So, what would you like to know?
Contact me with your questions and I'll do my best to answer them.
What are Labyrinths?
The first labyrinths were found on pottery, stones and tiles and date back to over 4000 years ago. Labyrinths and mazes have been confused throughout history. The labyrinth is not a maze as there are false routes or dead ends. It has a single circuitous path that winds its way into the centre. The person walking it uses the same path to return from the centre and the entrance then becomes the exit. The path is in full view, which allows a person to be quiet and focus internally.
Is there a correct way to walk a labyrinth?
There is no right way or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. Use the labyrinth in any way that meets what you need, while being respectful of others. You may go directly to the centre to sit quietly -- whatever meets your needs.
I use Labyrinth walking as a mindfulness and stress awareness tool. By following the circuitous path you can walk a mindful journey. It can help you to focus on your walking and on becoming aware of any thoughts or emotions which may arise.
Were you always called Helly?
What a great question! No, I'm actually Helen but when my oldest niece Hariette was little she started to call me Auntie Helly and the name stuck! I'm only Helen when I go to work for the local charity I work for ... and when I visit my parents!
Everyone else knows me as Helly.
Do you deliver workshops outside of Wiltshire?
Yes I do. Mileage costs from SN15 are built into the quotations I give for delivering private workshops and 1:1.
What's the difference between stress awareness and mindfulness?
The stress awareness workshops look at stress in more detail in terms of our physical and emotional responses, what stress actually is and the long term health issues associated with stress. The techniques taught are relaxation techniques, which are slightly different from mindfulness techniques.
Mindfulness looks at our responses to stressful situations. The techniques taught are very much about noticing how we are at this moment in time. Relaxation may or may not occur during the sessions.