April 23, 2014

The Relaxation Company- Newsletter Autumn 2010

Better Breathing Better Life

It is believed that only 10% of people breathe correctly, so what does this mean? Most of us are not using the lungs in the way they were designed. We all can think of the beautiful way that babies breathe, with their little tummies rising and falling, so we were all born breathing perfectly. Research has shown that by the time children are 8 years old, they have copied the habits of their parents and are breathing into their upper lungs. This becomes their habit and according to Anne Shearer in her book Love, Drugs… and any city like Glasgow, we continue to restrict our oxygen supply, leading to some degree of oxygen deprivation.

A quote from her book:

“Why do we restrict our breathing?  Only in anxiety and fear….but in restricting our breathing, we also restrict the circulation of oxygen in the blood stream, the only means of cell regeneration ….

So our bodies degenerate in various diseases, our mental and emotional health is warped by tension and a feeling that we have ‘lost our true selves’.” Anne, a Psychotherapist and Stress Consultant, is continuing her in-depth study and work on the power of correct breathing and has had her work accepted as a module at Napier University, Edinburgh.

Kinetic Chain Release- new ground breaking method relieves pain

A group of us were enthralled to share in a weekend workshop with Hugh Gilbert recently. Hugh hails from Glasgow originally, but spent many years living and working as a Physical Therapist in Calgary. What Hugh offers, in effect, is a consistent protocol to correct the apparent leg length discrepancy, (which is common to most of the populace) in just a few minutes.

A Testimonial from Mary McPherson

“In all the years I, personally, have experienced back pain and the search for relief, this is the first system I have come across which releases (and teaches how to sustain) the torque through the body in the way that KCR does. I also am excited about the potential that everyone who suffers from complaints such as migraine, RSI, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Neck & Shoulder pain …. (the list goes on and on as you will see below) can get relief and be shown how to sustain the benefits by incorporating a few simple stretches into their daily life!”

Many health practitioners, including Body workers, Chiropractors, Dentists, Massage Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Orthodontists, Physical Therapists, Physicians, Rehab workers, Researchers and Sports Therapists, have come to understand and endorse this simple yet profound shift in approach. Others such as Athletes, Coaches, Schoolteachers, Students, Occupational Health workers, Trade Unions and Industry Management have come to understand the benefits of this protocol and seek help in its implementation.

This procedure, protected by copyright and non-competitive agreements, is a combination of assessment skills, joint mobilizations, soft tissue stretches and muscle energy techniques and offers a consistent protocol for every patient. It is in essence a method of correcting the vast majority of the apparent leg length discrepancy in one treatment.

Who can benefit from receiving KCR?

Everyone living in a physical body from the very young to the elderly! By following this protocol you can bring the body back into balance, alleviating problems such as weak ankles, knee problems, hip and joint pain, pelvic discomforts, back, shoulder and neck pain, TMJ, and headaches.  Energy levels will increase dramatically when the body is in balance.

Who can learn to do KCR?

The beautiful simplicity of this protocol which combines a

series of mobilizations and stretches, makes it easy for anyone to learn.  There is no pre-requisite.  Anyone including health- workers, body-workers, teachers, parents, athletes, sports enthusiasts, chronic pain sufferers can and should learn KCR!

Hugh Gilbert, the founder of KCR is originally from Glasgow and now is passionate about bringing this technique to Scotland, giving us all an opportunity to learn and share to enhance the health and wellbeing of the people around us.

For more info visit Hugh’s website www.journeysend.ca

Testimonials demonstrate how profound, yet simple this is.

Why is KCR important?

It has a profound effect on the human body.  When the physical body is brought into balance many existing and / or physical disabilities or discomforts simply disappear instantly.

When performed on young children their bodies can develop in a balanced and healthy way preventing many physical discomforts in later life.

*Dates for the Level 1 Training 27th and 28th November at Clydebank College, times TBC.*

Champion For Wellbeing Results from Edinburgh University
Research Project, Edinburgh University

We have received a condensed version of the much anticipated Report on the Research Project carried out by Edinburgh University on our Champion for Wellbeing Programme http://www.therelaxationcompany.co.uk/champion-programme/

Quote from the researcher at Edinburgh University:

‘Initial findings are very encouraging and indicate that while perception of stress in teaching did not change significantly issues relating to work over load, the teaching learning interface and perceived support did cause less stress over the time of the intervention. Interestingly, participants reported a significant improvement in well being by the end of the study and this appeared to be specifically related to feeling a greater sense of control within their professional (and personal) context. Although we are still in the early stages of analyses it can be safely assumed that if stress in teaching has remained constant then the improvement in well being could be attributed to participation in this programme.’

The Relaxation Company in talks with TV Producers
“Raising Able”

We are currently in discussion with TV Editors and Producers to create “reality” situations and produce a television series based on addressing these situations in a different way, leading to an understanding of the tensions that have arisen and what methods and techniques can be used to alleviate this and to a diffusion of the negative feelings being emanated.

This is an exciting area that could reach a huge audience, with potentially long term extremely positive consequences for the family situation – an understanding of emotional intelligence within the whole family unit.

Energy healing techniques could help in times of crisi
A note from Alisoun Mackenzie

Recently I’ve been in discussions with a charity Create Global Healing (http://www.createglobalhealing.org) that has a vision to teach survivors of wars and natural disasters how to use energy healing techniques (such as EFT and HeartMath products) to overcome the trauma they have experienced and to become heart centred leaders. And now I’m so excited to be going out to join them in Rwanda in October to work with children in one of the orphanages – part of a pilot programme. The intention is that when I get back I’ll be looking to connect with people in Scotland who may be interested supporting this work (energy healers and fundraisers).  In the meantime if you have a few moments, check out this short film about the work being done: http://projectlightrwanda.com And of course the charity would love any donations to help continue to develop the programme. With thanks. Smiles Alisoun x

Attention everyone who is suffering from Panic and Anxiety

Anxiety and Panic Relief Scotland uses a simple intervention approach called Neuro Psychological Reprogramming, or N.P.R. This is a fast and efficient new treatment that has been used for the past 5 years to provide full relief from the symptoms of anxiety and panic.

N.P.R. is derived from the latest neuro-scientific research available and is based on a thorough understanding of how the mind and body interact at the biological, chemical and physiological level.

For more information check out www.aprscotland.com

Quantum Field Healin

Dr David Hamilton, bestselling author whose works explain the power of the mind/body connection, continues to develop this awareness by offering workshops in Quantum Field Healing.

This is a guided visualization technique that takes you down through the layers of biology in the body beyond the atomic level, where an illness or disease can be viewed as waves of energy instead of a solid substance.

On his CD, David explains the science and thought behind this incredible healing process before offering you the chance to experience its power for yourself.

Visit our Events to book your place at David’s next workshop on December 4th 2010 in Perth, and our Amazon booklist for his book/CD titles.

For more information about David’s work and research, go to www.drdavidhamilton.com

Healthy Tasty, Anti-ageing
Cellular Water Secret Smoothie

Half cup of pomegranate juice

Half cup soy, non-fat milk

Half cup blueberries

2 tablespoon lecithin granules

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed/linseed

1 tablespoons dried goji berries

Crushed ice/ice cubes (optional)
‘Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Every ingredient in this anti-ageing power smoothie contains the key nutrients and phytochemicals to optimise the water content in cells and strengthen connective tissue.

Amino acids to encourage the formation of collagen and elastic tissue are in the soya milk.  Lecithin maintains cell membranes.  Antioxidants in pomegranate juice, blueberries and goji berries protect against free radical damage to cell wells.  Essential fatty acids in the flaxseed lock moisture into the cell.   Anti-inflammatory compounds in the ingredients of this smoothie soothe skin irritation.

This drink helps increase the water content of cells.’


‘The Water Secret’ by Dr. Howard Murad


  1. Huge congratulations to you and your team Mary on the launch of The Relaxation Company Website Newsletter. Filled with great information, energy and enthusiasm. As I love to keep my soul alive and nurture my creativity every day I am off to register on Hugh’s course on KCR in November.
    Love and best wishes to you all
    Marlene x

  2. Greelawailt says:

    The aim of life is to live a divine life. We are living in this world. We know that man does not live by bread alone. He needs the soul in order to live in the world of God’s Reality. The soul alone has the capacity to see and feel the known and the Unknown, the existent and the non-existent, the dream of the past, the achievement of the present and the hope of the future.

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