I’ve been waiting awhile to publish this – I wanted to make sure I really had something here that would be meaningful and helpful for you to love yourself even more.
Over the years, I’ve discovered some healing modalities that have worked for me – to the point where I consider these people angels and that they have immeasurably improved my physical, emotional and mental life.
I’ve narrowed my list down to the top 5 healing practitioners who’ve influenced my life (not in any order):
1. Matia Brizman – Chinese medical doctor
Her world-reknowned specialty is healing Interstitial Cystitis, which is an auto-immune disease closely aligned with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Celiac, Hashimoto’s thyroid, and nearly every immune issue you can think of.
She’s a genius, true and simple, and a tireless and lovely woman devoted to her clients. If you’re in Los Angeles and need help with any of this…let her office know I sent you. http://www.bomamed.com
2. The Feldenkrais Method
This you can find in whatever city you’re in – just google “feldenkrais your city here.” Here in Los Angeles, I take class and private sessions with Ellen Sevy, Bridget Quibedoux, and several others. You can find Ellen at http://informotion.biz/
Everyone who teaches this anywhere in the world (and you can find a teacher even in the smallest town) is amazing.
You’ll become more graceful, more mindful, softer in every way, more aware of your body and your mind and heart, and you’ll heal your physical ailments – including back and hip and arm and assorted aches and pains.
Feldenkrais teaches you to move with total mindfulness. You pay attention to your body in new ways and start to feel like a whole – moving all together – instead of pieces and parts moving separately.
3. Dr. Nathaniel Elkins – NUCCA Chiropractic –
Dr. Elkins is the only NUCCA chiropractic practioner in Los Angeles – and he’s an absolute, total doll. Find him here (his clients call him “Dr. Nate”) http://www.nuccala.com/
I credit him and the gentle technique of NUCCA for a huge amount of physical healing for me. In September of 2009 I couldn’t walk. My leg had seized up, I was seeing everyone – MRIs, chiropractor, massage therapists, acupuncture, Pilates. Even if I tried to walk through the pain – my leg wouldn’t hold me up – it would give.
The diagnosis was arthritis in my hip referring pain to my groin – but Feldenkrais and NUCCA proved that assessment quite wrong.
Now I can walk, run – keep up – and whenever I tweak myself, I go back to Feldenkrais, Dr. Elkins – AND
4. The McKenzie Method.
I’ve known about this for ages, and so has everyone else. And yet – you’ll be hard put to find a doctor or chiropractor who’ll use it on you, or teach you how to do it – because then they’d be out of a job.
Just get Robin McKenzie’s book – “7 Steps To…” from Amazon, do the 4 exercises it shows you – fix the way you sit in your car, in chair, at the movies (I put a rolled up blanket in my UPPER back and then lean over it, keeping my back curved at all times.
I can now drive without pain, sit without pain…and I do my McKenzie faithfully several times each day.
5. Ron Blair – Spiritual Counselor.
Ron is a practitioner at Agape Spiritual Center in Culver City. Rev. Michael Beckwith (from The Secret, yes…but he’s so much more than that)…) is Agape – and it’s a wonderful place.
I met Ron when my friend Virginia Feingold Clark took me to a Course In Miracles class there one Sunday last year, and I’ve gone to class every Sunday I can since.
Long ago, I was blessed to have an amazing “guru” in my life (who almost no one’s ever heard of ) – Dr.Donna Girard – who laid the basis for all the work I do.
Her work is still ground-breaking, unimaginably creative, and so deep. She was, for me, a true mystic. She’s gone now…and when I found Ron, I had that same feeling that I’d met someone who not only can tap into what’s really important in this universe, but can teach others to tap into it.
Ron’s in Los Angeles – and you can reach him here: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you google him you might see him in some interviews – yet he’s extremely low profile. Being with him for 2 hours in class, and as long as I’d like in private sessions has deepened my own work, and shifted my life to even more peacefulness, fun and happiness.
If what you’re looking for is a spiritual teacher – he’s what you want. I don’t know if he works by phone, but I imagine that would be fine with him.
I share these people with you (though there’s a huge part of me that wants to keep some of them a well-kept secret known only by me and a few others) because I want you to have what I have – even BETTER and MORE than I have. As much as you can hold!