Curious about Biofield Tuning?

Take a look at this lively, informative interview with the founder of Biofield Tuning, the profound new healing work that I do. I love sharing it with clients and see the deep releasing that happens, but I also love what it’s done in my own life over the last year that I’ve been experiencing it.

Is Anyone Touching You? ( I mean physically.)

My strongest visual memory from my first class in psychology many years ago is a photo of some very sad, pathetic looking baby monkeys who were fading away, with “failure to thrive” because their “mother” was a wire mesh feeder,  instead of a warm, soft one. Researcher Harlow found that they valued being touched even more than a full stomach.Harlow cloth

We humans need touch to thrive, too. Touch is our first sense to develop, as early as the first 3 weeks in the womb. It is also the only one of our senses that is reciprocal. As a human mother cradles, nurses and strokes, her newborn her baby is affecting her, too, stimulating lactation, releasing pleasure and bonding hormones and even aiding her body to recover from the delivery by contracting the uterus.

With the number of single people increasing in America through divorce, postponement of marriage and widowhood many of us go long stretches without even a hug. We hear much about the need for sexual fulfillment nowadays, but the physical need for tactile stimulation is even more basic and primal. Fortunately, there are increasing offerings for somato-sensory experiences in most communities, at least if one has a budget to pay for a professional touch, like massage therapy and other modalities. In urban areas, one can even find groups created to provide safe environments for mutual cuddling, “Cuddle Parties.”

According to Hal and Sidra Stone, the developers of Voice Dialogue, our vulnerability is one of our first parts that we suppress, usually by the age of 5. We learn at a very young age that we get made fun of when we act “needy.”  We learn quickly to project an independent image to the world to not show how much we still would love to be held and nurtured.

Physicians rarely touch patients anymore, except to check pulse rate, certainly never for comfort or reassurance, and therapists are well-trained to restrain from physical contact with clients. With such an ingrained touch-taboo are many of us not thriving, just due to something as simple as needing a hug? Americans are spending millions on prescriptions and natural supplements. Maybe we just need more touch.

I have been rereading Where Healing Waters Meet: Touching Mind & Emotion through the Body, by Clyde W. Ford.

Touch is our first language. Touch is our one reciprocal sense. We cannot touch another without being  touched ourself.

Ford provides academic backing for the reminder on bumper stickers to “Give someone a hug today.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strategies for Living

The great postmodern philosopher Gilles Deleuze once said that “a theory is like a box of tools.”  If there is a tool in the box that is useful to you at the moment, pick it up and use it.

If not?  Pack the tools away and stick them in the attic.

After years of academic and exploratory research, we have uncovered and borrowed many of the most effective and dramatic techniques of self transformation from East and West, from ancient Greece to the present.

Our goal is not to provide a single coherent philosophy and set of practices for all people, but instead to make available a wealth of discrete strategies for personal growth that will make life more beautiful and artful, and will lead to power, freedom, joy and pleasure.

Contact us now for a full life coaching experience and begin to enjoy all that life has to offer, whether you are learning to win in business, or to relax and let your hair down in your off time.

We have 2 conveniently located offices in Denver, but hypno-coaching is just as effective by phone.

The initial consultation is complimentary.  Find out how hypnotherapy can help you to reach your goals. Clients have had great success with our Success is not an Accident Program.

Email Victoria for more information:  victoria@technologiesoftheself.org or call 720-202-3078.

Sound Healing with Crystal Bowls

Throughout the ages, healers have known that sound has an incredible effect on our emotions, health, and spiritual well-being

Plato categorized various types of music and rhythms in to those that would lead us to truth and virtue and those that could harm.

In the West, this thinking eventually led to Gregorian chant. In the East, Buddhist monks experimented with various metals creating the Tibetan healing bowls.

Modern science has confirmed many of these effects by showing how tones can directly change our brainwaves through the process of entrainment.

Even more immediately, intense sounds instantly lead away from the syntax module (the language centers of the brain) to activity in the right brain, often making intense emotional release possible.

Deep vibrations from crystal bowls, which can be placed directly on the body, relieve and alter the muscular tension that is so much a part of who we are, leading to spiritual and religious experiences.

We combine sound healing with body and energy work for a treatment that leads to change and growth and is filled with beauty.

Contact Victoria for more information or to make an appointment: victoria@technologiesoftheself.org, 720-460-0758.  $95 for 1-1/2 hour session.

Polarity Therapy and Energy Work

Polarity therapy is a set of techniques developed in the 1940s by Dr. Randolph Stone.

These techniques are based on Ayurvedic medicine and work with the chakras and acupressure meridians in the body to channel the body’s natural energy fields and to heal the body and mind through gentle touch.

Our polarity treatments lead to an experience of intense relaxation and invigoration. Muscle tension disappears and emotional blocks are gently released.

We combine these techniques with new developments in sound healing, spiritual counseling, and nutrition to create an experience that leads to growth and well-being.

Offered in several locations throughout Denver. Contact Victoria for more information or to make an appointment: victoria@technologiesoftheself.org

Tarot and Psychoanalysis

I first became interested in the Tarot deck after reading the graphic novel, Promethea, by Alan Moore while studying religion and mysticism at Harvard Divinity School.

Cards from the Thoth Deck
Where before, I had had the idea that the primary purpose of Tarot was divination (or foretelling the future), I now came to understand that the deck could be used as a spiritual tool and was loaded with powerful symbolism borrowed from the Jewish Kabbalah and alchemical medicine.

When the cards are laid out on the table, one engages in an act that can be described in psychoanalytic terms as “projection.” A client will take one look at the Emperor and say “that is my ex-husband” or one look at the nine of coins and say “that is the life that I want to live.”

The cards become, as it were, a mirror of the psyche that can reveal connections between parts of ourselves that we do not wish to see. Reading tarot accurately is not so much a supernatural science as one that involves opening up a space in which projection can occur and aiding the client in understanding what he or she has projected, why he or she have projected it, and how one’s projections will govern, shape, and control one’s life if one is unaware of them.