Personal description by a woman with Rheumatism through homoeopathic Photography. Told by Ariane H..
I well remember the key situation, when I was sitting at the dining table with Katharina and we talked about my rheumatism and her work.
Suddenly she said …. I could take pictures of you by times. My first thought was: never!!! ... how should I endure the lens, the focus on something I tried to hide for many years? I used to work occasional as a model, so I knew what to expect, just that my body was "perfect" at that time. Only the idea was almost like a nightmare. And yet, there was the little voice that said …. do it, dare it!
And since I have absolutely confidence in Katharina and know about her sensitive and very perceptive way to associate with people, I dared. We went into the nature and began taking pictures of my swollen and partially deformed joints, from my body, from my face. Very close, very intimate, very personal.
The action itself meant a big internal negotiation to me … and yet … once started a momentum was formed, almost a frenzy. Finally I was allowed to show myself, finally the body got the attention, which was due so long, what it had yearned for. That part of taking the pictures, was already salutary.
Than the pictures itself ... a very emotional moment, which was taken with much care and attentiveness. Long, again and again, I could look me in the eyes, look at my feet, hands and body. Each time I discovered something new, discovered me …. myself. And each time, I became more friendly with this body, began to understand it and why I had rejected it for so long and saw, that I don’t have to reject it, that it is wonderful as it is. I began to accept my body, to even appreciate and be thankful for it. An incredible important and big step!!!
Katharina lent me her eyes, neutral and not influenced by notions of how something has to be. Through this view, she enabled me to open a space, where I could look at my body as well. Value free and without guilt. And what I saw, I knew and I did not know and still not familiar yet strange, but certainly valuable. And lovable.
Recently I looked at the pictures and once again they have touched me as much as they did earlier. I see the vulnerability, but also I see the power and strength in this person. And I see …. the person is me!
I am eternally grateful, that Katharina enabled me to realize so, because it is an important milestone on my way to healing!
Before, I was treated many years by Allopathy, including amounts of Cortisone, and became very tired of the side effects. Along with the support of the opportunity consisting self observation through detailed photographs, I was able to increase my self-confidence and my joints for much better flexibility of movement and pain relief.
(Due to the pictures are very personal, the patient's preference was not to display them in public.)