It feels better
We get deeper
When was the last time delicate touch was used to soothe away your hurts?
Release what is really not moving – and thus is holding YOU hostage . .
Too often a forcing approach is used to undo
what is actually there as protection.
Maybe let your body/soul choose when and how it lets go gracefully . .
So much of what happens to us is not gentle and we hide the results of our trauma away. Over a life, this can fester.
All the while interfering with natural flows and life force.
Why not let nature heal?
Soft touch, gradually unwind yourself. .
How did the Gentling Way come about?
After working with people in deep distress for decades, I saw what was happening and changed what I did . .So many people have not had the chance to heal – to repair.
I was answering my own burning questions. After being an acupuncturist 40 years ago in the middle of Brisbane city – the average person had great choices – change or suffer. Now there are pills/ surgeries/options that micromanage. So many people are in the business of playing with your suffering! (and saying put ICE on it – when in fact you need flows and circulation!)
Back then it was the local acupuncturist all went to – not the chiro – or physio – and we few brave souls who signed up and could not NOT do it – as I – (acupuncturists) were effective. Admittedly – life was easier also. As a very young starter (24 years old opened first city practice) I have a body that was made wonky and have been (until I went to Arvigo) seeing physical therapists of various modes since 22 years old.
Why we keep going is the body is being held hostage – and when we undo what is the magic key – different for all – then the blueprint reestablishes itself.
Too simple really!
For decades sending people off to see whoever would do that bit I could not (I built up so many practices for others – and they eventually had those seeking help with me continually seeing them indefinitely – not helpful to them – or me – but to the one maintaining the status quo.
I wanted more. PLUS – my patients needed more than the come back and see me routine that the physical people were into. sub contracting almost. A revolving door situation is not what we expect with our cars and the mechanic. ..
Me doing the Arvigo training in 2014. Though just as with the acupuncture course – what I heard and did with it was not standard. I got out of that not what others would – and from there after integrating all I had been up to before – I carried this into Mercier moves and remembered then a lot of work I had stopped doing – that previous to Arvigo I had – so added this back in.
We have a dynamic way to dramatically alter most people’s ongoing battles with themselves. . .
These moves are so simple yet profound. . The woman below had been in agony for 17 years following an accident within her car, where stopping suddenly caused a large crate she was transporting to crash into her neck. A very different whiplash.
After using 2 easy processes – she was able to turn her head so her ears touched the pillow – not for 17 years had this happened – obviously some stagnation in channels to be relieved!
We do get in a state.
We hear . . limitations
“you are too old” –
“this is to be expected”
“that is just how it is . . ”
I have been there – being told these.
As a person, a mother and as a clinician – I do not take ‘no’ well.
Maybe you do not either?
You want to work with nature and heal?
Maybe holistic multi modality deep work is needed?
Intensively diving into what has set you on a path that you want out of.
What a recent recipient said:
“Today I had the pleasure and wonder to experience Heather’s Gentling Way. Heather’s Gentling Way, as the name suggests, is very gentle. The soothing touch of the treatment relaxes the body and the mind, bringing in the recollection of grandma’s touch and mystery of that love. Although the technique is super gentle, it is extremely powerful in loosening ligaments and tension in the body, especially in the lower back and pelvis. I experienced the evidence of this during the session while lying on the table, and it was magnified when I got up and I could feel the space and ease in my body. The gentleness and non invasiveness of this technique makes it suitable for children, and younger and older people alike”. (Herself a very sensitive Ka Huna worker). This mother of 4 above (all C sections) who wrote what is below felt her top half would fall through her pelvis it felt so open down there – and wondered why we even bother with any head childbirth education (including Hypnobirting) now she as an in-tune body worker could feel the space she felt – all through exceptionally gentling ways . .
A Gentling Way practitioner says –
“I have been working as a practitioner for the past 12 years. I started my training in Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine and during those years completed many other trainings along the way. I meet Heather in NZ in 2009 and worked alongside her in her Chch clinic, she introduced to me to her ‘What Dads Can Do’ and early foundation work then.
‘It wasn’t till 2016 that I have found myself mentored by Heather, attending many trainings with her in Brisbane, NSW and NZ as well as many one on one sessions via phone calls. Her Gentling way training taught ME to get out of my own way. A big focus has been on undoing my own inner library and letting go of my own stored trauma. Every training I have been to I have arrived back home feeling like more layers have been peeled back and with that I feel myself become more useful as not only as a practitioner, but as a mother and a human being.
I know today that I am not the same practitioner i was 2 years ago before undergoing the transformation in to a Gentling Way worker. . I have learned to think differently, to question differently and change my hands on approach. To really feel with my hands and heart what it is that is happening for them. I can hold space now with confidence, whether it be tears that my client is letting go of, or frustration and anger. Release – to heal.
By creating visible, palpable change – everyone notices shifts throughout the session. They always comment on how much lighter, brighter and taller they feel at the end. I am thanked after every treatment with heartfelt appreciation.
My tool kit has got much bigger as has my respect for nature and biology. Returning to wise woman’s wisdom, having awareness of how to help the body to let go of what is holding it hostage has been such a valuable learning experience. It doesn’t matter who walks into my clinic space, or how complicated their list of medical issues are I always know where to start. The basic foundation moves are always needed. I use them on everyone, regardless of what therapies they may have had before coming to me. I believe everyone benefits from a Gentling Way Session, the work is so wonderful to those with scars and adhesions. Especially when nothing else so far has worked to return to balance.
I have loved all the training I have done with Heather via online , courses with face to face delivery and real time hands on clinics and the ongoing mentorship has been invaluable to my practice ” Maja Cairns.
Another practitioner – again a body worker who has 15 years of skills now consolidated .
Everyone I have used this amalgamation of moves on – say there is more space in their pelvis
(They did not know they did not have it there).
They all feel (including the 9 year old I did some of this work on recently) as though they are taller.
Standing up straighter – her mum actually was not slouched and stood up almost bouncing ..
Old surgery and adhesions? Hopeless case?
Not under the Gentling Way . .
And . .anyone can do the simple and effective homework on themselves and others as you are taught many wise woman;y gentle ways to take this further for yourself and loved ones.
That turtle shell you are carrying does NOT have to be your home
What are we to do?
Undo the STUCK in your life. .
Taking out the tension as the uterus is realigned.
Necks/backs/sciatica – my work is NOT all about the baby making – although that to is transformed when we get the blood and lymph flowing.
It all starts with Self Care