My New Project: The Irish Holistic Directory

My Blog posts have fallen off as of recently and I think the main reason is that I don’t have a project to tackle. In my previous posts I have taken a look at some of the pet peeves, like my annoyance at  gurus like Eckhart Tolle or frauds like Sally Morgan, that I have and  tried to stay topical but I don’t think that’s really what people are interested in. So I came up with a solution. I am going to try and pick apart the Directory for Holistic Practitioners and the therapies they have up on their site. Here is the list as it appeared on their site at the time of this post:

5 Rhythms Dancing

Abundance

Access Bars

Accredited Supervisor

ACT (Acceptance and CommittTherapy)

Active Birth

Acupressure

Acupuncture

Acupuncture Supplies

Addiction Counselling

Alexander Technique

Allergy Testing

Amatsu

Angel Card Reading

Angel Healing

Angel Readings

Angel Shop

Angel Workshops

Animal Healing

Animal Kinesiology

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy and Healing Massage

Art Therapy

Artists Way Workshops

Assertiveness Training

Astrology

Aura Imagery

Aura Photography

Aura Soma

Autogenic Training

Ayurveda

Baby Massage1

Baby Sign Language

Bach Flower and Bush Remedies

Beauty Therapy

Bi-aura

Bio-Energy/Healing

Biodynamic Massage

Biodynamic Psychotherapy

Biofeedback1

Body Harmony1

BodyTalk System

Bootcamp classes

Bowen Technique

Brainwave Optimization

Brennan Healing Science

Bush Flower Essences

Career Evaluation

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Chakras

Chi Kung

Chiropractic

Coaching

Colonic Irrigation

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Counselling

Cranio-sacral

Creative Dance

Crystals

Cupping

Cutting the Ties

Dance

Dance Movement Therapy

Deep Tissue Massage

Divining

Divining for Water

Dorn Method

Dowsing

Dream Interpretation

Dry Needling

Ear Candling

EFT Emotional Freedom Technique

EMDR

Emotrance

Energy Healing

Energy Pschology

Enneagram

Equine kinesiology

Equine Touch for Horses

Feldenkrais Method

Feng Shui

Fertility Treatment

Food Intolerance Testing

Geopathic Stress

Gestalt

Gift Vouchers

Hair Mineral Analysis

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage

Healing

Healing Massage

Healthfood

Heavy Metal Detoxification

Herbalist

Holistic Law

Holistic Massage

Holistic Pet Products

Home Birth

Homeopathy

Hot Stone Massage

Human Givens Therapy

Human Infrastructure Healing

Hypno-Band Weight Loss System

HypnoBirthing

Hypnosis

Hypnosis for Birth

Hypnotherapy

Indian Head Massage

Infant Massage

Integrated Energy Therapy (IET)

Iridology

Kinesiology

Laser Therapy

Laser Weight loss

Law of Attraction

Life Coaching

Lomi Lomi Hawaian massage

Louise Hay

Loving Relationships Training (LRT)

Magnified Healing

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Martial Arts

Massage Therapy

Medical Doctor

Meditation

Medium

META-Medicine

Metamorphic Technique

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Meditation

Moxibustion

Naturopathy

NLP (NeuroLinguistic Programming)

Numerology

Nutrition

Osteopathy

Pain Management

Palmistry

Panic Attacks

Parenting

Past Life Regression

Personal Fitness

Personal Training

Physical Therapy

Physiotherapy

Phytobiophysics

Phytotherapy

Pilates

Play Therapy

Polarity Therapy

Pranic Healing

Pregnancy Massage

Prenatal Pilates

Prenatal Yoga

Primal Integration

Primal Integration Facilitation

Psych K

PSYCH K facilitator

Psychic

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Psychologist

Psychotherapy

Qi gong

Quantum Touch

Raynors Massage

Rebirthing

Reconnective Healing

Reflexology

Regression Therapy

Reiki

Retreats

Rolfing

Scenar Therapy

Seichem

Sexuality Issues

Shamanism

Shen

Shiatsu

Smoking Cessation

Soul Retrieval

Sound Therapy

Spiritual Healing

Sports Massage

Stop Smoking

Stress Management

Structural Integration

Swedish Massage

Tai Chi

Tantra

Tapas Acupressure

Tarot

Thai Massage

Thai Yoga Massage

The Secret

Theta Healing

Thought Field Therapy (TFT)

Time Line Therapy

Touch For Health

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Transference healing

Transpersonal Psychotherapy

Tui Na Massage (Chinese Massage)

Unconditional Energy VibratiWorkshop

Weight Loss

Weight Management

Workshops

Yoga

Yoga Therapy

Zero Balancing

Zumba

 

 

 

Yes, I know it’s a LOT of bollox to put up on one site and a lots of these ‘therapies’ will probably be loafed together rather than given a whole post but I think I can eventually get through it. The idea is that I, and hopefully you, get a better understanding of the some of the crap that’s being peddled right under our noses that mightn’t get the attention that Homeopathy or Reiki get and believe me, even a brief glance at some of the magic potions on offer shows you there is no shortage of magical nonsense to throw your money at.

The plan is for a post every week tackling one or more of the therapies and each one will be chosen at random until I get through the list. I have started with Access Bars as my first post and I will post it by the end of this week. (Believe me, it’s a doosie). Any comments or feedback would be really appreciated and I mean on the posts themselves or on whether you think this is a good idea.

 Note: There are some legitimate therapies here which have the support of scientific assessment/evidence and unlike the majority of the practices they also hold a grain of plausibility too. Weight Loss and Psychotherapy are mentioned in the list and you would be at a loss to find fault in them unless you’re a feeder or a Scientologist respectively. These topics I will only touch on as they have a weight of evidence surrounding them that is hard to contest and the point of this blog is to show the crap out there and unfortunately that’s a big enough task as it stands.

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