Archive for May, 2005

Interview with Yasuhide Murakami of Tokyo on Colorpuncture, Sound Therapy, Dream work, Counseling and his workshop at Circle of Light Forum. Day 3 of 3 day interview – scroll down for more interviews.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

Day 3: Why do you think physical signals are so important?
Reply: Because this “I” tries to keep it’s self-image. We tend to ignore or repress anything which doesn’t fit with it. However, ignoring it cannot cancel things out. They go into the unconscious and start to be expressed through the physical. So the physical contains a lot of messages from the unconscious and shows what we have missed integrating things into our life. And integrating things is key to living a full life.

Not only that, it is also the key for health, because the repressed energy can be expressed as disease. It can create a lot of types of troubles such as pain for example. If we can understand these messages and integrate them again, as an essential part of life, it will be a gift but not a problem.

What does pain in the knees mean for example?
Each part of body has it’s own messages. Knees are symbols for “fear” and “trust”. So if you repress fear, you might have a knee pain for example. That is the reason why in the army when they march, they don’t bend their knees (soldiers don’t feel fear that way). Elbows have A totally different meaning and so on. People who suffer from backache do so not only because they work hard or sit for too long.

Where is your office? How much is a session?
My office located in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo, 7 minutes on foot from the Jiyugaoka station.The first session is ¥12,000 and ¥8000 for the second session on.
Kirlian photos costs extra.

For more info on Yasuhide’s lecture/workshop “Messages from the Body” on at Circle of Light on the 15th of May 2005 from 6:30pm to 8:45pm CLICK HERE or to make an appointment see Yasuhide’s website http://is-inter-web.com


INDEX OF PREVIOUS INTERVIEWS
UPCOMING INTERVIEWS
* Shaman and Healer John Iammatteo talks on the many kinds of healings he does and his workshops Tokyo, Japan.
* Basia Lipska, artist and director of the International Yoga Center in Ogikubo, Tokyo on her new website showing her artwork to the world!

Interview with Yasuhide Murakami of Tokyo on Colorpuncture, Sound Therapy, Dream work, Counseling and his upcoming workshop at Circle of Light Forum. Day 2 of 3 day interview – scroll down for more interviews.

Friday, May 13th, 2005

Day 2: You use Kirlian photography. What kind of things do you learn about your clients from that?
Reply: We can learn different levels of the client: physical and
emotional-psychological. One can see the energy state of each of the organs, glands and other systems in the body. We can also see emotional and psychological issues, which can often be hidden causes of physical complaints. Traumas and childhood issues also often appear in the picture. We can see which organs are weakened, hormonal imbalances, whether the person can express anger or not, events in which age is a cause of present stresses.

What effect has color puncture had on your life?
Physically I often use it to prevent catching a cold. I use it when I started to have a runny nose or a soar throat. But more importantly it gave me an understanding of the connections between body and mind. It also led me to realize my childhood physical troubles came from an emotional issue that I had ignored. It was stored in my system, mainly in the brain (which has three layers).

What are the three layers of the brain?
In the course of evolution, our brain has been developed from
the inside to the outside. It has three layers in human beings. The inner part is the oldest and we can call it “the body-brain”. The second part is “the emotional brain”, and the third part is, “the intellectual brain” which gave us a lot of human abilities like language, thinking, calculation and so on. That’s why the self-image exists at this level and tries to control other parts, according to the ideas of ” I think”

Interview with Yasuhide Murakami of Tokyo on Colorpuncture, Sound Therapy, Dream work, Counseling and his upcoming workshop at Circle of Light Forum. Day 1 of 3 day interview – scroll down for more interviews.

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

Day 1 Q1: What kind of therapies do you do?
Reply:I give different kinds of sessions and workshops. I mainly give Colorpuncture, Sound Therapy, Dream work, Counseling and Guided Fantasy Sessions. I am also an official colorpuncture training teacher.


Yasuhide Murakami

What is color puncture?
Reply:Colorpuncture is a new light therapy developed by a German health-practitioner, Peter Mandel about 30 years ago. It uses colored lights on the surface of the skin to balance various functions of our physical & emotional level. It is now a proven fact that our body cells are communicating with a very weak light called biophotons. Therefore lights are very good tools to talk to the cells with. Peter has developed a great number of combinations of colors and points to work with particular functions of the body. In his clinic in Germany, he has great success healing hundreds of complaints and diseases.

How do you do color puncture?
Reply:First we take a Kirlian photograph to learn about the client, and choose some treatments accordingly. We use 7 colors to work mainly on the physical level and 4 colors to work on the emotional-psychological level. After the treatment, we take another picture. It also gives us some hints on the next step we should take. We can also choose treatments according to a clients request i.e. trauma-release, cosmetic treatments and so on.

For more info on Yasuhide’s lecture/workshop “Messages from the Body”on at Circle of Light on the 15th of May 2005 from 6:30pm to 8:45pm
CLICK HERE
or to make an appointment see Yasuhide’s website http://is-inter-web.com


INDEX OF PREVIOUS INTERVIEWS
UPCOMING INTERVIEWS
* Shaman and Healer John Iammatteo talks on the many kinds of healings he does and his workshops Tokyo, Japan.
* Basia Lipska, artist and director of the International Yoga Center in Ogikubo, Tokyo on her new website showing her artwork to the world!

Review of Midorie Restaurant in Meguro-ku, Tokyo. A delightful organic restaurant and deli that does a brilliant job of catering for even the most discerning vegan. Day 4 of 4 day interview – scroll down for more interviews.

Wednesday, May 11th, 2005

Day 4:

Midorie Restaurant owner Eiko Yororu

One of the ideas behind Midorie Restaurant is that children, adults and elderly people should all be able to enjoy eating there. The food is organic or grown with the minumum pesticides possible in the case of some vegetables, it is also about safe and healthy eating.

Directions: Walk out of the ticket wickets at Gakugei-Daigaku Station (Toyoko Line) and keep walking straight (down a side street to the left of the Tokyu Supermarket). When you hit a T junction turn right (walking in the opposite direction to the train track). You will come across the orange Midorie sign pretty soon.

Sky Scraper 1F,
2-21-10 Takaban,
Meguro-ku.
Tel: 03-5721-6655.
Open: 11:45 am-11pm (10pm last order)

Review of Midorie Restaurant in Meguro-ku, Tokyo. A delightful organic restaurant and deli that does a brilliant job of catering for even the most discerning vegan. Day 3 of 4 day interview – scroll down for more interviews.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

Day 3:

All this for ¥950! These were my 3 choices from the deli. Vegetable curry, broccoli and pea salad, tomato and cheese salad. Served with brown rice, miso soup and tea. Well I guess you really have to taste it to share my enthusiasm…and be somewhat into healthy food.

Review of Midorie Restaurant in Meguro-ku, Tokyo. A delightful organic restaurant and deli that does a brilliant job of catering for even the most discerning vegan. Day 2 of 4 day interview – scroll down for more interviews.

Monday, May 9th, 2005

Day 2: A number of the lunch menus allow you to choose 3 items from the “deli” counter. There is always a good choice of items – pies, quiche, salads, curries, Asian food, Japanese, European, vegan, vegetarian, seafood…fusion I guess. And they are always fresh and tasty.


The deli counter at Midorie near Gakugei-Daigaku Station in Meguro, Tokyo.


INDEX OF PREVIOUS INTERVIEWS
UPCOMING INTERVIEWS
* Shaman and Healer John Iammatteo talks on the many kinds of healings he does and his workshops Tokyo, Japan.
* Basia Lipska, artist and director of the International Yoga Center in Ogikubo, Tokyo on her new website showing her artwork to the world!

Review of Midorie Restaurant in Meguro-ku, Tokyo. A delightful organic restaurant and “deli” that does a brilliant job of catering for even the most discerning vegan. Day 1 of 4 day interview – scroll down for more interviews.

Sunday, May 8th, 2005

Day 1: Midorie is one of my favorite restaurants in Tokyo. It is located nearby Gakugei-Daigaku Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line (a few stops from Shibuya Station). It is well worth a visit. It is the kind of place you can take your pickiest vegan friend (possibly you) as well as your favorite carnivores (also possibly you). It is one of the few restaurants in Tokyo that actually understands what a vegan is, and even delights in catering for them.

�950 at lunch time. Grilled vegetables and an egg on a bed of rice (brown & wild available) with miso soup, various side dishes and tea.

The staff and owner are extremely helpful and willing to answer my 1001 questions about what is and is not in each dish every time I go there. They even smile and continue to be nice to me after I have finished my interrogation, (a rare trait indeed in Tokyo). They can even put up with me on my manic health food nut days when I get them to jump through many hoops to feed me the healthiest food ever thought of – and the following week when I sheepishly order all the things I wouldn�t have eaten to save my life last week, they don�t laugh at me! They will even make special dishes for you if you ask nicely! The food is always delicious and beautifully presented. So you can see why it is a favorite.


INDEX OF PREVIOUS INTERVIEWS
UPCOMING INTERVIEWS
* Shaman and Healer John Iammatteo talks on the many kinds of healings he does and his workshops Tokyo, Japan.
* Basia Lipska, artist and director of the International Yoga Center in Ogikubo, Tokyo on her new website showing her artwork to the world!

Interview with puppeteer lecturer Heather Goodwin from Emerson College in the UK. She tells us how she became interested in puppets and of her Tokyo Puppetry Workshops coming up in June 2005. Day 7 of 7 day interview – scroll down for more interviews.

Saturday, May 7th, 2005

Day 7 � Q 7: What do you hope to achieve in your two weeks in Tokyo teaching puppetry?

Reply: A continuing possibility to have dialogue and interaction with those people interested and those who have made it possible for this wonderful opportunity. Also a chance to share some of the riches I have gained from Emerson College.


INDEX OF PREVIOUS INTERVIEWS
UPCOMING INTERVIEWS
* Shaman and Healer John Iammatteo talks on the many kinds of healings he does and his workshops Tokyo, Japan.
* Basia Lipska, artist and director of the International Yoga Center in Ogikubo, Tokyo on her new website showing her artwork to the world!

Interview with puppeteer lecturer Heather Goodwin from Emerson College in the UK. She tells us how she became interested in puppets and of her Tokyo Puppetry Workshops coming up in June 2005. Day 6 of 7 day interview – scroll down for more interviews.

Friday, May 6th, 2005

Day 6 – Q6: For people who might love puppet shows but think they’re not “talented enough” to study puppetry, what would you suggest?
Reply: It could be an excuse not to get involved. There are people who are frightened of the idea of puppetry…once you get hooked it is very difficult to get unhooked.


INDEX OF PREVIOUS INTERVIEWS
UPCOMING INTERVIEWS
* Shaman and Healer John Iammatteo talks on the many kinds of healings he does and his workshops Tokyo, Japan.
* Basia Lipska, artist and director of the International Yoga Center in Ogikubo, Tokyo on her new website showing her artwork to the world!

Interview with puppeteer lecturer Heather Goodwin from Emerson College in the UK. She tells us how she became interested in puppets and of her Tokyo Puppetry Workshops coming up in June 2005. Day 5 of 7 day interview – scroll down for more interviews.

Thursday, May 5th, 2005

Day 5 – Q 5: How has puppetry influenced your family life?
Reply: When we put on shows and presentations I have a fine array of family members backing me up! I have managed to do a few shows for the family, but not as much as I would like to do, but have made each one of my grandchildren their own special puppet for their 6th or 7th Birthday.


INDEX OF PREVIOUS INTERVIEWS
UPCOMING INTERVIEWS
* Shaman and Healer John Iammatteo talks on the many kinds of healings he does and his workshops Tokyo, Japan.
* Basia Lipska, artist and director of the International Yoga Center in Ogikubo, Tokyo on her new website showing her artwork to the world!

Interview with puppeteer lecturer Heather Goodwin from Emerson College in the UK. She tells us how she became interested in puppets and of her Tokyo Puppetry Workshops coming up in June 2005. Day 4 of 7 day interview – scroll down for more interviews.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

Day 4 – Q 4: What are some of the educational applications of puppetry?
Reply: Puppetry is often our first taste of Theatre and that can be nourished from very young. Therapeutic work is very successful when puppets can enter where a person cannot.


INDEX OF PREVIOUS INTERVIEWS
UPCOMING INTERVIEWS
* Shaman and Healer John Iammatteo talks on the many kinds of healings he does and his workshops Tokyo, Japan.
* Basia Lipska, artist and director of the International Yoga Center in Ogikubo, Tokyo on her new website showing her artwork to the world!

Interview with puppeteer lecturer Heather Goodwin from Emerson College in the UK. She tells us how she became interested in puppets and of her Tokyo Puppetry Workshops coming up in June 2005. Day 3 of 7 day interview – scroll down for more interviews.

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005

Day 3 – Q3: When most people think of puppetry think of puppet shows. Do you see puppetry as the art of entertaining others?
Reply: There is as much to making puppets as to playing them. The creative process of making puppets will appeal to some and the playing to others…not many people major in both!


INDEX OF PREVIOUS INTERVIEWS
UPCOMING INTERVIEWS
* Shaman and Healer John Iammatteo talks on the many kinds of healings he does and his workshops Tokyo, Japan.
* Basia Lipska, artist and director of the International Yoga Center in Ogikubo, Tokyo on her new website showing her artwork to the world!

Interview with puppeteer lecturer Heather Goodwin from Emerson College in the UK. She tells us how she became interested in puppets and of her Tokyo Puppetry Workshops coming up in June 2005. Day 2 of 7 day interview – scroll down for more interviews.

Monday, May 2nd, 2005

Day 2 – Q2: What are some of the challenges or difficulties you’ve faced when doing puppetry?
Reply: Initially I thought I had to be a “Good Artist” to create puppets. But we all have the ability to try to recognize what wishes to come into being and allow that to guide ones creativity.

What is the most enjoyable aspect of puppetry?
Play, joy and fun.


INDEX OF PREVIOUS INTERVIEWS
UPCOMING INTERVIEWS
* Shaman and Healer John Iammatteo talks on the many kinds of healings he does and his workshops Tokyo, Japan.
* Basia Lipska, artist and director of the International Yoga Center in Ogikubo, Tokyo on her new website showing her artwork to the world!

Interview with puppeteer lecturer Heather Goodwin from Emerson College in the UK. She tells us how she became interested in puppets and of her Tokyo Puppetry Workshops coming up in June 2005. Day 1 of 7 day interview – scroll down for more interviews.

Sunday, May 1st, 2005

Day 1 – Q 1: 1. How did you become interested in studying puppetry at Emerson College?


Heather Goodwin with a puppet made by the founder of Emerson College’s puppetry program, Roswitha Spence.