Lyn Interviewed by MysticMag
Lyn Delmastro-Thomson from Heart Fire Healing was kind enough to share with MysticMag how her own healing journey led her to discover BodyTalk and how gradually she came to help many others embark upon their own holistic healing paths. BodyTalk and the closely related system of Body Intuitive have become the primary healing modalities Lyn works with.
What can you tell us about the beginnings of your personal holistic healing journey?
My journey began in my 20s when I was diagnosed with leukemia. After struggling with doctors who wouldn’t listen to me and wondering why I kept getting worse despite being told that the medication I was given was working, I started to look for other approaches to help me feel better.
I began with biofeedback therapy where I was hooked up to sensors that showed data on a computer and the practitioner taught me how I could learn to balance my nervous system. Then I explored therapeutic yoga to again support me in relaxing and creating the conditions for healing. Eventually I tried acupuncture, then Reiki and soon it became saying yes to things that crossed my path! I found that these approaches helped me to feel more empowered and calm.
Eventually, after 3 years and fighting for a second opinion, I learned that I had been misdiagnosed! While getting the correct diagnosis and stopping a medication that had some horrible side effects helped, I truly believe it was all the other approaches that really supported my own healing and I became passionate about learning more about how these modalities worked.
Is your mission to help others unleash their own body’s healing potential? And does this mean
you take a preventative approach to healing over a curative or therapeutic approach?
Yes, that’s my mission. I believe our bodies know innately how to heal themselves but stress, toxins, and other factors often get in the way of that natural wisdom. I work to support people to create the conditions for that natural healing.
Most of my clients come to me when they are already challenged with a health issue so the approach is more therapeutic although I love it when people want to actually prevent health issues from occurring!
How do you typically work with a client?
I typically work with my clients over a period of about 6 months, sometimes longer depending on what they are seeking to heal from. We meet several times a month and I combine using energy healing in the form of BodyTalk and Body Intuitive to understand what the body is communicating through the illness (really the WHY of what’s going on) and to create the energetic conditions for healing to occur. I support letting go of trauma, releasing emotions, reducing stress and more as part of this.
I also use transformational hypnosis to release old limiting beliefs they might have about healing and what is possible and to create new empowering beliefs that are anchored into their minds to help create the way for their subconscious mind to align with our goals for healing. I also give my clients simple tools and homework and offer some self-study resources on various topics.
Weight loss is such a huge topic in our modern world. What is your advice to our readers?
Most approaches to weight loss focus on diet and especially calorie restriction which is a broken/flawed model. The science of this is flawed as it doesn’t include the QUALITY of the calories (a Big Mac isn’t the same quality of calories as an organic chicken for example).
By focusing on calories, we don’t also look at things like habits and work to change those at a subconscious level. This is a key part of how real change and lasting change can occur. Lastly, we have MANY metabolic hormones (the system is complex and designed to protect us from starvation) and when these hormones are not balanced, you can do all the “right” things to lose weight and never succeed. That’s where the tools I have are so different and can be a game changer!
Why do you believe our bodies suffer from so many forms of chronic illness and discomfort and
is this something that is shifting or moving forward?
I think there are numerous reasons why chronic illness is on the rise. One is I think we are more and more a society that doesn’t allow healthy emotional expression and address trauma, which are 2 key factors that can make us sick. There’s also scientific evidence that our culture of over sanitizing everything (hello hand sanitizer) actually imbalances our immune systems which need training regularly from small exposures to things and this drives bodies into issues like autoimmune diseases. I also think rising levels of stress and exposure to more toxins is part of the picture too.