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We're stronger together.

During this COVID-19 Coronovirus Pandemic, we need connection and calm more than ever. 

We're being called to change how we live and work and in these time of uncertainty, we know that connection and calm can help.

 

That's why here at Welford Wellbeing we've created a new online timetable to ensure you are supported throughout this pandemic.

 

We have continued with our online 121 therapies and meditations which have always been available as well as adding a number of free and donation-based events. As ever, 10% of our profits go to The Samaritans so you can also grab karma points too :-) 

BOOK YOUR TICKETS BELOW

Tuesday 6 pm - Free FB Live

March 30, 2020

Each week we will meet for 30 mins to discuss a different topic from anxiety, depression and mental health to spirituality, meditation and energy work. 

No ticket needed simply join the Facebook group here. Make sure you are signed up to the group at least 15 minutes before the live is ready to start as I will not be able to accept new members whilst running the live session. 

Meditation Made Simple Online Class

March 30, 2020

Join us for Meditation Made Simple classes. These classes are held live online via zoom, so you can interact as if you are in person.

This weekly online guided meditation class will use energy and mindful meditation practices to help you gain a clear and balanced mind alongside a stronger connection to self and spirit.

 

Mid Week Melt - FB Group and Insta live 10 am

March 31, 2020

Melt away that stress with the mid-week melt - 30 mins of chill time at 10m every Wednesday in Clear Community Facebook Group. 

This event is free to join. Please make sure you are a signed up member of the FB Group at least 15 minutes before the live is due to start. 

Wednesday Night 7pm - Gong Baths with SLC

March 31, 2020

Each Wednesday we will meet online for a night of relaxation with the gong as part of She's Lost Control Community Culture Events.

In order to create the best experience for yourself at home I recommend the following:
- Give yourself time to download the Zoom software if you've not done so already.
- Create a warm, comfortable and safe space for yourself to experience. You can lie down and have a blanket over you to keep you warm. You may even want an eye mask.
- Listen through headphones or a speaker if possible as inbuilt speakers in laptops/ phone etc... may not give you the range you need for the full gong sounds to translate
- Make sure you are on mute when you join the zoom room. In the bottom left-hand corner of your screen, there should be a microphone. Make sure it is set to off. You should be muted on entry but just in case.
- If you need to communicate with me there is a chat box to type in to.
- Remember the intention and the energy of gong are as important as the physical vibration and I have seen and heard excellent reports of this working well online.

Tickets are donation based.

Feel Good Fridays with SLC - Friday 8 am

April 02, 2020

Feel Good Friday's with She's Lost Control. 

Every Friday morning we’ll be helping you step into that Friday feeling with mental health expert and mediation coach Rachael Welford from Welford Wellbeing. First up - Practical positivity and mental health mastery to tackle Anxiety.

Each week we will meet at 8 am for an hour dedicated to sharing tools which will enable you to feel empowered about your mental wellbeing in these uncertain times. Using a variety of tried and tested techniques Rachael will help you to free yourself from fear, alleviate anxiety and put an end to pandemic panic.

 

Expect tools such as Meditation, EFT Tapping, Guided Journaling, Energy Work and Positive Psychology Techniques. You'll leave each session feeling restored and empowered. 

Sunday Meditation Class - 6pm

April 04, 2020


If you miss the Dragonfly Yoga Sunday night meditation classes - this is for you! 

If you've no idea what I am talking about then please read below. 

Each and every Sunday we will meet for a 50-minute energy meditation class. These classes will help you connect to the energy body, working through different chakras and imprinting positive affirmations into your energy body too. I will guide you using my voice alongside my singing bowls and koshi chimes to take you on a journey and connect, clear and strengthen your energy body. 

Sunday night gong bath - 8pm

April 04, 2020

Every Sunday at 8pm via zoom we will meet for an online gong bath.

Questioning whether gong works online? Check out this feedback from people who have already done my online gong baths...

"I feel so much more relaxed and calm!"
"Thank you, absolutely loved it!! feel so so relaxed, tingles all over xxxxx"

"Thank you so much. Beautiful time, can’t believe how similar it feels to in person. Thank you. x"
"That was amazing Rach as you said as good as face to face. Can’t wait til next week!"

 

In order to create the best experience for yourself at home I recommend the following:
- Give yourself time to download the Zoom software if you've not done so already.
- Create a warm, comfortable and safe space for yourself to experience. You can lie down and have a blanket over you to keep you warm. You may even want an eye mask.
- Listen through headphones or a speaker if possible as inbuilt speakers in laptops/ phone etc... may not give you the range you need for the full gong sounds to translate
- Make sure you are on mute when you join the zoom room. In the bottom left-hand corner of your screen, there should be a microphone. Make sure it is set to off. You should be muted on entry but just in case.
- If you need to communicate with me there is a chat box to type in to.
- Remember the intention and the energy of gong are as important as the physical vibration and I have seen and heard excellent reports of this working well online.

Tickets are donation based - suggested minimum donation £5 but pay what you can.

8.30am Monday Morning Meditation

April 05, 2020

Meet me every Monday morning at 8.30am where we will meditate together to get the week off to the right start. 

Meet in Clear Community FB group or Instagram Live

Online Full Moon Ritual - Special Event

April 05, 2020

Special Event

Let's join under the powerful energy of this Full Moon. A perfect time to let go, release and forgive. 

Rachael will guide you through a meditation, release ritual and finish with a gong bath all in the comfort and safety of your own home.

Ritual is really important in times of uncertainty. Through ritual, we can reconnect to ourselves and our souls. Cut chords that are tying us down and create a sense of calm and control.

Tuesday 6 pm - Free FB Live

April 06, 2020

Each week we will meet for 30 mins to discuss a different topic from anxiety, depression and mental health to spirituality, meditation and energy work. 

No ticket needed simply join the Facebook group here. Make sure you are signed up to the group at least 15 minutes before the live is ready to start as I will not be able to accept new members whilst running the live session. 

Meditation Made Simple Online Class

April 06, 2020

Join us for Meditation Made Simple classes. These classes are held live online via zoom, so you can interact as if you are in person.

This weekly online guided meditation class will use energy and mindful meditation practices to help you gain a clear and balanced mind alongside a stronger connection to self and spirit.

 

Mid Week Melt - FB Group and Insta live 10 am

April 07, 2020

Melt away that stress with the mid-week melt - 30 mins of chill time at 10m every Wednesday in Clear Community Facebook Group. 

This event is free to join. Please make sure you are a signed up member of the FB Group at least 15 minutes before the live is due to start. 

Wednesday Night 7pm - Gong Baths with SLC

April 07, 2020

Each Wednesday we will meet online for a night of relaxation with the gong as part of She's Lost Control Community Culture Events.

In order to create the best experience for yourself at home I recommend the following:
- Give yourself time to download the Zoom software if you've not done so already.
- Create a warm, comfortable and safe space for yourself to experience. You can lie down and have a blanket over you to keep you warm. You may even want an eye mask.
- Listen through headphones or a speaker if possible as inbuilt speakers in laptops/ phone etc... may not give you the range you need for the full gong sounds to translate
- Make sure you are on mute when you join the zoom room. In the bottom left-hand corner of your screen, there should be a microphone. Make sure it is set to off. You should be muted on entry but just in case.
- If you need to communicate with me there is a chat box to type in to.
- Remember the intention and the energy of gong are as important as the physical vibration and I have seen and heard excellent reports of this working well online.

Tickets are donation based.

Feel Good Fridays with SLC - Friday 8 am

April 09, 2020

Feel Good Friday's with She's Lost Control. 

Every Friday morning we’ll be helping you step into that Friday feeling with mental health expert and mediation coach Rachael Welford from Welford Wellbeing. First up - Practical positivity and mental health mastery to tackle Anxiety.

Each week we will meet at 8 am for an hour dedicated to sharing tools which will enable you to feel empowered about your mental wellbeing in these uncertain times. Using a variety of tried and tested techniques Rachael will help you to free yourself from fear, alleviate anxiety and put an end to pandemic panic.

 

Expect tools such as Meditation, EFT Tapping, Guided Journaling, Energy Work and Positive Psychology Techniques. You'll leave each session feeling restored and empowered. 

Sunday Meditation Class - 6pm

April 11, 2020

If you miss the Dragonfly Yoga Sunday night meditation - this is for you! 

A guided energy meditation using singing bowls and koshi chimes to take you on a journey and connect to your energy body. 

Sunday night gong bath - 8pm

April 11, 2020

Every Sunday at 8pm via zoom we will meet for an online gong bath.

Questioning whether gong works online? Check out this feedback from people who have already done my online gong baths...

"I feel so much more relaxed and calm!"
"Thank you, absolutely loved it!! feel so so relaxed, tingles all over xxxxx"

"Thank you so much. Beautiful time, can’t believe how similar it feels to in person. Thank you. x"
"That was amazing Rach as you said as good as face to face. Can’t wait til next week!"

 

In order to create the best experience for yourself at home I recommend the following:
- Give yourself time to download the Zoom software if you've not done so already.
- Create a warm, comfortable and safe space for yourself to experience. You can lie down and have a blanket over you to keep you warm. You may even want an eye mask.
- Listen through headphones or a speaker if possible as inbuilt speakers in laptops/ phone etc... may not give you the range you need for the full gong sounds to translate
- Make sure you are on mute when you join the zoom room. In the bottom left-hand corner of your screen, there should be a microphone. Make sure it is set to off. You should be muted on entry but just in case.
- If you need to communicate with me there is a chat box to type in to.
- Remember the intention and the energy of gong are as important as the physical vibration and I have seen and heard excellent reports of this working well online.

Tickets are donation based - suggested minimum donation £5 but pay what you can.

Free - 8.30am Monday Morning Meditation

April 12, 2020

Meet me every Monday morning at 8.30am where we will meditate together to get the week off to the right start. 

Meet in Clear Community FB group or Instagram Live

Monday - 8pm Online gong bath

April 19, 2020

Every Monday at 8pm via zoom we will meet for an online gong bath.

Questioning whether gong works online? Check out this feedback from people who have already done my online gong baths...

"I feel so much more relaxed and calm!"
"Thank you, absolutely loved it!! feel so so relaxed, tingles all over xxxxx"

"Thank you so much. Beautiful time, can’t believe how similar it feels to in person. Thank you. x"
"That was amazing Rach as you said as good as face to face. Can’t wait til next week!"

 

In order to create the best experience for yourself at home I recommend the following:
- Give yourself time to download the Zoom software if you've not done so already.
- Create a warm, comfortable and safe space for yourself to experience. You can lie down and have a blanket over you to keep you warm. You may even want an eye mask.
- Listen through headphones or a speaker if possible as inbuilt speakers in laptops/ phone etc... may not give you the range you need for the full gong sounds to translate
- Make sure you are on mute when you join the zoom room. In the bottom left-hand corner of your screen, there should be a microphone. Make sure it is set to off. You should be muted on entry but just in case.
- If you need to communicate with me there is a chat box to type in to.
- Remember the intention and the energy of gong are as important as the physical vibration and I have seen and heard excellent reports of this working well online.

Tickets are donation based - suggested minimum donation £5 but pay what you can.

Meditation Made Simple Online Class

April 05, 2020

Join us for Meditation Made Simple classes. These classes are held live online via zoom, so you can interact as if you are in person.

This weekly online guided meditation class will use energy and mindful meditation practices to help you gain a clear and balanced mind alongside a stronger connection to self and spirit.

You can book drop in classes or a monthly pass giving access to all classes and a free guided meditation to use at home.

Monday - 8pm Online gong bath

April 12, 2020

Every Monday at 8 pm - 9.30 pm via zoom we will meet for an online gong bath.

Questioning whether gong works online? Check out this feedback from people who have already done my online gong baths...

"I feel so much more relaxed and calm!"
"Thank you, absolutely loved it!! feel so so relaxed, tingles all over xxxxx"

"Thank you so much. Beautiful time, can’t believe how similar it feels to in person. Thank you. x"
"That was amazing Rach as you said as good as face to face. Can’t wait til next week!"

 

In order to create the best experience for yourself at home I recommend the following:
- Give yourself time to download the Zoom software if you've not done so already.
- Create a warm, comfortable and safe space for yourself to experience. You can lie down and have a blanket over you to keep you warm. You may even want an eye mask.
- Listen through headphones or a speaker if possible as inbuilt speakers in laptops/ phone etc... may not give you the range you need for the full gong sounds to translate
- Make sure you are on mute when you join the zoom room. In the bottom left-hand corner of your screen, there should be a microphone. Make sure it is set to off. You should be muted on entry but just in case.
- If you need to communicate with me there is a chat box to type in to.
- Remember the intention and the energy of gong are as important as the physical vibration and I have seen and heard excellent reports of this working well online.

Tickets are donation based - suggested minimum donation £5 but pay what you can.

More Yoga Late Night Lock In - goes digital!

April 23, 2020

To shine a little light, we bring very exciting news that the next Late Night Lock In will go live online via Zoom!

 

The Late Night Lock In event is a journey through yoga, psychology and gong, and we are very grateful to be able to share it live, directly to you, in the comfort of your own home. Expect an evening filled with mindful moments, as we practice movement, meditation and reflective writing with Steph (@theyogapsychologist) and fully indulge in a gong bath with Rachael (@welfordwellbeing).

 

Friday 24th April, 2020

7.30pm - 10pm

 

Prepare your home space with a yoga mat, a notebook and pen, warm layers and all the cosey cushions and blankets you desire for the gong bath!

Once you have purchased a ticket we will send you a direct link to access the zoom meeting 15 mins before the event starts.

£25 - with 25% profits donated to Choose Love, MoreYoga's charity of the year

 

We look forward to a beautiful evening together.

 

Love Steph & Rachael

Postponed - Stretch and Sound Workshop

April 03, 2020

Reset your senses with an antigravity afternoon dedicated to nurturing your mind and body. 

Float your way into the weekend with deep slow held stretches supported by your hammock and guided by Ophelie, who started flying at just 8 years old! She has performed all over the world and taught thousands of aerial classes so you know you're in great hands, whether this is your first or hundredth practice.

This aerial yin yoga flow will enable your body to gently find space and flexibility without too much effort. This section of the workshop is designed to be slow-paced and restorative allowing the mind to settle and the body to open up. 

Just when you think you can't get more relaxed, you cocoon yourself into the hammock, your body weightless. We'll tuck you in with a soft blanket and cover your eyes to block out any distractions and allow you to be fully immersed into the shimmering sounds of the Gong, Himalayan bowls and voice, which will lead you in a meditative journey of self-discovery and healing. Your guide will be Rachael of Welford Wellbeing a trained sound therapist and healer who has played all over the world and helped thousands of people find peace in their lives. You will leave feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. 


We can't wait to share this workshop with you. This event is strictly limited to 12 people so will sell out fast. We recommend booking as soon as you're ready as we hate to disappoint people attempting to book too late, as we've had to do in the past. 


Much Love
Rachael and Ophelie


Contraindications: 

Please be aware that if you have any health concerns or are pregnant that you should contact us and your GP before booking. Although aerial yin yoga and sound baths are generally safe practices there are conditions which could mean you should not take part in this workshop. We recommend that anyone in their first trimester of pregnancy or who has a pacemaker fitter should not attend.

Postponed - Full Moon Reiki Gong bath - Hackney Wick

April 05, 2020

Do you find it hard to meditate? 

Maybe you find it hard to switch off and relax? 

If your mind churns things over and won't give you peace, this is the event for you. 



Let's join under the powerful energy of this Full Moon energy. A perfect time to let go, release and forgive. 


Laying down under a blanket, you need not do anything but focus on your breath. The sound will take you on a meditative journey, it's a bit like getting a big hug from the universe. 
You're bathed in the sounds (hence the name gong bath) which vibrate through your body; resetting your nervous system (aiding sleep and feelings of being safe), preventing inflammation in the body, inhibiting the stress and pain response, as well as having a positive effect on your heart and respiratory rates. 

People often report deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind, and deeper connections to their intuition as well as peaceful sleep, following a gong bath. 

Join us and see for yourself. 

Much Love

Rachael

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Postponed - New Moon Cacao Ceremony, Reiki Gong Bath in Hackney Wick, London

March 22, 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing this event. We're looking at ways we can potentially move this event online and will update all ticket holders this week. 

 

Do you find it hard to meditate? 

Maybe you find it hard to switch off and relax? 

If your mind churns things over and won't give you peace, this is the event for you. 

 

Let's join under the powerful energy of this New Moon energy. A perfect time to renew intentions and sew seeds for the next moon cycle.

 

We'll start the evening with a cacao ceremony and group reiki energy exercise (You don't need to be Reiki attuned to do this), then we'll move into guided meditative om chanting to really clear the mind and prepare us for the finale... a gorgeous sound bath using gong, Tibetan bowls, Koshi bells and chimes and voice. 

CACAO CEREMONY.

 

Raw cacao is not the same as chocolate. It is made from the same plant but is processed in a completely different way leaving in all the good stuff. When using Raw Ceremonial grade cacao we are inviting you to use the plant as medicine. It has been used as a health elixir for centuries originating in the Americas and contains many active ingredients which help release 'feel good' hormones in the body such as dopamine. When connecting with cacao we're connecting with the heart centre and inviting it to open.  The taste can be more bitter than chocolate but when brewed for a ceremony I add a little spice and sweetness. 

 

REIKI and OM CHANTING.

 

Sitting in a circle and creating harmonised energy as a group is a very powerful way of building a connection to others as well as a stronger connection to your inner self. This section will be fully guided and is really easy to follow so even if you have never done it before you can still join and will be fully supported. The chanting of OM has been shown to have many benefits over the years, with many citing it as the original sound of the universe and path to enlightenment. Om has been shown to increase concentration, clear a busy mind, purify negative energies and increase your connection to your spiritual self. 

 

GONG BATH.

 

Laying down under a blanket, you need not do anything but focus on your breath. The sound will take you on a meditative journey, it's a bit like getting a big hug from the universe. You're bathed in the sounds (hence the name gong bath) which vibrate through your body; resetting your nervous system (aiding sleep and feelings of being safe), preventing inflammation in the body, inhibiting the stress and pain response, as well as having a positive effect on your heart and respiratory rates.

 

People often report deep meditative and peaceful states, clarity of mind, and deeper connections to their intuition as well as peaceful sleep, following a gong bath. 

 

Join us and see for yourself. 

 

Much Love

 

Rachael

 

 

 

 

Contraindications of the gong: 

Although gong is a well-documented instrument of healing, please note gong is not recommended for those:

 

– In the first trimester or last trimester of pregnancy. I would not advise coming at all in the first trimester.

 

– People with tinnitus or those who may struggle with being immersed in sounds. 

 

– People who may be suffering with PTSD or severe mental health issues

 

– People with pacemakers or who suffer with seizures

 

If you are worried about anything please contact your GP or email us before booking a ticket.

 

Contraindications of cacao: 

- Anyone allergic to chocolate or chocolate derivatives should avoid cacao 

- Although less common these days antidepressants and other medications which work via MAO inhibitors are contraindicated with chocolate. Please check your medication and check with you Dr before coming. 
- Heart Conditions: cacao is a vasodialator and increases heart rate. 
– Pregnant or breastfeeding: Cacao is a stimulant so you may wish to have a lower dose

MOROCCO - A Journey Through the Senses Retreat - Marrakech

October 21, 2020

Join me and Luna Anderson for 5 nights and 6 days in Morocco for a journey to reignite your senses, find your balance and reconnect to your inner self through yoga, sound therapy, meditation and ayurvedic practices. 

7th - 12th May 2020 - Marrakech, Morocco - Sold out

22nd - 27th October 2020 - Marrakech, Morocco (nearly half full!)

 

Luna and I believe that in order to survive in the modern world, we’ve had to dull our senses. 

 

It’s hard to tune into the subtle energies. And that little voice inside. When it’s blurred out by sirens, flashing lights and never-ending to-do lists. 

If your stress can’t be contained. You should join us in Morocco to reignite your senses and get that new lease of life you've been dreaming of.

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