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I would like to share some research about energy work supporting people with cancer.

“Growing evidence supports the potential benefits to patients with cancer when the best conventional care is combined effectively with complementary approaches (Deng & Cassileth, 2005; Deng et al., 2007). Patients want more information about the potential benefits of complementary therapies; in addition, they believe access to those therapies should be included in standard cancer care (Coss, McGrath & Caggiano, 1998).”

The Use of Healing Touch in Integrative Oncology by Laura K. Hart, RN, PhD, CHTP/I, Mildred I. Freel, RN, MEd, CHTP/I, Pam J. Haylock, PhD, RN, and Susan K. Lutgendorf, PhD

This in-depth article was written for oncology nurses describing the integrative use of Healing Touch in conjunction with chemotherapy and radiation for cervical cancer patients. It can be downloaded from The Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI). Warning: If you go to the CHI website you may be there for hours. It’s fascinating.

The Use of Healing Touch in Integrative Oncology is a dense and informative article. There is even a breakdown of several Healing Touch techniques – magnetic connecting and clearing, chakra connection, liver drain and mind clearing – and how each technique benefits the patients.

There are many interesting ideas in this article that I could write about, but that would make a very long post. I will just note here how the article defines of words “complementary” and “integrative.”

“Referring to alternative modalities as complementary indicates that they are being used in conjunction with conventional therapy. When the modalities are considered integrative, they are being incorporated into the care delivery of the medical system.”

I think I will be using the word “integrative” quite a bit now – especially when manifesting a world vision of energy work becoming readily available in our medical culture. Yes!

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

 

DSCF3335.JPG copyEven after being an energetic practitioner for over 20 years, there are still moments when I just have to step back in awe. Awe and profound gratitude. This work is so powerful and beautiful.

Last week I had one of these moments after a session with a client who had phantom pain.

Phantom pain is experienced in a limb or an organ that is not physically part of the body; often an amputated arm or leg.

In the clinic where I share Healing Touch, I worked with a woman who had extreme pain in her left leg that had been amputated many years before.  She was suffering. She told me her pain medication was no longer controlling her pain and on a scale of one to ten, her pain level was a 10.

I could feel with my hands the areas in her biofield where the “blockage” was – about 6” where her left knee would have been and then all along the inner shin from the knee down. She was so sensitive to my hands in her energy field that I had to move very slowly, or she would twinge in agony. For the first ten minutes of the session, I held my hands just outside the area of the blockage of the knee that was physically not there. I used a technique in Healing Touch called pain drain.

It took at least 20 minutes before she could even begin to relax. The full session was 50 minutes.

After the healing, she looked so relieved. She stated that her pain was now a 3. She was also very comforted to know that I could feel exactly where her pain was in the leg that was not physically there. We had our session at a clinic, so I will not be able to follow up with her. I don’t know if the pain came back after our session, or eventually went away.

I’ve never worked in my private practice with phantom pain to see if a series of healings would completely and permanently relieve phantom pain, but in my sessions with Veterans and those done in volunteer clinics, Healing Touch has been very effective in reducing phantom pain.

Awe and profound gratitude. It’s a good feeling.

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

IMG_6930After a healing, the most common statement clients make is “I feel so relaxed.”

Like they didn’t know it was possible.

They are not just relaxed, my clients are experiencing what it is like to be grounded, with their chakras open and their energy balanced.

It feels really good.

Being grounded and balanced is so incredibly healing. When my biofield is balanced and my chakras are open, I can best describe it as feeling expanded, energized, relaxed and grounded all in the same moment.

For me, it’s a simple, clear feeling.

When was the last time you felt deeply relaxed and balanced? What makes you feel expanded and open?

Singing? Running, Golfing? Painting? Reading In the Garden? Playing With your dog or walking in the woods?

There are many ways we can keep our auras open and clear – do the things that make you happy. You don’t even have to get an energy session to bring you into energetic balance, although it certainly helps.

And sometimes getting a healing is just about feeling good.

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

IMG_1893Some clients regularly come to me for Reiki and Healing Touch sessions to get guidance.

Not my guidance, of course, but their own inner guidance.

A healing session clears and balances your energy field, so you can hear your inner voice, and connect with that part of yourself that knows what is true for you.

Sometimes that guidance is just a feeling, an awareness that you are on the right path. Sometimes after a treatment, a client will tell me they realized what they need to do next. Sometimes their next step is as simple as making a phone call to a good friend.

A few times I have had clients receive a full-blown vision or uncover their life purpose during a healing, just like in the movies.

Most often, though, we all appear to walk through this life one phone call at a time.

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

There is a lot of healing going on in Asheville, North Carolina.

 Lourdes Lorenz

Lourdes Lorenz

In this article by how Reiki and Healing Touch – as well as other complementary therapies such as guided imagery, aromatherapy, breathwork, massage, and biofeedback – are being integrated into mainstream medicine.

I discovered that in 2007 Lourdes Lorenz, a nurse of 33 years, started an integrative healthcare department at Mission Hospital in Asheville.  She has trained over 450 nurses to use Healing Touch.

Think about that: 450 nurses doing Healing Touch.

Talk about “being the change.” Thank you, Lourdes Lorenz!

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

 

 

Healing Touch Practitioner Katie Huff Oberlin

Healing Touch Practitioner  Katie Huff Oberlin

“Like a ripple in a pond, when we heal ourselves, our energy sends a vibration and frequency that heals others and helps to heal the world.”

 – Katie Huff Oberlin

I am constantly inspired by other healers. Katie Huff Oberlin uses a “heart-centered approach to healthcare through Healing Touch and Shamanic Healing.” She has a practice in the Chicago area called Holistic Connections and an engaging blog on healing.

Check out her story “Preparing For Surgery.” It’s a simple, practical example of how helpful Healing Touch can be.

Thank you, Katie!

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

 

HT CA Conf 2016

Self-care at the Symposium

Last weekend was Healing Touch California’s 10th Annual Regional Symposium in Redwood City.

I write a lot about my healing community, and that is because it is such an inspiration for me. As the sole owner of a healing business, the chance to talk with other Healing Touch Practitioners a valuable opportunity. At the conference there were many Practitioners who have been doing healing work for over 20 years.

The two keynote speakers on Sunday were excellent. Alice Percy Strauss, LSHC, CYT, CATY, CRI, Founder/Director of Yogatsu® Institute and Barbara Evans, founder of Crystal Wings Healing Art were engaging and clearly expressed the passionate they have in the work that they do. In the photo to the left, I am getting a Hand Reflexology session with Marcie Hintz, Certified Japanese Foot Acupressure Therapist, who studies with Alice Percy.

One conversation that was particularly interesting to me at this moment in my energetic practice was with Rita Kluny. Rita was certified in Healing Touch in 1994, and has over 35 years of nursing experience in Neonatal Intensive Care. She took all her Healing Touch classes with Healing Touch’s founder, Janet Mentgen. She gave a workshop on Healing Touch for Babies.

I can’t talk about the symposium and not mention Karen Drucker.  Her musical and spiritual presence touched everyone. What an amazing human being.

After the 11th Healing Touch symposium next April, I will have to schedule a day off just so I can write a longer post about it.

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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“There is no distinction between the one who gives,

the one who receives, and the gift itself”

– Thich Nhat Hanh

IMG_3315“I recently came to Jeri for Healing Touch. I knew I had mental and emotional blocks that were holding me back in my business.

During the session I could feel releases of energy and toxins and I have never felt such surges of energy and I should mention I’ve been a massage therapist since 1989!

I had to go home and lay down afterwards, just to let my body and mind integrate this powerful experience.

The most amazing thing is…I’ve had at least 6 new client inquiries in the past two days and my energy has shifted in a noticeable way. Just this morning a close friend remarked that my face looked different from the last time she saw me, just a week prior. I’m still feeling the effects of this Healing Touch session and I want another!”

Ida Friedman, Lymph Drainage Therapist

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

Being grounded and safe does not hold back our creative energy. It is so much easier to push our comfort zone when we are grounded and present in the moment.

Grounding is incredibly valuable for manifesting our ideas and vision in this world. Are you ready to quit your day job and finish that book? Start your own business? Rent a studio to paint in? Travel to Asia?

Start by getting grounded. Then it is so much easier to make it happen. Take the big leap or do one tiny simple step; trust and honor your process. It’s all good.

From Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

“Simple Definition of grounded— used to describe a person who is sensible and has a good understanding of what is really important in life.”

Jeri Lawson is available for very grounding 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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