How does energy healing work?
And answers to other common questions
If you're wondering whether energy healing would be a good fit for you or a loved one, below I do my best to answer some common questions and talk a bit about some of the results my clients have experienced from our work together.
Why do people seek energy healing?
Holistic approaches like energy healing recognize the complex interconnectedness of the mind and body and tap into our innate capacity to heal. Rather than just mitigating disparate symptoms, energy healing aims to correct systemic imbalances that are at the root of many illnesses and ailments.
People might guess that only New Age-y, crystal-collecting types work with energy healers, and yet that has absolutely not been my experience. I work with many people who simply find themselves bumping up against the limits of what Western medicine can provide, driving them to seek alternatives. They have symptoms or conditions that don't fit neatly into a diagnosis, or they don't respond well to medication, or they are tired of being treated as a jumble of disconnected parts. Sometimes they suspect that the root cause of their symptoms comes from a deeper issue that hasn't been addressed and choose to do some deeper self-examination.
Energy healing is complementary, non-invasive, non-medical, requires no special tools or products, is deeply relaxing and supportive, and can bring profound and lasting healing and transformation.
What do people experience after a session?
In addition to what clients have shared in these testimonials, the following results have been attributed to our energy healing sessions:
a deep feeling of inspiration and renewed sense of purpose
pain relief (from headaches, old and new injuries, chronic conditions, mystery ailments)
the feeling of being fully seen
clarity around seemingly undiagnosable health issues
self-compassion and understanding
relaxation and rejuvenation
insights into the roots of harmful behavior patterns
What is the difference between what you do and Reiki?
Reiki is a particular school of energy healing based on an ancient tradition from Japan. Not having studied it I can't get into specifics, but I believe it is similar in the way it supports the body's innate healing capacity. My approach is rooted in Barbara Brennan's understanding of the chakra system and energy field. Over the years I've developed abilities to "read" and interpret how traumas, injuries, and imbalances manifest in the energy field. Guided by intuition and high sense perception I use the various techniques I've studied over two decades to clear, charge, and balance the system.
How does energy healing work on physical pain and injuries?
All matter is comprised of energy, and the physical body is just the densest expression of our expansive energy field. Working with the body's energetic blueprint can accelerate physical healing. I've had success working with broken bones, infections, old injuries, and chronic conditions.
As physical and mental health challenges are exacerbated when our energy is depleted or out of balance, energy healing can also support healing by bringing our system back into alignment, fortifying and supporting the body's amazing innate healing capacity.
Do clients need to "believe" anything in particular to benefit?
Aside from being open to healing, there is no particular belief, experience, or preparation required. Some of my most committed clients are avowed skeptics who are simply glad to get the results they've been seeking.
Do you work with children?
Yes, children generally respond very well to energy healing. Our sessions are shorter and are adapted to the child's age and temperament.
How do phone sessions work?
I can tune into anyone's energy field as long as I have their consent, and I am able to sense what's going on and work with their energy without being in physical proximity. Some recent examples include identifying a triggered childhood trauma, untangling a harmful relationship pattern, and soothing an irritated nerve issue. I write more about the process here.
I am a talk therapist / massage therapist / medical professional / holistic practitioner -- which of my clients might benefit from your work?
Energy healing is complementary to other therapies and treatments in that it strengthens and supports the body on a holistic, systemic level. I work with people who:
need support recovering from surgery or invasive medical treatments (chemotherapy, radiation)
have frequent recurrence of the same illness
are not able to change harmful behavior patterns despite awareness of them
are feeling stuck
are experiencing symptoms that don't seem to have a medical cause
have not responded well to other treatments and approaches
are seeking a deeper understanding of their self and purpose
feel depleted and unsupported
If you have any additional questions about anything related to energy healing or my particular approach, I'd love to hear them! Please feel free to get in touch.