I’ve been working as a receptionist at The Little Escape for just over a month now, and I’ve had more than ample opportunities for long conversations with some of the different therapists coming in and out of here. It’s been incredibly interesting to learn about each individual and their fields and interests, and the rich tapestry of the holistic therapy world. Not only do I get to learn about all sorts of different practices, I feel privileged to be given this personal insight into the relationship that each therapist has with his or her own skill. What really comes out in these conversations is the unique love that each practitioner has for their art – which is inspirational to hear, and a wonderful way to be introduced into this world.
Although never being closed minded to the holistic therapy world (having played guinea-pig to my own mother’s NLP and timeline therapy techniques), what each of these conversations has offered me is a significantly enhanced awareness of how my body works: how different signs and signals that it gives me can be indicators of, say, stress or unhappiness, or an aspect of my lifestyle which is having a negative effect on me.
I’ve become fascinated with how the body seems to physically interpret subconscious psychological problems or niggling issues, how each part of the body is inextricably linked to and relates to one another; and that which holistic therapy offers – an awareness of the different layers of problems. It encourages you to listen to your body and to be receptive to what it is trying to tell you. I find it comforting and wonderful that there are so many different ways of healing yourself that don’t involve pumping your body full of expensive drugs and chemicals, and that sometimes something as simple as human touch can vastly reduce stress and improve your happiness and lifestyle.
All of this, to me, is a beautiful thing, and one of the reasons why I am very happy and excited to be a part of The Little Escape team.