COPING WITH ISOLATION AND STRESS VIDEO CLASS

I decided to provide you with a FREE   video class link today that I presented on the Learn It Live platform in 2016.  It is a really helpful video about how you can cope with isolation and stress and gives you lots of tips.

As well as this there is a free hypnosis recording called “Destressing and Pain Relief”

  If you wish to purchase this meditation again for yourself at full sound quality for friends or for yourself, you can do so at the original mp3 recording download page below

http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/product/destress-to-release-pain-meditation/

I hope you enjoy the recordings and you find them helpful.

I hope you enjoy the free video class.

https://www.learnitlive.com/class/8655/Coping-with-Stress-
and-Isolation

 

It is also important for mental health and wellbeing that you keep your body healthy as possible and clear out stagnation.  Support the body.
Here’s a link for detoxing yourself so you can start healthier in body and mind
http://easydetox.co/katherine-bright

Until next week

 love and light

Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

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MUSICAL SIBLINGS

Firstly Happy Birthday to my daughter Sara who turns 33 today.

“Music is intrinsic to the vibration and webbing of all molecular structure” Creator gave me this quote back in 2006. So true!

Music makes the world go around. There is a fulfilling of emotion, vibration and love and happiness, or ssadness, or emotive triggering which happens when our cells are influenced by the tone/vibration of notes in music. This is why it makes us remember things from years ago. Music is a biological trigger response mechanism too. We are frequency and light and so is tone and colour.

So siblings have an interesting tonic. They are genetically similar and often the harmonies which siblings produce are amazing. Often the specific resonance of harmonies cannot be replicated exactly by non-siblings. Look at the Bee Gees for example. No-one can exactly match their amazing harmonies as they were three brothers.

Above is a photo of me with Brothers 3 in January 2018 in Port Macquarie.

Of course you already know from my newsletters my fascination and love for the harmonies of an Australian group Brothers 3. Here’s their grand final performance of xfactor. I’ve met them last month. Love their stuff.

So my own two youngest boys harmonise and play music together beautifully also. It’s built in. I sing and play with my kids. My daughter used to harmonise in my bush band many years ago and also dance to the music as a feature to our melodies. One of my sons beat-boxes and his brother will drum with him occasionally. Music is a joy for families.

My mother was part of a musical family of ten playing a variety of instruments and harmonising in Holland in the 1020s to the 1040s. She played the mandolin and continued to teach it.

I am very musical and so it is something close to my heart. I cry at the sound of harmonies, especially musical siblings. Unfortunately I don’t have a musical sibling which is a regret of mine as I would have loved to be part of that energetic of creating beautiful musical harmonies and song-writing with the genetic heart and soul combined. Not to be however. So I find common harmony opportunities with friends I love. I am part of a singing group of with two other ladies called Rockin’ A Frock. In fact we do a great version of “Safe and Sound” as featured by brothers three above. Guitar and vocals.

Below is a wonderful and so emotional clip of a young girl playing guitar to her 2 year old brother who has Down’s Syndrome. They sing together and then the middle brother comes and joins in. It is so lovely and really makes you see the love that can be a part of musical siblings.

https://youtu.be/RySM_r5jWH8

Till next week, sing and be the joy of your own individual frequency. Make the world dance as we are all brothers and sisters together.

LOVE AND LIGHT

Katherine Bright ND

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SLEEP

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it takes to feel healthy and vibrant.  Sleep is the answer just as much as exercise and a good life-style.

Peace of mind gives you healthier and happier sleep and not all of us are blessed with that all the time.  It takes meditation and honesty, freedom of thought and time to have truthful integrity in our lifestyles.  It takes communication and wisdom to know what it good for you.

Sleep is one of the first things which go when we are not happy.  Pain is a consequence of dis-ease of body and of thinking.  Sleep is sorely needed to support the body to rest and be at peace with the mind and the life we choose.

I found an interesting article on melatonin and it’s role in sleep to share with you this week.  I hope you enjoy reading this article.
https://www.drbenlynch.com/melatonin-for-sleep/

Well till next week.  Be your best friend.

Remember to check out the detox website link.  There’s plenty of information about it there. It’s a great gift to service your body, not just your car.

http://easydetox.co/katherine-bright

 love and light

Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

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MAKING YOUR LIFE COUNT

After last weeks newsletter about enjoying yourself I sent a link of it to Brothers 3 whom I mentioned in the newsletter.  They are such a talented brothers music group and guess what?  I received a personal message on facebook thanking me for doing a blog and mentioning them.  They were really very, very happy about it and that made my heart feel very good.  It is a nice thing to make your life occur full of wonderful experiences.

This week I thought about my health and how it is important to count your body in on the experience of your life with a real respect. So I thought I would give you a link on the detox protocol I have found which is just amazing.  I may have mentioned it before but I love it so much I put a link for it on my website and decided to promote it.  It is made by the exclusive Amrita Spa in Thailand from wonderful and very interesting ingredients.  Quite the exotic way to detox in my opinion.

I’ve got to recommend it to you as the easiest detox protocol I have ever encountered. I did this detox myself and fell in love with it. Weight loss was easy and I had way more energy. Check it out on this link.

Their ingredients are first class and very healthy, plus you eat normal meals.

Blessings and please do yourself a favour by trying it. It is the real deal!

http://easydetox.co/katherine-bright

Making your life count means enjoying, respecting, inspiring and servicing your best self and potential.  Looking after yourself therefore is a part of that.

Enjoy pursuits like art and music, bushwalking, drinking plenty of water  Hey you could quit sugar all together like I have and invent new recipes that rock!  I did.  I don’t miss it and I don’t go without.  It’s amazing how less inflamed and stressed you feel when you don’t eat sugar!

Well till next week.  Be your best friend.

Remember to check out the detox website link.  There’s plenty of information about it there. It’s a great gift to service your body, not just your car.

http://easydetox.co/katherine-bright

 love and light

Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

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ENJOYING YOURSELF

Kim and I have recently had the best time enjoying ourselves.  We took a week off at the beginning of the year and did things we enjoyed.

We read books, ate good food and did walks and laughter was a premium.

We saw a fantastic concert by Brothers 3 which was free at Panthers Club in Port Macquarie.  It was such a fun night.  Those three brothers have amazing harmonies and play guitars brilliantly.

Such a fun night was had by the audience and it was obvious in the banter that the boys were really enjoying themselves.

When we look at what living is all about, it is primarily for us to enjoy life.  Why else would we be here but to love and to live well.  All our processes are built for us to learn how to be the fullness of our being in love and laughter.

If you want to enjoy yourself you need to be in integrity to yourself.  Do something you love and you will enjoy yourself.

Being in the moment and not always pre-planning life can bring you  the joys of great wonder and spontaneity.  I love life.

Even when I am down I know it is only a matter of time till I can find something to enjoy.  It could be giving,  it could be playing music or creating art.  It could be chatting to my family or friends or watching a comedy on TV.  

Above all, remember that to enjoy yourself is something of value in this world because if you are optimistic it rubs off on everyone around you, including yourself!

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

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WHERE TO NEXT?

Well now that is a question!  Here we are already into 2018 and it is the time of making plans, changes, re-evaluations of our process and thoughts.

Where to next?  I don’t really know.  2017 was such a huge year for many of us.  It was a year of facing up to much of our genetic conditionings and working out what we personally want from our lives.  It has been a time of realisations for many including myself.  What do I want to do next?

Often I am asked the question of where to now? It is a question which often occurs when one is in transition. Transition is a time of change.  It is a time of perhaps altering our previously held dear patterns and taking chances onchange.

Family and work/life balance is important.  Money and survival are important in some ways and not others.  Nerves are important in some ways and not others.  What do I mean by this?

Well you can have more than enough money and live on your nerves because you have no balance in your home/work life.

You can be struggling financially and find your home life has never been better because suddenly you concentrated on the miniscule in your life and relationships and re-evaluated in a different way.  You see we all process very differently.  What is important to some is completely irrelevant to the wants and needs of others.

So therefore this year 2018 is about making your forward pathways in the way in which you wish to go forward.
That is the important message of 2018.  You have an enormous astrology positive forward pathway right now as you are reading this.  It enables you to go forward in abundant ways.

My advice is to take the lessons learned in 2017 and plan your 2018 accordinly.  Be your own best friend and only do what is good for you.  Namaste dear friend.

Hugs and may your 2018 forward vision boards be amazing.

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

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PRIVATE HEALTH COVER IN AUSTRALIA

“I hope you have a very happy Christmas Season and a Happy New Years Eve till my next newsletter.

Today I have to write to you about something no so helpful for your health and well-being that is being legislated, but I think you should know more about it.

The Australian Government is taking away the rights of Australians to claim alternative health treatments on their private health insurance. It is a disgrace and degrading to the professions within this category to see what is happening. We are being devalued and it isn’t good enough. I see that this is about a ridiculous attitude which undermines prevention and promotes pharmacology. I have quoted a newsletter I received before on facebook for you to have fully informed updated information about this issue. It is from the Australian Traditional Medicine Society which is a governing body for accreditation of Australian natural therapists. This one is from the Bowen Association of Australia and is comprehensive and also gives you a forum for complaint if you do not agree with this decision which at this stage has no definate date of implementation but will likely be in the next twelve months. PLease read this and pass it on to those who care about their alternative practitioners. It could lead to a lot of people missing out on health treatments, cancelling their private insurance or practitioners not being able to continue to fund their training as their practice declines. As it is we have to complete 20 hours of training per year to keep our accreditations with private health insurers. No exceptions and this means that if people do not get cover, will they need to keep their skills up to date? There are so many factors to consider. It could put the private health industry out of business too. I have already heard a lot of my patients saying they will cancel private insurance if this happens. Please read below….”

“Federal Government Health Fund Reform The Announcement As most of you probably know by now, in October the Department of Health published an upsetting announcement regarding the future of health fund rebates for Bowen Therapy. The Federal Government has made the decision to stop paying rebates on health fund policies that cover natural therapies. Despite the BAA being involved in this process since the Chief Medical Officer called for submissions of evidence five years ago, the various associations supporting complementary therapists were not informed of this recent decision. We had to discover it from the news, much like many of you, and then the coverage was piecemeal at best. The release on their site is still scant on detail. The disturbing part is that many still don’t know that this is happening. The government made the move of slipping in the announcement with a raft of other measures late on a Friday in the hope that it wasn’t overly noticed – it worked. What does it mean? Essentially, it appears that from 1 April 2019 private health funds will no longer rebate their customers for claiming on almost all complementary and natural therapies. This is because the government will no longer rebate the private health insurers the 30% that they have been, and it’s hard to imagine the health funds would continue to rebate if they are no longer being compensated by government to do so. This is not just for Bowen Therapy. The other modalities affected are: aromatherapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, herbalism, homeopathy, iridology, kinesiology, naturopathy, Pilates, reflexology, Rolfing, shiatsu, tai chi and yoga. The modalities that seem to have not been cut are massage and nutrition. This in no way affects your ability to practice as you do now.

It simply means that your clients will/may no longer be able to make a claim for your services with their health fund. What can we do? While government decisions, despite consultation processes, tend to be fait accompli, we can still make a lot of noise and make people aware of our position. Write to your local member (Federal) and let them know how you feel. If enough government MPs and senators feel they may lose their seats next election, they may start to agitate internally for change. If we can make this an election issue, we may just get somewhere. And make sure your clients, friends and family know about it too. I’ve struck many who had no idea it was going on. Make them aware. Encourage them to write to their MP, as well. We only achieve change with numbers. We’ve spoken to some parliamentary insiders and the word is that petitions are treated much like spam and largely ignored. This requires actual letters or emails. We’ve prepared a set of templates for you and your clients to use. Alongside these are a list of questionsthat your MP can put to the Health Minister. Choose two or three to include in your letter – it adds some spice and weight to your correspondence. Points to raise: False economy – how does cutting fractional funding for largely preventative health care save the health budget in the long term? I’m sure you’ve all had that client who was scheduled for surgery until they had a few Bowen sessions, then Wow! A miracle! No surgery required. How is it cheaper to spend thousands on surgery than a few dollars on health insurance rebates? Attacking small business – the Liberal party hold themselves as the party of small business. Most who work in our industry are small business people, either sole traders or small clinics. This is a very real attack on small business holders. If our income is threatened, we collect less GST and pay less income tax. We spend less in our communities and contribute less to the economy. This is short-sighted in the extreme. Marginalising women in the workplace – it’s no great secret that complementary therapies are largely a female-led industry. Attacking our industry is an attack on women in business. Government interference in the market – it is surely a contract between insurers and the members of the public what those people want to pay for in their insurance, and not up to the government to decide. Damaging an Australian Therapy – why is the government that trumpets innovation trying to harm an Australian innovation? Questions to include: • Could you please explain by what authority the Government is able to dictate to private health insurance companies in regards to the natural health treatments they are able to offer rebates for? • Is it ethical for the government to limit the rebates that private health funds offer, ultimately restricting consumer choice? • Can you please provide a list of therapies which will be eligible for private health fund rebates under the proposed new guidelines? •

Why has the Government chosen to propose a change to exclude Bowen Therapy from private health funds rebate lists based on a report which is two years old and clearly out of date with consumer preference? • Why do the proposed changes include Bowen Therapy and not other forms of treatment such as massage, acupuncture, etc, that work on similar physiological premise? • Can you please provide me the supporting, scientific evidence which has been used to base the decision on which natural therapy modalities will remain eligible for private health fund rebates? • On what criteria were decisions made as to which natural therapy modalities will remain eligible for private health fund rebates? • On what criteria were decisions made as to which natural therapy modalities would not be eligible for private health fund rebates under the new system, i.e., why would massage be included and not Bowen Therapy? • Bowen Therapy is an increasingly popular and effective form of therapy. Could you please explain why Bowen Therapy has been left off the list of treatments that private health insurers can provide a rebate for? • Can you please explain what modelling you have based your decision on to exclude Bowen Therapy from the list that private health funds provide rebates on and provide me with a copy of relevant data to back this up? • Can you please provide me with a copy of the modelling that has been done regarding the cost effectiveness of the proposed changes? • Have you factored in the cost-saving that can result from the present situation where consumers take a preventative, pro-active role towards their health and well-being compared to the proposed system where many consumers will be forced to wait until costly medical intervention is required?
There is much evidence in favour of preventative treatments such as Bowen Therapy which often result in helping people to maintain their health and well-being before they become unwell. Has the Government considered this when making its decision? • Can you please explain the reason for the dictatorial approach and how that fits with the Government’s stated philosophy of not ‘over governing’? So please – start writing, emailing, phoning your local member. Contact the Health Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt; the Shadow Health Minister, Catherine King, and anyone else who takes your fancy. Let them know we’re not happy. Even though this is a federal issue, let the parties know that people are angry and want this decision reversed.

The other thing to do is to be as professional as humanly possible. Show the world that we aren’t all woo-woo/ Gaia/peace-and-love-and-mungbeans (by the way, not disparaging any of that – totally into that!) but that going to a Bowen Therapist is no different than going to a physiotherapist. Someone comes, we take history, make observation, do tests, provide treatment and advice and for that we deserve equal treatment”. Michael Alcott, Vice President

This is the link to find the templates and feel free to direct your clients there as it’s in the public part of the site, not the Members Only area.”

http://www.bowen.org.au/latest-news/campaign-to-retain-private-health-insurance-rebates-for-bowen-therapy/

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

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YOUR RIGHT TO ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

“I am writing today in exasperation that the Federal Government of Australia is cutting out all private health insurance rebates for alternative health practitioners from 2019.
Here is an explanatory letter I found which details it all and contains a link for you to sign a petition if you choose to vote against this.”
 

Media Response: Private Health Insurance Overhaul

13th October 2017

“The removal of 17 different disciplines of natural therapies from the Private Health Insurance Rebate scheme has been a longstanding discussion; and today it appears that the Turnbull Government’s plan to reduce pressure on the Medicare system, has removed these preventative health therapies from the scheme from 2019.

 

The Sydney Morning Herald yesterday reported:

“From 2019, private health insurance will no longer cover natural therapies, including aromatherapy, Bowen therapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, herbalism, homeopathy, iridology, kinesiology, naturopathy, Pilates, reflexology, Rolfing, shiatsu, tai chi and yoga.”

 

The allegations made against natural therapies, is that they do not meet the benchmark requirements for interventions funded under the PBSand MBS: the conclusion is that the efficacy of these therapies was not sufficiently demonstrated to warrant taxpayer funding.

 

However, the preventative nature of natural therapies has been completely overlooked in this movement, as has the overall impact the current 26% rebate has on the Medicare system. We, as practitioners and researchers, know the positive influence natural therapies have on the population who partake in this style of intervention. They not only preserve the health of the individual, but in doing so, reduces the economic burden of healthcare in the long run.

 

Claims submitted for complementary medicine interventions currently account for less than one percent of all benefits paid by health funds in Australia. Consequently, we can conclude that this contribution is mirrored in the effect on the Medicare scheme.

 

Conversely, the positive effects of natural medicine, have a much more significant contribution to the economy. Through delving deeper into underlying causes of health problems and diseases, we improve the long-term health of individuals. For the economy, this means that those individuals are less likely to submit claims on their insurance, take less time off work, and have an elevated quality of life, making them our most productive members of society.

 

Effective, non-invasive treatments, particularly when adopted earlier in life, have the potential to drastically reduce the pressure on the healthcare sector in both the short and long term.

 

Dr Rachel David, the CEO of Private Healthcare Australia, representing 20 health insurers across Australia, echoed this sentiment in a statement in CHOICE. She stated this reduction in the rebates paid on extras policies not only makes policies immediately more expensive, but results “in less preventative treatment being undertaken and more strain placed on the hospital system.”

 

Unsurprisingly, 2017 has seen a consistent downward spiral in the number of young people purchasing private health cover. Leaving only those demographics with a higher propensity to submit claims in the market, premium prices have hit an all time high, further emaciating the under 30’s market from the sector.

 

Three major contradictions are prevalent within this proposed change.

1. The desire is for more under 30’s to join a Health Fund, yet Natural Therapies which align with shifting cultural norms and values, are being withdrawn.

2. Despite a renewed focus on mental health support for Australians, this change directly affects a sector whose primary focus is on mental health assistance.

3. Insurance companies themselves are promoting preventative health measures to their clients as an opportunity reduce their premiums. They know fully the long-term economic benefits of undertaking these practices.

 

Should these changes come into effect, there will only be a short term saving made on the Government’s part. Long term, the removal of natural and preventative therapies has the potential to have devastating effect on the healthcare sector and hospital system, due to more people being admitted to hospital with chronic diseases that could have been prevented. Thus making private health insurance continue to become less affordable, especially for young adults.

 

This is a backward and unstainable step against modern healthcare best practices. Medical research points towards preventative action with natural and complimentary medicine playing its part, is the best way to prevent diseases and, more importantly, the most effective way to reduce the economic burden of the health system. A policy like this will make the Medicare and private health insurance system totally unstainable, as our population will not have the resources to partake; or be incentivised to participate in preventive health treatments that natural and complimentary health practices provide and specialise in.

 

CALL TO ACTION:

1. There is currently an industry petition to challenge these changes (https://www.yourhealthyourchoice.com.au/). This site also has templated letters and emails to share with your local MP and patients. (on the contact us page).

Please review and consider signing the petition on the website.

2. Consider sending the petition link to all your patients, for them to sign ( people power can prevail).

3. Contact your local Member of Parliament to voice your concern.

4. Mobilise your patients to contact their local Member…….. again, people numbers matter to politians.

 

We trust this is helpful,

 

Henry Osiecki and Dr Michael Osiecki”

 

love and light

Katherine Bright
 

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MTHFR GENE AND MENTAL HEALTH

 

I have the MRHFR gene 677t homogynous.  This means a type of MTHFR which I inherited from both my parents.

I found a great article on mental health/brain issues with MTHFR on histamines and mental health, written by Carolyn Ledowsky which I thought to share today.  Enjoy!
 

Histamine and Mental Health

How Histamine Imbalance Could be Ruining Your Mood

One of the many functions of histamine in the body is to act  as a neurotransmitter, where it helps regulate important brain functions such as alertness, attention, learning, memory, stress response, sleep-wake cycles, and sexual function. When the body’s histamine levels go out of control, many behavioral and psychological symptoms manifest.

While there is no solid evidence to prove the connection between histamine and mental disorders, symptoms like hyperactivity, obsessive-compulsive behavior, panic, anxiety, and depression are often observed among those who suffer from histamine imbalance.

This is a bit intriguing since histamine does not cross the blood-brain barrier – meaning, no matter how much histamine is in your blood, none of the excess should enter your brain.

The question remains: What causes these behavioral and psychological symptoms?

Histamine in the Brain

If histamine does not cross the blood-brain barrier, then the explanation as to how it causes behavioral and psychological symptoms is pretty simple: the brain produces its own histamine.

According to studies, histamine is produced in a particular area of the brain called the hypothalamus and gets stored in the so-called histaminergic neurons where it is released upon stimulation.

The brain has receptors for histamine, and mental disorders result when there is abnormality of these receptors. In general histamine has four kinds of receptors, designated as H1R, H2R, H3R, and H4R. Only the first three are present in the brain.

  • H1R excites the neurons in the brain and is responsible for the sleep-wake cycle. The activation of these receptors by histamine explains why insomnia is one of the most common symptoms of histamine intolerance and how anti-histamines that act on them produce sedative effect. These receptors are also known to trigger the body’s danger response, resulting in the release of the chemical norepinephrine. Norepinephrine plays a role in anxiety and depression.
  • H2R, like H1R, is also excitatory but its role is mainly on perception, memory, learning, reward, pleasure, and pain. This explains why anti-histamines that act on H2 receptors affect our perception of pain. Addiction and compulsive disorders have also something to do with these receptors, as addictive substances like alcohol and illicit drugs have been found to interfere with histamine activity in H2R. Meanwhile, compulsive behaviors such as anorexia and bulimia are related to the histamine’s effect on the reward systems of the brain.
  • H3R, on the other hand, inhibits neurons from releasing histamine. These receptors are also responsible for regulating the release of other neurotransmitters from the brain. Experts see drugs that target H3 receptors as a promising solution to address the effects of histamine in the brain.

Histamine and Epinephrine

An alternative explanation for the majority of behavioral and psychological symptoms of histamine intolerance, especially anxiety, is that they are generated in the body and not in the brain. This is through the ability of histamine to trigger the release of epinephrine, the major player in the body’s fight-or-flight response.

Epinephrine, like histamine, cannot cross the blood-brain barrier but it can trigger a wide array of panic symptoms like fast heartbeat, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, nausea, and anxiety.

Histamine and Estrogen

Another interesting explanation is that histamine causes estrogen levels to rise, and this hormone can actually cross the blood-brain barrier.

As you can see in women, estrogen has powerful effects on mood, both positive and negative. You’ve also learned from one of our previous articles that histamine and estrogen is synergistic, meaning they create a vicious cycle wherein one induces the release of the other and vice versa. In this case, once estrogen crosses the blood-brain barrier and reaches the brain, it stimulates the production of histamine. Histamine in the brain, in turn, acts on its receptors to produce the behavioral and psychological symptoms seen in the imbalance.

So in summary, histamine is an interesting molecule with far reaching effects. If you are interested in learning more, why not join our webinar on the effects of histamine in the body.

Histamine and Mental Health

References:

Ede, G. (n.d.). Histamine Intolerance: Understanding the Science. Retrieved August 8, 2016, from http://www.diagnosisdiet.com/histamine-intolerance-science/

Haas, H. L. (n.d.). The histaminergic system in the brain: neurophysiology (Rep.). Retrieved August 29, 2016 from http://www.ehrs.org.uk/haas.pdf

Haas, H. L., Sergeeva, O. A., & Selbach, O. (2008). Histamine in the Nervous System. Physiological Reviews, 88(3), 1183-1241.http://physrev.physiology.org/content/88/3/1183

Histamine (Rep.). (2013). Retrieved August 23, 2016 from http://www.biolab.co.uk/docs/histamine.pdf

Vickery, A. (2014). Histamine And The Nervous System. Retrieved August 29, 2016, from http://alisonvickery.com.au/histamine-nervous-system/

Walsh, W. J. (n.d.) Biochemical Individuality and Nutrition. Retrieved August 23, 2016 from http://www.walshinstitute.org/biochemical-individuality–nutrition.html

Larson, J. M. (n.d.). The Ups and Downs of Abnormal Brain Histamine. Retrieved August 23, 2016 from http://www.joanmathewslarson.com/HRC_2006/Depression_06/D_roller_coaster.htm

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Katherine Bright

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DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER

I have treated clients with this disorder and it is an amazing experience to perceive facial changes, personality and speech changes, eye colour changes in an individual with this disorder.  I found this webmed article for you on this fascinating disorder.

Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder)

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Dissociative identity disorder (previously known as multiple personality disorder) is thought to be a complex psychological condition that is likely caused by many factors, including severe trauma during early childhood (usually extreme, repetitive physical, sexual, or emotional abuse).

What Is Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Most of us have experienced mild dissociation, which is like daydreaming or getting lost in the moment while working on a project. However, dissociative identity disorder is a severe form of dissociation, a mental process which produces a lack of connection in a person’s thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity. Dissociative identity disorder is thought to stem from a combination of factors that may include trauma experienced by the person with the disorder. The dissociative aspect is thought to be a coping mechanism — the person literally dissociates himself from a situation or experience that’s too violent, traumatic, or painful to assimilate with his conscious self.

Is Dissociative Identity Disorder Real?

You may wonder if dissociative identity disorder is real. After all, understanding the development of multiple personalities is difficult, even for highly trained experts. The diagnosis itself remains controversial among mental health professionals, with some experts believing that it is really an “offshoot” phenomenon of another psychiatric problem, such as borderline personality disorder, or the product of profound difficulties in coping abilities or stresses related to how people form trusting emotional relationships with others.

Other types of dissociative disorders defined in the DSM-5, the main psychiatry manual used to classify mental illnesses, include dissociative amnesia (with “dissociative fugue” now being regarded as a subtype of dissociative amnesia rather than its own diagnosis), and depersonalization/derealization disorder.

 

What Are the Symptoms of Dissociative Identity Disorder?

Dissociative identity disorder is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct or split identities or personality states that continually have power over the person’s behavior. With dissociative identity disorder, there’s also an inability to recall key personal information that is too far-reaching to be explained as mere forgetfulness. With dissociative identity disorder, there are also highly distinct memory variations, which fluctuate with the person’s split personality.

The “alters” or different identities have their own age, sex, or race. Each has his or her own postures, gestures, and distinct way of talking. Sometimes the alters are imaginary people; sometimes they are animals. As each personality reveals itself and controls the individuals’ behavior and thoughts, it’s called “switching.” Switching can take seconds to minutes to days. When under hypnosis, the person’s different “alters” or identities may be very responsive to the therapist’s requests.

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http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/dissociative-identity-disorder-multiple-personality-disorder#2

Use the tools you have and meditate when you are able.

http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/hypnosis-and-meditation/

Namaste all

love and light
Katherine Bright ND

STRESS AND YOU

Welcome to my newsletter.  Enjoy the read.

Stress and You

So I wrote an amazing newsletter  just now and about ways to cope with stress.  It was really good, describing my inner feelings, with photos, website links and all.    Then I accidentally deleted it and my world went into stress overwhelm which is what the newsletter was all about.  Coping with stress.

My life has been very stressful lately with the passing of my mother, two weeks before we were due to visit her.  A recent overseas trip which was both amazing and created a huge lifestyle shift for me which wasn’t so amazing in some ways and doesn’t need to be explained here.  However, I realise that you just have to find ways to cope with stress because it occurs in life.

This leads me to contemplate.  How do you do that?

Love in the little things.

Recognise that overwhelm isn’t your best friend and allow your mind to look after you by exploring alternative ways to get around stressful situations and your lifestyle expectations.

Let other people go if they do not serve you.

Be yourself and be kind to yourself.

Recognise your immune system is affected by stress as mine has been with bronchial infections lately and know that you can only do so much before you really need to know it is ok to stop and look out for yourself!

You are not everone else’s solution in life.  You are your own creator.  So rely on the Creator both inside and above to assist you in times of need.  Allow people to support you and let Go and let God when you can.

Be able to understand that sometimes computers and devices, social media are friends and sometimes the trees are better friends.

Take time to know why and who you are.  Be at peace.

Use the tools you have and meditate when you are able.

http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/hypnosis-and-meditation/

Namaste all

love and light
Katherine Bright ND

WHAT DOES BURNOUT LOOK LIKE?

Burnout looks like this.


Lol

Really though, burnout looks like this…..


Burnout is when you just can’t go on.  thinking, being, knowing, continuing, sleeping, being awake, talking, answering questions, pretending.

If you are experiencing burnout, one of the hardest things to do is to step off the treadmill but it is the thing you need to force yourself to do the most.  The consequences of burnout are breakdown.  Emotional/physical/spiritual/energetic breakdown.

Some strategies to counter burnout are:

Remembering it isn’t going to be the end of the world if you change the status quo.

People will respond to you how you expect them to sub-consciously so take some time to meditate and be alone to evaluate what you really want in your environment.

Rest, even if it means laying down for twenty minutes or turning off the devices!

Do not answer the phone, the email or the door for a mandatory half hour period every day.

Be kind to yourself first.

Eat well and drink plenty of water.

Watch a funny movie and don’t pay yourself out for the downtime.  

Read a book, do a self-hypnosis, get a massage.

Remember the key to avoiding burnout is to recognise patterns that need changing and do one thing at a time to change them.  If you try to throw the baby and the bathwater out at the same time you have probably already burned out.

Take magnesium, zinc and B vitamins to help you help your nervous system and body to cope.

STOP for a bit!

I hope this helps you.  You are allowed to be yourself.  That is why you were put on this Earth in the first place.  It is all about self love and acceptance not work, worry and strain incorporating stress.

Please if you haven’t already, get this hypnosis track and relax!!!!!!  Please look after yourself.  You deserve it.  It isn’t only your car that needs servicing.

http://katherinebrightaustralia.com/product/relaxation-relief-from-stress-hypnosis/

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

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