“In our bodies, in this moment, there lives the seed impulses of the change and spiritual growth we seek, and to awaken them we must bring our awareness into the body, into the here and now.”

Pat Ogden

The 5 Essential Roots For Growing Resilience And Well-Being

At Nourish Nurture & Heal, we call our approach to healing: The 5 Essential Roots for Growing Resilience & Well-Being.  We developed the approach because we needed a new, comprehensive way to address the special needs of sensitive individuals.

Our approach is based on our understanding that many facets of your life are playing a role in the wellness of your sensitive system.  In order to heal your relationship with your body, all of these facets need to be acknowledged.

We teach you the following 5 Roots, then guide and support you as you work to incorporate them into your daily life. In this way, a strong base is created and well-being can flourish from there.

1. Commitment to Your Well-Being

When making a deep commitment to yourself, timing is important. We will discuss this before working together to make sure that the timing is right for you to begin. 

Commitment means that you not only say you’re committed, but that you are also willing to invest resources (time, energy and finances) to make the needed changes come to fruition.

However, we understand that change can be a frightening prospect – even if it means moving towards wellness. This can be particularly true for sensitive individuals with a history of abuse, trauma or neglect. When this is the case, we work with you to identify what’s holding you back from committing to your well-being and help you work through any ways you may be sabotaging your progress. Dr. Mary is particularly skilled in this work.

2. Supportive Nutrition & Optimal Digestion

Notice we didn’t say a healthy diet.

One thing we’ve learned in this work is that there is no one healthy diet for everyone. There are certain healthy guidelines, but truly one person’s food can be another’s poison.

We work with you to determine your personal nutritional needs. This means we help you discover which foods make you feel great, which foods are kryptonite for you and which ones you can eat occasionally without issues. As you heal, this will change, so we also teach you about that as well.

We also help you learn how your body communicates and what different signs and symptoms are telling you about your nutrition and supplement needs. Puffy eyes, cramps, gas, constipation – they are all telling you something.

Learning the language of your sensitive body is incredibly empowering and healing. Once we have identified your specific healing food protocol, we also support you in sticking with it. Through our private and group sessions, we are there to help find recipes, deal with self-sabotage and get you back on the horse if you fall off.

3. Adopting a Healing Lifestyle

This root is all about learning how to nurture your body in the way it needs to feel good.

We teach you how to minimize stress in your life and healthy ways of coping with the stress you cannot avoid. It’s important to understand that stress is not just having an argument with your partner or child, feeling overwhelmed at work or dealing with an illness. Stress also includes an inappropriate diet, insufficient sleep, electromagnetic field exposure, under or over exercising, toxins in the environment, etc.

We teach you about all these stress variables and how to minimize them in your daily life.

4. Body Alignment & Supportive Movement

A large part of healing your relationship with your body involves healing your nervous system. In order to accomplish this, the body must be in proper alignment. When the bones of the body are not aligned, we start to see nerve issues and chronic pain. We also see impaired digestion and impaired immune function. This is because these systems are greatly influenced by the nervous system and when it’s impaired, the organs and systems that rely on it just don’t work properly.

There are many types of body workers that can help with alignment. We help you sort through the information and decide what type of body worker might be right for you. We also help you figure out the type of movement or exercise that will be most supportive for your body. It’s all about finding out what your specific needs are.

5. Exploring Consciousness for Emotional & Physical Health

Your conscious and unconscious thoughts and beliefs have a huge impact on your body and your well-being.

Despite this, consciousness is perhaps the least studied of the 5 Roots and generally it’s not addressed at all in mainstream health practices. This is because it usually falls in the realm of meditation teachers, hypnotherapists or trauma therapists.

Mary has done extensive training in science based consciousness work and its role in healing whereas Cate‘s training has been in healing  through the mind – body – spirit connection. Using this training, we help you find where you may be holding yourself back and guide you in working through it.

Take The First Step in Healing Your Relationship With Your Body

Do you have questions or concerns about working with us or what’s involved? We are happy to answer any questions you have and to discuss if the timing is right to begin working together.