Personalized, individual attention to practitioners

In our relationship with our practitioners everyone is an individual. This means that practitioners have a program developed exclusively for them which follows the guidelines of the DeRose Method and which is personalized. The ultimate objective is to achieve individual progress and evolution.

Practitioners select an Instructor to work with them on this personal development program, setting goals and objectives. Practitioners and their instructors will then monitor the progress consistently and constantly. This program follows the guidelines and the stages outlined in the DeRose Method’s evolutive scale. Each practitioner can go as far into this scale as they desire (although your instructor will always be hoping for a graduation to the next level).

Everyone starts at the DeRose Method at the first degree, beginner. The graduation to the next degree takes place when the practitioner fulfills certain predefined criteria which will also be part of the individual development program. Each stage after that generates a quality improvement producing an effective development goal at each stage of the process.

Are practitioners obliged to progress? Of course not! Our Method can be easily personalized so that each individual can have the experience that is best for them. However, your instructor will always want to have goals to help you to improve.

Through a practitioners’ program the objective is always to maintain evolution and achieve ever higher levels of performance, development and satisfaction!

Gustavo Cardoso

Absorbing the effects of the practice

Absorbing the effects of the techniques of the practice is, in itself, a technique, the specific moment of the practice to metabolize all the previous parts. It is the most effective tool for eliminating stress. Initially, the technique aims to rest and relax the whole body, into a progressively deeper state. With the regular practice, this leads to a threshold between sleep and vigil, when all your best capacities as an individual are enhanced – all the skills, gifts and qualities.

You can then positively affect your emotions and your intentions, aims and projects, improving your ability to get things done. The energy generated throughout the practice is specifically aimed at personal accomplishment, emotional stability and overcoming inner tensions.

Consolidating strength, power and energy

The terms originally associated with the ancient techniques that make the DeRose Method are strength, power and energy. The technique of absorption of the effects of the practice is yet another way to achieve these three main results.

An attentive look at the techniques The terms strength, power and energy are consistently repeated in the ancient texts as results of the practice, results that naturally percolate from the physical to the emotional level, the intellectual and intuitional levels and beyond. An attentive look at the techniques will only confirm this.

The breathing techniques increase the quota of vital energy, they regulate the impact of emotions increasing the power of focus, the combination of both effects brings a greater inner and outer strength.

The detoxifying effect of the organic cleansing techniques, revitalizing organic tissues and regulating hormonal release, improves the flux of energy and enhances it, with a direct increase in organic power and strength.

The physical positions infuse the energy throughout the body, strengthening muscles, tendons, ligaments, articulations, bones, with a direct increase of physical power. The technique for the absorption of the effects of the practice comes as a tool to entirely assimilate these effects, consolidating the three main results of the practice.

Concepts for a fulfilled life

Is there anything better than waking up each morning and feeling alive?! With no expectations that today will be a better day than yesterday, or that the day after will be better than today. That good sensation that everything is right, and on its own place. No matter what happens, everything will remain the same, perfect and harmonious. Much more subtle than happiness, with no euphoria, but rather a satisfaction in the form of  a conscious pleasure.

Under this feeling, in our lives and those of others, it is possible to identify a common pattern: an ideal, a purpose, a dream or some other project in life.

But then, everyone has dreams. The question is, how much energy and effort do you put in them? Are any of your dreams part of your ideal of life, does it really make a difference in the way you do things, in the way you act? Does your dream mould your personality, the way you see things? Is your life project bigger than yourself?

Every human being has an intuitive channel. It works as a kind of inner voice. This channel is so strong that it escapes any attempt of understanding. it is at this level that our true desires are expressed, without any judgment, they flower in their purest essence.

These are moments of pure clarity in which we allow ourselves to set up goals in accord with our heart.

The DeRose Method practice increases lucidity. With the strengthening of the biological structure and the increase of concentration, it produces the expansion of consciousness. The result is, after a short while, a better use of the intuition channel, greater clarity and prosperity in all levels: physical, emotional and intellectual.

Practice with discipline and with pleasure. Define what is really important in your life. Take time for everything that brings you happiness, prosperity and stability. Go for it!

The world does not need heroes. The world needs rather more conscious human beings. Start this by working on yourself!

Sonia Ferreira

A very important thing many of us forget.

Today I would like to talk about something that our society does not pay much attention, but it is of incredible fundamental importance for us all.

This is the process of excretion.

I know this may seem crazy, but some days ago i was talking to a friend of mine who complained of abdominal pain. When I asked her what was going on, she was a little shy and uncomfortable to admit that she had not been to the toilet in the last three days. Three days? Unbelievable, not even an alarm had sounded that maybe something was wrong with her. It is scary to know that in our society, especially nowadays, this is something common. Many people with whom I have talked to end up telling me that they have some form of problem in this area. Many people are not aware that accumulating this process may generate serious disturbances in the digestive system and unfortunately, if it carries on, cancer.

It’s important that we pay attention to this small factor, reeducating our of digestive system, without paranoia, nor radicalism. Taking small steps we can maintain ourselves healthy.

And so I would like to share with you some small tips which are nothing new, but which may be able to help you:

1. Drink water, keep your body hydrated, it works better this way. Your faeces will transit more easily through your intestines this way.

2. Eat fruit, leaf vegetables, legumes, other vegetables in this order, when possible (and always with their peel).

3. Try to avoid in the maximum way possible meats of any kind, cheeses, and flour.

4. Eat many fruits as you can, when possible with their peel, they are the perfect nutritional food. The more variety of colours the better. If you intestines become blocked, or after a weekend in which you’ve had a bit too much, and on Monday your intestines may be a little slower, use natural laxatives, such as drinking water eating dried prunes or any other natural laxative you are familiar with.

5. Walk, do exercises, move your body. Do not use chemical laxatives they will only make interesting lazy and will stimulate them to work less well. They may also kill your intestinal flora. I am not familiar with anybody proof of the effects of probiotic yoghurts, but many of my friends say that when they have eaten them, the functioning of their intestines improves.

So here are a few tips. Please remember, when in doubt always consult your doctor. Moreover, do not become radical, don’t go into crazy diets, nor anything that a friend may have read on the Internet. There are no miracle cures. The best for your body is a well balanced diet, varied and rich in colours, full of life!f

See you next week.

Gustavo

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Inspiration: www.jamieoliver.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 800 g mixed mushrooms (we used white button, crimini, portabella, shiitake)

  • olive oil

  • 2 onion , peeled and finely sliced

  • 3 sticks celery , trimmed and finely sliced

  • 4 cloves garlic , peeled and sliced

  • a few sprigs of fresh flat-leaf parsley , leaves picked and chopped, stalks finely chopped

  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme , leaves picked

  • 60 fluid ounces vegetable stock

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 150 ml light cream cream

 

METHOD

Peel off any tough outer skins of the mushroom caps and throw them away, then slice the mushrooms finely. Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat and pour in a splash of olive oil. Add the onion, celery, garlic, parsley stalks, thyme leaves and mushrooms, place a lid on top and sweat gently until softened. 

Spoon 4 tablespoons of mushrooms out of the pan and put to one side. Pour the stock into the pan and bring to the boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, then whiz with either a Vitamix or even a standard hand-held blender until smooth. Pour in the light cream, heat just before boil, then turn off the heat. 

Who Are You?

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it.” Ellen Goodman

This Breathtaking Video Might Change Your Life

Source: www.filmsforaction.org

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life?

If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction.

In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

Source: www.ted.com

What is our definition of Quality of Life?

Quality of life is to make your existence uncomplicated, to do what gives you pleasure, with joy, health and well-being.

Quality of life is to fulfil physiological and ergonomic needs, to adopt habits that improve and maintain the functionality of the body, emotions and intellect. It is the improvement and development of our abilities, in relation to the triad: good nutrition, good health and good mind.

Quality of life is to relate in a relaxed, ethical and responsible manner towards nature and your surrounding socio-cultural environment. It is to aspire to always share and integrate: with generosity, grace, respect and affection in all human relations. It is to adopt a set of values that include exceptional civility, culture and education.

Quality of life is to adopt a vision of the world that motivates us to pursue development and continuous improvement, realising personal excellence by means of study, ideals and self-knowledge.

Quality of life is to keep expenditure below your earnings. It is to live near your work. To eat frugally. To be able to find satisfaction in everything. To spend time with friends and acquaintances. To give flowers to the people you love. To not let the pitfalls of life get you down. To love frankly and forgive sincerely.

These are our values.

DeRose

Let us help you to create your New Year’s Resolutions

Every year the same: eat healthier, exercise more, start something new, enjoy more life, …. the list goes one. 2015 is almost upon us and it’s time to write a fresh list of New Year’s resolutions – ones you’ll actually keep this time, the whole year through. Maybe!

Let’s put aside those standard irreal resolutions and rather make a flashback and evaluate yourself. Make a kind of self study and set up realistic goals based in long term habits which will really transform your life.

But where to begin? Ask yourself:

What were your most fulfilling moments of 2015?

Can you think about times when your life was really moving? Maybe it was a work promotion, a trip, a simple walk to the park, a festive day, an investment done … 

Who are the people who supported you this year?

Remember that time you were really in a bind, and that special someone who came through for you? Think about the people who really helped you out this year, in a work-related or personal scenario

Now, simple make your new year’s resolutions based in what made you happier in 2015:

Whatever it is, make a resolution to do more of what made you happier. Sometimes, instead of racking your brain to think of new ideas, remember what worked well in the past. Do more. And stick on the people who supported you and make it a resolution to build your friendships with them.

Most important: Make the decision to make your 2016 a fullfilled year!

“Everyday people are improving their lives. It is simply a matter of a decision being made. Let it be you!” Jim Rohn