The Gift Of Regular Healing Sessions

A short series of healings can reset your nervous system, body, mind, and, therefore, your experience of life. Energetic sessions provide the space for you to relax and deeply rebalance, making it so much easier to connect with your inner guidance, creativity, and life direction.
I have clients that schedule sessions every week, every two weeks, and several that come once a month. Others book regular sessions for a fixed period of time to address a specific issue. They might be focusing on anxiety/panic attacks or want energetic support while going through a divorce. Several clients have found Healing Touch and Reiki sessions deepen their daily meditation practice.
Here are two testimonials from clients:

“I personally received several healings from Jeri for an undiagnosed condition. I was just out of energy, and at 67, I felt like I was nearing the natural end of my life. After a series of “distant healings from Jeri, I have the energy of when I was in my 40s. This took several months to unfold. I am beyond grateful for Jeri.”

“Jeri, You are the most gifted healer I’ve ever met and felt. Thank you for what seems like a lifetime of service. I am so grateful for that session today. I am pain-free and it makes me feel ready for Thursday’s surgery. Xoxo”

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork  Monday through Friday. 

510-601-9632   jerilawson@mac.com

Healing Touch Certification: Is It Worth It?

Healing Touch Community in 2015

One of my Healing Touch friends recently asked me if I thought getting certified in Healing Touch was worth it. We have both been certified for many years. She is very sensitive to energy and knows she could have begun a hands-on-healing practice with just the first-level workshop.

In my experience, it is definitely worth it. I needed a thorough foundation to start offering energetic healing to people, especially since I had a business and was asking for money. I loved doing healing work, but did not trust it as I do now. My book, A Business Of Healing, describes my process of fully trusting the energy.

Becoming certified in Healing Touch Program is a huge commitment and usually takes at least two years. Just a few of the many requirements in the Program are: you have to meet regularly with a Healing Touch Mentor for at least a year, do a minimum of one hundred documented sessions, read a long list of books, write reports, receive healings from practitioners of other modalities and take all five levels of the workshops.

It was more work than Graduate School.

Another benefit to studying a modality like Healing Touch is that you learn the language. Language creates community, and the community has been an essential resource for me as a self-employed Healer.

All the techniques I learned in the Program are part of this language, a solid foundation to communicate with other practitioners. When discussing how to work with specific conditions, like Migraines or Anxiety, I can say, “I use a chakra connection rather than a mind-clearing if the first chakra is compromised because … ”

The Healing Touch community in the Bay Area is also incredibly knowledgeable. Many are nurses, doctors, shamans, hospital administrators, and healers of other modalities. I have called upon them many times to ask about chemo drugs, hospital procedures, or questions about specific conditions such as MRSA. I have seriously brilliant colleagues, all with different areas of expertise.

Also, I frequently refer other Healing Touch Practitioners. I have clients with Mothers going through Chemotherapy in Florida or friends undergoing surgery at UCLA. Even if I don’t know a practitioner personally, if that person is certified,  I know that they are committed to the healing work, grounded, and know the energy body. They have to if they made it through Certification. 🙂

You can check out Healing Touch Program and Healing Beyond Borders to learn about Healing Touch. These are two separate organizations. In the Bay Area, our two teachers are Laurie Ratto of the Healing Touch Program and Anne Secklinger of Healing Beyond Borders.

I ended the conversation with my Healing Touch friend by commenting, “We would not even know each other if we had not studied Healing Touch.”

Jeri Lawson has a full-time Reiki, Healing Touch, and Clarity Breathwork practice in Oakland, California. She is available for in-person and distance healing sessions. 510-601-0632 jerilawson@mac.com

Energetic Healing and Self-Regulation

Self-regulation is an essential life skill.

It is how you balance and manage your emotions, thoughts, and actions to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Self-regulation helps you achieve overall life goals and aspirations.

Self-regulation is the difference between eating a whole bag of potatoes chips when you are upset instead of maintaining a healthy diet. It’s the difference between yelling at your partner instead of calmly talking through a problem that has upset you.

Self-regulation is something we each do every day with varying degrees of success. Anxiety, depression, binge eating, and self-medicating can happen when there is a lack of effective self-regulation.

You can learn to self-regulate more efficiently by receiving Healing Touch and Reiki sessions. There are so many energetic meditations, practices, and tools!

As an Energetic Practitioner, one of the many energy patterns I might find in a first session is that I am working with a person with a high abundance of life force energy in their physical body.

This is a good thing… Who doesn’t want more energy? Yet, self-regulating so much energy can be tricky. An overflow of energy can be experienced as anxiety.  It can be overwhelming and make my client feel edgy, nervous, overreactive, and even like they may be having a panic attack.

When I work with clients with this energy signature,  I often recommend daily exercise to help them self-regulate this energetic gift. Yoga is very helpful in keeping the body’s energy flowing and grounded. Running, going to the gym, or hiking can also help these high-energy people feel balanced and clear.

Energy work can help us live better and enjoy life more.

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork sessions Tuesday through Friday starting at 4 pm and all day on Saturday. There will be some construction outside her office for the next few months, and her hours will be shifting with the flow. 

 

510-601-9632  jerilawson@mac.com

Letting Go Is Healing

“Letting go is like the sudden cessation of an inner pressure or the dropping of a weight. It is accompanied by a sudden feeling of relief and lightness, with an increase of happiness and freedom. It is an actual mechanism of the mind, and everyone has experienced it on occasion.”

From page 8 of the book Letting Go, The Path Of Surrender by David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.

In this book, David Hawkins states that the resistance to painful emotions is more painful than actual ones.

This book is brilliant. It is about how healing it is to experience all your emotions, especially the difficult ones. Usually, when we feel overwhelming emotions like fear, anger, rage, worthlessness, or grief, we tend to suppress, repress, express, or escape them. 

Hawkins instructs us to locate the sensation of the emotion in our body. Is it in your throat? Abdomen? Head? What happens when you just connect with it? Hawkins recommends not following your thoughts about the emotion but feeling the emotion in your body and letting the emotion move through.

This book has a very simple message that is profound. It has given me a deeper insight into my work, and life. I highly recommend it.

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in the Temescal area of Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork Monday through Friday.

510-601-9632

jerilawson@mac.com

Tara Brach: Facing Fear In A Traumatized World

I find this video calming.

Tara names many of the things we are all feeling. She states that the essence of trauma is feeling cut off. In times of great fear we energetically shut down and that disconnects us from our soul, spirit, and our wholeness. If we don’t deepen our attention, life is easily hijacked by fear.

I have listened to this video many times and I receive deeper insights each time.

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork  Monday through Friday. 

510-601-9632   jerilawson@mac.com

Healing: Yoga With Adriene

 

If you have not heard about Adriene Mishler’s Yoga teachings, you are in for a real treat. She has a free YouTube channel that covers just about every yoga sequence you could think of.

She has videos for flexibility, deep core conditioning, relaxing neck and shoulders, releasing tight hamstrings, and protecting sensitive knees. She has yoga for gardeners, swimmers, dancers, golfers, chefs, musicians, and surfers. There are sequences for mental focus, inner peace, creativity, patience, and grounding. There are also very helpful yoga practices for depression, anxiety, loneliness, and irritability.

She even has short ten-minute sessions you can do when you are in a hurry, and many 30-day home workshops you can do at your own pace.

Adrianne is a very positive, warm, and wonderful human being. Her yoga videos are a great gift to the planet. Check out her offerings and ENJOY!

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork  Monday through Friday.

510-601-9632  

 jerilawson@mac.com

The Healing Space Of No Agenda

For many of us, stepping out of a pandemic appears to be as challenging as it was to step in.

There have been times in recent healing sessions when my clients are just not ready to relax.

During a healing last week, I had my left hand on my client’s knee and my right hand on her ankle when I intuitively felt resistance in her leg. Her body was letting me know there was too much fear to relax. Her tight, hypervigilant muscles had been holding her together for many months – physically and emotionally.

As a healer, I honor this resistance. I witness every day how much emotion and energy our bodies hold and manage for us; I never try to override it, move it out, or release it.

I move my hands with great respect: my left hand on her hip and my right hand on her knee. There is no agenda, just deep respect for my client and the sacred space. I focus on holding the most calming, still, grounded space for all energy and emotions arising or not arising. I hold space for “no release.”

I move to the other side of the table and held her other ankle and knee. Suddenly everything released.  My client’s whole body just exhaled all at once and let go into a very relaxed state.

Just like that. It was incredibly peaceful. 

The space of not letting go is so healing. 

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork  Monday through Friday.

510-601-9632  

 jerilawson@mac.com

Energetic Healing: Feeling Safe With An Open Heart

“Being grounded is the ability to feel safe. Feeling safe occurs when your heart has opened. An open heart is the end result of providing the kindness, care, support, and attention that only you were designed to offer yourself.”

 -Matt Kahn Whatever Arises, LOVE That page 201

Reentering ‘normal’ life after a pandemic is overwhelming. I am surprised at how stressful this shift has been for everyone, including myself. Nothing feels normal anymore. For many people, nothing feels safe. It is so easy to emotionally shut down.

How can you stay safe, and keep your heart open, as you step back out into the world? As you enter into rooms with more than three people and attend public gatherings? When do you stop wearing your mask?

It is so inspiring to see Reiki, and Healing Touch gently, but profoundly, assist my clients as they navigate this transition. Energetic healing resets the nervous system. I know how essential receiving my own Healing Touch sessions have been for me during this shift.

Self-care is mandatory now. Things that we may have thought of as luxury expenses are now basic survival strategies for emotional and mental health.  This may include massage, a long hot bath, acupuncture treatments, earthing,  a walk on the beach, or an energetic healing session.

Take time to take care.

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork  Monday through Friday.

510-601-9632  

 jerilawson@mac.com

Healing: A Simple and Profound Shift

“I feel much less edgy and agitated”

These are the first words that my client spoke after her healing, before she even got up off the table.

I wrote it on her documentation form and I have not stopped thinking about how simple it was. It is such a seemingly small, nondramatic shift, yet it changes everything.

I realized this is what I often feel after my own Healing Touch sessions. I am more at peace in my body and in my life. I have more space for my clients, my friends, and my family. I don’t feel so busy. My thoughts are more positive and my mind is so much calmer.

So simple, yet so profound.

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork  Monday through Friday.

510-601-9632  

 jerilawson@mac.com

Anxiety and The Healing Practice of Tonglen

There are so many people suffering from anxiety at this time. The pain of anxiety is isolating. I know when I feel the most disheartened over current events, I feel the most alone.

My daily meditative practice is the Universal Ishaya’s Ascension as taught by Neika Supriya Whittemore.  Yet, in the last few weeks, I have found starting my meditation with the practice of Tonglen to be extremely beneficial.

Tonglen connects me with the compassion I feel for others who are having the same experience I am, and in feeling the compassion I have for others I am able to also hold that state of compassion for myself.  Self-compassion is a powerful, comforting healing energy. *

Below is a video (under eight minutes) on the practice of Tonglen by Pema Chodron.

Click here for an informative article from Elephant Journal with several more videos by Pema on Tonglen.   I really like the forty-seven-minute video by Sounds True.  Just listening to Pema explaining how to do Tonglen is a beautiful way to start the morning. 🙂

May you find as much joy and healing from this practice as I have.

*The word compassion is used in different ways by healers and teachers. The state of compassion experienced here is a heartfelt, emotional connection.

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, and Clarity Breathwork Monday through Friday.

510-601-9632  jerilawson@mac.com

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