Editor Carol Robinson was invited to join a small group enjoying a spiritual pamper day given by YouCan2 Creative Coaching in Tynemouth – oh yes, and to take five cans of food with her! She was naturally very curious to find out more…
The course was called ‘Change for the Better’, which focuses on finding your calm centre to try and help you identify what you really want in your life, both now and in the future. Mallory and Jan of YouCan2 are both Life Coaches and Reiki Practitioners, and both have a very positive perspective as well as being great listeners, as we found out as the day went on.
After tea and the initial introductions all was revealed about the five tin cans – they are collected and given to the charity I-Can who donate them to feed the hungry. We did a little exercise first to discuss how we chose the cans and we were all surprised about how similar our choices were.
After some creative exercises we were all asked to try and evaluate what we wanted to get from our day. I have to say for me it was just some peace and quiet and some ‘me time’, which is often lacking in the six weeks school holidays. Mallory told us some great and inspiring stories about how to make little changes in your life, and how those little changes can make a big difference.
We then all had a short Reiki treatment, a spiritual practice developed by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui in which the practitioner performs palm healing. This is something I have never had before but would certainly recommend as it was so relaxing and comforting. I almost didn’t want it to end – except I knew that the creative collage task was coming up next!
All of the attendees made their own collage, choosing pictures, colours, words, something meaningful to us or anything that appealed from a large selection of magazines. There were lots of stickers and jewels to embellish our efforts too. We were all merrily cutting and sticking away, and the room was quiet as all four of us reflected on our day. Once finished we discussed the results and why we had chosen the pictures and it was fascinating to discover the feelings and motivation behind everyone’s collage.
In short I had a fulfilling time! Mallory and Jan are very inspirational and help you in so many ways to open your mind to think about making some changes in your life. We all felt as if we had had a pamper day and it was great to let the inner child out to play for a while.
As a result, I would thoroughly recommend this Spiritual Pamper Day to anyone; it was truly a wonderful experience.
To find out more, take a look at YouCan2’s website www.youcan2.org.uk to see what courses are available, or call for more information: Jan on 07866 764 648 or Mallory on 07517 423 669.
by Carol Robinson