A Holistic Approach to
Body Image, Self Esteem & Weight
Join Lauren on a journey towards healing your relationship with your body.
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The Sacred Vessel Programme
The Sacred Vessel Philosophy
Challenging your habitual thoughts and judgements about your body. Recognising the messages you have been giving your body and changing these to become more loving. Forming a supportive relationship with your body as your Sacred Vessel.
Relax with Calming and Nurturing Visualisations
Lauren loves to work with visualisations and she has written hypnotic Sacred Vessel visualisations for each of the sessions. You just need to sit back, get comfy, close your eyes and listen to Lauren’s voice as she guides you. Each week's visualisation is recorded and you will be sent the recording so that you can listen to your favourites again and again. Try this free sample visualisation.
Set your Intentions and Measure your Progress
What do you want from this course? How will you know whether the changes you are making are working? Traditional diets use external tools like weighing scales and tape measure. Lauren encourages you to use a wider range of measures. Success is based on how you feel inside as well as your outer measurements.
Tune into your Body and Listen to her Messages
Pay attention to the signals your body is sending you. When you tune in you'll find your body has her own wisdom and can guide you towards eating nourishing foods in satisfying quantities that meet your needs.
Become More Mindful about Food and Drink
Becoming more mindful can bring calm in the midst of the chaotic demands of modern life. You will be guided towards a more mindful approach to your meals, paying attention to what you are eating and giving yourself permission to enjoy your food more.
Choose Real Foods and Feed your Microbiota
Ditch the crazy diet restrictions and eat a diverse range of foods containing the nutrition your body needs. You'll be choosing more foods that nourish your body with goodness and help to support your microbiome.
Change your Body Image
No need to wait until you have lost excess weight to feel more body confidence. Release shame and self-consciousness and start loving your body image now. You'll begin to look at yourself through the loving eyes of the Divine Feminine and recognise you really are beautiful just as you are.
For many Sacred Vessel participants this shift in perspective has been the biggest gift of all.
"I would like to thank you for the sacred vessel sessions. My weight has fluctuated all my life . Even at my lightest weight I was unhappy. These sessions have given me insight as to why and have certainly allowed me to explore the issues behind my issues with food and my body.
Whilst I may not have lost weight I feel lighter and brighter than I have done for sooooo long. You have given us all the opportunity to flip our attitude towards our physical body. Listening to others experiences has been both difficult and comforting. The visualisations raised so much for me on a personal level. Emotions and out dated attitudes that I can now address. I know that this is a long slow and steady journey but it's a journey I am ready to embrace."
Lauren's Sacred Vessel Journey
Early in 2020 I said, 'No more!' to dieting after spending all my adult life on or off a diet. I finally recognised that restrictive diets, whether they were low fat, low carb, slimming clubs, fasting, juicing, no longer worked for me. I could look back and see clearly that diets had only ever been a temporary fix, often resulting in weight gain that took me even higher than my starting weight when I inevitably came off them and started to eat normally again. How dispiriting!
I remember I would get excited about a new diet and feel full of determination and willpower, only for my weight loss to plateau after a couple of weeks or months of self-denial. In recent years that excitement was no longer in evidence and dieting had left me alternating between the BMI 'overweight' and 'obese' categories. I seemed destined to remain around two or three stones above my BMI healthy weight whatever regime I tried.
Dieting made me feel so self-conscious about my body that I detested having my photo taken and at a petite 5ft tall the excess weight felt extremely visible. When I was younger I would frequently be asked, "When is the baby due?" As I aged at least people stopped asking that question! From my stubborn excess weight it was clear my body was not impressed by the many and varied dieting regimes it had been subjected to over the years. My weight was having an impact on my health and I was concerned that I might develop diabetes as both of my grandmothers had done. I wanted to lose my excess weight to feel fitter and healthier and I was aware that losing the excess would be good for my mind, body and spirit.
The question was, "If I am no longer going to diet what will I do?"
I was gently guided to apply the therapeutic principles and insights I've gained from over 20 years of helping people work through their mental, emotional and physical issues. As I have worked I have been deepening my connection with the Divine Feminine. I brought in Goddess wisdom, intuition, hypnotic visualisations, affirmations, crystals and a huge helping of kindness. I was guided to look at the gut-brain axis, the benefits of eating a diverse range of plant-based foods, the role of the gut microbiome and of the relationship between sleep and weight. It felt like a truly holistic approach that I could incorporate into my lifestyle.
To my delight the stubborn excess weight started to come off without dieting, without angst, without struggle or starvation. To my joy the weight continued to come off gently and more importantly it has stayed off. I'm left with a healthy, new respect for my body and a desire to treat my physical vessel as my precious partner in life. At 55 I am menopausal and I’m living proof that you can lose weight in the menopause. I love and appreciate my body like I have never loved her before and my confidence in front of the camera has been transformed too!
I realised there were a lot of other women who could benefit from changing their minds and emotions about their bodies, weight, food and would be interested in installing new lifestyle habits and so the Sacred Vessel programme was born. My aim is to provide you with a wide range of empowering tools so that you can also make sustainable changes that honour your spirit and support your body, your mind and your emotions.
Join me to shine a light on your own issues around food and weight, to nourish your body and to appreciate everything she does for you.