Frequently Asked Questions
What happens during an Energy Healing session?
Initially, you'll need to fill out a consent form and a health history. You can print and fill these out at home and bring them with you, or there are plenty of copies here. Please give yourself an extra 5 minutes before the session to fill them out. We'll start with a chat to get to know each other and go over your main concerns. Be assured everything you share is completely confidential.
We will explore areas that impact your health and wellbeing, go over your health history, life stressors, belief systems, your family, your relationships and childhood history.
Energy Medicine techniques bring disturbed energies back to a state of balance and harmony. These corrections will generally consist of various forms of gentle touch and of movement of my hands within your body’s energy field. During the session clients remain fully clothed. I will ask you to remove the metal from your body, ie. jewelry, watches, belts and glasses if you wear them. We'll start the energy work with a general overall healing before moving onto focusing on two or three of your main concerns.
What are the benefits Energy Medicine?
The possibilities of energy medicine are unlimited and the benefits can permeate into every area of life.
Through energy medicine we can address the stress, inflammation, accidents, injuries, surgery, unprocessed emotions and trauma that can disrupt your life affect your wellbeing and your health. When there is dysfunction in one area, it affects everything else; the whole system is weakened and becomes more susceptible to additional problems. When we aren’t a coherent whole, it leaves us out of balance, and open to further harm.
Through energy healing we can stimulate the healing flow to remove and resolve the the disruptions in your energy system. This will restore balance from the energetic through to the physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual, to bring coherency back into the whole system. Build strength and resilience to break out of survival to thrive!
Energy medicine is a great way to reduce pain and inflammation whatever the cause, to stimulate healing and recovery. Energy medicine can accelerate healing from accidents and surgery. It offers support for the recovery process from chronic conditions and help prevent acute conditions from becoming chronic.
At the very least energy medicine helps to align body mind and spirit and bring us into the present moment giving us a general sense of wellbeing and deep relaxation.
What do you mean by the Energy System?
When we talk about the energy system or energy body, we are referring to three main aspects within the energy body. The energy field that surrounds our body, otherwise known as the aura, the energy centres, otherwise known as the chakras, and the energy channels, otherwise known as the nadis and meridians.
The vital energy, life force energy, the source energy that flows through us as well as all living bio-systems, is referred to as "prana" in the Yogic System, and "chi" in the Chinese Taoist System. The prana/life force energy enters the body through the air we breathe, the food we eat, through the pores of our skin, and through the energy centres.
The overall energy field of the body is commonly referred to as the “aura” or "auric field". Within the auric field are multiple layers, also known as subtle bodies connected to different levels of vibration. Different systems and modalities have different ways of labeling and describing these subtle bodies.
The energy centres, known from yoga as the "chakras" are connected to the body through the energy channels. Chakra translates as wheel or vortex. These energy centres are generally described as funnel shaped a whirling vortex of energy which draw in life force energy from the environment to feed/energize the energetic and physical bodies. In modern physics terminology, these would be called Hyperbolic Energy/Force Fields. Usually when we talk about the chakras we are referring to the seven main energy centres that run down the centre of the body. There are various other minor chakras at particularly strong energetic points on the body, but they are not considered as important. The seven main chakras are also referred to as psychic centres are associated with emotional, psychological, mental and spiritual aspects of our being that the minor chakras are not associated with.
The subtle energy channels are known as "nadis" and "meridians" from the Yogic and Chinese systems respectively. Prana the life force energy controls the bodily functions. Prana flows throughout our body through the subtle energy channels in a similar way as oxygen flows through our body, and is circulated via the blood through veins, arteries and capillaries. These energy channels permeate the physical and subtle bodies connecting all aspects of the energetic infrastructure to the physical.
What is an Energy Shift?
In energy medicine we often use the term “energy shift”. An energy shift is a change that can be corroborated by energetic testing, and may or may not be perceived consciously. In energy medicine, “energy” is either connected and in harmony with wholeness, or disconnected, leaking, and/or blocked and in disharmony with wholeness. When disconnected, leaking and/or blocked energy changes to connected energy and is realigned this constitutes an “energy shift” or “shift”.
These energy shifts may or may not create desired changes in mind or matter.
For best results, it’s essential to be non-attached to specific outcomes. It is possible to notice improvements in many areas of your life, not only the ones you want.
How many sessions do I need?
How many sessions a person needs really depends on their individual needs and situation. For some just one session is enough to meet their needs and desired outcome for the session. Generally 5-10 sessions is appropriate to catalyze sustainable change and healing. When working with chronic and serious conditions ongoing care may be needed. When dealing with an acute condition 1-3 sessions may be enough. Some clients have a session as needed to support themselves and their energy through times of extra stress.
How often do I need sessions?
The frequency of sessions varies according with the condition. Often the work is started intensively and is reduced as needed from twice weekly, to weekly, to fortnightly, to monthly, and then as needed.
Do I need to do anything special before or after the session?
To get the most out of your session avoid using recreational substances, including alcohol for 24 hours preceding and especially 24 hours following a session.
It is beneficial to create some quiet time after a session for reflection, going for a gentle walk or some other form of gentle exercise is very beneficial. It is best to avoid racing back into work and activities. This can disrupt some of the subtle effects that are taking place. Take some time to take care of yourself, rest if you need to. The process of energy integration continues after the sessions, particularly through the following 24 hours.
Keep your body well hydrated after a session by drinking plenty of water, A little lemon in the water helps to boost the electro-conductivity of the cells and increase the cells ability to absorb water.
If possible avoid having a bath or shower for 12-24 hours, the movement of water can have an effect on the subtle energies.
Is there a conflict with other types of treatment?
No, energy medicine is a supportive and integrative system that is complementary to treatment by a licensed health care provider. It is also complimentary to many other forms of therapy, however, it is advised that you do not rush off for any other energetic or psycho-therapeutic treatment for 24-48 hours. Changes that occur can be subtle and yet very profound and it can taken time for changes to integrate. Rushing from modality to modality can inadvertently neutralize the benefits realized in a session. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.
What results can I expect?
Energy Healing is a non-linear process and Energy Shifts that take place won't necessarily make logical sense. "Healing" on the path to wholeness is not a logical process
For best results, be non-attached to specific results! It’s a paradox, but in this kind of work, the more you let go of “needing” an outcome, the more likely you are to get what you need. You will likely notice improvements in many areas of your life, not only the ones you’re looking for. So be prepared to let go of needing a specific outcome.
Does Wholistic Healing guarantee to fix/heal my problem?
No, we cannot guarantee specific outcomes for our clients. The only guarantee we can make is the commitment to serving you to the best of our ability to work towards the goals and outcomes you desire. The results and outcome of working with us will be non-linear and won’t necessarily make logical sense – or medical / scientific sense. You may or may not perceive shifts in your energy with your conscious awareness.