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I figured it was time I “came out”.  The truth is, I don’t just work on the physical body.  I’ve always been a little different to most people and I have kept that side of me separate from my work for all these years.  Or so I thought.

I’d always thought that if I said to my lymphatic clients that actually, I was working with them on an energetic level as well physically they would think I was nuts and never come back.  Then I had it pointed out to me (gently) that if I thought my clients didn’t realise it on some level I was deluding myself.  You see, my clinic probably looks a little different to most.

I like crystals.  There, I said it and now it’s in the public domain!  And I have lots of things  that might look a little different scattered around.  And I use energy sprays and sound and cards.  Who did I think I was kidding?

But make no mistake, I am very much working on the physical body and using my Vodder training to treat the many different conditions I see in the clinic … Lymphoedema, Lipoedema, autoimmune conditions, general oedema, pain, surgical swelling.  It is not an either/or situation.

Here are a few photos to show you what I mean.

And a link to a quick listen of my crystal pyramid, one of my favourite tools.

This is just an introduction, a coming out of sorts.  I’m going to write a few more blogs about what some sessions with me look like so you can get more of an idea.

I feel very strongly that we need to be treating the whole person, not just the symptoms we are presented with.  I’m sure most therapists feel this way as well, I’m just not sure how many are able to use all their different techniques freely.

Let’s start a dialogue – got questions?

 

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Something Angela and I have been talking about since I started sharing the space at The Oasis is the idea of setting up a group of women who gather to enjoy positive company, inspiring conversation and expanding their social circle with like-minded women.  We had seen a growing need to connect women from our community with each other and The Purple Tent is the fruit of that discussion.

The name “Purple Tent” is derived from the global women’s group based on the book The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant, but we felt we didn’t want to restrict our gathering solely to womanly topics, but wanted it to be a place to share any new ideas we (as in all the women present) had been exposed to.  Purple, the colour of intuition, was very appropriate for the sharing of thoughts and ideas.  And as Angela said at our first meeting last Friday – she just likes the colour!

Purple Tent

picture courtesy google images

We only gave three days’ notice of the gathering so we had no idea how many would turn up on the night.  We ended up having eleven in all, some were clients, some were friends and some fell into both categories.

Conversation was varied, at the start we talked amongst ourselves then we shared a few experiences or stories as a group.  I shared about an amazing group sound healing I had attended at Be Still and Chill; Angela shared about her new passion for creating edible gardens which brought an animated discussion on different vegetables that were being grown in our various homes, when to harvest (when they look good to eat was the general response!) and how to prepare certain herbs; then someone shared about her experience attending a concert given by the Soweto Gospel Choir – beautiful voices and costumes.  She felt a bit restricted at first as people were not getting up and dancing and she desperately needed to move to the music, but eventually the vibes kicked in and she was able to get up without feeling disapproving glares from the people behind her.  Gotta move to the music!

Very varied topics indeed.

People drifted in and out and it was a very relaxed affair.  New friends were made, things were learnt and calm and connection were certainly present.

We haven’t decided how often we’ll hold these groups, we’re thinking once a month or every six weeks.

What topics do you think would be good to cover at our next group?