Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you’re depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days.


It could be described as a way in which a part of one’s unconscious mind tries to close down to protect itself from some aspects of reality so as not to be overloaded.

Sometimes there is a case for stepping back from difficulties and being able to have the time and space time to re-evaluate where you are in your life, where you are going and how you are going to get there. This response may sometimes be of value, but it is also associated with many dangers. If it becomes habituated, it can be like being locked into a kind of nightmarish prison. It blocks out ones sensitivity and awareness of all the positive life enhancing qualities of beauty, humour, love, gratitude, sensitivity, nature, the rest of the world and communication with others; all of which are important, necessary ingredients to provide the sustenance for a happy fulfilling life.


It is the nervous system which mediates between all the inputs and outputs of physical, biochemical, mental and emotional aspects of life.


All living beings have the tendency to be whole, given the right conditions which are at the same time physical, biochemical, mental and emotional. We are all perfect inside. It is usually a combination of many different kinds of stresses, one on top of another, that exceeds the body’s ability to cope normally that causes part of our mind to shut down.


At the Reve Pavilion, using functional neurology we are able to asses and unravel many of these factors in measurable ways using natural approaches to heal, which are provided to help to create the right conditions to enable people to be more balanced, integrated and well so that they are more able confidently to find their way forward in life.