Many 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.
Quantum 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.
We 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?
Usually, 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.
There 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.
What is my preference when facilitating distance sessions?
My 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 session?
Just 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 attention.
I 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?
Frankly, 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.
That 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?
Just 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?
Well, 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.”
Here 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 centered continued. “
“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.”
”When 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.”
“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 her.