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!
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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:
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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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Taoist practices for cultivating the divine feminine
By senior Universal Tao Instructor Minke de Vos
“Sexual energy plays a very important role in our healing process. The more we open to love, the more we feel the energy run through our subtle body”.
The fountain of youth – the doorway to happiness and longevity
The Ancients have cultivated the intimate arts for centuries. They considered the cultivation of our primal sexual energy the foundation of a vigorous, enduring and fulfilling life.
Through the ancient Taoist practices we will tap into or “Fountain of Youth” and raise this rejuvenating energy to heal the body and soul and illuminate the spirit. Sexual energy plays a very important role in our healing process. The more we open to love, the more we feel the energy run through our subtle body.
How can we grow an abundance of vitality? The Inner Smile…
Smiling is one way! The essence of authentic connection starts with love for one self. One basic Healing Tao practice is the Inner Smile, which generates self love. When we feel appreciation, compassion and kindness our hearts open. Try to wake up in the morning and place your hand over your heart and the other over your sexual energy center, the ovarian palace, the lower part of your belly. Smile and breathe. Connect love in your heart with your creative life force. This will set the tone for the day of loving acceptance.
“Cultivating a relationship with your feminine essence makes fragrant the river of love between you, your loved ones and life itself”.
Cultivating a relationship with your feminine essence makes fragrant the river of love between you, your loved ones and life itself. The Healing Tao, brought to the West by Taoist Master Mantak Chia, offers excellent ways to increase our healing power. Take the time to gently nurture yourself on all levels, to bring more joy into your life, and prevent possible pain and suffering arising from negligence.
We all probably know someone who has dealt with a life-challenging condition like breast cancer. How can we prevent it?
is a pleasurable way to improve chi circulation and break up stagnation, which can form into cancer. It liberates suppressed emotions, which can accumulate into “disease”. Regular practice helps early detection of anything unusual in the breast tissues. Avoid wearing under wire bras or remove the wire as it is also known to compress the lymphatic system and can cause cancer. When you remove your bra in the evening massage your breasts to get the circulation going. Enjoy a massage after you bathe. Massage makes the body feel loved, which releases growth and anti-aging hormones.
“Sexual energy amplifies our emotional state, so it is very important to transform any excessive “negative” emotions into virtues”.
Sexual energy amplifies our emotional state, so it is very important to transform any excessive “negative” emotions into virtues. The breast massage technique brings out the healing qualities of the organs’ energy. Expand the heart’s love in the breasts with warm outward spiralling motions. Give your thanks to your breasts for all they give to you, your possible children and lovers. The Divine Sophia was pictured as a woman with infinitely large breasts and all humankind suckled wisdom from her breasts. Embody the qualities of a Goddess of Compassion to raise the frequency of Mother Earth.
“If we do not make friends with our creative power, we can become “allergic” to our own sexual energy, which can react in self-destructive ways”.
Ovarian breathing builds sexual vitality, increases fertility and stokes digestive fire. By holding the breath in the ovaries we increase the chi pressure, which burns up the “Heavy Water” of sluggish stagnation in the lower body. If we do not make friends with our creative power, we can become “allergic” to our own sexual energy, which can react in self-destructive ways. The womb is a space where women tend to store “negativity”, which can be breathed out like cloudy grey smoke and replaced with golden light of unconditional love.
“Circulating creative energy in this and other energy channels is a powerful way to awaken the power of spiritual perception and a sense of wholeness”.
Sexual energy is channelled, circulated and refined in the “Microcosmic Orbit”, which runs up the spine to the brain and down the front of the body or reverse. Circulating creative energy in this and other energy channels is a powerful way to cultivate the psychic centres, awakening the power of spiritual perception and creating a sense of wholeness. The compassion you cultivate in your relationship with your self and your lover can deepen your whole spiritual life.
“Circulating energy in this orbit is excellent for curbing hot flashes, insomnia and other menopausal experiences”.
This “Warm Current Meditation” balances cool yin and warm yang energy. Circulating energy in this orbit is excellent for curbing hot flashes, insomnia and other menopausal experiences. The Healing Sounds can also be used to release excess heat, coldness and other imbalanced chi. The Heart Sound “HAAA” calms the “False Fire” in the heart, associated with over-doing and over-giving, which are both real dangers for women. As we let go, we can perceive our true feelings and needs more clearly.
Appreciating our beauty and sexuality
“Sexual energy is sacred. When our raw passionate energy is refined and channelled upwards to higher energy centers or chakras it becomes the power behind love, creativity and communion with the Divine or Universal Love”.
Beauty energizes us. Appreciate your unique beauty, and it will glow and grow from within. Coming to emotional, mental and spiritual peace with ourselves is the key for preventing illness and enhancing health. This natural self-confidence will reverberate into more harmonious relationships. Ultimately, developing greater compassion and inner beauty is our best protection and a gift to the universe. What we radiate comes back to us.
Body, soul and spirit are one being and work together naturally if we do not separate them and judge them as sinful or taboo. Sexual energy is sacred. When our raw passionate energy is refined and channelled upwards to higher energy centers or chakras it becomes the power behind love, creativity and communion with the Divine or Universal Love.
We can support and encourage each other to be creative and healthy. These workshops are powerful explorations of our essential energy and can free up creative expression. Learning from an experienced teacher with a supportive “group cauldron” can brew up some bliss and bring lightness into your step! Reviving your sensual sensitivity will give you the juice to transform your life and support your healing journey into radiant wellness.
Tao of Feminine Health Workshop 20-22 April
Tao of Feminine Health Free Teleseminar 12 April
About Minke de Vos
Minka de Vos, Senior Universal Tao Instructor and Medical Qigong Therapist, is known as one of the top international teachers of Healing Qigong and Tao Tantra. She has worked alongside of Taoist Master Mantak Chia for over 25 years.
Director of Silent Ground Retreats, she teaches internationally and has devoted over 20 years to the practice of internal arts. She has a wide range of energetic and spiritual skills and an international reputation as a top teacher of chi kung, self-healing and women’s sexuality. Practitioners of all levels benefit from her creative teaching style, with its focus on living a vital, loving and passionate life.
She is the author of “Feminine Treasures” and “Heart Qigong”.
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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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Today I attended a health meeting on chronic illness with a number of medical professionals. The one overriding phrase I noticed being repeated again and again was the approach of “managing illness” or “managing health conditions”. And what I realized as I was listening to the presenters is that there seems to be a general expectation that people are either going to have a long-term condition for the rest of their life or for a long time to come.
In other words, there is an UNSPOKEN ASSUMPTION that this is it – one is sentenced for life and we just have to make the best of it.
NO, NO, NO. It doesn’t have to be like this.
As I have see from clients I work with and my colleagues work with, it doesn’t have to be like this. This is an outmoded and limited view.
If we look at the situation from a different perspective and understand that:
- Symptoms are highly intelligent communication from a very intelligent body
- Symptoms contain clues to the solution
- The body is a self-healing mechanism
- Symptoms can be de-coded and the underlying cause revealed
Then, rather than seeing symptoms as a problem, we can see them as part of the solution.
Symptoms need to be understood and interpreted for what they are: messages of some underlying mental or emotional dis-ease which is manifesting as pain.
I know I keep on harping on about this, but really, if you take a different approach you’re going to get a different result.
So what is the solution?
We have to stop focusing on the condition, on the symptoms. These are just the end-result. It’s not just about “managing symptoms”. We need to look in the other direction, literally turn around 180° and look at the causal factors. Once we deal with them, the symptoms will disappear.
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On whether we need a fresh perspective to understand… and resolve….chronic pain and illness
So the question is: Are doctors in the dark ages? Well, no…. and yes.
I have a huge admiration for what modern medical science can do when it comes to, for example, extra-ordinary surgical techniques. Just this week a man left hospital with the world’s first artificial heart. And the stories of what can be done with brain surgery and prosthetic limbs are astounding. And too many other things to mention here, most of which I don’t even know about. However, this is not what this article is about.
My focus for the last twenty years has been on how to recover from illness without medication or supplements, and in particular long-term chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel, arthritis, lupus etc. The common factor in these illnesses according to the medical community is that they have yet to discover the cause. According to a medical presentation I recently attended, scientists are still looking to isolate a gene for fibromyalgia. In other words, they are still trying to pin the cause of the condition on some initial physical fault in the body. I felt like screaming with frustration as I sat in the audience and watched the doctor delivering his presentation, telling people that they are still working on looking for solutions but it may take another 25 years before they find any. Aaagh. The answers are already here! So why is it they are not obvious for everyone to see?
Because it comes down to awareness and our level of consciousness. (And by the way, this is where I have a lot to learn about being patient. It’s very easy for me to see things in a very different light now, but I have to remind myself it did take me 20 years of searching to get here. And I also know that I do not know everything by a long shot). However, I do know this:
UNRESOLVED EMOTIONS STORED AS TOXIC ENERGY IN THE BODY CREATE PHYSICAL PAIN. This I know for sure.
Every week I have people call me with chronic conditions they have been diagnosed with, labelled with fancy medical names like idiopathic hypersomnia, Bahma Forest virus and Raynauds disease. By the time people make their way to me they have already investigated a number of therapies, been to medical specialists and had all sorts of tests or surgeries such as MRI scans, blood tests, colonoscopies and biopsies. And even after all the tests, the doctors still cannot give them an answer for their condition.
So, why is it they cannot find a cause when searching in the physical body?
BECAUSE THE PHYSICAL BODY IS NOT ALWAYS WHERE THE PAIN IS ORIGINATING FROM!
Here’s an example of what I mean:
I remember one of my first clients, a 74 year old lady, who came to me for excruciating abdominal pain. She had been in hospital for three months, had every conceivable test under the sun, was on extreme pain medication which had no effect whatsoever. At the time I was practising Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) abdominal massage, which is why she had come to me, thinking that abdominal massage would help. However, CNT is much more that working at the physical level: it works to process undigested emotions which lie trapped in the digestive tract, in her case the colon. To cut a long story short, during the session she made contact with the emotional pain she had felt when her mother died, emotion which had never been felt or expressed. And as she gave herself permission to process this undigested energy and information, which was being held in the body at a cellular level, the pain disappeared. Instantly. Just like that.
So why is this? Because as a human being we are an amalgamation of mind, body, emotions and spirit. And whatever happens on one level WILL simultaneously affect all other levels. To take this a step deeper, we’re talking about quantum physics, or the newly emerging science (as mentioned by Deepak Chopra last week at his presentation in Auckland) quantum biology.
Quantum physics states that at a quantum (sub-atomic – smaller than an atom) level the body is actually just energy. To get an idea of how small a quantum is, put a cell under a microscope and magnify it a million times. We’re talking real small.
In Qi Gong we call this ‘Qi’ – the most fundamental level of life. And since physics states that matter cannot be destroyed, any energy, including emotional energy, not transformed at the time it arises in the body WILL get stored in the cells until we can deal with it. It’s as simple as that. Emotions (e-emotion – energy in motion – or not as the case may be) will be stored in the body if they are not resolved, dissolved, managed, transformed etc. And over time, this will build up to manifest as physical symptoms.
So here’s another new perspective, which most of the medical community still have not grasped:
SYMPTOMS ARE INTELLIGENT AND NECESSARY COMMUNICATION FROM THE BODY
That is actually a quote from a medical doctor, one of the few doctors who currently understands this philosophy, Dr David Mickel. Dr Mickel is the founder of the revolutionary ‘Mickel Therapy’ techniques for identifying and resolving the causes of chronic illness such as chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, which happens to be one of the core techniques I use.
Symptoms are your friend, your ally. They are here to help. They are a guidepost to tell you something is amiss and needs addressing in your life…. at a psycho-emotional level. The question is, are you going to take note, or are you going to continue to ignore and suppress the early warning (or emergency) distress signals (pain and symptoms) with medication? The choice is yours!
So, it’s time to wake up and see things from a new perspective. Symptoms have a purpose – they are here to tell you that your whole being is in a state of ‘dis-ease’ and that something needs to be done. Action is required. And more often than not it may be one of two things:
- Dealing with unresolved, unexpressed, unfelt emotional hurts from the past which are stored in the body as pain, sadness, anger, frustration, resentment etc
- Creating new habits of looking after yourself better by leading a more balanced lifestyle – ie, not driving yourself like a machine, and instead treating yourself like your own best friend.
And here’s the final thought for today:
YOUR BODY IS A SELF-HEALING MECHANISM AND HEALTH IS YOUR NATURAL STATE.
ILLNESS IS THEREFORE THE ABSENCE OF YOUR NATURAL STATE OF GOOD HEALTH.
So what does that mean? It means that we are designed to be healthy, this is our natural state, and anything else means we have gone off track. Unfortunately in our society sickness is no longer seen as strange or uncommon, it’s become the norm.
My hope is that one day (soon) we will have a much better understanding of ourselves and how we operate, and what we need to do to avoid illness and pain. Because I truly believe it is possible.
Obviously the medical model will have to change because in order to do this we are going to HAVE to pay attention to the whole person that is ill, rather than focusing on the condition and symptoms. The symptoms are just the end result. Which is why one of my teachers always says “We have to treat the person, not the symptoms”. And a 15 minute appointment with your doctor just doesn’t cut the mustard if you want to solve the riddle of a long-term illness!
So, next time your body sends you a symptom, whether it’s a headache, rash, belly ache or whatever, stop and ask yourself “What could my symptoms be trying to tell me? What message do they have for me. What am I really feeling? What emotion is my body sending me that I have missed”? This is the place to start. You may well need help from someone else to find the answers, but at least starting with the right question is more likely to lead to a real solution.
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Emotional intelligence coach Kim Knight, Director of the Art of Health, has been helping people to recover from chronic pain and illnesses which still baffle many doctors, such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel and depression…by phone. In an era where surgery, medication and supplements are seen as the common solution, how is this possible?
“It’s all a matter of understanding the real nature of illness” says Kim. “Illness is not a mistake and mental or physical symptoms are most often the end result of many years of unidentified and unexpressed emotional pain. By identifying and addressing the underlying cause, the symptoms disappear, because they are merely a messenger sent to get our attention”.
She is able to say this having recovered herself, without medication or supplements, from several house-bound years of chronic fatigue, adrenal exhaustion, clinical depression, back problems and more.
Trained in Mickel Therapy, a ground-breaking technique created by UK medical doctor, Dr David Mickel, Kim is able to assist clients to finally recognize and understand the cause of their symptoms. She then teaches them how to coach themselves back to health using a number of exercises which, as she puts it, “train one in ‘life-affirming rather than life-depleting behaviours’”. These include things such as learning how to identify feelings and communicate them safely, how to ‘clear the decks’ of unfinished business, how to put oneself first and how to live a balanced lifestyle.
One of the main tenets of Mickel Therapy is that emotions are ‘energy in motion’ and blocked emotional energy trapped in the cells re-wire them into illness. In Dr Mickel’s words “Emotions have been commonly misunderstood and misinterpreted for many years, starting with the incorrect assumption that they are created by thought. Primary or core e-motions arise spontaneously without any thought, as waves of energy that flow directly into our physical cells and immediately alter their physiological function”. Anyone familiar with quantum physics will understand that all matter, at a quantum (sub-atomic) level, is just energy, and this includes our mental, emotional and physical bodies which are all interlinked.
“A simple way of putting it would be a state of dis-ease will create disease”.
As the client learns to identify, manage and resolve their emotional life, currently emerging as the trend of ‘emotional intelligence training’, the body restores itself to its natural state of good health. Whilst a handful of people have recovered within 2 weeks, the average number of sessions needed is 6-8, by which time they have either returned to full health or made significant improvement. With continuing practice of the exercises their return to good health is not far away.
Based in Auckland and Queenstown, Kim works by phone with clients worldwide, including New York, Fiji and Australia. Distance is no object to the effectiveness of this treatment, and her clients range from ages 16 to 74.
For more information see Kim’s websites below or contact her on +64 9 833 6553 / +64 (0)21 410 633. See below for a sample of client testimonials…
From wheel chair to jogging
The following client was experiencing fatigue, brain fog, headaches and muscle weakness before treatment. This is what she reported back after working with the Mickel Therapy techniques for 8 weeks:
Activities I could not do before treatment: Most activities. I was almost housebound. I was not working, and I spent most of the day on the couch watching TV or doing computer work. When I went out and knew I would have to walk more than 0.5 miles, I would use a wheelchair. I was not socializing outside my immediate family.
Activities I can do now: Almost all of my normal activities. After 8 weeks, I am back at work full-time, I am playing with my son and going out on the weekends (just like I used to!). I don’t feel like there is any limit to the distance that I can walk, and I have even started jogging again. I am now going out with friends again. I went to a party last night for 4 hours and felt great! I am confident that in a few more weeks, I will be completely back to my regular routine. I know that I could not have come so far so quickly without Mickel Therapy. Julia, age 34 yrs, New York (USA)
I have my life back – I feel amazing!
The following comments are from a client who completed a 6 week program of treatment:
“Mickel Therapy has helped me understand my symptoms and given me the tools to listen to what my body really wants and to act on it. My problems (chronic fatigue) I came with have now gone. I can now live a normal life and do everything I want to do. I feel amazing! The tools I have learnt are lifelong tools and I’m committed to making them a part of my everyday life.
What I liked most about Mickel Therapy was how it all made such sense; that it wasn’t rocket science and that it really proved that how badly our society has become in ignoring what their body needs. Most of all I feel truly blessed that I stumbled across it as it has given the tools to live a healthy life”. Karen, 28yrs, Auckland
Well in 8 weeks
The following client was experiencing the following symptoms before treatment:
- Depleted adrenals, insufficient hormones, malnutrition and thyroid problems, as clinically diagnosed by her doctor
- Itchy ears, constant fatigue, anxiety attacks, hair falling out in handfuls, Poor concentration, poor memory
- Nausea, headaches, skin acne, cold sores, styes, broken sleep, nails brittle and weak and huge mood swings
After 8 weeks all above symptoms showed significant improvement, some cleared completely, and this is what she had to say:
“I am a Natural Health Practitioner and suffered from Glandular Fever in my teens and then again at 20 yrs old. Since then, I have suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome whenever my body felt like I was doing too much.
After my studies I knew my emotions had a lot to do with my condition constantly arising. During my last pregnancy and for the 1st year of my baby’s life I went into the worst stage.
My Natural therapies and Counselling were helping me to not end up completely bed ridden but I was not getting better. To sum it up I was at Stage A – knew my condition, knew what was causing it but still couldn’t get to Stage C – perfect health! Mickel Therapy was my Stage B – they know my condition, they know what is causing it and they give you a step by step way to re-LIVE your life in perfect health.
It is now 8 weeks on and I am living without my illness on a daily basis and THANKS to Mickel Therapy I now have the tools to keep it that way. I believe in this Therapy so much that I am looking into becoming a practitioner”. Susan B
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