Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

List of Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

Nutrition FAQs

What is involved in a nutritional consultation?

Please visit our consultation page to find out more information on what happens in our initial and follow-up consultations. 

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How long will it take to start feeling better?

As practitioners, our aim is to help you take back control of your health in as few consultations as possible. Our nutritional and lifestyle recommendations are designed so you start feeling immediate improvements whilst working deeper on your long term health goals. 

How long the healing process takes will depend on the individuals innate healing ability, the severity of the symptoms and the level of compliance to the plan that has been recommended. Typically clients with minimal symptoms or who want a check-up can be supported in as little as 3 to 6 months; whereas more chronic cases can take longer to fully heal, requiring 6 to 12 months. 

We have found with almost all clients, there is also an emotional and spiritual element to their illness that needs resolving in order for them to fully heal. In some cases, the resolution of previous trauma or negative emotions needs to be cleared first before the nutrition can fully work.  

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Do I need to let my GP know that i'm working with a Nutritional Therapist?

At Higher Healing, our aim is to work with and you and your GP to help get your health back on track. During our consultations, we will always ask your permission to contact your GP if needed. Often there are many tests that are free through the NHS such as full blood test, vitamin D or vitamin B12 levels, which we will recommend to be carried out if applicable. 

Also, in a consultation, if we identify any symptoms that we feel warrant further investigation, we will ask you to visit your GP to discuss these to rule out any dangerous or life-threatening illnesses.

If you are on medication from your GP, the nutritional and lifestyle plan will be tailored to take these into consideration to avoid any interactions.

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Will I have to use functional testing?

Functional tests are useful in determining exactly what is going on within the body. With this knowledge, a targeted plan can be put together to bring the body back into balance. You may be recommended functional tests to help identify the best strategy and the reasons for doing the test, the cost and expected results will always be discussed with you. 

If tests are needed these will be carried out following a consultation and the results will be analysed and discussed with you in a subsequent consultation.

Visit the functional testing page to learn more about the different types of tests available.

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Will I have to take supplements?

Our main aim is to always support your health goals through good nutrition and positive lifestyle changes. Often at the start of a clients health journey, they are low on key nutrients and the use of supplements is an effective way to boost nutrient levels (therapeutic dose) to help the healing response take effect.

All supplements that we provide to clients are natural and carefully selected to minimise unnecessary fillers and preservatives that are typically found in lower quality supplements. During our follow-up consultations, we will review any supplements recommended and the dosage levels needed to support you effectively. Typically as clients symptoms improve we will naturally look to reduce their supplement intake.

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Can I take supplements whilst on medication?

Prior to a consultation, it is important that we have a full list of any prescribed medications that you are taking as certain supplements can interact with certain medications. When we create our supplement recommendations, we will review any medications against a Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database which provides in-depth scientifically validated studies and information on supplements and any potential drug-nutrient interactions. 

We ensure that all nutritional and lifestyle plans have to been reviewed against this process to ensure they are safe and efficacious for our clients. 

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EFT/Matrix Reimprinting FAQs

Do I need to believe in EFT for it to work?

EFT works whether you believe in it or not as it works on an energetic level. Through tapping on key meridian points energy blocks are cleared safe and quick manner. In situations where the energy is not clearing, there is often a reason/need for the person to hold onto the emotion, which then requires further exploration.

Once people feel the shift in energy and start getting results this automatically creates belief in the process and further benefits the therapeutic process.

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Is EFT safe?

EFT is a safe and effective healing modality for clearing emotional trauma with no known negative side effects. It is often termed the emotional version of acupuncture but without the needles. 

It is always recommended that EFT be learnt and practised under the guidance of a trained practitioner as they will be able to guide and support in moments of heightened emotion or if the client experiences abreaction to the trauma.

Clients often feel tired after a session and this is often due to a shift in energy and healing process starting within the body.

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What if it is too painful to me to talk about my problem?

One of the key benefits of EFT is that there is no need to talk about your problem if you do not wish to do so. As we are working on an energetic level we simply need to tune in the energy to effectively clear it through tapping. Also, there are many techniques and approaches in EFT which allow the practitioner to access the trauma in a gentle and safe way for the client. 

One of the key goals is to avoid the client becoming re-traumatised through revisiting the memory. 

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Why are EFT statements & phrases posed in negatives?

The purpose of EFT is to eliminate the negative energy within the body in order to pave the way for the positive energy to flow freely. This is a different approach to affirmations which simply focusing on the positive without working on the negative emotions.

Focusing on the negative helps the client to tune in to emotions and allow them to be released from the body through the tapping process. Otherwise, the energy balancing effect of the tapping for that problem will be of little use.

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How does Matrix Reimprinting differ from EFT?

Matrix Reimprinting is based on the principles of EFT but takes it further by allowing new memories and new belief systems to be formed in the subconscious mind. 

EFT helps to clear the emotional intensity and the trauma from all aspects of the memory so you no longer experience the event and the negative emotions. 

Matrix involves you actively going into the memory in a safe and efficient way to have a conversation with your younger self to clear the trauma and achieve a positive resolution. In this way, the memories are actively transformed into supportive memories for the rest of your life.

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Spiritual Wellness FAQs

What is Spirituality?

Spirituality is about the search for the meaning and purpose of our lives. Without realising, people look for meaning in order to live authentically with each other.

This search for meaning and purpose takes us on a journey of self-discovery where we evaluate all areas of life to reach a deeper understanding of who we really are, our inter-connectedness with other people, nature and the divine power all around us.

Many people find spirituality through religion but some find it through music, art or a connection with nature. Spirituality is unique to each individual and it always involves a process of expanding our own identity and more toward love and compassion for others and the world.

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What if I don't believe in God?

Whether you believe in god or not, there is still the validity of discussing spirituality and what this means to you. This conversation does not have to reference god and many people simply believing in a higher force but not knowing what this is. 

What is important is understanding that we are connected to something greater than ourselves and gaining a deeper appreciation of this connection.

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