Do you have a lot of experience and knowledge about your chosen or specialist subject?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, take a step back a moment to consider whether the knowledge & experience you have is solely from your perspective. As a practitioner, this is something I have learnt to do without even thinking about it. It’s also something I suggest my clients learn to do, because if you master the “Art of Observation” you can learn to heal yourself.
- If you witness an accident you will have your interpretation of events, where others may have seen things differently. This does not make one the truth and one a lie, it may just be that you witnessed the accident from different angles.
- Children who grow up with the same parents and have all the same experiences within the family unit, may all have a totally different story to tell of their childhood. This does not make them right or wrong.
If you think you know everything you will stifle your capacity to learn more. The ability to be open-minded will allow you to be compassionate, not just to others, but also to yourself!
Labelling something (as a behavioural pattern or disease) may give a definition, but it limits potential and can hold you back from growth and healing. Instead, observing something – “this is what your symptoms appear to be...” gives room for potential and possibilities.
As an observer, I help you to consider the innate (the inborn healing mechanism) within yourself, and this allows you to be guided in all aspects of health – you will learn to consider and recognise emotional, mental, physical & environment influences, both those present, and those that are impacting from past family connections & experiences.
- If you express depressing behaviours and thoughts – learn to observe your potential. I’ll help by encouraging you to look for solutions that will help you feel fulfilled and motivated. This can change your biochemical pathways and physiological make up. As you learn to think more about your potential, your thoughts create more chemicals of that reality and soon your life will turn around.
- If you have weight issues – I can help you observe your potential, and see the possibility of a different reality. This will lead to a change in your perceptions, that will allow you to consider a healthier lifestyle. You will learn to see the importance of your language and how you self talk. If you are motivated, inspired and feel more fulfilled this will go a very long way to helping you make changes – without having to diet or do any particular exercise regime.
To judge something or someone to be “fact” to be “this way” or “that way” is no longer relevant – especially when every person is so different in the way they perceive situations and process their thoughts. This is why the medical model and many other “holistic” therapies are not necessarily effective in long term healthcare.
Effective healthcare lies in mastering the art of observation, and recognising the seen and unseen factors of your life and being. It also lies in asking what your individual body and mind needs, at a particular moment in time; and, most importantly, being open to potential and possibilities on all levels.
Being an observer is oftentimes challenging, it can be interpreted as a judgment or criticism. I will aim to remind you that “this is my observation” and encourage you to see an observation from that perspective. If you can do this, you will effect a huge breakthrough, for you then begin to be an observer of yourself. This is really exciting, and will give you great hope at seeing yourself in a different light, particularly if you can learn to see yourself through more compassionate eyes. You will quietly begin to goad yourself into peering more inquisitively into other areas of your life that you think you can change.
Instead of saying “I am this” you will learn to look at yourself from a different perspective and say “if I thought this…”, or “if I did that…’, “I can become….” .