To my patients:
Above all else, I want you to know that your body has the ability to heal. You will learn this during our treatments together, from attending workshops and through weekly articles. The lessons on healing are in how you connect with yourself and how you connect to others.
I want you to engage with your body from a place of worthiness. You will learn that you are worthy of healing, love, belonging and joy. Healing will increase exponentially when you practice self compassion and embrace your imperfections.
Together, we will practice courage by showing up, letting ourselves be seen and being open to new possibilities and perspectives. We honour vulnerability and know that it is the starting place for healing. We will share our stories of struggle and strength and there will always be room in our conversations for both.
Together, we will practice compassion by first having compassion with our bodies; then with others. We will set and respect boundaries; we will honour showing up, hard work, hope and perseverance.
You will learn accountability and respect for your body through making mistakes, falling then rising up and trying again. You will learn to observe how your body reacts to your thoughts and feelings.
I want you to know the joy of your body, so together, we will practice gratitude and awareness.
I want you to feel the wonder of your body, so together we will learn how to be vulnerable.
When uncertainty and scarcity visit, you will want to run away and instead, choose to draw strength and comfort from the spirit that is a part of our everyday life.
Together we will face fear, grief and pain. I will want to take away your pain, but instead I will sit with you and teach you how to feel it.
We will laugh and learn and heal and create. We will always have permission to be ourselves with each other. No matter what, you will always belong here.
As you begin your healing journey, the greatest advice I can give to you is to heal courageously, love with your whole heart and to dare greatly.
I will not teach or show you anything perfectly, but I will do my very best, and will always hold sacred the gift of seeing you.
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization Chiropractic in Ottawa, Canada.