Alternative Health Therapies: Trust Your Body Mind Psyche
This is the section of the website dedicated to looking at alternative health therapies – and different modalities within a type of therapy. I also enjoy gathering the latest scientific knowledge and research and support finding the best healthcare… Because it works and makes you feel better.
Alternative health sometimes offers answers to chronic health problems that traditional medicine can’t help and almost always adds to conventional treatment.
Sometimes the steps you take now, to help you feel ‘well enough’ today, will be alternative health care. Maybe you’re not ready to make a final choice but these steps will stand you in good stead for whichever final healthcare choices you make. Perhaps I can help you make these choices, by email?
Most of this information has been collected first-hand, by me. Thirty years ago, after my own trauma, choices were pretty limited and it was difficult to find information but, somehow, I instinctively knew to trust my body, mind and psyche. I don’t really know why, but I am very grateful. I want you to be able to find out exactly what’s available to you when life throws you a curve ball.
Found alternative health care that works? Let me know. I welcome your input to this community website too!
Face-to-face, Email and Online Counselling
Today I am a registered counsellor, using NVC (Non Violent Communication), TOT (Trust Oriented Therapy), GNM (German New Medicine) and Imago-style as the foundation to my blend of therapy. I love working with couples – the beauty is that they can carry on supporting each other to grow, with RelationshipCue™ cards but without my help.
I also work with people facing other trauma, emotional or physical. Or those with physical challenges, in the office or in their home by email and web-video (Zoom). I am also a counselling supervisor, working with other counsellors and find great satisfaction in that work.
Fear and Anxiety
I imagine that you may be feeling anxious – even afraid – at the moment? Nature has evolved in such a way that fear and anxiety are strong in most of us. Through survival of the fittest, those of us with fear lived to see another day and passed on those precious genes. If you were too laid back you were eaten by the next tiger!
Stress can be very helpful, it primes the body to be alert, and I urge you to use that fear and let it grow and lead you to find a way to deal with this challenge. Trust your body, the ultimate healer, to do its best work ever. Support your body to rebuild health.
Give the body a good foundation: quality supplements, good nutrition, detoxification, clean water, fresh air and gentle exercise. It will thank you by doing its best work.
By the time we experience symptoms, we have already had our sickness for a while.
Chiropractors often talk about our symptoms as being ‘the tip of an iceberg’, becoming visible only after building on a foundation of ill-health over time. The majority of ill-health seems to be symptomless, lurking beneath the surface. It appears with symptoms at the last moment, often when it’s already starting to heal.
Allopathic medicine tends to address the iceberg tip, leaving the foundation of ill-health to build again. Alternative healthcare, including chiropractic, aims to address the whole iceberg – or the whole person.
There is new, very exciting research being done every day that makes sense out of ‘old wives’ tales’ and explains ‘rules’ like “do not swim straight after a meal”. Dr Steven Porges’ Polyvagal theory provides fascinating insight into why we experience gut symptoms when we are feeling anxious and why we can control anxiety and our heart rate with the breath. These discoveries give therapy direction – and tools – to help us overcome various traumas.
Alternative and conventional medicine agree that the mind (aka the psyche) contributes to ‘switching on’ whatever it is that causes a symptom. It’s not just germs or the immune system or genetics. Epigenetics (the space around the gene) and the psyche contribute. We need to be able to switch these symptoms off, once and for all, in order to be able to finally effect a real ‘cure’. In any healthcare language, a cure is permanent and requires support from the psyche.
There is solid evidence – more and more each day – that the mind and psyche help drive our physical bodies and health. I love the idea that I – my mind – is in the driving seat and that the way my body reacts is not random or out of my control. There is a dynamic purpose to everything I feel and do.
Wishing you the very best health!
Julie E Taylor MTC RCS
Master Therapeutic Counsellor
Registered Counselling Supervisor