Chris Wilkinson RSHom

Mobile Homeopath based in Bristol


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Homeopathy in Nature
As part of my homeopathy practice I offer outdoor sessions. It's the same basis as a normal consultation but we're outdoors, walking, talking, sitting and being in nature.

An initial consultation will always be indoors, at your home or another arranged venue. A follow-up session can be at a park, a river walk, somewhere high up with open views, or in woodland. It can even be in an area like Bristol Docks, wherever feels good and is convenient for you.

Why Outdoors?
Being outdoors, in nature, has an effect we all experience. It tends to bring a sense of inner peace and connection. The natural rhythms from the environment, the animals, trees and plants tend to wash over us. The open air and open space can reflect in having a more open mind, less cluttered by the daily stresses.

With this influence of nature there will be a greater opportunity for inner thoughts and feelings to flow. A greater clarity of expression is more likely. I get to hear more of you.

There is also the walking. This other dynamic rhythm, that of your steps, can further help you relax and connect.

Altogether, with the nature and the walking, you are more likely to feel better connected with your mind and body, becoming more immersed in your personal "flow".

"Flow" is being in the moment. It is also described as a highly pleasurable and satisfying mental state involving intense absorption and optimal performance on an activity such as sports or music. You might recognise the idea of flow. It's a feeling of effortless competence. Like a band in perfect groove, or surfing the perfect swell, or tango dancers in tune, and athletes in "the zone".

See here for more information on this concept, or watch the TED Talk below by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi who first described the idea in modern psychology. The talk is thorough and really begins at around the 5 minutes mark.

At 13:58 Mihaly discusses a list of "How does it feel like to be in flow?" that has come from "over 8,000 interviews" with people around the world. This included Dominican Monks, blind nuns, Himalayan climbers, Navaho shepherds, and regardless of culture and education, seven conditions appeared to be there when a person is in flow:

  1. Completely involved in what we are doing - focused, concentrated.
  2. A sense of ecstasy - of being outside everyday reality.
  3. Greater inner clarity - knowing what needs to be done, and how well we are doing.
  4. Knowing that the activity is doable - that our skills are adequate to the task.
  5. A sense of serenity - no worries about oneself, and a feeling of growing beyond the boundaries of the ego.
  6. Timelessness - thoroughly focused on the present, hours seem to pass by in minutes.
  7. Intrinsic motivation - whatever produces flow becomes its own motivation.
He goes on to describe how the opposite of flow is apathy. How other positive feelings are control, relaxation, and arousal. Flow is one step further, or when all these come together and then some.

So, during a homeopathy in nature session, you are more likely to be in this state where you effortlessly describe what it is that you need, what gets in your way of truly being in your most optimum state. Part of my role is to maximise this.

What Happens
We agree a place to use for the walk. We meet there and there is a short period where I can take some essential basic notes on how you are, remedy responses and so on. We then venture off for approximately 50 minutes and continue the consultation as we go. We may walk lots, we may walk a little and sit. We can pause and briefly take in what's around us, connecting. I'll keep the focus and take notes as necessary. We return to where we met. I will give you a remedy there, or I'll work on your case and post it to you.
The cost is the same as any follow-up. The session is for approximately an hour in total. If you want a little longer then we can discuss this when you make the appointment.

There may be an additional travel fee depending on where you want to go.
Detailed information on travel fees and some ideas for locations are available here.