How will Amy address my issues?
When we have our first session, we’ll about where you want to be – physically, emotionally, and/or spiritually. We will use several techniques, depending on what you are experiencing. I use a blend of energy therapy techniques to start chipping away at whatever energy blockages are keeping you stuck. We, as human beings, are not one-size-fits-all. Trying to use one technique to heal yourself to whole again usually isn’t too effective either. My first goal is to get you some instant relief. This doesn’t mean that we can solve a major problem right away (although it does happen!). Sometimes, just getting you to be ok where you are right now (even though you might not like it) can make a dramatic difference in how you feel. We often spend such a huge amount of energy trying to force ourselves to be somewhere or something we’re not – and that in itself is a block. You are where you are for a reason (just for now at least) and we’re gonna honor that part of this process too.
My goal is not to ‘fix’ you (you don’t need fixing of course!) but rather to work with you on your transformation, many times teaching you exactly what I do so you regain power and control. You will then be able help yourself in between sessions. I am always striving to break the typical model of client and practitioner dependency. Any work you do in between sessions (although I’m not big on “homework” so it will always be easy!) will really support a quicker healing time. We want this awesome healing stuff in your hands, not mine. That sends a strong message to the body that you’re safe and will be ok, no matter what.
“I was exhilarated by the new realization that I could change the character of my life by changing my beliefs. I was instantly energized because I realized that there was a science-based path that would take me from my job as a perennial “victim” to my new position as “co-creator” of my destiny. (Prologue, xv)” ― Bruce H. Lipton
Do I need to know what’s keeping me stuck?
No, not at all! In fact, the majority of my clients don’t know what’s holding them back. I love the “figuring out” process and if I can say so myself, am a mighty good detective :) I use muscle testing (aka, kinesiology), which definitely helps in the process of discovery. You’ll see – it’ll be easier than you think!
I’m also freakishly intuitive and sometimes things just hit me, giving me a big clue to where we need to go and what we need to clear next. I don’t get how it works, so I just let it come to me and through me, trusting it’s popping up for a reason.
What is Amy’s approach to healing?
Although I look at each client individually, I have a system I used to make sure I cover all angles of what might be blocking you energetically. This allows for us to clear energy around things that you might have never been aware of.
I believe full healing is a blend of seeing the challenge from different angles.
- The first is how or why we might have manifested the disease or challenge from an energetic point of view
- The second is why we are holding on to that energy (how it is serving us, even if just subconsciously)
- The third is planning how we’re going to send big signals to the Universe that we’re aiming for total health and happiness, no exceptions.
To learn more, please read about My Approach To Energetic Healing.
Can energy therapy work with Western medicine?
Yes! Energy work is not a substitute in any way for medical care. The energetic body and the physical body, although intertwined, are each their own systems. Energy work will not interfere with whatever program you are following with your physician. It will only serve to enhance it. This often happens with clients, because as we start removing emotional blocks from healing, all the good stuff your doctors are doing can actually work without interference or resistance. All the time, I get feedback from clients telling me their other practitioners (acupuncturists, doctors, cranial sacral therapists, and more) are finding that their treatments hold now that they are doing the energetic emotional work.
Again, energy therapy is NOT a substitute for medical or psychiatric care. I am not a licensed healthcare practitioner so you need to be under the care of one. If you are currently taking prescription medications, you must continue taking them. None of the techniques I use will interfere with them.
Does energy therapy interfere with religion?
There is nothing in energy therapy that is linked to or opposed to any type of religion. It’s literally just working on letting go of energy blocks in the body. My clients vary in their religious beliefs from Jews to Christian to Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses and Muslims and none have ever found an issue. I completely honor each person’s religious and spiritual beliefs and never integrate them into our work unless specifically asked.
What will happen in a session?
Many people ask this and it’s a great question! We basically just talk – it’s that easy. While we’re talking, I’ll be helping you to balance your energy system in various ways. This might mean lightly tapping with your fingertips on certain points on your face or body or tapping on other energy centers. It also might mean using a magnet to release trapped emotions in your body by rolling it gently in a specific place. All of the techniques I use are gentle and I’ll fully explain each one before we start. All of them either release trapped emotional energy; or create a new association between a thought or emotion, and how your body’s energy system reacts to it. Some clients new to this work are hesitant about doing sessions via phone. But, it’s absolutely just as effective (and bonus, you can stay in your pajamas if you want!). Because I don’t do anything “to” you as in reiki or some other types of energy therapies, time and space don’t rule our work. Just as if we were in the same room, we talk while I walk you through any releasing that needs to happen. For our phone appointments, it’s great if you can be hands-free as it just makes things a little easier.
What will I feel during a session?
Because we will be releasing emotional energy, you may feel that release in some way. A lot of times, this will be experienced as getting the chills, yawning (yawning is a great sign we are releasing stress from the nervous system), sometimes a wave of nausea for just a second or two, a sneeze, stomach gurgling, or just getting sleepy and very relaxed. Some people are mores sensitive than others, so if you feel nothing, that’s perfectly ok too!
Does Amy work with kids?
Yes! I love kids (I was a nanny in a previous lifetime…ok, well maybe not that long ago) and have been called the “teenager whisperer” when it comes to that often challenging age. Depending on the age of the child, we have a few ways of working together. Sometimes I do what are called ‘distance’ sessions where the I simply work on the child by connecting to their energy, but do not need to have them on the phone. I admit this seems a bit “out there,” but the effectiveness is really astonishing. If we decide together this is best, you can be asked to connect with other parents who have seen great improvement with their kids using this method. If your child is old enough, I can simply do phone sessions with them. They love this because they don’t have to be embarrassed sharing their emotions; and some kids have even admitted they think I’m pretty cool to chat with ;)
How fast will I see results?
The answer to this varies (I know, I know….you’re sick of hearing that).
I have found this is a process of gently working on layers of emotional stuff that’s contributed to where you are today. It’s a weaving, flowing process of healing. The body knows exactly in what order it needs to release things and I find over and over again that when we just follow the flow, it happens. Sometimes seemingly small things need to be released before we can get to the bigger layers keeping symptoms locked in place. I always trust my intuition (and yours!) about where to go with a session (especially when it’s not where I planned to go!). I love watching the process unfold and never get tired of the excitement when things start to really shift. Sometimes they do it very quickly and sometimes it’s more subtle and over time – it all depends on what your body needs to release, in what order, and how much time you need to do that.
While things like grief, fear and anger tend to transform faster, physical symptoms can sometimes take longer to shift. The emotional release works to reduce the stress on the immune system. It may then take time for the body to heal.
For some people, it is actually very counter-intuitive to push for quick results. I have found that can stop healing in its tracks. Because we often have so many reasons we are scared (even if we are not aware of them consciously) to heal, and symptoms can provide us safety in some ways; I actually feel it can be threatening to the body to try to take those away too fast. Rushing the process can not only feel uncomfortable, it simply just doesn’t work.
One of my favorite quotes sums up perfectly how I feel about the healing process:
“A stonecutter can hammer away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow, it will split in two and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.” – Jacob Riis
I have found that ‘allowing’ is such a massive part of healing. Although it’s definitely no surprise we are hoping to get immediate results, we have to consider how long it took us to get this way and if we want to heal deeply and completely, it cannot happen overnight. Being too attached to immediate results, and expending energy analyzing and judging the process and the time its taking, is in its own right a healing block. The energy you are expending for that instead of just allowing, could be freed up for healing.
In my experience, we can almost always get some type of relief fairly quickly; and that may mean the emotional “charge” or reaction you have in connection with your issue. So for example, even if we cannot decrease pain levels or another symptom immediately, we can often help you gain an improvement in perspective, sadness, hopelessness or fear about your condition. This will ultimately not only make you feel calmer but put you in a better place as you heal.
From my own journey, I can tell you I healed fastest when I was engaged in the process of unfolding, discovering myself and how I got to where I did — when I finally learned that deep and lasting healing is so much more than if one of my symptoms went away immediately. All of the work I did that seemed like it wasn’t helping, was all part of the little pieces of healing that finally revealed itself in the healthy person I am today. I simply had to learn to stop “fighting” so much and just be on the journey. Ah, what a relief.
“Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you–all of the expectations, all of the beliefs, and becoming who you are.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, Professor of Medicine at UCSF
Is there anything that can’t be helped?
I believe strongly that imbalances in the energy system are the root of many physical and emotional challenges. Because of this, I feel balancing the energy system and releasing old emotional energy, is invaluable. Energy therapy can reduce the stress on the immune system, which will then allow the body’s natural healing ability to become stronger, no matter what the challenge is. And that can only help, right? For non-physical symptoms, releasing old energy can balance your entire system, bringing you back to your natural state of being calm and grounded.
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