“I don’t know why I responded to the advert and article in the newspaper about the work that Bart is doing because it seemed skewed towards the martial arts to me and I am not a practitioner nor am I remotely interested in the martial arts! However, I have been going through an extended period in my life where I have been searching for more meaning as well as answers for the deeper questions that had been arising in my life. I have tried various other alternative healing methods and was still plagued by very, very tense shoulder muscles; it constantly felt as though my shoulders were up around my ears and the muscles had become bunched and knotted. Maybe this is why I came to the introductory session? I thought maybe we should approach curing a physical ailment with a more “physical”approach? During the few minutes Bart worked on me; I felt a very cold “sludgy”sensation move down my body; starting from my head, going through the shoulders and ending at my finger tips. It was as though something very dense was being pushed through a sieve. All this time, Bart was a few feet away from my body. I literally felt my muscles melting and relaxing.
Naturally I was a bit skeptical because this has been an ongoing problem for years and I thought I will wait till tomorrow morning before I pass judgment! Well, by the next evening I was still pain free and relaxed so I decided to sign up for the full hour healing session because if he could make it “well”in 10 minutes what could he do in an hour!! That was the greedy side of my nature emerging, I suppose! Yes, let’s have way more of this!! Ha! Ha!”
“My hour private session with Bart was not what I had expected as I thought that we would be working on my shoulders but Bart “sees”the whole person and for the first time in my life I felt that here is someone who really “sees”me and “hears”me. I came to get rid of the pain in my shoulders but Bart somehow helped to release a much, much deeper emotional pain that I have been carrying around for my whole life and helped me to face that part of Me, really see her, acknowledge her, accept her and love her anyway. I have not spoken of that aspect of my life with anyone but Bart saw it (I don’t know how) and helped me to release a lot of buried sadness. He also worked on my shoulders which two weeks later are still pain free and more relaxed – even my masseuse has noticed the difference.
After this session, I came away with a lot more understanding of why I am the way I am and why I was so afraid of anger and showing anger in my life. I noticed a line of bruises along my left arm from the armpit to the wrist and a huge bruise on the side of the knee of my right leg. My whole body seems to have shifted somehow, I don’t know how to describe it other than it seems to have “fallen”into place. I am more comfortable with my emotions both the “good”and the “bad”ones and notice that the “Me”I acknowledged in our session is with me sometimes and she is so much happier and relaxed. I feel a rush of love towards that child whenever I notice her and feel a sense of peace and acceptance within myself whenever that happens.”
“Since my experience with Bart, I have been able to acknowledge more of my emotions without fear. I sometimes feel as though I am observing myself as I go through my life and I have been able to take up my meditation practice again with much more ease. My mind is calmer and my meditations are deeper as a result.”
- C.C., Hong Kong, September 2005