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About Rona Golsworthy
I have long been drawn to the philosophy that is the foundation of Five Element Acupuncture, which gave me a sense of my place in the world. I knew that I wanted to study and practice Five Element Acupuncture from an early age and was accepted into The College of Traditional Acupuncture on leaving school. But I decided I first needed to experience more of life first, in order to become a well-rounded practitioner. It was 13 years later, in 2007, that I began my training.
The name of my practice, Mindheart, is a reference to a fundamental principle drawn from Oki-Do Yoga and the Japanese Zen tradition. It translates as heart and spirit and soul and intelligence all together with no separation; only wholeness and wholeheartedness, in our relationships with ourselves, others and with nature. I think it is the cultivation of Mindheart that establishes practices such as acupuncture and yoga as ancient medicines for modern times. Through balancing the life force, Qi, we are more in tune with our health, making healthier life choices and journeying through our life with more ease and grace, even in the face of the disruption that may be caused by ill-health or emotional and spiritual distress. The application of Five Element Acupuncture can settle the often-constant battle between head and heart, as our trust in our inherent wisdom is accessed and decisions are made without anxiety. The Qi rises and propels us towards the best outcome for our circumstances.
British Acupuncture Council
Confidentiality and safe practice are of paramount importance in my clinic. I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council which sets a strict code of practice, requiring ongoing training and commitment to continuous professional development.