I have long ago quit being offended when people gape at me when I tell them what I do. I even managed to hold my tongue when a lawyer actually called me a witch during his investigation into my car accident. And when the CBC aired an episode of Marketplace several months back in which a very negative and one-sided view was presented, I shrugged and smiled and went back to serving my clients.
The fact is, there will always be nay-sayers in my industry. There will always be those people that claim that I am crazy, that I concoct medicines in the light of the full moon with a big cauldron over the fire, and you know what? They are entitled to their opinion. Is homeopathy a placebo? To them it is. Is there really anything actually in those remedies? To them there is not. Can homeopathy actually help anyone? Not as far as they are concerned. And no matter what, they will never see it otherwise.
But then there are those people who are genuinely open to thinking about the possibilities that homeopathy provides, who are keenly intrigued by a medicine with a 200+ year history of success. Those are the people with whom I love to converse! They love to hear how homeopathy works on animals and babies (which blows out the placebo argument), how studies have shown cancer cells in a petrie dish actually disintegrate with the addition of a well-chosen homeopathic remedy (which proves that there really is something in that remedy bottle), and how my clients rave about the results they have enjoyed (which shows I am not the only one who thinks homeopathy is pretty great).
It’s teaching and sharing with these open-minded individuals that makes what I do so fantastic! To have a client come to me that is sceptical at first, and witness the results that they experience brings me such joy. A man who was afraid to fly now travels the world. A woman who could not get pregnant is now having her third baby. A baby with colic is now calm and peaceful. A cat who peed all over the house now uses only the litter box. The list goes on!
So to those who are interested and intrigued, I say, “welcome to the world of homeopathy!” The possibilities for healing are limit-less! There is no one or no condition that I cannot help. Welcome to a safe and effective form of health care. Welcome to my practice!
I have always openly talked about my own history of anxiety and depression but it occurred to me this past few weeks that there was something I had never before addressed.
In my last ezine, I spoke of the importance of having fun and laughing. After I wrote this, I began to realize that what I was suggesting to each of you was something that I myself could never have done just a short while ago.
If you yourself have anxiety issues or are dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, you will know exactly what I am talking about: it is nearly impossible to have fun, isn’t it? You cannot relax, you cannot “go with the flow,” let your hair down, and just BE. When you are dealing with these conditions, your mind is not wired that way. Instead, you are wired for emergency response and panic, and the need to control your environment, your body, and your actions overwhelms any chance of simply having fun.
It’s hard to understand for those of you who are not dealing with anxiety or PTSD. You might wonder why your wife can’t just relax for one minute at the beach, why your co-worker can’t sit still on lunch break, why your daughter is having an overwhelming response to the idea of taking ham in her lunch instead of bologna. It confuses you. You are exasperated by it. And it likely frustrates you to no end.
So here’s what you all need to know:
- If you have anxiety issues or PTSD, please know that there is light at the end of the tunnel! I can attest to that from my own experience. Without the help of my homeopath and counsellor, and a ton of hard work on my behalf, I could not be living the life I am right now. I “get it,” and I know how to help you without the use of drugs!
- If someone you know and care about has these problems, please recognize that these issues are very real. It may not make any sense to you whatsoever, but the person you love is having real trouble coping and needs your support and a sense of security if ever s/he is going to heal.
- Dialogue is key. Too often we refuse to discuss what is happening in our bodies and our minds for fear of seeming “crazy.” But what’s really “crazy” is keeping it all inside! I can help you to identify your own personal triggers so that you can share them with your loved ones and you can talk about what is happening inside of you. It won’t go away if you ignore it. Open discussion is all that works
Fact is, I could (and will one day) write a book about this topic. I do hope that this short note has shed some light on anxiety and PTSD. As always, your health and happiness are of utmost importance to me. I welcome the opportunity to talk further about how I can help you.