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  • Writer's pictureLilli May

What’s Your Story?

Everyone has a story to tell. Even a new-born baby has had nine months in the womb, a unique birth experience, and is born into their very own family situation. Our ‘stories’ impact our lives in many ways- our personalities are shaped, and our minds and bodies adapt in response to our experiences. Emotions such as anger, fear and sadness can be stored in our bodies if not expressed or dealt with at the time, and may come out, even many years later, as physical problems such as migraines or arthritis.

Whatever stage of life’s journey we are at, if we seek the help of a holistic medical practitioner, telling our story becomes part of the treatment. Appointments are usually at least an hour long which allows time for our story to unfold, especially as treatment usually continues over several sessions. Telling our story - and being heard - can be an important part of the healing process. It may feel like pieces of a jigsaw falling into place as we begin to understand where our problems are coming from. Engaging with our illnesses and imperfections can actually be an opportunity to get to know ourselves better and to re-write our story.

A mother and baby who have never really settled since a traumatic birth… a child who has struggled since moving to a new school… someone who has never felt quite right since an accident, or receiving bad news, a change in life circumstances, or after an acute illness… Picking up the phone to have an exploratory chat with a practitioner such as a homeopath or cranio-sacral therapist may be the first step on the road to recovery.

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