[1]The ability to touch and transfer energy can actually be as normal to our being as reading or writing.  The only difference is that people have never been taught how to do it.    It is as simple as placing your hands on an area of discomfort, holding them there and relaxing.  Just lovingly touching and soothing someone, releases healing energy from a person’s hands, bringing ease, comfort and release of tension for someone in distress.

A healer works directly with the client’s energy field to bring mind, body and spirit back into balance.   Healing may be given for any illness, stress or injury as a therapy, which has no side effects and is complementary to any other form of treatment.  Case histories range from the trivial, to the medically diagnosed terminal illness, but no one can say in advance what the outcome will be.  Apart from its therapeutic effect in relieving pain and in the return of function, healing is significant for noticeable improvements in the client’s attitude and their quality of life.

The healer, acts as a channel by absorbing and then sending external, positive energy into the client, with the laying on of hands (contact healing), or with the hands held slightly away from the body.   Distant healing again, works by sending energy to a person through the power of telepathic thought, intuitively, mentally or emotionally.

[1] The Healer’s Hand Book.  Georgina Regan. Debbie Shapiro.  Pub.  Element Books 1988.

How does it work?

By laying their hands on or near the body, the trained healer has the ability to introduce energy into the physical, thus stimulating the client’s body to heal itself.  In a state of deep relaxation, the healer absorbs, transforms and transmits energy, which the client may experience as heat, tingling, vibration, coldness, or a combination of all these.  In some cases, the client may not feel anything at all.  The healer simply gives energy and the client uses this, to bring about his or her own healing, either physically, emotionally, mentally or spiritually.

Does Energy Healing always work?

Sometimes “miracles” do happen.  It depends on the healer’s abilities and sometimes, when an illness has fulfilled its purpose, the client may recover after only one treatment. Many people find that a steady inner change occurs which helps to make their health problems more manageable.  Very occasionally, total relief is obtained after one visit, but sometimes between three and six visits are required, maybe even more.  Usually, beneficial results appear gradually – even if it is only being more relaxed about everything and experiencing a positive change in attitude to life and emotions.  Healing also helps to control pain.

And after serious illness or injury?

Healing can speed up the recovery from a serious illness, surgery and treatments like chemotherapy and radiation.  It works well in conjunction with all forms of holistic medicine and with new approaches to cancer. 

Can it do any harm?

Occasionally a client may experience a “healing crisis” (a temporary worsening of symptoms), before relief is obtained.  Unlike drugs, however, healing does have the immeasurable advantage of not having any harmful side effects.  It is important, however, to ask the client to drink plenty of water after a healing treatment, to help the body to flush out any toxins that may have been released during the healing process.  Healers should also cancel their clients for the day, if they are feeling angry, upset or severely depressed and unable to “get themselves” out the way.  Their state of mind could affect the outcome of the treatment.