My approach to therapy helps to put good health and resilience back in your hands with Online therapy sessions and Face-Face therapy.
During the treatment sessions, I will guide you through a therapeutic approach to mind, movement & wellbeing using health and healing approaches from Zero Balancing, Qigong (Chi Kung), Yoga, Meditation, CBT and A-Way Therapy.
When it comes to health issues none of us really want to suffer. For over 20 years I have been helping people deal with and overcome a variety of conditions, pain, stress, anxiety, trauma and sometimes unexplained symptoms. So it is quite reasonable to want to seek answers and help, especially when the condition or issue isn't shifting. So thank you for taking the time to visit this page, this is an important step in things changing for you.
Tim Franklin - Founder of A-Way Therapy
Like many people who suffer with chronic pain, stress, anxiety, depression, low moods, lack of energy or burnout, it can seem like ‘nothing more’ can be done. This includes conditions like Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, long standing or unexplained pain following a trauma.
Despite all the good that the western medical approach to health and wellbeing offers, it still falls short in providing the answers or solutions to our issues or needs. That’s why more and more people, like you, are turning to complementary and alternative mind, body, and energy medicine. This does not mean in anyway that we should turn our back on the western medical approach, on the contrary, we need a wider understanding of modern sciences, together with methods we can use to help ourselves.
I believe one of the big shifts in understanding how to overcome and prevent health issues is that we are much more capable to heal than we have been led to believe. This is something that modern science like Epigenetics and Neuro-Science is now catching up with.
Over the last 20 years working in the field of energy medicine I have helped numerous people release pain, tensions and clear things that were getting in the way of freely enjoying life as they intend. Three systems that really stand out, and have had a profound effect on me and many others are - Zero Balancing, Qigong and Yoga. These arts provide a simple, powerful and profound synergistic approach. The important thing though is that you are able to use these to change things from the way they are for you right now. This is something I have seen and experienced myself, time and time again.
"When our senses become muffled we no longer feel fully alive. How can we learn to integrate our ordinary sensory experiences so we can live with the natural flow of feeling and feel secure and complete in our bodies?"
Bessel Van Der Kolk, in
'The Body Keeps the Score’
Unfortunately, we are not normally taught from an early age how to release things like held tensions, anxiety and worry or become more resilient to stress. Or taught the real impact that tension, worry and stress has on our systems. As a result our systems are put under overwhelming stress and fail to do what they are meant to. If we had been taught these things, life would be very different for us now.
So, to give us the best opportunity to be free of an issue or condition and improve our health and resilience for the future, it’s useful to understand the things that directly influence your health and recovery:
- Internal and External Environment
- Physical, mental and emotional nature
- Self Regulation
- Energy Management
Whilst I have no intention of telling you how you should live your life, as part of the sessions, we will look at the various influencing factors of your health and wellbeing and discuss things that will help you. We will also look at ways to release blockages and held tensions that lead to pain, illness or dysfunction.
Over the years I have come to understand and appreciate that no one person is exactly the same. Your unique story and nature is part of who you are. So, we’ll start with where you are at right now. What it is like for you, how you have come to where you are and how you would like things to change.
There are a number of methods I use to help you be free of your condition or issue and I’ll teach you how to use them yourself to improve things and bring back online your own healing system.
A gentle, yet powerful, physical body-mind therapy that uses skilled touch to balance the relationship between body energy and structure to amplify wellness. Helps promote inner calm and release held tensions. Developed by an Osteopathic Physician, Dr Fritz Smith MD.
An ancient system of mind/body/breath/energy and movement, rooted in a deep understanding of the way illness, lack of energy and unhelpful emotional/mental states arise and the natural way the human mind and body can heal itself.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an evidence-based approach in understanding how and why we respond to situations, events and people the way we do. CBT provides you with the means and understanding to better deal with conditioned response patterns.
A holistic approach to mind, movement & wellbeing, using health and healing approaches from Qigong (Chi Kung), Yoga, Meditation, Zero Balancing and CBT. It is not a system, but a way for you to help yourself, by putting good health back in your hands.
A-Way Therapy is a therapeutic approach to health, inner wisdom and healing and includes Zen Yoga Therapy, Qigong Healing, Massage, Zero Balancing, CBT and Breathing Techniques.
Our skill is in applying the appropriate therapy(s) for the client we are working with, to minimise the amount of treatments/sessions needed. The therapy/s we use help shift the unhelpful underlying cause, not just the symptom. As part of this we recommend the person practice the art of Shaolin Cosmos Qigong and/or Zen Yoga to stay well. (What we teach)
Science and Understanding
It is reassuring to know that modern science (Epigenetics, Neuro Feedback) has also come to recognize that the environment changes who you are, as does your response to that environment. This affects two fundamental things; your health at every level and the way you relate to yourself and the world. This is also something that the Zen, Taoist and Shaolin systems have known for centuries. Actually, they hold the key to making practical use of this understanding. We use this approach, in combination with the treatments we offer, leading to positive internal changes.
Working beyond illness and symptoms
When you come to see us we won’t be focusing on your illness or symptom. It’s not that we ignore what you are experiencing, it’s just we don’t look to diagnose or label anything. Instead, we take into consideration all aspects of you, so you can be happy, healthy and have lots of energy, have a clear and incisive mind and be able to perform well at anything you do, anywhere. This can be considered as an obviously useful set of skills.
This is why our simple principle for therapy is to put good health back in the hands of the person we are treating.
Breaking an Unhelpful Spiral
Being Free from Pain and Illness
People who practice the things we use in A-Way Therapy tend to stay well – physically, emotionally and mentally. Our experience is that the niggly little physical problems like colds, stomach bugs and headaches just don’t stick. Also, we know that emotional stress leads to tension in the body and prolonged stress can lead to a depleted immune system, poor health and low moods. Difficult thoughts, images, memories, even old traumas can also feed these difficulties. Practicing Shaolin Cosmos Chi Kung helps break that unhelpful spiral, releasing the things that lead back into illness or stop people moving forwards. In simple terms, people maintain and improve their health and happiness.
Many people suffer from pain and discomfort, often leading to struggles in life, illness and depression. Often the tensions that lead to pain and illness can be overcome with simple exercises and awareness of unnecessary tension. Many people delay receiving therapy or find it challenging to seek help. My sister, shown in this video, is no exception. After many years suffering from pain and lack of mobility she sought treatment. And I'm glad she did. Sometimes it is harder to seek help from loved ones or family, let alone a therapist.