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Natural Hygiene: a way of life that maintains that perfect health is an optimum state of body function, not the absence of disease. It maintains that healing is a biological process of the body, not something done to individuals and that be eating only raw, unprocessed foods as found in nature will they achieve the highest state of well-being.
Naturopathy: a healing system acknowledging the body’s natural healing power. Fosters health through education and the use of natural substances such as herbs, foods, air and sunshine.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP): a system of analyzing and describing both verbal and nonverbal human behaviors in order to produce changes in behavior such as curing phobias, helping children with learning disabilities, and eliminating unwanted habits such as smoking, drinking and overeating.
Neurological Muscular Kinesitherapy: is a highly organized use of neuromuscular techniques, tendon therapy, trigger point therapy, neurolymphatic and neurovascular work in combination with muscle testing for the treatment of musculo-skeletal disorders.
Neuromuscular Re-education: utilizes the art of manual muscle testing to evaluate nervous system integrity in control of the muscle. Areas of involvement are addressed by contact to neutral control mechanisms within muscle and tendon.
Neuromuscular Therapy: is the science by which homeostasis is brought about between the nervous system and the musculo-skeletal system. This is achieved by examining the physiological principles of ischemia, trigger points, nerve entrapment/nerve compression, postural distortion and dysfunctional biomechanics. Neuromuscular Therapy is used to treat a variety of pain conditions whether due to a chronic problem, a sporting injury or an acute accident.
NISA (Neuromuscular integration and structural alignment): addresses the well-being of the whole person – Body, Mind and Spirit. Structural realignment is facilitated through the release and re-innervation of the fascia.
Numerology: is the advanced study of digitology, which allows for complete analysis of your personality with past, present and future.
Vegan: a diet without animal products of any kind. Followers believe in the rights of animals and avoid all products with animal source ingredients including cleaning products, cosmetics, personal care products, shoes and other items of clothing.
Vision Questing: native American spiritual practice for opening up to the universe and perceiving a clairvoyant vision of your personal guide for the purpose of prophesy, protection and discovering your life’s purpose. Traditionally a time of fasting and praying.
Eckankar: ancient science of soul travel or ability to raise one’s consciousness to higher planes of awareness to realize the divine consciousness of one’s soul.
Egyptology: the study of all aspects of ancient Egypt such as its culture, language, architecture and history.
Empath: a person who can psychically tune in to the emotional experience of a person, place or animal.
Energy Healing/Balancing: healing technique, which involves working in the body’s energy field to promote mental, emotional, physical, or spiritual healing.
Exorcism: the act of using special techniques or rituals to remove negative forces from a person or place
Tai Chi Chuan: traditional Chinese nonaggressive martial art based on awareness and yielding which is practiced in slow motion; a meditation technique for grounding and centering, that is based on Taoist philosophy.
Tarot Cards: deck of seventy-eight cards used in divination. Divided into the Major Arcana (twenty-two cards with archetypal significance) and the Minor Arcan (fifty-six cards of four suits: wands, swords, cups and pentacles).
Theosophy: a philosophical system that promotes the ideas of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and Annie Besant. Objectives are to form a universal brotherhood, investigate man’s latent psychic and spiritual powers, and study philosophy, comparative religion and science.
Therapeutic Touch: is the use of hands to direct and transfer the flow of electrical energies to improve circulation and restore balance. It will stimulate a renewed flow of life force throughout the body, allowing the channeling of energy for the well being of another. Prana can be transferred from one individual to another, like a river.
Touch for Health: is the use of kinesiology and muscle testing to find the energy flow within the body and it balances the body’s energies to relieve stress.
Touch Therapy: stimulates our ability to heal ourselves. All physical treatments vibrate or shake the body tissues and thereby stimulate the circulation in one way or another for the purpose and with the result of loosening and eliminating any blockage to encourage the awakening and balancing of one’s own inner energies. It makes us responsible for the healing process within ourselves.
TMJ Therapy: correction of malfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) located in front of the ears at the jaw joint which is sometimes aggravated by dental work. May involve ligaments, muscles or the bone itself.
Trager: utilizes light, gentle, non-intrusive movements to facilitate the release of deep-seated physical and mental patterns.
Transactional Analysis: process to diagnose the ego states where verbal exchanges originate, as well as techniques to use this information to improve communication. Usually involves helping the client get in touch with internal parent/adult/child transactions that affect human behavior.
Transformational Counseling/Therapy: counseling techniques associated with transpersonal psychology that is aimed at promoting self-realization at the personal level and planetary brotherhood and consciousness at the global level.
Transpersonal Psychology/Counseling: that school of psychology that aims at integrating Western science and Eastern thought by moving beyond Humanistic Psychology and its focus on the self or ego. Its orientation is a holistic one that focuses on the integration mind, body and spirit and has ultimate psychological growth and well being as its goals.
Trigger Point Therapy (a.k.a. Myotherapy): applies the concentrated finger pressure to “trigger points” which are painful irritated areas in muscles, in order to break the cycle of spasm and pain. Full body or specific areas.
Tuina: is an ancient Chinese practice of therapeutic massage perfected to bring about healing utilizing principles of traditional Chinese medicine to increase circulation of blood and Qi (vital energy), regulates body function, and enhances the body’s resistance to disease.
I-Ching: traditional Chinese divination method that involves tossing three identical coins or objects six times and using the patterns they form to receive answers to personal questions from I Ching or Book of Changes.
Incense: aromatic herb or wood made into a find powder to be burned for enjoyment of its pleasant fragrance; used as an offering at rituals or during religious ceremonies.
Infant Massage: is the massaging of infants during the early stages of their growth; consisting of stretching, effleurage and light wringing of the appendages.
Iridology: a science involving the study of the iris of the eye as a diagnostic tool to reveal health or disorders in the human body. It is based on the premise that the nerves, muscle fibers and blood vessels in the iris are connected to corresponding locations in the body.
One Brain: emphasis is identifying and defusing the physical blockages that limit perception in any field of learning.
Ortho-Bionomy: is a bodywork system of gentle but profound release through body positioning.
Qi Gong: is an ancient Chinese practice of therapeutic exercise, mediation and healing which strengthens the patients’ Qi (vital energy) both through a patient following a prescribed Qi Gong routine and a Qi Gong practitioner’s transmission Qi (vital energy) into the patient.
Baubiologie: the study of the impact of building environment upon health and the application of this knowledge to the construction of healthy homes and workplace; the science of holistic interactions between life and living environment.
Bioenergetics: a body-mind therapy created by Dr. Alexander Lowen, which uses the body to heal the mind. The simultaneous duality and unity of the human personality is its underlying principle. The technique includes direct bodywork to release unresolved emotional blocks stored in muscle groups.
Biofeedback: a scientific technique to tune into and consciously control bodily functions by hooking up to a monitoring device that reads certain physiological responses and feeds information back to the user.
Biorhythms: the cyclical patterns of change in the body’s physical, emotional and intellectual energy based on date of birth. Used to determine the immutable patterns of a person’s critical days and periods of high and low energy.
Body-Mind Centering: is an approach to movement re-education and analysis developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. It is an experimental study based on anatomical, physiological, psychological and developmental movement principles. This study leads to an understanding of how the mind is express through the body in movement.
Body-Mind Rhythmic Movement: created by Susan Kramer. Elementary academic instruction using rhythmic movement patterning as a way to develop and reinforce the body-mind connection.
Bodywork: Various forms of touch therapies that may use manipulation, movement, and/or repatterning to affect structural changes to the body.
Bowen System: is a series of gentle connective tissue manipulation procedures, which re-align and balance the body and stimulate energy flow.
Deep Muscle/Connective Tissue Massage: releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons and fascia.
Digitology: is the basic understanding of numbers and their specific meanings, which translates your birthday and name into vibrations to which you respond to the world around you.
Divination: the act of foretelling the future or gaining unknown information by using psychic skills or other methods outside of the ordinary senses.
Dowsing: the skill of divining for underground sources of water or other practical and spiritual matters by means of divining rod or variety of other means, such as the pendulum, or even by device fewer techniques.
Acupressure: Oriental healing system. Using direct finger pressure to touch specific points along the meridians will activate nerves, which send electric impulses to the spinal cord, the lower centers of the brain, and the area of dysfunction. These notification points are electromagnetic in character, they consist of small, oval cells called Bonham corpuscles which surround the capillaries in the skin, blood vessels and the organs throughout the body, stimulating the holding points will free any blockages in the flow. If there is an excess of energy, stimulating the connecting points will remove any over flow. Shiatsu massage uses acupressure.
Acupuncture: Ancient Oriental healing therapy which stimulates or disperses the flow of chi (subtle energy) within the body by inserting fine needles into specific points on the body. Massage and thermal therapy (heat application) may also be used.
Alexander Technique: is an approach to movement and re-education. It is learning to release unwanted habits of poor posture and excess tension. It is the experience of choosing balance, grace, ease and freedom of movement through realizing the primary connection between the head, neck and torso.
Anthroposophy: A dualistic spiritual science. Founded by Rudolf Steiner after he left the theosophical society.
Applied Kinesiology: is a unique health system, developed in 1964 by Dr. George “Good heart”, and is used to restore and balance energies. The body exists on three levels: mechanical, chemical, and electrical. Muscle testing is used to find specific imbalances.
Aromatherapy: The controlled use of plant essential oils to improve health and prevent disease.
Ashram: Hindu equivalent of a monastery; a community where devotees live with or around a guru who is their spiritual teacher.
Astral Projection: an out-of-body experience often occurring during sleep or a meditative state during which the etheric body separates from the physical body and travels over great distances to another location resulting in an altered state of consciousness.
Astrology: an ancient system of divination based on the belief that planetary cosmic cycles are reflected here in our earthly environment and influences human affairs.
Associated Conditions: are listed to help develop the intuition and to identify specific areas of blockage in the body. Naming the disease only identifies the symptom and keeps us locked into the balance. By letting go of the identification with the end result of imbalance, we can focus on its source and correction. Most vertical pain comes from the meridian system and most horizontal pain can be attributed to the nerve circuits of the spine.
Aston-Patterning: is an integrated system of movement education, three-dimensional soft issue work, environmental modification and fitness training.
Aura Balancing: a healing technique that allows healing energy to normalize restricted cells. The healer detects energy blocks in the luminous electromagnetic force field called the aura that surrounds the human body and then balances or normalizes it by passing his or her hands over the congested area a few inches from the body.
Ayurveda: Ancient Indian medial-metaphysical healing life science based on the harmony of body, mind and universe. It emphasizes the capability of the individual for self-healing using natural remedies to restore balance.
Chakra Therapy: is the balancing of electrical energy centers, which are excreted by the endocrine glands and nerve centers. There are seven main chakras of the human body that processes and distributes energy.
Channelers: "Sensitives" who allow spiritual entities to use their bodies and minds as a link between this plane and higher planes of consciousness for the purpose of receiving psychic information or healing energy. Formerly called mediums.
Chinese Tuina Therapy: a massage therapy using fingers and fists on meridian lines, manipulating muscles to release tension and loosen congested areas allowing natural healing to occur.
Chiropractor: healer-using therapy that attributes disease to neural malfunction with treatment primarily based on manipulation of the spinal column.
Circles of Life: is to re-educate ourselves and transform the areas in our life, which we choose to change.
Clairvoyant: one who receives extrasensory impressions in the form of “inner sight” or mental images, which are seen without the aid of the physical eyes and beyond limits of ordinary time and space. Literally means “clear seeing”.
Colon Therapy: is the safe, gentle infusion of warm filtered water into the rectum using no chemicals or drugs. An initial series of three to six treatments is recommended and some therapists advise to continue treatments every three to six months to obtain optimal colon health.
Colour Therapy: Life is color. Each organ and emotion has a certain color that they reflex. Color is a vibratory energy that can be used to help strengthen the weakened areas.
Core Bodywork: is a 3-level system of structural integration that utilizes advanced myofascial techniques, holographic body reading, and neurosomatic awareness education. The 3-levels consist of CORE Massage (an introduction to structural bodywork), CORE Myofascial Therapy (a 3 session approach for structural balance) and CORE Integration (a 7 session system of structural and functional integration).
Course In Miracles: A material channeled through Helen Schucman and transcribed by William Thetford, which aims at removing the blocks to the awareness of the presence of love. Consists of Text, the Workbook for Students and the Manual for Teachers.
Craniosacral Therapy: is a “hands on” method of examination and treatment to correct and improve problems affecting the brain and spinal cord.
Creative Visualization: Thoughts are things. Creating a visual image in the mind will help expedite the transfer of energy. Creative visualization further enhances the appropriate areas being resonated by vibration. Color may also be used to facilitate the healing process.
Cryotherapy: is the use of ice on an injury along with light massage after the body area can be worked.
Crystal Therapy: uses crystals and colored gemstones to bring the body's energy field into alignment. Generally this is done by placing stones on the body's chakras or within its energy field to facilitate a healthy natural flow of energy through the body's energetic system.
UFOs and Extraterrestrials: unidentified flying objects or spacecraft with no know human-made origin; thought to be piloted by intelligent beings from outer space or another dimension.
Walk-in: a term used by Ruth Montgomery’s Guides for a highly aware entity from the spiritual dimension who, with permission, enters an unwanted adult human body in order to begin its humanitarian work at once by avoiding living the childhood years.
Wet Rebirthing: guided by a rebirthing therapist, participants relive their birth trauma in a water environment in order to work out negativity concerning the birth process.
Wicca: from the Anglo-Saxon word for “wise one”. An earth or pagan religion and magical system dedicated to the Goddess and God which uses simple ceremonies or rituals to achieve communion with the natural forces; often referred to as a form of Witchcraft.
Macrobiotics: literally, the Great Life. A healthful way to live according to the natural order of the universe. The application of this order to daily life is through a diet which affects the whole person and which is based primarily on whole grains, vegetables, beans and sea vegetables, with moderate amounts of fish, seeds and nuts.
Magic: willful use of psychic skills to activate subtle forces to obey; use of ceremony, ritual, incantations, natural and human-made objects of correct vibrational frequency for desired outcome.
Mandala: a design of lines, forms and colors, usually circular, used in meditation to focus attention to a single point.
Manual Lymph Drainage: is the use of massage to promote the lymph system to function optimally. MLD may stimulate the body’s defense mechanism and general immunity.
Massage: The application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body, generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. The many variations of massage account for several different techniques.
Massotherapy: means “MASSAGE THERAPY”. Many practice the traditional Swedish massage methods; others use oriental techniques while others incorporate other body therapies.
Medicine Wheel: Native American sacred circle representing the Universe and the balance of all creation. It is cast to contain, project and raise energy to transform, balance and heal.
Meditation: a technique of mind control that leads to inner feelings of calm and peacefulness and may result in experiences of transcendental awareness and self-realization. The two main types of meditation are: (1) the focusing type, similar to self-hypnosis, in which the meditator focuses on a repetitive sound or chant, an image, or pattern of breathing; (2) the “opening-up” type which emphasizes the detached observation of mental events as they occur.
Mediums: sensitive people through whom communications are sent to the living from the spirit world. Also called channelers.
Membrane Mobilization: is a full body technique, which uses the cranial fascia system to produce deep non-painful bodywork. The therapist learns to feel fascia mobility on the cranium, which will focus on various techniques of mobilizing the muscles and joints of the spine, scapula, shoulder, knee, wrist, ankle, etc.
Mentastics Movement Re-Education: a system of dance like, mentally directed movements to free the body from tensions, resulting in an ageless body. Basic to the Trager Approach.
Meridians: are formed minutes after conception. They begin to develop within hours after the seed has been planted. These pathways of electrical energy flow are located on both sides of the body. This energy travels on and immediately below the surface of the skin, following a definite pattern. Through these channels flow the life force of Chi. They contain a free-flowing, colorless, non-cellular liquid that is partly activated by the heart. These meridians have been measured and mapped by modern technological methods and can be felt. A series of points that exist on the meridians can be linked to a specific organ. Health exists when this energy flow is in a state of balance, excess or a deficiency in this flow can result in disease.
Multi-dimensional Integration: is a creative blend of body therapies. This system draws elements from polarity, cranisacral, deep tissue work, meridian balancing, Swedish massage, charka balancing and other energy techniques.
Music Therapy: is the use of musical notes to strengthen physical, mental or emotional aspects of the body.
Myopathic Muscular Therapy: is a complete system for reducing residual tension and evaluating muscle conditions without the use of oil. Includes: Specific Muscular manipulation (Neuromuscular Re-education, Fascia, Lymphatics) and joint mobilization. Designed to provide Quick and Permanent relief for soft tissue damage where surgery is not indicated.
Mythology: age old stories of humanity’s concepts about the universe, including their relationships to their deities.
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Palmistry: the practice of psychically reading an individual’s past, present and future, as well as health and character, by studying the lines, shape and texture of the individual’s hands, fingers and wrists.
Parapsychology: the scientific investigation and, in some cases, treatment of supernormal phenomena such as telepathy, clairvoyance and extrasensory perception.
Past-Life Regression/Future Progression: the recall of past-life, including reincarnational, informational through the subconscious mind by the use of techniques such as hypnosis. Also obtaining information regarding simultaneously existing future lives through the same methods.
Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy: works for the correction and prevention of serious muscle conditions such as ALS, MS, MD, Parkinson’s, CP, brain injury and stroke. It has also been effective in alleviating sports and trauma injuries, occupational stresses, arthritis, fibrositis, backache, neck tension, chronic fatigue syndrome, constipation and circulatory problems.
Physic, New: current form of physics, which emphasizes the interconnectedness and inseparability of everything in the universe on a progressive scale from microcosm to macrocosm. A fundamental tenet is that the action of the observer affects that which is observed. At the quantum level, the new physics contends that objective reality may not exist and that it is meaningless to view things or objects as having any reality above and beyond the mind of the observer.
Polarity Therapy: is an energy-based system, created by the late Randolph Stone, an American chiropractor, naturopath and osteopath. It harmonizes the body’s energy flow and structural balance through both gentle and deep contacts. Full body or specific areas.
Physic: a general term describing a person with one or more paranormal abilities such as extrasensory perception, clairvoyance or telepathy.
Psychic Counselor/Consultant: a psychic practitioner who uses his or her psychic abilities during private or group sessions to psychically tune into a client’s life in order to help the client deal with problems. Common psychic tools for tuning in include Tarot cards, pendulums, clairvoyance and channeling.
Psychic Healing: using the physical body as a vehicle for cosmic energy to heal body, mind and spirit.
Psychodrama: a role-playing group therapy founded by J.L. Moreno.
Psychometry: the process of holding an object and reading from it psychic impressions concerning the article or its owner.
Psychosynthesis: a developmental psychological and education process formulated by Roberto Assagioli. Its goals are the integration of personality and awareness of the Self.
Looyenwork: is an empowering yet sensitive and painless approach to deep tissue body therapy that is always mindful of the total person. Looyenwork acknowledges traumatic and emotional holding patterns, and works with the resistance rather than through it.
Luscher Color Test: a test developed by Dr. Max Luscher that indicates personality type on the basis of the subject’s preference for eight color choices.
Feldenkrais: deals with man as a totality – physically, mentally and psychologically. The work is designed to help people to improve their physical and mental functioning through unique series of movement lessons that utilize our capacity to listen to and learn from ourselves as we move. The lessons are a gentle and powerful means to reduce stress and improve our self-image.
Feng Shui: pronounced, “fung shway,” means “Wind and Water.” It is the ancient Chinese art and science of bringing harmony to dis-harmony and balance to imbalance within your environment and to all of the inhabitants of that environment. It is a very powerful resource and aid to what I call “being and becoming.”
Feng Shui can help in all areas one’s life! To name a few, it can bring more love, good health, happiness, and money flow by creating the vibration in which one can manifest what you want and need in your life.
Feng Shui is also “self-empowering” as it provides a method to enable you to gain more control over your own destiny rather than feeling like a “leaf in the rapids of life.”
Fire Walking: ancient ritual of spiritual empowerment. The practice of walking over hot coals without the feet getting burned. Practitioners are often in a trance state.
Floatation Tank: a sensory deprivation tank containing skin-temperature water (93.5 degrees) and Epsom salts, in which a person is immersed for relaxation and rehabilitation, often in conjunction with neuromuscular therapy.
Flower Essence: represents a vibration of a certain plaint to aid in the healing process and to help keep our bodies and emotions in balance with nature.
Fortean: strange phenomena. Derived from Charles Fort “philosopher of strangeness”.
Zero-balancing: is the art of balancing the structural and energetic aspects of a person through touch. Bringing these aspects into harmony facilitates the natural processes of health and healing through the body, mind, and spirit.
Gem Therapy: is the use of rocks and gems to help strengthen emotional and physical areas of the body, through their vibratory energy.
Geomancy: See feng-shui.
Gestalt Therapy: Humanistic therapy originated by Fritz Perls that centers on the reality of what is and each individual being responsible for his/her own actions; includes the interrelatedness of the object and the perceiver.
Kabbala (Qabala): ancient Hebrew esoteric philosophy based on a mystical interpretation of the Bible. It presents a symbolic explanation of the origin of the universe and relates all things to their supreme archetypes.
Kinesiology: knowledge of techniques for obtaining and using information from the position, movement, and tension of parts of the body, especially from the nerves, muscles, tendons and joints. For example, diagnosis of physical ailments may be obtained from the subconscious level by naming the ailment, asking the subject to tense an arm and noting whether the tension is maintained or released when the arm is depressed.
Kirlian Photography: a photographic process using a high voltage, low amperage field of 50,000 bolts or more. Invented by Semyon and Valentina Kirlian. It picks up radiation around objects and humans which is not visible to the eye. Often used to photograph the energy field that surrounds the human body.
Shakti Healing System: is a revolutionary approach to healing the body-heart-mind connection through the human energy system while working directly on the root of physical and mental disease. It is remarkably effective for creating change in a person’s life by allowing them to grown on a solid-psyche free from crippling emotional wounds and subconscious blocks.
Shamanism/Shamanic Therapy: belief in psychic healing techniques and medium ship skills as practiced by tribal “medicine men” such as those among the Native Americans and in various parts of the Orient; the practices of medium ship and healing techniques of a Shamanic priest.
Shiatsu: is an Oriental-based system of finger-pressure massage which treats special points along acupuncture meridians, which are the invisible channels of energy flow in the body. Blocked energy along the meridians can cause physical discomforts, the aim is to release the block and re-balance the energy flow.
Somatic: Meaning “of the body.” Many times this term is used to denote a body/mind or whole-body approach as distinguished from a physiology-only or environmental perspective.
Sound Therapy/Toning: the use of a combination of tones and rhythmic sounds to alter a person’s vibrations to bring harmony, accelerate healing and increase psychic skills.
Spiritual Counselor/Consultant: a practitioner who uses one or more spiritual and/or psychological techniques in order to achieve holistic healing.
Spiritual Healing: healing by the power of a spiritual energy, operation through the body of the medium or practitioner.
Spiritualist: one who believes that the continuity of life can be demonstrated and proven by the ability to communicate with departed souls through a psychic medium.
Sports Massage: is used in both pre-post athletic events which loosens, warms and readies the muscle for intensive use, especially when combined with stretching. Besides helping prevent injury, it can improve the athlete’s performance and endurance.
Structural Integration: the physical aspects of this therapy consist of manipulating the soft tissues of the body (fascia, muscles, and proprioceptors) to produce more appropriate links, elasticity and balance, resulting in increased vitality, improved posture, improved metabolic function and freer movement.
Swedish Massage: uses long effleurage strokes, kneading Petrissage strokes, friction, vibration, and percussion techniques on the more superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movements of the joints. It promotes general relaxation, improves circulation, range of motion and relieves muscle tension.
Synergetics: is Massage, Psychophysical Therapy and Spirituality developed by Dana Winkler in 1980, is a synthesis of a variety of approaches and techniques. Its foundation includes the bioenergetics of Alexander Lowen and John Pierrakos, the biodynamic approach of psychology and massage of Gerda Boyesen, the phenomenological psychotherapy of R.D. Laing, and Transactional Analysis. This work is especially suited to individuals dealing with catastrophic terminal and chronically debilitation conditions including AIDS, cancer, Rape Trauma Syndrome, as well as for people involved in the 12 step program.
Rapid Eye Technology: a holistic eclectic healing process based on the blinking, moving, and perception of the eyes to facilitate mental, emotional, and physical change. RET is based on the inspiration and work of author and healer, Ranae Johnson.
Reading: information given to a person by an intuitive or psychic in response to questions asked. May involve past, present and future events.
Reading, Aura: psychic reading of the subtle energy field around a person or object.
Reading, Shustah Card: reading using a deck of cards with five suits of fourteen pages. Based on ancient mystery teachings, they are used for guidance and to predict the future.
Rebirthing/Integrative Breathing: precisely defined breathing technique to cleanse, clear and heal the body, mind and spirit; its purpose is to relive the moment of your first breath and release the trauma associated with it.
Reflexology (Zone Therapy): is a system organized around the use of points on the hands and feet that are thought to correspond or “reflex” to all areas of the body. Specific, but with full-body effects.
Reichian Massage: is working with patterns of energy and can be used with most forms of massage techniques. It brings the psychological healing in balance with the physical sense. Breathing is the key to life.
Reiki: means “UNIVERSAL LIFE ENERGY”. Through an ancient ritual of empowerment, healing is channeled.
Ro-Hun Therapy: an energy-based, spiritually-oriented psychotherapy which aims to relieve negative thinking patterns and traumas stored in one’s energy field and replace them with more effective means of living.
Rolfing: is a system for integrating the human physical structure. It is a form of deep, connective tissue manipulation and re-education and is based on the fact that the body is changeable.
Rune Casing: an ancient Nordic and Germanic oracle dating to around 800 A.D., involving the use of twenty-five ceramic tiles, each inscribed with a letter from the Viking alphabet; divination technique allowing one to tap into answers in the subconscious or higher self for insight and advice.
Hakomi: uses body, emotions and mental states to bring unconscious material to conscious awareness.
Hand Analyst/Counselor: one who uses a person’s hands, fingers and nails to attune to the person’s life, character and emotions.
Handwriting Analysis: the study of a person’s handwriting to discover personal information such as health, character, personality and life circumstances.
Hellerwork: re-orders the entire body, returning the plasticity to the tissue and relieving stored stress while education the client in self care.
Herbal Therapy: is the use of herbs or natural tinctures for an aid in the healing process whether it is internal or external.
Herbologist/Herbalist: a healer who understands the medical value of plants and prepares herbal formulas to strengthen the natural functions of the body so that is may heal itself.
Holistic Health Center: healing center designed to treat the whole person, body, mind and spirit.
Holistic Medicine: a form of medicine, which considers the whole person, physically, spiritually and psychologically, rather than treating just the diseased part.
Holotropic Breath work: a non-drug technique of self-exploration and healing using controlled breathing, evocative music, focused body work and mandala drawing to access all levels of human experience. Created by Stanislov and Christina Grof.
Homeopathy: a school of medicine based on the theory of “like cures like”. Minute quantities of natural substance stimulate the body’s own self-healing ability. If taken in larger doses, they would produce side effects similar to those of the disease being treated.
Hoshino Therapy: employs a unique 250-point system for the evaluation and treatment of biomechanical pain and dysfunction.
Hugging: When the body is touched, the amount of hemoglobin in the blood increases significantly. This chemical change tones up the whole body, promotes wellness, and helps prevent disease and speeds recovery from illness. Hugging tunes up the immunization system. It is a marvelous way to improve the quality of your life.
Humanistic Psychology: the school of psychology originated by Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers and others, that emphasizes the uniqueness of the individual self and the integration of the whole person: feelings, intellect, physical and spiritual.
Huna: ancient Hawaiian religious system of goal attainment and spiritual growth based on a knowledge of three levels of consciousness and the use of “mana”, the vital force that heals and energizes.
Hydrotherapy: is traditionally used as an adjunct to massage. It includes modalities such as hot packs, ice applications, Hubbard tank, saunas, steam baths and whirlpools. Water has very therapeutic properties.
Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy: a state of mind in which one’s focus of attention is narrow and a higher level of awareness of the focal point is attained than is normal when one is awake. The power of conscious criticism is suppressed and suggested move directly into the unconscious mind. Suggestions are acted upon more powerfully than is possible in the normal waking state.
Yoga: Sanskrit for yoke or union. An eastern philosophy involving spiritual discipline using various techniques to experience union with a Supreme Being. Many yogic paths exist and include work on the physical body as in Hatha yoga, which uses breathing exercises and sustained physical postures to gain physical and mental control over the body; Bhakti, the yoga of devotion and love using the heart as a vehicle for transcendence; and other types of yoga specific to a path or teacher including Iyengar, Jnana, Karma, Kripalu, Kriya, Kundalini, Raja and Siddha yoga.