I've been brewing this post for the past couple of months - but typically for this time of year, there's been so much jostling for my attention (work, family stuff, gardening, exercising and more) that the actual writing has had to wait until a sleepless night got me out of bed very early. So, what's been brewing? Well, it's been thinking about love, relationships, the highs and the lows. Our love life, or lack of it, or disappointment and disillusionment with it, occupy a big part of our … [Read more...]
Trauma-relief and compassionate attention through acupuncture and Zero Balancing therapy with expert practitioner, Rosanna.
I'm in the incredibly fortunate position of having decided, back in November of last year, to walk every day - and to live in a village with beautiful countryside accessible from my doorstep. Armed with my trusty iPhone, I've been taking photographs every day of my walks - and am now delighted to have a library of pictures which (with no deliberate plan) are providing me with an archive of seasonal change. And this is very timely as I'm acutely aware, in my own life and the lives of friends, … [Read more...]
We've just passed the winter solstice, and although this means the days are now getting longer, it feels dark, dark, dark. And so it should - we need the ebb and flow of seasons to give our year rhythm and context. It's just that in our modern culture, driven by bright lights and a 24/7 mentality, we are exceptionally disconnected from those rhythms. Take the last few weeks ... the build-up to Christmas is madly hectic for many, and stressful with emotional pressure. Clients who know me … [Read more...]
In the client-therapist or patient-practitioner relationship, there is a clear exchange - you obviously pay me for my therapeutic skills and time. But at its best this relationship can mean so much more, and I want to honour and appreciate that. I have a principle in my work of holding you in the highest personal regard (which means that, even if I might sometimes find your behaviour or opinions challenging or contrary to my own values, I come from a place of acceptance that you have a right … [Read more...]
Teaching Zero Balancing is as much a revelation as learning it for the first time. There is something profoundly humbling about seeing material that is deeply familiar through the beginner's eyes. And in Zero Balancing, our focus is on bones and the skeleton. None of that spooky, scary Halloween stuff; nor the sad, scary stuff associated with death. I'm talking about bones as the most vibrant living tissue, our core structure that gives us strength, protection and flexibility. Do you know … [Read more...]