Accessing Mindfulness Through Movement

Accessing Mindfulness Through Movement

by Julian Jaffe and Michelle Galbraith

Mindfulness – is a trending word, activity and popular attribute; but how do you access its biologically vital benefits when many techniques suggest accessing calm by concentrating on the breath?

This is a particular issue if you are already anxious and can’t breathe effectively (because of the stress response). The reality is that you may want, and need, to find an effective, fast solution to bring yourself back into a stable, safe place.  This is what we call being connected and in control.

Threnergy

We have a simple, effective approach that lets you learn how to move and connect with your body first, letting your body move your breath. We then show you how to link your mind with movement, which has the effect of switching off your ‘fight and flight’ stress systems.

Why bother with Mindfulness?

It’s all about calming the mind: when you have a calm mind, your body and mind change to a more vital state in the following ways:

  • The vagus nerve communicates with the brain and tells it that all is well and in a balanced state in your stomach area and related organs. Biological systems are able to function in a non-stressful state and you will have the ability to breathe deeply and normally.
  • Brings about self-awareness
  • Allows you to be in the here-and-now
  • Changes your brain wave state from high energy alpha waves into beta waves
  • Increases your energy levels
  • Lets you feel connected and in control

Our two-part video takes you through the process of accessing a calm mind through your body movement.

The tailored, four exercises for you to do are:

  • Calm yourself by focusing on your eyes
  • Access your breathing through moving your body
  • Link your mind with movement
  • Once you have practised the three exercises above, intuitively your body and breathe will connect with your mind, to give you the ability to attain integrated mind-breath-body mindfulness.

These exercises can be done anywhere and will bring you quickly into the here-and-now. Which, in turn, lets you get back in control of how you want to feel, and how you want to proceed in any given situation.

Julian and I have collaborated to share our skills and expertise for you to quickly gain a deeper understanding of how to access mindfulness through movement – even if you have previously felt hopelessly unable to ‘feel’ your emotions and internal environment.

For more details please do contact us – Julian Jaffe: julianj@threnergy.com, and Michelle Galbraith:  07887 756088, michellegalbraith@me.com

Valuable Ideas, Shared through Words, Pictures and Movement’

 Mindfulness Video Part 1

Mindfulness Video Part 2

 

The Secret Art of Inviting Mindfulness

by Julian Jaffe and Michelle Galbraith

Our Changing World

The world is changing, especially where the component of relationship is concerned. Life now means there is a pressure to juggle multiple dynamics of how we interact with people and we need, as a species, to adapt the flexibility of mind to juggle this neurological pressure in life and in love.

Love means understanding, connection and communication. Nowadays, it’s not enough just to be there. Now, for relationships to work, having an idea of feelings is crucial.

Why is it all changing, and why so fast?

Technology…

Just Being There

Technology now provides much of the ‘just being there’ role in relationships.

Technology is also beginning to fulfil work roles, so employers no longer have to deal with employee politics.

And, technology is beginning to juggle our lives for us.

As technology takes over, and it will, new roles in life will become how much you can GIVE over and above what technology can DO. You need to learn how you can adjust quickly; to know when the mood has changed, and when you need to be flexible.

To have an edge in this technological world, humans are required to adapt fast by learning how how to communicate in an emotionally meaningful way, not just in an intellectual fashion. Welcome to embracing all of your senses; by using your feelings centre.

Reiki

Reiki is energy medicine – it draws on the life force that flows through all living things. It dissolves energy blocks in the body which have become slow moving or immobilised. Transference of this universal life force is used for well-being, to balance neurological and biological systems in the autonomic nervous system.

To share the story of a lady who had felt a pressure in her chest area for many months….   Her Doctor could find nothing wrong with her and suggested it was just her ‘age’ and lifestyle circumstances that were causing the symptoms of pressure, some anxiety, irritable digestion patterns and interrupted sleep. A low dose of anti depressants was prescribed and some anti acids for the digestion system. The medication did not work for this lady – it suppressed the symptoms for a time, but eventually other symptoms presented: break out of spots on the skin, low mood and little motivation.

She then sought a solution through natural means. A two hour session of Reiki was able to move the stuck energy in the lady’s chest area, and unlock suppressed emotion. All her symptoms then calmed down,  and her body was able to restore itself naturally. With Reiki we are shifting energy blocks. A person does not have to go into analysing any meaning for these blocks …. it is simply energy looking to be released.

Reflexology

Reflexology has its roots in energy medicine too – and modern day modality of the treatment is focused on the central nervous system. Its purpose is to balance the sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic systems.

Both Reiki and Reflexology are powerful modalities, not only for healing, but also for calming and relaxation. Giving your body and mind the ability to let go.

Threnergy – Mindful Connectivity

Threnergy Mindful Connectivity – is an approach that uses mental images or mind-models to picture energy nodes and energy movement around your body – and your mind!

The combination of the three disciplines of Reiki, Reflexology and Threnergy, has a powerful synergistic effect where the sum of the three approaches is far greater than the individual ones.

How to balance head and body – quickly and effectively

Mindfulness Definition: the mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting ones feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations; used as a therapeutic technique.

Mindfulness is a way to Be – it’s not born from consumerist wants of having stuff, it’s about knowing how to slow down, get in touch with your feelings and sensations in your body and being kind. When you do this, it allows the rest and digest components of the central nervous system to function (your parasympathetic system).   Mindfulness can relieve stress, improve focus and promote well-being.   And during the rapidly changing global climate, couldn’t we all use a bit more peace, love and understanding?

One of the obstacles people have with understanding and using Mindfulness is getting in touch with their body and mind sufficiently well to experience the positive effect of Mindfulness.   For many this is a struggle because unfamiliar feelings can create a mental stress and worry of being vulnerable.   What we don’t understand emotionally can create a fear, so we stuff the emotion back down into our psyche.   For example,  for some, social conditioning has meant that crying is perceived as weak and a negative emotion, which could put us at risk if we show it in the external world.

Julian and Michelle have worked together to find a way to combine the use of Reiki and Reflexology so you can more easily feel and identify your body’s energy points,  to connect to them, and to visualise them – Threnergy.

Approached this way, it’s much easier to understand and experience Mindfulness and to let go of inner concerns of being vulnerable.   In reality the experience is quite the opposite.   You feel more in control, more focused and more aware of how powerful your body is.

This multi sensorial approach leads you gently through the process of feeling your body’s innate power centres through to Mindfulness; something we call Guided Mindfulness.  The purpose is to use these energy centres to benefit both physical and mental components in our body and mind, and to know how to let go of stress triggers more quickly when they arise.

There are many articles extolling the virtues of Mindfulness: how it is good for reducing stress, how it helps put off the ageing process and how it helps make you feel better and happier.  Mindfulness changes the brain wave patterns in the brain enabling it to access the parasympathetic (rest and digest) system quickly. It is an active process whereby the subconscious autonomic state is brought into the conscious state.

Our approach gives you a way to feel, learn and assimilate Energy Movement and Mindfulness so that you can use it anytime you want or need to.

The Guided Mindfulness approach is:

  • Hands on Reiki/ Reflexology session to help you identify and feel your main energy points
  • Threnergy Energy Movement session to experience moving energy in your body and mind
  • Mindfulness session to understand and learn how to get to mindfulness through your new experience of moving energy.
  • Understanding how you can easily have control over your energy centres to direct your thoughts to be what you want them to be, irrespective of what is happening in your external environment.