Energy healing – beyond the woo-woo
As a Cambridge-educated Finance Director, I needed some convincing that energy healing was real. Having felt tangible benefits myself, and seen others benefit, I know that it works.
Energy healing is becoming mainstream and many people have experienced it in some form. Reflexology, Acupuncture and Reiki are well-known approaches, but there are many others available.
I see the various techniques working along a spectrum, starting from systems that are functional, like Kinesiology (muscle testing), via treatments in the middle of the scale such as Bi-Aura or Acupuncture which work with the chakras and energy meridians of the body, to more mystical approaches at the far end. Along this spectrum there is something for everyone – you just need to find what resonates for you.
I have tried many forms of healing and have benefitted hugely from the wisdom and experience of some incredible healers. Sometimes it has resolved physical pain – for example one Neuro-Muscular Transmission healer freed me from acute back pain, which I experienced from having a wedge-shaped vertebra, by realigning the soft tissue around my spine – more conventional approaches had not helped.
On other occasions it has resolved emotional issues. A shaman helped me to open up my heart again, after a devastating break with a boyfriend had led me to shut down emotionally. I could feel the hurt and bitterness dropping away as he worked over several sessions.
Health is not just the absence of illness; it involves wholeness, a sense of well-being, clear thinking, vitality and a willingness to embrace change. A healthy body has energy flowing freely throughout, and this energy flow can actually be felt or seen by healers. If that flow is blocked, or the energy is drained and not replenished, then problems arise.
Blockages can arise for physical, mental, emotional or spiritual reasons. Energy healers identify where the blockages are and then help to rebalance their client’s body. The benefits can be an easing of physical pain or the reduction of problems such as depression, anxiety and stress.
When looking for a healer, the most important thing is that you trust the person and their intentions. If you do not feel comfortable with the first healer you try, listen to your instincts and keep looking until you find someone who feels right. If you like the sound of a particular form of healing, search for the institute governing that approach and find a local healer that way. Personal recommendations from friends are a good source of information, while the Complementary Medical Association has a directory of healers.
Why not try it yourself?