Denise Van Outen reveals how understanding her chakras brought her closer to partner Eddie Boxshall

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Watch: Psychoenergetic therapist, Mark Johnstone, reveals what psychic images came out of Denise Van Outen and Eddie Boxshall's energy reading

Denise Van Outen has revealed that having her and partner Eddie Boxshall’s chakras analysed has helped her understand her other half that little bit better.

Speaking on their podcast, Before We Say I Do, the TV personality said that it had helped to make sense of her partner’s traits.

“Just hearing about your chakras was quite interesting, because I completely agree with what they picked up on… About how there's a bit of a blockage with your creativity, but the fact that you have got a big heart, it all made complete sense,” she marvelled.

But what exactly is a chakra? And how can it help when it comes to improving your relationship?

According to the founder of Primal Energetics and Symbolic Analyst, Mark Johnstone, who conducted the session with Van Outen and Boxshall, chakras are little energy circles or centres.

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Johnstone’s unique brand of therapy – psychoenergetic therapy – combines energy healing and depth psychology to help ease the suffering of clients with a range of body, mind and soul disorders.

“The chakras are just one of the energetic systems we work with individuals or couples, to show that the body contains active energy centres that affect our thoughts and actions,” he explained to Yahoo! after his session with the Celebrity Gogglebox pair.

“Our first task at Primal Energetics is to access the client's energy field, then, to align that energy. 

"The next step - and what makes Primal Energetics such a unique therapy - is that we collect and analyse the data that these energy centres communicate. The invisible energy must express itself somehow, and this can take the form of dreamlike images or emotions.”

Mark Johnstone, the creator of psychoenergetics and founder of Primal Energetics, tapped into the pair's energy for their podcast (Image: Rozeta Lami Photography)
Mark Johnstone, the creator of psychoenergetics and founder of Primal Energetics, tapped into the pair's energy for their podcast (Image: Rozeta Lami Photography)

When it comes to using this know-how to improve relationships, Johnstone says it’s helps give couples an insight into their own inner world — as well as that of their partners.

“With Denise and Eddie, we were able to share the insight about each of their chakra systems, but then unite this insight to show compatibility and potential conflicts,” he explained.

“One thing you didn’t need to 'deep dive' into their unconscious to see was that Denise and Eddie are very much in love as a couple!’

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During the podcast, Johnstone revealed that while Van Outen’s root chakra was grounded and full of vitality, Boxshall’s was a little more disrupted, which Boxshall put down to his parent’s divorce when he was just six.

For Van Outen, who has been married before, this came as no surprise as his childhood is something, she believes, has impacted on their relationship so far.

Denise and Eddie had their chakras analysed in the most recent episode of their podcast, Before We Say I Do
Denise and Eddie had their chakras analysed in the most recent episode of their podcast, Before We Say I Do

“I've always said it — I think everything stemmed from your childhood,” she said to Boxshall.

“And I think Eddie's fear of — I wouldn't say its commitment so much, because he is very committed — but I do think taking that final step for him is such a big deal because of the disruption in these early years.”

Moving onto the heart chakra, it was Boxshall who got the thumbs up from Johnstone, who revealed this chakra showed that the former trader was “tremendously generous” with his love, whereas Van Outen was a “little more guarded.”

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According to Johnstone though, while the couple are opposites on the emotional scale, they actually make a really good pair.

He told Van Outen: “You've gone to the right place because, with your guardedness, this is exactly what you probably smell instinctively. What you're looking for is that sort of big-hearted, truthful, and authentic partner.”

Boxshall admitted that he was wary of the therapy session prior to recording the podcast but was actually blown away with the insights he received.

Eddie Boxshall and Denise Van Outen arrive at the gala performance of Cirque De Soleil's LUIZA (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Eddie Boxshall and Denise Van Outen arrive at the gala performance of Cirque De Soleil's LUIZA (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

“I wasn't a massive believer, but from the things that he said… They really, really resonated with me,” he admitted.

“I've been massively enlightened by it. It’s definitely not a traditional form of therapy, but there's no denying that it's good therapy, that I personally got something out of this the way that I feel about myself.”

Johnstone, who enjoyed working with the celebrity pair, said he hopes they will take what they’ve got from the session and use it make positive changes in their partnership.

“Understanding we are energy and how this energy moves is who we are, was hard for the couple to believe at first,” he said.

“But after Denise and Eddie directly experienced some phenomena from their inner selves, they were game to work with this material to make meaning and positive change in their relationship.”

Listen to the full therapy session on the latest episode of Before We Say I Do over at Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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