Green-lighting VERSUS Gas-lighting.
An externalised view on gas-lighting:
“That person did this so I wanted to have a conversation about it because it felt like they were lying about it."
I felt like my own awareness was being challenged when I bought it up, and that the result was that I was being told I was wrong, I was making it up.
And then, when they disappear, when they will not converse, nor look at the situation from an open discussion from both sides, there can be a sense of worry from the person left standing.
Worry, that there was a lack of support for the other person, that they didn't feel they could be upfront, be honest.
Or, perhaps there is a self debasing understanding that it's reasonable to feel it's wrong to expect an upfront and honest disclosure.
It can leave those of us who are more self conscious, more self blaming, in a holding pattern, especially if there has been prior trauma and, for want of a better word… those of us who are more self conscious, go into feeling stuck, sometimes trying to rescue, and giving far too much of our time where it might not be entirely deserved.
Add on to that, a layer of confusion, a Neptunean mist, involving the other party involved who is not about to come clean.
For those of us actively seeking clarity and consciousness with our empathetic nature, we can be searching for the light of truth to be shone on any situation. The more we do our duty of care to ourselves and 'know' who we are, the more our level of understanding, honesty and deep connection to our awareness of what is true for us, goes.
And, the more we are able to see of dishonesty in others.
Not our monkey, not our circus if it doesn't involve us of course.
However, we, as empaths, are totally up for a deep dive into honesty about any situations, especially intense ones of life altering alchemy.
And it will mean something much more deeply to us, if it is with a partner, or, even a close work colleague.
Our knowledge as intuitive and aware beings, and our abilities to see the multi layers of what needs shifting, can and sometimes does, crush us when we meet a stone-wall and an entangled web in the other.
When another will not, does not, and won’t get into the deeper conversation of change and deep seated honesty, fess up to the things they kept hidden or the things they are not clear about, the surprised person who has caught out the lie, can find themselves in a kind of dead-space.
A place where questioning self, trying to sort it out, even self-blame, can induce a period of what I call, the white-noise phase.
This has been the standard ‘story’ of, and with, the term gas-lighting.
The reaction to this behaviour will be decided according to the level of trauma attached of course.
Little white lies… perhaps not such a terrible thing.
Big lies that effect relationship, such as sleeping with others without being upfront about it, unprotected sex without being upfront about other partners, all go without saying, that a more deeply ingrained reaction/stress/fight/flight state could trigger a range of different behaviours in the person who is the one being lied to.
Distractor implants such as blame, shame, regret, guilt are challenged, Mobius strips and trifold sequencing system loops attached to the ‘trigger’ kick in and whatever the learned behaviours to deal with broken trust in ‘other’ from the past, will and do rear up for acknowledgment, understanding, and a new level of self support and healing.
This can result in feelings of abandonment and/or trigger earlier abandonment.
Fast forward to Green lighting.
Coming from the movie world where a project gets the green light to go ahead, or, alternatively, where a stop sign turns green.
So too can we green-light ourselves.
We can work to accept all of us. the parts that were deceived, the parts that went into loss, the parts that didn't support ourself, the parts that wanted it to work out, the parts that didn't see the writing on the wall, the parts that let down to vulnerability, the parts that hurt after the occasion, and the parts that were left standing alone after the event.
The good, the bad, the ugly, of us.
Green lighting ourselves, to actively seek out ways for our own self-healing comes via the lens of our own self-honesty. This permission to go ahead with our transformational journey, is part of the acceptance of self.
It’s our own alchemy into brilliant gold.
It’s our own way of having our own back, of taking stock and resetting to come from this new place, from the place of now.
In this ten seconds.
This current state of who we are, be, and wish to ask for in our life.
We can claim whether loudly or to self, that there are events we do not wish to participate in and we can choose again. Choose with more knowledge.
Choose, choose all over again.
(See below a mind map of the process I looked at. (work in progress)
Bonnie kindly asked me if I wished to be interviewed for an article she is writing on flower essences.
So, while I was responding via email instead of phone, as someone ended up doing a large delivery right on phone time, I thought it might be nice to share my answers. She had a range of questions, and I realised I was enjoying writing about my experiences and thought it might be good to share my knowledge here also. Enjoy! :)
- What exactly are flower essences? How are they made? How do they work – is it mainly on an energetic or subtle level?
Flower essences do work on the subtle and energetic levels. Like homeopathy they introduce, by drop form, the vibration of the presenting issue.
This allows the body to start working on a quantum level to release a particular stress from the whole beings system.
The journey with an essence can be short or long depending on how long you take them, how deep you want to go with them, and how they may be prescribed by a practitioner. They can also have long lasting and deeply transformative effects on a person.
Every case is different of course, as is every person using Flower essences.
There are documented cases where flower essences have helped skin conditions, and other more physical ailments. (See Bush Fuschia in Australian Bush flower essences for my personal experience)
They are made by placing the flowers in a bowl of water, and the energetic imprint of the flowers moves to the water over a particular length of time.
A preserving liquid (usually brandy) is used to keep the essence mix from going rancid over time. This is the base or mother, and then stock, and dosage bottles can be made further from this base.
(see here for a bit more: http://www.bachcentre.com/centre/tincture.htm This probably also has any answers to the question of what flower essences are.)
- What sort of issues or challenges can they help with?
If you read any of the flower essence books, there are numerous cases of what each flower works towards balancing within a person.
There are so many things they work with, and the ability of each one can also have effects not researched.
There are many flowers being made into essences and still being researched.
FES in particular have a membership where you can add your research to the group.
So the answer to that question would be that there is a massive range of issues and challenges they help and, that they also can work well with other modalities. For instance, I often find an essence is indicated during a kinesiology session and it might be to simply place two drops under the persons tongue during the session in order to move to the next step of the Kinesiology balance.
- How do we use them? How are they typically taken and for what duration of time? What should we expect when taking them?
As mentioned in previous question, they can be used in a one dose capacity, or as a practitioner may prescribe over a two or 4 week period or even longer.
For the purpose of your article these are approximates and the most general scenario, although others may require different frequency and drops.
In general, Bach Essences work on a two drop to the dosage bottle taken four drops x four times a day, Australian Bush Flowers work on a seven drops to the dosage bottle with a seven drops twice a day formula. However with kinesiology one asks the bodies intelligence system what the best frequency and drops will be as back up after the client has had their session.
- For people who are self-selecting an essence for instance at a natural health store, how can they choose the right essence for them?
Generally the health stores which stock any essences will have the Bach Range, this has a board at the back with the remedies and a list of what that particularly essence might work towards easing in the person. This is not hard to do, if you know what’s bothering you, you could easily self prescribe in this scenario.
There are also Australian Bush flowers in health food stores which are mixtures, similar to the Bach 'Rescue Remedy' where a variety of essences are put together to achieve a blanket approach to a larger issue such as travel, self esteem, stress. (You can research them on either the Bach or the Australian Bush Flower Essences website.)
Any issues that might arise from doing this:
If you do not have back up support, and place yourself on a long term dosage, you may not understand if things go weird.
By that I mean, taking the wrong essence could bring out emotions or behaviours not expected or desired.
For instance both my daughters can take Bach's Impatiens and it soothes their impatient, Aries nature. But if I take it, within a day I'm a raging angry mess and need to go off it immediately.
People do have constitutions and have 'right' essences for them.
Some essences do dig deep into emotional stress, abuse, and anger, and these are best supported with a practitioner for monitoring, feed back and back up support if theres deep distress.
- For people seeing an essence practitioner, what should they expect from a session? In this instance, are personalised blends often created for the client?
Some practitioners may have a standard face to face listen in a traditional homeopathic way and then prescribe a few essences in a dosage bottle to be taken over the following two weeks and to be re assessed for any additional timeframe.
I'm going to just speak about how I work as I believe every practitioner is different. And no way is right or wrong, in fact it is wonderful there is a range of ways so individuals can choose a practitioner that suits how they like to have a session.
I love the journey of the essences, I equally love the clients journey, and trust a client to know themselves really well. I prefer them to be empowered the whole way through, see what they can find within themselves and so I favour the approach of the flower photos.
This is where I flip through flower photos and the client pulls out the flowers they absolutely love or the ones that make them feel absolute disgust. (This is a quick process to trick the thinking mind so it doesn't get involved). Once a pile of flowers are chosen, we spread them out, and work through in order to pare the pile back to no more than 7 flowers.
I'm always listening to clues, what they say, how their body language is, asking questions, and steering them to whittle down the pile during this process.
Some clients like to just get a bottle at this point and go away to work on things themselves. This is a personal choice.
Others love to get on the massage table at this point, and using the Bah Hui point, or point of Hundred Convergences, an acupuncture point on top of head, a bottle or drops, are placed here in an order already discussed and intuited. (This method is a particular method I learnt from a workshop many many years ago with Drs. Vasudeva and Kadambii Barnao of Living essences, W.A.)
This is where a person can experientially explore the energetics of the essences and talk through their 'presenting issue'.
This can be an emotional session, the person on the table can re experience, through talk and release, whatever is at the root cause of the issue.
This focused talk and release is aided by the essences the whole time, and works through the issue deeply and via the release offers life changing and personal insights.
There may be no need for a back up dosage bottle, it really depends on the person and what they feel they achieved in the session or if they wish for further delving.
- I’m keen to cover some of the different essence brands on the market. It would be wonderful if you could give me a quick overview of the below brands, in terms of what is unique or distinctive about them.
While I have used many essences across the variety of ranges and made my own on the odd occasion, there are also Alaskan, other home brand essences, and also shell essences.
Another area which uses essences are Tinctures, and my friend Miriam makes these. They're potent mixtures of essences, herbs and essential oils, for use as body or room sprays.
I use these during sessions, and for my own house and room clearing of any stagnant energies.
I have been favouring Australian Bush Flowers (possibly because I have done numerous workshops with Ian White and worked at his Sydney workplace helping bottle essences.)
So I feel I know them the best. I've more recently swung back to using a lot of Bach.
After twenty five or so years, it seems to me, some just work on certain issues differently, I have phases with each brand. Go away for a while, come back to them etc.
And of course, I have my favorites across all the ranges for my own personal use which are what I call 'returning essences', those ones that are particularly constitutional for me.
I am also keen to discuss 3 or 4 stand-out essences from each brand – ones that you find particularly powerful, or tend to use quite frequently with clients.
(Just going to do only one or two for each, for time purposes.)
>Bach flower essences
Two particular stories come to mind about the Bach Essences.
I had a client who just couldn't sleep, she kept thinking and thinking and tossing and turning.
I prescribed White Chestnut for her.
She described the feeling as she took this essence on its own, of having a little switch inside her head that gradually, over a couple of days, turned off the obsessive thoughts.
She began to sleep more deeply and stop worrying and fretting about things in her day to day life.
She also looked better, having a sense of peace about her over the following two weeks. She didn't require any more as it has done the trick.
Another client presented with a dilema. She had begun an affair. She loved her partner, but the new guy, a 'bad boy' had her very confused and ready to just run away with him whenever, or wherever he asked.
Her long standing relationship was not one she wanted to throw away, yet, she was smitten and could not decide which way to go, what to choose or, how to even work it through.
I gave her 2 drops under the tongue of Schleranthus every 10 minutes once I realised she had difficulty making a decision between two choices.
As she talked it through and the essences worked their way through from quantum level to conscious level, she was able to see where her relationship was boring to her, and how she could choose ways to spice it up. She was able to see her bad boy for the distraction he was and to see he was not going to be stable in the long run, and she intuited that it might not even last longer than a few moths even. She was able to make a more informed decision and come to a decision about the relationship.
While many practitioners do prescribe more than one essence in a dosage, and most certainly this happens with the flower photo and Bah Hui diagnosis approach, both these examples were one only essence remedies at these particular time.
I love the Bach essences, have used Rescue remedy on my children since they were born, and on myself in instances of panic attacks or car accidents, but aside from Rescue remedy, I find I prefer a one remedy at a time approach with Bach, if diagnosing with face to face.
>Australian Bush Flower essences
Back twenty five years ago, when I first discovered the Essences and began to try them out, I was a shy young girl, it wasn't obvious to others that I know of, but there was a slight glitch from brain to mouth for me, possibly a result of trauma around the age of eight. I had a very slight stutter and didn't speak easily nor overly enthusiastically.
Well, that was how it appeared to me. I took a class with Ian on the flowers and their healing properties. I found I had a knack with the flowers and loved them, they really are the most beautiful and gentle of the holistic medicines, and work so well with all people and across all ages and abilities. I randomly choose a flower I liked from the flower slides and had one dose.
We were to take seven drops under the tongue, and then sit for a while in silence writing down what effects we may notice.
Mine was the Bush Fuschia and it was like a ripple effect happened.
I am highly sensitive and feel the energy of things pretty much straight away. Things shifted on that quantum level and all of a sudden something odd happened to my tongue, it felt like something kind of left it.. odd!
Well, the Bush Fuschia?
It's for dyslexia, poor learning ability, stuttering, nervousness in public, and for listening to 'gut' feeling.
The 'story' of the stutter had changed. I took a course for two weeks after that. I released memories, and came to an understanding of how I had not 'spoken up' about some abuse around the age of eight.
And I could tell my speaking, and the line between brain and word, had uncluttered and changed dramatically from that two week period.
>Flower Essence Society (FES)
This is one of my favorite FES essences. I find it shows up, and adds a beautiful energy to a mixture, when someone is feeling like they do not have the courage to do something.
I've used it myself when facing something difficult, for a one dose immediately before a task, or a longer term in a mix when it comes to work and breaking through some perceived difficulties.
One particular story, I like regarding Borage Essence, was when a friend of mine wanted to see what she might need currently and also have a kinesiology session.
This was early on and about twenty two years ago, but it is a sweet story.
I was running through pre tests, and her body kept telling me it didn't need anything, I was confused about this as she had come for a session so why did she not need anything. Borage and a jar of goji berries were the only things that showed up.
As she was a flower essence practitioner herself, I ended up telling her that this was all her body required.
I was slightly baffled. No muscle balance, no emotional balance, no stress balance. I felt like I had not done the right job or something.
She smiled and said, something along the lines of it being all good and went off home.
A spoke to her a little later and she divulged she was pregnant and had no issue with it, and that if all her body required was some borage for the courage during the pregnancy and birth, and the goji berries as a gentle tonic then it was all fine with her.
She hadn't wanted to say she was pregnant as she was in the early stages, and was being cautious about it still, I hadn't thought to ask at the time. I'd like to think the borage helped her to tell others, but I'm sure she would not have been able to hide it after a certain period anyway.
California Poppy: (see below)
>Living Essences/ Western Australian essences
I don't feel I resonate personally, as strongly with these essences as I do with Ian White's and Dr. Edward Bach's.
So I honestly do not have one particular essence to talk about, even though I have three trays of them in my cupboard and have used them.
What I do have, is some very special experiences that have happened as a result of doing one workshop with Living Essences and really is true to what they stand for.
It has nothing to do with the quality that I do not use them as often.
I know the work the Barnao's do is with the utmost integrity and their love of the land, and their work with the indigenous Australian population is wonderful.
They just don't show up as often in sessions or with clients for me for some reason.
My time during their workshop was special for the information I gained about the Bah Hui diagnosis (mentioned previously), and for finding out about how the indigenous Australians have used flower healing for as long as their oral traditions have passed it down.
I learnt of how in indigenous tradition, if a person 'gets out of themselves' or 'out of wack' a hole is dug and the flowers with certain properties are laid in bulk within the hole, a person is then given the time to lay in that hole, covered with those flowers, and they stay there till they feel better.
This is utilising the energetic blueprint of the flowers to create a transformational shift in the person. Such a beautiful safe and gentle process.
This learning from the Barnao's also informed a particular experience I had of how a large field of living flowers can also be transformative.
I was on tour with my former partner. He is a musician, and was lucky to have been hired as part of the musicians on Tour with Harry Millers, Jesus Christ Super Star.
We had all flown to Perth, and I was pregnant with our first child.
I think I may have been around six months pregnant, and feeling pretty good about travelling, visiting different towns around Australia and getting to watch Farnsy (John Farnham), Kate Ceberano and the rest on stage some nights and fraternise with other singers.
As Tony's relatives were in Perth we took a little extra time there to visit, hang out, and also, as I had been studying flower essences, I wanted to visit some of the more expansive wild flower areas just to see fields of flowers, and even some of the more rarer native flowers.
We hit an area which had masses of California Poppies (FES) They were so beautiful and orange and so happy. I walked right into the middle of a massive field, all pregnant and sat down in the middle.
I breathed in and out, and just found myself going more inward and more inward. I stopped being all out there and excited about connecting with the singers in JCS, being on the road, and touring, and just found myself in a state of peace. My ears seemed, like my tongue with the Bush Fuschia, shrink in on themselves. I was calm and relaxed and at peace. I read up later that the California Poppy is an essence you take to stop putting store on others opinions and being out there in the world doing what you think is right by others standards, and to listen to your inner voice. And Im pretty grateful that the Barnao's really, by their teaching, instigated that experience.
When I first had a ThetaHealing session I was surprised at the depth achieved and the changes to my wellbeing and life afterwards.
I was utilising theta waves via music to calm me and keep me balanced during a particularly stressful time in my life. I found out about ThetaHealing and decided to give it a go as I was becoming more and more dedicated to moving deeper through my own release of trauma and how it played out in my life. From a life that had become filled with negative situations and downward slopes, I instantly moved into a more joyous and healthy mindset, which encompassed thoughts for a positive future, this state of mind continues to expand and, attract the most amazing situations and experiences.
Genevieve, from White Wave Healing, who trained me in so many things (much love), took me deeper and deeper into the areas I wanted to address and I was surprised that what we were working on and the release of it, had such a profound effect, not just for my own understanding of the issues during the session, but afterwards. Happily, it continues to inform my decisions and my day to day life still, today.
The profound and amazingly powerful changes I have experienced, mean I have undertaken training in order to offer ThetaHealing as part of my services.
Theta brain waves run at a frequency rate between 4-7 cycles per second. The state of being when one is in theta state is one of relaxation, where ideas flow, and creative ideas come to the surface and any number of things are sorted out.
It is also the same area that the hypnotic state of suggestion sits.
Suggestion can dissolve old limiting beliefs and new ones can be put in their place.
ThetaHealing works on this subconscious state.
Using your divine Blueprint, (as with kinesiology), ThetaHealing finds limiting negative beliefs around your area of concern and transmutes them, reprogramming to more positive and healthier beliefs. Be prepared for amazing changes both short and long term.
More can be read here.
Why try ThetaHealing? What can it help you with?
ThetaHealing can help with dissolve beliefs around or within particular areas.
I also offer a quick (Kinergetics) electrolyte balance at the end to offer support for the changes (when in a person to person session).
I've been having a bit of fun watching Dr Dain Heer talking about all manner of things to do with Accessing Consciousness in his webinars.
This is the one where he asked the question: If I were truly creating the joy of living today, what would I choose right away?
I do love the aspects of Access Consciousness that remind us to ask a question in order to move towards the answer.
Not having a question allows us to stay effectively the same.
Of course, once we ask the question, our own divine intelligence works to bring situations to our awareness, it might be a thought while daydreaming, it may be someone saying the most perfect thing that helps answer the question, it could be taking the wrong road by mistake and finding the shop which has what we have been looking for. There are so many applications of the ask and the answer and the BEST thing is to have enormous fun with it!
So back to the question.
If I were truly creating the joy of living today, what would I choose right away?
Imagine asking this one every day, as Dain suggests. How much will happen?
How might we find new and wonderful things just by asking that question each day?
What might change in our lives, where might we go that is amazing? How might our relationships positively change.
Enjoy your playfulness with this one lovelies!
Just going to leave this webinar here. It has more in depth information about the part of Access Consciousness, that is having your bars run. Such a beautiful experience, and life changing!
This has been a main focus area of study for me for the past 6 years.
There is a lot written about this area, and a lot of decent information around the internet, and within books. At it's worse a really great psychologist can help you begin to unravel the instances that bought you to a state where the end results such as anxiety, ptsd or the resulting depression have become a major part of life. There is no right or wrong answer for any one person, all I can say is dive in, be brave, and begin to unravel the pain, unlock the situations, heal and take back your own sovereignty.
I have learnt so much about this area, from my own anxiety as a result of trauma.
Having undergone many sessions with a wonderful Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Somatic and Gestalt therapist I have made some truly marvellous breakthroughs.
At each step I'd like to kindly support you to delve deeper into how your brain/body registers the stress and then patterns learned coping mechanisms. It's not simple, in fact it is incredibly life challenging, sometimes for days or months on end, and it can and does ruin friendships and relationships and effect family life especially when it is at it's worse, but after a huge learning journey myself with this I'd like to simplify things so here are some simple points from my journey and learning and I hope something in this has the capacity to help you with your own gentle journey.
You cannot change the past, the stress/stressor happened, and the most caring and authentic thing to do is to kindly seek help for yourself, make that vow to honour yourself and to focus on healing to the best of your ability. Find the right person/modality/s to help with this and then lovingly keep pursuing your own deeper and deeper healing/understanding of it all.
Acknowledge it is a step by step process, and, depending on the level of stress, know that it is not expected to heal in an instant, but with the right love and some quality time with the best therapist/facilitator/healer for you, you can start to unravel and mend.
As an individual we have a right to find our own authenticity, and to make the adjustments to our lives that enable us to live as brightly and as happily as possible. I know the unravelling helps, and the healing is a beautiful way to move forward with our lives no matter what has happened in the past that has stressed or traumatised us.
2. There is a chemical factor involved.
While I was undergoing some physiotherapy for some issues with my knees, I got talking to a massage therapist who mentioned the way massage can help and also that if stressed, the cortisol, which normally regulates metabolism and immune responses can 'get out of wack'.
Fluctuations with this 'stress hormone' can result in a reduction in it's capacity to mend and heal. He also mentioned that getting some exercise would help by kicking in the 'happy' endorphins as well.
Recently I have been reading Doreen Virtue's new book, 'Don't Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle. How to Break Free of Negativity and Drama'
While I picked it up as a further study to how 'drama' and 'reactiveness' work from a sociological, physiological and spiritual perspective, I found the more scientific chemical reactions to be the most potent part of this book. (For me anyway).
It all made sudden sense to me. It's like a fog lifted and I could finally see after all these years of studying how incredibly simple it all was from a chemical point of view. And, as Maya Angelou said in one of her wonderful quotes: "When you know better, you do better."
I went over to a website about stress to see if I could get more confirmation of this cortisol stuff and found this page, there's a pretty excellent two paragraphs on the whole fight and flight response.
And also this quote (linked to the article):
Cortisol plays a big role is the body’s stress response. Cortisol helps us deal with stress by shutting down unnecessary functions, like reproduction and the immune system, in order to allow the body to direct all energies toward dealing with the stress at hand. These functions of cortisol are supposed to be short-lived, just long enough to deal with the offending stressor. However, our modern lives are anything but stress free and when stress is chronic this becomes a problem.
What I was fascinated to learn also via Doreen's book, was the fact that once the cortisol in your body becomes erratic, it can enhance an allergy to histamine. And, as someone who has one glass of red wine and vomits, I had a major lightbulb moment on this one.
I have now spent some time testing out the theory by trying out some healthy higher histamine foods and observing how they effect me. That huge bowl of cooked spinach.... next day... brain fog and glug. Hmm, light bulbs going off all over the place. Amazing stuff. I love science so much!
Equally important was that I learnt that the stress- cortisol-reactiveness pattern made sense of some of my own reactions to particular stresses. I can also note how amazing my transformation has been from the kinesiology sessions I have had by addressing and balancing my over activated adrenals.
So in a nutshell if adrenals are in fight or flight - cortisol doesn't mend inflammation - histamine levels rise - drama ensues... (emotional situations are super charged) and the vicious cycle perpetuates.
The kinesiology I have had on myself have given me valuable insights to help others with this, and has without a doubt, massively changed how I approached and deal with triggers. Triggers, which before, constantly layered multiple layers on top of each of the original stressors. (Really not going to get personal here, but there have been a fair amount of major stressors over my life and they built over time into what's known as compounded PTSD. Regardless of that, my life today is amazingly different thanks in part to: Tanya my amazing therapist; Reiki; numerous Kinesiology balances; QBI; ThetaHealing; and Access Bars sessions.
Not only have they done wonders for my own peace of mind, but they have taken me further into more healthy, loving and abundant life attitudes, and sometimes have given me profound and instant changes.
3. Some modalities might work quicker and deeper than others, you need to find what is right for you.
Ok here's an interesting part. I believe each and every person has their own innate understanding of how to heal themselves. Yes, sometimes it can be waylaid with other peoples ideas and suggestions. Even our own upbringing can play a part in how we view our attitudes to healing, however, in the end, your own innate intelligence, will find the blend of modalities that work for you.
My experience has been that talking about things just becomes words after a while, they soothe, they offer great insights and that is nothing to scoff at, not at all. Medication can lift you up out of the deepest darkest place and correct your brain chemistry. I tried this, I didn't like it at all myself, but everyone is different, and I have seen both the good and bad with medication amongst friends. You need to find what works best for you.
The best help for me personally came with movement, massage, and prescribed exercise from a physiotherapist to get me out of some of my stuck body patterns. And the healing modalities I now offer at the centre have helped enormously with anxiety/emotional/stress patterning.
I prefer for myself a blend of:
Reiki: For getting deeper into the heart space, getting to a place where deep relaxation can release memories, tears, long held beliefs and offer a sense of peace. Kinesiology: For balancing issues on broad ranging levels very quickly with phenomenally fast results.
Flower Essences: For vibrational changes, to help with journaling and to go through a gentle healing process.
ThetaHealing: For more understanding on the why, where, and how of situations, with deep healing coming from the understandings. The Aha's with this modality are profound and do create lasting change.
Access Bars: For finding your gifts, your life path, and 'The Question/s' that prompt you to move forward, grow and expand into the best and most whole you that you can be.
How does it get better than this?
In Kinesiology, when a client talks through the stress, the facilitator uses a monitoring muscle, and finds the associated systems, belief structures, emotions and any other associations. these are put into a circuit, (linked together using the bodies proprioceptors) And then, once all the relevant information has been found to do with the particular issue, it is balanced with whatever the body shows it needs to correct the stress. (That's my very simple explanation. You can find much more in depth information here, here, and here ).
I am in no way suggesting anyone should just throw their medication out the window without consulting their doctor.
If you are on medication to help deal with anxiety, ptsd, depression or any sort of imbalance of the mental and emotional states, I suggest you continue with your doctor as you experience the changes with these alternative therapies, as you get to know what is right for your mind/body/soul while you balance and heal. Some may come off medication immediately, others might stay longer, yet some may stay on for their life. This is a medical thing that you need to keep on top of with your doctor and remain vigilant about. I work with understanding, and with soul growth and healing. I am not a medical practitioner.