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Master Therapist & Hakomi Founder Ron Kurtz
& Rod McClure
"Hakomi Is Gold"

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My regards


  The late Ron Kurtz,

Ron Explains Hakomi Therapy



brain_imageWe all get upset from time to time and like fine clocks some of us are more finely calibrated than others, so it takes very little to be disturbed or rocked from the general parameters of ‘normality' and occasionally with a 'knock' we might miss a beat or two or possibly become derailed completely.

The human system is a classic organic clock with the heart keeping the beat

nut_crackerWorking with and studying stress and trauma is exciting and rewarding to both our clients and our self as we take on broader, more expansive and deeper self awareness with body sensitive psychotherapy as a form of self study to better know and understand the path way upon which we make life's journey.

After spending most of my life denying or more to the point suppressing the exposure of my strong defensive emotion I have now progressed to a place confident enough in myself to allow my emotions to be expressed with the deliberate intention of getting the experience into the open where I can have a look at it and study the reasons underlying my regular disturbance and apparent lacking sense of safety about which I need to defend and protect myself.

Why am I afraid?

What am I afraid of?

Or am I afraid at all?


Counselling and Body Centered Psycho Therapy

....something seems to be missing in my life.

Our Counsellors are trained, mature, experienced, professionally qualified, psycho therapists who are able to assist untangle lifes confusion of anxiety, frustration, depression or disappointments.

So you may clear your way from former inhibitions. Find and recover strengthen confidence and your self esteem so that you become mindful to emotional sensations, becoming self aware, in so doing we become able to avoid being disassociated or endlessly wounded, by feeling small, shy, frustrated, angry, embarrassed or simply not good enough.


susan_blackmoreRecent research progress is expanding social appreciation with awareness of somatic body therapy for physiological and psychological development detailing irrefutable, break through knowledge for the "progressive" rate and method of survival
for all life forms including planet earth.

Technology and the internet is certainly mushrooming this renewed multi dimensional enlightening merge of scientific awareness coupled with biological evidence across every cellular memory of all living organicity of our universe.

Most certainly this knowledge supports the physical practices of body massage therapy and psychotherapy to take on new found respect with greater sensitivity and understanding to the science of touch through actual body therapy and with it the release of all forms of unconsciously retained toxic energy, the unresolved waste of all trauma.

richard_dawkinsNow thoroughly qualified theses once theoretical studies reveal evolutionary developmental meaning wonderfully captured by the term meme a word coined by Professor Richard Dawkins (pictured) to describe the selfish gene is now being expanded into an advanced continuing technological evolutionary theory by Susan Blackmore.

Physiological and Personality Development

From our years of working "hands on" with massage and psycho therapy we do well know and understand the progressive influence
to physical conformity often due to some restricted protective or defensive mental attitude, and burdened foundation experiences
which also become apparent through developmental behaviour, body shaping stance, flexibility, movement and personality all contributing to structural conformity of body shape to survive in safety.

Our body and mind therapy is about releasing those unconscious withholding constrictions due to false alarms and inherited mental patterns to allow the human body to fully develop its natural potential to simply be itself.

ADD/ADHD in Children

Recognizing the signs, symptoms and effects

All children get fidgety or impatient from time to time. Now and then, their attention wanders or they need to run around and blow off steam. And as we know, sometimes kids say the darndest things. But when inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behavior are the norm for a child, it may be a sign of ADHD. ADHD can lead to problems at home and at school, with family, teachers, and peers, so it's important to identify the symptoms and get help.

What is ADD or ADHD?

You know these kids: the ones who can't sit still, the ones who never seem to listen, who don't follow instructions no matter how clearly you present them, who blurt out inappropriate comments at inappropriate times. There's at least one in every classroom, and that one may be yours, because attention deficit disorder (ADD) affects people across the spectrum of race, class, gender, and age.

Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is a neurological condition that makes it difficult for people to inhibit their spontaneous responses-responses that can involve movement, speech, and attentiveness. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that between 3 and 5 percent of children in the United States have ADHD. This means that in a classroom of 25 to 30 children, at least one is likely to have ADHD.

Types of ADD/ADHD

There are three subtypes of ADD/ADHD:

1 - Predominantly inattentive
2 - Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive
3 - Combined: inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive

That means children with ADD/ADHD don't all have the same problems. Some are hyperactive, while others sit quietly (with their attention miles away). Some put too much focus on a task and have trouble shifting it to something else. Others are only mildly inattentive but overly impulsive. Still others have significant problems in all three areas.


Early Years Of John Winston Ono Lennon

lennon-bioNot until one is really prepared to look at and makes a study of the amazing peacework John Winston Ono Lennon performed through out his short life as he evolved from basically a neglected abandoned orphan in the occasional care of his Aunt Mimi does one begins to wonder just how the mind of man develops considering we are all unique individuals.

John Winston Ono Lennon was an enlightened soul freed from dysfunctional bondage which often traps us in multiple forms of dependency and attachment.

Such a beautiful sensitive knowing soul living on with us through his courage and music to free the wold of bondage and greed.

A Beautiful boy

u_s__vs_john_lennonIn the documentary The U.S. vs. John Lennon we are given a very interesting overview of the patriarchal domination and corruption of the order of the world according to the disgraced US president Richard Nixon who history has shown obviously would go to any length to hold power.

Seems as though the identical situation is occurring now as we approach the 2008 Beijing Olympics as China's wicked oppression of its people is receiving some exposure in the international media, however very little will change as the great martyrs of the world have proved since time began. They have all been shot or crucified for the cause.

Such is the shame ridden and fear blinded world in which many remain imprisoned.In saying many remain imprisoned I mean mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually and psychologically imprisoned because we have unconsciously developed a natural personality or set of fear motivated behavioural practices, both conscious and unconscious, setting up an ever vigilant arousal to any perceived danger as we have needed to protect our self from very very early child hood traumatic wounding.

Many people do actually believe they have to fight to stay alive.
Fight to accumulate, to fearfully protect, to keep, their valueless toys, and egotistically held possessions of status.

That is so so sad. So so sad.
When there is more than enough to go around for all.



Observation by Rod McClure JP

Over the years many of us have experienced moments of anxiety to varying degrees.
Why it was  "just yesterday" when  I made mentioned my partner about one of her grand sons starting school that day.
Immediately her eyes welled with fresh tears as the realisation of the little baby boy was moving out of his infant zone and growing up to 'big school boy'.

Even though this little man has already experienced a graduation from "Gum Nuts" to "Dolphins". Now the big school calls for big hats and big school bags, new lunch boxes and big school clothes.

baby_bellakObviously this touching moment set off some deep seated or shallow seated lurking emotion memory within her being.
Following many years of self development our awareness to these natural instances becomes accepted, allowed, expressed and understood, after all there is a sense of bonding loss in such a weaning, a separation and with this there is natural grief to be experienced as there is with any loss.

We are experiencing more cases of anxiety in our work as the world "progresses".
Of course as we become more sensitive and familiar with our selves we also become more aware of this unconscious wound of separation which actually begins in this life at our day of birth. 
Some other esoteric teachings may take this situation to the beginning of living existence.

We prefer to just work from a level where all people may accept, their birth.
This infant has "bubbled "along dividing and developing for 280 or so days, or about 10 moons from conception.
All snug as a 'bug in a rug' tucked up in Mother's warm nourishing womb and then at some pre determined hour the flood gates open and we are pressured to make our way out down a narrow dark passage and into this whole new noisy world of bright lights, new sterile smells and the incredible and frightening experience of having air enter our lungs as the embryonic fluids and fetal meconium are cleared from our air ways .

Now the once little boy is finishing high school woosh.........


Spiritual Implications of Brain Research

by Peter Holleran

"There is no machine that can measure a person's realization."

- Tsoknyi Rinpoche

This will be a short summary of the results of brain-wave studies conducted on mediators over the past thirty years, and conclusions that may be drawn from them.

One of the first areas of study involved Transcendental Meditation (TM). While touting the many healthy benefits of meditation, it was shown that TM reduced certain brain wave frequencies and increased others in research subjects, which was assumed to imply stress reduction. There has been much written, both pro and con regarding these results and other effects of the technique and organization.

According to TM, slowing alpha activity during meditation indicates deeper relaxation. This conclusion was challenged, however, by Arthur Janov and his associates at the Primal Institute in Los Angeles. Janov conducted his own studies after having some advanced Vedanta monks come to his clinic for therapy after suffering nervous breakdowns. Janov was of the opinion after seeing such types that meditation was definitely "anti-primal", or dissociative of the body and feelings.

His research showed that in neurotic meditators (i.e.,those who had not done primal therapy) the results were similar to those produced by the TM people, with reduced alpha and beta wave frequencies, but that the wave amplitude was increased, which to him implied that an element of deep repression still existed in the meditators.

In other words, the TM form of meditation they did only achieved symptom suppression (pseudo-calmness) and not deep release or healing of core repressed pain. The natural history of the nervous system remained intact, and there was no integration between the reptilian, limbic, and cortical levels of the brain, which when achieved Janov saw as the sign of mental health and freedom from neurosis.


A Simpler Way

Margaret Wheatley & Myron Kellner-Rogers

Being conversant with Margaret J Wheatley's earlier work in Leadership and the New Science a 1992 publication by Berrett- Koehler Publishers Inc. we came upon a review of the above book by Paul Schumann and decided to post some points of interest from that review here on our Relationship Counselling segment for those people interested in expanding their understanding of self, systems generation and group dynamics as we progress towards a wholesome momentary understanding, towards the ever evolving possibility and potential of the ‘self'.

Burning Child  Alex Milov

"Aggression is inherently destructive of relationships." 

People and ideologies are pitted against each other, believing that in order to survive, they must destroy the opposition."
Margaret J. Wheatley

So our Counselling motto is

If we change the way we look at things the things we look at can change.

This way we all have the opportunity to grow and progress towards a wholesome organism

To actually become aware of the self just as we are in the moment..


Our intention here is for the possibility of seeing that maybe we could get on better with those around us if we loosened up some of our old attitudes and expectations.

That is of course taking into consideration the possibility that we are prepared to ‘turn the other cheek' or in other words step back for moment and mindfully study and observe what is occurring with in us at any given moment when we feel some what disturbed, up set, angry, offended or excited.


"Facing Off" with the LOVE ABLE SELF

helenAnthropologist Helen Fisher studies gender differences and the evolution of human emotions.
She's best known as an expert on romantic love, and her beautifully penned books -- including Anatomy of Love and Why We Love -- lay bare the mysteries of our most treasured emotion.

In this recent lecture anthropologist Helen questions us and discusses love.

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it?

To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love -- and people who had just been dumped.

This makes for some very interesting primal, organic, biological questioning and most definitely sheds more light and knowledge into our basic need for a mate to share the intimacy associated with the highest prize of relationship.

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