Saturday, March 31, 2018

A heartening tale of simple five element treatment

I have just received the following most heart-warming email from a fellow five element practitioner, which, with her permission, I want to share with everybody interested in receiving confirmation of how effective simple five element treatments can be.

“I thought you might be interested to hear about the success of my low cost clinic at Quay Place in Ipswich.

You may remember that you kindly wrote a reference for me to start working at this venue. It’s a heritage and wellbeing centre managed by Suffolk Mind.   I’ve been working there for just over a year now, offering a low cost clinic on a Tuesday afternoon/evening.

The sessions are aimed at people with mental health issues who are currently waiting for a referral or for counselling/cognitive behaviour therapy, or who feel overwhelmed by the thought of talking therapy. 

I offer 30-minute sessions on a 1:1 basis, for £17. I’m absolutely amazed and humbled by the response and the number of people who come - my 5-hour clinic is consistently fully booked.

I’m using very simple five element treatments - IDs, EDs, AE and source points with minimal talking.  People who come are extremely stressed and traumatised and cannot cope with in-depth TDs - they just need to relax and let the needles do the work, with minimal intervention.

The treatment gives these patients a degree of consistency and a plan of action, and a feeling of autonomy in that they are being proactive in addressing their condition.

There’s nothing worse for these patients than hanging around and waiting for the mental health service to get its act together- it’s demoralising and disempowering. These treatments give the patients hope and a vision for change - and that’s vitally important in their journey to recovery. 

My home clinic is also extremely busy and I’ve had to change my way of working in order to accommodate more patients. 

I’ve recently had patients seeking treatment on the advice of their hospital consultants - how amazing is that?!  It seems that the Western medics are finally getting the message!

I am eternally grateful to you and Guy for your inspiration and support early on, which has enabled me to gain confidence in my practice, so that in turn I can help others to help themselves.”

Thank you, Jo Banthorpe, for sharing your rewarding experiences with me, and for allowing me to pass on what you have written to encourage other five element practitioners  How lucky we are to be engaged in such life-enhancing work.



Thursday, March 8, 2018

Surprise discovery of a treasure trove

When I was studying with JR Worsley all those years ago, I would make notes of what he was teaching us during the years of my LicAc, BAc and MAc studies with him at Leamington.  For some time afterwards I kept these handwritten notes in a rather unordered collection in an A4 file, and rather forgot about them.  To my surprise and delight I discovered a few days ago that at some point I must have decided it was time to sort them out and store them in a forgotten computer folder, which I just happened to come across.  Reading through these notes again after all this time I realised that I had discovered a veritable treasure trove.  They contain much that inspired me then, and still inspires me, but also things that puzzle me and which even now I don’t really understand. 

This reminds me of something JR replied when asked a question in class, “If you have to ask that question, you won’t understand the answer”, a profound comment which I took to heart.   I understood this as being his way of telling us that we had to do the hard work of finding our own answers, and not rely on him to spell those answers out.  So there are still things here and there in the notes which I must ponder.  These notes represent my own personal legacy, a handing down of a tradition from a master to one of his most devoted pupils.

I am now reading through them carefully to see how much it will be useful to pass on to others, particularly also to my students in China. 

This has been a most unexpected and welcome discovery which coincides very neatly with the imminent publication of my seventh book, called appropriately My Five Element Legacy.  This will be available in mid-April from Singing Dragon Press:  You can get a 10% discount on this book and all my other books when you quote discount code Y18.