THE MERIDIANS AND ACUPRESSURE POINTS OF THE BODY
The Meridians and the acupressure points of the body are a concept of Chinese Medicine. The process for the classical Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or Tapping as it is often referred to, uses the acupressure end-points to influence the body’s ‘stress response’ enabling a person to have clarity of thought and to achieve emotional calm and balance.
There are 14 main Meridians of the body and each has a varied number of acupressure points that can influence the energy within the Meridian called ‘Chi’. Continue reading
THE CHAKRAS – The Body’s Energy Centres
A chakra is often described as a disk, vortex, or wheel that are the energy stations of the body – a centre of swirling subtle energy. Each chakra is positioned at one of seven points, from the base of your spine to the top of your head. Each chakra regulates aspects of your personality. Continue reading
BALANCE YOUR BODY’S SUBTLE ENERGIES FOR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
We are surrounded by a sea of energy that is described as ‘the life force’ in western countries, or universal energy. In Japan, it is referred to as Ki, and in China Qi, or Chi. Each culture has a name for the subtle energies that surround us. Our body is also a bundle of power. We can become aware of how this energy helps in a positive way or hinders us in a negative way. These subtle energies we can learn to become appreciative of, and this can help us in balancing physical, psychological and spiritual health on a regular basis.
THIS WILL JUST TAKE A MOMENT!
Sit comfortably, close your eyes and ask ‘what it is, right now, that could give me more vitality? I wonder what your answer is?
Without changing it, become aware of your breath. Can you feel it makes your stomach and chest rise as you breathe in, and those areas deflate as you breathe out? Continue coming aware of your breathing and how it flows – again, do not change it. Continue reading
KICK OFF YOUR SHOES AND GET GROUNDED
Life has become very busy for a majority of us. We try desperately to balance work life with family, as well as fitting in social life. All the hustle and bustle can create anxiety in our daily life, but we rarely stop. Sooner, or later, we may be stopped in our tracks as our physical health, or emotional health deteriorates. There are so many ways we can take a little time out of our busy lives to prevent ill health, and it is never too late to start. Continue reading
GRATITUDE DECREASES STRESS, ENHANCES WELL-BEING LEADING TO A POSITIVE OUTLOOK
How often do we stop and give our thanks and gratitude to the small things in our lives; or to the people that surround us and help us? Being grateful decreases stress enhances well-being and leads us to a positive outlook in life.
I would like to thank our fantastic Emergency Services, the ambulance service, the fire brigade, the police service, rescue workers and all the other services that are out there in our community ready for action? As individuals, we probably do not think about them very often until we see something on the news, or we are driving, and we have to give way to the blue lights that are flashing on the motorway, or we see, perhaps, an ambulance at our neighbour’s home. Continue reading
A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION: GOAL SETTING WITH POSITIVE INTENTION
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The beginning of a new year I imagine as a book, each day is a fresh page and each month a new chapter of the book. We write our own story each day by choosing what we are going to do, by setting goals or how we are going to be. I first came across the concept of setting positive intention when I became a complementary therapist in 1987 and chose to help others in a way that empowered them – this continues today. When I read Dr Brenda Davies book ‘The Journey of the Soul’, in 2002, she states ‘Our intention is very powerful in bringing to the forefront of our consciousness what we really want and intend to have in our lives’. Continue reading