We consider it important that you have some idea of the guiding principles that underpin our investigations and treatments at Genesis Wellness, so that you can decide really early on whether or not we offer what you are looking for. Full information also helps you participate more consciously in your treatment.
We think that in the present moment each person represents the combined effect of their genetic inheritance, their emotional upbringing, their chemical exposure and environment, their lifetime traumas (physical and emotional), their nutritional habits and their behavioural and lifestyle choices. This makes each of us truly unique.
Statistical studies published in research journals focus on things that apply to the majority of those tested – in other words, on those things that most of us have in common. This produces a lot of valuable information, mainly about disease and pathology, which the majority of the medical profession work with, and which we aim to help you benefit from.
But we all function differently – the ways in which we fall ill, and most importantly, the ways we mobilize our healing resources, are highly individual! It is on the unique function of the individual that we at Genesis Wellness focus our greatest attention and effort. We gather information about all the factors above, and work out ways to achieve the greatest and most easily sustained change with the most leverage and least disruption.
We regard the human mind as having memories, perceptions and expectations – all of which influence processes within the cells and tissues in ways that help or hinder recovery; all of which are amenable to change. We ask our patients to engage their minds fully in the processes not just of recovery, but of personal evolution to states of higher resistance and greater wellbeing than they enjoyed in their previous lives. As we grow older, we all need to grow healthier if we are to continue to love life.
We believe that addressing the ultimate essence and purpose we hold in our lives, giving thought to our relationship with the universe, plays a great role in our ability to regain and to sustain high quality health and subjective wellbeing. Where it seems right, we may raise these questions, but leave it to each person to explore them to the extent and in the manner that they choose; on the other hand, this page may be the only mention we make of this aspect of our work together. Everyone is different!
We believe that wellness is a time of strength, of opportunity! What you do when you are well determines whether, when or how you will become ill again. We advocate pro-active health maintenance – the functional medicine approach makes it possible to assess and improve your health even when you are well.