See great local Forest of Dean Businesses below

  • A R Website Design, based in The Forest of Dean offers bespoke, simplistic and easy-to-use websites. With over 4 years experience, contact us today for help with your website, SEO & Social Media. Website Design packages start from just £850.00.

    07564 920055

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  • We are a family run agricultural smallholding in the Forest of Dean supplying pedigree lamb, pork and beef to both Public and Trade. We pride ourselves on our welfare standards and passion for our livestock. We support rare and traditional breeds.

    01594 541606
    07894 657148

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  • Peachy Impressions design and create both luxury handmade and cost effective e-mailable/printable wedding and party invitations. All of our work is printed in-house using professional printers, high quality materials and assembled and finished by hand.

    07870 681752

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  • A bespoke pet sitting, dog walking and home boarding service based in the Forest of Dean providing individualised care and attention for when you are not there. NARPS registered, fully insured, CRB checked and Licensed by Forest of Dean Council.

    01594 563707
    07582 784417

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  • Lansdown Insurance Brokers have been established in Cheltenham for over 50 years and our locally based staff have built up a reputation for excellent customer service. We can take the worry away with our expertise to make sure you have the right insurance cover whatever the type of business.

    0345 8734943

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  • Pest Control Forest of Dean.
    Professional Pest Control at Its Best.
    24/7 365 Days a Year. Call Now! on 07842 822522.
    Best Advice and Survey for Your Pest Problems at No Cost to You!

    01594 528359
    07842 822522

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  • Based in the picturesque Forest of Dean, JB Leasing offer industry leading service as well as competitive pricing on both business and personal contract hire vehicles. Whether you‘re looking for a Peugeot or a Porsche, get in touch for a friendly, no obligation chat today.

    01594 369088


Reflexology and trauma in The Forest Of Dean - 11/05/2014

charles scott consulting

I have spent a fair amount of time over the last two weeks driving round the Forest and being inspired by the beauty of the surroundings. The vibrant greens of the new leaves contrasting with the darker shades of the evergreen conifers; the carpets of purple bluebells; the ever changing light permeating the glades as the Spring sunshine bursts forth and then fades as the clouds roll in; young lambs bleating for their mothers and the occasional glimpse of deer or wild boar with an entourage of small piglets in tow.

The bleakness of the winter has passed and has been replaced by new life and a new hope that uplifts the spirit. I found this all quite analogous to the cases of trauma that I have dealt with in my work performing reflexology. There has been a similar transformation from that which is forlorn to a more optimistic and meaningful future as reflexology treatments have released the negative emotions surrounding the particular trauma affecting the client.

In simple terms, trauma can be described as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. Hence, most of us have experienced trauma to varying degrees although we might not have put the name ‘trauma’ to our situation. Events like the loss of a loved one, divorce, an unwelcome medical diagnosis or even moving house can all be regarded as traumas. Such events leave emotional blockages that can affect our health if not recognised and released. Reflexology seems to be very effective in treating all types of trauma and reflexology treatments are available right here in the Forest. Furthermore, reflexology is not only helpful in specific cases but is wonderfully relaxing and treats the whole body.

To speak to Charles to see how reflexology could help you, please see his details and a 10% off voucher on


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