A Guide to Intuitive Self-Care--Know Your Body, Live Consciously, and Nurture Your Spirit
This user-friendly guide gives straightforward and practical advice to anyone who wants a holistic approach to taking care of themselves naturally. Following the traditional framework of an anatomy book that explains each body system chapter-by-chapter, Pip Waller—an experienced practitioner and teacher—provides fundamental information and tips about exercise, diet, supplements, understanding and caring for your emotional and mental health, naturopathic principles from various traditions, and simple yet effective ways of working with spiritual energy. Based on the premise that an underlying vital force—which needs to be in balance for health to be fully present—animates all life, this book is designed to support and promote our inherent tendency toward wholeness and equilibrium. Each chapter includes fun recipes to enhance health and well-being.
About the Author
Pip Waller is an experienced medical herbalist and plant spirit medicine healer, writer and teacher. She lives in North Wales UK, in a small town on a beautiful river, surrounded by magical hills. She began her work as a holistic healthcare professional in 1987 and has been in continuous practice ever since. Waller is qualified in herbal medicine (joining the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in1989 after a four year training) and Plant Spirit Medicine (2005). She is also trained in therapeutic massage (since 1987), Reiki (1994,1995 and 2000), and some shamanic techniques (1998).
Waller is the author of two books: Holistic Anatomy: An Integrative Guide to the Human Body (2010), which came out of her many years of teaching anatomy to students of holistic medicine and The Herbal Handbook of Home and Health (2015), a book of 501 plant based recipes for everything from medicines and personal care products to green cleaning products, foods, drinks, and string (yes really, string!).
—Matthew Wood, author of The Book of Herbal Wisdom and The Earthwise Herbal
“Deeply Holistic is an incredible resource. Pip writes with a gentle wisdom that infuses the pages with her deep knowledge in a most accessible way. A great book for anyone wanting to understand the workings of the body more fully and discover ways in which they can care for their own body, mind, and spirit more holistically.”
—Rachel Corby, author of Rewild Yourself and The Medicine Garden
“What a feat! [Waller] writes such a warm, comprehensive, and contemporary guide to living healthily in the widest sense, embracing a wonderfully insightful and compassionate view of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual selves. I thoroughly recommend this book to accompany anyone on a journey to health and self-healing.”
—Anne McIntyre, fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, member of the Ayurvedic Practitioners’ Association, and author of The Ayurveda Bible
“Deeply Holistic is a highly engaging and well-written book on how we as human beings function. I especially like how Pip has interwoven the self-care element, which is clearly laid out and easily accessible. I shall certainly be dipping into this book with my massage and anatomy and physiology students and clients. I would highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in human health and happiness”
—Celine Samson, founder of Tonic Mind Body
“Deeply Holistic is a map to optimal health and well-being where you are the explorer. It is filled with fabulous recipes and fun exercises that nourish the body, mind, and spirit.”
—Lucy Harmer, Celtic Shamanic High Priestess and author of Discover Your Spirit Animal: The Wisdom of the Shamans and Shamanic Astrology: Understanding Your Spirit Animal Sign
“This is a much-needed manual for holistic living! It is one of the few books I’ve read that is genuinely holistic and very balanced in its orientation—drawing from both scientific understanding and traditional wisdom while free of the many fads that are popular in the health literature these days. I will definitely be recommending Deeply Holistic to my clients and students.”
—Michael Vertolli, director of the Living Earth School of Herbalism
“Reading Deeply Holistic is an awe-inspiring, spiritual experience. Waller not only inspires the genuine desire to tend, heal, and care for the self—what a beautiful gift —but also provides the necessary tools to take vibrant health into your own hands.”
—Savannah Clayton, holistic health coach at Nourish Shakti
“Pip Waller’s previous book, Holistic Anatomy, filled a valuable gap between the world of the anatomist and the world of the therapist; this equally important book takes these themes one stage further with practical advice around holistic health and wellbeing for practitioner and student alike. It’s a book I will be recommending to my students.”
—Jessica Garbett, owner of Yinspire Yoga
“A deep and gracious dive into body-mind-spirit healing. Read, implement, and
transform yourself back to whole.”
—Paula Youmell, RN, Wise Woman Nurse®, author of Hands on
Health and coauthor of Weaving Healing Wisdom