Finding the River - Like having a really good friend around who helps in just the right way whenever I meed it!
[Sally Topham's] book “Finding the River” is so helpful. It’s a bit like having a really good friend around who helps me in just the right way whenever I need it! I don’t feel alone anymore and instead feel I have the answers to everything I might need for dealing with the swings and roundabouts of life!!
And as for the CD: I absolutely loved it! Have used “Following the Breath” followed by “The Connection” (which really soothes the monkey mind!), and felt expansive, grounded and really good. “The Blue Mist” is lovely, too and re-charged me when I was clapped out. I must add, your voice is to meditation what Adele’s is to pop – sublime
Amanda Goldman, London, England
[Finding the River] is well laid out and explained selection of helpful techniques to overcome a whole range of physical ailments, emotions and energy problems.
Finding the River is a compendium of self help exercises and techniques designed to help a person cope with life’s challenges, find inner peace and feel a comforting sense of connection between oneself and the natural world. This book looks into the many tools and strategies that Energy therapist Sally Topham has used and found effective.
This is the kind of book to have on your bookshelf and dip into when needed – it is a well laid out and explained selection of helpful techniques to overcome a whole range of physical ailments, emotions and energy problems. Each technique is well introduced as to why, when and how to use it and clear instructions are given to put it into practice. What to expect from having done the exercises/techniques/strategies is also clearly outlined. Not the kind of book to read from cover to cover, but one to have to hand to look at when you feel that you need some help to deal with a challenge. You are sure to find something to help you within its covers.
Ros Ogden, Paradigm Shift Magazine
[Finding the River is] an informative, friendly book, indeed an excellent book.
I’ll make no bones about it, Sally is an old friend of mine and I’m proud to let BFVEA members know it and that she has written an informative, friendly book, indeed an excellent book. Sally told me clearly she’d written it as a beginner’s book, so I wasn’t expecting to see anything new, but of course, I was wrong …..there is enough breadth and depth of understanding energy here for most of us to benefit from. It’s a great refresher of inner wisdom especially, of course, at those times when, because we are in distress, we forget every wise thing we’ve ever known!
For BFVEA tutors, it is one of the best books I know to add to your study list of that important aspect of BFVEA curriculum – Energy Management. I’m also lending it to clients who need to supplement their essence taking by deepening and grounding their awareness as they go through changes.
Part 1: Body, Mind & Spirit has chapters... Read Full Review
Carol Rudd, Editor of the British Flower & Vibrational Essences Association (BFVEA) Newsletter
Sally Topham provides exercises and techniques for dealing with stress, burnout, coping with change and coaxing yourself out of limiting comfort zones.
I know that most of the time I give you hard news from the alternative and mainstream medical worlds, but occasionally I like to expand our horizons and introduce you to an aspect of health that may not be as familiar to you.
We all face challenges in life and these are then reflected in our health and wellbeing and one way to maintain a strong immune system is to work with, rather than against, your own energy.
Finding The River is a new book by Sally Topham, an experienced energy therapist, who shares many self help exercises and techniques to help you cope with challenges and learn how to deal with daily rollercoaster of life. She provides exercises and techniques for dealing with stress, burnout, coping with change and coaxing yourself out of limiting comfort zones.
The ‘foundation’ you might expect is there of diet, exercise, sleep and relaxation... Read Full Review
Sally Topham describes excellent methods of contemplation and intercession that are perfectly at home in the Christian tradition
Subtitled 'the Energy Self-Help Guide for Surviving Life's Challenges' this book is recommended by William Bloom as 'valuable and encouraging for anyone on the path of healing and spiritual development'. As that should apply to all Christian disciples, I read it with interest.
Sally Topham, a former actress and now a practitioner of Reiki and other New Age healing techniques, offers a 'toolkit' of techniques which have helped her find peace, energy and healing. Some of these are ancient (paying attention to dreams, theories about energy flow, singing, breathing, relaxation, walking, diet and exercise, writing a journal, and so on). Others are newer and bring together neuroscience and older techniques – Energy Transformation, EMO Energy-in-Motion, and so on.
What interests (and depresses) me is that, although the author seems to come from a Christian background, her sources are all... Read Full Review
Terence Handley MacMath, The Sign & Home Words - the nationwide Church magazine supplement, www.ChurchTimes.co.uk/
Destined to become required reading for my clients and highly recomended to family and friends!
Finally! Sally Topham has written an inspiring resource book full of essential techniques covering the full range of body mind spirit wellness. I am delighted to find the essence of my many hundred book library compiled in one book, destined to become required reading for my clients and highly recomended to family and friends. Finding the River will be a treasure chest for practitioners, personal development veterans and those just starting on the path as well.
Laura Moberg, Energy & Natural Medicine Practitioner, www.sowelaholistichealth.com
Step by step, with great care and knowledge, Sally Topham guides the reader through easy-to-follow exercises that evolve body, mind and spirit to higher functionality.
"Finding the River" is a light-handed workbook for people who are serious about changing their lives to the better. Step by step, with great care and knowledge, Sally Topham guides the reader through easy-to-follow exercises that evolve body, mind and spirit to higher functionality. Recommended especially for beginners on the holistic/spiritual path.
Sally has done a wonderful job of sharing the tools and approaches that have helped her along her own path of health, healing and awakening into present moment awareness.
Are you peaceful and fulfilled right here, right now?
Without consulting your mind for an answer, take a couple of long slow deep breaths and notice how your body is responding to the question. Focus only on the question. Let your body and its sensations provide the answer.
What are you experiencing - a sense of well-being and expansion or tension, contraction, heaviness or tightness? Regardless of what your mind might say and as extraordinary as this might sound, our bodies are able to communicate the truth in the moment more accurately than the mind. There are some exceptions, but in my ten years of working with, what I refer to as body wisdom, I have found this to be true. Indeed I will go one step further and say this: When it comes to deep emotional healing and personal growth, my experience has been that positive lasting shifts in mind and consciousness are often easier to bring about by... Read Full Review
Dr Mark Atkinson, author of The Mind-Body Bible
This uplifting book is an Aladdin’s Cave of wisdom, practical information and techniques from myriad disciplines
This uplifting book is an Aladdin’s Cave of wisdom, practical information and techniques from myriad disciplines, brought together skilfully by Sally to provide us with a unique guidebook through the jungle to a healthier, happier life on the riverbank. Dip in and enjoy the pages, they are easy to navigate, providing you with tools, tailored to your personal needs, that you can use for the rest of your life. Finding the River is a truly empowering gem of a book.
Madison King, Madison's Medicine - www.midlifegoddess.ning.com www.madisonking.com