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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|

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 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|

Noticing – with Curiosity

We say things we regret, we feel things - anger, resentment, jealousy, that are toxic to ourselves and others; and we act on impulse instead of with forethought. How can we change this destructive behaviour? The answer is: to take note of what is happening and be curious about it. This is a deceptively simple instruction that nonetheless has tremendous power. What does it mean? And how do you do it? Being the witness, the watcher, the observer, has been a part of meditative practice for centuries, but what this really means is not

2017-09-15T08:16:47+10:00September 14th, 2017|

What is Healing?

To heal is to become whole. The words “healing” and “curing” are commonly used interchangeably, but their definitions are different. Curing is a restoration of health, an absence of symptoms, and a remedy of disease. It’s a return to a previous state of health. This is the aim of our health care system – to take you back to the state you were in before the symptoms or disease. Which, of course, was the very state of “dis-ease” you were in when the symptoms began (and may well have contributed

2017-08-09T09:19:16+10:00August 9th, 2017|

What to Expect From My Practice

Providing relief for people who present with symptoms, as outlined below, is fundamental to my practice. But most of all, I am interested in seeking and treating the underlying causes of their pain and discomfort. Network Chiropractic Care and Profound Tension Release remain as the effective basis of my practice. A yearning for greater creativity and expression is a constant experience for many people. Time and again, people express to me their frustration at not being free to be more constructive in their lives. A yearning for greater creativity and

2017-04-10T21:12:17+10:00April 10th, 2017|

Questioning Our Thoughts

Consider this: A thought is harmless unless we believe it. A belief is simply a thought that we’ve been attached to, often for years. It is not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Our stress is not due to the world around us, but what we believe about the world around us. When we believe negative thoughts - we suffer, and when we don’t believe those same thoughts - we don’t suffer. If something is “just a thought” then how much power does it actually

2016-12-19T14:51:06+11:00December 18th, 2016|

Our Dance Between Stability and Movement

Our bodies communicate information from one area to another via the connective tissues, a continuum of fibres and cells, reacting to each other, passing messages in a process that is twenty times faster than the nervous system. This is an instant reactivity. Take the example of an insect flying onto your eyelash. The blinking of the eye is so fast it is beyond that which is mediated by the nervous system. Our Connective Tissues are essential to the dance between stability and movement – crucial in high performance, central in

2016-11-25T16:05:05+11:00November 25th, 2016|

How To Tell If You Inherited Emotional Trauma and How To Break the Pattern

Epigenetics is a change in our genetic activity without changing our genetic code. It is a process that happens throughout our lives and is normal to development. Chemical tags get attached to our genetic code, like bookmarks in the pages of a book, signalling to our bodies which genes to ignore and which to use. Our environment, from smoking and diet to pollution and war, can leave "epigenetic marks" on our DNA that could get passed on to subsequent generations. This is called epigenetic inheritance. Epigenetics With

2016-11-02T11:56:07+11:00October 10th, 2016|