Benefits of Energy Healing

Energy healing, or energy work, is a blanket term that covers several different modalities. Reiki is probably the most popular or well known form of energy healing, but there are also modalities such as Integrated Energy Therapy (IET), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or “tapping”), Healing Touch, and several modified sub-categories of Reiki as well.

Each modality has its own methodology and history, but the intention and outcome is the same: to facilitate physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. (Note: “Healing” does not mean the same thing as “cure.”) Energy healing is not meant to substitute for conventional medicine, but rather to complement it.

My own personal story involving energy healing starts when I decided to start my Reiki certification a few years ago. My trusted friend, and Reiki Master/Teacher, Cathy was offering the course for Level 1 of Usui Reiki. (There are 3 levels.) During that initial class, we partnered up and practiced on each other. Now, I have been suffering from eczema since age 18, and on that day I had a really persistent patch on my lower back. During my turn on the table, I felt that patch start to feel like it was burning. I had been sitting in an uncomfortable metal folding chair most of the day on top of that, so I didn’t really think too much of it at the time other that it was just par for the course. The next morning, as I was getting ready to shower, I reached around to my back, as was habit at the time, to feel the patch of eczema because I noticed it wasn’t bothering me and the itching had generally been worse in the mornings and evenings. When I laid my hand on my lower back, the skin was smooth! That patch of eczema that had been tormenting me for several weeks was suddenly gone. Poof! I was AMAZED. Now, obviously, my eczema, which is an autoimmune disease, was not cured, but that particular flare-up had healed over completely. I was sold. I immediately asked Cathy when the class for Level 2 was going to be offered because I couldn’t wait to learn/do more.

Since I already knew what energy healing could accomplish in the physical sense, my story continues with an emotional healing. On a pet. My cat, Houdini, was born in a shelter and came home with me that very day (along with her mom and siblings) to be fostered. So, I’ve literally raised her since the day she was born. As she got older, her skittish behavior became more and more disturbing. If I didn’t know any better, I would have insisted she had been abused. She ran from everyone and shirked any kind of human touch. She would duck her head if you reached out to pet her. It was heartbreaking. One of her safe places that she liked to hide was in the bath tub. So, one day, I decided that I would shut myself in the bathroom with her and send her some Reiki healing energy. This didn’t require me to touch her, so I just sat on the floor while she sat in the tub and watched me warily. As I set the intention to help her and send out that loving energy, she almost immediately began to purr. Then she walked up to the side of the tub to get closer to me. I sat there sending her energy for about 15 minutes or so. We did this again the next day, and after only two sessions of about 15 minutes each, you would swear Houdini was a different cat. Her personality and behavior have done a complete 180. She is now one of the most affectionate cats I’ve ever met. She’s vocal when asking for attention and actively seeks out affection. And it isn’t just with me! Everyone in the family now gets pleas for pets and head scratches from Houdini. I was so happy with her turnabout, I cried. (And as I’m sure you’ve figured out, Houdini may have started out as a foster, but she’s mine now and has been for 3 years. #fosterfail)

Harriet Houdini


Since energy is not bound by constructs such as time and space, energy healing can be given/received at any time over any distance. Therefore, I offer energy healing sessions via phone, Skype, and email. This is similar to how I conduct readings via phone, Skype, and email. I can read your energy regardless of where you are, tell you where your blockages are, what’s causing them, and how to clear them. If you’re interested in booking an energy healing session with me, please contact me directly.

*I am a certified Reiki Master/Teacher but use a variety of methods in my healing sessions.



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