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A core belief is a decision that you have made about yourself, or your life, on a subconscious level that becomes dominant and repetitive.

We are often acting from these decisions, these beliefs, without even realizing it. Just becoming conscious of a core belief can release you from limiting habitual patterns and make a HUGE difference in the choices you make in your life.



A core belief may be:

“I Am Not Good Enough”

“I Am Unlovable”

“Relationships Are Not Safe.”

After a Healing Touch session, one client told me she realized that she believed “If I Don’t Succeed, I Will Die.” It was then clear to her why she had so much fear in her work environment and making changes in her career.

Even though many clients have uncovered core beliefs in their Healing Touch and Reiki sessions, I have found Clarity Breathwork to be the most potent and effective modality for bringing light to any unconscious beliefs that are blocking your vital energy.

The first core belief I uncovered in my initial series of Clarity Breath sessions was “Life is Hard.” When this came up during my breathe with Clarity Breathworker Maggie Ostara, she asked me to repeat the affirmation “Life is not hard.”

I could not even say those words out loud. Every fiber in my body knew life was hard, even though before that moment I had not been aware of it.

Maggie saw how embedded this belief was in my psyche, so she asked me, “Are you willing to believe life is not hard?”

I was willing.

I realized I knew many people who operated very successfully from the understanding that life was not hard for them. So for weeks after that breathe, every time I felt myself feeling that life was hard, I thought to myself “I am willing to believe that life is not hard.”

It worked.

I now live my life from a place that is not hard and that was 8 years ago. I still work quite a bit, and there are challenging moments, but life feels like it just flows now. This was a huge shift from how I used to operate in the world. It was a great healing.

I recently held space for a woman who discovered and released a core belief that healed her body of headaches. Here is part of what she wrote me afterward:

“In my last breath session with Jeri, she helped me get to a new layer of a core limiting belief before the session even began. During the breath session, I saw the events in my life that had set & re-triggered core limiting beliefs. I watched them as if I was a purely compassionate being watching a movie. I had the distance to realize that within the pattern were things I hadn’t noticed before that were causing me physical illness. I then worked to balance my body and align my chakras. Jeri helped guide that process by releasing tension in my shoulders and neck. Energy flowed through my body in a way it hasn’t in years.

I released the personal pain surrounding the pattern (forgave) and was able to see the pain from a general, human perspective. 

The day after the session and since I’ve felt more energized, my mind is calmer, I’m sleeping better, my personal interactions are richer and even difficult communication is not strained. The headaches I’ve been having on and off for years are definitely more “off”, in fact, I’ve only had one show-stopping headache since the breathe and it only lasted for 20 minutes! Generally speaking, I’ve had show-stopping headaches that lasted weeks.”

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.


Here is a sweet video from the participants of the last Clarity Breathwork Intensive in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Ashanna Solaris and Dana DeLong are now taking this beautiful work all over the world. If you want to get away and go deep, this is a training/retreat for you.

Thank you, Dana! Thank you, Ashanna!

To learn more about PachaMama click here.

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

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

Here is a very sweet video about Clarity Breathwork, featuring my beautiful teachers: Ashanna Solaris and Dana DeLong.


I have heard Athletes talk about being “in the zone,” and I have read many accounts of Artists and Musicians describing their experience of “aesthetic rapture.” Now I am finding people from every discipline talking about “Flow.”

Flow is a state of complete focus, mental clarity and instinctive action. The characteristics of Flow are: the sensation of being outside normal reality; the feeling of timelessness; the sense that you are part of something larger; the absence of physical pain; and the experience of ecstasy.

The term Flow was coined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, (pronounced “CHICK-sent-me-high-ee”) one of the world’s leading researcher on positive psychology. Check out his Ted Talk “What makes a life worth living?”

In a WIRED interview about, of all things, web sites, Csikszentmihalyi  was asked “What do you mean by flow?” His response was:

“Being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.”

I experience the state of Flow every workday in my healing practice. I watch my clients access Flow. Healers are Flow Hackers.

My fascination with the concept of Flow began when a friend sent me an NPR link of Dave Iverson interviewing Steven Kotler. Kotler is the author of “The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance”. Kotler is now on my genius list and “The Rise of Superman” is waiting for me at my local bookstore. In the video below Kotler takes the concept of Flow to a new level:

Definitely check out the videos on Kotler’s website. They are beautifully produced and give you a compelling look into the athlete and artist’s access to the state of Flow. I got an adrenaline rush just watching them. Scroll down to see the videos of Flow Hackers Patricia Parker (Dancer), William Parker (jazz bassist) and Jason Russell (video maker) talking about their creative experience of Flow.

In his video How Far Will You Go For Greatness – The Dark Side of Flow Steven Kotler states “Flow is built around Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose. Three of the most powerful motivators know to man. This is a dangerous edge to walk.” This video address the addictive side to Flow when reached through high-performance athletics such as skateboarding and mountain climbing. It also touches upon the neurochemicals the state of Flow releases in the physical body.

I would say that as a healer, I have experienced Flow though Connection with Higher Source, Mastery and Setting a Loving Intention.

I propose that Flow + Love = Sacred Space.

I think it’s all the same state. When attained through energetic healing and breathwork there isn’t the addictive aspect of the flow state. Healing makes whole, and after a healing clients feel much less addicted, unbalanced, and needy long after the session. In fact, in my practice, energy work has helped many clients overcome physical and emotional addictions.

Flow is a healing state.

Please comment with any thoughts, experiences or ideas.

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

I would like to share an email I received from a client after her first Clarity Breathwork session. Thank you, J.E., for taking the time to write such a beautiful description of your experience and also giving me permission to post it here.

“I just wanted to check in and let you know how moved I am by our breathwork yesterday.  You are a healer and your gift is a bright light that I am grateful to have in my life.  Yesterday’s session was very intense and the pain nearly unbearable towards the end.  Your intuitive touch and your healing words gave me the strength to move through it…to stay with it…to heal the pain and survive the release.  My guides showed me where I needed to go and when I hit the darkness (the deep past) I don’t think I was prepared for what I found there.  Blessings to you for being so grounded and such a healer as to know that I was safe to continue on.  I am deeply moved.  Had a very peaceful night and woke this morning feeling lifted and balanced.  I am SO looking forward to our session.  Thank you for sharing your gift.  Thank for your bright smile every time I see you and for your healing energy.”


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

c. Jeri Lawson 2013 All Rights Reserved


There are no words to express my gratitude for the healing breathwork session. I came to the session with and open mind and heart, but I really had no idea what it was or what it would be like.

What I experienced was phenomenal. It was a phenomena. I have never in my 50 years experienced a more powerful healing modality. I went into the session with some emotional discomfort, grieving and loss as well as some physical discomfort from an overuse injury. After only an hour, I had neither. I have never felt anything like the clear, sharp, calm, centered, bliss feeling I had after the session.

I have tried to describe it to people since, and it is nearly impossible. I have found that there is no way to “get it” except to experience it. I have shared it with many and those who have done a session have had similarly mind-blowing results.

It is the greatest healing gift I have experienced  to date.

Forever grateful,


Recently Mary Gaetjens and I have been asking sound healers to set the energy for our monthly breath circles. The results have been quite powerful for the participants. It appears they can go much deeper into their process if they tone or chant as a group before their breathe.

Looking further into sound healing, I found this wonderful 8 minute video from the sound healing pioneer, Jonathan Goldman. In it, he talks about his research and shares a powerful “aha” moment about the nature of healing. It’s incredible. Thank you, Jonathan Goldman.

Here is a beautiful video about Clarity Breathwork by Kranti Gil.

I would like to thank my Clarity Breathwork teachers, Ashanna Solaris and Dana DeLong for so clearly and eloquently expressing the beautiful essence of Clarity Breathwork.

I am so grateful to have this powerful, life-affirming practice in my life!


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Laurie Ann Lepoff

Laurie Ann Lepoff, a Dance Teacher in Oakland, California, did a series of ten Clarity Breathwork sessions with me to heal her migraines in 2010. In the third session she actually arrived in the early stages of a migraine and released it during the breathe! Click here for the full testimonial. Laurie recently sent me this update and I thought I would share it with you:

“Last month I had tickets to the runway show at the Crucible, a very noisy busy flashy event. I woke up with a really bad migraine and thought maybe I’d just do the dinner beforehand with my friends and skip the show, but the migraine got so bad I couldn’t even do that. So finally I did the breathing (with about 2 hours to spare before my friends showed up to take me to dinner because I kept putting it off). Not only did the migraine disappear but I enjoyed the whole show with 2 hours of blaring music and flashing lights (major migraine triggers on any day) and it didn’t come back!”

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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