Medically qualified homeopathic doctor, medical
herbalist - Central London, Kensington West London, Twickenham
Part of my work involves helping people meet and resolve their felt
Many of us have inner discomfort in the form of a feeling or
perhaps emotion, that has got stuck and won’t move on. For example, mine
has been a generalised internal tightness that is somehow associated with
a huge desire to cry, like grief, felt in the chest.
We don’t need
to understand these inner things in order to resolve them, thankfully.
You know when you have a tender knot in a shoulder muscle? It just wants
to be found and met; then it can relax. That’s the best way I can describe
I came to this by exploring what lies behind our symptoms, the iceberg
under the tip.
Many symptoms will lead you back to their source if
you ask them nicely. All that is required is the motivation, the ability
to allow things to happen and a bit of time.
My experience with
various mind/body methods has doubtless informed what has become a key
part of my work, although it arose in fact from homeopathic history
Many patients value these sessions especially, for the
good changes they can deliver, often in a
one-off session. They exist
as standalone treatments although I tend to find the information very
useful homeopathically too.
What is involved
These sessions differ from my usual appointments. They are less about the
mind and talking and more about sensing internally. The aim is to resolve
the inner things that are causing trouble, whatever we might call them.
Its about the process, not the content of what comes up.
Attending to the inner language of the body seems to enable a helpful
unravelling and dissipation. It is if our awareness is the necessary
Simple works best here, and all that is required is to take
the time to tune in and allow the spontaneous resolution that usually
comes. To achieve this usually I lie my patient down, hold their head in
my hands, and just encourage them to go towards the whatever-it-is. It can
be done without contact and sitting normally too. Most find that nothing
happens at first, then awareness and perceptions do come forth.
The inner sensations we get behave like waves typically. They come and go
and have their own energy. This saved up energy is released and spent with
each wave of feeling. All that is necessary is to feel the waves; to
embody them. It does not seem to be important to ‘emote’ them. Thus, say,
murderous anger, the terror of imminent death or a traumatic memory can be
processed entirely inside and even without any external sign of upset.
Explanations and reasons are not important here, in fact they use up
valuable experiencing time.
This is not psychotherapy,
mindfulness, meditation, shamanism, visualisation, hypnosis, ‘The
Journey’, bodywork or healing although does share elements with all of
those. Indeed, it is no accident that these approaches do share common ground.
Who it suits
This process suits best people with the awareness that symptoms are coming
from something deeper in the self, whether or not that deeper thing is
actually perceived directly.
Sensitive people and those with traumatic past events or problems
triggered by stress make particularly good candidates.
It is not
suitable for everyone, most notably the psychotic and particularly
People who are very controlling can be unable to
soften enough to allow the process to work though this is not a rule and I
have known many exceptions. Your instinct is probably your best guide to
the chances of success if you feel this is you.
A single session is often all that is needed although people can come back
whenever they wish for this work. Subsequent sessions rarely continue from
where the last one left off, instead tend to bring their own fresh agenda
With all my new patients I start with a general purpose
overview session, whatever the treatment that will follow so everyone
needs to have this initial one before we can get into this inner work.
When booking for this ‘sensing’ work please be sure to let reception
know that you want an hour-long slot, otherwise you will find yourself
defaulted into a 30 minute follow up that is insufficient.
possible to work by Skype (rather than in person) quite often, this
depending on the individual situation.
Please ask me first before booking
yourself in for this.
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