Alternative Therepy; Dancing Yourself to Happiness; This Morning Report

Breakthrough Retreats take a look at ITV This Morning’s May 2011 feature on alternative therapies with Jo Wood to help us all de-stress:

Dance Yourself to Happiness ITV This Morning

We all strive to find ways to wind down and de-stress so model and entrepreneur Jo Woods, who lives a totally organic lifestyle, is here to introduce three alternative therapies which can help to relax, and banish the blues.

We take a look at Drum Therapy with expert Mark Hunter, Dance Therapy with Chris Linnares and Laughter therapy with Leela Bunce to see how effective they can be at lifting your spirits!

You can see ITV’s This Morning’s Video Report here.

We at Breakthrough Retreats think that this is a great idea – Shimmying your way to happiness! – It certainly puts a spring in Maureen’s step to have a little boogie around her kitchen early in the morning!

Breakthrough Retreats offer an insight into some of these therapies at our exclusive Retreats in great location.

Photo courtesy of ITV This Morning

Spring: From Yangxiety to Yinsight: The Balance of the Equinox

Well, friends, here it is. The long-awaited beginning of spring (Yes, the warm weather is finally here!) and the point of sacred balance between the dark and the light. As Uranus leaves Pisces, where it’s been lurking for the last seven years in Neptunium formlessness, it now moves into Aries, the start of the zodiac, signifying the start of a whole new cycle, with new fire and focus. No wonder we’re getting earthquakes and threats of meltdowns. The fires of transformation are upon us. But how do we ride all this energy with balance and equanimity?

Too much fire can be too much yang, and with all the radiation panic, it seems the whole culture is suffering from yangxiety. Most people are yangedout – too much to do, too much stimulation, moving too fast, and face it, too much masculine paradigm superimposing itself on the natural world.

Isn’t the threat of nuclear radiation pouring into the air, water, and earth near one of the largest and most productive cities in the world enough cause to make us all stop and think about what we are doing and where we are going? (As if we didn’t already have enough reasons!). If this doesn’t do it, what will it take?

What we need for balance is a little yin-sight. Slow down, take some quiet time to reflect, have a nice long bath (or maybe try some water therapy?) and think things through. Emptiness softens, informs, allows new things to come into being, and creates ease. And who couldn’t use just a little more ease in their life as we head round the bend into the future? If Springtime signifies rebirth as well as balance, it may be that balance is necessary for rebirth.

There are many things out of balance in our world, but none quite so long-standing and globally pervasive as the imbalance between masculine and feminine. Here at the Spring Equinox, the Greek Goddess of the Underworld, Persephone, returns to the light and brings back the flowers and greenery—and with them, food for the people and hope for the future. She’s had a long hard winter, birthing the souls of the dead back to life again and living under Hades rules.

So let’s give her some room to distribute her magnificence. Let’s take time to smell the flowers and remember the miracle of spring. Let’s combat global warming with some chill space – less driving, less doing, less stuff. Let the feminine lead a little more in your life – your own feminine side, or the women in your life. You may be surprised that your life gets a little easier as corners turn to curves, hard edges to softness, and that dry job gets a little juicier.

If this yang civilization collapses, we won’t be able to go anywhere or do much of anything. The yin will then predominate, and we’ll be out of balance again in a different direction. So we may as well do it now, while the Divine Partnership that gives birth to all possibilities is still possible.

Love and Light,

Maureen x

P.S We will be releasing the date of our Summer Retreat very soon.

Picture of Persephone courtesy of this site.

Transpersonal Psychology: Mind, Body, and Spirit at Last!

At Breakthrough Retreats we are always looking for ways to help clients with whatever dilemmas face then in their everyday lives.

Maureen has recently began working with a clients whose partner has ADHD – Already a specialist area for Maureen – They have been working closely together with the client actually giving Maureen a few ideas on what she wants!

So at Breakthrough Retreats we have been doing some research into Transpersonal Psychology, Chakras and ADHD. Here are the findings;

Transpersonal Psychology: Mind, Body, and Spirit at Last!

Transpersonal psychology is a branch of psychology that examines the spiritual aspects of the human experience. Modern psychologists and psychiatrists are aware of this branch but most dismiss it.Your spiritual life is crucial for you and others to be happy people. You can’t ignore it because it’s always staring at you in the face.

This isn’t New Age. People are finally waking up and going back to Ancient Wisdom for answers. Too much human experience gets squished down into little intellectual boxes of “rationalism”.

The following picture is an optical illusion. What are you really missing? What are you really seeing?

Chinese Medicine Is Part of the Movement

  • You are a soul. Chinese medicine just happens to have two, one that governs your inner self. The other governs your physical being:
  • The science of the Mind. It explains what the Mind is like when it’s healthy and when there’s illness.
  • Chinese spiritual science explains your behaviour. There are two souls in Chinese philosophy. They are the Ethereal Soul of the Liver and the Corporeal Soul of the Lungs. They are very significant in your life.
  • Your Intellect resides in the Spleen and is responsible for critical thinking, applied thinking, studying, memorizing, concentrating, and generating ideas.
  • Your Will Power which is housed by the Kidneys. It’s responsible for drive, determination, single-mindedness in the pursuit of your goals, enthusiasm, and motivation.
  • Chakras Are another Ancient System That Explains Human Behaviour

Transpersonal psychology leads you to answers. This system is extremely useful for explaining why your life is the way it is. I’ll start with the basics. These include

  • What are chakras? Again, it’s all about energy.
  • Where are the chakra locations? There are 7 of, but not on the body.
  • Chakra definitions. Why they are significant.
  • Chakra colour chart. Each chakra vibrates at a particular frequency or band width.
  • Chakra health. What happens when your chakras are balanced?
  • Chakra blockages. What happens when your chakras are imbalanced?

Transpersonal Psychology and ADHD Autism

Modern medicine says that ADHD and autism are mental problems. BUT they keep looking at the brain for clues for causes. There is nothing consistent about the structure of the brain from “sufferer” to “sufferer”.  At best they are only guessing. And they test out their theories on your children.

All physical “injuries” and accidents originate at your spiritual level. If you keep thinking the same thoughts and repeating the same bad habits, you get into trouble. If you’re not dealing with your mental/emotional issues, then you WILL suffer physical symptoms. The body is always a reflection of your past (at any time instance). The longer you don’t deal with the emotional issues in your life, the harder it becomes for you physically.

If you’re not dealing with your own issues then you WILL pass them down to your offspring. Unless their own consciousness is strong enough to reject yours.  That’s the true meaning of genetics and heredity. That’s why there’s racism, prejudice, and war. That’s why there’s prosperity in some families and poverty in others. It works both ways.

So, transpersonal psychology has the answers that most people are looking for all their problems. Since we at Breakthrough Retreats are most interested in spiritual well-being in anyone we are helping, this is a good way to start. What’s really bothering you? What’s bothering your children?

True Cause and Effect

What you think about most of the time creates your reality. Transpersonal psychology must be taken seriously. Can you afford to continue to disconnect from your very being? Can you afford that for your children?

Depending on your constitution you will develop either mental or physical problems. That’s why something like transpersonal psychology is a breath of fresh air. People who study these aspects realize that there’s a reason why people aren’t healthier.

Transpersonal Psychology Helps You to Connect the Dots

You are different from your children. You are different from any other human being. It comes down to your experiences and how you dealt or did not deal with them. The thing is, you probably haven’t been taught where to start, never mind what to do! Start looking and paying attention to the individual and you start getting answers! Transpersonal psychology is an important step in the right direction. Until proponents of modern medicine start getting out of their head and intellectualizing everything, they will continue to fail to deliver real solutions for ADHD Autism.

You got a quick overview of the chakras here. Then in Stages of Child Development you can look at how the chakras are involved in your development as a human being. You have to connect all the dots: the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. This is what Being Human is all about. And really the spiritual is the basis of all health, in all of its forms. That’s because if you’re not dealing with an upset in your life right away then eventually the problem escalates. It escalates until there is pain or disease in the body. You see, your body demonstrates what has happened in the past.