Feng Shui your home and bring good health and good fortune your way.
Have you every walked into a place and thought "This is lovely it feels warm and
friendly" and equally walked in somewhere else and thought "There is something
not right with this space". If you have then you are already in tune with Feng Shui,
you just may not know it.! Feng Shui is a beautiful ancient art which was developed
over 4000 years ago. It is the Chinese term for "wind and water". Feng Shui is
based on the premise that every object in our surroundings has an influence on
our lives. By altering how energy or "chi" flows around and through your
surroundings, you can promote happiness, prosperity and good health, and feel
energized, positive, and passionate about life.
What exactly is feng shui?
Feng Shui is a powerful way of making a positive change.It's a practice based on
the idea that our homes are a mirror of what's happening inside us. The purpose
of feng shui is to get our environment in alignment with who we are and where
we want to go. Essentially it is used to harmonize our energy with our home's
energy. Did you know that a fireplace sends energy out of a home? Something
as simple as placing a mirror above the mantel will bounces energy back in.
I knew there was a reason why all the old houses had mirrors over the mantels,
we have changed this tradition to pictures/canvases over recent years perhaps
it's time to change it back.
One of the main queries is around electronics in the house...And a question
often asked is "Can we have a TV in the living room?"
In feng shui, there are private (yin) spaces, like bedrooms, and public (yang) spaces
like living rooms. A TV in a public space is OK. A television often becomes the focal
point, which is fine if that's what you want. But if the intention of the room is to
gather the family to socialise, then keep the TV in something closed or in a
less-than central spot on the wall, so it doesn't dominate. For example in a
bedroom of a hotel, TV's are often found in a closed cabinet, there is a reason for
How many times have you been told to close down the toilet seat...ever
Keeping the toilet lid closed when not in use and especially when
flushing the toilet is aimed to prevent family wealth and finances from being
flushed from the house. Two of the sneakiest drains on your finances are
leaky pipes, toilets or water pumps that run all the time. If pipes leak, replace the
worn washers or other plumbing parts. When you have leaky pipes and toilets,
your finances are being syphoned off with unexpected expenses or a constant
out flow of income and resources.
Bedroom mirrors...Yes or No?
An important rule in Feng Shui is that if you can see yourself or any part of your
body through a mirror while lying in bed, the mirror needs to be covered up during intimacy and sleeping. Mirrored wardrobe closets, nightstand mirrors,
free-standing mirrors and mirrors on the ceiling can cause couples to fight,
restless sleep and bring in a third party or affair. Maybe move the mirror to the
hallway it will have the added advantage of opening up the hallway and creating
more light in the hallway.
Learn more at " The Feng Shui your Life Workshop", in Solace Holistic Centre
Clonakilty, Saturday March 4th 2pm-6pm (€90)
Learn the beautiful ancient art of Feng Shui & transform beautiful homes to “feel”
as good as they look. Discover easy tips how to evoke tranquility & relaxation in
your home by keeping energy moving freely. Learn how to re-energise your space
allowing new opportunities in, improving health, wealth, love & all areas in your lives.
· Brief history of Feng Shui
· Activating the compass bagua within the home
· Bagua affirmation board
· Clutter clearing – letting go of emotional & visual clutter
· Eliminate areas in your home that “don’t feel right”
· Furniture alignment corrected improve sleep problems
· External environment
· Best personal directions
** Please feel free to bring along any photos or issues that you wish to have
It’s possible for everyone to have Feng Shui in their lives, no matter how hectic
your lifestyle is. To book contact Elke on 087 8159574 or Joyce on 0879510554
Stop Confusing Anxiety with Depression!!
You hear it all the time, "I suffer with severe anxiety and depression". The terms are bandied about so often and always in conjunction with each other. The reality is that they couldn't be more different.
Just think about this for a moment, someone with depression would have the frame of mind that "I really don't care about anything anymore, what's the point, I don't care if I live or die".
Now let’s take the state of mind of anxiety, it's much more along the lines of "I am too afraid to live, I'm too scared to do anything, and I'm too frightened to live or die".
You can see that they are clearly conflicting mind-sets. They cannot exist in consciousness at the same time, it would be impossible. It is possible to suffer very low mood as a result of suffering with anxiety, but we couldn't label this as depression.
As an Anxiety Therapist, and as someone who suffered with anxiety for over 20 years, I believe I have a good handle on the subject. I suffered severe panic attacks almost daily, constant feeling of fullness in the head, phobias, inappropriate thoughts, issues socialising with others, agoraphobia, tinnitus, and the doctors would sigh as they saw me in the waiting room on a daily basis, convinced I was dying of something. It would usually be cancer, internet forums will guarantee that you believe that to be the truth.
Anxiety is the body’s inappropriate response to a natural input.
Inside the mind the body is preparing for action, and the way it does this is to ask lots of Risk Assessment Questions. You might know these as “What If” questions. These are questions that look at the most outlandish ultimate consequence of the situation you are in, so it searches the depths of your creativity to try and make a risk assessment about what might happen.
For example, if you’re driving a car and you turn a corner, and there is a car upside down on fire with 2 people strapped in it, you will activate the fight or flight syndrome, because there is a potential danger there to you and the other people. But your brain starts conducting a risk assessment, and that risk assessment and that works by saying “What if I do this? What if I take this action and the car explodes?” “What if I get a stick, break the window and drag the people out”. “What if there’s petrol leaking and it sets fire?” This is all happening at an incredible speed in your subconscious? Your brain has gone into absolute overload. It’s gathering information from your nervous system, through your senses, your eyes, your ears, your nose, the mouth, the skin, and all of the time, this is feeding info back to the subconscious mind so that a sensible decision can be made very quickly about what you are going to do.
You can see how this is the sensible thing to do. Physiologically, this make sense. So you get to the point where you’ve made your risk assessment, you understand your situation, you’ve assessed the area to see if there’s anything that can help you or hinder you, then you take the most appropriate reaction which your subconscious has decided to take. At this point your physical self comes into action and you act. The adrenaline that is released into the body and the different physical reactions will help you carry out the task decided, whether that’s to save them from the car or bugger off.
NOW, in Anxiety Disorder, you have the same levels of anxiety ALL THE TIME. It’s an inappropriate level of anxiety, it is constantly preparing your body for a fight or flight situation. This is the nature of anxiety. It is a LEARNED HABIT at its core using your creative intellect.
It is using this same creative intellect that we can unlearn our anxious habits. We form a new structure in the mind, and on that structure we build new non anxious habits. As we create this new Non-Anxious Structure, the old one simply falls away, and comes crashing down with all the Panic, Agoraphobia, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, and all other associations to anxiety that sat on the old structure.
I use the Linden Method, the only accepted method of Anxiety Recovery accepted by the NHS in the UK, and soon the HSE in Ireland. With over 20 years of research and a 97.5% success rate, all it takes is you to comply with the instructions I give, and you will become anxiety free, the same way that I did.
So let's see this beast for what it is, a learned habit that can be reversed. Let's separate it from Depression, the two don't belong together. I'll go one step further, fill out the Assessment form, I will review and give a free phone consultation.
You can access the form at http://www.larcoaching.org/home/aaron-o-neill
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