by Kim Knight, Director, Art of Health and Science of Wellbeing www.artofhealth.co.nz
This blog is for those people using the Mickel Therapy Keys technique, to help make the most of the method and clarify which keys to use and when…
The Golden Rules for using the Mickel Therapy Keys
- Key 2 (communicating your feelings honestly) cannot be chosen by itself – you will always need to choose Key 1 or Key 3 (or both) to go with it.
- Key 2 will always be required when the situation involves someone else because ‘communicating our feelings honestly’ allows that e-motional energy to dissipate from the body in a healthy way (without blame or judgement). This prevents the emotional energy which we previously kept inside from building up to become symptoms. Once you practice saying how you feel, you will be amazed at how easy and not-so-scary it is. As Dr Mickel says “you have to prove it to yourself that it works” so try speaking your feelings honestly and you may be amazed by the results.
- It’s usually beneficial to put Key 2 into place before key 3 when taking ‘action’: eg, “I feel (name a feeling) and I need or want (state your need or desire).
- Remember that it is the TAKING OF THE ACTION which brings relief of emotions, and therefore symptoms, not necessarily the response from the other person or whether we get the desired outcome or not. This is because what makes US feel better (and reduces symptoms) is acting our truth and acting in integrity with ourselves. THIS is what is required for healing: to act in integrity with ourselves. So do not be attached to the outcome of the action, just notice how you feel by taking honest action and speaking YOUR truth. You may or may not get what you want or are asking for, but either way, YOU will feel better, your emotions will dissipate and your symptoms will reduce.
- Sometimes when we take action (speak and act our truth) we may get a response from the other person which doesn’t feel good, in which case use the keys again, this time referring to whatever the person has just said. Eg. “I feel frustrated that you are not listening to me (Key 2) and I’d appreciate it if you would hear my point of view (Key 3). Sometimes we have to use the keys a bit like a ‘broken record’ technique in order for the other person to really hear us.
- Key 1 is only required when someone is overstepping our boundaries and treating us unfairly either physically, emotionally or mentally. This is often played out as physical, mental or emotional abuse. Emotional / mental / verbal abuse is often a lot harder to spot that physical abuse, but just as damaging.
- In general we can say that Key 3 is always going to be needed.
- One of my favourite truisms (courtesy of Dr Phil) is ‘we teach people how to treat us’. This is oh so true. When you start acting differently, others will treat you differently. So for example, I had a client who started using the keys with her husband, who was not treating her well at all emotionally or mentally, and within one week he was treating her like a princess. She had not told him what she was doing, she did not ask him to behave differently, but just by implementing the keys he unconsciously knew he could no longer overstep her boundaries, he heard her speak from her heart and he started respecting her needs. This stuff works!
(If you are reading this blog and want to know more about the ‘Keys to Health’, these are normally fully explained during your first session in Mickel Therapy. Mickel Therapy is designed to teach people healthy behaviours so that they coach themselves back to a healthy experience of life where one understands that putting oneself first and communicating feelings is a necessary requirement for good health).Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )
What constitutes a working ‘brain’ and why is our head brain not the only brain we need to pay attention to?
by Kim Knight, The Art of Health
Do you know you have multiple brains?
- Are you aware you have a complex and intelligent brain in your gut which contains over 500 million neurons and is the equivalent size and complexity of something like a cat’s brain?
- And would you like to understand why people exhibit personality changes after heart surgery or why negative emotions such as anger and hostility can damage the heart and lead to coronary disease?
- Do you know your 3 brains develop in a different order in the womb and why this is significant?
Marvin Oka and Grant Soosalu, creators and authors of the revolutionary new mBraining mBIT technology, which shows how to align and integrate our multiple brains, and will be broadcasting the latest findings in neuroscience to a global audience.
During their 2 free online webinars they will explain:
- What mBraining is, what our 3 brains are and why we need to use them to achieve our maximum potential out of life.
- What actually constitutes a working ‘brain’ and why our head brain is not the only brain we need to pay attention to
- How the knowledge of multiple brains has been around for thousands of years and why it is only just being proven by science
- How our 3 brains develop from the time we are in the womb including which brains develop first and why this is significant.
- Why we need to understand the prime functions of each brain and know which order to use them in!
- Why people can exhibit personality changes after heart surgery and why negative emotions such as anger and hostility can damage the heart and lead to coronary disease
- How despair, depression, hopelessness and apathy are linked to heart disease and how positive emotions are an antidote to heart disease
Fortunately mBraining has multiple solutions to help you use your multiple brains!
Marvin will also share:
- How our gut brain exhibits neuro plasticity and can learn, form memories, take on new behaviours and grow new neurons, and what this means for people with chronic gut conditions
- The 5 different classes of issues which arise for people when their brains are not aligned or fully integrated
- The number one thing you can do to align and bring your 3 brains into ‘coherence’ which is so simple you will probably have completely overlooked it!
- How we can use positive emotions to as an antidote to heart disease
- How it may be more reliable to trust your heart brain than your head brain when making decisions
- The mBIT roadmap, an explicit framework that outlines a clear path for working with and getting the most out of your 3 brains!
and a whole heap more!
Free mBraining Webinar
Free mBraining webinar 1-3pm Monday 3 September (US PST) and on replay for 5 days http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
This webinar marks the launch of the ground-breaking EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE SUMMIT, where 28 experts in the use of our 3 brains have come together to share how to transform every facet of our life: health, wealth, career, parenting, relationships, education and more. Plus, how emotional intelligence is a pre-requisite on the path of soul and evolutionary development, and how emotions affect the environment.
Your free mBraining webinar ticket includes:
Free Live 90 minute Webinar value USD $47 *
Free Online Webinar Replay for 5 days if you are unable to attend live or want to replay the event online
Free audio MP3 on ‘Multiple Brain Integration and Wellness’ – value USD $20
Free Entry for live participants into the Prize Draw to win a signed copy of the book ‘mBraining’ plus a personal ‘mBraining’ coaching session valued at $495*
* Terms and Conditions of Live Event Launch:
Participants must be on the live seminar to enter prize draw
Limited phone lines available – first-come, first-served
Limited live webcast available - first-come, first-served
If all phone and webcast lines full, you can access the replay until 30 Oct 2012
Only one free bonus per person
Bonus Mp3 only available while EQ Summit on sale during September 2012
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Scientific experiment to measure effect of mass human emotions on earth – Global Coherence Monitoring System coming to New Zealand
24 July 2012
‘What effect do human emotions have on the environment and beyond’? These and other questions are being put to the test in a bold, scientific experiment to measure the impact of both positive and negative thoughts and feelings on the earth’s magnetic grid.
Currently underway worldwide, the project has been initiated by the Institute of HeartMath LLC, a US based institution focused on bringing positive change to the world through cutting-edge technologies. In HeartMath’s words, “The Global Coherence Initiative is a science-based, co-creative project to unite people in heart-focused care and intention, to facilitate the shift in global consciousness from instability and discord to balance, cooperation and enduring peace”.
Described by Jack Canfield, best-selling author of the ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ Series and founder of the Transformational Leadership Council responsible for the project, as “perhaps the greatest experiment in the history of the world”, the Global Coherence Monitoring System (GCMS) is a network of sensitive magnetic field detectors strategically placed around the world to test the hypothesis that the earth is affected by mass human emotion. The sensors monitor fluctuations in the Earth’s geomagnetic fields and resonances in the ionosphere.
According to HeartMath “This system will enable a new level of scientific inquiry into the relationship between the earth’s magnetic field, collective human emotions and behaviours and planetary changes”.
It is planned for 14 sensor sites to be strategically place around the world. Three are already in place in California, Saudi Arabia and England with four more funded and soon to be functioning in Canada, New Zealand, Brazil and South Africa. The sensors are funded entirely by charitable donation.
Executive vice president of HeartMath, Howard Martin, will be a keynote speaker on an upcoming global online summit on ‘Emotional Intelligence’ (EQ), which will discuss this project and the soon-to-be-placed sensor in New Zealand. The Summit is the brainchild of creative visionary Kim Knight, Director of the Art of Health, nominated last year for New Zealand Woman of the year for her innovative work in health and science. The summit will feature 26 world experts in the field of human emotion.
Presenters will demonstrate through proven methodologies how developing and using EQ is essential for personal health, healthy relationships, business achievement, successful education and authentic wealth creation. Above and beyond this, they will also share how the use of EQ (as opposed to only IQ) is a pre-requisite for the positive development of the human race and earth, and how the future of the planet may even depend on it.
Luminaries such as Dr Bradley Nelson (US), Richard Moat PhD (NZ), Rob van Overbruggen (NL), Richard Flook (CAN) and Kim Knight (NZ) will be joining the summit to share their revolutionary findings on how emotions have been discovered to be at the core of many chronic illnesses. Many such illnesses have often been deemed ‘incurable’ in the prevailing medical paradigm, and presenters will share the dramatic and often instantaneous recoveries thousands of people have experienced using their ground-breaking methodologies.
Other well-respected EQ experts included Joshua Freedman (US), COO of 6 Seconds, who will covering the role of EQ in education, Dr Manjir Samanta-Laughton (UK), aka the ‘Punk Scientist’ best known for her revolutionary findings in the field of quantum physics, and Pat Armitstead, the world’s first joyologist. Other cutting-edge topics include Adriane Hartigan von Strauch’s (NZ) seminar on ‘Quantum Intimacy’, Brittany Watkins’ (US) seminar on overcoming emotional obesity and Patricia Evans’ seminar on emotional abuse. (See full line-up of speakers and topics below).
The online global event will kick off Mon 3 September (US) with Marvin Oka, co-author with Grant Soosalu of the ground-breaking new book ‘mBraining’ and the ‘mBIT’ multiple brain integration technique, who will share how the latest findings in neuro-science show we have three complex and functional brains and how we can harness and integrate these multiple brains for greater success, wisdom and happiness.
The Summit will run for 2 weeks from 3 September until 18 September, with several live and pre-recorded ‘virtual’ events. Listeners can tune in from anywhere in the world via the internet and phone in for the live events to interact with presenters. In order for the event to be accessible to as many people as possible, there are free listening options, although the goal of the paid option is to donate 10% of proceeds from premium ticket sales to the Global Coherence Initiative. It is the Art of Health’s aim to raise USD $10,000 for the project.
For detailed information and registration see http://www.artofhealth.co.nz/s-events-telesummit-emotional-intelligence2012.htm
For details of the Global Coherence Initiative see http://artofhealth.co.nz/s-events-telesummit-emotional-intelligence2012-global-coherence.htm
For more information contact:
Tel NZ: +64 9 833 6553 / +64 21 410 633
Email: info at artofhealth.co.nz
EQ Summit presenter line-up:
Marvin Oka with Grant Susalu (AUS), Authors of MBraining – mBraining: Activate your three brains
Howard Martin (USA) Executive Vice President, HeartMath – Activating the Global Heart
Dr Bradley Nelson (USA), Author / founder of the Emotion Code – Breaking down your Heart-Wall
Richard Moat (NZ) Founder of Moativational Medicine and the Health Detective Library – The Emotional Intelligence in Physical Illness
Kim Knight (NZ) Body Intelligence, Stress and EQ expert – The Anatomy of Emotions
Richard Flook (CAN) Master Trainer and Originator of the META-Healing Process – Why am I sick? Emotional secrets behind healing
Dr Manjir Samanta-Laughton (UK) – EQ, Black Holes and Quantum Physics
Alan Davidson (USA) – best-selling author – Liberating emotions for joy
Trish Love (NZ) Founder of Love to Grow – FQ – Financial Intelligence
Andrea Adams Miller (USA) Founder of “REALationships – Secrets to Healthy Relationships
Joshua Freedman (USA) Author and COO of 6 Seconds – How EQ unlocks great education
Ilene Dillon (USA) The Emotional Pro – How to raise emotionally literate children
Adriane Von Strauch (NZ) Love Coach and Quantum Intimacy Expert – Quantum Intimacy in relationships
Patricia Evans (USA) Verbal Abuse Specialist, Author, TV and Radio personality – Victory over Verbal Abuse, Mental Anguish and Emotional Pain
Pat Armistead (NZ) The world’s first Joyologist – Joyful Empowerment in the workplace
Steve Hill (NZ) Co-founder of Mind Warriors & the JOLT Challenge – Self Intelligence – JOLT your Life!
Anna Stevens (USA) The EQ and Happiness Maven – Using EQ to set SMART goals
Gilles Marin (USA) Chronic illness expert, founder of the Chi Nei Tsang Institute – The biology and alchemy of emotions
Jasmina Kovacev (NZ) EFT / EQ Expert for Cancer Recovery – The role of emotions in health and happiness
Rob van Overbruggen (NL) Stress, chronic illness and EQ expert – Your Healing Psyche
Daniel Astinotti (NZ) Founder, Heartbreath Institute – Heart Breath for Heart Intelligence
Brittany Watkins (USA) Founder of the Skinny Genes Program – End Emotional Eating – Kick your Cravings to the curb
Laura Clark (NZ) – Astrolger and natural healer – EQ for Soul development and the evolution of humanity
Becky Cashman (NZ) – Award-winning natural product creator – Accelerate emotional intelligence with natural intelligence
Gabrielle Loomis (USA) Intuitive educator – Emotions as a catalyst for transformation
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By Kim Knight, Health Coach, finalist for New Zealand Woman of the Year 2011 Category: Health and Science
“Yes, we used to think the world was round and the sun moved round the earth. And now we know better”
Why is it most people still believe that ‘Doctor is King’ and has all the answers?
Recently I had an email from a colleague who has been ill for a few weeks, who had been told by her doctor “it may be polymyalgia”. Polymyalgia is a name for a group of symptoms, (a group of symptoms being a syndrome) for which, according to mainstream medicine, ‘there is no known cause’. It’s really just a way of saying ‘you have lots of different symptoms and we haven’t got a clue what is causing them’.
What was really interesting in her email was the phrase “I’m waiting for the doctor to tell me what is wrong “.
Why, oh why, oh why, when there are a significant number of health professionals, including naturopaths, natural therapists and even a number doctors, who HAVE worked out the real root causes of such conditions, do we still believe doctors have all the answers?
Unfortunately because those dispersing the information are amongst those who still do not understand. And the problem is, people are still buying into it, which of course perpetuates the problem.
One of my favourite quotes is:
”All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” (Arthur Schopenhauer)
Yes, we used to think the world was round and the sun moved round the earth. And now we know better.
So think about this for a moment: I remember Richard Flook, founder of Meta Medicine saying “The medical profession do not know what causes the majority of diseases. And if you don’t know the cause, HOW CAN YOU TREAT IT?”
This is the whole crux of the problem with the common medical approach to chronic (long-term) conditions. Doctors are not trained (and certainly do not have time in a 15 minute consult) to discover the real root causes of a problem. Modern medicine, in most cases, deals with the end result only – symptoms. And in general the approach is ‘fix’ pain with drugs or surgery. There is very little attempt to look at why the body is actually creating or sending those symptoms.
“Symptoms have a very intelligent purpose and usually carry a message which is waiting to be interpreted”
Flook goes on to ask “Is disease meaningful or meaningless? Has the body made a mistake?” – most people to do not take the time to stop and ask “WHY is my body sending symptoms? Could there be a reason or purpose?”.
When we are in pain, of course we want to be out of pain as soon as possible, but the FACT is, if it is sending pain and symptoms, there IS ALWAYS a reason, and it’s up to US – not anyone else (although usually we need some help from others) – to work out what this is. So you see, symptoms have a very intelligent purpose and usually carry a message which is waiting to be interpreted.
Don’t get me wrong, I am in awe of what modern science can do in many ways – the cutting-edge technology that has been developed and life-saving surgeries which can be performed are truly amazing.
But it’s time once and for all that we knocked this belief on the head that the traditional doctor knows best. Doctors do NOT necessarily know best (unless you happen to come upon the emerging new breed of doctors who do see things from a wider perspective). YOU know best. YOU live in your body, you are the one to know about you the best. Although, because we have so many blindspots, particularly on an emotional and mental level, we do need help from professionals who specialize in this field to identify what is going on at these levels.
So next time a doctor tells you ‘We don’t know what is causing this’ or ‘the only solution is chemotherapy’, you might just want to stop and ask yourself ‘Could there be a reason for my symptoms which up until now I have not identified? Could there be someone who could help me discover the real reason for this pain which my infinitely intelligent body is sending me?’
About the author: Kim Knight is the Director of the Art of Health, a New Zealand-based company on the cutting-edge of healthcare.
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One of 5 finalists nominated for New Zealand Woman of the Year in 2011 for innovations and contribution in health and science, Kim Knight is on a mission to change the face of healthcare in this country and worldwide.
Having recovered from a number of chronic illnesses, some of which are still classified by mainstream medicine as unsolvable, incurable or only treatable with drugs, she is on a mission to educate people on a new approach to healthcare.
Housebound and unable to work for several years as a result of chronic fatigue, major back pain and clinical depression, she sold her house to travel round the world, believing she may not have much longer to live.
Life it seemed had other plans, and rather than sinking into an abyss of no hope, she discovered what she now refers to as the ‘laws of health’ – natural laws which we must follow if we wish to avoid illness, recover from sickness and build thriving health.
Much of her knowledge and understanding comes from her study and practice of the ancient science of Qigong – Chinese exercises for keeping the body and mind healthy. In addition, she has trained in and implements a number of cutting-edge modalities such as Mickel Therapy (specialist treatment invented by a medical doctor for Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Insomnia, Irritable Bowel and other chronic diseases) and Moativational Medicine (specialist techniques for identify and resolving any illness or pain).
Ms Knight’s approach to healthcare includes a number of radical new perspectives, for example understanding:
- the intelligent nature of symptoms and how they play a positive role in a person’s health
- the link between emotions and health and the role negative emotions play in generating physical pain
- the new science of epigenetics and how our environment influences our health by expressing (turning on or off) genes
- the role of stress and how it is the foundation of disease (dis-ease)
- the critical role of self care in the management of health
Rather than expecting someone else to fix our problems, Ms Knight teaches clients how to interpret the message beneath the symptoms or problem. She gives people information, tools, strategies and solutions to manage their health or recover from illness. This is, as her business name suggests, ‘The Art of Health and Science of Wellbeing’. Her tagline says it all: ‘Self care – a revolution in healthcare’.
Currently still representing a minority of the general population, Ms Knight is one of a growing number of health practitioners who understand how we can and need to revolutionize our healthcare system. In her words “it’s all a matter of education and awareness. We cannot put into practice what we don’t know. The Art of Health teaches people simple information that has been missing. My vision is a world where people are able to take care of their own health”.
For any sceptics who still find it difficult to believe stress and emotions are the biggest culprits of illness, she offers one of her favourite quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer: ” All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
Kim Knight educates worldwide via teleseminars, private consultations and seminars.
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Dis-ease…. the root cause of disease – and how it’s now possible to turn off the stress response and reverse illness with remarkable ease
Since I reached the conclusion several years ago that stress, or ‘dis-ease’, is the root cause of most ‘disease’, I am always on the lookout for anything that can help clients (and myself!) reduce stress levels.
Whatever the condition clients present with, be it chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, insomnia, IBS, viruses, migraines, cancer, chronic back pain… I have found, more often than not, the body-mind is locked into a state of unconscious stress, also known as the ‘fight-flight’ response.
Cortisol, known as the “stress hormone,” is integral to our body’s “fight or flight” response. Originally designed to help us survive life in the wild, the “fight or flight” response was essential when our ancient ancestors were faced with sudden, brief danger, like a tiger.
However, releasing cortisol too frequently, as we seem to be doing in response to the ongoing or “chronic” stress of modern life, is proving to have serious impacts on our physical, mental and emotional health.
Over the past 6 years in clinical practice I have also discovered, with every single client bar none, that the stress pattern is set up in childhood, usually by the age of 7 years. Almost always this is due to not feeling SAFE, either emotionally and /or physically in their environment, and so the body unconsciously sets up an erroneous pattern of believing it’s safer to be stressed, just so we can stay ‘on alert’ for further danger.
Of course, being so young, we have no idea we have set this pattern up, and the consequences can take years to show up.
The good news is research is showing one technique extremely effective technique for helping reduce stress levels.
This technique, known as EFT or Tapping, is causing shockwaves in the medical world as more and more science is proving its effectiveness in improving health, both physically and emotionally.
EFT can help:
- Rewire your brain in minutes to eliminate stress, anxiety and overwhelm
- Overcome addictions and phobias which have plagued you for years
- Achieve ideal weight by releasing the issues that are holding it on
- Neutralize traumatic events which overrun your mind and create pain in your body
- Transform thoughts from negativity to positivity with ease
- Clear limiting beliefs which self-sabotage you living the life of your dreams
- Recover from chronic long-term health conditions
- Transform post-traumatic stress disorder to discover inner peace
A couple of videos below explain some of this new research and show you exactly how you can use this techniqe right now to improve your health.
In this first video Nick Ortner explains how the brain can be rewired in minutes and takes you through a hands-on exercise to experience it.
In this second video health expert Kris Carr explains the link between emotions, stress and weightloss, and a whole lot more.
To your health,
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Epigenetics – the new science that goes ‘above and beyond’ (epi) genetics.
“If I put you in a bad environment, your cells will make pathology” Dr Bruce Lipton
It’s official! Gone are the days when we can say “it’s in my genes” or “it runs in my family”. Genealogy is no longer to blame for hereditary illness and we can no longer claim to be victims of our genes. At last, we can take back our power and reclaim our divine birthright of good health!
Well, actually, this fact has been known for some time now, thanks in particular to the pioneering work of Dr Bruce Lipton who has been researching this for over 45 years. But the information has been slow to reach the mass populace. Until now.
It was a pleasure to listen to Dr Lipton at the inaugural Holistic Cancer Congress in Auckland this week, along with other visionary speakers including:
• chronic illness causation specialist Richard Moat PhD
• nutrition guru Jason Shon Bennett
• EFT for cancer expert Jasmina Kovacev
• holistic doctors Dr Robin Kelly and Dr Tim Ewer
• and naturopath David Holden who specializes in treating cancer
We really are in the midst of a breakthrough in science, and not a moment too soon.
Dr Lipton has been turning Newtonian physics on its head for some time now. Whilst for years it was commonly believed, and taught, (and by the way, still is being taught) in medical school that DNA is responsible for ‘incurable’ hereditary illnesses”, it has long since been proven that genes are actually ‘expressed’ (turned on or off) by our environment. This means both our internal and external environment.
Even Einstein knew this when he said: “The field is the sole governing agency of matter”. And what is this field? It’s the soup of energy which we all live and breathe in, which extends both infinitely inside and outside our body.
So, lesson number 1: EVERYTHING is energy, even if it looks solid. This is the domain of the new science of ‘quantum physics’ which studies matter at a microscopic or ‘quantum’ level. The only reason we do not perceive ourselves as vibrating molecules is because of the speed the energy is moving.
So how is it that our field is affected, resulting in the turning on of genes which lead to a breakdown of the immune system?
As humans we are on the receiving end of thousands of ‘energy’ signals every day from our environment. From an external and potentially harmful perspective this includes noise, chemical pollutants (pesticides, insecticides, PCBs, heavy metals), EMF pollution, GMO foods, junk food, chlorinated water and… toxic people.
For example, food is something we put into our ‘internal’ environment from the ‘external’ environment on a daily basis. Dr Lipton says, “The food you eat adjusts your genes. Your genes are adjusted by your food. You are what you eat!”. Hence the importance of a good diet because never before have we seen such a prevalence of obesity and cancer in the world today.
We also create and adjust our internal environment through the thousands of thoughts and feelings we send ourselves or experience every day. And remember, our thoughts and feelings are also energy (which is why emotions are really e-motion – energy in motion).
So what is the effect of these signals inside our own personal ecosphere? They resonate throughout our ‘field’ turning certain genes on and off! And guess what. Negative (life-depleting) energy / signals turn on illness-inducing genes, whilst positive (life-affirming) energy / signals create healthy DNA. It’s as simple as that.
We now know that only 5% of the population is actually born with a genetic defect or physical problem which may or may not ‘express’ (turn into) into an illness. We can no longer say “it runs in the family”. Which means 95% of illness is the direct result of our internal or external environment turning on disease-creating genes.
It has also been proven that energy signals are one hundred times more efficient than chemicals in causing changes to a biological system. 100 times! In other words, energy therapy is 100 times more powerful than common prescription drugs. And most doctors will still call energy healing ‘quackery’.
What is the solution? Pay attention to your environment and what you put in your body… physically, mentally, emotionally. Watch every piece of food and drink which enters your mouth and every thought which crosses your mind. Become aware of your emotional life and learn how to manage your emotional energy so it doesn’t distort the field inside your body.
We now have the power to influence our health through managing our internal and external environments in a positive way. Your health is in your hands.
About the Art of Health
The Art of Health is based in Auckland, New Zealand, and offers online teleseminar events covering a range of health topics. Speciality topics include emotional intelligence, stress reduction, work-life balance and emotional causation of disease. Last year the business’s director Kim Knight was nominated for New Zealand Woman of the Year for her innovative and ground-breaking work in the arena of health and science.
Kim Knight, Director
The Art of Health
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Selfcare – a revolution in healthcare
“Better to properly maintain your vehicle than to wait for it to breakdown. It’s a lot less complicated and a lot less expensive in the long run” Brett Elliott
The other day I was thinking about health insurance. I used to have it – the conventional type that is.
When I arrived in New Zealand over 20 years ago I stopped my annual health cover and never really thought much about it after that. And then the other day I was musing upon what exactly is health insurance?
In conventional terms, it seems to me it’s about paying for the assurance that if you need some expensive surgery, treatment or medication, you will be covered financially.
This is all well and good. But what about if you took active steps to avoid having to need those things in the first place. Wouldn’t that be a type of health insurance?
When I rebranded my business 2 years ago, I came up with the name ‘Art of Health and Science of Wellbeing’ – based on the premise that there is an art and science to avoiding illness and staying healthy. In Qigong, we call this understanding and following the laws of health. Indeed, in ancient China, you paid your doctor to keep you well, and if you became ill you didn’t pay!
As human beings, we are part of nature, and are subject to the laws of nature. This is to say that there are certain laws we need to follow in order to stay healthy, and if we break those laws, we will become ill. As my colleague and mentor Richard Moat says, when you break these laws “sooner or later nature will present its bill”.
I learnt this the hard way, through unknowingly breaking those laws for many years until I was so ill I could no longer function. And it’s taken me a long time to learn what these laws are, and still takes ongoing, daily commitment to follow them, because old habits die hard.
There is little no doubt in my mind now that the best health insurance is mindfully and actively taking care of oneself on a daily basis so that illness never has to occur. I do believe it’s possible, although it does take effort.
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by Megan Otto
‘From the moment we are born the body has an intelligence system designed to look after us’
‘Hey you up there! See that rash, growth, sneeze? It’s a message from your body. Are you listening?!’ Kim Knight, health and personal development coach explains symptoms are intelligent communication from the body to the head. “We are brought up in our society to think the head is king but actually the gut activates before the brain.”
Kim has tried over 150 different therapies and trained in Mickel Therapy, Energy Psychology, Qi Gong, Taoist Meditation and Emotional Intelligence to a professional level. She believes from the moment we are born the body has an intelligence system designed to look after us. It will scan 24 hours a day for information about happiness, healthiness and safety. Being happy and healthy is the norm although that is oft forgotten. “Look at what happens when people come back from wars with post traumatic stress disorder. They can’t function,” says Kim.
“This body intelligence system knows what is going on in a person’s life and forms opinions about it. Then it sends communication asking us to do something. It will begin with Plan A – body sensations,” explains Kim. “These are simple and subtle. There are two body sensations which we are well trained in and we do notice. One is hunger. It is not a pain but is definitely a sensation telling us to eat something. The other is needing the toilet. We know what that feels like. We take appropriate action and the sensation stops.”
“I am putting power back in people’s hands. Given the right advice the body can be a self healing mechanism.”
However if Plan A is unsuccessful the directive is stepped up to Plan B – emotions. Negative emotions like, “I’m feeling frustrated/worried/afraid/anxious/sad/angry” are actually a healthy form of communication from the body to the head. Unfortunately this is the level we unconsciously train ourselves to ignore. Then because the body is programmed to do its job come hell or high water it says, “Well okay you didn’t hear me so I am going to send you something louder which will get your attention. Plan C – symptoms.”
Symptoms like insomnia, food intolerances, eczema, asthma or skin irritations are often seen as minor but Kim believes they are a body’s cry for attention. Nonetheless initially the symptoms are often at a level where they are not inhibiting a person’s life so they can be masked with medication. “We haven’t yet asked ourselves, “Ok my body isn’t very happy about something. What is going on here?” But over time the body can only function with so many symptoms before the state of dis-ease turns into disease.” And what most people do not realize is that the flight or fight response induces the physiology of the body to change. Heart rate, breathing and nervous system ramp up, steroid hormone cortisol and adrenalin are released, digestion stops – the whole body is affected. This is when people start to get chronic conditions. “There have been many things happening before people get really sick,” observes Kim. “However our healthcare system is generally only really designed to deal with people once they get to that point.”
“Over time the body can only function with so many symptoms before the state of dis-ease turns into disease”.
An absence of awareness about our bodies is evidenced by hospitals with waiting lists. This lack of responsibility for ourselves is what led to Kim’s health coaching practice. “I am putting power back in people’s hands. Given the right advice the body can be a self healing mechanism.”
One of the most common complaints is stress. Kim point outs that most people think this is caused by something external but she says it is always an internal reaction to a real or internalised event. Either way she trains clients to analyse underlying issues.
“What I have found is that people with chronic health conditions have not been looking after themselves or attending to their emotional needs”
Childhood emotions not being validated are a reoccurring pattern. Clients might have been told “Don’t be silly, don’t cry!” Consequently they stopped allowing themselves to feel. Their modes operandi became fear because being authentic risks judgment or criticism. “To the emotional body that is the equivalent of dying,” says Kim. Honesty is one of the prerequisites for health.
Another principle is no division between the physical, mental and spiritual layers of a person. She recalls the frustration of listening to a rheumatologist at a fibromyalgia seminar. He said, “We still don’t know what creates fibromyalia and we’re looking for a gene to isolate it.” And I’m like no, no, no we do know. Look at what happens in a person’s life and how it affects them!”
The U.K. Public Health Association published a major review by Sir Michael Marmot called “Fair Society, Healthy Lives” in 2010 and revisited it in 2011. Their research revealed “…health inequalities do not arise by chance and they cannot be attributed simply to genetic make up, ‘bad’ or unhealthy behaviour or difficulties in access to medical care as important as those factors may be…difference in health status is reflected and are caused by social and economic inequalities in society.”
The report goes on to say doing nothing to improve the wellbeing of the nation was not an option because the human cost would be enormous.
“…health inequalities do not arise by chance and they cannot be attributed simply to genetic make up”
Kim bases her argument for better health on quantum physics, the science of energy. Go down to a million times magnification of a cell (by that stage it would be at a sub ‘quantum’ atomic level) and bizarrely enough all you would see is mainly space. “So when an emotion arises in the body and it is not resolved or discharged then it stays in the body. It is a vibration that gets trapped in the cell and over time it is repeated and augmented. You can imagine how that has an effect at a cellular level. The energy starts to distort the vibration of the cell which manifest as a dysfunction. It is the law of physics – cause and effect.”
Even language illustrates the interconnectedness of energy with the body. According to the Chinese healing art of Qi Gong anger is stored in the liver – hence the saying, “I was livid with anger.” Just as common, “My heart sunk”, “My heart was filled with joy” or “I was sick with worry” (stored in the stomach and spleen).
‘It is never too late. Kim says people can turn themselves around’.
“What I have found is that people with chronic health conditions have not been looking after themselves or attending to their emotional needs,” maintains Kim. “They might have been unable to articulate their feelings or had others walk all over them. So they have a whole stack of trapped emotions inside their body. Which are now manifesting as symptoms.”
It is never too late. Kim says people can turn themselves around. “I had a girl on the phone absolutely exhausted with chronic fatigue syndrome. Her doctor had told her there is nothing we can do for you. Unfortunately while modern medicine is fantastic in some areas some doctors only understand how to eradicate symptoms through medication or surgery. They know how to cut out a piece of cancer but not what the caused it. Obviously surgery is really good if someone has had a stroke, heart attack, something acute. But in this case it was chronic fatigue. I put together a jig-saw puzzle of the girl’s history and discovered she’d suffered traumas that she’d never told anyone about.”
Kim’s empathy comes from a break down she herself suffered 25 years ago. During the course of recovery she read a book which put forward the idea that all of reality is available to us at any given time. But we can only deal with so much at a certain time. And each person’s ‘reality cup’ will be different sized. Sometimes it gets over-full.
Kim knows there are some doctors who will take into account a whole person. For example The Australian Integrated Medical Association’s philosophy is medical care through integrating proven complementary medicine into mainstream practice. Kim is resolute, “I think we are in the middle or at least at the start of change.”
Kim Knight is a health and personal development coach based in Auckland, New Zealand, and working worldwide by phone with clients.
Megan Otto is a freelance writer also based in New Zealand. www.megan-otto.suite101.com
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Do you know that the body needs to feel safe enough to heal?
Because many illnesses are emotionally-based, if we do not address emotional safety issues first, the body-mind may simply decide it’s not safe to change.
The following article is adapted from Gilles Marin’s book “Chi Nei Tsang – Healing from Within’. Whilst it is focused on Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal work, the principles apply to all healing.
“The emotional body is irrational. It does not belong to time or space but lives in the present, and the present is eternity. It takes a tremendous amount of energy and an absolutely trustworthy support system to be able to stay with an emotional issue and allow the healing process to take place. The work of the practitioner is to create the opening for the client to reach that place and remain in it until the emotional charge is dissipated. Up until now there has never been enough energy or a strong enough support system to convince the Guardian that it is possible to work out an issue.
During treatment it is the role of the practitioner to provide the support, understanding, and respect clients need to take steps toward healing, and to help them develop the ability to provide these things for themselves. Practitioners can support and assist, and also they can step out of the way and let the process unfold. Their task is to witness what is going on and to hold the space for it to happen.
ONE Clients have to feel safe physically, mentally and emotionally
Physical safety comes with appropriate support. Mental safety comes with reassurance and clarity of contract between client and practitioner. Emotional safety comes with validation and respect for feelings. These aspects of safety have to be cultivated throughout clients’ whole lives before they will be able to use and trust the new found feelings of support during treatments.
TWO Clients need to relax deeply on a physical level
Physical relaxation is possible only after safety issues are met. Then a continuous process of release is possible, arising from providing and cultivating the following ‘earth’ attributes:(a) support: physical support, mental reassurance, emotional validation; (b) acceptance of transition from a familiar place that doesn’t fit people’s needs to a more comfortable place that is not yet familiar enough. It is the most uncomfortable place of transition: feeling between a rock and a hard place; (c) nurturing: to provide people with the necessary resources to afford healing: (d) timing, which allows people to remain present, where healing is happening, no matter how uncomfortable they feel.
THREE Client’s minds need to quiet
People’s analytical, hyper-vigilant minds will slow down and give peace when the two previous conditions of safety and support are provided. Only then will their minds be able to listen to feelings without being on the defensive, without too much fear of treason from the irrationality of the emotional self. Only then will the Guardian trust enough to let people get completely in touch with their emotions.
FOUR Clients need support and permission to recognize and validate their feelings
At that vulnerable stage where the analytic mind is in recess, clients need the emotional support and reality check of others before they can allow themselves permission to feel completely. At that stage practitioners shouldn’t take anything for granted and should work even harder at providing the previous condition. Clients are now entering the scary stage of increased awareness, where uncomfortable feelings and sometimes unbearable pains reside. They will often look for any pretext to withdraw from that place, and often just knowing another person recognizes what they are going through helps them stay with the process
FIVE Clients need to feel the importance and sacredness of the moment
Once people feel safe and relaxed to the point of being able to quiet their minds, get in touch with the depth of their souls, and feel entirely supported in that moment, that very moment is personal history in the making. It becomes the pivotal space time of transition where a page gets turned in the unfolding of their existence. This is the time where people get a glimpse of their destiny, where they get in touch with their spirit guides.
SIX Clients need to open to the surge of increased energy and to surrender to the power within
When all of the previous conditions have been met, we get permission from within the energy gates to open and liberate a surge of energy which provides transformation. At that point there is no turning back. The page is turned; we are stepping into our new selves, our new existence. We are outgrowing ourselves. From now on nothing will be the same.
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