My week training in Geomancy and Earth Dowsing …….

July 2018 was the month I attended the most amazing week training in Geomancy and Earth Dowsing in order to understand earth energies and resolve issues in the environment. I appreciated first-hand how good clean harmonious energies can make the difference between doing and feeling poorly and blooming. It can affect your health, relationships and finances.

My husband and I were captivated by the enthusiasm, professional and personal transformation of our good friend and great energy worker Andre Sutherland, who attended the same course in 2017, and we decided it was something to be experience personally.

I had to wait a whole year, counting the months, the weeks and finally days that were separating me from this chapter to begin. Something inside was telling me it was going to be anything never experienced before and the waiting was full of excitement, frustration, joy and high expectations; event though I had no idea what was waiting for  me at the Ashdown Forest, East Sussex.

Adding to that, in my Kinesiology practice between 90 to 95% of my clients seem to be affected by Geopathic stress, EMF and/or Technostress and understanding better the issues and how to help them became almost imperative. To find out more about Geopathic stress and EMF please read  the blogs on my webpage “Geopathic stress – the link between Earth energy and our well-beinghttps://equilibriumvitae.net/contributor-of-the-month/april/ (by Andre Sutherland) and “Electromagnetic-frequencies-the-invisible-danger-to-our-health-and-wellbeing” https://equilibriumvitae.net/2018/01/30/electromagnetic-frequencies-the-invisible-danger-to-our-health-and-wellbeing/.

The whole week was spent sharing daily activities with a group of international students from the UK, Malesia, US and Switzerland and Jewels and Richards, our extremely knowledgeable and fun teachers, amidst the magic of Beech Hill Stone Circle.

We learned the grounding  theory and practice of dowsing the earth’s subtle energies such as ley lines, geopathic stress “black” or “sha” streams; drawing on the principles of Feng Shui, one of the most complete Geomantic systems still practiced and how to enhance the of quality of Qi (energy).

We discussed in more details Geophatic, EMF and Technostress and learned techniques to help reducing and neutralising these types of stresses such as avoidance, shield and curing.

We learned how to find Earth’s acupunctures points and geomantic rituals helping to heal, transform and manifest; how to design sacred spaces, cut wands, read auras, making incense and so much more.

We also visited different sites such as a 2,550 years old Yew tree, lakes and caves and a local village to read the Qi. We cleansed a couple’s property at the start of new chapter in their lives and dowsed another one for potential predecessor energies imprints as well as other type of energies that could have affected their new home.

The weather was merciful and permitted us to spend a lot of time outdoors, showering under the sky, enjoying live folk music by Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra https://jezhellardthedjukellaorchestra.bandcamp.com/  around the campfire while watching the stars. We sat under the majestic trees on the fields cutting wands and re-energising in the stone circles while our nutritional needs were taken care of by Phil and Kay with delicious vegan recipes https://therawbuilder.co.uk/

There was a lot of sharing, laughing and crying around the fires under the ever present watchful eye of Nooo the Pomchi, the loving soul of Laika the German shepherd and Cricket the cat.

My heart fills with joy and gratitude every time I relive these memories in my mind. During these 7 days I was able to finally connect the dots of my life journey so far. It gave me more tools to help my clients with their health and I would highly recommend this intensive course to anyone with an inquisitive mind, anyone who feels an affinity to nature and those seeking different type of answers.

My deep gratitude goes to everyone that made this special week possible: my fellow students, Jewels and Richard, Phil and Kay, Russ, the Deers visiting us at night and all the ever present Spirits of Place.

I will never forget this experience, for it was transformational.

To know more about the place, the course and Jewels and Richard and their respective healing practices please visit https://www.landandspirit.net/

 

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Crystals, you and Energy

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Crystals are formed through a mixture of minerals that form under the Earth’s crust with a combination of gases, hot molten rock and water. It can take thousands of years for crystals to form. They are a perfect indicator of telling the story of the Earth and how it has evolved over the centuries. Looking at the atomic structure of crystals, we can see that the atoms and ions are arranged in an orderly manner, making crystals the most perfect form of matter in the universe.

Crystals have been used by humans and can be dated back to the Ice Age. It is believed that Quartz was used to create heat. More recently, Quartz has been used to produce power in watches and other electronic equipment.

Different civilisations across the globe and throughout history have used crystals as part of their daily lives. The Egyptians used Lapis Lazuli stones in their jewellery and crushed and made these precious stones into a paste for their make-up. The Mayan civilization made blades out of Black Obsidian. Black Obsidian is volcanic glass formed from lava which has rapidly cooled down. These are believed to have been used in crafting and for ceremonial processes amongst other things.

The Law of Resonance is similar to the Law of Attraction. It works on the belief that you will attract into your life and energy field, that which resonates with the vibrational frequency you are projecting. With crystals being an orderly matter, if you combine there is energetic frequency an area with an area of your life or within your own energetic field that is in disarray, the perfect form of the crystal will vibrate to bring order and alignment to the given area.

Think of crystals similar to having a prescription. Sometimes the prescription needed is only for a few weeks, at other times it is ongoing and over a period of years. Crystals work the same way. Your core crystal may be something that you always have with you for protection or upliftment. On the other hand, you may need a crystal for a few weeks to help you with motivation or for a other specific purpose. Our needs and different areas of our lives are constantly changing and evolving. In this sense the crystals that you may have been drawn to 6 months ago may differ to what you are resonating with. It all depends on the current energy that you are projecting in your life.

Chakra Balance and Crystal Healing

At The Sage Son, our focus with regards to working with crystals is through connection to the Chakras. The 7 main Chakras govern different parts of the body. They are the connection in which our spiritual energy interacts with our physical body and emotional wellbeing. Our chakras are invisible energy centres and at The Sage Son, we often imagine that each chakra looks like mini spinning vortex of energy, (imagine what a tornado looks like!) but laying horizontal through each energy centre of the body.

The energy centres contain what is our highest and densest point of energy. It is from these centres that we exchange energy within the world around us, physically, emotionally and spiritually. They are the portals in which we give and receive energy.

Day to day, it is possible and likely that our Chakras will go in and out of balance, dependent on what interactions we have during the day and how we feel with regards to our mood. It is important and necessary for us to practice moments of self-care throughout the day. More challenging imbalance or issues can occur if we find that we are in a repeated cycle that may not be beneficial for our wellbeing. It may be as simple as not getting sufficient sleep each night to something more complex such as a trauma from childhood that needs to be healed and released.

In a Chakra Balance and Crystal Healing session, a crystal pendulum would first be used on each of your chakras, to discover the flow of your Chakra and to also bring it into balance. Once this has been done, crystals would be placed on each Chakra. A had would then be placed on top of the crystals and your Chakra to activate and connect the energy of the crystal. Once this has been completed on all the Chakras, crystal points are placed around the body to release any unwanted energy and to also bring in positive vibrations from the universe.

While the crystal healing is being done, Sonya is constantly reading the energy intuitively so that she can discuss with you what has come up at the end of the session.

A Chakra Balance and Crystal Healing session is very calming and relaxing. If you feel as if there is something more to everyday life or you feel that spirituality is calling to you, this is a beneficial treatment to have to guide you onto your soul path and journey of self-healing and discovery.

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Sonya Robertson is an Accredited Chakra Balance and Crystal Healing Practitioner. She ran the Arcade Crystal Shop in Chingford for a year and is currently running and facilitating her new online Spiritual Development programme, 7 Moons 7 Chakras. Sonya works intuitively with crystals and will always lay her hand on exactly what is right for the client’s needs. If you have ever had a crystal reading with Sonya live on Facebook, you will know she has an uncanny knack to get your crystal prescription spot on!

https://www.thesageson.com/

How Do I Know What Therapy is Right for Me?

 

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Often people seek alternative therapies at significant times in their lives – when they reach milestones or have specific challenges. Perhaps going down other routes hasn’t worked and has left them seeking answers from places they had previously not considered. Fertility, physical illness and emotional pain are all issues that may bring you to consider alternative therapies. Some people come to considering therapy from a different place – they just feel curious or simply have a sense that they need to try alternate therapies. But, with so many therapies on offer, how do you know what therapy to choose? From reflexology to Reiki or even kinesiology – there are so many different therapies and treatments and often they seem to treat the same or similar things and appear to simply come at the problem from different angles.

If you are in the situation of feeling unsure about what therapy to explore, then I hope this blog post will help you. Here are my thoughts on alternative therapies.

Firstly, I want to emphasise the fact that I strongly believe that every therapy is amazing. I myself, my very first treatments was Craniosacral and Kinesiology. During these years I have tried quite a few – reflexology, Havening, crystal healing to name a few and the one that still resonates with me the most is Kinesiology because I find it very tangible and works well with my nature. Furthermore, at the end of last year I had my personal home energetically cleansed with Geomancy and it transformed the whole atmosphere and it helped me focus more as well as make my husband returning to his own natural-self. This brought me also to attend a intensive week training course on Geomancy that I will talk about in my next blog and offer along my Kinesiology and Homeo Botanical Therapy.

I am an advocate of a variety of therapies. Obviously each therapy takes a different route and has a different method. For example, Homeopathy is a holistic medicine, which uses specially prepared, highly diluted substances with the aim of triggering the body’s own healing mechanisms. People that suffer with insomnia or IBS may decide to see a homeopath but they could see a Reiki practitioner as it can also help with these problems. But, of course the method is very different as Reiki is administered by laying on hands and works with energy flowing through the chakras and meridians. Equally the person may want to see a crystal healer who can also provide healing by drawing on the healing powers of crystals. All of these therapies are beneficial and can provide healing. There are multiple types of healings but it is important to find what therapy may suit you best and therefore gain positive outcomes. For me, what is important is the integrity of the practitioner and even her/his personal journey. My own life experiences have brought me to where I am today and this is something I shared in my recent blog post

What someone has experienced can really shape him or her as a person and this brings me on to the next point…

Another important aspect is the relationship with your healer; for a therapy to work well I strongly believe that there must a mutual trust between practitioner and client.

At the start of my journey I thought that one practitioner would be able to address all my issues; along the way I learned that practitioners have different talents, skills and way to connect to you at physical and soul level.

Often practitioners are recommended through word of mouth and this is important but my advice is that you make sure you do your research – find out as much as you can about the practice and the practitioner. Most importantly, feel if it connects to your inner soul but never discount talking to them and having an initial phone call or consultation – if you research and it feels right there is no reason not to try a practise that you never heard from. What I would also advise is that you may want to try different ones until you find what resonates with you mostly.

If this resonates with you and you would like to find out more about the kinesiology I offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch Barbara@equilibriumvitae.net and have a chat.

 

 

 

 

Emotion, the Body and Wellbeing

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I have spoken before about the mind and body link: we are a spirit, which is separated from the body. The spirit communicates with the mind. The mind communicates with the physical brain. The brain communicates with the body. So it is clear that everything is connected and can impact each element of us, particularly our physical, mental and spiritual health.

It is now widely acknowledged that a large percentage of our illnesses are stress-related – stress has been implicated as a major factor for heart conditions, depression and rheumatoid arthritis and more. Of course it is important to know and address what causes the stress in our lives. You can see my blog post all about stress here

Much of the stress in our lives is actually as a result of unresolved emotional issues. Even if we are not aware of these unresolved emotions; they release stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline that can have a detrimental affect on our body.

Emotions can and do get trapped in the cells of our body – they can take many years to reveal.

We experience emotions with every activity we undertake. It can be the response to a particular situation such as fear if we are involved in an accident or extreme joy for an achievement. Sometimes, seemingly insignificant incidents may have caused a subconscious response that we might not even aware of.

Did you know that both conscious and subconscious memories could be linked the emotional response to events in our life? At time we are aware of what trigger an emotion for example, a song on the radio that we associate with a particular event. Other times a sudden sense of depression is triggered, for which there is no clear conscious trigger – usually because there is in-fact a subconscious trigger linked to a past event.

Our bodies are not machines that can just keep on going through long periods of stresses without any affect. It is often not until we stop that the body can then be given the space and time to show its imbalance through symptoms, which we need to listen to.

I always say “the body has the answer” and when I treat a client, I look at all aspects of a person – including the emotional aspects. When I am able to identify emotional blockages often the client knows what emotional stressor is affecting him/her, particularly it a present situation that their body is responding to. Other times are past emotions or traumas or at time they may be unsure what it could be. Lately, I found myself helping client clearing emotions that are present from when they were carried in the womb! Or there have been occasions where we have found it is an emotion that it has carried down through generations in the bloodline.

I have even found that the person is carrying emotions that are not actually their own but maybe of a partner, a parent and/or a siblings.

It is very difficult to determine the full impact of unresolved emotions. There is so much to discover. But when they are identified balance can be regained.

For me, it is a privilege to help my clients understand how much a particular emotion has impacted them, whether consciously or subconsciously, and it is highly rewarding for them experiencing the feeling after the emotions have been addressed and taken to conscious mind and dealt with.

If you believe you may have unresolved emotions impacting your wellbeing or if you are suffering with physical symptoms and are unable to gain relief please do get in touch to find out how Kinesiology can help you.

A reflection on my journey through cancer

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10 years ago today, the 6th June 2008 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and my life changed forever.

Of that day, I remember that emotionless radiologist delivering the news and my numbness, the inability of thinking straight and me looking into the void until mum brought me back to reality; we needed to act swiftly. Within 2 weeks I had already undergone surgery, was set on a course of 26 radiotherapy sessions and 5 years of HTR.

The initial shock was quickly put aside and an emergency mode in place. Life had already taught me that crying in these circumstances is not productive and as an antidote I started planning my next stage in life which included returning to London and accepting an offer to open a Law firm office in the City. The enthusiasm of returning home helped me overcome the first few months and allowed me not to think too much about the pain and the fears, which were conveniently pushed deep in a remote part of my mind. Back home, it took quite a few months for reality to hit.

Although, the oncologist warned me about the medication’s side effects, I was not prepared for the full impact and my health started deteriorating rapidly. Not only that, having to come to terms with the fact I was facing a life threating disease, those repressed emotions started to manifest in the form of depression, lack of energies and a constant debilitating back pain. My quality and social life were almost not existent and for the next couple of years all my energies were preserved to go work.

It was then, that a friend introduced me to the person, who became my healer, mentor and trusted friend. By only entering his therapy room I knew something had shifted, for the first time in years I felt at peace and I had found someone who understood what I was trying to say; my journey through quantum healing, kinesiology and craniosacral therapy had started.

Within 6 months my back was realigned and pain-free. Cleansing my system via nutrition and the introduction of food supplements helped to keep the medication’s side effects at bay. Yet, the real turning point was when I started to fully realise the impact that traumas can have on our health; one day I suddenly understood why I developed cancer. The whole impact of early traumas, which had never been addressed, came back with vengeance and my body was not able to cope any longer.

For the past 7 years I have worked hard on my physical and mental health. Nutritional support has been added to my diet, more physical activity, meditation and regular healing sessions have worked wonders; even though the path has not been always easy and pain-free.

My self-esteem has increased, my anger has disappeared, and my energy level is unrecognisable. Still at times, like today, memories, pain, fears are haunting me but I know, it is all part of that journey with no return.

Becoming a Kinesiologist was the result of this journey; it is my profession and my passion because I now know there is another way.

If you want to get in touch please email me at Barbara@equilibriumvitae.net

 

Gut Health and How it Affects Physical and Mental Health

The 29th May is World Digestive Health Day and I wanted to take the opportunity to talk to you about gut health. As a Kinesiologist I use muscle testing to understand what is going on in your body and your meridian system. My work encompasses principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and other techniques that support physical and emotional healing and getting your body in balance. This includes looking at nutrition and gut health.

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Have you considered the expression “you are what you eat”? Or more appropriately we could say, you are what you digest.

Until recently doctors didn’t understand the link between the gut and the brain and they treated them as two completely unrelated parts of the body. Neuroscience has moved on and various news reported in the mainstream press have shown the scientific proof that the gut and the brain are in-fact very linked. Many doctors now refer to the gut as the “second brain”.

The new evidence reveals that there is a direct communication between gut microbiome (the microorganisms in a particular environment) and brain. The microbiome has direct communication to the brain and they constantly exchange messages. The highway between gut and brain is called the Vagus nerve – it is the longest cranial nerve running from head to stomach and it has the widest distribution area of all nerves in the body. This nerve connects the body in a way that means what affects our gut will affect our brain. If you are not eating the “right” foods, or indeed not getting all you need from your food [see my post on supplements here] then it stands to follow that this will not only affect your gut, but your brain too.

Our microbiome are completely unique to us and no one can have the same make-up as ours – similar to our unique fingerprints. Yet unlike a fingerprint, our microbiome can change and change fast – based on factors such as medication like antibiotics, lifestyle, diet and more. These changes to our microbiome will have knock on affect to our brain and our body.

It is emerged, for example, that significant stress can produce dysbiosis (this is a term for a microbial imbalance or maladaptation on or inside the body, such as an impaired microbiota – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysbiosis) in a very short period of time. Meaning, that the response to mood or emotion it will impact the balance of our microbioma.

There are studies that show autistic children have distinctly different microbiome compared to neurotypical children. Read more about this here.

Mainstream science is reporting what Eastern and alternative practices have believed for some time that beneficial bacteria in the gut may replace the need for antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs. These new developments could mean some “depression and anxiety” is seen as symptoms and not illness.

I have seen clients suffering with low mood, depression and lack of self-esteem – the majority have seen great improvements after balancing the gut with different Kinesiology techniques as well as looking at their diet introducing probiotics, looking at food intolerances and lifestyle.

If you are keen to explore the gut and brain link, or simply want to find out more about how I can help you, do get in touch Barbara@equilibriumvitae.net

 

 

What is Stress and How can Kinesiology Help?

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Do you have trouble sleeping, have headaches or an irritable bowel? Are you low in energy and are you frequently catching colds and viruses? You could be stressed.

We have all heard the word “stress” and have probably even described ourselves as stressed at some point in our lives. Personally, I hear it from someone at least every week – from clients describing their symptoms to friends’ posts on social media. We are surrounded by stress – mothers explaining they are stressed out with the children, bosses complaining they are stressed at work, people distressed from a relationship or family life under stress.

The word itself, ‘stress’, carries negative connotations and there are many causes of stress. Everyone has different stress triggers but some typical major causes of stress can be bereavement, family break-ups and divorce, financial problems and illness or injury.

You might have a general idea of what you think stress is but a lot of people don’t realise the impact stress can have on our physical and mental health. Stress manifests differently in a lot of people and symptoms can range from constipation and bowel issues to general aches and pains. But beneath the surface chronic stress can be doing even more damage.

Under stress our body reacts as being under attack and switches to ‘fight or flight’ mode. Fight or flight is actually a response we have brought on by stress hormones, namely, cortisol, adrenaline, and norepinephrine.

Adrenaline causes your heart to beat faster and raises blood pressure. Cortisol can interfere with the function of the inner lining of your blood vessels that can cause plaque build up in your arteries. This increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. Norepinephrine is similar to adrenaline and increases blood pressure and blood glucose.

Chronic stress often results in high blood pressure and heart diseases as well as weight gain too, but this isn’t all. It interferes with your entire immune system so your body struggles to do the job of keeping you protected and healthy.

Chronic stress even causes epigenetic changes. For those you who haven’t heard of epigenetics, it is the ability of the DNA to change itself and how it is expressed, but that is for another blog post. Stress triggers systemic inflammation that is the culprit for various chronic diseases such as colitis.

The link between stress and detrimental events in the gut is well documented. Stress can affect your gut in numerous ways including:

  • Lessened nutrient absorption
  • Decreased oxygenation to your gut
  • Significant drop of blood flow to your digestive system – this in turn leads to a decreased metabolism

Scientists and researchers are finding out more about our bodies all the time and we now know that our gut and brain are in constant communication. More and more studies are being conducted and they are showing a strong link between gut and brain.

You may have noticed in the news that more emphasis and attention is being given to diet to treat depressive and mental health illnesses. This is in response to this new found evidence about the gut and brain link.

In this day and age we know that stress is unavoidable so we need to find ways to prevent it to become chronic.

As a Kinesiologist I look at:

  • Diet – certain types of food and alcohol can increase stress
  • Lifestyle – help clients to find ways to have me time without feeling guilty
  • Restoring the body’s alignment using multiple technique
  • Emotional stress release technique

These are just some of the areas I can look at to treat someone suffering with chronic stress. Most importantly, I start peeling off the layers to get to the root cause.

Please contact me at Barbara@equilibriumvitae.net if you want to discuss any particular issue.