What is Energy Medicine?
Each living thing is fueled by energy. Traditional Western medicine focuses on health through mental, emotional, and physical systems. We know that disease of the body affects how we feel emotionally and mentally. Now scientists have confirmed that the energetic body is also affected by disease. How energetic systems affect health has been known for thousands of years in the more indigenous cultures of the Americas. It is also incorporated in many eastern medicine practices. These ancient teachings are now being recognized as a missing link in our modern Western treatment modalities. Accessing, understanding and clearing the energetic field is an essential practice in interrupting old patterns, traumas, and emotional issues. Energy Medicine healing aims to remove imprints of dis-ease from our energetic fields so they can no longer inform/infirm us. It is another path to living a full life of our own choosing.
My Journey to Energy Medicine
I have worked as a traditional psychotherapist in a variety of settings during my career, mostly in private practice. I have experience in treating a myriad of issues from trauma, depression, anxiety, to interpersonal difficulties and existential issues using many different modalities. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, and couples, as well as run various groups.
During my own healing journey, I began to understand the role of lifestyle choices, meditation, and nutrition in bringing about a sense of well-being. I began to eagerly study and learn more about holistic approaches to mental health. I was first exposed to energy medicine through personal experiences and had a profound transformation. I realized something was missing in my traditional therapy practice.
While there are many branches to energy medicine, I pursued training in a program based in science, as well as in teaching of tradition steeped in ethical practice. In 2014, I began studying with psychologist and medical anthropologist Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D at the Four Winds Society, an international research and training organization. In 2016, I graduated from the renowned program developed at the Healing and Light Body School, which combines ancient teachings with cutting edge research and practices in neuroscience, epigenetics, and nutrition. I participated in their residential programs in Costa Rica and Chile working with skilled energy medicine practitioners, shamans, and master healers. I now incorporate energy medicine and shamanic ceremonies with my other therapeutic skills for a complete holistic healing approach.