful. Definitely recommended!

    Diana
  • Had a fab 1:1 yoga session with Helen this morning. As it's school holidays my usual class doesn't meet so I took the opportunity for some special 1:1 'me time'. I arrived tired, emotional, lacking in energy and even motivation, but, as I'd booked it I wasn't going to back out. By the time I left I felt bright eyed, motivated, relaxed, enthusiastic and so much calmer than when I arrived.

    Helen Gibbs Holistic Counselling Services
  • Helen's yoga classes are wonderful - friendly, informative and great for re-connecting with your body.

    Catherine
  • "I have been suffering from a bad back for several years, it’s intermittent in terms of pain but always bothers me. I hoped that yoga would help with overall flexibility and maybe even improve my back. I have been truly surprised that even after the first session there was a definite improvement, I did think it was maybe coincidence, but now after 3 sessions, there is a definite improvement. I really hope this continues. I feel that by actually attending a class on a regular basis, I will feel more in control and am actually making a difference myself to my wellbeing. I live a fairly hectic and stressful life, however I have been very surprised at how relaxed and calm I feel after each session. Helen is a wonderful teacher and makes me feel as though I am at the beginning of a journey. I’m so looking forward to seeing where it takes me."

    Susan
  • “Having trained in hypnotherapy with Helen I was already familiar with her excellent work, and now speaking as a client I am thrilled to get to give her a review - I cannot recommend her highly enough. For a sensitive, caring, intuitive, gentle, positive and effective therapist, look no further.”

    Freya Blom Relationships & Life Coach
  • “I was very lucky to meet Helen about a year after I had become unwell with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). At the time I didn’t know what was wrong with me other than it had come on out of the blue and was trying to take my life away from me! In addition to the hypnotherapy, it was so inspirational to talk to Helen who herself had been so ill and to see how well she has recovered. She has learned so much through her own journey back to health. Her combination of wisdom, expertise and compassion set me on the right path to recovery myself.”

    Claire
  • “I went to see Helen as I was worried about having a wisdom tooth removed, due to a previous difficult experience. I found Helen extremely easy to work with and she immediately put me at ease. I have to admit that I was slightly sceptical about hypnotherapy beforehand but the experience was wonderful! My dental surgery proved to be as complicated as the last time but I was able to use hypnotherapy to get me through in a completely calm way. The dentist was amazed at how calm I was considering how difficult the extraction was. I would definitely go back and see Helen and I highly recommend her as a therapist.”

    Sonja
  • "A friend recommended me to Helen as I was having panic attacks, was feeling very emotional and was not sleeping well. I had given up my voluntary job as an adviser because I did not feel strong enough in myself to help others. Any sort of deadline would make me start to panic, and this was not the person I was used to being. Having never done hypnotherapy before, I felt nervous about it and was worried about the loss of control. Helen is kind and has a gentle and reassuring manner. She explained carefully what would happen, and I immediately felt safe and trusted her. She has a lovely voice – very calm and reassuring while ‘under hypnosis’. Helen went out of her way to help me at short notice and her sessions calmed me down and gave me techniques to use which were invaluable when I started to feel anxious again. Working with her has been a pleasure as well as extremely helpful. I would highly recommend going to see her."

    Felicity
  • “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your help and assistance during my hypnotherapy sessions. Originally I was a little sceptical around the process having never experienced hypnotherapy before. However, within minutes of my initial session I felt at ease and knew that with time I would be able to overcome a number of personal barriers. I can say without any doubt the help and techniques you installed got me to a much more positive place. Therefore I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends, family or colleagues. I hope to have some follow up sessions in the future.”

    Ben

Unless otherwise indicated, photos of me on this site are by Kate Henwood Photography.

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