Metamorphosis is a philosophy which is open to anyone interested in the idea of fundamental self healing. The aim of Metamorphosis is to create balance and stability. It brings about freedom from negative unconscious memory and genetic influences out of the past.*The negative memories are “blocks” which are registered at conception and determine the attitude of mind towards life. All illness and disease whether it be mental, physical, emotional or behavioural stems from the primary attitudes of mind introduced at conception and developed during gestation. Metamorphosis is a way of eliminating these negative attitudes of mind so we can live creatively in the present moment. Living in the “moment” releases anxiety and the future becomes a creation. Being a creator is to live life in a harmonious and stress free way. Metamorphosis addresses the disturbance or the source of the block in treatment. As we transmute our blocks the memories of the symptoms are forgotten. The healing is fundamental and therefore permanent.

The Principle of Metamorphosis

The Principle of Metamorphosis is Afference and Efference. 

Afference is the “principle of life” consciousness

Efference is the “structure” the physical body

To be alive we have both Afference and Efference to function creatively we need a balance of both. Metamorphosis is about finding the balance. The person orientated towards Afference thinks first and acts later if they act at all (retreative attitude). The person orientated towards Efference acts first and thinks later if they think at all (extroversive attitude). The greater the degree of orientation towards Afference or Efference the more extreme the tension. All illness and disease is related to the imbalance of Afference and Efference. Metamorphosis is about approaching the fundamental core of the imbalance. When you create balance with Metamorphosis you change to a more positive attitude of mind and the symptoms begin to disappear.

The Metamorphosis Treatment

Robert St. John discovered that Metamorphosis was not a therapy but a fundamental method of enabling the subject to find within him/herself the source of their own strength and to be able to put things right. This correction is made by the subject and  the practitioner is a catalyst in the process. The treatment can be directed to the spinal reflexes of the feet, hands, head or the spine itself. When we pay attention to the head in the metamorphosis treatment, the aim is to erase those influences which inhibit the ability to think creatively. The treatment of the hands enables us to handle life creatively and practically. The treatment of the feet erases those influences which inhibit the ability to take creative action.

The spine is a direct approach as the manifestation of “blocks” is in the spine.

Metamorphosis is based on thought, we use the symbols which are physical, but the principle is that of thought. Thought is all that is necessary for the subject to be able to change or transmute the nature of his/her stress patterns/blocks.

 As we become less identified with our blocks we “morph” our symptoms and create a healthier way of living. With the practice of Metamorphosis we create a positive attitude of mind and a sense of freedom in our own healing.

How Metamorphosis Might Benefit You

Personal Growth: Get to the root of your troubles without endless analysis. Take your focus off what is wrong in your life and allow change to come into your life! This is allowing versus doing – often a huge shift in consciousness!

Health and Well-Being We are designed to be self healing and when tension is removed the body/mind/spirit regains balance and thus health.

Autism, Down Syndrome, Conditions One of the wonders of Metamorphosis is that these deep seated patterns can change dramatically, especially in children. We tend to label, and thus own, our patterns. This inhibits one’s ability to let go of their patterns. Children do not typically identify with their patterns, so their ability to let go, regardless of the severity, is profoundly evident.

Emotional Issues: Do you find that you repeatedly experience the same negative emotions – anger, resentment, depression, etc. Or possibly you have the pattern of creating chaos and drama in your life. As unconscious tension eases your negative reactions ease, allowing you to be more creative and positive in your feelings, thoughts and actions.

Grief: As inner tension eases it becomes easier to deal with difficult situations. Metamorphosis helps with your ability to cope with deep loss and pain, easing the recovery process.

Relationship Issues: Negative dynamics come from unconscious patterns. Understanding this helps you take things less personally. As you change within yourself, you will naturally experience a change in your existing relationships and gravitate towards healthier situations.

Injuries: We are naturally self healing. When we get injured and are slow to recover or do not fully recover – there is tension blocking the natural self-healing process. Metamorphosis addresses the unconscious tension that is inhibiting your recovery

Trauma, Molestation Trauma settles in deep, regardless of how it happened. Often trust and intimacy issues ensue. Metamorphosis helps ease the deep seated tension you were conceived with, and as this eases, it is easier to find the strength to deal with challenging issues. Eventually, the event/s will feel further and further away, no longer having a hold on you.

Addictions: Whether it is food, drugs, cigarettes, sex, work or another vice of choice – they all serve to help us cope with our internal, unconscious tensions. Rather than take a coping mechanism away, which often leads to finding a new one, we create balance within. As this occurs, the negative behavior falls away.

Transition: What a great time to bring support into your life. Metamorphosis helps you move forward in a positive direction. Consider the wonderful opportunities that lie ahead. All challenges have the potential for great change and growth – even a Metamorphosis!

Animal Care: Animals are very responsive to Metamorphosis for behaviour, health and overall well-being. Great for all animals big and small.

Pregnancy: Working on a pregnant woman has the added benefit of working on mother and child. Metamorphosis helps the whole family adjust to your new addition. Another benefit for pregnant women is that we work gently on the spine. As tension affecting the low back lets go, labour and delivery often become easier and less painful.