A New Tutor in Devon

Marie JohnsonWe are delighted to welcome Marie Johnson to our lovely Team of Tutors.  Marie will be offering training in a variety of courses in and around her home town of Exeter in Devon.

Marie began her holistic therapy journey in 1996 and has steadily built up her skill set over the years. She now runs her own business and specialises in Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Precision and Advanced Reflexology, Hot Stone Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Bamboo Massage and Angelic Reiki.

She will be covering the South West of England Region for the Como Training Centre. To find out more about Marie and her training dates, visit her website.

Marie says she is delighted to be moving into the teaching side of therapies and to be a part of the Como Team.

Hand Reflexology

We are delighted to have had our Hand Reflexology course accredited by The Guild and we’re now ready to start teaching.

Our first training date has been set for Monday 27 November 2017 and we are offering this date at the discounted price of £150. We do, however, require 4 students for the course to run, so round up some of your friends and save yourselves a total £300!

You can find full details of the course here, together with details on how to book.

A New Tutor at Como

Sarah BromhamWe’re absolutely delighted to welcome Sarah Bromham to our team of tutors at Como. With Sarah her on board we will have more flexibility and be able to offer more training dates to our students.

Sarah qualified in Aromatherapy in 1996 and, after a break to have her 2 children, she re-established her therapy business 10-years later. Over time she has introduced a range of holistic treatments from reflexology, Indian Head massage, holistic facials – to name just a few.  Based in Theale, West Berkshire, Sarah is also a local leader for an organic skincare company and it is passing her knowledge onto her team that has encouraged her to take up a  teaching role.  Sarah says ‘I’m really looking forward to working with the team at the Como Centre and already feel like part of the family’.

We very much look forward to working with Sarah and I’m sure our students will love her as much as we do.

The Gongs

The GongsOn Monday evening we held our first Gong Bath and what an amazing experience. The lovely Pauline McCrann brought along these beautiful Gongs which, she told us, were not her biggest as we were limited by the size of our room and getting them up the stairs.

But oh, the sound. An hour simply flew by and I think we all could have stayed there another hour.

Words cannot describe the experience of a Gong Bath, it’s something you just have to do.

Do we want some Gongs? You bet we do!!


Law of Attraction

Can you manifest?

ManifestationI had a great conversation yesterday about the Law of Attraction and Manifestation, and it made me reflect a little on how I manage to manifest the small things really well but have difficulty with the bigger things.

Some time ago I actually realised that I focussed far too much on lack and not on what I really wanted. I had used up so much energy thinking about what I didn’t want and what I could do to change it, that the vibrations I was sending out were all wrong for the desired outcome. Our good old Universe was picking up these vibrations and thinking to itself ‘ok, this is what she’s thinking about most of the time, this must be what she wants, let’s send her more of it’.

I do believe that our way of thinking is so ingrained and we tend to think far more of what we don’t want rather than what we do want. Sometimes we carry these feelings of not being worthy of having the things we want, of being greedy and selfish for asking for those things, that there are more deserving people than us – oh there’s a whole host of reasons why we think the way we do. But if we’re to be successful and attract the things we really want in life, we have to change our thought process.

To be successful at manifestation we need to really think about what we want, we need to be specific and give a time frame. It has to be for the good of all concerned, because we don’t want our good fortune to be at the expense of someone else. Once the order has been placed we have to be patient and wait for delivery, but believe and act as if it’s on its way. The final, and probably most crucial, part is receiving our order.  We need to be totally open to the way it may arrive and that we may have to put a little effort into making it happen. We have to believe that we are worthy and that we deserve to receive; and when we have received it is good to be grateful and thankful for it.

So the next time you find yourself thinking that you don’t want this or that in your life, just stop and think about what you do want instead.

If you want to understand more about Manifestation then take a look at Abraham Hicks on YouTube or visit Ellen Watts on her Cosmic Ordering Made Easier website.

Elaine Collier
24 February 2017

A Healing Journey

A Healing JourneyAs soon as was possible in the New Year, both of us were back up at Como and planning for 2017. “What we could do with,” we agreed, “is a beautiful healing method that’s different from what’s already being done.” So we sat and asked Spirit for some help.

Within 15-minutes we had a our new therapy written down. It sounded good to us but we tweaked it a little to make sure it was feasible. We ended up with a therapy that was possible to give and hopefully wonderful to receive.

Last Monday we held our first session. It flowed from one element to the next in a seamless manner and, speaking from the perspective of giving, the energy flowed and beautiful connections made. The elements that we had put together worked extremely well and if we do make any further tweaks, they will be minor. Feedback from our clients was fabulous, they all looked totally relaxed and the healing received seemed to take place on many levels.

We give our thanks to Spirit and we are grateful, as always, for their guidance.

Are we doing it again? You bet we are!

We didn’t want to do Angelic Reiki …

Angelic ReikiWe didn’t want to do Angelic Reiki – why would we when we did Usui Reiki? “Oh, but it’s completely different,” we were told, we were not convinced!

But the opportunity arose for us to do it at our Como Centre and so we thought “why not?” Oh boy, it certainly was different and we were both completely blown away by the intense energy and presence that we felt throughout the whole weekend. From the very beginning on the Friday evening it was evident that this was going to be amazing, and it didn’t disappoint. When we finished on the Sunday we were both on such a cloud of high energy that we didn’t want to get off.

We knew that Practitioner Level 1&2 was not enough for us. Six months later we trained to become Master Teachers and now we have as much fun, if not more, teaching others as we did learning.

But don’t just take our word for it, here are a few comments from some of our students:

The Angelic Reiki 1st & 2nd Degree Practitioner’s Course was a magical experience spent learning, practising and sharing healing experiences and so much more – I did not want the weekend to end.  Elaine and Gill are truly wonderful teachers, their passion shines through and they completely dedicate themselves to you as a student getting the most out of the course. Words can’t quite describe how special the weekend was, I would certainly recommend the Como Centre to anyone wanting to learn Angelic Reiki and feel extremely privileged to have been taught by Elaine and Gill to work with my angels.”

“What a wonderful weekend! Another amazing course (Angelic Reiki) at Como with two fantastic tutors, three amazing new earth friends and so many angelic visitors too numerous to name ….. thank you all for your love, light, help and guidance. Bless you all  …. xx.”

“I found my Angelic Reiki training experience at the Como Centre to be expansive, deep, healing and enjoyable. It was quite different to standard Reiki training in many respects with an emphasis on guided meditations that take you on individual journeys that both heal and expand the mind and overall consciousness. I primarily did the training to further facilitate my own healing journey and spiritual growth and I would certainly say that it has added a depth and richness to my own journey. I felt the healing energies to be subtle but powerful and would suggest allowing some space and time for integration following this training. The group was small and intimate and plenty of time was given over to hands on practice and direct experiencing. Both Gill and Elaine were friendly, supportive and encouraging, creating a safe contained healing space to learn and “to be”. I would certainly recommend this training.”


If you want to learn this wonderful therapy, and work with the Angels, then why not join us on Friday 24th February for an amazing weekend. You can find full details of the course here.

Everything is Possible

I was having a conversation the other day about how some things just seem impossible to achieve. How often do you feel the same way? Everyone else seems to be out there making things happen and achieving their goals, but you can’t quite seem to reach yours.

You’re not alone in feeling like that, it comes to us all at some point. Yes, even those who seem very successful have their wobbles. But it’s whether those thoughts of “it’s impossible” stay with you long-term or they are just fleeting.

If you sit down and think about it, everything is possible. Yes, it is! Really think about it. You can achieve anything you want, but you do have to put the work and effort into achieving it. The little Mind Monkey tells you it’s impossible and you can’t do it, and you really believe it. But that is so not true and the Mind Monkey needs shutting up! You may have to take some training and learn something new; you may have to find willpower to stick at something; you may have to change your way of thinking to allow different opportunities to present themselves; you may have to grab opportunities that you would normally let go. You have to be willing to do what it takes to get what you want. You will have to step out of your comfort zone, but we all know that’s where life begins!

So do some serious thinking, dig a little deeper and get out there and make it happen!



Walk 1000 Miles

WalkWe’ve signed up for the Walk 1000 Miles Challenge!! Yes, both of us will walk 1000 miles in a year.

This is a year of new beginnings, both for the Como Centre and for us personally. It’s time to think about our own health and well-being and accepting this challenge will certainly help with that. It will also take us out of our comfort zone – and we all know that life begins just outside of the comfort zone.

What will challenge you this year?

Reflexology Products

Como Pedicureindependent-consultant-bannerMany years ago I was taught to use talc for a Reflexology treatment. This wasn’t really good for my health, so I looked for products that would be perfect for reflexology.

As we need an oil-based product (water-based is not good at all as it just soaks into the skin) my mission was to find something that would fit the bill. I found ART Antony Porters cream which was fab but sadly unavailable now. I then tried various other products, but eventually found Neal’s Yard Beauty Sleep Body Butter. It was exactly what I needed. The product just glides over the skin and doesn’t soak in, so reapplication is not necessary. You really don’t need to use much either, so it lasts ages. I can’t recommend this product highly enough and we will be using it at Como for all our Reflexology training, where you can find out first hand.

What’s more, there is currently 20% off Neal’s Yard products if purchased before 8am on Friday 2 December. You can order directly from our Website or e-mail us and we will place your order for you.