This month my focus is on the connection between psychological stress and heart health. A recent New York Times article, “Stress May Be Your Heart’s Worst Enemy” outlines the results of a study published in November 2021 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), as well as other studies showing a link between […]
In this video I’d like to guide you through one of my favorite Healing Touch techniques. It’s called the Self Mind Clearing. The reason it’s one of my favorites is because it is very simple but so effective in many many ways. It can promote general relaxation. But in addition to that you can find relief from headaches. You can improve your sleep. It can help calm worry and rumination and anxiety. It can also help with focus and concentration, and even help open us up to insights, into seeing things in a whole new way. I hope you enjoy this Self Mind Clearing technique.
Have you ever considered your breath as a powerful ally for your healing and overall well being? We know at a physical level that we need breath to keep us alive. With each inhalation, we bring in life-sustaining oxygen and with each exhalation we release carbon dioxide, a substance that can be toxic if the […]
Have you been curious about learning Healing Touch? Maybe you’ve read about it or even experienced the benefits and want to learn more. I really want to give you a nudge and encourage you to give it a try. In all the years I have been teaching, I have never had a student who was […]
I heard something recently that I have taken to heart: When people ask me, “What do you do?” they’re really asking, “How can you help me?” It’s a great distinction, especially when you’re talking about Healing Touch and shamanic healing because, quite frankly, it can be difficult to find the words to describe the nuances […]
Last week’s article, Gratitude is Good For Your Health, outlined two easy steps to harness the energy of gratitude and use it to improve your health. I hope you’ve had a chance to give it a try. “But,” you might ask, “how do I find the time to add a ‘gratitude practice’ into my already busy […]
One of the great things about Healing Touch is that many of the techniques you learn in class can be used not only for facilitating healing in others but also for self care. Mind Clearing is one of my favorites for headache relief, stress reduction, mental clarity, and promoting a sense of balance. It involves […]
I typically join the masses by making New Year’s resolutions on January 1st. But for some reason, I also find myself making resolutions as summer wanes and fall approaches. I’m not sure why. Perhaps it’s because this time of year marks the beginning of the school year and I have that ingrained in my psyche from all of my […]