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About createhappyminds

My name is Jose Toussaint. Born in Hollan. I have left Europe early 1990's and lived in New Zealand for 12 years. Now I live in Queensland and exploring the country and spreading the love of my passion Edu-K (Brain Gym). My vision is to share Brain Gym in schools, businesses, remote communities, nursing homes, anyone who want to get the best out of themselves. Beside my passion for family and energy medicine, I am a Touch for Health Teacher which is another great tool to have in life. I love the fact to have control over my own mind and health and support others to get the best out of themselves.

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1 hour @ A$90.00
Remote healing is more in demand than ever. Since 2017, I started doing remote healing with great results. I am taking the step to open up to make remote healing available to anyone.

What do you need to do? You need to have an open heart and mind to get the best support you need on your transformational journey. You need to email me your issues (info.josetoussaint@gmail.com) and the payment of $90.00 is upfront. The healing session will be emailed to you after with details about your personalized session.

With gratitude, Jose

M: 04 346 26 307

Spring Time – Liver Time

If you have any eye issues such as blurred vision, red, dry or itchy eyes. Constantly crave sour foods, or are under a great deal of stress and feel angry easily, then your liver energy needs your attention!

This is the perfect time of the year to re-balance your liver. Liver is associated with Spring.
Here is some tips:
* Stay Calm, go slow.
* Use a hairbrush and hit your legs up and down inside your thighs and ankles for about 5 minutes.
* Avoid alcohol – give your Liver a break!
* Gentle excercise, such as swimming or walking.

For more info visit http://www.tcmworld.org or when you feel you need an overall balance, give me a call/text to make an appointment. 0434626307 http://www.josetoussaint.com

Feng Shui Vision Board

Making a Feng Shui Vision Board creation can unlock and project the subconscious psyche, revealing Jungian insights into the inner self that cannot be perceived through cognitive reflection.

One’s deepest (and often unconscious or hidden) thoughts, urges, love & family issues, desires, goals, fears, needs and more can materialized through your Vision Board creation.

Making a Vision Board with Feng Shui intentions with your friends or family can be relaxing, fun and challenging!

Go with the flow, be in the moment and trust the process. Making a vision board with Feng Shui grid is fun and reveals your journey.

Participants who have done the workshop with me, are happily surprised and even those who love to be in control, manage to let go and trust the process. The workshop is designed to go on a journey.

You can book me as a facilitator. Get your friends or family together and the host is free. $35.00 per person – a minimum of 7 people. (Brisbane area)

Contact details: Jose Toussaint 04 346 26 307 or info.josetoussaint@gmail.com Visit my FB page for future events http://www.facebook.com/createhappymindsvision board

Massage Your Ears!

 

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Not only using pressure points in your ear to release tension in your shoulders or neck it also may help you to get rid of headaches and earaches.

The pressure points on your ear are called the “auricular points.”

Headaches may be related to stress, allergies, or sinus congestion, treatment with acupressure is fairly low risk and it might be worth a try.

Pressure points for earaches and headaches

If you would like to try acupressure to treat a headache or earache, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you are in a relaxed and quiet setting, and in a comfortable position. Breathe in deeply for several breaths before beginning your treatment.
  2. Using a firm, deep pressure, massage the pressure points you have identified on your body. Rotate your fingers in a circular or up-and-down motion for several minutes at each point, focusing on one at a time.
  3. Repeat the massage treatment two or three times during the day.

Below is a list of pressure points, as well as a list of conditions each claims to treat.

 Forehead (‘third eye’)

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Between your eyebrows and just above the bridge of your nose is a point sometimes referred to as the “third eye.” Acupressure at this point could promote sinus drainage and relieve tension in your cheeks, jaw, and forehead muscles. Use this pressure point to treat the following aches caused by infection or nasal congestion.

 

Temple

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When you have a headache, rubbing your temples might seem like an automatic response. According to acupressure practices, massaging the pressure points on your temples can promote blood circulation and help with headache symptoms. Try this remedy if you have a migraine, light sensitivity, or a headache caused by fatigue.

 

Base of the skull (‘wind mansion’)

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This popular massage point is anecdotally effective to increase circulation and improve relaxation. If you have a headache caused by stress or fatigue, this could help relieve your symptoms. This pressure point is sometimes called “wind mansion,” and can be found at the “hollow” or “dip” at the base of your skull.

 

Wind screen

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This point can be found right behind your earlobe. Stimulating this point with acupressure massage may relieve ears that feel “stuffed,” as well as help to relieve tinnitus and migraine.

 

Ear-gate

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This pressure point is located directly in front of where your earlobe begins. Acupressure on this point is used to relieve pressure that builds up around your jaw and in your ears. This could make it effective in treating tinnitus, ear infections, earache, tension headache, and migraine.

 

Daith

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This point is located on the top part of the innermost cartilage of your outer ear. Some people find this particular pressure point to be so effective at treating migraine that they get a piercing at the daith to stimulate it. Stimulate this pressure point to relieve migraine headaches as well as tension and cluster headache.

 

Hairline curve

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This point is located on the side of your head, about 2 inches above the top of your ear. A 2006 study suggested that stimulating this point was particularly effective for treating tinnitus.

 

Heaven’s pillar

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These two pressure points are located on either side of your neck, about 2 inches below where your skull begins. You can stimulate these pressure points at the same time or choose to focus only on the side of your head where you are having pain. Stimulating heaven’s pillar points could relieve sinus pain, ease tension, and help with an earache or migraine.

 

Ear apex

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The results of a 2011 study on acupuncture suggested that “auricular” pressure point stimulation was an effective migraine treatment. The ear apex, located on the cartilage at the place where your ear comes to its highest point, is an auricular pressure point popular in treatments for earache, migraine, and tension headache.

 

 Between thumb and forefinger on hand (‘union valley’)

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This pressure point is located on the “webbing” between your thumb and forefinger. Though it may seem strange to treat a headache or earache using a pressure point on your hand, this holistic remedy is quite popular and well-known. People use acupressure on this point to treat different types of pain, including headaches, nausea, dizziness, and gastrointestinal issues.

Takeaway

There’s no evidence to suggest that trying these holistic remedies could be harmful, so it’s worth a try.

Speak to your doctor or to your local Natural Therapist if you can’t find relief from your headaches and earaches after several days. There are times when these symptoms can indicate a more serious health condition.

(Credits to http://www.healthline.com)

Rub some Brain Buttons!

Dr. Paul Dennison, creator of “Educational Kinesiology,” worked with students early in his career, he found when students were stressed or inactive throughout the day, their learning ability “switched off.” If parts of the child’s brain become inactive, how can they learn? As he began integrating Educational Kinesiology, or learning through movement, into his every-day interactions with students, the child’s brain was “awakened” for higher learning.

In Smart Moves, Carla Hannaford says, “Brain Gym® facilitates each step of the process by waking up the mind/body system, and bringing it to learning readiness.”

In our society today, we often see the body and the mind as separate and that movement has nothing to do with learning. Many parents and teachers find physical activities “too simple” and “too good to be true” to actually make a difference in a child’s learning challenges or classroom experience. Hannaford says, “If a program is not hard, time-consuming and costly it appears to have less value. But, as we are able to step past our limited thinking, we are finding out that simple common-sense solutions often produce the most profound results.”

Brain Gym® PACE (Positive – Active – Clear – Energetic)

1. Sipping Water (Energetic)

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Photo by Engin Akyurt 

2. Brain Buttons (Clear)

Brain buttons are meant to stimulate blood flow to the brain and activate the Reticular Activating System (RAS), which is your child’s internal alarm clock that tells the brain it needs to be awake for learning. Its purpose is to awaken the child and help them to stay alert, especially if they are sluggish, fidgeting, or are prone to low-energy or problems with attention and focus.

Have your child or student stand up straight and place one hand over their navel (bellybutton). At the same time, have your child take their thumb and index finger and place the two fingers directly under their collar bone (clavicle). Both hands should be on the tummy and the collar bone at the same time. Have your child or student hold that position for at least 30 seconds or as long as it takes for the child to begin feeling re-energized. This exercise is especially good for children before taking a test or big exam.

3. Cross Crawls (Active)

Cross crawls is one of the most important exercises you can do with your child. The purpose of this exercise is to improve communication between the right and left hemispheres of the brain for higher level reasoning (critical thinking, problem solving, auditory, organization and more).

Have your child or student stand up straight and lift their left knee. Instruct them to put their right hand on their left knee, crossing the midline of body. After they put their right hand on their left knee, have the child switch by lifting the right knee and putting the left hand on the right knee. Movements should be done slow and accurate. Sometimes children tend to do these exercises too quickly and rush through them.

4. Hook-Ups (Positive)

Hook-Ups are specifically used for children or adults that have great amounts of stress, anxiety, meltdowns or sensory overload. It’s a great activity to calm the body and help your child control their breathing. You can complete this exercise standing (preferred), sitting or lying down on the ground.

If your child is standing, have them cross one foot over the other (legs always straight). Now, have your child stretch out their arms and cross them in front of their body. As they are crossed, have the palms of the right and left hands touch together and lock fingers.

Have your child loop the hands underneath the arms and pull the arms close to the chest (twisted into a pretzel).

Second part of Hook-Ups is to unlock your fingers and legs and tap each finger. Hold this position for 2 to 5 minutes or for as long as they need to calm the body.

Do the exercise with the student or your child. Sipping water, Brain Buttons, Cross Crawl and Hook Ups is good for anyone! 

 

 

No such a thing as a quick fix

We live in an instant world. We buy instant food, we find an instant date, we want answers right here and right now. We are getting more and more impatient and time seem to go faster and faster. Our brains work overtime as we live in a very fast world and no longer pay attention to our body and mind; we keep going in order to achieve what we think we need to achieve.

There is no time to connect with others, because we are busy, busy, busy! We need to work to pay the bills, to make ends meet. We have less time to spend with family and friends. We rely more on technology – we just ask, and start to love, Siri.

As a holistic natural therapist, I am lately seeing more clients coming that want a quick fix, looking for a miracle because the doctors have no longer an answer and the medicine they are on doesn’t make it any better. Now, in some cases, you really do need some medicine to be able to stay alive or feel alive.

Sometimes we just need to stop and ask ourselves, how do I feel? How does my body feel? Am I dragging myself? am I feeling happy?

Complimentary therapies helps in a very effective way; you need to be patient, you need to take time to see a natural health practitioner. In the end it is your choice to keep your health in balance.

We get affected daily by stress, pollution, expectations, illnesses, so why not start looking after no.1 which is you! Take time to reflect on your day, what can you change to live a more balanced life? If you are always rushing from a to b, just get out of bed 10 minutes earlier. Makes a huge difference.

Change your thoughts, as your thoughts becomes your reality.

Find a practitioner you feel connected to. Having a massage or any other form of natural therapy is no longer a luxury – we need it in our busy, busy, busy lives.

My name is Jose Toussaint – Educational Kinesiologist – http://www.josetoussaint.com

Global Charity Event and Guinness World Records attempt Balance

 

Global Charity Event and Guinness World Records attempt Balance

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On September 29th 2018, the International Kinesiology College (IKC) is organizing a global event to raise awareness of some self-empowerment well-being techniques.
The IKC is a complementary therapy “college without walls”.

The event will be using techniques from Touch for Health Kinesiology, an energetic approach to health and well-being, which merges modern chiropractic and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Organized activities will support the heart meridian energy of all participants, during the time at which this energy channel is at itsmost receptive: 11am-1pm.

The world-wide heart energy balance is called the IKC Balancathon (www.ikcbalancathon.org)
and is a celebration of 30 years of international Touch for Health
Conferences. Beginning at 11am in Samoa, local centres offering heart-energy balances on a donation basis, will be streamed live on web-site, with additional photo/video contributions from all those participating in that time zone.
As the clock strikes 11 in the next time zone, New Zealand, heart energy balancing will begin there and so on around the globe for the 24-hour+ period.

The IKC event will create a “Mexican wave ” of heart-meridian balancing, involving a record number of countries being connected between 11am and 1pm local time. In addition, at each participating centre, members of the public will be offered the opportunity to have a “Touch for Health energy balance” and walk away with some self -help techniques to boost their own ” feel-good” factor.

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Are you walking slumped and joyless?

#healingzone

Stand at a busy intersection and look at the people passing by. Are they walking upright and proud with a spring in their steps, alertness in their faces, and rhythm in their movements? Or are they plodding along with head bowed, shoulders rounded, and chest collapsed? I think you will find that most of these people seem like prisoners on the earth, overwhelmed by gravity, rather than buoyant creatures, full of the joy of existence.

When we see an animal that does not walk proud and act full of life, we immediately think that there is something wrong with it. Yet we don not feel any concern for the weary people we see around us.
We consider an unhealthy condition in animals we call normal in human beings. When someone if full of energy, we turn and stare if this were a rarity. This is the normal condition. This is how it could be.

It is actually not normal for us to walk slumped and joyless, it is not normal for us to get sick or die from chronic diseases but yet we think it is normal.

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In Touch for Health/Kinesiology we work with your life’s energy. We work on the meridians which is like the highways in your body. The meridians function as a network, much like a highway system, that can be mapped out throughout the entire body. If there is an accident, roadblock, we clear it. The blockage in the meridian is often manifested in pain.

Kinesiology is a complimentary medicine. It doesn’t replace conventional medicines. Touch for Health is perhaps best used as a preventive tool. Practitioners can read subtle signals from the body indicating a trouble spot, long before some other physicians. Kinesiology does not attempt to replace conventional medicine’s ability to help a body in crisis. But it can prevent some crises from ever occurring.
In Kinesiology we do muscle testing which is the biofeedback from your system.

When we do a balance (session) we are “looking” at your posture, analysis of the face, skin features, and sometimes the tongue.
we us the Palpation and refers to analysis by feeling, particularly the wrist pulse, abdomen, and meridians points.
We ask questions about the person’s past health and habits.

Kinesiologists don’t diagnose any illnesses. You may like to see it as the practitioner is the facilitator of you, or the IT person of your computer, which is your biofeedback system.

If you suffer from pain, stress, anxiety, depression, feeling stuck and a feeling not being able to move forward, kinesiology might be just what you need.

Most asked question is how many times do you need to see a kinesiologist. Most clients have minimum 3 sessions to experience the ultimate benefits for a particular issue. Some clients chose to maintain their well being and visit the kinesiologist once a year, once a month, others once a week, It is really a personal choice, no one is the same, we all have an unique body, mind and soul.

Shop around and see with who you feel safe or connect with. Try different modalities, it is your body, your life, your choice to stay safe and healthy.

My name is José Toussaint. I work from home and based in Birkdale – Brisbane: 04 346 26 307.

Feel free to email me with any questions info.josetoussaint@gmail.com

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Cats do Sip too.

#braintools

Sipping water is an effective way to restore hydration. As light rain falling on dry ground, water is best absorbed by the body when taken in frequent small amounts. In the event that you find that Sipping Water improves level of energy and vitality, you may want to add more frequent sips of water to your daily routines.

Cats do Sip Too

Tips for Sipping Water:

  • Notice how much energy you have. Now…Take a sip of water and then… notice again how your energy is. Do you feel any different? It may take a few days to be able to notice a difference in our experience of dehydration.
  • Did you know Water is most easily absorbed at room temperature?
  • Did you know by Sipping Water  you may loose weight easier?
  • Sipping water improves concentration.
  • It reduces stress, enhances communication and social skills.

If you don’t have access to water, just the act of swallowing can be very helpful.

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What color is your urine?

#zenzone

With normal kidney function, your level of hydration is indicated by the colour of your urine. This simple test/chart will help you to avoid dehydration.

Some vitamins and supplements may cause a darkening of the urine unrelated to dehydration.

Water is the number one fluid for hydration. Avoid caffeinated beverages and alcohol, both contain substances that causes dehydration.

When you drink caffeinated beverages or alcohol, is always good to drink one or two glasses of water after.

Check the chart and check the colour of your pee. Take action if you are dehydrated. Ask advice from a health professional if needed.

Happy drinking water.

 

Urine Colour Chart