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My journey with Body Stress Release began in 2013
I had been working as a Manager in the Hospitality and Health Care sector. It is fast- paced and very demanding.
In 2012, I started noticing that I was getting pins and needles in my left hand and occasionally it would shoot down to my left foot as well. I had had these little whispers in my body for a long time, but had been ignoring it. The tension headaches had become more frequent and I hardly ever slept through the night any more. I went to the Dr, who then referred me to a Neurologist. After brain scans and countless tests, I was left with no answers. My hand was permanently numb and at this stage it was always a few degrees colder than the other.
One Morning in April 2012 I woke up and could not stop crying, I had no control, the tears just came flooding out. I knew something big was wrong, I had never felt like this before.
I immediately made an appointment with my Dr. and went to see him later that morning. The diagnosis was a "nervous breakdown" or a "burnout" as some people call it.
I was only 30 years old at the time!
That was where I knew I had to make changes in my life. I sat down and thought about what kind of life I really wanted to live. At first the changes were small, but that was the start of what was about to come.
In 2013 a friend and mentor told me about Body Stress Release (BSR), as my left hand was still numb.
I went for my first session soon after, I remember driving home that day thinking, this guy hardly touched me, and surely this is not going to work! That night I only had a slight headache, but no major changes. After the second session of BSR, I started getting slight pins and needles in my hand again, something I hadn't felt for almost a year. I got cautiously excited. After four BSR sessions all feeling in my left hand had returned, my tension headaches were few and far between and I was sleeping like a baby. Another thing that happened, was something that I can only describe as the feeling of a cloud that lifted from my head. I could think a lot clearer and had clarity over the direction of my life again.
It was in 2014 when I knew without a shadow of a doubt that I wanted to become a Body Stress Release Practitioner. If this was the results that I could have by going for BSR, then surely I could do the same for others.
I qualified as a Body Stress Release Practitioner in 2015
Doing my first Body Stress Release Outreach in 2018 with 100 differently-abled children in Zambia ignited my passion for working with the children in our communities that are differently-abled. We have since registered an NPO to assist us with fundraising efforts to help us continue the BSR Outreach Programmes with the differently-abled children of South Africa. Please visit our NPO website for more information www.bodystressreleasefoundation.org