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Spiritual & Emotional Healing

Portland Oregon

“Heal your heart and You will heal your mind… your body… and your soul
Heal your soul and you will heal your heart… your mind and your body
Heal your mind and you will heal your heart… your body and your soul.”

Anna Abraham

The Power 0f Spiritual & Emotional Healing

Healing the mind, body and soul releases memories that influence your thoughts and behavior in present time liberating you to project and attract positive energy. Your life force energy will flow unobstructed… health and vitality will return… the heart is free to love purely, without clouding your relationships with negative memories or behaviors from the past. Your spirit can be joyful… your body can be free of pain, fear, anxiety and your mind can attain clarity. You can align yourself with your life’s purpose and attain inner peace and confidence.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) are one of the most extraordinary and effective healing techniques in my medicine bag. Along with Reiki, Chakra and Meridian balancing, it is Energy Medicine at its optimum. Using a series of focused tapping techniques on the appropriate trigger acupuncture points, it essentially reprograms your hard drive… your brain and energy pathways to adopt a positive frame of mind and energy flow. Tapping on the trigger points deletes whatever negative information is lodged in your belief system. It’s one of those almost instant healing methods that can be magical.

Conquering Fear

I have used EFT to overcome my fear of heights and claustrophobia. I took flying lessons hoping to get rid of my fear of heights. I became an ace pilot doing figure eights and dropping the nose, thrilled to take the dive. But I was still challenged by heights. One EFT session, for each phobia, and I was liberated. It’s hard to believe after a lifetime of being blocked, I had zero reactions to either phobia.

Reiki – Hands On or Hands Above Energy Technique

Reiki is a combination of bothSpiritual and Emotional Healing which is non-invasive, yet very powerful Energy Medicine.

People always ask where did it go! They ask the same thing when I use Reiki “Hands on or Hands Above” energy technique that chases the pain out of the body. “Where does it go?” It’s just gone, distilled into the ether. Spiritual and Emotional Healing takes place as if by magic. The pain is no longer embedded in the body or the body memory. The principle is no different than purging the hard drive of your computer and restoring the original program or downloading a new program.

Sometimes it takes only one session and other times multiple sessions. It seems to be most effective in correcting the inaccurate stories we tell ourselves. Usually these stories are just twisted perceptions that we have latched on to through our ego, our family or social conditioning. The negative stories we tell ourselves may be fiction, but once the mind accepts the distortion, it can be challenging to overcome the illusion even when you intellectually realize it is not real. EFT, Reiki, Hypnotherapy and Visualization are powerful Energy Medicine Healing Techniques that can liberate your mind, body and soul.

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Hypnosis & Visualization

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Powerful Tools of Transformation

WHY IS HYPNOSIS SO EFFECTIVE?

Hypnosis enables you to access your subconscious mind and replace negative patterns with positive ways of dealing with challenges. To change deeply seeded patterns, it is best to seek the help of a certified hypnotherapist who can introduce new mind sets to change or modify your beliefs, behavior and or your health. Even so, you are in control of the process during hypnosis and can choose to participate or not. Contrary to some of the hypnotic parlor tricks portraying people doing ridiculous things, you can not be hypnotized into doing or saying anything against your will.

HYPNOSIS RESETS YOUR HARD DRIVE

Hypnotherapy has the power to delete old patterns and reset your hard drive. Hypnosis is highly effective for those who want to change their behavior or health without delving into the reasons or meaning of the behaviors and patterns they want to change. It has the ability to reprogram the mind for desired change, to relieve pain, shed addictions, fear, depression, low self esteem, set and meet positive goals, heal mental and physical challenges. It is a powerful tool of transformation if someone genuinely wants to initiate change. In summation, you can journey into the inner recesses of your mind and reprogram your behavior, your thoughts and your health. You can even access the different organs in your body, communicate with them and activate a healing process. You must however, truly want to change.

VISUALIZATION

Visualization is invaluable for those who are going through a transformational process and want to investigate, understand and participate in the process of self examination, discovery and self actualization. Visualization engages the imagination using visual, verbal, as well as telepathic symbolism. You can experience non-physical realms of being where you are not restricted by physical or mental limitations. You can journey to anywhere your imagination takes you or receive wisdom from your higher self. You can access, with awareness, the past, present or the future. You can look into and clear any emotional issues that hold authority over your behavior and or your health. This process of self discovery enables you to delve into the innermost chambers of your being; as well as access other realms of consciousness. It is also a powerful… creative and self empowering tool of transformation.

Both Visualization and Hypnosis take you on an amazing journey into your personal vault of wisdom that holds your past and present memories, as well as, the blueprint for transformation. For those who don’t want to use hypnosis visualization is ideal. It can be just as powerful.

SELF HYPNOSIS

Self Hypnosis can be a very useful tool in your personal medicine bag. I welcome client participation when the goal is to transform long standing patterns. I usually teach my clients how to use self hypnosis so they can reinforce the work throughout the week. I encourage all my clients, if they are able and willing, to participate in their healing process. Self Empowerment is good medicine. I integrate hypnosis into the synthesis of healing techniques that I use to guide a person through emotional and spiritual transformations. I am often asked the difference between visualization and hypnosis. They are both altered states of consciousness, however hypnosis is a passive state and visualization is an active state.

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Guided Imagery

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Healing Mind, Body & Soul

VISUALIZATION

Visualization or Guided Imagery gives you access to spiritual and emotional healing, empowering you to access your higher self, expand your consciousness, or explore alternative realms of existence.

You can liberate yourself from guilt, grief, dissolve old patterns, heal relationships, clear abuse issues, reverse addictive behavior and eliminate depression and self doubt. You can discover fascinating insights that will genuinely transform your life. Guided Imagery or Visualization is one of the most inspiring and creative spiritual and emotional healing techniques available.

ROBBED OF HOPE

Janet lost her husband after twenty years of marriage. He had become depressed and contracted cancer of the stomach after years of working in the revolving cycle of the criminal justice system. Daily he witnessed young men caught in a system that made them more violent and angry. Before he died, he confided that the misery and violence had robbed him of hope and the will to live. I spoke with Janet a month before the twelve-month anniversary of his death. She confessed to having pains in her heart as the anniversary drew closer. She had gone to the doctor for heart medicine even though she was sure it was psychosomatic. I recommended she come in for an appointment.

ANGER AND GUILT

Within the first few minutes she revealed anger and guilt about still being alive with him gone. A common reaction. We began to work with guided imagery, explaining she would remain awake and in control of the process. After a relaxation technique, I suggested she visit the garden he had so lovingly created behind their house and invite his spirit to join her. Instantly, she was with him and they began a conversation independent of me. Periodically she shared their conversation. When he had finished his instructions to her regarding the house and insurance etc., she grew silent, as did he.

LETTING GO WITH GUIDED IMAGERY

I described a lovely bridge at the corner of the garden enveloped in a beautiful mist. I asked her to pick his favorite flower and give it to him. After giving him the flower, I asked her to let his spirit walk across the bridge to the other side. She began to softly cry, saying she did not want to let him go. I explained she could visit with him anytime she wanted but she needed to let his spirit cross over. He would not go until she released him. After an hour and forty-five minutes, she let him go.

THE POWER OF GRIEF IS NOT TO BE UNDERESTIMATED

She called the next day to say her heart pain had completely vanished. I reminded her she had been repeating “Why am I still here” over and over again since his passing. Her subconscious heard her pleas and set about giving her a way out, accommodating her with heart pains. A heart attack would surely enable her to join her husband! The moment of recognition was met in a hushed silence! She is a very intelligent person; she experienced a life and death thunderbolt insight into the ultimate power of the mind over the body. I suggested she be mindful of her thoughts. Her heart pains have never returned.

THIS IS THE POWER OF VISUALIZATION

One session. No pills. No surgery. No pain. We liberated her from her grief before the physical manifestation of her guilt and anger created physical, emotional and spiritual challenges.

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Meditation

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Quiet the mind …
In the silence you will hear the whispers of your soul and silence the ego, an unpredictable master.

Your Inner Wisdom

Meditation is achieved when we silence our thoughts, allowing the mind, body and spirit to integrate creating a state of inner harmony. By silencing the mind, we detach from the endless thoughts that stream through the brain. We gain access to our inner awareness, our inner voice, our soul. In this state we can achieve peace of mind… in this state we can achieve clarity.

The mind and ego are fast friends; the ego loves the mind because it is easy to manipulate. Together they produce constant chatter and influence our thoughts and responses. The physical and emotional body are subjected to a relentless range of emotions.

The Ego … An Unpredictable Master

The ego is an Unpredictable Master. As a positive force, the ego encourages us to overcome challenges and strive to achieve something higher. As a negative force, it can be a master of distortion, influencing the mind with it’s twisted perceptions. If the ego becomes the dominant part of our personality, it can ruin our personal and professional relationships. The ego does not ask permission to seize command, it just does.

The Art of Meditation

Mastering the Art of Meditation enables us to silence their influence. In this way we connect with our heart and soul and gain command of ourselves. This is why it is essential to practice some form of meditation. The Western mind often finds meditation challenging. The traditional form of Eastern Meditation, sitting in the lotus position and stopping one’s thoughts can be a challenge. Below I’ve shared some of the many ways to meditate and enjoy the journey.

Eleven Methods of Meditation

But, there are many alternative ways and methods to meditate that can help you quiet your mind without struggling. For some it might be best not to initially try to quiet the mind in the traditional sense. It can be discouraging and frustrating. So try some of these methods, or create your own ritual, to begin your meditation practice. Regardless the method, once you experience the benefits you will look forward to it.

River Meditation

My favorite meditation is to sit by a river and just let the current of the river take my thoughts. My thoughts slowly give way to the voice of the river, filling my soul with it’s rhythm and volume. My thoughts dissolve as I become one with the river. If you can’t get to a river often enough, a small water fountain may also relax you. Or a recording of a river will also work.

Rainbow Meditation

Another favorite of mine is the Rainbow Meditation. It’s based on the Seven Points of Light Chakras and colors associated with each Chakra. The colors of the Chakras are the primary colors of the rainbow. Meditating or focusing on the colors is a joy. I’ve developed a CD of the Rainbow Meditation Visualization that allows you to relax and enter into meditation while balancing your Chakras. Visit the Store to purchase the CD.

Moving Meditation

Meditations which involve physical movement such as dancing or walking are wonderful ways to meditate. Whether you are walking in a city park, in your neighborhood or the country, focus on nature, the birds, the flowers, squirrels scampering around. Just lose yourself in the walk.

Dancing Meditation

Dancing, of course, is the most delightful way for the spirit to get free from the physical limitations of the body. I dance around my house all the time. Sheba, my beloved Akita use to dance with me. She enjoyed my energy when I danced… so we dance together….

Focused Object Meditation

Using a gemstone, a flower, a mandala, a prism, or simply focus your attention on the object continuing to gaze at it until your eyes close naturally. Then imagine the object in your 3rd eye which is between your eyebrows about an inch above. It is your internal eye. It may transform into light – white or any color. Continue to focus on the light. You may find yourself being drawn into the light. Go with it; relax into it. With time and dedication you will find it easier and easier. You may find yourself going deeper and deeper into your 3rd eye portal. What a delightful way to disengage from your thoughts.

Chakra Meditation

Bring your attention to one of your seven primary Chakras or energy centers. The naval (sacral Chakra, the heart Chakra or the 3rd eye Chakra are the most common. (see Chakra definitions, colors and other inspiration on Chakra page). Once you’ve selected the Chakra to which to bring your focus, direct your attention to that Chakra in your daily practice. Best to be consistent. With dedication, you can develop your practice into deep meditations. When you first begin, try for five minutes and let your meditation deepen naturally.

The Chanting Meditation

Chanting or repeating a word or a mantra is another creative from of meditation. Just repeat the chant over and over until you get lost in the rhythm of the chant. Your thoughts will recede and have a tough time breaking through your chanting. You can also make up mantras “I am love and light”, for example, and repeat it again and again. It is an inspiring way to meditate and reinforce your intention. “I am blessed”…. Any positive statement of intent can be used and it is good medicine for the mind, body and soul.

The Buddha On The Mountain Meditation

The more traditional way to meditate is to assume the lotus position, (crossed legged with hands resting on the upper legs; palms facing upward). Close your eyes and let your thoughts pass through without attachment to your thoughts until they cease. Do not resist or cling, just let them pass through. Using your breath, consciously, inhale and exhale, being mindful of each breath as you inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Keep your mind focused on your breathing. It will take you deeper and deeper into relaxation and a peaceful state. It is mighty good medicine for the mind, body and soul.

Music For Meditation

Select music you find inspiring. Should be something mellow and conducive to peaceful meditation. Just allow the music to take you. If thoughts occur, again, let them pass through. Return to the music, listening with your full attention. This is an ideal way to finish a bus day without struggling to silence the mind.

With all these myriad ways to meditate, you don’t need to struggle with meditation. Experiment and decide which works for you. You will discover you enjoy meditation and your practice will deepen naturally.

Meditating With The Crows

This morning there was a gathering of crows chanting loudly. If you’ve ever heard a gang of crows first thing in the morning, it can be quite loud and not exactly melodious. They were far enough away for me to hear the cacophony of their chanting comfortably. I don’t know what made me think of it, but I decided to focus on their collective chanting. Instead of resisting it, I focused on it. I got in to the epicenter of their music. It was amazing. In a short time I was deep into meditation and could no longer hear the crows.

Relax… Hammer On Stone Meditation

I remember when I first decided to sculpt at Fort Mason in San Francisco, I was full of fixed ideas and hesitation. I had always sculpted in the privacy of my own home and controlled the environment. At that time I was sculpting in clay and needed use of their kilns. I came armed with music and ear phones and attitude. I was determined to create a way maintain my solitude even though it was a public place.

As I went there daily, I was often sharing space with the stone sculptors. I was recovering from an accident and had lost the strength in both arms. I was so eager to sculpt; I would have sculpted in a bathroom if it was all that was available. So there I was in the room with all these incredible stone sculptors. I had my head phones on listening to my music. But one day my headphones weren’t working and I was forced to sculpt with all the noise of the hammers hitting the stone. At first I was agitated. But, as the hours wore on, I found myself lost in the rhythm of the hammer on stone. It took me deeper and deeper into the music of the creative souls of those who worked in stone and into the marble itself. It was an incredible meditation and a very precious experience.

Since I was no longer hiding behind my music and the solitary wall I had set up around me, one by one the stone sculptors visited me while I worked. They were wonderful beings and they encouraged me; offering helpful suggestions. My work began to expand as did my soul, influenced by the incredible spirit of these stone sculptors.

Thank You To The Stone Sculptors of Fort Mason

I never brought my music and earphones again. My experience was so much richer and deeper because of the love and interest they took in me. I learned much from that experience and I am forever indebted to the stone sculptors of Fort Mason. Never once did they look down on me because I was sculpting in clay. My arms and wrists were still too weak to take on stone and I had a deep love of clay. I also had a deep respect for the way they worked in marble, making it look as though it was as fluid as clay.

Meditation has been found to dissolve stress and even lower blood pressure. Our brains sometimes don’t even turn off when we sleep. We wake up restless and have trouble falling back to sleep. The human body is not mean to function 24-7.
Relax and Go With the Flow.

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