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The writings published here may or may not reflect the opinions of the people working at CHIS-UK. They are published here to help you develop a greater understanding of the different attitudes and beliefs held by many in the field of holistic health.

SEKHEM - How it all Began

By Patrick Zeigler | Date published: 08-01-2012


Why Sound Healing?

By Sheila Whittaker | Date published: 22-10-2011

   I feel impelled at this time to cast an eye over the work some of us are doing with sound and music, and just remind ourselves, and others who may not really understand yet, why we (more...)

Using Gongs for Sound Healing

By Sheila Whittaker | Date published: 22-10-2011

Within the modality in which I work, the role of the gong as a Sound Healing instrument is one of primary importance. The gong is the sound of total resonance, incorporating all the tones and harmo (more...)

What is Healing?

By Pete Bloch | Date published: 10-10-2011

The common meaning of the term 'healing' is the act or process of regaining health or, more specifically, the "restoration of damaged living tissue to normal function". However, it is (more...)

What is Health?

By Pete Bloch | Date published: 10-10-2011

The common meaning of the term 'health' refers to a soundness and vigour of body and mind, including a state of balance within the systems of the body. However, this definition of health is n (more...)

What is Disease?

By Pete Bloch | Date published: 10-10-2011

The common meaning of the term 'disease' is "a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body". However, as with 'health', this definition is insufficient to (more...)

Low Back Pain

By Glen Daniels M.Ost | Date published: 16-09-2011

Lower back pain is a very common occurance within the United Kingdom; back pain is estimated to affect 1 in 3 adults, costing the NHS is in excess of £1000 million per year. Most low back pain is (more...)

Symphysis pubis dysfunction (SPD), Pubalgia, Pelvic Girdle Pain & Pregnancy!

By Glen Daniels M.Ost | Date published: 16-09-2011

SPD SPD is not a new condition; back In 1870 Snelling described the relaxation of the pelvic joints, which lead to distressing symptoms with (more...)

The Secret of Happiness

By Karen Martin | Date published: 14-09-2011

There's been a lot of guff written about happiness in recent times. On the one hand, you've got the positive thinking gurus peddling their often simplistic fast track to deep joy and on the (more...)

Could breathing through your mouth harm you?

By Janet Winter | Date published: 23-06-2011

  The nose is a highly specialised organ for breathing, although it is often thought of as more of an optional extra on the face. The benefits of breathing through your nose a (more...)

What can Reiki do for you?

By Louise Heseltine | Date published: 16-12-2010

Well, I don't know what it can do for you, marvellous things, no doubt, but everyone's journey with Reiki is different. Here's mine... First of all, let me say that Reiki has completely cha (more...)

Verbal Channelling - an invaluable resource

By Delcia McNeil | Date published: 10-12-2010

Do you ever get flashes of inspiration? Do you sometimes say things that are really wise and you don't know how you knew them? Do you sometimes feel t (more...)

How Can You Increase Your Self-esteem?

By Barbara Sobolewska | Date published: 07-11-2010

Both psychologists and spiritual gurus agree that we manifest everything we focus on. For instance, if we focus our minds on problems we find ourselv (more...)

Mending the Past with Shamanism - healing the legacy of our family and ancestral inheritance

By Paul Francis | Date published: 17-09-2010

It is striking how many of the cultures that practice shamanism place great emphasis on the importance of ancestors. More than just remem (more...)

What Can We Learn From Trees?

By Caroline Nettle | Date published: 17-08-2010

Trees are fabulous! They are the lungs of the planet. They do an amazing job for us- they take our waste product (carbon dioxide) and they turn it into what we breathe- oxygen. They ar (more...)

Integrated Energy Therapy - Healing with the Energy of the Angels

By Gilly Workman | Date published: 15-04-2010

Life leaves it's footprints on us - we've all had experiences that have taken their toll; such as physical or emotional trauma, surgery, suppressed feelings, fear or stress. (more...)

7 Simple Steps to Make Space for Change

By Marien Perez | Date published: 31-03-2010

   "You cannot pour more water into a full glass. Clear your space in order to invite new things into your life" – Marien Perez, Principal Life Coach at Coach You Ltd (more...)

Transform Your Life One Change at a Time

By Marien Perez | Date published: 31-03-2010

Transform Your Life One Change at a Time ·        Do you want to become more assertive and successful in your work relationshi (more...)

Mentoring For Massage Therapists

By Helen Hunter | Date published: 30-03-2010

I have been a massage therapist for 17 years. I also taught massage for several of those, have written and taught massage courses and workshops both in the UK and abroad, and recently started mento (more...)

The Physical/Emotional Link

By Allyson Williamson | Date published: 03-03-2010

The Physical/Emotional Link Stress is itself often a cause of many ailments and illnesses, as well as potentially affecting our normal day-to-day rel (more...)

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