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Archangel Michael is my Wingman

by Raul Estevez

My relationship with Archangel Michael started when I was 8 years old; I was jumping over the fence from my friend's house to mine, when I collapsed and fell to the ground.

Healing by Donation

By IICT Member, Alchemy Body and Soul


The What, The Why, The Who, The How – 4 Essential Steps for Success for Wellbeing Practitioners

By IICT Member Ginny West, Spirit in Business


In Australia alone employers pay out over $10 billion dollars a year on workers compensation claims due to stress*. And that is only for those workers who actually submit a worker’s compensation claim, there are known to be many more workers who do not lodge a claim.


A couple of years ago, a healing modality was put to me from my sister. She had told me of her experiences during her treatments in relation to this particular treatment.

I had a browse of the website and felt an immediate pull to learn this modality. During the training I felt that this really wasn’t for me, however, as I had paid in full, I had no choice to continue, as I wouldn’t get a refund.

The teacher who taught me had told the class the benefits of this healing modality and had experienced great results in not curing, but alleviating prolonged undue stress on her clients.


Becoming a professional in natural therapy

Treatments based on natural techniques and remedies have now become an important part of our everyday healthcare. If you're considering a career in natural therapy, you'll have a wide range of possible jobs to choose from – from massage therapy and homoeopathic medicine to aromatherapy, kinesiology and naturopathic treatments. 


Bioresonance therapy is a painless therapy that deals with the hidden causes of disease and poor health by assessing and then normalising energetic imbalances . All matter, whether living or inert, resonates at a particular electromagnetic frequency, including the human body. Toxic substances in the body such as infections, chemicals, Radiation, heavy metals etc. alter the body’s normal pattern and the body begins to adapt to the new frequency, causing illness or other disorders. 


My name is Raul I have been very fortunate to be able to travel around the world for more than 25 years as an international educator and trainer, offering guidance, healing and mentorship. I have the pleasure and the honour to help people learn and achieve their goals in Australia, Fiji, Malaysia, China, Singapore, Maldives, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Macau, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Canada and share my gifts, knowledge, skills and passion with some amazing people!!

My alarm goes off at 6.30am, I do my best to ignore it, however its usually followed by my 3 year old excitedly climbing on top of me declaring ‘its morning time!!’ I grab a strong coffee and begin the morning dash of pack-ups and kindy.

Flower Essences Case Story – Meltdowns in Autism

Article written by IICT member, Kelly Burch.

The mother of a 6 year old boy, Peter*, was told by her child’s psychologist “We’re going to have to put him on anti-psychotics”. He was out of control and the meltdowns were severe.

She had come across my Essences for Autism project and told the psychologist, “Let’s just try this first.”


Why Do We Have Art?

By Glenda Needs

BA, GradDip CAT, MDisSt, GradCertNeuroSC

Head of Art Therapy, IKON

It is an interesting question that science has been grappling with for many centuries.  From an evolutional point of view, art has to serve us in some ways for our species to have retained it.  Darwin proposed what is called the “Peacock Principle”.  This was part of the idea of ‘survival of the fittest’, or even survival of the fittest species.  Therefore, a peacock tail was designed to be a sign of superiority,  (a sickly peacock with a pathetic tail will supposedly be less virile), in order to make the male more sexually attractive to the peahen and thus ensure the survival of the species.  So Darwin then generalized this to suggest that all art is about sexual desirability.  Mind boggling to think about.


How Does Art Heal

By Glenda Needs

BA, GradDip CAT, MDisSt, GradCertNeuroSC

Head of Art Therapy, IKON

One question I am frequently asked in my role as an art therapist and teacher is “How does art heal?”   As any art therapist will tell you, art making is a healing process, but our understanding about how this happens is not yet clear.  Some interesting studies over the past few years demonstrate that art making is not merely a distraction technique, but that it can be a significant mood regulator.


One way of being happy in unhappy environment is to pretend that you are happy and act if as you train your mind to be happy. The issue with this way is that mind will think that unhappy environment is what you need to feel happy and it will keep creating situations which will bring you further unhappiness on a deeper level.


Art Therapy and Neuroscience

By Glenda Needs

BA, GradDip CAT, MDisSt, GradCertNeuroSC

Head of Art Therapy, IKON 

Although the field of arts therapy has a long history, particularly in the UK and USA, justification for the use of the arts has been through qualitative or anecdotal evidence. Very little research has been directed toward the neurological functions and cognition theories that support the use of arts as an effective therapeutic tool. Verbal counselling relies on the patient or learner, to verbally construct and reconstruct their personal stories in such a way that provides new insight and the opportunity for growth. Arts therapists incorporate arts mediums into this story telling process in order to engage other senses, access other material and to widen the patients’ scope of potentially therapeutic engagement. 


I’m a survivor of Depression. I’m a survivor of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I’m a survivor of Anxiety. Would you like to be a survivor to? Please believe me that “relief” can be achieved through natural alternatives. My personal journey involves Reiki (which is an ancient Japanese hands on healing technique, similar to energy healing). With daily application of this natural and alternative therapy, wonders have abounded for me.


Art Therapy – Meaning and Healing

As an Art Therapist, one of my most privileged experiences is in witnessing the journey of a client from the initial visual representations of darkness and despair, to the blossoming imagery of positive outcome, even when circumstances have not yet or cannot be changed. Creating this positive imagery frequently enhances the quality of life for the client.  It is often easy to forget that anything we wish for, we must first imagine!  Art Therapy enables a vivid imagining of a positive outcome and often gives great hope for the future.


Art Therapy and Personal Bliss

Do you find yourself saying or doing things that are not aligned with who you truly are? Or you find difficult to connect with joy and meaning? Well, perhaps you are missing out what is most important in your life.

A sense of Bliss.

You may be familiar with Shitzhu which is a Chinese breed of dog, but what about Shiatsu? Similar sounding name but quite different!



How to calculate your personal year number using numerology

We are now approaching the middle of the year, are you on track for what this year has in store? In 2014 we are in a Universal Year of 7. This means the world as a whole should be reflecting on the lessons from the past, and contemplating how to apply these learnings for the future benefit of the planet.

The most effective way of sabotage is self-sabotage. If you work hard to bring changes in to your life and every time you are almost there and everything seems to be falling in place something goes wrong you are sabotaging your accomplishment. Self-sabotage is difficult to identify because it is illogical yet it is perfectly sensible if you feel/think/believe that this is all you deserve in life. Whilst it may look like other people act as obstacles to your happiness it is you who create your circumstances in order to not have any better than you currently have.


There is much historical data available concerning the handling of so-called “mental health” issues, which term is derived from the idea that the root cause of emotional problems lies in the mind. The word “mental” is of course an English language expression coined in comparatively recent centuries. From the middle ages Lunatic or Insane asylums were common as was the exorcising of Demons and in the more “enlightened” times Frontal lobotomy surgery, Insulin Shock Therapies and Electro Convulsive Shock treatments. Exorcising demons was an attempt to handle cause, but apart from that, it is arguable as to whether the other therapies were addressing manifestation or cause. As an aside, to me, all these treatments were a manifestation of the frustration experienced by the authorities in the mental health field because of their inability to achieve significant worthwhile results.

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