Mindful awareness, Self development

WHAT DO I actually DO?……

5 YEARS AGO…..but still the same story today….except I have more experience and have worked though a lot more challenges ……now I’m a full qualified Hypnotherapist and combine all my techniques together to help and empower you into a transformational journey…..feeling passionate about what I do……much love xx

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I Made it through….my life has completely changed..I am healed in more ways than one. My journey to wellness

Hello Its been a long time since I have written a blog post. Well I have been very busy getting better. Yes 100% recovered. I have got through to the other side and what journey it has been. I have found many ways of self healing and self care the natural way. Gentle fun exercise and  better than that eating my way to health. My life has completely changed post illness and the year it took me to recovery was both frustrating and guilt ridden. I’ve managed to work through my mind set and change my vocabulary which has had an amazing impact on my life. GOOD bye chronic post viral fatigue. Seriously I could never imagine all this was going to happen to me. Having such a disablement for a period of time really gives you no choice but to look at life it a complete different way. The strategies I developed during the illness to combat my chronic fatigue has lead me to a new found career in helping women & men to get through these major transitions in life, wether it be a life changing illness or loss of a loved one or a long term career.  I know what worked for me and sharing that with you empowers both of us to be able to make the changes to move forward and live happy fulfilled lives. You really can get through it and there is light at the end of the tunnel. I will share over the next weeks some of the strategies and ways I got through. If I can help one person do the same that would be amazing.

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Children can teach us so much.

luannas message

My 10 year old daughter made this for me today. Its amazing what children pick up and learn. These are very wise words for a young lady. I just had to share because the words are so true. It really goes well with the glass of water theory on one of my other posts. Letting go of past pain is difficult at times. So true that and crossing monkey bars for a child is quite a challenge. We have a new generation growing we are responsible for the thoughts that they think but we can learn a lot from them too. Together we can make a difference.

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So far I have been to 2 Wu Tao dance classes run by my friend Michelle Bradley who recently qualified as a Wu Tao dance teacher/therapist.

Its early days yet to see any benefits but I can’t wait to see the benefits in my recovery of post viral fatigue. This gentle dance works on the  Chinese meridian lines in the body and is said to release blocked energy and put you on a path of well being. Blocked energy can be caused by suppressed emotions. Long term feelings of worry or when we become anxious this gets stored in our bodies and causes energy blocks and can cause illnesses to surface. When we are healthy, balanced physically, mentally and emotionally your energy flows through the meridian lines smoothly creating and promoting well being.

The dance is based on the 5 Chinese elements. One dance for each. I believe anyone could have a go at this, its very gentle and relaxing. I for one have not done much physical exercise and with ten moths of taking it easy, I’m quite stiff and my flexibility is at 3 on a scale of 1 to 10.

I love the walking meditation, the first time I did it a realised just how out of touch I was with my own body. It was strange walking and focusing on each movement and feeling and noticing how I walked and moved. I’ve done lost of head work but this is a journey of mind, body and spirit. The second time I felt more connected which was a great feeling.

There are two more meditations one sitting and one lying down both very relaxing.

Wu Tao Dance is founded by Michelle Lock On Michelle’s blog  she explains that she is inspired by the love of dance and her belief in Taoism. Have look at her blog there is a lovely heart filled video all about her journey.

Taoism link; Here is a video all about Taoism 

 

This is taken from her blog

Wu Tao – the ‘tai chi dance’

Wu Tao is a unique fusion of music, meditation and dance therapy training. It combines the healing power of music, the calming and rejuvenating power of meditation and the strengthening, energising power of dance in a single modality that is now practiced by thousands of people across Australia and around the world. Wu Tao is the best dance therapy course for those with restricted movement or different abilities, as the dances are simple, easy to follow and can be adapted to your individual needs. They are focused more on smooth, flowing movements and bodily control than visually striking movements; though full of grace and energy, Wu Tao dances won’t see you leaping around and putting stress on muscles and joints. You can find out more about the dance itself here. We invite you to find your closest instructor or Wu Tao event and experience the benefits for yourself.

I will be back to tell you about my progress as the weeks go by, if you found this blog post interesting please share and feel free to comment.

I have not been endorsed by any of the above and the links are there for extra information purposes for you to dive deeper. Many thanks for reading.

Love, peace, health and happiness……..keep smiling!!!!

 

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Mindful awareness, My journey, Self development, Uncategorized

Wu Tao Dance my way to Health

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It’s 2016 it’s the year to change your life…..some great new habits 

So today not just because it’s Jan 1st I’m thinking and writing down my plans, goals, affirmations, and new habits.

I have been given this ‘daily greatness journal’ it’s the best Christmas present ever. As I’ve been on this journey now for a while and what I’ve learned is that changing your life begins with you…..yes YOU! You have to start to work from with in yourself.

Here are 5 great habits to change your life.

1 . Meditate daily. Start with just 5 minutes of contemplation every morning and build on     it.

  1. Have an ‘attitude’ of ‘gratitude’. Every evening write down 5 things that you are great full for now and 5 things you’re intentionally grateful for. Don’t forget to write those in present tense. Watch more things appear to be grateful for.
  2. Forgive your past and those who have hurt you. You don’t have to do this in person, you can write a letter expressing your feelings and you don’t need to send it, writing is good enough. Let go this will really empower you. If there’s something bothering you and you can’t stop thinking about you could write that down then simply through it away. It works for me!
  3. Say personal affirmations everyday. What is an affirmation? It’s a thought or something you say out loud. It’s what you focus on all the time. Many people repeat negative affirmations all day everyday and they create more of the same. What do they say? They say things like…..”I don’t have enough time” or “there’s never enough money” change these thoughts to ” I have always enough time to achieve everything I set out to do” or ” money always comes along when I need it most” or ” I always have enough money for my outgoings and more to spare”. It feels weird at first but with much repetition it becomes a habit and you will see life changes. Try it for a week or three.
  4. Visualization. Everyday after you meditate imagine for a few minutes how you want your life to be. Feel it, smell it get excited about it and have gratitude for it as though you have it already.

These a great habits to get into on a daily basis. Try introducing a new habit everyday, then try doing them for more that 21 days in a row. Make that a goal. Why 21 days? Well it’s believed that habits are formed once done every day for this length of time. It then becomes a lifetime habit.

Love, peace, health and happiness.

Toni xx

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