Intention, Permission and How I Work
Setting your intention for healing
We all think we want to get better, and when you know that something isn’t right in your life, you can set an intention to get help with it. Hence booking a session with someone like me!
If your intention for improvement in your life is true, then you have to be prepared to take responsibility for what you have been doing up to now. Remember, if you keep doing what you have been doing, you will continue to get the same results. So be open to the possibility that you may have to change something in order to improve your situation. For example, it could be the way you feel about something or someone, it could be about the way you see the world, or the way that you live. By being open to changing you also open to receive the healing that you intend for yourself.
You must give yourself permission to do your work.
If you don’t give permission at all levels of your body, mind and soul, then the healing will be blocked and you will not receive what it is you expect to receive.
This is all healing process, which is part of the healing and only through experiencing it will you understand it. You may also experience some discomfort after the session but this will pass.
By allowing your body to relax and then connecting to your body at a deeper level, you can discover which issues your body is holding onto; which unresolved issues from your past are amplifying the problems of the present.
Through visualisation techniques, affirmations and meditations it is possible to shift and release trapped emotional energy from the body in a very deep way. But only if you give your 100% permission to do so. I can track when this is not the case, and together we can work to find out why, and clear that too!
How I Work – Frequently Asked Questions
In an article on Elephant Journal, with the express kind permission of my client I write about some deeply profound moments of a session we shared, to give people a better idea of how I work. Click here to read it.
What is Shamanic Psychotherapy?
Shamanic Psychotherapy is a form of working that I have created weaving together energy healing and psychotherapy. We simply sit face to face in a chair in my office, or online over Zoom, and talk, and do the energy work at the same time. I start with the energy work because sometimes your thought patterns are stuck because your energy is also stuck. Working with thought patterns alone is sometimes like bashing your head off of a brick wall. Clear the energy, then the thought patterns can shift to more healthy ones! It’s incredibly effective way of working.
How effective is an online session with you compared to face to face?
I have found that it really depends on the level of readiness of my client as to how effective a transformational healing session can be. Because of this, the way we run the session (whether the session is over Zoom, on the telephone or in person) is actually not relevant. This is actually good news, because it means when you are ready to do your work you can have a session with me no matter where you are in the world.
What is a Zoom Session?
Zoom is an online platform, a little bit like Skype, only it’s more stable, less likely to crash and is more private. I send you a link when you book a Zoom session, all you have to do is click it to join me at our session time. You can even do a Zoom session on your smartphone, although it’s probably better to set aside some private space where you can sit comfortably, look at the screen without having to hold it in your hand and give the session your full attention. So working with a tablet or a computer is best.
What type of issues do you work with?
I don’t work with the issue, I work with the person who is having the issue. This includes dis-ease too. So I don’t work with insomnia, I work with Seán who is currently experiencing insomnia. I don’t work with cancer, I work with Sarah who is experiencing treatment for cancer. For this reason, no matter what is going on for you, we can work together. All you need is a willingness to look at where you are, and a desire to move from this place.
Do I have to lie down or take my clothes off?
There is a misunderstanding about how Energy Healing actually works. You DO NOT need to ever take your clothes off for an energy healing session. With anyone.
Energy work with me happens when we are face to face talking, we are not even physically touching each other! That’s why online sessions are also effective, at times I find them even more effective than face to face!! It all depends on your willingness to do the work.
If I need to do some deeper energy work with a client, we focus on that together and they help me do it with their awareness and permission, intention and imagination. Using your imagination doesn’t mean you’re making it up, in fact the true meaning of the word imagination is: the ability to form pictures in your mind. These pictures speak to your energy, to your Soul. It’s very profound, and the advantage of doing this work this way with me is that you can then do it for yourself, at home.
Is one session enough?
I do not prescribe a certain number of sessions. I am all about empowerment, so it is COMPLETELY up to you to ask for what you need. If you want my advice after working with you we can certainly make a plan together, but I leave your healing process in your own hands. I am always here if you need another session, and if you don’t feel you need one, that’s great!
Shamanism is taking drugs isn’t it? Will I have to do that?
Shamanism is not taking drugs, although in some forms of shamanism substances may be used to enhance the work. I do not do this I never have done this nor do I ever ask my clients to do this. The energetics of the world as we live in right now are so fluid that we can track mostly anything that is ready to be healed just by connecting to our intuition and giving permission for the work to be done. To find out more about Shamanism, click here.
With Psychotherapy they say you have to go through your whole life and re-experience everything to heal it- do you do that?
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it – I don’t make you go back through your life and look for things that may not have been ideal or enjoyable. My attitude is – if it’s not working now, let’s sort it out, we don’t have to root through the issues of the past just for the sake of it. BUT if what is going on for you now is linked to something in the past, we track it together, then go there and heal it. It doesn’t have to be a painful experience, but it could be an emotional one depending on the circumstances.
What happens after a session with you?
I want to be the type of therapist that helps you help yourself, and so I am very mindful that we only have a limited amount of time together. I always spend time at the end of a session orienting my clients to managing in this reality. I look at real-life tools and exercises that you can do to help process and integrate the work we do in session. I might give you homework depending on what came up – the purpose of this is to further continue the good work in deepening a self-awareness, establishing a sense of peace and managing fluctuating stress levels or emotional balance. It’s usually a meditative exercise, or work with affirmations. To read about meditations and affirmations, click here.
To compliment the energy/body work we also look at the corresponding energy of your thoughts. We discuss how thought patterns can hold us in a space of negativity or positivity, and we work directly with the client’s thoughts, with the aim of transforming negative repetitive thought patterns into more positive affirmations.
And I might suggest an online programme or healing session that would help hold you as you process and embody the work, because we all have good days and bad days, and when there’s so much healing to be had, I want to help you bring some ease and grace into your life so that your bad days become a little easier.