What Is Energy Healing And How Does It Work?
You’ve probably heard of energy healing. Maybe you’ve even tried it yourself. But what is energy healing? And what are its benefits? In this post, I have some key facts about how energy work is used and what it’s used for. I also outline some of the most common methods, so you can think about which you may want to try.
How does energy healing work?
As an energy healer, I believe that life force energy is all around us and also inside of us. It’s vital that this energy flows freely. If it becomes unbalanced or channels become blocked, this can cause discomfort.
Energy healing seeks to restore this energetic balance. This can involve channeling positive energy into the body or unblocking energy fields. There are many types of energy work, and each is a little different. Some require a guide, some you can do by yourself. Some include touch, others are totally free of contact.
When talking about energy healing, it’s always crucial to note that it should never replace medication, treatments, or other forms of therapy that you need. It should only ever be used to support more conventional forms of medicine.
Who can benefit from energy healing?
As it isn’t invasive, energy healing can work for anyone who wants to give it a try. Whether you’re young or old, male or female, feeling a bit under the weather or perfectly healthy, I believe it’s likely that you’ll find at least a few benefits from energy healing.
After energy healing sessions, many people report positive effects. These can include:
● Increased energy.
● Lowered stress.
● A greater sense of calm.
● Improved intuition.
● Self-realization and clarity about one’s true purpose.
● A feeling of connectedness with others and the universe.
● Negative emotions such as fear, guilt, or anger melting away.
● Increased positive energy.
● A sense of mental obstacles being removed, or a more general shift towards a “success mindset”.
Key types of energy healing
There are many types of energy healing, and each is unique! The type that you decide to try may depend on what you need support with and what you feel comfortable with. Here are some of the most popular types.
Developed in 1995 by a spiritual teacher named Vianna Stibal, ThetaHealing® is a modality that combines modern psychology and energy healing. It aims to slow the brain wave cycle from its normal state to more relaxed “theta” waves. In this state, people often feel open to emotional and spiritual healing. The client pinpoints an unwanted thought pattern, and the practitioner helps them to look at core beliefs that are causing this pattern and address it.
Originating in Japan, Reiki is one of the most common types of energy healing. In Japanese, Rei means “soul” or spirit” and Ki means “vital energy”. Reiki practitioners lightly lay their hands on or above their client’s body. Many people find that Reiki promotes a sense of balance and wellbeing.
This is a form of vibrational energy healing which originated in Argentina. Tameana uses materials such as symbols and quartz crystals to concentrate high frequency energy. When this energy is directed, it can promote feelings of peace and tranquility.
At first glance, reflexology looks like a foot massage – but it’s much more than that! Reflexologists believe that each part of the foot is linked to an organ in the body. They target these various zones on the foot to restore a healthy flow of energy throughout the whole body. Reflexology is often focused on the feet, but it can also include the hands and ears.
Past life regression
Many types of energy healing are used to become relaxed or improve wellbeing. Past life regression is usually part of a spiritual journey. Subjects enter a state of hypnosis or deep meditation. Then, they answer questions about their past lives. Exploring this can help people to understand trauma or anxiety that is impacting their current life.
Crystal healing involves keeping stones such as quartz, jasper, and many others nearby to draw out negative energy. Different crystals have different purposes. Moonstone is thought to be a great stone for fresh starts, like starting a new job or moving house. Citrine is known for growing wealth. Rose quartz is often used to promote peace and calm.
The idea of chakras was first introduced by ancient Indian Vedic texts. It’s thought that there are seven main chakras, and that each is responsible for a certain aspect of our wellbeing. Each chakra must stay open and aligned with others. If you feel one or more chakras is imbalanced or blocked, you may seek to realign them. This process might involve yoga asanas, meditation, crystals, and other techniques.
How to get started with energy healing
If you’re thinking of trying energy healing, feel free to get in touch with me! We can discuss which areas you’re interested in working on, and I’ll be happy to help you decide which types you might like to try.