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

Staying Connected To Your Inner Compass With Healing Sessions

Healing Touch and Reiki sessions provide the perfect space for you to reconnect with your intuition.

In this age of false news and conflicting information, it is an essential survival necessity to stay in touch with your inner knowing, your internal compass, and your highest wisdom.

We face so many questions daily: When do I take off my mask? Should I go to that party on Saturday? Should I camp in the woods during fire season?  How can I best show up for the world?

Each one of us makes a difference. As I have written before, One grounded, centered person can shift the energy of an entire room. Each of us makes a huge difference on the planet at this time.

If your internal compass points you to a healing or breathwork session, give me a call.

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

510-601-9632  jerilawson@mac.com

How Do I Stay Courageous While Facing Death?

A very beautiful transaction. It’s not even what Rupert is saying, it is the space he is holding for her question. I found this video so inspiring I would like to share it with you.

Where does real courage come from?

“See that behind whatever fear arises lies ever-present being, not your ever-present being, God’s being, the only being there is. That one, or awareness itself, is ultimately deathless.”

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: Feeling Unsafe To Be Safe

In Chapter Eight of her book  Welcoming the Unwelcome, Pema Choödrön writes:

“The more willing you are to step out of your comfort zone, the more comfortable you feel in your life. Situations that used to arouse fear and nausea become easier to relax in. On the other hand, if you stay in the comfort zone all the time, it shrinks.”

 

I do everything I can to create a safe place for my clients when they come for a healing. I make sure the temperature of the room is perfect for each individual  (there is a huge range of preferences). I choose their favorite music and set the volume at a soothing level. Each session is at least two hours apart, so no one leaves feeling rushed, or ungrounded.

Despite all my good intentions,  I often witness my clients feeling unsafe to relax and let go on the healing table. I have realized that to truly create a space for my clients to feel safe, they often have to feel unsafe.

After long periods of stress their emotions, mind, and physical bodies have tightened up to protect, support, and defend them. Letting their guard down and relaxing their muscles can feel foreign, and even scary.  Many people receiving an energetic treatment are sometimes surprised in the first session to find out how much trauma they were holding.

Yet, just this conscious awareness of our internal state is so healing, however difficult it is to first acknowledge.  Even if people “fail” to relax in their session, that subtle inner awareness begins to change their experience of life for the better.

Sometimes people are back to their center in one session and sometimes it takes months, even years for others to finally experience what it is like to feel relaxed and safe in their bodies and in the world.

 

“And the Day Came When the Risk to Remain Tight In a Bud Was More Painful Than the Risk It Took to Blossom.” – Anais Nin.

 

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

Mindfulness / Tranquility Meditation From Thich Nhat Hanh With Links That Work

 

“Life is found in the present moment.”

I would like to share this Dharma talk with you. Below is the description from the video…

In this amazing lecture, Vietnamese Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh skillfully introduces us to Mindfulness / Tranquility Meditation. Thich Naht Hanh embodies these practices and is able to convey his Realization in this incredible Dharma talk. This is the best introduction to Buddhist meditation I have ever experienced and I highly recommend listening to it over and over. May all beings learn to calm their minds and be happy 🙂

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

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

Testimonial: Immense Gratitude For Healing

“Immense gratitude for you and your teachings. I’ve had enormous openings. I was blessed with a “knowing”. This is the only word that fits. I was intuitively aware of a blockage from Source,  but had not been able to find it. Well, dear Jeri, after using your technique to ground and open my crown chakra, not only was my block revealed, it was shattered and healing seems complete.”
I often give clients simple healing tools and meditations to support them between sessions. I have a short meditation to help people run energy through their bodies, so if they wake up in the middle of the night they can put their hands on their heart and feel the warm calming energy of their hands.  Often these easy meditations facilitate great release.

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

510-601-9632   jerilawson@mac.com

Sound Healing by Mei-lan Maurits

Mei-lan Maurits’s Youtube videos bring me to a state of calm, presence – and even joy – every time I listen. I hope you enjoy her music as much as I do.

From her website:

These sounds and tones carry the vibration of timeless wisdom, and the frequencies span from the ancient to the angelic. My sacred work is bridging these higher frequencies into our physical realm so that you remember the wisdom and essence of your soul. This is how we bring heaven to earth.

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

Interview with Christine Salas From The Healing Touch Professional Association

The Healing Touch Professional Association is building a great resource of interviews of their members. Each interview focuses on how the individual practitioner is bringing Healing Touch into their healing profession, community, and life.  I was very honored to be included.

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 Divine Goodness In Us All And The Crown Chakra

At our last online Healing Touch Meeting, I mentioned something new I have noticed in my practice since the pandemic. More and more clients have compromised seventh chakras.
The seventh chakra, or crown chakra, is located at the top of your head and opens to your spiritual connection with your higher self, spirit, and the universe. When the seventh chakra is compromised, it is easy to feel depressed, cut off, and isolated.

A few days after the meeting, Healing Touch Practioner Katheryn Darlington HTCP, RN, BSN, HNB-BC, wrote me this amazing email:

Dear Jeri,

Ever since our HTEB meeting last week, I have been thinking about your observation of closed crown chakras that you brought to our attention. While meditating, some thoughts came to me that I would like to share.

Many of us humans describe “The Divine” not as a single entity (God or other personifications) but something that encompasses
“all that is” within this universe and beyond,
more than we can comprehend,
absolute Love,
not “out there somewhere” but within each of us.
Each of us a manifestation of this Spirit,
all connected while individuated,
our Higher Selves being unconditionally loving and compassionate,
filled with Divine guidance and wisdom,
and so many more descriptions than I am aware of ……

If the opposite of Love is Fear – the fear of actual loss of life due to the pandemic, climate change, gun violence, and whatever other factors promote anxieties or fears – we are currently living through an era of fear-based perspective and choices. When an individual’s perspective on life is dominated by fear rather than love – perhaps we are cut off from our normal connection through the crown chakra.

Perhaps the fear of the unknown and isolation of the pandemic, mixed with the polarizing style of politics that has dominated our news the past few years has caused many individuals to disconnect from “the whole” of the Divine. The anxieties, fueled by real and/or imagined fears, have caused retreat in protective mode. This is worse than other situations because now many people have not had the usual camaraderie with our communities of family, neighbors, or friends. Families and friends have become divided due to distance, fear of an unseen contagion, fear of not understanding all of this medical jargon and rationale, fear of having various perspectives and beliefs about what is the “right” or “best” practice and care, fear of being “wrong or called stupid” (losing self-esteem), ……..

In disconnecting from each other – we have disconnected from the Divine goodness among us all.

I hope we as healers can continue to do our best to clear our chakras and strengthen our connection with the Divine and the Higher Selves of each other daily. We can persevere in finding respectful ways to communicate with those who we do not agree are not in agreement or at least send them compassion while keeping our distance from them.

We must help ourselves, family, friends, and clients to hold on to a connection with our Higher Selves and those of others to bolster our connection with the Divine as a whole.

I hope my thoughts in words make some sense. Please call or write if you like – this is such an important and pivotal moment/era that we are traveling.

Sincerely,
Kathy

After reading Kathy’s poetic email, I know I feel bolstered, and  I hope you do too.  Her statement, “In disconnecting from each other – we have disconnected from the Divine goodness among us all.” makes me realize again how important family and community are at this moment in this human experience.

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

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