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News April 2006
This month I am introducing a new course, Shiatsu massage with tutor Cissy So. This will be a very useful and therapeutic addition for all therapists, so that they may offer more variety to their clients.
SHIATSU BASIC MASSAGE CERTIFICATE COURSE – Apr 30 (Sun), May 6 & 13 (Sat), 12.30pm - 4.30pm. HK$2,700. Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese healing art. It can help in a wide range of conditions - from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing. In this course you learn a complete shiatsu body massage for general health and wellbeing.
Students of Sekhem may be interested in the following news:
News March 2006
The most exciting news this month is the move on 15th March into my new healing centre at IVY HOUSE, Room 301, 18-20 Wyndham Street, Central , Hong Kong. To find out exactly where it is look at the map: http://www.hkcitymap.com/MailMap/20063611162278666.htm
It is a real thrill for me to set up this healing space so that I can freely nurture both myself and others through this beautiful spiritual, healing journey, with learning, wisdom, care and love.
As I had to postpone many of my classes in February due to my emergency visit to the UK, March is a very full month with many classes on everyday of the week. There are many different subjects to choose from. Take this opportunity to learn something different to support you as an individual or for your career as a therapist.
News January and February 2006
As many of you know I have had a very busy 2 months. The highlight for January for me was going to USA for my Teacher Training in Hawaiian Shamanic Bodywork with Wayne Powell. The gift to share is wonderful. To be able to teach this tremendous form of energetic bodywork that cares for the human being totally is an honor.
In February I rushed back to the UK to see my mum who was very sick. With the wonderful support from the hospital staff, family, healing prayers and Sekhem, she has pulled through and is now recovering nicely. Thank you all of you who sent her and me Sekhem healing energy.
News December 2005
Merry Christmas everyone.
the spirit of the season enter into your heart and bring you peace, contentment
and abundant joy!
With love from Valerie
Lighting of the Peace Candle at the Holistic Fair, December 4th
News November 2005
Cold winds are beginning to blow so its time to bring out the winter clothes and to find warmth in other ways. The warmth of friendship is a great way to warm the soul as is the coming together of family for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is the season made for Hot Stone Therapy. It is so luxurious to be enveloped by the care and healing of a good therapist and warm stones. By being enveloped in the the four elements, fire element from the heated basalt (volcanic) stones, water element by the way the stones are cleansed and heated, earth element the stones themselves and air element by the energising breath of the therapist and the relaxed deepened breath of the client. I am of course offering treatments and training and all products to carry out a full Stone Therapy Treatment are available. The basalt stones are from beautiful Hawaii and hold a very loving earth energy. To find out more check the schedule, treatments and Hot Stone pages.
Early next month there are a couple of highlights not to be missed:
The 7th Holistic Fair: December 4, 2005 (Sunday),11 am – 7:00 pm. Venue: 3/F, Xinhua Book City, 1 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Admission free.
¬Diamond Star Activation¬: Dec 5, 7.15pm Reflections, 21/F Jing Long Commercial Bldg.,52 Tang Lung St., Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. This is tranformation at its best. For more details see ¬Diamond Star Activation¬ web page.
News September/October 2005
As many of you know I feel it is extremely important to integrate spirituality into our everyday lives. Not to keep it just for special occasions or when we have quiet times, but to live it as fully as we can. Equally spiritual healing should be found in all manual therapies and not just reserved for hands-on-healing techniques. We know that energy is shared all the time and this should be remembered by all bodyworkers. As bodyworkers we all hope for the best for our clients, we want them to experience what wholeness really feels like. Of course we can only do this if we first experience it for ourselves.
In learning Sekhem I felt that I was supported in every aspect of my life. It helped me to grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually, as well as supporting me physically I t showed me how to understand the truth behind many problems, issues, and actions in my life. It helped me to be more discerning in everything I do. It helped me to understand and follow the universal laws that govern .our world. It has shown me peace and love. I share this with you as I truly believe that Sekhem may also be of service to you. I only teach what I believe in. So do join me in one of my Sekhem classes in October to bring about beneficial change in your life.
News August 2005
I am now back in Hong Kong and have sorted out my new schedule. Also my Tuesday healing group is back up and running.
I have started a new 3 hour workshop for Exploring Crystals due to many requests. It is for those that want a quick overview about crystals and how they may aid in your transformation. Do check it out on my crystals page. I have many crystals for healing for sale. Arrange a meeting with me now, to view my crystals.
Another new workshop is the Aromatic Chakra Balancing workshop. Using essential oils in your daily life is a wonderful way to stay balanced. Join me and learn more.
If you have not already booked a beautiful Lomi Lomi session with me, now is the time before I get too busy.
News July 2005
Family life is full of major and minor crises -- the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce -- and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul. Quote by Thomas Moore.
Over the next couple of months I will be taking time out to to be with my family, both here in Hong Kong and in Europe. It is of high priority to keep the bonds of family intact. It is not easy when most of my family live in the UK. This time out is special. Attending family gatherings for major life cornerstones is what keeps families together. It is all too easy nowadays to forget the value of families when we are rushing about our lives thinking we have no time. Well we do have time. It is vital that we honour the love that we can see reflected back at us through our families.
So during July and August I will be in and out of Hong Kong. Keep checking on the schedule page to see if I may be running my Tuesday group or anything else that I may fit in. I will be running two evening workshops, Aromatic Facial and an Introduction to Crystal Healing. Check the schedule for more details. This will also be a good time to catch me for a Hawaiian Bodywork session. Book me as soon as you can as space/time :) will be limited!
News June 2005
Valerie Demery Natural Therapy Training participated in the Mind, Body Spirit Fair On Sunday June 12, at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in Tsimshatui, Kowloon. Thanks are given to Ophelia Chui, Patrick Kong and Orly Itkin for giving up their Sunday and helping me all day. Also thank you to Carrie Yu and Eva summer Breeze for helping me set up, and thank you to Lillian Fung for the photos and calming presence. Many friends old and new came to visit me that day and I bless you all. I concentrated on only 2 of my therapies, Crystal Healing and Energy Healing through Sekhem. I was treating people all day from 11.15 am to 7.30pm, non stop. The response was really great from the recipients and it gave others that could not get on my long healing list the chance to at least see how I worked. Even at a distance they could feel the energy I was using and watch the reactions of the clients. Working that day was certainly a challenge though in an environment full of different energies floating around and crowded with the general public. Building and keeping sacred space was vital. Everyone had a great time. Well-done Ruby Ong for organising the event. Below are a few photos taken by Lillian Fung.
|Working in confined space, still remaining focused||Advice between treatments|
|Choosing the best crystal for the client||Carrie Yu giving Valerie quick relief|
|Valerie - Sekhem - Crystals - Client !||Ophelia talking about the properties of different crystal|
News May 2005
This month saw the return of Helen Belot to Hong Kong for 2 days. Helen Belot is the re-introducer and custodian of Sekhem an ancient Egyptian Energy System. Whilst here she ran a share day and Masters Meeting. This gave us the opportunity for shared healing, something we always need. In the afternoon the Sekhem masters got together and swapped information and feelings about Sekhem and the changes we had felt since we last met with Helen. It was also a good time to remind us of our integrity in Teaching Sekhem and how we must keep the purity of the system. Sekhem is a truly amazing Energy Healing System which I fully endorse. It has really helped me over the years to keep on track, to realise my full potential. I invite you to come and experience Sekhem with me on Tuesday Mornings. If you truly wish to bring change into your life then learn Sekhem.
News April 2005
My half centenary came by this month., and a very joyous occasion it was too. It gave me time to reflect on everything that has happened to bring me to this point. This month saw a returning for me in many ways. Not returning to the past but taking the wisdom of the past and realising what I now need to do. Once again I have started my Tuesday Morning Healing Group. It has been over 5 years since we last met. Too long we might say, but that time was needed to learn and grow. Now I feel, refreshed and new, ready to take on my destiny and share my heart and healing with my friends. We held our first meeting on 26th, both old and new friends gathered. We shared what we would like to see happening in the Tuesday group, who had what to offer and what we would all like to learn and experience. Always I shall lead a meditation and then we will look at a particular topic or continue the morning with hands on healing, learning news, new techniques. To be able to share our love is the key, but there are many ways that this may be done. I invite you all to join this group whenever you can - share your love Look to the Tuesday Mornings with Valerie Page for more details. :)♥
Here is a lovely way of expressing how group support can work:
Lessons From Geese
As each goose flaps its wings, it creates an "uplift" for the birds that follow. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.
People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are travelling on the thrust of each other.
When a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of flying alone. It quickly moves back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of it.
If we have as much sense as a goose, we stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others.
When the lead bird tires, it rotates back into the formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front of it.
It pays to take turns doing the hard tasks and sharing leadership. As with geese, people are interdependent on each others' skills, capabilities, and unique arrangements of gifts, talents, or resources.
The geese flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
We need to make sure our honking is encouraging. In groups where there is encouragement, the production is much greater. The power of encouragement (to stand by one's heart or core values and to encourage the heart and core values of others) is the quality of honking we seek.
When a goose gets sick, wounded, or shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it. They stay with it until it dies or is able to fly again. Then, they launch out with another formation or catch up with the flock.
If we have as much sense of geese, we will stand by each other in difficult times as well as when we're strong.
"LESSONS FROM GEESE" was transcribed from a speech given by Angeles Arrien at the 1991 Organizational Development Network and was based on the work of Milton Olson.
News March 2005
Spring is at last here in Hong Kong. With the cold winds everything has been taking cover and lying dormant. This we have seen in nature and within ourselves. It was a time to take stock, collect our thoughts and resources ready for the year ahead. A great year it promises to be as we continue on our paths of understanding and growth.
With many new spas as well as many individuals opening new centres in Hong Kong, it is time now to make sure we are all fully equipped to meet this new demand for health and wellbeing in our community, This may mean it is time to take a new course in bodywork, but it may be better to actually take stock of what you are doing for yourself. How whole, well and healthy are you?
Nowadays it is usual to be talking about every holistic, but what does this truly mean? Most explain holistic as involving – “mind, body and soul”, without really giving it any true thought. Therapists say that all their treatments are holistic without looking at their own lives to see if what they advocate for their clients they are applying to themselves. Therapists may be puzzled by their clients showing no real deep improvement, but given that your clients are often a reflection of yourself you may begin to understand. Now is the perfect time to reflect and see/feel in what ways you can personally start to take responsibility for your own health and life. In this way you guide your clients to their own healing too.
News February 2005
Hawaiian Shamanic Bodywork
For many years I had discovered the art of Energy Healing, mind/body connection theories and studied many forms of bodywork. Many of which I felt impelled to teach so that others could learn through my own growth. But always it was the energy healing that carried my heart.
I loved massage but no one had really shown me a way to incorporate bodywork with energy and spirituality effectively until I learnt Hawaiian Shamanic Bodywork with Wayne Kealohi Powell on a retreat in Canada this month. He brought the body alive with remembered divinity. What a release - here was what I had been searching for. It allowed me to use my own divine energy in a full flowing sacred massage. What more could I ask for? To honor the body on all levels, to allow for release all that no longer serves, to keep the wisdom and to realize that change is now possible, all through a beautiful, nurturing massage. This work truly shows a person how perfect their body is, to allow acceptance of self through love.
You just feel the energy flowing, releasing, bridging gaps, clearing, setting you free. All the elements of the earth and the energies of the stars are called forth to aid in the release, to regain your power. You feel your body tangibly sparkling with love, you awaken your crystal heart to feel the divine within.
Temple style Lomi Lomi was used by the shamans in Hawaii as a right of passage, used for the persons who were ready to allow great change in their lives, to honor who they were, for self realization. I thank you Wayne for the support and love you have shown me, allowing me to move forward into my new life and new work.
Now, don’t you think it is time to do the same.
Read more in Wayne’s articles below.
To experience a 3-4 hour Temple Style Lomi Lomi contact Valerie.
To attend a course in Asia with Wayne contact Valerie, it will be arranged.
The Power of
The Way of Aloha
Ano Ano - The Seed
News January 2005
So to a new year and new beginning for Valerie Demery. After a number of years of teaching at some of the major Spa, Beauty and Healing Schools in Hong Kong Valerie has decided to follow her own dream. To share her valuable knowledge and expertise as a healer, teacher and practitioner of many natural therapies.
Valerie is a fully qualified Teacher (Honours degree from Southampton University, UK). She subsequently learnt many Complementary Therapies which she also felt inspired to teach.
Her work is dedicated to teaching and supporting the deliberate creation of optimal physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health, to perceive life as a positive experience, through conscious choice. She achieves this through guided self evaluation, massage, bodywork, education, and personal empowerment.
As a teacher/facilitator, she brings with her a varied background of experiences. Valerie's intent is to empower her students to be more self-reliant when it comes to their own health and help them to feel the healer "within". In this way her students have the capability to inspire and help their clients.
Valerie is always learning new and diverse healing modalities to incorporate into her work. To date these include: Various massage techniques (Holistic, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Indian Head, Pregnancy, LaStone, Lomi Lomi. Rainbow Crystal), Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Energy Healing Systems (Reiki, Sekhem, Karuna, 3V Master/Teacher), Body Talk, Crystal Healing, Colour Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Timeline Therapy, Kinesiology, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Myofacial Release, and Geo-Thermo-Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Nutrition and Stress Management.
Valerie is a highly qualified, experienced tutor with her major background in Complementary Therapies. Valerie's signature is her respect, love, and care of her students.