A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the London Wellbeing Festival at Olympia. I had two reasons for attending – firstly I thought that I may well come across some great and insightful information that might help and inspire our wonderful club members and secondly, I wanted to spy out what other stallholders were doing and get some last minute tips before setting up our own stand at the Alzheimer’s Show (8-9 June 2018).

The London Wellbeing Festival was a real eye-opener for me. For a start, I’ve never visited an exhibition before where so many people have been lying flat out on the floor, a bed or table! I didn’t avail myself of these experiences as I was slightly concerned that I may loose consciousness altogether and probably start snoring (or worse). I have to say though, that those who were strewn across the exhibition sampling the various treatments looked in a blissful state of peace.

When looking at the various treatments available, something came back to me from a recent NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) course that I attended recently – the concept of positive intent.  All the people offering various treatments, vaporisers, rubs and potions were absolutely passionate about their effectiveness. While some of it just seemed a bit woo woo to me, to them it was a life-saver – enriching and empowering them to greater health, peace and happiness. And good luck to them, Because whilst some of the things that people were selling looked great to me (essential oils, massage gadgets and so on), some simply didn’t float my boat, so to speak. Different people respond well to different things and just because something doesn’t work for me, it doesn’t mean that it won’t work for someone else. Each to their own. Each is on their own journey. Each has their own story to tell.

Although the exhibition was buzzing with people, music and drumming, people cooking and others making healthy smoothies, I couldn’t help feeling that there was an overriding sense of peace there.  It was strange and curiously relaxing.

What do you enjoy that boosts your wellbeing? Whether it’s a long soak in the bath, some daily meditation or something else, please let us know in the comments below.

Who knows – you might just change someone’s life!