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Online free access to some of the work of a senior practical clinician and problem solver – Heather Bruce.Heather Bruce -acupuncturist I have been active in writing course curriculum, and content and delivering teachings – educating all levels of acupuncturists for over 35 years. I am now passing on the benefit of my 37+ years learning in clinic through this online venture.

I would strongly suggest that if you have not watching the ‘Rescue the Root’ Presentation for eLotus at thus point you take the 2 hours and do so. Some are wisdom tube and there are CEO if you want. See all of the courses they have of mine here.


Why on this current site?
I am gradually changing all over onto one massive site with courses for all run online.

In the meantime all is here for free access.

This is not only a chance to pick up some of the P/P my past presentations, but also a chance to touch some of my now gone masters. Their wisdom, humanity, sharpness of observation skills and practical decades of experience have sparked my own quest for excellence.

How did I get into acupuncture?

I began my acupuncture learning in 1977 in Australia – when the classical/5 element and meridian styles were all there was – before ‘TCM’ and ‘Japanese’ were part of the acupuncture tapestry. As I had a newborn son and he was my reason for studying – so he was healthier than his dad – I also trained as a naturopath and western herbalist, taking in all vibrational, energy and massage skills I could find along the way.

Since then I have added in a life time of learning and recently – the Mayan Massage/Arvigo work. This has pulled together all the threads over the decades – as the Western herbs and essences, the Aura Soma, all that body work, the spiritual and meditative practices and the moxa/cupping to improve sacral flow all come together with the acupuncture to provide a huge adjunct to what I was already able to do.

In sharing this, I hope that more will see the context we live in and the modern challenges need us to be thinkers not dogmatically looking back to what was . . I started my first acupuncture course with a 6 week old baby – as I did not want him damaged through medical misadventure as his father had been before him (very asthmatic and allergic from birth). In my quest to have a healthy child blossom into a stable sturdy man, I learned a lot.

Enhanced through the progression of myself as a mother – adding 3 more babies over the next 18 years. Initially professionally interested in ‘hopeless’ cases – (as almost all were, who tried acupuncture in desperation back then) – I learned to push boundaries ignoring limitations and going for perfect – regardless of consequences. This meant that I was always a free thinker and after the truth – and often considered to be too blunt or out spoken. Whilst pregnant the third time, in 1986, I took time out of undergraduate teaching to develop my post graduate teachings –  an Eight Extras weekend workshop and the fertility/obstetric one. I had been very active in being a ‘doula’ plus needles and Bach flower essences (best help ever in birthing – change mum’s emotional state) – and had recorded my learnings there – as there was nothing written from a practical woman’s perspective and definitely nothing that reflected my own maternal discoveries When my third baby arrived, as massively brain injured then profoundly autistic, I spent the next 8 years in a constant very personal battle with all that came up to allow Kathryn her own destiny – not death.  So the text I had intended for acupuncturists to write whilst that baby was little was put on hold’ . . and my ‘Moving Blockages’ style just got a lot more depth – as I had my own blockages and karmic journeying to undertake. What to do with your own brain injured/autistic baby/child? (See what I did) . . . you may well have patient or friend who needs to know that there is a world of hope out there – and growth – and possibly the fastest way to come home to your own heart – through tending your own maternal wound . .. This all puts me well placed to ponder the sense in all trying to make babies – with no apparent thought for quality; no apparent thought for sustainability of the human experience; and no apparent thought for preservation  of any ones’ health and well being. Where is the science showing us that the brave new world of messing with Nature is even safe? What with the vaccination and scanning and chemicals all being seemingly condoned by all in ‘healing’ professions – where will it all end? Who is standing up for the children – as yet unconceived – and those babies born into medical misery? As part of an answer, I hope that the old traditions, often home remedies – like the cupping out of navel showcased here – will bring back the humanity and heart back into our medicine.


Why am I doing this?

Over the few decades I have wanted to give back to the profession, and especially to those coming through who have had no exposure to the masters who inspired me. Their work is mostly lost as they were considered outside what was being published at the time. Thus the teachers of Giovanni Maciocia and Dr Leon Hammer, to name a few, are dead and their own voices are silent.

      • What they had to offer was not of this evidence based world.
      • They worked on the level of spirit and of human – now considered to be that almost ‘bad word’ – anecdotal.
      • They were holistic practitioners in a way that we relying on print and data seem to have misplaced.
      • They listened. Respectfully – not to the words so much – but the body. 
      • Both were stunning pulse masters. 
      • Both had their own ways of knowing.

Both were the product of their own quest for answers – that had taken both throughout Asia to gather bits here and there.

      • Dr John Shen had a family lineage to start him off.
      • Dr van Buren, a questing mind – and an anchoring in osteopathy.

I started an adult teaching degree in order to offer an alternative to the by then medicalised and increasingly spiritless teaching establishments over 20 years ago. It had been my intention to write the text Moving Blockages for graduates back then, but my seemingly constant forays into personal maternity and single motherhood meant that my life tended to get in the way. Coming back now into more mainstream mentoring by way of the acupuncture forum, I found that what I took to be obvious and to be assumed did not exist. What was in common sense’s place was, and is, dogma. Thinking within a framework is not where the strength of our roots in this medicine lie. Q – How to disengage from the formulaic approach?
 How to really see what is in front of you?

‘Hopeless’ / Very Difficult

Often people come to us as the last resort – after everything – especially doing nothing and hoping for the best first – has been trialled. Possibly what also spurs me on is that one of my children became my full time live-in patient – a massively brain injured and highly autistic baby (now 28+ years old). Nothing like seeing it all from the other side. There is nothing academic, politically correct or ‘evidence based’ about watching all professions in their mediocrity in all forms of medical delivery, duck for cover and hide behind platitudes to get a mother going. When the problem is so complex as her case – and now so often seen in so many people who seek our help in desperation. As the issue of maternity and heartfelt living is dear to us all – we were after all all born and loved . . . I have a fertility/obstetric bent – but not as a medical look alike. I initially started in infertility (esp male) over 30 years years ago – as I liked having something ‘impossible’ to play with. Other ‘hopeless’ cases that took a lot of my interest was HIV/AIDS (until the medications took away a lot of the self responsibility required in living with AIDS), cancer and all complications of pregnancy, and of living in emotional upheavals. The www.heatherbruce.com.au website was started in 1999 as a meditation one – for times when it was just hard to live in the body. It is now where all the cancer info is for patients as well.

Suggestions for any ‘too hard ‘case –

  • Look to what is in front of you – cut back all the ‘info/data’.
  • Start where you live – as a human with your own feelings.
  • Perhaps ask yourself – how would whatever coming in be for you?

If you don’t think you ‘know’ the answer – perhaps feel it through – we all are our own masters if we chose to open to this – not through ego, but through effort on all levels (not primarily logical) – and some of them our own journeying will show us. We bring far more into a treatment than what they told us in college. We start hopefully with a caring concern. Forget what which . . . book says and what which . . . style says . . . maybe be present also as a being with an open heart . . . 

 

‘Easy Pregnancy – Easy Birth – Easy Maternity’

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Friday 20nd May, Atarau, West Coast, NZ

This is a one-day course run prior to the Arvigo® Self Care course 
(which is itself the pre-requisite to the Professional Care and Pregnancy/Fertility training offered in Australia August 2016)

How you can make astonishing differences in a pregnancy that then set a very different life for all concerned. Especially for the person being made: the new baby.

  • Learn how to recognise an optimal pregnancy
    (there are no ‘pregnancy’ symptoms as they are all warnings).
  • How to set a pregnancy onto perfect settings
  • Know when to worry
  • What to do to return a ‘high risk’ pregnancy to one where all is blossoming as designed

What we will cover

  • Jing  – how the seed is planted into a perfect garden, then grows into perfection
  • Conditions to make ‘easy’ happen
  • The natural process of life unfolding
  • How to return a tricky pregnancy back to perfect

What we will specifically look to then:

  • Causes of disease and malfunction
  • Ingredients – what makes a perfect pregnancy possible?
  • Ideal conditions – supportive life and culture
  • Past cold exposure – how this shows up in subsequent life and pregnancies
  • Nourishing babies – mum needs to be in a perfect state of digestion and circulation so all is well.
  • Pregnancy nausea and vomiting, (PNV), Hyperemesis, gut weaknesses and eating disorders leading into mineral and other depletions.
  • Reframing past traumatic birth/baby outcomes . .

How this all impacted upon all of us was we were being made and how we can see this playing out through our family line,s and in our own children

What we will use as course material 

Heather’s book (in eformat) ‘The Pregnancy Map‘ (aka ‘The Human Matrix’)
What Dads Can Do(hard copy with a DVD – massage what dads can do
A poster – Jing Unfolding – the blueprint we all work by.

On full payment you will receive

  • the ‘Undoing Inner Libraries’ chart to work on for yourself and any children that you have had – so they get a record of the factors that influenced their being made.
  • eBook ‘Cold is Not Your Friend’ will also be sent to you.

My suggestion is that you download the free eBooks here – so you have some idea of the breadth of this work.

This is an intensive look at what you had no idea about – how you are in charge if all that happens to you and your children – by simply living more consciously.
(Alone valued over $140)

Where?

Location will be advised on registration

Upper Grey River Valley inland from Greymouth
I pick you up from Chch international airport – so please come over for  along weekend of bliss and learning) and take you via beautiful spirit quest locations to where you can stay ($100 extra). My healing sanctuary . .

Please wear comfy clothes, as we will be working in each other to demonstrate how you can make magic happen for all!! We have a shared meal, and then dive into the restorative, inspiring and peaceful Arvigo® /Maya Self Care transformative weekend,

Once registered, all the extensive notes for prior reading (and if an acupuncturist all the course work to complete tor the understand of a well pregnancy and how to achieve this) will be sent to you – as we are working with this material on the day – as it impacted our own lives – not seeing it all for the first time. This may take several weeks and will be well worth your time investment as it will shed light on all your practice – regardless of whatever people come in for you to attend to. Plus it will allow the past shackles from your family to easily be shed.

From here we then go into the Arvigo® /Maya Self Care transformative weekend, seamlessly transitioning into your own self loving care for the weekend exploring how, and what has made you, and what you can do to unleash all of who you are . .

There are opportunities to experience the full 2 hour Arvigo® session with one of the loving assistants before/around the event .
Please come to both – you will be gently reawakened to all you can be.

Register now!

Full information and registration details here

Self Care Course info

Self Care

What we are not taught, what is assumed knowledge, is of greater use to us than all the paid for visits to others. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® is remarkable in its simplicity and its results.

What I gained from my first Self Care course

When I heard this course was on, as there were so few courses offered – this was the last for six months – I knew that there was no time to lose – and instantly booked myself into it. Not knowing what to expect, I flew down to Melbourne, and sat in total awe of all that I had not known. The course put together so much of what I had been exposed to in a way that was so easy yet so profound.

As a women’s specialist all these years I wondered how it was that all of this practical traditional wisdom had not filtered into any of the courses/texts that were on offer. So many obvious things that have been missed/assumed in all I had done to date – and all presented here so simply.

The entire content cemented all that I had covered in my professional and personal life. I gained an understanding of how everything fit together.

In the past I had studied. . .

  • Classical acupuncture
  • Western herbs and Bach, then other vibrational flower, gem and shell essences
  • Aura Soma and its usage
  • My love of gardening and nature
  • Anatakarana meditation
  • All my own development of Moving Blockage style acupuncture
  • My Pelvic Opening work developed as a result of my maternal health initiatives
  • All my exposure to women’s work in sexuality and transformation
  • And of course all I had seen play out in students’, patients’ and my own lives.

I came away with a much broader understanding of what I had been teaching all these decades – the missing piece was now mine! I saw that my own self-care as be second to this. Little did I know that doing the work on myself, I would see my own massive health shifts!!

What I learned in becoming a professional care provider of this work

Within a month I was at the first professional training. Revolutionary. What was a surprise was the change of pace – the amount of anatomy we were exposed to as the foundation of what is lost in academic trainings.
This work actually heals and allows the body to reboot back to optimal functioning, No need for anything other than sensible living and self care daily/weekly. Magic!!

Constantly practicing on each other, we gradually worked out how to make massive shifts on the table for all. And we did. Totally reorganized body as a result. We saw massive shifts in all. Adding this into my usual practice – there was no longer the need to keep visiting the physical therapists all do. Fixed! Especially the twisted pelvises and the broken sacrums resulting in monthly problems all just take as being normal women’s business. – the chiro/physio – all a thing of the past – as long as all look after themselves.

This transformed my practice

All who see me I now see as needing this as it changes al that all come in with. The lack of self maintenance, the lack of any other therapy to address the often many times damaged structure – is the beginning of the body healing itself. Often it has not been looked after and this is the key – the self care after outing what is not in position back where it is designed to go.

What I discovered from assisting at my first Self Care course

The transformation of the participants – I was not prepared for. The whole focus of this workshop is experiential. It is about self-cleansing. It is a very safe sacred circle and the assistants are there to encourage the inner processes. All went deeply inside over the weekend. Often gently releasing. Participants were taken through a journey that seemed to be easier than anything else I have witnessed in all these years of helping people who uncover what was hiding within. The techniques used – as in – they may think that they are learning procedures to do – the course seems to be a front for the weekend’s adventure into self, coming out the other side more open, vulnerable and ready to be more of who they are.

What I gained from assisting at my second Self Care course

Being an assistant again a month later, I got to see a very different group: same teacher. The content shifts depending on the audience. The second experience was more intimate again – possibly as it was also a retreat – in that no one went off site over the whole days. This meant all were ‘in the energy’ and seemed to go even deeper.

What I gained from being prepared to teach Self Care courses

The process of finding innovative ways to present my topic – male anatomy and physiology – meant the aspects of adult education – making all interesting and likely to add onto what all already know – had me come up with a very different ‘take’ on the subject. As a fertility specialist, I see the entire process is falling down as all seem to have a Henry VIIIth attitude – making quality babies is all about her age (not about the quality of his contribution – which itself is dependent on his health).

My presentation made it very clear that this is all our medicine – not just a women’s therapy. We essentially are all the same – just have bits in different places doing different things. I am sure all will remember. We all did a startlingly brilliant job. Watching others do ‘their’ thing was wonderful.
This teaching event was totally supported by the impressive little manual that is part of the course materials that all take home. I had no idea just how useful it was til I was teaching the subjects. I saw just how much is now supported by the years of honing this material for westerners.

(Remember that this is me after 37 years of being a worker with other’s health challenges.) I feel that all wanting to become any form of healing capacity, not only to look after themselves first – and thus have a full ‘cup; to assist others – should go through this before they start in their field of choice’s training.

It gives the context – we all started with oral traditions and self care ass pre written words and modern drugs/surgery – what worked chad kept all alive. Naturally.

The actual basic message – the organs can get out of place, wander about, and then affect the rest of the body function forever – is just not covered in anything else.

If you are thinking if doing this course – jump in.
You will not be disappointed. A weekend of being invited and encouraged to go deeper to what set you and your life in motion – lovingly looked after, and coming away with a new appreciation of your body and your life.

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Fingertip Rescues

Traditional Women’s Healing Wisdoms

I am passionate about all having the experience nature expected us to.
Prior to the few short 150 odd years where science has taken over – people just did what had always worked. . . why not do the same?? Return to our blueprint and stop forcing, but allow the blossoming of the mother from the maiden?

Course Details: Traditional Women’s Healing Wisdoms

Healing the Mother/ Fingertip Rescues

Midwives day – from Heather Bruce on Vimeo.

Yvonne said of the NZ course . .

“Just wanting to say thanks for the time and effort you put into preparing the fingertips rescue course we did recently.

Not only has it given me things to do in emergencies, also ways to improve women’s health with nutrition. In the past using your help, I found that there were a number of women who have been able to reverse such symptoms with serious illnesses as Pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, polyhydramnious etc.

Women were extremely grateful for the reduction in symptoms considered normal for pregnancy, ie: backache, nausea, oedema, heartburn etc. This then leaves women in optimal health for pregnancy and birth and postnatal period.

This knowledge has led to me having much lower incidence of medical intervention during birth and postnatal period. Most women when given the choice about this knowledge are only happy to improve their health.

Thanks again Heather”

Brisbane on 22nd March – see separate page for signups there.

A day for midwives/doulas/all interested in an easy pregnancy with great maternal and baby outcomes.

Midwives day – from Heather Bruce on Vimeo.

Venue:

46 Hecklemann St, Carina Hts Qld 4152

 

 

Healing the Mother Weekend

A practical, fun filled growth weekend away
Ancillary techniques – remembering women’s traditions and lives, and placing our work in our context/culture.

This is an experiential Retreat

Staying at one of Heather’s 2 houses on the West Coast, South Island

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  • Accommodation and meals are included
    – or not, if you wish to explore the area separately. .
  • Based in Greymouth and at Atarau. (map)
  • Includes all day time food, a faja to take home, and notes, and many sessions and self explorations – as this is experiential)
  • Arrive on Friday night so we can make an early start – and stay on if you need to – till Monday . .

Limit -10 people

Experience how to provide navel cupping work, sacral opening and all moxa and bleeding that I have developed all as part of my Moving Blockages work over the decades for pregnancy and general conditions, PLUS the steaming and the faja.

A collaborative effort – we will also have Yvonne, a senior home birth midwife and Kaliana Rose, a channel who has developed many inspirational tools to assist all of us to lift ourselves up – both will be part of the  women’s circles..

Healing the Mother

In whatever order it happens to flow . . . over two days . . we may do 1 or 2 or 3 first – or in any particular order – but by the end of the workshop we will have covered:

1) – Pain Free Pregnancy

triplets at 34 weeks– pre during and post – women’s structures and how to allow ease and grace

As I was taught acupuncture by a chiropractor, and pre TCM, we learned how to influence the entire body as structure determines function – (think Phil MacQueen – he was in the class under me) – hence back then in the pre anti inflammatory/pre HRT/pre ulcer drugs/ pre scans and laporoscopies we all knew how to make stunning differences in our daily practice – learn how. . .

Not organ path /herbally focused, but about undoing the past life of trauma/injury – and onto this we have all my vibrational and spiritual healing practices as made necessary being a women’s specialist over the past 36 years.

This is mostly practical (so we will be on and off couches all weekend) using our hands . .. with ancillary use of all tools – not only needles.

General intro and practicals done on all attending (bring your own aches and pains in)

Discover what works:

  • Cupping out the cold revision and moxa uses
  • Sacra moxa fan
  • Faja
  • Belly binding
  • Castor oil packs
  • Vagi steaming
  • Pelvic opening (sexual bliss)
  • Various calming techniques as they are needed as we undo each other

Suggested pre-work: this is not a’ chalk and talk’  but healing women’s circles so before arriving – under your belt is to be

  • the Transformative Healing series
    usually $100 on site – FREE as pre-reading/work
    (Free code sent when deposit paid)
  • “What Dads Can Do” book and DVDs  from me before or at workshop if you do not -have your own copy – please bring if you do)
  • Heather’s Apps
  • Again – easily downloaded – so especially the ‘raw ingredients’ – what is needed for life is looked at so it is all not new information to you – found here
  • eBooks – Heather’s ‘Everything’ package
  • There are the case histories and 100’s of hours of research in these books – not TCM but it is in there to help give all a flavour to view life from that works for them – again – as with the manual/DVDs and Apps – designed for the patients to support what you do in clinic – at home.

2) – Healing After Birth

j2“Healing the Mother” – including your inner one – (family codes)

Be it becoming a mother yourself (or again), or as you look towards a transitional time.

Maybe even as your uterus is gone, or cancer has invaded your space.

Or how to help those in any of this in others

3) – Wounds – the damaged healer

  • Scars on all levels
  • Shock, and all aspects of birth trauma

What you can walk off with:

  • a clearer body and mind.
  • Healing is possible – and you have experienced it yourself on many levels as we will spend a weekend not talking but sharing, doing and feeling.
  • Garden. Walks, warm hearth and happy company!!!

Venue:lafferty_creek-sml

  • 89 Slaty Creek Rd, Atarau, West Coast, NZ
    OR
  • 16 Mount St Greymouth – depends on the weather .  . .

Too far for you?
Flights to Hokitika are ridiculously expensive BUT, if you can get to Christchurch Heather will organise travel to the Coast – Friday afternoon.

When??

Easter weekend – 4th/5th April 2015

– arrive at my houses in Greymouth – or Atarau to settle in on the Friday night so we start bright and early – after great breakfast and a walk – at 9am . . .

Interesting extras in the evenings
So you can stay on till Monday – I will be off to catch a plane back to Brisbane that afternoon so transport also back to Chch airport. .

 Fee:

Accommodation and meals included:  NZ$400
During daytime meals only: NZ$300

Huge offering – a weekend with colleagues and opportunities to share!
Plus learn how to make profound differences using acupuncture theories plus all the ancillaries to assist all in their inner journeys.

On receipt of fees a token will be sent to start you on the pre reading/learning so we can plunge into the belly of what to do in clinic!!!

Download pdf:  Women’s Healing Weekend

 

Payment Options

  • Direct deposit: Kiwibank     38-9003-0576006-01 – HJ Bruce
  • PayPal:
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BNE Women’s Retreat 5384b from Heather Bruce on Vimeo.

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Fingertip Rescues – Brisbane

Traditional Women’s Healing Wisdoms

          (Sustainable Mothering and Maternal Futures)

    Reversing out of being seen as ‘high risk’ in pregnancy

Pain free pregnancies and easy birthing

Happy mums and bubs!!

Note – date change

Sunday 17th May . . 9 ish – 5ish


Same place, same amazing info, different day

Sunday 17th May . . 9 ish- 5ish

(Do bring a bit of lunch to share, so you get also what you feel is healthy to eat – not just my version). Vegetarian day . .

A practical day with Heather – a senior acupuncturist and natural heath problem solver specialising in obstetric care. Author of ‘What Dads Can Do’

Buy here in advance or get on the day – add to it the ‘Birthing – What Dads Can Do’ DVD and have the whole pack (Massage DVD is part of the manual). (Ring me for postage or pick up on the day). Invaluable for couples as it allows them to work on all that may happen and work out why and how to correct – an entire practical ‘glove box’ manual for pregnancy.IMG_5313

Download pdf flyer:
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Register Here

Do you wonder –

Is there something more we could do?

  • Why are so many pregnancies ending in high risk pregnancy complications and difficult birthing choices?
  • Babies not settling or being happy or latching?
    why some end up as C sections?
  • Why is there so much pain in pregnancy?
    So many digestive troubles for mum, and then baby?
  • Is there something we are missing?
  • See how birth is just a tiny snapshot in their lives – but shapes the child and the bonding forever – discover what you can do to change what impacts on so many ways – undo what has lead  them into tight pelvis, upset energy . .
  • You may be able to prevent most of what is now seen as being ‘normal’ in birthing and in pregnancy and afterwards.

How???

Take action – Wonder no more –
Heather has been working in improving pregnancy outcomes in Brisbane and surrounds for over 35 years and is constantly reshaping her skill set.

(Now also a Mayan/Arvigo certified pregnancy specialist)

Traditional Women’s wisdoms

Using traditional and natural ways to heal and to have easy pregnancies, births and lives.
What you will gain:

Useful things to do for all stages of life – not just birthing or pregnancy – but making life easier for you in your own life too!! As all birthing and pregnancy issues are not instant – they – like babies – grow with us, all through our lives.

Morning session

What sets all on better maternal foundations . .(thus all baby is to be – and this was us once – undo your own Inner Library – when you pay, you will receive a kit  be going on with prior to the day).
Ingredients on all levels, and

What you (as a mother’s assistant) can do about turning trouble back to optimal maternal expression

Massage, use of faja, moxa and other helpers to allay all pains/problems in pregnancy

Afternoon session

  • Fingertip rescues – easy and effective ways to undo the energy that sets up the troubles in birthing and the post partum times.
  • Confidence to assist in all cases – there is always something your busy fingers could be doing – stop hemorrhaging , allow Qi to flow downwards, calm her down, turn the contractions up .. .
  • How/why these simple additions work
  • Practical hands on – what will instantly assist your own comfort in your own body.
  • Pain free pregnancy – and reducing risk leading to the return to natural safe vaginal birthing.
  • All will go away with a faja and how to wear it – amazingly supportive for all – pregnant, make or young – everyone . .

 

  • Session I  : 9ish am – 1:00pm

  • Session II : 2:00pm – 5:00pm

 

 Limited to 12 participants. .

When payment is received, notes will be distributed so you have

  • a life evaluation (Inner Libraries) and

  • a workbook to go through prior to the event . .

    (As there is a lot more to cover).

Cost?

$200 and $150 for students.
(one or both sessions)


Register Here



All charts, books and DVD, and oils are extra but on  reduced price for the participants

Most food included – please bring a plate to help, as all of us call different things ‘food’

Please bring a plate to share

Venue:

46 Hecklemann St, Carina Hts Qld 4152

 Phone:

(07) 3899 2274

Download pdf flyer: Fingertip Rescues-brisbane

Matter of the Heart

DR JOHN SHEN

One of my teachers, the pulse master Dr John Shen, formulated a framework that may assist in the understanding of the importance of our early experiences of life. He maintained that the impact of influences was inversely proportional to our chronological age at the time they happened.

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The first third along this line covers the period from conception to birth. As we are developing our blue print at this time, anything that affects us or our mothers impacts upon us tremendously. Awash in our hormonal sea in utero we are at the mercy of her every physiological or emotional response. How she perceives the world is our unconscious template for normal. One which we may find ourselves recreating “to come home to” for the rest of our lives.

The second third covers the time from birth to 10 years, with the midway mark of experiences that impact upon us for our entire life being at the age of 2 years. This shows us the incredible input our early lives, especially our interface with our mothers have upon us. All of baby and young child’s reality is framed through the lens of her perception. If she is of calm demeanour, able to rise to the challenge of distressed babies and difficult life circumstances and if she is able to adapt to her new life as a parent, our early lives may be safe and stable.

The last third of the influence of situations on our lives covers the period onwards from 10 years of age. Hence when a person seeks assistance for a “problem” in adult years, the entirety of the background may need to be uncovered. If coming from a regular, safe happy and orderly background, the individual will probably strive to return to this in their adult life.

Thus the time in utero begins the template, the childhood years will enforce this and supposedly we recreate this in our adult years.

Ideal Situation:

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PIVOTAL TIMES 

The same Chinese herbalist saw that a woman’s life can be marked by four life changing events.

  • Puberty
    Onset of sexuality/social and sexual independence
    (Originally marriage – move away from family of origin)
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause

 At these times, our Kidney energy/hormonal repercussions create a window of instability. We have, at these stages the capacity to undergo immense healing in resetting our inner calibrations to more harmonious levels, or to undergo massive upheavals and emerge relatively chaotic to ride through the remainder of our lives in turmoil. To honour self attending to our inner work at these times of initiation of life force changes would give lifelong benefits.

Life changes occurring within the internal Kidney energy structures at these times create far more disruption than at times outside these events. For example a parental death or marriage break-up at puberty; a shock, betrayal or accident around the time of establishing self within being a couple, immense external stresses around child bearing and lactation and at menopause will all disproportionately disorder the woman for the rest of her life. Conversely, each life marker is a time where incredible inner healing could occur if attention were paid to the inner mortgage, the inner opportunity for re-working self.

The Instant Of Separation/ Independent Life

The first moment where the person starts breathing is when their ‘pericardium’ function begins. This is seen as the heart‘s (Where the Shen resides) protector. Anything that upsets this process irreparably harms the forming personality as the actual body guard is damaged. The shock of HAVING to be forced to take a breath – when the umbilical cord is clamped as an example – creates undue catastrophic patterns to be set in motion.

This has been noted by those who follow Lotus Birth principles and in work from both Dr Michel Odent and also Dr Sarah J Buckley.

Below are notes from a talk given in 1994 in n intensive pulse workshop extra evenings’ information from the late Dr John Shen’s 60 years of observations.

Dr John Shen’s Heart Problems:

Etiology & manifestations

(From seminars attended early 1980’s in Sydney, Australia)

  1. – Heart Qi Xu (Deficient)

From constitution or life experience

Signs and symptoms

  • Tends to be anxious with stress of both etiologies.
    Anxious even without stress and pulse rate changes easily
    Lots of change with movement Primarily Heart Blood Xu and this is secondary

2   – ‘Heart tight’

  • From excess heat from Liver/Stomach, Pericardium or
  • from deficient (static) heat from ‘Heart Overwork’ (i.e. attempting to overcome small stagnation from emotional shock).

Signs and symptoms

  • Constant worrying and tension
  • Racing mind Inability to get to sleep
  • Occasional left hand side chest discomfort

3 – ‘Heart nervous’

  • Yin and Heart Deficient causing Qi and heat to be unstable, and a bit small.
  • Often constitutional dispositional from worry and heart tight over a long time.
  • Physical trauma (more often at birth) sometimes in utero.
  • May not have physical signs and symptoms as the body(i.e. the circulatory system) has absorb it.

Signs and symptoms

  • Easily fatigued especially in the morning on awakening
  • Sleep restless marked by frequent waking
  • Occasional palpitations
  • Often and frequent disturbing mood swings (roller coaster mildly out of control)
  • Relatively mild nature, with increased irritability – look at them
  • – they are usually thin and nervous.

Two types of ‘heart nervous’

  • Prolonged worry and ‘heart tight’ feel nervous-most of the
  • Pulse slightly rapid 80-84 due to shock – more serious rate change at rest with no missed

 

4 – ‘Heart weak’

  • Blood of the ‘Heart weak’ with some subsequent ‘Heart Qi Xu’.
  • Prolonged Heart weakness can go on to serious heart disease.
  • From Heart Blood Xu, Kidney Jing Xu, Spleen Qi Xu,
  • excessive Blood loss over time and
  • also from constitutional Heart deficiency.

Signs and symptoms

  • General feeling of weakness and numbness Blood Xu and diminished circulation
  • Depression
  • Poor concentration and forgetfulness
  • Sleep pattern is OK for a few hour, then awake and can’t go back to sleep
  • Usually tired in the morning

5   – ‘Heart closed’

  • Qi can’t get in, trapped in the muscle. Shock has blocked it up.
  • From emotional causes usually in childhood
  • Sudden loss of a parent or heartfelt connection.
  • Heart that is nervous over a long time.
  • Physical shock to the chest.

Signs and symptoms

  • Vengeful and spiteful
  • Chest pain.
  • Needle like and fixed is more serious than oppression.

 

6   – ‘Heart small’

  • From the umbilical cord around the neck, head outside and not breathing.
  • Shock – arteries constrict and deprive the heart itself of Qi and Blood = Blood stagnation to the arteries.
  • Heart is suffocating – due to shock.
  • This is true heart disease (coronary heart disease in western medicine).

Signs and symptoms

  • Unexplained and unexpressed fear
  • Night terrors Easily startled Shortness of breath
  • Hard to inhale
  • Chest pain usually needle like stabbing also radiating to the left shoulder and arm.
  • Palpitations and cold extremities

7 – ‘Heart full’

  • Qi unable to get into the heart.
  • Prolonged from birth head inside, more serious than very profound repression of emotions when very physically active.
  • Will result in an enlarged heart and hypertension.

Signs and symptoms

  • Always tired, regardless of rest
  • Little energy
  • Rather depressed
  • Emotionally labile and unstable
  • Hot tempered & easily angered (without provocation), more severe than heart weak/nervous.
  • Entire body is uncomfortable.
  • Difficulty breathing out, less problems breathing in.
  • Discomfort lying on the left hand side will eventually go to ‘Heart Large’.

 

8   – ‘Heart large’

  • From high forceps
  • Excessive sedation                          
  • All have a profound effect on the nervous system
  • Caesarean section
  • Premature induction
  • Also constitutional Heart Qi Xu Heart full prolonged
  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Child labour, pre-adolescence with malnutrition
  • All worse with chronic repressed anger

Signs and symptoms

  • Extreme shortness of breath especially on exertion
  • Difficulty breathing flat or on the left hand side
  • Chronic chest discomfort
  • Easy and extensive fatigue
  • Maybe hypertension

 

9   – Heart disease

Approximates heart failure

From constitutional predisposition

Work beyond energy in pre-adolescence

Extreme abuse of drugs including alcohol and cigarettes

Severe emotional shock to the heart in early life

Repressed anger

Signs and symptoms

  • Same as ‘heart large’ and ‘heart full’, but more pain and fatigues
  • Coldness of limbs and body
  • Shortness of breath and spontaneous cold sweats
  • Pitting oedema Poor concentration, forgetfulness and palpitations
  • Numb upper limbs
  • Suffocating heaviness in the upper chest

 

WHAT TO DO WE DO ONCE THIS HAS HAPPENED?

 Try to assist the being as much as possible.

An inconsolable screaming baby HAS a problem – it is not into itself THE problem . . . .

If mum is saying that there is a problem, there more than likely is one. Orthodox Western medicine has no tools for this, as there is no disease state YET – the disorder is still in the energy levels. Orthodox Western medicine is making this problem and who is paying attention? ‘Safe’ birthing is that which is undisturbed a d totally respects the being coming through from another dimension – fetal to adult circulation takes as long as it takes – no cord interference, and all as nature intends – and if there are any health issues – fix them – do not monitor them – this means at the very least, find my Pregnancy App an attend to all that is there – as Vit D levels, magnesium and iodine levels are suboptimal and often critically low in most pregnant women I see and research this – as it is all often that is needed to correct – and of course – no vaccinations – as  the heavy metals then stop the detox pathways and the mercury that is out gassed from mum’s mum’s mouth full of amalgams is poached from mum to fetus and there is then chronic mercury exposure before any of the Hep B (full of aluminium to halt Hg detox) and if mum has had the Gardasil /Cervirex – massive bolus of Al to stop Hg detox – so baby is born pre polluted and there is more to undo . .

The new being needs un-shocking – vibrational essences designed specifically for this (see www.roseofraphael.com.au ), which even placed on the heart chakra, rather than taken by mouth, may have instant calming results.

Find someone to assist on the more karmic/spiritual level – a spiritual healer – the Arvigo style is excellent.

On the physical level, having gentle osteopathic work done also helps relieve the baby of its trauma. Colic, night terror and unhappiness in general may all be assisted here.

Become active politically in trying to halt the damage (Dr Michel Odent has well covered this through looking at the statistics – see www.WombEcology.com

 

BEST POLICY?

BECOME CONSCIOUS /LIVE CONSCIOUSLY

Become a birthing activist so the patients we see/children in law we have to deal with – are LESS of a problem as we as a culture have not broken them

Buy the Pregnancy App so you can work out what has happened preferably undo the problems by sidestepping – become part of a back to natural/mammalian birthing and parenting movement yourself – so you can be part of the solution

Check out www.WombEcology .com and see how modern statistics of primal health validate Dr Shen’s life observations.