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LEAP Learning Enhancement Acupressure Programme

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

LEAP:  What Is It?

 LEAP is an Applied Physiology (Kinesiology) protocol which activates areas of the brain which are not currently being accessed fully.  It uses a bio-feedback mechanism which accurately measures inability for specific parts of the brain to function.

Kinesiology uses muscle testing to access specific areas of the brain.  We use acupuncture points (no needles) which have been clinically shown to increase neuronal flow (nerve pathways), glial cell function, increases nutrition and oxgygen  to these areas, thereby allowing better function.

LEAP allows us to be the best we can be!

The inactivity of these areas causes any combination of learning difficulties:

  • comprehension problems,
  • switching of letters (p&d, q&b) maths,
  • poor visual integration
  • poor auditory memory
  • concentration problems (or daydreaming),
  • many  symptoms such as clumsiness and co-ordination difficulties.
  • Stress & inability to remember under stress
  • Higher level comprehension and so much more

The areas of dysfunction in the brain include the frontal lobes (higher thinking functions), logic brain (left side) and gestalt brain – your creative/emotional (right side), along with too much information in the form of fear patterns being stored in the amygdala, causing day to day disruption of brain function. 

 LEAP:  Who Can Benefit?

 Children and adults with learning problems will often be on a Stress Avoidance Cycle, which means the brain will switch off rather than allow the stress of not being able to handle a problem.

 Any person who wishes to utilise their brain at the optimum level will benefit by LEAP.

 LEAP opens up the pathways in the brain and allows free thinking within any subject, ie, maths/English, and reduces stress associated with fatigue, fluoro lights, computer radiation, mobile phone stress and other common allergens (such as sugars, wheat, candida)

  • Students of all ages
  • People requiring brain power at work
  • Post-stroke, post operation poor memory
  • Kids who have had glue ear, birthing problems, vaccine side-effects, stress (such as having siblings!)
  • Kids with poor writing ability, neck & shoulder issues, headaches & migraines

 LEAP:  Who Developed It?

Dr Charles Krebs, author of ‘Revolutionary Way of Thinking’ (highly recommended for anyone interested in understanding brain function and integration or the fundamentals of LEAP) is a scientist who had an accident in the 1980’s, which left part of his brain permanently damaged.  When he found Kinesiology, it ultimately changed his life…allowing access to pathways which had ‘shut down’ since his accident.

 Dr Krebs not only became a Kinesiologist, but took the protocols one step further and has developed and researched LEAP techniques on over 8000 people.

 Dr Krebs currently works in research facilities at Harvard, Germany, Switzerland & London. 

 LEAP:  Gives Results!!

 LEAP is currently having between 80-98% success rate.  Medically, nothing has been found to change the physiology of the brain (in other words, nothing increases brain function), whereas LEAP does! 

 

It is a protocol which requires a number of treatments (10-20) and these treatments can be spaced to suit any budget or timeframe.  Children often need a ‘top-up’ every few years when major hormonal or growth spurts take place.  If children or adults are incredibly neurologically disturbed, it may take much longer!  This doesn’t mean that improvements won’t be seen earlier on, it’s about working with the person’s brain & body, finding the deficits and correcting them one by one (in the most neurologically correct order!!)

 LEAP truly is revolutionary and should be considered with any learning difficulties, ADD, ADHD and dyslexia.

 BREAKTHROUGH FOR DYSLEXIA AND LEARNING DISABILITIES

 

  • Constantly bumping into things or dropping things.
  • Difficulty in following motion or moving things (balls, people, traffic).
  • Difficulty in following sequential instructions or events.
  • Difficulty in understanding words in normal conversation.
  • Difficulty with reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Doing opposite of what was told.
  • Dysequilibrium (balance dysfunction).
  • Feelings of inferiority, stupidity, clumsiness.
  • Get drowsy or tend to fall asleep while driving on a highway or open road.
  • Gets lost easily or all the time.
  • Inability to concentrate, even when involved in a particular activity, such as a game.
  • Inability to organise daily activities, particularly in allotting proper time.
  • Inability to relate to people in groups or to understand the conversation.
  • Inability to remember numbers.
  • Little or no concept of time
  • Need to reread the same word or phrase to get any meaning out of it.
  • Poor motor coordination.
  • Poor or non-existent sense of direction
  • Sharp emotional or mood swings.
  • Stuttering, hesitant speech, poor word recall.
  • Unable to, or unsure in making decisions.
  • Various phobias (including height), motion-related (elevators, bridges, etc.)

 

And many, many more.  This is a multi-faceted condition, which escapes detection many times because of its diverse symptomatology.

Natural Support for ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Auditory Confusion, Aspergers, Autism…

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

How we can help children with ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia/Learning Problems

New Leaf Natural Therapies have a long history of helping families with ADD/ADHD, Autism, Aspergers… 

Naturopathically:  we can look at all the factors that may be impacting on your child’s ADHD and ADD that will be affecting their learning ability.  We look at your diet, lifestyle, stressors, exercise, past health issues, the length of time you’ve had the problem and much more.  Our naturopaths will then work with your child to find the perfect solution just for them – a combination of supplements; testing processes; cellular regeneration; kinesiology; allergy discussions/rotational diets; massage techniques & infrared saunas, depending on the need of your child.

Tests we can provide:  your child’s Zinc & Ph levels will affect their digestive tract; and thus the amount of nutrition that will reach their brain; we can do a Live Blood Screening, Urinary Indicans & Celiac tests and find out how bad their gut really is.  Many times your child may have parasites, candida, nasty gut bacteria without symptoms, however some people don’t even know when their child’s gut levels are impaired.  By doing these tests we also know whether it will be a 1 month or 6 month process at correcting your child’s digestive problems.  We also do Heavy Metal Tests and Oxidative Stress Tests which let us know how toxic you child is.  How can your child learn and behave when they have heavy metals floating around their system!!! If there is a heavy metal load or oxidative stress, this can be overloading the gut and the brain and thus impairing function.

Cellular Regeneration:  this state of the art equipment (microcurrent) has amazing applications for children with ADHD and ADD. It basically reduces inflammation.  Inflammation creates a huge array of health issues.  This equipment may help clear the pathways involved in learning such as hearing, visual and memory input centres.  Because of the link between good nutrition and brain function we use CR to help your child’s digestive tract. If cells within the gut are ‘paralysed, mineralised, or toxic’, ie not releasing the correct hormones for optimal digestion, we can use this amazing equipment to stimulate gut function; ‘zap’ the parasites or organisms living in the gut and start creating the optimal environment for healthy gut and brain function.  Past use of medication and anaesthetics can alter pathways in the gut and brain, our CR therapy may pull specific toxins from the body.

Kinesiology:  did you know that there are whole programs in kinesiology to help your children ADHD and ADD to help them learn more effectively and be happier.  We can do Learning Enhancement through Acupunture Pressure (LEAP) to help your child’s brain soak up the information at school. Structural problems such as scoliosis, jaw & hip problems and the feet can all be impairing your child’s ability to learn.  Past emotional issues related school can also be addressed and cleared with kinesiology.  Our Learning Enhancement Programme combines CR with Kinesiology with huge $$$ savings!

Allergies:  if your body has an intolerance or allergy to different foods or enzymes it may be creating chronic inflammation through your body and affecting the learning process.  Our unique immune balancing processes using a combination of kinesiology and naturopathic supplements will pick up your immune system, and then we can use simple, yet effective techniques, to ‘balance’ your body so that the energy isn’t upset so badly with these substances.  Sometimes we can eat those foods immediately after homoeopathic destressing, at other times it is necessary to avoid them completely for weeks or months, depending on how severe the intolerance or allergy is.

Infrared Saunas & Massage therapies:  if our testing shows high levels of stress or toxins, we may recommend our fantastic Detoxing Sauna Therapy or Relaxing or Lymphatic Massage techniques.

See us for:

  • Emotional problems such as self-esteem
  • Bullying Issues
  • Self-harm
  • Depression, anxiety, stress
  • Lack of concentration
  • Logic/gestalt confusion (maths/English)
  • Allergies & the brain…
  • Pulling toxins out of the brain!

Most Complete Naturopathic Clinic in Brisbane – Why Choose New Leaf Natural Therapies!

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Why Choose New Leaf Natural Therapies

  • New Leaf Natural Therapies, at Wynnum Brisbane, is the most complete natural therapies clinic in Brisbane, with an abundance of services, treatments, testing facilities available for you and your family…
  • Our team members work towards healing our clients as quickly and effectively as possible.  Since we work together as a team you will probably end up seeing several practitioners, since we all have different areas of expertise.
  • We are the only low-toxin clinic in Australia – we spent a lot of energy researching our carpets, lighting, vinyl (marmoleum), glues and paints, and spent the $$$ ensuring the least problematic environment for you and your family.
  • We have payment plans which will save you and your family $$$ every month!
  • Our team is dedicated to your success.  All of our practitioners regularly expand their knowledge, undertake courses and find out the latest in natural health!
  • We work with ALL health problems.  There is nothing we haven’t successfully treated.  There’s a saying in natural therapies – everything is treatable, everything is possible, but not all clients are ready to take the journey…

New Leaf Team Members

 

Gabby & Linda are our core reception team – often your first contact with New Leaf.  Gabby is also a practitioner in energetic healing/kinesiology.  Both will offer you care & expertise with how to go about finding the right practitioner for what you need at the time.

Chris Shana – our meditation facilitator.  Chris is lovely.  Meditation classes to be advised.  Each week is different.  Chris is also available for spirit drawings and readings.

Prices:$16 casually for Meditation…      Best value are our meditation ‘packs’ – just ask!

Norm Todkill – Norm was a teacher for 20 years with a Bachelor of Science – it is this history which gives him an excellent foundation for helping children with learning problems.  With a combination of skills including remedial massage, neural organisational technique, learning enhancement, nutritional & toxin additions and removal, LEAP, kinesiology, Norm can help you out with many areas of your health:  structural, physical, emotional and spiritual.

Ask about your 1st session special with Norm and how much $$$ you can save!!

Gabby Graham – Gabby has been doing reiki/intuitive energy healings for around 10 years.  Reiki is an energetic treatment with Gabby has a definite love and passion for.  Gabby’s kinesiology knowledge is expanding and working with Counselling Kinesiology is her passion.

Worth every cent for clearing stagnant energy and healing old emotional hurts!

Doug Newitt –  Doug has been in natural therapies for over 13 years.  Having started as a remedial massage therapist he has a gift of looking at the body and knowing where things are out of balance.  With the additional training in naturopathy, allergy testing & treatments, natural fertility and hormonal balancing, skin disorders and weight loss challenges, there is very little that Doug doesn’t enjoy treating.  Doug loves finding dietary and lifestyle changes which impact hugely on the lives of her clients.

Prices from $88 per ½ hour         Best value – join a naturopathic programme OR monthly specials OR Doug’s re-booking policy:

  • Book within 2 weeks with Doug save 20%
  • Book within 4 weeks with Doug and save 10%

Katherine Lynn – Kat is a fabulous Musculo-Skeletal Therapist and Kinesiologist.  Her passion is in finding what is causing a problem – physical or emotional and finding the solution.  Kat is a therapist with a knack for working through past issues, finding what emotional gear is tied up in the subconscious and finding ways of diffusing or eliminating those old stressors.

Kat’s kinesiology balances over the past few years involve coaching, finding causes, getting to the root issues of any health problem.  She works with people body, mind and soul.

Best value – Better Balance Kinesiology plan (30% off all kinesiology at New Leaf + 20% off all massage)

  • Regulars:  book within 1 week, save 30%
  • Book within 2 weeks save 20%
  • Book within 3-4 weeks save 10%

Madonna Guy – Madonna has been a full-time local naturopath/kinesiologist/massage therapist since 1995.  New Leaf is Madonna’s clinic – she had the dream to open a clinic which would offer everything she loves about natural therapies, and to do so with integrity and love.  One of Madonna’s goals is to always find the underlying causes of the problems and fix them…  Madonna has many skills due to the fact that if she finds a better way to treat someone, she wants to know about it.  There are no other naturopaths in Queensland with Madonna’s unique combination of skills, techniques and knowledge.

Prices from $111 per ½ hour        Most of Madonna’s clients are on Naturopathic/Kinesiology/Pain Relief programmes which saves lots of $$$

 

What Do We Do?

Naturopathy is a system of healing that aims to provide holistic or whole body healthcare by drawing on treatment methods from several traditional systems of medicine. Naturopathy seeks to use the natural healing powers of the body to cure itself. It focuses on treating the cause of a disease rather than the symptoms themselves. In the past naturopathy was described as an alternative medicine; however there has been such a massive amount of scientific research in the past 20 years that it is much more mainstream these days.

Good health and wellness is what naturopathic treatment is all about. The main emphasis of naturopathic practice is the belief that the body has an inbuilt ability to strive for health. The role of a naturopath is to work with a person to promote the natural healing of the body. Naturopathy is rooted in the belief that health is more than just the absence of disease and works on strengthening the body’s natural defences.

Just about all disease conditions can be supported through naturopathic supplements and treatments.  There is very little that our team hasn’t treated, and with such a range of practitioners, testing facilities, treatments and skills available, you and your loved ones are in good hands.

Our naturopaths are Doug Newitt and Madonna Guy

Kinesiology: We have kinesiology techniques for just about everything!  Kinesiology is a tool (like acupuncture but without the needles) that helps to find and correct imbalances in the body.  It has been developed over the last 60 years and utilises a combination of techniques – chiropractic, acupuncture, Chinese philosophy such as meridians, chakras & other energies, counselling and brain neurology.

Choosing a kinesiologist at New Leaf is easy:   we all have different skills and different knowledge base to work from, and you simply book in with the practitioner that feels right for what you are going through. If you need to see someone else afterwards, we’ll let you know (your body will tell us!!!)

Norman Todkill is a very gentle kinesiologist who brings many years of massage therapy and biochemistry skills and knowledge to your treatment session.  Norm is very calm and has an ability to gently move through big issues and help to alleviate stress and pain from your life.  With the combination of NOT/kinesiology skills he can find out exactly what supplements your body needs, so that you get on track sooner!  Norm’s balances are often very energetic in nature and clients often ‘feel’ his energetic healings. Norm also uses kinesiology to perform allergy testing, allergy treatments, endocrine balances and structural balancing.

Katherine Lynn  has a wide variety of kinesiology skills and is continuing to add to her skill base regularly.  Her technique moves through a variety of nutritional balancing, energetic healings, structural balancing, emotional issues and she can help you to thread together the issues from the past which are creating current health issues – emotionally and structurally. Kat is also being sought out as a kinesiology teacher – you’re in great hands with Kat.

Madonna is more structurally based than Kat.  Madonna’s areas of specialties are NOT and LEAP.  NOT is Neural Organisational Technique, a process which helps to realign the spine, remove whiplashes and cranial injuries, rebalance the foot and ankle muscles, hips and shoulders and more.  LEAP is a learning enhancement process which is great for brain integration.  It works through a series of parts of the brain and gets them working one by one.  Both NOT and LEAP are programmes which take time to work through, but are worth the energy.  3 sessions of LEAP do more for the brain than a year of counselling!  3 sessions of NOT is worth 3 months of chiropractic!

An example of our Kinesiology ‘Balances & Treatments’ are:

Allergy Assessments: a protocol to find substances: foods, pollutants, additives which are causing health issues

Allergy Re-training: helps to re-set the body energetically so that it may handle allergens/intolerances better

Celestial Circuit Balancing: do you feel like yourself?  Feel beside yourself?  Your centre of gravity may be out of balance…  this is an incredibly powerful technique to bring your energies back into centre…

Emotional Diffusion: the ability of kinesiology to find old emotional patterns and ‘diffuse’ them.

Endocrine Balancing: a specific balance (from NOT) which re-sets the endocrine system – supporting all of your endocrine organs:  adrenals, thyroid,

Heart Healing: when something has happened in your life, which colours every single thing that you do, a heart healing may be appropriate.  It is a huge balance, aimed at increasing your level of ‘consciousness’.  For high level stress.

Immune System Balancing: this improves the function of your immune system, activates your immune system and reduces stress.

LEAP:  a protocol (over many sessions) which progressively works through areas of the brain.  Memory centres, working memory, auditory pathways, visual pathways, balance mechanisms.

Neural Organisational Technique: a process which systematically works through getting better ‘neurology’.  Can help spinal pain, whiplash, scoliosis, jaw & hip problems, feet issues, shoulder pain & more.

Nutritional Balancing: the body can get confused about what it needs nutritionally.  This process works systematically through the minerals & ensures your body is accepting/utilising them.  Often it’s stress that shuts down our absorption.

Whiplash Correction: long term whiplash issues can be resolved through this process. Whiplashes can start long term health issues such as Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia.

Hypnotherapy/Neuro-Linguistic Programming:  this combination, performed by Norm, is exceptionally relaxing, and similar  to kinesiology helps us deal with, and cope with, stress, addictions, weight loss, fear and/or anger issues, OCD, anxiety, sleep issues and more.  It works through the subconscious to

Our Massage Techniques

Reflexology is a natural healing therapy, based on the principle that there are reflex points in the feet, hands and ears (the feet are most commonly the primary area of application), which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. The body is treated through application of pressure on these reflexes without the use of tools, crèmes or lotions. reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.

Reflexology is able to help with many things, such as;

  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Impact on physiological measures (Cholesterol, blood pressure etc)
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Respiratory problems (asthma, allergies)
  • Post operative recovery and pain reduction
  • Mental health issues (depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder)
  • Pregnancy (easier childbirth, delivery, post-partum recovery)
  • Stress
  • All over muscle pain and tension
  • Sleeping problems

Aromatherapy uses essential oils which are aimed at improving a person’s health or mood. Many consider this type of treatment as unscientific and wishful thinking – however, scientific evidence of its effectiveness is growing. The essential oils used in aromatherapy have a different composition compared to other herbal products because the distillation used in aromatherapy recovers the lighter phytomolecules.

The theory behind aromatherapy:  It is believed that the inhalation of essential oils stimulates the part of the brain connected to smell – the olfactory system; a signal is sent to the limbic system of the brain that controls emotions and retrieves learned memories. This causes chemicals to be released which make the person feel relaxed, calm, or even stimulated. If the aromatherapy includes massage the effect is to further relax the person.

Remedial massage: When muscles become knotted and tense or damaged, remedial massage provides a healing treatment that can be gentle or strong, deep or shallow. Remedial massage holistically treats the body. The massage therapist endeavours to identify the original biomechanical dysfunction, thus healing the cause of the disorder, as well as the symptoms. Remedial massage uses several specialised techniques to locate and repair damage to muscles, tendons and joints. Massage therapy supports and speeds up the body’s own repair mechanisms. A lubricating edium (usually oil) is applied directly on the skin. This ensures that the muscles associated with the disorder are deeply penetrated. Passive joint stretching moves are also used.

Hot stone massage: Hot stone massage is a fabulously relaxing massage utilising lomi lomi massage and flat hot stones used in various positions on the body in order to relax, rejuvenate and pamper!

Frequency Specific Microcurrent

Very few practices in Australia have FSM and even fewer run FSM sessions the way we do!!!  FSM is a gentle, yet effective tool, originally developed for pain relief with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.  In the 80’s disc regeneration was developed as well, and since then much research has gone in to perfecting many, many pain protocols.

The technology is similar to MRI scanning – but FSM is used for healing and not for diagnostics (great, huh???)

We have programmes specifically for FSM, and most of our naturopathic programmes include 20-80% off FSM treatments.

Reiki/Intuitive Energy Healing

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” (on or over the body) and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

Our Payment Plans

Our clients LOVE our payment plans.  Why?  Clients on our payment plan save lots and lots of $$$.  The way they work is simple:

  • Prepay a naturopathic consultation OR microcurrent treatments OR learning enhancement treatments OR massage per month
  • AND get discounts off further treatments
  • AND get discounts off further tests
  • AND get discounts off family naturopathic consultations.  It’s definitely Win-Win!!!
  • Naturopathic Programmes: detoxification, wellness, anti-ageing
  • Fertility & Hormonal Programme
  • Pain Programmes using Frequency Specific Microcurrent
  • Remedial Massage Programme
  • Flexible Naturopathic Programme
  • Learning Enhancement Programme (brain integration, dyslexia, ADD, ADHD etc)
  • Wellness Programme (Naturopathic)

Our Testing Facilities

many testing processes are 20-80% off on naturopathic & massage payment plans

Allergy Assessments

(using Kinesiology N.O.T. technique – for internal allergens, foods,  external allergens, make-up, cleansers etc)

Blood Group

Candida

Celiac

Helicobacter

Insulin Resistance: are you pre-diabetic?

This test is a non-fasting test which lets us see your Cholesteral, LDL, HDL, Trigs and Insulin Resistance – which is not standard in Doctors blood tests…

Live Blood Screenings: You SEE your blood on the screen – live!!!

B12, Iron, essential fatty acids, liver stress, leaky gut, white blood cell activity and count, parasites, infections, auto-immunity, poor immunity, ‘vitality’, inflammation

Ph – your acid/alkalinity

Being too acidic internally is one of the major causes for miscarriage, pain, skin disorders, exhaustion, heart disease and cancer.

Supplements:   (using kinesiology to ask what your body needs/how much.  We have many years experience in using this technique and it’s why our success is far beyond that of many other practitioners – Kat, Norm & Madonna prescribe only what your body tells them you need!)

Urinalysis

Heavy metal testing, ph – acid/alkalinity, cancer pre-cursors, vitamin C, and more.

Urinary Indicans

This lets us know how much ‘bad bacteria’ you have in your gut.  Bad bacteria causes obesity, exhaustion, digestive disturbances and chronic disease.

VLA Cellular Analysis

We use this weekly to fortnightly  in our fat-loss programme to ensure it’s FAT that’s being lost.  Most weight loss programmes destroy muscle mass and dehydrate the body – so rebound weight is inevitable.  Our programme is successful because we treat the whole body, not just count calories or add up points.  You will achieve success if the programme is followed!

Zinc tally

Zinc is important for over 250 liver functions, every hormonal function, energetic pathways, mood hormones  and more…

 

Classes Available

 

Meditation Classes:  are held at New Leaf Natural Therapies, currently at 6.45 on Thursday evenings.  Our meditation facilitator is Chris Shana.  Chris has been running meditation classes for over 10 years.  Guaranteed to add a little peace and gentle energy to your life!

Yoga classes:  are held at New Leaf Natural Therapies, currently on Monday nights at 6pm.  Our remedial yoga instructor is Sheridan Oliver, an experienced yoga practitioner with over 20 years teaching experience.  There is a maximum of 8 people per class, with plenty of one-on-one.