Dr Ken Stewart

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So far Dr Ken Stewart has created 29 blog entries.

Noticing the Space

“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.” ~ Victor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning What pushes your buttons? What is it about that annoying family member, friend or work colleague that has the ability to “get on your goat”? It is common for people who come to see me to be feeling stressed and having symptoms of this stress, such as neck and shoulder pain, headaches, anxiety and digestive

2016-11-02T11:56:08+00:00 August 9th, 2016|

We Can Still Grow in Winter

Winter is the season of recovery and preparation. The cold draws us within ourselves and within our close social groups. We often find ourselves closed down by the cold, damp and dreary days. In this state we can choose to either find new depths of connection within; or wallow in our stories of how miserable we are. Winter encourages us to notice the subtleties in nature – the noble structure of bare trees, the shape of amassing clouds or the exquisite gleam of sunlight on the frosty ground. Be inspired

2016-11-02T11:56:08+00:00 July 16th, 2016|

Living in the Flow

  We are “In The Flow” when we are fully engaged in an activity. When this occurs we feel immersed in that activity to the exclusion of all else and time passes quickly. People regularly describe these experiences as some of the best of their lives. “Being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.” “Flow:

2016-11-02T11:56:08+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|

Are You a Transition Person?

Every day in my practice, I help and I am inspired by people who have the qualities of a “Transition Person”. The expression “Transition Person” has been defined as: “A person who breaks unhealthy, harmful, abusive or unfortunate learned behaviours and replaces them with proactive, helpful, effective behaviours.  This person models positive behaviours and passes on effective habits that strengthen and build others in positive ways.” ~ Stephen Covey In my experience, “Transition People” experience a deep desire stand up and be a positive example to others in their family,

2016-12-27T12:07:29+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|

Emotions – Energy in Motion

When we feel an emotion, what we are really sensing is the vibration of a particular energy. Think of emotion as the movement of energy - energy in motion. Each emotion has its own vibratory signature. Science and medicine had long been convinced that thoughts and emotions originate in the brain. However, modern research is proving that thoughts and emotions are energy vibrations that occur in our body, specifically in the matrix of connective tissue which interconnects all cells, tissues and organs. These energy vibrations are then perceived by our

2016-11-02T11:56:08+00:00 May 26th, 2016|

Compassion: The Less You Suffer, the Kinder You Naturally Become.

by Byron Katie Some people think that compassion means feeling another person's pain. That's nonsense. It's not possible to feel another person's pain. You imagine what you'd feel if you were in that person's shoes, and you feel your own projection. Who would you be without your story? Pain-free, happy, and totally available if someone needs you -- a listener, a teacher in the house, a Buddha in the house, the one who lives it. As long as you think there's a you and a me, let's get the bodies

2016-11-02T11:56:08+00:00 December 14th, 2015|

Core Strength – Questioning the Prevailing Beliefs

There has been much emphasis on the concept of building core strength over recent years; it’s a concept that is incomplete to me. I see the key issue is actually core energy not core strength: I will explain. The “core” refers to the lower part of the body: the pelvis, the lower back, the abdominal wall, and the diaphragm, and this region’s ability to stabilise the body during movement. Every activity we do in life, from running to swallowing, is more efficient when we have a stable and yet flexible core. It’s a dynamic stability

2016-11-02T11:56:08+00:00 October 29th, 2015|

Living on the Edge of Chaos

We all live on the edge of chaos every time something changes. It does not matter what the change is or when the change occurred. This change can be personal, national, financial, emotional, or psychological. It can be external or internal. When change happens we are forced to move to the edge of chaos to deal with it. This is particularly true if the situation forcing our change is new to us: divorce, bankruptcy, unanticipated wealth, death of a loved one, business failure, rules change, failed relationships, etc. Living on

2016-11-02T11:56:09+00:00 October 12th, 2015|

“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change.”

"Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change."  ~ Dr Wayne Dyer Dr Dyer’s quote invokes the famous double slit experiment in physics. When scientists look, on a microscopic level, at a light beam passing through a pair of slits in a panel, their observation of the experiment changes the behaviour of the light beam from either a wave (movement of energy) to a particle (movement of particles) or vice versa. This is in the area of quantum physics, where science is not only

2016-11-02T11:56:09+00:00 September 25th, 2015|

Embodiment

When we desensitize ourselves to our body, we tend to associate knowledge and wisdom only with our thinking mind. We try to think our way through life, giving ourselves a break from our minds every now and then by drugging ourselves, getting erotic, or otherwise using the body as a tool for distraction. Our bodies get so easily saturated with our mental activity—if someone asks us how we’re feeling, many of us tend to look up or away, scanning through our mind for the answer. As if the mind knows!

2016-11-02T11:56:09+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|