Its not what you do, its how you do it
“Craig Love exhibited an unusual ability to read my structural patterns through his feeling sensitivity and highly developed body-work technique. Having quite a bit of experience in the past with receiving and doing body-work on others I was very impressed with how he helped me comprehend what I needed to do in order to take greater responsibility for the bodily and breathing contractions that I have developed over a life-time of emotional reactivity, especially fear.
“With his simple and gentle demonstration on my body and his verbal instruction to elongate rather than forcefully stretch or manipulate, he helped me change the way I relate to my body. I realized that I was out of feeling-touch with my feet, legs, trunk, and shoulders—stuck in my head trying to do something about the very disharmony that I was unconsciously creating.
“Through Craig’s service to me, and showing me a few exercises I am approaching my personal disciplines of exercise, yoga, standing, sitting, and walking differently. Rather than trying to maneuver the body into what I think is the proper posture it is a whole new experience to relax, breath, and discover the inherent natural alignment of the body and how it is integrated through feeling and breathing.
“Thank you, Craig.”
Malcolm, Naituaba, Fiji
Exam anxieties sorted
Craig was recommended by a tutor and I had two appointments to help with my anxiety and stress levels prior to my final exam. Craig taught me some visualisation and relaxation techniques that helped to reduce my nervousness leading up the exam and this helped my preparation. I felt amazingly relaxed and focused on the day, my exam went really well and I got one of the highest marks in the class which is very very very exciting, and also very relieving! I felt so calm leading up to it and relaxed on the day, so it was a great success. I had never imagined such a good exam experience, and I am happy to recommend Craig’s treatments for others experiencing similar stressful situations.
Thank you very much for your help and wisdom.
My final practical exam was made bearable and passable because of the change that happened within my belief system through Craig’s sessions of NLP. I went from absolutely terrified to a healthy nervous. The change that occurred was fast and painless and has left me with very useful life tools. I am eternally grateful for Craig’s care and grace that he brings to his sessions and remain impressed that he seems to use exactly the right process for me every time to bring about the change I need in my life.
Living Life to the Fullest
“Four years ago I experienced a combination of stresses which precipitated a major health crisis. I had constant nausea and stomach pain and felt sick after a slow 20 minute walk. To cope with the physical and emotional pain I gradually became more disconnected from my body and from the people around me. With a gentle combination of bodywork and coaching, Craig helped me to find the courage to reconnect with myself and my life, and to rediscover life’s joys and blessings. Today I can enjoy 3 hours of aerobic exercise a week, and I’ve taken up dancing and yoga.”
“I thoroughly recommend Craig as a heart-based practitioner with the highest levels of professionalism and integrity. His input has been essential to my healing and I am forever grateful.”
Thanks so much Craig!
What Movie are you running?
“Before my appointment with Craig I was feeling overwhelmed with emotion around news of my mother’s illness. I was crying when imagining how my father and siblings could be feeling, and every time someone kindly offered support. It seemed that I was replaying emotions over and over again, like watching a disaster on the news. I realised that I was completely stuck in this cycle of emotion, and that I needed to get out of this pattern and move into a problem solving, rather than drama, place.
“Craig was able to help me re-set this picture, look past the initial news, and look to the future using NLP. It was incredibly helpful, and a relief, to get such swift results. I’m coping so much better now, and can be a support to my family rather than be an emotional wreck.”
“Due to an impact injury in my early twenties, I’d been struggling with my posture, joints and muscular-skeletal alignment for over 10 years. I’ve clocked up thousands of dollars worth of fees for chiropractors, osteopaths, acupuncturists, hypnotherapists and neuro-muscular therapists. These therapies were all helpful, but only to the extent of managing symptoms and providing short-term relief. At the time I was introduced to Craig, I was committed to doing Chi Kung every morning and had given up on seeing other professionals, as I’d decided to take responsibility for my own healing. As he was only in Wellington for a shot time and had been highly recommended, I decided to give him a go.
“I am not sure exactly how Craig does what he does, I just know it’s been – in a very short space of time – exceptionally effective. My body has managed to acheive a comfortable alignment and a level of relaxation I thought was impossible! I feel so much more “me”. I trust him and his methods completely and most certainlty recommend him.”
business owner, Wellington.
Body and mind involved in chronic pain
“Before I started seeing Craig for treatments nearly my enter body was in pain. I [had been diagnosed as] a fibromyalgia sufferer. My right side being the worst, movement in my neck stiff and limited, throbbing discomfort in most muscles along with weakness. My sleep pattern was poor waking on an average 2 hourly, mental fatigue and trouble from past emotions. Limited in my daily activities and physical activities.
“I found the treatments both relaxing and soothing. Craigs choice of how he approaches each session is gentle and reassuring, and the techniques used let stored emotions surface which in turn allow some areas of pain to be dealt with. He has the most amazing ability to allow your body to move and unwind like a piece of string, undoing knots and releasing pain as it goes.
“I learned techniques to take away with me to let go of thoughts that just didn’t serve me. I use these often and it gives me power to move negative, fearful, angry…etc thoughts.
“Progress for me has been amazing. After 3 treatments I slept though the night, my pain levels have dropped and my energy has increased. Locked-in pain in my upper back and neck have improved and mentally I am far more alert.
“I have just completed an 8 day Outward Bound course which astounds and amazes not only myself but those that know me. Along with the positive changes I have made in my life and the huge shift I have been fortunate to get from Craigs treatments this would never have been possible.
“Thank you Craig you are truly a special and gifted person.”
Fixed or Fluid?
“When I attended my first appointment with Craig last week I said I was hoping to have my back issue ‘fixed’.
Craig’s reply was, “Do you really want it fixed – or fluid?
I immediately understood his meaning and speedily opted for fluid!!
What a joy!
Craig’s treatment was different to anything else I have experienced in my many years of being involved in the health business myself.
More than just a physical release I felt my whole energy system open up as well.
It’s been amazing to feel the changes that have been happening in my body structure during the week.
Areas of tension have moved and I feel very thrilled to report that the areas that were ‘fixed’ have become ‘fluid’.
Having experienced so much improvement since the first session I’m really looking forward to the next stage.”
Judith Paterson, Positive Life Balance
Quick Phobia cure
“My anxiety about Flying had got so bad I couldnt even make myself walk out to the plane – I stood there with my tickets in my hand and sent my family on holiday without me. One session with Craig was all it took to sort it.
“Now flying is a doddle! I just got back from a trip to Melbourne. I enjoyed my meal, talking to people – even when we were delayed with engine problems it didnt worry me. Now weve just booked a trip around the world. Unbelievable!”
Help with anxiety
“After having panic attacks for a number of years, I decided enough was enough and got in touch with Craig. My husband and I had met with Craig previously and had a very positive outcome. In this particular session, Craig did a combination of bodywork, NLP and coaching. I found him straight up, understanding, humorous and knowledgeable. The great thing with Craig is that he is able to offer a wide range of therapies, meaning he can tailor a session to your specific needs. The bodywork did wonders and for the first time in a very long time I felt “grounded”. The NLP and coaching also helped a lot especially in terms of understanding why I had certain behavioural patterns and how I could shift those; even something as simple as being shown how to “belly breathe” – fully and deeply has made a difference. A few days after my session I headed off to a silent meditation retreat – the combination of that along with Craig’s session helped me significantly with my panic attacks – I have made great progress in a relatively short period of time and am feeling very positive about the future. Thanks Craig :)”
Passing the test
Hi Craig Thanks heaps for that…no problem at all re the testimonial.
“My name is Cath Gibson – I came and saw Craig a few months regarding a situation that was getting worse and worse as the years went by. At 32 years of age I still hadn’t got my drivers license! It was something that terrified me and as each year went by the worse I felt. It got to the stage where everytime I’d hop into a car to drive anywhere I’d have these horrible “panic” attacks. I was getting symptoms such as nausea, shaking and even the feeling of myself literally not being in the car while driving. Something which Craig explained to me in our session was very normal when you have such a fear of something your brain essentially wants to “get the hell out of there¡” hence the feeling of not being there while going through the motions. I only needed 1 session with Craig for my whole feelings towards driving to change. Unbelievable I know. He helped to trace my feelings back to an incident that happened about 10 years ago which really embarrassed and scared me at the time but once we talked through it, it wasn’t that bigger deal at all.
“Craig gave me some great relaxation techniques to use while talking with him and also when I’m out and about if the anxiety feelings take hold again. He also encouraged me to talk about how driving made me feel not only to him but to other people as well. To my surprise I found a whole lot of support from people, I wasn’t laughed at in the least which I think was my biggest fear. In fact I’ve found a whole group of friends who have supported and helped me finally get my license and who are really proud of me. So about 3 weeks ago with the help from a great friend I finally went and got my restricted license and have even bought a new car…sure it’s only an automatic but hey 1 step at a time! I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Craig for anything similar to what I went through…he really made me feel that what I was going through was completley normal and could definatley be fixed without the need for medication or hours and hours with a therapist. Thanks Craig I really appreciate it!”
Help with study and presentation anxiety:
“The reading material for my Group Dynamics class that confused me before, has come to life nowwhereas before they were just worded lists on a page (like a foreign
language) which as you know made me create an anxiety, to perform my share
of the task with my co facilitator.
“In the past had difficulty reading theory. I wanted to, but my mind had its own disjointed landscape, maybe that will be different now.
“I have even more insight into my own metaphors, that I live by, connecting the dots, if you know what I’m trying to say?
“I was very tired after that session went to bed early (strange for me and slept very deeply)
CHEERS A THOUSAND PLUS THANK YOUS!”
Quick change in old shoulder problem
“Thank you for your help today – it really made a difference. I was able to do something tonight that I haven’t been able to do for ages – I watched tv while lying on my stomach on the couch. It wasn’t until I jumped up afterwards that I realised I hadn’t had to uncurl myself out of it inch by painful inch! So that’s a great start.
“Once again, thanks so much. I’m looking forward to the next session. It was really relaxing – I actually dozed off at one point!”
Horse and Rider
“Thanks for seeing both Willy and I last Friday. I have felt so good since, and Willys tail and back end is so loose and different to ride!
“Before the treatment my horse and I were sore and the healing from a recent accident was slow. The treatment session itself was very relaxing and certainly non invasive, both my horse and I enjoyed it very much. When it had finished I could tell things had been moved around for the better. My horse was very relaxed and loose to ride the next day. Immediately after I got up I felt much better. A week later and almost all of the swelling has gone and I can move more freely then before.”
“I’m writing to express my gratitude for the healing treatment you gave my 13 year-old cat Jethro.
About two months earlier he had jumped off a retaining wall and got tangled up in a partly-folded clothesline. He was caught there throughout a cold and raining winter’s night until my husband found him hanging in the wires the next morning.
“Although the cuts and bruises healed quickly he stayed miserable within himself. Physically he walked stiffly & with one hind leg swinging out a little, couldn’t curl up on one side, and was uncomfortable being touched along part of his spine. He seldom purred, lost weight and stopped taking care of his fur. [Craig’s note: it was so sad!!]
“Immediately following his session with you he walked more easily and freer and could be stroked along hi back again. Within the next few days he became my purring, dynamic boy again – back to chasing and wrestling with the other cats and has been happy since with no recurrence of pain.
“Craig, you have a lovely way with cats and mine accepted and enjoyed your treatment so easily. I’m really grateful as Jethro means the world to me, and I hope this testimonial will encourage others to bring their cats to you for therapy.
“Katherine, West Auckland”
[Note: Jethro has since passed away. I am glad to have been able to work with him, and ease his last year.