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Maria Esposito has a degree in Health Science: Nutritional Therapy BSc (Hons); Dip. A.E.T.; is a NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques) practitioner and she is a qualified Craniosacral Therapist. She has worked in complementary therapy since 1990 in various clinics in London. She has worked as a Nutritional Therapist since 2001, and as a Craniosacral Therapist since 2011. She is an NLP practitioner which she now combines the tool from the course into her craniosacral work. She is also an Angel Guide Certified for distance healing work, combined with NLP tools. She works by using a combination of all her training and experience that she has accumulated during the past 26 years. She has a certificate of meditation practitioner/teacher. She is still curious about life and especially one’s spiritual life, which she feels has an immense impact on people. The more she learns about spiritual life, the more she feels that as humans, we know little. She runs courses for Craniosacral Therapists and anyone who is interested in healing; She has been working with babies with craniosacral therapy and she now runs workshops for craniosacral therapists to teach how to work with babies. She has co-run a community clinic for 2 years till 2020. She also works with children with NAET and craniosacral therapy. Her client’s testimonial shows how dedicated and passionate about health and the well-being of her clients she is.

A proven naturally way to Lowering your cholesterol and tri-glycerides

I am so thankful that after three years I can still pass my Christmas in Italy with my family. Lots of things have changed, people do different things, some with family and others by themselves travelling a bit more. There is still a lot more fears attached to Covid than in other places, and any new news about it becomes an extra worry. In pharmacies people still wear a mask and you feel like the odd out if you don’t. There was a new strain of flu going around and young and older people felt worse than ever with it. This is due to the immune system not being challenged for 3 years. My parents, even in their old age are always worried about lack of food, so they buy more than they will ever eat in one week, and they love to plant seasonal vegetables, even in big pots. When they were given big pots as a gift, they were so happy that they can manage to plant their seasonal vegetables without much effort, as the planting them on the land would be too much for them.

Green and red salad

They try their best not to take extra medication that they can avoid, even though they might take some that are essential. Both my parents were tested high for cholesterol last year, and of course, they were given by their GP the usual medication to lower it. They both did not react well with it, and I mentioned to try to see if with Benecol, as I knew that it would work, would go down enough for the doctors to be ok with it. I also suggested to take fish oil in capsules for both of them, for two reasons, one for the brain, and the other to reduce tri-glycerides, which again they both had a bit high. They have been taking it since the summer, and I asked if their cholesterol was low. They said they were so happy with it, as the cholesterol got down so much, as well as the tri-glycerides, with the fish oil. To be fair the doctor in Italy did suggest the fish oil for that too, which is good. They have not told the doctor about the Benecol though and the reason for being lower. My mum had a heart operation 6 years ago so she had to have a lower cholesterol.

The main ingredients that is beneficial to reduce cholesterol in Benecol is plant sterol ester, and I would not agree with all the ingredients in Benecol, but for people, like my parents that would rather have a food that keep taking pills, this is the 2nd best option.

Freshly squeezed orange juice

The best one is to take plant sterol and phytosterol in capsule as well as combining the dietary changes. My parents do eat their own seasonal vegetables, and fennel, endive and salads, as well as broccoli, chicory, and broccoletti (found in Italy but not England), are part of their stable diet, as well as beans, lentils and fruits. Green leafy vegetables, sage, nuts contain plant sterols as well as the food above.

We were so fortunate to have my mum make us freshly squeezed orange juice every morning, that is because a couple of kilos of oranges would cost two Euros, compared to 2 pounds for a pack of 5 oranges here. They would also eat good nuts such as pecans and walnuts as snacks, which would help with having higher good fats as well. At their age, they eat less meat and hard cheese, due to my insistence, less frying and more oven baked food, as well as using only olive oil if any food needs to be cooked. Using their own olive oil from their own olive tree only raw with salads and food.

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 If you do have high cholesterol and high tri-glycerides, you need to consider the entire life style change as well, to make the most of it and get things sorted out for good, and that would include walking 30 minutes, twice a day, to keep your circulation going and keep your heart pumping well.

Some of the plant sterols in supplements might cost as much as the Benecol, so maybe worth getting that instead and you get more for them, like a monthly supply. Fish oil with high EPA and DHA, again get a good brand as that would still be worth it, and even if you eat fish, you might not get enough from a couple of times that you eat it a week. At least you can get the plant sterols and fish oil till your tests come back normal and then keep going with the dietary changes and walking to keep it stable, and maybe just get the Benecol every now and then to keep it down.

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET for allergies – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP – Angel Guide Certified – Mindfulness Meditation teacher- Resilient heart (heart-Math

Babies reflux, colic, sleep problems and breastfeeding problems with craniosacral therapy

Babies reflux and colic are very common, and there is not always the need to give a baby anti-acid. There are ways of reducing the reflux and colic and re-balance the nervous system to get the baby healthy and well for his life! Craniosacral therapy is a gentle but powerful tool for the baby and mother.

Often mothers after a second session would say “It is like another baby, calmer, does not have a high pitch cry anymore, only small discomfort that goes away very quickly”.

 Symptoms of Reflux are spitting up milk, with or without a burp.


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 Pulling away or arching during feeding

 Crying and fussing during feeding

 Grunting or gurgling and not calming after feeding.

Also the silent reflux can be notices when baby will look like they are licking their lips or tasting something.

When acid comes up, the baby will have a high pitch crying sudden or continuous, and some babies will not cry much.

Possible nutritional reason is due to allergies to milk protein if bottle fed or from mothers cow’s milk and cheese intake or other foods such as caffeine, chocolate, tea and other stimulants.

Breastfed and bottle fed babies have reflux, but bottle fed seems to have more.

Possible too much lactose in mothers milk and sometimes just giving Colief or lactase enzymes might reduce reflux and colic.

With colic, the baby will try to pull his/her legs up, will cry after 1 hour to 2 hours after feeding, more during the late evening feed as the milk is denser. This can be easily resolved with craniosacral therapy and baby probiotics.

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET for allergies – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP – Angel Guide Certified – Mindfulness Meditation teacher- Resilient heart (heartMath)

Migraines and what can you do about it

Headaches and Migraines are very common from children having migraines to adult. The triggers and cause of migraines are different for everyone. Below are some of the possible triggers:

  • Fasting
  • Food
  • Hormonal – pre and menstrual cycle –
  • Sleep – oversleep or lack of sleep, change of time of sleep and week end different sleep
  • Activities
  • Stress – due to high demand job, conflicts, arguments, family problems, society, aggressiveness
  • Emotional such as crying and anxiety
  • Environmental – hay-fever, allergies, pollution, wind, rain, cold weather, hot weather, dust, cigarette in the air, cigarette smoking, air pollution, perfumes, strong perfumes (due to possibly liver detox slow, cleaning products, gasoline,

Certain foods that trigger more than others are:

  • Chocolate
  • Sausage
  • Allergies to foods and drinks
  • Salami or processed meat
  • Monosodium glutamate (from soy sauce and Chinese food), as well as some vegetables cubes and olive (check labels for any processed food).
  • Cheese, some hard cheese and fermented cheese more than others
  • Dairy milk
  • Aspartame in certain foods including some chew gums, fizzy drinks and processed drinks
  • Alcohol
  • Red wine, depending on the amount of sulphur and additive that they have, women more susceptible for the red wine.
  • Coffee is a catch 22, as caffeine helps reduce the headaches and some migraines and for some people the withdraw of coffee can trigger a migraines or headaches
  • Citric fruits
  • Ice creams
  • Nuts
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What worked in the research studies is a combination of Magnesium citrate (as most absorbed) at about 350 mg for an adult to 600mg a day, combined with a good multivitamins and minerals during the day and CoQ10.

Magnesium is found in drinking bottled water, all green leafy vegetables, bananas, nuts and seeds. For some people though food intake of magnesium is not enough, depends on their triggers, stress level and the way their own bodies deals with magnesium.

I would suggest a good multivitamin from any of the good brand and the CoQ10 from my experience is G&G brand, you just need one capsule a day. Magnesium citrate or a mix of magnesium from BioCare powder as you can increase or decrease your magnesium intake according to your needs and at the start of your headache/migraines and during, as well as investigating the trigger of your headache and eliminating it. If you are taking any prescribed medications do consult your doctor before taking any magnesium, especially if you have had a heart surgery or any heart problems.

As a therapist I would treat any possible food trigger with the method NAET and combine the treatment or even by itself with CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY, MINDFULNESS MEDITATION and HEART RESILIENT meditation, as well as Neuro-Linguistic Programming tools for old emotional and learning or positive resources, to reduce the stress level and the muscle tension, as well as allowing the system to flow nicely.

This is combined with nutrients and supplements if that is essential as well.


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Izabela Domitrz and Joanna Cegielska (2022). Magnesium as an Important Factor in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Migraine—From Theory to Practice. Nutrients. Nutrients, 14, 1089. https:/

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET for allergies – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP – Angel Guide Certified – Mindfulness Meditation teacher- Resilient heart (heart-Math)

Babies and mothers craniosacral therapy sessions

From reflux, during pregnancy, to tiredness and relaxions for anxious mothers to babies and mothers birth trauma, Craniosacral therapy is a gentle but very powerful and magical therapy that allows the entire body system to settle and balance up. This will reduce, anxiety for the mother, and stress mode, or vagal irritation for the baby when they are born. In turn for the baby means, less colic, less irritation or fear mode, less reflux, improved breastfeeding, more peaceful sleep for baby and mother. craniosacral therapy is a gift of a lifetime for your baby, as it will improve the mother and baby connection, a HAPPY BABY, will increase the good positive neurons forming and good memory that will positively affect them for their lifetime!

For babies with a small amount of birth trauma just few sessions is enough to settle them in a balance way. This improve the connection after a tongue tie for a good latching and hence feeding well.

For the past 30 years, I have heard of mothers saying that their baby do not poo for few days or even a week or more at the time, and they have been told that it is normal.

After just one session and suggestions of babies infants probiotics, babies poo few times a day, as they should do.

The foundation of good bacteria from the start of the baby’s life, will set them for a lifetime of good intestinal tract. There are plenty of research now connecting the gut health with the brain healthy development of the baby in their adult time.

The past 50 years with the use of too much anti-biotics, which at times, they do save lives, but others were prescribed as sweet, have seen the stripping of the good bacteria, with an increase in gut dysbiosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and other Irritable Bowel disorders. Now that we have learned how important our friendly gut bacteria are from the start, let’s keep them in and start from the beginning!

Give yourself and your baby the gift of life, with craniosacral therapy. For the mothers and adults, the change is a bit more slow, but worth starting and carrying on!

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET for allergies – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP – Angel Guide Certified – Mindfulness Meditation teacher- Heart Meditation certificated (Heart-Math)

Transformation by Maria Esposito in the Fulcrum for craniosacral therapy

(taken from) The Fulcrum, Issue 82 January 2021 click here for original article

I find that the more I follow my intuition and connect to the heart, serving everything that makes my client whole and integrated, the faster they heal and in so doing transform their lives and mine.

Having held CST workshops on how to deepen one’s practice for the past five years, I was recently invited to write about the journey that led to teaching. Hesitant at first about how to put my thoughts and experiences in words, I was reminded that there seems to be a hunger to understand ‘grounding’ more deeply and learn to apply it to our daily lives, and a desire to develop a more intuitive, heart-centred connection with ourselves, our work and our clients. In recalling my own efforts to learn these things, and the wonderful transformation when I was finally able to apply them to myself and my practice, I’d like to share my journey.

A massage course led to further qualifications in sports massage, reflexology, nutritional therapy, muscle testing and Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET). I found that I loved helping others to resolve their problems and pain and have been a holistic therapist for more than 28 years.

Informed by anatomy, physiology, nutrition and Eastern approaches, I spent many years helping clients and yet I still felt a need to meet them more holistically. My first experience of CST was when cranial-osteopathy was recommended for my son’s recurring colds and coughs. The process that led to the release of his birth trauma made me so curious that I eventually enrolled to study CST at the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy (CCST).

My scientific and therapeutic training was comfortable with the physical focus of cranial-osteopathy but I found myself unsure about the whole-system approach that was taught at CCST. Nevertheless, during treatments and practical sessions, I felt much-needed changes occurring within me and experienced profound results. Whatever it was, it was working. Still, it was challenging; I was very good at the physical and scientific aspects of CST but not as good at grounding and working off-body. I became increasingly conscious of being ungrounded, of not being fully present in my body, especially in the mornings and evenings, which led to exhaustion. Not able to ground well, I did not pass my practical exam. It was the first time that I had not succeeded in something that I had put effort into and it was difficult to accept. So, as a positive and stubborn person, I set out to understand everything I could about grounding.

‘Just Ground’

A healer brought a fresh perspective on grounding that helped me understand the concept of being fully present and embodied, and why I was ungrounded in the first place. At the same time, Octavia Kelly, a CST colleague, brought her experience and insight to my training. I am very thankful to both and for my failure to pass the practical part of my final training assessment, as my journey would have been completely different otherwise. I would not have understood the concept of grounding as deeply as I do now and how essential self-healing is to our work.

I realised that the more grounded I was, the more I felt calm, focused, alive and less tired throughout the day.

Developing Intuition and Heart-Connection

My interest in intuition and heart connection first began when I started to practise CST in combination with the NAET method of treating allergies. Many clients began sharing what they saw and felt during treatments, which was often beyond my wildest expectations of what was possible or logical. My natural curiosity led me to explore this. Hence, when I tuned into and followed a client’s whole system during a treatment, I often saw images, for example, a femur or tibia or fibula in an incorrect position, and sometimes I would feel pain in my own leg, knowing that it was not mine. This would lead me to ask if there was a problem with the limb that presented to me, and I found that the answer was always ‘yes’ when I worked this way. So, I started to mention more of what I felt or saw during treatments and the answers often confirmed where a problem that affected their body and sometimes their mind had started. If my hands felt something hot or cold, or if my clients spoke of seeing images and/or colours, I would follow and see where it led.

I began to attend healing classes to become more grounded. The technique that helped me become more embodied and less stuck in my head (with my logical, scientific mind) was to visualise that my legs and feet were weighed down by anchors. Thai Chi and Qi Gong classes, where grounding and body awareness were practised in every class, and swimming and Pilates classes, also helped me to become more embodied. After a few months, I was grounding well enough to pass my practical exam, and a door opened to a new experience of life, professionally and personally.

I realised that the more grounded I was, the more I felt calm, focused, alive and less tired throughout the day. I could see clearly what I wanted to do in my life, and I experienced inner peace for the first time. Reaching a steady state of inner peace is not an easy thing to achieve; it takes time, especially when life challenges you. Still, the more whole and grounded I became, the lighter I felt, and when life ungrounded me I recovered my grounding and balance more quickly.

‘Just ground’ became my personal mantra and after a few years of experiencing the benefits of this amazing change and self-transformation, I wanted to share this simple way of being. This led to developing my CST workshop ‘Grounding and Healing Tools’ and, judging from its popularity, it seemed to fill a gap for many therapists.

This workshop is a reminder of how far I have come on my own journey in grounding and in my own life, and it is a privilege to pass on what I have learnt to others who are ready to understand the concept more fully and embrace their potential. Through teaching grounding techniques I hope to remind, reconnect and deepen practitioners’ understanding of why grounding is so powerful, transformative and important for ourselves as individuals and therapists, and for our clients.

I have also found healing tools useful in my practice. Healing, defined as ‘the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again’, resonates with me and I feel that my work is part of a healing process. The danger is that we can become vulnerable to our clients’ issues, and if not careful, can internalise them. As part of my toolkit, healing techniques help to protect me from holding on to my clients’ emotions and feelings. I find that I feel much more exhausted if I do not combine CST with these tools, and my hope in sharing them is to help others stay protected, resourced and energised in their work.

I found that the more I followed my intuitive sense without fear or judgement, the more accurate my treatments became.

Fascinated by this process, I started consciously to develop my ‘right brain’ – thought to be the most creative and intuitive part of our body. Inspired by John Upledger’s experiences in the ‘Inner Physician’ and ‘Somato-Emotional Release’, I found that the more I followed my intuitive sense without fear or judgement, the more accurate my treatments became. I then read ‘The Biology of Transcendence’ by Joseph Chilton Pearce in which he describes the heart as the fifth or highest brain. As a result of this study, I now practise CST with intuition and heart-connection.

Developing heart-connection transformed my practice. The first time I understood this profound power I was treating a client who shared something I was simply not able to understand. Beyond my comprehension, the only way I could follow and support my client was to let go of judgment, fear and worry and connect to unconditional love for them and their journey. I focused on just being there, trusting and allowing the whole system to do what it needed to do, following where it led. This, of course, is the principle of CST – observe, listen, allow whatever needs to unfold and integrate. Yet, in my experience, we all come to a profound recognition of this truth in different ways.

As I deepened my intuitive perception, following where the client’s system led, it felt natural to share with colleagues, to help them strengthen the intuition that many already experience. I felt that some just needed guidance or reassurance that whatever they were experiencing needed to be followed and taken into consideration for the benefit of their client’s whole system, health and deep healing. The workshop ‘Integration of the Self, Strengthening Your Inner Intuition,’ grew out of this desire to help therapists grow further in their knowledge and awareness to push beyond their comfort zone while remaining sensitive to their boundaries.

Thanks to my inner curiosity, my therapy practice has evolved far beyond my expectations. As I have sought ways to deepen my connection to clients, I have come to realise the power of working from our hearts is essential to serving them in the best way possible. Focused by grounding and guided by intuition, the unconditional love and peace that is inherently present when we are led from the heart enable us to grow both personally and professionally. It is this truth that I wish to share with others.

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET for allergies – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP – Angel Guide Certified – Mindfulness Meditation teacher- Resilient heart (heart-Math)

Becoming Fearless: The Journey to Self-Healing by Maria Esposito from the Fulcrum

The Fulcrum, Issue 84 September 2021 click here for the full link to the fulcrum

When I first started working with a heart-centred connection, my practice was transformed. I found that working from the heart enabled me to connect with my higher self and strengthen my intuition. Clients commented on the treatment experience and the more I nurtured my heart connection, the more effective my work became.

Yet, developing heart connection was not easy or straightforward. There were times when the connection was open and grounded, spacious and flowing. Other times I resonated with painful emotions and experiences. Questioning why this could be so led me to recognise my own emotional pain and unconscious fears and accept my need to heal.

The self-healing journey takes many forms and different paths. Each one of us will need to find the best way to acknowledge, recognise and heal from our emotional pain and fear. Here, I will share my own journey, experiences and observations before recommending useful tools and techniques that may support self-healing.

A Healing Dynamic

From personal experience and from talking with others, I believe that quite often therapists attract clients who have experienced similar pain. It seems a case of ‘like attracts like’ and the resulting dynamic seeks resolution for both client and therapist.

Around ten years ago, clients began coming to me with symptoms and experiences rooted in childhood pain and trauma. I found that I often resonated with their emotional pain and, as I began to explore this, I realised that I carried similar experiences. My acknowledgement and awareness of this allowed space for my own early trauma and, as the memories returned, I accepted that I too needed healing.

Acknowledgement was the beginning of my own healing journey and as it unfolded I recognised and accepted the fear that had been part of my life since early childhood.

Freedom From Fear

During the past ten years of treating clients, including babies and parents, and myself, I have become aware that fear is one of the most prevalent emotions, often hiding behind others. Fear can stem from emotional or physical pain that we have suffered in the past. It can be unconscious, buried so deeply that it influences our thoughts, feelings and actions without us really being aware of it.

The more I healed the more my true self emerged

Feelings of anger, deep anxiety, depression and overwhelm, and behaviours like lashing out, withdrawing, addiction and self-harm, can all stem from fear. They can stem from childhood experiences, our early relationships, our upbringing, our education, our society, from the way we were taught to deal or not to deal with emotions, and be triggered by the things we watch, books that we read, from family, friends, colleagues or people we admire.

Expressions of fear are seen now more than ever. For the past year and half of the Covid-19 pandemic, global fear of the unknown and the stress of uncertainty has impacted many lives, including our own. Throughout, fear and worry about the mental and physical health of loved ones and friends, about jobs and finances, have been pervasive. In some, isolation from and/or loss of loved ones have left deep emotional trauma. In others, fear and worry converted into anger and frustration with devastating impact for partners and families. These experiences may impact not just the people directly affected but also future generations

The Question is How Do We Move Forward, Individually and Collectively?

I grew up with parents who were born at the time of the second world war and fear was a constant factor in their lives; fear of not getting enough food, fear of getting hurt, fear of not having enough money to support the family.

In myself, I believe that this legacy of fear manifested primarily as self-reliance. I became a ‘doer’, generally resilient and solutions oriented when dealing with my worries, and proactive about controlling my life and pursuing my interests in health and healing without dependence on others. However, as I shared in my previous article “Transformation’ (Issue 82), it wasn’t until I started my CST training that I realised how ungrounded I was, and how easily fears and worries unbalanced me.

So, part of my healing journey has been to free myself of inherited and acquired fears, unconscious and conscious. The more I healed the more my true self emerged – a more grounded and positive individual, searching for ways to deal with life and emotions. I supported this new self-awareness with personal craniosacral sessions, energy healing, and meditation, ultimately leading to a different level of being that has enabled me to move forward with a greater sense of energy, direction and focus.

Growth Through Healing

The experience of recognising and accepting my need of healing taught me that as therapists we are still vulnerable and need to deal with all that we carry and hold; without doing that, there is no growth or expansion as a person or as a therapist. When we think that others are in more need of healing than ourselves, and shut our hearts to our own pain, we deny our own healing.

This is not to say that we can’t help others until we have healed ourselves. Yet, with self-healing, I believe we become more effective therapists.

It is my belief that the very act of opening our hearts to serve and help another person creates a healing dynamic. When the therapist connects to their heart first, acknowledging their emotional pain and fear, self-doubt and insecurities, the treatment becomes a powerful healing tool for both them and their client.


The self-healing journey is different for everyone, but it shares the same starting point – an intention to heal yourself of conscious and unconscious emotional pain and fear, and then finding the best support for that process.

My own journey to self-healing taught me that a mix of therapeutic and practical tools are useful. Some of the techniques that have helped me include:

Treat yourself: I found craniosacral sessions and energy healing helped me connect with the resources I needed to heal. And, I found that even during the worst times of the pandemic, when I myself had Covid-19, CST and meditation were the best tools that I had to resource myself and let go of personal fears and worries. My suggestion for therapists is to have regular CST treatments. And, if you become aware of or triggered by a reflected pain and/or fear during a treatment, it is worth exploring that in supervision or with another therapy.

Meditation: Learning to meditate is almost an essential part of a therapist’s growth and development, helping to ground, be centred and present. Through meditation, I learned to connect to my true heart; by breathing into it with intention, I can access and feel the infinite love and peace that is there for us all at any time. In this space, the solution for resolving your fear might come up easily. Also, meditative breathing techniques down regulate the nervous system, calming the mind from worries and fears. If you find it difficult to meditate at stressful times, there are many apps that provide guided meditations and breathing techniques.

Cultivate self-awareness: A type of self-healing is to recognise your own emotions and thought patterns and how they shape the way you think and behave towards yourself and others. A talking therapy can help you understand yourself and equip you to deal with any painful or traumatic emotions and memories that may come up.

Feel the fear: About 20 years ago, I read a book by author Susan Jeffers called “Feel the fear and do it anyway”. While I no longer remember the specifics, the title has stuck with me, reminding me about the importance of intention and readiness in letting go of fear; about how empowering it is to acknowledge fear and choose to overcome it.

This is relevant in our present situation where many feel strong anxiety about returning to work or social environments, and a question that you could ask yourself is, ‘what would I rather do, live my life with a job that I love, or freeze and stop living for the next few years?’.

It might sound obvious but just asking it of ourselves – of our system – can help us see, understand and choose to overcome what is blocking us. Once we can see, feel and name our fears, we can apply our therapeutic tools to let go of them, freeing us to move forward.

NLP: As a neuro-linguistic practitioner, I offer some NLP techniques for certain CST clients who I feel may benefit from it. I often use a technique called “time-line technique”, where the client makes a guided journey to the first time they encountered a specific emotion, e.g. fear. Usually, it is a formative emotion that has been present from birth to six years old, and I ask the client to suggest different resources for dealing with the event that triggered the specific emotion. This technique can be profoundly empowering and the resources can be accessed at any time the original emotion returns. It has had a major impact on many of my clients, and can be done online or face to face when treating, or as a self-care technique once it has been learned.

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET for allergies – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP – Angel Guide Certified – Mindfulness Meditation teacher- Resilient heart (heart-Math)

Children anxiety is real and can be helped with craniosacral therapy

I have seen many children lately, mainly with anxiety related disorders. This was due to lack of sleep, too much going on in their lives, and too many things to do, as well as long days at school and home.

I have seen this, especially near the time that children need to change from one school to another. Parents starts to panic and start stressing their children on where is the best school for them, this can be from primary to secondary and from secondary to A levels.

I also seen different background from strict religious background to atheist and more. The amount that is put on the child, either for necessity and or for learning lots of more things is massive.

This means they have so much more information that they need to have, and their sleep is restlessness and have little or none deep sleep.

This leads to the child starting the day tired and ending up being irritated, eating more sugars than they need to, to feed their stress pathway; jumping up and down for a while, than getting exhausted, bypassing their sleep time, and getting even more tired; till they start getting anxious, due to the cortisol being high all the time, and getting the adrenaline rush, which makes them want to fight, run, or freeze. They start having ticks and do things to relieve their stress mode, sometimes with no results. They start fighting with their siblings and their parents, start breathing from their chest, which will give less oxygen. End results, they will be exhausted by the end of the day, and cannot catch up with that exhaustion, till they get ill, quite often, which is the body stopping them from carrying on the way they are carrying on.

This cycle of stress, irritation, ticks, and exhaustion illness, will carry on for the entire months of school, till the summer, and it carries on at times into adulthood. Where they will start running, having a stressful job and keep being deprived of rest, sleep and mental stability.

Can you see the cycle here? So start looking at signs of restlessness into your child, or children behaviour and start thinking if your child is overwhelmed with activities and less rest time. How do they breath? Can they breathe well? Are they having ticks, or even frequent illnesses? Are they anxious or fearful of being left alone? Do they want your attention all the time? Do they talk all the time, without resting their mind? Or are they quite all the time, too much in their head already?

Craniosacral therapy, will help getting their system quieter, calmer and more settle in themselves, with less anxiety. I teach the heartmath breathing technique for parents to teach their children and do some breathing technique themselves, so that they can settle and be present with their children as well.

This will benefit the children as well as the parents, has it will allow presence, space and time to be quite and relax the body and mind, with a physiological, change, mental and spiritual calmness.

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET for allergies – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP – Angel Guide Certified – Mindfulness Meditation teacher- Resilient heart (heartMath)

Importance of a baby crawling and connection with dyslexia

Science is great in proving things that there was a possible theoretical point to start with. Years ago, when I was studying for my Nutritional degree, I saw some research regarding the connection between crawling or mainly not crawling and hand and eye coordination, that would affect the child later in life and have a poor eye and hand coordination.

Looking at some studies now, they can now show that the crawling part is essential for writing and other brain activity that would be affected by the same part. I remember also reading the book, “The well balance child”, by Sally Goddard Blythe, where they mentioned that crawling would switch off one reflex in the body, so that another reflex would switch on, and facilitate the hand and eye coordination for later in life. The tummy time and other baby developments are essential for every stage of the baby to have a balanced life.

Now sometimes doctor will see this if it is quite severe, others times, they will ignore it as nothing serious. As a parent, I remember by reading the article and I made sure that my son would crawl first, and when I see babies and mothers in my clinic, I always suggest that they let the baby crawl first, even if the baby wants to walk and bypass the step.

Buying a tunnel tent, where parents and baby can craw, through might also help that development, if you see that the baby wants to walk instead of crawling.

I was talking to somebody recently and they mentioned that their daughter had dyslexia and so did they as they found out, and the doctor mentioned to them, that because they did not crawl, that was one of the reasons. Of course, if your child did not crawl, and they are old, you cannot do much about it, but I still remember that you can take them playing in the soft play area, if they are young enough, so that they can crawl through the games and that could still make a difference. If you are an adult, of course does not mean that you cannot live a normal life, it can be a bit more challenging at times, but I am also sure that the brain will find a way to deal with things in a different way and still function quite well.

If, however, you can still have the opportunity to change something in your baby life, than make sure that they can crawl.

Craniosacral therapy, can check any possible restriction of the spine, that might lead to the baby reflex not being switch on or off and help with any possible baby birth trauma, small or big.

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET for allergies – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP – Angel Guide Certified – Mindfulness Meditation teacher- Resilient heart (heartMath)

Heart connection is the key to healing yourself, healing your children and healing the world!

I have done many courses, workshops in the past 26 years, as a holistic therapist. I have gone through the scientific pathway, with my Degree in Nutritional Therapy, and find myself with craniosacral therapy doing both scientific and spiritual healing. The last two mindfulness meditation and the Resilient Heart from the Heart Math method got me into understanding that no matter how you look at it, the HEART is the centre of the human being wellbeing.

From the scientific point the heart will settle the brain, when it is too busy looking at too many things that do not matter anymore or is overwhelmed with worries that have been created by a longstanding life, and the society that you grow up with, as well as Global worries and fears. The internet has been a great way to connect very quickly to each other, and also the withdraw from each other and our own face to face communication. It has been a blessing during the pandemic for many people, and a damage for others.

No matter how I look at the human health though, from the nutritional point of view, from allergies, to the physical and emotional trauma, no matter how big or small it is, from Grieving to pain and hurt, all stem from healing the heart, reconnect to the heart and even think with the heart.

When I work with babies and mothers birth trauma, I work with the mothers as well, as the trauma is as big as the mothers and carer feels it is. The baby usually is very quick at letting it go with a couple of sessions, unless there is a need to work a bit more on the physical adjustments. The carer though needs a bit more time to heal her heart, as usually, guilt, worry and a feeling of vulnerability or unable to help a little baby human that cries with pain, is too much to bear for the mother’s heart.

Physically you can train your heart to control your thoughts, emotions and worries, by breathing through it and slowing down your heartbeat, so that the brain does not think you are in danger and trigger the FIGHT and FLIGHT response, or after a long time, the FREEZE response. The fear response or any danger response, is triggered automatically, with every thought that you have that it gives the signal of danger, every strong emotion such as anger, hurt, pain and fear that you have. Any smell that you feel is a reminder of a trauma from childhood or any other time, anything that you see or read that is a trauma, and everything that you sense that is danger. It can be your boss who screams at you every time you do something or even sees you, or taking the underground when you feel that you cannot breathe.

All the above are trigger that will automatically and involuntary to your command will trigger the Amygdala (the stress response), and hence the Hypothalamus to set up the cascade of neurotransmitters and hormones for you to cope with whatever danger there is. Now on the opposite way, when that stress response, has been there, day and night for a long time, the body will trigger the Freeze response, and hence leads to depression, unemotional response, or even not caring much for the life itself or the world around you. The person or even babies and children feel in constant danger and hence anxiety and panic attack will be triggered from seemingly nowhere. In realty it has been brewing for a long time, to the point of getting overwhelmed.

The pandemic did just that for many people, and hence some, are still in the FREEZE mode, they have not been able to move on from the fear of either catching a virus, that right now, has changed its form and is much lighter than it was two years ago.

I have been working from the heart since I started working more than 26 years ago, and I kept healing my own heart with various courses, from craniosacral therapy to healing and more. Scientifically and spiritually, many traumas, big or small, depending on how the child or adult see their trauma, you might have an imprint of your own trauma in your physical body, that shows up as pain or injury of the body, or you might even have an imprint from your ancestor’s trauma, where a collective trauma happened 100 years or even 1000 years ago, and was passed on from generation to generation, through the trauma of the wars, that keep repeating itself in various countries around the World.

There are some researches that mention that the heart is a magnetic field, and the healed heart, has a bigger magnetic field that can reach everyone around them, and healing them as well. The further magnetic field of the heart that they had tested was about 3 feet (0.90 cm) around the person body. I believe that with people like the monks, Buddha, and other healers, might reach even further out to heal the people around them.

If we can imagine or even believe that we are all one, and by healing ourselves, we can heal our own children, or even people around and hence the World, then it is worth starting to heal.

From babies, children to adults, healing the small or big trauma from a distance in some way, when your body and mind is ready to deal with them, is one of the keys to change your life and the life of others in a more positive and fulfilling way.

I will run and introduction to heart meditation with mindfulness meditation (being present), and heartmath meditation to see how quickly you can re-connect to your heart, and with your practice and or treatments with craniosacral therapy, can change your life for the better!

Click here to read more about the online meditation, and click here to read more about craniosacral therapy.

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET for allergies – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP – Angel Guide Certified – Mindfulness Meditation teacher- The Resilient Heart

Mindfulness meditation connecting to the heart, HeartMath tools and NLP tools combined together.

Monday 26th of September at 7pm UK time, Online, zoom meeting. 

An introduction to the 8 weeks mindfulness meditation, combined with HeartMath
tools and NLP with each week. You can do just the introduction and if you feel
the benefit you can sign up for the 8 weeks online course. This is a unique
combination! Try it to see the benefit of empowering yourself and taking your
life back to yourself step by step! To book click below to pay via pay-pal.

Introduction to mindfulness meditation, combined with working with the
heart. Special introduction starting from healing the heart meditation.
Combined with the HeartMath method. A unique meditation that will empower you
to be present and heal your heart little by little. A combination of tools from
mindfulness meditation to be present in everyday life, and reducing your worry
and anxiety, combined with the HeartMath tools, gives you an insight of what
you can be when you silence your mind of what does not serve you anymore and connect to your heart!

We finish with anchoring joy and enthusiasm into your heart, so that you can
access it at any time, by just touching
your heart! This is part of NLP tools.

Programme for the 1 hour and half

  • Introduction to mindfulness talk and HeartMath 10 minutes         
  • 1st gentle mindfulness exercise – 5 minutes
  • HeartMath breathing into the heart 5 minutes
  • Talking about the experience of the two meditations, sharing through the chat or writing it down, no obligation in sharing with the group. This is an important part of mindfulness meditation.
  • 2nd gentle mindfulness exercise combined with HeartMath 10 minutes
  • Talking about this experience through the chat or speaking for anyone that would like to share, no obligation on sharing, you can just write it down for yourself.
  • Anchoring Joy or Enthusiasm into our heart to connect to it at any time. This is an NLP tool to empower you to feel joy and enthusiasm about life itself!

Some of the benefits of mindfulness documented in research

There is published scientific evidence that mindfulness can assist with: For
corporates the People at the management level and the people who work with them
will have their work and life positively impacted by just 8 weeks of
Mindfulness meditation in groups, and also individual sessions, to deal with
possible mental and emotional wellbeing with craniosacral therapy, Neuro
linguistic programming and healthy lifestyle. The person wellbeing will make a
huge difference to themselves and the people they work for!

Let’s get back to a normality of life within the big changes that happened
since the pandemic started!

Reduces anxiety and panic attack are two of the many benefits:

● Stress reduction

● Clarity and focus

● Greater resilience

● Enhanced creativity

● Improved relationships

● Improved concentration

● Rapport and communication

● Improved health and wellbeing

● Greater confidence and self-esteem

● Ability to have better quality sleep

● Reduced anxiety and depression

● Improved work-life balance

● Greater work satisfaction

● Memory enhancement

● Intuitive ability

● Pain reduction

Resilience of the heart – productivity and creativity – emotional
intelligence – stress reduction and wellbeing.

One and half hour mindfulness meditation, connecting and healing the heart from 7pm till 8.30pm 26th of September 2022 UK time, non-refundable £ 17.77.

            The meditation will be video recorded, if you do not want your real name or video on please change it accordingly. The link recording will be given only to the participants.

A link will be emailed to you afterwards, please give 48 hours for the link
to be email to your pay-pal email link. If you do not receive the link, please
do email me to
 or text me on 07956-662954 UK. Thank you

The 9 -Attitudes of Mindfulness Meditation – Jon Kabat-Zinn


Impartial witnessing, observing your evaluations and categorizations. Noticing the automatic habit of labelling our experience as good, bad or neutral. Habit of
judging locks us into an automatic reaction without being aware of them, where
they do not have any objective basis. Once we are aware of out judging, then we
can choose actions and behaviours more consciously, rather than automatically
reacting to the situations in our environment. This principle is useful as we
start to engage in a new mindfulness practice that our mind may judge as boring
or a waste of time.


Allowing things to unfold in their time, bringing patience to ourselves and others.
This is an understanding that sometimes things must unfold in their own
time. This principle reminds us to be patient with ourselves as our mind is
stretched in new ways. Patience is a helpful quality to invoke when the mind is
agitated. To be patient, is to be open to each moment as it unfolds knowing
that like the butterfly, that some things can only unfold in their own time.
So, when starting out your mindfulness practice or anything else please stick
through whatever takes place trusting that some things will make more sense
after you have practiced them for a while.

Beginner’s Mind:
to see things as if for the first time.  We let our beliefs about a
situation prevent us from seeing things as they really are. No moment is the
same as any other. Beginner’s mind allows us to be receptive to new
possibilities and prevents us from getting stuck in our mind, which often
thinks it knows more than it actually does. Try to cultivate your own
beginner’s mind as an experiment. The next time you see someone familiar,
notice if you are seeing the person with fresh eyes or through the lens of your
beliefs about that person. When you are out walking, see if you are noticing
things, you might have overlooked before. Developing beginner’s mind opens you
to possibilities in life you may be missing out on, because you are viewing
everything through the lens shaped by past experiences, that is not aware of
what else there is to learn and explore.

Trust: Developing trust in your
feelings and yourself is an integral part of the mindfulness practice. The act
of trusting yourself and your basic wisdom, is an important aspect of the
mindfulness training.  If you are feeling strongly about something, it is
important to attend to that, rather than ignore it because an outside authority
is telling you to do so. Mindfulness is an objective process of inquiry and
accepting what people of ‘authority’ tell you without questioning the validity
of it for yourself is against the basic premise of mindfulness. It is important
to stay open and learn from other sources but ultimately you have to live your
life and make your choices that feel right to you. It is almost easier to trust
external authorities to tell us how to live our lives. Mindfulness involves
practicing trusting your own feelings and that doesn’t mean you react based
upon all your feelings but that you explore any feelings that show up fully to
see what they are telling you about a situation and then you trust yourself to
come up with the right action.

Non-goal oriented, remaining unattached to outcome or achievement. Even though
everyone undertaking mindfulness practice has some goals intentions while they
are taking their training, at the time of mindfulness practice itself, simply
do the practice without any expectations. When you set expectations, such as
feeling more relaxed, you are introducing conditions that don’t allow you to be
fully present with what is, because you are trying to change the present to be
something else. If you are trying to change the present then you are not being
with what is, which is what the mindfulness training is. Remember to allow
anything and everything that you experience from moment to moment to be there,
because it already is. If you are tensed, just pay attention to the tension. If
you are criticizing yourself, just observe the activity of the judging mind.
Non-striving may be the most difficult of all the principles because in our
culture we are taught to be goal-oriented and to be constantly doing something
in order to reach our goals. In mindfulness you will reach your goals by not
trying to change the present but by being present to whatever arises, and in
that way, you will find that the goals are ultimately reached. This is perhaps
something you will need to experience for yourself to really understand.


Open to seeing and acknowledging things as they are. It does not mean approval or
resignation. Acceptance is the willingness to see things as they really are.
Acceptance does not mean that you have to be satisfied with the way things are
or that you don’t do anything to change what you don’t like. When you have the
ability to see things as they are you free up energy to take the appropriate
actions, instead of working with a mind that is clouded by denial, prejudices,
fears, and self-judgments.

Letting go:

Non-attachment and the ability to put aside the tendency to elevate some
aspects of our experience and to reject others. Letting go is a way of letting
things be, of accepting things as they are. When you observe your mind grasping
or pushing away, you can remind yourself to let go of the impulse to grasp or
push away and see what happens.


Being thankful for the little things in life, can be very rewarding. Not taking our
body for granted is also very rewarding for ourselves. Being thankful for what
works in our body and mind is rewarding. Give thanks to our own body, inside
and outside, e.g., gives thanks to our legs, our heart, our liver, our spleen,
etc. Being thankful for the people who we have in our lives, that supports us,
being thankful for our food, the earth that supply our food, and more.


Give to others, your time, or things that they need. Give attention to others, not for a reward but for the only reason that you would like to help others, that you
would like to give to others, to make them feel better.

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist –
NLP Practitioner – Certified Angel Guide – Meditation/Mindfulness teacher