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In depth

A little presentation of my points of view and the background I am working from

My work today is the result of 30 years of searching. The search for answers and insights, for meaning, and for tools that can help turn things around. It has been almost 30 years of meditation, over 20 years of shamanism, and close to 20 years of tantra in various forms.
There has also been a similarly long journey through learning differente forms of therapy and psychological approaches.

From psychology, philosophy and religion at the university, via massage, healing, regression and depth therapy, to 4 years of training in Dur Bon, craniosakral training, yogatraining and chakradance.
Parallel with this; my own journey and process through life.

What I offer today is a synthesis of all this. A use of techniques, methods and approaches, depending on the customer's point of view and what they want help with.  

Below you can read a little more about the different resources I have collected my knowledge and my tools from.

Body, mind and life - a whole

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Meditation

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Tantra

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Shamanism

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Yoga - to open body and mind to a greater whole

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Dur Bon

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Ceremonies and rituals

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Chinese Medicine - 5 Elemntsloven

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Western science

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Craniosacral therapy

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Craniosacral is often one of the most exciting tools I work with at the moment. IN  at least when it comes to really creating changes right into the physical in one-on-one treatments.

For me, a craniosacral treatment follows a conversation where we look at causes and connections, and then we go into treatment and let go of the body  show the way.


Cranio sacral is about unwinding tensions and patterns in the body. And, the visionary cranio sacral therapy I work with works
  in a very soft way, listening and in step with the body we seek to help.

In this way, the body can show the way, and find the way to a natural flow and wholeness.

It is fascinating to see both how the body communicates, and also the deep effects this has.


For the person receiving the treatment, it is usually a very pleasant experience, even moments of physical
  or emotional pain may intensify along the way as  body and mind release tension. It is calm and comfortable, on the body's own terms, but opens the way for deep liberation.

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I am an incurable nerd on new knowledge and insight, and am constantly looking for new ways to see and understand the world and man.

One of the things that fascinates me very much is what is now gradually emerging in the western science of research; within the nervous system, the connective tissue, about how our experience of the world is created, and how the hormonal system and bacterial flora in the stomach affect our entire experience of ourselves and the world.

And, of course, the research that is now being done on the measurable effect of yoga and meditation.

To me, a lot of this is down-to-earth, all the way into matter  explanations from a test-based scientific point of view, on  much of the insight we find in ayurveda, tantra and chinese medicine (to name a few).

In these traditions it is observed through external and meditative observation, and often described in somewhat poetic and  mythological twists, which at times have often alienated it from a Western mind and Western medicine.
When we now get the same described from science, it opens up a new dimension, plus it opens up for the communication between school medicine / research and natural medicine / alternatively / the spiritual.

My heart rejoices to see how the world is healing, and to see where this can lead the world  :-)

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The understandings of traditional Chinese medicine have become a strong part of my basic experience. Then especially the five-element understanding and meridian theory.


I do not have a clean
  education  in Chinese medicine, but I  has a basic course in kinesiology - Touch for Health, education in Yin Yoga, and has studied the meridians, the 5-element law, and the understanding of the elements and organs' function in body and psyche over the last 15-20 years, in addition to the parallels in my apprenticeship in Dur Bon system.  

This gives me  a lot of insight and understanding of how the dynamics and balance in body and mind work, and also provides tools for a deeper understanding of and influence on body / mind through this.
In recent years at Ametysten, I collaborated with acupuncturist and re-connective healer Bente K Eilifsen. This
  gave me the opportunity to deepen my knowledge even more in practice and  to bring this even more into my clients, through acupuncture.


This is a source I get a lot of wealth and knowledge from.

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Rituals are a  languages that we in our western culture have almost forgotten. It is a language that goes in depth, past words and thoughts.
This is
  actions that carry symbols and meaning beyond what is happening in the moment. It marks something bigger than the action  which is performed.

Rituals and ceremonies are there to mark transitions, and to consolidate our values or transform our lives. They create hatches for parts of ourselves and for levels of the world and life, which we usually do not have contact with or are aware of.

All cultures through the ages, and all lives have their rituals, we just like not think about it.  Of larger rituals  we have actions such as marriage, confirmation and  burial, for example, which we find in one form or another in most cultures, even in the humanistic. But everyone also has small rituals in their daily lives that mark transitions; the morning coffee that starts the day, the Friday pilse which marks that now is the weekend ..

Rituals and ceremonies can be powerful ways to reach beyond the mental level, further into the depths of ourselves and life, to create or consolidate change. They are incredibly wonderful tools for turning things around in your own life.
This is close to my heart and since the late 90's I have been involved in creating and holding rituals of various kinds. The
  offers people  the opportunity  to a deep dive in itself, and to work personally to create changes in life.

Dur Bon is a Tibetan pre-Buddhist direction and tradition. It contains some of the deepest understandings of  the human  sinn og  of the connections between body, mind,  life and nature that I have ever encountered. It also contains deep insights about the body and its systems, and about how to awaken and maintain vitality here. These insights also include the use of herbs, spices and foods as medicine, both internally and in treatments, as well as having its own form of acupuncture and massage.


It is a non-Vedic tantric tradition with strong shamanistic roots. Training in this tradition takes place through practice and discipline, through physical exercises, meditation, inner exercises to awaken body and mind and
  through various tasks to be performed and experienced, everything from treatment to medicine making to other practical tasks.  In addition to  to attend  larger collections  and  ceremonies.  All this awakens your own  experiences and insights and inner wisdom, which you then discuss and verify with your teacher, and thus get corrected and put into a greater understanding and context 
I learned in this tradition for 4 years, from 2011-2015, and much of my own development and my work as of today is strongly influenced by the insights I gained here.

Yoga is much more than just the physical positions. There are a number of understandings and techniques on how to open body and mind to a more balanced and genuine one  experience of life; your personal experience. It's about  to come home in its true nature, in the body and life situation you are in right now. 
You can use yoga for deep self-development and for spiritual enlightenment, but you can also use yoga as a tool to take care of body and mind, and create pockets for relaxation, deeper contact and release in everyday life.
For me, yoga is both a respite in everyday life, and a way to really experience the deeper side of myself and life 
It does not have to be complicated, you do not have to deal with a specific system, although this can provide a different kind of immersion, you have it all in you and your body, and yoga can open the way there.
I first came across yoga in the late 90's and visited various courses and directions, and have used it from time to time since then, both personally and in various meditation groups. In 2015 I started my first pure yoga education, first yin, then yinyang yoga, then I have built on with different inspirations and specializations, and have also taken an education in functional yoga and yoga therapy. This is a field I find very exciting and accessible, and which I constantly immerse myself in.

Shamanism is a collective term for the understanding of life in the natural traditions, man's oldest spiritual traditions, as we find it among Indians, the Sami people, the Aborigines, etc.
It contains deep understandings of how we are part of everything, and gives us tools to find our place in the world, and get to know our
  location here.
Shamanism offers opportunities to travel in the worlds of what creates our reality, and to communicate with everything around us. It also offers a variety of insights and ceremonies to enhance your experience of contact with life, and to transform aspects of your life, all the way into the depths.
 
It is a direction and a way of working that goes beyond the intellectual and the words, into the deeper currents of the mind and where we create from.

For me personally, shamanism has provided the experience of  meaning and belonging, as well as deep tools to transform my life.

Creating settings and ceremonies where people can get in touch with themselves and their place as a whole, is one of the most beautiful things I do. Rituals in themselves are an incredibly exciting tool, which gives us the opportunity to create personal change on a deep level.

Tantra is an understanding that body, mind and life are an expression of consciousness and energy  in unfoldment.
Tantra
 holds some of the deepest insights I have encountered, regarding the human body and mind, and is at the same time one of the few philosophies that understands our sexual power as part of our life force, a force  which can bring everything in us to life.
As of today, there is a lot called tantra, and that is not all I can vouch for, but I have been there and studied a lot, and found my way in this which I find deeply enriching and rewarding.

I have studied both classical and newer tantra, and have 4 years of apprenticeship in classical tantra. Classical tantra is about awakening the body and mind through meditation breath and insights, while newer tantra  is often called conscious sexuality, as it focuses a lot on sexuality and bringing consciousness into it and releasing the energy to your whole being.
Both offer important tools and resources for what we humans encounter in our everyday lives today.

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Meditation can be many things, and different approaches suits different people. Nevertheless, I would claim that meditation, having a form of practice, is something that will  enrich everybody and anybodies life. It provides a contact with your inner reality, a deeper contact with life, and it gives  tools for stress-management and problemsolving.

To me, meditation is a cornerstone of my own practice and daily life. It provides a space to step out of everyday dramas, to contact myself, feel in touch with life, get into the flow behind, and step out of demands and hustle. It's almost like a rebooting and calibration of myself. It helps me find peace, and rediscover my own center, and it gives perspective and clarity to life in general.
 

I know, and I see, that for many it is difficult to get meditation to fit in  in everyday life, and that's all right. For many it is not part of what they want, and for others it may be a matter of lowering the list, not making it too big a project, but finding small pockets and techniques that work for your personality and your life.
It's lovely to have these little respite rooms, and it does not have to be demanding.

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Your body is far more than just a lump of bone and muscle that carries you around the world.
It is a universe of sensors and
  systems, which give you your experience of yourself  and the world, in addition to balancing, revitalizing and maintaining your physical health and survival.

Your mind, your consciousness, your thoughts and feelings, are so infinitely more than any of us have contact with. There are levels and  links far beyond what weare aware of in our conscious mind.  There are constant associations, creation  and reactions taking place, which in turn create our filters and our experience of the world,  and in addition  affects the condition of both body and mind.

Everything that happens in the body, colours the mind, and everything that happens in the mind, initiates responses in the body and affects our filters and our experience of ourselves and the world.
There is really no difference, they are three
  sides of the same, - body, mind and life.

And, inside, behind all of this, we have our life force, the vitality of body and mind, and we have  the soul, or the consciousness or the essence, our deeper nature that flows through it all.  This something, which causes cells to divide,  who drives us, creates and re-creates, and which never changes or is affected no matter what happens. It just takes form into expressions and a continuos unfolding of life, all the time.

All of these levels are you, and everything  is available for you to explore. What you choose to explore, is up to you, it is your own personal journey.
For some, it is the life here, in the everyday life, relationships and challenges that is in focus. For others it is to get to know themselves or to develop the potential that lies within them, and for still others it is the longing for and the experience of the spiritual, the eternal, that is their main focus.

To me, all the parts are infinitely exciting. I love joining people on their explorations in all these dimensions, and to help  to expand and unfold what has value for the individual.

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