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The HeartMath Experience

We are all experiencing challenges and disruptions to our lives. Anxiety and uncertainty about the future is rife in our communities and stress levels are generally higher than average – even for people who are typically calm and grounded. HeartMath is offering free access to their popular new online program, The HeartMath Experience, during the months of April and May and possibly longer. Click here for your free access to The HeartMath Experience. This effective 90‑minute interactive learning experience provides insights into the power of your heart’s intelligent guidance. You will learn 5 scientifically validated HeartMath techniques

2020-05-09T20:14:58+10:00May 8th, 2020|

Curiosity

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."  -- Mark Twain I have long been interested in the phenomenon of curiosity. When I contemplate its meaning I realise that it comes from “presence”- being totally present in a given moment. Curiosity is an active meditation requiring an opening of the senses and a sharpening of

2020-05-04T13:43:57+10:00May 4th, 2020|

Kindness

The way an individual interacts with others is directly linked to his or her physical, mental and emotional health. The physical, mental and emotional health of those sharing the interaction is positively affected too.   I wish to share some thoughts on kindness. Kindness is Contagious Kindness, like all emotion, is contagious. It is also proven to make you happier. When you’re kind to others, your brain produces feel-good hormones and neurotransmitters that promote the ability to build strong relationships with others, fostering positive feelings all around. If taking the

2019-12-21T13:22:01+11:00December 21st, 2019|

Invisible Limits

Trevor is our neighbour’s dog – busy and always looking for new experiences. He likes to wander and lives on a busy road, so for his own safety, Trevor lives in a cage. Not that you can see it in the form of walls and fences - Trevor’s cage is created by buried wires and a collar that gives him a shock when he reaches the boundary. From his experience of previous zaps, Trevor knows the area that he is confined to. He limits his life to this space. The

2019-08-10T15:14:56+10:00August 9th, 2019|

Active Surrender

People who come to see me are often experiencing a difficult period in their lives. Difficulties we all face in life as the result of challenges within families, health issues, social interactions and societal pressures often result in our becoming ungrounded and subjected to inflexible mental thinking and a body patterned with tension and blockages. This can bring out aspects in us that we may have experienced in the past or that we thought we had moved beyond. We can be thrown back into habits that we thought we had

2019-07-01T20:47:36+10:00July 1st, 2019|

To Live the Best Life I Can

When I asked a young woman, who I saw for the first time recently, what motivated the significant changes she had made in her life over the last year she said she had decided, “To live the best life I can”. I found her words to be inspirational as she had the wisdom to speak in the present and the present is the only place we can change any aspect of ourselves. We hear a lot about ways to success these days. Often it’s about setting and achieving goals and/or

2018-12-03T12:17:14+11:00December 3rd, 2018|

The Truth Is In The Body

On the radio I heard a discussion about a program that helped gambling addicts by using dramatic acting. A young man spoke about his addiction and his $1,000,000 debt. He said he had tried a variety of counselling methods to resolve his addiction but nothing changed until he joined the acting group. He said that by acting he had to engage his body and, “with your body there is a sensation that is so real – that’s where I felt the humungous shift in finding my own truth rather than

2018-09-07T16:28:52+10:00September 7th, 2018|

What Is The Difference?

“What is the difference between the “work” you do and other modes of healing work such as reiki?” This is a common question that people ask me. Energy healing modes are important ways to assist people to heal. Most healing modes, such as reiki, are learnt and practiced as a technique. i.e. there is a way to set up the room, the person is assessed to determine areas on which to focus, which symbols to use, what hand positions and what symbols are appropriate and what interpretations of information received

2018-08-14T08:38:56+10:00August 14th, 2018|

What To Do About Anxiety

Of the most recent 25 people who have come to see me for the first time, 44% reported on their intake form that they were experiencing anxiety. Almost all of these people were not experiencing clinically diagnosed anxiety nor were they receiving any treatment for the condition. Statistics tell us that over 2 million Australians experience clinically diagnosed anxiety every year.  Clearly it can be a serious condition requiring medical and psychological help. But where does that leave the seemingly large group of people, such as people who come to

2018-08-06T21:06:24+10:00August 6th, 2018|

“Feeling Old”

During the initial stages of a first consultation, it is common for people to tell me that they are “feeling old”. They talk about experiencing “aches and pains”, restricted movement in their joints, lack of energy, stress, depression, anxiety and perhaps one or more chronic health conditions. In fact, if you are over 50 years old (and often younger), the above symptoms are regarded as normal in our society. They seem to be the standard by which people are judged by our conventional health care system. This situation is inevitable

2018-03-01T13:00:21+11:00February 19th, 2018|