Survival Techniques

Photo by Giuseppe Milo “Running in the city, Chinatown, San Francisco”

I hit the ground running at 6:30 a.m. this Monday morning. At the time I’m penning this, the Ottawa Bus Strike is in it’s 5oth something day which means Jeff and I are adding about 3.5 to 4 hours of driving per day on the weeks that the children are living with us. If they weren’t part-time with their Father, I would have already checked myself into Shady Acres, as there just aren’t enough homeopathic remedies to deal with this kind of stress.

At Christmas, when both the washer and dryer broke down in the same week (I even tried CPR to no avail), it temporarily sent us back into the world of the laundromat; in addition to the house’s water-pump freezing, and general heat issues in our home, it has turned into a tough little adventure for 2009. Sometimes having to reschedule at least 2 patients per day, the bus strike has indicated our income has decreased while our financial commitments have pretty much remained the same. So, of course, the first things to get shaved off the top are luxuries. Yeah, that means socializing, our wine-tasting club and even our weekly pub and a movie have been cut until further notice. I don’t know about you but after a busy week of being a working woman with a couple of hours extra driving every other day, I really like a nice little dinner, a small Guinness (high in vitamin B’s!), and a movie cuddled up next to my man. So to say the least, it has gotten a little stressful here at Arcanum Acres.

So what does a poor girl do, especially when she looks into the face of her patient who is generally looking for stress techniques for themselves. Well, the first thing is that there has to be less indiscretions when it comes to Regimen. I need to start my day with my Himalayan salts. This is a brine we may have told you about at one of the initial meetings we had. The salts come from a region on earth where there isn’t an ounce of pollution. This salt contains 89 minerals from the earth in its purest form which is easily absorbed by the body. It also helps to keep the pH levels within a slightly alkaline state and is very expansive to armored cells that may have become contracted due to dehydration, acidity, or many hours in the car.

Next, I make a shake from raw milk, a raw egg, a scoop of Dr. Mercola’s low-sugar whey shake mix, a tbsp. of my greens powder, some flax oil, and a scoop of Shaklee’s Citriboost, all in one vitamin and probiotic formula. I quickly pop my multi-vitamin, my omega oils, my cal. mag. and gulp down a tablespoon of Cod Liver Oil … yuck! I grab a mug of organic Earl Grey Cream made by Saponetta Divino, a litre of pure water, and away I go … hopefully with the kids in tow. Thankfully they made most of their lunches the night before. We do a picnic breakfast in the car en route.

If I don’t start with patients until 10:00 or 1:00 on one day, I will swim an hour at the local salt water pool or ski for 50 minutes on the trails behind our house. I also do Yamuna Ball Rolling twice per week and will either have a chiropractic adjustment by Dr. Guirguis or go for my bi-weekly massage. Amen!

I absolutely take Homeopathic remedies for stress including my emotional support for anger, grief, fear, guilt and resentment every day. I’ll also baste myself with rose oil (also from Saponetta Divino) at night for additional love and nurturing while I sleep. I will also add some Sepia if I have those feelings of living out of obligation and compliance instead of out of a bounty of love. I also use specific remedies to safely balance my hormones (including estrogen) to keep my sleep from getting out of whack.

I also see a couple of my own Heilkunst Practitioners regularly for Therapeutic Education and remediation as I’ve missed the boat a few times (imagine that!) and I have found myself riding the tide of belief. Believe me when I say that I need as much regimen, medicine and conscious de-armoring as the next person. I will also engage in Dr. Lowen’s Bio-Energetic Exercises, which I love , when I’m feeling blocked in a particular segment. There is a great one for the diaphragm that involves leaning over a bench and opening up the whole belly cavity for a flush of energy that will set me just right for hours, or even days afterwards.

Also, the best, top of the list stress technique that doesn’t cost a cent is still sex … blush, blush. The library has buckets of books on Kama Sutra (Cox), Tantric Sex (Richardson, Carellas/Sprinkle), and my all time favorite, The Multi-Orgasmic Couple (Chia/Abrams). If the descriptions don’t spice things up in the boudoir, the pictures sure as heck will. The Kama Sutra by Tracey Cox will surely delight and, oh yeah, the information is stellar and brilliantly delivered in a friendly accessible way. Believe me, I did read it after I devoured the pictures first. I caught Jeff blatantly peering over my shoulder a number of times, asking me, “how do they do that one?”

Next week, the bus strike promises to be over. I’ve learned a lot about myself during it’s mini-epoch of transit ruination that tried to romp through my quality of life. It will be interesting to see how effective my stress techniques have worked overall. I will know on the day I first see the whites of the OC Transpo bus driver’s eyes on route 69. If I am overcome with feelings to hug him or slap him, I’ll know I need to put my little head-lamp on and take an extra evening ski that night and maybe lure Jeff up early that night. Don’t get me started about our Mayor, as there may not be enough stress techniques, and besides a good slap might just do wonders.

Medical Orgonomy … the Psychotherapeutic Approach that works!










As we further our Anthroposophical Orgonomic Studies (The study of Man and the energetic force that drives him), we are now integrating the therapeutic pieces that enable us to treat the highest Ideogenic (spiritual diseases caused by false beliefs) that prevent the “I” (the ontic organization) from wholly penetrating into the human being. You may ask, what the heck does that have to do with me? Well in layman’s terms it means, way back before a disease ever shows up on an MRI, something occurred at the subconscious level within you. You actually made a spiritual contract to get the morbid little disease in the first place. Ugh! Now, that is a tough pill to swallow … believe me when I say, I know.

I also had to face the fact that the inch-and-a-half tumour in the upper half of my left breast was an emblem of how I’d tried desperately to rescue my baby sister, my husband and even my own children to the exclusion of myself. Cancer represents the un-lived life and due to the huge abandonment by my mother through suicide, I tried to fix everybody else based on the false belief that, eventually, I too would also be saved by one of them. Pathetic, I know, but I did this subconsciously since I was 8 and my little train did not veer much from these well-traveled tracks throughout my lifetime. I just kept repeating the same patterns over and over again.

So while I’d been to enough talk-therapists from the time I was a kid to actually be able to figure out who was a practicing Freudian, Jungian and Adlerian, all of them requested that I repeatedly tell my life story. <Yawn!> One old guy I saw in University, actually did not speak at all. He must have been a practicing “Mute-ian.” I remember feeling creeped out by him and I never went back. One therapist was strung so tight and rigidly that I felt compelled to ask her why she panted anxiously when she spoke. By the time I was in my early 30’s, I was no further ahead than when I was 16. I had talked a lot, but the volume of angst still prevailed. I would feel better for a short time and then slide devastatingly down a land-slide into the pit of dark emotions, terrified that I was mimicking my mother’s eventual demise by suicide.

So when I first came to Heilkunst medicine, there was the distinct break-away from the classical paradigm by prescribing multiple remedies based on Dr. Samuel Hahnemann’s true maxim, “One remedy per disease, as opposed to one remedy per person” as had been misunderstood up until the late 20th century. So when I arrived on the scene for treatment, “the medicine” was one of the three jurisdictions that was being wholly integrated into the whole system that now also includes Regimen (nutrition, hydration, dormition and exercise/coition) and Therapeutic Education and Medical Orgonomy. The latter now being applied for psycho-therapeutics based on Reich’s Character Analysis and the principles of Medical Orgone Therapy. The former is the diagnosis the latter the tools to access the e-motion.

So now that we can effectively focus on everything from bacterial infections, mercury toxicity, hormonal dissonance, genetically anchored chronic disease like cancer and heart disease, and also effectively get an individual to express the rage felt since infancy, we are now finding that regimen and medicine are creating a much more orgastic resolution. Where the remedy prescribed was not able to complete the action of the four-beat cycle, when the human being is softened by releasing the anger, the whole organism pulsates, perhaps for the first time ever.

I worked with a woman who had trouble with weight and was frustrated with her inability to control her over-eating. In only one session, she was ready to identify that her needs for nourishment were never wholly realized in infancy. Her mother was busy with her own work and her other siblings and it became clear that she was probably not picked up and never fed on her demand.  Food became a desperate gorging when available.  It was an outside in approach to what should have been a healthy self-governance.  She never learned to self-soothe without the use of food.

By harnessing her creative imagination, she felt into the heart of the experience of being denied and in the moment, she felt called to lie down and put her arms out before her and start to cry for her mother.  The memories of what it had been like for here were still stored up in her body.  The wail I heard at the other end of the phone was primal and raw. And then it changed, it became angry and frustrated, and then the most painful of all, she gave up crying altogether and went silent.  She relived her experience as an infant.

The process of e-moting by mimicking where the trauma occurred in the body produces the somatic release spontaneously. It is that easy. The unresolved e-motions come up like a string of pearls. I knew that her sound regimen wholly supported her structure and I knew that her completion of a couple rounds of Miasms has already helped to soften her armour. When I work with these patients, who have gone this route for their own treatment, they have in essence been readied, and qualify for these more Anthropological and Orgonotic therapies.

It is a great comfort to know that we are effectively able to harness nature’s wisdom as we begin to integrate Medical Orgonomy and Anthropological protocols, which include Flower Essences, Essential Oils, Anthroposophical medicines, homeopathic medicines and even advise patients on a variety of leveraging techniques, which includes sighing, Dr. Lowen’s Bioenergetic Exercises, which specific literature, films and music most resonates for you (as tested and confirmed with Bioresonance Feedback) to allow for the conscious exploration of this realm. Without these tools applied at the appropriate jurisdiction, Homo Normalis is kept armored and polarized up in their gerbil-like intellect, schizophrenically wedged away from their feelings and the nether psychotic content that is at the base of our power grid in our nether man.

So, if you are feeling trapped by fear, grief, anger, resentment, or you keep trying to pin the blame of your suffering on your partner, you may be ripe for therapeutic work in these Anthropological Orgonotic realms. We are now better equipped to leverage the blockages of the neurotic character types (Phallic Narcissistic, Passive Feminine, Hysterical etc.) that typically show up in people struggling with behaviors fuelled by these subconscious conflicts. The sado-mashochistic patterns that are used in attempt to navigate through hobbled feelings rather than from a fully charged orgonotic sexual seat are a smoke screen which gives way to true unbridled creativity, a clean desire function and the source of where e-motional power lies. At this point, “thinking” takes on a whole new meaning.