What is counselling?

At Abundant Life, we believe that the true meaning of good counselling is when it adds value to someone’s life

What will people think of me if I see a counsellor?

People used to think that there was something radically wrong with them if they had to see a counsellor and were embarrassed to tell relatives and friends that there were some areas in their life where they were not coping. Today smart people realise that a good counsellor can guide you on how to improve and take control of your life – in a similar way to how a sports coach guides an athlete.

What happens during a consultation?

We believe knowledge without action is useless so at Abundant Life Solutions we give you tangible, easy to understand skills to create a life that is fulfilling, happy and in harmony with those around you. We look at your limiting beliefs, how your perceptions of life were created, we identify your basic personality traits, to separate your nature v. nurture responses, use Pranic Psychotherapy to help you tap memories from your subconscious mind and by using the theories of Carl Jung, teach you how to work with your Archetypes to move the shadow aspects of your personality into strengths.

How can Abundant Life Solutions make a difference in MY life?

Through the integration of science and metaphysics along with cognitive behaviour expertise and a thorough understanding of how stress is created in the body and its devastating effect on the client and their family. Abundant Life Solutions teaches and guides you how to become proactive in your own healing and gives you the skills to apply it in all areas of your life

Why are Emotions so important?

Emotions are complex reactions that cause reactions in the body. Emotions are psychological (what we think) and biological (what we feel). Our brain responds to our thoughts by releasing hormones and chemicals which send us into a state of arousal. All emotions come about in this way, whether positive or negative and are responsible for the way we view our life. Basically emotions are energy in motion, and if this energy becomes trapped or is regularly suppressed, we will eventually become ill either physically or mentally / emotionally.

What is Psychoneuroimmunology?

Psychoneuroimmunology is the field that studies the biochemical and molecular relationships of psychological states to health, which interlinks psychological, autonomic, immune, and nervous system functioning. The body’s health is a by- product of our emotional health, a fact that scientists and medical practitioners are now coming to understand through this extensive research known as Psychoneuroimmunology

I do regular affirmation work and try always to be positive, so why it that I still is seem unable to manifest the things I want into my life?

Unfortunately most people who talk about manifesting don’t know or perhaps don’t give you the full story on how to manifest. Our thought patterns, which create our life, are strongest in our subconscious and when we try to create through the conscious mind if there is a contradictory belief in the subconscious it creates an emotional response. It is this emotional response that is heard not the words you say. Working to clear these limiting beliefs opens the doors to manifesting.“You cannot create the future with the same mind that created the past”….Joe Dispenza “What the Bleep do We Know”

Why do Inner Child work? Why not put the past behind us and look to the future?

Because our future is created by the thoughts in our subconscious mind, real and perceived hurts and pains from childhood will recreate the same patterns in our life over and over. It is easy to understand how one can have an Inner Child problem if we grew up in homes and families that were dysfunctional and even toxic, but even the best of families with all the right intentions can create an Inner Child purely on the basis of how a child’s brain develops and the perceptions that are created there. The shame, anger, abuse, neglect, abandonment, and dysfunction in our childhoods often re-emerges in ways that are very different from the original feeling. It can present itself as depression; anxiety, compulsive behaviours such as eating disorders, bodily pain, behavioural problems, addiction, relationship dysfunction and personality disorders. By doing our Inner Child work it gives us the necessary skills and resources to re-unite with our Authentic selves and that will impact every area of our life.

What is Mind Body Medicine?

Mind/body medicine is based on the recognition of the relationship between mind and body, the body's innate healing potential, and the partnership of patient and healer in restoring the body to health. Mind-Body medicine uses the power of thought and emotions to positively influence physical health. Recent advances in psychoneuroimmunolgy, have further promoted these approaches as meaningful health care practices. Mind-body medicine typically focuses on intervention strategies such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, qi gong, guided imagery, relaxation techniques, energy work such as Pranic Healing, cognitive-behavioral therapies, relaxation and hypnosis., The field views illness as an opportunity for personal growth and transformation, and health care providers as catalysts and guides in this process When you take the mind/body connection seriously, you are on the frontier of modern medicine. You may find that not all doctors or experts that you consult are up to date with research findings in this area. They may not emphasize the importance of mood and attitude on the way your body functions.Hippocrates wrote “The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force for getting well”

What is Energetic/Vibrational Therapy

Energy work is a general term for modalities that are based on the idea that the human body consists of energy fields that can be stimulated through various techniques in order to promote wellness. The concept of energy fields as a vital life force can be traced back to the oldest medical systems and is known as Qi in China, ki in Japan, and prana in India. The practitioner does not touch the patient but rather, uses sensory information in order to modify the particular problem with which a patient presents. The practitioner seeks to help the patient rebalance energy in the body, by stimulating, unblocking, or dispersing it. The result is a greater sense of energy and wellbeing. Once viewed with suspicion almost to the point of Middle Ages paranoia in just a few decades scientists have gone from a conviction that there is no such thing as an energy field around the human body, to an absolute certainty that it exists. Moreover, we have begun to understand the roles of energy fields in health and disease. Most people are simply not aware of this research, and persist in the attitude that there is no logical basis for energy healing. "We seem to be dealing with new energy fields completely different from those known to us via conventional science . . . . Until our energy fields are treated, healing will not be permanent because we have not altered the basic hologram at the mind and spiritual levels." Dr. William Tiller, Physicist, Stanford University

What is Pranic Healing?

Pranic Healing is a highly developed and tested system of energy medicine that utilizes "prana" to balance, harmonize, and transform the body's energy processes. Prana is a Sanskrit word that means "life-force”. This invisible bio-energy or vital energy keeps the body alive and maintains a state of good health to balance, harmonize and transform the body's energy processes

How can Pranic Healing help me?

Pranic Consultation – preventative medicine to help you enjoy wholistic well-being. During this time where the energy fields surrounding and in your body are cleansed of negative energies such as stress, fatigue and destructive thoughts.Pranic Healing – helps support and hasten the healing process of existing conditions. It is not intended to replace existing medical treatments and it compliments all systems of therapy.Pranic Psychotherapy – effective, safe, non-toxic treatment for emotional problems including depression, addictions, fears and phobias. “With elegant simplicity & practical wisdom Pranic healing shows you how to harness the healing power that exists in every human being.” Deepak Chopra

What is Metaphysics?

Metaphysics is the way to interpret and understand life on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual planes. The division of psychology dealing with metaphysical concepts is called parapsychology as it deals with things that go beyond the five senses. It is concerned with ourselves and reality, and the most fundamental questions regarding existence. Albert Einstein told us that “space and time are not conditions in which we live; they are modes in which we think.”