Lystra Holistic

LYSTRA

Holistic Health therapist & Reiki

About me

My name is Sara Holmström. Let me tell you a bit about my journey.

There's so much more to a person's story that doesn't always show up in an Instagram feed. That's why I'm so glad you're curious to learn a bit more about me and my journey. I hope it can inspire you on yours.

Finding long-term sustainable health

My focus is to help you find a long-term and sustainable way to achieve your health goals. I want your health to become a natural part of your everyday life and to help you achieve all your other life goals.

It could be that you're experiencing obvious symptoms of stress, such as headaches, anxiety, heart palpitations, numbness in body parts, poor memory, etc., or that you simply can't reach your weight goal, can't manage your IBS, or can't boost your energy levels. When we get these aspects in place and make them a natural part of your daily life, we have more energy to pursue our other life goals.

Sometimes you need help

You can make this journey on your own, everyone can, but sometimes you get stuck and need someone to show you the way and cheer you on. I've been on that journey myself and would love to help you on yours!

I'm a certified health and lifestyle therapist as well as a Reiki practitioner. This has given me a deep understanding of the various layers of the body, both in physical and energetic aspects, and how they interact to affect your health. For a long-term sustainable result, you should view the body as a whole where all parts influence each other. Diet and exercise are important components, but there are many other factors at play, such as sleep, thoughts, breathing, inflammation, energy, and the balance of vitamins and minerals, and so on. In other words, if you have your diet and exercise in place and you still aren't achieving the results you aim for, it might be one of these other factors holding you back.

Genom 6 månaders programmet HELP med grupcoaching hjälper jag människor att förstå och öka sin energi. Vi bygger en energiplan för att skapa en hållbar energinivå.

Health should be easy to understand!

My health journey

I've always been driven by helping, guiding, and supporting people on their life journeys. Getting them to think about what they want, what they're good at, how they can grow, and how they want to live their lives. I like to make people think, feel, and land in themselves.

But for many years, I was also driven by the desire to perform, regardless of the area. I worked overtime even though I wasn't paid for it and took on all the extra commitments offered. I was always a driving force in organizing various events and took charge of all areas at work that I saw needed to be sorted out, in addition to my assigned tasks. At the same time, I acted the same way in my personal life, ensuring that fun activities happened, exercising, and eating right. I maintained close contact with all friends, renovated apartments and houses, ran my own business, furthered my education, and had children. Finally, I tried to find time for personal development and for my partner.

I began experiencing daily brain fog, which made my thoughts and actions sluggish. Heart palpitations occurred several times a day. The lump in my stomach grew. Numbness in my arms and dizziness became common. My energy level dropped to zero, and the feeling of despair grew. It took many attempts before I managed to turn the feeling of stress around, but I eventually became friends with it.

Dare to pull the brakes

When you look at it in hindsight, it's easy to think, 'Why did I have to take on everything at once?' In most cases, it was actually me pushing myself, unable to stop. I wanted so much, and every task was so much fun. I was what they call a 'performance princess.

This way of life can work for a while, but it takes a toll on the body's resources, and you'll slowly develop more and more symptoms. These are clear signs from your body that it's starting to deplete its resources. Therefore, it's time for you to hit the brakes and change your lifestyle to maintain your health.

Why does a lifestyle change require perseverance?

In simple terms, there are primarily two parts that affect this.

Firstly, we are creatures of habit. Our neural pathways have programmed a way of acting and feeling. Imagine your habits as a skier. When you act and feel as you usually do, the skier is skiing on familiar slopes with groomed downhill tracks. The skier knows every turn, feeling, and speed that will come up on the way down. 

When you change habits, it's like letting the skier go down a new unfamiliar slope where they don't know all the turns, feelings, and the right speed. The slope might even be ungroomed. But with persistence, tracks will soon form in the new slope, and it will become just as familiar.

The second part is the feeling the skier gets from skiing down the slope, which triggers a release of hormones in the body. When you have experienced the same hormone rush enough times, your body starts to expect it. If it doesn't come, it feels empty, and you'll soon unconsciously seek situations that can give you the same feeling.

Breaking a habit is therefore largely about having the endurance to stick to new habits to create new neural pathways/ski tracks in the brain. You need to be willing to enjoy not getting the same hormone rush you're used to. It's about making space for something new and better for your health.

Make a conscious decision. How do you want to live your life?

Let's make this journey together!

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