frequently asked questions

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frequently asked questions about holistic health

Holistic health approaches sees each person as an individual and as a whole and takes into account all aspects of his or her needs, including psychological, physical, emotional, social and spiritual. In using a holistic approach to your health and wellbeing you can gain and maintain optimal health much quicker.

The general holistic overview is that we have a spiritual, an energetic, a mental, an emotional and a physical body. They operate as one interconnected system. These bodies differ in a vibration level, and most people can only see the physical body. A well trained, gifted and intuitive person recognises and sees all bodies.

Any holistic work you do can have an affect in all your bodies. All bodies are equally important. Often working from the Spiritual body down, supports all other bodies.

Doctors look after the physical body, phychotherapist, counsellors look aftet the emotional body, psychiatrists look after the mental body, energy workers, holistic therapists look after the energetic body and shamanic practitioners look after the spiritual body.

What affects one body affects the other bodies, and being aware of how this happens will help you a great deal in achieving balance. The flow of energy needs to run through all your bodies freely.

Holistic health approaches will help you to do just that. You are probably already doing many things to help. The fact that you are reading this website means that you are taking steps in being responsible for your own health and not always waiting for something to go wrong and then expecting your doctor to "fix" you. This is not to say that you should not see a doctor when you are unwell. They provide a vital and merciful service to heal your physical body and trying to do completely without a doctor can be a terrible mistake.

It is important that the person looking after you recognises that you have different bodies and that you will need help from different people along the path.

If we look at long standing pain for example: Holistically we would look at the root cause of that pain not just the symptoms. For example we would ask: Is my pain coming from my childhood wounds? Is there a part of my emotional body that is in pain and I am feeling that pain in my physical body?

When you are ready to ask yourself those questions you are ready to look at the pain with a completely different point of view. We call it a holistic view because you are no longer just looking at the physical body, you are now seeing yourself as a holistic being.

This will depend on how much support you need. As a general guideline, if you are trying to change long standing problems, we recommend for holistic sessions two a Month and for the shamanic session once a Month for a period of 6 Months to a year. It is very important to have time between sessions for integration of the work done.

With one session you will only scratch the surface. If you want to really see changes, plan to support yourself for a minimum of 6 months to 1 year. People with long standing problems who plan and follow 6 months to 1 year of support see real differences on themselves.

A time between sessions is very important and we call it the integration time. If you do too many therapies at once, your "system" can be overloaded and no changes happens.

A therapist who is a professionaly qualified and experienced therapist is able to advise you further about the right holistic approach for your issue. However it is important to remember that he or she is limited to the area they are trained on. Always do your home work and reserch too.

What you discuss in your therapy sessions is held in confidence by your therapist. Professional practitioners work to a strict code of ethics and professional practice. Only if you were at serious risk to yourself or others, particularly children, or if the law required it, would your therapist discuss with you the need to make information known to anyone else.

All therapies are potentially beneficial in one way or another. It is best if you choose an area or an issue you would like to work on. This will help you to focus and tackle the problem more efficiently.

People come to The Planetary Healing Centre with a broad range of issues, these include anxiety, depression, stress, life changes, relationships, eating disorders, bereavement and loss, gender and sexuality issues, alcohol and substance misuse, personal and spiritual growth & development.

Holistic therapies and Energy Healing work: 1 hour.

Shamanic sessions: 1 or 1 1/2 hours approximately.

In our Projects: A specific donation is asked, please check the project page. This donation helps to cover travel expenses and lunch for our volunteers as well as other core costs. If you are not able to give a donation, you can access our project for free.

Privately: Costs between £35 and £140.

All Planetary Healing volunteers are trained, qualified and are members of their professional body. They are also PVG - Protecting Vulnerable groups registered.

98% of the shamanic practitioners and energy workers who volunteer at the Planetary Healing Centre have trained at the Edinburgh Shamanic Centre to the highest standard with Claudia Goncalves and Mark Halliday and have access to support and supervision. All other holistic therapists are also qualified to the highest standard with other organisations.

In terms of the best therapist, we would say, the one you feel more drawn to is the best one for you. As trust is something really important in your healing process. Also listening to your gut feelings, your intuition is very important when you choose a therapist.

In the Project: Once you know what therapy you would like and you qualify for the project, e.g. are on benefits, very low income or is a pensioner, all you need to do is book on our website. If you have problems booking, please contact our reception and one of us will be delighted to help you book.

Privately: Once you know what therapy you would like and the therapist of your choice, get in touch with us and we will do the rest.

Waiting times vary depending on your availability and the availability of your therapist or practitioner.

Appointments made by clients for the project which are not attended are not refundable.

Appointments made by clients for Private sessions which are not attended or not cancelled with a 24 hours notice will be charged a different fee by each therapist. Please note that once you booked, the therapist will be charged for the rental of the room and they will travel to see your for your session. So it is important that you honour your booking.

In the project: Everyone is a volunteer and offer their time free of charge without any financial gain to themselves except travel expenses and lunch. The donation you give in the project covers those expenses as well as other costs. All our volunteers are fully qualified, experienced and PVG ( Protecting vulnerable groups) registered.

Privately: Only therapists who are qualified and insured can rent our space for their work.

At our Holistic Wellbeing Centre you can rest assured that you are cared for people who are professionals and genuine in their wish to help you holistically.

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