Stress Relief

What is Stress?

Stress is the reaction of our bodies when we perceive a situation to be beyond our ability to deal with it. Our bodies react to imagination just like they do to real life. It's why we jump watching scary movies.

When stress becomes chronic — lasting a long time — it damages the tissues of our bodies, inhibits our immune systems and negatively affects every aspect of our lives.

Relaxation is actually our natural state. These days, so many people have been stressed for so long, it can seem normal to us. It might even feel desireable — exciting. But this overexcitment is harmful to our health, our relationships and even our planet.

The whole world is calling out for peace. We can each make a contribution by finding it in ourselves.

Benefits of stress relief

None of the heat and noise produced by an engine makes it go any faster. It is all wasted energy. Stress is like that. Stress relief makes our lives more efficient, so we have energy for what really matters in life.

Health & wellbeing — Relaxation improves immune function, reduces pain, lowers blood pressure, protects the heart, benefits the libido, prevents or reduces depression, and boosts concentration and memory.

Job satisfaction — Imagine feeling relaxed at work. Still focused, you do what needs doing. At the end of the day you sleep well, knowing you've done your best.

Harmonious relationships — Stress relief improves all of our relationships: with partners, friends and family, colleagues and neighbours, and with people we meet in daily life. When we're more relaxed, communication flows more easily and we find ways of addressing potential conflict.

Enjoyment of life — Free up energy to do the things you really want to do. You can relax and enjoy the opportunities life brings.

What you can do

Flowing with Life can help by showing you how to activate your natural relaxation systems in order to release stress and anxiety. Working with Vishwam Heckert, PhD — a yoga teacher and holistic therapist — you will be gently guided to develop new techniques that empower you to bring stress under control and perhaps even eliminate it entirely.

These techniques include:

Breathing practices - the link between body and mind - can transform your relationship with anxiety and strong emotions for good.

Guided visualisation brings your awareness to a place of peace and calm allowing your body and mind to relax.

Mindfulness techniques to help you stay focused on the present moment.

Developing healthy habits to nurture vitality and general wellbeing.

Physical movements to release tension from your body and activate relaxation.

Vishwam is an experienced teacher and therapist known for his warmth, humour and gentle presence. He is specially trained in mindfulness and bodywork for stress relief.


What to expect. You will be met by Vishwam at reception and shown to the clean and spacious treatment room looking out over the meadows and hills of Derbyshire Dales.

The initial session will last approximately 90 minutes to include time to get a broad picture of your health and lifestyle. Follow up sessions are one hour. Each session will bring together a blend of stress release techniques customised for you — with ‘homework’ to get full results!

Arrange your appointment. You can phone Vishwam on 07759 723 939 or email him at to arrange a session or to ask any questions you may have.

The rate is £40 per session. This includes a free 30 minute consultation in your initial appointment.

Taster Sessions: If you would like to try out a few of these techniques to get a taste of the benefits the Stress Relief Clinic can bring to your life, get in touch. A thirty minute taster session is £20.

How to get here: Flowing to Life Stress Relief Clinic works out of The Connection Space at 72 Bank Road, Matlock DE4 3GL.

The Connection Space is a Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) providing access to high quality, LOCAL provision; improving emotional health across all stages of life; working in partnership with the community by building resilience through therapeutic connections.

To book a session or if you have any questions, please contact Vishwam on 07759 723 939 or