I recently found two drawings of the human body that truly saw different stories. One from Japan circa 1341 that was all acupuncture meridians and one from France around 1543 that was all muscles. Western medicine’s view of anatomy did not perceive the tracts and points of Chinese medical teachings. Chinese medicine could not comprehend Western preoccupation with ligaments and muscles for which they didn’t even treat. Now, this is not the only viewpoint of these two systems of healing. They do illustrate how, over the course of time, perceptions can evolve and that there is an extraordinary influence of one viewpoint over another at any point of time. It turns out that this particular divergence didn’t always exist and only emerged at the turn of the first and second centuries. Prior to that, it was use of the senses of touch and sight that guided the healer. Perhaps you guessed that the touch evolved into muscle awareness (via dissection) and the sight into the pulses and meridians – the “inscrutable gaze of the Chinese doctor.”Continue reading January 2021
A trip is an outing or excursion or a journey.
It can also be a stumble or a misstep.
Funny enough, I have noticed during this year of few outings and excursions, that there has also been a sharp decline in my stumbles and missteps. Take a literal example: this year has afforded me many more days of walking than previous years and not a single stumble. This is compared to previous years where I often tripped walking the dog after a day at work, hurrying to a gate at the airport with my roller bag, and so on. Once I even broke my wrist hustling up the hill to the train station. The difference is in the pacing. There is nowhere to rush off to in 2020.
And, as for missteps, when most communication is conducted via email and text rather than in person conversations, I can see and improve communication to make it more understandable and clear. It is possible to think and review prior to hitting send. That makes it much easier to catch a misstep before it happens on my end. As we are all getting better at phone conversations and zooms it may enhance overall digital successes.
Balancing our bodymind to the significant changes in our General Environment is a great strength of Body Talk. It balances the bodymind to any environmental factors that may be affecting it. One may be balanced to a person, place, object, action, event, animal, work, money, emotion, etc. When our General Environment changes as significantly as it has this year, our systems reorder themselves and a Body Talk treatment can help to make the transition less stressful and more successful. Whether the changes you experience are an uptick in EMF exposure due to more time online or being around your family and pets as you work from home, or worrying about elderly parents or about getting older, we can balance you to the Environment to boost the immune system and maintain your health.
Happy Holiday season, although we may still think this is the Spring of 2020 since the year has certainly been a blur. In this month of Gratitude, I am sharing a video for you to watch and learn about the Cortices Technique. Whether you are new to Body Talk or are an occasional Cortices tapper, this 3 minute video reminds you that your best health is in self care. Now you have three ways to enjoy Balanced Hours energy therapy: in the office, online and all by yourself!
I am grateful for the wealth of support that we all give to each other. Clink the link and get tapping. Then pass it along to someone you love.
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In the United States, 1 in 5 people say they have anxiety. Anxiety is the country’s largest mental health issue by a margin. What is it? Your body becomes anxious as a natural response to stress. From the simple occasional giving a speech type to debilitating can’t stop worrying about finances, there is a feeling of fear or apprehension about what is to come. What causes it? A speech is a big event and financial worry is a buildup of smaller stressful life situations that can trigger excessive anxiety. It is clear week after week that 2020 is both a triggering event(s) and a buildup of stressful circumstances.
For most of us, stress and anxiety were a part of our lives well before COVID. Our ability to recognize and contain stress has become like a runaway train as the volume of things we have to contend with grows and flails all around us. In balance sessions we often find stress relief in clearing Active Memory. Memory can be stored actively or passively in the bodymind. When the memory is passive, we remember and store experiences and recall them occasionally.
Active Memory is a state where we store the memory with an emotional charge. We haven’t fully synthesized the emotional content of the experience. Our body then stores the emotion in the fascia or connective tissue at a location in concordance with the bioenergetic nature of the body. A common example is fear which relates to the kidney meridian which in turn relates frequently to the psoas muscle – our fight or flight center in the groin.
Interestingly, anxiety is not just a human experience, and evolution is ultimately to thank or blame. As with other animals, human survival relies on our natural ability to feel anxious about genuinely dangerous situations and to be on guard. Active Memory technique as part of a balance session relieves this life saving mechanism from being triggered at inappropriate times or from getting stuck in the “on” position all the time.
Contact me today to get a remote session this month. Build yourself a cushion to help you manage the next trigger – a fresh one or one that is many years old.
Every industry has its own set of terms or language. This month I am listing some of my usual terms to help you understand your balance session. These are the high level terms and one day I will list a few more of the ones that we see most often.
Formula – similar to a math formula used to solve an equation, BodyTalk uses all the factors that make up the human body and combines them in the order shown by innate wisdom necessary to balance the bodymind and generate healing. The formula is built using applied kinesiology during the session.
Innate Wisdom – is the intelligence that drives the bodymind towards balance or homeostasis. It is that which animates you. It has a clear record of all your genetic information, all your experiences, all your emotions, all your physical, mental and spiritual ailments – since the moment of your conception.
Most of the time I use this platform to talk about energy therapy and you. Now it is a special time to do just that.
Body Talk is a system that is all about the stories our body, mind, and spirit tell and have been told.
And we are much more than an individual energy system. We are part of a greater web of energy that includes all races, cultures, ages. At a time when first the planet said it couldn’t breathe, then the older, weaker ones and now, George Floyd, the whole of us becomes engaged in doing our part to heal the sorrow and the suffering that surrounds us.
Think about a time you had a racist thought.Continue reading BLM June 2020
For a few moments, close your eyes and feel some inner force, inner current, operating within you. You do not need to know it. Just feel it. It is operating in every part of the body, from the head to the feet, from the skin to the bones. This inner current is operating in your cells, tissues and systems in the body – every atom and molecule. Do you feel that inner, guiding force? All manifestations are vibrating from it. Breathing, circulation, pulsations are all the operations of this – it is automatic and spontaneous.
Have you noticed that time doesn’t mean what it used to anymore?
Without the anchors to a set time each day—the alarm, the rush hour, the appointment, the meal—we are wafting in the wind a bit. Due to COVIDIC time, I am not even sending this email out at the usual first of the month time either!
And for all of us, this is a time of extreme action—essential workers include the healthcare professionals, food providers, scientists, and state and local government workers. Whether one of these is your career or not, you are handling all of these positions in your household as well.
For example, you must have the necessary healthcare supplies on hand, plan and stock the food pantry, sort the data on what the science is telling you, and supplement accordingly. Even learning and responding to the emerging directives and laws, filing for unemployment, managing student loans or mortgages, puts you in a self-government form of work.