The Great Modality Exchange

What’s a modality and why do I want more?

A MODALITY is any healing action or energy based activity that creates greater coherence, well-being and balance in our physical, emotional and mental bodies.  A modality is used to “in-put” energy into the body-mind system and can include sound, color and light, breath, movement, energetic contacts and processes specifically designed to create balance in our bodies, minds and emotions.

In the system of Resonance Repatterning practitioners know how important modalities are for our clients; it’s the moment they actively take ownership for creating their own wellbeing.  We’ve held a safe space, we’ve guided them, we’ve heard them, acknowledged their pain, their hopes their joys.  And now the ideal modality is identified and our client is empowered to create the positive movement, the shift, the healing that they came to us for.  They gave us their trust and we give them the space and then the power to heal.

Tamara De Ghellinck, a Brain Gym practitioner shared the following modality with me.  If you like this, post a new modality you’ve learned in the comments field below and let the exchange begin.

Integration Metaphor Modality

The object of this modality is to bring balance to the left and right hemispheres of the brain physically, emotionally and most important, mentally.

  • Ask your client to place one hand on either side of their head and pop out each hemisphere of their brain.  Ask them to make a little “pop” sound when they’re lifting out the hemispheres.
  • Ask your client to let their arms fall to their sides with their hands wide apart. Invite them to close their eyes and listen to their brain hemispheres.
  • Invite your client to sense what is going on…what are they feeling, how is the left hemisphere and how is the right hemisphere? Allow them to observe and acknowledge any feelings, sensations, thoughts, and colors.  Ask them to welcome any information and sensations free of judgment or resistance.
  • Ask your client if they’d like to say something to one or both of the hemisphere’s about any conflict their experiencing over the problem or goal.  Example: ”Right hemisphere I feel you’re tired, that’s ok, please allow more energy to flow so you and the left hemisphere can work together as a team to reach my goal of…”
  • Next invite your client to turn the palms of each hand towards one another and see if both hemispheres are attracted to each other. During this process the person can still acknowledge, welcome and ask for changes for one or both hemispheres.
  • When the hands come together ask them to finish with the palms together and fingers intertwined.
  • Encourage them to say anything else to their brain.  Have them say “thank you” to both hemispheres.
  • When the client is ready invite them to put both brain hemispheres back into place making a little “click” sound as the hemispheres return to their places.
  • Allow them time to breathe and integrate their whole and balanced brain.

Joie Jacobsen
http://www.joiejacobsen.com

Some Thoughts About Repatterning Sessions Done As Distance Healing

By Meryl Chodosh-Weiss, L.C.S.W

Proxy sessions are distance healing sessions done solely by a practitioner on behalf of a client who has given permission for the session to occur.

When I first embraced Resonance Repatterning® as a student, I was working full-time as a psychotherapist for children who required counseling as part of their mandated individualized educational program in a public school.

Because I was spending so much time with so many people each work day, when I first began practicing I enjoyed doing proxy sessions the most.

Additionally, I had received a proxy session as my first session and experienced the positive and immediate impact of that session. Despite my not knowing when the session was to occur, I felt an immediate change in my energy and emotional state. I correctly surmised that the session had been completed.

I told myself that this process was for me!

I was so enthused about proxy sessions that at the very first, ever, Resonance Repatterning  Conference in 1996 I was on a panel to discuss this aspect of the work.

With the change in the Certification requirements that now permits proxy sessions to be a part of the mix,  one of the student practitioners in the NY Practitioners Skills Development Group last month asked me to give more information about doing proxy sessions.

There are several ways  to initiate a proxy session. Of utmost importance is getting permission from the person (or animal). Even when working with infants and animals, the parent or owner needs to ask  out loud if permission to engage in a session is granted. Pet owners and parents will usually be able to  see if permission is granted or not by the kind of response, or lack of response that is elicited.

Once  when I worked with a newborn in the presence of the mother, I saw the baby gave  definite indication that I was allowed to proceed with the session.

Proxy sessions are done without face-to-face, telephone or Skype interaction during the session. The practitioner may or may not have information about  the client’s presenting problem or  intentions. There my be no knowledge at all about why the session has been ordered or the practitioner may have this information.

If an animal or a non-verbal infant/child is the recipient, you may be given information from the parent or owner about the pet of child, but that information is not from the perspective of the child or animal. You may or may not, as determined by muscle checking for the client, use that information at all.

What is happening in a proxy session is based on the energetic reality of us all being one. With permission we are accessing the person or animal’s energy field and spiritually, their higher self, even though their physical presence is not involved.

There are no interferences,  and what you can access is the raw potency and strength of the client’s uncensored responses to their world. There is no person-to-person presence to filter anything.

This requires that the practitioner stays super centered and takes care of themselves so they can remain neutral and in complete service to their client.

The stance must be accepting , allowing and non-judgmental about anything that is derived from the books or from muscle-checked intuitive material. Nowhere is it more clear that you are the agent for the client and therefore you can not censor at all what comes out in the session.

What is in the experience of most student practitioners that is analogous is how the practitioner holds the space for the client during an Energy Constriction Release. In this process, the practitioner must sometime work on maintaining their own centeredness and their own lack of judgement. The practitioner must  postpone dealing with their own material which might be triggered by the client’s experience.

All of these considerations may be present when working in a proxy session.

Meryl Chodosh-Weiss is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in New York City. She is the leader of the ongoing NYC Practitioner Skills Development Group,  an RPA Designated Observer,  a member of the RPA Hall of Fame,  a former member – past Chair of the RPA Certification Board and a former Resonance Repatterning teacher. She is the developer of  Infinity Healing.

You can reach Meryl at

Email:  meryl@beyourbliss.info
Phone: 212-628-8260
Web Site:  www.www.beyourbliss.inf
Newsletter: www.merylchodoshweiss.com

Change Your Life Through Handwriting


Developing good habits is the basis of personal growth and development. We all know that. We also know that handwriting tells volumes about who the writer is. Therefore, by developing the habit of writing in an empowering way, we have the power to shape our lives. When I heard about Vimala Rodgers’ kit, Transform Your Life Through Handwriting, the process seemed like a perfect way to communicate with my subconscious, and I immediately bought it.

Vimala recommends practicing forming letters in the new, empowering way daily. She confidently affirms that your life will experience miracles while using this program. Vimala states that each of the letters holds within them, a rich depth of spiritual essence. For each letter, she describes its nature and how to inscribe it.

The letter “O,” for example, “ generates compassion, kindness and understanding. To write it, start at the top and make a circle in a clockwise direction, uncluttered with no loops or hooks.” Keep it simple. Because we write from a left to right direction, the right is about the future and reaching out toward others. When we form the letter “O” in a counterclockwise direction, we are unconsciously looking in the direction of the past, toward the facts, with little consideration at how the listener might feel. When we inscribe the letter in a clockwise direction, we are better able to see the beauty, the truth, and the gifts that lie beyond the mere facts. I mention this letter in particular because as a teacher and a counselor, inscribing the letter “O” simply and in a clockwise direction has enabled me to more strongly love, to see clearly, and to truly understand those with whom I work.

How handwriting has helped me:

Vimala states that miracles will happen if one practices writing letters as she describes. It has been over 40 days since I have been practicing my Vimala Rodgers alphabet. I would like to tell you of my miracles. Maybe these miracles would have happened without this practice, but just the same, I plan to continue this practice. First of all, when I practice my handwriting, it seems as if my mind is expanding, and I feel happier. During these 40 days, I bought new clothes–bright, happy, comfortable clothes. I threw out clothing that did not suit me any more. I started wearing makeup daily. I began getting weekly massages. I became more serious about my food choices, avoiding wheat and dairy products. I consulted an interior designer and am in the process of updating my home and office furnishings.

In other words, my level of self-care has been amped up. People are telling me that I look pretty, they are treating me with higher respect. And–icing on the cake– a friend introduced me to a an attractive, interesting man.

How I have used handwriting with my clients:

Look at first letter of a client’s name: Vimala states that the first letter of one’s first name holds your greatest gift and greatest struggles. If a client is stuck, I have started noticing how the quality of the letter that person’s first name might assist them in some way. For example, as a speech pathologist, I was teaching smart, sensitive five-year-old Ally how to say the “S” sound. (The letter “A” has the quality of Spiritual stardom, transforming ego into Spirit.) After a halfhearted attempt, Ally said, “I can’t.” There was no convincing her otherwise. I paused, then changed the subject. I asked her, “Would you like to learn how to make a star “A?” The letter “A” is the only letter in the alphabet that can be made like a star. Your name starts with an “A,” so that makes you a star, too.” She was very interested in forming this star “A.” After tracing the letter “A” several times, we went back to attempting the “S” sound. Miracle: She could say it! Even bigger miracle: She temporarily lost the ability to say it, but she continued to practice this new way of saying “S.”

By practicing writing the letters ourselves, we make an effect on our clients. One day I was assigned to go new a school to do speech therapy for a new student. However, the teacher only wanted me to observe. I felt angry and felt I was prevented from making a difference in this child’s life. While at that school, observing that child, I remembered the energy of the letter “e” that is about tolerance, and its declaration of intent is “I may be wrong”–very powerful words! The energy of that letter softened my heart. I realized that I could benefit by simply observing this shy child. When I left, I gave the teacher suggestions as to how to support his improved speech. In hindsight, this child felt very insecure about his speech and would succeed more quickly by working with his familiar and loved teacher. Thank you letter “E!”

We can encourage clients to practice writing as homework. One of my clients was in a panic. Her husband wanted a divorce and her two best friends were near death. What could I do to support her through such horrendous experiences? I suggested that she buy Vimala’s handwriting kit. She bought that kit, and this is what she said about her experience after practicing the program for 40 days:

Overall, I’ve become much more calm and grounded, happy, stable, joyful and grateful, and reasonable. My mind is clearer, making my life clearer.

I’ve realized I am happy with or without J–I don’t have the desperate feeling (as much) of thinking of us not being together. My happiness depends on MYSELF. I realized I cannot to look to others for my own happiness.

Remember those lobster boats that used to start sometimes at 4:30 AM and run their engines for 8+ hours, making me want to jump out of my skin?? Well, so far this summer, it’s been at least half as much, and the noise doesn’t bother me nearly as much as it used to… give up the need to control, huh… I think this has been my biggest problem, and my 40 days of “M” ends on Thursday.

Yesterday I drove myself to the beach, alone, and walked on the sand. I can’t remember the last time I went alone–the parking lot there makes me nervous about needing to back up when I leave (it’s from the PTSD – fear of driving), and it was no problem for me.

On Friday, I got dressed in two different cute outfits and went out twice, alone, and actually enjoyed driving.“M” again–“I am at ease in all situations,” and I’ve been writing, “I am at ease driving.” Guess what?–(surprise, surprise!) I really was at ease.

This simple, inexpensive process can open the door to a happy life. I knew it would make a difference in my life as soon as I heard about it. If it resonates with you, I suggest you consider picking up your pen and start writing.

Additional information can be obtained from Vimala’s website or .

 

Sally Herr
Repatterning Journal Committee Chair &
Certified Practitioner Resonance Repatterning
Sally Herr is a Resonance Repatterning Practitioner, a Speech Language Practitioner, MA/CCC, and a Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapist (RCST).  She lives and works in Portland, Maine.  Her website is SallyHerr.com.

 

RPA Annual Conference 2012

2012 RPA Annual Conference
February 25th

The RPA Executive Board is pleased to announce that Magui Block (Family System I & II) will be doing the Keynote presentation for our 2012 Annual Conference.  Magui will be speaking about her brand new work involving intimate relationships, which is a 21-step program to manifest love in your life.  Magui will also facilitate a repatterning based on this work after the Keynote address.

FEBRUARY 25th Conference 
Annual Meeting – 1:00PM Eastern
(Open to all members)

Keynote Address
2:30PM – 4:00PM
Guest Speaker:  Magui Block
(registration required)


“Attracting the Love of Your Life, or Improving the One You Have” –
Experience the new work of Magui Block with this group repatterning.

Click Here for a Video Interview
 with Magui Block

Save Your Seat at the Conference
and Register Here

Conference Registration is open to the Public

Magui Block (a.k.a. Carin Block) Creates a Resonance Repatterning New Workshop

Magui Block knows how to support people in transforming their relationships very well.  When I heard that she is creating a new relationships workshop, I wanted to hear more.

Sally:  You are the author of two excellent Resonance Repatterning® workshops—one called Healing the Family and one called Healing the Family Systems and Healing the Systems—Family, Groups, and Organizations.  What is the next workshop that you are developing?

Magui:  My next workshop will address intimate relationships– one with one relationships.  It is more for couple relationships, but it can be beneficial for any other intimate relationship such as parent/child or siblings; boss/employee relationships, close friends.

I want many people to attend.  I want to do it outside of the Resonance Repatterning umbrella, so everybody can attend, not only Resonante Repatterning practitioners.  Chloe, who has always supported and guided my work, likes the idea and is close to me in this project.

There will be two manuals—one for Resonance Repatterning participants and one for people who are not trained to do Resonance Repatterning.  Participants who are not Resonance Repatterning Practitioners can learn the work through another, more simple system—another pathway.  They will still be able to identify non-coherent patters, identify the issues that hold the non-coherence in place and identify the modality.  They can do the same process without needing to use muscle checking.

I hope that this approach will help increase the number of students studying Resonance Repatterning.  By taking this workshop, they will feel motivated to take additional courses.

Some of the chapters of this new workbook include:

  • How Families of Origin affect the Dynamics of the Couple
  • How to Attract and Manifest an Intimate Relationship
  • The Dynamics of Male/Female Interactions
  • Setting Limits in Relationships
  • Destructive Relationships
  • Ending a Relationship

In this manual, I address why there are more divorces now.  I address how to manage power in a relationship such as in relationship to money and control.  And finally, I address what happens when one member of a couple grows and moves in life and that threatens the couple staying together.

Sally:  When is this workshop first going to be taught?

The first workshop will be held in Spain in late November—in Spanish.

Participants will include couples and singles, Resonance Repatterning Practitioners and people who are not repatterners, psychologists and social workers, etc.  They will learn the tools.  I won’t teach them the skills of how to help others heal.  If they have those skills, they can use this tool in their practice.  If not, they will be able to use this tool for themselves.

Sally:  Will you be using Bert Hellinger approaches again in this workshop?

Magui:  I use his principles a little when teaching “dynamics of the soul”.  But primarily I am using other approaches.  I am presenting what I have seen to work with my clients who are addressing couples issues.

The work is very serious, but I address it in a light way.  I use stories and case histories.   The way the manual is written is designed to heal.  I meditated and received inner guidance.  This workshop is very different than what I have presented in the past.  It is simpler.

Sally:  When doing modalities, do you recommend that the practitioner follow the instructions from the book exactly as they are written, or do you recommend that they change the processes as they feel appropriate?

Magui: If a practitioner is connected with spirit, with their wisdom, the modality goes well.  If not connected with spirit, the energy is denser and there is more suffering.  This work must touch your spirit.

For example, with the modalities for trauma: It’s not the trauma, but the trauma’s energy that gets stuck.  Let that energy do what ever it needs to be doing.  What does the energy need to do?   The described modalities are only one way to heal.  If the given modality gives you a different idea, it is recommendable to do that different process.  The suggestions in the book can be used to take a different direction.

Do the work with the heart, not the head.  The modalities are a limitation in a way.  We have many more tools.  When a client is having an experience, the modalities are only ideas of how to address the experience.  Maybe the client has other ideas.

….It is beneficial to take workshops many times.  When you see a lot of different scenarios, your learning and grasp of the process will become deeper.

Sally:  Do you have specific goals for this workshop?

Magui:  The books are design to support transformation, to avoid repeating old patterns, and to create new coherent patterns.

When we get triggered by our old patterns, we get to see how our old patterns are in relationship to us. How do we develop the ability to not repeat these old patterns?  First we identify our patterns and then we go on to our relationship patterns.  We address what triggers us.  What ever triggers us shows how we are in relationships and this reflects how we relate to ourselves.

In one of the chapters, for example, I address that people are often alone, not by conscious choice, but are afraid to be with someone.  They do not want to open their hearts—but that decision happens on an unconscious level.  They are choosing by not choosing. They are losing time, love and experiences.

Then there are others who have relationships, but do not open up, they stay safe.  They do not have a sense of community.  They can’t open to someone, can’t open to others.  They stay stuck in unhealthy relationships.  They don’t finish with the relationship because they are afraid.

In this workshop, and in the book, I talk in a way that is light, very light.  That is the way I teach.  Not heavy.  The issues are heavy, but the presentation is light and the healing is with love.

I am hoping to present Resonance Repatterning in a way that will help Resonance Repatterning will grow.  I hope to find ways to make it attractive to more people.

Sally:  Thank you Magui for all you have done for Resonance Repatterning.  I look forward to taking this new workshop.

Sally Herr

Magui Block lives in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She has received accreditation in several fields in psychotherapy: Person Centered Focus, Gestalt Psychotherapy, Gestalt for Children and Teenagers, Dreams, Biomnemics (body therapy), Gestalt to treat Symptoms, Family Therapy, E.M.D.R., Eriksonian Hypnosis. She is also trained as a Family Constellation Therapist by the Bert Hellinger Institute of Berlin.
Magui has been a Resonance Repatterning Certified Practitioner since 1999, and teaches the Empowering Yourself seminar. She is the author of the Resonance Repatterning seminars “Healing The Family Systems” and “Healing The Systems- family, groups and organizations”. She was the first President of the Mexican Resonance Repatterning Association during 2000 and 2001, when it was created.

Sally Herr is a Resonance Repatterning Practitioner, a Speech Language Practitioner, MA/CCC, and a Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapist (RCST).  She lives and works in Portland, Maine.  Her website is SallyHerr.com.

The New Resonance Repatterning Books—An Interview with Chloe Wordsworth

The New Resonance Repatterning Books

The newly revised Resonance Repattering® books–up to Transforming Chakra Patterns–are now on sale at the Resonance Repatterning/eStore website.  The Journal Committee wanted to find out what’s different about these books and so we called Chloe Wordsworth, author of these books and the Founder of  Resonance Repatterning to find out.

Sally:        In the beginning, when you began doing this work, what inspired you to write the Resonance Repatterning books?

Chloe:    By 1990 I had spent 20 years studying many different healing systems, including the Five Elements system of Acupuncture. Although I had a successful private practice as an Acupuncture practitioner for eight years (meaning that I loved the results I saw), I was still constantly searching for yet more and better ways to help my clients. I was pretty driven–never satisfied!  This had lead me to  study all kinds of modalities—Polarity Therapy, Edu-K, nutrition, Feldenkrais and much more–always searching for the underlying cause of people’s problems; what was the panacea that would help people create the change so they would feel better?

What inspired me to create Resonance Repatterning, that is to put together a whole different system from anything I had studied, practiced and taught, was my realization that healing modalities in themselves were not enough. In my practice, from 1972 onward, I had observed that people were driven by repetitive patterns. By 1989 I began to experiment with identifying these patterns and using healing modalities to transform resonance with them.

My clients were fascinated with what I was doing and felt beneficial results, so in about 1991 they began asking me to teach them what I was doing. This meant I had to write something down, because everything I did was in my head. I worked with my clients in the moment, muscle checking everything they needed from my own internal data base. Nothing was written down!

So I wrote a one page synopsis of everything the new students might need–now we have ten books! After that  I wrote out the four “Repatternings” for changing our attitudes and beliefs: these were the pre-cursors to  the four Repatternings we learn in the Fundamentals seminars. Actually, one of them was called the Umbilical Repatterning, which I later realized was a muscle check rather than a Repatterning!  The more people wanted to learn, the more information I wrote down to meet their need. At the same time I was still developing the work in my full-time practice. So everything I wrote down was in a constant state of flux, changing from week to week. For me this was a time of ferment: thinking, creating, talking to friends and family, reading, analyzing, doing sessions on myself over and over, and on clients too. So from the first class, which had a handout of one page, we went to the next class, which received two pages, and bit by bit over the years the books were written and revised.

Sally:  Tell me about your relationship to creating the books.

Chloe:  Relationship? Well, as we know, everything is energy or frequency wave patterns that influence everyone else’s frequencies–synchronizing with our frequencies or out of sync with our frequencies. If we say the word “yes,” it strengthens our muscle response and brings our frequencies into sync a little. If we say the word  “no” our muscle response weakens and our frequencies go out of sync a little (or a lot!). So in all relationships, we either have a strengthening effect or a weakening effect: we either help people’s frequencies come into sync, or, if they resonate at a certain level with us, our frequencies go out of sync when we are with that person.

We influence and are influenced by others for better or for worse, depending on what we  resonate with. So my relationship to creating the books means that I have a responsibility to be coherent and that the system supports people in synchronizing their frequencies to support their self-healing and self-transformation. This means that how I am, my state of coherence as I write the Resonance Repatterning books, is important. That energy is there. This is true whether I am writing a book, or inserting corrections at 2 a.m. My attitude is important: if you love what you do; if you are grateful; if you want to be guided by the highest values, it has an effect. This is why  I come from intention before I write or do anything, so the books will have a positive energetic effect upon the reader.

Sally:  That is why I would come to one of your workshops, even if you were teaching how to wash dishes!

Chloe:  That’s nice! It’s true, whatever we do, however small and seemingly unimportant, the inner attitude we resonate with develops our character and the values we live by and hopefully has a positive influence on our world. It’s the same with teaching: I believe that if I am coherent when I teach, the students, and me, too, will receive what we need from the field of limitless possibilities–a new awareness that is life-changing, a healing of an old wound, new learnings, new ways of seeing,  the Aha! that changes our understanding.  Without coherence and love, transformation doesn’t happen. This is why we must constantly do our own personal development work–none of us is complete!

This is our relationship to the work. For me, it meant doing the Repatternings on myself over and over as I developed them, and improved them, and transforming my own patterns when life problems arose. Then I would do repatterning sessions with other people, which helped me enliven the work more. Demonstrating them on students in the seminars helped me identify additional improvements.  I had to think, feel and practice before any of the repatternings could move to their “final” completion point. It’s all very organic!

Sally:  What makes these present books different from the previous books?

Chloe:  I just got an e-mail regarding the Primary Patterns book.  The practitioner wrote, “The new books are great!  I love them!” To give you a few more details:

In the Orientation Section of the Process Guide  (Rainbow Book) and the Primary Patterns book, I added an orientation to “the point of choice”.  Self-healing begins when we choose healing.  The Point of Choice is different from Intention.  Point of Choice motivates us to achieve and manifest our intentions. Life offers us a constant wobble—between order and disorder.  The Point of Choice is the edge between stability and instability–a place of huge creative potential. The Point of Choice is about going for this creative potential, rather than being stuck in the disorder and instability of our problems and our unmanifested intentions.

The Point of Choice is an opportunity to realign ourselves with our deepest values and priorities.  It is how our mind, body and energy become vehicles of consciousness.

Also in the Orientation section of the Rainbow Book, we address “resonating with trust and love.”  To really be oriented we need to orient to feeling loved.  If we do not have basic orientations to trust and love, how can we heal?

In the “Problems” section of the Process Guide and in the Primary Patterns book, we go deeply into the fear that underlies the problem.  Under any problem is a fear and our belief  that our fears are true. This belief we resonate with holds us back.

In the “Problems Into Opportunities” section of the Rainbow Book, we have a section to identify the negative attitude.  Underlying every problem is a negative attitude, which makes extraordinary change impossible. This is the triangle of the perpetrator, who blames and complains; the victim, who feels helpless; and the savior, who feels it is their responsibility to save the person or situation, or come up with a solution. I’ve listed specifics for each of these negative attitude states so we can quickly move out of these patterns (and switching from one to the other in a few minutes)  and take personal responsibility for the fact that all our problems reflect an aspect of our own state of mind.

I have also clarified the Intention for a New Possibility Section.  The Headings include:

  •        The Intention for a New Possibility (What we want to do or achieve.), whether by choice, from the list or a Daily Empowerment Intentions.
  •        The second section is what motivates action toward the achievement of our intentions (including the point of choice, the positive feeling our intentions give us, the underlying need our intentions fulfill for us, and our life vision    that motivates all our daily intentions.)
  •        The third section identifies the resources we need in order to manifest our intentions, and the various aspects of this section.
  •        And finally, every Intention takes Commitment. The fourth section supports our resonance with this.

All of these new inputs makes the “Intentions” section more powerful and clear.

Sally: And what about the new Transforming Unconscious Patterns (TUPs) book?

The new TUPs book goes deeper into the brain and the power of our brain.  For instance, the brain has 100 billion nerve cells which are connected to other nerve cells or neurons.  Brain researchers have estimated  that there are more nerve connections in the human brain than there are stars in the Universe! Talk about potential! So this book is about supporting this massive potential within us. I am also seeing how the neuroanatomy of the brain relates to the on/off muscle response used in Resonance Repatterning. Quite exciting!

In the TUPs book I go into the seven major neurotransmitter-peptide-endorphins that are needed for optimal body/brain functioning, listing the qualities we need to resonate with.

With respect to self-help modalities and positive actions, there is a list of thirty or more activities proven to support neurotransmitter production and keeping our brain youthful and flexible.  For example, something as simple as sleep— that less than seven hours has been shown to lower brain function; and people low in essential fatty acids are at higher risk for  ADD, depression, Alzheimer’s, suicidal attempts, and obesity.  This section includes information regarding how people can get what they need naturally, through correct eating plus  details on what supports brain functioning: for instance, the herb sage has an A-level rating for the highest possible scientific evidence that it enhances memory! That’s amazing!  TUPs has lots of important and practical information on what creates positive change of resonance via our brain.

TUPs also goes deeply into the power of forgiveness.

Sally:  How do you define “forgiveness”.

 Chloe:  You know, forgiveness is such a huge subject. Perhaps we can do another interview on that so we can focus more deeply on the power of forgiveness as the ultimate healer. But for now, in the TUPs book we get to identify certain overactive parts of the brain that may be making forgiveness difficult.

Another new aspect in all the books is that I give an overview of each repatterning.  If a student or practitioner is short on time, they can glance through the A.B.C. overview of the repatterning in its introduction, and quickly see the sections they want or need to cover.

Sally:  And what about the Chakra Patterns book–that, too, is the completed version?

 Chloe:  Yes it is.  In the Transforming Chakra Patterns book, everything has been revised and improved!  The Sound Frequency Repatterning is so  much easier–and of course, these books are all edited.

There is one thing I am sorry about and that is the page numbers! As we are still working with various versions of the books, you will find inconsistencies with the page numbers. We hope to correct this as soon as possible. In the meantime, here and there you will need to insert your own correct page numbers!

The Rainbow Book is also completely revised.  In the Repatterning section we now  list of all the Repatternings from the Living In Tune web radio program as quite a lot of students and practitioners are using them. I have divided these twenty-five Repatternings into three sections: eight Repatternings for Personal Coherence, eleven for Achieving the Best of Who You Are and six Repatternings for One-on-one and Group Relationships.

Sally:  If someone is interested in acquiring the Living In Tune repatternings that you wrote for your radio programs, how can they get them?

Chloe:  At this time, anyone can download them from the Resonance Repatterning website/downloads. In the future, I will edit and update all the transcripts and create a book out of the twenty-five Repatternings, based on the above three categories.

Sally:  Is there anything else you can think of that has been updated?

Chloe:  An important change is in the Underlying Needs section of the Process Guide.  In place of the list of Life Needs and Spirit Level needs, I identified five major categories of needs.  Each category has a list of nine to twenty specific needs in it. The five categories include:

1.      The need for security, nurturance and love.

2.      The need for health and energy.

3.      The need to achieve your best, go beyond your limits and manifest your potential.

4.      The need for love, respect and happiness in relationship.

5.      The need for purpose, meaning, spiritual happiness and love from within.

The Process guide has been totally changed and is much easier to follow. The front cover looks much like the previous version with the mandala, but the back cover now has the Coherence Continuum, which illlustrates the most fundamental concept of Resonance Repatterning.

Sally:  Yes, I agree. In examining the Process Guide, as well as the various books, the material is much clearer and goes to greater depth.

Sally:   Another question people ask is about the “subtle levels” that you refer to in your books.

Chloe:  There are twelve subtle levels, which represent frequencies that exist at the subtle level of the energy field– perhaps  some ancient generational pattern we still resonate with but don’t need to identify more specifically, or for those who believe in past lives, they could be seen as some non-coherent frequency still held in the subtle field from the past, again, that doesn’t need to be identified, that is having a negative impact on the present.

Sally:      Tell me about the books that have not, to this date, been revised.

Chloe:  All of the remaining books are on the verge of being complete.  That said, the final editing always takes more time than we realize! I will be working on the Modalities book in November and December, but then it needs a very careful final edit, and probably some re-writing. This Modalities book will be available to the general public, so they can use these modalities in their daily life. I’ll also be working on the Five Elements and Meridian book this October, November and December. The Visions and the Energetics of Relationships books are waiting their final editing. One book at a time. The exciting Inner Cultivation  book, which now includes some phenomenal information from the bio-physicist Fritz-Albert Popp and Russian research teams on light, is also in its process of completion. So people who attend these seminars get the most up-to-date version, but without its final editing process.

 Sally:  Thank you very much, Chloe, for this interview.  I greatly appreciate being given this overview.  What you have said helps me see the new books in a new light and in particular those sections that you described.  I wish you the best with your classes.

Chloe:  Thank you Sally. It’s great being able to bring people up to date in this way.

Chloe Faith Wordsworth, founder and developer of Resonance Repatterning®, immigrated to the United States from England in 1964.

Sally Herr is a Resonance Repatterning Practitioner, a Speech Language Practitioner, MA/CCC, and a Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapist (RCST).  She lives and works in Portland, Maine.  Her website is SallyHerr.com.

A Plethora of Power for a Cockatiel

For most of us, a feeling of abundance, or the lack of it, usually goes hand in hand with issues around money and financial success. Since 1998, my clients have all been of the four-legged, winged or finned variety. From rhinos and elephants, to dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits and a beehive, I do Resonance Repatterning sessions exclusively for animals. So, how does abundance, as we perceive it, fit into their lives?

We might think that a squirrel, for instance, would be a candidate for an Abundance Repatterning around anxiety about being able to find enough nuts to last through the winter. A packrat’s problem might involve its inability to make a successful getaway after burgling someone’s jewelry box. Or what about a thoroughbred horse that wins the Kentucky Derby? Wouldn’t he feel more abundant thanks to receiving some extra hay?

One of my clients, a cockatiel named Tootie, lost her position as leader in the pecking order with several other birds. She didn’t feel that being a mother to her chick was fulfilling her destiny. In other words, she was suffering from the cockatiel equivalent of postpartum depression. During her session, an Earth Element Repatterning emphasized Tootie’s negative state of self-punishment. To feel nurtured, she would have to accept herself for who she really was. After her session, Tootie’s attitude changed. She began to eat and even ignored her chick’s jealousy when the number one person in their lives paid more attention to Tootie. As that person put it, “She’s getting her power back!

While Chloe Wordsworth stresses the importance of all of the elements – wood, earth, fire, water and metal – in connection with the Abundance Repatterning, in her Introduction she points out that only a finely-tuned water element allows for the easy functioning of one’s power and energy in relationship to the ebb and flow of one’s money and financial reserves. A Water Element Repatterning came up in a session for another client, an elderly Shih-Tzu named Petunia who, having lost her sight, had become a recluse. Her age and blindness were changing the dynamics of her relationship with her person; she felt powerless, hopeless and needy, all negative water element qualities. Reflecting a shift to a positive water element quality, after sharing my session notes with her, Petunia’s person said, “She’s experiencing some really nice changes. We’re in the flow!”

Much more than just having money, wealth and financial success, abundance also means ampleness, bounty, opulence, plenty, plethora, profusion, prosperity and thriving. Recently, I did a session for an elderly whippet who was wasting away because he couldn’t do the things he used to, and he couldn’t live up to his person’s expectations that he would regain at least some of his lost youth. An Integration for Growth Repatterning culminated in a Positive Action in which he and his person had to work together. “It has brought him closer to me in that he allows me to help him. Before, he seemed aloof and did not care about his life anymore,” his person wrote. Abundance was restored to an old dog’s life.

Bailey, a dog with issues around food and females because she had neither been fed nor nurtured by her mother, was “on” for the Earth Element Repatterning statement, “I use others to get money.”  Colostrum (a form of milk rich in nutrients and antibodies that is produced by females in late pregnancy and just after giving birth, something that Bailey never received) came up as her Positive Action. In answer to my question about how she reacted to the colostrum, Bailey’s person responded, “better than peanut butter.” Her person also said, “Bailey is much more attentive to me, less competitive and far less edgy.” No longer was Bailey using her person to get “money,” a word that, in Bailey’s case, can be interpreted as a total lack of abundance that impacted both of their lives which was triggered by Bailey’s unconscious patterns.

In scientific circles, the word “abundance” describes how the relative commonality of an element – wood, fire, earth, water and metal – is measured. How much abundance there might be in honey I have no idea, but my friend, who was head of the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry at the University of East Africa, certainly would. What he didn’t know was how to be a beekeeper when he asked me to do a session for a hive that had been moved to a new and strange location, and the bees were having difficulty adjusting. The session’s “gift” for the bees was: “We rely on our communal strength, abilities and unerring instincts for our survival, we create harmony and abundance in our environment, and we resonate and cooperate with the hopes and dreams of our new beekeeper.” That’s exactly what happened. As my friend reported exultantly, “The repatterned bees are eating us out of house and home. Whereas they used to be happy with one jar of syrup in three days, the little darlings now finish it to the last drop between sunrise and sunset, and look for more!”

Can’t you just visualize those bees and the honey they went on to produce in such abundance? Two thousand years ago, the Chinese Law of Abundance was based on the technique of visualization, which played a pivotal role in a session I did on September 17, 2001 for a male cat named Papoose. According to his person, Papoose was paralyzed by fear as the result of all the renovation going on in his new home. Muscle checking indicated that someone else needed to be proxied into Papoose’s session. To my surprise, that someone turned out to be the rescue dogs who were working at “ground zero” in New York City. In one of the session’s modalities, I had to visualize Papoose offering a message of love and strength to those rescue dogs.

For part of his Positive Action, his person had to sit down with Papoose on two occasions and visualize him as the Commander in Chief of the rescue dogs while sending white light to them from him. The second part of his Positive Action involved something that I hesitated to mention, a name change for Papoose that would project a more confident image out into the world.

“We already have!” his person said when I told her. “Not only is there a definite shift in his energy, but Papoose is now Sher Khan. In the ancient languages of northern India it means Lion King, and he loves it!”

Abundance comes in many forms and guises. It can creep unobtrusively into all our lives, including animals’, on little cat feet, or it can charge in with the force of a stampeding herd of buffalo. A part of all our lives it most definitely is whether we’re human or animal. However we might visualize or interpret abundance, animals seem to be in the catbird seat. With nary a thought for money or financial success, animals live in abundance. They live in the here and now.

Transformative Moments

What a remarkable coincidence that the theme of our issue is “Transformation” and it is our first time to publish in blog format!  Our Repatterning Practitioners Association Journal is continually transforming.  These changes in its form brought us face to face with the question Sally Herr so wisely asked, “Where does the Journal live?”

Our answer?  The Journal lives in the hearts and minds of its readers; us; our community of Resonance Repatterning Practitioners.  And who better to ask about transformation than this community?  And what could be a more fitting area of interest than our very own transformation into Certified Practitioners?

And perhaps best of all, what could be a better way to encourage our community to participate in our new blog journal than to gather input from its members?

So…using the online list of practitioners, I sent an email with three questions to those in the United States that listed a website (there are close to fifty).  I received eight email replies.  I also called the first half of the list and did spontaneous interviews with another seven.  (If I do something like this again, I’ll call the second half of the list, to keep it balanced.)

Connecting with you (the practitioners) has been a delightful and rejuvenating experience for me in so many ways!  I love hearing and sharing what you have to say and I hope you enjoy what your community has to say about their transformation experiences.

1.  “Was there a moment when you knew that you had achieved the skill and confidence needed to be a practitioner?”

Responses that related to certification:

  • “At my final observation, I knew nothing about my client, who arrived in a wheelchair with advanced muscular dystrophy for his first session.  He was unable to use his arm for the muscle check.  I got out of my process and my only concern became his successful experience.  We discovered his fingertips worked for the mc.  I knew then that I had enough skill to be a creative problem solver on my clients’ behalf.  It was a beautiful to be part of his first experience of his energy moving.  And I discovered myself as ‘Presence.’ ”    Patti Towhill
  • “The moment I was certified – it was like going to see the Wizard of Oz.  Even my husband remarked that I was a different woman than the one that walked out the door that morning. I might have had the confidence all along, but the stamp of approval gave me a real boost.”  Elizabeth Tobin
  • “I knew during/just after my last supervision.  I had not passed four supervisions  and was feeling very discouraged.  This client was not a “difficult man”– which was the type of client that in those times were preferred for supervision.  She was a career woman who had just lost her professional license.  The entire session consisted of energy constriction work.  The entire room was riveted.  It was a powerful session and she left smiling.”     Sally Herr
  • “I remember feeling how much fun this process was.  Like each session was a journey of discovery that seemed so easy to me compared to other processes I had done.   Doing sessions with my fellow students every week helped a great deal.”    Bobbie Martin
  • “My first session–when I charged money–felt like a christening.  It was proof that it was something valuable.  Feedback on how helpful it was confirmed to me that I was a practitioner.  There were lots of stellar moments between transforming from student to practitioner, but the defining moment was the money.”  Cynthia Paul
  • “At my observation Ardis said I smoothly facilitated the session and moved skillfully with the client while “holding the healing space” – helping to lead the person to a higher state of coherence.  Later that day I felt major shifts, I felt grounded, happy, confident, and at times exhilarated.”  Ray Iasiello
  • “I distinctly felt a new energy welling through me during my observation. It was a warm honey-like energy, a flowing inner smile of calm and assurance.  This inner aspect still comes forth for sessions, it feels different than my normal self.”  Laura Frisbie

About gaining mastery over time:

  • “I knew when I obtained a flow because I knew the material and also when my clients started sending their loved ones and friends to me for sessions.”  Victoria Benoit
  • “I don’t recall a particular moment.  My confidence increased as I received more and more positive feedback from clients.”   Jennifer Foster

About trusting self and the process:

  • “The defining moments all had one thing in common – learning to trust myself.  I had to trust it always, no matter what, or else I could not possibly do this work.  So I made the decision to trust it consciously and that was a turning point. Many times I heard a small voice in my head saying “this can’t be right” but I ignored it and the voice got softer and softer and disappeared.  Trusting my instincts has helped tremendously with doing proxy sessions and working with animals.  The more I trust myself, the more successful I am. Learning to trust myself has been a journey for me and one I am still on.”  Leah MacLeod
  • “Learning the repatterning process enabled me to learn to trust it and myself (something I had in very limited supply—witness the dependence on cookbooks and sewing patterns.)   I learned to trust especially as I started to see results with my clients even when it seemed to me that nothing ‘spectacular’ had happened in a session.”    Kathie Joblin
  • “My mentor Bobbi Martin spoke to my early concern about not being good enough. She said to set an intention to only attract clients that match my level.  After that I had no worry and it never happened!   I learned the material and became a good technician, confident that when I follow the process exactly I can’t make a mistake because I’m muscle checking.” Wendie Theus
  • “Everything I ever learned in my life helped shape me into a practitioner.  I’ve always been in the field of communication and have always had the confidence to know I can achieve what I want.  In the first hour of the first seminar, I knew.”  Michael Fischer
  • “I chose to be a practitioner almost immediately.  I had been to two sessions and a class and I got so excited that I went to more classes in New York and then just kept on going.  I had a degree in psychology and a master’s in early childhood education.  I was surprised at how well I had prepared for something I had never heard of!  It was just what I had been looking for, it offered all the pieces that nothing else offered in the same way. “  Lynn Morgan

2.  “Was/is there a specific skill, talent, or quality that you possess (or that you gained in the process) that helped transform you into a confident practitioner?”

  • “Now, many years later, I can see that transformation is going on all the time.  It’s either a slow evolutionary process, or sometimes it’s a ‘whack on the side of the head’ !  But it is inevitable. The work I do has shaped my thinking, perceptions and attitudes around the subject of transformation.”  Kathie Joblin
  • “Transformation is what I love most in life, whether it is mine or those whom I support.  Because I spend so much of my energy on my own transformation work, I bring lots of tools to support others.”  Sally Herr
  • “I would say that my specific quality/skill is the ability to hold a space of complete acceptance, love, and compassion for my clients.  This makes it easier to go deep with them and create profound shifts.”  Jennifer Foster
  • “My ability to create a sacred space and to “be with” the client rather than focusing on the books, so they have an experience of being gotten.”  Victoria Benoit
  • “My willingness is to transform, to be in the process, continually.  Transformation is on-going.” Elizabeth Tobin
  • “Intuition is one of the strongest things that has developed in my practice. I am able to feel in my body what is going on.  Even if the client is not aware, I would put it out and often they would become aware that it was the blocks that needed to be cleared.” Lynn Morgan
  • “I was fully present with the material, which then allowed me to become fully present with myself, with myself as Presence.”  Patti Towhill
  • “I seem to be a born confidant and spiritual cheerleader.  I practice “beginner’s mind” and remember that I do not and can not know what is best for another along with a commitment to the higher purpose in all experiences.”  Laura Frisbie
  • “I am very sensitive to Energy Constrictions. There are always at least one in every session, it is a given.  I do long sessions and sometimes there are three or four energy constriction releases; I’d say at least one or two per hour.”  Lindis-Chloe Guinness
  • “My skill, which I honed more and more with Repatterning, was connecting the dots for myself and others.  I think it was innate for me and became even more apparent as I did the work.”  Bobbie Martin
  • “I am detail oriented versus the more feeling oriented, which I think most practitioners are.  I can’t make a mistake because I follow the process exactly.”  Wendi Theus

“One can talk about being present, but it’s not a command performance. This was the most difficult thing for me to acquire.  I can’t even say how I learned to contain enough safety to simply BE with another except that I practiced (by offering dozens of sessions).  And I asked for help.

I know that rhythmic breathing is required as well as feeling my body in the chair, my feet on the floor.  I feel my attention diffused throughout my being rather than concentrated in my head.  My eyes feel soft and I can move my awareness into my heart.  From the heart space, I can fill the room with loving presence and effectively entrain with my client.

I have also learned the value of asking for help.  Before every session, I connect with ancestors and friends who are no longer in physical life but come readily into my awareness when asked.  I breathe their presence into my energy field.  This is deeply comforting and fills me with confidence that I can meet whatever challenges arise.  When a difficult moment comes, I slow down and consciously focus on my breath and the connection to spiritual support.  I do what it takes to be present because there is no other way I can hold a healing space for them.  As a result, I serve my highest good because I want to serve others.”   Tina Beneman

3.  “Is there a particular skill or quality that, in your opinion, is crucial for transforming one into a confident practitioner?”

  • “Being intuitively tuned into the client.”  Michael Fischer
  • “Not staring at books but engaging the client, going beyond the mechanical to a quantum leap of professional healing.”  Patti Towhill
  • “Aside from mastering basic technique, the most vital skill is the ability to be present.” Tina Beneman
  • “Comfort with mystery and paradox in general.”  Laura Frisbie
  • “If I had to name one quality, I would say trust—trust in oneself and trust in the repatterning process to take us where we need to go.”  Kathie Joblin
  • The most important quality is willingness to show up.”  Sally Herr
  • “I tell my students that practice, practice, practice does it.”  Bobbie Martin
  • “My ability to create a sacred space and to “be with” the client rather than focusing on the books, so they have an experience of being gotten.”  Victoria Benoit
  • “Being able to easily navigate the manuals and to bring clients successfully through the process, and also to truly hear what a client is saying beyond the words they are speaking.” Jennifer Foster
  • “Desire, commitment, and perseverance.”  Elizabeth Tobin
  • “Intuition”  Lynn Morgan
Laura Frisbie, Resonance Repatterning Practitioner
Laura Frisbie, Resonance Repatterning Practitioner

Laura Frisbie, M.Ed., http://www.beat-depression-naturally.com