Arras Healing & Consulting is the trading name of Candice Dowson, known as Candy to clients. You can read more about Candy on the 'About' page. You can read more on where the name of 'Arras' comes from on the 'Story of Arras' page.
Candy has qualifications in breathwork, breath coaching, somatic bodywork, trauma-informed leadership, meditation and several other holistic therapies. She specialises in somatic therapies working within the holistic coaching model. Candy is fully insured, receives regular supervision, and stays up-to-date with CPD to enhance her work with clients and groups. Candy also works as an independent consultant most often with the public sector.
Arras Healing specialises in breathwork, trauma coaching, and somatic integration bodywork - known as 'Somatic Inquiry.' Other main services include functional breath coaching and independent consultancy.
We offer several types of breathwork, ranging from functional breathing to dynamic and transformational breathing. All types of breathwork work well for mental, emotional and physical health, and at least 3 sessions are recommended to see real benefits begin to come through for you. Breathwork is gaining in recognition as a healing modality for working with trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, dissociation, and complex trauma. Read more about our breathwork offerings.
Arras Healing offers a personalised and holistic approach to recovery and enhanced wellbeing, that is difficult to find anywhere else, incorporating a mixture of breathwork, bodywork and somatic trauma therapy. Coach Candy has a warm and loving presence and will not be distracted by any diagnosis that has taken place in the past. Candy meets clients where they are right now with the understanding that beneath their conditioning, they are whole and loving human beings deserving of peace, respect and acceptance.
Coach Candy has lived experience of trauma and healing trauma, which has largely been missing from mainstream services. She wholeheartedly believes that: "the best steel is the iron that has been in the fire the longest." She knows this is true for everybody who has been through trauma or difficult times.
Arras Healing offers a sliding scale for people on lower incomes. The sliding scale has a limited intake of clients at one time and is available with discretion, please ask about this when you enquire.
Arras Healing is able to travel to clients' homes. This may be appropriate when you prefer to work in the safe environment of your own home or garden, are unable to travel, or have specific access needs. Depending on travel distance, an expenses charge may be added to your invoice.
If you are accessing somatic therapy or functional breath coaching for the first time with Arras Healing you will require a full client consultation. This lasts 1 hour 30 minutes. There will be time to explore your current mental and physical health, your current breathing patterns (because these impact on mental health and recovery), and any challenges that you may find in pursuing your recovery journey. Candy will also seek your consent to work together and there will be some straightforward forms to complete and sign. All consultations will include time for take-home practices and tools that can help you right now in your recovery journey, so it won't feel like a talking shop.
For Rebirthing Breathwork you will need a free 15-30 minute telephone consultation to check for contra-indications before your first session. Rebirth Breathwork sessions tend to last 2 hours.
Arras Healing can work remotely with clients anywhere in the United Kingdom. At the moment we are UK-only and don't work with clients in Europe or the USA.
Clients are also welcome to travel for in-person appointments, with Arras Healing based in East Yorkshire.