more relaxation

More Relaxation

 

Relaxation Techniques

more relaxation techniques

 

One technique is to repeat words or suggestions in your mind to relax and reduce muscle tension. For example, you may imagine a peaceful setting and then focus on controlled, relaxing breathing, slowing your heart rate, or feeling different physical sensations, such as relaxing each arm or leg one by one.

Another technique is to focus on slowly tensing and then relaxing each muscle group. This helps you focus on the difference between muscle tension and relaxation. You become more aware of physical sensations.

One method of progressive muscle relaxation is to start by tensing and relaxing the muscles in your toes and progressively working your way up to your neck and head. You can also start with your head and neck and work down to your toes. Tense your muscles for at least five seconds and then relax for 30 seconds, and repeat.

Visualisation is another relaxation technique. You form mental images to take a journey to a peaceful, calming place or situation.

During visualisation, try to use as many senses as you can, including smell, sight, sound and touch. If you imagine relaxing at the ocean, for instance, think about the smell of salt water, the sound of crashing waves and the warmth of the sun on your body. You may want to close your eyes, sit in a quiet spot and loosen any tight clothing.

 

 

Take time

Take time to reflect
 on what you’re really here for

 

Take time to reflect

 

Take Time

Take time to think;

It is the source of power.

Take time to read;

It is the foundation of wisdom.

Take time to play;

It is the secret to staying young.

Take time to be quiet;

It is the opportunity to seek God.

Take time to be aware;

It is the opportunity to help others.

Take time to love and be loved;

It is God’s greatest gift.

Take time to laugh;

It is music to the soul.

Take time to be friendly;

It is the road to happiness.

Take time to dream;

It is what the future is made of.

Take time to pray;

It is the greatest power on earth.

Author Unknown

 

I love this poem. I recently found a hand-written copy tucked away in my filing cabinet. I can’t remember copying it! So it is probably 30 years old and it spoke to me then as it speaks to me now. Time is one resource that we get to choose how it is spent. How will you spend your time today?

Wishing you a wonderful 2017 and beyond.

 

10 tips for holiday health

Where did the year go?

 

where did the year go?

 

Suddenly it is nearly Christmas, and the end of the year is here. So we thought we’d share our Holiday Tips with you.

 

10 Tips for Holiday Health

Tip 1: Drink plenty of water

Water is essential to the health of our cells. Get into a good routine during the holidays so that this can be continued once work resumes.


Tip 2: Do the Brain Tapping (Cortices technique) twice daily

You want to be just as fresh on your holidays as you are at work. So don’t let this simple routine disappear once the holidays start. See our Brain Tapping instructions.


Tip 3: Get plenty of rest

Allow a few days at the start of the holiday to go at a slower pace. Holidays are a great time to catch up on some extra sleep.


Tip 4: Eat plenty of salads and fruit

The warmer weather makes it so easy to eat healthily. And this will encourage losing any of the weight you may have gained over the colder months.


Tip 5: Do more exercise than you normally do

Daily exercise of 30 minutes will slow down your rate of aging, according to new research. Extra fitness is good insurance for your return to work.


Tip 6: Cut down the alcohol

Ensure you have two alcohol-free days (AFDs). Remember that alcohol is very dehydrating and hence tends to age us more quickly. Too much is also disastrous for our brain.


Tip 7: Spend quality time with friends and family

Depending on how busy you’ve been you may have neglected some important relationships. Now is the time to reconnect. If the relationship is challenging, spend some time thinking about the best approach.

Meeting our emotional needs is the key to good health. Another key is accepting the choices other people make.


Tip 8: Listen to your body

Remember that as we are self-healing whatever is happening right now in your physical body is your body’s attempt to keep you healthy. While it can be a nuisance to be having symptoms of pain, etc, listen to what your body is telling you.

Is there something that you haven’t dealt with?
What can you do right now to improve this condition?

Click here to find out how the BodyTalkTM System of Healthcare can help you to clear past trauma and emotional baggage.


Tip 9: Do something to exercise the mind

Crosswords, Sudoku, brain teasers etc are great for the mind. What activities do you enjoy that keep you mentally alert? Make time for them.


Tip 10: Connect to Spirit/God/Universe

Spend time thinking about your life in relation to the bigger picture. Are you clear about your life’s purpose? What could you be doing in the next 12 months to feel more connected to something greater than yourself?

Click here for more about our Life Purpose Readings.

 

Enjoy the holiday period!

Make the most of the time so that you return to work 
fit and re-energised.
And finally, HAVE LOTS OF FUN.
After all, you are on holidays!

 

Wishing you a peaceful and loving Christmas and holiday period.

Much love,
Kathleen and Ian

 

 

positive vibrations

Positive Vibrations

 

Meditation Tip

 

positive vibrations

 

We have talked about meditating in the same place and at the same time in order to help develop a routine and to mentally prepare for meditation.

Another important benefit of doing this is the build up of positive vibrations in that space. Over time these vibrations will help your mind to settle more quickly.

You will also find that when you sit on your cushion or chair you look forward to meditating.

 

 

before you start meditation

Before you start

 

Meditation Tip

before you start meditation

 

Before you start to meditate it can help if you take a few slow, steady, deep breaths with your eyes closed. This will help calm your mind and ground you for your meditation. Breathe in and out through your nostrils and just be aware of the depth and speed of your breath – slowly does it for the best results.

 

 

Fear

 

Healing Tip

 

healing tip - fear

 

In December 2012 a friend told me about a 3 day workshop called Goddess On Purpose to be held in Creswick the following March. I registered not knowing much about it. But I knew a workshop like that would be inspiring. As the time approached I thought about cancelling the registration as I figured I could use the $500 elsewhere – like paying my clinic room’s rent! That March I did not have enough clients to pay my rent and I felt stressed, anxious and fearful.

I had heavily invested in a bigger room, bought new furniture, a new computer and had started paying for reception services. My clinic room in central Albury was where I saw my future to be.

At the workshop I realised I had been allowing my ego to make business decisions instead of tuning into my intuition. Fears were running me, fear of failure, fear of success, you name it I had it running as a program and driving me onwards to bigger (and supposedly better) things. I also had a headache for the first 2 days! I needed to make some very difficult decisions.

So I returned home with the intention to at least give the idea of moving the clinic back home some thought. And the rest, as they say, is history. And I have never been happier. I love the peace and quiet of the room and it saves me a lot of travel time and money. I enjoy bringing clients into my home. Meeting Ian and Nugget, our dog, is a bonus.

This time last year I started a program with an American healer and psychic. He was able to clear many deeply held fears that I had brought with me into this life. Now, when I look back on my first few years in business as a natural therapist, I can see how much fear I had, and how it affected me. The fear was in the driver’s seat but yet was completely invisible to me. I will be eternally grateful to this healer.

Do you have fears running your life?

Here are some things you may not know about fear:

  1. The purpose of fear is to keep us safe. It is only when we have too much fear that we need to be concerned. Does fear hold you back from doing new things?
  2. Fear is generated in the kidneys. The opposite of fear is willpower. We need to use our willpower to continue to move forward when there are fears.
  3. The kidneys filter the blood to eliminate waste products into the urine. They also regulate the heart and blood pressure. Living in fear can therefore affect kidney function and blood pressure.
  4. The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys. You may have heard that chronic stress exhausts the adrenals. Stress triggers the Flight/Flight response and then adrenaline and cortisol (stress hormones) are released from the adrenal glands. Regular relaxation and meditation take us out of the Flight/Flight response.

 

What can we do about our fear?

Observe ourselves and our responses to life.

Continue to do some daily meditation and relaxation practices. Laugh as often as you can.

You will get clues about your fears from your dreams as well as when you sit quietly and reflect on your life. Talking to friends and family about our fears will often give us more perspective.

Food for thought?