Our worst fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. Nelson Mandela
What is EFT?
EFT™ (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is an Energy Psychology system developed in the early 90's by Gary Craig from Dr. Callahan's Thought Field Therapy.
Psychological Energy Reversal
|EFT has its roots in ancient Chinese medicine and the modern sciences applied Kinesiology and Neurophysiology and is often described as an emotional needle-free form of acupuncture.
EFT works on the mind-body energy system to eliminate (often totally) all kinds of emotional, mental, physical and spiritual discomfort. The basic theory is that "the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system."
By correcting the disturbance on an energy level we simultaneously correct it on the emotional level. We do this by 'tuning in' to the thought whilst tapping on acupressure points along the major meridians (energy pathways) and neurolymphatic reflex points.
Sometimes it feels as if you are your own worst enemy - however hard you try to change or stop doing something nothing seems to work! The good news is . . . it can be resolved with EFT.
It seems that shock, trauma, repeated teachings or dominating beliefs can cause the energy flow relating that particular issue to become reversed. It is often likened to the idea that your batteries have been put in upside down. When this condition is present your natural complete healing just cannot happen as the body is fighting against itself. This concept is found in most chronic conditions. And it puts paid to the idea that some people "don't want to get better" or that those suffering from long standing depression, anxiety, weight or addiction problems just "have no will power." In such cases, polarity reversal is virtually always at the root of the problem.
EFT can be applied to any human problem that has an emotional component. This includes virtually any kind of mental disturbance and many physical problems that are neuro-somatic. In cases of physical illness, EFT can greatly reduce the emotional stress and fear and alleviate pain and speed up recovery.
It is not uncommon for long-standing or chronic pain to be released entirely in less than half an hour. Similarly, psychological pain such as anxiety, phobias, depression and addictions caused by A traumatic incident or childhood memories can sometimes be fully removed in just one session. For more complex conditions the rate of progress is in accordance with the comfort of the individual.
As you release your fears, anxiety, frustrations, longstanding mental burdens and negative (conscious or unconscious) beliefs, you reach a state of balance and strength that enables you to make decisions and changes where necessary.
What Conditions Can Be Helped by EFT?
This unique, fast, effective and pain-free technique can bring rapid and permanent relief from:
EFT can improve:
- Addictive cravings including alcohol, cigarettes, chocolate etc.
- Anxiety & Panic Attacks
- Compulsions & Obsessions
- Depression & Sadness
- Fears & Phobias
- Grief & Loss
- Negative memories and behavioural patterns
- Pain Management
- Peak Performance
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Public Speaking
The most remarkable aspect of EFT for many users is the fact that you can easily do it on yourself at home, at any time, in any place, in any situation and for any problem you wish to apply it to. Contact Valerie Solis and learn how to use this fascinating and powerful technique on yourself.
- Self-belief and Confidence
- Job, School & Sports Performance
- Stress management
- Personal Development
In addition to running one-to-one sessions in her clinic in Cardiff, Valerie gives EFT treatment sessions by phone or Skype.
Professional Training and Corporate Stress Management training in EFT™ is also available. Please see details on the training page.
What is Reiki?
Reiki can help with:
- Digestive problems such as IBS, flatulence, constipation
- All stress related conditions, such as: tension headaches, depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, panic attacks.
- Muscular aches - arthritis, sciatica, rheumatism and pain in general
- Chronic fatigue
NB: Although Reiki is a wonderful healing system it does not claim to cure disease.
What is a Reiki treatment like?
The recipient lies fully clothed on a massage table while the
practitioner channels Reiki into his body. Many aches and pains can
miraculously melt away as Reiki flows into the recipient relaxing his
body and mind and releasing any energy blockages. Sometimes the
practitioner will work on a particular area which is a site of pain
caused by an energy blockage. A Master practitioner can work on all
levels - physical, mental/emotional and soul level. The recipient's body
and mind gently uncoil and drift and float in a heavenly state of
relaxation as they are bathed by Reiki.
Becoming a Reiki Practitioner
Everybody is able to do Reiki - it is easy and simple to learn and it
can change your life in the most positive and wonderful way.
SolisTherapies regularly run fully accredited one day Reiki courses
(with a maximum of 4 students) - see details on the training page.
There are three levels in Reiki
The Reiki Principles
- Level One - Working on yourself, family and friends.
- Level Two - Professional practitioner level (working on clients).
- Level Three - Master level.
- Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings.
- Just for today, I will not worry.
- Just for today, I will not be angry.
- Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
- Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbour and every living thing.
We're shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Buddha
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology - also known as Zone Therapy - is an ancient healing technique
practiced today for activating the healing powers of the body.
In reflexology, there is a direct reflex action between the nerve
endings on the hands and feet which correspond to organs and systems of
the body. Imbalances in the body which may be causing ill-health can be
detected and corrected by applying pressure to the precise reflex
Profound results can be achieved and many doctors and other
professionals in the medical field are now recognising the powerful
benefits of this relaxing healing therapy.
|What are the origins of Reflexology?
The idea behind Reflexology is not new – the existence of ancient texts,
artefacts and illustrations provide evidence that the early Chinese,
Egyptians, Indians, Russians and Japanese worked on the feet to promote
The late Dr. William Fitzgerald discovered the fact that pressure and
stroking of certain reflexes would bring about the normal functioning of
a specific location or organ in the body no matter how remote it was
from the reflex being pressed. He brought his discovery to the medical
profession in 1913. Reflexology as we know it today was first researched
and developed by Eunice Ingham who blazed a path to this unique way of
health through her many years of work and association with practicing
physicians. Her first book on the subject was published in 1938.
What does Reflexology do and what does it feel like?
Reflexology is mainly used for relaxing mental and physical tension and
many people find the treatment so soothing and pleasurable that they
often fall asleep. At the end of the treatment they normally feel
totally relaxed, rejuvenated and at one with the world.
Doctors agree that over 75% of our health problems can be linked to
nervous stress and tension and Reflexology is now recognised by many
health care professionals in the medical field as a gentle and effective
complementary therapy that can help get rid of practically all types of
poor health situations, and help heal chronic cases that have not
yielded completely through other methods of healing.
In addition, reflexology can be used as a preventative method to keep
yourself in good health; as a means of recognizing certain health
problems before they may become serious; build resistance to attacks of
disease; achieve protection from health destroying mental and physical
tensions; energise and uplift the mind and body.
- Reflexology re-vitalises personal energy by cleansing the body of
toxins, and eliminating congested body fluids via increased blood
circulation and metabolism.
- Reflexology helps break up and disperse sodium urate crystals
and calcium deposits which can accumulate around the terminal reflex
nerve points in the feet as well as in and around body joints.
- Reflexology promotes deep relaxation which reduces stress and
tension, which as a result relieves fatigue and increases energy
levels. The body, mind and spirit are re-balanced and bodily systems,
organs and glandular functions normalised.
- Reflexology harmonizes the chakra energy fields and thus promotes the healing of the physical body.
What conditions can Reflexology help with?
Other forms of Reflexology treatments offered are:
- Hormonal imbalances - Infertility, PMS, Period problems, Menopausal problems, Thyroid imbalances.
- Stress-related disorders - Depression, Anxiety, Tension Headaches, Migraines, Insomnia, Fatigue, Inability to relax.
- Digestive conditions - IBS, Flatulence, Constipation, Hemorrhoids.
- Respiratory conditions - Hayfever, Asthma, Sinusitis.
- Muscular conditions - Backaches, Hip problems, Neck pain, Sciatica, Arthritis.
- Fluid retention.
- Crystal Reflexology - reflexology harnessing the healing power of crystals.
- Colour Reflexology - the healing power of colours and quartz crystals combined with reflexology.
- Vertical Reflex Therapy - a very powerful form of reflexology
performed on the tops of the feet whilst in a standing position. A
great quick fix lasting only minutes.
NB: Although Reflexology can achieve wonderful results,
it does not take the place of a qualified medical practitioner's opinion
or prescribed medication.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the art and science of using Essential Oils in
therapeutic treatments and Aromatherapy massage is the gentle
therapeutic massage combined with healing essential oils of plants to
balance the mind, body and spirit.
Aromatherapy, Essential Oils obtained from flowers, berries, roots,
seeds, fruits, bark and herbs that contain distinctive therapeutic,
psychological, and physiological properties are used to prevent illness
and promote psychological and physical well-being. Aromatic plants have
been used for both medicinal and cosmetic purposes since the dawn of
mankind by ancient civilizations such as the Sumerians, Egyptians, and
What are Essential Oils?
Essential Oil is the pure 'essence' or 'life force' of the plant
extracted by two main methods: steam distillation or pressure. There are
about 150 Essential Oils and each one has its own unique character,
aroma and healing properties. Many Essential Oils contain properties
which make them antiviral, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic and
anti-inflammatory, insecticidal, fungicidal etc.
How exactly does Aromatherapy work?
Therapeutic massage is the most traditional and beneficial method of
using Essential Oils. After a consultation with the client, a few drops
of carefully selected Essential Oils are added to a carrier oil (such as
almond or grape-seed) and spread over the client's body. The Essential
Oils are thus inhaled via olfactory nerves and affect the limbic system
of the brain - one of the most primitive regions of consciousness -
where they exert a direct effect on the mind and emotions. They are
also absorbed via the skin into the bloodstream where they circulate
around the body depositing their healing properties with any organ or
system with which they have an affinity.
Therapeutic massage promotes the flow of blood and lymphatic systems to
improve physical and mental functioning. It can ease pain and tension
from tense overworked muscles and lift the spirits leaving one feeling
totally relaxed and drained of tension.
Conditions which can be helped by an aromatherapy massage.
Aromatherapy massage treatments
- Essential Oils can affect the mood by promoting relaxation and are
helpful for all stress-related problems such as anxiety, headaches,
depression, insomnia, fatigue, inability to relax, palpitations and high
- Digestive problems - IBS, indigestion, flatulence, spasm, pain.
- Hormonal problems - menopausal, menstrual and infertility problems.
- Respiratory conditions - sinusitis, bronchitis, colds and asthma.
- Nervous conditions - nervous fatigue, nervous tension and stress.
- Immune system - protection against bacteria and viruses, reducing of temperature and fever, promotion of sweating.
- Skin conditions - candida, athlete's foot, eczema, burns, stretch marks, cuts, spots and as an insect repellent.
- The circulation, muscles and joints- high blood pressure,
poor circulation, rheumatism of the joints, muscular stiffness,
arthritis, sciatica, cellulitis, water retention.
Every treatment is adapted to the individual's needs and guaranteed to
thoroughly drain the body and mind of tension and rejuvenate the
Treatment length is from one to two hours and the client can choose between:
Some interesting Aromatherapy facts
- A full body, scalp and face massage
- A back, neck, shoulders, face and scalp massage or
- A back, neck and shoulder massage
Aromatherapy is one of the fastest growing fields in alternative
medicine. It is widely used at home, clinics and hospitals for a variety
of applications such as pain relief for women in labour, relieving pain
caused by the side effects of the chemotherapy undergone by the cancer
patients, and the rehabilitation of cardiac patients.
Aromatherapy is already slowly getting into the mainstream. In Japan,
aroma systems are being incorporated into new buildings. Customers are
kept calm by the scent of lavender and rosemary being pumped into the
customer area while they wait to be attended to. In some banks, the
aromas of lemon and eucalyptus are being used to keep the staff on the
bank teller counters alert.
An excellent example of the effectiveness of aromatherapy is that during
the plague which rapidly spread across Europe from the middle ages to
the late 17th century, the people who worked with aromatic plants or
oils in controlling plagues and epidemics were unharmed, while many
around them were dying. It was made evident that those people that
worked with plant material i.e. gardeners caring for herbs and plants,
labourers working in the lavender fields and tanners and glove-makers
who used essential oils to perfume fine leather escaped from the plague
unharmed while their masters perished! The reason being that aromatic
plants are powerful bactericides and many of them contain anti-viral
What is Hopi Ear Candling?
Hopi Ear Candling, or Thermal Auricular Therapy as it is also known, is
used as a gentle, relaxing and non-invasive clearance therapy for many
problems related the ear, nose, head and throat area.
|The candles are named after a Native American tribe from north-east Arizona called the Hopi (meaning "peaceful ones") who used the candles in their medicinal ceremonies and initiations to clear negative energies from the aura and head.
The Hopi were not the only people to use this gentle healing therapy. Candling is an ancient therapy stretching back centuries and used in Latin America, the Siberian prairies, Asia, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, China, Tibet and Egypt.
What is a Hopi Ear Candle?
EU certified Ear Candles are long hollow tubes resembling very long cigarettes which are made of pesticide free cotton flax impregnated with extract of honey, beeswax, and healing herbs such as St. John's Wort, Sage, Camomile and Essential Oils.
The ear candles have a safety filter and the maximum burn level is clearly marked by a red line. Moreover, there is no
danger of being burnt by falling ash or hot wax dripping down into the ear or any danger of damaging the eardrum given that the candle goes nowhere near it during treatment.
How is the treatment done?
What can be treated with Hopi Ear Candles?
What cannot be treated with Hopi Ear Candles?
- Compacted ear wax and glue ear
- Sore throats
- Headache and migraine
- Sinusitis and rhinitis
- Catarrh and asthma
- Menier's Disease
- Hay fever
- Flying (to regulate the pressure in the inner ear)
- Perforation or lack of eardrum
- Ventilation tubes, auricular drains or grommets
- Recent ear surgery
- Auricular cysts
- Acute mastoiditis
- Otosclerosis or Otospongiosis
- Ear tumour
- Infections or inflammation in or around the ear
Ayurveda is thought to be possibly the oldest truly holistic healing system in the world and, according to Ayurvedic texts dating back 4000 years, massage has played an important role in everyday Indian life.
The Indian Head Massage that we know in the west was developed by Narendra Mehta who came to the UK to train as a physiotherapist in the 70s. Narendra later went back to India to study many different family and regional techniques of head massage and then went on to develop what we in the west know as Indian Head Massage. This fully dressed seated massage treatment includes various massage movements on the upper back, neck, shoulders, arms, ears and face and scalp. In addition, the three
higher chakras – the crown, the third eye and the throat chakras which form part of the body's energy system are cleared of any stagnant energy so that the entire body is brought into balance.
|Indian Head Massage is based on Ayurveda and has been practised for over a thousand years. The females in the family massaged one another's head with nourishing oils such as coconut, almond, olive and essential oils to make their hair strong, glossy and beautiful. Mothers have passed on the skill to their children and in some families the tradition of head massage still continues.
However, it was not only the females that practised head massage: It became customary for barbers to give a deep and stimulating head
massage after a hair cut, and even today this treatment is still offered in most barber's shops after a hair cut or a wet shave.
Indian Head Massage became an instant success due to its effectiveness in reducing tension and anxiety, clearing the mind and promoting good health and as a result, it is now practised in many different settings such as workplaces, clinics, airports, exhibitions, hospices and other locations.
Benefits of Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage is carried out with the client fully dressed sitting in an armless chair. Oils can be used if requested.
- Deep relaxation and relief from anxiety and mental exhaustion.
- Relief from aching and tense upper back, neck, shoulder, scalp and face muscles.
- An increase in joint mobility around neck and shoulder area.
- Relief from tension headaches, aching around the jaw (TMJ), eye strain, nasal congestion/sinusitis.
As a preventative measure for migraine.
- Increased levels of energy.
- Increases the flow of oxygenated blood to the brain resulting in clarity of thought and better memory.
- Relief from insomnia and disturbed sleep.
- A deep sense of peace and well-being.
- Healthier skin and hair.
- Deep relaxed breathing.
- Leaves you feeling mentally and physically drained of tension and ready to face the world anew.
Many offices offer this therapy as a means controlling stress in the workplace. It renews flagging energy, relieves aching muscles, eye
strain and leaves the staff feeling on top of the world.
What is Touch For Health Kinesiology?
John Thie, the founder of Touch For Health Kinesiology®, stated, "The Chinese Physician can detect imbalances in meridians by feeling the pulses, but this is a sensitive touch, and it may take ten to twenty years to develop proficiency with it."
Touch for Health uses muscle testing to detect these same imbalances. It is a system of natural health care which draws on the principles of Chinese medicine, massage, energy work and postural alignment to enhance strength, improve energy, and release physical and mental stress and pain.
TFHK works with the structural, chemical, energetic and emotional aspects of the body. A muscle which tests "unlocked" or "weak" is usually associated with dysfunction in a particular acupuncture meridian and its related organ or system. This muscle response test can identify major imbalances, while they are still easily correctable.It also provides a way of testing for food sensitivities, emotional issues, and almost anything that can disrupt our life energy.
One result can be fast - effective relief from physical and emotional stress and pain. Another possibility is the removal of energetic and emotional blocks that are keeping us from achieving our goals and dreams.We can literally "re-program" our system for success, health or whatever we desire which can help us to reach our goals in health, performance, work and relationships.
With TFHK you can:
- Increase your life energy and counteract fatigue
- Enhance learning ability
- Prevent future health problems
- Reduce emotional stress and associated pain
- Discover the foods which are weakening your energy and creating health problems