Greetings and Salutations Welcome to my second newsletter. February 1st brought us the Chinese New Year, a new moon (in Aquarius) and Imbolc a pagan Celtic tradition, was meant to mark the halfway point between winter solstice and the spring equinox. It doesn’t feel like spring is anywhere near at the moment even though the snowdrops and daffodils are showing their heads and, of course, the light is changing and the days longer. If you have any questions arising from this newsletter or any questions at all I’m always happy to discuss them with you. So please do contact me.
Around 10 years ago I read an article about this amazing woman who made a huge decision aged 71. I promise I’m not going to pepper every newsletter with an amazing ageing video, but what this article gave me all those years ago was an insight into the choices I had made for my ageing and also my health by maintaining a daily week day meditation and yoga practice. I had and have the choice to change my ancestral story. So, here is this video showing what the body is capable of when you believe and are prepared to meet the challenge, when you dare to imagine a different outcome whether it’s health or fitness – and can you separate the two? - or life decisions. Remember the 7D’s from last months newsletter? I have had people come through my practice to maintain health and wellness. I have had some who have come because of a serious, life threatening diagnosis and found hope to meet the challenge and begin a journey of healing themselves (looking at all the things that are blocking and preventing healing and finding ways, techniques, people and therapists to support their process). I am finding this year that peoples central nervous systems are needing TLC and almost everyone who has come in to see me has had that balanced. A past patient had this experience on the couch with me. “Patricia gave me the space to understand I could heal myself, that I didn’t need to live in fear of my own thoughts and feelings… by guiding me through past events, helping my body to slowly release the tension and chemicals that had lain there waiting for the moment to escape.”
80 year old body builder who started weight lifting at 71 years old. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpBo2dl3PBc
A few weeks ago, at the beginning of the month actually, I woke up feeling very grateful for my therapy, CST. From the very first day of training I knew this was made for me, or I was made for CST, and I had found what I was meant to do, and found a community of like-minded people. CST has, for the past 20 odd years, given me the satisfaction of helping people (and babies and toddlers) in trouble and given me a wonderful way to make a living. It’s been there for me when I’ve been in need, it has helped release trauma in me, old and new. I have used my therapy on myself and have had many hours of therapy from friends and colleagues. And most of all, it has given me an understanding of biological processes and a deep appreciation and trust in my body’s ability to heal, to be healthy and well. And I trust that this is what I bring to those who lie on my couch for therapy.
I thought to share with you books that have made an impact on my life, spiritually and educationally. Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert PhD, neuroscientist (1999) I read this book many, many years ago now. It mirrors what I had learned, and experienced in my CST training. This is a synopsis of the book which is well worth reading. Why do we feel the way we feel? How do our thoughts and emotions affect our health? Are our bodies and minds distinct from each other or do they function together as part of an interconnected system? In this book, Candace Pert gives us answers to these questions, establishing the biomolecular basis for our emotions and explaining these scientific developments in a clear and accessible way. Her research on how the chemicals inside us form a dynamic information network, linking mind and body, is not only provocative, it is revolutionary [for the time of her research]. She offers scientific understanding of the power of our minds and our feelings to affect our health and well-being.
I love quotes and will be ending my newsletter with one. “The way our brain is wired, we only see what we believe is possible. We match patterns that already exist within ourselves through conditioning.” Candace Pert Wishing you well. Trishx
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