Category Archives: health

The Explorer’s Kit – what resources do you need to explore the wilderness of the psyche?

Interested in embarking on a journey into your own interior wilderness? Curious or apprehensive? During Chaos to Quest, our wilderness adventure in Scotland this Septmber we will be spending part of our time exploring the region by foot and canoe, … Continue reading

Posted in body mind spirit, health, HeartMath, Integral, mental-health, psychotherapy, spirituality, stress management, Uncategorized, wilderness therapy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Allostasis – an integral model for health and disease and its intersections with Chinese Medicine and Karma.

Jay Schulkin’s book, Rethinking Homeostasis: allostatic regulation in physiology and pathophysiology, is s a thorough discussion of the concept of allostasis. The concept of allostasis as described by Schulkin is a useful model that integrates often disparate scientific realms from … Continue reading

Posted in body mind spirit, health, holistic medicine, Integral, integral medicine, meditation, mental-health, psychology, stress management | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

From Chaos to Quest – An Adventure in Nature

  From Chaos to Quest – An Adventure in Nature is a “wilderness therapy” adventure facilitated by Owen Okie, wilderness guide to our inner nature, and mountain guide Tim Hamlet.     Why from Chaos to Quest? From Chaos to … Continue reading

Posted in body mind spirit, health, HeartMath, Integral, mental-health, psychotherapy, spirituality, stress management, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Cholesterol Is Finally Officially Removed From ‘Naughty’ List

Well, the article speaks for itself, however I would like to voice my appreciation to the researchers, doctors, and practitioners of natural medicine (herbalists!) who have been courageously and though in-line with the evidence against the grain of public health … Continue reading

Posted in health, herbalist, nutrition, stress management, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vaping linked to host of new health risks | Science News

I’ve felt cautious about the “vaping” trend ever-since it started…repackaging nicotine in an increasingly synthetic medium simply doesn’t appear to be a particularly brilliant idea (except maybe from a ethics-free financial perspective). This article summarises some of the ever-more-numerous studies … Continue reading

Posted in addiction, cancer, health, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Integral Health and Wellness – 1 – Integral Theory – Quadrants

Integral Health and Wellness – 1 – Integral Theory – Quadrants Let us continue the exploration of Integral Theory with the first element of AQAL ; Quadrants, and how they might apply to your health and well-being. Wilber proposes that … Continue reading

Posted in alternative medicine, body mind spirit, complementary medicine, complementary therapy, health, herbal medicine, holistic medicine, Integral, integral medicine, nutrition, psychology, psychotherapy, stress management | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Integral Health and Wellness – 1 – What is Integral Theory?

Integral Health and Wellness – 1 – What is Integral Theory and AQAL? I’m starting off a series of explorations of some of the elements Susan and I shall be exploring in our up-coming retreat in Greece. I was introduced to … Continue reading

Posted in alternative medicine, health, herbal medicine, holistic medicine, Integral, integral medicine, stress management | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment