Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Carl Jung - spirituality



Anyone who wants to know the human psyche will learn next to nothing from experimental psychology.  He would be better advised to abandon exact science, put away his scholar's gown, bid farewell to his study, and wander with human heart throught the world.  There in the horrors of prisons, lunatic asylums and hospitals, in drab suburban pubs, in brothels and gambling-hells, in the salons of the elegant, the Stock Exchanges, socialist meetings, churches, revivalist gatherings and ecstatic sects, through love and hate, through the experience of passion in every form in his own body, he would reap richer stores of knowledge than text-books a foot thick could give him, and he will know how to doctor the sick with a real knowledge of the human soul. -- Carl Jung (from "New Paths in Psychology", in Collected Papers on Analytic Psychology, London, 1916). 

Monday, July 30, 2018

A Call to Greatness - Bruce Nixon


"The 21st Century Revolution - A Call to Greatness" by Bruce Nixon is book is for people all over the world who want to prevent the environmental catastrophe and create a happier, fairer, more peaceful world. It will help you make sense of the situation, find solutions and decide how you can participate in bringing about the radical changes that are needed.




  • Climate Chaos and Destruction of the Eco-system
  • Growing Economic Injustice
  • Resolving Conflict without Violence and Valuing Difference
  • Radical Reform of out-dated Democracy
  • And, that key part, the need for “ordinary people” to inform and empower themselves.
All these are interrelated; everything is connected. For instance the tragedy of mass migration results from this mix. So this book offers whole system analysis and whole system solutions.


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Caring For Loved Ones With Dementia

Dementia is extraordinarily difficult for the carer to handle. The carer watches helplessly as the patient loses memories, the ability to retain information, becomes incontinent, becomes depressed and perhaps develops psychosis. The patient can become easily agitated, aggressive, or overly emotional. The deterioration of a loved one with dementia leads to severe stress for the carer.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Biofeedback

Defined by mathmatician, Norbert Werner as a 'method of controlling a system by inserting into it the results of past performance', Biofeedback has been popular for decades. It is a process for mecahnically monitoring bodily functins in order to gain control over them. The process requires a period of training but the results are remarkable and are of vital importance to health. It might sound like magic, but the mind is capable of extraordinary feats. Think for a moment of the Tibetans who, on the coldest of days, could increase their body heat to significant levels. Heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, relaxation, brain rhythms, are just for starters. I have heard of excellent results for excema, migraine, gastritis and other very common ailments. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Bioenergetics

What is Bioenergetics? Bioenergetics is the study and practice of using energy within the body in better ways. It is based upon the controversial work of Wilheim Reich and was created by two of Reich's students, principally Alexander Lowen, who included some of the theories of Reich's tutor, Sigmund Freud. It focuses on releasing unconscious blocks within the body that cause headaches, backache, etc., through physical exercises so that the person becomes more physically and psychologically free.


Sleep Disorder Remedies by Tressie R Drake

Sleep disorders are amongst essentially the most frequent clinical issues encountered in medicine and psychiatry. A growing list of health risks has been documented in recent studies. Heart illness, diabetes and obesity have been linked to chronic sleep loss. Inadequate or insufficient sleep can impair high quality of life of an individual. There are various sleep disorder treatments obtainable to improve the top quality of sleep. The best sleep disorder remedy depends upon the underlying trigger.

Sleep disorder treatments are normally grouped below following categories:

Finding Wisdom Within by Roger Kenneth Marsh

During my Advanced Passion Test Certification Training I was fortunate to spend some time with Michael Beckwith in some relatively intimate settings. Michael is an author and visionary, and Founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Southern California. This man is one of my heroes. Why? Because he is one of the most amazing, clear channels for Divine Wisdom I have ever seen. He knows how to put his "small self" in service to the Big Self and let the Big Self come on through him clearly and powerfully. If you ever have a chance to see Michael speak, definitely go!

Consciousness: What is Consciousness? Part 1

"What raises us above other known sentient beings is our ability to be conscious of our own consciousness. But what does this mean, scientifically?" We are largely unaware of the traffic of 'thoughts' within our heads including those that guide most of our living actions. The primary actions that keep us alive, such as breathing, seeing, hearing, touching and even tasting, take place without our conscious participation or stopping to think about them.

It is interesting to note that most of our purposeful behavior happens without the aid of consciousness. We even solve most of our routine problems unconsciously. It is when a purpose or result can be achieved by alternative means that consciousness is called upon. In other words, at the routine level of existence, we do not employ consciousness except when we are altering our actions or thoughts from the routine, for a purpose.


5 Colors to Pile on Your Plate By Robert Ringborn

Want more energy? Improved stamina? Calmer nerves? Eat your colors and harness the power of phytochemicals -- organic compounds found in fruits and vegetables that endow them with their respective colors, each of which bestows unique nutritional benefits.

Carolyn Dean -- a physician, a neuropathic doctor and the medical director of the nonprofit Nutritional Magnesium Association (NutritionalMagnesium.org) -- has been following the rainbow for years. We asked her to explain the various properties of red, orange, green, white and blue foods so you can better balance your diet and attack specific health issues.

Foods For Lowering Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels

Research have discovered that Triglyceride levels have been directly linked to arteriosclerotic vascular disease which can be a primary trigger of cardiovascular disease , high blood pressure , and heart attacks . High triglyceride level is usually an indicator of poorly managed diabetes and even liver or even kidney diseases . High triglycerides levels could also be caused by various prescription medications for instance steroids , beta-blockers , tamoxifen or diuretics.

Even though there are lots of drugs offered ( prescribed or otherwise ) that aim to lower Cholesterol and Triglycerides levels , for many who does not have chronic hyperlipoproteinemia - changes to diet usually are more than enough to lower high levels .

This report aims to make available to you the Ten Essential Foods to Lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels along with other things to avoid that will raise your blood cholesterol and triglycerides . Below are a few suggestions to include if you would like to start a low triglycerides and cholesterol diet

The Benefits Of Alpha

Basically what happens when you start practicing alpha is that you open up your right brain faculties, which haven´t had too much use since the days of your childhood, when you were free to use your imagination a lot. Once you reactivate these channels they tend to remain open... all day long. Ith is rather like doing a workout in the gymnasium. While you are working out you burn off calories and strange things is you keep burning them off for some hours after you´ve finished the workout.


Ching Tso - Chinese Meditation



The Chinese term for meditation is 'Ching Tso', which translated means 'sitting still with a peaceful mind'. Meditation is the training of the inner senses of the body and mind. It is as rigorous as the training undertaken by an athlete or an artist. By helping us to think clearly and concentrate fully, Ching Tso enables us to commune totally with our God, without distracting or artifical thoughts. The highest and most advanced goal of meditation is to gain 'enlightenment'. We want to go beyond the limitations of our knowledge and our three-dimensional view of the world. 

Good Things Come To Those Who Ask For Them! by Marsha Egan

Marsha Egan's Keynote Speech: Asking for things can be seen quite often in a negative light. Many people don't like to ask for help, they think it may seem needy, greedy, or weak. Of course, the reality is that asking for help isn't a sign of weakness - but exactly the opposite. It's a sign of strength, and of success.

There are many ways in which asking people for help can benefit us, such as asking for referrals, asking for assistance with aspects of our work that we're maybe not as experienced in as our primary role, or asking for feedback.

The fact is that people like being asked for help, provided it's done in a polite way and at an appropriate time. Asking someone for feedback shows that you respect the person's opinion, and asking for assistance shows that you value someone's skills and trust their abilities. Asking people for help in terms of a referral or introduction to someone is also entirely acceptable behavior - and could be seen that you are acknowledging that they are well-connected.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Progressive Relaxation video

Please dont drive or operate machinery while listening to this guided meditation video. Allow 30 minutes to fully relax without interruption. The text is by Wendy Stokes from her book The Lightworkers Circle Guide. 
Make yourself comfortable, lie down, take a couple of deep breaths, close your eyes and enjoy the experience. 

This video will relieve stress and aid wellbeing and health.  

Qabalah

A Rabbinical mystical Philosophy of ancient origin and handed down by word of mouth, the Qabalah (sometimes spelt Kabbalah or without the 'h' in either spelling) refers to the Creative source by four letters, YHVH, often pronounced as Yehovah, as the name of god was too holy to be spoken. The source is shown as a diagram, a glyph, called the 'tree of life', with ten aspects, from the physical world to the immaterial. These ten aspects, known as sephirot or containers, are, at their highest, altruistic and are required for an ethical life and show the importance of truth, compassion, justice, serenity, wisdom, charity, joy, trust, commitment, and other spiritual values which create a living, thriving tree which provides fruit, materials for building, etc., for the whole of the community. In the teaching, these spiritual values also bring health, wellbeing, respect and honour. They can be reversed by those who wish to devote their lives to evil and would represent lies, sadism, injustice, narcissism, etc., and represent a tree which bears only self serving uses. No-one would ever wish a new horn baby to grow up to be greedy, hurtful or self-serving. We all want that child to have a loving disposition and treated with care, kindness and respect. The Qabalah is a way to understand how to live a life with beauty, productivity and to make the world a better place. It also explains how to understand other people, and assess their integrity

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Relationship Breakdown Advice

 The statistics for relationship breakdown are so enormous that it shows how difficult we find maintaining a relationship. Even with someone we have a lot in common with, there are common dangers that can cause difficulties. Many relationship difficulties lead to relationship breakdown. Men and wwomen have some similarities in finding their relationship difficult, but there are also differences. If you offer equality in relationships, listen, care, be determined to make it work, it will have some staying power. When things go wrong, try to speak about it, whether it is a power play, jealousy, generalised anger, or whatever, work at it and have good will and be determined to make it work. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Buddhism


From 2,500 years ago, there is an ancient story od a young man who was the son of a chieftan. The chieftan's wife had a dream of an elephant when she was pregnant and they suspected this would be a powerful child. The young man's name was Siddartha Gautama of Nepal and he was spoilt and protected. Whilst out one day, he saw a beggar by the side of the road and he realised that he knew nothing of the world and its harsh realities. He left home and travelled widely, asking questions and seeking truth, often starving himself in renunciation, without achieving anything. Eventually, he stopped his travels and seeking and sat under a tree, relaxed and meditated. In this way, he became 'enlightened' and free from the trappings of this world, in acceptance and contentment, and in finding a middle way between asceticicism and hedonism. He also created 8 challenges, called the Noble Eightfold Path, of Right Views, Intent, Speech, Action, Livelihood, Effort , Mindfulness and Concentration. Four Truths accompany these laws: that life involves suffering; that suffering is caused by our desires; that ending our desires will end suffering and the way to end desire is to practice the 8 challenges.In addition, there are 3 trainings of concentration, morality and wisdom.  The philosophy spread across South East Asia and now to the world. It offers a viable alternative to the many problems that beset human life, relationships and the problems that beset our planet which other religions ignore, much to the peril of those who will inherit a world of gross pollution and illhealth.

For more information on Buddhism, visit: http://www.buddhanet.net/pdf_file/buddha-teachingsurw6.pdf

Monday, July 23, 2018

Akasha - In The Cosmic Flow

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sound Healing

 Music as Medicine is an ancient art and is both enjoyable and life enhancing. By listening to healing sounds, we can realign our energy systems, reduce stress and increase health.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Dealing with Difficult People

There are many techniques for managing people you find are difficult to deal with. Many would prefer to leave a situation rather than use the methods that have been tried and tested over time by others and have been found to work in the majority of cases. However, sometimes, yes, it is necessary to leave a situation where someone's patterns are honed to get the best of yours. Whether it be a parent, spouse, child, work colleague, it is usually a power issue. Do not give away your power. Have clear boundaries. Remain distant and obscure if necessary. Knowledge is power. Use affirmations to contradict your soft natured patterns. Keep your sense of humour. Don't try to fix them. Say 'no' and mean it!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thought Field Therapy

 
Energy can be changed, and we can use techniques for changing our mind set, our emotions and our physical reactions. TFT is short for Thought Field Therapy and is one of the methods used to do this. Don't knock it until your have tried it! 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Alternate Nostril Breathing



Alternate Nostril Breathing is also known as 'Anuloma Viloma'. 

An established relaxation technique! 

  1. Sit in a comfortable position. You middle finger of your right hand is placed on your forehead while your thumb rests on your right nostril, your ring and little fingers rest on your left nostril.
  2. Inhale and exhale. Then close your right nostril with your thumb while inhailing through your left nostril for a count of 5 seconds. 
  3. Close both nostrils and hold your breath for 5 seconds.
  4. Lift your thumb and exhale through your right nostril for 5 seconds.
  5.  Inhale through your right nostril, hold, close the right nostril and exhale through the left nostril.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

 What is EMDR? 
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing is a therapy mainly for relief from post traumatic stress disorder. Founded by an American psycholologist, Dr Francine Shapiro in the 1980s. Similar to how the brain naturally processes stressful events when it uses rapid eye movements during sleep, the therapist assists the client to use their eye movements to wipe the memory of the traumatic event from the brain. 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Rolfing

 Dr Ida Rolf founded a new method of treating the structure of the body, especially where there are postural problems, causing pain and discomfort. These can be eased and relieved. Her method, known as 'Rolfing' is also known as 'Structural Integration'. 
 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Are you a Perfectionist?

Perfectionism can be disabling with attendant anxiety and low self of self esteem. The Nirvana Fallacy is an academic definition. For many, perfectionism is painful and the person is very tough on themselves. Of course, we need surgeons, vehicle drivers, and other professionals that do their work to the highest standards. However, we also need to be kind to ourselves, to understand that our health and wellbeing must be given priority as this helps us to be high achievers and accomplish a great deal in all areas of our life. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Albert Ellis - Rational Emotive Therapy

This is a video of Albert Ellis (1913-2007), creator of Rational Emotive Psychotherapy (RT). Out of the three demonstrations, Fritz Perls, Carl Rogers and Albert Ellis, Ellis is my favourite! His therapy is direct, clear and can be confrontational but it works quickly and profoundly.Albert Ellis has always been a favourite of mine. He seems to be able to get to the heart of the situation (but does not often spare the client's feelings!). 

The chant of 'OM'


The word 'om' has several meanings:
  • The Sound of All Sounds
  • The Sound of the Universe
  • The Sound of Creation
  • The Beginning of Life
It contains 4 separate parts: ah-oh-mmm and silence. 

Sit comfortably with your back straight. Inhale. On the exhalation begin chanting 'om' . Pause, inhale and exhale and chant again in a regular rhythm and without strain.


Monday, July 9, 2018

India - Karuna



What is Karuna? This is an Indian Sanskrit concept for compassion in action. It is used in Hinduism and Buddhism. Compassion for others is used to reduce pain and suffering. Karuna is experienced when a person becomes enlightened and they feel empathy for those who are needy. It is used in a type of Reiki healing. 

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Evolutionary Development And Achieving Excellence by Mohammed Tanko

Growth, peace of mind, joy, happiness, prosperity. These are but a few every individual wants to achieve in life. They all have something in common which is attaining success in any undertaking or area of life. As we are all unique, everyone has own desirable level of achievement, and believe me it's more than possible to be like or even surpass that person next-door, a celebrity, a business or any endeavor for that matter. It may be by duplicating the feat that other successful individuals or businesses achieved or creating your own distinct way by distinct visionary innovation. In any case, you have the choice to advance your personal as well as professional life to the point you desire.

Are You Living in the Present or in the Past? by Stephen Lau

The human body is just a physical form that expresses the mental energies generated by the human mind. That is to say, when we experience something good or bad, our minds intrepret it according to our different perceptions based on our senses. These perceptions are always "in the past" becasue the human brain can react only through the senses, and such reactions always put the perceptions in the time frame of the past. In other words, you are always living in the past, rather than living in the present, because what is happening to you right now, when perceived and interpreted by your mind, has already become a thing of the past. Your sense of immediacy is only an illusion of the mind—one of the many illusions of the human mind.

The Real Truth About Success

Garrison Wynn, in his book, "The Real Truth About Success: What the top 1% do differently, why they won't tell you, and how you can do it anyway!", identifies the difference between the multitude and the masters. What separates the top one percent from everyone else is not intelligence, education, processes or even tenacity. There isn't a font of success from which to draw some secret universal skill or by which to apply a proven formula to guarantee success.

Turmeric Benefits: Exactly What You Need Be Aware Of by Sarah Diggsbee

Located in the warm parts of South Asia is a plant related to ginger referred to as turmeric. It can be used uncooked or in powder form. You can utilize turmeric to make curry and as a home remedy. It is referred to in European countries as Indian saffron.

The fascination in turmeric benefits is growing recently. Studies have shown that turmeric may help in coping with different kinds of cancer, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes along with other health conditions. Luckily for us, there are several scientific tests conducted on the many benefits of turmeric both employing animal test subjects as well as human research. The majority of the results have good evaluations of turmeric.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Richard Barratt - The Importance of Communal Values


Instead of being 'The Best IN the World', we need to be thinking of being 'The Best FOR the World!' Richard Barratt was a Civil Engineer for 20 years and then became involved in Eastern Philosophy, the work of Abraham Maslow and the importance of personal and societal transformation. To transform ourself - and our world - our soul needs to be activated. Our conditioning creates discontent, but by working on ourself, we become contented. He suggests there are 7 levels of consciousness which lead to a new paradign for leadership. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Anxiety and Panic

Panic attacks are very common and are hugely disabling. People who experience a panic attack often feel that they are going to die. Going outside the house, meeting people, just waking up in the morning to face the day, can trigger an attack. Until a panic attack is defined and dealt with, it is a crushing and terrifying illness. It seems to run in families. Even some doctors do not understand, they hand out tablets which have side effects and can cause addiction. If this is happening to you or someone you know, there is a great deal this person can do to help themselves.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Pulsing

Pulsing is a form of gentle and comfortable rocking movements which were developed in the mid 1970s by Curtis Turchin who was originally a Postural Integration therapist. He took some aspects of the Trager Approach to create a stretching and lifting style of bodywork to rock the client's body in order to release tension and stress. Rhythmic and meditative. 

Monday, July 2, 2018

Family Constellations Theory

 
Family Constellations Therapy is a powerful method to solve difficult feelings and situations that occur in families. The therapy takes place in a group with each person representing a family member. Similar in some ways to Psychodrama, it can be powerfully insightful and cathartic and bring about change in relationships. 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Fritz Perls and Gestalt

Fritz Perls was an innovatory humanistic practitioner whose Gestalt Therapy became very popular during the 1960s. The word 'gestalt' comes from a German word which explains foreground and background images. Perls was a rather controversial figure but his psychotherapy provides fast insight and change.