Amy's Healing Story

The kind of short'ish story

How it started

After 8 years suffering with Chronic Lyme disease and other associated health failures, I recovered largely thanks to an experimental embryonic stem cell treatment in India. But about a year after my incredible stem cell transplant, I start to see the emergence of some troubling symptoms — very similar to the ones I originally experienced. All Lyme tests were negative, but it was later confirmed that chronic Epstein Barr Virus, various food allergies and other conditions that I had been free of for so long, were back. And the endometriosis I’d suffered with my entire life was rapidly getting worse. This was a sign that once again, my immune system was impaired. I was scared to death that I would end up where I once was, in a downward spiral of chronic pain.

So, I started to look more deeply at my health conditions than I ever had before. I obsessively researched alternative ways to get my debilitating menstrual issues (pain, heavy bleeding and fatigue) and immune dysfunction under control. That’s when I had an epiphany:

“If treating the body alone doesn’t resolve the challenge, then the body alone must not be what created it.” – Me

What I discovered

I have come to believe whole-heartily that unprocessed emotions, unresolved trauma and damaging belief systems (ones we don’t even recognize we have!) contribute to emotional and physical symptoms. But to be clear, I also believe just as much in these 8 important things.

Not only do stored emotional energies cause us to experience intense emotional reactions like fear, excessive worry, and sadness; but they have a huge impact on our immune systems, which affect our physical bodies. By releasing these emotions, we free ourselves from negative emotional patterns, and employ our immune system’s full healing capabilities.

I believe because the stuck emotional energy I was storing in my body was never addressed, the stem cell transplant forced the physical repair of some of my body; but the underlining emotional energy was still there and just began to re-manifest in different ways. While I grew so much spiritually and emotionally in India, I eventually fell back into some of my old unhealthy patterns of living and thinking when I returned.

Although disease is often viewed as a negative experience, I do believe that it is a vessel to help us clear out from our lives that which no longer serves us. It’s the sometimes-hard-to-see silver lining to suffering. And while I had many ups and downs in my process of healing, I see now with clarity, there was purpose to it all.

Where I am now

After learning to address emotions and stress, I recovered permanently and completely — with no more treatments, medications, or trips around the world. And I know in my heart, it is for good. The feeling that accompanied my return to full health is nothing like I’ve ever felt before — like I’ve truly healed to my core. But it took everything — my willingness to embrace all the best parts of both eastern and western medicine.

Some of what I transformed:

  • Being extremely fearful of not being in control, which really translated to deep fear about not being safe in the world
  • Being scared to be healthy (yes, I really had fears about returning to a world that felt overwhelming to me)
  • Unprocessed grief, resentment, anger, and other issues
  • The emotional patterns I now find to be prominent in those with chronic Lyme disease.
  • Why I was still holding on to my illness (finding the upside to my illness and discovering limiting beliefs)

I now live a normal, healthy life with no chronic symptoms at all (hooray, at last). The worrisome symptoms I started to experience once again years after my treatment in India completely reversed. I am healthier and happier now than I have ever been in my entire life. I truly feel this is because I went back and healed all the parts of myself that were struggling – not just my physical body. I re-established a foundation for myself in this world – one without the fears I had carried for so long. In turn, I believe I sent strong messages to my whole being that it was safe to relax…and that released my immune system from so much of the stress it was burdened by. I put myself in a space of allowing my complete healing.


The longer story … (because everyone has one, right?)

I’m Amy B. Scher and I believe in lots of things, but most of all, that we all deserve to be happy and free. And while it may not always be easy to get there, it is totally possible.

After years of suffering from chronic illness (chronic Lyme disease, autoimmune conditions, nerve damage, endometriosis, anxiety, and just about every condition under the sun!), I discovered answers to the important question: Why do some people heal from emotional and physical issues, while others don’t?

While many of us go to great lengths for our physical health, we often ignore how much our emotional wellbeing affects us. This is often the missing piece for permanent and complete healing — one that I wished I’d recognized and addressed much much earlier in my own journey.

Since healing completely when doctors had given up all hope, I now write books to help others do the same. Our beliefs, trauma, stuck emotions, patterns, and relationship with stress determine our wellbeing; and we need to make sure we get all that good stuff in order to be in full healing mode. In my work, I have a light-hearted approach to dealing with the heavy stuff (I make my students laugh at least as much as they cry). I’ve been called all kinds of super fun things, from “accidental guru” and “the Muhammed Ali of energy work” to an “emotional enema.” But I’m really just a person who finally figured out my own stuff and got to help other people do the same.

I spend my time teaching and writing. I also play, travel, and sometimes do absolutely nothing but relax! My own version of being healed means living in a healthy body while also sometimes losing complete Zen-like perspective, bingeing on gluten, and temporarily forgetting all the important life lessons I’ve learned. During my healing journey, as I let go of unhealthy patterns like self-criticism and perfectionism, I came to the important realization that being human is so much healthier than being perfect.

So, I started to look more deeply at my health conditions than I ever had before. I obsessively researched alternative ways to get my debilitating menstrual issues (pain, heavy bleeding and fatigue) and immune dysfunction under control. That’s when I had an epiphany:

“If treating the body alone doesn’t resolve the challenge, then the body alone must not be what created it.” – Me

How I got into my work

My own adventures in healing led me on a path to discover the foundation of healing. In my own life, after utilizing the best medicine, optimizing my nutrition, and detoxing myself within an inch of my life (ha!), I came to a place where I knew addressing my emotional healing was going to be the key to finally being and staying, well.

I was frustrated with traditional talk therapy as a way to work with emotions and felt stuck that talking about things didn’t seem to clear them from my body or make me feel any better. It led me in search of answers to a very important question — Why do some people heal from emotional or physical issues, while others don’t? Out of my frustration, a solution was born. Learning about and working with my energy system gave me access to finally heal to the core … and now I’m here to teach what I know. Through my own experience, I created a way to release old emotional baggage or energy from the body. No more coping. Just healing.

Although I’ve been called a host of super endearing things (expert in mind-body-spirit healing, an accidental guru, a modern-day wizard, and the Muhammed Ali of energy work – how fun are those?!) … I am really just someone who managed to figure my stuff out when no one else could. And now, after lots of training and healing, I get to help other people do the same through my books.

I have a supportive and often humorous (a little laughter goes a long way) no-nonsense, ‘let’s deal with your stuff’ approach. I’m also freakishly intuitive, which I definitely credit to how I do what I do with great success. I work from the point of view that unprocessed emotions, limiting beliefs and subconscious blocks can keep us from being the healthy, happy people we were meant to be. Pain and suffering, emotional and physical, are also positives though and it’s important to embrace that too – they help lead us to awesome places we might have never found otherwise. And, they are just as much part of our healing as anything else.

How I can help you

“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

By the time most people come to terms with the need to address their emotional health, they’ve usually done it all like I had: seen great doctors, optimized their nutrition, learned about addressing bacteria, viruses, parasites, and more … and that is all really important. But, it’s not always enough. That’s where I come in: to help you address emotional healing — the possible missing piece.

I believe while the healing process isn’t always quick (but it totally can be so expect miracles!), the journey can be a flowing adventure full of discovering how you got to where you are – and how to get to somewhere better. I don’t like dwelling on my emotions, and I operate under the assumption you think it sucks too. I’m all about helping you find ways to stop dwelling and start moving on. When you do, your body will relax and be in full healing mode and miracles can unfold.

I use a powerful, but super gentle approach to work with the layers that might be keeping you stuck. My approach allows us to identify them (even if they’re subconscious), release them from your energy system, and help you move on with your life. My goal is to guide you to self-healing (yep, you can do it!). It’ll be work, but I promise we’ll also have some fun along the way.

Self-healing will not interfere with any of the good stuff you’re already doing with your doctors, natural healers, and other practitioners. It’s a compliment that often supports all of that even further.

I’m proud to have my healing approach endorsed by physicians nationwide as part of a holistic healing approach.

What makes me different?

I was once where you are so I totally get ya’. After Western medicine just wasn’t the “fix” I needed, I went to many alternative practitioners – those who wanted me to think myself well (as if I hadn’t already tried that for free), repeat affirmations that I didn’t believe, and just sit quietly and meditate. Then I discovered practitioners who worked in the energy field, which I was fascinated with – but I couldn’t relate to a single one of them. As a very grounded-in-reality person, many were just too ‘woo woo’ for me and I couldn’t integrate their therapy protocols into my very real-life, life.

My approach is the culmination of many years of figuring out what really works – and what doesn’t. I learned on my own healing adventure, there is much more to deep and complete healing than symptom relief. I look at what’s going on with the energy system, how unprocessed emotions might be affecting that, and help you become rebalanced. I have a knack for seeing things from a different angles so we can change whatever is not working for you. I will always put you in charge of your own healing, but you can count on me to be there every step of the way.

A majority of the success I have with students comes not only from the techniques, but also helping them figure out what to clear – emotional events, patterns, beliefs, and other blockages that prevent healing. There are so many wonderful and effective techniques out there, but knowing what to apply those techniques to is crucial in seeing positive results. I consider myself a seriously talented detective when it comes to figuring out what keeps people stuck – and that’s all because I had lots and lots of practice untangling my own issues first.

My formal qualifications

I have attended various professional training programs including EFT, Eden Energy Medicine, and more. In addition to healing myself completely after all hope was lost, I have worked with thousands of clients to help them to release emotional energy and instigate their body’s own natural healing response.

I am proud to be a legally Ordained Minister of Holistic Healing (non-denominational).

My work is endorsed by doctors nationwide as part of a holistic healing approach.

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