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Balanced Self

Sara created Balanced Self to integrate modern Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques with the ancient practice of Yoga.

Balanced Self offers a holistic approach to well-being. It is Sara’s belief that the mind and body must be understood as one entity.  Through Yoga and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy you will be able to identify and break free from the grip of unhelpful thought patterns and behaviours to become your new balanced self.

Through Balanced Self, Sara offers Private CBT therapy and private yoga.

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Private CBT therapy sessions allow time to unravel unhelpful beliefs that are driving everyday thoughts, behaviours, which are affecting how you feel. Sara will then help you to learn effective techniques for the here and now to manage these thoughts and behaviours.

The private yoga will be designed specifically to your needs, whether they are emotional, physical or spiritual. This is a one on one experience where Sara uses CBT skills to help you connect to your thoughts and feelings by using your body. This is like no other private yoga class.

Group yoga classes also run every Thursday.

These classes offer an opportunity to practice yoga in an intimate setting, where the focus is on developing and nurturing your practice, away from busy and overcrowded classes. Sara focuses on integrating CBT skills with her yoga class and will ask her students to connect with their inner experiences to enhance their yoga practice.

Thursday Morning – 10-11am – Chair Yoga

Thursday Afternoon – 1.30-2.30pm – Yoga and Wellbeing

Thursday Evening – 6.30-7.30pm – Restorative Yoga

Sara, also offers workshops and courses, which will focus on integrating CBT skills and yoga to bring about the connection of mind and body.ed4e94a7-636c-46f4-85a8-0f9c68489143

CBT skills and Yoga: Stress and Worry Management Course

This six week course will take you on a journey of understanding stress and how to manage it in a different way. Sara has tailor-made this course to reflect the changing nature of daily life. It is no longer possible to manage stress just by understanding the mind but the body also needs to replenish itself. Every week, evidence-based CBT skills that have been proven to help manage stress will be introduced alongside a complimentary yoga practice.

This will be held on 26th September 2019.

Sleep and Restore workshop.

The first part of the workshop will focus on evidence-based CBT skills that have been proven to help promote and maintain good sleep. Sara will then lead you through a restorative yoga practice to facilitate relaxation before bed, ending with a guided imagery technique that has been proven to help switch busy minds off before bed.

This will be held on 12th of September 2019.

Feminine Energy Circle

Sara is a firm believer in the power and beauty of women. She is a co–host of the Feminine Energy Circle that comes together monthly in Muswell Hill and is operated on a donation-only basis.  A Feminine Energy Circle is a safe and sacred space, where women can come together to be heard and seen. This is a space to feel empowered to share wisdom, support and encourage each other.

A list of the class schedule, workshops and courses along with prices is found on the website.

To join one of the Thursday yoga classes please call to book.

For more information please see the website: www.balancedself.co.uk or telephone: 07834241778

To join the Feminine Energy Circle please email: FeminineEnergyCircle@gmail.com

About Sara

Sara has been working in mental health for several years and has primarily worked in Primary Care settings. She now works as a full time Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for the NHS and is provisionally accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. Her specialist area of interest is in low self-esteem and long term physical health conditions. Sara especially enjoys working with clients that have endured Irritable Bowel Syndrome, pain and have sleep problems.  She has also had additional training in Third Wave CBT approaches such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy.

Sara Started her yoga journey in her mid-20s and became a qualified 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher when she turned 30 years old. Sara was drawn to yoga as a method to explore and understand her inner world and to be able to develop a genuine connection to those around her.

Sara is passionate about the mind-body connection and helping her clients to feel more connected and rooted in their everyday experiences.

 

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