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IMG_0321I have clients who come for regular healing sessions. Some come once a month, some every two or three months, and some people sign up for a short series of healings when they need support during a challenging time.

It’s so easy to get caught up in habitual energy patterns, and let old emotional and mental behaviors run our busy lives. A healing often has the effect of hitting a reset button. After a session, clients report feeling grounded, refreshed and back in their creative flow.

Signs that you are stuck in repetitive energy patterns are: compulsive eating, obsessive thinking, feeling powerless and low energy, lack of mental focus and even just feeling uninspired. A Healing Touch session may help you deeply relax and experience a profound peace that can realign your nervous system, release emotional blocks and jump-start your energy flow.

A peaceful, cohesive energy system makes it so much easier to access deeper intuition, personal guidance and creativity.

I have to add here that if a client is really out of balance, he or she may feel a little spacey right after a healing session. It may take a few hours for their system to adjust to the healing. This is often the case with jet lag, especially after returning from a vacation from halfway around the world. Afterwards, clients report feeling so much more grounded and clear with a faster time-zone adjustment.

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch, Reiki and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California.

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Headaches are a sign that the energy field is out of balance.

I have had many clients book their first Healing Touch session because they were suffering from recurring headaches. Almost all of them had tried many other healing modalities and/or medications and had decided to try energetic healing as a last resort.

Healing Touch has proven to be very helpful for clients suffering from headaches.

As a healer, my intention for these clients is to assist them in balancing their energy field, not to get rid of a headache. I have no idea if a headache is from stress, allergies, tight neck muscles, a brain tumor or high blood pressure.

I was taught how to find disturbances and energetic blocks in the energy field when training to become a Healing Touch Practitioner. Assessing my client’s energy field, before I even start the healing, lets me know how best to help bring him or her into balance. I use a pendulum to check the energy centers, and my hands to feel the aura bout 3 to 6 inches off the body.

One of the many possible energy patterns I might find in my client’s biofield is that the whole aura feels “heavy” and “sticky.” In this case, I would then focus on clearing the aura with some clearing techniques.

Another energy pattern is a build up of energy around my client’s head that feels “busy” or “thick” or “electric.” If I felt this pattern, I would then hold the feet and do other techniques to help ground my client and let the energy flow through the rest of their body. Having a buildup of mental energy in and around the head is very common, with or without headache issues.

I could go on and on about the millions of energetic patterns I may find in a client suffering from recurring headaches. The point is: no matter what I find in the aura, the key to best serving my client is to help him or her reach a state of peace and relaxation.

A client with balanced energy field heals themselves. All healing is self-healing.

Jeri Lawson used to have severe migraines and gets immense job satisfaction from helping people live headache free. She is available for Healing Touch and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am through 8 pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California.


Below is a short video showing how Healing Touch can make a difference for hospital patients. Yes!

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The Healing Touch Community in the East Bay is very committed to supporting the Veterans. One of the ways we give back to the Vets is bringing Healing Touch to the Stand Downs.

Stand Downs are held all across the country. They are one to three-day events that provide services to homeless veterans. They provide food, Social Security benefits counseling, shelter, clothes, haircuts, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, various health screenings, and much more. Often there is also massage, Chiropractic treatments and, as you might have guessed, Healing Touch available.

Last Saturday, I participated in the Stand Down on The Delta at the Contra Costa Fairgrounds. Here is a link to an article in the Contra Costa Times that gives you an idea of what the Delta Stand Down was like.

The whole event was so well organized. I just love that. Our Healing Touch coordinators are beyond amazing. There must have been twenty emails preparing us for the event. We had all the information we needed: directions to the grounds, where to park, where to get our shirt and badge, what to wear, what to bring, good snack suggestions – we were prepared!

Being in a healing space from 9 to 5 was quite extraordinary, as well as intense, and all that preparation came in handy. The coordinators were always on patrol in the Healing Touch tent, encouraging us to take breaks, eat snacks, stay hydrated and take good care of ourselves.

The healing sessions lasted about 30 minutes, and on Saturday, the day I volunteered, there were about nine healers. Some Healing Touch Practitioners signed up for both days.

It is wonderful to do healing work in a group. Even though the sessions were one- on-one, it felt like we were all working together. It was an incredibly loving, healing, and supportive environment for the Veterans.

Healing Touch Coordinator Suzanne Mittica wrote:

“I am always amazed at the generosity of spirit, the unstinting extension of personal skills of just darn nice people who volunteer for the many tasks of a successful Stand Down. It doesn’t matter what role we play in the rest of our life, we become the many with one purpose: to show the vets someone cares.”

I would like to thank Healing Touch Practitioners and Stand Down Co-coordinators Nancy Khlafallah and Suzanne Mittica. They spent the last year getting this event organized. Also thank you to Assistant Coordinator Cindy Durant and Helper Maryanne Mitchell.

I posted this video on how beneficial Healing Touch can be for Veterans once before, but it is such a good video, I had to post it again. I can’t link it directly from my blog, so after you click on the video box, then just click the word “YouTube” at the bottom of the video. That will take you right to a YouTube video you can easily watch. This video pretty much sums up why I volunteer at Stand Down:

Window at John Muir Hospital

Energy work has been an incredible support for my clients when they are in the hospital. After years of healing in hospitals, I am still amazed how remarkably helpful Healing Touch and Reiki can be in these stressful situations.

A few months ago I worked with a young girl immediately after extensive back surgery. Her mother, who did not have much experience with energy work before this, was instantly on board with hands-on-healing. After one of the follow-up sessions, I showed her how she could clear her daughter’s energy field: I just demonstrated for her one very simple Healing Touch technique. Her daughter was very sensitive to the pain medications she was being given, and I knew even five minutes of this simple clearing technique throughout the day would help her immensely.

I want to say right away that I am not a Certified Healing Touch Instructor. I cannot “teach” Healing Touch, but I can “show” a mother a simple technique that may keep her daughter from getting nauseous. I also made it very clear that all healing is self-healing, and her daughter was the only one who could heal herself. I told the mom “just try the clearing and let go of the outcome.”

Here is part of the email she sent me weeks later:

“THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your work with my daughter and me!! Wow – talk about things just coming together at the right time!! I love your energy and spirit and that you were able to do those sessions was so awesome. Also that you took the time to show me how to try to work on her was amazing!! I’m not sure how well I did, but there were some super tough times during our hospital stay. It gave me something concrete to do to try and help my daughter. You were so kind to share that with me!!!!!!! You truly have an amazing gift!!!!

We all have this amazing gift of healing, right at our fingertips.

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am through 8 pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California



I’ve been reading and thinking about Flow.

What is Flow?

To use Jason Silva’s descriptions from the first video below, it’s that state in which time slows down or speeds up, self vanishes, action and awareness merge. Flow is an effortless state that silences our inner critic.

Abraham Maslow called Flow “a peak experience.” In the 1970s, James Fixx described Flow as “a runner’s high.” Los Angeles Lakers’ coach Phil Jackson calls it “being in the zone” and Miles Davis spoke of it as “being in the pocket.”

As a healer, I call Flow “sacred space”. Sacred space is where healer and client become one, where there is no time, where the more “I” get out of the way, the more effective the session.

I find it fascinating to see how other people are experiencing Flow and how powerful this state is. In the second video, Jamie Wheal tells the story of how his first Flow experience changed him: “I was different. I found what I had been seeking; I was home for the first time in my life.”

Jamie Wheal and Steven Kotler are Co-founders of the Flow Genome Project. Their website states:

“Flow states are now known to optimize performance, enhance creativity, drive innovation, accelerate learning, amplify memory and underpin happiness itself.”

It’s all quite interesting, and I wonder:

Are Healers really Flow Hackers?

Jeri Lawson is available for Healing Touch and Clarity Breathwork sessions Monday through Friday, 10am through 8pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California

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As Healing Touch Practitioner Janna Moll writes: “Clients tend to come in batches”*

The latest wave of clients in my healing practice have been contacting me for pain management and healing after surgery.

Post-surgery sessions are where I have seen people cynical of energy work join the Healing Touch fan club. I had friends who would roll their eyes at me when I talked about the benefits of energy work, yet after a post-surgery session they enthusiastically starting referring clients to me.

The most obvious effect of an energy session after surgery is the reduction of physical pain. For ankle and knee surgeries, clients have said they had no pain. It’s quite amazing.

Another incredibly wonderful thing is the clearing of anesthesia from the body, helping reduce nausea and headaches.

The third factor that I find immensely helpful is that Healing Touch helps my client relax and let go of anxiety. This helps them sleep so much better.

I feel like I am on a soap box here, but I can’t help it. Healing Touch and Energy work are SO HELPFUL when recovering from surgery. If you are getting ready to have surgery, find a Healing Touch Practitioner or another energy worker to give you a healing as soon as possible after the surgery. Having a session before surgery is also recommended.

Many hospitals – such as the Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center – have volunteer programs where Healing Touch is readily available. That means it’s free!

Click here for a list of facilities that have Healing Touch. Many nurses are also Healing Touch Practitioners, so ask your Hospital if Healing Touch sessions are available. Click here for a link to Certified Healing Touch Practitioners all over the country.

Energy work makes a difference.

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

*”Practitioner Development”  Energy Magazine May/June 2015 Janna Moll MSN, CMT, HTCP/1

To watch this wonderful video, click the box and you will find it on YouTube. Hear what Doctors, Nurses and Veterans have to say about Healing Touch. Enjoy.

“At Martha’s Healing House”

I have found in my personal healing practice that one of the many benefits of Healing Touch is the release of toxins from the physical body.

I know this may sound crazy to anyone not familiar with energy work, but over the years my clients have consistently reported the physical symptoms of toxins in the body, such as fatigue from medications, headaches from allergies and tightness in the chest from environmental pollution, fall away after a healing. Some people have said they can actually feel chemical exposure or old medication leaving their body during a session.

One man who had been working with toxic cleaners a few days before his healing, reported that after his session his urine was discolored for several days and then he felt amazingly better.

Similarly, clients who have recently been under anesthesia seem to release residual drugs still in their body – especially from chemotherapy. In my last post I wrote about a client who was experiencing withdrawal after going off the pain medication from his surgery. The energy work was very helpful in getting him through the ordeal.

I have worked with two clients who were able to release toxins they traced back to specific environmental events from their childhood. It took a series of sessions in each case, but after the energy work, they feel much stronger and healthier. Clients who relax and release tight muscles during a Healing Touch session often tell me the next day their bodies are sore, as though they have experienced a deep tissue massage.

Most remarkably, a client and I both smelled cigarette smoke during her Healing Touch session, even though the woman had stopped smoking years before.

If you are feeling sluggish, fatigued or you seem to get every cold that comes along, think about trying Healing Touch. Energy work is also a wonderful support when making dietary changes or doing a cleanse or fast. Healing Touch helps the physical body release and return to its natural state of health and equanimity.

Energy work improves quality of life.

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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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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