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Robin Littman is a trained counselling psychotherapist, working with individuals and couples. He has an MA in Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute, with an emphasis on mindfulness, and is BACP registered. He has a particular interest in the effect of food on mind and mood. He has trained in bereavement and spiritual counselling. Jenny Littman is a trained Colour Light Therapist (see below), a technique which can be especially useful in detoxing programmes as well as releasing emotional and energetic blockages which often lie behind disease. Both are trained Reiki practitioners. In addition they draw on a range of healing modalities that may be available, in Somerset and on the various retreats.
This is a method similar to Acupuncture, but without the needles. Instead, a pen light with 11 different colours is applied to the skin on specific points. It has been proved that the cells of the body naturally communicate through the frequency of light. Each colour carries a particular frequency, sending a healing message which the body can absorb to facilitate balance and health. CLT reaches beyond the conscious mind into the subconscious, where old wounds and traumas sit as blockages in our energy, and releases them. Research over 40 years has led to the creation of a range of treatments. These include:
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Reiki (“ray-key”) means ‘universal life energy’ in Japanese. It is also a system of natural healing, based on a tradition founded by Dr Mikao Usui in the early 20th century. Attunements to this healing energy are passed down from master to student. Treatments are received as energy transmissions through the hands placed over or on the clothed body without manipulation, with the aim of restoring natural energy flow, bringing the body into balance and harmony, and emotional and spiritual wellbeing. There are three levels of practitioner: Level One is for using for one’s self and loved ones, Level Two for offering to clients, and Level Three, Reiki Master level for training and giving attunements to students. The method of receiving Reiki is simple. The recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas. Sessions can take 45 minutes to an hour-and-a-half, depending on the client’s needs.
In general, massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being, and as a recreational activity. As well as general massage techniques here are other approaches which are very effective which we can offer such as:
Champissage is based in the ayurvedic system of healing which has been practised in India for over a thousand years. It includes massage of the shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp, face and ears, with energy balancing to complete the treatment. It is especially good for relieving stress, tension, headaches and sinusitis. It soothes, comforts and rebalances your energy flow which gives a deep sense of peace, calm and tranquility.Lymphatic Drainage Massage: This deeply relaxing massage is gentle, light and rythmic and very effective at detoxifying the whole body. It helps to eliminate waste products and excess fluids resulting in the reduction of fluid retention and puffiness of important areas like the face and ankles. By improving the lymph flow, this massage enhances the quality of the skin, especially on the face, giving an instant natural ‘face lift’. It can also relieve conditions such as sinusitis and boost a sluggish immune system.
The practise of observing the breath while sitting still in meditation is a time-honoured method for calming the whole system, and has now been proven to introduce changes into the structure of the brain. Mindfulness practise can take a number of forms, and centres on seeking to experience the moment now and accept the reality whatever it may be. As John Kabat-Zinn asks: “Have you ever had the experience of stopping so completely, of being in your body so completely, of being in your life so completely, that what you knew and what you didn’t know, that what had been and what was yet to come, and the way things are right now, no longer held even the slightest hint of anxiety or discord…”
Yoga is a commonly known generic term for the physical, mental and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace. Yoga has also been popularly defined as “union with the divine” in other contexts and traditions. Various types of yoga are found in Hinduism, Buddhism and other traditions. By the turn of the first millennium, Hatha yoga emerged as a prominent tradition of yoga distinct from Patanjali‘s Yoga Sutras and marks the development of asanas into the full body postures now in popular usage and, along with its many modern variations, such as Kundalini Yoga, is the style that many people associate with the word yoga today. On a retreat, yoga can play an essential part in finding release from stress.
Whilst stationed in India, a British army officer heard a story about a group of lamas who had apparently discovered a ‘Fountain of Youth’. The “wandering natives”, as he called them, told him of old men who inexplicably became healthy, strong, and full of ‘vigour and virility’ after entering a particular lamasery. After retiring, the colonel decided to search for the lamasery and lived with the lamas, where they taught him five exercises, which they called ‘rites’. The lamas describe seven spinning, ‘psychic vortexes’ within the body: two of these are in the brain, one at the base of the throat, one on the right side of the body in the vicinity of the liver, one in the reproductive anatomy, and one in each knee. As we grow older, the spin rate of the vortexes diminishes, resulting ‘ill-health’. However, the spin rate of these vortexes can be restored by performing the Five Rites daily, resulting in improved health. The colonel’s stay in the lamasery transformed him from a stooped, old gentleman with a cane to a tall and straight young man in the prime of his life. Additionally, his hair had grown back, without a trace of grey…… We offer this practice every morning on our retreats.
Tachyon Energy is the name given by two quantum physicists to the very first energetic structure that emerges out of non-structured, formless Zero-Point Energy. It includes all energy potential within itself. Tachyon is not limited to a certain frequency and cannot be measured in that way. What can be measured are the effects it has on the body and environment. Through the Tachyonization™ process created by David Wagner of the Advanced Tachyon Technology Institute , a number of Tachyonized products have been created whose use normally results in a natural detoxification, increased absorption of available vitamins and minerals, increased energy for physical activities, increased awareness of subtle energies, increased brain function, increased circulation, and exceptional improvements in athletic abilities and muscle recovery. Tachyon essentially speeds up the body’s own natural healing process. Tachyon sessions are very effective with pain, and can work beneficially wherever there are imbalances, without any negative side effects. The Tachyon cocoon is a product for bathing the whole energy system of the body in Tachyon energy, a deeply relaxing experience which people have said gives them the feeling of several hours sleep in just 20 minutes.