What to Expect at a Healing Session
You will be welcomed into the relaxing and soothing atmosphere of the Healing Sanctuary. We will chat briefly, covering any questions or concerns you may have. Next you will be invited to select a stone or crystal for me to use during our session - select whichever stone calls to you. The stone will assist in your healing, and I will place it on your body on the chakra energy center that at this time is the most eager to heal. The stones are sacred healing stones, and are a part of my mesa, or medicine bundle, and I utilize them in a manner that is inspired by shamanic healing practices of indigenous cultures the world over throughout human history.
What to Expect at a Healing Session
You are unique On this page you will get a general sense of what to expect at a healing session with me. Each person is unique and has individual needs and preferences. My goal is to partner with you in order to give you the healing experience that you need in the manner that is best suited to you. Sometimes I receive exciting directives during a healing session on brand new ways to meet your specific healing needs! With care and respect for your needs and comfort, I will share any such directives with you and check in with you first before adding in something new to the general process I describe here. Regardless of the exact path your session will follow, you will experience a sacred touch (that of love, compassion and gratitude) which will add a loving energy and stimulate profound relaxation that assists your body in self-healing. You will feel comforted and held by the universe. Many clients also experience a connection with the divine.
Welcome & Consult You will be welcomed into the relaxing and soothing atmosphere of the Healing Sanctuary. We will chat briefly, covering any questions or concerns you may have. Next you will be invited to select a stone or crystal for me to use during our session - select whichever stone calls to you and know that whichever you choose will be the right one. The stone will assist in your healing, and I will place it on your body on the chakra energy center that at this time is the most eager to heal. The stones are sacred healing stones, and are a part of my mesa, or medicine bundle, and I utilize them in a manner that is inspired by shamanic healing practices of indigenous cultures the world over throughout human history. Often I will add stones in as we go along in the session, for certain stones will call to me to assist you with specific areas of your healing.
Getting Comfortable A comfortable resting spot awaits you, where you can lie down, fully clothed, and get cozy with a soft pillow for your head, and under your knees if you like!, and blanket for your body should you wish. If you enjoy aromatherapy, I will help you select an essential oil for the Himalayan aromatherapy salt lamp. A few tones of the bell bring a good vibration into our space and signal the start of our energy work together. You are invited to set an intention or focus for your healing session if you so choose.
Healing I will scan your body with my hands, pendulum, and intuition to gather information about where we need to focus at this time. Often I also like to place my hands under the back of your head to gather information and connect our energy fields. Then, typically starting at your feet, I will place my hands either on or just above your body, depending on your personal preference. The Reiki energy comes through me, to my hands, and then goes to you. You may feel a sensation of warmth, coolness, energy fluttering, slight discomfort, or perhaps nothing at all. Most frequently the sensations my clients feel are warmth where my hands are and an all-over feeling of deep peace and relaxation.
Shifting Energy Sometimes clients have a significant shift, or release, of energy and they may feel overcome with emotion. This has happened to me too, several times, when I have been the recipient of healing energy. This is a very welcome occurrence, as it signifies release of something you no longer need. I offer a supportive and caring environment and encourage my clients to allow any release that occurs to happen, so that the renewal and re-balance can follow.
Visioning In this way I work along the key chakra points of your body, from your feet up to your head, focusing on those areas that are calling the most for healing at this time. Often I will receive information along the way that will help guide us in your healing. This information comes to me in the form of visions, knowings, and sometimes as a physical feeling, and this is another aspect of my approach, like the use of the stones, that is in keeping with shamanic healing traditions. I will share with you what I see so we can partner together to interpret and apply the information we have been given. You need never discuss anything you do not wish to, your comfort is of utmost importance to me, and energy will shift as it needs to and healing will occur as it needs to regardless of any dialogue we may have...I offer it to you as an opportunity to have information about yourself that may help you better understand your own healing process. Your personal details will always be kept in the strictest confidence
An Example of Visioning What might this look like? In one healing session I did, I sought to know information about what would bring joy to my client and saw a vision of a swing set on a beautiful, warm, sunny day. The swing was in use, with laughter and rainbow color permeating everywhere. It was a feeling of happiness and contentment, free from any worries. I shared this with the woman I was healing, and she laughed out loud in delight. With a twinkle in her eye she shared with me that she adores going on swings, and that despite being a grandmother, she never passes up a chance to ride a swing. She was amazed I had seen a swing as I knew nothing of her love for swings, and in fact I had just met her for the first time that day. The swing vision served several purposes. First, I believe that this experience helped my client have faith in energy healing itself. For many of us, though we may be open to the idea of energy healing being effective, it is not something that is part of our everyday experience, and it is not something we really yet understand. I don't think it is necessary to believe it can work in order to benefit from an energy healing, but I know it can certainly help, particularly when it comes to long term and continuous healing that you can do for yourself. In the case of this particular client, having this validation was helpful to her to have faith in the process. The swing information also helped her because it was an important and timely reminder to her to get out of her analytic mode and tap into that feeling of joy that swings bring to her. She had a feeling of renewal and rediscovery, and left our session relaxed and inspired to pursue this feeling of joy.
Types of Visioning I receive information specifically for you so that you may better understand your current healing experiences and come away from our session feeling uplifted, lighter, and with a greater sense of well-being. The information also serves to inform and empower you to understand your needs and to therefore take ownership of making the shifts you need in your journey. The information can come through to me in various ways, including visually (clairvoyance), through a feeling (clairsentience), or a knowing (claircognizance). Every person is different and so is every healing; your healing will be unique to what your specific needs are and who you are at your soul level. Oftentimes, a spirit animal or totem will visit with us at the start of the session...I have met dancing frogs, cartoon characters, horses, and even a mischievous garden gnome! Whomever I meet, every time my client has had some strong connection to this being, and I believe they serve to reassure and offer love and support. Other information received is often present day, and I have also, on occasion, been shown past life information. One client where this occured was actively working to balance a lifelong pattern of financial challenge. When working on this area with her, I was shown that the energetic block she had around this was from a long-ago past life involving a serious dispute over money. We worked to release this energy from her and allow her to move forward in a more balanced way in this area. What is important to note is that I can best serve you if you have a desire to let go of whatever may be holding you back.
Closing As your session draws to a close, I will re-scan your body to see that your chakras have been balanced and address any areas requiring further attention. The toning of the bell creates a vibration that signals the close of our healing session and the ushering in of a deeper level of self-awareness. Should you have fallen asleep during our session, it will also serve as a gentle awakening! I will leave you to reflect upon the experience, gently come back, and enjoy a glass of cleansing water and a snack to help you re-acclimate to the world. I will send you off with notes on any key learnings or directives that come up in our session to assist you in continuing on your healing path. You will also leave with a pamphlet of several simple but effective ideas on how to best care for yourself following a session in order to gain the most from your healing session.