A Shoulder Issue We have heard a lot about this body part. If you aren’t enamoured with someone, you possibly give them the ‘cold shoulder’. It is where we carry around things of a serious nature, i.e., ‘shouldering our responsibilities’. We are asked to put in our best effort by putting ‘the shoulder to the [...]
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I think it is safe to say, we all know what it feels like; it is just the degree of severity that might differ. Anxiety is one of the most common reasons that people seek assistance through acupuncture. It can present as a feeling of being unsettled, at one end of the spectrum, to a [...]
‘Energetic ageing', means aspiring to being a healthy, contented and resourceful ageing person. Below is a quote featuring ideas on navigating our latter years, with poise and dignity. It speaks to letting go, grasping the reality of ‘ambiguous loss’ and shedding redundant beliefs and ideas that can inhibit our freedom to be our authentic selves. [...]
A simple meditative technique Meditation is now a widely recognised and accepted practice. There are a smorgasbord of approaches and techniques out there to choose from. So, what is your preferred style and why? It is important to be aware that meditation is not something that is necessarily beneficial for everyone at all times. In [...]
We are moving into the colder months of the year. It is time to stop eating vegies and fruit that are very hydrating and meant for the warmer seasons; e.g., melons, grapes, salad vegies and quantities of raw foods. For example, you should choose fruits that are locally seasonal, not seasonal in the northern hemisphere. [...]
Can you imagine therapeutic changes occurring quickly? When you last thought about going to counselling did the idea of spending weeks or months getting to a solution put you off? There is no doubt that counselling is a brain-changing experience. Research confirms that particular counselling approaches can deliver change processes in short time frames. [...]
‘Spreading’ ideas Just in case you are looking for nutritious and very yummy ways to make toast more interesting, here are two ideas for butter substitutes that are packed with nourishment. Pour Extra Virgin Olive Oil into a sealed container. Place this in the fridge. Next day you have solidified oil that [...]
“One magical moment touches the stuff from where dreams are woven”. (David Bowie – from the title track of his album ‘Station To Station’) I love it when clients make an effort to catch their dreams! It usually requires pen and paper at the bedside, so as to foil memory fade. Dreams are the vehicle [...]
I don’t want to steal any Game of Thrones thunder, but...................Winter is here! The coming of the cooler weather behooves us to fuel our bodies in a manner appropriate to the season. The Chinese physicians of old exhorted their patients to eat seasonally. Being colder, winter is the time to consume more Yang-natured foods and [...]
“Listening creates a holy space. When you listen generously to people, they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time. And when you listen deeply, you can know yourself in everyone”. (Rachel Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom) A close friend recently pondered as to whether counselling was quote, ‘just a whole lot [...]