There was once a client (whom I now consider to be a very close friend) who had been dealing with ‘challenges’ with her thyroid for many years.
Having become more consciously aware of herself and her choices and how these were affecting her body, plus having also worked with the medical profession in regards to the recording of her thyroid readings, she is now at the stage where she knows herself well enough to realise whether she is ‘in balance’ or ‘out’ i.e. whether she is in ‘hyperthyroidism’ or gone the other way into ‘hypothyroidism.’
Simply by observing her choices/behaviours and how she feels, she is now finally being able to ‘take charge’ of something that she has had to ‘deal’ with for years and years and is at the stage, focusing on remaining ‘in balance’ all the time.
I had a client some years ago (who is now also a close friend) whom I had worked with to help her clear some personal issues. She eventually married, became pregnant and as the birth was imminent, the method she used for releasing stress/frustration which was walking, became less used.
As a result, her blood pressure increased above a safe level, to the point where she was hospitalised and the birth of her baby induced.
All went well with the delivery – however her blood pressure remained high. When I went to see her, I connected what had occurred and we worked out a way which would help her relieve her frustration (which had built up even more because of the situation of her being unable to move).
She was able to deal with how she was feeling in a different way – her blood pressure returned to normal and she was then allowed out of bed.
This event taught me a valuable lesson – particularly with some-one coming from the same bottom line – i.e. stress/frustration and pregnancy – have a back up plan for ‘letting go’ of feelings!
I have a long-time friend from childhood, who developed what was diagnosed as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She was having a miserable time, endeavouring to handle the consequences of not being able to do what she enjoyed doing and needing to mostly stay ‘close to home’ for various, obvious reasons due to the symptoms of this illness.
I was thrilled when she made an appointment to receive some help from an ‘alternative’ source, who shared with her that some of the choices she was making were possibly helping to cause the symptoms and with the help of homeopathics and her awareness (and making different decisions), she has been able to ‘turn’ this illness around very quickly and is now back to her naturally happy, out-going and fun-loving self.
Some time ago, I had a client who was literally ‘suffering’ from chronic fatigue. As he has said in a referral he kindly wrote for me, ‘he dragged himself’ to my door! He had spent much of the previous 18 months resting in bed, unable to attempt to do anything that involved any physical effort.
Through working with him and him gaining an understanding as to why he had been unable to gain a ‘balance’ in his life in regard to pretty much everything, and with him gaining the ability to make different choices in his life, he slowly returned to ‘wellness.’
He now owns his own home, and has been doing what he never believed he’d ever be able to do – work again and is incorporating the learning of ‘balance’ into every part of what he ‘does.’
A friend of mine a few years ago referred a young adult to me who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and who had been put on drugs as a result.
This young man preferred to look at other ways to handle the situation and worked with me. We uncovered some issues which when understood by him, helped him turn the symptoms around. He eventually went off interstate and took a job in Sydney which interested him and I kept in touch till recently.
My friend told me a few months ago, that he is happily pursuing his career and dealing with his life in a happy and productive way, which truly brings a smile to my face.