Author Archives: Joanne Ross

Step into Spring: How to make the most of the new season

Spring is here! With the equinox on 20th March, daylight begins to overtake night. This seasonal changeover point usually brings us an increase in energy, motivation and activity, so here’s why and how to make the most of it! META-Health and the Spring Equinox The vernal equinox on or around March 20th each year heralds the…

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Forget Resolutions! Ease Into The New Year

So the New Year is here. But perhaps it doesn’t feel like a new beginning just yet? You may be struggling to keep your New Year’s Resolutions or finding it difficult to set goals and get motivated. Don’t worry – it all makes sense! Find out why conventional approaches don’t work and how to take a…

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Being in Allowance of Healing

What is healing? Is it more than just symptom relief? How can we understand and trust the self-healing process? These important questions are at the heart of the work of therapists, coaches and those on a path towards health improvement and personal growth…  What is healing and when do we heal?  In society, there seems…

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How to Create a META-Therapy Plan

Like many of our readers, you may be familiar with the concepts of META-Health and the process of META-Health Analysis. Our Foundation and Practitioner level courses focus on these steps for an important reason: we need to understand the root cause before we attempt to resolve the problem! Once we’ve identified the cause of an…

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The Autumn Equinox: How the Seasonal Change Affects Our Health

The Autumn Equinox takes place on or around 23rd September, marking the change in seasons and the spiralling in of energy. If you experience symptoms like colds, ‘flu, skin rashes or digestive irregularities around this time, it can be a good sign! How is that possible? The Two Phases and the Seasons We can compare…

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Quiz: How Stressed Are You?

META-Health shows how our energy naturally follows a two-phase pattern: a stress phase followed by a regeneration phase. Ideally, we have an equal balance of these two phases on a daily basis: healthy stress and activity during the daytime and healthy regeneration and rest at night. The problem is, many of us are stuck in…

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The Black Cat and META-Health: The Bio-(psycho)-social Connection

META-Health doesn’t only explain the ‘whys’ behind our human symptoms and reactions, it helps us to understand all creatures’ patterns and behaviours. As novelist Meg Rosoff noted in a recent issue of Intelligent Life magazine, ‘anyone who deals with animals will instinctively confirm… no two dogs, horses, cats, cows or (I’m told) crocodiles have the same…

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The Summer Solstice

The sun reaches its zenith and we experience the longest day of the year between 20th and 22nd June. It’s a time of great energy, momentum and action in the natural world, and an important turning point in nature’s calendar. How does it affect us, and how can we make the most of the opportunity…

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How to make the most of the Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice has been celebrated for thousands of years and across many cultures as a high point in the annual cycle. From a META-Health point of view, it corresponds with the high point of the Stress Phase. But this isn’t bad! Eustress, or positive stress, is a state of energy, growth and vitality. See our…

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META-Health in the Movies: Wild with Reese Witherspoon

By Joanne Ross One of the beauties of META-Health is that it gives us a richer and deeper understanding of life and lives: what’s happening with ourselves and others and WHY. Watching movies, especially biopics, through the lens of META-Health gives us greater insights and deeper perspectives on the key themes, patterns and causes. I…

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