Women who help Women
Women are super, no matter which way you look at it, but every now and then we need some support, some help and some time to be kind to ourselves. This page is full of lovely local women who can help women in all forms!
Nestled in 7 acres of private woodland, hidden in the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside you will discover KIN Nature Kindergarten. A new pre school setting for 3 and 4 year olds, it is the first outdoor setting in Monmouthshire and one of the first in Wales.
KIN (Kids in Nature) was founded in 2019 by Sal Preston a Primary School Teacher and Forest School Leader with over 14 years experience of working with children in both school and nursery settings. Sal’s inspiration for the Kindergarten came from a study visit to Norway in 2011 where, along with other Early Years Educators she visited the Natur Barnehage or Nature Kindergartens where children as young as 2 years old spend 80% of their day outside all year round.
Sal is passionate about giving children the unhurried childhood they deserve and protecting what she refers to as ‘the nature of childhood’ – exploring wondering, and experimenting. She believes that it is vital that young children have space and time to connect with the people and world around them in order for them to make sense of it and ultimately want to protect it.
The Kindergarten offers an enchanting setting rich in natural, open – ended resources chosen carefully to stimulate your child’s curiosity and imagination.
The child’s voice lies at the heart of our practice. We value the questions and theories presented by the children and use these as our inspiration for learning. Our approach is to facilitate learning in the moment to make it as real and meaningful for your child as possible.
The Kindergarten is due to open later this Spring. If you would like to find out more please visit: www.kinnaturekindergarten.co.uk where you can sign up to hear about our open days and enrolment.
Little Green Refills
We are Little Green Refills, two local Mums who are passionate about reducing plastic waste. We are a refills delivery service offering cleaning and household products delivered straight to your door reducing the number of single use plastic containers that households commonly dispose of. We are much like your milkman, you put your empties out and we refill them! We also aim to have a base in Abergavenny and Monmouth market shortly for those that might prefer to bring their empties to us to be refilled. We also have a collection point at the Towpath Inn in Gilwern (plus more in the pipeline) so you can order online with no delivery fee, then pick up there whilst you enjoy a drink and a piece of cake!
Please do check out our website and Facebook page.
Amazing Life Balance
Empowering women to embrace their health and wellness through exploring natural alternatives to true lasting healing. Whether you are coping with chronic pain, autoimmune issues, anxiety or menopause symptoms, I have a variety of alternative treatments to help your body to self heal. Let’s do this together!
- Spinal Energy Massage
- AromaTouch Technique
- Reiki / Reconnective Healing
- doTERRA pure therapeutic essential oils
South Wales Psychotherapy and Coaching
Need to talk?
Is there an issue in your life that’s bothering you? Would you like some help to tackle it?
I’m a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, based in South East Wales south of Abergavenny on the A4042.
Psychotherapy is a bit like counselling. It’s a powerful and effective way to help you make sense of all sorts of issues – from depression to bereavement, from identity issues to stress at work.
Some people ask how psychotherapy links up with mindfulness. Mindfulness can work really well for many people. For others, the exercises can feel difficult, awkward or even overwhelming. If this sounds familiar, then psychotherapy might be able to help you feel more comfortable being in the present moment.
You can try my services risk-free: the first session is without charge. You then decide if you’d like to carry on.
I work in English, but also speak French and Spanish.
The Abergavenny Baker/ The Physician’s Kitchen
Are you are taking medication for chronic, persistent pain? Are you sick of the side effects or frustrated that they don’t seem to work any more? Are you confused that you have pain but the doctors can’t really get to the bottom of why it’s hurting?
Research from around the world has proven that simply learning about the new science of chronic pain is one of the most powerful and important things that you can do to improve your pain.
I qualified as a doctor in 1992 and have worked as a GP in and around Abergavenny for the last 18 years. In 2015 I opened the Abergavenny Baker School of Artisan Breads where we eat, drink, chat and bake together in small groups. It’s relaxed, informal and very enjoyable.
The Physician’s Kitchen offers a similar experience, but the emphasis is on learning about your pain. I use my knowledge and experience to explain the nerve pathways and risk factors for developing chronic pain and the skills and practices that you can use to feel less pain and enjoy life more.
You will learn about:
- The nerve pathways in pain and what affects them
- Central Sensitisation
- Pain Relief medication
- Risk factors for developing chronic pain
- The things you can do to reduce your pain
Feedback from the last class “It’s made a MASSIVE difference… I just keep on going, but now I know its SAFE to do that and I won’t make things worse… it’s stopped me thinking about my pain all the time… I’m not so worried about it so I can do my normal stuff…”
Dr Rachael Watson
Tel. 07977 511337
Baby & Us KG Hypnobirthing
I believe that every mum should look forward to the birth of her child, and it’s entirely possible to enjoy a pregnancy without fear and worry about giving birth. KG Hypnobirthing can help you achieve this, it really can work for everybody! But What Is KG Hypnobirthing?
My courses successfully focus on the 5 C’s: control, calm, confidence, communication and choices. It’s made such a difference to all my couples, and women around the world! Read more about what the couples I teach say on my page Testimonials. See for yourself how positive they are! KG Hypnobirthing is the leading hypnobirthing course in the UK and I’m really very proud to teach it.
Teaching in the comfort of your own home, I have a special New Year offer on my private courses this month and cover most areas across mid and south Wales including Brecon, Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Cwmbran to name a few. Also, NEW GROUP COURSE DATES added for 2019! I currently teach group courses in Abergavenny. Find full details here on my website.
Sticky Fingers Under Fives Nursery
Sticky Fingers is a privately owned nursery and has been running for 28 years. We are situated in Penyclawdd (outskirts of raglan) surrounded by beautiful picturesque countryside with adjacent field. local woods are also within walking distance which are visited frequently for exploring!
We offer sessional and full day care for children aged 2-4yrs old and offer both 30 hour funding and FPN funding for children once they turn 3.
Please email us or give us a call if you would like an information pack or to come and have a look around.
Sue has been practicing and teaching mindfulness, T’ai-Chi and Qigong for many years and has PG Diploma in Mindfulness Studies from Aberdeen University and Samyé Col-lege. Formerly a dancer, choreographer and movement teacher she has worked nationally and internationally in film, TV and theatre. Sue was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2006 for her work over several years in Sri Lanka supporting humanitarian causes. In 1999/2000 she spent a year in retreat on Holy Isle to deepen her meditation practice. Sue is the initiator of Relaxing The Mind activities that offers T’ai-Chi, Qigong and mindfulness courses, clas-ses, workshops and retreats. This provision ranges between delivering mindfulness courses at her home, Mill House Farm, in schools, (.b mindfulness in schools), hospitals, prisons, the workplace and for groups in Pontypool and Monmouth. Each year Sue facilitates the annual Qigong & Meditation Retreat on Holy Isle, Scotland. Sue continues to attend retreats and teachings that help to deepen her own practice as well as widen her understanding of the complexities of being human.
“I’m Sue Weston and I provide courses, classes, retreats and training programmes that promote equanimity and good health, reduce stress and anxiety – all qualities that bring bal-ance and calm into everyday life.
I also run a Mindfulness in Schools .b programme and a range of programmes that can be tailored to suit your needs: corporate, hospitals, schools and prisons. I run courses, clas-ses and retreats covering Mindfulness Training, Qigong & T’ai-Chi Ch’uan.”
Having known what it is to feel stressed, ill and powerless, I’m passionate about helping other women to create a more positive, uplifting and fulfilling life experience.
I love sharing the tools that I have discovered on my own well-being journey, and holding a space where others can re-member their unique gifts and the things that feed their inner being and bring them joy. It’s so wonderful to see people realising that these things were never lost, they were just hidden for a while, buried under all the ‘stuff’ that society persuades us we should carry / take on. The thing is, most of it isn’t our stuff.
Our pain and disease serve a purpose, because they alert us to our inner knowing that we’re carrying this excess baggage. Our feelings actually hold the wisdom which can teach us which bits to let go, and which bits are truly ours. Through this we can also learn how to best step into these with power and grace.
This journey is unique for each person and so what I offer is tailor-made to the individual and their situation. We explore ways of re-connecting with the Nature around us, and our own inner Nature, in order to create a life of balance, harmony and well-being.
Chapel Cottage Studio
Chapel Cottage Studio is a small art teaching facility run by mother-daughter team Jantien Powell and Tirza Snook, set in the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside, just outside Abergavenny.
“At the studio the emphasis is on “friendly and informal” – we firmly believe that people learn most effectively when they are relaxed and enjoying themselves so we strive to make your class with us as welcoming and enjoyable as possible.”
Art is incredibly therapeutic for all stages of life and can offer some fantastic, mindful “me time”.
Lin’s passion is to share her knowledge and skills in working with the body and mind to as-sist people live their life in optimal health and wellbeing. As a Neuro Physiotherapist and a Yoga Teacher with over 20 years experience, Lin works with people of all ages and abilities. Her friendly and positive approach creates an environment where you will enjoy working to achieve your goals. Whatever they may be.
Mobile Massage -Relax, Restore, Rejuvenate
Lucy has been qualified in Sports, Remedial, deep tissue and holistic massage for the past twelve years. She has been living and practicing in the French Alps until last a Decem-ber when I moved back to the UK and is now working in Monmouthshire.
Each treatment is tailored to a clients individual needs and usually incorporate a variety of techniques to address various issues. She offers 60 min £55, 45min £45, 30min £30