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Several years ago I supported a client through a major surgery with Healing Touch and Reiki.

Afterwards he became addicted to his medications and, with his doctor’s approval, went off Oxycodone cold turkey. His withdrawal symptoms were severe. Very severe. I had never worked energetically with addiction before, and even I was amazed at how the energy work eased his symptoms.

The first session gave him 4 hours of relief and the second treatment gave him 9 hours of peace. After it was all over, my client said he may not have made it through the ordeal without the energy work.

When I write about specific work with a client, I always send it to him or her before publishing for permission and approval. I don’t want anyone to suddenly find an account of their healing journey online at some odd moment of the day – even if the work happened years before and I don’t use their names.

 

This is what my client wrote back:

“Wow Jeri, this post is such a time capsule. I had forgotten (or completely blocked out) that we’d done energy work associated with my addiction to the meds. In my memory it was just the surgery, but I suppose a huge feature were the meds.  It’s incredible how little of that entire event I even remember.

The only thing I would add to your post is simply that — yes in fact there was a time that somehow you were the ONLY source of relief. I remember at least that very distinctly as being relief from crazy radiant pain both immediately after surgery and months later.  I remember being frustrated by a caravan of remedies — massage,  hundreds of hot baths,  steam, acupuncture, rolfing, you name it.  Sounds like infomercial testimonial, but you remember… the energy work was kind of a miracle.”

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California

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I would like to thank my client for taking the time to write this testimonial. She knows who she is.

“When I first started seeing Jeri for Healing Touch the whole process was a mystery to me. As far as I was concerned Jeri’s hands just magically made me feel better and more relaxed. Over the years–and with the benefit of taking a Healing Touch introductory class–I came to understand that I could be a healing force for myself. Of course, nobody does it better than Jeri and I still see her for “tune ups”. But now I now can tell when my energy is getting blocked or stuck and I can do a chakra connection on myself to make sure that energy is flowing. I even do a little healing touch on my partner who doesn’t know what it is but he knows it makes him feel relaxed and fall asleep! I am so grateful to Jeri not only for her healing but also I helping me learn to listen to my own body’s signals.”

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California

Andrea Mutascio RN, BSN, CCRN, CHTP, is a Registered Nurse, Reiki Practitioner and Certified Healing Touch Practitioner. She co-owns Healing Nurses, where you can receive energy work in San Diego, California.

I would like to share Andrea’s journey of how she healed from a Traumatic Brain Injury, and in the process found her life’s work. Click on her photo below to go to her MindBodyGreen website and read her article. Click here to check out her blog. Thank you Andrea, for giving us this inspiring story and your blog is incredible.

Sometimes receiving a series of energy sessions can help you become more aware of your own intuitive abilities. Over the years, many of my clients have opened up to a whole new way of being in the world after rebalancing their energy system. Highly intuitive people often realize the depth of their natural gifts only after more conventional structures and life strategies have collapsed.

A collapse can be brutal in the moment it occurs and is often experienced as a failure. Yet, an event that may have been viewed as a “breakdown” may come to be recognized as a “breakthrough”. A crisis is that point in your life when you finally had to create a more suitable path that allows you to be who really are.

Below is a testimony from a client who realized she had already started navigating through the world using her intuition, as well as her logical mind. This really helped her more clearly perceive her own inner guidance and trust her own decisions:

 “Jeri has been an amazing resource for me. She has help me to find my intuitive self as well as understand my body and mind connection. Having knowledge about this has helped me discover possible new paths in my life in order to live in a more divergent manner. In addition, she has helped reduce my anxiety over the last six months which had been plaguing me for over a year. Thank you Jeri!!!”

 Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California

IMG_4061In my healing practice, mental healing often takes the form of a subtle “falling away” of problems, obsessive thinking and worry. Sometimes my clients are not aware of the benefits of their Healing Touch session until days afterwards. This is one reason I have learned to trust that whatever happens in the session is perfect.

When giving a series of treatments, I usually ask my clients at the start of their healing if they noticed any significant shifts from the previous session. It’s often only then that they realize an issue that they were preoccupied with previously did not resurface. Frequently, being asked the question is what prompts them to realize their shift.

What actually causes the healing? I really don’t know for sure. I use many Healing Touch techniques in my sessions to rebalance my clients’ energy, yet I think fundamentally it has to do with the experience of being in sacred space.

What is sacred space? Eckhart Tolle calls it presence. In The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment he writes,

“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence.”

In my healing sessions my clients return to this presence, this sacred space, and it is in this space that they heal themselves.

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California

 

2014 Healing Touch Worldwide Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois

2014 Healing Touch Worldwide Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois

Last August I attended the Healing Touch Worldwide Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. Over 300 Healing Touch Practitioners were there. Even though it’s been almost two months, I still find myself thinking about the people I met, the diversity of their healing practices, and the healing stories they told me.

Over the four days we had breakfast and dinner in the main room at large, round tables. As we ate together, I met physical therapists, chaplains, nurses and other massage therapists from all over the country who are using Healing Touch on a daily basis. I also met several amazing healers who were primarily focused on healing their family and friends.

It’s quite remarkable. I am so grateful for this work.

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California. 510-601-9632

The September/October Issue of Energy Magazine

 

Energy Magazine has been a huge inspiration to me for years. It just occurred to me that I should share it with you.

Energy Magazine is a free on-line bimonthly publication from Healing Touch Program. This is an incredible resource for healers of all modalities. Each issue is sent to you via email and there is a well-organized list of archived issues. If you want to subscribe click here. Enjoy!

 

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California. 510-601-9632

Janna Moll, MSN, HTCP/I, CMT

Janna Moll, MSN, HTCP/I, CMT

Janna Moll teaches an advanced course for experienced Energy Practitioners called Advanced Chakra Diagnosis and Treatment. I took this class about three months ago and immediately started working with much of the new material and techniques in my Healing Practice. This class is incredibly practical and significantly deepened my understanding of the energy system. I highly recommend this course.

Janna Moll is the founder and President of Energy Medicine Specialists, an organization that offers beginner to advanced practice coursework in the field of Energy Medicine. She also has a private practice in Highlands Ranch Colorado, called the Heart Healing Center. In her energy practice, she combines her training in multiple energy disciplines that include Healing Touch, Reiki, Polarity, Pranic, Reconnection, EFT, Therapeutic Touch, psychotherapy and coaching.

"Janna's Board"

“Janna’s Board”

Janna Moll studied Healing Touch with founder Janet Mentgen, and has studied with about every healer in the book. She is not shy about sharing her ideas and opinions in class, or at lunch, about what works in her practice and what doesn’t. For me, this alone was quite helpful on many levels.

 

Clarity. Janna Moll has clarity.

 

In this short post I will contain my enthusiasm for this class to three other main points:

One: This class significantly shifted my working model of the chakra system. Janna works with scientist Dale Ferg, who contributed much of the physics research in EMS courses. I am not going to go into the details here, but my perception of the chakras changed. I have to admit that this was a little unnerving the first day, yet this was the second biggest take-away from the class for me. My “new” perception of the chakra system is giving me more information in my client’s sessions.

Trading Healings Photo by Grace Gowan

“Trading Healings” Photo by Grace Gowan

Two: The healings I received in this class were exceptionally profound for me. Maybe I just really needed the energy work or maybe I was just ready to go to my next level. Everyone in the class gave and received different types of treatments all three days and I also heard many of the other practitioners say the same thing about their healings.  Janna Moll and class coordinator Grace Gowan created and sustained an exceptional energetic container for the class.

Three:  Janna Moll is a fireball. Three days with Janna Moll is super fun. I know “fun” is not a requirement for an advanced energetic healing class, but hey, three days is a long time and I think it’s important to know what you are getting into.

I would like to thank Grace Gowan in Sunnyvale for coordinating this class. Grace will also be coordinating the Advanced Hara Diagnosis and Treatment for Janna in 2015. Dates will soon be posted on Janna’s website.

I can’t wait!

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California. 510-601-9632

This August, I attended the 2014 Healing Touch Worldwide Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. There were over 350 Healing Touch Practitioners attending from all over the world, including Canada and Japan. There are many parts of the conference I plan to write about, but the most profound was the transition of our respected elder, leader and cherished community member, Sharon Robbins, RN, HN-BC, CCHt, HTCP.

Sharon Robbins was the Executive Director of the Healing Touch Professional Association. She started as a Holistic Nurse in private practice offering Complementary and Alternative Medical therapies to her clients. She began studying energy medicine in 1992 and became a certified Holistic Nurse and  certified Healing Touch Practitioner in 1998. Sharon was the Chair and/or Co-Chair of the HTI Business Council from 2001 to 2007 and was a Board Member of Healing Touch Worldwide Foundation, Inc. since 2006. Sharon Robbins also founded Healing Touch California with a small group of other Healing Touch practitioners.

I became aware of Sharon Robbins as soon as I realized there was this vast and supportive Healing Touch Community. I did not know Sharon well personally, yet I felt greatly supported by her work, deeply touched by her death and immensely inspired by her life.

Sharon modeled professionalism. As a healer, being professional provides the guidelines I need to bring energetic healing into the world, as well as how to present myself to our medical culture. Professionalism has brought great clarity to my work as a healer. When I had any questions about how to approach a healing situation responsibly, the first person I called was Sharon Robbins.

At the conference on Friday morning, Sharon was dressed as an angel. She brought angel wings to wear in a skit on ethics in our healing practice. She was the fairy godmother in the skit, who came down to give guidance to a beginning healer.

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After breakfast on Sunday morning, Dawn Warnaca bravely and beautifully announced to all 350 of us that Sharon had made her transition overnight. When I fully realized what Dawn was saying, it felt like the floor just dropped away and the ceiling opened up. Soon there were pictures of Sharon with her angel wings, on the projection screens in front of us.

It was so surreal. Sharon was so ALIVE on Saturday. I have never experienced someone so fully engaged and present in the moment, suddenly just vanish. Sharon always had perfect blond hair that reflected light well. She was literally shining the day before.

Throughout the rest of Sunday, Cynthia Hutchinson (Healing Touch Program Director) and Lisa Mentgen-Gordon (CEO of Healing Touch and the Healing Touch founder’s daughter), shared more about Sharon and the rituals that they had honored her with early that morning. They were obviously heart-broken over losing someone they had loved and worked with so closely over the last 20 years, yet so professional and sensitive in the handling of the situation. I cannot imagine the shock and grief they felt that morning.

My heart, that Sunday, just opened up. I will never take another day in my life for granted. Even now, as I write this blog post weeks later, I can still feel the energetic shift is now a part of me. It now almost feels like a blessing. Life is so precious.

When I put all my emotions and sadness aside, I can see the beauty that in her last day on earth Sharon was surrounded by over 350 Healing Touch Practitioners and friends, celebrating what she loved.

Thank you Sharon, for all the energy, commitment and love you poured into our Healing Touch Community. I will benefit from it for the rest of my life and will do my best to carry your spirit forward in my Healing Touch work.

 

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With Laurie Ratto at the California Healing Touch Conference

With Laurie Ratto at the California Healing Touch Conference

I am part of a community of Healing Touch Practitioners who live and work throughout the Bay Area. This community is a continual source of inspiration and support for me in my healing practice. Today I would like to share an article written by my colleague Laurie Ratto,“Healing Touch Helps Those with Cancer”.

Laurie Ratto has a private Aromatherapy and Healing Touch Practice in Alameda, California. She is also a RN. In this article Laurie mentions our volunteer work as Healing Touch Practitioners at the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic. While she writes about my success with neuropathy in my private practice, it was one of Laurie’s sessions at Charlotte Maxwell that made me first realize how beneficial Healing Touch could be for my clients going through Chemotherapy.

I am not an isolated healer. I am part of a dynamic, enthusiastic, heart-centered group of healers who are creating a new paradigm of possibilities. These are exciting times.

Enjoy Laurie’s article.

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm,in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California. 510-601-9632

 

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