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Reiki Therapy and Instruction Studio
190 Dogwood Drive Magnolia , DE 19962
Inspirit Studios came into being because of a desire to establish a nurturing space for individuals who are interested in embracing a wholistic (mind, body, spirit) approach to participating in their own well being. It was created for those looking for a healing environment offering complementary therapies to combine with medical treatments, desiring ways to learn relaxation techniques to reduce stress and anxiety or for those simply searching for a way to live a more balanced life filled with intention and joy.
The two main modalities we offer are Healing Touch and Reiki. Healing Touch and Reiki are gentle noninvasive forms of energy work, which allows us to utilize it under any circumstance or situation. They can be incorporated into your daily life, and are especially useful for care givers and parents. The value of these complementary therapies are finding their way into hospitals and health care settings. Studies are showing that Energy Therapies may aid in the healing process, relieve side effect, and reduce stress. The empowerment clients receive from these modalities encourages them to take an active roll in their own healing and well being.
Inspirit Studios offers a variety of services, groups, workshops and classes to help you fully awaken to who you really are. We offer everything from personalized sessions, Reiki certification, aromatherapy workshops and meditation classes, just to name a few. We are extending an invitation to you to participate in helping us to create a community of Inspirited intention.
We will be having our next Healing Touch Level 1 class July 27 & 28, 2013 at BayHealth Kent General.
Check out our Events Calender for times and cost.
(Information as taken from www.healingtouchprogram.com)
What is Healing Touch?
Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health.
Healing Touch is a biofield (magnetic field around the body) therapy that is an energy-based approach to health and healing.
Healing Touch uses the gift of touch to influence the human energy system, specifically the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers that control the flow from the energy field to the physical body.
These non-invasive techniques employ the hands to clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields, thus affecting physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. It is based on a heart-centered, caring relationship in which the practitioner and client come together energetically to facilitate the client's health and healing.
The goal of Healing Touch is to restore balance and harmonies in the energy system, placing the client in a position to self heal.
What do the experts say about Healing Touch?
"IN A FEW DECADES SCIENTISTS HAVE GONE FROM A CONVICTION THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ENERGY FIELDS IN AND AROUND THE HUMAN BODY TO AN ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY THAT THEY EXIST."
-James Oschman Ph.D.
Energy Medicine, The Scientific Basis, 2000.
Healing Touch Research
Healing Touch Research has been conducted in a wide variety of settings and with a number of different problems and situations including:
These studies demonstrate that there is support in favor of considering Healing Touch for providing integrative care and that patients assess it highly. Healing Touch research has been supported and/or funded by hospitals, universities, colleges, professional organizations, private foundations, and the National Institutes of Health, Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
How does Energy Healing work?
Many theoretical frameworks on how energy medicine works exist in the literature of quantum physics and holistic healing. However, while the exact physics mechanisms can not be definitively described at this time, the cumulative results of numerous related studies on energy medicine and consciousness indicate strong support that "something is happening" and that recipients respond positively to energy therapies such as Healing Touch.
Over the years, researchers have developed ways to measure the energy field. Theoretically, by correcting any defects in the energy field, energy therapy practices may facilitate healing of the body, mind and spirit.
Energy therapies focus on removing energy congestion that form in our energy fields (aura) and energy centers (chakras). Once these imbalances and disturbances are cleared, the energy channels resume their task of integrating the body, mind and soul to restore health and promote healing. It may also help to prevent future issues by restoring balance to energy field disturbances, which could later result in illness if left unbalanced.c
To gain a deeper understanding of the science supporting energy healing, please refer to the many books, journal articles and research findings written on this subject. Scientific evidence does exist that supports the premise that energy healing is effective. However, an experience is worth a thousand words, so the receiving of a Healing Touch treatment can do more to understand this phenomena than all the writings in the world.
What are the benefits of Healing Touch?
By Sue Bara, Certified Naturalist, Herbalist, Reiki Master/Teacher
The smell of fresh greens, vibrant florals, and pungent roots permeate the air, wafting from baskets overflowing with plants from the garden and valley. The local “wild woman” quietly gives her thanks to the plants and the earth for her bountiful harvest, which she will turn into medicine for her community…
Herbal medicine has been around for thousands of years. It’s a tradition steeped in deep respect for the plants and the earth, for their living sacrifice in providing food and medicine. And not so very long ago, every home had someone versed in basic herbal remedies. The home medicine chest was filled with plants like chamomile or catnip to soothe upset stomachs, yarrow to stop bleeding or help break a fever, and other basic herbs to treat all those little things that life throws at us. Long before there were pharmacies, there were plants. And they’re still here, offering some amazing and simple medicine.
In our neighboring state of New Jersey, David Winston runs his Center for Herbal Studies, where he brings his 35+ years of experience, offering both onsite classes and an online live webcast. David is a world-renowned herbalist, ethnobotanist, and a founding member of the American Herbalist Guild. I have been honored to be in David’s program for the past year and a half, where he teaches an intense study of more than 300 herbs, along with the basic systems of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Cherokee, and American herbalism. Students learn not only about each herb, but how they work in the body and may interact with medications, how to understand clinical studies, and most importantly, how to treat people, not diseases. To me, that is the true beauty of herbal medicine: Herbalists treat people, not diseases. We see you as a whole person, spending time to get to know you and discover which herbs will work best to help you be well.
Herbal medicine was quietly tended in the background while pharmaceuticals took the spotlight, being practiced and taught by traditional herbalists who shared what they knew with those willing to learn. And now we can benefit from those who kept herbalism alive, learning not only from from books written by masters in the field like David Winston, Michael Moore, David Hoffman, Susun Weed, and Rosemary Gladstar (to name just a few), but we can immerse ourselves in some excellent online programs taught by experienced and reliable practitioners who are members of the American Herbalist Guild, with programs ranging from simple evening workshops to 2 or 4 year clinical programs (visit http://americanherbalistsguild.com/schools/all). And of course, there are many new community herbalists starting to offer local plant walks, classes, and consultations. Check your local health food store, co-op, and local nature societies to see what’s happening in your area.
Herbal remedies have made their way into the mainstream, with herbs available in local health food shops and even grocery stores. We are also starting to see the bridge between nature and science, with clinical studies beginning to understand and document the healing abilities of plants. Some plants have been shown to be effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, while others are helping to curb the side effects of chemotherapy. And there are many more places where herbs and western medicine can work well together.
As an herbalist, I hope to soon be introducing some of the wonderful, simple medicine that plants have to offer to our community right here in Delaware, especially for stress management, first aid, and those pesky ailments like viruses. I hope that every home will choose to have a few of our “green allies” to help treat stomach upset, insect bites, minor injuries, and stress, and that our local abundant “weeds” like stinging nettles, dandelion, chickweed, and red clover will once again be used and recognized for their healing and nutritional properties. I hope to help our community merge the benefits of western medicine and herbal medicine, enhancing wellness for us all.
By Jamie Mitchell, Certified Empowerment Coach and Founder of Illuminate You Coaching
One of the biggest topics discussed in my coaching practice is self love. The client usually comes to me with a set of goals they want to achieve and a list of reasons why they believe they cannot reach their goals. After a few sessions (or more) we come to the conclusion that the key to getting what they want is SELF LOVE or in other words SELF ACCEPTANCE and SELF APPROVAL.
When you truly love yourself, you feel joy, excitement and passion. Remember a time when you felt really good about yourself and how well your life was going? Your problems just seem to disappear and everything just seemed to fall into place. By feeling good about yourself you are also letting go of your resistance to the constant flow of well-being that is available to you.
In this culture, we beat ourselves up, blame ourselves for everything and judge ourselves relentlessly. There is a saying that I learned in coaching school that sums this up perfectly: “If we treated our friends the way we treat ourselves, we would all be in jail”. No wonder we are not creating the life we really want. We are buying into false beliefs about ourselves that we collect and create along our life’s journey. By being conscious of these beliefs we can start to change the way we see and think about ourselves and start truly feeling the love we deserve.
So let’s take a look at these beliefs/blocks that keep us from truly loving ourselves. As you read through each of the 4 listed below, think about the beliefs/blocks that are keeping you from truly loving yourself.
Limiting Beliefs: A general idea or statement. A belief about an event or a situation that is outside of ourselves. They come from the media, our parents, religion, etc. They are not based on our personal experiences, but something we take on as true for us. An example of a limiting belief would be: Good mothers never get frustrated with their children. Many of us grew up with Carol Brady and the perfect picture of moms on TV. We also see our friends with their children and judge ourselves against their behavior (even though they are on their best “mom” behavior when we are together). So if we take on this belief as true and we get frustrated with our children, then we would see ourselves as bad mothers. We then beat ourselves up and feel terrible and in turn continue to create this same scenario. Start thinking about the limiting beliefs that stop you from loving yourself that come from some outside influence and write them down. When you are done, ask yourself, “How true is that belief really?’’ and “How can I let that belief go?”. When we ask ourselves those questions, we realize that the belief is not really true at all. We all know many women that are truly wonderful mothers that also get frustrated with their children. We can let it go by replacing it with a new belief: I am a kind and loving mother who sometimes gets frustrated with her children.
Interpretation: Something happens, an event occurs and you make up a story (interpretation) about it. This interpretation is coming from your own personal frame of reference. It becomes true for you, but it is not the truth. This example of an interpretation comes from a session with my clients (names have been changed): Mary believed that her sister-in-law, Judy did not like her. When the family would get together Judy would chat with her for a short time to be polite and would then go off and spend the rest of her time with other family members. Mary felt she had made an effort over the years to become closer to Judy by inviting her to lunch or including her when Mary and her friends got together, but Judy always refused. Mary stopped asking and just decided that Judy did not like her. This belief made Mary feel very badly about herself. She would often ask herself, “What is wrong with me?” When Mary and I talked about this in our coaching session, I said to her, “Because you don’t really know the real reason that Judy refuses your invitations and because you have the choice to believe whatever you want about this situation, what is another way of looking at this or another interpretation that feels good to you?” She thought about it for a few moments and said, “Well, another interpretation might be that Judy is very private and doesn’t share herself emotionally with many people”. I asked Mary, “How does that new interpretation feel?” And she replied, “Much better because I realize that Judy’s behavior is not about me”. Can you think of an interpretation that is keeping you from truly loving yourself? What are some other ways you can interpret that situation that make you feel better?
Assumption: Because it happened to me in the past, it will happen to me again. Assumptions come with a long laundry list of why they are true. An example of an assumption is a belief that I had about meeting the “right” man. I believed that I would never meet the “One” and have a successful relationship because of all of the boyfriends that I had in my past. Holding on to this belief left me feeling sad and defeated. I used to think that something had to be wrong with me because I could not attract the great relationship I wanted? Clearly, something was wrong with my “relationship skills”. At any given moment I could have given you a long list of why I would never find “Mr. Right”. I am attracted to the wrong men, the men I like don’t like me, I am not pretty enough, men did not appreciate me, all my past relationships have not worked out, etc. What are the assumptions you make about your future that is based on your past experiences that are keeping you from loving yourself? When you figure them out, ask yourself, “Just because that was true for me in the past, why does it have to be true for me now? Shortly after I decided that my past did not have to be my future, I met my husband.
Gremlin: Part of the Ego. That inner critic that makes us doubts ourselves. This gremlin is a part of us, but it does not define us. This belief/block holds the most energy for us and has the most power. The gremlin is all about making us feel not “good enough” in some way. For one of my clients, her gremlin doubted her abilities as a writer. Her gremlin told her that she was not good enough to be a writer and that she didn’t have anything valuable to share. By identifying her gremlin and seeing it as separate from herself, she is able to move beyond the doubts and recently finished her first chapter of the book she is writing. Do any gremlins come to mind for you as you read this? Once you identify your gremlin at work it loses its power over you. It can even help you to give it a name so that you can see it as separate from you. You can also use positive affirmations to replace those gremlin beliefs like I am powerful, I love me, or I am an awesome writer!
My hope is that by being more conscious of the ways that our beliefs keep us from truly loving ourselves, we can change the negative, false and self defeating beliefs that have come from our families, society and personal experiences. We can replace them with loving and supportive beliefs that lead us to a life that we truly want and deserve. You can start by looking in the mirror and saying, “I love you. You are amazing!”