Mindful living A new approach
As the world continues advancing, Health issues are often the motivator
both technologically and economically, which leads people to consider an
our lifestyles are becoming even more alternative approach to their lifestyles.
fast paced. Sometimes we’re so busy In this case it has also been the
it’s difficult to appreciate the essential motivation for a new business. Over the
things in life. past decade both Cheryl Manion and
her husband Paul have been diagnosed
We move automatically and unconsciously with potentially life threatening conditions.
through our ‘day to day’ activities, reacting Together with their adult children, Kate
to people and situations around us in a and Brett, they have researched a variety
mindless rather than mindful state. We of alternative approaches to dealing with
mindlessly rush through meals, whittle the related issues.
away hours at the television or computer
and engage in unrewarding behaviours, As Brett Manion explained, “When
such as brooding over problems and our lives, but we are usually powerless to someone becomes ill they are forced
overspending on material possessions. change them at this stage. By learning to take on a very personal challenge to
Mindless habits such as these can lead us to be more mindful, we can develop fight for their own survival. Initially we felt
adrift on our path to health and happiness. new habits to weaken old irrational and helpless but then we began searching for
unhelpful automatic thinking habits. more information on alternative therapies”.
Practicing mindfulness can assist in
Kate, who currently runs both areas of
easing the pressure of a fast paced At the Positive Psychology Wellness Cheryl’s work in the medical equipment
the centre said, “Both methods have
life and provide relief from some of Centre we believe mindfulness is field had taken her around the world
been used very successfully overseas
the symptoms of stress and negative something everyone should practice. A attending conferences and trade shows.
and we are thrilled to be able to offer it
thinking. Mindfulness is a form of self vital step in assisting people to break free She realised there were technologically
to our clients. Mentamove helps train the
awareness training adapted from Buddhist of unhelpful habits which are preventing advanced medical devices being used to
intact areas of the brain to restore lost
mindfulness meditation. It refers to a positive action. As Budda said, “If you let successfully treat illnesses overseas which
function of damaged areas while Matrix
state of being completely in touch with, cloudy water settle, it will become clear. If were not available in our country.
Rhythm Therapy works against pain and
and aware of, the present moment, and you let your upset mind settle, your course
This led to the family establishing restricted mobility.”
accepting things for what they are. will also become clear”.
Australia’s first MyPainAway Therapy
For more information on Seaford Holistic
Mindfulness interventions have been By Peter Kyriakoulis. Centre as part of the Seaford Holistic
Centre and Day Spa (incorporating
demonstrated to be beneficial for a Peter is the Director of the Positive Centre and Day Spa which they took
Australia’s first MyPainAway Therapy
number of psychological and physical Psychology Wellness Centre, over earlier this year. Based on the
Centre) see www.mypainaway.com.au,
conditions including chronic pain, 1 Ross Street, Mornington. German therapy centre, PainGoAway,
call 9786 8863 or drop into 1/131 Nepean
depression, and anxiety. Upon reflection, For further information see it offers advanced drug free therapies
and often in psychotherapy, we can notice www.positivepsychology.net.au using Mentamove and Matrix Rhythm
certain destructive repeating patterns in or call: 5976 8443. Therapy technology. An Alternative Voice
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