Loryn - Australia
The very first thing I became aware of during my EBM is that I had never before been touched with such gentleness – ever.
When the EBM finished I was about to get my bag and rush out the door in my usual manner, the EBM practitioner stopped me and suggested I remain in the stillness I had connected to during the session and that this become the new normal for me. I realised how rushed I did things, even like rubbing on lotion and how insignificantly I treated my breasts; they were just shapes under my clothing that helped identify me as a woman. So my initial homework was to treat myself with gentleness at least once a day - which I did diligently.
Then in another session I realised just how disconnected I was with my body. So I had been treating myself gently, but almost on automatic pilot and I recognised that most things I did were done on autopilot. With this awareness I started to connect with my body and treat it with much more respect and be truly gentle and nurturing with myself.
Through my continued self-nurturing and awareness I have learnt to be more honouring of who I am as a woman. I feel like I’m getting to really know me for the very first time.
It is through this self honouring/nurturing and my lift in awareness that I have started to feel for myself what foods support me and what foods don’t quite naturally. Food no longer controls me. In the last five months I have lost 10 kgs without the conscious thought of dieting or without any effort, when previously nothing I did could shift the weight.