Why make an Appointment for a Healing Session?
The reasons vary but here are a few examples:
1.Private sessions offer one on one time (usually between an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes) with an experienced healer/practitioner.
2.You may have reached an impasse or overwhelm in your physical, emotional, mental or spiritual aspects and are experiencing something that is beyond your current capability to address.
3.Many people initially request a session because they are experiencing an increase in chronic or acute discomfort (tension, stress, pain) or resulting dis-ease. Some clients are satisfied as soon as the initial discomfort is addressed and they reach a plateau of relief.
4.Clients become interested in the deep process work that unfolds during sessions. They begin to engage in a deeper dialogue that takes them into the core of their discomfort. This takes a level of courage and commitment. These clients are interested in realizing what is on the other side of their discomfort. They are interested in exploring other possibilities and manifesting other potentials.
5.People also engage in this type of work for spiritual reasons. They see it as a way to gain clarity and access a deeper connection with Self/Spirit/God. Some clients make this work part of their integral spiritual practice.
What Happens during a Healing Session?
There are interior (subjective /phenomenological) and exterior (objective) aspects to each healing session. I cannot tell you what your unique experience will be during a session. I can tell you that your experience is predicated by a myriad of factors and speaks directly to your personal process i.e. who you are, your life experiences, where you are in your conscious development, how much work you have already done, how open you are, the number of sessions you have already completed and what you are working on.
Regarding the exterior aspects of the healing session, you are fully clothed, and generally either sit or lie on a massage table. (Depending on your process, we may also do awareness/movement exercises.) I use a variety of healing skills to sense and track your consciousness/energy fields. I listen deeply and locate blockages, your blind spots. Generally, blockages are comprised of deeply held beliefs and energy patterns that are keeping you stuck or are holding you back. Many times these beliefs or energetic patterns are ones you assimilated in childhood. At one time they promoted your survival and may have brought you love and acceptance. Now, they may no longer serve you and are hindering your growth and development.
My job is to guide and facilitate you through your own inner journey of discovery and experience. I join with you in discovering the full aliveness of your body and its profound intelligence. I help you in sensing the depths of your feelings and in owning the power that comes with the integration of all parts of your being. This approach is based in heart space and is a sensing of the sacred. I offer presence, guidance and reflection. I hold a space for you to unfold. This work is a process of self-empowerment that requires willingness and commitment on your part.
Where does a Healing Session take Place?
Most sessions take place either in my office (locally) or over the phone (considered non local or distant). When appropriate, I create “talk and walk” sessions with clients/students who like to move and process in the outdoors. Occasionally, I am called to do “in-house” sessions (private homes, hospitals) or “in-field” sessions (on horses, cats and dogs). These are considered on a case by case basis.
I am also available for out of town bookings for groups of people who want to receive sessions. These trips are also considered on a group by group basis. (Click on Forum and go to Schedule Update for upcoming trips.)
How long does a Healing Session last?
Sessions last between an hour to and hour and fifteen minutes. Sessions may go longer depending on your process. If you are in the midst of a deep process, and I have time available after your session, I will let you know the time remaining and ask if you want to continue. Otherwise, I will work with you to bring the session into completion and we can schedule you for another session.
What Happens After the Healing Session?
I generally won't offer an interpretation of your session as it could affect your process by way of opening up or closing down potentialities. However, I may answer a remaining question or two, remind you of any homework that arises during the session, accept payment and book you for your next session.
How do I Integrate the Insights and Experiences from the Healing Session into my Daily Life?
It is important to ground your experience, and the insights and awarenesses you discover/awaken during your session into a framework that is meaningful for you. I work with you to achieve that end. So:
1. Step one is consciously anchoring your insights and experiences from your session into your awareness.
2. Step two is becoming aware of your interpretive framework, how you hold your session experiences.
3. Step three is consciously integrating this information into your daily life through the decisions and choices you make, the actions you take.
4. Step four is living your life from your new found freedom.
You have the ability to create change and ease during transitions. We work together in a process to facilitate your changes and transitions consciously. This is a co-creative process that is not passive. This type of work requires that you show up, experiment with and apply what you learn. You cultivate the experiences and insights from the session and bring them into your every day activities through your daily awareness practice. As you deepen in your practice, you begin the journey from concept into embodiment. You are no longer just reading the menu but are eating the food.
How often should I Schedule a Healing Session?
The answer to this question really depends on you. Unless you are in the midst of a deep process or are doing an intensive, module or retreat, I recommend no more than once a week. This way you have time to digest and integrate the work into your awareness and daily life.