Wellbeing is a balance of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Imbalance in any of these areas can eventually lead to dis-ease and prevent you from living your highest potential.
Wellbeing is reflected in your personal energy field. Your reactions to life events including thoughts, feelings and actions affect your energy. Life events can cause disruptions in the energy field which eventually come out as physical symptoms.
Energy work is a type of complementary or integrative care that is done directly on the energy field of the individual to restore balance.
Energy work is often done along with with traditional medicine to promote healing. Research(pdf) has proven that energy work can reduce stress, anxiety and time required for healing. Major medical centers are now offering energy work as part of their integrative care services.
Energy Work sessions are generally an hour in length. The energy healing practitioner does a short consultation to assess your energy and then uses energy techniques to balance flows, clear blocks, restructure, and fill the energy field where necessary. Energy techniques may require you to lie fully clothed on a massage table to enable the practitioner to touch energy centers on the body.
In the first energy work session, the consultation takes longer and explores areas that influence your wellbeing including your health history, life stressors, belief systems and attitudes, family and childhood history, patterns of self-care, your connection to spirituality and how you are in relationships.