Offers & Events
/ NEW therapist joins us
Intro offer - 20% off
So happy to introduce Amy to you all, she starts with us on the 8th April! Coming over from London, she moved to Somerset a few months ago with her boyfriend. She has 6 years experience in our industry working in a top spa, salon and skincare flagship salon in London over the last few years.
She’s highly qualified and trained with all the big companies - many of those we use, including HD brows, LVL lashes & Nouveau lash extensions. However she offers all treatments from waxing to massage.
All treatments are now bookable with her and as a intro offer you can get 20% off all treatments with her. Amy's hours are;
Tuesday 9.30 - 5.30pm
Friday 9.30 - 5pm
Any skin treatments from Dermalogica & [ comfort zone ] won’t be available until she does training at their training schools.
All treatments can be booked online - however do not pay online as discount wont apply.
Only valid with Amy
Subject to availability
Not valid with any other discount or offer
Valid until the 11th of April
Join us for fun, informative events & workshops throughout the year.
Our events are usually limited to 20 guests and all of them promise to be educational, hands-on, a fantastic way to learn new tips from our industry and an opportunity to ask the questions you need to know.
Tickets can only be purchased online.
2019 events and workshops will be posted soon!
Mindfulness Meditation for Health and Wellbeing
8 week course
Starting Saturday 27 April 2019
Every Saturday for 8 weeks
Limited to 10 spaces
Breathing in I notice I am breathing in. Breathing out I notice I am breathing out. The Buddha
The Barn’s first 8-week mindfulness and meditation course offers you an opportunity to integrate ancient wisdom into your busy life and learn practical tools and methods to stay positive and make the most of your life. You will have an opportunity to settle your mind, relax deeply and pay attention to the present moment - as well as to connect with nature and the world around you. It is a chance to take a few hours to be mindfully present with thoughts, emotions and physical sensations in the body, supported by an attitude of kindness and compassion.
8-week mindfulness courses have become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to their proven benefits in reducing stress and anxiety and increasing our ability to appreciate and enjoy life. The scientific evidence and clinical research that underpins mindfulness is strong and growing. It shows positive effects on several aspects of whole person health, including mind, brain, body and behaviour, as well as our relationships with others.
Mindfulness, stemming originally from Buddhist meditation practices, was first used by Jon Kabat-Zinn in his Stress Reduction Clinic at Massachusetts University. It is an evidence-based technique shown to be effective in improving wellbeing, as well as the capacity to be calm, open and aware in the present moment. The positive changes to memory, creative thinking and a compassionate response to oneself and others can have wide ranging benefits throughout your life.
Mindfulness can also help if you are feeling that life is moving too fast and your mind is all over the place, and you would like to be able to slow down and live in the moment and appreciate things more. Life can move at a relentless and demanding pace. So often we find ourselves on auto-pilot, doing one thing with our body while our mind is caught up in something completely different. Mindfulness offers the invitation to come into the freshness of the present moment: to know what is happening while it is happening.
Mindfulness is the practice of deliberately paying attention to our experience in the moment, with a curious and open mind. We pay attention to our body sensations, sounds, moods and emotions. Anyone can learn how to meditate. You do not need to 'clear your mind' in order to practice mindfulness; everyone's mind is full of thoughts. You also don't need to 'be good at meditation'; a mindful awareness allows and encompasses all of our experience whether we feel calm and relaxed or restless and fidgety.
Over 8 weekly 2-hour sessions, you will learn a range of meditation, gentle movement and daily living exercises that will guide you step-by-step towards being more fully aware in the present moment. The course will help you learn to respond wisely and compassionately to your experience, leading to improved quality of life and greater wellbeing
By paying attention to our moment-to-moment experience, thoughts lose their hold over us and we learn to step back and get some perspective. Our thoughts and emotions come and go, and we can choose to act on them or not.
Being present with everything, allowing whatever happens to come and go, leads to a place of stillness. A place where we can wisely meet the entirety of who we are with awareness and kindness.
Mindfulness may not change our situation but it can help how we are with it. We can stand back from emotional conflict. We can become kinder, more compassionate and wise.
Rosalyn Chissick (MNFSH, Mindfulness Association) has been practising healing for 14 years, and at the Barn for 9 years. She works as a healer and group facilitator at Penny Brohn UK, a charity that provides integrative care to people affected by cancer, where she also runs 8-week mindfulness courses and a mindfulness follow-up group. Rosalyn brings to her work a passionate commitment to every individual’s right to flourish.
If you wish to join us on this course, please call or email us. If you feel you would like to discuss the course before starting, you will be invited to attend an one-to-one meet up with the course tutor on 23rd March. However if you are happy to book the course, it is fine to just sign up!
“Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges when we pay attention on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment in the service of greater self-understanding, wisdom and wellbeing”.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, American Professor of Medicine, Founder of the stress reduction programme, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR)