Healing Sessions For Scanxiety

“I’ve been going through some intense scanxiety – cold fear of a looming scan…” 

One of my clients had a very important scan coming up, and she wrote a deeply moving email describing her experience of scanxiety.

What an amazing word.  The perfect description of what I have always thought of as one of the most difficult phases of healing from cancer: waiting for the next scan.

“I recognize some of the fear as the residue of past traumas – every scan I’ve had before this has revealed our worst fears… Some fear is rooted in love of self and life – a reminder of how much I want to protect my life, how much I want to live.”

Healing Touch and Reiki treatments have helped my clients stay sane and a little more grounded until the results come back. My clients are my heroes, and I am honored to be a part of their healing journey.

I am extremely happy to report that this client’s scan came back with very, very good news.

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

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

Grounding Is Healing

Standing Barefoot On The Earth

Currently, I am seeing many clients with compromised sixth and seventh chakras. Over the last few months I am finding that these energy centers are not as open as the other five chakras.

The sixth energy center, or third eye chakra, rules perception, intelligence, and visualization. At the top of the head, the seventh chakra is the center of self-transcendence and connection to our highest wisdom.

It is no wonder when these two energy centers are not balanced we feel stuck, disconnected, uninspired, and even depressed.

I have noticed these two chakras open up in my healing sessions as soon as my client becomes grounded. I can feel the difference in a few minutes of holding their feet.

The simple act of helping my clients ground has profoundly affected their sense of well-being and emotional balance.  Sometimes all it takes is one session.

Getting a healing session is, of course, a great way to make sure that you are reground. Yet, if you suddenly feel spacey, out-of-it, or weirdly disconnected, there are simple things you can immediately do to rebalance.

Try standing barefoot on the earth for at least ten minutes. Twenty minutes is better, but I know we don’t always have that kind of time—Check in with your body before and after to see if you notice a difference.

If you can’t get outside, you can try energetically grounding.  Put your attention on the bottoms of your feet and/or the base of your spine, and imagine a grounding cord connecting to the center of the earth. This is a basic grounding technique that is so simple and so effective. It becomes more tangible the more you do it. Try it and see if you notice a difference.

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


The Healing Power Of Acceptance and Self-Compassion

“Let us visualize a world where all global citizens are loved. Let us embrace a flow of change and send out positive thoughts of peace and acceptance. Please take a moment to honor all walks of life.”
I found this beautiful quote and intention in the Healing Touch Community Newsletter.  I wish I could report to you today that I only felt peace and positive vibes this week, but that was not my experience. 
I felt a rush of anger, despair, and grief around the tweets, news, and unfolding of events since last Friday. There was so much energy in my body; it was overwhelming. I thought about all the things that I could, and should be grateful for. That didn’t help, in fact, it made me even more irritable. 
Acceptance was my only path through it. Not acceptance of what was happening, but acceptance of how ungracefully I was experiencing it. Acceptance of how overwhelmed I was and how hopeless I felt.  Self-compassion for all that I couldn’t seem to deal with. 

After I finally felt that acceptance; I recommitted. I now feel an even deeper commitment to show up, do my best, and stay connected to my highest wisdom in every way possible. To hold space for all that is happening in these crazy times. There are infinite possibilities in this moment. I feel even more grounded, energized, and creative.

I am so grateful for my daily self-reiki treatments, breathwork sessions, and meditation practice. I can’t imagine what my life would be like without these tools.

I know the next few months may be crazy. I will probably feel overwhelmed again. I also know that my renewed commitment to holding a high vibration of acceptance for myself and peace for our world is greater than ever.

Jeri Lawson has a full-time Healing and Breathwork practice in Oakland, California. She is available Monday through Friday for distance healings as we shelter in place. 



Welcome 2020, The Year Of Perfect Vision

This year I recommit even more lovingly to radical self-care. To keep moving toward the light, rather than fight the darkness.

It’s day three of the new year and I am two days behind in my 30-day yoga challenge. I am not going to let that stop me from taking care of myself. I recommit to my yoga practice this morning and validate all the wonderful things I have done in the last three days while I was not doing yoga.

My vision is to fully enjoy every moment of this precious life.


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

Sensitive – The Untold Story: A Documentary on the Highly Sensitive Person

In 1991 Psychologist Dr. Elaine Aron wrote a book called The Highly Sensitive Person based on her discovery of the innate trait of high sensitivity. High sensitivity is not a disorder or condition, and there is now much more substantial research on the subject that ranges from brain studies to genetic analysis.

The Highly Sensitive Person often grows up being labeled “too timid,” and “too sensitive.” As children, they are prone to cry more easily because they have more empathy than their peers. They may also have frequent meltdowns and tantrums from being overwhelmed by daily life. They tend to be very creative, have vibrant dreams, and require more quiet time alone. Highly Sensitive Alanis Morissette states in the film that as a child, she felt “alone in a world where she was misperceived, and misunderstood.”

This temperate trait is found equally in both men and women and one out of five people. Dr. Aron discovered that Biologists also found this sensitivity trait in at least 100 animal species for survival advantages. In the wild, having a few highly sensitive animals in your pack in a dangerous environment can be lifesaving for the whole animal herd.

Are you a highly sensitive person? Check out this movie – Sensitive – The Untold Story – based on Dr. Elaine Aron’s book and featuring Alanis Morissette. I’m not promoting Amazon, but I did watch it for free on Amazon Prime.

“[Sensitive-The Untold Story] covers such a dense amount of information, and such a wide range of how and where this trait shows up…all done in a way that is very clear, and intelligent and touching. Bless you for making this film. It is an honor to have been a part of it, and to be part of this generous outreach to so many HSP’s and their loved ones. Such a major contribution to the world. Congratulations on a truly stunning documentary…. to you and your whole team. Alanis.” -Alanis Morissette

As an energetic healer, I found this documentary fascinating, and it has opened me up to new ideas about how to be a more effective practitioner. I realize many of my clients might be HSPs, and energy work is so calming for overstimulated nervous systems.

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


Healing and Earthing

Next time you feel stressed and overwhelmed, try earthing. Walk outside and stand barefoot on the ground for about 20 minutes. Then see how you feel. It may be just the thing you need to rebalance and calm your nervous system.

I suggest earthing to many clients healing long-term emotional and physical challenges. Earthing and staying grounded after healing sessions can support, maintain, and even enhance the benefits of a Healing Touch or Reiki session.

Check out this link to The Grounded, an independent feature film about the power of connecting to the Earth’s healing energy.  Directed by Steve Kroschel, The Grounded tells the story of Steve’s personal discovery of Earthing and how it helped him and his friends in the small town of Haines, Alaska.

If you want to more about the benefits of earthing, here is some interesting information on how earthing helps people with PTSD. 

Earthing is nurturing, accessible and costs nothing. Try it and see if you can feel a difference.

Jeri Lawson has a full-time healing practice in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California. She is available for Healing Touch, Reiki, Distance Healings and Clarity Breathwork Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. 510-601-9632

Healing: Grounding and Food, Part Two

Check out Cindy's Krasner's heart-based, plant based meal prep and delivery at Taking Root
Check out Cindy’s Krastner’s heart-based, plant-based meal prep and delivery at Taking Root

Do you eat when you are not hungry?

Do you eat when you are tired, stressed or unfocused?

Food is grounding. Eating makes us feel nourished, supported and more present in our bodies. Many people overeat because they are ungrounded.

Eating to feel balanced and grounded is not a bad thing, especially when you are conscious of what you are doing. In fact, that is the key, making conscious choices of what and when you eat, instead of reacting from habitual emotional patterns.

An energetic healing can get you grounded, and a series of sessions can clear your energy field of emotional blocks, congestion and toxins so your body can stay grounded. People often change their eating patterns after a series of healings, because they feel balanced.

If you are planning to do a cleanse or change your diet, a hands-on-healing can be an excellent support. Here are a few other ways to reground:

Taking Root
Taking Root
  • Go outside and walk or stand barefoot on the earth. Click here for more information on earthing.
  • Take five slow connected breathes deep into your belly. This is also quite energizing.
  • Visualize that grounding cord I wrote about last week. It really works.

Click on the photos and check out Cindy Kastner’s plant-based company – Taking Root. She has a passion for food and health, and her business is all about healing. There is so much love in every dish!

Jeri Lawson is available for sessions Monday through Friday, 10 am to 8 pm, in the Temescal Area of Oakland, California

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