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Posted @ 6/17/2013 11:52 AM By Terri Wiebold
We join spokes together in a wheel
But it is the center hole that makes the wagon move.
We shape clay into a pot
But it is the emptiness inside that holds
Whatever we want.
We hammer wood for a house,
But it is the inner space that makes
We work with being
But nonbeing is what we use.
L. Tzu, Tao Te Ching, 1988.
Posted @ 6/3/2013 11:44 AM By Terri Wiebold
There is a growing paralysis of individuals who are searching for meaning in their lives. Many are not able to find a path for this journey. I am offering clarification in this search by describing the difference between spirituality and religion. In healthcare, they are not synonymous.
Religion: an organized system of beliefs shared by a group of people who connect through these shared beliefs. Religion clarifies that some beliefs are different than other belief systems. Religion shows the differences in people.
Spirituality: the essence of our being. It gives us the awareness of who we are, our purpose, and our inner resources. It is active, and it shapes our life journey. Spirituality is expressed and experienced through our connectedness with the Sacred, the self, others, and Nature.
Spirituality will always define who we are. Religion may or may not complement this.
Healing follows the path of looking at the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. The words healing, whole, and holy come from the same root found in the Old Saxon language; the root is “hal,” meaning whole. All aspects of a person help the healing happen. Therefore, healing is a spiritual process that balances the body, mind, and spirit. The healing of spiritual issues are core life issues in the deepest place of one’s being, guided by love, hope, and forgiveness.
Call me for an appointment to begin your healing process or to learn more about the importance of holistic healing.
Posted @ 11/21/2011 5:07 PM By Terri Wiebold
Our minds are powerful things. You have the ability to heal yourself on many levels because your body believes what your mind tells it. Understanding this gives us a lot of possibility – and responsibility – in changing our lives for the better.
Children play to learn and grow. They are experts in having fun because they believe anything is possible through using their imaginations. We all have the ability to play, but we often don’t exercise our imaginations in our daily adult lives.
Think about a book you’ve read or a movie you’ve seen. We can get drawn into the stories, and our bodies respond to the scenes as if we were really there. This is an example of our imagination changing our body chemistry in response to imaginary situations. We can elicit this same reaction in our bodies when we change our mindset or perception of a negative event in our lives.
We tend to let past experiences affect our present and future choices and responses. Many times we have trained ourselves to repeat past mistakes because our perception of reality is actually a misperception. Once we are able to view our past mistakes as misperceptions, we are able to learn from them and forgive ourselves (and others) of blame. This allows us to experience new things with an open and positive mindset. By changing how we think, we are able to induce healing for ourselves.
Next week: how to put self-induced healing into practice
Posted @ 5/23/2011 7:18 PM By Terri Wiebold
This is a follow up to last week’s blog. I just finished teaching a group of insightful students in the first part of the Certification in Medical Intuition course. I really enjoyed each one of the students. It was rewarding to see them all grow so much in just a few short days!
In the style of Medical Intuition Body Scan (Lori Wilson’s Total Body Intuition) that I teach, all the information comes from the body. This style is not a psychic reading, nor does it involve channeling, a guide, or following a map of chakras, archetypes or diseases. The Body Scan is the process of gathering information from each individual body.
During a Body Scan, the body may share physical, emotional, and spiritual information or patterns that are contributing to symptoms of discomfort or even interfering with healing. While attending to the body of the client, I use Body Scan techniques to clarify, source, and track information to its root cause. The information shared by the body can guide the client to choose a method of healing that fits the root cause of their symptoms.
Many years of experience with the Body Scan process has taught me that each person’s body processes and holds the experiences of their lifetime differently. I am often surprised by what the body shares and how specific the information can be to correlate with the client’s symptoms and next level of healing.
Contact me for an appointment to have your own Body Scan. If you are interested in taking the Certification Course in Medical Intuition in Iowa City, please contact me for more information.
Posted @ 12/6/2010 12:23 PM By Terri Wiebold
We are all greater than the sum of our parts. We are individuals with minds, bodies, emotions, and spirits. Contrary to what we might have been taught, we are more than our parents’ biology! A maximum of 10% of all diseases are caused by genetics. Science has proven repeatedly that our environments cause 90% of all diseases. In other words, what we eat, how we manage and interpret our stress, how we exercise, and, of course, how we think and view the world greatly affects our health.
We can be in charge of our own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing. Some days our environmental stress can feel overwhelming, and it can be difficult to maintain a sense of control. Our bodies are our individual doors to healing because they experience everything we see, hear and do. Unfortunately, our bodies hold beliefs and myths we have been told. These beliefs and myths often limit opportunities to change and let go of the past, which would allow us to heal.
I recommend the book Healing Myths, Healing Magic: Breaking the Spell of Old Illusions, Reclaiming Our Power to Heal by Donald Epstein. This book examines the deeply ingrained stories or myths that we commonly hold about how our bodies heal. These myths actually inhibit healing, and we all have them. Healing can be possible after we look at social, biomedical, religious, and new age beliefs that we hold in our thought patterns, which contribute to illness and disease.
Not sure how to tackle all of this? Come in for an office visit to discuss your beliefs that may be holding you back from getting well, feeling well, and living a happy, full life!
Check out Donald Epstein’s book on my Resource Links page.
Posted @ 9/20/2010 4:11 PM By Terri Wiebold
Healing occurs when we are in the correct relationship with ourselves. In other words, we are able to heal when all levels of our human system - our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves - are all in balance.
Imbalance within ourselves comes from many sources. Most commonly, the stress of relationships, family, work, and expectations we have of ourselves can cause imbalances in our relationship with ourselves. It is easy to become entangled in negative thought patterns - we may replay situations over and over again in our minds in attempt to imagine different outcomes, or we may perpetuate the victimization we feel in various circumstances.
Carrying strong negative feelings, such as anger and resentment, causes physical symptoms and diseases. Harboring negative thoughts benefits no one! In order to move from imbalance to balance within ourselves, we must let go of old grudges, anger, frustrations, and hurtful incidents. Letting go means forgiving.
Forgiveness is not:
- Pretending everything is fine
- Repressing anger or hurt feelings
- Necessarily reconciling or having contact with the offender
- Something you can be pressured to do
- Forgetting. You can learn to remember the past without dwelling on the emotions!
There is evidence that forgiveness can lead to a healthier and happier life. Dr. P. Pietrini, MD, PhD. is chair of biochemistry at the University of Pisa, Italy. He used an MRI to observe different parts of the brain. Parts of the brain were activated when subjects contemplated forgiveness that were not activated with thoughts of revenge and retaliation. This is physical evidence that our thoughts cause physical changes in the body.
Traditional medicine may help you cope with the physical symptoms of imbalance within yourself. As a Holistic Nurse, I will work with the whole person - your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual realms - in order to help you make positive changes, take control of your life, and find balance within yourself.
Posted @ 9/13/2010 3:55 PM By Terri Wiebold
Whether you are seeing the forest or the trees, there is a realization that everything is connected. This is a holistic principle that I emphasize in my life and in my private practice as a Holistic Nurse. The integration of the mind, body, and spirit is key to caring for – and healing – the whole person. It is important to recognize that healing is very different from curing.
Curing is the elimination of the signs and symptoms of disease, which may or may not correspond to the actual end of the disease or distress. Curing follows a predictable path, and it is the prominent approach in our current sick care system. Curing focuses on the physical body. We can become so focused on the reduction or removal of physical symptoms that we ignore or forget about our mental, emotional and spiritual health necessary to complete the process.
Healing is multidimensional, and includes the mental, emotional, and spiritual components of the human system. Curing may not always be possible, but healing is always possible! Healing occurs when all levels of the human system are in the correct relationship. The healing process emerges over time.
Consider this example: A person can take a pill for a severe headache, and the headache will go away. This is curing. The same person knows that the headache is caused by work stress. As the work stress continues, the headaches will also continue – and possibly even worsen. Until the person can create the proper relationship with their mental and physical health in the stressful work environment, the physical symptoms will reoccur. This person may be able to experience healing through changes in attitude and the removal of negative thought patterns.
Here are two examples of healing: A person dying of AIDS is able to reconcile with their parents after a long separation. And, a recent quadriplegic is able to refocus his life in a way to recommit himself to a life of service and meaning. In these cases, the physical symptoms will most likely never change, but the healing does occur.
You will find that care in my practice is not about a quick fix of symptoms. If I were to only recommend a supplement to eliminate symptoms, the lack of breadth of the treatment would be no better than the sick care system. In my practice, holistic health is integrated into all aspects of my patients’ lives. Healing patients is the goal of my practice.
(“Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice,” Dossey, Keegan, Guzzetta, 2005)
Posted @ 9/6/2010 2:33 PM By Terri Wiebold
With the start of both public school and University classes, many of our schedules become more structured with the increase of day-to-day activity demands. Even if your schedule is not directly affected by the start of the school year, you undoubtedly notice the traffic patterns changing, and the anticipation of fall and winter is in the air. I think this time of year is more stressful than any other time.
Did you know there is a way to take responsibility for abandoning the unhealthy cycle of stress and negative thinking? Reiki is a non-invasive healing technique that we can all learn.
Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the person’s physical body and energy field. Reiki rebalances the person with positive energy. Reiki raises the vibrations of the energy field in and around the physical body at specific places and organs that carry negative thoughts and feelings, which causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In doing so, Reiki clears, straightens, and heals the energy pathways, thus, allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way throughout the energy field and the physical body.
For more information on Reiki, go to my website under services: Karuna Reiki.
Posted @ 8/23/2010 2:05 PM By Terri Wiebold
Attending classes can help you take the next step to fully integrating holistic practices into your day-to-day life. Reiki training is essential for anyone interested in reducing stress, increasing relaxation, and promoting healing throughout the body.
For those of you who would like to continue your Reiki training this fall, consider the following class:
Advanced Reiki Training (ART)
October 30th, 2010 Saturday
This class is a wonderful opportunity to advance your Reiki skills and healing. This class is a full day of experiential work. You will also learn the use of crystals and stones with Reiki and how to make a Reiki grid.
Pre-requisites for this advanced course: Reiki 1 & 2. The content and details of the class are posted on the workshop page of my website.
For those of you interested in beginning your Reiki training, look for Reiki 1& 2 to be taught again in the spring of 2011!
Posted @ 7/9/2010 10:39 AM By Terri Wiebold
Every day I make connections with people who are constantly amazed by the rapid progress of my recovery. I believe my recovery has been enhanced by my awareness of the bigger picture, investing in my beliefs as a Holistic Health professional, and putting it all into practice in my daily life.
From the moment I heard my back crack and felt the pain, I knew there was a purpose for the accident. Throughout the healing time, I have experienced an ongoing process of self-discovery, an even greater passion for and belief in the work I do, and a sincere hope that my experiences will be able to help others in similar situations that they may encounter.
The practices that have helped me most through my recovery process:
- Keep the big picture in mind! Do not think of yourself as a victim or place blame on others. Negative kinds of consciousness block healing! Accept what has happened and look forward to the process of recovery.
- Look for and accept the support of others. In my case, my husband, family, and friends have been tremendously supportive. Seek support in your family, community, faith, holistic health professionals and medical professionals.
- Embrace a variety of healing methods. In my healing, there were many Reiki distance healing / hands on sessions, and there were invaluable nutritional and supplemental recommendations made by my nutrition mentors, plus the healing thoughts from everyone!
- Take care of your mind, so it can help you to heal your entire self. A strong, healthy mental outlook will enable a faster, more complete recovery. Read positive, fun books and listen to healing music.
- Recognize and trust that your body knows best! Know your body and listen to what it tells you throughout the healing process.
No doubt you have gleaned some insight on the power of holistic health and healing from the retelling of my experience. One of the best first steps in discovering the holistic path to healthy living that is right for you is to setup an appointment for a nutrition evaluation, Reiki or body scan. Appointments can be setup by email or phone. Click here for more information on making an appointment.
Posted @ 7/2/2010 2:22 PM By Terri Wiebold
As time goes on, and I become clearer headed (I’m down to one pain pill a day!), I find it harder to listen to my body. My mind is filled with anticipation of doing everything I used to do prior to my accident, and I have to resist becoming impatient with my still healing body.
At the recommendation I found in the Anastasia books, I decided to venture out in nature. I went with a friend to Palisades Park. The swift movement of the flooding Cedar River reminded me of the quick flow of time and universal energies as we now progress to 2012. Right now, life – including healing! – occurs quickly if we are ready to go with the flow. Although I was tired after the trip, I felt uplifted by the connection I felt with nature.
Being out in nature this week has given me a renewed sense of focus and perspective that I hope to foster for the remainder of my healing time.
Posted @ 6/24/2010 2:16 PM By Terri Wiebold
It has been my goal to get rid of the walker as soon as possible. I have intentionally focused on engaging my back and leg muscles to work together in order to build up strength and mobility. As I continued to listen to my body, my confidence increased. I decided I could manage to walk around a short block without my walker. The work of healing is tiring, but each day I feel stronger! My body always knows best.