I recently listened with excited interest to a podcast that Prof. Paul Dieppe gave for “Healing Stories” in February of this year, where Paul discusses how he was able to later deal with the experience of being a hostage in Kuwait for four months. He moved forward in his healing journey by “reframing” this trauma. … More Tell your story and help heal your trauma
Can a bodywork treatment help your state of mind? Yes! The mind and the body are intricately linked. How you feel in your mind will be reflected in your body, and how you feel in your body will be reflected in your state of mind. Somebody who feels depressed, for example, will have a body … More Mental Health and Orthobionomy
Maybe not yours, but it definitely affects mine! I’d slept badly and awoke in the early hours of the morning with my head pounding and an all too familiar cloudy tension between my temples, a pressure behind my eyes and that slightly cross-eyed feeling. I lay there and observed the tension creep persistently down my … More Wifi – does it affect our health?
The power of working with the fascial diaphragms The body stores all the experiences we have had, all our stories, whether they be good memories or bad. Recent scientific research has shown that fascia plays a large role in storing our emotions. A normally beautifully balanced elastic tensegrity structure can lose its ability to rebound, when … More Trauma Release in Orthobionomy
I had a wonderful experience the other day with a horse that I treated for the first time one week previously. His body reactions indicated clearly that he has had a big trauma in his young life. This was confirmed when the owner stated that he won’t let men anywhere near him. He also hates … More Treating trauma gently in a horse
Dr. Frank Chapman was an American who had studied osteopathy. Chapman was one of the first people to find a connection between the dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system and a dysfunction of the organs and the hormone system. He studied the influence that the lymphatic system had on many illnesses and through practical experience, discovered … More Self-help with cold and flu-like symptoms
Did you know that the amount of pain that we feel is determined by the brain, not by the pain receptors in the body? This means that people feel pain in different ways, depending on how the brain has processed the pain. Recent research indicates that emotions and emotional states affect how we perceive pain. … More Pain – why do some people feel pain more than others?
From my years of experience I am convinced that most back pain comes from a misalignment of the pelvis. In fact, almost everybody that I have treated with back pain has benefited from a realignment of their pelvis even if the pain has not gone away immediately. Acute problems are often helped within one session, … More Back Pain and what it has to do with the Pelvis
When I have a new client, I note their name, address, telephone number, date of birth, weight, height, their job (as this gives me important information with regards to their possible posture), whether they take any medication. The dosis for medication for high or low blood pressure or for thyroid treatment can be affected by … More What happens in a standard Ortho-Bionomy treatment?
Ortho-Bionomy® is a very gentle, holistic, non-invasive way to help release tension and stress in your body and works on a physical, mental and spiritual level. No hold, no position and no movement should cause you any discomfort or pain and it involves no manipulation whatsoever. It is therefore considered a very pleasant and relaxing … More Ortho- what?!