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"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style".

Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014)
 

 
I've just started my journey with Reach and am overwhelmed by not only the amount of information but also the diversity of it. I feel like I am being 'seen' for the first time, especially by myself. In my work as a GP I'm focusing on helping to fix people's physical ailments having never really given any importance to the role of the mind. I've been fixated on the physical condition and it's as I am now approaching retirement that I've realised this is not enough for me. I'm not sure where my journey will end but I know I'm excited at the prospect of looking into the depths of me. There is some fear but I feel I'm in good hands. I've been using a number of the CDs and handouts and find them amazingly relevant and insightful. The beauty of my journey so far is I feel held and heard and that feeling of safety is helping my confidence grow. I would recommend anyone who's not sure of where they are going, to look in this direction. There is so much on offer. 
 
Dr. Liz Clarke

 



"Fortune favours the brave."
Virgil (70 BC - 19 BC)


Personal Prayer
 
Today I give thanks for my amazing body. 
I give thanks for my health and I enjoy the journey to becoming healthy. 
I give thanks for my eyes that allow me to see the beauty that is around me. 
I give thanks for my voice that allows me to earn and serve others. 
I give thanks for my limbs that allow me to enjoy exercise, dance, hug, express, and enjoy my wonderful life. 
I give thanks for my food and enjoy the freshness, colour and goodness of nature's garden.
I give thanks for my body for having energy and vitality to allow me to get enjoyment out of my life.
I give thanks to my home that makes me feel safe and secure and surrounded by colour, cleanliness, creativity and beauty.
I give thanks to my garden - full of vibrance, life and colour, showing me peace and silence and rest.
I give thanks to my beautiful husband for loving, caring and looking after me.
I give thanks to the wonderful life we have together - fun, laughter, kindness, friendship, happiness, joy, understanding and depth.
I give thanks to my family for being wonderful and supportive.
I give thanks to my friends for bringing happiness and joy into my life.
I give thanks to myself for bringing happiness and joy to the world.
I choose to live a life of health.
I choose to live a life of peace
I choose to live a life of beauty
I choose to live a life of energy and vitality
I choose to live a life of service
I choose to live a life of movement. dance, happiness and joy.
I choose to live a life of freshness and goodness
I choose to live a life of colour and beauty
I choose to live a life of peace and silence
I choose to live a life of fun, laughter, kindness and love
 
Marneta Veigas
 


“To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil on it”
Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997)


 10 point plan to achieve a better relationship VIP plan
  1. Communication and Honesty
    Make a pledge to be open and honest and to say things with kindness – if not wait until you can!
  2. Compromise
    Thinking about the other person and performing selfless acts. Also surrendering the need to be right.
  3. Spontaneity
    Taking the risk of looking silly. Being able to laugh at oneself. Cultivating a spirit of adventure.
  4. Respect and Friendship
    Make time to do things together – foster a culture of mutual respect. To say good things about each other every day. (This is important to help the relationship stay young!). Trust in each other’s abilities.
  5. Quality Time
    Set a time to do something every week! Come up with a set of non-negotiables e.g. badminton, table tennis, walking, bowling, sauna & steam, gym theatre, salsa, board games and watching DVDs as a family.
  6. Responsibility
    Change begins with me! So take the initiative to change - miracles are made. The only thing to fear is an unfulfilled life!
  7. Accommodation
    Be tolerant – pledge to talk about things when the dust settles to ensure things don’t fester beneath the surface. Don’t play the blame game – that way you can break negative cycles when discussing challenging issues. Be kind about the other’s shortcomings.
  8. Fun & Laughter
    Find ways to keep your relationship light and fun – Always keep laughter in your hearts.
  9. Support & Encouragement
    Encouraging each other wherever deficiencies exist, or there is a lack of motivation such as : with health & diet. Support each other in times of need – both empathy and sympathy are needed.
  10. Love & Commitment
    Be more loving, tactile and harmonious with each other. Commitment means a degree of sacrifice for the other person. Love does not count what it does!
 
 
Made by the VIPs

AKA Valerie Stanley-Brooks and Patrick Brooks
 
Hope this helps you - it has helped us strenghen our relationship and continues to do so.

 



 

“Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action”

Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

 



The Breath Is Life's Teacher

Observe me, says the Breath, and learn to live effortlessly in the present moment. 
Feel me, says the Breath, and feel the Ebb and Flow of Life.
Allow me, says the Breath, and I’ll sustain and nourish you, filling you with energy and cleansing you of tension and fatigue.

Move with me, says the Breath, and I’ll invite your soul to dance.
Make sounds with me and I shall teach your soul to sing.
Follow me, says the Breath, and I’ll lead you out to the farthest reaches of the Universe, and inward to the deepest parts of your inner world.

Notice, says the Breath, that I am as valuable to you coming or going… that every part of my cycle is as necessary as another… that after I’m released, I return again and again… that even after a long pause – moments when nothing seems to happen – eventually I am there.

Each time I come, says the Breath, I am a gift from Life. And yet you release me without regret… without suffering… without fear.
Notice how you take me in, invites the Breath. Is it with joy… with gratitude…? Do you take me in fully… invite me into all the inner spaces of your home? …Or carefully into just inside the door?
What places in you am I not allowed to nourish?

And notice, says the Breath, how you release me. Do you hold me prisoner in closed up places in the body? Is my release resisted… do you let me go reluctantly, or easily?

And are my waves of Breath, of Life, as gentle as a quiet sea, softly smoothing sandy stretches of yourself….? Or anxious, urgent, choppy waves…?
Or the crashing tumult of a stormy sea…?

And can you feel me as the link between your inner and outer worlds… feel me as Life’s exchange between the Universe and You?
The Universe breathes me into You… You send me back to the Universe. I am the flow of life between every single part and the Whole.

Your attitude to me, says the Breath, is your attitude to Life.
Welcome me… embrace me fully. Let me nourish you completely, then set me free.
Move with me, dance with me, sing with me, sigh with me… Love me. Trust me. Don’t try to control me.

I am the Breath.
Life is the Musician.
You are the flute.
And music – creativity – depends on all of us. You are not the Creator… nor the Creation.
We are all a part of the process of Creativity… You, Life, and me: the Breath.

Donna Martin



"To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders."

Chuang Tzu (369 - 286 BC)



Dear Easton

I am writing to express my appreciation of your CD ‘the Path of Least Resistance’.

I am 54 years old and I lead a particularly energetic existence. I regularly swim, cycle and dance modern jive. Over recent years I have experienced considerable distress and anxiety due to my neighbours playing thumping baseline music disturbing my sleep and disrupting my lifestyle. Whenever I can I like to sleep in the afternoons and your CD helps me to relax and it has never failed to send me to sleep when I have needed to sleep. Your voice is particularly warm and comforting.

 
I would like to celebrate all elements of the entire process of this CD but I have never consciously heard it all the way through because I’m usually asleep shortly after it starts! I have many CD’s but this one I have played more than any other.
 
The Path of Least Resistance is the most useful CD that I have ever heard.
 
Easton, know that you have my gratitude and my love. If ever I can do anything to help you then I would like to do so. (You have always been so supportive of me).
 
Keep well my friend
 
Love from Paul Davenport



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Contributions Page introduction....

Reach began its unique way of working in 1990. Since that time we have touched literally thousands of people’s lives through our individual work, work with couples, families, groups and countless workshops. We have produced in that time 100s of written resources and over 30 audio and visual recordings and these have travelled across the world, largely driven by personal recommendation. They have also brought immeasurable change to many. On these pages is a snap-shot of what people have thought, felt and gained from their therapeutic contact with us via the various media we offer.

Also included on this page are some inspirational thoughts and writings from those clients, borne of their personal journeys with Reach.  We've also added insightful quotes from some of the great minds both past and present.

We hope you too will be inspired....