My own journey led me to appreciate and develop my ability to work with the physical body, initially training as a massage therapist then continuing my studies in various forms of bodywork. As a child I was often overly aware of other people’s pain, struggles and hurt…even feeling these sensations within my own body. I felt compelled to help but I didn’t have the skills or understanding to do so. Looking back I see now this led to a frustration and a feeling of helplessness, to not knowing how to interpret what I was feeling and soon I came to lack any belief that I could make a difference…this eventually disconnected me from myself and led me into years of struggling with my own illness and chronic pain.
I exhausted every avenue of all medical interventions and basically, I was written off. Pain is our body’s way of communicating with us and gaining our attention. The source or cause of the pain can be very different for everyone.
My grandfather was a mechanic and he would say you can hear what is wrong with a car just by listening. I feel our bodies are the same. He would teach me that you do not ignore a rattle in a car and therefore why would we ignore a “rattle” in our body? We have almost learnt to put up with pain, to believe that it is normal and carry on regardless BUT we can change it…and it is simple!
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live” – Jim Rohn
When I work with people I guide them to reconnect and listen to their body, to take responsibility and ultimately help them to bring about healthy changes, so they gain the tools to help themselves.
When we connect to ourselves we embark on an amazing journey of self-discovery and I feel very privileged to share in so many peoples’ journeys.
“We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace…” – Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
Our bodies tell a story, what’s yours telling you? – Lindsey x