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Energy Coaching

iStock_000022869982_SmallReiki and EFT for Women with Disabilities, Negative Self-Talk & Disabled Veterans

We all have the ability to heal ourselves inside and out #beyondlimits, even when a disability or illness is present!

From the time I was little, I visited a lot of doctors for various things connected to my disability at birth, spina bifida, which affects my overall mobility and independence As I got older, I recognized that wellness and healing, whether it be emotional or physical in nature, was something natural that flows all around us, God-given even. It is clear to me, too, that people with disabilities or chronic illness could find our own sense of wellness, strength and healing. I want to help you uncover your own healing tools and natural healing abilities.

As I dealt with a non-healing wound in my left foot on and off for several years, I had tried all of the traditional medical methods out there. I had seen many specialists, been through countless wound care appointments, damaging antibiotics and even failed skin grafting. And yet, I continually felt out of control physically and emotionally from head to toe. I was getting more tired and stressed, unable to heal as quickly as I had before — even from the common cold.

The infection raged. Once it was clear that my body was dealing with rapidly worsening life-threatening infection, I sought natural modalities in 2009 to help stabilize and center myself as a complement to the traditional medical regimens. It couldn’t hurt to try. Through prayer, meditation, and my first official introduction to energy work  — with the blessing of my doctors, I was able to better transition toward the decision to amputate my left leg that was too far gone. So, in 2010 to save my life of this potentially deadly infection, restore my strength and regain my independence, I transitioned into the life of an amputee in a wheelchair. With the support of energy work, I was able to heal post-surgery more quickly than I had previously as a paraplegic with compromised healing ability and poor circulation. And, I was better able to embrace my life #beyondlimits after limb loss as a vibrant amputee on wheels with more confidence and less grief. I have no regrets and embrace life now that I am rid of the infection, fear, weariness, stress and the unknowns of my previous condition. I am more physically and emotionally empowered than ever before. I want this for you, too.

To this day, I still practice energy work to keep myself focused on peace, joy and optimal health. Even my cats love energy work.  Energy work was also helpful as I faced my father’s death and the grief since his passing in 2012. I’m a more empowered woman with a disability with a clarity and focus #beyondlimits I have not had before. I am more confident and at peace. My passion for life, thank God, is stronger than ever. You can experience this, too, whether you have a disability, chronic or emotional illness, or are just plain feeling stuck and need a boost of energy to get your mojo back in life. My passion is helping clear energetic and emotional blocks to promote physical health and emotional balance. When your energy systems are in balance, you put your body in the best possible position to heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I am happy to see physician-referred cases as well as self referrals. I would love to share my #beyondlimits testimony and gifts with you!

How do you provide energy support?

I use two healing modalities in my energy work. They are Reiki and EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique (meridian tapping). I am a Reiki Master and EFT II Practitioner.


We live in a an anxiety and tension filled world. Even if you have a health concern such as insomnia, headache, constipation, fatigue, weight gain or back pain, or face a serious challenge such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or epilepsy, you can empower yourself to use natural tools to soothe the body and mind. Reiki (pronounced ‘ray-key’) healing promotes overall balance to help you feel better and function better. Reiki is a very specific form of energy healing, in which hands are placed just off the body or lightly touching the body, as in ‘laying on of hands’. Reiki can also be done long-distance, as a form of prayer. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, “many versions of its origin, Dr Mikao Usui, a Japanese seeker of spiritual truths, brought the Reiki method of healing into human awareness in 1922 after a deep spiritual experience. He is said to have begun teaching others after a serious earthquake hit Japan and he felt urged to spread his knowledge. This non-invasive practice is safe, and supports any medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your doctor.” Reiki uses simple hands-on, no-touch, and visualization techniques, with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a person. The exact meaning of Reiki is, “universal life force,” and that really does encompass the true process of this healing art. Basically, the same identical  elements that can be discovered in Eastern medicine, martial arts as well as yoga are also essential in Reiki. Reiki practitioners are trained to detect and alleviate problems of energy flow on the physical, emotional, and spiritual level.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), or Meridian Tapping

EFT is a self-help method which combines self-tapping along with mindful attention to, and statements of, one’s thoughts and feelings. The body points that get tapped on are derived from traditional Chinese medicine, and are called “acupoints”. A simple way of explaining the process is that it is like acupuncture without the needles. EFT tapping provides a bridge for you to get un-stuck or “rebooted,” regardless of what is challenging you in your life, physically or emotionally. Often people have experienced noticeable relief and ease, when nothing else has seemed to work in the past. I have used it for grief and anxiety after the loss of my dad, as well as for self-confidence building as I building the public speaking part of my work.

This innovative approach to mental and physical well-being is being studied most recently by the National Institutes of Health, the Kaiser Foundation, and the Veterans Administration. Though scientific study of energy psychology modalities is in its infancy, there is promise being discovered in the growing body of research around EFT and meridian tapping.



DISCLAIMER: Reiki and EFT are meant as complementary, alternative modalities, part of integrative wellness. No energy work should be taken as a replacement for conventional medical treatment. I want to be clear that I am not a medical doctor or a state licensed medical practitioner. I do not provide medical advice, nor do I diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Please check with your doctor before seeking complementary, alternative methods.

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