How do you see yourself?

A couple of years ago, while standing on the shore of Lake Alexander awaiting the start of a triathlon, one of the ladies I was standing with, said something that triggered a big “AHA!” moment for me.  To paint a picture for you, at the beginning of each triathlon I would stand with a few other ladies and we would discuss our fears and short comings in the swim leg.  I had trained regularly and knew I could swim the distance and even had a few triathlons and open water swims under my belt, but still there I was “shaking in my boots”!

Then one of the ladies shared something her husband had said. “You know what your problem is?  You still see yourself as a crap swimmer and that’s not true anymore!

Have you ever heard something that you just KNEW you were meant to hear?  This was one of those moments for me.

That was my problem too!  I still saw myself as the person who stood panting at the end of pool after swimming only 50 metres!  How would I ever manage to swim 750 metres in open water?

As I swam and continued through the triathlon I thought about how I had unconsciously maintained this untrue perception of myself.  Allowing it to not only sabotage my performance, but also my enjoyment of the swim.  Then, I started questioning other areas of my life where untrue perceptions of myself could be sabotaging my performance and enjoyment. Read More…

Stress

Stress seems to be one of the main causes of imbalances and dis-ease in your body and one of the most important things I address with you as a client is your stress levels.   Trying to relieve pain, body imbalances or dis-ease without addressing stress is unlikely to be successful in the long term.  In fact, I frequently find that, reducing and managing stress better, goes a long way in resolving the problem the client has presented with.

Kinesiology is based in the knowledge that your body is a self-healing, self-regulating, self-perpetuating (replacing its own tissues) organism. Essentially everything we need for survival apart from food, air and water is found within the body itself.

Sometimes your body loses the ability to efficiently perform these activities resulting in pain, illness, low energy etc.  Kinesiology uses a variety of processes to help your body re-balance and re-connect with the ability to heal, regulate and perpetuate itself.

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The healing power of a hug

 

Touch is not only nice.  It’s needed.  Research supports the theory that touch is necessary for our physical and emotional well being.

Therapeutic touch is recognised as an essential tool for healing; to help relieve pain, depression and anxiety, to bolster patients’ will to live and to help babies grow and thrive.

One special form of touch is the hug.   Read More…

Time for a fresh start? Time to declutter

It’s the first new moon of 2018 and I’ve decided NOW is the time to clear out my clutter.  I have made forays into clearing out and cleaning up before but this time I plan to dig deep and really clear my space.

One of the principles discussed in my training as a Kinesiologist is “What is in your universe (environment) is also within you”.  Meaning a cluttered home could indicate; a cluttered mind, an overweight body, inability to live in the present moment and/or not happy with the person you are.

Clearing clutter is an emotional process, but if you follow through when the frustration and overwhelm kicks in, it can be a life changing activity.  To help keep me motivated I have done some research into the benefits of clearing clutter so I have something positive to focus on while I work through my “stuff”.  I am sharing them here… Read More…

Hot & Bothered? Take time to rest

In our busy ‘build up’ season it is extra important to take time to rest (and cool off).

Over the past few years I have come to realise how important it is to schedule rest into an exercise program.  Every Ironman training program I have looked at incorporates a rest day every week and a light training recovery week every month. Research in weight training has shown, that on average, people work 7% harder in subsequent sets after they have rested.  This means resting effectively, helps to improve your performance.

It occurs to me that the same principle applys in everyday life.  There seems to be recognition and admiration for people who work long hours and the ability to “push through” is regarded as a quality to strive for. Read More…

Forest bathing

What better place for a tree pose, than an isolated water hole in beautiful Litchfield National park?

Many of us have felt the benefits of a trip out in nature, especially amongst trees and plants.  These short trips have come to be called “forest bathing”, and it is often considered as being similar to natural aromatherapy.

After a forest (or in our case bush) bathing trip whether a day trip or longer camping trip you know you feel better, but do you know why?   Read More…

3 Ways to Achieve Better Health

When the physical, bio-chemical and emotional sides of your life are working in harmony, balance is achieved. Kinesiology uses this “Triangle of Health” to provide equilibrium and complete bodily health.

Kinesiolgists use muscle testing to detect and correct imbalances related to stress, nutrition, learning problems, injuries and energy.  By looking at the whole person and the way they function and interact with their environment – rather than focusing on symptoms or named diseases – Kinesiologists can determine how your health and well-being is affected by imbalance and make necessary corrections.

Let’s look at how imbalance can affect your health. Read More…

Why falling off a bicycle was the best thing that happened to me

cyclingThe answer… It increased my confidence.

To give you some background… There is something about having your feet clipped into pedals that leaves you feeling quite precarious, and since buying my first set of ‘cleats’ a couple of years ago I have been working on getting past my fears around riding a bicycle.  (Of course the riding part is fine, it’s the “what if I fall off” that causes the problem)  So there I was at cycling training with my daughter.  Yes, I am the ONLY adult training with kids, AND guess who’s the biggest scaredy cat!  We were practising skills, specifically ‘track stands” where you are required to bring the bike to a halt and balance on the spot or at least balance while going very slow.  I had watched the kids do it and now it was my turn. Read More…

Water

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Did you know water makes up more than 60% of your body?

Staying well hydrated is important for wellbeing and for the proper functioning of your body especially brain function and lymphatic function (lymphatic function is important for nourishment of cells and removal of waste).

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Change

 

Temperance

Temperance

My tarot “card of the day” yesterday was Temperance and part of its message was to remind me that when working on a project – to change a little, then step back and assess the results and to find balance before moving forward. This seemed to be good guidance for making changes and it occurred to me that I had already been using the same strategy for conquering fear. Read More…

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