Advice for Covid-19

If you are not well, coughing or have a fever, do not attend your appointment. Call or text your individual therapist practice to let them know. Contact details

Some encouragement for you and coping skills to help you glide through the next few months – 

from Gayle Joubert

 Some of us have lived through local and personal disasters, but how many of us have ever experienced anything that has affected all our lives, worldwide, quite as much as this Covid-19 thing?
When your normal day to day life changes unexpectedly, and especially if you feel shocked by the escalating mania, you may feel vulnerable and allow fear to get a toe into the door of your mind. It is all too common to find yourself feeling stressed, frustrated, anxious and, or, confused.

Limit negative talk.
Be mindful of your exposure to negativity and of your own reactions.  Watch your thoughts, and be mindful of the voice of fear creeping in. If you are feeling anxious, ask yourself if you can find ways to empower yourself and others right now. Be the voice of reason and peace.

Build up your immune system
Resist the temptation to self-soothe with crappy food – it will make you feel worse! Eat loads of fruit and veggies to boost your immune system and elevate your mood! If you can’t go to the gym, you can still go out for walks or find other ways to exercise. You will be pleased that you looked after yourself!

Watch these amazing videos to learn Wim Hof’s method if you want to build resilience and boost your immunity.

Now is the time, more than ever, to use the tools you have learned in your own self development. Over the next year you will definitely find new ways of being and almost certainly be tested in your resilience.

Is it really that serious?
Please remember that most people who get the virus will have very few symptoms and recover easily within a few days. Your need to self-isolate is to protect the more vulnerable (which may be yourself!) and to ease the load on the medical profession, which in the long run will save many lives.

Online Sessions
Sessions are availably via webinar these days. I have an HIPAA Secure compliant method to connect with my clients, I am sure your personal talking therapist will have something like that as well.

Much love, stay safe!


Can you be too anxious for hypnotherapy to work?

Has somebody told you that you have to relax for hypnotherapy to work? Or have you tried it with somebody who didn’t realise that you can’t be too anxious for hypnotherapy to work?

Hypnosis is not about relaxing, although that is a commonly used method to attain a trance state. However, it is a fallacy that you need to be able to relax in order to benefit from hypnotherapy.

There are many ways to get into trance and one of my favourites for people who are afraid of ‘letting go’ or using relaxation is a combination of EFT and NLP where you are always awake and aware.

Having said that, relaxation is obviously a very useful skill to learn for anxiety!

read full article here

by Gayle Joubert

Hypnotherapy & NLP

Hypnotherapy can help you to get rid of unwanted habits, fears and phobias; help you to control weight; handle stress; boost self-esteem; overcome depression and many other problems that are of an emotional or psychological nature. It is a completely safe, relaxing and nurturing technique.

Contrary to popular belief, a Hypnotherapist cannot control you or make you do things against your will – neither would we want to! In Hypnotherapy you remain awake, aware and in control. You are fully able to see, hear, talk and remember. In order to benefit from hypnotherapy, you need to be in a natural state of mind, which utilises the power of your focussed attention and imagination to help provide beneficial change.

Hypnosis goes deep, to the inner store-house of our beliefs and learned responses, which is why it has found wide acceptance in treating disorders such as over-eating and smoking. By getting where the addiction lies hypnosis can suppress the addiction and replace it with positive behaviour

Read more here

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the practice of understanding how people organise their thinking, feeling, language and behaviour to produce the results they do. Your therapist may use NLP techniques while talking to you in ordinary conversation, or ask you to do short and effective exercises.

Using unique trance language and processes, NLP helps you to change behaviours and overcome trauma. It is a method that gives you the ability to choose your mental, emotional, and physical states of well-being.With NLP, you learn how to grow from every single life experience, thus increasing your ability to create a better quality of life.

Our NLP Practitioners:

Gayle Joubert

Kay Cooke

Sports massage….not just for sports people

By Maria Pena

Massage is one of the oldest forms of healing in the world and is very effective.  Sports massage can be perceived as just for sportsmen or women but it is just as useful to non-athletes especially if you have a physically demanding job or suffer from chronic pain or dysfunction due to poor posture or stress and tension from everyday life.

Sports massage is an effective therapy for releasing muscle tension and restoring balance to the body and can be used to aid a variety of ailments or injuries.  If received regularly, it can help athletes prevent injuries that might be caused by overuse.

Benefits of Sports Massage

*relieves muscle pain

*improves range of movement and flexibility

*breaks down any scar tissue and adhesions

*helps to correct muscle imbalance

*helps increase awareness of good posture

*eases tension and stress

The importance of good posture in everyday life for everyday people

Posture is the position and alignment that we hold our body in whilst standing, sitting or lying down.  Poor posture develops over time and affects our movements in everyday life.

Many factors affect posture such as muscle tension, obesity, pregnancy, stress and even sitting or sleeping in poor positions for extended periods of time.

Poor posture can lead to problems such as:

*Lower Back Pain (joint and ligament strain, slipped discs)

*Shoulder pain (Impingement, rotator cuff tears, tendonitis)

*Neck Pain and headaches

*Trapped Nerves

*Sports Injuries (such as hamstring or calf strains)


*enhances sports performance

Posture is both static and dynamic. To perform almost all sporting movements, the body switches from position to position at varying speeds and for varying duration.  Good posture is essential for the body to perform any movement to the optimal level.  Many sports can over-strengthen some muscles which can lead to an imbalance thus leading to poor posture.  If the body is not aligned correctly the body will compensate for this and influence movement.  This can affect how the body moves dynamically which will therefore affect overall sports performance.

The most important reason to have good posture is to reduce the likelihood of injury and chronic pain.  Good posture also activates the deeper core muscles.  This helps increase the stability of the body, thereby allowing for more power, speed and better control.

Counsellor, Psychotherapist – What’s the difference?

If you aren’t sure what the difference is between a Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Psychologist, CBT Therapist, Hypnotherapist, etc is, please call and talk to us, we will be happy to help. It’s important that you connect with the person who helps you so don’t hesitate to have a conversation before committing to an appointment.

If you aren’t sure which therapist would be best for you, call us on 01483 608811 or email for a free assessment session to help you find the therapist best suited to your needs and personality.

Mindfulness 8 Week Course

Don’t miss this unique Mindfulness Course run by Gayle Joubert.

Gayle packs so much into her course and I learned so much! She isn’t kidding when she says you will learn to ‘run your own brain’! (Sophie Watson, Windsor)

I had been on a mindfulness course before, which didn’t seem to help me at all. I attended Gayle’s course on the recommendation of a friend. I am so glad that I did! Gayle even said that if I didn’t get anything out of it she would give me my money back, but I’m still processing all the stuff I learned and know that is up to me to put it into practice. I am taking responsibility for myself in a way I never could before. (Ruth, Camberley)

Mindfulness is more than just ‘being present’ – it is about no longer allowing your mind to make you miserable! Suffering is optional – when you take your thoughts captive, you can live through any circumstance without becoming a victim (unless you choose to, of course!).

Read more – What is Mindfulness?

About Gayle

New Courses start dates:

February 13th, 2020

February 15th, 2020

More details and booking click here

EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT is a Meridian Therapy, in that it uses acupuncture or meridian points to help fast track emotional traumas, phobias and help with addictions.

It is a method of emotional and neurological control based on acupressure and involves tapping on acupressure/acupuncture points. Since acupuncture meridians extend to the brain, tapping on these points allows brain function to be modified by releasing negative emotions and even ameliorating some neurological conditions.

Energy EFT

Using EFT with energy in mind, you can experience faster, more focused, more logical EFT self help treatments and go much further into the realms of empowerment, mental clarity and having all the energy you need to succeed in life.

The EFT tapping techniques are a series of astoundingly fast and easy processes can help just about anyone to achieve genuine freedom from the emotions that have created problems in their lives. These techniques have been described by some as one of the most important breakthroughs in the area of psychology in this century. They have been used successfully with thousands of people with a broad range of difficulties.

eft-diagramEFT repairs this short circuit by stimulating precise meridian points via tapping on them with the fingertips. This simple process can be learned and applied by anyone.

EFT has been successfully applied to treat a wide range of emotional problems and issues, including anxiety, fears, phobias, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, grief, anger, guilt, etc. It has also been applied to enhance performance and improve relationships. In relationships, EFT can help us by reducing the emotional upsets towards our partner, many of which have their origins in our past. Using EFT, couples can overcome many of the barriers to friendship and closeness.

Some problems do require persistence with the technique over a period of time, and some therapists will use a combination of EFT, EMDR and Hypnotherapy, CBT or NLP.

Our EFT Practitioner:

Gayle Joubert

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy are very similar in a number of ways. Counselling, in specific situations, is offered as part of the psychotherapy process; and a counsellor may work with clients in a psychotherapeutic manner.

Psychotherapy will allow you to examine feelings, actions and thoughts and to learn how to evaluate and adjust where appropriate. Counselling however will enable you to explore personal development and to create adjustments to your life. Making a distinction between the two forms of therapy allows a better understanding of the process involved throughout the course of therapy. Both methods of counselling therapy provide people with a way of dealing with change psychologically.

A psychotherapist is a trained individual who is able to offer a form of counselling to clients. Some psychotherapists choose to be called a counsellor, so you can be forgiven for being confused!

For some, the title “counsellor” may be less ‘scary’ and more easily acceptable than the name psychotherapist suggests.

Both psychotherapists and counsellors focus on a deeper awareness of emotional issues, and look at the foundation of the problem, offering interventions where necessary.

Counselling, Psychotherapy, Treatment

How to Get Your Expectations Met

Entering into any form of counselling requires a commitment on the part of the individual in distress, and open communication. In order to get the most out of the therapy discuss your expectations with your therapist. Choose the type of therapist who is best skilled in the area you most need to focus on. Find out what their specialities are, and make sure that you have a sense of being able to communicate easily.

Key Differences between counselling and psychotherapy:


  • Helps people identify problems and crises and encourages them to take positive steps to resolve these issues.
  • It is the best course of therapeutic treatment for anyone who already has an understanding of wellbeing, and who is also able to resolve problems.
  • Counselling can be a short or long term process that encourages the change of behaviour.


  • Helps people with psychological problems that have built up over the course of a long period of time.
  • It will help you understand your feelings, thoughts and actions more clearly.
  • Psychotherapy is a longer-term process of treatment that identifies emotional issues and the background to problems and difficulties.

Marketing for Therapists & Healers!

Do you need some simple strategies to get more clients?





Specifically for Therapists, Coaches, Counsellors, Complimentary Health Care practitioners and Healers! (Although other lovely people are also welcome!)

£15.00 per workshop


Integral LIFE Centre

Bagshot, SURREY

Remember the days when you placed a yearly advert in Yellow Pages and the phone would begin to ring?

Or you sent out a few leaflets and hoped a few would be kept and bring you a paying client?

Maybe you did a few talks, or an open evening, and relied on your friends to spread the word.

There was no internet, no Google, no social media. No Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram. We didn’t know what Adwords or SEO meant, let alone have a website!

  • Have you made mistakes, spent a lot of money and still not got the results you want?
  • Or perhaps you are just starting out and want to avoid making costly mistakes?
  • Are you finding it hard to keep up with the changes in the digital world?
  • Can you find time to do all marketing for your business?
  • Perhaps you are doing okay but would like to do better?

When we opened the doors of Integral LIFE Centre, we found that there were many therapists who simply weren’t getting the clients through the door.

We decided to pool our knowledge and experience (Gayle has had a successful practice for over ten years and Arjan is a Business Growth Advisor), and invite in a few specialist experts to make marketing lucrative, simple and a bit more pleasant.

They just don’t teach this stuff in therapy schools and it can be a confusing can of worms to open up on your own. Come along! You know you ‘should’…. oh, wait, there are no ‘should’ – just do it then!

9th September 2016 (Friday)

10am – 12pm

Integral LIFE Centre, Opposite Dominos, 44 High Street, Bagshot.
Postcode for satnav: GU19 5AW.

PLEASE BOOK as spaces are limited and you will need to fill us in on where you are at beforehand.

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