EMBODIED HEALTH AND MINDSET MAGAZINE FOR VETS, DOCTORS AND ECO-SCIENTISTS
The future of WELLBEING is the future of work!
Improving the lives of all species—human and animal—through the integration of embodied mental health practice, spiritual awareness, emotional mindfulness and physical health
Improving our lives throughout professions with a focus on psychology, mental health and thoughtful lifestyle, mind management and workplace incentives with a big focus on NEURODIVERSITY and support for those with ADHD, AUTISM and BPD in the workplace – Helping leaders help you!
THE SOMA VET HEALTH MAGAZINE IS THE ONLY MAGAZINE THAT FOCUSES ON ONE HEALTH RELATED TOPICS AND CONCERNS WHILST IMPLEMENTING FEEDBACK DATA FROM OUR FOCUS GROUPS REGARDING INDUSTRY INSIGHT METRICS, LATEST TECH INNOVATIONS AND WELLBEING AND MINDFULNESS THROUGHOUT THE PROFESSIONS – CONNECTING DOTS AND UNITING FORCES. BUILDING BRIDGES ACROSS ALL FIELDS AND MAKING SURE THAT EVERYONE IS TAKEN CARE OF IN THE MOST COMPASSIONATE AND RELATABLE WAY POSSIBLE
Our quarterly publication has been designed to
FEATURES OF OUR MARCH 2023 EDITION
We pride ourselves on our ability to forecast changes so that we can create strategy and plan for future outcomes. So looking in to 2023 we get all the feels of where this is flowing and it’s ALL about the water.
Water = Money, movement, digestive juices, spiritual essence and DREAMS! Yes, our sleep is a state of flowy Neptune frequencies. Neptune being God of the sea and emotions thus associated with purification and reflection. And as our bodies go to sleep every night, our soul does not and off we drift in to wave after wave of various brain states (literally) that are effected by our waking life so, the importance of creating a healthy day time conscious state is crucial for our sleep state.
Here we talk about the deeper side of this topic from a scientific perspective and also include some pretty deep articles and podcasts on how we can better our sleep hygiene and, funnily enough, that stems from EVERY OTHER THEME that will be prevalent this 2023. You’ll want to get on board and ride this wave!
The 90 day LIFE LAB is our elite spring clean program designed for you by Kathryn Asher, behavioural and depth psychologist / researcher that has put together this incredible platform that will span the course of our 1st quarter of 2023 and will provide you with all the tools you need to initiate this vibrant and insightful challenge to get your house in order! And by house, we mean that metaphorically as Kathryn takes you through every corner, house, body, mind, heart, soul and all the other quirky nooks and crannies that need a freshen up
With assignments, podcasts / sound bites, printables, trackers, worksheets and planners, guided suggestions, links and live forums that you can join in with to maximize the quality of your success throughout this program. Kathryn holds your hand all the way and opens the doors on all the places that will be assessed and reviewed.
THIS PROGRAM IS WORTH £279 BUT KATHRYN HAS GIFTED ALL OF US IN VETERINARY THE ABILITY TO INCLUDE IT IN OUR PUBLICATION SO THAT YOU CAN ALL BENEFIT FROM THE PROGRAM!
It will be hard, challenging and maybe even a little emotional but, it will also be fun, incredibly rewarding and where you can really start to see the potential for growth this year!
This is one of our most favourite little quirky additions throughout this entire platform! This meal planner is FULL of explosive insightful info based on what foods we should eat throughout each phase of our menstrual cycle (Guys don’t worry, you can still join in with this it is actually good that you do as even though the menstrual part may not apply, the rest is very relevant to your health too) but, this is is based on physical cycles, seasonal cycles and what is available locally and seasonally throughout this Spring 2023. It has also been crafted to be quick, easy put together meals that are suitable and flexible for all diet types and also based on a realistic budget given our current financial crisis so, you can still reap the health benefits without breaking the bank and have it be GUT HEALTH and HORMONE HEALTH focused!
How cool is that! These recipes come via the plantoeat app that you can access without the purchase obligation but totally great if you want to reap their membership benefits for £4.99 PCM. The SomaHealth recipes are filed in accordance to each menstrual phase with shopping lists that you can link to your google calendar and also write / mark down on your printable planner available in the life lab above!
As an add on to the life lab and for those that wish to deepen their experience with embodiment and self guided practice, Kathryn has created a 30 day emodiment program that runs in conjunction to the life lab and helps you really acknowledge the areas in your life that yearn for attention and reflection. The life lab is a general program that scratches the surface on a lot of what will come up here but this course will not only provide you with the tools on how to listen to your body but also how to respond. How to take accountability for your emotions and mindset and how to integrate and implement concepts of somatic therapy so that you can shine a light on your personal patterns and start to become aware of how and what mechanisms / resources you need to shift and make changes with you in the driving seat.
There will be various areas to look at from:
- The stories you tell yourself
- Your identity
- Your Inner child / childhood
- Inner critic
- Thoughts and feelings
Charlie Kingsland is quite literally a WEALTH of information when it comes to all things ‘wealth health’ and her background in the field of the financial markets as a coach to some of the worlds top executives gives her the ‘insider trading’ so to speak on our global financial shifts and the scoop on what to expect during this year of continuing and upgrading shifts. As we have touched on, the theme of 2023 is ‘The way of the water’ and as Charlie will explain throughout our interviews and articles, she is laying down the flowing and changing laws of the money movements and how the language of money systems is based on a water based currency (current sea) and how our ‘liquid’ assets and ‘net‘ worths are all moving on to a more air based ‘etherium’ system designed to hold more substance and give us more authority over our wealth and assets. It’s a game changing part of this season’s focal point and one you won’t want to miss out on!
The undeniable force of nature and how it is making its return back to being not only a focus point but centre stage and the leading force throughout this years shifts. We may think that the technocratic world is the leading force and externally it may seem like that. We wouldn’t disagree but, under the surface of what is the main stream illusive narrative, there’s a strong ebb and flow that is filling our beings in all their forms back to a state of organic neutrality. The last few years have demonstrated massively the benefits of getting outdoors and allowing natural alternatives to not only be in our lives as ‘alternatives’ but to consider them as every day principles that are our guiding force in all their elements. Literally, all the elements!
We discuss this across all areas. The look at our resources and their ever polarising dynamics from fossil fuels to our food production. From our oceans to deforestation, why it is so important to have an understanding on why these matters matter and what we can do about implementing them in to our daily lives in the most grounding, rooted earth based way, the most firey sparking inspirational way, the most flowy, dreamy watery way and the most etheric, futuristic and innovative air based way. Put them all together and what do you get? THE WHOLE UNIVERSE!
As we are predominantly Veterinary based on what we do and where we place our focus, it is with great pleasure to be able to offer a little bit of a different tangent on what we usually chat to our vets and nurses about on the daily. So away from the fields of clinical practice comes a deeper look at something rather intriguing and pretty special.
We take a look at the ANIMAL world from a whole new view. Animal – comes from the root word Animalis / anima / animae – in Latin and literally means ‘having breath – having spirit – animated life’ So, one way to look at our animal friends could be that they are life in animation playing out right in front of us. In which case, their representation stems far deeper than we have ever paid knowledge and aware understanding to.
Enter, THE SPIRIT ANIMAL WORLD! According to many elders, prophets and natives, our animal friends play a very deep role in our existence and are actually from another realm entirely passing on messages from beyond and relaying them back to us, if we could only listen and if we could only hear. Are you listening? Can you hear?
We talk to Catherine Edwards about the deeper connection to our animal friends from her knowledge as a biologist and horse iridologist and how these messages play out from our human perspective and what they are telling us! SO SO INTERESTING!
In this busy life, these long days of madness and chaos where we never seem to be able to catch a breath and we’re swamped by all the tasks thrown at us. How do we find solace and peace amongst it all?
We ask Zoe Scott, Meditation teacher and gentle guide into the quiet place. Zoe helps us to connect to ourselves by effortlessly zoning out of the external world and zoning in to the one you belong to inside of you where you can open the door to the quiet place and sit quietly for a while, any time you like.
Combining meditation and breathwork is one of the simplest, most natural yet deepest forms of practice to find ground and space away from the madness and the benefits are huge! So many people say they don’t know how or have tried and can’t find space with meditation but Zoe helps you tap in to the quiet place with ease and grace.
Find our interviews with Zoe and her complimentary guided session for you to experience in the Spring edition. Namaste
It is our pleasure to be able to add to our gut health discussions by interviewing Katherine Carey, Founder and Creator of Retreat Remedies, a magical little corner of North Yorkshire where Katherine crafts her alchemical blends of her exquisite Apple Cider Vinegar potions, ranging from Fire Cider to Blood Cider, designed to tingle and tantalise you from head to toe, inside and out. Her incredible formulas are handcrafted, fermented and bottled by hers truly and are pure medicinal magic from the fields and trees of the Dales. Details of her products and their uses are available in the Spring edition 2023
And we also have the incredible Katie Brindle, AKA the Hayou Method TCM healer and leader of the lotus ladies. Katie is here to give us tips on self TCM practices that you can implement at home with or without the aid of various tools that can help you from head to toe. Her body mapping techniques focus on all the meridians and organ points throughout the body to help you TAP IN (literally, aka body tapping with bamboo sticks or simply with your hands) to achieve Qi Flow (energy flow) throughout the system. So incredibly informative and one of the most intriguingly genius ways to consider the body and its fine tunings.
The wonderful Catherine Farrant marked her place a decade ago in the UK gut health market as a leading player when it comes to bone broth formulas and how and why they are so good for you, from collagen production which prevents ageing skin to the many amino acids and mineral compounds that come from slow simmering organic bones from healthy cattle and chickens. It took off and became a massive success and since then her and her family moved from the UK to Dubai where she also started venturing in to something equally as sensational
Catherine talks all the wonders of home birthing, re-wilding and bio-hacking and we chat with her about her incredible story from her journey growing up in South Africa amongst the wildlife and shamanic healers that inspired her to make nurture from nature by using nourishing earth provisions to make balms and creams for our skin as well as for us to eat because, why would you put anything on your face that you wouldn’t put in your mouth? Good question! Stay tuned for this absolute WILD FIRE of a chat and all the details about where her products can be found!
And speaking of products – We have put together a list of all the products and resources that we have discussed in all our interviews, podcasts, articles and programs so that you can go get whatever has grabbed your interest throughout this Spring edition!
We hope you treat yourself to something that will make your 2023 just magical!
All the talk about gut health, sleep health, meditation and all the hard work you’ve put in with your life lab assignments to make huge progress in all the areas of your life is all very well and good but, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR YOU? Yes, all of that has been for you but it’s been a lot of hard work and focus. What have you done for you to unwind and enjoy in your free time? A lot of people we speak with couldn’t even tell us what they wish to focus their free time on because they have become so lost and trapped in the fast lane that an afternoon for themselves doesn’t seem achievable so tv off, kids out – What do you want to do?
Have you ever thought you might like to learn to paint? Fall in love with the art of ceramics or learn to knit? How about a cookery class? A game of chess? Join a book club or learn a musical instrument? There are limitless creative and inspiring ideas that could enhance your life in ways you never imagined if only you could imagine. Take 5 minutes and ask yourself, what could you enjoy that’s just for you? And then read through this little list of options and see if any of them grab your fancy! Then give yourself permission to dare to go ahead and find time and access to one of these little life pleasures. You deserve it!
Whether you’re here as an individual or via your work, practice or Business or a member of HR or Management, we would love you to check out our WELLNESS RETREAT options for Summer 2023, details of which will be available towards the latter end of this Spring 2023 edition and will be sent out to all members so please keep an eye out on this as there will be some incredible options both locally UK based and also across Europe for you to enjoy as either an individual or as a group looking to explore ways to relax, unwind and re-connect.
We have packages that include yoga retreats, hiking excursions, local cooking workshops and sample cuisine experiences, beach days including paddle boarding, swimming with turtles, sunset group meditations and sound baths, essential oil workshops with endless supplies of facial treats and goodies, spa days and golf weekends.
We can’t wait to share with you what’s been confirmed and as soon as places are available they will be made a priority to our members before anyone else! Dibs are yours
And phew, after all of that, we are leaving you with a few extra bits and pieces that are also IN FOCUS – A few little inspiring articles and think tank pieces that might be of use to you over the course of the next few months.
We hope you find them super useful!
And below we have some vet related research group content, news and updates to leave you with and we will catch you on March 21st to start our life lab and embodiment journey together!
We can’t wait to see you and get to know you and wish you the most enlightening, refreshing and empowering start to 2023! Claim it! It belongs to you x
MINDFULNESS – Is the intentional accepting and non-judgemental focus of ones attention of the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment
As you may know (if you don’t you can find it out on our WHO WE ARE page but, we are a team of psychologists that have trained in various areas to bring together research across the many diversities. We are also mentors, coaches and advisors that look at strategic business planning, sure but we also look at how that planning can only be effective if your work force is full effective and what we have found, especially since the pandemic but commencing well before, is that the burn out and stress that is brought to our workforce is the responsibility of the Business or practice to change. As a practice you have a responsibility to make sure that the wellbeing of your work force is optimum and we are finding now that comes from helping your team find a neutral balance in themselves as individuals and not just a number on your clock in register.
When you have a healthy, strong work force, you have a healthy, strong Business. It starts from within!
We work with a number of approaches that provide assistance focusing on humanistic, existential and somatic practice to help your staff whether they are in leadership roles or frontline to better themselves to better their performance.
As members, we help find you the right balance by offering you an assortment of mental health and wellness expertise in each quarterly edition, wellness packages, incentive courses or other aided assistance that can help boost your business and team with mindful embodiment being the principal goal to success
This feature looks at some of the ways we can help and some of our success stories, strategies and inspirational ways to implement magic in to your practice to make your working day and working team feel like this is more than just a job and that they are worth more than what it says on paper
As a research group that focuses on Veterinary welfare and development, the inner workings of the industry and surrounding industries is the principle reason we exist – So it is our mission to collect data from those within the field to give us insight as to how they’re really feeling
WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?
We look at the different types of practice and their functions. Whether you are in corporate or independent practice, the size of your team, your resources, tech, support, assistance, daily rota and management planning and all and any extras that can make your work life smooth, stress free and progressive.
It has been a tough few years and with all the changes we have all experienced, it is high time we focus heavily and with open hearts on the matters that matter.
If you would like to join one of our focus groups to provide insight research or to chat / discuss our compiled data then please visit our FOCUS GROUP page for more info
Our SomaVet app is in production and will be ready late summer 2023!
It is such an exciting add on that will be FREE for all annual members and discounted for our quarterly members but it will enable you to track and hack your wellness progress throughout the day so that you can really see where progress is being made or where work needs to be pushed harder
This works in conjunction to a lot of what those involved in our focus groups are working on with their work / life balance journeys and we hope that results will be able to demonstrate to corporates / Practices / Businesses where they need to be focusing on when it comes to the health and wellness of their own staff.
All results will be anonymous and will provide data metrics and insights in to how people are feeling within the fields of Veterinary and Healthcare and given our connections across our networks, we have a huge popularity for this from our vets and nurses so this is something we’re super excited about and can’t wait to launch!
What benefits you benefits us all!
Will send updates out on newsletters and as soon as we’re ready for launch we will shout!
This has to be one of our most fun and rewarding focus groups to date. Alongside our workplace mindfulness and incentives groups and area of focus, the human animal bond is something that has no limits and shows us boundless areas of wonder where we can really witness the depths and splendour of our connection to the animal world in ways we never knew existed.
We know our companion animals from a basic psychological, behavioural and companion perspective but the enriching world of human / animal connection travels far deeper, some of the journey quite frankly other worldly and deep beyond our limited comprehension but this journey is being documented here at Fortis One Health by getting YOU the human to tell us your wildest, most incredible animal stories that have inspired connection (or not) so that we can share it in an end of year publication that will be made available to all of our members included in your annual membership
We are working on so many different human / animal focus groups, of which can be found here https://fortisonehealth.foundation/the-human-animal-bond/ and we would love it if you could get involved. The many ways you can do so can be found via the link.
We appreciate your feedback, input and insights along this journey and we are so excited to be able to use this publication to feature them along the way as we push ahead with this project in full force this 2023
The magazine can be purchased per edition below at the standard single price of £499.99 or as an inclusive part of our COLLABORATORS package that benefits those in the fields of Animal, Human and Eco-health. All proceeds go into our research funds which you can find out more about on our FOCUS GROUPS page so that we can continue to provide insight and awareness across the fields of one health and its diversities
CALENDAR OF EDITIONS 2023/24
- March 21st Edition 1
- June 21st Edition 2
- Sept 23rd Edition 3
- Dec 21st Edition 4
- Annual Members will receive a FREE edition with lots of pet pro tips, goodies, sales and offers and discount links to many pet, healthcare and wellness related products and services across the 5 Continents we work with
Check out our membership pages for more information!
AND THIS JANUARY 2023 WE HAVE £100 OFF THE MARCH EDITION AND 30% OFF OUR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP WHICH CAN BE CLAIMED HERE
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