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. 

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

  1. “I now offer the support I always wanted to give others without feeling the drain I used to feel” Serge Benhayon presents simple ways to care deeply for yourself so that you are not exhausted or drained by whatever work you chose to do.

  2. One day maybe we will be taught in school how to care deeply for ourselves. It would certainly change some of the exhaustion in society today, especially in women who have a tendency to look after everyone else but themselves. It makes no sense at all to care for others if we are not caring for ourselves first.

  3. ‘Nothing within my training so far had talked about how I could support myself whilst supporting another.’ This was my experience also. It should be fundamental training for us all in the work place and is relevant for all.

  4. “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“ – this really just exposes the level of compromise we have been allowing as acceptable. We might like to think we are being “understanding” but we are just finding comfort in each other’s complacency when we don’t even ask ourselves perhaps there’s another way.

  5. ‘Nothing within my training so far had talked about how I could support myself whilst supporting another.’ This is a fundamental point that is missed in all our training in all our professions and also including within the family. By learning to take care of ourselves first it becomes much easier to take care of others… a simple equation that makes sense.

  6. Being able to apply practical self-care techniques in equally both our home and workplaces is vitally important to our health and well-being.

  7. We are starting to hear more about wellbeing in the workplace but we have only really just touched the surface with this. Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine have provided an incredible model in how we can be not only in our homes, relationships but also in our workplaces. It really is One Life …. living and being the same quality and way in every aspect of our life ✨

  8. Serge Benhayon and Universal Medicine are like the flight attendants talking the passengers through the safety procedures – they emphasise the importance of putting the oxygen mask first on you before you help others to do likewise, otherwise we could all perish in an accident. Serge applies this with common sense to every day life!

  9. Katie, I love how you have highlighted this world-wide epidemic of lack of support and self care for self in the workplace. This is the problem for many of us who can feel how much support is needed out in the world, and especially when we go into the ‘save the world’ approach. There is nothing wrong with being there ard supporting others, but the balance gets lost if we do not apply the support and care to ourselves first. A learning process for many of us.

  10. It is ironic that in a world where we now have so many support and care services, very few if any actually work on the self care and self support aspect when in fact this is the foundation for any lasting support for others.

    1. What I am seeing more and more Henrietta is how everything is a ‘tick box’ exercise including with support and care services. So on paper it looks good but in truth this is not being lived or there at all.

  11. Katie It is true what you say as I have also found that “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,” but not only clients all my family and friends too, in fact, everyone I meet gets to feel what it is like to live in a body that is not full of anger, sadness, bitterness etc., but a body of joy instead. This makes a huge difference to everyone lives.

  12. This is largely what Universal Medicine is about: “understanding the importance of self-care in developing connection with myself and others” – and add to that an amazing blend between a religion, a science and a philosophy, and you have an organisation with the ingredients and the livingness to change the world and inspire us all to work together.

  13. We have yet to understand how crucial self-care is in our daily lives and how it sets a foundation to everything we do.

  14. when we use words we do not live that we pretend living – is actually not evolving us. It is in the practical appliance of what we know to be true and to live it, no matter what amount this at this time is.

  15. Katie what you share here never gets ‘old’ The true meaning of self-care is a very needed message in the world today and by living it for ourselves others can see the benefits of it and be inspired. I have come a long long way in self-care through the teachings of Serge Benhayon and it truly has changed my life and those I work and live with in more ways than one.

    1. Spot on Fiona – this is so simple and so blatantly obvious yet so forgotten in our world that is focused on things outside of our body.

  16. Self care at work is the missed piece in our organisations. Thanks to Universal Medicine and its modalities, this is something that is gradually changing as many people are experiencing its benefits in their/our life and work.

  17. The support and integrity shown by Serge Benhayon is what we can all consider to be normal and sets a standard that will allow us the same transparency with an ability to also be deeply-humble-in-our-appreciativeness of living a True life.

  18. It makes sense that the way in which we work and how we are in other areas of our life all has an effect on us and others, and pushing our body to get through the day or to meet deadlines is very draining and does not support us in the long run. I appreciate more and more how the simple and practical tools we are able to choose to take responsibility for ourselves changes the quality in which we do or produce anything and is what truly matters.

  19. Self-care is a vital component of working with people and, more often than not, there needs to be some communication skills without necessarily being in a counselling setting. Yet, the responsibility of the body we bring to that conversation is really important because we can so easily ‘load’ conversations with our own history and complicate conversations that should be about supporting another.

  20. The ‘exceptionally high standard of ethics required by the Esoteric Practitioners Association (EPA)*’ supports everyone in all areas of life. I don’t practice the esoteric modalities but I do work and have the opportunity to support everyone I meet.

  21. There is something so simple about what Universal Medicine offers, practical, easily accessible tools for all that can be applied in your life and how those simple changes can change everything.

  22. So many want to truly support others, but the missing piece is supporting ourselves as until we do this we cannot in fact truly support others. Universal Medicine has been a huge support in providing simple tools which allow people to understand and support themselves in a real and practical way in their workplaces and in doing so of course then you’re more accessible and available to support others.

    1. Isn’t it interesting how we choose to self care depending on who it benefits. Sometimes, we will value ourselves, but all too often we do it to benefit another rather than ourselves because there is the perception that taking care of yourself is selfish.

  23. We spend a lot of time at work. If we come home feeling exhausted, we tend to want to wind down, do something to relieve the stress and exhaustion. The most common way people do this is through watching TV, drinking alcohol or binge eating to numb what we don’t want to feel. This often leaves you feeling even more exhausted and the cycle of exhaustion continues. By bringing self-care and self-nurture into our day, we get to feel what is supportive and what is not, and learn how to support our body to feel vital and ready for the day.

  24. I have heard of self-care in the workplace but every time it’s delivered by people I feel aren’t living what they are recommending so I never get the sense of whether this is possible, that was until I met Serge Benhayon and the Universal Medicine practitioners who do live this. I have long held the belief that looking after oneself is not possible in the workplace without being less efficient. What I’m starting to see is a whole different way of being is required that doesn’t take on board the demands, the stresses, the goals etc. and make them paramount, but observes all that is going on whilst delivering a quality that is amazing and, as a by product, does all that is required and some.

  25. In all a parts of life we are not taught to care for ourselves before we care for others. The draining we experience from placing others or activities before ourselves can occur in parenting, relationships of all descriptions, caring for others, and in every kind of workplace. It is absolutely not sustainable.

    1. Yes, I agree with you Melinda and also I have experienced the fastest way to feel exhausted is from reacting to situations or taking on emotional drama and issues.

  26. Beautiful Katie. ”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.”
    Its all in the way we live. Hence, it is living medicine, Universal Medicine.

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