Category: Blog

How does Psychotherapy work?

Psychotherapy: The term derives from the Greek words psyche, meaning mind, spirit, soul and therapeia – healing. Psychotherapy, essentially, is talking therapy. While friends and family may be sympathetic to your unhappiness, it may be difficult to discuss the source of your psychological discomfort with those close to you. Or, you may not know what the source is, but have…

Finding your way into Shamanism?

“Shamanism is a beautiful, democratic and empowering spiritual system. This heart centred practice is a path of direct revelation connecting you to Spirit.” Shamanism is one of the great spiritual systems for healing, awakening and transforming our lives. The resurgence of Shamans and Welsh Shamanic practices comes at a critical time when we are fearful of what is happening and…

Back Pain? No Problem!

  At some time or other we all have a problem with our backs. Whether this is from bad posture, injury or just general wear and tear…… We have therapists at Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre that can help you work through your injury, improving posture and giving relief from pain. McTimoney Chiropractic is a gentle method of adjusting the bones…

Boosting Fertility with Acupuncture.

  Here at Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre our Acupuncturist, Maxine Smillie is a one of the founding members of the Zita West network for Reproductive Health as an Affiliated Acupuncturist.The Zita West organisation is the UK’s No 1 for preconception, planning, natural fertility, IVF, pregnancy and post-natal support. Built on the ground breaking work of midwife, fertility and pregnancy expert Zita West…

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

The key idea behind cognitive behavioural therapy is that: CBT is ‘present focused’. That means it works with thoughts and feelings in the here-and-now. A cognitive behavioural therapist will try to understand a situation by looking at separate parts:   Sometimes, through no fault of their own, people get ‘stuck’ in vicious cycles: the things they do to solve a…

Introducing Lawrence Benner!

We are please to announce that Dr Lawrence Benner has joined Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre offering Chiropractic treatment. Dr Lawrence Benner an American from Southern California received the Associate of Arts Degree by completing a pre-clinical two year university course at the College of the Redwoods that fulfilled the requirements for entry to a college of chiropractic, medicine, or dentistry.…

Hay Fever Help!

  When working well, our immune system protects us from the bacteria, viruses and toxins that enter our bodies. With hay fever though, something goes horribly amiss and it starts to over-react to harmless substances such as pollens, grasses, and animal dander. This allergic response results in a cluster of symptoms that make life miserable such as sneezing, stuffy or…

Tried to Stop Smoking Yourself?

  I  offer a tried and tested smoking cessation programme – The  Stop Smoking for Life Programme, – created by ISIS Hypnotherapy Training Centre in Brighton. With a 95% success rate, this programme combines Hypnotherapy, Coaching and Relaxation Techniques, providing you with all the tools and support for becoming a non smoker. This includes: 30 Minute Initial Consultation 1 Hour…

New to the Team! Phil Elliott

Phil Elliott joined Abergavenny Natural Therapy Centre this October offering McTimoney chiropractic. He will initially be working on Wednesdays.   He and Rob Baker (already practicing McTimoney chiropractic at the centre) went through training together at the same time at The McTimoney College. “I decided to train as a chiropractor after seeing how much McTimoney chiropractic helped two close friends with chronic back and…

Abergavenny Cycling

  We’re getting really excited about the National Road Race Championship  in Abergavenny. Especially as we will have ideal view of the Road Race final laps from our Therapy Rooms! All the Sportsmen and women involved in the Races will be elite riders and a consequence of having great physical form is having great healing abilities. Even a broken collar…