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Located 5 minutes above the village of Aigle in Vaud, the Happy Dogs Aigle boarding and daycare center must offer one of the most tranquil settings for a dog center that you will ever see.  

Surrounded by mountains and forests, it provides a real home from home for your dog – a place where your favorite hound will love to visit whilst you head off on holiday.

Owner, Aileen Woulfe, told knowitall.ch, “Our aim is to look after your dog as if they are one of our own. That means lots of walks, fun and belly rubs, homely accommodation with plenty of family contact, stimulation, exercise and quality quiet time.”

About Aileen

Aileen Woulfe is an Irish expat, who has lived in Switzerland since 2004. After a career in medical international sales and marketing, she decided to find a way to be self-employed and happy, which for her, meant working with dogs - so she retrained and received a diplôme cynologique in breeding, grooming and kennel management.  Once she had found the premises and got the necessary permissions, she then persuaded her husband, Ronan, to move with her from their “normal village house” to a farm half way up a mountain!

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10% discount for knowitall.ch readers!

A local neuroscientist, health and nutrition consultant, Dr. Irina Schurov, has launched a new “recovery” program that will empower parents to help children overcome a wide range of learning difficulties and general health issues.

Called the DNA Nourishing Program, this new initiative uses a nutritional and nutrigenomic approach to help children improve concentration and learn more effectively, especially those with Special Education Needs (SEN), including the autistic spectrum and ADHD. 

Explaining the rationale for her new program to knowitall.ch, Dr. Schurov told us,

“After years of working in the field of neuroscience alongside experts in academic labs as well as pharmaceutical and biotech companies, I have soon come to realize that the epidemic of chronic diseases that we are facing needs to be addressed through prevention and nutrition. I set up my own business, LiveRight, to help families raise healthy and happy children, especially those suffering with conditions like autism and ADHD.”

She continued, “I have designed a program to nourish, support and reboot their bodies and brain function on a DNA level. It is based on 3 basic principles. Only when we understand them, believe in them and apply them in our life, can we begin to change the common misconceptions about these complex conditions and start addressing them as treatable and preventable disorders effecting the whole body. I help people to make this important shift, enabling them to get on the recovery path.  I also love my public speaking activities and workshops that help to raise awareness and empower parents to make changes." (See next workshop details at the end of this article)

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Health rejuvenation coach, Laraba Friedman is offering knowitall.ch readers a 15% discount on her next series of Healthy GUT...Healthy YOU, healthy eating workshops.

Starting on Tuesday morning, 31 October from 10h to 11h30, or Thursday evening, 2 November from 19h to 20h30, her two new series of workshops will run over 4 weeks and have been designed to help participants clean and repair their guts, whilst improving their diet, health and general outlook on life!

Individual approach

As a qualified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Massage Therapist with 4 years’ experience of working in the greater Geneva area, Laraba understands how important it is to treat each client on her workshops as a bio-individual with their own “unique story” to tell.  

She told knowitall.ch, “I tailor my work to suit each person, situation and moment. I prefer to listen to what is happening and act on what I hear, so no health coaching session or massage is ever the same!”

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At Know-it-all passport we often receive recommendations about new up-and-coming coaches. We occasionally feature articles about hypnotherapists too. But we had never heard about hypnocoaching until Cindy Stucky from the Ambition Centre in Vaud got in touch with us recently!

What is hypnocoaching?

Hypnocoaching is a new coaching process being offered by Cindy, which draws on the two separate skills she has learnt as a qualified hypnotherapist and coach.  The aim of the process is to reveal your inner strength through a 3-stage process:

  • It begins with an idea
  • It evolves with an action
  • It becomes reality with its success

According to Cindy, the potential benefits of being supported with useful coaching tools and professional hypnotherapy expertise are huge.  She told knowitall.ch,

“Hypnocoaching is a long-established, tried and tested tool for leveraging your self-confidence, end enlarging your knowledge about yourself.  The process effectively teaches you to create new solutions every day, so that you can effectively step into a new position and see opportunities where they didn’t exist before – all with the final goal of realizing your life goals!”

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Special offer for knowitall.ch readers includes 3 complimentary health sessions

The beginning of September often feels a bit like the New Year. Many of us come back after the summer break with lots of new ideas for developing both our personal and business lives, much like we do at the beginning of the calendar year.

With this in mind, the health consultancy, Peak of Wellbeing, is running a special retreat at the beginning of October, deep in the French countryside, designed to help you explore new areas of self development, both on a physical and mental level. Over two days, Peak of Wellbeing co-founders, Duncan and Jennie Delreeve, will walk you through tried and tested bespoke techinques they use every day in their clinic and for themselves.

Describing the retreat to knowitall.ch, Duncan told us, “This retreat is ideal for housewives, coaches, trainers, entrepreneurs, athletes, salespeople, parents, self-development enthusiasts or business executives. In short, anyone who has been working on their health and those who are ready to transform to another level.”

Jennie added, “Peak of Wellbeing will share secrets that, in our opinion, can help you on a number of levels. For example, participants will learn how to gain more confidence and acceptance of their own bodies, see how to remove old niggles and pains, and develop strategies that will help them stop worrying about what other people think of them….all simple things that can have a huge impact on our daily lives.”