Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hope & Joy . . .

It is often such a big decision to make an appointment to see someone like a Kinesiologist and it was for me too ... will it be the right thing? Should I just go for a massage instead? Or do I really need a counsellor? Will I like her? Will it work? What do they even DO?!!

That was exactly the experience this client had. She just wrote a part of her story and has given me permission to share it with you ...

My mum started seeing a kinesiologist / chiropractor after being very ill and being recommended by a friend of hers. I left home before she started seeing her guy and I remember talking to her about it briefly over the phone and she has always referred to him as her “witch doctor” but she never really went into what he did with her.

I’ve always been interested in self-development and have been helped at times by the right people and information being brought into my life at the right times and I’ve always been open to alternate therapies.

Cut forward to late 2009.
I’m well and truly stuck in a pretty deep dark rut, I’d say I was bordering on a meltdown. I was pushing my partner away, I was very rarely happy or motivated, I had been consistently fighting regular throat gland infections for as long as I could remember (on and off for at least 3 years).

I’d had some really low moments with my partner and had been considering the idea of seeing a counsellor about the issues swamping me. I’d also always had trouble verbalising my feelings and thoughts, scared that the true me would push the people I loved away. Around this same time my throat glands had swollen again.

Enter Google and then Kerry.
Before I had the chance to chicken out I’d emailed her for an appointment. So I go to my appointment with Kerry very nervous and not sure exactly what to expect and boy did I get a pleasant surprise. I sat with Kerry while she probed me about my reasons for coming and I think the most I was able to tell her were the issues around my throat glands/infections. So we started there.

As it turns out Kerry and kinesiology was the very right thing for me.

After my first session with Kerry my throat pain had almost dissolved. I left the lounge really just “freaking” out (in a good way!). It took me about a block to stop shaking enough to dial my mum. I spent the next 10 minutes trying to tell my mum exactly what had happened and what Kerry and I had addressed and exactly how I felt after walking out of the lounge.

What Kerry has done for me since ...

- After the first session and since I haven’t experienced any throat gland infections (my biggest revelation!).
- I’ve worked with Kerry on verbalising my thoughts and feelings.
- Together we’ve explored some of my more deep rooted fears.
- I’m happier overall, I’m communicating well with my partner and am no longer scared to express the real me.

Kerry has scared me a few times with our work together! She quoted me Louise Hay at our second session (I think) and I remember saying to her can I have a look at that book. Sure enough I’d ordered the same book a few weeks earlier and it had been delivered to me the day before our session!

We covered a lot of Louise in subsequent sessions and I’d said to Kerry that I hadn’t yet had a chance to read the book. Kerry said to me well your body is determined to hear this information even if I have to read the whole thing to you. Since finishing the book we haven’t used Louise in our sessions!

I leave every session with Kerry feeling better, lighter, happier, more focused and prepared to tackle what’s coming.

I can’t recommend her enough. The change she has helped me to make in myself is huge. And what my mum told me is spot on.

“I can’t describe how or why but it just works!”

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New! Awaken Experiences

Focused 30 minute sessions that are easy to fit into your day and cost just $50. Leaving you feeling calm and clear, these sessions are a great way to look after yourself.

How to choose?

Either decide what you most want – positivity, energy or calmness … or choose your favourite tool – essences, crystals or energy work. Want to try them all? A pack of three is $135. Let me know if you’d like a gift voucher too. Fun!

The experiences ...

Positivity - Flower essences
Essences are subtle but powerful vibrational remedies which can help to dissolve negative attitudes, enabling you to create more positivity in your life. Bush, Bach and Desert flowers help to create greater awareness. They may be taken orally or combined with affirmations, acupressure points, sound or the chakras to gently create harmony in your body, leaving you feeling calm, supported and clear.

Energising - Crystals
Focusing on the wisdom of the crystals. Crystal stones, essences, cards and accompanying information are used to create insight and understanding. Combined with chakra work, acupressure points and visualisations, this session will reduce stress and help you feel lighter and refreshed.

Calming - Energy work
This calming, quiet and gentle session will really allow you to relax. When you’re stressed and stuck in your head, sometimes more information is not what you need. Get back in touch with your body. Energetic techniques which may include lightly holding a series of acupressure points, especially those associated with brain function, and the use of sound, light or flower essences in the chakras and auric fields. At the end you can find out any key themes!

What are these sessions for?

For those times that you’d love a session but you don’t have time to come in for an hour, also great for a top up between session times, to give you a boost, as a treat … or these sessions also make a lovely gift.

They're also ideal if you just want to check Kinesiology out and want to get a bit of an idea of how it works before you commit to a longer session.

These sessions wouldn't replace the full holistic experience of a regular one hour session, especially when you're trying to create change, but if you want to relax and recharge and lack time? Perfect!

At Sakura Lounge in the Melbourne CBD and Clyde St Studios, St Kilda.
Email kerry.awaken@gmail.com to make a booking or call 0403257431.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Competition! Louise Hay CD giveaway

To enter just write in the comments:

'A saying, affirmation or piece of advice you remind yourself of when you're going through a stressful time'

Hopefully we can all learn from your fabulous advice. You can get a bonus entry by just adding a comment sharing your own thoughts to any other post.

Entries close next Wednesday 14th April 2010!

I first read 'You can heal your life' by Louise Hay when I was 21. I had just finished uni (teaching) and had come across from SA to the Falls Festival in Lorne for New Years. I picked it up on impulse to read on the train on the way home. It was a major time of transition in my life and the book had a big impact.

Many of my clients also love Louise and often have a copy of her book hidden away somewhere, sometimes it has been read, sometimes not.

One time I picked the book off the shelf and showed it to a client saying, 'this is a book by Louise Hay, have you seen it before?' She nearly fell off the table.

'I just had that book delivered to my house yesterday!!'

Anyway, I was in a bookstore last week and saw this 'You can heal your life' cd study course.
'I'm going to buy that and give it away on my blog!' I immediately decided. So here we are ...

Please make sure you leave your first name and click to receive follow up comments via email. I'll draw the winner randomly (I might video it and post it here!) and write a comment with the winning entry and name asking them to email me their address ... then I'll post it out to you.

Yay! Competitions!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Brother Buba Budan

I just love fabulous coffee. I try to limit myself to one a day ... or sometimes two. And like many Melburnians, I am happy to walk past ten or twenty ordinary coffee shops on route to my favourites.

Last year, when I was making plans to leave my regular job to build my Kinesiology business, I was telling Laurence of the ways I might cut back my spending as my business was growing (for my own benefit rather than his interest or concern about this topic).

And I could make coffee at home, I told him.

'Kerry,' he said, 'Don't be ridiculous. There's no need to take it that far.'

Brother Buba Budan is definitely a fave. If I didn't work at Sakura Lounge I probably never would have found it, there's no sign out the front and you could easily walk past it on Little Bourke st. However it's hard to miss the queues and constant crowd of people. I managed to capture it in a quiet moment in the pic above.

And there are chairs! Hanging from the ceiling!

Twice in one week I met friends at Buba Budan, and both spontaneously photographed their coffee. So you see, this is no ordinary coffee...

I'm going to share some more of my favourites in the coming weeks ... where are you favourites?