About Chrysalis Touch
Chrysalis Touch is a simple practice that provides a space for us to emerge out of old patterns, like a butterfly emerging out of its chrysalis.
I use a light touch on your feet, hands and head, without having any intentions for you in mind. In my experience I we are in a field of shared being. Your creative life force, like the eternal uroboros snake, is free to move as it will, into new expressions of who you are.
The areas I touch are the spinal reflexes of the feet and reflect a time-line corresponding to your development in the womb. This is the ‘prenatal pattern’, first discovered and mapped out by Robert St John, naturopath and reflexologist. As I touch your feet, hands and head, I am touching a beginning time for you, a threshold, when you began your journey as a newly developing human being.
a new level of confidence and trust is often felt as a person experiences a sense of being at one with life
A session with me offers you the space in which you can deeply re-source, discarding outworn habits.
Chrysalis Touch does not treat specific conditions or symptoms, but clients have often reported a shift in their perspective, or in their life situation. As any changes originate from within, you may also experience a sense of your own authenticity and the flow of life’s creative power.
What happens in a session?
I use a light touch on the sides of your feet, hands and head, and provide a space where you can ‘just be’. Some people talk, others enjoy resting. A session usually lasts an hour.
Benefits of Chrysalis Touch
You may be going through a period of transition or sensing changes afoot. You could be feeling stuck or anxious, frustrated by repeating patterns of behaviour in your life. You might be fed up going round in an endless cycle of trying to find solutions. You may want to transform on a deep level without analysing it. You may want to experience being at one with yourself.
After sessions people often feel a renewed sense of connection to life. A renewed sense of aliveness – Minds are often stilled, and anxieties drop away. People often experience themselves in a richer way, and their lives take on a new, wider perspective. It becomes easier to go with the flow.
People have often experienced feeling more energised, or profoundly relaxed. They have expressed feeling re-sourced from a deep level of being.
A new level of confidence and trust in life is often felt as a person experiences for themselves the integrity and vitality inherent in the life that they are.
The Chrysalis Touch is a deceptively simple yet extremely powerful method that can unblock and bring awareness to deep-seated issues. It is also very relaxing for the system.
A few minutes into a session I recently had I found myself facing a core issue after what seemed like just a gentle stroking of my foot. This gentleness plus the calm presence of Helene helped me to stay present and focused and allow insight into the issue as well as a fundamental shift in the way I perceived it.
I recommend this healing technique highly.
“I was introduced to the Chrysalis Touch through Hélène offering my son and me the gift of a session in response to a huge crisis in my son’s life. He was born with significant damage to his kidney, bowels and bladder, and at the age of 10 was having to learn, and make a part of his life, a difficult new procedure; and to make sense of his differences in relation to his peers and to the rest of his life. He was anxious, unhappy and ill at ease with himself.
An hour after his session he stopped what he was doing, turned to me and said ‘I feel peaceful’. As his mother I had felt powerless to help him with this heavy burden, but after learning the basics and attending a weekend course with Hélène, I feel able to help in some little way, and equally important to me, to offer the same light touch and opportunity for oneness and peace to his sister as well.
I cannot really put into words how much the Chrysalis Touch has smoothed and oiled our day to day living on many different levels. Thank you Hélène, it really was a valuable gift.”
I stepped into the unknown to a degree when I experienced the Chrysalis Touch with Helene. I had 3 sessions and found myself going deeply within and without on many levels from the physical to the spiritual and Universal and all the in betweens. I found myself in the womb at one point and at other times experienced confirmation and clarity as to where I have come from and where I am heading on my life journey. At times I went so deep I don’t know where I was yet all the time I felt safe and held in a beautiful loving space and energy. Thankyou Hélène.
A friend of mine suggested that I have some sessions of the Chrysalis Touch as I was having difficulty getting over the breakdown of my relationship with my ex. It had been nine years since we broke up and my feelings of anger about being left with a new born baby all those years ago wouldn’t leave me. Although I had tried very hard to move on emotionally, I felt stuck.
I had some sessions with Hélène and since then I have found that my feelings have moved out and I feel so much better. This has manifested in my reacting very differently to situations with my ex that would have previously upset me. I now feel freed from the emotional hangover that I had and I believe that on some level it has freed him too. A tension that was there between us has dissipated.
This has improved my relationship not only with my ex, but also with my current partner. I feel some issues of trust have been resolved. I have no doubt that these changes are down to my Chrysalis Touch sessions.
“I have attended Helene’s care for about a year and I have to say that there have been great changes in my life during this time. Unexpected, happy occurrences have taken place and I am much less fretful about my life than I used to be. Big changes have taken place in my attitude towards life which has brought about a beautiful sense of calm. I believe that these changes are largely due to my sessions with Hélène”.
In both sessions the gentle, tenderness of your touch evoked a deep sensitivity. In the first, the one on the sofa, this conjured up memories of the magic, freedom and wonder of childhood, before the ‘coarseness’ of all the superimposed ideas about how I was ‘supposed’ to be took hold. In the second, when lying down, the sensitivity gave rise to a sadness for how we ignore the boundless joy of being and seemingly lock ourselves up in a straight jacket of physical tension and mental suffering. This sadness was couched within a deeper sense of utter contentment and even laughter at the wonder of it all.
“Your very subtle and light touch on my feet, hands and head opened me into a deep space of bliss, touching a place in me that had been really stuck – and allowed it to move, without even needing to understand what that was. After just one session I felt like I was being born – and so present and alive that I could just get on with my work.”
I have experienced trauma in my life and have had difficulties in the past in being able to trust touch as part of the healing process, but Helene’s touch is extremely gentle and not invasive in any way, and I felt very safe and able to completely relax during sessions. The sessions seemed to flow easily – sometimes we talked, sometimes there was silence, but above all there was space for healing to occur.
I highly recommend Hélène as a facilitator of this gentle, natural process.
Is it suitable for everyone?
Yes. The practice can be received on its own or alongside conventional or complementary approaches.
People going through life’s transitions, such as pregnant women, and the dying or ill, have felt greatly supported by this work, as they move from one way of being to another.
Families and couples have benefited from practising this easy to learn touch on each other, and have found that family life can be ‘smoothed and oiled on many different levels’ as old dynamics shift. Underneath it all, a beautiful ‘known’ connection can be rested in. Children often love and respond to this contact, and parents feel empowered in offering it to them.
How many sessions will I need?
You are free to receive sessions as and when you feel the need.