Welcome to Kokoro Holistic Clinic – Body, Mind and Soul

Welcome to Kokoro Holistic Clinic – Body, Mind and Soul.

Kokoro Holistic Clinic is run by Colin & Annemarie O'Neill.

Colin specialises in Amatsu, TBM (Total Body Modification) and Reiki therapies and also Personal Development & Coaching from his practices in Donadea, Co. Kildare and Dundrum, Dublin 14.

At Kokoro Holistic Clinic, the objective is to help you work towards your optimal health and wellbeing and unlock the body's innate ability to heal itself. A suitable treatment specific to each individual is determined and this may involve a combination of therapies depending on the condition presented. In this way the cause from a physical, physiological and emotional context can be treated.

You can find out more about each therapy offered as you browse the site, or if you have any specific questions they can be answered by phone or email.

What is Kokoro

Kokoro is a common Japanese word that carries meanings conveyed by the English words "mind" and "heart." It is used as an equivalent of the Chinese word xin and covers almost the same range of meanings. The Japanese use Chinese characters to write Japanese, and have studied Chinese literature as an essential part of both secular and Buddhist education for more than 1,500 years, which has led to a convergence of meaning between Chinese and Japanese for many classical words.

The Chinese ideogram for xin depicts the shape of the heart—the actual organ in the human body. Since ancient Chinese people thought the heart was where psychological function took place, the character conveyed a range of meanings including the heart organ, heart generally, mind, feeling, intention, centre, and core.

Originally, Kokoro referred to the beat of the heart, which was considered the essential organ of life and the source of all activities. By extension, Kokoro refers to all human activities affecting the outside world through intention, emotion, and intellect.

Kokoro, then, has three basic meanings: the heart and its functions; mind and its functions; and centre, or essence.

Thought for Today


You maintain the balance of responding to situations with a cool head and to people with a warm heart.


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