Upward Spiral is a space for healing and transformation, both the space within ourselves and also a physical space where people can go to discover, be, and become who they are.
We are a community center in our home of Tampa, FL, a space where individuals can come together to support each other’s healing while working on their own transformation. The truth is we are all in this together, but we must do our own part. We’ve come this far, as Herman Hesse says, but there still remains much to learn.
When was the last time you laughed? Not just LOL but literally had an out-loud laugh?
Laughter is a part of our lifestyle at Upward Spiral because it’s in that rare category of both feeling good and being good for your health. How often does THAT happen!? This is why we are making laughter a standard part of our preventative medicine.
Do you ever have those moments where you just feel like everything is shutting down? We recently discovered a whole new trick to overcoming the feeling of "just can't do it anymore."
Do you ever have a day when you just can’t get yourself moving? Or maybe sometimes you feel out-of-touch and in a daze? Ginger essential oil is one of our favorite remedies for weariness of all kinds.
Have you been introduced to essential oils and now have “essential oil fever?” It’s easy to get overwhelmed with so many choices and not know where to start. Check out our Beginner’s Shopping List for some ideas of where to begin.
Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) creates the space for the ease of transition. Whether it is letting go of a relationship, an aspect of yourself, or this next breath, Cypress can help you emerge out of the cycle of being both ready to start but afraid to try.
Bring joy back into your life by adding simple actions that create greater meaning through turning your routines into rituals. Watch Nyssa share about turning your next shower into an aromatic experience.
Rosemary is dynamically positioned between both the past and the future. It calls us to remember the past, sometimes conjuring up memories that had once been forgotten or reframing ones that had become haunting to the tired mind. But Rosemary also propels us into future activity by giving us the courage to power over obstacles to free creative expression in the world.
One of the simplest ways to start the year with an Upward Spiral is Aromatherapy! Have you ever walked into a shop or a home and suddenly had an incredibly specific memory of a time or place where you have smelled that exact smell? By employing aromatherapy techniques, we will show you how to use that natural tendency to boost your retention during study sessions!
“Effective teaching may be the hardest job there is.” -William Glasser
Here are a few reasons why we want to get more teachers on our massage tables this month.
Geranium's scent is strongly herbaceous with floral undertones. Like a soft brush, geranium sweeps the dust of the psyche away, helping to ease anxiety, allay fears, and refocus attention.