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December 10, 2005 | Christmas Edition

Christmas Cheer

Egypt was amazing! From the temples and pyramids, the energy of the people, coral reefs of the Red Sea to making Advent Calendars in the conference suite of a 5 star hotel. I have successfully achieved my Masters Level One in Sekhem, and that, in itself, was a phenomenal experience.

Now that I am back in Scotland, I am getting ready for a lovely, quiet Christmas with my partner. Christmas Fayres, decorations, baking, cards and lots of music. For those of you who are not as excited by the prospect of the coming festivities...I hope the newsletter below will help alleviate some of the anxiety.

May I take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I wish that 2006 brings you good health, exciting opportunities to be taken, and peace and love in all you do.

Yours in health, Rasma


Please ring the number for the appropriate venue to book.


Westermains, Torphins
01224 210700

Flexible times available (not for those allergic to cats)

Rosemount Centre for Complementary Therapies
01224 636378

normally Mondays, some Tuesdays/Fridays and weekends by request


Ferringtons Scotland, Langbank, Renfrewshire
01475 540111

11th January 2006

Shiatsu Natural, Old Dumbarton Road, Glasgow
01224 210700

12th January 2006


Airlie Complimentary Clinic, Nairn
01667 453498

3rd week of the Month
21 and 22 December; 18 and 19 January 2006

Other Events


My Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Health & Disease
  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (in progress)
  • Diploma of Nutrition
  • Advanced Certificate QXCI (EPFX/SCIO)
  • Sekhem Master Level One
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Basic Level
  • Indian Head Massage

How to Contact Me

Phone: 01224 210700 (this is automatically diverted to my mobile and there is an answering message if I am switched off)
Email: rasma@quantumnorth.com
Website: www.quantumnorth.com

Stressed By Christmas

Ideas for Creating a Memorable Holiday Season

1. Focus on the small and sometimes under appreciated joys of the season. We often think of Holidays as a time to indulge in our sense of taste with lavish spreads of savouries and sweets, but what about our other senses? Take time this season to become more aware of your other senses - sight, smell, sound, touch and intuition. Perhaps create some family dialogue discussing each other's favourites!

2. Do something nice for someone else (i.e. random acts of kindness). Is there someone you know who will be spending this Holiday Season alone? Is there someone you know who is extremely financially devastated? This is your opportunity to share some food, love and joy and to possibly create a warm memory for an otherwise bleak time of the year.

3. Is there a friend, colleague, or family member whom you are not getting along with? Put your issues aside and think of something nice you can do to ease the tension: an unexpected gift, thoughtful words in a card, a good deed. This type of action could create a positive ripple effect!

4. Have you ever thought of having your family try something out of the ordinary? Of course, it is best not to force anything on unwilling participants but what if you suggested some Festive Carolling at home or in the neighbourhood, local Children's Hospital or Senior Care Facility? Having the whole family bake or create crafts together? Bring home a new multi-player game or play festive charades! Attend a local community play or performance! Doing something together as a family that you haven't tried before will create a feeling of togetherness and isn't that what family gatherings are for?

5. Make some homemade cards for family and friends this season - often much more appreciated! This is your opportunity to release your creativity and express some holiday cheer.

Spotlight on a Friend

This section highlights my Sekhem teacher - rather appropriately since our return from Egypt.

Vicki Rebecca

Vicki graduated with an honours Law degree before establishing her own fitness consultation company in 1994. She realised that a holistic approach to working with people was necessary to facilitate the type of changes they desired, and this led her on her own personal journey through meditation, hypnotherapy, Reiki and Sekhem Mastery.

Vicki's personal passion and career focus is self empowerment through Sekhem and Hypnotherapy. She is an endorsed teacher with the Sekhem Association (Helen Belot system) and she is an active member of the Scottish Sekhem Masters group. She was personally empowered by Helen Belot and has also studied Egyptian Sekhem and Cartouche Mastery with Simon Treselyan, ritual and magic as used by the Egyptian Priesthood, and SKHM with Patrick Ziegler.

Vicki teaches Sekhem in small groups in the comfortable, yet sacred atmosphere of her home in Royal Deeside. Pre-planned residential workshops around sacred sites and at retreat locations are also available on a regular basis.

Vicki is an incredible facilitator and I have had the immense benefit and honour of studying with her, becoming friends with her, sharing experiences and knowledge thousands of years old, and exchanging therapy sessions. I recommend Vicki to anyone wanting to study Sekhem.

For further information, please visit Vicki's website at www.vickirebecca.com

Recipe of the Month


This is one of the Christmas bakes that my family look forward to every year. My mother makes enough to leave surprise parcels on friends' doorsteps on Christmas Day, wrapped up in greaseproof paper and a lovely red ribbon. Try not to overcook it or it will break your teeth!

9oz honey
3.5oz raw cane sugar
1 egg
rum extract or 2Tbs dark rum
lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
pinch nutmeg
pinch cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
340g gluten free or normal flour
4 tsp baking powder
3oz chopped almonds
3oz peel

2oz raw cane sugar
hot water

1. Preheat oven to 200C 375F GM5
2. Heat honey and sugar together until sugar dissolves. Leave to cool.
3. Add flavourings, including rum and lemon
4. Add flour gradually with baking powder and then fold in the almonds and peel.
5. Spread onto baking tray and bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
6. Add enough hot water to sugar to create smooth, sticky icing.
7. Spread icing on hot cake and let cool.

House keeping:

1. Please feel free to pass this on to people you think may be interested or would benefit from a QXCI session.

2. If you do not want to receive this regular mailing, please reply and let me know.

3. Likewise, if you have received this via someone else, and would like to be added to the group, please send me your email address by return.

4. If you work for a company, where staff might benefit from stress reduction sessions, please pass this on to your HR manager.

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