For most of my life I believed that when I had a problem, its cause would be found in my mind and therefore the solution must be there too. Looking after my physical body was always important to me, but motivated by wanting to feel OK and more importantly wanting to look right, but that was it. It never occurred to me that the internal state of my body could have a significant and direct impact on how I saw the world, my relationships and myself.
Over the last 10 years, many experiences have inspired me to turn this belief system upside down. I have come to see the mind and body as a single, integrated system — to the extent that trying to make changes or address difficulties using the mind alone is like eating soup with a fork – it’s possible but there are much easier ways to do it.
When we work through the body, we access a powerful resource to support our transformation or to stabilise and ground our existing qualities and capabilities — and we often improve overall health in the process.