Are you living and eating in a healthy manner? Do you have enough variety in your cooking? Is your food consistently delicious and dynamic? Do you sometimes feel tired, fatigued, or stressed? Are you at your ideal weight? Do you have a common condition or chronic disorder that medical treatment fails to relieve? Are you experiencing physical, emotional or spiritual problems that might have a dietary foundation? This type of consultation may advise you in these questions.
What to Expect
Personal health and way of life consultations can help to maintain an optimal feeling well-being, revealing how the healing power of food can be used to improve sickness or chronic disease. During a consultation, you will review your lifestyle, eating habits, health problems, and goals with an experienced macrobiotic teacher and counsellor. Our counsellors are trained in diagnostic methods from Eastern and Western traditions that can often identify imbalances long before they appear in standard health examinations. You will be provided with comprehensive dietary and lifestyle guidelines tailored to your condition and situation. It includes recommendations for your daily diet and physical exercise, as well as special dishes, medicinal drinks, and compresses or other home remedies if necessary.
A consultation is recommended for anyone who has personal health questions and wishes to review their current condition. It is especially beneficial for beginning macrobiotic practitioners, as well as more experienced macrobiotic friends, as our understanding and practice need constant refinement to balance ever changing atmospheric, climatic, seasonal, social, and personal conditions.
A counselling appointment can usually be made within one week or during your stay at one of the Kushi Institute of Europe’s programs or workshops. The consultation takes place at our office in central Amsterdam, easily reachable by public transport. A consultation generally takes 1 - 2 ½ hours. In the event you cannot come to the office, a counsellor may be available to visit you at your home. It is also possible to have a consultation in written form or by email. Consultations are available during the international study weeks that take place in Amsterdam or during the summer conference.
For personal development, we recommend you read books and articles on macrobiotics, or take part in the following: Art of Life School, Art of Cooking School, Women’s Health, Summer Conference, Public Cooking Classes, Workshops, or Lectures.
Booking an Appointment
Please contact the office to book an appointment (for which you will be sent a diet and health history questionnaire to fill out) or for information on costs and special arrangements.
The Kushi Institute of Europe office
Note: The Kushi Institute of Europe’s programs and services, as well as information on the Kushi Institute of Europe’s web pages, are educational in nature and are not intended to take the place of personalized medical counselling, diagnosis, or treatment.