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Craniosacral Therapy and unconscious fears. What stops you from enjoying your life!

What I love about craniosacral therapy is that according to the therapist, you can tap into an amazing healing tools that go beyond our own expectation of being a therapist. What I have found in the past 8 years as CST and after 25 years as a therapist, that anything in our lives that we encounter, that we experience from when we are born to when we die, is an experience. It can be a good experience or a negative experience. What I found out is that the majority of fears that we have, are there because either our parents scared us with some beliefs or another or with their own fears and therefore they get ingrained in us, or our society has put them on us, or even watching a horror film or reading ad traumatic book or worse. It is amazing how many unconscious fears most of us have and the majority of them now days can be taken away very simply by acknowledging them and let them go. We have put them on ourselves and we can take them away. If they are unconscious though it is a bit harder or if they are there since our birth or have been passed on from our parents or our society or even from religion sometimes, especially if they add the fear factor when they want somebody to behave well.

These unconscious fears, can easily stop you from becoming who you want to be. If you think that you are not doing what you want to do or have been stuck in a job that you hate, well maybe there is an unconscious fear that is stopping you for living the life that you want to live.

Sometimes you can come across that fear if you have time to look into yourself and meditate more and just be, but most of us don’t have the time, so a craniosacral therapy might deal with it much quicker than you ever expected. Some of the fears might be so silly but very powerful in stopping you to move forward or just for you to be happy in the work or life that you have.

Give it a try and see what change might happen in your life! Can you say that you love your job at this time or that you love your personal life or even are you enjoying the job that you love? Or the personal life that you are in right now? What is it that is stopping you from living and feeling the joy inside you?

You are never too old to heal your life!

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – R-NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist

 

Grounding and Healing Tools for Craniosacral Therapists workshop

Grounding and Healing Tools for Craniosacral Therapists (6 Hours Primary CPD)  run by Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-CST 

Sunday 31st of March 2019  10am to 5.30pm- London –

The workshop aim is to make the Therapists more grounded as well as teaching simple tools for our own clients, understand why we and others  might be ungrounded and work towards healing ourselves and others. This in our experience leads to a successful practice as well as safeguarding your own health and well-being.
The aim of the workshop is to give more knowledge to the therapists about grounding, healing and protecting themselves and their client.

  • Introduction to different grounding techniques, including how to deepen your own grounding, and tools to pass on to our clients.
  • Overview of chakras including their relevance in CST; how to use healing techniques to clear, cleanse, protect and balance themselves.  Again can be helpful tool to give clients to work with between sessions.
  • Using the chakras to close down, desensitize and protect the human energy field, and their environment, therapy room, couch, etc.
  • Group discussion of unusual experiences, such as sensing or picking up information about the client empathically and energetically.
  • Clients who are having unusual experiences and how to work with them.
  • About 4 hours practical on tables and off table.

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Integration of the Self. Strengthening your own intuition as Craniosacral Therapist

Integration of the Self. Strengthening your own intuition as CST. Integrating the whole system and connecting to your higher self, while connecting to Higher Sources of the Universe.

Minimum of 2 therapists and a max of 4. Workshop run on week day 9.30am till 4.30pm.

Venue N15 6HA. Day can be agreed between the first two therapists booked and paid. (6 hours of primary CPD). 

CST clinical practice for integration of the body mind and soul. Working with your higher self and connection to the Angels and their colours or just the Universe if you feel more confident with that.

You can book separately or together.

This is for post graduate only and for therapists who wants to explore the deeper connection with their higher self and soul and working with Higher Being.

The choice of work depends on the therapists and their own Higher selves and ready gift. This can be used with clients who also are very gifted, to support their journey and helping them to reach their full potential, or the therapists to grow in their intuition and healing skills that is appropriate for CST work.

Each therapist will have a full session of dealing with their own issues and healing them of any restriction that they have.

We work on integrating the soul, which can reveal your full potential as a craniosacral therapist and therapist in general.

The workshop will be lead by me and during the sessions I will put my input and my experience in working at the highest level, with the physical, mind and soul all involved.

This is run only with a minimum of two or 3 therapist and the workshops needs to be booked at least 3 weeks in advanced and paid in full when booked.

Booking day is Thursdays only.

This is an invaluable opportunity for any CST therapist who would like to discover more of what they are able to do if asking for the right help.

It will run from my home N15 6HA London full address will be given at the booking.

Booking in advance only via bank transfer, check paid 3 weeks in advance. The cost for the day is 85.00 each.

Payment via bank transfer: Maria Esposito TSB  code 308472 account 24603860 or cheque (email Maria Esposito if want to make the payment in this way).

A good book to read to know what an open mind can do during CST treatments:

Beyond Science book: This is a true story about craniosacral treatments sessions which went beyond the scientific method of the physical, mental and emotional work, while having a powerful healing outcome. Worth reading to see what potential you have as a craniosacral therapist or any other type of therapist.

Click here to get it from Zeus Publications (including e-book)

Click here for paper copy of the book on amazon.com (you can order it even if out of stock, it will be printed and shipped as soon as you order it).

Fearless Craniosacral Therapists!

Fearless Craniosacral Therapists!

©) poster copywright Maria Esposito BSc (Hons)

©) poster copywright Maria Esposito BSc (Hons)

Fearless craniosacral therapist (scientific and non scientific approach) Sunday 30th of September 2019 

Lead by Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) – RCST Small group only

Fear is our enemy if we let it scare us or freeze us. It is our friend if we acknowledge it, deal with it, however we do not let it stop us from moving forward towards our positive goals, individually and globally. Remember that in one of my past posts, I said that we create our own fear. Some will be imposed and pressed on us as well. Do not give in to fear, as that would freeze us and stop us from living our lives!

Get to know yourself, so that you can heal yourself as well as heal others!

We all have fears, conscious or unconscious ones. Fears that might be ours or passed on from our parents or people around us.

The conscious fears are very easy to spot, however, if the fear is unconscious, you cannot know what is stopping you, and how to get rid of it, as if you are not aware of it and recognize it, you cannot let it go. This workshop is a combination of scientific and non scientific approaches to recognize that unconscious fear, so that you can let it go and move on to what you are capable of; professionally and personally. For this workshop you need to be ready to go deep enough and feel uncomfortable enough to let it shake your way of thinking and change old patterns that do not serve you anymore.

The workshop is a 4D practical and theoretical workshop with unique approaches on dealing with your own fears.  This can be passed on to your client as well. 

  • Practical  and theoretical workshop .
  • In this workshop we will look at the physical, emotional and mental impact of fears, stress and how they reflect your personal and professional life.
  • How your fears can lead you to getting stuck and stopping you from moving forward.
  • Connection between physical, chemical body, mind, emotional and auric fields.
  • How can we empower ourselves and others to let go of our fears and reduce stress.
  • In the practical, you work on one of your unconscious fear that has stopped you for reaching one of your goals. This is an approach that can be used with any goals.
  • Plus practical on feeling your fears and dealing with them in a unique 4D approach to make you a “FEARLESS” therapist to reach your goals and to help your client reach their goals!
  • Practical on knowing what goal is best for you, understanding a way of achieving it.

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Why having and healthy gut microbe from birth is important for the rest of the child life.

Why having and healthy gut microbe from birth is important for the rest of the child life and in adults too.

You have a narrow window where the good microbe needs to colonize the intestinal tract, if that goes then the fate of the health of the child might be set. This is according to studies; however, I think you can change the entire colony, with the dietary healthy choices, a set of positive healthy mind affirmation and attitude to life and healing the old patterns!

According to the latest research, the intestinal bacteria and the ecosystem of each of them can drive the behaviour of the babies and children in their adulthood.  Our intestinal tract ecosystem is essential for health. I know that any disruption to the intestinal barrier and protection can lead to major diseases and disorders. This can be combined with slow detox from the liver that is genetically compromised. Many also do not know how well or badly their liver detoxifies which it means when they consume a lot of toxins they might get rid of it quickly or very slowly. This includes their own internal hormones.

In many latest studies the intestinal microbes shape the human behaviour. According to the Cochrane collective research of Dinan (1) there is a bidirectional communication between the gut microbes and the brain which happens via one of the cranial nerves that is essential for the digestive system to work well and also for relaxing the entire body and mind. This is called the vagus nerve. According to his research, he found that this nerve acts also as anti-inflammatory. So, if you are under a lot of stress and your stress mode from the sympathetic division is on, you will have a lot of inflammation caused by higher histamine level and also by the stress process. This stress mode can be activated in children and babies too, depends on what shock and trauma they had from birth, which might be minimal for an adult but big for a baby.

In order for the inflammation to go down, for the immune system to do his job and get rid of any viral infection that are on your way, the parasympathetic division the vagus nerve needs to be on. In a nutshell you need to have more relaxed mind and healthy gut microbe if you want to be healthy for a long time.

The reason why there is this big connection with the brain and the gut microbe is that many of the good gut microbes rely on the activity of the vagal nerve to be functioning well and stay alive, or to communicate with each other for their activity. It seems also that the immune system is also influenced directly by the good friendly bacteria. This connection of the brain, immune system and gut is very much influenced by the so called “Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Adrenal axis (HPA)”, which communicate with each other during the stress response by releasing hormones that can shut down part of the immune system.  The reason that the probiotics, including the Bifidobacterium infantis from birth, helps with the brain activity, is because bacteria release certain metabolites that in turn are used by either the intestinal tract for its cellular repair or for the production of certain neurotransmitters in the brain which includes dopamine, serotonin precursors such as 5HTP and many more.

How that is circulated back to the brain it is not quite clear yet, but it seems that certain nutrients go through the blood brain barrier and therefore into the needed neurons and brain cells.

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Women power today and Mother’s Day on Sunday

Today is women day and on Sunday in London is mother’s day. My thought on today theme is to thank every single woman from the past and present who have made a difference for themselves and other women. All the women that have empowered themselves with kindness, compassion, care for themselves and others, becomes strong and not tough towards themselves and others and made and still make our present world kinder to live in. For the women that are still struggling to get to this point because they have given the power to their fears and the fears of others, I would say stay positive because there is Light at the end of the tunnel and it is beautiful and Bright.

For the mothers on Sunday, I would say thank you to our mothers and their mothers and the mothers before that, because they paved the way for our generation to be free of the fears and for the mothers that are still struggling with that, again just remember that there is power inside you, you are worth your own healing, you are doing well and your child and children are doing well if you are reading this, as that puts you a step ahead of anybody else. Be kind to yourself, be strong with kindness, compassion, gentleness and love for yourself and your children and pave the way for them to be the same!

Blessing to everyone mothers, fathers and children, women, men and everybody else.

Give the gift of a lifetime to yourself as a mother or somebody else through craniosacral Therapy!

(c) copyright Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R-Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist

Potassium – What is the importance of this mineral

I have talked about salt in my previous blog and now I would like to talk about potassium as it is an essential mineral that works very close to sodium in the body as well as other minerals. Around 270 mg of potassium that we ingest is found inside the cell. This is an intracellular mineral, while sodium is extracellular mineral mainly. Potassium affects the contractility of the smooth, skeletal and cardiac muscles and deeply influences the excitability of nerve tissues. Potassium also deals with the maintains of electrolytes and pH balance.

The balance between sodium (NA) and potassium (K+) occurs though the kidneys. Usually a hormone called aldosterone is released from the adrenals to reabsorb sodium and eliminate potassium.

Hyperkalemia, which is abnormally high serum potassium is toxic to the body, it can result I sever cardiac arrhythmias and even cardiac arrest. It is very hard to produce hyperkalemia by dietary means in an individual with normal circulation and renal function. This is because the body control system keeps it in a very narrow concentration range. Hypokalemia causes muscular weakness, nervous irritability, mental disorientation, which can result from profound alimentary fluid loss such as sweating or severe vomiting and diarrhoea.

Contrary to sodium, potassium keeps the calcium in the body instead of eliminate it from the body, which is a good thing. Too much sodium in your diet means that you might get osteoporosis eventually, as well as all the other problems that comes with high salt and sugar diet.

Low potassium is very rarely seen as potassium is found in many foods. It is found high in fruits, especially bananas, blueberry, and any other berry, many vegetables such as potatoes, spinach, dark leafy vegetables, and fresh meats. Many salt substitutes contain high potassium.

It is best to ingest potassium through fresh food choices such as fruits and vegetables which also might help with people with hypertension (high blood pressure). Usually potassium is checked to make sure that the individual renal function is fine and to monitor also the electrolytes.

Reference:

Groff J. L. & Gropper S. S. (3rd ed) 1999. “Advanced Nutrition and human Metabolism”. Wadsmorth UK.

© copyrights Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapist

Vaccinate or not vaccinate a baby, what to do? What solution do you have available whatever you decide?

Most new parents are frightened to decide one way or another what is the best thing to do for their children. They need to live with the consequences of their choices either way. What also if one parent wants to vaccinate and the other does not?

I do not want to get into a debate or suggest that vaccines are always bad for children and babies, as I read articles of doctors fighting to save lives in the 3rd world country with polio vaccines and in certain condition it is essential that the babies are vaccinated against it.

Some babies also being bottle fed might have less of their mother immunity to fight off big virulent viruses so quite often the doctors are worried about the mass number of children rather than just the few that could end up with problems.

Now, I always say to my son that there is a solution for everything. I mean it, there is always a solution for everything. If you feel that your child is too sensitive to everything and you are breastfeeding, choose either to delay the vaccines till they older and their immune system is much stronger, if you are still breastfeeding when you vaccinate them that is even better. The reason for that is that babies’ liver genetically sometimes and sometimes because they are quite small, are not equipped to detoxifying much of the toxins put in the vaccines. Also, because the vaccines go directly into the blood stream they might bypass the normal immune defence that the body has got.

If you have a baby that is bottle fed for any reason or another, and you feel that you want to vaccinate at the time that the doctors suggest, that is ok too, you can either use homeopathy before and after the vaccines to reduce the ill effect of the vaccines but strengthen the good effect of it. Or you can have a NAET treatment and a craniosacral treatment before and after to reduce again the toxins effect of the vaccines. If the parents baby or the baby him/herself suffer from various allergies, then it is worth to do the homeopathic remedy and the NAET and the craniosacral treatment as it will reduce the damage that any possible histamine reaction to the vaccines might occur. Now none of the above as been scientifically proven to work, this is my opinion and my experience with the more sensitive babies and children and with my own son.

With my own son, I have done it all, delay the vaccines while breastfeeding, used homeopathic remedy, did the NAET on him and craniosacral therapy. He still did react to the 2nd injection of Polio, diphtheria and ended up in hospital with a possible intussusception (the inversion of one portion of the intestine within another, which can occur from 3 months till 6 years of age). His intestinal tract immune system reacted so strongly to the polio vaccines that the intestine got a bit stuck. [read more…]

Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Treatment and craniosacral therapy to heal your body and mind

I have been using NAET for testing and desensitize food and environmental over-reaction for the past 7 years. For the once that do not know, here what it is and how the person who used it first developed it:

The theoretical basis of the method is a combination of knowledge derived from allopathic medicine, oriental medicine and acupuncture or acupressure (as I use) chiropractic, kinesiology and nutrition. Dr Devi Nambudripad’s simple definition of an allergy is as follows: An allergy is an adverse physical, physiological, and/or psychological response of an individual towards one or more substances also known as allergens. My interpretation is more of over-reaction from the Immune System.  These substances are usually harmless, well tolerated or even useful for most people. Dr Nambudripad’s approach is the same for full-blown allergies involving the release of immunoglobulin type E (IgE-mediated reactions) in the body, and for intolerance, sensitivities and hypersensitivities (non-IgE mediated reactions). I work mainly with the other antibodies reaction that causes delayed reaction up to 72 hours after contact with them and or masked reaction. I use her technique for diagnoses and treatments of the over reactions to balance the immune system to its normal self. If we apply the fundamental thoughts of oriental medical theory, which asserts that everything on earth is surrounded by an electromagnetic field, this “adverse response” can be defined as “an energy imbalance (in the body) caused by the clash between two or more incompatible energies”. This conflict creates energy blockages in the meridians (energy pathways), and accumulated blockages can cause various complaints and pathological conditions. These incompatible energies or energy imbalances are considered synonymous with “allergies” in the context of the NAET method. Read more about the method on NAET website on the link on my website right hand side.

I use the combination of NAET and Cranio-Sacral Therapy now, which it gives the extra balance between the body, the mind and the emotional cells. There are lots of research and studies regarding the connection between the body and mind and specifically the mind and the intestinal tract. The mind can affect the intestinal tract and the intestinal tract can affect the mind. Serotonin receptors, which are the receptors that make us happy or unhappy, are found in the intestinal tract as well. Using the combination of NAET Nutrition and Cranio-sacral therapy, I had a higher success rate from before, for the reduction of Irritable bowel Syndrome and reduction in the severity of the food and environmental reactions. Read some of the testimonial on my website.

I have summarized my clinical experience in the following book: Clinical experience of Irritable Bowel Syndrome click here to buy it on amazon.

(c) Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapist – NAET – R-Craniosacral Therapy

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) versus Salt. What is the difference?

Monosodium glutamate why some people might be having negative symtpoms to it?

Glutamic Acid and monosodium glutamate. Is an active neurotransmitter. It is an active neuroexcitatory substance present in the central nervous system of vertebrates. Among the other having the same neurotransmitter activity are aspartic acid and y-amino butyric acid (GABA). In the brain glutamate is the precursor of GABA, a very important inhibitor transmitter. Monosodium glutamate is made from this amino acid and used in many Asian cooking and some Western foods, such as vegetables stock. Some old research on monosodium glutamate injected in animals and humans caused some anatomical lesions in the hypothalamus (the gland that deals with most of our involuntary response). Now there are not many proof on the same effect through dietary consumption alone, apart from the possible allergic reaction to it leading to the so called “Chinese restaurant syndrome”. The symptoms are headache, lightheaded and tightening felling in the face. I have of dietary. I have had these symtpoms once when I went with some friends to a Chinese restaurant few years ago. They had [read more…]

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