If you recall, in Part 1 of this blog I delved into the definition of Health and Lifestyle Alchemy – this week I will share with you some first hand experiences I’ve had working with people as an alchemist in the world of healthcare.
It can be difficult to explain the process of individualized healing alchemy, so let me give you an example. I recently worked with an amazing woman – not many people knew her powerful past as a medicine woman living off the land, nor her history of intense abuse. She came to see me specifically to help her heal from a very traumatic fall that left many bones broken in her feet, ankles and legs. We prepared to do “scar work” on the multiple old surgery sites. One can never truly know what may arise during such a session and yet the sense of something profound about to happen was palpable. She was nervous and I was soothing, grounding in listening and following her tissues as they guided me on her path of releasing trauma, memories, and the very root issues that caused the conditions of that severe fall. Yes, tissues speak and show me the way. I was humbled and held both the space and the neural therapy techniques as she stood in courage, surrendered to releasing that which no longer served her. Her body knew how to shake and release, when she needed guidance and support, I assisted. She knew she was never alone in this. Her mind observed the flashbacks without latching to them, her nervous system identified the trapped trauma and allowed it to go, her heart raced, her body was sweating, and then her heart settled in peace and gratitude as her body released and relaxed. The original abuse was locked in the organs and tissues of her lower abdomen and sacrum, and it was time for it to leave – so it did. We both felt it, knew it and then she was free. This process took about three full hours.
You will have your own unique healing style and it’s my job to listen and honor you completely. This does mean I challenge your beliefs, thoughts, and actions when appropriate while holding you in compassion, love, honor, and health the entire time.
Alchemy isn’t about a cookie-cutter approach to symptoms or disease, it’s about dancing to the beat of your beautiful soul, inviting a new emergence of healing and self. It’s stepping into the mystery of your beauty, healing, and wholeness in a new way that leaves you in wonderment, peace, gratitude and bliss. The path isn’t always comfortable but the rewards are more than worth it. As a Health and Lifestyle Alchemist I don’t usually see people for 30 minutes or an hour at a time like a typical healthcare provider. Deep dives into your transformational healing require time, and I prefer to work with people for multiple daylong transformational retreats. We often work six or more hours a day, four or five days in a row, one on one. By the end you are quite different on many levels. After day one of a transformational retreat, one particular VIP patient offered that he discovered more about himself and received more benefit in that single day than his previous 30 years of psychotherapy and other body work. No, I’m not a psychotherapist, but the way in which I supported him to deeply dive into his body and mind allowed him to heal wounds of which he was vaguely aware. Each day he reported being unable to imagine that the following day of transformation could top the previous, but it did and he was in awe of the work he was able to do and the pleasure he experienced in a few short days.
You may think it stops here, but the most vital part is yet to come, the integration phase after your transformation. I will follow up and support you to integrate what unfolded during our work together for about one month. If you want to learn more about me and the work I’m offering please visit my website at kristingraycemcgary.com. I look forward to staying connected with you and supporting you on your own unique journey to vibrant health and well-being.
Blessings of Vibrant Health,
Kristin Grayce McGary
Health and Lifestyle Alchemist