Good Day Everyone,
New Age and Alternative medicine healers are all about recognizing the body’s higher energies, controlling flow and proper balancing of life force. Their intention is to assist others with their development by inspiring their own awareness, which ultimately, leads to a healthier life style and overall personal transformation. Healing touch providers perceive the body in five ways:
- As a spiritual body
- Mental body
- Emotional body
- Etheric body
- Physical body
Healing techniques which are called energy healing include but are not limited to: Healing Touch, Reiki, Polarity Therapy, Bioenergy, Sakara, to name just a few. The common denominator of all these healing applications is that the healing provider works with one or more of the client’s own energy fields or patterns to reinstate proper equilibrium and concurrence on many levels to promote physical healing.
To be a healing touch healer one has to understand the inner nature of their own actuality – who and what they are. They must know with absolute certainty, that they have the healing instinct even when they are unsure what exactly they are called to do with it or, before they are essentially trained in how to use it. This, awareness is essential for their further development as a novice energy-based healer so as they have a platform with which they can build on their natural intuitive abilities to become a well-qualified provider of healing touch applications. A person who has decided to travel a healing path has to have a certain sense about who they are before they can be effective in the healing self-care and lives of others.
The way a professional with a healing spirit relates to the body is through sensing its energy fields. To perpetuate healing he/she must modulate and manipulate one or more of the different energy bodies. Some providers not only sense the subtle energy of the body but they can also see the overall shape of the person’s aura as well as any negative disturbances in these energy patterns (life forces) that might be the cause of a blockage – http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbs=isch:1&q=chakra&revid=15631507
There are more than a few techniques that fall under the heading of energy-based healing. A good deal of the time the person performing the techniques is being guided by spiritual inclination and not by a specific set of hand movements although; the training is highly structured and, not random in its practices and principles.
Healing touch (HT) energy-based treatments cover 30 integrated techniques practiced by a whole host of caregivers from: holistic physicians, nurses, multi-disciplined health care professionals and even lay persons who are trained in this healing practice. The interventions include care for:
- Mental well-being
- Debilitating stress and various levels of nervous tension
- Illness prevention
- Management of sorrowfulness
- The control of throbbing, stabbing or, chronic pain
- Neck and back discomfort
- Fear and apprehension
- Wound care
- Fracture healing
Therapeutic administrations are performed by a light touch to the body or by re-patterning the energy field a few inches above the body. This care can be offered anywhere and is not restricted to a healing table but can also be given to persons sitting in a chair or to individuals who are bedridden. What is most significant is that for the treatments to be complete the emotional and mental patterns of the person being cared for have to be addressed by the person as well. In other words, how a person feels and thinks about themselves and others is a strong determinant as to the efficacy of the treatment and its outcome.
Healing touch came into its own with the efforts of Janet Mentgen, RN, BSN, who was invited by her peers to develop the program, Batie, D. Howard, “Awakening the Healer Within” (2000) Llewellyn Publications. In 1989 Mentgen was honored as holistic nurse of the year by the Holistic Nurses Association. Healing Touch was offered as a pilot program at the University of Tennessee and in Gainesville, Florida. In 1990 it became a certificate program of the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) – primarily for nurses. The techniques of Healing Touch are continued to be supported and became endorsed by the American Holistic Medical Association mostly for holistically oriented medical doctors. The educational resources were available from the AHNA to develop Mentgen’s vision http://healing.about.com/od/famoushealers/p/mentgen.htm with her material into sequenced, multilevel workshops and comprehensive training sessions.
The widespread worldwide interest in HT resulted in certification in other countries. A separate credentialing authority was required, and Healing Touch International, Inc. was formed in 1996 for quality uniformity standards. http://www.biofieldbalancing.com/healing-touch.html
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