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Journey Therapy With The Children

 
It was saddening to hear that Nyanza province has a high incidence of HIV/Aids,leaving many children without parents and further impoverishing the community.These children are part of a community who see no real tangible way out of their impoverished circumstances. Through Journey Outreach we hope to open their awareness to the limitless possibilities born of self-belief, self-awareness and the power of positive intention.
 
Orphan children celebrating healthy new internal resource qualities using balloons. Building on previous work done with the children, I used Journey therapy techniques to encourage them to be aware of all of the emotions stored within them, to welcome and release any negative feelings.

Teaching At Hill Breeze

       
For the first couple of days, I sat in on classes and observed the lessons as an induction into the curriculum. Then I was given my own classes to teach:  class 2 SocialStudies, class 3 English and class 4 Science. I am not a teacher by profession, but I have a science background and my life experience has included many public speaking events, plus training and coaching activities; so I found that inspite of my initial nerves, I really enjoyed teaching the classes.

Our Greatest Fear

sunset1Our Greatest Fear —Marianne Williamson
 
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won't feel insecure around you.

Hill Breeze Orphan School, Kenya - October 2011

Arrived in Nairobi on the 3rd Oct, and travelled onwards to Nyanza county next day. I am here to stay in a rural community and work in the Hill Breeze orphan school for three weeks. The school was founded by Ken Ariri - himself an orphan, who saw in a vision that he should start a school for children who had been forsaken and had no hope of a good future. He works tirelessly to scratch whatever funds he can to feed and provide learning resources for the children. There are three teachers who work voluntarily for very little money.

Preparing for Kenya

This is always the hard part; what to take and what to leave behind! Being a girlie, I have a tendency to pack for every eventuality which then results in me lugging a really heavy case around! Packing for this trip will be a challenge for me because I want to take lots of play things for working with the children; and I will also need to take a light sleeping bag & liner, a towel, a lamp and a mosquito net.
I will take lots of drawing materials, colouring pens & pencils, balloons, marker pens, stickers, small balls, maybe some english workbooks.

Kenya Here I Come!

So I finally get to do what my hearts been yearning to do, which is to be of service living and working abroad within a disadvantaged community. My visit to Kenya has been set up by a lovely friend - Naraya Urban-Winterfeldt (a fellow Journey Practitioner:http://www.narayajourney.com) who has devoted much of her time over the last 18 years to working on social improvement projects with local communities in Kenya. She oversees the Journey Outreach programme in Africa/ Kenya, and was instrumental in setting the necessary wheels in motion to make my visit possible; for which I am truly grateful!

Essential oils could kill the deadly MRSA hospital 'superbug'

Essential oils could kill the deadly MRSA hospital 'superbug', scientists have claimed.

Aromatherapy for the Home

If you (like me) love the aroma of essential oils and would like some advice on how to use them at home, I would recommend an excellent book by Valerie Ann Worwood, titled 'A Fragrant Pharmacy' (A complete guide to Aromatherapy & Essential Oils). It gives a profile of oils for a basic care kit and many recipes for blends you can use for self treatment. Have fun if you do decide to try it! And I'm always available to advise if you need any additional help.

I love to laugh

Do you remember the 'I love to laugh' song from the film Mary Poppins? It was such a funny illustration that laughter and smiling are contagious! I've always thought it was a great analogy for how our energy vibrations are affected by either happy or sad emotions too. When we think happy thoughts, our vibrations are higher and a positive chemistry (endorphins) is released into our bodies. This is why we feel so healthy and talk about people 'glowing' when they are in love.

First post: Cell memories and emotions affecting health

Really excited about finally getting my website up and running. I see it as a reflection of my values and offerings and would value any feedback you may have :) It is still work in progress to some extent, so do check back to see what changes I've made! Meantime, here's some food for thought:
 
Dr. Deepak Chopra who made a life study of successful survivors of life threatening illness found they had two things in common:
1. They were able to access something beyond the mind to stimulate healing; Chopra calls this ‘Infinite Intelligence’.
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