Hands-on healing, spiritual healing, distant healing – have long been part of human culture, spanning thousands of years, yet modern society still considers energy healing to be a “fringe movement” outside the mainstream. It would help us to understand how and why modern individuals become interested in this type of therapy.
The Survey: Becoming a Healer asks: how did you get interested in energy healing? What sorts of experiences and background led you to be an energy healing practitioner? Was it a metaphysical or spiritual perspective, influential persons, particular books, or healing experiences of your own or others?
In this anonymous online survey, please share your experiences of becoming a healer.
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As for myself, becoming a healer, I had some unusual healing experiences which opened me to the possibilities of natural or energy healing. The first experience was related to an autoimmune disorder in graduate school, where I felt such fatigue and tiredness, that I “talked” to my body one day, saying I will give you all the rest you need. In answer to this thought, I felt a giant knot unwinding in the center of my body – it was a definite physical sensation. From that point on, my health improved.
In a second, even more dramatic instance, I was painfully depressed working in a third postdoctoral fellowship, and with nothing to lose, I wrote a spiritual healer in Germany. Sitting in the lab one day, I “knew” that this healer wanted me to be happy, and with that thought, I felt a ring (or doughnut) of energy around my midsection. It was a palpable energy, with felt boundaries, and buoyed my spirits up, so that I could think no depressing thoughts for many weeks.
Later, at an ISSSEEM meeting, I attended a demonstration of Healing Touch, and I could feel the ‘energy’ as the healers did Magnetic Clearing on a volunteer. At that moment, I thought, “I have to check this out”. I went home and immediately signed up for a Healing Touch Level 1 workshop. Completing the 5 step training in Healing Touch was my path to becoming a healer.
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