by Mary Louise Chown
Hearing a story is like listening to music, the words falling off the teller’s tongue, onto our ears, and into our heart, setting thoughts and memories in motion. Stories are heard in the deep heart’s core and answer the burning questions that we all have. Who are we? Where did we come from? Who do we love? What have we forgotten that is important to remember?
Editor's Note from Michael Williams: In this article, storyteller and mediator Mary Louise Chown reflects on her therapeutic work with story and children. She states: "Children especially need the experience of listening to stories and discovering connections with their own lives. This can strengthen their spirits for when they meet hard times, such as illness or death, or any kind of sadness or disappointment."
by Paul Gustafson RN, BSN, CH
What would you say if it was possible to comfortably shift your approach and response to what scares you most? In short order you could easily transition from white knuckle stress to pleasant memories of your carefree childhood anytime you chose. You have remarkable abilities to profoundly change how you view the world and to control the effect it has on you...
by Michael Williams,
ATH Editor of Storytelling
Description: "In Scotland, folk songs serve as memories, of places and the dead who once inhabited them. Exploring the theme of change, When the Song Dies seeks to bring the audience under the captive spell of the old ways...
Editor's Note from Michael Williams: "When the Song Dies" is a short film by Jamie Chambers. Its message is stark and simple -- when the songs and stories are forgotten so dies the culture. Chambers' film explores the meaning and significance of song and story in Scottish culture. A lovely and haunting film.
by Craig Weiner, DC
Sometimes I find myself working on a patient that I have not seen in several years. While my hands are gently kneading the muscle tissues and offering pressure along their spine, suddenly my hands become flooded with memories of how this person’s body felt under my hands, years before...
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: How does energy medicine "work?" Is there an energy field composed of information about your past traumas and injuries? Is this the information an energy therapist accesses to facilitate the healing process? Craig Weiner, DC, a health care practitioner for 25 years as a doctor of chiropractic, certified massage therapist and EFT practitioner, explores the potential of accessing this cellular memory - this field of possibilities - that enables an individual opportunities for healing.
by Steffany Barton, RN
From imaginary friends to vivid memories of other lifetimes, many children experience profound and real encounters with the unseen or seemingly inexplicable world of spirit. With a natural sense of curiosity, unbridled belief in magic, and an uninhibited way of thinking, the heart and mind of a child are the perfect backdrop for the wisdom of Spirit to reveal itself...
Intuition & Symbols
by Craig Weiner DC
Here is the obvious. If you use EFT yourself or with others, you are using the process of memory. If you are seriously doing EFT with others, if you have not yet, then you will run into trauma...
Editor's Note from Carolyn White: Memory - why is it that you might forget where you left your keys yet a traumatic memory from years past keeps rearing its ugly head? If you have practiced Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) on yourself or employ it as a modality in your health practice, you have probably encountered traumatic memories.
Dr. Craig Weiner helps you understand how trauma alters memories in a simple, concise explanation of the neuroscience behind memory. Knowing how trauma is stored explains how random, seemingly unrelated memories arise during a tapping session. As well, Dr. Weiner explains why the emotional flood gate might open when recalling a past trauma.
by Donna Palmieri D’Amore
Dreams are a fascinating and awe-inspiring phenomenon which truly provide a window into our souls. Understanding the deeper symbolism and significance of our dreams can enhance our lives in a myriad of ways. Dreams and visions can help heal old wounds, learn life lessons, deal with current situations, understand past memories, receive visits from loved ones who have crossed over and get a glimpse into the future...
Editor's Note from Sophia Hansen: Donna D'Amore is a wonderful dream analyst who has the gift of intuiting other people's dreams. Donna explains the different types of dreams we may have and what our dreams may be telling us. In her own words, "...dreams can help heal old wounds, learn life lessons, understand past memories, be visits from loved ones and provide glimpses into the future." Enjoy learning how to interpret the symbols in your own dreams.
Intuition & Symbols
by Brooke Nisbet, MA, RYT
When wild elephants are domesticated as babies, they are chained to a huge tree or to a thick iron stake driven deep into the ground. This stake/tree is physically able to hold the young elephant, despite the elephant’s repeated attempts to pull free and escape...
Editor's Note: Yoga is a full-time life. Yoga happens beyond the yoga mat. It happens as you close your eyes at night, while you're driving, when you're interacting with others, when you're silently sitting with yourself. One of the ideas in yoga is to practice non-attachment. Not being stuck to a fear,anger, sadness, joy, excitement, expectation and so on. That takes you away from living in the present moment. Being tied down to your past fears and memories can also become debilitating and depressing. Don't allow yourself to be tied down to old beliefs like an elephant tied to a simple stake in the ground. He has the strength to easily pull free at any moment, but his mind keeps him bound. How about you? What's tying you down?
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