Our recent guests arrived in the warm sunshine, to a garden full of blossom. They were a couple who wanted to rebalance their lives and leave feeling positive and energised. Sally was recovering from chemotherapy and her husband Marc, from stress and anxiety.
Nina our in-house vegan chef collaborated with Rod to provide meals together that were suitable for very different needs. One evening for entrée we had 'bruschetta caviar d’aubergines served with cherries' followed by 'Poulet à la Chinoise' (bamboo sprouts, mushrooms, green beans, ginger, vegan steak, turmeric). For dessert we had one of Nina's specialities the 'Three Layered Mousse' (pineapple, chocolate and chestnuts). All food was organic and without dairy, gluten and refined sugar.
Each day I worked with my clients using a combination of hypnosis, counselling, mindfulness and NLP. Sally chose to take advantage of other therapies included, such as a facial and an aromatherapy massage. In the afternoons Sally and Marc travelled to nearby places such as Cordes-sur-Ciel, voted the ‘most popular French Village 2014’. Cordes-sur-Ciel is an architecturally stunning village perched on the top of a hill. Originally named “corte” meaning “rocky heights,” the village was later renamed “Cordes-sur-Ciel”, to indicate its height above the clouds over low-lying areas of the valley – as in a fairytale book!
Irena-Marie Makowska is a Mind Coach, specialised in BrainWorking Recursive Therapy (BWRT®), Psychology of Identity and Behaviour; Clinical Hypnotherapy; Transformational Coaching and Mindfulness.