Like you, I had many questions regarding Holistic Services, what they entail & what the benefits are. This page is dedicated to clarifying any questions you may have.
What are Holistic Services?
Holistic services offer a unique approach to healing by considering the whole person rather than just the illness. It includes factors such as body, mind, spirit, and emotions-all as one-to better understand the person and their present status. These modalities with this lifetime as well as karmic cycles from previous lifetimes, and even energies that are passed on by generations. My holistic approach is intended to re-balance a person's life by assisting them to enter their own healing space within and out.
How is holistic health different from conventional medicine?
Example, when a person is suffering from mild to moderate anxiety, rather than simply going out on medication, the holistic practitioner will examine all the potential factors that could be causing the anxiety, such as sleep habits, situational/environmental factors, stress, personal/family problems or even a change-for which most of us may have difficulty adjusting or coping with. Holistic health can go hand in hand with conventional medicine and I always make sure my clients continue to see their health care professional as usual, encouraging the client to tell them they are seeking holistic care.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki is a type of Energy Healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.
Some Benefits of Reiki
Promote Harmony & Balance
Relaxes and Releases Tension From The Body
Breaks Down Energy Blocks and Balances The Mind, Body, and Spirit
Cleanses Body of Toxins and Supports Immune System
Clears The Mind and Improves Focus
Helps Spiritual Growth
Emotional Cleansing--Depression and Anxiety
Various forms of hypnotherapy are taught and practiced globally. Hypnosis integrates several therapeutic components together to create a highly effective healing protocol that has proven to bring about breakthrough results. These include besides Clinical Hypnotherapy, Age Regression and Inner Child work as well as Past Life Therapy. Hypnotherapy is widely accepted, all across the world as an extremely effective therapeutic tool to complement modern healthcare and wellness.
It’s typically described as a calm and relaxed feeling, and usually opens people up to the power of suggestion, according to the Mayo Clinic. It will help you gain control over anxiety, pain and undesired behaviors. But, it’s important to know that although you’re more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don’t necessarily lose your sense of control. That said, using hypnotherapy to assist treatment should only be completed with a qualified healthcare provider who has been trained in clinical hypnosis.
Federal Agencies in the US such as the National Institute of Health and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NIH, NCCIH) recognize Hypnotherapy as a Mind Body Intervention.
Premier institutions such as John Hopkins, Harvard Medical, Stanford Medical, Cleveland Clinic offer Hypnotherapy as an essential part of their services in Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine.
With growing awareness of the Mind and Body connection for complete health, hypnotherapy has proven to be a highly effective, modality for harnessing the power of the human subconscious mind with the ability to transform health and all manner of life issues.
The root cause for the issues with your health, relationships, behavior or life problems may be hidden within the deepest vaults of your own subconscious mind. Hypnotherapy is a powerful modality to get to the root cause and resolve your issue.
How it works: Verbal cues put you in a relaxed, trance-like state, similar to how it feels when you’re so involved in a book or movie, or even that long drive, that you don’t notice what’s going on around you.
Some Benefits of Hypnosis
Trouble Sleeping, Insomnia, and Sleepwalking
Past life regression therapy is a way to delve into the subconscious mind and unlock deep rooted beliefs that dictate fears, anxiety and phobias. Many people who undergo a regression through hypnosis successfully remember a past life as if it were a story unfolding. Or they may see nothing more than a snapshot or a glimpse of a scene. But it’s not necessarily the events of a past life that heal the person. Instead, it’s the deep emotions they generate, and how they are trascented. As this is discovered, we move into a healing statee of releasing, trasmuting and healing naturally occurs in many levels.
Life Coaching: Honoring the Individual
People seek support from Life Coaches to help with relationships, careers, business goals, communication, motivation, health and even spiritual grounding. Research clearly shows that feeling understood, supported and directed improves and stabilizes our sense of personal and social well-being.
Life Coaches hold sacred space while forming confidential relationships that provide opportunities to expand awareness, gain insight, overcome obstacles, enhance the quality of life and improve personal and social skills. As a Life Coach, you help clients explore and find their own unique answers, support goal-setting and personal growth, and guide the behavior modification needed to succeed.
An important aspect of supporting others is discovering what keeps people from achieving their goals. Life Coaches help identify, assist and encourage clients with any number or variety of challenges or goals. Once these challenges are addressed and goals are identified, it becomes easier to move forward.
Aromatherapy consists of the use of essential oils derived from flowers, herbs, trees or plants, which are inhaled or applied to the skin so that their properties are absorbed through the bloodstream to promote the health of the body. It is an option that also provides psychological benefits. Essential Oils can be made from the different parts of a flower, plant or tree. As all living things, oils have their own energies, and each one is useful for specific things. I use ethically harvested oils, produced with highest quality ingredients. Please, let me know if you are pregnant, or taking medications
*For your safety, I will ask for a confidential and brief medical history, inquire about your past use of essential oils as well as any allergic reactions you may have had in the past(if any).
Some Benefits of EO's
Induces a relaxed state of mind
Focused & Energized
Enhance physical, spiritual and mental energies
Immune system support
Meditation is a simple and effective form of relaxation that is shown by research to be quite effective at minimizing anxiety, helping people manage stress, and even lowering blood pressure and carrying other benefits.
Those who practice meditation may experience a decrease in stress and anxiety within minutes. As with other forms of meditation, long-term practice can lead to even more positive changes, including resilience to stress, lower overall anxiety, and even greater life satisfaction.
Meditation is thought to work via its effects on the sympathetic nervous system, which when activated through acute and chronic stress, increases heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure. Yet meditating has a spiritual purpose, too. Just as it has effects on a physical body, and help you lower your blood pressure, it can help your creativity, your intuition, your connection with your inner/higher self.
Emotional Freedom Technique
Emotional freedom technique (EFT) is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress. It’s also referred to as tapping or psychological acupressure.
Similar to acupuncture, EFT focuses on the meridian points — or energy hot spots — to restore balance to your body’s energy. By restoring this energy balance can relieve symptoms a negative experience or emotion may have caused.
Based on Chinese medicine, meridian points are thought of as areas of the body energy flows through. These pathways help balance energy flow to maintain your health. Any imbalance can influence disease or sickness.
Acupuncture uses needles to apply pressure to these energy points. EFT uses fingertip tapping to apply pressure. It is safe for children and adults.
Studies have shown that Tapping decreases cortisol (often called the stress hormone) in your body. The World Health Organization has announced that stress is the health epidemic of the 21st century.
LED Crystal Bed
The LED crystal light therapy bed uses specific wavelengths to activate each one of the seven chakras. Different from traditional lights mixing colors to create the appearance of secondary colors (such as cyan, orange or violet, for example), the LED lights produce narrow band emission at particular wavelengths that are well suited for activating the chakras.
By radiating the set color for each to the respective chakra in certain frequencies and rhythms, this is how your energy is harmonized and balanced. As the color for each chakra is transmitted through the crystal, the chakra is cleansed, energized, and brought to balance with all of the other chakras, allowing the mind, body, and spirit to be balanced. Incorporating light, color, and crystals, the experience will truly be out of this world when you come into the shop and see me for a chakra balance. Think of it like a crystal bath, cleansing your chakras in color and crystal healing energy.
Some of the benefits include feeling light and extreme relaxated, feeling the sensation of being worked on by guides during their session, becoming very emotional when negative energy is released, but in a way that’s experienced as great relief, decrease in or elimination of migraines.
Crystal singing bowls remove negative and blocked energies and emotions within the chakras, aura and physical body. They relax, re-align and balance the body, mind, heart and soul. The sounds emitted from the bowls are enchanting harmonic tones reminiscent of an angelic choir. The bowls create a feeling of peace in a loving and compassionate way, bringing us back into perfect balance and harmony.
Negative states of mind, stress and tension, as well as daily life may cause disturbances in the natural flow of energy in and around our body’s energy systems. Energies become disrupted, causing blockages, which create dissonant vibrations as we become out of sync with our individual, unique and natural rate of vibration, and this over time may cause disease, stress, tension or disharmony to manifest.
Toe Reading is a unique and captivating healing art, which uses active listening, powerful, soul-searching questions, and deeply skilled insight to help people create change in their lives. It is the art of sitting before someone and witnessing their very being, their life story. Toe Reading is based on the theory that each individual records a holograph of the story of their life and stores it within the body. The position and shape of the toes contain this story, which can be read by a skilled practitioner.
Toes reveal how a person copes with their feelings and thoughts, and by observing someone’s toes, you can learn a great deal about their past experiences and current issues. Toe Reading is not like counseling or palm reading. A Toe Reader addresses and coaches the client on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Master Toe Readers move the person to action by asking questions to propel someone to integration and healing.
Auriculotherapy is a therapeutic intervention in which the ear is stimulated to alleviate health conditions in other parts of the body and emotional imbalances. Based upon the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture, Auriculotherapy is sometimes referred to as “ear reflexology.” Aromatherapy is utilized to infuse the powerful influence of essential oils into Auriculotherapy.We will explore the use of oils for protection, empowerment, and release. This powerful holistic modality creates change and healing. Specific protocols include 'The Master Change Protocol', weight management, smoking abatement, prosperity programming, and Dimensionality Protocol, with the use of Aromatherapy to release emotional stories long embedded in cellular memory. Can also be used for decreasing pain, tension, stress, anxiety or other physico-emotional imbalances.
Flower essences, or flower remedies, are infusions made from the flowering part of a plant. The process of sun or moon bathing or steeping, captures the energy imprint of the flower. So, unlike essential oils or herbal remedies, which contain physical substances extracted from plants, there is no physical part of the flower in a flower essence, only its healing vibration and energy. And, every flower has a different healing quality.
Flower essences offer a wonderful way to heal and grow because they act as catalysts for change at a deep emotional level. The positive changes that can occur from using flower essences include feeling more confident and creative, experiencing more joy, being more forgiving, forging better relationships, having more clarity and focus, and even cultivating a deeper connection to your Higher Self.
When you use a flower essence you are connecting on a spiritual level with nature and your guides. So don’t be surprised if you start to gain clarity about your life’s purpose while using flower essences.
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End of Life Doula
End-of-life doulas are not usually medical professionals; they don’t replace medical care. In my case, I am a nurse with a number of years experience in end of life care.
Doulas do work alongside hospice; with palliative care doctors and nurses; and among other medical professionals to make death a smoother transition.
As a nurse and a death doula, I understand that hospice may not provide all of the emotional support dying patients and their families need.
An end-of-life doula’s duties can start with helping the dying person plan their final days. The first stage may require some vulnerability from both the client as well as the doula, to accept and be in the present moment and encouraging the dying person where they may be. There really is no cookie cutter plan. As a doula, I will start by being present, I may then encourage some reflecting on their life and planning for how they envision the last days of life to unfold.
End-of-life doulas stress that the dying person must have a voice in their final days and in their death. Some clients record important memories for their families. Others plan their own funerals. As a RN by profession, with over 10 years in Hospice and Palliative care, I have more professional experience with death. I can answer questions for clients, and their families, that doctors may not have time to answer. End-of-life doulas are able to empower the dying person; they give the patient a voice, even as their life ends.
Death is not the end, it is a transition to the next beginning.
Even though it’s a natural, inevitable part of life, many of us are shielded from death and can have difficulty processing it. As an expert in this field, I am a guide to help the patient and family regarding the dying process, planning, and comfort care, as well as what other things to look out through the transition.
As a Holistic Practitioner, I utilize the above modalities to bring the client and family comfort, support healthy coping skills, and the importance of spiritual support to allow the client's spirit to move on with dignity and freedom.