Axiom Therapy ~ Yoga Therapies based on ‘Satya~Daya’ : Truth & Compassion
I am pleased to announce the launch of “Axiom Therapy” – a new concept I have both coined and developed and based on the two principal methods I have employed over and over during my years as a spiritual counsellor: being truthful but always with compassion.
This approach is proven to be effective and so I decided to formulate and disseminate the knowledge I have gained through its application and blend it with the ancient Yogic teachings as conveyed by Sri Patanjali in His book, “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.”
I recently received accreditation from the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) in recognition of my many years serving as a counsellor, and this provided me with the impetus to formulate Axiom Therapy.
Between the 18th and 22nd of January this year (2023) I held the first Axiom Therapy training session which was attended by twenty-five experienced Hatha Yoga teachers and Raja Yoga graduates. Despite allowing four and a half days for the course we only managed to cover less than one third of the curriculum, such was the depth of the subject and the interest of the audience! Future sessions will be structured to allow more time to delve deeply into the subject I am convinced will help many people to overcome trauma and the varied difficulties and hardships that life presents.
What Is Axiom Therapy?
What does the word Axiom actually mean? According to the dictionary, Axiom is ‘a generally accepted principle and a self-evident statement.’ From the Greek word axios meaning ‘worthy’ or ‘truism.’
So, what is Axiom Therapy? It is a term I have coined due to the success I have achieved during my years of Yoga counselling using the technique of applying truthfulness with compassion in order to generate in my clients a feeling of self-worth.
Over the past 30 years I have employed methods taught in the Yoga Sciences, primarily those drawn from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. I discovered that, through following the teachings advocated by the Yoga Sciences, I was able to heal negative patterns not only in my life but in others too. I loved that the science encompassed the healing of body, mind, and spirit. All my life I felt there was a higher power, and I knew if I could just connect with it, everything would be okay. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali supplied that road map.
By working on myself – and later with clients – I found that being truthful and recognising the character traits that cause suffering opens the doors to healing. I told my clients frankly that the real healer was within themselves and as I had learnt to heal my old traumas, they could too. My responsibility only lay in supplying the tools that could facilitate this journey.
And that is why and how Axiom Therapy was born. My intention is to write a book on the subject – I already have a wealth of material to include in it, so watch this space…!