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An invitation to join me in sharing my vision about seasonal health & well-being in my self publishing project,

by jen@revivearomatherapy.com in Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

£4500

Wow it's incedible to think we've met our target and to still have some time left.

I'm delighted that this means that this vision will now become a reality. 

What is also great is the opportunity that we now have to make this even more excitng than first imagined.

Setting  a  stretch target allows me to raise more funds making it possible to ...

Hire a professional website designer to design a website, supporting the book and vision. Providing a  platform to  share the book, workshops and events, reaching a wider audience. 

Record and package the guided visualisations accompanying the book as CDs

Print more paperback books and distribute them.

With your continued help and support it's posible to spread this vision widely and reach as many people as possible.

Thank you. 


About Me.103750-9987dc16d2cd314a0a9329c891931b65.

My name is Jen Hawkins. Twelve years ago I made a life changing decision, this page is a result of that decision.

I realized that the career path I was following and the lifestyle choices I was making were no good for me. I was feeling more like a human doing than a human being.

I wanted to follow a path that made my heart sing and that helped others.

I left my job as a Head of English in a secondary school in Wolverhampton and went back to college to train to be an Aromatherapist.

What’s Important to Me?

I knew on the that first day back at college that I wanted to share the power of Aromatherapy with the world, I knew that I wanted to write, teach and share it with as many people as possible, you can take the teacher out of the classroom but you can’t take the classroom out of the teacher! However I also realised that I was only just beginning and for me being able to truly walk my talk is important.

I’ve just reached my tenth anniversary as a professional Aromatherapist, I’ve worked with hundreds of people in private practice and I’ve learned a lot along the way. I’ve seen the many beneficial effects of aromatherapy in the everyday lives of my clients and how this has had a positive impact for them,

“I came in feeling like the tin woman, now I feel much lighter and looser. You can't put a price on that. Incredible.” Ms.D- Shrewsbury.

What has become apparent to me through working with people closely is that the energy of the seasons underpins our daily lives, whether we are aware of it or not. Very often we’re so subscribed to keeping on, keeping on that we don’t tune in or listen to something more primeval, connected and in tune with who we really are.

I believe we’re paying the price for keeping on , keeping on ,by being more human doing than being and that this manifests in patterns of disease, distress and disharmony. I’m not advocating a return to the wild, as that simply isn’t feasible or desirable for many of us.

My Beliefs

What I believe helps to foster a sense of ease, harmony and balance is tuning in to the seasons, recognising how they underpin our lives and taking tiny steps each day to achieve a healthy, balanced perspective and approach to life. I believe if we integrate those tiny steps in to our lives we can build a healthy foundation from which to live a more balanced and fulfilling life.

103750-582e39d6f0d50f85c1aaab434d22f196.My Idea

I’ve spent the last four years delivering workshops and working on a book about seasonal health and how we can use essential oils to complement our daily lives as the seasons change. I’ve had some really positive feedback

“I felt so renewed with energy and enthusiasm after the gathering and I will be a regular attender now. It's so important to understand how nature affects us and how we need to work with it rather than against it and by working with it our physical and mental health is improved,” Catherine- Shropshire

“I found the gathering very rewarding. It was informative about the changing seasons and our emotional and biological responses to the natural environment. The practical toolkit of introducing relevant essential oils was particularly useful. We learnt about the properties and benefits of some individually chosen oils, which were specific to seasonal changes. The benefits continued from beyond the session, as we were able to blend and take away our own essential oil mix. I can thoroughly recommend the sessions and found it to be a great opportunity to recognise the importance of our mental health. I was grateful for the creation of a moment of calm in my ever-changing busy life.” Joanna-Shrewsbury

"Jen has a talent of helping you understand the power and gentleness of the aroma range of oils that are available to us all. Even after sharing this with people for so many years, her enthusiasm and knowledge of her art comes shining through and is so infectious.  I love her passion,  love and wisdom of her chosen field of expertise. " Carol Cumber, Wales.

"I was looking for a way of slowing down and living in harmony with the world around me instead of fighting against it. Jen made me feel welcome and helped me understand the seasons’ impact on my life. The different oils we explore and take away gives a lasting reminder to ground myself and slow down. Jen's helped me balance my thinking and normalise physical feelings with the flow of the seasons and time of year." Jade- Shrewsbury

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Now I want to share that knowledge with as many people as possible and give something back from the ten years I’ve been practising. My book aims to give people useful, practical, and easy to follow advice and information on how to care for their health simply, naturally and effectively. I’m at the point of being able to self publish and to do this I need to raise funds. I don’t want to just upload a document to an e-book platform, I want to produce something that can reach as many people as possible, sharing that well-being vision, helping us to get the most out of life. 

Your Support

I need your help and support to make this a reality, either by donating to the Crowdfunder, helping with rewards or simply liking and sharing with as many people as possible. I want to donate a percentage of the profits from the sales of the book to Save the Children, as global citizens I feel we have a responsibility to care for each other and invest in a healthy, happy future for all, where we all have the chance to grow, share and develop our unique talents. Making the world a healthier, happier place for all of us. I would love it and be very grateful, if you could share my vision and be part of the next steps of the journey.

What the money is for.

£3500 will allow me to:

Have a full professional proofread of the book.

Employ a professional editor.

Work with a designer to have the front cover and interior designed, correctly typeset and formatted.

Have the paperback fully illustrated.

Buy the ISBN numbers to produce an e-book and a paperback book.

Print 200 paperback copies of the book.

Hold a celebratory launch to promote the book.

Please take a look at my Crowdfunder project, there are some great rewards on offer. Discover your inner yogi, 103750-1a0b951cebeb37a445bdb4803cf9b568.indulge in some delicious cake or invest in your health and well being with one of the beneficial massages on offer. 

I’d like to invite you to be part of my vision, helping to make it real by investing in spreading that well-being message. By tuning in to the Earth and its patterns, we tune in to ourselves and our patterns, by being the best we can possibly be, we naturally share that best with others, making the world a healthier, happier place for all. It’s the tiny steps we take that make a difference. If we all take tiny steps surely we can make a big difference? Thank you. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

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A warm thank you for being part of my well-being vision and helping share the message.

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A place on a workshop. Invest in your health and well-being with a place on one of these useful and informative workshops with Laura Van der Velden a Natural Health Consultant and Naturopathic Nutritionist who specialises in women’s health issues. - True Causes of Menopause & Natural Alternatives to HRT - Medicinal Cooking - tasting workshop how food can be your delicious medicine - Food Intolerances & How to get rid of them - Supplements Surgery – The truth about supplements, learning which ones you must NEVER buy and why & I’ll be checking your supplements making sure you’ve got the right one. More information about Laura can be found here http://www.holisticapproach2health.com

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Copy of the E-Book. Be one of the first people to download a beautifully formatted copy of the book to your Kindle or electronic device.

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Claim your signed first edition copy, hot off the press.

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A Blended Year. Four blends of seasonal essential oils in a handy rollerball to compliment the time of year. One for the Winter Solstice, one for Beltane, one for the Summer Solstice and one for Samhain. Dispatched to you at the relevant time of year. Helping you tune in to the seasons. Created and blended by Jen. Discover more about Jen and her work here www.revivearomatherapy.com

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A warm thank you for being part of my well-being vision and helping share the message.

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Cake ! What would a crowd funder be without cake? Treat yourself to a delicious, home made chocolate Guinness cake. A moist chocolatey cake, imbued with the famous black liquid, topped with a creamy, frothy icing resembling the famous pint. Popular for special occasions or an indulgent evening on the sofa.

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Book Launch Invitation. Time to celebrate ! Please join me in celebrating the launch of the book before it goes on general sale. There'll be music, refreshments and wine. Claim your ticket to the private book launch party and come and join me and what will be a memorable evening with lots of lovely special offers on the night.

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Dinner for Two. Enjoy dinner for two at Shrewsbury's unique vegan bistro, O Joy,with a £30 gift voucher. Discover the delights of the new Autumn / Winter menu with dishes such as Wild Mushroom and Barley Burger or Roasted Aubergine and Chick Pea tagine. Or indulge in the sensational range of delicious cakes on offer. Why not treat yourself or give the perfect gift to the special vegetarian or vegan in your life? Find out more about O Joy here http://www.ojoywellness.com/#eatdrinkbemerry

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Guitar Lessons. If music be the food of love. This is your chance to learn to play the guitar or to treat someone you love to a special gift perfect for a birthday or Christmas. Benefit from the expert tutelage of Dan Cumber who will tailor these lessons to meet your interests and level of expertise whether that's just for fun or up to grade 8 RGT standard. Special Crowd Funder price, usually £20.00 a lesson. Dan is DBS certified and has a lovely, unique warmth and professionalism that he brings to his work, discover more about Dan on his Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/dancumberguitars/

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Be part of the book and have your name in the roll call of thanks, acknowledging your help and support in making this vision a reality, You'll also get a personally dedicated, signed copy of the first run of paperback books.

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A Blended Year. Eight blends of essential oils in handy rollerballs to compliment the eight key points of the year, Imbolc, Spring Equinox, Beltane, Summer Solstice, Lammas, Autumn Equinox, Samhain and the Winter Solstice. Dispatched to you at the relevant time of year. Helping you to tune in to the seasons. Created and blended by Jen. Discover more about Jen here www.revivearomatherapy.com

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Deep Tissue Aromatherapy Back Massage. Take some time out to invest in your health and well being. Put the spring back in your step and the bounce back in to your body with a bespoke aromatherapy massage with Gemma Price. Enjoy a unique combination of essential oils, acupressure release and deep tissue massage in this rejuvenating treatment. Discover more about Gemma here https://www.facebook.com/gemtherapies/?fref=ts

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Sports Massage. Calling all you sporty, active types ! Are you paying the price for an active lifestyle? Are your muscles telling you to stop and relax? Enjoy a restorative massage with Jill Wallbank of Body Matters, easing any aches and pains and restoring balance, renewed energy and vitality with a half hour sports / remedial massage. Special crowd funder offer with the usual price of £45.00 . Discover more about Jill and her abilities on her website http://www.yogabodymatters.com/massage.html

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Aura Soma Reading. A unique opportunity to try the fantastic benefits of an Aura Soma Life Purpose Reading with Mags O'Brien an advanced Aura Soma practitioner. This is how Mags describes the treatments, "Do you ever ask - why am I here?, what is my purpose? Why do these things keep happening to me? In this consultation You choose four vibrantly, coloured aura soma bottles to reveal the answers to these questions from deep within yourself. They are a mirror to reflect back to you, helping you understand your life and where you are going. This can be literally life changing. You will be given a brief written report to take away with you after the consultation," This offer is exclusive to this crowd funder with the normal price £50.00. Discover more about Mags and her wonderful services on her website http://www.magslifetransformationspecialist.com/

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Acupuncture Treatment. Take the opportunity to rebalance mind, body and spirit with a traditional five element acupuncture treatment. This is a great opportunity to experience the benefits of this ancient healing tradition. David Start is a well established and respected practitioner whose dedication, expertise and passion is obvious to anyone who knows him. This is what it’s all about in his words. "Acupuncture is based on Chinese medicine principles, which have been developed, researched and refined for more than 2,000 years. Five Element Acupuncture is a traditional style that works to balance the patient's body, mind and spirit. Treating the root cause, rather than specific symptoms, allows the body to re-balance itself. Acupuncture works by balancing our natural energy system, which in Chinese medicine is known as Qi," Find out more on David's website here http://www.davidstartacupuncture.com/default.htm

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Personalised Birth Chart. Unlock your potential and discover how your natal chart can help you to understand your life with more depth and clarity. This reward gives you the opportunity to have a personalised natal chart with Wendy Wright. It will map the exact position of the planets in our solar system at the moment of your birth. This can reveal significant information about not only your characteristics and psychology but also about your talents and the challenges you may meet in life. Wendy has an intuitve approach to astrology which is important. It will determine not only how the influences of the planets are relevant to an individual at this moment but also indicate how much the more subtle and spiritual aspects play a role in their life and how they are expressed today.

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Naturopathic Nutrition Consultation. You are what you eat. Ever stopped to wonder how the additives and chemicals in your diet affects your health and well-being? Do you want to follow a more organic and wholesome diet that works for you but not sure where to start? A naturopathic nutrition consultation will give you a tailor-made nutrition and health plan, with a personalised programme to follow. This can help with specific health problems such as arthritis, skin conditions such as eczema or migraines or can be used to boost the immune system helping to be truly healthy and firing on all four cylinders. This consultation is offered by Laura Van der Velden a Natural Health Consultant and Naturopathic Nutritionist who specialises in women’s health issues. Discover more about Laura and her work here http://www.holisticapproach2health.com

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A 1.5 hour Life Coaching session. Looking for some direction and purpose in your life but feel as if you can't se the wood for the trees? Sometimes we all need some help and support in seeing our way clearly and we're not able to do that ourselves. Nick has a wonderful way of helping you to see clearly, in his words "As a life coach my aim is to help and empower you to understand, make and then meet your personal and professional goals - including excelling in the workplace, becoming happy and fulfilled in the home, exploring who you really are and how achieving ambitions will deliver the life you seek. If you are unsure about your future direction, confused about your choices or just "fed up of being fed up" then this programme is for you." Discover more about Nick here http://naturalharmonycentre.co.uk/therapists/nick-cumber

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Intuitive Healing. This is a not to missed chance to experience a 1.5 hr session with Carol Cumber, chats and maybe some comfy 'my time' healing as you lay on the couch and give your cares away. 'Chats' can include all manner of subjects and if you're willing to go with the flow, we will engage with whatever it is you need on the day! Carol's skills cover a number of disciplines but the one she loves to play with is her intuitive ability to connect deeply into anything that's blocking your own wonderful self from emerging, getting rid of it!! and replacing it with something more authentically and heartfelt you!!! woop. For some information about carol follow the link http://carolcumber.com/

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One to One Yoga Session. Unleash and discover your inner Yogi with a one to one yoga session with the lovely, gifted Jill Wallbank from Body Matters. "This class will blend Somatic movement and Yoga to give you back control of your body. Help relieve muscular pain. Promote freedom of movement. Relieve back pain." This is an exclusive crowd funder offer. Discover more about Jill and her classes on her website http://www.yogabodymatters.com/index.html

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Business Coaching. Are you looking for support with your business, not able to see the wood for the trees and wondering what to do next? Laura Butler from Business B has donated a Business Coaching Session up to 1 hour long exclusively for the crowd funder with a usual cost of £60.00. In Laura's words, "As a qualified Coach Business B offers huge benefits to an individual or organisation. Coaching can improve performance, help achieve targets and goals, develop a new skill, support through change and difficulty and unlock untapped potential. From business owners, teams or even individuals feeling 'stuck' coaching can facilitate the change needed to get them on the path to success." Discover more about Laura and her wonderful services here http://www.business-b.co.uk/

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Thank you for being part of my well-being vision and helping share the message.

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VIP Book Launch Invitation. A special invitation to join me in celebrating at the book launch party with a VIP Ticket to the Book Launch Party. Join me in a celebratory pre-party gathering with Prosecco and a personally dedicated, signed copy of the book. A chance to talk about the book and have your questions about seasonal health answered. Then enjoy the food, music and company for the rest of the evening as we celebrate and share our well-being vision.

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1 Hour Massage. Time to relax. A perfect gift for yourself or someone you love, Relax and indulge yourself by investing in your health. An hour's bespoke Aromatherapy massage with a unique blend of seasonal oils with Jen Hawkins from Revive. This offer is exclusive to the Crowdfunder more details about Jen and her treatments can be found on her website www.revivearomatherapy.com

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Intuitive Healing. This is a not to missed chance to experience a 1.5 hr session with Carol Cumber, chats and maybe some comfy 'my time' healing as you lay on the couch and give your cares away. 'Chats' can include all manner of subjects and if you're willing to go with the flow, we will engage with whatever it is you need on the day! Carol's skills cover a number of disciplines but the one she loves to play with is her intuitive ability to connect deeply into anything that's blocking your own wonderful self from emerging, getting rid of it!! and replacing it with something more authentically and heartfelt you!!! woop. For some information about carol follow the link http://carolcumber.com/

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Lit-Fest Tickets & Signed Books. One for all you bookworms and lovers of literature. Shrewsbury Festival of Literature takes place this year from the 25th-27th November. This is an exclusive offer for a ticket to three of the headline events with famous authors and signed copies of their books. Your ticket will give you an evening with Jonathan Coe and a copy of his latest book" Number 11," An afternoon tea with Lindsay Davies and a copy of her latest book, "The Graveyard of the Hesperides," the latest in the Flavia Albia series of books. A ticket to our closing event with the flamboyantly, extrovert Jon Agard and a copy of his latest collection of poems, "Roll Over Atlantic,"

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3 month Gym Membership. Enjoy all the benefits of being a gym bunny with this all inclusive 3 month pass to Bodytech Gym. Make full use of all the facilities from the cardio and fitness suites. Body tech is a family friendly, locally run club with friendly, professional personal trainers always available to advise and support you in pursuit your health goal. This includes all classes from spinning, to body balance and the amazing Les Mills Body Balance, combining powerful Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi traditions. Whether you have a specific health goal to achieve or just want to get fit for Christmas and New Year this is the ideal opportunity to do so, More details about Bodytech can be found here http://www.bodytechhealthclubs.co.uk

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Glider Flight Trial Lesson. Take to the beautiful Shropshire skies with this unique opportunity to learn to fly. This offer gives you the chance to learn to fly a glider at the Midland Gliding Club on the Long Mynd. The lesson is in a two seat glider with a fully qualified, professional instructor. It also includes a 3 month free membership to return to fly at anytime and fly at club rates. More details at www.midlandgliding.club

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8 Week Mindfulness Course. Find focus, be present and create space with a place on this exceptional course. Starting in January 2017 and running on 8 consecutive Wednesday nights from the 18th January, including a day's silent retreat, this is an ideal opportunity to focus and gain perspective as we start the new year. Louise Birch is a well respected mindfulness teacher who is working towards her Masters in mindfulness, this is how she describes mindfulness, "Mindfulness can help us develop greater self-awareness and lead to greater inner strength to tackle the challenges of daily life. Many of us have encountered times in our lives when we have struggled with difficulties, pain or illness. Mindfulness can help us work with these struggles and better prepare us for dealing with the difficult times and, also enhance our enjoyment of the pleasant things. Practices are taught through meditation skills, bringing attention to the breath to explore our relationship to thoughts, feelings and sensations. This 8 week MBSR course is a tried and tested secular method and invites you to explore and practise both formal and informal mindfulness practices." This is a unique opportunity to take this course at a special price of £100, usually £195. Places are popular and book quickly. Why not invest in a new year, new you and make 2017 a mindful year.

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A warm thank you for being part of my well-being vision and helping share the message.

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Two Day Business Development Course for Therapists. Discover how to make your business truly work for you. Learn effective techniques to develop and grow your business in a hands on, practical two day work shop. This is lead by Nick Cumber, with With 25+ years experience as a Business Manager, Nick has been extensively involved in setting up new business relationships, managing change and the development of individuals. This course is a chance to benefit from Nick's wisdom and experience. Anyone looking to grow their business would truly benefit form this course. More details can be found here http://naturalharmonycentre.co.uk/event-list/business-nuggets-the-joy-of-business/201/.

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Massage Package. The ultimate chance to invest in your health and well-being or to truly show someone else you care. An exclusive opportunity to benefit from 4 bespoke, full body aromatherapy treatments, each lasting approximately 90 mins with Jen Hawkins of Revive. For each treatment a unique combination of oils will be blended for you to meet your needs and a handy rollerball of oils will also be blended to take away with you. This treatment is exclusive to the Crowdfunder more details about Jen and her treatments can be found on her website www.revivearomatherapy.com

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