SYLVIA AND HER ‘BEAUTY FULL’ CAREER

SYLVIA AND HER ‘BEAUTY FULL’ CAREER

When Sylvia Chrzanowska, arrived in the UK from Poland armed with University Degrees and Masters in Environmental Protection and Polish Civil Law, a career in Beauty was the last thing on her mind.

But the legacy of her Mother as a Beauty Therapist in Poland, inspired Sylvia to pursue the career in which she shines.   She explains that the beauty treatments administered by her mother in Poland were always extremely advanced.

Because of this Sylvia qualified as a Nurse and was compelled to adapt her medical credentials to a career she was already familiar with, and one in which she would naturally excel.

Since 2004 Sylvia has been practicing advanced non-surgical aesthetic treatments, described in clinical terms as ‘specialising in facial harmony and volume replacement achieving soft, subtle natural results for full facial rejuvenation’. 

Sylvia

When I first met Sylvia I knew immediately that we were compatible as practitioner and patient, due to her calm, friendly but professional approach, the like I had not experienced for decades in either the medical or aesthetics profession

As I began treatment with Sylvia where she practices at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire I very quickly realised that as well as being an exceptional practitioner, she is a genius with injectables, and also had a keen eye and vision for what was best for me.

She also put me at ease very quickly, and I since learned that this is part of her training, both from home and with her present position, originally trained by Dr Tracy Mountford.  She explains that administering the treatments are just part of the process and the psychological support is equally as important, and something that comes naturally to her, as I personally discovered.

Sylvia deals daily with patients who suffer from both fear of needles and panic attacks during treatment, and I would recommend that there is no-one better if you are suffering from stress and still want to have any sort of visual rejuvenation.

There is also a natural conviction in the way Sylvia approaches a treatment plan, in ways that are both creative and pragmatic, which instilled me with confidence and any reservations were soon dispelled as she talked me through the plan, and administered the treatments. 

Having experienced such high standards of aesthetics, I would always recommend a visit to a highly skilled practitioner as Sylvia, and avoid untrained and inexperienced beauty therapists, choosing those preferably with a medical background, as the results are dependent on their expertise and training, and if they are not favourable can be reversed. 

Beauty and Aesthetics is now deeply etched in Sylvia’s DNA, as even when on vacation on a visit to her native Poland, she is summoned to her Mum’s clinic to administer a treatment or two, and in spite of her being there on a break, usually capitulates knowing now that Beauty is truly her destiny and one she has come to adore.

“The most important thing for me is to work with a highly experienced team and having been working at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic since 2014, I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.”

In the past, Sylvia has also trained fellow nurses in how to administer non-surgical treatments and combines injectables with state of the art technology based treatments to achieve optimum aesthetic outcomes. Sylvia likes to guide her patients through the various options tailored to their individual and specific needs, ensuring they receive the very best cosmetic results time after time with the highest standards in patient care and outcome.

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SELF DOUBT AND ANXIETY – THE POWER OF PROJECTION

SELF DOUBT AND ANXIETY – THE POWER OF PROJECTION

It may seem these two disparate concepts are hardly related, but they often go hand in hand.

Many of us are labelled at birth by our parents, as the ‘clever’ one or the ‘creative’ one or even the ‘hopeless’ child, which is merely based on how they want us to live their lives.

I had a phone call last year from a close friend, distraught after her elderly Mother had thrown out some of her favourite clothes and childhood possessions.  Marianne had recently moved back in to look after her since her Mother’s physical and mental health had deteriorated, but had taken a short break away from the daily grind of being a constant carer.

On her return she had found her wardrobe and chest of drawers invaded, with half of the contents given away to charity.  My friend who already suffers from anxiety and self-doubt, was thrown into a major frenzy – and it took her several days to return to any sort of normality, blaming herself for abandoning her Mother.

This was however, the turning point for Marianne, who realised after several months of counselling that it was in fact her Mother’s way of getting Marianne to carry the rage and anxiety she had been feeling herself prior to her outburst.

Added to this Marianne had always been told that out of all of her siblings, she was the one who was the major disappointment, and would never make anything of her life.  On the contrary, she has been a high achiever, even more so than her two sisters, but who constantly seeks her Mother’s approval, which is never recognised in spite of her major accolades in her successful career in the City.

How many times do you hear in a marriage or relationship breakup, that the man or woman has to leave because his partner is ‘crazy’.    This always sits uncomfortably with me, because you can bet that they will go on to meet someone else and evoke the same pattern of behaviour in their new relationship.

Therapists and psycho analysts call this ‘projection’ as they are in fact again getting their partners to carry their anxiety or feelings of hopelessness so that they don’t have to.

If this is hard to digest, let me give you a very simple example of how it works and how toxic this type of ‘projection’ can be.  A close friend who is also an exceptional therapist had a new client several years ago who was suffering from depression, so badly that he wanted to end his life.  My therapist friend David spent the entire session baffled by his account of what had happened since his wife’s departure, and at the end of the session told her he felt he was carrying his partner’s feelings of desperation.   He left feeling a lot happier.

Two hours later his estranged wife called him saying she was feeling suicidal and wanted to give the relationship another go!  He thankfully declined, and as far as I know, has remained anxiety free ever since.

I hope this may be helpful to those of you who are suffering with anxiety and depression, because if you look closely, you may find some of it may not even be yours to carry.

If you or anyone you know are struggling please check out the following websites for
help or just for someone to talk to

https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.mind.org.uk
https://www.thecalmzone.net/
https://www.samaritans.org/
https://www.rethink.org/

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CELEBRATING SYLVIA ANDERSON ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – A PIONEER FOR WOMEN IN TELEVISION

CELEBRATING SYLVIA ANDERSON ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – A PIONEER FOR WOMEN IN TELEVISION

Sylvia Anderson was born in Camberwell, London to Sid (Tiger) Thomas, a formidable bare knuckle Boxer and Beatrice Aberdeen-Thomas, a Seamstress and Dress Designer. 

Sylvia Anderson
Sylvia during making of Thunderbirds TV Series

Sylvia’s early ambition was to become an Actress, as she became enthralled with theatre and Hollywood movies as she grew up in war torn London.   She won a scholarship to the London School of Economics, and eventually become a writer and film producer. 

Sylvia met her husband Gerry Anderson in the late fifties and they became the most admired and successful husband and wife team in the history of television, producing epics like Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet.

Sylvia Anderson - Thunderbirds Are Go Premiere
Sylvia at the premiere of the 1966 movie Thunderbirds Are Go

Sylvia’s creativity and inspiration lead her to create many of their characters, including the iconic puppet Lady Penelope, a female secret agent who smashed female stereotypes and was an inspiration to children across the Globe.  Sylvia knew the World needed an inspirational woman protagonist and so Penelope Creighton-Ward was born.

Sylvia and Lady Penelope
Sylvia and Lady Penelope

Sylvia then went on to create the Angels, in Captain Scarlet a fleet of female Pilots in the sixties, when women were rarely recognised as heroes, and so once again way ahead of her time.

Sylvia’s characters and creations are as strong today as they were when launched over five decades ago.  A Sundial Statue stands in her name at her beloved Pinewood Studios, where she visited as a young woman and had a vision that she would one day return with her own movie production.  This she achieved several times over, and is now heralded as ‘A Pioneer for Women in Television’. 

Sylvia with Lady Penelope, Parker and FAB1
Sylvia with Lady Penelope, Parker and FAB1

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