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?
Editor's Note from Erica Curtis: Patients from 5 care facilities collaborated on the mural, "Memories", in commemoration of world Alzheimer’s day. It highlights the importance of memories of loved ones but, more importantly, provided a way to process feelings related to having dementia.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Adrienne Johanson
I am a writing mentor with the Pongo Teen Writing Project, and also a psychotherapist. Often young people write with Pongo about their family, in a way that reminds me of a complicated tapestry...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: This entry from the Pongo Project Journal shares insight into using writing to help teens deal with challenging family issues.
Writing & Poetry Therapy
by Sudha Umashanker
It was a coconut tree that was lovingly planted by my late grandmother decades ago. Back then, Chennai was not chock-a-bloc with houses and with the plot behind our house being vacant it didn’t matter if our tree was close to the compound wall...
Editor's Note from Michael Williams: I'm pleased to introduce Sudha Umashanker to our All Things Healing readers. Sudha is a young journalist from Chennai in India. In addition to writing about important social issues, Sudha is a trained storyteller. Many of her stories, like this one, are drawn from her memories of childhood and family life. They are a reminder of the everyday challenges we meet in life, the events we grieve and the ones we celebrate. In our increasingly urbanised world, this is a story that reminds us that Nature's loss is also our own.
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