A story from Liz Townsend
I was fortunate to be raised in an alternative family, open to many different healing modalities. We often attended chiropractic, massage and naturopathic treatments as we were growing up, so it was no surprise when exposed to Dawson Program, we fully embraced it. I had several corrections from Shane (Gregg) when he first began practicing at the Pink House and then my mother attended one of the first Dawson modules Shane taught at Happy Valley. We had lots of in-depth conversations about her learning and, of course, I signed up the following year, excited to begin my learning journey.
I was a new mum with two young sons, who had developed severe allergies to dairy. Shane had worked with us to negate these issues, even teaching me how to muscle test food for the boys before I began my course. This was an absolute game changer for the boys and I. No longer did it take me hours to do the shopping, pouring intently over the food labels – and still going home with food which would trigger them. Once we were able to muscles test, life around food became much easier. We could again enjoy barbeques and meals outside of our own home, without the worry of having a reaction! As the boys grew, they quickly learnt to muscle test their own food – and of course their trust in the process and accuracy was innate!
This same year, before undertaking module one, my father had an accident with a chainsaw and almost lost his leg. He’d cut it right down to the bone, fully severing his thigh muscle. This was in early December, and the doctors booked him in for rehab to learn to walk again at the end of January the following year. My mother, with nothing more than module 1 & 2 under her belt, balanced him at the hospital several times a day, while he was in there.
The wound was so large you could fit two fists into where his muscle had retracted!
They couldn’t close the wound, so performed surgery the best they could, and we were to go home and wait. Dad would play the quads and specific tracks from the CD, through earphones, over his wound, with the intent that the muscle would regrow. He was booked in regularly to have the wound repacked and dressed and the head doctor was astonished at the rate he was healing. Dad knew when he needed to change the sounds he was using because he would feel the muscle fibers stop twitching! His stiches were taken out well before time and his speedy recovery surprised the head doctor, who commented “I don’t know what you’re doing, and I don’t want to know, BUT KEEP DOING IT!”
My father went out dancing on New Year’s Eve and never needed to attend his rehab.
This is one such story of how the Dawson Program gives ownership for our own health and what we are truly capable of!
Of course, after all of this, I was ready to jump in boots and all into the Dawson Program, embrace it and bring it into my everyday life. I was fortunate enough to have a great mentor in Shane and have had input from Marg (Bridgeford) and Deb (McBryde) over the years as well. I went into my learning with no expectations and had only intended to use it for my family and maybe to work with animals, having a background in veterinary nursing. Well, life had other plans for me! I was drawn into helping many friends and Shane encouraged me to go into practice. I have worked part time for several years now, assisting clients to become the best version of themselves. It is a truly rewarding experience and I receive as much from the experience as my clients.
My journey began over 15 years ago and I am still learning and seeking knowledge and growth all the time. If you are wondering about the Dawson Program and intrigued to find out what it’s all about; my advice is - dive in, don’t wait, it will change your life!
If you have enjoyed reading about Liz's journey and would like to contact her to book an appointment, she is available by phone on 0407123406.
You can also see what Liz is up to via her FaceBook page - Stanthorpe Zensations
"Liz changed my life and I wish I had found her sooner. She redirected my perspective on the everyday things that happen and the way that I respond to the big life events, especially those I wasn't prepared for. She has taught me how to understand my own reactions and to recognise what is physical and what is energetic in my life. Liz has given me the gift of being able to support my own growth. She doesn't just fix things for you she equips you with the tools to fix yourself.
It can be a very confronting journey learning about your own energy and spirituality but for the last 13 years Liz has been stepping me through it. She knows just when to guide me through things and when to make me work on things myself because it's time for me to learn the next step.
I have applied Liz's teachings and techniques to my personal and professional life building much healthier, stronger relationships and growing a successful human centered career from the same learnings."