Universal Medicine: Practical applications in the workplace

Self-Care and the workplace

I have always been employed in professions working with and supporting people, one being a very large international chartered accountancy firm in the area of Human Resources. This position involved a lot of counselling and I had the true desire to support people, however I could feel I was getting exhausted and not taking care of myself. I was starting to feel I would burn out. In being honest, I could feel that the way I was in my work was not assisting others or myself – it was not sustainable.

Nothing within my training so far had talked about how I could support myself whilst supporting another. 

I started to look into organisations that provided training for therapies and found the work of Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine. I was pleased to find practical and simple ways of understanding the importance of self-care in developing connection with myself and others – and I applied this to my workplace practices.

Observing and exploring totally simple things like eating, sleeping, how I felt in my body, how I expressed myself, what energy I was bringing to the workplace (my clients).  As I have felt inspired by the simple choices Serge makes in living a very healthy and loving life, the integrity, consistency and care that I now choose to live with daily has an effect on what I am delivering to clients. 

I now offer the support I always wanted to give others without feeling the drain I used to feel. 

I have always felt within myself that our thoughts, our actions, our choices on a daily basis all have an impact on our health and on others around us.   I have felt supported in this through the exceptionally high standard of ethics required by the Esoteric Practitioners Association (EPA)*.

Universal Medicine is the only organisation I felt professionally ticked all the boxes and offered the same level of integrity I myself wanted to offer my clients.

by Katie Walls, Australia

* The EPA (Esoteric Practitioners Association) is the internal accreditation arm of Universal Medicine. It was instigated by Universal Medicine to monitor and accredit the modalities that were founded by Universal Medicine. 


547 thoughts on “Universal Medicine: Practical applications in the workplace

  1. At work it is normal to drink endless cups of tea and coffee particularly during meetings, work days often finish late sometimes for genuine reasons and sometimes because we want to ‘look good’ for management to show we are committed to our jobs. But what if commitment looked very different and it was the quality of the work we did that mattered and not the quantity. What if our first commitment was to ourselves, to nourish and nurture ourselves to the best of our ability so that we were then able to deliver without the drive? What would the workplace look like then?

  2. Katie I too work in the teaching profession where I got burnt out and actually left thinking I would never return. I am now back and enjoying my job more than ever because I have made self-care one of my top priorities, and can now offer support to others who may be feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.

  3. ” Nothing within my training so far had talked about how I could support myself whilst supporting another. ”
    This is nearly true of all work situations , once one complies with whats needed at work , then the condition of the worker is not taken into regard or supported. Burn out is nearly part of life now , but thankfully universal medicine has brought truth to this condition and therefore does not need to come to pass.

  4. The inspiration on offer from the wisdom shared by Universal Medicine, is that the way we live is our medicine. We can learn and understand so much more from our bodies when we take a moment to listen and appreciates it’s conversations. When we see that no matter what or where we are in or lives it is the quality in which we move in makes a huge difference to how we are with people, in our workplace and with our families we begin to see that everything in our lives affects everything else and that is a key to how we live everyday.

  5. It makes sense right! What we eat, what we drink, how we think about ourselves and others, how we take care of ourselves, how and when we go to sleep will all affect us. Yet when I was looking to improve my health none of this was so simply and easily explained as Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine explain it and nothing is left out .. meaning all bases are covered AND Serge and Universal Medicine live what they present there is no do this but behind closed doors they live differently. It is truly truly refreshing to have this teaching and reflection and so needed as all change within the world first has to come from within ourselves and how we are living.

  6. ” I now offer the support I always wanted to give others without feeling the drain I used to feel”. This is so wonderful, for now your clients and who ever you meet will learn, to support someone is not “the giving” of your self , but the expression of your living self.

  7. Identifying the resources that truly work for humans is more difficult than selecting human resources. Yet, human resources have to identify and support what truly supports the working people.

  8. ” I could feel that the way I was in my work was not assisting others or myself – it was not sustainable.”
    This is so important Katie as life is not about being drained and feeling tired, life itself is self sustaining if lived from the truth of who we are, as lived and explained by Universal Medicine.

  9. I couldn’t agree more with what has been offered in this blog. I would not be able to support my staff in the way I do, if I was not educated about self-care, due to the workshops, sessions and retreats that are offered by Universal Medicine. It truly is a model that can be applied in every work place.

  10. If it weren’t for the practical and deeply loving inspiration from Universal Medicine I doubt I’d be enjoying my two jobs as much as I do with very little draining to my body. It’s not without it’s imperfections but before Universal Medicine I couldn’t even cope with 3 days a week nevermind 50/60 hours a week.

  11. What you share here Katie makes so much sense and what’s more is that it is a way of living for ourselves and working that is very possible to implement in any of our lives. For really, what kind of support are we offering in our workplace if we leave caring and supporting ourselves behind?

  12. Most people want to deliver good service to their fellow colleagues and clients. But it seems that nobody knows that giving true service to others starts with really caring for ourselves, by e.g. eating the right foods, at the right times, sleeping on the right times and generally taking care of ourselves. It is so simple, but still a part of our education to learn to take care of ourselves.

    1. Well said Willem – it is a basic foundation to care for self, but when that is neglected there is not much we have to offer others as our qualities lie dormant within until such time that we value them and care deeply for ourselves so that these qualities can then be ‘unleashed’ and shared amongst us all. There is a purpose to self care that is deeper than self, as it is is a care for all and equally so.

  13. What Universal Medicine reflects is that to live a full, vital life with integrity, joy and love, is incredibly simple. It is common sense that we have buried under layers of complication, so it can seem hard to reconnect to, but if we let our body show us the way, we can easily remember.

  14. Taking care of ourselves is one of the very basic fundamentals of life – and it massively effects what we can contribute to society. If we care for ourselves deeply then we have so much more to give and share, otherwise it’s a bit like running a car on an empty fuel tank, you want to go there you just don’t have the means to do it.

  15. How important is self care as foundation for anything that we do! No different to being in an airplane when the emergency oxygen masks get dropped – first you must put the mask on yourself before you can put it on another – for of what use are you to others if you cannot breath yourself!? And self care is similar in terms of what you can truly offer another is far far greater if you have cared more deeply for yourself. This is a great reminder for me, as it also exposes the fact that the more we grow and the deeper our care can go with ourselves and evolve, then so do does the capacity of what we bring to others deepen and unfold too… a never ending process!

  16. When we put others first and give from an emptiness, then not only do we deplete ourselves, but we also build resentment which weighs us down tremendously! But when we treat ourselves and another equally, then we allow the equality to deepen into the care that then supports both parties.

  17. The EPA stands for the integrity of energetic responsibility by each individual. Serving the clients from the Way of Livingness they are choosing to live from. This membership and or practitionership is not based on knowlegde but the livingness you provide. It is the quality of living that you bring into practice in whatever way you have chosen to bring it. A profound standard given by the EPA Code of Ethics, that is simply sharing the love you are in a everyday livingness with humanity and society.

  18. Crazy that as a HR professional you are not taught to take care of your self. Unfortunately you are not the only one, this is world wide HR problem: the people who ought to take care of other people are not able to take care of themselves.

  19. To me it is mind boggling that none of us could see the obvious truth that you cannot care for another unless we care for ourselves first, until Serge Benhayon spelled this out for us.

  20. There is something exquisite in the Code of Conduct by the EPA. It holds no one to ransom, it does not demand a single thing. It honours each person for making their choices, and it supports you in doing so.

  21. The business model set by Universal Medicine is totally mind blowing and different that any I have ever came across or heard of. In fact, we are shown that a business is by and from and about people – not by words but by livingness.

  22. ‘Universal Medicine is the only organisation I felt professionally ticked all the boxes and offered the same level of integrity I myself wanted to offer my clients.’ I agree, having worked within a Code of Practice of a Counselling Association which was pretty thorough, it was only based on the client-counsellor interactions, there was no mention of how the counsellor lived day to day even though that will naturally affect every interaction they have with clients.

  23. Super simple and super clear. Once I also was on the brink of a burn-out. Without even realizing it! A doctor had to tell me that I was about to have burn-out. The reason that I did not feel the near-burnout was that I lived in my head, so that I wasn’t able to feel my body.

  24. It is very easy to burnout when we offer counselling support to others if we do not take great care to support ourselves and stay detached. Not heartless, not cold, but fully present, reading the energy that is there to be read and allowing our awareness of what we feel to develop and guide our responses. Only by staying fully present and not being sucked into emotional dramas can we truly support another.

  25. ” Observing and exploring totally simple things like eating, sleeping, how I felt in my body, how I expressed myself, what energy I was bringing to the workplace ”
    Yes its incredible how important these simple factors are and how they impact our lives and the way we work.

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