How is your Gut?

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Over the festive season many people “over-indulge”, typically, eating too much and eating more of the “wrong” foods, as well as drinking too much as well. January comes and with it people have resolutions, goals or intentions to lose weight, get fit and go to the gym. But have you considered this question when thinking about your wellbeing: “how is your gut?” This may seem like a strange question, but having a balanced gut can avoid certain issues and even address current problems you may be experiencing.

Our gut is a long hollow tube running through our body, from mouth to anus. It has many names including gastrointestinal tract and digestive tract. The gut may sound like a simple part of the body, simply needed to eat and pass waste, but it is a lot more complicated and significant than this. “Our digestive system is the body equivalent of an oil refinery. It processes raw material to produce fuel that powers every cell in our body and keeps oil of other system running”

 

Here’s how it works in a nutshell:

  1. The gut receives the food and other substances and its job is to digest this into small molecules that then are absorbed and transported into the blood stream to nourish the body.
  2. It destroys germs or makes condition difficult for germs to survive; therefore protects our body
  3. It disposes of waste such as indigestible parts of food, toxins and waste products of normal bodily processes and excreting them in stool

 

Digestion uses up lots of energy in the process of breaking down food. Our digestive system is also supported by 3 other organs, liver, pancreas and gallbladder.

In 400bc Hippocrates wrote that a bad digestion the root of all evils. He was on to something… 80% of our immune system resides in the gut; so you can see that the gut is not insignificant.

Unfortunately, not everyone takes care of their gut in the way it deserves and illness related to digestive system are rising fast, such as; constipation, diarrhoea, heartburn and bloating. Other type of problems varies from eczema, psoriasis, depression, lack of energy and the list goes on. Food intolerances are also commonplace and on the rise too! All of these health issues are affected and sometimes even caused by imbalance in the gut.

It is true that common sense steps are probably needed; do not eat in excess, eat the recommended intake of fibres, drink alcohol in moderation; avoid processed food high in sugar; exercise regularly and minimise stress. Due to our biochemistry and uniqueness, not necessarily the so labelled “good food” has a beneficial effect on everyone. Through kinesiology, I can test whether particular “innocent” foods are detrimental to your well-being.

Additionally, evidence shows that gut functioning can affect our emotional health and vice versa too. The emotional nature of our digestive system is noted by expressions such as “gut feelings”, “butterflies in the stomach” or simply feeling “gutted”. You can read what I’ve written about the gut and mental health here.

Good digestion promotes good feelings, calmness, optimism, vitality, energy and a clear mind. Bad digestion causes indigestion, bloating, heartburn, pain, discomfort, tiredness, feeling down, foggy mindedness/cannot think straight and more.

So whatever the time of year, I would encourage you to consider: “how is my gut?”

As a Diplomate Kinesiologist, I have trained in nutritional therapy as well as going to the root of the problem. So if you are experiencing health issues be it gut based or emotional or otherwise, or you simply feel energetically out of balance, do get in touch to find out how kinesiology can help.

 

 

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What you Need to Know about Trauma and Cellular Memory

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As we all know, our body is made-up of cells, but what you may not realise is that each of these individual cells holds and records information like a memory – we call this cellular memory. This means that every impactful experience that we have been through is imprinted into our cells. This imprint is left not only in our mind or in our nervous system, but also in every single cell in our body.

When someone has been through emotional turmoil you may have heard the expression: “it hit me hard” or “ I felt it with every fibre of my being.” Even if you didn’t know that cells have a memory, intuitively, you probably realised that they do on an unconscious level. What we’re describing here in these expressions is the physical reaction when something deeply significant happens to us and we have a cellular response to it.

Cellular memory means that trauma can have a long lasting or even delayed affect on our body, even if we have “worked through” the trauma psychologically. Insomnia, IBS, inflammatory diseases and more can be as a result of cellular memory after trauma. However, manifestation of traumas varies from person to person. What they all have in common is the impact on our immune system and therefore our health.

Trauma is an embodied experience. It lives in people’s bones, veins, arteries, tissues, muscles and organs. It’s in their cells, hearts and souls.

Some traumas are an obvious result from past experience like any type of abuse from neglect to sexual abuse. There are also less obvious types of traumas, but these are still capable of locking depression, generalized anxiety, or disturbed sleep patterns in place. People often associate trauma with emotional disturbance but traumas can also be the result of physical injuries.

Most people don’t realise that trauma can be trans-generational transmitted, or even carried down in the bloodline. Trauma can remain stuck at cellular level for a very long time and it is possible it may never be released. But it is important to identify trauma so that it can be addressed in some way.

It is important to consider is that every individual is unique and thanks to this uniqueness healing process varies too.

There are many amazing modalities to help releasing traumas, all incredible in their own rights. People may go to therapy talk therapy, or they might go to church, nature or any activity that might support them during their journey.

My own 7-years intense healing work, particularly focused to strengthen my body after cancer, meant I was strong enough to face, 35 years after it happened, the immense emotional trauma experienced in watching my biological mother dying in front of my eyes at the age of 16, which in many ways I link to the breast cancer I developed. Since the realisation, cleansing through painful moments and quite a fair amount of tears, something has shifted in my body and my energy’s field and now I feel somehow at home in own body.

It is never too late to think about working on releasing trauma.

As a Systematic Kinesiologist, I am trained to help release stressful emotions, traumas, negative thought patterns and behaviours that are causing us to behave in ways that are holding us back from living in full brightness. Negative energy is trapped in our Cellular Memory and we must aim to remove and release it if we are to move forward and live full, healthy, energised, peaceful, happy lives.

If you would like to discuss trauma, or anything else discussed in this blog post, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

What are the benefits of yoga?

Yoga is a practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga is now commonplace in leisure centres, health clubs, schools, hospitals and surgeries. Yoga is a philosophy that emphasises the connection between mind and body. The yoga lifestyle has changed quite a bit since ancient times, but the essence of yoga remains the same, as does the ultimate goal: to find harmony with yourself and the world.

A yoga pose is called asana, based on the Sanskrit word for “seat”. Yoga poses are the building blocks of a physical yoga practice, and a gateway to a deeper understanding of the mind and body. Yoga poses were traditionally done in preparation for seated meditation, helping to strengthen the back and core and open up the hips to facilitate longer periods of sitting.

True to their origins, most poses have the name that ends with asana. Poses are often named for animals such as cobra, and objects whose shapes and characteristics inspire the pose, such as boat or warrior.

What are the principles of yoga?

  • Exercise: yoga routines can provide you with a full cardiac workout and increase your aerobic stamina. Sequences will always involve building up your body to be strong for the more challenging poses, then gently cooling it down in recovery postures. Rather than focussing on dramatically expending energy, yoga also emphasises the conservation of your body’s energy, so that after each session you have more energy than when you began.
  • Breathing: Yoga places a great importance on the breath as it is considered to be a bridge between the mind and the body. You need to be able to regulate the depth and duration of inhalation and exhalation of the breath. Yoga encourages breathing in and out through your nose. Yoga breathing techniques reinvigorate your body by maximising oxygen levels in the blood. This has a direct influence on your nervous system.
  • Relaxation: the yoga tradition recognises that regular relaxation releases tension and allows you to make new energy, even when you’re tired and overworked!
  • Balanced diet: it is all about healthy eating! The way we consume food will have an impact upon the body’s ability to digest and absorb nutrients.
  • Meditation: the yogic approach places great importance on positive thinking for sustaining mental wellbeing. Meditation techniques are used to consciously clear the mind of negative thought and emotions; it helps control and focus your mind away from impulsiveness.

What are the benefits of yoga?

Through research, yoga has been proven to help decrease stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, and many other mental health issues. Yoga works by decreasing activity in the sympathetic nervous system, otherwise known as the “fight or flight” response, which is typically responsible for constricting blood vessels and raising heart rate and blood pressure.

In the past few years, yoga and other mind-body practices have been a topic of interest for researchers in the psychology field, exploring its benefits for individuals working to improve their psychological well being. There is an increasing number of communities, such as hospitals, rehab centres and transitional homes incorporating yoga into their programming for improving mental health in many individuals.

Have you tried?

Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that’s a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis in order to take tennis lessons! There are many different types of yoga, and yoga isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Some people are intimidated to practice yoga because they think they aren’t good enough or are discouraged that they don’t look like the cover of a yoga magazine in each pose. Although seeing a beautiful yoga pose is amazing, the point of yoga is how you feel in the pose and what works for your body. Everyone’s yoga practice is different and unique to them. Being present and in touch with your own body is one of the most important aspects of yoga. Don’t worry about anyone else.

Even if you only practice for one hour a week, you will experience the  benefits. If you can do more than that, you will certainly experience more benefits. Don’t let time constraints or unrealistic goals be an obstacle—do what you can and don’t worry about it. You will likely find that after a while your desire to practice expands naturally and you will find yourself doing more and more, like I did! During your first class, you probably won’t be able to touch your toes, never mind do a backbend. But if you stick with it, you’ll notice a gradual loosening, and eventually, seemingly impossible poses will become possible.

About the author.

I started practising yoga about eight years ago. Like many, initially I saw it as a form of exercise to get physically fit and flexible. Yoga opened my body and my mind on a much deeper level than I ever thought!

I am an approved Anusara inspired yoga teacher by the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga. I currently live in London and teach private lessons. My passion are children and the next step, happening soon, is qualify as yoga teacher for children.

Can Skin Conditions be Treated with Kinesiology?

This week is National Eczema Week and this prompted me to write about how kinesiology can help skin conditions like eczema.

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Anyone who has suffered with eczema, psoriasis or any other skin disease knows how problematic and painful issues with the skin can be. Cases range from mild to full-blown debilitating skin irritation.

For those who don’t know, eczema is a common skin condition that causes dry and flaky inflamed patches of skin that are very itchy and sore. The dry patches can split and bleed and need to be continually lubricated.

Eczema is also known as dermatitis. This skin condition, like many others, can come and go with bouts of flare-ups and remissions only for the eczema to resurface again. It can occur anywhere but usually affects the arms, inner elbows, backs of the knees, or the head – face and scalp.

Many people go to their GP with this skin condition and may even be referred to a specialist dermatologist. Conventional medicine recommends that the person avoid allergens or irritants and prescribes a variety of chemical emollients, creams and ointments to soothe the skin. If the skin is infected too, in some cases the skin may be treated with antibiotics. These routes can work for a time, but often they are unsuccessful and eczema can resurface later on again only for the person suffering to embark upon treatment again.

When looking at eczema as a Kinesiologist first of all I look at the liver function and see if there is any toxicity. I would also look at the digestive system for food intolerances and poor nutrient absorption and whether exposure to substances is causing an abnormal reaction from the immune system. For example is there a cosmetic or product the client is coming into contact with? I can also see if stress may also play a part in the reaction.

The root cause of eczema in babies can sometimes be traced back to breast milk and where the skin irritation is caused by food intolerance we would look at the diet and eliminate the food that may be causing the reaction.

In children suffering with eczema, as with adults, I would be testing for any other type of chemical or toxins present in the body caused by exposure.

I am trained to look at the different aspect of body in order to find the root cause of the problem to then take the appropriate steps needed to correct the imbalance.

One of my clients, let’s call her Natalie, was suffering with a bad case of eczema. When working with Natalie, I was able to identify that different layers were causing eczema in this young woman.

Liver cleansing was the first step taken and subsequent diet adjustment. During the treatment emotional components and geopathic stress showed up too. Taking the situation in steps, we managed to identify the real root cause of the energy blockage in the property and that was cleared. Immediately there was a sense of relief though it did not clear completely but strengthened and rebalanced the lady to a point that she was strong physically to address the emotional component.

For Natalie, it was a particularly strenuous journey but one that had a positive result with success.

As with Natalie’s case, rarely, if ever, there is one single solution to clear eczema. But, by working on the different layers causing the reaction means that symptom not only improves but also will correct itself for the long term and then clear forever!

If you suffer with a skin condition and would like to find out if Kinesiology can help then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Empowering Self-Care for Women

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Self Care and Inner Wisdom

Self-care is not a luxury, it’s a choice and it’s at the core of how we can better support ourselves through life’s ever changing journeys.

The wisdom is within and sometimes, especially in times of change stillness and gentleness are needed more than ever to be able access these gifts, and to replenish the sparkle and best of you. Replenishing your own cup means you’ll be a more magical version and better serve yourself (as well as those around you).

Transformation

We live in a culture that doesn’t support change. Most of us have been bought up in a world where menstruation and menopause is seen as a biological disadvantage, making women emotional and unreasonable. For most of us, Menarche (a girl’s first bleed) may not have been truly acknowledged or even celebrated. Often, there isn’t much guidance around this Rite of Passage.

It may have been a welcoming initiation into Womanhood and in many tribal traditions a young woman’s menarche would be celebrated as part of a community gathering. A simple ceremony can be created and there are many ways that this or any transition can be celebrated or honoured.

We live in a world where ‘PMS’, perimenopause and menopause are viewed as annoyance and an inconvenience (don’t get me wrong it’s the real deal!) but our essence along with those pesky hormones deserve nourishment and there are ways to support this. Time out, holistic therapies including massage, acupuncture, kinesiology and homeopathy help ease and support these transitions without suppressing feelings of grief and other emotions.

Plus, it can be a time of profound transformation and exploration and often our body’s way of telling us to go within, reconnect and be with ourselves.

“The only constant thing in the world is change” India Arie

Observe and Awareness

Welcoming and embracing every aspect (even the not so ‘pleasant’ feelings) can be empowering and transformative. By becoming menstrual aware it can help the way the approach of a cycle and life itself 

The Inner Seasons

Just as the seasons of the year, a woman’s cycle and life journey has seasons within it. It applies to menstruating and non-menstruating women. Moving through inner Winter, Spring, and Summer, Autumn and back to Winter. There are also stages within a woman’s journey that sit within a season for a period at a time. Each phase gifts insight, resources and challenges that help you grow.

Inner Seasons in Brief

Winter – Moontime/Bleed – Wise Woman (approximately day 27 to day 5)

Inner Spring – Pre-Ovulation – Goddess/Maiden (approximately day 6 to day 11)

Inner Summer – Ovulation – Nurturer/Mother (approximately day 12 to day 19)

Inner Autumn Pre-Menstrual – Wild Woman/Enchantress (approximately day 20 to day 26)

All women experienced varying cycles so please don’t overthink or worry about the exact days, it may mean you have an irregular or no menstrual cycle at all. The principles are still the same and the idea is to connect with each season of your cycle, within your life and to yourself.

Inner Winter – Bleeding Phase (Moontime) – Archetype: Wise Woman, Visionary, Crone,

A time of inward reflection, to slow down and be still. Winter is a time of surrendering, of hibernation and looking after ourselves. Inner Winter can provide great insight. We are naturally more intuitive during this phase. Did you know!  A great time to let go and release all that does not serve you well, to find inspiration, set intentions. A natural season to connect with your spirituality and pay attention to any insights in your dreams.

Embrace, Wisdom, Surrender, Rest, Reflect, Nourish, Explore Inspiration and feelings

Inner Spring – Pre-Ovulation Phase – Archetype: Maiden, Goddess

Refreshed and energised, and ready to start going back out into the world. An optimal time to take note of any insights and ideas gained in ‘Winter’ and put inspiration into action. Think new projects, collaborative efforts and re-entering a phase where you feel like being more social.

Inner spring, just as the seasons of life is a time for re-birth, vitality and new energy.

New Ideas, Warrior, Create, Playfulness, Renew, Be Gentle, Be vulnerable

Inner Summer – Ovulation Phase – Archetype: Mother, Healer, Nurturer

Summer heats things up, metaphorically and physically! It is the ideal time to reconnect and say ‘hello world’. The perfect time for collaboration, hosting, having important meetings and being a social butterfly and even asking for what you want.

‘Super-Woman’, Expression, Connection, Full of energy, Relationship building, Self-celebration, Holding space and nurturing others, Playful, Flirty

Inner Autumn – Pre-Menstrual Phase – Archetype: Wild Woman, Enchantress, Priestess

Feeling more inward and agitated. If able to, begin to schedule some time out and dedicate it to self care. Autumn is the time to be more gentle and loving with you (at a time when it might not feel like it but is most needed). Align with any feelings and don’t make any sudden decisions based on current emotions or insights gained. Take it into winter and be with it, in surrendering when spring comes you are more restored and replenish to take action.

Insight, Lower energy, Discernment, Separation, Grief, Boundaries, Less Focus, Disconnected from the World and loved ones, Strategic

A little Boost

1%. Can you give just 1% more for yourself today? Surrender a teeny bit or choose to create more space for what is needed. Dedicating self-care and an extra dose of love when needed the most, whether it is an extra few moments snuggling under the duvet, being gentler and more forgiving with you or enjoying a guided yoga nidra meditation! It really doesn’t have to be the image of the most calm and a serene looking woman sat in lotus pose meditating for an hour (meditation can feel messy and emotional!) and it can take all forms. It could be a few moments of mindfully softening the breath and the chest, allowing the heart and body to ‘ahhhhhhh’ it out.

Some of the things that I do; grab a spot in my favourite, snuggest corner of the sofa, I surround myself with a blanket and lots of cushions, enjoy an English brew (cinnamon and cloves is a must!) in a pretty cup and put on one of my favourite playlists (currently the gorgeous sound of Sirgun Kaur), or I’ll go for a walk in the park in my warm layers, pop my phone on aeroplane mode, and know that the world around me will not fall apart if I take 10 minutes out for a little restoration.

Also, find and be with women that lift and nourish your spirit!

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 “Touch was never meant to be a luxury. It is a basic human need. It is an action that validates life and gives hope to both the receiver and the giver the healing of touch is reciprocal” ~ Irene Smith

This quote embodies everything that the power of this beautiful therapy is. There is something so deeply relaxing and nourishing about being rocked, held, ‘swaddled’ and massaged with love.

  • Giving the space to go within and deeply relax
  • Reconnect with all aspects of you
  • Deeply nurturing for any emotional time
  • Calms everything down
  • Restorative and Grounding

Skevi’s treatments are beautifully healing and unique, offering a sense of inner calm. Empowering women and helping them to re-connect to the body and the womb, where all creation begins. Be it new ideas, inspiration or new life. It can also encourage stagnant energy or emotional blocks to be released. A deeply nurturing and restorative therapy perfect for every woman through any stage of life.

 About Skevi

Skevi is a soulful and intuitive practitioner working with women to enhance wellbeing. This includes Holistic treatments, Fertility and Womb Massage Therapy, Pregnancy and Postnatal services. She has over 16 years’ experience in the world of wellness and creates a beautiful, nurturing and safe space for women to reconnect to themselves and their womb.

Skevi is based in North London and offers both clinic and mobile appointments within Barnet, Enfield, Haringey and parts of Hertforshire.

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http://www.puretherapylondon.co.uk

 Suggested Further Reading

Menstrual Seasons:

Wild Power by Alexandra Pope and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer

Code Red by Lisa Lister

 

 

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.