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Designing Your Own Holistic Self-Care Ritual

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Designing your own holistic ritual is about establishing what it is that bringing into your life will make the most difference to you, establishing what time you can allow to it, how you can ensure this time is uninterrupted, and honouring the commitment to yourself to do this daily.  It’s also about cultivating a state of mind where if life does get in the way, you can accept that things may not have gone to plan this day, this week, or even this month, but that you can guilt-free reintroduce your practice as soon as the time is right.  

I would like to acknowledge that as a childless woman who works for herself, whilst I do work extremely hard, I also have the luxury of being able to prioritise my self-care in a way that may not be available for you.  With a bit of support from others, or even just carving out time after the kids go to bed in place of where you may have watched television or scrolled social media instead, there are often ways of creating a bit of time where it feels like you may not have had any.  Marie Forleo’s book is great for a bit of help in doing so.

I thought I’d start by talking you through some of the practices I like to commit to daily and letting you know how they might help you:

Yoga–  I love to use Jivamukti Yoga Digital’s online platform which I stream onto a big screen at home.  I choose the 22 minute class called “Kickstart Your Day” and it really wakes up my body, and makes me feel so balanced and centred.  In case you’re unfamiliar with Jivamukti Yoga, it is a form of yoga that believes in moving towards enlightenment through compassion for all beings.  Jivamukti places huge importance on the tenant “Ahimsa” or non-harming and uses its yoga teachings as a platform for animal advocacy which speaks directly to my heart!

Meditation– As a former Kundalini yoga teacher I love doing a particular Kundalini meditation which implements both mantra and mudra, designed to protect my energy for the day.  In the space of meditation I also take the time to tune in to my inner child, internally express gratitude for all the wonderful gifts I have in life (things as simple as the sun outside or the fresh air are great places to start) and send love energetically outward to others.

Pranayama– Prior to commencing meditation I do a few minutes of alternate nostril breathing which is extremely grounding and centering.  Pranayama (breathing practices) are incredible for resetting your nervous system.

Yoga Nidra– Yogic sleep is beautiful for everybody, but particularly for those who may not be comfortable with doing standard meditation.  It is a beautiful practice at any time of the day and will really help you if you haven’t had the best night’s sleep.  Yoga Nidra is also wonderful for people with chronic fatigue and even PTSD; a lot of research is being doing by iRest, which is essentially a spirituality-free form of Yoga Nidra.

A few recommendations for resources for Yoga Nidra include the following Youtube videos of varying lengths, depending on how much time you have:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H0FKzeuVVs&t=1068s

I hear that Insight Timer app is also really good.

Other practices I love and do regularly which could easily make up a routine include going for walks in natures, reading, sound healing (also available on Jivamukti Yoga’s digital platform), infra red saunas (if you have space at home you’d be surprised how inexpensive they are- I use mine twice daily and love it!), hypnotherapy (I have a great contact for Hypno if you’re looking for one), affirmations, and dance (dancing and singing are probably two of the things that bring me the most joy in this world- and best of all they’re free!).

I find one of the best ways to honour this sacred time and get the most from it is to ensure your phone is off whilst you engage in these activities.  In fact, I go as far as to try and keep my phone off until I have finished my self-care for the morning- only then do I allow my mind to be flooded by the inevitable barrage of information sent to me.

One last note- your holistic routine can be flexible and you can adapt in depending on the seasons, what’s going on in your life and what you feel you need more of.  Take some time to sit, be still and tune into yourself, ask yourself what you need.  Do you need more nervous system regulation?  More joy?  More gratitude?  More energy?  Move movement?  More rest?  More silence?  You deserve all of the above and more, how can you bring more of this into your life?

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Emma Fabricius
Emma Fabricius
22:56 11 Sep 21
I cant ´t describe how grateful I am to have got in contact with Camilla! She really has an amazing knowledge about the... body and how it all works together on a different level than anyone I´ve ever worked with. I came to her to get help with my headaches, migraines and fatigue after years and multiple visits/treatments with different doctors, experts etc. without any luck. Instead of just recommending me a "quick-fix", she worked with me to find the underlying issues.I've been working with her for a couple of months now and she never fails to give me the highest quality treatment in all aspects. She is also super quick to respond to any question or concern I might have, which I really appreciate.She is also one of the kindest, sweetest and most understandable people you will ever meet. It is so comforting and calming to finally have found a person who truly cares about your health as she does (AND is vegan!!). I can´t recommend her enough!! Thank you Camilla :)read more
Punam Mann
Punam Mann
02:02 06 Sep 21
Camilla has been absolutely amazing and I highly recommend her. She understands and respects my vegan dietary choices... which I have struggled with other doctors and naturopaths. She patiently listens and created a thorough treatment plan for me. I have been on the treatment plan for a few weeks now and my symptoms have greatly reduced and I’m already feeling much better. I’m highly impressed by her prompt response to my emails. She is very knowledgeable and helpful and has made my healing journey extremely comfortable.Thank you Camillaread more
Fabiana Loddo
Fabiana Loddo
23:10 20 Jul 21
In the past, what I found difficult with doctors was the fact that they did not listen to me; they literally finished... the sentences on my behalf all the time, rushing a diagnosis!Camilla is such a great listener, she really took all the possible information from me, she studied my case meticolously and came up with a cure which makes a lot of sense...and she explained it to me! Some other practitioners just prescribe lots of things and do not even explain what is cointained in those supplements/herbs and what they are specifically for.I highly recommend Camilla to all the ones who want a "same-level" relationship which their practitioner and not a "yes, I trust you, you are the expert" kind of relationship.Thank you Camilla!read more
Julien Fouquet
Julien Fouquet
11:31 19 Jul 21
I'm so glad I went to see Camilla, being vegan it's nice to find a naturopath who shares the same values.She asked me... a lot of questions during the initial consult, I felt that she was genuinely trying to help. After a few weeks and some tests done, she made a very detailed treatment plan which was very thorough and well explained.After only a few weeks following the treatment plan, the symptoms greatly improved as my gut health got better.I'd highly recommend Camilla as she has great knowledge combined with a caring and effective holistic approach.read more
Charlene G
Charlene G
02:35 18 Jul 21
I truly wish I found Camilla earlier and I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for a naturopath! I've been seeing... her for a few months now and I'm constantly impressed at how thorough, knowledgeable and passionate she is. I've had gut and hormonal issues for as long as I can remember, and from the get-go, I felt Camilla was truly invested in finding the underlying causes and helping me resolve them. She is also the warmest, kindest person - an absolute joy to work with.I've already seen such vast improvements in my health, and for the first time in my life, I'm confident that my issues can well and truly be resolved. I also really appreciate working with a fellow vegan who not only understands my values, but is equally passionate about them too.Thank you so much, Camilla! I cannot recommend her enough!read more
Libby Penney
Libby Penney
07:09 05 Jul 21
I am so grateful I have found Camilla. We hit it off straight away and she understands me. Her knowledge is second to... none. She goes above and beyond and has helped me so much, so quickly. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without her. Thank you Camilla.read more
Matt Gussin
Matt Gussin
16:41 22 May 21
I've had a pretty horrid time with gut and fatigue problems for over two years and in this time, I have seen countless... doctors, naturopaths, gastroenterologists, Chinese medicine practitioners and so on...Some of which told me to stop my vegan diet, so this was when I searched for a vegan Naturopath and found Camilla.Camilla has been nothing but outstanding since our first contact. She is the first person in my health journey who I feel is genuinely invested in my health and has worked tirelessly to help and provide answers. She is always quick to reply to my lengthy emails and although currently at the early stages of my treatment, every piece of advice and treatment given has been based off facts and logical reasoning.I really recommend Camilla. I have felt very comfortable with her from day one and you will get someone who is knowledgeable, passionate but most importantly, will do her utmost to help you through any problem.read more
Sophie Smith
Sophie Smith
02:36 22 May 21
I would without a doubt recommend Camilla to anyone looking for a naturopath. She is so warm, caring, knowledgable and... helpful. I sought Camilla’s help to work on my severe PMS, heavy and painful periods and PTSD and mental health. From the moment I saw her she went above and beyond and is always there to help whenever I have any questions or concerns. I have just started my treatment plan and feel confident that I will see an improvement with my concerns.Thank you so much Camila xread more
Laura Harper
Laura Harper
02:59 07 Apr 21
I have been working with Camilla for a couple of months now with the aim of treating and managing hair loss, stress,... and anxiety. Camilla's process is incredibly thorough and informative and it has been amazing to not only feel better, but learn SO much in the process. My treatment plan has been very manageable, and Camilla has always made sure I understand why we are doing things rather than just telling me. This ​has really helped me to feel more in control and kept me committed to the lifestyle changes. Prior to working with Camilla, I felt a pretty overwhelmed with information, none of which I could be certain was true or even relevant to my symptoms whereas Camilla's process is so personal, and completely tailored to the individual.Camilla has been so kind, and understanding and has made the whole experience as comfortable and easy as possible. I have been shocked by how quickly I began to feel positive changes, and cant wait to see them continue!read more
Millie Guest
Millie Guest
02:45 04 Mar 21
Camilla is an incredible naturopath. I was recommended by a friend. I was struggling with my energy levels and needed... help to figure out why. The consults were thorough and in-depth and camilla made me feel super comfortable the whole way through.I had bloods done which confirmed i was low on iron as she had predicted. She wrote me an amazing in depth treatment plan, which included when and how to take my supplements with loads of tips & tricks on how to get the most out of them and include more into my diet. She also gave me loads of great recipes to cook to help with my iron intake.It has been over a month into treatment and i feel super energetic and full of life again. It was exactly what i needed to help get back to myself.I couldn’t recommend her enough. If you’re struggling with anything her in-depth knowledge in her field will help you.Thankyou camilla.read more
Sophie Farrelly
Sophie Farrelly
03:42 29 Dec 20
Camilla is very knowledgeable, helpful and has a wonderful nature. She’s caring and goes above and beyond to help. I... can’t recommend her enough. Thank you!read more
J D
J D
02:07 06 Nov 20
Highly recommend. Camilla is a delight, very passionate and committed to getting clients back to their best!
Vivian Ruth
Vivian Ruth
09:03 28 Oct 20
I’m so grateful for the treatment that I received from Camilla. My results improved within a month!! She is very... attentive, knowledgeable and caring. I highly recommend her for everyone!!read more
Chloe Compton
Chloe Compton
10:20 24 Sep 20
I had several online consultations with Camilla. She was a pleasure to work with and very knowledgeable. Her treatment... plan has really helped me and improved my skin condition. Highly recommend.read more
Lilla Magyari
Lilla Magyari
11:16 01 Sep 20
Camilla is an amazing Naturopath! Her knowledge and enthusiasm is absolutely fantastic! She helped me a lot in the past... and still does whenever I need. You can count on her 100%. I only can recommend her!!! 💚 🌱 💚🌱💚🌱💚🌱💚read more
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