Thought for the Day

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Harriet Tubman


Thought for the Day

To live is like to love–all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Samuel Butler

How Metamorphic Technique can help with Post natal depression.

I here you ask, what is Metamorphic Technique? Well it is quite simple. The Metamorphic Technique is non-invasive, gentle and safe. It uses a light touch on the spinal reflex points of the feet, hands and head that are associated with our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

The Metamorphic Technique is valued for the by-product of healing and personal growth that can occur. The Metamorphic practitioner acts only as a catalyst, but stuck debilitating energy patterns can be released and transformed into more appropriate patterns by the client’s own innate body intelligence.

The Metamorphic Technique can be experienced as deeply relaxing; and the effects of this simple yet profound technique can continue to be experienced in-between each session. Clients often report experiencing “grounding serenity”, “emotional balance” and a feeling of “coming back home”. Others report past symptoms re-emerging, which in this instance, often occurs as associated patterns are being released. Once released the client is freed from their influence.

The basis of the Metamorphic Technique acknowledges that energy underlies all forms of life, and that energy can be held in particular patterns. Energy is transmitted between every human cell in our body; and every single cell is capable of holding memories of our experiences. Therefore, experiences that strongly affect us can leave impressions on the thoughts, emotions and beliefs connected to that memory; creating certain energy patterns that we have a tendency to repeat. Such energy patterns can express themselves in physical and mental illnesses, emotional problems, and limiting attitudes and beliefs.

Metamorphic Technique understands all mental, emotional, physical and behavioural problems as expressions of energy patterns. The Metamorphic practitioner acts as a catalyst. Any healing or personal development that occurs happens as a by-product of the Technique. The client’s own innate bodily intelligence is responsible for any transformations that occur as stuck energy patterns are released and transformed into more appropriate ones.

Metamorphic Technique removes the blockages we hold within. It opens up our emotional and physical energies, freeing all the negatives we hold within.

When looking at women suffering from post natal depression, Metamorphic Technique can help to remove the blockages, allowing the individual to have a clear and calm mind. Metamorphic Technique is not about the practitioner helping you, but rather you helping yourself.  Metamorphic Technique focuses on moving you forward, with whatever doubts, struggles or worries you are battling with. If you are feeling lost, uninspired, suffering from depression, overwhelmed or feeling disconnected, Metamorphic Technique can help you answer those questions and find your sense of self.

Thanks to the life force within people, improvement has also been observed with eating disorders, addictions, chronic fatigue, stress, insomnia, difficult pregnancy, anxiety, lack of self-esteem, learning difficulties and chronic disabilities such as arthritis, as well as transitional periods like career changes, moving home, break-ups/divorce, bereavement, or simply when stuck, or lacking energy and purpose.

Practitioner Axelle Bonaparte was born in the heart of the Pyrenees, She grew up with a strong relationship to the harmonious cycles and rhythms of the Natural world. Her appreciation of Nature’s behaviour transcended into that of the human condition, leading her to explore various self-development techniques to further deepen her awareness and knowledge of ways in which people can reach their full potential; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Metamorphic Technique is NOT a therapy; it’s an approach to self-healing. Axelle works on the spinal reflex points on the feet, hands and head using a gentle touch and a light tapping. The technique is all about “switching on the engine” so the Life force and the Inner Intelligence of the clients shift energy patterns, physical blocks and destructive behaviours at their own pace.

Axelle Bonaparte is based at The Hake Clinic, which is the world’s leading complementary health Clinic.

The Hale Clinic was established in 1987 and officially opened by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales in 1988. The Clinic was founded by Teresa Hale whose aim is to combine and integrate the principles of conventional and complementary medicine, on the basis that no one system has the whole answer to every medical problem.

Thought for the Day

Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one the second time.
H. W. Shaw

Why Our Relationships Don’t Work

Sandra Elsdon Vigon: Psychotherapy

Sandra Elsdon Vigon was born and raised in England; Sandra lived in California for more than thirty years moving back to London via Italy two years ago.

Sandra has an M.A. in Counselling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. She is also licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the State of California and completed six years post graduate analyst training in Analytic Psychology at the C.G.Jung Institute of Los Angeles. Although her training included Family Systems Theory, Humanistic, Gestalt Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy her main interest was in Jungian Analytic Psychotherapy. Sandra was in private practice for over twenty years in Los Angeles.

Sandra works with individuals and couples and has a particular interest in approaching her work with human suffering from a creative and soul centred perspective. This includes encouraging actual creative expression through, journaling, and collage work, painting and sculpting and also viewing life as a creative process. She provides a safe and secure environment for healing and transformation on emotional, mental and spiritual levels.


Sandra works with many individuals and couples to help them understand why their relationships, both inner and outer, don’t work.


Often we can find that we continue to make the same mistakes over and over again, never really getting to the core of why our relationships are dysfunctional. With each new relationship comes the wish and the hope that this time it will be right. However, without understanding our part in why a relationship breaks down we won’t be able break that negative patterning. Relationships are not, as we so often are told, about living happily ever after. Being in relationship gives us the opportunity to grow and develop both individually and as a couple and to create a soulful and meaningful life together. This doesn’t necessarily mean perfect! We can learn about ourselves through listening to feed back from our partner, listening to their viewpoint and needs and by clearly expressing our thoughts and feelings and by learning to compromise and share. Rather than ‘now we are one’ fantasy, two individuals come together to create a third, which is the relationship.


One of the biggest strains on a relationship can be the projection of unfulfilled needs onto our partner with an expectation that they will somehow fill what is missing in us. If we are not aware and accepting of our own needs then this can be unconsciously placed on the object of our affection and be experienced as a burden and unrealistic expectation. This one sided neediness can lead to resentment and frustration and contribute to the very thing that is dreaded, i.e: being left or rejected. This is why is it’s so important to know oneself and to learn to take responsibility for our emotional selves. Many times these patterns are formed as a repetition of early family life and parental relationships. After all, what we see and experience between our parents is the blueprint of relationship that we work from as adults.


 Sandra places a strong emphasis on communication skills and learning how to voice concerns and needs in a non-critical or attacking way. Creating a dialogue to work things through and tools to deal with conflict and disagreement is emphasized.


Sandra’s Jungian approach facilitates and supports learning to trust our feelings, gut intelligence and instinctual self. She facilitates the development of the ability to resource this innate wisdom and trust that we alone know what is right for us. Many times our emotional injuries, whether from trauma, loss or abuse, cut us off from or distort access to that knowing. Working on these blocks is a core part of the therapy. Another important aspect of the way she works is dealing with both the light and dark part of our personality ‘the Shadow’.  It isn’t easy to look at and take responsibility for our faults and failings, such as envy, deceit, hatred etc.but it is vital to know this dark potential. By becoming conscious of these negative possibilities we have the choice not to act them out.


A core component of the Jungian process is listening to, the unconscious self, analyzing dreams and fantasies. This helps to build a clearer picture of the individual as a whole and deeper relationship to the self.  One of the ways of accessing the unconscious self is to encourage creative expression through writing, painting, dance and music to allow us to connect to our authentic self and find what really has meaning and value for us in our life. In order to begin to make clear and conscious decisions in life and realize our potential, we must first understand who we are.




Thought for the Day

We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do.
Samuel Smiles

Thought for the Day

Not to know at large of things remote
From use, obscure and subtle, but to know
That which before us lies in daily life,
Is the prime wisdom.

John Milton