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...and we like to write about how we can all achieve better health, naturally. Sometimes tips on how you can DIY to better health and sometimes on the therapies that can make a difference to you, your health and wellbeing.
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Let’s bust some myths on Tarot Readings

Therapies Posted on Thu, June 22, 2023 01:59PM

By Kathryn Bird

#Myth 1

One of the questions I get asked quite often as the cards are drawn is, can you see anything ‘bad’?. There are certain cards in the 78 card deck of RWS tarot deck that make people shudder upon being drawn, these include the ‘Death’ and ‘Devil’ cards.

These cards are not the death of the physical body or a devil as in person in our world, but their meanings are more in tune with the death of a concept/dream/situation (time to start a fresh), and with the devil its about managing temptations and sometimes having to be devilish (strong and firey) to get through a situation in your life. You are not cursed or you/someone else in your world are not going to die when these cards are drawn.

#Myth 2

Another myth about Tarot is that you have to follow what the messages give you to the absolute letter. The cards and YOU are always open to feel free will. You can take the messages and live by them or you can walk away and do absolutely nothing. It is always your choice!

#Myth 3

All Tarot readers are witches!!!…I do not cast spells (never have and never will!) or do I  want anything negative to happen to you by having a reading with me. The initention that I always set for everyones readings, is that you leave me with ‘clarity on your life, alongside tools and techniques to feel forfilled’.

I wish you nothing by LOVE and LIGHT always. 

If you have never had a reading before, I talk and walk you through every stage of what happens in the reading and by getting you to write down the messages or record them you can refer back to them as you go through your life.

Have you ever seen a worried new born baby? I doubt it…we are not born worried, we become conditioned to worry, stress and feeling negative….let the cards help you change your energy and mindset…

Still not sure about Tarot, I offer a free 10 minute telehpne consultation, so we can have a chat and I can answer any questions you might have.

I work on Saturdays 10-12 noon for readings.

Call Kathryn on 01773 718863

Emotrance Treatment: Unlocking Emotional Well-Being

Therapies Posted on Thu, June 01, 2023 10:47AM

In our pursuit of holistic well-being, we often explore various avenues to enhance our mental and emotional health. One such innovative approach that has gained traction in recent years is Emotrance treatment. This transformative therapy focuses on unlocking emotional blockages and fostering a harmonious flow of emotions. Join us as we delve into the world of Emotrance and discover its potential to enhance emotional well-being.

Understanding Emotrance

Emotrance is a powerful therapeutic technique that draws inspiration from energy psychology and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Developed by Dr. Silvia Hartmann, a renowned energy psychologist, Emotrance offers a unique approach to emotional healing and transformation. At its core, Emotrance recognizes that emotions are energy in motion and that blockages in this energy flow can lead to emotional disturbances and imbalances.

The Principles of Emotrance

Emotrance operates on several fundamental principles that guide its practice:

  1. Energy Flow: Emotions are seen as dynamic energies that must flow freely through the body. Blockages in this energy flow can manifest as emotional issues or discomfort.
  2. Subjective Experience: Emotrance acknowledges the subjective nature of emotions and emphasizes the individual’s personal experience as the foundation for healing.
  3. Intention: Intention plays a vital role in Emotrance, as the therapist and the client work together to direct and transform the energy of emotions towards positive outcomes.

The Emotrance Process

During an Emotrance session, the therapist assists the client in identifying emotional blockages and their associated physical sensations. By tuning into these sensations and using guided techniques, the therapist helps the client release and transform the stuck energy, facilitating a natural flow of emotions.

The treatment involves simple yet powerful techniques, such as focusing attention on the sensations, following the energy flow, and guiding the client towards a state of emotional resolution. The process allows individuals to gain insight, release pent-up emotions, and experience a profound sense of relief and liberation.

Benefits of Emotrance Treatment

Emotrance treatment has shown great promise in improving emotional well-being and fostering personal growth. Here are some of the potential benefits:

  1. Emotional Release: By releasing emotional blockages, Emotrance enables individuals to let go of negative emotions and experience a newfound sense of lightness and emotional freedom.
  2. Stress Reduction: The practice of Emotrance can help reduce stress and anxiety by facilitating the smooth flow of emotions, allowing individuals to navigate life’s challenges with greater resilience.
  3. Enhanced Emotional Intelligence: Through Emotrance, individuals can develop a deeper understanding of their emotional landscape, leading to improved emotional intelligence and better interpersonal relationships.
  4. Personal Empowerment: Emotrance empowers individuals to take an active role in their emotional well-being, providing them with practical tools to transform and manage their emotions.

Is Emotrance Right for You?

Emotrance can benefit anyone seeking to enhance their emotional well-being, regardless of age or background. Whether you are struggling with unresolved emotions, stress, or simply looking to deepen your self-awareness, Emotrance offers a unique approach to emotional healing and personal growth.

Final Thoughts

Emotrance treatment has emerged as a powerful and transformative approach to emotional healing. By acknowledging the energetic nature of emotions and facilitating their flow, Emotrance empowers individuals to unlock their emotional well-being and embrace a more fulfilling life.

Is Your World Back & White?

Therapies Posted on Wed, May 03, 2023 12:23PM

By Dr Ranjana Mitra

April was autism month, and it seems a good time to reflect on how this hugely significant, but still relatively unknown (in the public sphere) condition affects our day to day lives. Autism is widely misunderstood, and for many the word conjures an image of someone with a learning disability (LD). While autism and LD can go together, a lot of autistic people are highly intelligent and excel in their field. However they commonly have some challenges around social interactions, the ability to understand and express emotions, and the ability to cope with the changing demands of everyday life. Their lives are usually governed by routine, they may have certain sensory sensitivities and they may live with a lot of anxiety. Chris Packham’s brilliant series on the subject has shone light on the struggles many people on the autistic spectrum face, but have learnt to hide very well.  

A significant proportion of the couple conflict I see in the Counselling room is due to one partner having some autistic traits. Many of us live with these traits (as autism is a spectrum disorder) but do not have autism. Thus there are people who see the world in black and white, and cannot understand why their partner still talks to their sister after they have fallen out once; or why they can’t go to the same holiday destination each year, or don’t want to eat the same food all the time. Some describe being unable to connect with their partners as they are ‘cold’; or very awkward in social situations – to the extent that they cause embarrassment or avoid social interactions for this very reason.

 Conversations between partners attempting to resolve such everyday difficulties can soon get mired in blaming and personal attacks, when all that is needed is an appreciation of each party’s strengths and weaknesses. People with autistic traits are simply ‘neurodivergent’ – their brains are wired differently; they are not choosing to be difficult; they simply have a different way of understanding and negotiating the world. Whilst they may have difficulty with being flexible, they may also have remarkable strengths such as the ability to maintain intense focus on a task for long periods of time. Think of athletes who are at the top of their game – many of them are likely to be on the spectrum. How else can they find the motivation to train from morning to night, day in and day out, forsaking life’s pleasures, without knowing whether they will ever make the Olympic podium?

When a couple can recognise and work with each other’s strengths and acknowledge each other’s deficits with compassion, conflict can be eliminated and a healthy relationship maintained. If you are one of the many whose world is black and white, don’t despair. All that needs to happen is some understanding of what makes you who you are, and working out how to manage the unpredictable world in a way that does not overwhelm you.

If you want to learn more about this condition, go to the National Autistic Society website

If you believe your relationship difficulties may stem from an inability to be flexible, contact me for an initial consultation.  

Meditation Musings with Eileen- More Calm, Less Stress

Workshops & Classes Posted on Thu, April 27, 2023 10:56AM

MEDITATION …  Welcome More Calm and a Lot Less Stress into your Life

By Eileen Strong

Top Reasons people want to Learn to Meditate

In last month’s Acorn newsletter, our “Meditation Musings” blog bullet-pointed a list of more than 10 possible potential  benefits of meditation, including reducing your stress levels;  and giving your physical health a boost;

(For the full list,  take a quick click on the following link to revisit that Blog Post and check out the whole list: “MEDITATION MUSINGS: Being More YOU”  It was a pretty varied and diverse list! 

I used the words “possible potential benefits” above because you do have to actually do it in the first place,  and then more you do it, the better you get at it.  Just like building muscle at the gym, your “meditation muscles” get stronger (and more impressive!) with practice!   It IS possible to have a bit of a quick fling with Meditation, and get a life-changing result.  But it’s the longer term Meditators are the ones who report the most significant real-life changes.  

But  HOW can Meditation do all that stuff? Could it REALLY be such a cure-all fix-it miracle-worker? Well, no. I personally wouldn’t say that.. although there are many who claim that to be true.  Let’s remember that are many, many different ways to Meditate and….

Different meditation techniques get different results

What is possible is that when you have a specific aim or purpose in mind, there will be a meditation technique that can help you achieve it. 

When I asked some of my previous Meditation Class Students what the most significant benefits had been for them, one of the Top take-aways was how quickly it can help you to switch from Super-Stressed mode to being Calm-&-Relaxed when you know how.

  • “Surprising how little changes can be made to make any situation more relaxing”
  • “What really surprised me was how quickly I could go from “being in work mode” to  “super relaxed” in such a short space of time”
  • “I learnt how relaxation techniques can be applied almost anywhere and not confined to a darkened room”
  • “Excellent for asserting some  control when feeling overwhelmed or anxious”

If managing and reducing stress levels in your life is very important to you, then Meditation can be a self-help technique that could be for you.  Let’s see why.

Meditation: reducing Stress Levels

One of the earliest published research studies on Meditation was released in the 1960’s with the work of Dr Herbert Benson, who famously measured the brainwave activity of a significant number of meditators who were practicing a specific Meditation technique.   He also measured physiological changes that corresponded with the changing brainwave activity.  He essentially proved that meditation could induce a physical state of deep relaxation. 

Back in the 1960’s,  it was pretty ground-breaking research of it’s time and was instrumental in bringing Meditation to the attention of a more mainstream audience.  

In  more recent times, the “Mind-Brain-Body” connection (Mind-Body Medicine)  is becoming more widely researched, recognised and understood.  You’ve  probably heard both those terms bandied about quite a lot in wellness circles; especially in holistic/alternative approaches to health.

With the subsequent development of scientific instruments and rising interest in the potential role of Meditation in Clinical applications (amongst others) we now know so much more about the science behind Meditation, and the whole Mind-Brain-Body connection.

So if getting a better grip on your personal Stress levels is important to you, and you’d like to learn a basic Meditation technique geared to help you with that, are you ready to give it a go?  Read on! 

Join our Monthly Class

This  Mind-Brain-Body connection was the theme for our Group Meditation Class earlier this month, where we came together to enjoy not only a Meditation for Relaxation, but also a true Mind-Body Medicine self-healing technique too.   (More on those in future posts!)

Our monthly class here at Acorn is suitable for beginners through to more experienced meditators and we explore different themes each time.  It’s a very friendly, informal class with chairs provided for your use.  Check directly with us for the latest schedule.

(At time of writing in May 2023,  these are on the 3rd Wednesday Monthly 7pm through to end of July only.  Summer/Autumn classes will have a new schedule so do check back with us for the latest timings).

To Pre-book your place on our Monthly Meditation Classes, click here: EileenStrongCoaching-Events

For more information on any of the above topics, or to enquire about private 1-2-1 meditation sessions, click here: Contact_Eileen  

We look forward to hearing from you, and helping you welcome More Calm and Less Stress into your life.

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