My passion is to inspire people through awareness.
I am available for talks, seminars and trainings on mental and emotional health, the connection to physical health, and holistic approaches to well being. Please get in touch if your organisation is interested.
Presenting at The Spring Energy Event, an annual gathering for Energy Healing Practitioners, held in the greater NYC area.
My topic: The Possibility of Inner Freedom – Embracing the Full Spectrum of Our Emotions.
August 2018 MindHK‘s youth mental health initiative, Coolminds.
Talk on youth mental health to high school students and university summer interns.
Oct-Nov 2017 CancerLink – Hong Kong Cancer Fund’s free service to the community.
4 day EFT Training for health and well being.
Resolve chronic symptoms. Regain optimal health.
Are you suffering from chronic pain or physical problem that has left you frustrated, overwhelmed, afraid, confused? Have you “tried everything” and nothing has worked?
Rather than simply managing the symptoms, getting to the root cause of the symptom and taking conscious actions can allow the body to self heal.
Our bodies are auto-regulating systems that are designed to heal naturally. If you cut your finger, the cut heals automatically – unless it is prevented from healing in some way. So why is it that some symptoms simply don’t seem to resolve?
What gets in the way of your body healing?
When injuries, physical pain and illnesses recur or stay chronic over extended periods of time, there is usually some unconsidered aspect getting in the way. Healing can be impeded by unconscious thought patterns, beliefs, decisions, stressful environments, habits, as well as lifestyle choices.
Recent, acute physical injuries (for example, a fracture, sprain or muscle injury) can heal faster when any emotional and mental residue from the time of injury is recognised and released. This could be fear experienced at the time of injury, something seen, heard or felt, any limiting beliefs, even worry or anxiety from receiving a diagnosis.
What if you knew exactly what needs to be resolved and to allow your body to heal fast?
META-Health is the science of body-mind-social health with a focus on how specific stress triggers, emotions and beliefs affect specific organ symptoms. It is about the interconnectedness of the body, mind and social environment and the art of self-healing.
To be META-Healthy means to be aware of your body’s intelligence, the stress triggers, emotions and beliefs that affect your organ symptoms and taking conscious actions for self-healing and personal growth.
“Ultimately our stresses and limitations are held not only in our mental narratives but also in our physical bodies.”
How would you like to regain optimal health?
My job is to be a detective and work with you to find root causes that are getting in the way of your well being. We work together to release any unconscious triggers (including thoughts and emotions) which may be keeping your symptoms chronic, so you can reclaim optimal health. As you resolve specific stressors and disruptions, your body can start to heal.
Get in touch with me for a consultation or to book a session:
Heard about EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) but haven’t experienced it yet? Curious about the technique? In need of a refresher on the technique?
In this introductory group you will experience the EFT tapping technique, and learn how to use it for yourself to help with daily stresses. EFT is not only powerful and effective but also very simple to use.
EFT is a relaxing mind-body technique that is safe, gentle, and non-invasive. EFT allows us to release uncomfortable feelings like anger, hurt, guilt, fear or grief so we can feel better fast. It combines a gentle touch with conscious attention; we tap with our fingertips on acupressure points on the hands, face and body while focusing on an issue we wish to resolve. [Click here to read more about this technique…]
I will lead participants through experiential group exercises with EFT tapping, including a brief introduction for those who are new to this technique.
It doesn’t matter if you know how to tap or not, whether you’re just starting out with EFT or are an experienced tapper, you can just tap along with me.
Some areas we can work with are frustration, anxiety, relationships, job stress, physical pain, phobias, connection, more peace and happiness in your daily life. So simply bring an open mind and an issue in your life that you would like to explore.
No two tapping groups are the same, as we have different participants, touch on different issues and there is often a group theme.
Tapping as a group literally benefits everyone, because tapping with others can help reduce the intensity of your own issues. This is known as “borrowing benefits” and is one of the most profound discoveries of EFT.
You will also learn the basics of this powerful yet simple EFT technique, so you can continue to practice EFT on your own to resolve daily stresses.
Join in one or more of these Introductory EFT groups. Anyone (18+ years) is welcome to join.
If you’re looking for continued support for self care, to maximise your emotional well-being, consider joining my 6 Week Support Group.
When we feel anxious, panicky, or even unconsciously stressed, we tend to take short breaths (called shallow breathing or chest breathing). As a result, our body doesn’t receive enough oxygen, which limits blood flow to important organs and creates tension in our muscles and joints.
This is a physiological reaction to perceived external danger, so when we continuously take shallow breaths we are actually sending signals to our body that we are under threat.
Anything from being stuck in a traffic jam or standing in a long queue, to feeling claustrophobic in a crowded space or even remembering a past traumatic event, can make us anxious and put us into stress mode. Our minds can perceive these situations as threatening/stressful and our body reacts to our thought patterns.
It is imperative to start becoming aware of when we are putting ourselves into stress mode, as these are usually subconscious reactions.
When we breathe full, deep breaths using the full capacity of our lungs, not only are we nourishing our cells with more oxygen, but we are sending calming signals to our body.
In the same way that stressful thoughts in our subconscious mind can create negative changes in our physical body, initiating conscious changes (breathing) in our body can create a calmer state of mind.
Stressful thoughts = shallow breath & tightness in muscles
Deep, full breaths = calmer mind + calmer body
Harvard cardiologist Herbert Benson, MD, identified the flip side of the stress response, which he called the “relaxation response.” Benson demonstrated that meditation, yoga, and other relaxation techniques can bring about physiological changes including a lower heart rate, lower breathing rate, and decreased muscle tension along with positive changes in brain waves. Mind-body techniques that elicit this relaxation response have been successful in treating many stress-related disorders.
Try this exercise: To find out how you are breathing, place one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen. On every inhale, notice your chest rising. Notice your abdomen too – does it move?
If it doesn’t, then your breath is shallow.
If your abdomen moves in on an inhale, your breath is inverted (and still shallow).
If your chest as well as your abdomen rise when you breathe in, you are breathing good, relaxed breaths – well done!
If you find it difficult to breathe into your abdomen, try this:
Try to imagine that your abdomen is like a balloon
As you breathe in slowly, let the air fill up your abdomen as if you are filling a balloon with air, letting your abdomen rise before your chest
As you exhale, let your chest go in then your abdomen, as if deflating the balloon
Do this exercise 3 – 4 times and feel your body become calm.
There are many breathing techniques and exercises that we can use to release stress from our body & mind. The first step, as always, is to be mindful, to become aware. Only then can we pause and step back before we can breathe our way to a sense of calm and to new perspectives.
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