I feel it's about time
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Jul 17, 2014
By Corrin Ainley
I feel it's about time...I feel it's about time I wrote a testimonial of my experience as a client of BodyTalk.
I'll try and keep my story as condensed as possible hoping to still provide you with a glimpse of how traumatic and hopeless my life had reached before I found BodyTalk.
My first BodyTalk session was about 4 years ago when I was referred to Brenda Pitout by my naturopath. I had no idea what BodyTalk was, but I trusted my naturopath's recommendation and I was willing to try anything to get better.
I was in the very early stages of drug rehabilitation, which I was doing with the support of my family from home. I was on a waiting list for a residential rehabilitation center, but it would be at least 6 months before a place would be available.
I had been injecting crystal meth-amphetamine daily for the previous six months. I was still critically underweight, battling the urge to use, smoking cannabis and cigarettes daily whilst trying to deal with the guilt, shame and consequence of losing everything I owned, including the trust of my family due to addiction.
Drug addiction was the shortest but most damaging addiction I had. For many years prior, I had battled with alcohol addiction before changing this addiction to drugs, and was anorexic and then bulimic from the age of 17. At my worst, I was drinking all day and all night, and vomiting 10 times a day. I had no self worth and desperately wanted to end my life, and I was doing so directly and indirectly. In short, I had so much to repair.
At the time I couldn't image ever being free of one addiction, let alone all of them. But when I hit my rock bottom, I decided to do whatever was necessary to recover.
I did a lot of person work, including reading a book called 'Higher and Higher' by Jost Sauer, which gave me an understanding of drug use from a Chinese Medicine viewpoint. I repaired my body and brain through good nutrition and supplementation, as well as regular BodyTalk sessions. BodyTalk was the most dramatic change. After a BodyTalk session with Brenda, I saw things a little or often a lot clearer, felt less guilt, was able to understand and reconcile my past experiences, and I began to feel joy and peace.
After 3 months, I was no longer smoking cigarettes and cannabis, and 12 months later I no longer had an eating disorder, which was the most longstanding of my addictions.
After a decade of living in pain and hell, seeking numerous counselors, psychologists and support groups that did not resolve my problems, I was finally free. And when the room at the rehabilitation centre became available, I declined, even when counselors questioned my decision giving the extremely high relapse rate for meth-amphetamine users. But I was not one of these statistics because the underlying causes were dealt with.
Since this time I have become a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, Qualified Nutritionist and started my own clinic in Perth. Addiction isn't a problem to me, if I wanted a drink I could have one without a care, but I feel so good it just doesn't make sense.
BodyTalk is a miracle in my life, and I'm so grateful to be able to spread words of hope and offer BodyTalk sessions to help others break free of addiction.
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