My weird and wonderful experience of Bars and Access Consciousness

As a start to my personal wellbeing project to re-prioritise my self-care I attended an Introduction to Bars course and an Access Consciousness ‘Being Your Life’ course delivered by Jessica Summers.

Here is how it went…


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The images I experienced

I thought I would share the images that came up to me when I was being gifted Bars (gifted seems to be the term used in the Bars world) and in the process of the Being Your Life course. Make of them what you will! I’m not sure what to make of them myself just yet.

The first image that came to my mind during Bars was a still sideways image of a water droplet creating ripples in a pool. It was a vivid image but it passed by quickly.

A memory that came back to me was a time when I had stood up for myself in a way that was really out of character for me (I was actually telling someone where to go and it was in quite a public place).

The images that came to me in the Being Your Life course were partially guided and we were asked to imagine a ball of energy in front of us. This is similar to an image I already use sometimes for emotional regulation but in this image the ball exploded like a supernova.

I also recalled a dream I had a number of years ago, which was very random and vivid. I hadn’t thought about this dream for years and it was one of those dreams you wake up from and wonder how the hell your brain came up with it!

The sense of it was about expansion and connecting with something bigger and to me it was visually beautiful.




My reflections after the course

I’m not sure I can show all of my inner workings but here are 3 key reflections that I have come away with:

  • It is OK to explore and not to know all of the answers. If I follow my curiosity and interests, I can form my own path.
  • If I am ‘doing’, it is usually a means to an end. If I am ‘being’, it is an end in itself.
  • My power is in kindness.


I am aware that reading this back, it all sounds a little bit bonkers (particularly if you haven’t watched the video) but my idea was to share with you my experiences of different methods of self care and wellbeing and here it is!


What next

I plan to book in an appointment to get my Bars run and see what happens in a full session! Meanwhile, I would love to explore and experience some other forms of therapy (holistic or otherwise).


If you are a practitioner and you would like a review of your therapy and you are happy for me to write a blog about it, please do get in touch!

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I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR therapist, mum of 2 awesome children and founder of Lemon Squeezy Wellbeing! I offer wellbeing workshops and guided relaxation sessions to workplaces in Bradford, Calderdale and Kirklees.

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