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By: Dr. Elaine Montag

Dr. Elaine Montag

The power we seek in our lives comes from integrating all aspects of ourselves into a unified whole. Mental, emotional, physical and spiritual harmony is the pinnacle of health.  When clients present with problems in their lives it is usually due to a state of imbalance, fragmentation and feelings of unease.  Fragmentation is the disowning of aspects of oneself that are not accepted or have occurred due to various small or large traumas in a client's life. Their mind in its quest for survival begins to fragment and put unwanted parts of the self in storage. 

Clients benefit from exploration of their mind which creates thoughts of fear, scarcity, worthlessness and shame.  These thoughts create feeling states which lead to emotional and physical imbalances in the body such as fatigue, headaches, stomach issues, muscle tension, high blood pressure, inflammation, and sleep problems. This of course creates a feeling of being stuck, hopeless or lost. Once we see the bridge between the mind and the body we target the body for healing. The body houses two brains: The first is located below the navel in the gut and the second is the cranial brain. A holistic approach would incorporate not only a focus on the mind but also the gut and a reconnection with using the body as an intuiting instrument to help people feel their way, know their path and short-circuit over thinking. This is the "gut feeling" people acknowledge throughout their lives.  As a society we are not taught the value of this tool and are encouraged instead to think through problems. This "gut knowing" can serve as a means to hearing the body respond to questions the client may have about their lives. On a deeper level the gut is also a gateway to meditative states.  As one quiets the thinking mind the body connects to the universal whole, the universal energy.  It is the quiet awe that overcomes us as we ponder nature.  Harnessing this knowing helps clients develop self-trust which leads to  harmony, peace and personal power. The gut is a built-in navigation system that clients can utilize to help them find their way through the myriad of decisions they face in their lives.  This foundational step can be the bridge that helps clients to begin movement toward self-development, spiritual evolution, and expanded states of being. The client can begin to experience themselves as part of a unified whole with potential peak experiences that transcend daily living infusing their lives with greater meaning and peace. 

About the Author...

Dr. Elaine Montag is a licensed clinical psychologist, energy healer, intuitive and medium. She has 20 years experience as a psychologist and maintains a holistic practice in Laguna Hills, CA. She is a multi-dimensional healer harnessing cognitive therapy, channeled readings, energetic readings, chakra balancing and spiritual connection through meditation to create rapid results for her clients.

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Last Update: 8/6/2019



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