Biographical Counselling is a healing process of working one to one with a counsellor, aimed at opening yourself to new understanding through facing the questions your life-path has set you and finding the inner-resources you need to face your challenges and tasks.
It offers a new perspective on life crisis that takes account of our bodily, soul and spiritual existence, the cycles and rhythms of biographical development and the dynamics of human struggle.
We live in a time when outer supports and securities are falling away while the inner questions of reality come ever more into daily consciousness. We deeply explore our soul-life in order to identify the understanding-patterns that we have developed, some helpful, some unhelpful, in order to choose which serve us best.
An increasing number of people live with existential questions that no other generation has had to face with the same intensity. In the course of their lives, many people confront events, uncertainties and moral dilemmas that leave them feeling lonely and bewildered. They may lose their connection to others, to themselves and to the source of their own potential.
Biographical Counselling is based on an imagination of human potential and challenge in the 21st century that inspires a search for renewed meaning, creativity and connection and links individual development with a path towards social renewal.
I can understand another soul only by transforming my own, as one transforms one’s hand by placing it in another’s. Jung
Metahealth and Metakinetics
META-Health® is an advancing organ-bio-psycho-social framework, that adopts a systemic method of enquiry and analysis. It theoretically explains and practically demonstrates the cause, meaning and process of any dis-ease on a biological, psychological and behavioural level. Meta Health is a scientific framework, based on research via brain relay diagnostics and a set of guiding principles.
Principles of Meta Health® are that nature does not make errors or mistakes and our organism is a highly intelligent, orderly and sophisticated system, so there is no separation between body, mind and spirit embedded in the social environment. Meta Health explores significant emotional events and threshold breaches of stress as the beginning of the disease process, using brain relay diagnostics and evolutionary embryonic layers to determine organ reactions which are in stress and regeneration phases. It uses a person’s subjective perception and feedback to determine how the significant stress has imprinted on a person’s biology, psychology and brain.
Meta Health® is not a diagnostic tool for disease nor a therapy, it precedes therapy, using a framework of Meta Analysis. It identifies how significant emotional events are connected to physical symptoms, brain relays, belief structures, emotions, feelings and patterns of behaviour; creating an awareness for a client as how unexpected events can imprint on a person’s physical, emotional, social, environmental and spiritual well-being. Once a Meta Analysis is completed then a therapeutic and coaching plan can be implemented.
Cancer Care – Mistletoe Therapy
A cancer diagnosis can be a traumatic event. Many feelings arise such as uncertainty, fear and anxiety. Many people experience a sense of urgency that some form of treatment should start soon.
Mistletoe Therapy (Viscum) is now well-known world wide as a well-researched and well thought of cancer treatment. This has the possibility of being given alongside any conventional treatment.
Anthroposophic Medicine, which developed the Mistletoe Therapy, can also offer help and support to the cancer patient. An anthroposophic doctor will be able to oversee the Mistletoe injections and also give general medical support to the patient.
At the Elysia Centre there are, in addition, various therapies available which have arisen out of the same understanding that address the whole person. Many of these therapies have been found to be particularly helpful to the patient suffering from cancer. The art of movement, called Eurythmy, has been developed into a remarkable transformative therapy with special sequences of movements which work with the formative principles in nature and can bring healing to specific illnesses.
The physical body can be addressed directly with the gentle but deeply acting Rhythmical Massage and the Nursing massage technique Rhythmical Einreibung.
Deep existential questions often arise at this time around the meaning of life. There can be a need to work through various pressing life issues. Biographical Counselling, or Psychotherapy can be helpful, as can a support group such as the Oasis Group. The search for meaning can be greatly supported by looking at the pathways of our biography, or through therapeutic art and conversation. The heightened awareness of one’s own mortality may spur one on to want to bring more meaning and creativity into one’s life. There is much to be explored through the artistic therapies via the mediums of colour, Therapeutic Art, Modelling, Sculpture Therapy, and Speech Formation.
Appropriate Nutritional and dietary advice will also be important.
This is a safe and non-invasive muscle release therapy developed by Remedial Therapist Ross Emmett. The method uses light finger pressure at specific locations to initiate a gentle release of tension.
It is useful to address pain and discomfort and improve movement restrictions, typically in neck, shoulder and back. The results are usually immediate. The treatment can be applied directly to the body or through light clothing.
Our counselling and psychotherapy service is delivered by professionally qualified and registered practitioners who deliver up to date clinical approaches for a diverse range of mental and emotional health needs. All our practitioners and are experienced in supporting individuals and/or couples and families with symptoms and issues concerning:
• Stress, anxiety and depression
• Bereavement, grief and loss
• Life crisis
• Eating disorders
• Self harm
• Loss of meaning and purpose
Appointments can be booked with the therapists listed on our website or by phoning the Centre and booking online. Each counsellor or psychotherapist works with their clients individually.
Other treatments are also available at the Centre should you wish to enquire about these with your therapist. These include nutritional advice, massage therapy, therapeutic art, eurythmy therapy, Life Coaching and group work.
At Elysia we work with insights into how physical, soul and spiritual health are inter-related. Such insights develop new awareness for creating a healing path that enables the client to establish their well-being anew.
There are many approaches to art therapy, from focusing on personal balance and harmony to psychotherapeutically oriented art therapy where one works more directly with life questions and challenges. Combining healing images with self-expression, art can be used as a meditative process, helping to alleviate stress and anxiety. Engaging in the creative process often leads to change and growth, promoting health. Exploring life experiences through colour and form, therapeutic art/art therapy can help to address physical symptoms and emotional pain.
Our therapists offer a wide range of skills within this discipline.
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Kinesiology or, more properly, energy kinesiology, is a therapeutic meeting of East and West – a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and methods discovered in chiropractic and osteopathy. Kinesiology’s unique and highly versatile tool is muscle testing, which is a way of communicating directly with the body or unconscious.
Muscle testing can be used to get information from the body about what is beneficial or detrimental to it. This information might be about levels of stress, stressors or the causes of stress; energy (qi) imbalances and how they can best be corrected; whether, which and how much of a supplement or other remedy is useful; which foods and nutrients are required for optimum health or performance; the identification of allergens; and so on.
Kinesiology is based on three amazing discoveries:
(1) Muscles can be tested for their integrity and indicate a stressed (unlocking muscle) or unstressed (locking muscle) response to any stimulus.
(2) Different muscles have an association with specific energy channels (or meridians). This means that individual meridian energy imbalances can be monitored through muscle testing. Interventions from chiropractic, osteopathy and TCM can restore the proper functioning of the muscle and correct energy imbalances, thereby contributing to better health and improved posture.
(3) Through testing a muscle, unconscious information can be presented to consciousness. For example, a person recalls an event and muscle testing reveals whether or not the event is stressful to the person in the present. Equally, when this stress has been healed, muscle testing will indicate this.
Muscle testing is an extraordinarily versatile tool, and kinesiology has opened up a whole new area of effective and verifiable healing methods.
Touch for Health training
4 levels x 3 days each level
This training, suitable for both lay people and health professionals, requires no previous training or experience. The qualification, which is four levels delivered three days per level (though there is no obligation to complete all the levels and a certificate is achieved for each level), is certified by the International Kinesiology Conference (IKC), and respected internationally. Touch for Health, developed from Applied Kinesiology, is the most well known kinesiology training and is regarded as the basis of all other kinesiology systems.
For the lay person this training provides extremely useful tools that can be applied to friends and family to restore and maintain health, and is a wonderful experience for self-development.
For the professional, or aspiring professional, it provides methods and tools that can considerably enhance any health practice, and is the basis of all further kinesiology training.
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This is a very gentle form of massage with flowing movements that penetrate deeply. An element of suction rather than pressure is used to enhance the flow of fluid through the body. The rhythmical quality of the treatment strengthens and supports the rhythmical processes within the body, which are at the basis of good health. Rhythmical Massage was developed from the classical Swedish Massage in the 1920’s by Dr Ita Wegman, a medical doctor trained in Physiotherapy and Massage.
Harmonising and strengthening the warmth of the body helps to release tension and contributes to an enhanced feeling of wellbeing.
The oils and ointments used are carefully chosen to meet the particular needs of individual clients. They are made from natural, mainly organic or biodynamic, ingredients and are additive and chemical free.
People often comment on a new sense of wellbeing, of feeling more upright and freed from feelings of heaviness.
Hypnosis & Relaxation Therapy
Using the natural state of hypnosis to help people achieve the changes that they want to make. As a Hypnotherapist, my role is to facilitate this change in partnership with the client. Hypnosis has its own benefits, however, when combined with thoughtful, tailor-made therapy it’s an extremely effective tool to enable change. Hypnotherapy can help a person tackle a wide variety of issues including:
• Overcoming personal barriers
• Eliminating unwanted habits
• Improving confidence and self-esteem
Healing emotional wounds
This is designed to give the client tools and strategies for managing their own personal anxieties and stresses. As the therapist, my role is to detail the client’s need for relaxation and work in partnership with them to design a course of therapy. Clients are then able to take ownership for the change to happen in their lives. Relaxation Therapy helps to:
• Identify triggers
• Promote positivity
• Improve health and well-being
• Reduce anxiety and stress
Oasis Group Work
Navigating the Inner and Outer journey; fostering Spirit in the Life of the Soul
Journeying can happen in many ways. In Oasis we celebrate the courage of the human spirit to survive the challenges that difficult life experiences can bring. Hidden sources of creativity and inner healing lie within each human being. Through facilitated support in groups this potential is enlivened and warmed through conversation. A true listening space for participants is encouraged, where each one is recognized, celebrated and valued in their own struggle and achievement.
Weekly Oasis Group sessions run in the mornings and include time to share in a small group over a cup of tea; participants work with conversation to explore their life stories though vocation, destiny and life questions. Biographical and artistic exercises help us gain new perspectives, insight and strengthen self-confidence.
A full Oasis Course has Three Pathways of 12 weeks each. Each one may be taken on an individual basis. The Pathways are all accompanied by artistic exercises and healing stories from various traditions. These provide powerful pictures through which we can explore our own journeys.