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Ali Rose

November 29, 2023

As a Somatic therapist my work can combine dialogue, clothed bodywork and movement to support you physically, emotionally and mentally. I work from The Soma Rooms in Chepstow and The Practice […]

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Body by David Whyte

May 31, 2024

BODY might be a word that represents something more miraculous than even the mind that can contemplate the body’s miraculousness. Perhaps the central and unchanging difficulty for human beings in […]

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The Art of Touch

April 8, 2024

This Introduction to Couple’s Massage is offered by Peter Kramer – lead tutor at Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork. Sunday 12th May 10.00-6.00pm at The Soma Rooms, Chepstow/ £95.00 […]

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Grief and Love

January 6, 2024

‘Grief and love are sisters, woven together from the beginning; there’s is no love that does not contain loss, and no loss that is not a reminder of the love […]

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Being with Difference

November 8, 2023

I’ve become quite overwhelmed by the noise of both mainstream and social media, so many opinions and yet so little meaningful insight to be gained.  Looking for how to orientate […]

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The Ocean In a Drop

October 23, 2023

‘You are not a drop in the ocean; you are the entire ocean in a drop.’ I’ve sensed these words of Rumi weaving like a thread through the thoughts and […]

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A view on Space.

September 7, 2023

In my twenties it took a friend of mine two years of encouragement for me to finally sit a 10 day silent meditation retreat; the prospect terrified me but eventually […]

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Soma, Soil and Soul

July 29, 2023

‘Awe is more than an emotion, it is a way of understanding. Insight into a meaning greater than ourselves. The beginning of awe is wonder and the beginning of wisdom […]

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What is Somatic Therapy

July 3, 2023

by Ali ROSE When a person arrives at their first somatic therapy session with me, we will have already spoken during the free 15 minute phone call that I offer […]

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Reclaiming Authenticity

June 21, 2023

Here in the northern hemisphere, amidst the clamour of birdsong and buzz of pollinators, we have arrived into the fullness of summer; a celebration of light as life’s creative force […]

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Time – body, mind and soul

May 26, 2023

I’ve been thinking about time since listening to writer Jenny Odel speak of her book ‘Saving Time: discovering time beyond the clock’ and I’ve begun to discern the many lenses […]