As you know I am now a “not for profit” community interst company. I set this up to provide free complementary therapies to people in emotional crisis and on a low income. To do this I have to apply for grants, fundraise etc. Also the profit from private clients gets put back into the company.
Unfortunately my start date coincided with lockdown and isolation so it is proving to be very difficult to fundraise and to also help anyone who really needs it. It occurred to me yesterday that I could encourage the sale of gift vouchers through this site which can be then used by the frontline workers fighting the coronavirus.
All you need to do is when completing the gift voucher is to put NHS in the “to” section. This will mean that the money will be put to one side so that on the day we are allowed back to work I can start treating front line workers immediately. I am also putting together a group of volunteers that will be willing to assist me.
I know it is difficult right now with money and believe me I am in the same boat as you but even £1 can make a difference.
Please help me to help the people who need this.
Thank you for reading and thank you for helping it is greatly appreciated. If you could also share this post I would be extremely grateful.
Today’s post so what’s going on in the world of Karma Times is basically just that. An update of what I’ve done, where I am now and where I’m going.
Some of you may already know but for those that don’t I have officially finished my studies and am now a qualified complementary theapist. This is one of the best things I have ever done. It has taken me a long time to find a job that I actually love so feel very privilidged. The treatments I am currently offering are reflexology, aromatherapy, massage and Reiki but more will be added.
Nail Technology Training
Because I actually enjoyed the learning process so much I made the decision to study level 3 Nail Technology so that I can provide pedicures and manicures alongside hand and foot reflexology. It will also be a seperate add-on that I can provide a range of manicures, nail enhancements etc as an extra which is great because that appeals to my creative side and breaks my routine up slightly.
The nail course runs for 26 weeks and is quite intense. But throughout the year I will be adding nail related treatments/services as and when I have received the training to a suitable level to practice. So keep a look out for that one.
In about 2-3 weeks I will be also starting my level 2 beauty so will be able to provide facials, waxing etc. I am now also seriously considering Level 3 beauty afterwards so that I can provide mini makeovers for people who need a bit of a lift on an emotional level. Where that is someone who has just broken up with a partner, or recovering from cancer etc..
The setting up of a social enterprise is extremely important to me and is definitely my aim. I want to be able to provide complementary therapies and now also beauty therapies for people struggling and having an emotional or physical crisis. As I have said before the people who really need these services and treatments can’t afford to have them. I know this because I was one of them. I have seen the difference these things make first hand. I will be looking for sponsorship and financial backing moving forward to help make this happen. So if there is anyone reading this who can help please do not hesitate to contact me.
My aim is also to provide a monthly meeting for people who are struggling with a variety of things. It will be a social club but with a difference. It will cover healthy eating, weight loss, exercises as in stretching etc, mindfulness, different forms of creativity, coffee, chat, anxiety, depression, social anxiety help, and also for people with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, fibromyalgia, ME, MS etc.. Hopefully at some point in the future it will become a weekly meeting.
What’s going on in the world of Karma Times
I think I have covered the above as best I can. There will be a lot more going on but this is enough at the moment.