Introducing Deborah Don who practises from Shop 9a, The Quarry Centre, 57 Hilton Avenue, Hilton.
'I have always instinctively known that truth is simple.
This has been borne out through the many lessons I have learnt on my journey.
The beginning of my journey was a classic 'wow' moment in the middle of a week's intensive karate training. All my nice safe perceptions were challenged and found wanting. So out they went.
One by one, from diet to medicine, pain, exercise, thinking, working, I examined them all. The more I looked, the more I could see how cluttered my mind was. So I began to look for the absolute truth within, and very soon the clutter started disappearing. It was very liberating.
This process precipitated a career change. I left the world of professional cooking and began training as an alternative health therapist. Knowing that we are more than just physical beings, I trained in several different disciplines which gave me the balance of skills required to help someone at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. My studies included ancient massage therapies, spiritual healing, energy balancing, self-esteem counselling and how to use the plants around us.
The four cornerstones that I use to ground and facilitate the healing process in someone are:
I practice these four principles because they work.
It is that simple.' says Deborah Don (pictured here).
Self-esteem is your sense of personal value. It is how much you value your Self. How much you value your Self is largely determined by those around you, including the media; books and magazines; movies, and all manner of institutions. During the process of growing up, we collect bits of information about ourselves from all of these external influences, and we form an identity for ourselves. When you look at this identity, and when you begin exploring how you feel about yourself, you start realising just how much these external influences have had an effect on you. They have shaped your beliefs. Some of them good, some of them not. Some have built parts of your sense of value up, and some of them have damaged parts of it.
The question is what would you like to do about it?
A trained self-esteem counsellor will help you identify your external 'identity' influences, and what impact they are still having on you. You can then begin to form a new sense of who you are, based on what you know to be true about yourself. It is a process that empowers you to take charge of your own value system. You build your outer strength from within.
It is not a process of laying blame at anyone's door. Rather, it is about releasing beliefs and perceptions that may be inaccurate, and may be inhibiting your ability to see truly who you are.
As an investment - it is second to none, because how you feel about yourself does matter.
Individual, groups and workshops are available.
Cost: R200.00 per hour OR R1800.00 for 10 hours paid in advance.
Body Work Therapy
Deborah has been an alternative health therapist for more than 20 years, and is passionate about helping people take care of their bodies.
She has specialised in the detox process, and in self-esteem counselling, which is available as an extra therapy during the detox week.
Some of the therapies that will be given are Swedish massage, aromatherapy massage, head and foot massage, energy balancing and shiatsu. Depending on the facilities, mud therapy, salt scrubbing and seaweed therapy may also be available.
Kindly note that Gift Vouchers are available.
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