Failure is an unpleasant yet normal experience in life. For some it can feel as if it is the end of the world. The reason for such despair usually stems from perfectionist tendencies: seeing things in black or white; things are either perfect or terrible. These individuals may not try “risky” new things, making themselves […]
Over the past twenty years, throughout which I’ve been a massage therapist, I’ve observed in both my clients and myself a common pattern: when we push ourselves past our limits to achieve a goal or help others, our bodies tend to rebel. If we don’t pay enough attention to restoring physical and mental energy, we […]
Clinical hypnotherapy is a genuine psychological phenomenon that has valid uses in clinical practice. Simply put, hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation, and heightened suggestibility. Hypnosis is the original mind/body medicine. (There is proof, from NIH clinical trials, that patients hypnotized before surgery have an easier time […]
I have a statement that often confuses my clients: “Forgiveness is one of the most selfish things you can do.” What? Because we have the connotation that selfish is bad and forgiveness is good, there’s usually a disconnect as to how these two go together. Let me explain. I say that forgiveness is selfish because […]
A common question I have been asked is how does acupuncture work? But before I can get into the details of acupuncture, first let’s understand how the body heals? Remember the last time you caught a cold? You gave yourself some nice hot tea, stayed in bed, and within a few days you were feeling […]
Life and this reality are full of paradoxes, and you’ll hear them all the time. For example: The more you learn, the more you realize how little you know. And that’s super true. But I’ve found that one of the most difficult paradoxes to grasp, and one of the most important if not the most […]
Bonnie McLean practices Chinese medicine. She and her colleagues condone interdisciplinary healing which she concludes makes them an integrative team. She believes that because they sometimes refer patients to medical practitioners like psychiatrists their services are complementary.
Sally Hutchison is a practitioner of sound healing who uses tuning forks to locate and treat disturbances in the biomagnetic field of her patients. She says that in addition to freeing oneself of energetic blockages receiving a “sonic massage” allows one to harmonize with the planet’s electromagnetic frequency.
Amatsu is an alternative therapy that is a blend of modern research and natural movement, hands-on healing techniques that have been practiced in Japan for thousands of years. It has developed from the Go-Dai meaning “big five”: physical, mental, electrical, chemical and environmental influences. Amatsu teaches that everything in the body is connected and treatment […]
Therapist and EMDR practitioner Lesley Goth explains how stress can negatively impact our physical and spiritual well-being in addition to our mental health.