Finding Balance in a Busy Modern World.
Your brain influences your behaviour.
- The reptilian brain controls the body’s vital functions such as heart rate, breath, body temperature and balance. It includes the brainstem and the cerebellum. It handles primal urges such as eating and mating. It decides what’s most important for our survival.
- The limbic system includes the hypothalamus, hippocampus, amygdala, and several other nearby areas. It handles our emotional life, and has a lot to do with the formation of memories.
- The prefrontal cortex is a part of the brain located at the front of the frontal lobe. It takes part in a variety of complex behaviors, including planning. Iy contributes to personality development, handles self-control and consciousness. It also helps us deal with intellectual tasks.
Stress makes you sick.
It is common to blame our feelings of anxiety or depression on stress. However, humans have always had to deal with stress, in fact life is inherently a series of stresses we must face. The advantage our ancestors had was that stressful experiences were often short lived. Once they had escaped a potentially dangerous situation they could go about their day in a relaxed way.
Our emotions stay unexpressed in our bodies.
How to reduce the influence or daily stress in our lives.
Exercise – movement helps us to integrate mind and body. it also helps us to unlock the tension we hold in the body through holding on to emotions.
Diet – a diet full of nutrients will benefit the body and the mind by fueling the brain with what it needs to combat stress.
Mindfulness – allows us to release the future and past and focus on the present moment free from stress and anxiety.
Letting go – if you carry the burden of debt or feel that you have too much stuff to take responsibility for, modern day practices such as minimalism can help you to release the idea that you need stuff to be happy. In all spiritual traditions it is believed that less is more when it comes to happiness and a daily practice of letting go of the things that do not serve you can help you release your burdens.
Self-care – is about acknowledging what it is that we need to maintain a healthy sense of self. Self care may include working with therapies such as kinesiology to help us with our self-enquiry so that we can better understand what we need and how to fulfill those needs for ourselves.
Affinity Wellness therapists are trained to help you find balance.
Traditionally a kinesiology session is called a ‘balance’ because it helps us bring the body back to homeostasis, a point of harmony. We use Kinesiology in combination with Counselling, Dreamwork, Yoga, Sports Therapy, Nutrition and Vibrational medicine practices can help you connect you to your purpose and balance the body and mind.
Suggested treatment plan.
- An initial 90 minute kinesiology consultation followed by 3 – 5 standard consultations 1 -2 weeks apart.
- Further follow-up standard consultations should be spaced between 2 -4 weeks apart or booked as needed.
Kristen is a professional Kinesiologist, Dreamworker, Coach and Yoga instructor. She has been helping people with their physical, emotional and spiritual journeys for 13 years. Kristen’s professional approach, dedication, and enthusiasm have helped hundreds of people breakthrough in their personal and professional lives.
Kristen specialises in working with the power of the subconscious mind.
Her unique model of conscious wellness is based on working with the energy-body as an interface between the physical body and the mind.
Kristen offers a highly individualised service to help our clients to live consciously, awaken their potential and discover their purpose.
Kristen’s passion is helping you to achieve inner peace, purpose and clarity by discovering your own unique truth and working towards your highest potential. Her personal belief is that everything we create in our life comes back to our attitudes, beliefs and behaviours most of which we are not consciously aware of. Her vocational appetite is for exploring the subconscious mind (including dreams) to help her clients achieve happiness, discover their unique truth and work towards their highest potential. Kristen’s goal is to her clients achieve vibrant, dynamic purpose-driven lives that are in alignment with their soul’s purpose.
On a personal level, Kristen started her career in Arts Management working in casting, training and managing Aussie actors and then eventually moving on to the Circus. Kristen spent her own share of time in the spotlight teaching and bellydancing professionally, a passion that took her to competitions and performances in Egypt, Greece and New York. She lives a quieter life now helping others acheive their dreams and has run her wellness practice, Affinity Wellness for the past 13 years.
Kristen practices in Camberwell, Melbourne and is available for online sessions.