I feel it's about time

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.

Corrin Ainley
Nutritionist, CBP
Resolve Nutrition Perth


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