Rationale for the programme
In phase one, using a process of insight facilitated discussion, exploration and coaching, we start to create our own individual blue prints for success in inner well-being.
In my experience as a holistic coach, I have learnt that whilst there are general guidelines on creating inner well-being, what works well for one person, may not work so well for another. Hence the value of creating individual blue prints for successful inner well-being activities.
In the second phase, using heart-opening music, and drawing from dance, complementary therapy, and moving meditation, we release our thinking minds, connect with our feelings and so facilitate healing and transformation.
We draw on the examples of Rumanian baby orphans (and many other similar orphans) whose mortality rate was extra-ordinarily high in spite of having their physical needs for food, milk and nappy changing taken care. Lack of affection and sufficient love was given as an explanation.
There is also much evidence amongst elderly widows and widowers who die very soon after their much loved spouse has died. Loss of their primary source of love (their spouse) triggers their own mortality.
Whilst Shakespeare in Twelfth Night describes “music as the food of love” in The Inner Spa, we talk about “love being the food of life” and with good reason. Although the need for love is at its most acute with very young and the very old, its absence or lack impacts us all, as does its presence which can have such life-changing repercussions.
I hear the need for “love” expressed time and time again in my work as a coach with team members who are constantly seeking to be appreciated, valued and acknowledged for their work. These needs are simply euphemisms for their need for love.
Rolando Torro, the South American anthropologist and Medical Doctor, devised a programme of heart-opening music, dance, complementary therapy, and moving meditation which has spread around the western world to Europe, South America, North America, South Africa and Japan. His programme, Biodanza, has been so successful in impacting both emotional and physical well-being, that it is now being used in hospitals as well as with ordinary people to enhance their well-being. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with Biodanza. Rolando Torro’s Biodanza is a primary source of inspiration for The Inner Spa.
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