people are both curious and skeptical about distance energy medicine sessions.
Some are wary about trying a different way of experiencing energy medicine.
They wonder if it works. I answer the most frequent questions below.
What does the phrase “distance energy healing” mean?
Distance energy healing refers to an
energy medicine session in which the practitioner and the client are not in
physical proximity. Sometimes called a remote session, the distance between the
two parties can be many miles apart or they can simply be in separate rooms.
The actual physical distance doesn’t matter.
What is distance healing?
Distance healing is
based on the belief that time and space are not concrete and fixed constructs.
The modern science of quantum physics theorizes that time is fluid and objects
far apart can influence each other simultaneously. Since everything we know in the
universe has an energetic signature, it follows that thoughts, emotions,
intentions, and words have an energetic vibration just as physical actions do.
entanglement, proven in 1997 by a University of Geneva in Switzerland
scientific study, suggests that the universe is holographic. One piece contains
the whole and vice versa. Thus, if an energetic vibration is sent out by a
practitioner towards a receiver, the receiver experiences a response regardless
of the space between them.
have heard of this kind of interaction between all parts of the whole in the
much-vaunted Butterfly Effect (Edward Lorenz, chaos theory), i.e., that a small
change can make much bigger changes happen. For example, a tiny butterfly can
flap its wings in Tokyo and affect the weather, continents away. In distance
energy medicine work, the practitioner’s healing energy can be felt
simultaneously by the recipient, and it can have a long-term effect.
How is a session set up?
a practitioner will have a preliminary conversation with a client to learn what
issues, whether physical or emotional, are troubling the client. The actual
“working” part of the session will then follow and last as long as the
practitioner determines is necessary to give the client some relief. The
session often ends with a second feedback conversation.
are many ways to set up a distance healing session. Some practitioners like to
use technology to interact with their clients; for example, a Skype or Zoom
meeting may be used for the entire session. Other healers will speak to the
client in real time before and after the “working” section of the session. Some
practitioners interact with their clients only through emails, and give and get
feedback days after the session.
my preference when facilitating distance sessions?
personal preference is to chat via phone initially with a client to get an idea
of what the client wishes to address, whether it is a physical malady or an
emotional situation that is causing problems. Often the two areas – physical
and emotional – will be intertwined and can be addressed at the same time since
an emotional issue can be reflected in the body. After the phone call, I ask
the client to lie down in a comfortable and safe place and just relax while I go
to “work.” During this time, the client may fall asleep or sink into a drowsy
state. If the client has a hard time relaxing, I usually suggest that they
remain quiet and read or meditate or listen to soothing music. Usually the
“working” part of the session lasts about an hour. I then call the client back
and we talk about what the client experienced and what I observed as I did the
healing. Typically, I then give the client exercises or tasks to do as a follow
up to enhance and augment the healing that was performed.
What is it that I am doing during the “working” part of the
as I would in an in-person session, I check various energy systems in the
client’s body and auric field. In a physical session, I use muscle testing on
the client to get a reading of whether a particular system needs balancing or
support. In a distance session, I utilize surrogate testing to determine if
some areas needed attention. Once I have cleared the basic organization of the
energy systems, I work more deeply on whatever comes up that needs deeper
am still using my intuition and honed investigative skills to sense a client’s
needs in a distance session just as I would in a face-to-face session.
How is a distance session different for me as a practitioner than
an in-person session?
a distance session can be surprisingly effective and can even allow me to go
deeper than an in-person session. Because there is no talking involved during
the treatment, there is less distraction for me as I am “listening” to what the
client’s energies are saying about their well-being. Since the client is
relaxing at home, he or she is sometimes even more open to letting me in
psychically. Further, some deeper core issues may be more apparent without the
physical body being present. Beliefs and patterns of thinking can also become
clearer without clients feeling they need to put up a façade or mask, as they
might if they were right in front of me. So sometimes a distance session can
feel more efficient than a physical session.
being said, I do miss the physical interaction as do many of my clients that
usually see me in person. Although I have some clients that I only do distance
work with because they live so far away from my studio.
How do I know it’s time to end the session?
as I can sense that a client has had enough in a physical session, I can sense
the same in a distance session. Often clients say they were “fully cooked” or
waking up, just before I call back for feedback.
How is a distance session different for a client?
the obvious difference is that the client doesn’t drive to my studio. As one
client said to me the other day: “You
have to trust and surrender, and what comes, comes; what happens, happens.”
are other clients’ responses:
“I have been a client of Sheila’s for several years, and
I had always experienced positive, sometimes transformational, results from her
energy medicine sessions. The benefits of these sessions have occurred for me
in mind, body, emotions, and spirit. I consider our sessions to be a valuable
tool in my kit as I continue to grow into my Self. Of course, our sessions have
always been in-person.
We scheduled a session for early March when the COVID-19
pandemic descended upon the world. Sheila suggested that we have a session
remotely, by phone, something she has done with clients in the past. Knowing
and trusting her as I do, I agreed. As the session progressed, following her
guidance, I began to experience myself settling into a deep state of relaxation
in my body, with my awareness quiet yet alert. Immediately following the
session, I rested and the inner quietness and feeling of being grounded and
My sessions with Sheila have always produced profound
results. I feel a sense of peace and contentment in the moments immediately
following our sessions, and then in the days that follow, I notice subtle
changes begin to take place.” JP
I have a distance healing session with Sheila, I can feel the energy moving in
my body as if I were in person with her. I can feel the energy begin to move
right away and it feels like light sensation moving through my body as she does
her work from afar. Connecting on the phone before and after the session is
very helpful to ground me in the session and lift my spirits in this wild and
crazy time. So grateful to be able to still do sessions with Sheila even though
we are all quarantining.” CS
“I have been working with Sheila for many years now.
She is amazing and has healed old traumas and wounds energetically. I can
arrive feeling low energy and depleted, and leave feeling on top of the world
ready to conquer whatever crosses my path. She uses many modalities and
always seems to know what I need before I even arrive. She has been doing
remote work on me and the effects are amazing and I always feel better, either
calmer or more energized, depending on what I needed. I highly recommend
To schedule a distance energy medicine session, call me at 781-354-0725, or email me at email@example.com so we can find a date and time that works for you.
Sheila Peters is a certified Eden Energy Medicine Clinical
Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner, and shamanic practitioner. She also teaches
classes and workshops in Stretch/Body Awareness, Energy Body Tune-up, and Jazz
Dance. For more information, email Sheila at: firstname.lastname@example.org, call 781-354-0725, or visit Sheila’s
website at: www.energymedicineanddance.com.
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