Meet Mal Weeraratne – Author of Emotional Detox through Bodywork and Pioneer of the “Tantric Journey”

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For well over 20 years Mal Weeraratne has been working as a Tantra Practitioner and has been pursuing his own development and research into emotional release through body therapy. With vast extensive experience in the field of tantra, bodywork and other healing modalities for nearly three decades, Mal Weeraratne achieved the renowned accolade of becoming the first Certified Tantra Educator in the UK, from Source School of Tantra, U.S.A.

Meet Mal Weeraratne – Author of Emotional Detox through Bodywork and Pioneer of the “Tantric Journey”

Meet Mal Weeraratne – Author of Emotional Detox through Bodywork and Pioneer of the “Tantric Journey”

For those who do not know you; can you please introduce yourself?

I am Mal Weeraratne and I am the author of Emotional Detox through Bodywork. I am also the pioneer of a technique known as Tantric Journey which harnesses slow Tantric / Tao bodywork performed in a safe and sacred environment with other techniques including deep breathing, soul connection , Tao life pulse techniques and other holistic therapies that results in the effective release of negative emotions held deep within the bodies cellular memory and restores equilibrium to the body, mind and spirit.

When was the Tantric Journey started? and how long have you been involved in the field of Human Sexuality ?  

Tantric Journey was started in 1994 and for the past 25 years I have been developing groundbreaking trauma release technique through Tantric and Tao bodywork

What is unique about the Tantric Journey and your mission? What was your inspiration?  

My work is all about helping people to gain release from negative trauma and positively transform their life. Allowing them to cast off negativity and begin living life blissfully. I believe people have a great capability for living life with overwhelming joy and put simply my work removes the emotional blockages that stop the embodiment of this joy.

My inspiration for this work came when my wife owned a beauty salon and I saw so many clients unhappy and emotionally distraught, I realized that a lot of clients were weighed down heavily by past traumas that they just could shake off. They talked about therapy, counseling and anti-depressants, but it seemed all of these things just helped them to get by in life. I felt that just surviving in life wasn’t enough and I wondered if there was a treatment that could help people to cast of their negative emotions and start celebrating life again.

I embarked on a quest to understand emotional blockages and to learn techniques to release them. My hunger for knowledge led me to travel around the world and learn under the tuition of various pioneers and experts leading to me becoming a certified Tantra educator.

On a daily basis I work in order to help individuals get past a state of survival and live life to its fullest potential. Life is supposed to be more than just existing, yet when many of my clients come for an initial treatment session with me they talk about, ‘getting through the day’ and ‘running on empty’. Life  should be joyous and rich and each day should be a celebration, that ends with gratitude for the special memories and happy moments.

What kind of customers do you work with at the We Clinic London?

My clients vary so much. I have treated over 3500 clients from all walks of life. I have treated women from around the world  and they have ranged from celebrities to leading executives, models and wealthy aristocrats through to nuns, single parents, those with no formal education and those in financial difficulties. There is no typical client and I have treated people from 21 years of age through to 80 years of age. Every client is unique and their traumas and stories are diverse, but the thing all my clients have in common is the desire to let go of personal trauma, emotional blockages and negative emotions; in order to move their life forward.

We noticed We Clinic London is much more than just an eastern medical practice but also positioned for providing alternative solutions like infertility, Assisting IVF treatment, Weight loss, skin rejuvenation, chronic and acute pain management   

My work fits into the We Clinic beautifully as I combine ancient Eastern knowledge with cutting edge Western research into trauma and emotional release, at Harley Street I work under the banner of holistic sex therapist  using Tantric and Tao bodywork.

Meet Mal Weeraratne – Author of Emotional Detox through Bodywork and Pioneer of the “Tantric Journey”

Meet Mal Weeraratne – Author of Emotional Detox through Bodywork and Pioneer of the “Tantric Journey”

What is the biggest lesson that you have learned since you started Tantric Journey – your School of Healing and Awakening ?  

Every time I treat a client I always say that they are the teacher and I their student, because it is always the clients unique healing journey and no two journeys will ever be the same.  It is important to remember that I am just a facilitator for the healing, I have the knowledge and skill to hold the space for the client so that they can take their unique healing journey.  Over the years of working I have learned so much, but the biggest lesson I have learned is to take time and allow time for the client to heal at their own pace and to be flexible enough to adapt and change, because if you work with the ego it doesn’t work.  

What is the biggest challenge you have overcome by creating Tantric Journey? How has that impacted the way Tantric Journey has developed?

Because my treatment methods twenty years ago were mainly unheard of in Western Society it did cause some raised eyebrows. Now you read about holistic therapies all the time and terms like mindfulness and emotional detox as well as Tantra and Taoism are bantered about in mainstream media, but twenty years ago things like aromatherapy and reflexology that are common place today, two decades ago were thought of as ‘alternative’ and were considered a bit way out by many people, so you can imagine how my teaching and treating career of female dysfunction through Tantra was viewed.

Today, my work is gradually becoming more accepted and whilst there is still a lot of work to be done in educating before my work will be ever be considered mainstream.

Undoubtedly, the biggest challenge I face in my work is that majority of the women I treat have been abused by men and as a male therapist, a lot of women can initially feel apprehensive. Many clients have a deep rooted distrust of men due to trauma in their past and many of the have told me they cannot bear to be touched by a man, As a male therapist earning their trust and facilitating healing under these circumstances can be challenging, but   I always allow the client to begin their journey from where they are comfortable, so if they want clothes on bodywork that is fine, if they don’t want areas touching, that is fine….it is their journey and whatever point they want to start from is fine.

When you launched Tantric Journey what “big” problem did you set out to solve?    

I saw a lot of women suffering with emotions, working in a beauty salon with my wife. As a man I couldn’t relate….but wanted to help. I saw that both men and women were not living their lives to their fullest potential because they were living in emotional turmoil.

Everyone experiences some form of trauma at some stage in their life. For many people the impact of trauma has a long lasting effect and leads to negative themes resonating throughout their thoughts, feelings, expressions, actions, decision making and responses. Many people live most of their lives not knowing the root cause of their anguish and pain and this is a huge problem, my work is designed to address their pain at source by releasing the negative emotions that are trapped within their body so that they can start living positively.

Breaking into the Healing, Therapy & Medicine industry isn’t an easy feat. What advice would you give young people looking to form their own companies? Marketing tips?

Work from the heart, find a therapy that you truly believe in and enjoy and work from the heart not for financial reward. I know you will have bills to meet, but to be a good therapist you need to work from the heart and have a commitment to making a difference to each clients life. At Tantric Journey – School of Healing and Awakening I have trained hundreds of therapists and many of them join my directory and work as successful emotional detox therapists, they all work professionally and ethically, with a commitment and strong belief in the work they are offering; this is key to being successful.

Marketing wise I find that most of my clients come through referral and word of mouth, but I would advise writing blogs, engaging in social media and not being afraid to give interviews or promote yourself are essential marketing skills. Belief in your work and yourself and give the best treatment you can and you will be successful. Also never stop learning….you can never know everything!

From your Book “Emotional Detox through bodywork” What misconceptions about the “Eastern medical practices” do you aim to change?

Meet Mal Weeraratne – Author of Emotional Detox through Bodywork and Pioneer of the “Tantric Journey”

Meet Mal Weeraratne – Author of Emotional Detox through Bodywork and Pioneer of the “Tantric Journey”

I strongly believe that Tantra is wildly misunderstood by the West and my book aims to explain what Tantra really is. Elements such as the yoni massage are challenging to many people as they cannot understand how a massage of this type can be healing.

The reality is that the pelvic basin and genital area holds many negative emotions and this massage can result in the release of tears, anger, mistrust and many other negative emotions connected with mental and physical pain. However, it can also release great joy, happiness and pleasure which can in turn produce a heightened state of awareness.  When I give a yoni massage it can enable a client to become aware of her creative feminine energy.

This energy is very powerful and can with time enable a client to overcome obstacles’ and have a wonderful breakthrough.

The main aim of the book is to explain my treatment methods and help men and women to begin a journey to releasing negative emotions. My book has many self help tips in it and offers the tools you need to create the experiences you want in life.

Let’s start with a basic question. What exactly is ‘Emotional Release’ through deep bodywork?

It is a revolutionary healing technique that has been developed to combine Eastern and Western knowledge, blended with ancient and modern wisdom creating a transformative healing technique that facilitates emotional, physical  and spiritual restoration.

Emotional release through bodywork is a catalyst for:

  • The release of both emotional and physical toxins from the body
  • enhancing love, intimacy and sexuality
  • improving relationships
  • healing the mind, body and spirit

The four key practices of this treatment are:

  • deep bodywork to evoke emotions and to relax the body
  • deep breathing to release evoked negative emotions
  • sounds to disperse emotions through  expression
  • body movements to disperse stagnant negative emotions and make way for the positive emotions to flow freely.

To wrap things up, how would you describe what are you trying to accomplish with this book, and who do you hope will read it?

I want to share a fresh approach and insights on how to how to release negative emotions and unblock orgasmic potential and achieve emotional liberation.

What would you like to achieve before the end of 2019?     

By the end of 2019 I would teach as many people as possible to work as  practitioners in the UK. I want to spread the word about my work and spread the work through training and education.

What’s one dream you’ve achieved that you’re most proud of and why?

My dream was to start a school and I have done that and I am very proud to gained mainstream recognition and accreditation for my courses and training.

If you could go back in time, what advice would you give to your teenage self?   

As a teenager my parents wanted to be a Doctor, I studied Bio-Chemistry and spent a long time not knowing what career path to follow, if I could go back and advise my teenage self I would say, ‘go and follow a path in Tantra and holistic therapies’, because I believe this path is my life’s purpose and calling.

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