HELPING YOU TO ENJOY BETTER HEALTH AND AN IMPROVED SENSE OF WELLBEING
“I love seeing my clients’ health and wellbeing improve and am extremely grateful to be in this line of work.”
CHERYL BARNES, FOUNDER AND COACH
COSMIC TEAPOT OVERVIEW
TREATMENTS, COACHING, TRAINING & RETREATS
I want to help as many people as possible live happier, healthier, more productive lives.
All of my services have therapeutic qualities that can benefit you on a physical, mental and emotional level.
The pace of life is so fast today, and we have so many demands on our time, that it can be easy for things to pile up. This makes us feel under pressure until, if we don’t seek help or have the tools to help ourselves, eventually we end up stressed. Possibly even unable to cope.
Changes to our lifestyles mean we’re living longer and many of us are managing chronic conditions. The NHS is facing unprecedented demands on its services.
A holistic view to health has been shown to expedite recovery and in many cases provide relief where none has been found before. Long term improvements are also more likely when conditions are tackled from a number of different angles.
I provide a range of services – including healing treatments like massage, acupressure and Reiki, alongside life coaching and personal training in meditation, mindfulness and stress management.
I run private retreats, for individuals, couples or pairs from my Cabin in the Forest of Dean, and run larger group retreats at carefully selected venues across the UK. I also provide bespoke retreat planning and delivery for existing groups or organisations.
Visit the Services page HERE for more details about what I offer, or to go ahead and Book 1:1 treatments, coaching, mindfulness / meditation, forest walks or days spas CLICK HERE. For anything else, Contact Me HERE or call me on 07714 2864.
COSMIC TEAPOT BACKGROUND
MY JOURNEY TO NOW
I fell in love with Reiki receiving my first ever treatment on a beach in Goa in 2006. I qualified as Reiki practitioner in 2008, and have been developing my own intuitive energy healing practice ever since. I set up Cosmic Teapot in 2010 to offer Reiki to clients, having developed confidence working with friends and family. I was subsequently drawn to add bodywork into my treatments, following some Intuitive Massage treatments that took my understanding and appreciation of massage to a whole new level.
I started off by training in a number of practical massage techniques at the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork, the home of Intuitive Massage, and subsequently gained a Diploma in Holistic Massage Therapy with the School of Natural Health Sciences. I am now studying Acupressure, also to Diploma level, and beginning to incorporate these techniques with considerable success. My overall style is intuitive and holistic, and my preferred way of working is detailed and remedial.
I also offer life and relationship coaching, stress management coaching and coaching in meditation and mindfulness. I studied Psychology at Leeds University and graduated with a 1st class BSc degree in 1999. I majored in anxiety and the stress response, which I found fascinating having been prone to anxiety myself in early adulthood. I then spent 20 years working in the Corporate world, saw first hand the impact that stress can have on us – physically, mentally and emotionally – and chose to study and qualify as a stress management and mindfulness coach in 2011.
I have worked with many clients and organisations over the past decade – with a specific focus on health and wellbeing – and enjoy sharing the tools and techniques I have learnt and developed over that time with as many people as possible. To that end I was delighted to work with Trust2Learn in 2021 to produce an accessible ONLINE Stress Management Course during the COVID-19 Lockdown period. It is now being accessed by people all over the world, with 5* reviews from as far away as Canada, and many more from closer to home.
The Course has also been deployed by a number of organisations for whole teams – including Senior Management Teams – as it provides a common language and approach to stress. This shared understanding increases people’s willingness to talk about stress, and also their empathy for, and ability to manage, others’ stress. I have also run group training and workshops in stress management on site, as well as in mindfulness and meditation, and can coordinate and deliver away days and group retreats for any number of people.
I teach mindfulness and meditation 1:1 or for small groups, and at group retreats. They are incredibly valulable tools for modern living and I teach them in a grounded and de-mystified way in order to make them accessible to all – regardless of faith or belief systems. There are no pre-requisites and it isn’t rocket science. My personal journey with meditation started in earnest in 2010 – when I studied Pure Meditation at the Open Pathway Retreat Centre in Queen Camel, near Yeovil, on a week long course held in silence.
I chose to study there to become a Pure (unfocused) Meditation teacher myself, and qualified in 2021, after over 10 years of personal practice. I am now delighted to teach meditation alongside mindfulness, and have developed my own framework for explaining them. I can teach and lead experiences in mindfulness and / or meditation online or in person, and love taking people on mindful walks and for meditation experiences in the Forest at beautiful ‘off the beaten track’ locations.
If you’d like to discuss how I may be able to help you, contact me HERE or call me on 07714 286489.