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Discover your potential

Transcript of the Feature ‘Health Matters’ nr. 48 on Radio X from 10 November 2014

I’m Tom Meyers and welcome to another episode of Health Matters. In Health Matters I share with you my professional experience as an osteopath and stress coach, bring you scientific insights and pass on practical tips how to manage stress and improve your health and well-being.

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In last weeks episode, I shared with you that your heart and your gut have an intelligence of their own and that this intelligence can act independently from the control of your brain.

You can tap into that intelligence to improve your health but also to bring more meaning into your life. Meaning is associated with the feeling of fulfilment and increased sense of wellbeing.

Let us stop here for a moment as I would like to remind you of the quest we’re on since September? The quest to find answers to the question: What is health?

For those of you that just started to listen to Health Matters, I highly recommend that you go to the podcast or blog and listen to the previous episodes.

That said and with renewed focus lets continue were we left of.

Intuition and gut feeling, we all have it and at times act accordingly but more often than not we don’t. We do not trust it enough and regret it afterwards. Learning to trust your intuition and gut feeling is like fine-tuning your musical skills by practicing over and over again. How? For example you can do this by repeating the Reaset Breathing exercise or daily practices like mindfulness, meditation or yoga.

While you’re practicing your intuition and gut feeling you can also go on a still deeper personal journey. A journey that takes you to discover your potential or how I like to refer to it the journey to find out your soul-purpose.

You might not believe there is something like a potential pre-destination and that is ok, I had difficulties accepting that too. But today I can look back at 14 years of developing my innate potential and living my soul-purpose or in other words living who I was born to be.

We all come into this world with certain personality traits some of which are dominant others that will develop over time depending on  environmental stimuli. The same is true for your aptitudes, your talents, your unique skills.

You were born with a unique combination of skills that defines who you are just as much as being a man or a woman defines you.

So how do you find your unique skills? I’m sure some you know already but others you don’t and others still you are expressing but don’t see them as anything special but people around you do.

So what I would like you to do this week is answer the following three questions

1. What do you admire in others?

2. What do others admire in you?

3. What have you done that truly made you happy?

Make your answers short and precise.

In the next episode of Health Matters I’ll share with you how to interpret your answers.

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In the meantime have a great day, and I’ll catch up with you again next week. For more information about my presentations or consultations , to visit the blog or to pick up your November copy of Together Magazine please visit my website www.tommeyers.be

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AIM = I AM

Transcript of the Feature ‘Health Matters’ nr. 45 on Radio X from 20 October 2014

I’m Tom Meyers and welcome to another episode of Health Matters. In Health Matters I share with you my professional experience as an osteopath and stress coach, bring you scientific insights and pass on practical tips how to manage stress and improve your health and well-being.

In last weeks episode, I talked about the benefits of becoming mindful of your bodies limits, of what it can handle. Don’t get me wrong your body is amazing but trop is the veel en the veel is trop as they say here in Belgium. Therefore get to know your limits and act accordingly.

Last week I also asked you to ponder upon the meaning of the metaphor ‘Only a king can dream a Kingdom’. It’s a quote from the personal development book the School for Gods written by professor Stefano d’Anna. Actually the quote goes ‘Only a King can dream Versailles…’ but that is just between you  and me 😉

School for Gods Book Cover

When it comes to health and wellbeing knowing who you are and who you were born to be are just as important as knowing the limits and resources of your body.

Let me illustrate.

Imagine your dream is to become a King but you are NOT born in a royal family then the likelihood you’ll ever be a king is very slim and Versailles or a kingdom far off. You don’t hear me say that becoming a king or having a kingdom is impossible but however and I hope you agree, highly unlikely. But lets say just for the sake of it that you managed somehow against all odds and probably with enormous sacrifices to become a King, then the question remains will you be living a meaningful and happy life or always live in fear for loosing it? Fear, means stress and chronic stress leads to illness and so on…

In other words you can aim for anything you wish for… but it doesn’t mean it will bring you happiness or health… on the contrary some aims can make you sick.

And after all AIM is the acronym for I AM and therefore knowing who you are, what your heart truly desire becomes part of the health equation! Your heart, not your mind.

And these kind of questions, reflections on one self have everything to do with personal development… or the conscious pursuit of self-realisation by expanding your self-awareness and by nourishing and honing your innate potential.

In other words personal development is reaching out to living your heart’s desire, to become who you were born to be and is essential for finding happiness and fulfilment and contribute to health and wellbeing.

Do I still have your attention?

In the coming weeks I will share with you my personal story how three questions put to me 14 years ago saved my life and contributed to who I am today and which can help you too, on your journey of self-realisation and improved health and wellbeing.

That’s all for this episode of Health Matters have a great day and I’ll catch up with you again next week here on Radio X or why not subscribe to the Health Matters podcast or Facebook page so you don’t miss any future feature or bonus episodes and articles. You can also find this episode as an article in next months Together Magazine to get to it go to my website www.tommeyers.be

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Your body needs you

The effect(s) of stress (muscular tension, digestive problems, low immunity, depression,…) is the result of the body’s exposure to the stress response (fight, flight, freeze) which in term is triggered following the brains interpretation of a stressor(s) (trauma, worrying, work overload,…).

The effect(s) of stress is in correlation to i.a. the length of exposure, one’s personal coping mechanism and the state of stress at the moment.

The stress response is a series of involuntary neuro-hormonal (adrenaline, cortisol, vagal tone,…) changes that have an impact on the heart, bronchi, vascular system, organs, muscles, immunity system, cognition and behaviour to help us to survive.

When the stressor has ceased the body needs time to reset itself to its allostatic balance – a state where it can react according to the need. The recovery – unlike what we might think – is a long, slow process as it is part of our biology adapted to what life was like thousands of years ago and which hasn’t gone to any major changes since Pleistocene times.

“The rate of cultural change since the evolution of the Homo Sapiens is astonishing, but in the face of that rate of change, there has been no sufficient time for many new and successful genetic adaptations to occur.”

“Every day we play out behaviours that have been part of the human experience for a very long time. Yet these behaviours are played out in an arena that is far from removed from that in which they evolved…. creating conflict between our evolved psychological predispositions and the dictates of modern culture.”

When culture and biology collide by E.O. Smith

Reaset: The return of Ease” is a self-healing modality that facilitates and acts as a catalyst (speeds-up) the recovery of the neuro-hormonal system to an allostatic balance. By practicing this on a regular basis you’re helping your biology to reset itself more efficiently and thus thus reduce the effects of stress.

Reaset Body-Coaching” as a therapy goes one step further, it offers a helping hand to the neuro-hormonal, musculo-skeletal, organ and biofield systems to return to ease (allostatic balance). Reaset Body-Coaching also offers information how you can further help yourself.

Author: Tom Meyers

Your body needs you.