MACMILLAN Coffee Morning at Oak Park Clinic

Macmillan Coffee Morning Crondall

Join us on the morning of Friday 22nd September, 2023, to enjoy cake and refreshments, in aid of MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT.

TIME: 11:30am to 1pm
WHERE: Oak Park Clinic, The Old Parsonage, Crondall, Surrey, GU10 5QQ

Parking is available free of charge, and everyone is welcome. We’d love to meet you for a chat, and to support this incredible charity!

Contact us on 01252 850800 or email to chat about the treatments we offer, or to find out more about us!

Skin Deep

Non surgical skin treatment in Surrey

Oak Park Clinic welcomes a non-surgical answer to looking after your skin, in the form of SK.YN

Our skin is our largest organ, and it differs from person to person; from dry to oily, and everything in-between. As we grow, our skin never stops changing, and individually, we all tend to find a skin routine that works for us and our lifestyle. However, from time to time, hormonal changes, imbalances, and our age, can cause skin to become dry, saggy, tight, irritated or acne-prone – to name a few. In short, a different feeling or texture from the norm. You may turn to a change in face wash, daily moisturiser, an alternative beauty product or skin regime, but if you are not naturally receiving the results you’d hoped, why not turn to a skin specialist – or should we say, SK.YN specialist. 

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Rise like a phoenix after burnout

Disease and fatigue can creep up on you slowly, without you realising.  Day by day, week by week, month by month. Until one day you realise how bad things had got with your mind and body while your eyes were firmly fixed on another goal – career, supporting others, achieving the one next thing that will definitely make you feel happy and fulfilled (except it doesn’t, at least not for long).

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COVID-19 & Immunity

Over the last few months Jacqui Mayes our Registered Nutritional Therapist has been busy keeping a close eye on the developing Covid-19 research. She has been working remotely with clients to improve their immunity and recently has been supporting people who are presenting with post viral symptoms following Covid infections; symptoms such as fatigue, unexplained aches and pains and a host of digestive symptoms. Here she writes about her thoughts on the virus and what she has been doing, using the ‘functional Medicine Model’ to help immunity. There are some great tips at the end. We also wanted to congratulate Jacqui who at the start of lockdown, became one of the team at the award winning, world renowned London Clinic of Nutrition. 

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The Lightning Process

Food for thought – or Thought for food?

by Lauren Stoney

The power of thoughts and our neurology

We have around 60,000 thoughts a day and every single thought produces a chemical response through the release of hormones and neurotransmitters. Just for a moment, take yourself back to a momentous life event – something that really impacted your life in a positive or negative way.

How does it feel to connect with that memory?

Essentially, you’re accessing the neurology that triggered a very specific chemical response and, in doing so, you trigger that chemical release in much the same way. Even something as simple as thinking about a drink you managed to poison yourself with – sambuca, whisky, whatever it might be! Think about it long enough and you’ll do a great job of triggering off those nauseous feelings again. So when we access thoughts and memories, we produce feelings and emotions, which produce changes in our chemistry.

Which brings us to the question – if what we focus on and the thoughts that we have, have a physical component, what does this tell us about the power we have to influence our health?

Mind-body in the wider world

Interestingly, the principles of mind-body connection show up a lot in examples of ‘placebo’, but they are also used a lot in sports performance.

In one study, researchers asked a control group lift a weight with their little finger, whilst the other group did nothing physical, but simply IMAGINED they were lifting a weight with their little finger. Over time, they found that BOTH groups had developed muscle mass in their little finger despite the fact that only one of them had physically exercised that part of their body.

But it’s not just about imagining yourself well or believing that you are being healed with some magical treatment that influences our physiological health. It’s the way in which we speak to ourselves, the beliefs that we hold about our own lives, and our capacity to thrive that influences our health for the better. It’s the way that we respond to the environment around us and the choices that we make in our lives that get us on the path to health.

Thoughts feed the body, like water feeds the soil – psychology feeds our neurology; neurology feeds our physiology.

So how can you influence yours?

We are delighted to welcome Lauren and The Lightning Process to Oak Park Clinic, with courses running for socially distant small groups currently due to Covid restrictions. If you would like to discuss The Lightning Process or any of the information in this blog, Lauren would love to hear from you:

Contact her directly at / 07554841880.
Find details of future Lightning Process courses here

Welcoming Our New Accredited Acupuncturist

In amongst the uncertainty, changes and restriction we are all currently living under, behind the scenes we are working hard to move forward and be ready to welcome you and help with any symptoms you may have experienced during lockdown. Many of you may have suffered with lockdown-related anxiety and stress. You may also feel nervous about going back to normal life, interacting with friends, family or colleagues, or beginning to pick up elements of life which you have not engaged with for several months. Our wonderful team of practitioners is looking forward to supporting you during this next phase.

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By Sarah Sewel

Breathing is something we take for granted. We each take between 18 and 20 thousand breaths per day but we don’t always make our breath good quality. Our lung capacity is approx. 6 litres but we rarely use even half of this on a consistent basis. Breathing fully is also vital in improving the relationship between diaphragm and pelvic floor.  Faulty breathing can lead to long term physical issues including;

  • continence issues
  • prolapse
  • gut health changes
  • stiffening of fascia throughout the body as cellular pH levels change
  • brain fog, amongst other issues!