Transformation Coaching with Amy

Amy Johnson, Wellness Coach

Amy Johnson, our Reiki practitioner at Integrative Health Denver, recently became certified as a Mind, Energy, Body Transformation Coach. Amy shares the following article to help educate us about the benefits of this style of coaching. 

Mind, Body, Energy Therapy is based on the concept that healing medicine is moving towards energy based quantum physics and we can locate our own negative emotions in our body and energy system in order to transform it into positive energy. As a result, the healed energy empowers us and helps us to attract what we want in life.

 

“Transform pain to power and live the life you want.”

-Carolyn Eberle (Mind, Energy, Body School of Transformation Founder and Teacher)

Mind, Body, Energy Therapy is based on the idea that we can transform our own pain to power and wisdom, which will change our energy and help us attract the life we want to create, also known as manifesting.

When stress is introduced physically, mentally or emotionally, it causes resistance and disruption to the natural, orderly flow of the body’s energy system. As a result, we can become physically ill, mentally or emotionally unstable or just unhappy with our life patterns and experiences. In a session we will discuss challenges, trauma, wounds, negative patterns and identify where it is held in the body.

Negative emotions, trauma and even inherited trauma passed down through family lineage will store in your body as energy. We will identify where there may be energy blocks or negativity. Also, we will look at thought patterns, and character structures in the personality to determine where changes need to be made in order to shift the energy to a positive energy or heal past trauma.  This transformational system combines spirituality with psycho-biology and works all three systems, the mind, the energy and the body together to find balance and harmony.

An hour session is $45.00.

To schedule an appointment, contact Amy at  415-889-0474

Mind, Body, Energy Therapy  is not psychotherapy or psychiatric counseling. It is not meant to take the place of treatment for emotional and/or psychological conditions. Please contact your doctor or psychotherapist for medical advice and psychiatric care. 

 

Drinking Congee for Cold Season

With fall quickly approaching, we should be getting ready for cold season. Of course, the best plan is to not get sick by keeping your stress low, sleeping and eating well and washing your hands often. However, in the event a cold does make it past your immune system, it is best to be prepared with a tool box to fight with!

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Congee- or rice porridge- is frequently used to deliver medicinal herbs or foods into the body in a gentle and easily absorbed way. Depending on the condition of the patient the doctor will suggest specific herbs, spices or foods to be added to the congee to treat the ailment. Congee is made with plain white rice and should be cooked until it is thin enough to drink.

Here are 2 recipes I often prescribe for colds and cough that are common in the fall and early winter months:

For the beginning stages of a cold with chills, low grade fever, body aches, mild headache, congestion and a mild cough

Ingredients:

5 Whole Scallions
15g (about 4 or 5 one inch slices) Fresh Ginger Root

100g (1/2 c) White Rice (not long grain)

Cook rice into a porridge. You can do this over low heat on the stove on in a crock pot. It will take about 2-3 hours. Mash the scallions and ginger into a pulp (a quick trip through the food processor will work too). Add pulp to porridge and simmer for 20 more minutes. Divide into 2 or 3 doses and warm drink every 4 hours. Add water to reheat if needed.

 

For a cough with phlegm and wheezing with possible vomiting of phlegm

Ingredients:

60g (3/4-1 cup) Chopped Fresh Mustard Greens

100g (1/2 c) White Rice (not long grain)

Wash and cut mustard greens. Add to rice and cook into a porridge. You can do this over low heat on the stove on in a crock pot. It will take about 2-3 hours. Divide into 2 or 3 doses and warm drink every 4 hours. Add water to reheat if needed.

Pick 3

Eat protein. Don’t eat sugar. Exercise 4 times a week- but don’t forget to stretch afterwards. Sleep 8 hours per night. Meditate every day. How many of us have an unending list of “shoulds” that we try to incorporate into our lives to stay healthy? How many of us get so overwhelmed that we forget it all together and revert to our old habits?

In this age of information, we are inundated with information about the “best” ways to eat, exercise and spend out free time. We can even find all sorts of advice for how we should think about things. And sometimes, we can even do a decent job at incorporating a good deal of these healthy activities into our day. But, when we are spending an inordinate amount of time or brain space on practicing all these “healthy rules”, it can feel as though our lives revolve around trying to do the right thing for our wellness. Or, like many of us, we are so overwhelmed with responsibilities and activities, the “healthy rules” get lost among all the other things on our to-do list and it seems futile to focus in our health.

Prioritization is necessary for deciding which health goals we are working toward and which can wait. It is ok to not be working on every part of our health at all times. In fact, many times, it makes us much more successful at achieving our goals and incorporating new habits if we only choose a few to focus on. It helps us feel less overwhelmed and keeps our expectations reasonable.

Try listing all of your health goals and all of the things you want to do on a daily basis that will move you towards healthier habits. And then, pick 3. Only 3. Maybe choose the 3 that feel easier to achieve. Maybe choose the 3 that you believe are going to have the biggest impact on your health. Maybe choose the 3 that you have support from family and friends around. Truly, it is up to each of us to prioritize which 3 activities are the best for us.  Then, commit to them for some period of time before reevaluating and seeing if you need to make any changes to your plan. But, when you choose 3,  you can let the others go for a bit and fill that time focusing on other things that bring you joy like friends, family, nature and pets- because these things are truly adding to our wellbeing every day.

IHD offers guidance on prioritizing through Health Coaching with Amy and health consults with Jennifer. Contact us anytime so we can help you choose your 3!