Articles List

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Nov 2018: Your Journey to Being Whole… The Inner Work

Oct 2018: Your Journey to Being Whole… The Healing Journey

Sept 2018: Your Journey to Being Whole… The Intention of “Empowering Relationships”

Aug 2018: Your Journey to Being Whole… “Intention of Non-Interference”

July 2018: Your Journey to Being Whole – Intention

June 2018: Your Journey to Being Whole – Realisation

May 2018: Your Journey to Being Whole

April 2018: Virtual Reality…

March 2018: Your Healing Space…

February 2018: What Will Fulfill You? When Will You Feel Complete?

January 2018: TIME FOR A NEW START…. CHOOSE TO FACE RATHER THAN FEAR…

December 2017: Wanting a Perfect Christmas? Anxious or Excited?..

November 2017: There’s More to You Than Everyone Sees…

October 2017: Muscle Response Testing… Learning a New Language… With Yourself…

September 2017: Mindfulness – Focuses Intention but can also be Challenging…

August 2017: Has your Life Got Momentum ??! Not Enough or Too Much?

July 2017: Building Resilience… Struggling with something? … It’s not all your Fault!

June 2017: Keys… Open Doors and Much More…

May 2017: Life In Gear and On Track or Do you Feel Exhausted and Getting Nowhere?

April 2017: Aware of any Coincidences Recently? Happen to be in the Right Place at the Right Time?

March 2017: We Live in a Multi-Dimensional Reality… What does that mean?

February 2017: Love… Do you know that you Attract All your Experiences like a Huge Magnet?

January 2017: 2017!! Found it difficult to plan the Future? Fractals & Chaos Theory may help! 🙂

December 2016: Being at One… Will that Solve All your Problems??…

November 2016: Centred with Inner Peace or Chasing Your Tail?

October 2016: Endings and Beginnings…

September 2016: Do You Have a Healthy Core?

August 2016: Reality check…

July 2016: Mind or Body in Charge? Are You? Are You your Mind? Are You your Body?

June 2016: Ever Feel You Can’t Move Forward in your Life? Feel Clamped?

May 2016: Does your Life Reflect your Worth? … What is ‘Worth’? Just Money? Or a Feeling?

April 2016: Lost Your Spark?

March 2016: Sensory Perception… Do you like how you see the World?

February 2016: Does your Life have a Pulse? Do you Feel Alive?

January 2016: It’s a New Year – Fresh Start? New Enthusiasm?

December 2015: Does Christmas Feel Empty? Want it to Feel More Meaningful?

November 2015: Do you Believe in Angels?

October 2015:  Is your Life Hard-wired? Are you fed up with “That’s just the way it is”?!

September 2015:  What is Your Life’s Bigger Picture?

August 2015: Empowering The Human Heart, Empowering Our Virtues

July 2015: Mind vs Heart – Thoughts vs Feelings… Do you know the difference?

June 2015: Feeling stuck? Trying hard to change things but without success?

May 2015: Relationship Issues? Maybe it’s Your Conflicting YIN & YANG?!

Apr 2015: What Does Your LIFE MAP look like for This Year?

Mar 2015: What is TRUTH? What is REALITY? What is ILLUSION?

Feb 2015: LOVE?!?!?@##@*!?&**

Jan 2015: We All Have Addictions?… What’s Yours?

Dec 2014: Can Love Be Unconditional?

Nov 2014: All Systems Go!

Oct 2014: EMPOWERED? How strong do you feel on the inside?

Sept 2014: Did you get Nominated for the ALS “#icebucketchallenge“ ?

Aug 2014: Metaphysical Loops

July 2014: Are you Led by your Heart or your Mind? Your Soul or your Spirit? Something Else?

June 2014: Out of Body Experience? (Higher Chakras)

May 2014: In Harmony with your Life? Feel In or Out of Sync?

April 2014: Spinning Too Many Plates?

Mar 2014: Does your Puzzle Fit Together?

Feb 2014: Stepping Outside your Comfort Zone? Exhilarated or Frightened?

Jan 2014: 2014… A Continuing Theme: “Hidden becoming Seen…”

Dec 2013: Make This Year Count… See the positive and build on that

Nov 2013: How Conscious are You? Do you want to be more Conscious? What does that mean?

Oct 2013: Systems vs. Networks… Do You Recognise the Part You Play?

Sept 2013: Something for the Soul Seekers…

Aug 2013: “How do you Feel?” or “What State are you in?”

July 2013: Do You Have Keys for Your Spiritual Doors?

June 2013: Frustrated by your Healing Journey?

May 2013: The Law of Attraction – “Do you welcome everything that comes into your life?”

April 2013: What is Karma?

Mar 2013: “What would you do with £1 million?”

Feb 2013: Looking for New Opportunity? New Job? New Love?

Jan 2013: Your ‘A to B’ for 2013 (Part 2) – Connecting with Higher Personal Goals ‘Outside Your Box’

Dec 2012: Your ‘A to B’ for 2013 – How much do you want to Achieve or Heal?

Nov 2012: The Power of Groups

Oct 2012: What do you really, really want? What’s your Heart’s Intention?

Sept 2012: ——————-

Aug 2012: Have you heard of “The Ascension Process”?

July 2012: Take a Pyramid Journey…

June 2012: ‘Lack of Confidence’ is a Misconception

May 2012: Useful Self-Empowerment Visualisation Techniques

April 2012: What is a Fractal? And what has it got to do with Healing?

Mar 2012: Do we have Free Will? Yes we do but…

Feb 2012: Love and its Many Faces

Jan 2012: It’s 2012 and what does this mean for you?

Dec 2011: Introduction to Chakras

Nov 2011: Your Field as a Puzzle and its Holes

Oct 2011: 2011 – A Year of Illumination… “ahhh… That’s what needs to be done!”

Sept 2011: Who Wants to Heal Themselves?

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Your Journey to Being Whole… “Realisation”

This is the second in my series on Wholeness where I intend to revisit my own journey and try to map my own personal growth onto a simple timeline… so this article is about “Realisation”. And as I write this page I realise that there has not been one or two of them but more of a continuing flow especially when I began my own self-growth journey.
A Realisation is one of those moments of complete clarity: suddenly you understand something, a decision makes itself or an unplanned event just happens… out-of-the-blue, no turning back. This may be life-changing like starting or ending a relationship, taking a new job, a career change, moving to a new town, falling out with friends or family or something less significant like decluttering your home or wardrobe just because it feels right.
When a Puzzle Comes Together… Realisations can be an idea that suddenly takes hold or an in-the-moment event but is probably also the culmination of a process that has been happening in your sub-conscious for a while…

Before the energy puzzle of the idea forms, you may have that underlying feeling of uncertainty, that awareness that you do not feel complete and are looking for something; maybe you feel bored or unfulfilled or just a bit unclear or confused. It may also not be change that you need but that you just need more ingredients to your Life’s Cake Recipe 🙂
More Ingredients Please This in itself was a significant Realisation that I had along the way. I had reached landmarks in my life which I was very pleased with but still had this discomfort within that I was not complete. I did not deliberately chase change and really did try to make the best of where I was but life knew better and threw me opportunities I could not resist!? It was not until I faced a really challenging phase in my life when opportunities just stopped happening and I felt overwhelmed by circumstances that my trust in this process deserted me… all I could do was dig in and get myself through each day.
But had my Journey stopped? A puzzle had actually formed and all those life-changing events mentioned above happened all at once! I actually finally had the people in my life that I wanted but everything else that made me feel secure disappeared. But a new puzzle was in process, a new Realisation was forming. I was being made aware of why I had felt empty and now I was learning how to feel truly Full of Life…to feel Whole! This has become a step-by-step inner process which I have shared here with you along the way and I now look forward to what unfolds.

This year 2018, my new project is about developing a local Monthly Group entitled ‘Your Healing Space’, which introduces and supports the first few steps to Wholeness.  This is  in association with the South Gloucestershire Wellbeing College and allows it to be FREE for those who are interested in holistic support for their Journey. Click links to find out more 🙂

 

… Previous in this Series ‘Your Journey to Being Whole…’

> Introduction

 

Muscle Response Testing… Learning a New Language… With Yourself…

As a Kinesiologist, I use muscle response testing to guide and progress my therapy sessions but it can be more than just a clinical tool. Anyone can use this technique with practise to build a dialogue with themselves, their lives and their environment. It can be used to clarify choices when unclear or enable understanding when confused or overwhelmed. As well as being a skill to help manage stress and anxiety, I feel it is invaluable in holistic self-development when you really want change and fulfilment but do not have a clue where to start or everything you have tried doesn’t help!? Isn’t stress just a symptom of not having learnt how to deal with the current challenging circumstances? Isn’t unfulfilment another type of challenge? Isn’t either of these challenges a nudge to learn about yourself and develop who you are?
Muscle Testing Relies on Biofeedback Stress is a natural response generated by the body’s biofeedback which is a hugely complex function of the Nervous System along with a myriad of interactions with the endocrine and immune systems. Your Stress Response and its history is individual to you. What stresses you may not stress anyone else. It may be physically overwhelming or just a slight emotional blip. When stress is present to whatever degree, muscles are affected as well and may either lock up, function erratically or switch off completely when gentle pressure is applied. This effect is what enables you to begin the dialogue with yourself because in any question or choice, there will be a degree of stress because you do not know the answer already! When there is certainty, there is no stress and the muscles function normally.

‘Priority Muscle Testing’ Requires Clear Intention Your Intention sets the Rules of the Test and this is where Kinesiologists may differ in their training and their specialities and is the skill that comes with experience. When your Intention is clear, the muscle response is clear and it feels right… and this is what needs practise in simple ways when you start. Rather than the Muscle Test being an answer to a question, it is better to see the Test as a way of choosing the “Priority” or the “Most Appropriate for My Wellbeing” out of the options given. Also ‘Keep It Real’… you are responsible for your own decisions, not the Muscle Test and sometimes you may disagree with the Test just because it does not feel right! You decide and this is how you shape your Inner Intention and begin the process of understanding and re-empowering who you are. Muscle Testing is only a tool and just another aid to help you find your Way to a Life that fulfils you 🙂
Starting a Simple Dialogue using Muscle Testing Follow the guidelines in the picture. Use it to make Simple Choices because learning any language requires you to start with the equivalent of ‘phonics and letter recognition’ before diving into reading and understanding a whole library of encyclopaedias… which is what you actually are! Start with small steps… 🙂

WBN – Past Talks List

2016

26.1.16  ‘Blue Sky’ – Open Discussion Session – opportunity for 2015 REVIEW and focusing AIMS FOR 2016

2015

MONDAY!  14.12.15 Local Pub for informal drinks and festive chat 🙂

24.11.15  “The Flavours of Christmas” – Chris, Sue and Jane – SPECIAL THEME 🙂
27.10.15  “The Turn of the Circle – Myths,  Memories and Mother Earth” – Maggie J.
22.9.15 “Tuning into your Life’s Higher Picture” – Conscious vs Higher Conscious Goal Setting / Rudolf Steiner’s Virtues of Human Heart – Josie Sucu
NO AUGUST MEETING
28.7.15 ‘Crystal Magic’ – Liz Stubbs
23.6.15 ‘Nature & Well Being’  (Turnberries Community Centre, Thornbury) – SPECIAL THEME 🙂
26.5.15  ‘Blue Sky’ – Open Discussion – pls feel free to suggest topics/question 🙂 (Turnberries CC, Thornbury)
28.4.15 Well Being in Health and Social Care – Sarah Richardson
24.3.15 ‘Invisible Miracles and How the Mind Works’ – Marion Strange
24.2.15 ‘What is Meditation?’ – John Dykes
Jan ’15 ‘What is Well Being?’ – Activity for discussion

2014

Dec 2014 Christmas Nibbles / Social
25.11.14  ‘Colour 4 Life’ – Charlene Moore
21.10.14  ‘Happiness/ Positive Psychology’ – Maggie Jeffery
22.9.14  ‘Empowerment’ – Josie Sucu
NO AUGUST
22.7.14 ‘Transition Towns’ – Maggie Jeffery
24.6.14 ‘Discovery Party’ – Jen Gash
27.5.14 ‘Walking for Health’ – Sue Lowman
22.4.14 ‘Mental Health’ – Jane Hayward
25.3.14 ‘Therapeutic Touch and Healing’
27.2.14 ‘Aromatherapy’ – Liz Stubbs
Jan 2014  ‘|Alchemy Hypnotherapy’ – Kate

2013

Dec 2013  The Legend of the Shaman Warrior – Maggie
Nov 2013 ‘The Energy of Networks‘ – Josie Sucu
Oct 2013   Networking Activity
Sept 2013  First Meeting… Networking, Blue Sky

Mind vs Heart – Thoughts vs Feelings… Do you know the difference?

This time last year (July 2014), I asked a similar question funnily enough!?… “Are you Led by your Heart or your Mind?” and concluded then that at the end of the day, when thinking really has not given you the answers and the feelings are confusing, just ask yourself, YOU, “What do I really want to do?” Since then I have pondered on what actually are ‘feelings’ in terms of healing and subtle energies. I thought I knew enough and as usual I find there is more to the story!

Mind vs Heart - YHS July 2015
Feelings appear to be not just another behaviour we have alongside thinking, they seem to be the backdrop to all the thinking that we do; they influence how we think, how we make decisions and how we behave. Our Mind deciphers all our sensory information, creates a form that we can understand, decides a strategy to follow and a response happens. When we cannot find clarity, decide on a strategy or a response, it will usually be because a feeling is confusing this process or overriding logical thought. Another mechanism is at work, another mechanism which is far more than just learned behaviour or strategies; you are experiencing your Self, experiencing an underlying Truth about who you are and what drives you, you are experiencing the Heart of who you are.

We are all individuals; we are all unique. Some of us are driven more by our feelings than logical process; some are driven by logic rather than feelings. In my experience to date, to fully connect however with who you are and to experience an authentic, colourful, meaningful life requires the Mind and Heart to grow in themselves and together and be able to function in harmony, to comfortably be able to decipher the energy of each other and work together.

With regard to self-development and healing… Strong Minds can control Feelings… Strong Feelings can override the Mind. Your own unique path through to Harmony will be personal to you… it can be tough and support in some form may be necessary or you may have to travel some of the Path on your own… whichever way, you decide where to go next, what you need, and where you are heading! You! Ask questions, seek understanding, seek help if you need it! There will always be someone somewhere to listen! <3

Relationship Issues? Maybe it’s Your Conflicting YIN & YANG?!

It is Springtime and there is a feeling in the air of ‘new beginnings’, refreshing the ‘old’, trying something new, cleaning and decluttering; Nature is full of new growth from baby lambs and birds to new leaves and blossoms. This has got me thinking about Yin and Yang, about the attraction between the feminine and the masculine, about the desire to create something new…

yin-yang

Much of my healing work is about relationships, not just between men and women but also between ideas we have about the world and about ourselves. Ill health or relationship difficulties can arise when our beliefs, understandings, thoughts and/or feelings do not agree or how they relate is unclear.

The idea of Yin and Yang is described beautifully in the Tao Te Ching (insert), ancient Classic Chinese Writings dating back to the 6th Century BC, which underpin many ideas in various Eastern Philosophies and have also become very popular in our own culture.

The text talks of ‘the One’, the idea of Wholeness and a Higher Intent driving our existence and that by embodying the Yin (feminine) and Yang (masculine) qualities in ‘ten thousand’ different ways we create ‘forms’ – ideas, activity, aspirations… who we are… our lives. It also talks about ‘achieving harmony’ through ‘Union’, which refers to being able to easily use your own masculine and feminine qualities as needed (whether you are a man or a woman), being empowered enough to be logical, active, hot (passionate) alongside being intuitive and passive (supporting and listening); it is also relevant to being able to create harmonious relationships with others. So can men and women work in harmony with each other? Are men and women treated as equals? Can women be ‘yang’ and men not be threatened and vice versa? Can a woman or a man be ‘passive’ without being seen as ‘weak’ or ‘of no value’? This is still a global work-in-progress obviously! We are all still learning how to empower and harmonise our own Yin and Yang qualities and to value and encourage that in others too. Your Life will show you the qualities you need to develop to achieve harmony… become aware of repetitive events or unresolved issues… try different tactics… become Whole 🙂

We All Have Addictions?… What’s Yours?

Thinking about your year ahead? Planning to make changes? Lose Weight? Give up smoking? Be more positive? … or have you given up on New Year Resolutions… why bother?!

Addictions - YHS Jan 2015

As a Kinesiologist, I am fascinated by the energy psychology of behaviour and working with Addictions has been one of those areas professionally that I thought I knew enough about but also knew on some level that I didn’t!? All the strategies I had been taught unfortunately did not always help and it’s only in recent months that I have really begun to understand the complex nature of Addiction. I am writing about this now because it is January (2015), the start of a new year and maybe it may prompt some of you to seek help and understanding about your own or another’s addictive behaviour… Why not? Why wait another year going around the same old loops?…

What is an ADDICTION?

Definition (courtesy of Wiki): ‘Addiction’ is a state characterised by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite adverse consequences. The Stimuli will be 1) Positively Reinforcing – increasing the likelihood that a person will seek repeated exposure to them and 2) Intrinsically Rewarding – activating the brain’s “reward pathways” so are seen as something positive or desirable. Scientifically, biological and genetic factors have been shown to influence a person’s predisposition to behavioural and substance addictions but is that it?

WORKING WITH ADDICTIONS

Talking from my professional and personal experience over recent months, I have been surprised to see that in the deeper consciousness levels of everyone, there are addictive patterns; we all like to be praised and to be rewarded so the key phrase in the definition above is ‘adverse consequences’, which is when an Addiction really becomes a problem. Unfortunately by this stage, a significant factor with recovery or self-realisation is the Denial that there is any problem at all and this is also what I have seen in healing terms – the Addiction Pattern is one thing but the layers of Denial and Deception hiding it can be an even more significant obstacle and adversary.

SOCIETY AND ADDICTIONS

Addictions, whether substance- or behaviour-related, seem to be getting more prevalent in our Society with greater personal freedoms, less social judgement about behaviour but also that it is easier to hide and indulge such patterns using social media personas and internet communications. Whatever the reason for it or how we feel about it, being able to openly discuss and educate about this topic is crucial to becoming aware of the deceptive behaviour and then how to get help for the primary addiction… if you are concerned, get talking, seek help… <3

Monthly Holistic Self-Development Group

Next Meeting:    tbc
This Group is currently under review and a change of venue is on the cards I feel 🙂
The 3 meetings (March-May 2014) went well and I know it’s evolving.  Thanks very much for those who participated 🙂
This Group is intended to provide support on your life journey and help you and your loved ones move through difficult times as quickly and efficiently as possible at an affordable cost.
I would like it to run every month so it is always there if you need it once, to meet a short-term need or for longer term conscious focused self-growth but at this time the interest does not support this.  I trust in the path of Life’s bigger picture and with growth and experience comes new opportunities… exciting time <3

If this group does interest you, please call for up-to-date info about possible dates and venues.

I can also offer ‘Your Healing Space’ to a Group you belong to as a one-off or as a Course of Events. Please call to arrange <3

Life is for living… let’s move through the energy of the Past as quickly as possible, learn what we need to learn, grow and live life to its full potential 🙂

This clearing process is rapid at the moment in the World and not always easy especially if you are sensitive to your surroundings. Empower your personal space… Teach it to work for you and not against you…

Support is here… 🙂 <3

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Empowerment Workshop 1 – April 23rd 2013

At  The Gaia Clinic, Bristol

Introduction to Chakras

The Chakra System

There are 7 major Chakras connected at points along the spine as shown from the Root Chakra at the coccyx up to the Crown chakra.

body & chakras

Each is associated with a different colour indicating their light energy frequency as seen in a rainbow. ‘Chakra’ in Sanskrit means ‘wheel’ and refers to their spinning cone-shaped form which looks like water when it spins down a plughole but instead of water, it is the quantum energy of all layers of your subtle Field (or Aura) connecting into the body. This Field contains all the information about you, your behaviour, your aspirations and ancestry, creating who you are in this moment. There is much written in the public arena about chakras if you wish to know more details but all holistic thinking uses these in some form. Each area of the body will be affected by the health of the local chakra and your overall health on all levels, structural, mental, emotional and spiritual, will depend on the clarity and functioning of the whole chakra system.

Q: Have you ever wondered how you get a sense of someone without even knowing them?
As you interact with your environment, your Field interacts on a sub-conscious level first, communicating with the people around you. This is why you may get an impression of someone without even talking to them or why you feel uncomfortable in some situations and not in others. Your brain interprets all this subtle or quantum information including information about similar past experiences via your Chakras and you respond accordingly. There is much on-going scientific research into quantum physics and there is still much to learn.
And another Q: Why did you choose to wear that colour today?
Colours you choose to have around you will be supporting or expressing an aspect of the associated chakra so will vary depending on the people you are with and the situation. You may be drawn to certain colours (light frequencies) that you need and you can also make a conscious choice of colours to help yourself. It is also interesting to note colours prevalent at certain times of the year such as at Christmas when red and green are favourites; these are colours for family (roots/life foundations) and love.

Be colourful.  Be conscious 🙂