When Leigh Eastman was six-years-old a teacher read her palm and told her, one day, she would write a book. Little did she know that more than 40 years later the prophecy would come true – and she’d actually write and publish three.
Leigh has been a successful therapist in Andover for over 17 years. During that time she has qualified in 14 complementary therapies, including Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Her greatest passions, so far, are teaching Pilates and doing massage. Writing a book was never on her very long ‘to do’ list. Until that is she discovered Mindfulness.
Mindfulness is a form of meditation and has been around for centuries.
Leigh said: “I used to be fat, angry, critical, intolerant, judgemental, impatient and out of control. But gradually, bit-by-bit, I’ve changed the negative into positive. Since I’ve discovered Mindfulness my life has become more peaceful, more magical and quite simply amazing.
“Many people who crossed my path wanted to know what had brought about the changes. That’s when I had the idea to write a book, so that others could benefit from Mindfulness too.”
Leigh’s books are: Mindful Living, which looks at how you can create the best life possible for yourself; Mindful Eating looks at improving your relationship with food. And the latest Mindful Sex and Marriage, focuses on improving relationships by being ‘mindful’ of what you say and how you say it and focussing more on the positive rather than the negative.
All the books can be bought on Amazon (by searching for Leigh Eastman Mindfulness) or from Leigh’s Eden Therapy Centre at Upper Clatford.
Alongside her books Leigh also runs Mindfulness Workshops at her therapy centre.
“My philosophy is ‘don’t complain, change’ so I started running workshops to share what I had done and how I’d done it. My workshops involve some guided meditation, some chat and then some more meditation, leaving you ready to face the day, your life and the world. We focus on a different topic at each meeting but basically one size fits all,” said Leigh.
All workshops start at 10.30am on Saturday mornings and cost £10.00 per person. To book a place call Eden Therapy Centre on 01264 336320.