Southsea mum helps people stay mindful through meditation
A MUM is helping people practise mindfulness through lockdown with her virtual sessions.
Jeannie Lymath, from Southsea is hosting virtual group and one-to-one meditation sessions via Zoom, to help people calm their minds and look after their mental health at home.
The mum-of-two, who runs reflexology business, SoleCare Healing, added the sessions to her business when lockdown hit after she was unable to hold them in person.
She wanted to give people something that would help them stay calm, clear their minds and focus on their mental wellbeing during lockdown.
She said: ‘Lockdown has been a very stressful time for a lot of people and has been a cause of stress and anxiety for many. A simple meditation can help you clear your mind of the racing thoughts and just take 30 minutes for yourself to be present, in the moment and not focusing on the stresses of the world around you.
‘I’d usually hold meditation sessions in person, either at the client’s or my homes, but with lockdown making me unable to do so, I didn’t want to stop doing them as I knew so many people needed them more than ever.’
The sessions focus on visualisation, breathing techniques, energy balancing and chakra unblocking and can be done with or without the assistance of crystals, which Jeannie also offers as part of her healing business.
Jeannie said: ‘I’ve created a bit of an online community now, which is amazing because it helps people, who are going through the stresses of life, to feel like they’re not alone and that they’ve always got people around them.
‘The sessions and the community help people to feel stronger, sleep better, reduce anxiety and chronic pain, feel more content and gives them a stronger sense of wellbeing. It’s a good habit to continue to practise after lockdown too, and meditation can help everyone, regardless of their situation.’
She has many offerings, including the crystal prescription boxes, reflexology and a range of different workshops.
Pre-Covid, she also ran retreats, which included meditation sessions and sound baths – something she is planning on bringing back when restrictions allow.