We are very lucky to have the genuinely ace Dominy, at Brighter You, on our doorstep in Yatton. She specialises in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), but also covers coaching, timeline therapy and loads of other stuff that I personally have no clue about!!! What I do know is that working with Dominy can be truly life changing - I've been treated myself. It's not counselling in the traditional sense - whatever it is, it works!!
Whatever you decide to do, you need to ensure two things: 1) You want change. 2) You gel with the person you're seeing.
Many clients look for the assurance and guidance of an MRI. In many cases these will be available on the NHS with your GP referral. However waiting times can be lengthy. In some instances, clients may wish to seek a private route. There are a number of scanners in the region, Bristol, Exeter and Taunton to name a few. There is one, operated by Cobalt Health in Cheltenham that a few of my clients have used in the past. They appear to be a little cheaper and the service offered has been excellent. You will need a referral from your GP whichever route you choose.
You are what you eat. Nutrition is so important and often under-looked. We have a great resource in Clevedon at Sow and Arrow. One of the proprietors, Pauline Cox, has a Masters in nutrition and really is a font of knowledge. You can read her book - 'Primal' or attend one of the courses that she runs. She is also regularly blogging with useful information.
Neck Gadgets - Gravity Life:
An awesome bit of kit that has helped me. Great for forward head posture. Please read their website - loads of interesting stuff to be found. Use code: roseholistic for a discount at checkout.
If you've watched the seat position video in the 'EXERCISE' tab, you'll have seen how I really advocate a gym ball instead of a chair. If you can't get a gym ball into your office set up, this is a great alternative. Likely you'll have seen mine in clinic.
With out any doubt the best discovery I have ever made. You will very rarely see me without them. Has helped my posture no end.
Brands include: Tikki, Groundies (my favourite), Freet, Vivobarefoot, Soft Star, Belenka, Xero, Plae (childrens), Senmotic, Zaqq, Joe Nimble, plus others. Get googling! Not all of these are UK based. However if you look at HappyLittleSoles, they have a good range of the above and are UK based.
There are some cheap Amazon alternatives, BUT you get what you pay for and they aren't 100% barefoot. However, they are an okay starter shoe.
These little wallets are great for the front pocket. They're tiny but fully functional and look traditional (or not if you prefer).