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I believe that you are the only one who can heal you, but that you don’t have to go it alone. With my holistic approach including nutrition, herbalism and the cultivation of inner calm and growth, I help you to walk your own natural path of self-healing.
My practice The Scent of Cinnamon is the result of my own quest for health. A quest on which I discovered and learned so much, that I know it is my calling to help you find your health, too. So you can regain your energy and lust for life, feel empowered to live the life that you want to live, and will heal yourself fully.
My name is Charelle, a self-healing coach who works together with the medicine of Mother Earth: nutrition, herbs, and the healing self. We often tend to look for our health outside ourselves, while we are the only ones who can heal us from illnesses which our doctors can’t help us with: fibromyalgia, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, and Lyme’s Disease. I, too, looked for my health outside of myself, until I realized that I was the only one who could heal me and took my health in my own hands.
My quest for health no longer depended on others: not on specialists, doctors, and therapists. I continued my quest inside myself and with myself, I followed my inner compass towards my own natural path of healing. Which tools, exactly, helped me heal in the end is irrelevant, because my path of self-healing isn’t yours. I’m not here to tell you what to do or how to heal yourself, I’m here to help you find your own path to self-healing.
In doing so, we’ll have a look at your eating habits first. How and what you eat influences your self-healing abilities. It influences your outlook on life, and your outlook on life influences what you eat. This means that you can influence your health a lot with small changes in your diet. A healthy diet brings you closer to yourself, your intuition, and your inner power. The power that will help you walk your own path of self-healing.
‘Clear and energize the body so that the spirit can flourish.’ – Paul Pitchford
I don’t believe there’s just one way of healthy eating. In contrary. I believe that you, deep inside, know perfectly well what food your body needs. And that food isn’t the same for everyone. One thrives on raw food and smoothies, while another feels far better by indulging in pumpkin soup and sweet potatoes. That’s not to say that you can’t eat anything anymore your body doesn’t like, it’s OK to make an ‘unhealthy’ choice every once in a while. The point is that your diet makes you feel good. And when you pay attention to what makes you feel good, you’ll notice that these are some of your favorite foods as well as the food that your body truly needs.
My nutritional advice is based on both Western and Eastern dietetics. The Western view on healthy nutrition is mainly based on science and the specific components of foods. When I refer to Eastern dietetics, I’m mainly referring to Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Both are traditional holistic healing systems which apply nutrition as one of their healing aspects, recognizing that a healing diet looks different for everyone.
A healthy diet is the basis of a healthy life, but to influence specific complaints and ailments I work together with the herbs that grow around is. I’ll help you find herbs that are not only suitable for your needs, but that also match your personality. I don’t believe that there is a specific herb for each ailment. It’s all about how you intent to use the herb, how you work together with the herb, if the herb is the right ally for you, and about how you integrate the herb into your life. Physically and energetically.
I apply herbs as according to the Ayurveda, TCM, the Western herbal tradition, shamanism, and the teachings of a number of American herbalists, such as Rosemary Gladstar, Susun Weed, Matthew Wood, and Jeremy Ross.
‘The great thing about Ayurveda is that its treatments always yield side benefits, not side effects.’ – Shubhra Krishan
By relieving complaints such as insomnia, anxiety or constipation, the herbs will help you retain the energy to find your inner power. Herbs give you the space to heal yourself, to shine, and to find your natural path to self-healing.
Inner calm & growth
Our healing self can only flourish when we allow it. By constantly draining ourselves, crossing our boundaries, and literally fighting against our chronic illness, our self-healing power doesn’t have a chance to act. Nutrition and herbs the healing self, but it’s up to you to let yourself flourish. To do this, inner calm and self-love are key. Together we’ll look at how you can invite more true calm and rest into your life; relaxation for body, mind, and spirit. We’ll have a look at your daily schedule and energy management, explore different forms of meditation, and pay attention to your natural connection with Mother Earth.
‘The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.’
– C. JoyBell C.
I use techniques rooted in mindfulness, shamanism, the chakra system, buddhism, hinduïsm, Qigong, and the teachings of medium Sanaya Roman. Inner peace activates our self-healing power and sparks inner growth: that what happens when we start to understand ourselves better and start walking our natural path to healing. A path which at that point isn’t just about healing anymore, but become a path about living a soulful and passionate life. About being who you truly are.