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By Dr Elinor van Ommen.

ElinorBeing indecisive about what we want can leave us feeling very stuck, and this ‘stuck-ness’ creates a great deal of disharmony psychologically, physically and emotionally. Often, feeling indecisive about what we want relates to being disconnected from who we really are and being somewhat uncomfortable in the self.  It is often related to feelings of low self worth and internal thoughts and dialogue along the line of – I don’t deserve to have what I want.

by Dr Jenna

We are truly into winter and this time of year is the water element in traditional Chinese medicine, so of course the organs that correspond to this are the kidneys and bladder. For this newsletter I would like to focus on the kidneys, as they are one of our main detoxification centres, are about the size of your fist and sit in the back of your abdomen between the ribs and pelvis.

By Marianne Kornaat.

We as parents are responsible for the well-being of our children. Helping children to our best ability can be very confusing and the fast pace of our lives does not help!

By Dr Elinor van Ommen.

ElinorSpring is upon us, a good time to discard things that are toxic to psychological wellbeing.

Psychological wellbeing is integrally entwined with our overall physical wellbeing, so a balance of exercise and great nutrition is fundamental.  Just as we know that putting junk food and recreational drugs into our physical body is not healthy, we have similar issues with our mental and emotional bodies.  One of the most powerful psychological toxins can often be found within our very own thought processes.  The undisciplined human mind churns out thought material all day long.  I mean, ALL DAY LONG.  Now that stream of thought can have an insidious affect if it contains mostly negative thoughts.  In fact, the prevalence of negative, unhelpful thoughts is so well known that psychologists have categorised the most common ones.  Have a look at just a couple of these and see what feels familiar to you.

by Dr Jenna

In June I was able to attend an International Integrated Medical Conference in Germany, it was an amazing conference and I felt very inspired by what was shared. There were practitioners form all over the world and all types of modalities. We had presentations from the UN, PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) and the European Union to name a few. Countries presented how they were working to bring integrative health into their health systems. There were great success stories from Brazil, Germany, Switzerland and even Britain and there were only a few of us from New Zealand and Australia, I was able to present a post about how The Healing Rooms integrates health care.

By Marianne Kornaat.

Bears in winter go into a cave to hibernate but for us in Australia we don’t do quite the same. According to Chinese medicine, winter is a time of hibernation even if it may be in a different sense of not entering a cave but being more aware of stillness and quiet time. The Chinese say in winter one must go early to bed and rise up late - it makes sense - in winter it’s cold and dark so who really wants to get up in the morning?

by Dr Jenna

I thought I would focus a bit on the transition into menopause as we had a lot of interest in this topic from our talk this month, so I felt to share some of the material.

By Marianne Kornaat.

The Five Elements are Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water, each element is found in the cycles of nature, rhythms of the day and year.  Each Element also has corresponding physical characteristics, personality traits, strengths, and weaknesses that shape each individuals overall health and way of being with the world.  

By Reinette Nel.

ReinetteSo, you are driving along in your car, when suddenly you hear a clickety-clack noise.  Or maybe that noise has been there for a while, but today, because it’s cold, it’s a bit louder and more insistent.  What do you do?

Do you ignore it or do you decide that it’s time you ask a mechanic to look at it?  Maybe he can tell you not to worry, or maybe your car just needs oil and he can quickly do it for you?  What will happen if you keep ignoring it and keep on driving, day after day, after day?  Of course it will break down and we both know it will most likely happen at the most inconvenient time.  The day you have your interview for that job that you really, really want!  Or maybe even on your wedding day or Year 12 exam!  No, you know it’s best to let someone have a look and fix it now, rather than wait and then you have to fork out even more money and you might be without a car for a week or two.

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Overlooking Positive Points [...]

by Karen Chin.

Have you ever noticed what you place your focus on?

Ever wondered how you can get so fixated on something that you can’t see an alternative solution?

Whatever you focus on is generally what you see in life!

Your Best Interests at Heart

by Jen Taylor.

What is it that bothers you?  A problem or issue that could really be worthy of attention.  Something which feels annoying or is even more compelling and having a destructive effect on your health or relationships?  Perhaps it comes as a quiet whisper or a deeper nagging feeling?  Have you been tucking it away, seeing if it could magically disappear?  Hoping that tomorrow will be the day and yet, as each day evolves, the problem and the discomfort is still there.

Stop Running & Do Some [...]

By Reinette Nel.

So, you are driving along in your car, when suddenly you hear a clickety-clack noise.  Or maybe that noise has been there for a while, but today, because it’s cold, it’s a bit louder and more insistent.  What do you do?

Do you ignore it or do you decide that it’s time you ask a mechanic to look at it?  Maybe he can tell you not to worry, or maybe your car just needs oil and he can quickly do it for you?  What will happen if you keep ignoring it and keep on driving, day after day, after day?  Of course it will break down and we both know it will most likely happen at the most inconvenient time.  The day you have your interview for that job that you really, really want!  Or maybe even on your wedding day or Year 12 exam!  No, you know it’s best to let someone have a look and fix it now, rather than wait and then you have to fork out even more money and you might be without a car for a week or two.

Make Decisions, Not Excuses

by Celia Leveridge.

Every decision I make is the right one for me ~ Louise Hay.

This is quite a feat to state that every decision I make is the right one for me.  What can we interpret from what Louise has said?

The Health of the World

by Dr Jenna

In June I was able to attend an International Integrated Medical Conference in Germany, it was an amazing conference and I felt very inspired by what was shared. There were practitioners form all over the world and all types of modalities. We had presentations from the UN, PAHO (Pan American Health Organization) and the European Union to name a few. Countries presented how they were working to bring integrative health into their health systems. There were great success stories from Brazil, Germany, Switzerland and even Britain and there were only a few of us from New Zealand and Australia, I was able to present a post about how The Healing Rooms integrates health care.

Winter

By Marianne Kornaat.

Bears in winter go into a cave to hibernate but for us in Australia we don’t do quite the same. According to Chinese medicine, winter is a time of hibernation even if it may be in a different sense of not entering a cave but being more aware of stillness and quiet time. The Chinese say in winter one must go early to bed and rise up late - it makes sense - in winter it’s cold and dark so who really wants to get up in the morning?

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