I have been asked to contribute to a major book that will involve about 10-15 respected health practitioners and writers based all over the world. The book comes from the Sacred Attention Therapy project.
When I started to see my first patients, about 10 years ago, I was firmly a “physically-based” practitioner. My intention was to bring optimal health back with the help of better nutrition and energy medicine, such as homeopathy, in order to re-educate the body and the mind to act in a more natural manner.
I quickly realised that after a period of time, usually between 6 months and one year, a portion of my patients wanted to go deeper than their state of health The trust and confidence had been built and these patients felt that they could discuss about profound issues or their concerns about their relationship, family, state of happiness or simply their lives. I was very ill-equipped for this then. This is an area, where I now put a lot of focus and research.
We do not decide to confide or share issues out of the blue. We usually arrive into that stage when we are faced with a massive, unexpected change in our life, such as a trauma, a loss or a major decision to take about our future. In many other cases, this comes when we feel a subtle but deep of un-ease or un-happiness while our life seems perfect on the outside.
I personally find that homeopathic remedies and flower essences really help people cross the bridge of their own fears or perceived limitations. However, especially in these very sensitive and specific situations, having access to a neutral and caring listener that will help the person to find their own ways is key.
People may need only one discussion to move forward, or several, depending on their need and the baggage of their past. The key factor is that this needs to be done with someone who has gained a deep trust, and who can “hear it all”.
Relationship is the best way to deeply know oneself, and having the chance, as a health practitioner to support someone open to his or her the true inner Self is an amazing part of my work.
There will be more about this topic in future newsletters.