Since I was a little girl I have known that one of the things I wanted to do in my life is write. But then as it sometimes happens I forgot about this dream. My degree and the career path I took was not focused on writing and so I was not focused on it either and just stopped doing it. A few years ago when I began an intense focus on finding purpose in my work I was reminded that part of my journey is expressing myself through writing. As much as this felt right I was also at odds with myself. Although in certain areas of my life I did things that others considered brave, expressing my true heartfelt feelings where anyone could read them terrified me. I saw others write blogs with such confidence and the attitude of, "this is what I think and have to say..take it or leave it." I longed to be able to express myself with such detachment from the outcome.
After becoming certified as a coach I felt like I needed to "walk my talk" and it was time for me to start a blog. The fear was still there but the motivation to do it was stronger. For a few months I had the inspiration to write even if I still felt anxiety when hitting the publish button. Then something happened that blocked me. Although I was taking the action to create my blog and to write I still had some deeply ingrained beliefs that I would be attacked for expressing myself. At the time I wasn't aware that I had those subconscious beliefs but I think that by having them created a situation where the exact thing I was afraid of happened. After that the fear increased and the inspiration dried up. When I actually did sit down to write it was if I was facing a brick wall. My mind and computer screen stayed blank. Once again I dropped writing.
Luckily I am at a point in my life where I am surrounded by very supportive friends. Synchronicity happened when I mentioned to a friend that I would really like to start writing again. As it turned out she was part of a group that were just about to start working through Julia Cameron's book "Vein of Gold" and invited me to join. We meet weekly and I think that the encouragement and inspiration we provide each other is just as important in our creative growth as the exercises Julia prescribes in the book.
Thetahealing has also played a big part in helping me to get over writers block. Through it I was able to uncover and release the beliefs that were causing the fear of expressing myself as well as release the trauma around the reasons I was blocked.
Now I am in the process of learning to write for the joy of writing itself. I have challenged myself to regularly write in my blog and to be open to writing opportunities. As it often happens when we ask for something it appears in our lives. I have just registered to take part in a non fiction writing contest. By September I will have submitted a 50,000 word manuscript which is a big leap from where I was a few months ago with writing.
The reason I share this with you is to remind you that change is possible and that it can happen quickly. If there is an area in your life that you are blocked making the decision to change it is the first step. Once you have made the decision be open because chances are the universe will bring you the exact inspiration and support to work through it.
In a world where marketing experts recommend to people like me to target a niche market I rebel. It is not that I purposely disagree with them and set out to do the opposite of what they say. In fact, I have spent time thinking about it and every time I start to lean towards a certain direction a new client comes to me and we successfully work on something that is so the opposite of the direction I was thinking about going. But this is not about marketing, it is about helping people. Rather than focusing on only helping people with a very specific type of issue right now I choose to remain open to working with and helping a variety of different types of people facing different situations.
The truth is there are quite a few things that can be addressed with Theta Healing. On the emotional level I have helped people learn how to live without ongoing pain and trauma from abuse as well as release fear and long standing anxiety, guilt or shame. Sometimes these people are learning to relax, feel joy and live with restored confidence for the first time. Other clients already have overall happy lives and want to work on very specific issues such as letting more love, money or success into their lives.
Overall physical wellness motivates others to see me. I have to do the necessary disclaimer here and say that if you need medical attention please seek the advice of a doctor. ThetaHealing is meant to compliment not replace conventional medicine. With that being said many times the aches, pains and "dis"ease that you feel are rooted in with an emotional hook. Working with the beliefs and emotions stored in the part of the body that is causing pain can help clear the way for physical healing. In fact I have many clients that have come in for emotional help and as a bonus found that a physical issue shortly after the session was resolved.
Although people come to see me for different reasons what they have in common is the fact that they know that it is time to make a positive change in their lives and are ready to make that happen. Whether you think your issue is a difficult or easy one I welcome the opportunity to work with you. If you are curious about whether ThetaHealing can help with an issue you face in your life please contact me. I'll be happy to answer your questions and if there is another modality or type of professional that I feel can better help you I'll give you an honest assessment.
Focusing on the positive has created miraculous shifts in the lives of some and has left others wondering why they haven’t seen the same results. It is true that our thoughts do create our lives but what is not always made clear is the impact of the subconscious. Scientists believe that approximately 10% of our thoughts are conscious and 90% of brain activity is controlled by our subconscious mind. Memories, feelings and beliefs created during early childhood and passed down genetically are held in the subconscious and affect all areas of our lives including relationships, physical health and finances.
Theta Healing is a technique that addresses both conscious and subconscious beliefs. Theta Healing Practitioners are trained to easily access the Theta brainwave. The Theta State is a very deep state of relaxation attained during hypnosis, deep meditation and the first stage of sleep. By accessing this frequency the practitioner can influence the dominant subconscious mind and in this space heightened learning, healing and growth can occur.
A session begins with the client discussing what issue they would like to work on. The practitioner listens and tunes intuitively into the client using muscle testing to confirm which beliefs are creating blocks for the client. Once this is determined, the practitioner connects with the Theta brainwave and The Creator of All That Is (known by some as source energy) to release the beliefs no longer serving the client and replace those with new positive beliefs. Muscle testing is used again providing immediate feedback showing when a belief is changed. After a session the client will typically feel relaxed and peaceful.
Changing beliefs on both the conscious and subconscious levels can create powerful results. The beliefs we hold affect the way we view ourselves, and what happens around us. Releasing the beliefs that no longer serve us and replacing those with positive beliefs can allow for healing to occur on multiple levels such as emotional, physical, mental and spiritual.
Since I've started doing working as a holistic practitioner full time I have received the most questions about Theta Healing. People who I meet and people who have read the articles I have written for local holistic magazines always want to know more so I decided to write a blog series to help to provide more information.
So how did Theta Healing start?
In August of 1995 Vianna Stibal was diagnosed with bone cancer. Although she was not against conventional medicine she had no health insurance at the time. What she did have was a background in alternative medicine as a Naturopath, massage therapist and intuitive reader. She decided to put her knowledge of naturopathy to use and began an aggressive series of cleanses, nutritional healing, and vitamins. Unfortunately she remained sick. Despite her illness she held a strong belief that God could heal in an instant and prayed for the answer.
A camping trip led to the discovery that would provide the answers she sought. Vianna's aunt showed up with a bad stomachache. As they were in the mountains Vianna did not have her herbs with her. She did an intuitive body scan as she normally did with her clients and this time she asked God/Creator/Source energy to release the pain in her aunt and witnessed the pain go away. Her aunt ended up feeling much better. She tried it again with clients and had success. She thought to herself, "It can't be this easy" but was excited at the results and decided to try it for herself. It worked and today she is cancer free.
Curious to understand why this was working, Vianna solicited the help of a physicist. They found that she was accessing the Theta brainwave as she used this technique. As she puts it, "I had a breakthrough in healing and an explanation of faith healing that could be scientifically measured."
The truth is healing in the Theta state is not new. Hypnotherapists have long been working with people in the Theta state successfully. What Vianna added was the spiritual aspect.
Finding that some people received instant healing while others did not Vianna continued to develop Theta Healing. She began working with the limiting beliefs and feelings that contributed to illness and kept people from healing. Today belief work is a large part of Theta Healing and it can be used to help people change life patterns in a positive way.
I have met Vianna personally during one of my practitioner level courses in London and again this summer when I became certified as a Theta Healing instructor. What I liked about her was she was down to earth. She truly believes that with God all things are possible and encourages others to open their mind to possibilities. From a practical standpoint I appreciated the fact that she does not dismiss conventional medicine and continues to work with the medical and scientific community to better understand how Theta Healing works. To me it is a good blend of spirituality and science. I feel it is worth pointing out that one does not need to be religious to benefit from Theta Healing but only to believe in a source energy or creative energy.
In this blog series I'll be writing more about things like what Theta Healing can help with, what to expect in a session. If you have any specific questions feel free to message me.
This has come up several times this past week and I thought it was worth writing about. Have you ever noticed that sometimes the most successful people aren't the most educated or even the most talented? So why is it then that they are successful?
Those that are successful tend to have an unwavering belief in themselves. Rather than listening to others tell them their dreams are impossible they listen to the voice within that tells them that says "Keep going, you can do this." Unfortunately some have lost touch with that inner knowing. Instead of believing in possibly, that voice inside projects fear and quietly whispers or even loudly shouts out all of the reasons success is impossible. Taming this inner voice is essential because even if it does not express itself verbally others will pick up on it subconsciously and mirror back what we are projecting. If we are projecting fear and rejection we will attract people and situations in our life which give us the experience of fear and rejection. When we learn how to truly love and believe in ourselves we begin to attract the opportunities and people that support us on our journey.
Many people over look this next piece to the success puzzle. Have you ever heard that most people are more afraid of success than failure? Those who attract success and sustain it typically have a healthy idea of what success is. Some very talented and driven people sabotage their success because they unknowingly have limiting beliefs about what what will happen if they become successful. These are beliefs such as I will lose the love of my family when I gain success, in order to be successful I will have to give up who I truly am, or rich and successful people are evil. Most of the time these are not even conscious beliefs but it is important to make sure they are cleared in order to make the room for success in your life.
The third thing that successful people do is probably the most obvious and that is take action. Taking action is a way to show our commitment to whatever it is we would like to create or achieve. Sometimes the actions we take do not immediately get us where we want to go but they are a step in the right direction. If we keep taking those steps doors will begin to open for us.
If you are reading this and know that the inner critic is louder than it should be, you suspect you have hidden blocks around what success is or that prevent you from taking action then enlisting the support of a professional you feel comfortable might be just the thing that helps you move forward.
Personally I've found ThetaHealing to be a highly effective way to release and replace fear, anxiety and blocks with new empowering beliefs. I have seen profound results can happen quickly. If you have run into roadblocks in the past know that success is possible. If you are ready to bring your dreams into reality I'd love to support you on your journey. Send me a message to set up an appointment or with any questions.
So much is written about what the food we eat and how we feed our bodies. The media bombards us with the latest and greatest diet, or which foods scientists are saying we should eat or avoid to lose weight, to gain weight or for our health. And of course that makes sense. We need food not only to nourish our physical bodies but to survive. What we don't hear so much about is feeding our soul and giving our soul the nourishment it needs to grow, flourish and be happy.
A couple of months ago I went to a workshop where the facilitator caught everyone off guard, handed out a piece of paper and asked us to write down who we were. More than half the group sat there stumped and confused. Some questioned the exercise and a couple of people even had tears. Those reactions might sound extreme but it really happened. And there was a time in my life where I would have had a similar reaction, not being sure what to write.
As we go through life many of us learn who others want us to be instead of who we actually are. Maybe their voices were louder, it was safer to listen to the expectations of others or for whatever reason we might have a belief that if we live the life of who we truly are others will not approve. Sometimes it is just that we have not had the opportunity in life to discover who we are. I believe the first step in nourishing our soul is to find out who we truly are. By knowing who you are you are able to identify what it is that makes your soul sing and fills it with joy.
In her book "The Artist Way" Julia Cameron asks the reader to do Artist Dates. Whether or not you think of yourself as an artist this is a great way to get to know yourself and if you already know yourself it is a great way to honor and nourish yourself. The Artist date is a period of time weekly that you block off for a date with yourself. That means without your loved one, family or friends. What comes up for a lot of people is either the time issue and trying to figure out how they can make time for this. The other thing that puts off some people is doing this is the thought of doing something on your own.
The truth is many of us do already "necessary" things like grocery shopping on our own. Being alone during the artist date gives you a chance to process it in your own way without the filter or expectations of others and can be a very liberating experience. If time is an issue, keep in mind this doesn't have to be an extravagant outing. Julia Cameron recommends a couple of hours a week but even thirty minutes a week can make a difference. An artist date could be exploring a new park, trying a restaurant you've always wanted to go to- or treating yourself to an old favorite, visiting an exhibition, doing arts and crafts, or whatever makes your heart sing.
This is just one way to nourish the soul. The key is to listen to the voice inside and follow its guidance. The picture attached to this blog is from one of my Artist Dates a couple of weeks ago. What are you doing to feed your soul this week?