Short Features and Brief Takes Issue 236
Making Sense of Learning Human Anatomy and Physiology
by Earle Abrahamson & Jane Langston
Published by Lotus Publishing. Soft Back. 2016. £14.99. $14.05. ISBN: 978 1 905367 70 2
In a learner friendly approach, the chapters of the book take the reader through a journey of both studying and making sense of the content in anatomy and physiology. Written for both the learner of anatomy and physiology, and the teacher, the book provides a road map for understanding problems and issues in studying anatomy and physiology.
For the learner, it gives hints and tips in specific study skills available to help the individual best understand and retain the information, far beyond just the examinations. It gives strategies for revision and examination skills and empowers the learner to make sense of anatomy and physiology in a lasting manner.
For the teacher and educator, the book provides useful insight into practical and effective assessment techniques, explores the subject matter from a learning approach perspective, and considers different methods of teaching to understand how best to convey the message and meaning of anatomy and physiology.
About the Authors
Earle Abrahamson is a senior lecturer in Sports Therapy at the University of East London. He is the national chair of the Massage Training Institute, Vice-Chair of the General Council for Massage Therapies, and sits on the professional board for soft tissue therapy at the Complementary and Natural Health Care Council. He is a senior practitioner in soft tissue therapy and principal fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Earle has won numerous awards for teaching and learning.
Jane Langston is a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, and originally worked in pathology departments in the National Health Service in England for over 20 years, which instilled a love of anatomy and physiology. She has been an Amatsu practitioner since 2000, and is now managing director of the multi award winning company, The Amatsu Training School.
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VIVAMAYR - Detoxification Core Element
VIVAMAYR Altaussee is one of the world’s leading medical detoxification clinic centres. Spectacular mountain and lake views surround its tranquil location on the shores of the beautiful Lake Altaussee, deep in the Austrian Alps.
Lead by Medical Director Dr. Sepp, the highly experienced VIVAMAYR team specialize in Modern Mayr Medicine, based on the original F. X. Mayr cure - a revolutionary natural cure seeing the gut´s health as base of many inflammation related illnesses.
Detoxification is the core element of any treatment programme at VIVAMAYR, where the emphasis is on rest, strict cleansing of the digestive system and re-education of eating habits. This is supported by daily specialised manual abdominal Mayr massage to aid digestive function and further the detoxification process alongside the prescribed treatment programme. The highly experienced VIVAMAYR team combine traditional healing methods, with advanced modern medicine to address a plethora of health and wellbeing issues.
In order to access an individual’s health state in a comprehensive manner, VIVAMAYR uses Applied Kinesiology as the approach necessary to determine serious illnesses and pathologies, as well as the more subtle complaints. To arrive at a diagnosis, VIVAMAYR use an assessment method that takes into account the functional interplays of regulatory mechanisms. Applied Kinesiology if a particularly effective method in this context.
The diagnostic method was first used in a medical setting in around 1960 by American chiropractor George Goodheart, who was the first to observe that the strength of a muscle changed when he treated certain important therapeutic points on his patient’s body. Based on his investigations, VIVAMAYR know today that there are many factors that are able to change the reaction to a muscle. Questionable allergens, harmful substances, foods that are prone to causing intolerances, but also medications, minerals, trace elements and vitamins that we need, manual treatments and even emotional factors can all influence our muscle reactions.
Applied Kinesiology is thus primarily a diagnostic approach. By changing the strength of its muscles, VIVAMAYR knows the body tells us what harms it and the medical team are able to provide the body with optimum support during the regeneration process, through a bespoke treatment plan for each guest during their stay, including medical treatments and a specialised diet plan.
All food is prepared to extremely high standards, with a focus on sourcing locally produced and organic food. The head chef at VIVAMAYR, Martin Stein, creates mouth-watering, beautifully presented dishes with a high nutritional content, individually made according to each guests diet plan in order to support the body’s regeneration process.
For further information please visit www.vivamayr.com/en/altaussee
Turning Point Clinics; Turning Point Training
Turning Point Clinics and Turning Point Training are run by husband and wife team Jonathan and Rosemary Lawrence. Jonathan is an osteopath, Craniosacral therapist and Homotoxicology practitioner. He has lectured extensively in the UK and abroad, including presentations at prestigious conferences. Rosemary practices Homotoxicology using an EAV machine to aid accurate prescription of remedies. She is currently completing training in Nutritional Therapy. Jonathan and Rosemary have between them over 50 years experience in practice. They run courses via Turning Point Training for conventionally and alternatively trained practitioners in Craniosacral Therapy and Homotoxicology.
The main clinic is based in Devon with a satellite clinic in Bath. Patients mostly come via word of mouth and some travel significant distances. The ethos of the clinic as with most complementary approaches is to provide patients with treatments to enhance their body and mind to heal. The treatments are gentle, non-invasive and supportive. Education is regarded as an important part of the practitioner patient interaction. There is an increasing awareness of the difficulty in treating chronic conditions conventionally. Also there is an increasing awareness of lifestyle factors in the genesis of illness. Exercise, nutrition and avoiding toxic exposure is vital. Case history and examination often highlight the presence of historic factors that have led to the clinical presentation.
Turning Point Training has been running practitioner courses in Craniosacral therapy for over a decade. Craniosacral Therapy uses very gentle and specific manipulative techniques to balance tension patterns within the body structure, which have arisen as a result of illness trauma, physical and emotional as well as habits such as poor posture. A good knowledge of anatomy and physiology is essential as well as development of manual sensitivity.
Students are all qualified practitioners of conventional medicine such as complementary therapists. Students are trained in small groups where a good level of interaction, students as well as teachers drawing on their own experience encourages the development of confidence as well as reinforcing appropriate skills. Learning is viewed as a creative experience in which even the tutors gain insights!
Homotoxicology is a system of treatment using homeopathic remedies and formulas to detoxify the body from the results of illness, injury and intoxication from environmental factors such as chemicals and pollution. This requires a knowledge of the remedies and their skilled application.
Turning Point Training in conjunction with the Society for Homotoxicology GB ran a postgraduate practitioner training in Homotoxicology in 2014. This course is planned to run again next year.
For more information about Turning Point Clinics go to www.turningpointclinics.co.uk
For information about training in these discipline visit www.turningpointtraining.org
Reconnecting to Plants Wild Food & Herbal Medicine - Retreat Provence France 6-13 June
Greetings from Provence!
It's Rhiannon here with news of a very special programme taking place in France this summer! I do hope you will join us for this unique plant adventure! I am excited and honoured to be welcoming professional forager Robin Harford and herbalist Vivienne Campbell to lead an 8 day, 7 night retreat called Reconnecting to Plants: A wild food, wild medicine retreat
in the heart of Provence the 6th to the 13th June 2017.
This all inclusive residential retreat is limited to just 20 participants and will be a journey of discovery and reconnection to plants and to yourself. It will be a deep exploration into what it means to be in right relationship with the natural world. In a culture of hustle-and-bustle, it’s important to stop occasionally and retreat for a while, to find peaceful sanctuary. This is what the retreat is all about.
We have put together a remarkable week of deep connections woven with visits to markets, botanic gardens, wholesome food and quality time in remarkable places. There are no qualifications, no exams, no botany knowledge or PhD required to come along. All that is required is a love of plants and nature. In fact, why not come along with your partner?
The retreat is being held at the glorious garden sanctuary of Orto de Prouvènço, in an outstanding area of natural beauty. All meals are included: organic, locally sourced and vegetarian. Your accommodation is in beautiful twin bedded rooms at the retreat centre (a few single rooms are also available).
Both Robin and Vivienne are excellent plant guides and retreat leaders. I have the pleasure of introducing them to you!
Robin Harford is a professional forager, contemplative and self-taught ethnobotanist. He harvests wild edible plants on a daily basis and is creator of the UK’s leading wild food site Eatweeds.co.uk. In the last few years he has been offering his highly acclaimed ’Contemplating Plants’ retreats. These teach people how to deeply reconnect back to nature through the body and the senses.
Vivienne Campbell is an experienced medical herbalist living in Ireland where she runs a successful clinic as well as leading popular herbal medicine classes. Vivienne is a passionate environmentalist and dedicated to showing people the wonderful therapeutic and edible plants that grow all around them. She teaches worldwide via her online course at Theherbalhub.com.
For more details about this plant adventure, please visit the website and connect with me for the detailed itinerary and application forms. Please note! Interest is very high for this programme so don't delay if you are considering joining us!
With warmest regards, I hope to welcome you to Provence this summer, Rhiannon
Your Insurance - are you Compliant or Complacent?
Are You Compliant with your Insurance requirements or Complacent? Will you fall foul of not having your insurance claim paid, just because you didn’t do what your policy required you to do?
Your Professional Liability Insurance policy is a legal contract with standard terms and conditions, plus specific exclusions (i.e. things that you can’t do) which if not complied with, could mean that you could personally become liable for the costs of any claim made against you. It is therefore vital that you make yourself aware of these, for full protection!
Key points to remember in how to avoid the non-compliant TRAPS
- Training - Always follow your training protocols and manufacturers’ product guidelines and keep up to date
- Records – Keep informative records of all treatments you perform
- Avoid stains - Ensure you put down a non-permeable membrane when working with products that may cause staining or other damage to clients’ property
- Patience – Ensure you keep a professional relationship with your patients / clients. Treat them with courtesy, and keep your boundaries.
- If you work within the Beauty Industry, P can also stand for:
- Patch-test - Ensure you carry out a patch test for treatments that require it at least 24 hours in advance, no matter what the client may say to the contrary
- Speak to your Broker - If you find yourself in a potential Claim situation, please contact your Broker, in the first instance, to allow the Claims team to help you deal with it.
Whilst you will never be able to protect yourself fully from a client making a complaint or claims against you, you can at least ensure that if you avoid the non-compliant TRAPS your insurance policy will be there to defend you, giving you a safety net, and ensuring that you personally won’t become liable for the costs of that claim.
Further advice and information can be found on the Balens Claims page – www.balens.co.uk
Carry on Caring - Course Designed Especially for Carers
Next Course - 24th February 2017
Sarum College, Salisbury 9.30 - 4.30
This course has a very special introductory offer of £60.00 for the day
Caring as a vocation, paid or voluntary is extremely hard, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Carers are often underpaid, undervalued, overworked and sometimes taken for granted. If the physical, mental or emotional strains of caring for others is getting you down, this one day workshop will relax, revitalize and inform you.
You will Leave With
- Relaxation Techniques;
- Understanding of your emotional reactions and how to change them;
- Tools to release angst and fear;
- Hints, tips and knowledge about staying fit and healthy, relaxed and happy.
The course includes:
- Self-Support Tools
- 5 keys to Health and Vitality
- Guided Meditation
- Introduction to Bach Remedies -including insights to the 7 most useful remedies for their issues - each delegate will leave with a personalised remedy.
- Reflexology Self-help Techniques
- Possibly included dependant on time and delegates,:- Journal Keeping, EFT, and Mindfulness.
This CPD recognized course offers delegates recognition, relaxation, hope and support.
The investment for this course will be £175.00 per person
At present we are running a number of Pilot courses at a special Introductory Offer price of £60.00 per placement.
- March - Bedford - more info soon;
- April - Newcastle on Tyne - more info soon;
- May - London - more info soon.
Do please register your interest in the above locations.
If you can't see one near you please contact us and let us know where you are.
The Naked Pharmacy - Using Food As Medicine
The Naked Pharmacy is UK registered Pharmacy, launched in January 2016 and after 4 years of research and development have recently launched a premium food supplement product range. There are 3 reasons why this range and service so unique:
- Each product contains the highest strength of actives;
- The active strength is equivalent or greater to the strengths used in the clinical trials, which makes the products as highly effective;
- We have a fully qualified Pharmacist helpline for anyone that wants in depth product information or advice on their symptoms.
Prone to joint and muscle problems?
- Natruflex is a safe and effective natural supplement, containing a unique, optimized blend of 95% strength Turmeric and Black pepper.
Weak immune system or exposed to colds and flu?
- Olive Leaf with Elenolic acid is a safe and effective natural supplement that uniquely contains the highest strength Olive leaf extract - Oleuropein at a standardized strength of 20% and elenolic acid at 4%
“During the third re-occurrence of a chesty cough in eight weeks, I started taking Olive Leaf with Elenolic acid capsules from The Naked Pharmacy. Within two days the cough was noticeably better and within five days all symptoms had gone. I would highly recommend these capsules.” Gillian Hoyle, Guildford
Tired, exhausted, sleep deprived?
- Saffrosun is a safe and effective natural supplement that uniquely contains the world’s strongest, premium grade Saffron stigma extract, with Vitamins B6, B12 and D3.
“After a week's trial of The Naked Pharmacy's Saffrosun - our verdict is..... 5 stars!! “We highly recommend this for its efficacy in promoting a sense of calm in periods of stress, combatting excessive tiredness from lack of sleep, and uplifting anxious moods. We tested this on 2 adults who took 2 capsules daily for a week. Each participant confirmed immediate positive results within 4-6 days of usage!” Sheila N. Judalena- Nutritional Therapy Clinic
Stubborn ‘belly fat’ or high cholesterol?
- Bergatone PLUS is a safe and effective natural supplement that uniquely combines the world’s highest strength (47%), premium grade Bergamot fruit extract (BPF) with high strength Olea Europaea Leaf extract, Vitamin C and Magnesium.
“My client is hugely impressed with this product from the Naked Pharmacy. She has only been taking it for a few weeks but in that time she has lost an inch from her waist, her blood pressure readings are down by 10 points, and her digestion is much improved. Best of all, as she put it, ‘her love handles are going!’” Hannah Charman, Health Consultant
Problems with cardiovascular health?
- Aged Black Garlic 10X contains the highest strength, premium grade Aged Black Garlic extract, combined with Vitamins C and B1 with a combined 3% standardized strength of S-Allyl Cysteine (SAC) and Gallic acid.
Where to Purchase and Further Information
The products are available to purchase online on The Naked Pharmacy website
Which Colloidal Silver is the Best?
For a very long time Silver has been recognized to have powerful antimicrobial, viral and fungal properties and in the form of a colloid, as nano-particles of silver and ions, it is even more effective. Silver is also an essential micronutrient, required in very small amounts and helps among other things to assist in tissue repair and nerve growth. Excess amounts of Silver have a similar pathway of excretion as Magnesium and has a half-life of 15 days in the body.
A quick internet search on ‘the best colloidal silver’ will reveal a whole raft of brands, all claiming that theirs is the best and they back it up with what amounts to mostly pseudoscience, it may be convincing but far from the truth. The only claim that really matters is how well does the product actually kill pathogens, everything else simply clever marketing.
Results RNA Advanced Cellular Silver ACS 200, has been independently tested countless times to the Analytical Communities (AOAC) standard. This is the same protocol utilized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in determining the germicidal efficiency of a pesticide/disinfectant. The most recent study demonstrated that the ACS 200 was over 4000 times more effective that the next best colloidal silver and many times more than that for the others. Results RNA have independently tested all the leading brands in the USA and Europe and nothing has ever come even close to it. Some of the results can be seen in the above in vitro kill time study done by Drs’ Harper and Rowen.
The incredible difference in the activity of the ACS 200 is down to the sophisticated manufacturing process that is protected by 14 patents to date and of course the importance of these patented processes is clearly demonstrated in the consistent kill time results. Additional research behind Advanced Cellular Silver has proven significant efficacy against a number of very difficult to kill microorganisms, achieving 99.9999% (complete) kill against Borrelia burgdorferi (The Lyme disease associated organism), Powassan virus, Rhinovirus, Legionella pneumophila, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella bongori and Candida albicans.
The ACS 200 is available in 60ml and 120ml spray bottles and as a 60ml topical gel.
NB Due to changes to European regulations in 2010, Silver is only approved for use as an external disinfectant within Europe and is labelled as such.
Products available from www.resultsrna.co.uk; for further information and distribution enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Practitioner and wholesale accounts please register here www.resultsrna.co.uk/en/warehouse
Dentistry can be dangerous for your health in a variety of ways. Most people will be aware of the dangers of mercury fillings and infections from root filled teeth but the movement of teeth with orthodontic appliances can initiate lifelong problems. This is a structural problem and is explained in detail in the book Toxic Dentistry Exposed. There are problems created by extracting teeth ‘to make room’ in the teenage years and problems with adult orthodontics so popular now to straighten teeth. We will deal here with the extraction orthodontics and leave the disasters of the current adult orthodontics to another time.
Fig 1. (Top) Note worn jaw joints and steep angles on the back teeth due to
missing premolar teeth. Typical extraction orthodontic case.
Fig 2. (Bottom) Note flatter angles on back teeth and no wear on the jaw joints.
This was an expansion orthodontic case.
The orthodontic dogma taught to me 40 years ago was that the teeth are too big for the jaws and it is probably an evolutionary trend. This is total nonsense as it is only in the last 200 years or so have seen the overcrowding of teeth. Evolution works over a far longer time scale than this but the dogma today remains the same - “the teeth are too big for the jaws”. Therefore logic demands that some teeth are extracted in each quadrant to keep things balanced and the centreline in place. The remaining teeth are corralled with a variety of appliances, some removable, some fixed like railway tracks, to become nice and straight. However, because the now straight teeth are not in harmony with the forces of the lips tongue and teeth chewing they have to be retained sometimes forever to stop them relapsing to near their former position. This relapse is extremely common in traditional orthodontics. As the back teeth are shuffled forwards into the gap and the front teeth backwards, the back teeth tilt as seen in Fig 1 (Top). This tilting creates a steep angle on the chewing surfaces putting great stress on the occlusion or bite. If the jaw joint angle is naturally shallow the greater these stresses are. What happens now is that there is stress between the jaw muscles, jaw joints and the teeth. Something has to give and since the muscles can’t renew themselves it is usually the jaw joint that gives first. The joint wears, giving symptoms from clicking to pain. The teeth can crack and fillings on these teeth often break away. The muscles can cramp up which can lead to neurological problems such as migraines and headaches. The muscles in spasm pull on the neck and back muscles and so on causing problems far from the original source. In one case a 13 year old boy was recommended to have metal rods put in his back to straighten a curved back. This was in fact shown to be a tooth/jaw problem. We put a pencil between his teeth and asked him to walk; 30 seconds later the back was straight. Imagine what his life would be like had the surgery gone ahead?
Another consequence of the extractions is to inhibit lymph drainage and make the wisdom teeth more likely to be impacted. This can lead to chronic infection in the jaw. Aesthetically the results are poor. We call it the narrow Rat look with rosebud lips instead of a nice wide dental arches.
It is not that the teeth are too big but that the jaws are too small. Finer foods requiring less effort to chew on top of muscle spasm in the jaws prevent development of the jaw bones. Sugar causes the jaw muscles to go into chronic spasm; the jaw is literally in a straight jacket unable to grow properly. The answer is to develop the jaws so that the teeth fit the space which is exactly what they were designed to do in the first place. This can be done by pushing the muscles away from the jaws or putting pressure on the jaws themselves. Panorama did an exposé on this some years ago where they showed twins one of whom had traditional extraction orthodontics and the other expansion orthodontics. The difference was marked, especially aesthetically. Dentistry reacted by waiting until the fuss died down then carried on as before.
In most cases extraction orthodontics can be reversed but then there is the problem of what to do with the gaps created. In short expansion not extraction is usually the way to go and although exceptions happen, there are rare.
Migra-Cap® Migraine Relief
Developed by a migraine sufferer, Migra-cap® is unique amongst migraine treatments as it combines cold therapy and complete darkness to provide relief from the pain associated with a migraine and most types of headaches. Migra Cap® offers instant relief from the stress of a migraine headache, offering medication free relief from migraine and the intense pain associated with migraine.
Migra-Cap has been developed by a Migraine sufferer for Migraine sufferers. The migra-Cap combines cold therapy and complete darkness to give relief from the pain associated with a Migraine and most types of headaches.
- Welcome to the future of migraine treatments: Migra-Cap®
- A unique migraine solution also offering pain relief during pregnancy.
- Developed by a Migraine sufferer for Migraine sufferers.
As seen on TV, this migraine relief solution is one of the most innovative migraine treatments on the market - offering headache relief, soothing sports injuries and concussions, and providing pain relief during pregnancy. This 2-in-1 migraine solution is unique for any Migraine treatment product with the added benefit of being a one-off purchase. What's more, this drug-free product is also ideal for pain relief during pregnancy.
Another first for a Migraine relief product; Migra-Cap can be stored in a domestic fridge or freezer and the specially formulated gels ensure that Migra-Cap will not freeze to a solid. This 2-in-1 solution is unique and any Migraine relief product with the added benefit of being a one-off purchase. The Lycra cap covers the whole of the head area, and is filled with specially formulated gel packs strategically positioned to target the areas of the head affected by pain. Ergonomically designed for maximum comfort the breathable, flexible Lycra material enables the cap to fit all head shapes. A 'cut-away' in the material allows users with long hair to pull the hair through for maximum comfort.
The Migra-Cap is also suitable for sports injuries and can be used, as a safe alternative to drugs, during pregnancy.
All Seaweed is not the Same
S. B. Ranger, Founder, Seaweed Health Foundation
In the course of my work - two decades since I began the current trend to produce seaweed in north west Europe for everyday human nutrition - I am hearing more and more about the health benefits of seaweed, but less and less discernment over the quality of the seaweeds promoted. Nutritional therapists, even more than consumers, should be aware of very significant differences between species, producers, and dietary uses, in just the same way that herbal remedies might be different, and their herbal ingredients even more so.
One of my reasons for setting up the Seaweed Health Foundation in 2010 was to provide some guidance. Last year, with the Biodynamic Association, we introduced the Nutritious Food Seaweed quality assurance scheme for producers, to certify seaweeds to a nutritional standard, and we have been co-ordinating many applied nutrition studies, mainly involving Seagreens® wild Wrack species, with Napiers, Viridian, Pukka and other excellent brands: www.seagreens.com/Documents/Why_Seagreens_for_customers_v2.pdf
When I hear even academics (who I am now going to quote, who should know better) comparing millions of packeted sheets of hot rolled imported Nori (species Pyropia yezoensis and P. tenera) with carefully selected, raw food dried Bladder Wrack (Fucus vesiculosus) from the west coast of Ireland, the Hebridean island of Uist in Scotland, or the still more remote Trondheim archipelago, or even really high quality Nori from a traditional organic producer in Japan, I want people to have access to the facts.
“100 grams of Kelp (Laminaria digitata) contains 6.2% fibre, higher than prunes, apples bananas and brown rice” said a recent academic paper, but what they don’t say is that you would also ingest over 100,000 micrograms of iodine, making Kelp of little use in nutritional therapy, when a more useful species would be Channel Wrack (Pelvetia canaliculata) with around 250 micrograms per gram, or even the Fucus at 450. Moreover, it is mainly soluble fibre, the opposite of whole grains, and proven in one of our recent studies to be an effective prebiotic. Even a few grams will lower the glycaemic index of foods and assist in weight regulation when it is used as a simple food ingredient rather than as a large but infrequent vegetable on a plate.
It really is academic that “as many as 500 species of seaweed are harvested or cultivated and every year millions of tons are used to supply the food industry” because most of it is from China and other dubious provenance, grossly unregulated, and less than a handful of species are actually available to nutritional therapists and consumers of the kind of quality that raises them above a rather expensive culinary novelty. The greatest nutritional value of these very few seaweeds is when they are ingested every day in very small amounts - a gram, or half a teaspoon at most - because most of the gaps it fills are of nutrients we cannot manufacture and must obtain from our often varied, but imbalanced and nutritionally inadequate, diet. That, or at higher levels - 4 - 6 grams per day in a broader protocol, for limited periods with very specific therapeutic aims.
Creative? Individual? Be a Hypnotherapist
by Dr John Butler
As a hypnotherapist and hypnotherapy trainer, a common myth I hear is that hypnotherapy is merely mechanical-type programming, as though the marvelously complex, individual human brain is a simple machine. So, often people who have experienced individual psychotherapy or counselling, either as clients or therapists, think of the detailed individual listening and fine-tuning that occurs in that setting, and believe that hypnotherapy would be a much-reduced experience.
Hypnotherapy, in reality, actually increases fine-tuning and individual listening. By training in hypnotherapy, you increase, rather than reduce, your capacity for rapport and building the “therapeutic relationship”, the most vital ingredient in psychotherapy and all psychological therapies. In a comprehensive hypnotherapy training, you learn to:
- Recognize and understand at a deep level where clients are starting from
- Listen intensively to what they say about where they want to move to
- Give them specific feedback from your knowledge and experience about steps you can help them with, that will start them in the direction they want to go, taking into account where they’re starting from
- Listen to and observe carefully their response and input to your ideas
- Agree a draft plan of therapeutic actions, to be reviewed and revised regularly in the light of feedback on the results they achieve
- Carry out this plan effectively, closely monitoring their responses not only on a conscious but also on a subconscious level
- Use the powerful techniques of hypnotherapy to highly mobilise your clients’ mental and emotional resources at both conscious and subconscious levels
- Support and communicate effectively throughout the therapeutic process, using the range of techniques of hypnotherapy to do this at a highly-tuned, individual level
Another common misconception is that the role of the hypnotherapist is crudely authoritarian. The fact is, that a person is completely free, truly themselves, when deep in a hypnotic trance. It is a mentally, emotionally and spiritually liberating experience where the person is in touch with their creative inner power and therefore more strong and more aware. The fact that it can be achieved much more easily than similar meditative states, for instance, through using the amazing human faculty for partnership and communication that is achieved in clinical hypnosis, is a bonus. This faculty can also be extended to a group, and a properly trained hypnotherapist can conduct a group self-hypnosis training session, for instance, and find both a strong group atmosphere, and completely individual responses in all the participants.
Due to these popular misunderstandings of hypnotherapy, numerous hypnotherapy ‘trainings’ are offered on a very superficial level. So I find many of my students come to my courses to add to, or in some cases to correct, the very limited methods that they have been taught, and I like to spread the message as to the true range of hypnotherapy, wherever I can.
Find your Balance - Mu Tea from Clearspring
Formulated by the Japanese health philosopher, George Ohsawa (founder of the Macrobiotic diet and philosophy), in the 1950s, and based on studies of the energetic properties of traditional oriental herbs, Mu tea is far more than your average ‘cuppa’…
The word ‘Mu’ in Japanese means 'an ideal state of balance' and Clearspring’s new Mu tea is an expert blend of 12 organic plant ingredients,† each picked for different yin and yang elements. The result is a drink that is both soothing and invigorating, helping you find your ideal balance - picking you up when you are down and relaxing you when stressed.
Each organic ingredient has been carefully selected not just for their beneficial properties, but also based on taste. Liquorice root for example is a favourite in health conscious kitchens, but also adds a natural sweet taste to the tea, whilst cinnamon is renowned for its anti-oxidant benefits and adds a little spice to the mix. These join a host of other exciting ingredients, including peony root, ginger, peach kernels and clove and ginseng.
The result is a flavoursome tea, which can be drunk at any time of day to help bring a little more balance to your life, whether you need to de-stress from a manic day at work or a pick me up to get things going in the morning.
† Full ingredients list: Citris unshiu peel, liquorice root, peony root, cinnamon, cnidium rhizome, ginger, peach kernels, rhemannia root, coptis rhizome, ginseng, clove, moutan bark
Note: Not suitable for those who are pregnant or breast feeding. If suffering from any medical condition or on any medication, including the pill, please consult a doctor before consuming.
Clearspring’s Mu Tea is now available directly from their website at www.clearspring.co.uk/products/organic-mu-tea-oriental-herb-blend at £4.39 for a box of twenty teabags. Also available from independent health stores, including Whole Foods, Planet Organic and As Nature Intended.
Serrapeptase Supplement by Lindens
Lindens Health and Nutrition, has unveiled an exciting new product to the wellness market with the launch of its unique, mega-potency Serrapeptase supplement. The family-run UK online business highlights unique delayed-release coating of super-potent 1-a-day tablet.
Lindens' new high-strength Serrapeptase tablets - set to be the strongest available on the market - are enteric coated, protecting them from stomach acid, in order to allow for safe integration into the gut and improving the effect they have on the body.
Available in packs of 30 tablets, this new super-potent, 1-a-day Serrapeptase supplement is a drug-free, natural breakthrough enzyme, and has become increasingly popular with those looking for supplements with anti-inflammatory properties.
“Serrapeptase, also known as Serratiopeptidase, is an enzyme taken from a bacteria called Serratia E15 - with its origins stemming from the silkworm,” explains Beverley Denton, MD of the family-run UK online business based in Yorkshire. “During the transformation into a moth, the silkworm uses the enzyme to break down and dissolve its cocoon as part of its evolutionary process. It has traditionally been used by humans for its many unique properties.”
With its super potent 250,000 IU and Phthalate-free enteric coating which allows the tablet to pass safely through the stomach into the intestine for delayed release, Lindens is confident this competitively-priced addition to its vast range will become a firm favourite with its loyal customer-base.
“Our lower strength serrapeptase is currently the second best-selling Serrapeptase product in the UK, so we’re hoping the unique qualities of our ‘new and improved’ version will be welcomed by our current customers, and sought-after by those new to the Lindens brand” says Beverley Denton.
“For those active and keen to improve the way they feel, or are just looking to maintain their body’s internal health, Serrapeptase can benefit a wide variety of people. Our new 1-a-day tablets are the perfect, Â value-for-money way for many to start taking it as part of a daily routine.”
To purchase or to find out more about the benefits of Lindens 1-a-day Serrapeptase supplement - RRP £9.99 for 30 tablets - visit www.lindens.co.uk.
Oomi Protein - Next Generation Noodles
Long before anyone knew what a CrossFit box was and leggings became an essential item of designer wear, noodles were just noodles. But things have moved on since then, the Paleo Diet has taken the world by storm, NutriBullets adorn shop shelves and ‘normal’ noodles sit next to Udon noodles, curried noodles and low carb varieties.
Now it’s time for the humble noodle to take its next step as oomi launch onto our shop shelves…
oomi have produced a noodle that contains 75% less carbohydrates than your average noodle, but also manages to pack a serious protein punch, with nearly 13g of high quality protein per serving.
These noodles are a winner for everyone living an active and healthy lifestyle. The low carbohydrate levels of oomi are great news for waistlines, whilst their superior protein source, sustainably sourced white fish, provides important nutrition that helps keep hunger at bay and enables your body to recover faster, whether from a tough kettlebell session or a sportive cycle ride, so you can move on to your next challenge.
oomi aren’t just about nutrition. They’re tasty, convenient and gluten free. They avoid the watery texture found in other low carbohydrate noodles, can be thrown in the wok, heated in the microwave and even eaten cold from the pack in vibrant salads. Everywhere you would use regular noodles, simply make the swap to oomi.
Most importantly oomi noodles taste great and their combination of quality protein and noodle convenience creates a delicious food with purpose.
Available now from Ocado and in large Tesco stores from the end of January 2017.
For more details head over to www.oominoodles.com
Breath of Life Conference London: May 13th-14th 2017
The International Breath of Life Conference brings together pioneering practitioners and scientists involved in grounding breaking research and the application of body-mind therapeutic approaches. It explores key factors that organise how we function, beyond just the physical form, providing a forum and meeting place for exchanging ideas at the cutting edge of holistic health. Each speaker will give an individual presentation and a panel discussion with all the speakers will conclude the weekend.
- Dr Bessel van der Kolk – clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of post traumatic stress, and author of Psychological Trauma, Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society, and the best-selling book The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Treatment of Trauma.
- Dr Gabor Maté – renowned speaker on addiction, stress and childhood development, and author of In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts, When The Body Says No and Scattered Minds – The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder.
- Robert Lever – osteopath with over 40 years’ experience, former lecturer at the European School of Osteopathy, recipient of a Medal of Honour for services to osteopathic education, and author of At The Still Point of the Turning World and Finding Health.
- Dr Wendy Anne McCarty – co-founder of BEBA (a centre for family healing), founding chair of the Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology programme at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and author of Welcoming Consciousness: Supporting Babies’ Wholeness from the Beginning of Life – An Integrated Model of Early Development.
- Dr Rollin McCraty – director of research at the Heart Math Institute, fellow of the American Institute of Stress and author of numerous published research papers about the subtle physiology of the heart and emotion. Co-author of the book Heart Intelligence.
- Dr Gerald Pollack – professor at the University of Pennsylvania, founder of the Pollack Laboratory, pioneering researcher into the properties of biological water and author of The Fourth Phase of Water, Cells, Gels and the Engines of Life and Muscles, Water and the Cell.
- Dr Cherionna Menzam Sills + Katherine Ukleja -Therapists and international educators of Craniosacral Biodynamics, and ‘grandes dames’ in this field. Cherionna also has a background in pre-natal psychology and Continuum Movement, and Katherine originally trained in osteopathy. With more than half a century of joint experience they bring a profundity of understanding to the continual enquiry into the nature of Primary Respiration.
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