Case One -
When I went to
see Laika, so much was wrong in my life and I’d reached an all time low of
continual depression, fear and despair. I felt trapped, deeply threatened,
hopeless and helpless. I didn’t think, at that point, that there was any
possibility of me feeling better. I’d been perceiving myself as a victim for
such a long time. This manifested itself physically and my stomach and entire
digestive system had literally stopped functioning resulting in continual pain
Case Two -
After five sessions, guess what!
There wasn’t a way left that my husband and I did not try to be blessed with a second child. During that period of despair (for two years) we met Laika through one of our friends and learnt about her kinesiology practice. She took me through five sessions of kinesiology. I could see the difference in me even as the second session progressed. It started boosting my positive vibes. To my utter astonishment (a pleasant one of course) I noticed I missed my cycle the very next month. On the 5th of November 2007, we were blessed with a baby boy.
Case Three -
63-Year Young Pensioner
When I went to see Laika in 2007, I was in a state of despair and was desperate for something to help so that I could see a light at the end of my tunnel of helplessness, tiredness and depression. I suffered with bouts of tiredness, with no energy and depression all my life. I was also diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago and I realize that I needed some help desperately if I wanted to survive.
If I had any doubt about the theory of Kinesiology I changed my mind within the first few minutes. I was surprised how many of my unspoken fears and emotions were picked up during the therapy. It finally started making sense why I had my illnesses. I am so very grateful that after my four Kinesiology sessions I changed from a grumpy 63-year-old retired lady to an energetic positive 63-year-young lady.
Case Four -
Messages from the Body
I went to see Laika for help with chronic back pain which I have lived with for many years since a car accident.
Laika was very sensitive and helpful and through the sessions I have not only been brought relief from pain and stiffness, but also a lot of insight about my body and mind. I am feeling much less pain, but also have a different relationship to the pain, and now see it as a message from my body that there is something that I may need to be thinking about. Laika is kind and gentle, and I certainly recommend her kinesiology!
Karen, 33, psychologist
Case Five -
Antidote for Rage and Despondency
I was diagnosed with glandular fever 3 years ago and have since then been on a roller coaster ride of hope and despair searching for a practitioner who could help me to restore some degree of consistency to my well being.
When I began my sessions of Kinesiology with Laika 2 months ago I was at that time consumed with rage, despondency and frustration in both my professional and personal life. What I have enjoyed most about Kinesiology is that all levels of functioning are effectively examined giving a more holistic perspective of one’s physical, mental and emotional position.
I have taken a positive step forward in tackling this chronic condition that I live with and feel empowered in reclaiming my health.
Patrick, 49, art teacher
Case Six -
Putting Dreams into Action
Before I came to Laika, I always dreamed to do great things. But when the day time came, my dream vanished. I always found excuses to stay in my comfort zone. The emotional traumas I had in my life made my desires seem too far to reach.
With Laika’s kinesiology therapy and because of her personality, the way she facilitates, her patience, her care but also her sharp perception to hit the issue straight in its heart so I could choose to deal with it now, my journey of change finally began.
I have been to many therapies before but exactly Kinesiology brought up my floating desire into a concrete, structured vision. I felt I finally found my right therapy. After my Kinesiology therapies, my desire I had for 3 years was put into action and my dreams started manifesting.
Case Seven -
Inner Calm, and a Universe that listens…
I went to see Laika because I constantly worried, I felt drained and tired and I was often emotional, crying and upset.
After the first session, I felt very sleepy, tired and emotionally drained. The next few days I was having memories from my childhood which hurt me to think about. I was thirsty all the time and only felt like water (very unusual for me!). I was dreaming a lot at night - disturbing and busy dreams and…. I was in 2 minds about having additional Kinesiology. Would Kinesiology really be able to help me overcome these hurtful memories? But I made my next appointment – I decided: “let’s see how it goes”.
Now after four Kinesiology sessions I have definitely seen a great improvement in my life.
* I feel like all the things that held me back are disappearing.
* I have a greater understanding of things in my life.
* I have faith that the Universe will listen to me.
* I have much more appreciation for the everyday happenings in my life. I feel an inner calm (a wonderful feeling!)
* My spirits are up, I have new ideas and I am positive that things are getting much better. (This is very different from what I felt before!).
* I feel very elevated, excited and uplifted.
All of these things I would never have thought possible a few weeks ago.
Colleen, 28, self employed
Case Eight -
Healing the Unbearable
I have been very ill for more than a year having unbearable pain in my back, hip, knees. I have consulted 11 specialists: neurosurgeons, physicians, orthopaedic surgeon, a rheumatologist and had been treated with acupressure, acupuncture, and biofeedback but my pain was still severe. But only when I had 4 Kinesiology sessions and 2 Saionji Massages with Laika I felt my healing began. She guided me through a detoxification program and special exercises and reminded me that we humans are self-regulated systems designed to heal ourselves.
Today I can honestly say that “I am Pain Free”.
Case Nine -
Four Sessions instead of Years and Years
I have been suffering severe headaches caused by my neck after driving for longer than an hour, painting, gardening or being under stress.
I have been getting treatment from Physiotherapists for most of my life that have helped for a short time, but not permanently. I have stopped all activities that seemed to trigger headaches, even painting, drawing, etc that has been my hobby.
I then decided to try something different. I had a program for 10 sessions - Kinesiology and Japanese massages in five weeks. During my healing course I also started taking supplements and was doing exercises to strengthen my spine. After each session I felt relaxed, lighter and more flexible in my whole body. After my 4th treatment the tension in my neck became less and Laika said that I could start painting again.
Since then although I have been painting again 2-3 times per week, I have not have any headaches.
Charlotte, 60, housewife
Case Ten -
Opening Doors and Root Causes
The first kinesiology session I had with Laika was an awesome experience for me. I immediately felt Laika’s compassion as I was struggling with insomnia, anxiety and depression. We touched on two very deep emotional wounds. One was from my childhood and by returning to this episode of my life, and living through it, the hurt was amazingly released. The second incident involved the death of my father. This session opened the door.
In the next session a feeling of intolerance in me was picked up, coming from a present circumstance at my work. For the first time in my life I felt I could be totally honest about how I felt without being judged. After dealing with these feelings and the root cause in me, I can now be more objective and the present situation has improved considerably.
There were times in between sessions when I still doubted if healing was possible, as I was dealing with feelings of emptiness and disconnection.
But in the fourth session everything seemed to come together – as a oneness. During all four sessions I felt I was in very trusting hands and was amazed by what the body can reveal with someone who obviously has a passion for healing and is intuitive and sensitive. Laika took all the time that was needed and treated everything with sacredness. I thank the Divine presence for allowing me to go through this experience.
Bronwen, 51, nursing sister
Case Eleven -
A Reluctant Healing
We first saw “Ms T,” a woman in her early fifties, on
the 21st December 2005 when she told us a story of consistent mishap and
presented her symptoms. In this case it is useful to sketch the background as it
offers an effective standard for comparison.
Going beyond the causally naive terms of "coincidence" and "accident" we can see not only the reluctance in healing as a physical analogising, but even more primary, can equate the slip and falling as a quite accurate model of a deeper process of consciousness. In the absence of an effective coping mechanism in the actively aware conscious mind to process the psychodynamic characteristics of the event, the shock, progressive emotional impact and trauma, reluctance (inability) in accepting, in fact unacceptability - these symptoms can easily shift into the behavioural and psychoneuroimmunological (PNI) domain of the individual. 1*
Symptomatic shift does not only refer to the shift of
one set of biophysiological symptoms to another different or overlapping set,
typically possible in cases where a symptomatic, instead of a causal approach is
used, but very often relates to the isomorphologising shift from the
psychodynamic to its physicalisation. In PNI this is understood to be one of the
most common causes of dis-ease.
She looked at me with a combination of amazement,
wonder, and new confidence, "I worked on it every day exactly like you told me
to, " she said. Effectively, she had enabled her physiological healing processes
to follow the psychodynamic healing that resulted from resolving the hurt she
had needed to hold on to for more than half a year. Not just this, but in vital
combination with conscious modulation of her neuroimmunological (NIM) pathways
and directed energy healing, she had begun to see how everything fitted together
and all aspects of her makeup affected each other in a vastly bigger holistic
picture. The contrast was startling, four days, versus eight months and
what appeared to be unavoidable surgery.
Perhaps needless to say, she cancelled her hospital booking for the surgery which had been scheduled for the same week. Two weeks later she went on a mountain hiking trip with a group of friends that involved some challenging climbing, returning vitally re-energised, a new person with new initiatives and perspective on her future.
Case Twelve -
One of my (FV) earliest cases came about with unexpected impact in, of all improbable places, an aquarium. It was perhaps this case that began to remove a logical skepticism and ambiguous early doubt about my own healing abilities.
In the large tropical aquarium downstairs there was a mixed population of small and large fish, some flashing with radiant fluorescent colours, others expert at camouflage. Among them were two catfish of vastly different species and size. One of them was a Plecostomus, literally, a "folded mouth," an Amazonian catfish that could easily grow as large a thirty centimeters (~12 inches) and live in excess of forty years. Their aquarium-bound mission in life appeared to mainly consist of hanging about inside the glass walls with their rhythmically expanding mouths, like busy vacuum cleaners, eating the constantly re-growing thin layer of algae, cleaning, polishing and saving me a lot of work.
The other, a much smaller aquatic citizen, was a bristlecone catfish, as its name implies, adorned with sharp, spiny bristles on its head with which it could discourage others venturing too close or to defend itself. What I did not think of what that it could use this embellishment for almost fatal attack.
As I came down early one morning I beheld a disturbing sight: the two catfish lay almost motionless, the small amount of movement still observable only due to the Pleco still weakly breathing. How it managed this appeared an impressive example of a will to survive. The bristlecone was dead, its spiny head deeply locked into the gaping port (left) gill of the larger fish. Before this savage blow they had obviously fought viciously - the sight was shocking - so much flesh had been removed from this segment of Pleco's tail that vertebrae were visible, just barely covered by glistening membrane and thin shreds of already grey, dying flesh hanging off in strips and drifting in the currents of the circulation pumps.
The situation appeared hopeless. In order to work at the bottom of the aquarium you had to get up on a chair in a semi-undressed state to be able to reach in, immersing up to your shoulder. Gently as I could, I worked the lifeless bristlecone free, horrified at the damage to the Pleco's gill from which thin trickles of blood dissolved into the surrounding water. The bristlecone was committed to an ignominious end via the domestic plumbing system. My thought was that Pleco looked like battered wreckage and that it was just a matter of time. The fish was clearly beyond conventional medical help - the battered gill, dreadfully shredded tail, slashed caudal fin plus one less-damaged pectoral fin bode ill for his future and presented a grave prognosis. He blinked, slowly, in the manner of Plecos, and I could easily imagine that he looked straight at me, which he could have been doing, saying the equivalent of "Do something!"
I sat down on the chair in front of the aquarium, the soft breathing sounds of the air-pumps much louder than usual, and began to "work" on him. The work, this much time ago, was energy-sapping, involving the greater part of consciousness, enormously focussed, detaching from self, entraining and channeling energies only small bits of which seemed available. An hour later my first "session" was over, victim still alive but not looking any better, nor, thank heaven, worse.
I worked on Pleco for the next three weeks for at least an hour per day. Normally he would hide under an overhang of rock in the back shadows of the aquarium during this time, then would somehow become aware of my presence and slide into view. I knew from past experience that he was very sensitive to acoustic and mechanical vibration and could detect my approach. If he missed that, a few taps on the glass would bring him around. He would then glide down, settling slowly like a big mottled submarine, perching on a flat front ledge of the same rock, close to the glass.
Although I had to, I could hardly believe what I was witnessing - during this time, slowly but surely, flesh grew back over the bare tailbone and this even became covered with thin silvery scales, although not quite as densely packed as elsewhere, smaller and more widely distributed. This tail-section remained anorexic-looking for quite a long while but completely recovered its normal girth later. The gill remained dysfunctional and I feared he would have to live with it, but it recovered over the next two months to become almost fully functional again, although slight scarring remained visible ever afterwards.
It seemed, and indeed was, a miracle, no less - friends admiring Pleco later thought I was telling tall tales and would look at me with some disbelief. It seemed impossible that an animal so damaged could heal so completely, no less because of the environment it lived in, famous for opportunistic bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections which it somehow had the immunity to resist. 4* Pleco lived with us for many years afterwards, recommencing the grateful task of happy vacuum-cleaning as he skimmed past the glassy walls, and stopping now and then to look through them. I swore that he could see details of the other world out there and wondered why he could not enter it too.
Later, as I understood more and began to work with directed energy healing more confidently, I always remained grateful for this early opportunity, and to Pleco, without whom, undoubtedly, I would not have managed to achieve what I did that time.
"When it comes to massage techniques I find Laika superb..... apart from her in depth training, she intuitively understands my needs, selects the appropriate oils and for an hour or more I relax and regenerate body, mind and spirit. She not only has mastered many techniques, but is able to transfer her own positive energy to clients in a way that transcends physicality."
"I have attended a whole course of Frank's lectures and it has empowered my thinking, shifted paradigms on several levels and changed the way I live for the better. Frank has the ability to articulate his thoughts with the creativity of an artist and analyse the nature of our being with the skill of an accomplished and caring surgeon. I must give credit where it's due. Besides these abilities he brings a love and compassion to his lectures that is simply inspirational."
About Frank Valentyn's article Heads and Tails:
"Having met with Sheldrake and discussed morphogenetic fields, having met with Saral Bohm, David Bohm's widow, and discussed his work with her, having studied Lamarkian vs. Darwinian theories, having discussed evolution and creation from the Biblical perspective with Gerald Schröder, author of Genesis and the Big Bang, having written and presented philosophical papers on complexity and emergence, and having pondered the question of phenomenology vs gnoseology, fixed vs flux, I can say that this (article) is a piece of work from a fine mind.
(Master NLP Practitioner)
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2* For details of this profound experiment by doctor Jeanne Acherberg, Associate Professor and Director of Research in Rehabilitation Science at University of Texas Health Science Centre, see the author's book "The Nature of Being," Part One, Chapter Five, Meditations, p 112.
3* This must on no condition or circumstance be understood to advise against surgical procedure and must not be so interpreted. In the spectrum of personalities with its almost infinite permutations of psycho-emotional variables, there are many who are, as mentioned, not receptive and quite immune to the understanding of psychodynamic control over their own organic constitution and its processes. In such cases, where this is an option, mechanical intervention is not just more indicated from a therapeutic perspective, but is the only one that the individual can "understand." In such cases psychodynamic vectoring, and in its form of guided autotherapy, is bound to proceed with difficulty, if not being impossible.