Holistic Therapies have been around for thousands of years. Our ancestors were far more aware of their connectivity than we tend to be today. They knew the power of the laying on of hands, the patterns of energy and how the outer world reflects the inner world. They recognised the healing potential of plants, of the Earth, of the elements, and most importantly, the innate wisdom and healing capacity that is in and with and through each and every one of us.
These authentic healing traditions have been passed down through the generations and many are still with us today. Modalities such as Reiki, reflexology, acupuncture and many forms of bodywork are becoming more and more popular as we become more and more aware of how no problem is just physical. Our minds and bodies are inextricably connected and impossible to separate. When we are anxious, adrenaline courses through our veins, affecting our digestion, our muscle tension, our instincts as our body believes it must fight, or run, or do whatever is needed to preserve life. Yet most of the time, in modern day life, we are not at risk from predator or physical threat, we are anxious because we are running late and stuck in traffic, or because we have a big interview, or because we are worried about someone or something we care about, or our phones are going off relentlessly and we just need a moment. Most of us are unknowingly functioning from a constant state of fight or flight, with our nervous systems in an activated state, hampering our ability to respond in a centred way and limiting our capacity to be in grounded connection with ourselves, with others and with the world as a whole because we are unconsciously perceiving that we are under threat.
Holistic therapies are characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease. By looking at the whole picture, rather than just parts of it, working holistically allows the opportunity to get to the cause of the symptoms, rather than just treating, or numbing out, the symptoms themselves.
We offer a range of Holistic Therapies at The Connection Project provided by expert practitioners, all of whom focus on treating the people they work with as whole be-ings, not just a collection of symptoms or body parts. By working in this way, they are able to facilitate you to connect more deeply with your body, and with yourself, to release that which no longer serves you, to support you to reduce pain and other symptoms, and to restore movement, freedom and optimum functioning on all levels.
Our therapists also work closely with the Yoga teachers, Counsellors and Creative Expression teams to be able to offer you more opportunities to connect, express, create and find ways to maintain and grow in your journey to optimum health and well-being.
Reflexology as depicted in what is known as the Tomb of the Physician in Ancient Egypt. The inscription reads, "Don't hurt me.", and the practitioner replies, "I shall act so you praise me."