Frequenty Asked Questions

What is energy?

In modern science "energy" is the capacity to do work. For at least 2000 years all over the world healers, meditators, martial artists and yogis have had their own words for this capacity to change. In their enduring traditions China calls energy "Qi", Japan calls it "Ki", India calls it "Prana", shamans may call it "Spirit". Regardless of the name given, it is something to be experienced more than intellectualized. An internet search for "evidence based complementary alternative medicine" provides over 50 million links, some to prestigious publications from Oxford as well as the National Library of Medicine (www.pubmed.gov). The average consumer, bombarded by advertisement and peer-pressure, may not know of the exciting efforts to understand these more subtle energies and interactions.

What is energy healing?

Energy healing is a process of knowing one's Self. This takes time. Everyone is different. Learning to feel our own energies and blockages, and recognizing the effects of our mental patterns, is all only a first step in skillfully using our capacity for growth and change. You already have the will to live and thrive - otherwise you would not have been born. By experiencing the environment of energetic balance you can start to experience your potential for movement and change.

Why are you calling this an energy therapy session?

According to many traditions, our flow of growth, experience and change ("energy") is blocked by habitual physical and mental patterns. As a result, we may suffer and fail to grow into our own potential for flexibility, creativity and fulfillment.

My training and experience enable me to feel both the flow and the blocks in your creative body-mind. Through our interaction, you become mindful of your own "energies" as well. You can't control something that you cannot monitor.

Do you heal body, mind or spirit? Do you heal disease?

There is an old saying, "The physician sets the bone, but God heals the fracture." Despite this observation, diagnosing and healing disease of the body or the mind is the sole province of licensed practitioners.

Under the definition of "healing" the American Heritage Dictionary 4th edition includes "to set right", "to restore a person to spiritual wholeness". Similarly the word "cure" includes the definitions of freeing someone from care, concern or trouble.

We are designed to "self-heal" when our energies are not being blocked and our minds are not being troubled. When your energy, spirit or qi is unblocked and you are mindful of your own true nature, then spirit can be in harmony with body and mind, and your self-healing can take place.



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