“These lectures are not only about health and about staying healthy. They are also just as much about life and about love . You will feel challenged and alive. Highly recommended!”
An afternoon session of inspiration about how we feel and our conscious connection to our inner and outer world. Even disease and the challenges of life can be used as a path to understanding ourselves better.
Health is not just an individual or solely medical issue. It is intrinsically linked to our attitudes, values, priorities and policies as a society. It is one of the pathways to personal discovery and growth.
The Conscious Health series has evolved out of 30 years in clinical practice. Many common health issues and ways to deal with them emerged during this time. This series is for those who might not necessarily wish to go to individual therapy but could benefit from many of the principles, concepts and practices that one might learn from such a path.
The Self in focus
What helps shape our sense of self, our self-esteem and confidence? How do we nurture and nourish it…or sabotage and hurt ourselves? This evening we will examine the connection between the Earth element in oriental energy medicine, our earth mother, oral dependency, co-dependency in relationships, anxiety states, our physical form in weight gain and loss and much more that connects and disconnects us from our Higher Self in health and disease.
Dealing with Change, Sorrow and Separation
Every change in life, expected or unexpected, ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ involves loss or separation of some sort. Grief and sorrow are a natural component of this separation. However these emotions are often repressed (or perhaps more accurately ‘depressed’) as they cause discomfort. What might be the physical, psychological and spiritual impact of change on our health? Can this be mapped in relation to each other? What role does our higher Self play in this? How can we consciously work with it?
Stress, Survival and Fear
In health Most people accept that stress can have negative effects on our physical and psychological health. How might this be mapped specifically in the body so we can see the physical mechanism of stress and its connection to other functions? We also look at fear and the will: both our own and the influences of others upon us. Spiritually we will investigate the Will of our divine Self and our connection to our ‘Blueprint’, the Tribe/family/community/collective and our relationship to death.
Negotiating conflict and maintaining Personal Power
Conflict and problem solving is a part of daily existence. Physically it affects areas as diverse as muscle tension, blood pressure, digestion, menstruation and the nervous system. Psychologically it is also an opportunity to help us define our boundaries and integrity. Spiritually it connects with the Warrior spirit (that which defends and maintains the integrity of our connection to our higher Self) and the maintenance of personal power. When we give away our power through thought and actions we go against our own integrity we come into conflict with ourselves. This is perhaps more damaging to our health than external conflicts and problems. So how can we be more conscious of our integrity and personal power? How can we use our Warrior spirit to be strong while respecting the integrity of others?
The search for meaning in daily life
We look at joy, growth and the search for meaning and its connection to the heart organ in physical, emotional and spiritual imbalance. Ultimately this leads to the centre of our spiritual connection and quest that drives our experience of life on earth through all our dramas, tragedies and comedies. How do we connect to our heart? What are the consequences for our health if this connection is repressed?
Based in Stockholm Jeremy has been in practice for 30 years as an acupuncturist zen-shiatsu therapist, healer, researcher and teacher. Apart from establishing Diploma courses in alternative medical disciplines in four countries, he is also a published research papers in the emerging field of ‘Integrative Medicine’ (cooperation and synergy of Western and alternative medical models in clinical practice) with Karolinska-Huddinge research hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2000, he has worked as a key note speaker at the Complementary and Alternative Medical Course for doctors and medical students – also at Karolinska. Leanr more about Jeremy here.
This will be a full afternoon of amazing insights so to bring a notebook, an open mind, questions and get ready to soak up 30 years worth of knowledge, research & experience! We will provide delicious, healthy snacks and have a lunch break in between! (We are right next door to Sonoma & also Bourke St Bakery *hint hint* or bring your own lunch & store in our fridge!)
Date: Sunday February 25th 2018
Venue: The OM Collective Sydney @ 40B Birmingham Street
Time: 1pm – 4pm