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…]

Grounding and Healing Tools for Craniosacral Therapists and Reiki therapists

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

(Sunday 28th of April 2019  10am to 5.30pm) (payments, see at the end of the page)

Practical and theoretical workshop.

After a successful workshop, we are pleased to announced the new date for our next one (see above).

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 and couch etc.
  • Group discussion of unusual experiences, such as sensing or picking up information about the client empathically.
  • Clients who are having unusual experiences and how to work with them.
  • About 4 hours practical on tables and off table.

Here some of the comments from therapists who attended our workshops:

“It was a very helpful and though my energies are quite low at the moment it gave me tools to help myself. Invaluable!”

“It was a fantastic workshop ran by fantastic and amazing teachers! Thank you for such a wonderful day!”

“Very enjoyable and informative course. The grounding tips and actual tips for it. Hearing other people’s experiences”

“Beautifully paced and presented course, with very useful applicable information. A wonderful blend of practical and esoteric! You make great teachers team. Thank you”

“Thank you so much for opening up and exploring this discourse. I feel like I have some good tools (more like an arsenal) to protect myself and continue my work as a CST.”

“I had been doing those things but no where near enough times. I learnt that I would quickly become un-grounded where I presumed it would last all day! Thank you, great course, I would recommend it to others.”

“A wide ranging of practical day and I found the whole experience spiritual uplifting. I really enjoyed both of you calling on your experiences. Thank you!

Maria Esposito attending many healing workshops with trusted and experienced healers who have themselves between 10 and 40 years experiences on the subjects. The experiences have been an essential part of why this workshop was developed. This workshop is only the first step towards your journey as an individual therapist and as in a group.

Each workshop will be different according to the therapists attending the workshops.

Post-graduate workshop, however students are welcome if at the last stage of their course.

Lead Maria Esposito BSc (Hons) R- Nutritional Therapist and  R-CST

Price £ 85.00 paid in advanced. Deadline for booking this workshop is 10th of March 2018.

Payment via bank transfer: Maria Esposito TSB  code 308472 account 24603860 or cheque (email Maria Esposito on the above emails if making payments in this way). 

Payments via paypal click on the button below (any problem contact Maria Esposito)

Place is only confirmed if paid in full. *Refund policy apply.
In case of an emergency the money can be used for attending future workshops. (only for this year)

*Refund policy: There is no refund unless there is a waiting list or you supply a substitute for the workshop you booked.

Venue: Diorama Arts Studios, 201 Drummond Street, Regent’s Place, London, NW1 3FE

Workshop copyrights © Maria Esposito BSc RCST 

Understanding your unconscious mind

I have been doing some Neuro Linguistic programming (NLP), just to get a bit more on the understanding of how our mind works. I came lately to the conclusion that NAET and Craniosacral works a bit like NLP. All of them reset the brain to recognize whatever food or allergen you have on your hand, as self, and not a big enemy such as the allergy is.

In NLP when you deal with a phobia or a fear it makes you see it as an old thing that does not have any value anymore. Craniosacral therapy works with the unconscious mind as well, making you see that a shock or a trauma, even as a baby, that might be keeping you stuck in a loop, might not be as bad as you thought at that time, as you see it in another way, and therefore, what felt like a big deal, it is seen it as something that can be accepted as it was and let it go. With every small or big trauma there is always some emotions attached to it, once that emotion comes to the awareness of the person, then the past can be forgiven and let go. Most of these fears and concerns are probably all unconscious.  These emotions or thoughts have been stored in your mind or body and most of the time have been forgotten. They only reappear when something similar comes about, and your reaction can be the same as in the past, without you knowing the real reason. This can be an exaggerating reaction to whatever you are dealing with, making you feel anxious or even have a panic attack. For example, if in the past you felt very stressed out and you decide on that day to take the underground and have a work meeting, which turned out to be disaster, then the next time you have the same experience your mind trigger the same response. [read more…]

Integration of the self. Strengthening your intuition as Craniosacral Therapist. Expanding your mind.

Clinical practice workshops. 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 two therapists and a max of 4. week day 9.30 am till 4.30pm. Venue N15 6HA. Day can be agreed between the first two therapists booked and paid. (6 hours of primary CPD). £ 85.00. 

CST clinical practice for integration of the body mind and soul. Working with your higher self and connection to the Angels and their colours.

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 my 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.

Week day, Excluded are weekends and bank holidays and Wednesdays.

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).

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 (you can order it even if out of stock, it will be printed and shipped as soon as you order it).


Coffee withdraw and over eating detox- What can you do?

Have you had too much food or drink during the holidays? or any party time? What can you do to detoxifying yourself from all that. Well the next suggestion are very good for most every toxin and over eating that you had during the holidays, including too much salt. Reduce or avoid salt completely with your food, add spicy or herbs to your food instead.
Well now is the time to detox with healthy eating and drinking.

What do you need to do to achieve that?

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables up to 10 a day of the combination, raw or cooked.
  • Eat healthy proteins, such as fish, beans and lentils and meat. If you are vegetarian or vegan just have the healthy option such as lentils, beans and tofu for the protein portions.
  • Eat healthy essential oils such as oily fish (mackerel, salmon, trout, sardines) and vegan source such as hemp, linseed oil, nuts and seeds, avocado, etc.
  • Drink up to 2 liters of pure still water as that will clear your toxins away throughout the day.
  • Make sure that you eliminate solid waste every day. if not eat more vegetables such as artichokes, green leafy vegetables and fruits.
  • If yo get a headache from the detox, such as I do when I detox coffee, then have the following supplements, such as magnesium powder, milk thistle and or reduced glutathione to eliminate the toxins quicker. Make sure that you are not taking any life saving medication before taking the above supplements as the medication might have less effect.
  • Start walking every day for at least 30 minutes a day, possibly through parks or places with nature around, or use the gym a bit more, swimming, Pilates, and other classes to get you back to health.

Most of all enjoy being healthy, let go of negative thoughts about life and your present and future time and go with the flow. Start healing from the inside out and you will be amazed at the changes that you will experience in your own surrounding life!

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

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Global New Year resolution. How can you change your life in a more positive way?

Global New Year resolution

What is your new year resolution, what do you need to do to finally make it where you want to get? After 26 years of being a therapist and heal people either through nutrition, and craniosacral therapy and teaching now, I got to the conclusion that our biggest blockage in life is our Fears and limitations.

So, for the New Year resolution, let go of the old fears and limitations, from your own parents and your own fears and limitation. Open your heart to love for yourself and others and let go of worries about materialistic way. This year just feel the love for yourself and others keeping that in mind for the entire next year. Let of your fears about life in general and live life in full.

Most of all communicate to your children the love for them and for yourself and see what miracles can come from it. Communicate to yourself the love for life and what it brings you, transmute every single negative experience into a beautiful loving experience in your life. There is always a lesson to be learned from every experience that you have, so see everything that happened to you in the past as such and make the conscious and unconscious effort to let go of the things that you no longer need from your past and transmute it into new beginning and new patterns that are positive for you and every body around you. Live your life in the Light and you will see Light coming into your life!

Have a brilliant and fulfilling Christmas and Holiday seasons and a New Happy New Year with the biggest resolution that you ever made!

Red Oranges © Maria Esposito


My book link: Clinical Experience of Irritable Bowel Syndrome – buy it on amazon through this link for kindle and through this link for paper back copy. How our brain communicate with the intestinal tract and vice-versa. This is a change of life present for somebody that has Irritable Bowel Syndrome!


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Here are some of the blogs that are still valid this year as usual to remind yourself that your health is essential to your life and the life of who you care most!

Parents and children communication click here to read more

Vitamin D in the winter as you do not get any from November till April in England click here to read about it

Liver detox before and after Christmas not just with food as you might be genetically predisposed to be a slow detoxifier and therefore needs more help! Click here to read more

Stress and diseases what can you do to reduce it, apart from breathing from your diaphragm consciously and unconsciously! Click here to read more

Mirror of every thoughts that you have inside every cell of your body, reflecting out into your surrounding life, which is reflected back at you! What are you reflecting back at yourself, anger? Love? Peace? Success? Fear? Joy? Fun? Shame? Guilt? What are your thoughts? click here to read more    

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

Our life is mirrored back at us. How can we change things that do not work anymore?

What do you want from your life? who do you want to be? what do you want to achieve?

Have you ever thought of that? 

Do you want to have good positive outcome from your life? or do you want the negative one to keep ruining your own plan?

After 6 years of doing craniosacral therapy and after 26 years of being a therapist and healing people, and now after doing more spiritual healing for myself and my client, I got to the conclusion that what we think is pretty much reflected into every single cells of our body. Every emotions, experience bad or good, is either stored into every cells of our body and stay with us, unless we consciously and unconsciously let it go, or transmute themselves into positive permanent changes into our life.

Scientifically every single cell in our body changes completely every year. So every year we shed our old cells and make new cells. Now it is up to us to let go the old negative thoughts, experiences, fears and everything that does not work in our life with the old cells, or keep storing old things into the cells and keep having the same life reflection looking back at us.

If we let go of the old bad experiences that no longer serves us, that are not even ours (they might be fears and experiences from our parents) and that we do not longer want or need, and create space into our memory cells for good positive things into our life, including transmuting every negative thoughts that we have about ourselves and our lives, our negative emotions such as anger, guilt, shame and most of all fears, into the beautiful emotions and thoughts such as joy, success, happyness, love and respect, every single cell in our body will reflect that, and those beautiful thoughts and emotions will reflect back at us from our surrounding life!

So try that, try it now, let go consciously and unconsciously of every single negative thoughts and emotions in your life and fill it in with new positive one and see what happens! keep doing that till every single cell in your body god the new message, it might take a year or many more to transmute completely with your fears and ego trying to stop you on the way or even some of your friends and family trying to stop it, but as a bird flying against wind and bad weather, keep going till you reach your real fulfilling life path!

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

How you can prevent Dementia and Alzheimer with nutrition and craniosacral therapy

What can you do to prevent Alzheimer and dementia with healthy lifestyle and dietary intervention from a young age?

 Dementia is caused by a progressive and irreversible degeneration and cell death of the cerebral cortex and results in mental deterioration. Dementia lead to a gradual memory impairment and loss, especially in short term, intellect and reasoning, emotional ups and downs and personality change in some cases. There are few times of dementia, one is Alzheimer.

 Alzheimer is a pre-senile dementia and it is a very common condition in the elderly. There is no known reason for it, but there is a possible genetic predisposition, female seems to be affected more than man, and usually occurs over 60 years of age. In this condition there is a progressive atrophy of the cerebral cortex followed by deteriorating mental function.

Secondary Dementia is associated with a cumulative several small cerebral infarcts, which leads to a gradual increase impairment of mental function.

Also, brain infections and HIV can lead secondary dementia.

All the above can be also caused by a trauma to the head or a strong emotional trauma.

What can you do to prevent the above conditions, within your own power and limit?

In some studies, the following vitamins and nutrients have shown a reduction of the progression of dementia:

  • All the vitamin Bs. If you know that you have dementia in your family, or yourself start suffering from short memory loss. Maybe you can start taking some really good multi-nutrients as well as the supplement below.
  • Taking antioxidants such as vitamin C, E helps with reduction of inflammation and damage of the oxidation. This is especially if you have a lot of stress in your life or you never stop to rest and breathe well, including not sleeping well.
  • Omega 3 oils with high DHA. I would also add coenzymeQ10 for the health of the cell and vitamin A as an antioxidant and co factor for the enzyme that deals with the good and bad fats.

As a prevention if you had a head trauma at any age or accident is good to sort it out with a craniosacral therapy so that it frees any blockage to the accidental part and the flow of fluids around the head and body.

Doing sudoku or any other brain activity from the age of 55 and over also keeps your brain active and moving.

However, I would start from a very young age for a full prevention of dementia. Starting right now where ever you are and if you are a parent feeding oily fish or good essential oils vegetarian or not is also essential for the prevention of inflammation and possibly dementia in the older age. There was a big connection in the early studies of Alzheimer and dementia with using aluminium pans and foil due to the aluminium entering the brain barrier and causing some damage there.

As I mention above there is a connection with genetic as well, however, even if you have the gene that could lead to dementia of any kind, you can always prevent triggering that gene by leading a healthy lifestyle and eating nutritionally well.

Reduction of alcohol, which depletes all the vitamins B, or any substance abuse, that includes reduction of caffeine, sugar and fizzy drinks. Eating lots of green vegetables and colourful fruits and vegetables every day also helps the brain to stay healthy. Reduction of stress in your life, sleeping well, drinking plenty of water and have a break in the countryside, seaside or even the beautiful parks in London, might help get more oxygen and relax you from the everyday life.

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


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Opening and closing chakras meditation – Free to download

You can download to your pc or phone or music device the following opening up and closing down the chakras meditation free of charge. Just remember to always close down your chakras when you open them up before going to a public place or to sleep.

maria esposito opening up meditation

maria esposito closing down meditation

You can give me your feedback by email me and let me know how you find it!

Maria Esposito BSc (Hons)

Craniosacral therapy: Parents and children communication

The more I work with craniosacral therapy the more I feel that I want to know what it can possible do. I am always surprised what comes out from the sessions, from babies to adults. Things that I would not expect in a particular person or child.

Sometimes I feel the anger in a child, which feels too big for a little person. My thought on that is that it is probably too big for the little person and therefore they might act out or rebel against it by having a tantrum or wanted to run all the time till they are tired.

Children are a sponge not only for things that they need to learn, but also for energetic feelings that adults and other children, who they come into contact with, have. If a parent has a long day and he is very angry with the boss or people around him and does not let it go before going home, some very sensitive children might pick up that anger and act out upon it to show their parents that they are still angry! Which makes the parent even more frustrated or angry as they just want to relax and have fun with their child. The parent then punishes the child for being naughty and to get some peace and quiet.

The poor child gets the punishment in some way or another for something that he does not understand and he/she is only trying to help the parent see how they themselves feel. If you are child is acting out just sit back on it and see how you feel, do you feel like your child? Do you want to scream and stump your feet? But you cannot because you are an adult? Do you feel like crying because of the hard day that you had or any other problem in your life right now? If so, why don’t try to copy what your child does to see if you feel better and then let it go.

What can you do to avoid this cycle, well, if your child is angry, you can try with your child to let go of that anger by both of you punching a pillow, with the intention of that anger to go and transmute into positive things.

As a parent you can also have a 10 minute of quiet time for yourself to let go of everything that you picked up from work that you do not need it anymore, as you are at your family home.

If your child is having a tantrum, maybe you or your child just need a hug, so just do that and then play together. Give your child some attention before you answer a call from any of your friends or family. Spend some quality time with them. Sometimes when we play with our children or we give attention to them, we heal our own inner child and we start feeling better and want to play with our children more.

Your children are little part of you, so treat them with respect that you would want for yourself!