Reiki, Chakra Balancing and Energy Healing

Reiki for Allergies: Helping With Seasonal Reactions

Can you use Reiki for Allergies?

Allergies are an overreaction by the immune system to an otherwise harmless substance so how can you use Reiki for Allergies?

In the case of seasonal allergies you are reacting to pollens which do not pose a threat to your body. This reaction creates a continual state of ‘fight or flight’ in the body, weakening your immune system, increasing the risk of other infections or health problems and leaving you tired and worn out. It can also impact your sleep, adding to your fatigue.

How does Reiki for Allergies help? Both Reiki and Energy healing work to rebalance and calm your body, activating the parasympathetic nervous system, eliminating the state of ‘fight or flight’ and allowing healing to occur. It can be used to help symptoms and to release underlying emotional issues which trigger the allergic response.

When using Energy Healing and Reiki for allergies there are two parts to treating your seasonal allergies, and they are most effective when you commit to a short course of treatments.

Controlling your symptoms

The first part is to assist with controlling your symptoms. The practitioner will focus on the affected areas of your body, so in the case of seasonal allergies your head, face, throat and chest.

The focus is on bringing balance and relaxation, unblocking the energy in the affected areas, releasing sinus pain, headaches, and resolving itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing and wheezing. It is not uncommon to initially feel a little worse after the treatment; however this will shift within a day or two leaving you feeling better.

Reiki and Energy Healing also bring relaxation, allowing your body to rest and recuperate and improving your sleep. Many clients report feeling able to breathe more freely and that their sinuses and eyes are more comfortable following treatment.

Releasing underlying triggers

The second part involves addressing the underlying reasons for your allergies. Most of us, especially adults, carry a certain amount of emotional baggage; from our childhoods, from our parents and previous generations (genetic memory), and some say from past lives.

Releasing these emotional memories from your body will help to bring about long lasting relief from your allergies. We cannot change what has happened in the past, but we can shift the way in which we react to these memories.

By allowing you to become less triggered and controlled by these past issues you become more balanced, grounded, centred and relaxed which ultimately makes you less reactive to allergens and also to daily stressors in your life.

Energy Healing and Reiki for allergies are unlikely to provide a complete cure for your seasonal reactions, however they can assist your body to function in an optimal way. Following treatments clients will comment that they feel better in many ways, including their allergic reactions. Everyone can benefit from this type of healing so book now and enjoy enhanced health and well-being.

Discovering the Link Between Fatigue and Trauma


Did you know there is a strong link between Fatigue and Trauma?

As a reiki practitioner and energy healer I see many people who have emotional memories in their bodies from past traumas. Those emotions can be from physical, sexual and emotional traumas that they have experienced during their life, from their parents lives (genetic memories) and, some believe, from past life experiences.

Whatever your belief system, or the origin of those emotions, they can become lodged anywhere in our bodies, cause a disruption in our energy and lead to physical dysfunction.

They weigh us down, and can trigger many issues including aches and pains, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and often fatigue. They sit like a heaviness inside us, creating lethargy and despondence and an inability to live life with the joy we deserve.

The first, most important step, to resolving this fatigue is to acknowledge the the link between Fatigue and Trauma. We are often afraid to admit to weakness and expose our vulnerabilities. Many of us would rather seek a physical reason as it is more comfortable to deal with that.

Meet Bill

Discovering the link between Fatigue and Trauma was eye opening and the first step to healing for Bill.

At 41 years old he came to me suffering unrelenting fatigue, pressure and pain in his chest, palpitations and digestive issues. Up until a year before he had been fit and healthy.

Despite extensive testing, the medical profession could find no reason for his symptoms. His work and family life were suffering and he was desperate to find some relief.

A friend who had been to see me recommended he ‘give Reiki and Energy Healing a try’. He was very skeptical, but desperate for relief so willing to see if I could help.

I found that he carried a huge amount of sadness and grief, along with some fear. This was mostly sitting in his chest, heart and large intestine. He said that his life had been great; loving parents, no major traumas or events that he could remember.

I then asked him about his parents. He told me that his aunt had died of a terminal illness a couple of months before his birth. His mother had nursed her for several months before she died, and during the earlier part of her pregnancy. He said she had never really got over the death.

He also said that not long before his health declined their child’s pet rabbit had died. Of course this was a sad day, however, it caused an exceptional amount of grief in him totally out of proportion to the actual event. He said he couldn’t understand why he had reacted so strongly.

This does, however, make sense to me… he was carrying his mother’s fear and grief, which he had soaked up whilst in utero. The death of the rabbit had then triggered that memory in his body, causing an excessive reaction. He was still living in that memory.

Over several sessions we worked to release that fear and grief. Bill gradually felt lighter, felt the joy coming back into the world. His fatigued lifted, his mood changed and his digestion slowly returned to normal. He no longer has palpitations or the pressure and pain in his chest.

He still comes to see me once in a while ‘for fine tuning’ as he puts it, to address life’s everyday stresses.


And, finally..

We all carry emotions relating to memories that are our own or our ancestors..

At times these memories are triggered, and brought to the forefront. Finding ways to release and resolve the emotions associated with these memories can greatly enhance our quality of life, and ultimately our overall health and well-being. We cannot change what happened in the past, but we can let go of the emotions and file those memories away in the filing cabinet that is our history.

Do you know someone like Bill?

Reiki and Energy healing or other types of Energy Medicine may be just what they need!


Can You Heal Hypothyroidism?

I have been asked many times whether it is possible to heal hypothyroidism.

As someone who was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and was able to resolve it, I want to share my story.

The diagnosis

In 1999, during a period of enormous stress at work, I started to have anxiety, panic attacks and was feeling exhausted all the time no matter how long I slept. My resting pulse was around 50 and in addition, I just could not get warm; I was wearing sweaters and sleeping with 2 duvets and a hot water bottle.. in August!

My doctor did a blood test and I came back with elevated TSH, the hormone that stimulates the thyroid. This is the usual test that your family doctor will use to assess thyroid function.

I was prescribed Synthroid, a form of Levothyroxine, was told I would never be able to get off it, and likely the dose would increase over time. When I first started taking it I felt amazing, my energy was back and I was no longer cold.. great improvement!

At that stage in my life I took the doctor’s word when they said I could never get off the Synthroid and simply got on with my life…

The emotional component to heal hypothyroidism

In 2010 I had met my mentor, Roger, a Shamanic Healer and Teacher of the Eastern Tantra. His initial assessment was that my throat chakra was blocked, the reason for this being a need to first connect wth who I was and what my needs were, then express myself and be heard.. Again this made total sense to me in relation to my family history (genetic memories) and my own upbringing and life events.

We worked to release that blockage, to connect with my heart, to open to my own self worth and to learn to find my voice and expect to be heard. I can only describe this as a ‘growing into myself’, it was an amazing journey of self discovery and self acceptance. To let go of the self doubt, the efforts to please everyone all the time and to be continually seeking acceptance and affirmation from others. To learn to accept myself for who I was at that time and to be able to truly say “I love myself and all my imperfections, I am a good person. I deserve to love and be loved”

This process is still underway, I do not think I will ever stop seeking self improvement and growth.

Next steps to heal hypothyroidism

In 2012 it was suggested that my low thyroid may, in part, be caused by inflammation and auto-immune issues triggered by diet. I had done some of my own research and found information on the relationship between a wheat / gluten intolerance and thyroid issues so this made sense to me. I stopped eating gluten (wheat, rye, barley) and corn. Many of my symptoms improved: the goosebumps on the skin on my arms and digestion, I would wake up feeling rested, and I had fewer aches and pains.

In fact, by 2013 I felt so well that I decided to attempt to stop my Synthroid. My doctor was not supportive, however, intuitively I knew I did not need it. I used a nail file and swiped the pill over the file an extra time each day. This reduced the dose extremely gradually.

About 3 months after I had completely stopped I had a blood test that showed my thyroid (TSH) to be within normal range if on the high end. After 3 more months the TSH was a very good normal and it has stayed that way for 5 years now.

So, can you heal hypothyroidism?

I am not saying this will work for everyone, but it certainly worked for me, and it has also worked for a number of my clients.

I recommend a two part approach.

Addressing diet, allergies, intolerances and nutrition by seeking the advice of a Naturopathic Doctor or Functional Medicine Practitioner and to also consult someone who practices Energy Healing, Reiki, Shamanic Healing or other person who can assess the energy blockages in your body. In so doing you address the physiological and the emotional / energetic components.


Disclaimer: It is not recommended to stop any prescription medication without consulting the doctor who prescribed it. The above method worked for me, however, we are all different, so it is not guaranteed to work for you.



Stop Drinking Alcohol

So you want to stop drinking alcohol.. Tried already? Maybe several times with no success?

It can be extremely hard to quit this addiction and it is important to realise that we are all unique, and that no one approach works for everyone…

Studies have shown that addiction is due to both genetic factors and also to poor coping strategies and environmental factors. “Genes and Addiction”

First and most important make the intention not to judge yourself, not to feel guilt and shame.. drinking a lot is often a way of coping, it is a need. Once you can discover what drives you to drink it becomes much easier to make the necessary changes to stop drinking alcohol.

Why do you drink alcohol?

When we are unable to reduce the amount we drink, or to stop completely, there is always an underlying need for the alcohol. Unless we address that underlying reason we are unlikely to be successful.

There is of course the chemical addiction to the alcohol. However, having the genetic predisposition for addiction does not mean that you will get that disease..

I have had many clients who confess to an inability to moderate their drinking. There is always a pain in their life. The emotional stressors that I see most often when clients are finding it hard to stop drinking alcohol are loneliness, rejection, physical / emotional / sexual abuse in childhood and / or adulthood, and fear. Some may have very low self esteem, a sense of having no value, no self worth.

Anxiety and depression can also be factors, along with physical pain caused by injuries, and conditions such as arthritis and headaches.

How to stop drinking alcohol

As I said earlier, there is no one size fits all.. you need to look at the options that are available, try different things and accept there is no magic bullet, one time quick fix. Most people need several different approaches to successfully stop.

You may wish to consider one or more of the following. They are in no specific order.

  1. Admit the issue, the fact you drink too much, to yourself and to those close to you. It is not important to label yourself as alcoholic, just accept the need to reduce / stop.
  2. Seek help from professionals. Resources include your family doctor, counselling / talk therapy, other healing modalities, AA meetings and other support groups.
  3. Avoid comparing yourself to others. We are all different, what works for one will not necessarily work for another.
  4. Decide whether you want to stop completely or try to reduce your consumption. Maybe as a start designate just one or two nights a week for alcohol instead of every night.
  5. Avoid temptation – Choose to spend time with friends who don’t drink or who are happy to avoid it when they are with you and go to places where alcohol is not served.
  6. Replace the alcohol with something else. E.g. If you always drink in the evening find something else to snack on, or to drink, or find an activity you can do with others.
  7. Look at the benefits – better sleep, less wasted time, more connected to others, more meaningful conversations, money saved.. etc..

Addressing the underlying pain

Accepting that there may be underlying emotional issues connected with your drinking can be hard. Mental health still has a lot of stigma attached to it. We all have baggage that we carry, from our own lives, our genetic memories passed down from parents, grandparents etc, and, some believe, soul memories too.

When you are ready to “go there”, or to take a look and see if that may be why you cannot stop drinking, it is important to seek help from a health professional. There are many options available including psychological services such as counselling and psychotherapy, as well as energy healing, shamanic healing, church ministers and more.

Remember healing is an ongoing process. Don’t judge yourself if you slip, accept the relapse and move on, get back on track. It is quite normal to slip a number of times before you reach a point where you are satisfied with changes you have made.

Withdrawal Symptoms

Depending on how much you are drinking and how quickly you reduce your intake you may experience withdrawal from the alcohol.

These symptoms can include psychological symptoms such as irritability, poor concentration, feeling shaky, feeling tired, difficulty sleeping or bad dreams.

Physical alcohol withdrawal symptoms including trembling hands, sweating, headache, nausea, vomiting, palpitations and lack of appetite. Severe physical side effects include convulsions, confusion, fever and even hallucinations. If you experience physical withdrawal symptoms of any kind, you should see your doctor as soon as possible.


I wish you success in your journey to stop drinking alcohol!



Simple Ways to Sleep Better

There are so many things going on in our lives these days, we are constantly busy, rushing around, keeping “to do lists” in our heads and generally racing through life at 100 miles an hour that we all need simple ways to sleep better.

It doesn’t help that we are constantly pressured by others, and that we feel guilty if we do take a little time for ourselves. The thing we often lose sight of is that unless we look after ourselves we cannot be there for everyone else.

Simple Ways to Sleep Better

Often, we cannot change our lives – kids still have to be taken to hockey games, meals have to be prepared, and work places all sorts of demands on us, add to that the need to fit some exercise in somewhere and that makes for a full day every day.

If we want to improve our sleep, we need to allow our minds to slow down, and to be restful. The only way most of us will ever get the time to unwind and slow down a little is if we schedule it into our days. Just 20 – 30min can make a world of difference.


Try getting up 20minutes early, before anyone else, practice being still and quiet. Enjoy the sound of the silence..

During the day

Allow yourself to take lunch, get out of the office, go for a walk, or to a coffee shop, or, even better, sit outside in a park or by the canal. Breathe, watch the world go by and actually taste your lunch.

In the evening

Schedule some me time before bed. Turn off the electronic devices, dim the lights, be quiet and still, maybe listen to music or have a bath.

Meditation – try a mindfulness practice – even 10minutes in the morning and at night can bring real improvements in your sleep.

One simple way to be more mindful is to use your own breathing. This could be done in bed, when you wake up, or sitting in a chair before you go to bed at night.

Focus on your breathing, just watch and notice whether you breath only in your upper chest or lower down, and how long it takes for each breath in and out.

Then slow the breath down, count the breath in and count it out, make sure that the in is as long as the out and that you breathe all the way down into your belly, not just into your ribs. If your mind wanders, simply bring the focus back to the breathing – the more you practice, the easier it gets.



This can really help wth stress and tension. Try to get some mild to moderate exercise most days. It does not have to be an intense work out at the gym, just going for a walk for 20-30minutes will help. Avoid high intensity exercise in the evening as it can take a while for your body to slow down and prepare for sleep. Try to plan any serious workouts for morning or lunchtime and something slower and more relaxing such as a walk in the evening.


Some therapies that can help:

Massage – regular sessions relax your body, lower blood pressure and provide you with time dedicated just to YOU.

Reiki, Chakra Balancing and Energy Healing will also calm the body, release emotions and stress and bring a deep sense of calm. So often we are stuck in our heads, with our busy minds – be more grounded and connected to the rest of your body.

Acupuncture, acupressure and reflexology all balance the whole body, improving circulation, and lowering stress levels.

Book yourself for a session every few weeks, or as often as you can afford. Health plans usually cover some of these therapies, but if not its worth investing in yourself!


And finally..

Remember, there is no judgement and no guilt if you cannot commit to a regular time to slow down.. whatever you manage to fit in, however little or irregular, it is all better than nothing!


Reiki For Stress

Have you ever had a really stressful week or a period in your life when everything seems overwhelming and you react to the silliest things? This is the perfect time to use Reiki for Stress.

Why are you reacting?

It may be “now stuff”

The reactions may be obvious, and due to current, everyday stresses such as your ignorant boss, the pressure of deadlines at work, relationship issues (work or home) or events in your family life. Try taking the time to sit and to be still, look at what is happening in your life and bring awareness to any issues that are triggering you. Are they worthy of the response they trigger? This can help bring an appreciation of why you are stressed and is often the first step to doing something about it.

Maybe we are simply overloaded with ‘stuff’ in our lives at that time, and the small event that triggered that huge response was the final straw, the one that pushed us over the edge.

Or it may be “old stuff”

We all carry memories and emotions from past events in our own lives, our parents’ lives or maybe soul memories. For some of us these can be quite intense and strong, for others less so. It does not always have any relation to the size / number of the trauma / emotional events. I have met people who have experienced the most terrible traumas who have been able to let it go, and to put it in the past, and others who had apparently less traumatic experiences who cannot move beyond them.

Choosing not to react

Whether its “now stuff” or “old stuff”, or a combination of both, I recommend that you try Reiki for Stress.

I have had quite a number of clients who say, “I have done years of counselling so it can’t be anything to do with that trauma..”

But it can.. the talking works with the mind, and rarely addresses the emotions and memories stored in the body. It is a wonderful modality that helps you to develop coping strategies and to move on, to live your life, to function and often achieve successes. For some people it is all they need, and it resolves the emotions in the body too.

However, for others it is less effective at addressing those emotions held in the body. It can be likened to packaging things up in boxes, and storing those boxes in the closet. They are out of sight, out of mind, but they are still there, festering. At any point another event in your life reminds you of what is in those boxes and out they come..

Reiki for Stress

Reiki is a wonderful tool. It brings deep relaxation and grounding, Helping the body to release the current stresses and events. People report feeling more calm, more ‘Zen” and better able to cope with things that were overwhelming prior to the session.

It also goes much deeper. Reiki is all about facilitating whatever the body needs at the time. It is not about forcing anything to happen. It helps the body to open the closet and to bring out and dispose of the boxes stored there. It is not necessary to open the boxes, to go back and relive the event / trauma in the way many talk therapies work. It is enough to acknowledge the emotions involved and to let them go.

I am honoured to have had the opportunity to work with quite a number of clients with PTSD and serious trauma in their lives, and to be a part of their healing. It is often an amazing journey we take together.

Case study

I have had a client recently who had experienced terrible abuse in childhood. They were suffering from acute anxiety and a lot of physical pain, particularly in their back and legs. A simple journey to run errands was an ordeal of anxiety, and if family were coming to dinner they were exhausted before anyone arrived just from the stress of organising the dinner. We have worked together now for several months, releasing the emotions and shock stored in the body. There have been sessions where there were tears, and some when they shook violently as the body let go of the tensions created by all that fear.

Their friends have noticed a softening in their face, a relaxing, they can now do an errand to a new place with just the normal amount of anxiety, and having family to dinner is a breeze, something to be enjoyed not endured. And the pain? Well, that is so much better. Fear and trauma often relate to back and leg pain.

Using Reiki for Stress For Yourself

We can all benefit from regular Reiki sessions (me included). You may wish to come once a month or so for maintenance to help you remain calm and relaxed. Many of my clients do this, booking every 3-5 weeks.

For deeper traumas it is often more beneficial to come weekly at first, however, this is a process and we both need to respect the time required in between sessions to allow the body to process. There is no set frequency, no expectation of how often you will come, and we will discuss at each visit when would be best to return.

Find out about what to expect in a Reiki session HERE.

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Muscles and Emotions

Have you ever thought about muscles and emotions?

The emotions we experience and hold onto can have a very real physical impact on our bodies.


Relating Muscles and Emotions

I have studied Applied Kinesiology as taught by the International College of Applied Kinesiology.

This system relates the neuromuscular function to the structural, chemical and neurological regulatory mechanisms. Which, simply put, relates the function of your muscles to structural balance (the physical functioning of your body, the skeletal and muscular systems), chemical balance (allergies, toxins, nutrition) and the mental / emotional.

Using this wonderful tool it is possible to determine the reason why a particular muscle is not able to function to its best.


Old or new?

Current issues: The emotions involved in the reduced function of muscles may be current stress and tensions in our lives. From dis-harmony in the home, workplace issues, a recent injury or traumatic event.

Past events: The body can hold on to the emotions when we have a traumatic event in our lives. I have had many clients with PTSD, with childhood trauma, physical and sexual abuse, previous violent relationships and major accidents / injuries. They may have had counselling and managed to package up the event, learn coping strategies and be functioning well in life. However, their body continues to tell the story of the emotions that are trapped.

Past lives: It is said we also carry the emotional memories of events in past lives.This has been the issue that has come up for quite a number of my clients.


Let’s consider back and hip pain.

If the main supporting muscles are not able to function correctly you are prone to injury, pain, stiffness and tension. You could liken your body to a tent.. where the guide ropes are all out of whack, one too tight, another to loose.. the tent will become crooked, and out of shape, and may even collapse.

This is basically what happens to your body; it becomes crooked and out of line, is prone to injury where the spine and joints are not supported, and to muscle tension, spasm and pain.

Here are some examples of particular muscles and emotions that affect them.


Fear, anxiety, shock, trauma

These all relate to the kidney meridian / energy line.

They will ultimately affect the psoas muscle, the big core muscle that connects the lower (lumbar) back to the thigh bone (femur), or the tenderloin in a  beef cow. Tension and weakness here will create tightness and possible pain in your low back and leave you prone to injury.


Loss, sadness, loneliness, grief

These relate to the large intestine meridian, and as such will affect the following muscles:

Hamstrings, the muscles down the back of your leg, from your pelvis (butt) to your knee

Quadratus lumborum connects your lower (lumbar) back and bottom rib to the top of your pelvis.

All of these support the back, the hips and the knees.


Insecurity, betrayal, abandonment, lost, vulnerable

These affect the heart, and the pericardium meridian, along with the small intestine, and are associated with the biggest muscle group in the body, the gluteals, our butt muscles.

And with the Quadriceps, the big muscle group down the front of your thigh.

It is clear that they have a big role to play in supporting us in an upright position.


This is just a sample of the emotions and the muscles that can be affected. There are other, powerful emotions which I have not considered here, including guilt, shame, anger etc. Come see me today and find out more.


How do we deal with these emotions?

We do not need to know where these emotions come from, only to acknowledge them and to work to release them, replacing them with those more positive.

This can be done through Energy healing, Reiki or or a number of other emotional release techniques such as tapping. Hypnotherapy, talk therapy or counselling may also be helpful, however, it is not always as effective in releasing emotions stuck in the body.


Book with me and find out how your muscles and emotions are connected. Discover how we can resolve pain, tension, and stiffness, along with the emotions you carry. Live life to the full!



Emotions and tight hips.

Have you ever considered that your physical body carries the emotions that we experience? And that those emotions can affect the way we move? In this blog I want to consider our emotions and tight hips.

It is well known by those who teach and practice yoga that performing hip opening postures and movements can cause us to become emotional, even bringing tears. Most of us do not understand why, or readily associate the tightness and tension in our body with trapped emotions. The medical profession may attribute it to inflammation, injuries, repetitive strain, too much sitting or even “just getting older”.. They are only just beginning to look at the association between the physical body and the emotions / energetic.

Of course these reasons are all valid possibilities, and should be considered as part of the picture, however, I often find that releasing trapped emotions brings more relief and more improvement in flexibility, strength and function than any amount of pills, exercise, massage or even physical treatments.

The Root or 1st Chakra

Our root chakra is located at the base of spine. It is the first one to become activated when we are born and is associated with particular aspects of our wellbeing. The new baby requires the first 4 of these things from the time of birth and will go on to develop the fifth:

  • Security, safety, survival
  • Basic needs (food, sleep, shelter, self-preservation, etc.)
  • Grounding
  • Support and foundation for living our lives
  • Physicality, physical identity and aspects of self

The Sacral or 2nd Chakra

This is located in the lower abdomen, about 3 inches below our belly button or navel.

In the Western world this chakra is commonly referred to as being to do with sex and sexuality, however, it is far more than that… It has to do with gratification, sensuality, pleasure of all types and creativity. It has to with the enjoyment of life, freedom from worry, the ability to be spontaneous and have fun.

Emotions and Tight Hips

Any situations or events that cause emotions that counter these qualities will bring a blockage in our energy and affect our physical body. In particular anxiety, fear, trauma, not feeling safe and secure will cause the root to become locked tight as a protection. Many clients I meet are stuck tight in their root chakra and, as a part of this, they have deficient energy in their 2nd chakra. It is hard to be spontaneous, joyful, creative and full of fun when we are full of fear!

The effect is cumulative and repeated events will add up, in addition the more intense the event the more the fear locks the hips tight. Combine this with genetic memories kindly passed to us from parents, grandparents and other ancestors and those experiences from past lives and we often have an excess of stored up emotional baggage.

I have had many clients with PTSD, and who suffered childhood abuse and assaults and a number traumas.

I will often ask them “How do your hips feel, do you find they are tight and restricted?”

The answer is always “Yes”, and usually accompanied by “How did you know that…??”

My answer will be “More often than not, there is a link between your emotions and tight hips!”

Releasing the emotions

The are many ways to do this, and each one of us requires a different combination of approaches, there is never a one size fits all.

Counselling and Psychotherapy

For some, working with the conscious mind through counselling, psychotherapy and talk therapy is enough. However, it is more common that this brings the ability get on with life, to function, and to even be successful but does not release the emotions form the body. I liken it to taking the events and traumas, packaging them up, then sticking the boxes in the closet. They are out of immediate sight so do not impact our everyday life, but they are sitting there festering and will most likely come back to haunt us at some point in our lives..


This works more with the subconscious. It allows us to let go of the rational and access our inner wisdom. Through hypnotherapy we can begin to take out those boxes of emotional garbage and throw them out. There is a “blind” approach where it is not necessary to open those boxes and relive the events, but simply to acknowledge the emotions involved and to throw them out.

Energy Healing and Reiki

A good healer will facilitate the release of emotions from your body. Using either light hands on, or using their hands in the energetic field of the body, they will create a safe space for the body to work through the emotions. They will bring energy in where required, assist with the flow and unblocking of energy end emotions and take and dispose of anything you are ready to release.

CranioSacral Therapy

This is a very subtle, hands on technique that works with both the physical and energetic aspects of our being. A good CranioSacral Therapist will be able to feel those trapped emotions and will work with your body to release them. It is not unusual for people to experience emotions during a treatment as things are released.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) or Tapping

The Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT, is very easy to learn and can be used at home. It is a form of psychological acupressure, simple tapping is used on certain points while thinking about the traumatic event, pain or negative emotions, along with the voicing of positive affirmations. This works to clear the emotional blockages.



Another technique you can use on your own at home as well as in a class or with an instructor. Performing specific hip opening exercises can teach the body that it can let go of the tensions along with the emotions that are behind them.

Clinical Somatic Therapy or Education

This gentle approach works to teach the body to go beyond the restrictions imposed by the emotional baggage it carries. Slow, conscious movements are used with the help of a therapist using hands on techniques. Exercises are provided to be done at home to continue the healing journey. In the process of learning to let go of the restrictions it also lets go of the emotions.



Emotions and tight hips: the body holds onto the emotions that we experience, causing very real physical symptoms. Most people will choose a number of different techniques and approaches over time to release these emotions, some starting from the physical and some form the emotional / energetic angle. Whatever techniques you choose to release the emotions and to unlock your hips it is a journey that cannot be rushed. Enjoy it and be curious about the process.


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Pregnancy: How Emotions Affect Your baby

There is a lot of information available about the physical aspects of pregnancy, but how often do we consider the emotional changes, and, maybe more importantly, the ways that these emotions affect your baby.

It is normal for you to experience a wide range of emotions during pregnancy and post partum.

There may be highs and lows, anxiety, fear, excitement and a lack of confidence that you will be a good mother.

These are triggered in part by hormonal changes in your body. Some women are particularly sensitive to the increase in progesterone which can cause irritability.

In addition, pregnancy can highlight relationship challenges, insecurities and unrealistic expectations. It will also bring up issues from your own childhood and possibly issues that you picked up from your own parents during your gestation and early years.

There can be stresses such as what will the baby mean for life going forward, how will it impact your relationship with your partner and what will the financial implications be.

All of these emotions affect your baby..

So how do your emotions affect your baby?

Children are like emotional sponges. They pick up on the emotions of the adults in their life, especially those closest to them. They will sense these emotions even in the womb, and some children will hold onto these emotions, especially when the emotions are strong.

It is therefore important for the well being of both yourself and your child to resolve these emotions.

That does not mean repress them; in fact it means the opposite!

Find someone you can talk to, work through any issues you may have with other family members or your partner, express yourself. It is also best to try to avoid situations which you will find emotive.

Ideally you should seek to deal with any of your own emotional issues prior to getting pregnant. This can be emotions experienced during your life, or associated with your genes, so your parents, grandparents, great grandparents and so on. Clearing emotions prior to trying to get pregnant will increase the chances of being successful and ensure the best of health for both mom and baby.

Many of us have some sort of emotional trauma in our lives.

Case Study

I want to introduce you to “Josh”

Josh’s parents brought him to me when he was nearly 3 years old. They were seeking to address his ‘allergies’. He had suffered eczema and asthma from the time he was born, in addition to which, he was frequently sick and any small virus would end up in bronchitis.

When talking to his parents I was told that his mom had a very stressful time during pregnancy.

She had suddenly lost her brother, with whom she was very close. She was also told during the pregnancy, incorrectly as it turned out, that Josh was in fact a Down’s syndrome baby. As you can imagine, this caused her to experience intense emotional turmoil.

Every organ in the body is associated with a set of emotions.

In the case of the lungs these emotions are grief, loss, loneliness, sadness, all of which Josh’s mom had experienced very intensely during the pregnancy. This meant that Josh’s ‘allergies’ had an emotional root.

We used a combination of Reiki, Energy Healing and Natural Allergy Therapy to release these emotions from both Josh and his mom.

His asthma and eczema improved dramatically; he no longer needs his asthma medications and can get sick without developing bronchitis.


This really highlights how emotions affect your baby, and the importance of addressing the emotional issues of the people around a child, both during pregnancy and following birth.


Contact me for a free discovery session to find out how I can help you.


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Why Can’t I Lose Weight?

Stress and Emotional Triggers

Do you struggle to lose weight?

We all know about emotional eating, the need to eat for comfort, or if we are sad or angry.

But did you know it often goes deeper than that? There has been a lot of research into why we over eat, and why people are often unable to lose weight, or having lost the weight it goes straight back on.

When dealing with immediate emotions such as being dumped by a partner, falling out with a friend, being bullied or having issues with our boss it is obvious that we are comfort eating. However, there often deeper reasons.


Emptiness and missing aspects to our lives

Often people who are lonely, or who feel unloved, unsupported or undervalued will find it impossible to lose weight. Their eating fills a void. It is unfortunate that the foods usually craved are the feel good foods, the ones that generate feelings of pleasure. This usually involves sugar and fat. In addition, cakes, muffins, cookies, pasta, pizza are all made from wheat, which contains gliadin, an opiate which binds to the opiate receptors in the brain and triggers excessive appetite.

Read HERE for more info on opiates in wheat.

It becomes difficult to function without these feel good foods as we experience withdrawal, in addition to which the void in our lives is not fulfilled.


Primitive, Instinctive Reaction to Stresses

Our primitive, reptilian or instinctive brain can feel our daily stress and tries to interpret the cause. It can associate the stress with physical dangers, famine or threat from the elements such as winter cold. To deal with the perceived threat of hunger or cold it will respond by slowing the metabolism and increasing appetite leading to fat storage. The extra fat would have been essential for the survival of our ancestors.



In light of the above, it becomes apparent that we need to resolve these past traumas and emotional stresses in order to lose weight and keep it off.


So, how can you do this?


Bringing an awareness to your emotions is a great start. Acknowledge what triggers you and work to let it go. Look for areas of stress in your life and make changes to address that stress, or at least put in place a plan to make the necessary changes, whether it is a change of job, to resolve relationship issues or release past traumas. Having a light at the end of the tunnel can be very beneficial.


Seek Help

There are a number of therapies and healing modalities that can help. It is important to be sure that you feel really comfortable and can connect with the person you choose. Some therapists and healers offer a free introductory session, a chance to meet before committing to a full session. This is a great idea as there is nothing worse than starting a session and 5 minutes in you are sitting there thinking I don’t want to be here!!.

Having a team of people to help is also a good idea, drawing on whichever approach is needed at the time. You may see one person for a while then someone else, then maybe go back to the first, each assisting you with a specific issue.

You may want to consider the following:


Talk therapies such as:

  •  Counselling and Psychotherapy
  •  Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
  •  Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)

Energetic work, including:


In summary

However you decide to deal with your stresses and emotional issues or traumas, remember that this a process, not a one session instant fix. The process can be difficult as you work to bring changes to your life, release your emotions and stresses, and reprogram long standing habits and beliefs.

Stick with it and you will ultimately become less reactive, happier, more whole and most importantly be able to lose weight and keep it off!