Discover the glistening diamond within you

2017-01-25 06:01
Farah Manjoo, the founder of Baraaqa Photo: supplied

Farah Manjoo, the founder of Baraaqa Photo: supplied

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WE often do not realise our true worth and shining potential.
We hide behind the scenes watching others flourish into their greatness.
We seem to lack self belief and confidence in our own ability.
When was the last time you acknowledged your own strengths and gave yourself recognition for your efforts? We are sometimes too afraid to succeed and aspire towards our dreams, so we become complacent and comfortable with where we are.
This fear of failure holds us back in life and creates a feeling of stagnation. How long are you going to live in a cocoon remaining a caterpillar?
Prepare your wings for flying because your time as a caterpillar has come to an end.
The opportunity has arrived to transform you into a beautiful, fully fledged, colourful butterfly who knows no boundaries in attaining its full potential and greatness.

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”
‘Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.’ Napolean Hill.

So often, the essence of who we are gets hidden beneath layers of negativity and emotional shut downs.
That shining potential that we once possessed becomes dull and non-existent, and we lose ourselves in the process.
Do not despair because there is still hope for a brighter tomorrow. What was lost cannot be regained; however, it can be rediscovered.
So discover the glistening diamond within you, and let it shine! Your diamond is the symbol of your essence and true authentic self, and when you commit to inner transformation, your whole world will begin to light up, ‘Baraaqa’- which means to ‘sparkle’ in Arabic.

You can unlock your inner potential by making positive shifts within yourself through the techniques of the JOURNEY and BRAIN GYM.
These tap into the subconscious mind and assist in clearing out emotional baggage, long standing negative issues and belief systems that have held you back from allowing your full potential to flourish.

Journey therapy allows the body to facilitate healing and release at a cellular level, dealing with past trauma and depression, resulting in inner transformation and emotional well being.
The Journey was pioneered by Brandon Bays who healed naturally from a large tumour without the use of drugs or surgery. Her Journey work is globally recognised.
It works quickly to awaken you to your limitless potential so you can achieve success in every area of your life.
The Journey is a therapeutic process, a closed eye visualisation, which assists one to gain access to stored repressed cell memories of painful past experiences. These cell memories drive our behaviour, actions, and belief systems that are often played out unconsciously. The Journey process facilitates a person accessing the repressed cell memories by emptying out and expressing the stored pain thus allowing forgiveness to take place. This then enables the body to go about the process of healing naturally and one’s true potential begins to shine. The techniques of the Journey are phenomenal as it facilitates healing on all levels (mind and body) to release past trauma.
They have been proven to be highly effective for depression, abuse, relationship issues, phobias and bereavement.
The results of these tools are unbelievable and one must experience it first hand to believe it.
I personally felt more relaxed and at ease after completing my first Journey session and have never looked back since.

Brain Gym and balances are part of a comprehensive personal development programme called ‘Educational Kinesiology.’ This brings movement and learning together in a wonderful system, which allows us to challenge any learning barrier and progress towards our goal. We often feel that children need to sit still and learn.
Well, the opposite is actually true because the brain is switched on through movement - memory, concentration and focus is more effective.
Brain Gym movements and balances improve the quality of your daily life.
Anyone can benefit from these tools - children of all ages, adults and senior citizens.
Brain Gym builds, enhances and restores the natural neurological pathways in the brain and body to enhance new learning.
Rewire your brain with Brain Gym to activate optimal academic and sports performance potential with ease and confidence.
Brain assessments enable one to gain a better understanding of one’s brain type.
A balance between both hemispheres of the brain can be attained via regular practice of the 26 highly skilled Brain Gym movements.
Enjoy better physical health, mental energy and vitality when you incorporate Brain Gym movements and balances into your daily routine.
It offers hope to students who are suffering from learning disabilities (dyslexia, ADD and ADHD), low motivation or lack of self esteem.
Many of these barriers can effectively be addressed without the use of mood altering medications. Brain Gym tools allow professionals to perform at their optimum in a stressful job environment.
We perform at our best and achieve greater excellence in all areas of our life when we are stress-free.

These cutting edge skills will leave you feeling liberated from the bondage you have placed yourself in.

You will gain the confidence to deal with challenges, thereby cultivating the inner qualities of self esteem, self love and self respect.
This amazing “new you” will have a ripple effect on those around you because your healing also impacts on your loved ones.
Parenting will be more enjoyable and effortless because you will get better cooperation from your children once you transform yourself.
You will have the tolerance to deal with difficult people and will be more capable of showing compassion and forgiveness whole heartedly.
More harmonious relationships will be built, thus maintaining clear boundaries, mutual understanding and respect.
You will have the strength and courage to say no to abuse and indignity.
You will be more empowered to stand your ground and assert yourself positively.
You will learn how to communicate effectively, to overcome the fear of public speaking and express your thoughts easily and confidently.
Take charge of your life by reprogramming yourself with positive behavioural patterns and inner resources, thereby clearing out negative habits.
Finally, procrastination will be a thing of the past. Redefine yourself and gain more focus, direction and clarity on decision making. Soar towards your dreams and goals with confidence and ease!

Move from ‘victim’ to ‘victor’ and build the life you really want.
Life skills coaching gives you the opportunity to bridge the gap from where you are in your life to where you see yourself in the future, and paves the way to get there effortlessly.
Set your goals and watch how they manifest by following a step by step vision quest guide, and plant the seeds for your perfect FUTURE.

I have designed special programmes for students in senior and FET phases.
These include super effective learning strategies, study methods, reading and writing skills.
This programme assists pupils to select the best learning styles that suit their personality trait, brain type and unique strengths.
I incorporate the VAKT (visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile) technique from the Brain Gym to stimulate all the senses allowing whole brain learning to take place. The exam preparation programme includes skills on planning, time management, revision techniques, mental de-cluttering and stress reduction.
This programme assists students in gaining better organisational skills, thus attaining peak performance stress-free.

The various services that I offer can be incorporated in a single session for your personal needs, or package sessions can also be arranged to offer you the best healing opportunity and empowerment.
From my experience, the Journey and Brain Gym have complimented each other very well in package sessions. Once the mind and body are healed, one can attain the courage to move forward in life harmoniously.
My services are open to people of all religions and from all walks of life.

FET phase student workshops and motivational talks will soon take place at schools.

Character building workshops for children (under 13) using the various tools mentioned will be commencing in February.

My passion is facilitating the healing of children, students and women.
I derive great joy watching a child transform into a beautiful butterfly, unlocking their true potential and turning their weaknesses into strengths.
I have realised over the years working with children that clearing their emotional issues results in a great improvement in their academic success.
I enjoy bringing out the best in people, especially in children as it heals the inner child within me.
I feel that building the foundation of a happy childhood is the best gift and future investment that a parent can give their child.
I also feel a strong inclination towards empowering women and assisting them in finding the diamond within them, thereby claiming their power and self dignity.
I uplift women of all ages and coach new brides and expectant mothers in order to inculcate the quality of resilience, allowing them to bounce back even stronger.
I view myself as an eternal student thirsty for new beneficial knowledge and skills.
I always feel that there is no end to learning as the sky is the limit.
I have recently gained international accreditation with The Journey, allowing me to do Skype sessions globally and I have been chosen as a recommended practitioner on the international website.
It a great honour to be given this opportunity to reach out and make a difference to people all over the world and from all walks of life. (Journey website: Being a mother of three beautiful children, people have often asked me how I manage studying and maintaining a home yet still have time to embark on a career.
Well, my secret is my heartfelt desire to improve myself and be the best in everything I do, bringing out happiness and joy, which is my true essence.
With all the Journey work, Brain Gym and coaching skills that I acquired over the last five years I was able to manifest the life I wanted for myself.
I feel blessed and tremendously grateful to the creator for making it possible.

I would like to thank the Manjoo family for their unconditional love and support, and my amazing husband, Mohamed Manjoo for believing in me and giving me the freedom to choose my own path.
I dedicate my sacred service to my beloved daughter Masiha, who inspired me to embark on my own journey of healing and hence pursue my dream career.
I feel a deep sense of gratitude to my cosmic family and beautiful friends who tread the path together with me on my journey of finding my own inner diamond!
-Farah Manjoo

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