FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you don't see your question here, please email or phone me.
What should I wear?
Please dress comfortably, in clothing that is not too restrictive. Natural fibres are preferable, but the main thing is that you feel comfortable. For women, please do not wear an underwire bra.
Is there anything I need to do before my Session?
Please fill out a health and well-being form.
If you cannot print one out, please let me know and arrange to arrive 10 minutes early to complete your form before your session.
What will happen in my Session?
After we discuss your health history and current concerns, you will lie fully clothed on a massage table. Your only job is to relax. The more relaxed you are and the deeper your breath the better your brain will be able to access all areas of your body and mind. I will use muscle checking to navigate through the BodyTalk protocol chart to locate areas within your body that would benefit from better communication. Once we have found the areas that require linking we will tap on the head (to awaken the brain to the communication breakdown) and then the heart (to store the new healthy relationship.)
Will I receive a diagnosis?
No. I do not diagnose, prescribe or treat specific ailments. I focus on helping your body to achieve optimal health, not a label. Imbalances in the body are the root of pain, illness and disease. By restoring balance to the body, the body is able to heal naturally from the inside out. As I discuss with you the imbalances that we are addressing in the session, you will often become aware of subconscious belief systems, emotions, or charged memories from as far back as fetal life.
What is energy medicine?
Energy medicine activates the body's natural healing ability by restoring communications between systems and cells in the body that have become weak, disturbed, or out of balance as a result of every day stress factors and experiences.....learn more
What is energy?
Energy is everywhere and it is in everything. Energy is what makes your heart beat and all parts of your body and mind function. Every cell, every system, every part of you body is energy. Even thoughts and emotions are energy. Energy is what connects body systems together and supplies the vital communications between every cell in your body. Energy is the life force behind every action and every response. It is what keeps you alive and makes you who you are.
Does energy medicine really work?
Absolutely! Since I began practising Mind-Body energy medicine in 2000, I have had so many amazing results...from the three year old child with night terrors that had been ongoing for months, who, after two sessions, no longer woke in the night to the woman with depression who 'felt like a whole new person' after her first session...her husband saw such a change in her that he decided to come for some sessions and his 'stomach problems' cleared up after his first session (even though he hadn't told me that he had 'stomach problems'). In fact, I have had several clients over the years whose digestive issues have cleared after only one or two sessions. Clients so often come to me after they have "tried everything else" that western medicine and other therapies have to offer.
How often do I need sessions?
At the end of each session I do ask when a follow-up session is appropriate. This is always adjustable to your time available and your budget. When you come into a balance that is right for you, you will know exactly when you need a session. After you see the scope of what holistic healthcare can do for you, you will recognize when you could benefit from some balancing.
How many sessions will I need?
This is a question only you and your body can answer. Many people may experience the same symptoms or be given the same medical diagnosis, but reasons at the root of those symptoms are a unique combination for each individual. The Innate wisdom of the body determines what and how much will be addressed in each session. The body moves into a better balance after each session, and does as much as it can healthily. Most people notice some benefits after their first session. Many clients will continue with sessions even after their 'symptoms' have gone because they feel such benefits in their overall sense of wellbeing and they realize that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".
Do Distance Sessions really work?
There are several benefits to distance work, including the time it saves you from travel. Especially useful in unexpected emergency situations or prolonged illness when a client is too weak for travel. As a client you can relax in your own home to receive the session. You can send an email with your health concerns, or we can have a chat on the phone before your session.
When you are receiving a distance session, you may choose to lie down, relax and breathe deeply - just as you would in my clinic, or just go on with your daily activities. After the session, I will email you results of the session or give you a phone call, whichever is more convenient to you. Distance sessions are especially useful for animals, because the animal can be comfortable in its home environment.
What if I don't live in the same city as you?
One of the great benefits of energy medicine - it is just as effective at a distance as in person. I have done sessions from my home in Victoria, BC for people across Canada and around the world. One client I worked with who was living in Hong Kong would often feel the effects so strongly that they could tell what time I had done their session, even though, because of the time difference, they were sleeping while I was doing the session.
How do Distance Sessions work?
Just as I do when you are in my clinic, I can tap into the innate wisdom of your bodymind. I cannot read your mind, but I can identify the healing priorities just as I do when you are physically present. This is explained by Quantum physics and the concept of non-locality. Research has demonstrated that every cell in the universe is connected, and exchanging information with every other cell. One example of this that we often see is with a mother and child. A mother may not be in the same environment as their child but can get a feeling suddenly if their child is in danger. Also twins often can sense if their counterpart is experiencing a stressful situation. These examples are easy for most of us to understand because we can see the connection between the people involved. However, we are all part of the human family (part of the same morphogenetic field) therefore connected even though it seems we are separated.
Can energy medicine help my pet?
Definitely! All animals love holistic healthcare (see a video of one little dog's dramatic recovery with BodyTalk). I have worked with many pets over the years, all of them with distance sessions and have had some wonderful results.
One that was particularly memorable was a young male cat who was having very serious urinary problems (unable to go!) and the vet had done all he could and was thinking the poor little kitty might have to be put down. After one session I heard from the cat's owner that his system was back on track and he was doing fine.