Body, Mind And Spiritual Wellness

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Soul Retrieval- a return to wholeness

Soul Retrieval- a return to wholeness

Soul Retrieval- a return to wholenessSoul retrieval sounds quite scary doesn’t it? But soul retrieval isn’t scary at all, its an essential part of the healing process. We need soul retrieval because something called soul loss can occur when we experience trauma, shock or if we have an accident. Again this sounds concerning but it is important to remember that soul loss is actually a protection mechanism. This is because the soul – or our spirit that inhabits our physical body if that is easier to understand – is delicate. When discussing soul loss and soul retrieval with clients I often use the example of an orange. Your body is the skin of the orange, it contains the soul, which are the juicy segments inside the orange skin. Imagine the segments are full of personality, energy and provide us with the ‘juice’ or the enthusiasm for life. When we experience a trauma or a shock, imagine that some of the segments are shocked out of the body, or the orange skin. These segments of soul….’soul parts’ return to the safety of the earth as protection. Please note this is not a horrible, hellish place, but a safe warm place. We can often read about incidents of soul loss in the newspaper, people will make comments like, ‘When she died it was like a part of me died too,’ or ‘I witness the attack as if I was outside of my own body, viewing what was happening to me from above,’ or, ‘I feel lost,’ “I’m constantly searching for something but can never find it.’ These comments all indicate soul loss has occurred. So, the soul parts leave for protection, not only for the soul itself, but also for the protection of the person. For example, using the example of someone that has been violently attacked, this will be highly traumatic for them, so when the soul parts leave the person is often ‘numbed,’ so that they can better cope with what happened to them.

The difficulty is that in order to fully heal from the incident or shock, the soul parts need Soul Retrieval- a return to wholenessto be returned to the individual, so they are no longer numb, so they have their full energy, personality and juiciness of life back. This is why the soul retrieval process is so important – my teacher used to say it was equivalent to five years of therapy! It is simply not sufficient to heal the trauma of what happened to a person, the process needs to be completed by soul retrieval so that the person is not only healed of the trauma but returned to wholeness. And we don’t have to suffer a huge shock to suffer soul loss either. Soul loss often occurs between the ages of 1- 10 years as a result of emotional or physical trauma, fear, sadness, fright or accident. For example, we have all seen how children act as if they are indestructible and the world is a safe place, but if this notion is challenged – for example, they have an accident, or a parent leaves, it is a shock and not only causes soul loss but also sets up a pattern of soul loss which can continue throughout life. Soul loss can of course occur later in life, but it is also important to understand that soul loss from past lives can also affect us (even if we don’t believe in past lives!). So we may have a perfect life in this lifetime, but we may feel lost, like something is missing, or like we are always searching for something because of soul loss that occurred as a result of trauma in past lives. Additionally, I have seen many instances of soul loss upon incarnation – as if part of us decided not to come here after all and returned home!

The soul retrieval process is very easy for the client – in fact they don’t need to do Soul Retrieval- a return to wholenessanything at all other than relax. I use hypnotherapy techniques to visit the ‘lower world’ the place in the subconscious where the soul parts go to feel safe. The first thing I do when arriving in this dimension is to heal the wounded soul part. Then it is necessary to break any unhelpful contracts (beliefs that are made in times of great emotional distress), before finding the healed soul part. The healed soul part normally helps me to find a gift for the client – something that is going to help them move forward and often a power animal (a power ally which brings its particular characteristics to the client) is brought back to the client to help them on the their healing journey.

These three aspects, the healed soul part, the gift and the power animal is returned to the energy body or ‘aura’ – putting it another way, the juicy segments of the orange are put back into the orange skin. This process is vital, it enhances protection and energy levels, boosts the immune system and returns qualities and power to the person that they may have been without for many years – or lifetimes. To give another example, imagine a child of around five who experiences soul loss – as this person grows into an adult and parent, they may complain of being unable to relate to their children, unsure of how to play with them. This is because their childlike self has been lost as a result of soul loss. When the childlike, playful self is returned, they suddenly the client finds that they can have a completely different relationship with their own children and feel not only able to play with them but also know how to bring play into their own lives. So soul retrieval is a highly beneficial process and I have not come across a person yet who has not needed it! It is important to understand though that the soul parts leave for a reason. Therefore, the initial trauma needs to be healed before the soul retrieval can be done. Putting it another way, imagine a child runs away from home because they are unhappy about something. If I go find them and return them to the home without anything changing, the likelihood is that they will run away again. So soul parts want to come back to a happy home, which is what we create within the person when we heal the initial trauma. Additionally, I often find that when the healing work has been done, the soul part is so eager to return to the person they often come to find me and there is no risk of them leaving the client again. If you feel you may have suffered from soul loss, please do not hesitate to contact me using the contact form on the website. Blessings.


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Panic attacks – don’t panic about them!

Panic attacks – don’t panic about them!

Panic attacks – don_t panic about themOver the years, countless people have asked me for help with panic attacks. Panic, or anxiety attacks are highly unpleasant, we sweat and shake, our hearts go crazy, we feel unable to breathe and we feel dizzy and highly anxious. Often, panic attacks can arise from nowhere and can pounce when we are feeling fine, when things are actually going well, and we struggle to understand what triggered them off. However panic attacks are often misunderstood and seen as negative occurrences when in fact I believe they are positive occurrences. I suffered from panic attacks myself for many years, so I am not underestimating how intense and scary they can be. Through my work worldwide as a hypnotherapist, I have found that panic attacks are in fact intense healing episodes. If you’ve noticed the timing of panic attacks, you may recognize that we don’t actually suffer them when we are going through times of stress or trauma, they often occur after -often years after – the period of trauma or emotional upheaval has passed. In fact they normally occur when we have started to feel happier, when we are moving forward with our lives, which serves to make them even more confusing! What is actually occurring is that the body is taking advantage of the fact that you are in a happier place by releasing the trapped energy and emotion of past trauma. I have recognised through my work that the body is highly intelligent and opportunistic and it will take any opportunity to heal that it can. Your body knows that holding onto the effects of past trauma is not healthy for you, therefore, it triggers a panic attack which allows the intense energy and emotion of the past that is trapped within to be released.

I have helped many people to heal from panic attacks – the attacks aren’t anything that Panic attacks – don_t panic about themrequire healing in themselves we stop them occurring by healing any difficult past experiences, clearing any heavy energy resulting from these experiences from the energy body , and returning a person to wholeness through power retrieval and soul retrieval practices Once this work is complete, then the panic attacks cease as the hypnotherapy work has already cleared the emotional and energetic ‘debris.’ What I have also noticed with clients suffering from panic attacks is that they develop severe anxiety about actually having a panic attack – which in a way negates the benefit of panic attacks as the client is storing up more emotional and energetic ‘debris’ which will have to be cleared by the body at some point in the future – normally by having….yes, you’ve guessed it, a panic attack! So the best thing to do is try to understand that panic attacks – although unpleasant – are just your body’s way of healing itself, they are a sign that you would benefit from doing some personal healing work. It is important to remember that panic attacks do not arise when we are stressed, and that they can be managed. Those of you who have had panic attacks will recognise the signs that one is on its way. The best thing to do in this instance is to first of all accept that this is a positive thing, secondly, the best thing is to try to relax – to not get panicked about the panic attack. If it happens, it will pass, normally quite quickly. You can help it to pass more easily by regulating your breathing. There is a technique I teach my clients to use which I call the ‘Mind breath.’ It’s quite easy, you breathe in to the count of seven, hold the breath for the count of seven, breathe out for the count of seven, hold for the count of seven. Alternatively, you can practice a short, slow breath in through the nose and then breathe out sloooooowly, for as long as you can, until your lungs are empty, then the shortest possible breath in, the out slooooowly -try to breathe out counting to eight or ten.

Panic attacks – don_t panic about themWhen we panic we breathe very quickly and shallowly into our upper lungs. This makes the panic attack much worse as the breath indicates to the body that there is something to be very worried about! But if you have ever watched a baby sleeping, you will see that its tummy, not its chest, goes up and down. When we breathe low into our abdomen, it tricks the body into feeling reassured that everything is ok, so using breathing techniques can help reduce or stop a panic attack in its tracks. However, please remember that the panic attack arose for a reason therefore even if you prevent the panic attack from occurring you should make arrangements to heal any past issues or difficult experiences as quickly as possible. If I can assist you on your healing journey, please do not hesitate to contact me.


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Healing the effects of sexual abuse

Healing the effects of sexual abuse

Healing the effects of sexual abuseHave you or someone you know been affected by sexual abuse? Do you know that hypnotherapy is highly effective at healing the effects of sexual abuse and returning the Self to wholeness? In my hypnotherapy practice over the years I have seen many clients who have suffered sexual abuse in one form or another, either as a small child or an adult. Predominantly of course, most of those clients have been female, but males are also often affected. Whether male or female, young or old, the effects of sexual abuse are often crippling, particularly if the abuser is a parent or a family member. No matter how young they are, children inherently understand that their parents and family members are there to protect them, not abuse them. The obvious fallout from such experiences manifests itself as sexual problems in later life, huge issues over trust, and hyper vigilance (anxiousness, on the constant lookout for threats). Because the person is victimized and normally too frightened to react, or too small to fight back, (or even told that such events are “normal but secret”), they will often take up the identity or archetype of the victim. This can often lead them on to other victim-identified lifestyle choices such as alcohol or drug dependency or poor choices when it comes to choosing suitable life partners resulting in continued abuse. This of course, is all bad enough.

However what surprised me the most when I started to work with sexual abuse clients is that they themselves carried the energies of guilt and shame, along with feelings of dirtiness and of not being deserving of all the good things in life. I wondered why this was the case, as these clients had not done anything wrong themselves and had nothing to feel guilty about at all. Initially I saw that a huge distortion had taken place within the remembrance of the event.

Healing the effects of sexual abuseOne lady in her mid forties told me that she felt so ashamed of herself, and had always carried feelings of stupidity and weakness because she felt that she should have been able to a) stop the abuse from happening by physically pushing her abuser off her, and b) get out of the room the abuse took place in. We talked about the event itself and my client told me not only was her abuser old, tall and grossly overweight, but that she was locked into the room and she was only four years old! My client had a daughter aged five. I asked her if she thought her daughter could wrestle an abuser off her and escape from a locked room. She replied, “Of course she couldn’t!” I asked why then, she believed that she should have been able to do this. She looked at me blankly and just said, “I’ve never thought about it like that. I have always felt bad that I couldn’t do anything about it.” So this was food for thought for my client. Sadly, I have heard the same story many times over. Guilt also results from any pleasure which may have occurred during the event. But as I point out to my clients, our sexual organs are made to respond to stimuli, rather like a light switch being turned on and off, they do not determine the source of the stimuli and decide whether to work or not. It is entirely natural for these organs to feel pleasure; so again, there is no need to feel guilty.

But as I worked with more and more clients, I saw that the shame, guilt and self hatred were deeply ingrained and that they were huge barriers to healing and occurred no matter how much understanding the client had. And then during a hypnotherapy session with a client one day I came to understand why such emotions are so prevalent to those who had experienced sexual abuse. I discovered that in most cases, during the sexual act, the abuser energetically “dumps” their guilt and shame onto their victim, so they do not have to feel or deal with those distasteful emotions. So the shame and guilt the clients were feeling were not actually their own shame or guilt! But because that energy was residing within their own energy field, they interpreted it as their own, and take ownership of it. Once I started to educate the clients that this energy did not belong to them at all, they were very keen to rid themselves of it, and they made great progress as soon as it was removed from their energy fields.

Sexual abuse affects a person on all levels of their being. The conscious, subconscious, Healing the effects of sexual abuseunconscious, energetic, emotional, mental and physical levels are all affected. In addition, the soul or spirit is also affected. Soul loss usually occurs as a protection mechanism while the event is occurring. Afterwards the abused will be “less than” – reduced and numbed in some way. This actually occurs to help the person cope with what has happened to them, or what sadly continues to happen to them. But of course, in order for true healing to take place, once the emotional, mental, energetic and physical aspects have been healed, soul retrieval is necessary to return to the Self back to wholeness. This is why hypnotherapy is highly effective at healing the effects of sexual abuse as it provides healing on all levels of a persons being and restores them to wholeness with soul retrieval techniques. I have seen hundreds of clients not only move forward with their lives but also create lives they love, forgiven and forgetting their abusers and living the lives that they always dreamt of living. If you have experienced sexual abuse, please know you are not alone, that you have nothing to feel guilty about and that the effects can be fully healed so that you can move forward. I know that you may not have told anyone about what happened to you before, but it is really is nothing to feel ashamed of and the most important thing is that you receive the healing that you need. I would be happy and honored to assist you on your healing journey if you would like to contact me.


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Acupuncture has been proven to work for a wide variety of physical and emotional problems.

Through careful observation, the ancient Chinese saw the cycles of life unfolding
Acupuncture has been proven to work for a wide variety of physical and emotional problems.

Over millions of years of evolution, our bodies have developed the ability to heal themselves. Sometimes things get stuck though, and they need a little help.

When fine needles are inserted into specific places in the body, changes in the activity of the brain can be observed. This brain activity stimulates the production of hormones which rebalance the functions of the body and mind.

Just as a nerve cells communicate using electricity, acupuncture points also carry a slight electrical current. This is aligned with the ancient Chinese concept of Chi energy – a vital life force that travels in pathways throughout the body.

The World Health Organisation endorses the use of acupuncture for a wide range of conditions including:

backache
headache
migraine
stress
depression
asthma
insomnia
arthritis
irregular or painful periods
high blood pressure
infertility
eczema
chronic fatigue

Five Element Acupuncture treats you, not just your symptoms. Many people experience a greater sense of wellbeing and an enhanced enjoyment of life.

The aim is to restore harmony and balance. As this happens your symptoms will ease.

Everyone is different and the above list is not exhaustive. In order to find out if we think acupuncture may be able to help you, you’ll need to come for a free consultation.

In need of a boost?

If you’re feeling out of sorts or in need of a boost, you can still get real benefits.

Acupuncture stimulates the production of endorphins and serotonin. These are chemicals in the brain responsible for wellbeing and happiness.

Five Element Acupuncture can help you to feel at your best.

A preventative form of medicine

Treatment can increase your resistance to cold and flu. People find they get ill less often and recover faster.

Stress has become an almost inevitable part of modern life. Five Element Acupuncture can give you resources to prevent stress and its effects on your health.

Instead of obstacles and problems you begin to see possibilities and solutions.

What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine originating in China. The earliest records of its use date back five thousand years.
Acupuncture was brought to the west in the twentieth century by doctors visiting China. They were amazed to see operations performed on fully conscious patients using acupuncture as an anaesthetic.

Since then, acupuncture’s popularity in the west has grown rapidly. Over two million treatments are currently given each year in Britain alone.
According to the ancient Chinese, vital energy (chi) travels through your body along pathways called meridians. When you are in good health the flow of chi is smooth and uninterrupted, but when illness strikes this flow is disturbed.
An acupuncturist works by stimulating precise points along the meridians to restore your flow of chi and return you to full health. Many people actually describe a tingling sensation along the exact pathway of a meridian, without even knowing it exists.

Your first treatment session will include a diagnosis. This will allow us to work out the best treatment plan to suit your needs.

We work in a holistic way. This means understanding you as a complex being, as well as your symptoms and your medical history. The focus will be on finding out how we can help you to get the most out of this powerful system of medicine.

You have probably noticed that when you are stressed or overworked you are more likely to become ill. Conversely when you are on top of the world, your health is rarely an issue. For this reason, finding out what makes you thrive, as well as how you can avoid stress is a vital part of the treatment process.

How many treatments will I need?
Everyone responds differently to treatment, but you can usually expect to start seeing improvements within the first five sessions.
If you condition is long standing it will take a few months to cure completely. The aim is for lasting benefit, not just short term improvements.
Initially, you will need to come once a week, with each treatment building on the previous session.

Once your condition has begun to improve the treatments can be spaced out to allow your body’s own healing mechanisms to take over. This phase will prevent your symptoms from returning and will ensure a continued improvement.
Soon you will reach the stage where you only need to come a few times a year as a preventative measure. You can continue to use acupuncture in this way to ensure that you maintain optimum health in body and mind.

What will it feel like?
Most people experience no more than a momentary dull ache, followed by a tingling sensation. Both during and after treatment most people describe a feeling of relaxation and invigoration.


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Massage & Cancer Patients

Cancer-Patient-for-Massage-
For many years the medical profession held the view that massage therapy would have negative effects on cancer patients. However, after extensive research medical experts are now taking the opposite stand point.

Previous concerns surrounding massage as a positive therapy for cancer patients came from the fear that malignant tumours could spread to other parts of the body due to the superior circulation that massage provides. This idea has since been made redundant as scientific research does not support this position, instead finding that those with breast cancer, mesothelioma, as well as other types of cancers may actually benefit in many ways when including massage therapy in their treatment plan.

Needless to say, receiving treatment for any type of cancer is extremely stressful and painful. I have had first hand experience treating cancer patients with massage therapy, and I endeavoured to relieve those symptoms of pain the best I could in the circumstances. This mainly involved relaxing muscles, relieving pressure in certain areas of the body and hopefully releasing some pain. Depending on the individual, the severity of the illness and the patient’s response were all contributing factors to how useful massage therapy can be. There are definitely times when the patient may be too exhausted from treatment to even have a massage, whereas other times massage is met with clear physical and sometimes emotional relief.

Therapists are able to offer a variety of bodywork options, each with their own benefits and at times a combination of several techniques works extremely well, depending on the clients’ individual needs.

Treatments can include:
Acupressure
Swedish Massage
Shiatsu
Sports Massage
Neuromuscular therapy

The type and style of massage therapy needed will very much depend on the circumstances presented to the therapist at the time of the treatment. The patient often needs different types of massage therapy at different stages of their illness. A competent therapist will be able to modify treatments given such as varying the speed and pressure of massage strokes on certain areas of the body. It goes without saying that communication between patient and therapist is essential, so if the relationship is not correct from the outset a different therapist would be advised if the patient is to get the full benefits massage therapy that it can potentially offer.

As mentioned above massage may help relieve stress and pain but it may also boost the patient’s mood and immune system. Some research shows that massage releases chemicals (endorphins) in the body, producing feelings of pleasure and well being. Other research has even suggested that with a boost of the immune system, massage is indirectly related to the production of more cancer fighting cells, although it is important to stress that massage has never been referred to as a possible cure for cancer but studies have shown the increasing number of benefits that massage offers as a support therapy whilst other treatment is ongoing.

There is now very little evidence supporting the idea that massage therapy worsens patient’s symptoms or their condition as a whole. In contrast more and more experts are recognising bodywork to be an important part of a treatment plan, but before starting any kind of bodywork massage therapists will always insist on having the permission from a patient’s doctor before they provide their own therapy.


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Golden Milk

Turmeric has been used for thousands of years for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is also known for it’s benefits to liver function, digestion, immune function and even protection from cancer.

It’s great to put in curries, soups and fresh juices, especially this time of the year to keep your immune system strong and avoid getting sick.
Golden Milk or also sometimes known as Turmeric Tea is a great and easy way to get the benefits of turmeric daily. You can drink it before going to bed as it helps to relax your system and boost your immune system while sleeping.

Try this easy and simple recipe:

Ingredients

1 teaspoon ground turmeric (add to water to make paste)
2 cups of homemade almond milk
1 tablespoon local honey, (optional)
1 cinnamon stick or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
small pinch of black pepper and grated ginger (optional)

Steps
Add the turmeric with water to make a paste, then add homemade almond milk and honey to taste. Alternatively you can use coconut milk instead of almond milk or try a variation by adding a teaspoon of cinnamon a pinch of black pepper and grated ginger.


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Lemon Avocado Pudding

This is such a fresh, light and delicious dessert. It’s quick to make and will delight your guests every time!

Serves 3-4

Ingredients

3 large ripe avocados
Juice of 1-2 lemons (depending on taste)
1/3 cup raw honey (or to taste)
2 cups coconut cream
Fresh berries for serving
Toasted coconut flakes for serving

Method
Combine all ingredients in the food processor and blend till smooth. Spoon into individual glasses and decorate with fresh berries and a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes.Store in fridge for at least an hour before serving.