Where you at?

Quay OsteoI thought it would be beneficial to remind ya’ll where I’m now practicing from each week. Although the medium of Facebook is useful, it doesn’t reach all the people that like my page and I often receive the question…”Where you at?”

The end of 2017 saw a shift in clinics for me…from Jan Juc Chiro to Quay Osteo in Torquay.

Have you been to Quay yet? It’s a multi disciplinary clinic that has a wonderful range of practitioners and it’s a really beautiful space to work from.

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Quay Osteo,

29 Boston Road Torquay, 03 52151106

I am here on Thursdays each week and bookings can be made via me on 0431229166, at reception or even online.

Wednesday and Friday

I also work from my residential clininc space.

55 Alleyne Ave, Torquay on Wednesday and Friday.

Bookings can be made directly with me on 0431229166.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Hashimotos Journey: Part 3

when things fall apratSo you now know that when I was originally diagnosed I had experienced a parasite and a god awful virus. What some of you might not know is that just 2 years prior, my relationship of almost 8 years ended. At the time I had an 8 week old baby, was living far from home and in a place where I had very few good friends around me.

The Japanese refer to the thyroid gland as the “shock absorber” of the body and for me this was a massive shock. It felt like my entire world was crumbling down and it was. I remember a friend saying to me at the time, “All that is inauthentic is crumbling” and to “gently hold onto the thread of faith that ALL is in perfect order”. Having a three old toddler and an 8 week old baby, my mind could conceive this to a degree, but my body couldn’t. The rug had been pulled and I was falling, desperately trying to find ‘stability’ again.

The interesting thing about stability is that it is so subjective. For some it means money, others is might be company or a warm place to sleep. For me stability was family……even though it was an unhappy one at it’s core. I really didn’t have to search too deeply inside myself to fully acknowledge this truth. It had been something I was avoiding to ensure stability was maintained. The beautful thing about life is that what we are most avoiding  or protecting in terms of a core wound, we eventually have delivered to us on a steaming hot platter. Life asks “How can I best get her to know that nothing outside of her self can give her stability………she must access it from within”

Holy Shit and was it a way to learn!!  Walk the path

Life doesn’t punish, it doesn’t create a problem to be solved. It delivers opportunity and a process to which we can evolve. The small self wants us to believe we or he did something wrong. The soul connects us with the higher truth, that everything is here to elevate our consciousness so we can become more heart centered, open and loving, nourished by our own self love and inner stability.

And so it was.

Being able to move from blame, both of myself and others took some time. My nervous system was so over stimulated that it was hard for me to rest into my truth…our truth. I would have floods of anger come up  and I would channel that energy inward and outward. I gave my liver energy a real beating during those years. On a physial level it’s good to note here that proper liver function is essential to Thyroid Health. I now know that anger can also be channelled upwards in the creation of things and to move us towards courage. It’s not something to be denied, pushed down or avoided. It actually provides us with powerful intelligence on our boundaries.

boundariesAhhhh boundaries……….you gotta have em’, but not all of us do. They are naturally formed by the degree to which we acknowledge our needs, wants, rights and desires and each of these elements sprout from SELF LOVE.

It’s like this…………I have a shit load of self love, therefore I acknowledge what my needs, wants, rights and desires are and hey blammo bourdaries are built. It all starts with self love or in my case I worked back to it. This process started to access healing around my solar plexus and heart chakra.

For me, much of my past relationships did not reflect my needs, want, rights or desires. I cotinually adapted to a life that wasn’t nourishing for me. So when I started to explore these aspects of myself, powerful healing began to take place. This was not just about making a list about what I needed to be in the future, and how others would now treat me, it was about initiating a relationship with myself where I was the first to acknowledge and express my truth…..even when it was uncomfortable……especially when it was uncomfortable. This began to access healing around my throat chakra.

You can see that the approach I take to healing is not one dimesional, it’s not even two dimensional, it is multi dimensional! Why, because you and I are multi dimensional beings and in order to truly embrace this journey that we’re all on, all the levels of this human experiences are explored. Nothing is in isolation….it is all connected somehow.

If you’re ready dip your toe in or or dive deep in to the learning that this process has for you, I would love to support you on your journey back to health.

Call to book in 0431229166

attalia@wholeselfkinesiology.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

My Hashimotos Journey: Part 2

Ahhh pride…..a level of consciousness or filter, that has both light and shadow ways of expressing itself. At the beginning, I was demanding of myself wanting to heal fast. I changed my diet and immediately stopped eating gluten. I learned about ‘Molecular Mimicry’ (awesome big word and I feel super smart using it) and this is believed to explain how our immune system can be “tricked”into attacking the thyroid cells because gluten has an almost identical molecular structure to the Thyroid cell. Totally Keep goingamazing hey?!  So straight up, I got off the stuff!!  I also stopped eating dairy  and night shades. It’s believed that dairy products are a major cause in the development of chronic inflammatory disorders and autoimmune diseases (Melnik, 2009 Melnik, B. C. (2009).

The amazing thing about choosing to change what I was put in my body, meant that after a while my system became really sensitive. Not in a bad way, but in a low toxic way, where I could feel when I had taken in something that was not energy enhancing. This was a big win for me, I was becoming more aware. I ate supplements galore………..yes the Thyroid needs micronutrients and stopped wine………for a bit….. this was a hard one. Oh and I dived  DEEP into the emotional and spiritual aspects of the imbalance. I’ll  share more on these essential aspects in Part 3. This next one is BIG and full of JUICY transformation.

Now, of all the actions I took and the things I…. some stuck…. some didn’t, there was one  thing that held strong and that was the belief that “My body can heal from this, this is not a forever thing (like I’d been told). My body knows what is needed, I just need to ask it”  The gift of my journey so far, is that I know people who have reversed the condition.

So pride then begins to serve me. For me it breed indifference. I was indifferent to a diagnosis and firmly dug my heals into my own truth. This truth was and still is that with a holistic and progressive approach healing is possible.

This is the belief I hold true in my heart and wish the same for you. It can be less than easy to hold strong to this belief when the mainstream approach to thyroid and immuneCapatin 1 imbalance are so one tracked. But for us….. it’s an amazing time to be alive! What a blessing to have access to kinesiologists, functional doctors, naturopaths, craniosacral practitioners, herbalist, energy healers, soul psychotherapist and the list goes on. These light workers see you as the leader in your health journey..…the captain of the ship, while they act as the navigator giving you real information, options and alternatives.

What belief systems to you hold about your body’s ability to heal? Do you feel it has let you down? Do you believe there is nothing else that can be done? Are you living with a sentence?

Be curious!

If you would like to work with me, I would love to support you on your journey back to better thyroid health and stress management.

Contact me on

0431229166                           attalia@wholeselfkinesiology.com.au

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My Hashimotos Story

Healing is not linearIn Late, 2016 I was diagnosed with Hashimotos Disease after going to get some testing done on my gut. I had just returned from Spain and wasn’t happy with the bloating and strange bowel movements I was having since getting back ( I know gross…but true). I knew there was something wrong and test results came back positive for a parasite.    #did know that thereis growing evidence that both viruses and parasites can trigger or make Thyroid dysfunction worse.

With parasite in my belly (little bugger…not meant to be there) my immune system was comprimised and when I came in contact with some friends (thanks jerks) who were unwell and I managed to contract a nasty virus. This beast of a virus confined me to bed for almost 3 weeks. For those that’s don’t know me personally, I don’t get sick often so during this period of time I got SLAMMED and to make this even more complex the additional tests I’d had done showed low Thyroid Function.

The problem so far parasite + Virus + Low Thyroid function= A shell of a person

My knowledge of Thyroid at the time was pretty minimal…basically I knew that it affected weight….not the extent of what it actually regulates. Holy crap there’s soooo many things. After the initial diagnosis of LOW Thyroid ( said in a god like voice) The Doctor was waiting to see if there was any antibody activity which would indicate AUTOIMMUNE…. “Dun, Dun, Dun”(Dramatic Sound) I remember thinking “Fuck no, please don’t be that”.

It was just two days later that I received my diagnosis of Hashimotos. I have to be honest…. I was sitting in my car by myself when the Doctor notified me and I remember crying and not wanting to get out of the car.….….ever! I went inside and lay in my bed all day and cried.

As a highly sensitive and aware person who has been a seeker of the truth of myself for a long time….. I felt I’d missed something! How could this happen to me?? Someone in the healing profession for gods sake! Now I was sick, bugger, bugger, bugger.

ShameFor some time I was quite hard on myself feeling like I’d really fucked up, I’d dropped the ball and that all the work I’d been doing for so many years had been a big waste of time! This attitude and level of consciousness…I hope you can pick it was…..shame…..and it lasted sometime. It prevented me from learning about the thyroid and properly healing it in a consistent and loving manner. I essentially gave myself over to other Kinesiologists. I didn’t want to deal with it myself or take responsibility for it. I was like ‘you fix me and do it fast’ because then I can replace the shame with pride. And I got results!

My approach wasn’t linear. It wasn’t  singularly focused. It called on me to explore my mind, body and spirit.

Stay tuned to keep hearing about my story.

If you are interested in working with me, reach out…let’s chat. I work both with people in person and over distance. There is away to better Thyroid function and I’d love to support you on your journey to Optimal Thryoid Health.

attalia@wholeselfkniesiology.com.au                                      0431229166

@wholeselfkinesiology on Facebook.

 

 

 

Relationship Series: Letting Go

 

Part One:

Happily ever after…. Or not

There are many reasons why relationships become dysfunctional and just as many reasons why we choose to stay when a relationship isn’t growing any more. The ability to let go and release someone we may have once loved can be hampered by some pretty powerful letting go nowthings.

Many people stay in toxic relationships because their perception creates the illusion that there is no choice. So let’s explore some of the things that affect our perception and perceived freedom of choice.

Fear of the unknown

  • What will life be like without this person?  I know the quality of the discomfort that I am in, and I don’t trust I would be in less pain alone.  Fear inducing, no choice, therefore I must stay

Survival Fears

  • How will I ever support myself and keep myself safe and secure. When I imagine my future, the quality of my life is low.
  • Will I still have a place with my friendship group…will I still belong?  Fear inducing, no choice, therefore I must stay

Value

  • ‘I am of value when I am in a relationship. I am not of value when I am not in a relationship’ Characterised by the thought pattern ‘I always wonder what’s wrong with someone who’s broken up? People will think there’s something wrong with me. Fear inducing, no choice, therefore I must stay.

Out dated messages and conditioning

  • Relationships last forever and have to be perfect.
  • I am a failure if this relationship ends.
  • I can’t let this happen to me because it happened to my parents and I’m nothing like them.
  • I am too old to start a new relationship.

Avoidance strategies

  • I’ll shut down my heart and truth and pretend everything is fine….. especially in public.
  • It may not be great npw but it will get better I see his/her potential

Self-Judgement

  •  I am damaged, therefore I must be the problem and if I can just fix myself surely  we’ll be alright.
  • Who else could love me?
  • I will be damaging my children by letting go

Childhood patterns

  • The ‘people pleaser’ and the ‘door mat’ who gain value from pleasing and not causing a fuss staying passive to change and letting go.
  • Staying in relationships because that’s what was modeled by an authority figure.

 

When these obstacle are addressed in a person, we have the opportunity to reconnect with our authentic self. To know that our truth is not governed by untruths (like the ones listed above) and that our choices are many.

The right time to let go will be different for everyone and it may or may not be the relationship in it’s entirety that is released, but aspects of ourselves that hold us back from truly connecting. When we align our senses and access the wisdom of our inner guidance, contemplation turns to clarity rather than confusion.

 

Relationship Series: Mirror, Mirror

Our relationships are a mirror for the parts of ourselves that need healing. This is one of the most powerful beliefs you can have when you wish to crmirroreate change in a relationship.

Each person we interact with provides us with direct feedback about the aspects of ourselves that need integration.  When we are triggered by our partner, mother or brother we are being gifted with the opportunity to go within and investigate through the lens of compassion how this external experience reflects our own internal experience.

My internal world was in turmoil for years. I knew on some level that to change the experience I was having in life I needed to change my energy…but this awarenss for me took some time to embody.  In the years before my separation I worked really hard to fix myself, in fact I worked on very little else a part from my relationship. I ran the belief that the feeling of perpetual discontent was a fault of my own, and if I could just fix myself we would surely experience the sense of connection and fullfillment that I craved.

The relationship I was in mirrored a number of important things about who I was at that time and showed me the parts of myself I had denied out of shame and lack of self love.

As a woman I was ashamed to have needs so I suppressed my truth. I swallowed a lifestyle that caused me so much pain and disconnection because I didn’t want to be needy or difficult…but the more I ignore the issue the more I became that. It is through everyday practice that I reclaim my birthright to have needs, to express them and honour them. Take a moment to reflect on your own needs in your relationships. What are they and are they being fullfilled?

My past relationship showed me that I was a crap communicator and the silence of our communicationrelationship mirrored my own inability to speak my truth and trust my instincts which were telling me I was safe to leave. It was through heart and throat chakra work and conscious practices that I have restored my ability to speak my truth and value what I have to say. Take a moment to reflect on your own ability to communicate, to speak your truth and listen? When was the last time you expressed your need from a place of perosnal power?

My relationship mirrored my inability to connect to and honour my emotions. I saw this as one of his major flaws, but I now know it was mine too.  It was through that relationship that I saw how I had believed emotions were a sign of weakness and at some stage I had vowed not to fully experience them, too afraid of the vulnerability expressed. It has been through surrender that I have allowed myself to open up to my emotional power and in doing this uncovered the gift of being an empath. This process of growth allows me to feel what my clients feel and deliver insights that hide beneath the surface.

What I know is this………….I had a called a relationship that helped to draw out my greatest gifts.The parts of myself that I repressed and thought were weaknesses when I embraced them and sort to develop them became my strengths. In the process of realising this and honouring all of thise that participated in the process I was able to from resentment to gratitude.

It’s easy to stay in blame for what we perceive another has done to us or is doing to us, but this prevents true growth. What I know is this………..if  we ignore and project our shit on others it keeps coming around……….the lesson keeps repeating itself. It may once come through a lover, the next time a sister or friend each time delivering the same opportunity to go within, heal the wound and grow.

For each pain point we have in our journey if we choose to be open to it there is pleasure on the otherside.

Take some time now to write down how your partner triggers you……this may or may not  be a long list! Be brave and courageous to take it a step further, out of the ego of he/she is wrong and investigate how this is a mirror for you.

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Every Problem of the Body Is Telling You Something

Whether it is physical, emotional or mental you are receiving a message that something needs to change.
 
Let’s look at some messages expressed as physical problems. So many of us struggle with back pain. Here are some insights about what emotional and spiritual aspects can be involved in these problems.
 
The Spine
In general, messages relate to support, responsibility and stability.
 
Neck- Rigidity, not able to make decisions, resisting your environment. Feeling vulnerable and out of your depth.
 
Middle back- Feeling responsible for others, blurred lines between what is your issue and what is not. Humiliations, embarrassment; feeling dominated and controlled.
 
Lower back- Financial responsibilities, others needs, burdens; feeling under pressure.
 
Living a life where we feel overly responsible for others, or we have suffered humiliation that closes us in can manifests on the physical level in generating pain and discomfort.
 
Trust that your body is always doing it’s best to maintain homeostasis and through expanding our own awareness of the messages of the body pain can be eliminated and comfort restored.
Do you or someone you love suffer from back pain? What relevance do these message have for you?
Creating change isn’t just about the physical manipulation of the body to stop pain,  but rather getting to the cause and learning from the message so that all of life improves not just your back.
Reference 
Evette Rose, Metaphysical Anatomy.