Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tapping script for sinus issues/irritation

Do you have bunged up sinuses? Do you have a post nasal drip causing you to cough? Do you feel irritated a lot of the time? Try this script to free up your sinuses and your irritation. In my experience congested sinuses and post nasal drip are very often caused by irritation and anger. What do you think is underneath the irritation? Tap along to the mp3 recording or read the script below.

Even though I feel irritated at/by ... I accept myself

Even though ... is really getting up my nose, I accept myself

Even though my sinuses are all bunged up, I accept how I and they feel

Top of the head: This irritation
Eyebrow: Is really irritating
Side of eye: I'm irritated
Under eye: I feel irritated
Under nose: And it's showing up in my body
Under chin: My body is speaking my mind
Collar bone: Because I feel irritated
Under arm: And my sinuses are expressing that irritation

Top of the head: I can let go of this irritation at ...
Eyebrow: Can I?
Side of eye: Do I want to?
Under eye: If they'd only stop irritating me!
Under nose: Or If I chose not to let them irritate me ...
Under chin: Do I have a choice?
Collar bone: Yes
Under arm: No!

Top of head: I'll feel the irritation
Eyebrow: So my sinuses don't have to express the irritation for me
Side of eye: Why do they get under my skin?
Under eye: And up my nose?
Under nose: The irritation is not flowing
Under chin: It's getting stuck
Collar bone: In my sinuses
Under arm: I can let it flow

Top of head: Literally!
Eyebrow: I can let it all out
Side of eye: I can eliminate all this crap
Under eye: That I don't need
Under nose: I can let it all flow out
Under chin: Of my sinuses
Collar bone: That feels better
Under arm: That feels more freeing

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Art of Attention

If you pay attention, you're always learning. And if you're always learning, you're always in grace, and grace will fill in the cracks in your understanding ~ Richard Bartlett

This is a lovely interview by Dr Mercola with Richard Bartlett, creator of Matrix Energetics, on the art of paying attention.

We are basically just patterns of light and energy ~ Richard Bartlett

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tell the Truth

Tell the truth, tell the truth, tell the truth ~ Sheryl Louise Moller

Have you ever found yourself “performing” in a session when you're the client? Have you ever downplayed how you feel or found yourself trying to gain approval? Some part of you senses and knows that the therapist/practitioner wants you to make THEM feel good about their skills, or whatever else, and you go along with it out of fear. Fear that if they really knew your true circumstances or how you really really felt, they'd disapprove in some way or another?

Unless it's completely safe to open up in an authentic way, and to be able and to be free to express exactly how we feel, the therapy is an absolute waste of time in my opinion. The practitioner gives tacit permission for us to do this, it's unspoken but we know when we don't have that permission. All we have to do is trust that knowing. What I find sad is that many of us will blame our self, we don't trust that if the therapist cannot handle our emotions in all their multi-coloured glory, it says more about them than it does about us. So it comes down to trusting our self and our inner knowing. We know, so pretending that we don't know, doesn't serve us well and neither does it serve the therapist or practitioner. Wherever we find our self reveals a healing opportunity for us and for the other person if they wish to accept it. 

Unwanted moments introduce us to parts of ourselves that would otherwise never get healed were it not for the difficulties that first reveal them and that lead us to release their pain ~ Guy Finley

Friday, November 12, 2010

The theatre of the body

Emotions play out in the theatre of the body, feelings play out in the theatre of the mind ~ Antonio Damasio

This is an excerpt from the brilliantly written book by Peter Levine, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences. This book is a must read for anyone who has been traumatised.
Arousal becomes chronic as a result of overwhelming sensations and emotions that have an internal source. This is the reason that trauma can and must be transformed by working with it internally. In re-enactment the world may be our stage. In remaining external, it also remains unchanged. Hence, re-enactment rarely accomplishes its intended task.
It is to our detriment that we live in a culture that does not honour the internal world. In many cultures, the internal world of dreams, feelings, images, and sensations is sacred. Yet, most of us are only peripherally aware of its existence. We have little or no experience of finding our way around in this internal landscape. Consequently, when our experience demands it, we are unprepared. Rather than negotiating it skillfully, if we attempt it all, we are more likely to re-enact it.
With patience and attention, however, the patterns that drive traumatic re-enactment can be dismantled so that we again access the infinite, feeling tones and behavioural responses that we are capable of executing. Once we understand how trauma begins and develops, we must then learn to know ourselves through the felt sense. All the information that we need to begin renegotiating trauma is available to us. Our bodies (instincts) will tell us where the blockages are and when we are moving too fast. Our intellects can tell us how to regulate the experience so that we are not overwhelmed. When these brain functions work as one, we can establish a special relationship between the mainstream for our internal experience and the turmoil of trauma. Moving slowly and allowing the experience to unfold at each step allows us to digest the unassimilated aspects of the traumatic experience at a rate that we are able to tolerate. (Irish psychiatrist Ivor Browne calls trauma: unexperienced experience).
In the theatre of the body, trauma can be transformed. The fragmented elements that perpetuate traumatic emotion and behaviour can be completed, integrated, and made whole again. Along with this wholeness comes a sense of mastery and resolution.
Every trauma provides an opportunity for authentic transformation ~ Peter Levine 

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


What does it mean to be creative? To create means to make something new, to bring something into existence or to cause something to happen. Doesn't it follow then that we're all creative? Many people infer creativity to mean being artistic or musical and while it is very easy to see the energy of creativity in these activities, we don't tend to think of creating a nice atmosphere at home or making a lovely dinner as being creative. The truth is we're (co)creating our lives every moment of every single day, so it's very important to get clear and create the life that we truly want and desire. Say, out loud:

I create

I am creative

I am creativity

Notice how you feel when you say them and where you feel these sentiments in your body. Write down what comes to mind and tap on anything that you feel may be blocking or shielding you from really connecting to and embodying the energy of creativity.

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will ~ George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Energy and Intention

In the universe there is an immeasurable, indescribable force which shamans call intent, and absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by a connecting link 
~ Carlos Castaneda 

Wayne Dyer calls these seven faces of intention; Creativity, Kindness, Love, Beauty, Expansion, Abundance and Receptivity. We are a part of the energy that is called intention, when we feel connected to these energies we feel bright, we feel in the flow. Say the following sentences out loud and notice how you feel when you say them. Where do you feel the energy of these statements in your body? Maybe you can take the statement that appeals to you the most and tap on how it makes you feel. Notice if you have any blocks or shields around really embodying these seven energies of intention. When you're ready, you can move on to the next one that feels right, follow your intuition.

Intention is the perfect match for the energy system, it is the "energy screwdriver" ~ Silvia Hartmann