We had the best nights sleep. Apart from staying in the biggest bed, we were staying in rural Northumberland- no light or noise. It was so peaceful.
I drove myself to Dr Kate James’ house which was also out in the countryside by a farm.
I have to be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect. First impressions (anyone that knows me, knows that I am quite OCD about certain things!) were ‘oh god, I’m scared’. It was a very ‘floopy’ home; very spritual and hippy- not what I expected from a conventional doctor. However, I know I was meant to be there and couldn’t wait to get started. The day was filled with discussing nutrition, diet, supplements and more.. To be honest there was so much talking it’s hard to remember what was said!
Dr Kate works very intuitively. She ‘feels’ what you need, which sounds totally crazy but the herbs she recommends she has done her homework on as she knows and studies the scientific background to each thing. It made me realise that she may have a ‘feeling’ she should offer it, but also knows the effects on the human physiology.
A lot of Kate’s basis is from Chinese medicine. She massivley urges me to have acupuncture more, Chinese herbs, and tonics as well as Chi Gung.
She likes to know what ‘type’ of person one is on a Chinese astrological chart. It works by taking your date of birth including the hour you were born. It gives her an insight into what elements are stong in your character as well as the animals. Each animal and element has certain characteristics. So I discovered I am a water dragon and water horse with a lot of earth. Apparently that means I am very intuitive, protective, always on the go (hence the water, more like a waterfall than a lake as it’s always moving) fiery, driven but also a warrior! Or maybe she meant ‘worrier’ as I am certainly that!
I actually felt better knowing that I was actually born this way and haven’t become a neurotic, high maintenance, pain in the backside! ha ha! Knowing that ultimately helps with how she treats and teaches me. It was fulfilling knowing that I am intuitive. I just need to trust myself more. Listen to my heart and not battle my head.
After a hearty home cooked organic lentil and root veg soup we carried on with Emotional Freedom Technique. EFT is really intersting, otherwise known as tapping, I repeated words and sayings that Kate said, as if it was from me and my thoughts. Blimey what an effect! I totally felt overwhelmed and started crying. I think what got me was to know that I felt so out of control and that I don’t really know the real me, as I always want to please. I felt a sense of calm after we finished. 6 hours really have flown by!