Energy is all around us, everywhere in all different wavelengths and frequencies. Everyday our bodies, which are full of energy and life force, known as Qi (also spelled “chi” in English and pronouced “chee”), are being hit with these Energies from many different sources. We don’t see it, but we know it is there, and many times we forget that our physical, mental and emotional bodies may be impacted by it. Energy medicine is the art and science of working with and teaching people to work with these energies to empower them to live happier, healthier lives. Energy medicine is based on the belief that the human body is composed of energy fields and when the energy is properly distributed and circulating freely, the body is healthy. Imbalances or abnormal amounts of energy are believed to indicate an excess or deficiency. This is the oldest, safest, most organic, most accessible, and most affordable medicine there is. Energy Medicine heals the body by activating its natural healing energies; you also heal the body by restoring energies that have become weak, disturbed, or out of balance.
The body’s energies are the key to health, vitality, and well-being.
Energy Medicine is a term used for holistic healing therapies that are focused on manipulating “life force” to bring about balance and wellness. Long recognized by Eastern cultures, subtle energy fields are only recently being detected, studied, and utilized by Western medicine. Energy medicine is transforming health care, as well as having an impact on education, business, sports, and all other endeavors involving human performance.
At Mind Potential Northwest, a variety of Energy Medicine Techniques and Methodologies are utilized to enhance the desire outcomes of our Clients. Some energy-based modalities involve the use of neuroscientific applications, others involve practitioners using hands-on techniques, while many involve non-touch treatments. Specific areas treated are the brainwave energy patterns, aura, human energy field, chakras, and the meridian system. The primary form of Energy Medicine utilized at Mind Potential Northwest is EEG Biofeedback or Neurofeedback, also known as brainwave training. However, based on each individual’s comfort level, health status, and the clinical judgement of the practitioner, several other methodologies may be recommended to facilitate healing and ongoing development.
EEG Biofeedback / Neurofeedback, also known as brainwave training, is a painless, non-invasive, learning strategy that enables people to change the activity of their brains so they can be free from unpleasant experiences and function at their best. The process involves placing sensors on the scalp at specific locations correlated with specific brain function and associated with various physical, mental and emotional patterns. These sensors pick up the signals from the brain waves, which are then amplified and converted to feedback that is provided through visual display, sound, and tactile stimulation. As the client observes the ebb and flow of this activity, the brain processes and learns how it is off balance and makes subtle but profound adjustments leading to more regulation and higher function.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR™) is a comprehensive, integrative approach which contains elements of many effective therapies in structured protocols that are designed to maximize treatment effects. EMDR is an information processing therapy and uses a specific approach to attend to past experiences that have set the groundwork for a stress and trauma response. Additionally, it addresses current situations that trigger undesirable emotions, beliefs and sensations, and the positive experience needed to enhance future adaptive behaviors and mental well-being. One of the procedural elements is “dual stimulation” which involves simulating the bilateral eye movement similar to REM sleep through the use of tones, taps, or electropulsation. During the reprocessing phases the client attends momentarily to past memories, present triggers, or anticipated future experiences while simultaneously focusing on a set of external stimulus. During that time, clients generally experience the emergence of insight, changes in memories, or new associations.
The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or Meridian Tapping Technique repairs blockages or disturbances in the body’s energy system created by negative emotions. A person chooses a specific emotion such as feeling anger, frustration, embarrassment, insult, or belittlement to focus on prior to the tapping session. During the tapping sequence the person focuses on the emotion to be reduced or cleared while also making positive statements to offset the negative emotions.
Eden Energy Medicine, Pranic Healing, and Nontouch Energy-Based Techniques accelerate the healing process through the use of “life-force” being directed to the part of the physical body that needs healing. In order to locate blockages of energy flow or address overflow and overuse issues, the practitioner scans the recipient’s energy field and uses a variety of techniques to re-establish balance. Many times, energy is projected through the practitioner’s palm to cleanse, energize, and revitalize the problematic area. This technique may be used to reset the flow of energy through the body’s meridians or to fortify the internal strength of the client in relation to the chakras.
The Way of the Heart ™ Integration process works with and updates the energy patterns or “information fields” that represent all the possibilities and limitations we experience in life. The protocols allow for the expression of human potential while offering relief from stress or overcoming life long challenges. The Way of the Heart™ process provides the container for safe and empowering transformation and gives people an opportunity to permanently re-program old patterns, inherited genetic programs, and limiting belief systems, in a swift and gentle way.
Johrei is a Japanese healing modality that uses focusing and scanning tools to dispel negativity and increase vitality. During a Johrei session the Johrei practitioner and client sit in chairs facing one another. The Johrei practitioner holds an opened palm toward the recipient while focusing and directing ki energies toward his or her client. Ki energies are directed at the recipient’s forehead, upper chest and abdomen for approximately ten minutes. Next, the client is asked to face the opposite direction, with his or her back to the Johrei practitioner. The practitioner focuses and directs ki energies toward the cleint’s crown and back of head, then onto both shoulders and down the spine. Finally, the client is asked to return to his or her original sitting position so that the two individuals, practitioner and client, are once again facing each another. The practitioner and client join together and give a silent prayer of gratitude. Positive results from this healing process include:
* Increases spiritual quality.
* Clears mental confusion.
* Detoxifies physical body.
* Accelerates healing process.
Gemstone Therapy is an alternative healing technique for strengthening the body, mind & spirit, and resolving issues and patterns using various forms of natural stones, gems, and crystals. The theory is that gemstones carry vibrational energy that can effect the patterns within an individual. By placing these vibrational rates within the energy field of an individual, the natural vibrational patterns begin to change and become more closely matched. Often the effects are indirect, but very potent. Other times, the effects are very direct and repeatable. Each stone has different qualities and specific properties that can used to facilitate growth and transformation.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. The inhaled aroma from these “essential” oils is widely believed to stimulate brain function. Essential oils can also be absorbed through the skin, where they travel through the bloodstream and can promote whole-body healing. A form of alternative medicine, aromatherapy is gaining momentum. It is used for a variety of applications, including pain relief, mood enhancement and increased cognitive function. At Mind Potential Northwest, we use the highest grade of essential oils. For more information visit mydoterra.com/darlameulemans