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Free webinars on the 23.5.20 for craniosacral therapists

Dealing with inappropriate negative emotions – with timeline technique.

This will be to preview and use as for yourself and for a gift this time of technique on your client as well. This deals with negative emotions that are stuck and grown from your childhood or your client childhood. This is a unique technique that gives the person freedom to move forward and let go of the heavy weight of carry that old emotion. For any human being carrying an old emotion from childhood can be like carrying a big cart full of stones. It might stop them from moving forward or being themselves. If you want the chance to learn this technique, for now it is free and is a gift for yourself as a therapist.

see the video for the first two webinar to see how this works and then join me on the 23rd.5.20 to see how this works and to ask questions.

click here for the first video Inappropriate negative emotions of anger

click here for the 3nd video Inappropriate negative emotions of sadness and fear

Link for next schedule next Saturday 23.5.20 if nothing works try this password – 9CHx9M  if any of the link do not work on your zoom.

1pmMaria Esp is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: “Dealing with inappropriate emotion through timeline technique” continutes and Dealing with anxiety (for meeting, exams, etc)

Time: May 23, 2020 01:00 PM London

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2pm        Maria Esp is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Dealing with Inappropriate emotions through timeline technique

Time: May 23, 2020 02:00 PM London

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3pm Maria Esp is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Dealing with Inappropriate emotions through timeline technique

Time: May 23, 2020 03:00 PM London

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© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapists- NAET – R-craniosacral therapist – NLP Practitioner – Certified Angel Guide

Grounding tips, Circle of Excellence and Anchoring tips to cope in these times of uncertainty and move forward!

Here are some videos that you can watch to empower yourself in these time of changing and uncertainty to move forward in your life or to cope positively! Enjoy them!

Anchoring video for joy health and humour click here to see the video

Grounding for public click here

Circle of excellence video click here

© Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist – NLP practitioner – Certified Angel Guide

Donation based craniosacral therapy drop in clinic for babies and adults

Craniosacral drop-in clinic

Tuesdays mornings 9.20-11.30pm (do come in by 9.10am to write your name down) at: Every Tuesdays except on School half-terms 

Hornsey Vale Community Centre  60 Mayfield Road N8 9LP.

The Clinic is non-appointment based, closed during school holidays and is for all – babies, children and adults.

Arriving at the clinic around 9.10am is recommended to secure a time-slot for your session as at time could be very busy. The clinic is run on a first come, first served basis.

Things have changed at the community and you can only wait in the hall outside the main building, but still undercover and out of the rain, if it does.

We will have chair for you to sit down when we arrive, and you can add your name according to the first one that was there.

If you need to use the toilets, we can only let you in between appointments. 

If you go away and come back for your slot, please do be ontime, as the time is limited. 

If possible to do a home test lateral flow before your appointment, as some of the people attending will be in the the vulnerable group.

All the therapists will do the lateral test flow within 24 hours of attending the clinic. We will also wear a mask and or a visor or both during your treatment, and disinfect the room and couch in between. The window in the room will be a bit open. Please do bring warm clothes or small blankets for yourself, as we cannot use our own anymore in the clinic (too many blankets otherwise, and too much washing). If you can also bring your own gel, that will be great, otherwise we will have some that you can use.

We will be taking phone numbers and email address in case of need, and some essential notes.

I will be asking to fill in a simple form for adults and for your baby/children. 

All the notes and details will be kept by the individual leader only that leads the clinic, and each leader will have their own notes with phone number and email, which will be asked again by the leader (only myself and Zoe Rigby are the co-leaders of the clinic and hence we will asking you the same things only twice, thank you for your understanding, this is due to data protection, your details will not be shared with any other third party, unless asked specifically by you).

The duration of the session is 20 minutes, but the results are amazing and powerful, from babies to adults even in a short time. There will be one to a max of two people working on you (sometimes two of my colleagues will be working on you, and I will step back, only for the clinic lead by Maria Esposito).

This is donation based clinic and any donation will be appreciated so that the next person can attend the clinic, and we can carry on with the clinic. There is no minimum donation.

The clinic is closed during Haringey school half terms

  • Half Term Drop-in Craniosacral therapy clinic closing dates 202
  • Closed 31.5.22 – Re-opens 7.6.22
  • Closed summer half-term from 26.07.22 till 31st.08.22 – Re-opens 6.9.22
  • Private sessions are still available on school half terms

This community clinic was set up by our wonderful colleague Richard Kramer 20 years ago and thank to his determination and love for the Craniosacral therapy that this clinic is very successful.

Craniosacral therapy for Babies

Craniosacral therapy is a very gentle but powerful therapy. Babies love the treatment and connect to it very well (there is no manipulation of any kind). Any type of trauma from minor to bigger can be relieved with one or two treatments. Things that CST can work on:

  • Colic’s which are very frequent in babies
  • Traumatic birth (C-section- Forceps – Ventouse, very fast birth, et)
  • Frequency of throwing up the milk
  • Sleeping better and more peacefully
  • You gain a stronger connection with mother and babies (the mother needs to be treated as well as the baby for both reflux and connection with the baby)
  • Other problems that have been helped with treatment with CST are:
  • Teething
  • Coughing
  • Frequent colds for the babies, Toddlers and children

Craniosacral Therapy for adults

Cranio-sacral therapy is a subtle and profound healing form.

In a typical cranio-sacral session, you will usually lie fully-clothed on a treatment couch. The therapist will make contact by placing their hands usually lightly on your body and tuning in. The first thing you will probably notice is a sense of deep relaxation, which will generally last throughout the session. This release of tension often extends into everyday life.

Sometimes the benefits are not immediately noticeable but become obvious on returning to a familiar environment. The work is often deeply moving and exhilarating.

The benefit can also be noticed after few days in some people. The experience is different from each baby, child or adult according to their own need of balance and adjustments.

click here to read more about CST

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – R-Craniosacral Therapist – email: – Tel. 07956662954 –


Detox with water and why?

WATER: the source of life

Water is the most important treasure on earth, without drinking water you could die in about three days. If you are one of the many people that do not drink enough water, either you are a sedentary person or a sport person, here are some reasons for you to start drinking more of this precious liquid.


Why should we drink 8 glasses of water per day?

Normally, approximately 2.5 litre of water is required each day for a fairly sedentary adult in a normal environment to replace the total loss of water that occurs though urine, faeces, skin and lungs (Naghii).

To replace the water loss about 1 to 1.2 litre needs to be in drinks, (manly water or cold herbal teas), 0.9 ml is taken through food and 0.3ml will be made my the body (oxidative metabolism) (William A. et al).

Effect of water restriction-

What happens if you don’t drink enough?

The following are a series of changes in a case of water restriction:

  • Increase in pulse rate and in rectal temperature.
  • Increase in respiration.
  • Tingling and numbness of fingers and feet.
  • Increase in concentration of blood
  • Diminution of blood volume and more difficult circulation.
  • Could lead to kidney stones.
  • Frequent urinary infections as bacteria such the E. Coli are not eliminated from the urethra. (Tortora & Derrickson).

y and inadequacy of the circulation of blood under these conditions leads to difficult breathing, to gastro-intestinal upsets accompanied by nausea and appetite failure and eventually to difficulty in muscular movements and emotional instability. (Lloyd).

In an animal study, where water was restricted the animal were highly irritable and in some cases bad tempered (Lloyd).


It has been shown that under intense activity a man will voluntarily drink only about half as much water as what is needed to replace his losses from sweating and urine. Only after food and rest does a person crave the water needed to replace the deficit. (Llyod)

Herbal teas

Ingestion of hot drinks may cause internal body temperature to rise, which will result in sweating in order to cool the body down. Hot drinks are sometimes used in medical practice when it is desired either to temporarily increase body temperature or induce sweating (Llyod). Therefore cold or cool drinks are preferred to hot drinks to replace fluid during the day, especially if the hot drinks are the only fluid daily intake.

In high intensity exercise and in competitive sports

In a sport or activity with duration of at least 30 minutes of continuous exercise, there is a risk of impaired performance and even health damage due to hypo hydration (low of water). Sweating is usually the form accounting for most water loss during exercise or high environmental temperatures. The major danger of low fluid intake during a high performance is dehydration. This fluid deficit can rapidly reach level that impede heat dissipation, reduce heat tolerance and severely compromise cardiovascular function and exercise capacity. Prolonged dehydration will lead to cell death and multiple cell losses can lead to the person’s death (Naghii).

The need for replacement of water will depend on the extent of the losses incurred during exercise. Ingestion of plain water for a short duration (less than 90 minutes) is enough to replace the water lost.

In high intensity activity and competition in ingestion of plain water in the post-exercise period results in a rapid fall in the plasma sodium concentration and in plasma osmolality (Maughan). The changes have the effect of reducing the stimulus to drink (thirst) and of increasing urine output, both of which will delay rehydration. Rehydration after the high activity can only be achieved if the sodium lost in seat is replaced a swell as the water (Maughan). There is no need to take any extra sodium tablets, unless dehydration is so severe, for most individuals the normal dietary intake of minerals is adequate to maintain sodium and electrolyte balance during repeated days of training (Wiliam A).it is sufficient to eat a salty food or food high in natural salt.

Sports drinks typically provide quantities of sodium, chloride and potassium (electrolytes), which can be drunk if in high activity or in competing in a hot environment.

 Sugary drinks

During physical activities lasting less than 90 minutes, water is generally the beverage of choice, however, the inclusion of small concentrations of carbohydrate (6%-8% carbohydrate) have been shown to better sustain power output over water alone during physical activities that produce fatigue in 60 minutes or longer (William A.).


Latzka William A. and Montain Scott J (1999)’Water and electrolyte requirements for exercise’. Clinics in Sports Medicine Volume 18 (number 3 issue).

Lloyd L.E., McDonald B. E. and Crampton E.W. Fundamental of Nutrition (1978)  (chapter 3 water & metabolism, 2nd Ed).. W.H. Freeman & Company; San Franscisco.

Maughan R. J. (1992) ‘Fluid Balance and Exercise’. Int. J. Sports Med. 13:S132-S135.

Naghii M. R. (2000) ‘The significance of water in sport and weight control’. Nutrition and Health: volume 14 pp. 127-132.

Tortora GJ & Derrickson BH (2009). Principle of anatomy and Physiology (12th ed). John Wiley & Sons; Asia.

The Magic of Craniosacral therapy and nutrition

Since I have been working as a craniosacral therapist I know that the foetus can feel the parents voices and the mother feelings. There have been some studies now undergoing and many infants and children psychologist that have just about confirmed that the mother state of mind and health is very important during pregnancy. Also they are now connecting the fact the diet can trigger genetic predispositions in the womb if the mother eats in an unhealthy way or certain foods that can trigger that. Now the majority of mothers eating very healthy and the majority have a bit of stress and anxiety during pregnancy or their life in general. The problems arises when the mother eats very unhealthy or certain foods she knows are not that great for her. We also know that nutrition as well as emotional and mental health is very important during pregnancy as that would shape some of the traits in the unborn baby. Most of them can be changed afterwards, however some might not. Again usually is on the extreme cases such as alcohol abuse or drug abuse. Now the other very important concept to develop a healthy positive brain for the baby is the way as mothers, connect to the baby from the beginning. I used to sing and read books to my son since birth. I kept doing that when I was changing him or when he was on the back of the car bored or upset so that he would know we as parents were there and he would not get scared. One thing that I remember is that he had an amazing vocabulary since the age of 14 months and full sentence at the age of 2. Because of our reading the Dr Zeus books he recognised at the age of 2 a Yuk! That is pretty impressive. Academically he still does very well and most of the time quite easy to learn for him. Continue reading

Coconut Chana Saag (kale recipe)

This recipes was tried and tested by one of my client (courtesy of Bonny). Website  that the recipe was taken is

(Serves 6)
2 tbsp refined coconut oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
2 tbsp mild curry powder
1 tsp salt
Several pinches freshly ground black pepper
½ tsp anise seeds (or crushed fennel seeds)
¼ tsp garam masala
½ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp cayenne (or more or less, depending on how spicy you like it)
1 (680g) tin whole tomatoes
2 (425g) tins chickpeas, rinsed and drained (3 cups)
225g kale, chopped
1 (396g) tin regular or lite coconut milk
2 tbsp fresh lime juice

For serving: cooked brown basmati rice

Preheat a large saucepan over a medium heat and add the coconut oil. Saute the onion in the oil for 5-7 minutes, until lightly browned.

Add the garlic and ginger and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the curry powder, salt, pepper, anise seeds, garam masala, cumin and cayenne, and toss to coat the onions, letting the spices toast for a minute or so.

Add the tomato juice from the tin, scraping the bottom of the pan to deglaze. Simply hold the tomatoes and let the juice strain through your fingers. Now add the tomatoes from the tin, squishing them with your fingers as you put them in the pot, to mash them up. Add the chickpeas and mix well.

Cover the pan and bring the heat up a bit. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the kale and stir until wilted, then let it simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes more to cook it down even further.

Add the coconut milk and heat through. Add the lime juice, then taste for seasoning. It tastes best if you let it sit for 10 minutes or so, but if you can’t wait, then just dig in. Serve over basmati rice with a little mango chutney and coriander on top.

• This recipe is taken from Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, published by Sphere, price £20.


Eggplant salad (wheat/gluten free)

Eggplant Salad
Slice 2 large eggplant, place them in a dish.

Sprinkle with salt & leave for 20 – 30 minutes (to remove juices)

Grill slices so they are brown on both sides

Chop up the slices & place in a bowl.

chop 2 or 3 tomatoes finely, keeping as much of the juice as possible,

place in the bowl.

Chop a handful of parsley and coriander

Mix well and season (season with olive oil and or vinigar if you can, as well as add chopped garlic for more flavor and chilly pepper (optional)

Leave for flavours to develop, then devour.

Potato bake (wheat/gluten free)

Potato Bake

Slice 2lbs potatoes (e.g.: King Edwards or any other suitable baking potatoes).

Lightly oil an oven proof dish. Chop up two handfuls of parsley (optional).  Layer the potatoes in the dish, placing a sprinkle of parsley and some seasoning in each layer and two or three spoonfuls of chopped tinned tomatoes. Bake in an oven (180 C) for about 1 1/2 hours or until a knife goes through the potatoes easily (IE: until

they are cooked)


Scrambled tofu (wheat free)

Scrambled Tofu  (10 minutes max including preparation)

s   1 Block of tofu

s   1 frying pan

s   1-tablespoon olive oil

s   Tamari

s   Nori flakes

Discard sachet of water, into a colander squeeze with your hand the

Excess water from the tofu allowing it to crumble. Heat a little olive oil in a pan adding a drizzle of tamari (soya sauce without the wheat). As the oil begins to heat place the tofu into the pan crushing it with a fork so it resembles(dry) scrambled egg. Add tamari and nori flakes to taste, but make sure to mix in well. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden.

Scrambled tofu goes well with stir-fried vegetables, mushrooms or even a bed of rocket/spinach.

No pasta- vegetable lasagne

No-pasta vegetable lasagne

s  (collegues recipe)

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

s   1 onion, finely chopped

s   ½ green pepper, finely chopped

s   1 carrot, finely chopped

s   1 stick celery, finely chopped

s   2 oz mushrooms, sliced

s   pinch of mixed herbs

s   1 large can organic chopped tomatoes

s   4 oz brown lentils, washed and boiled until soft

s   dash of tamari sauce

s   1 large aubergine, thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 200C.  In a large, heavy-based saucepan or wok, stir-fry the chopped vegetables and mushrooms with the olive oil until soft.  Add the herbs and chopped tomatoes with their juice.  Stir in the cooked lentils and tamari sauce.  Allow to simmer until most of the juice has been absorbed.

Put a third of the mixture in a shallow oven-proof dish and cover with a layer of aubergine slices.  Cover with another third of the vegetable mixture and then aubergine slices.  Finish with the remaining vegetable mixture.  Cover the dish with foil and bake for 1 hour. Serve with salad.