Energy Medicine

Private sessions: The first session is 2 hours in length. Follow up sessions can be 2 hours or 90 minutes. Visits include a general intake followed by an assessment, treatment, and debriefing including homework, referrals and recommendations.

Sessions are carried out in a calm and peaceful setting with clients positioned for comfort.  The entire energy system is addressed including the aura, chakras and hara line as well as the physical body. Verbal feedback regarding what I feel, hear, see and generally experience is given throughout or at the end of the session.

Modalities such as Osteopathic Manual Therapy, Reiki, Breath Work, Meditation, and Sound Therapy are used to access your energy system as well as any other physical and energetic modalities that are indicated. See additional information below on Breath Work and Sound Therapy.

Click here to check out my blog The Nuts & Bolts of Reiki.

Click here for more information on Meditation.

Exercises, tools and recommendations are offered for incorporating new and empowering ways of living in your world so that you may walk in your new energetic space, creating the life experience that you truly desire, in a body temple that feels healthy, safe, comfortable, and whole.

Distance sessions are available for those who live outside the Bellingham, Wa area or for those who simply prefer a distance session. These sessions are flexible and as always are directed by a combination of what Elizabeth intuits as well as the client’s desires.

For more information, see my blog post “Sessions With Elizabeth”

2 hour visit- $200   | 90-minute session: $160  

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Breath Work

Deep breathing is the key to access health, calmer states of being and ultimately to be your best self, living your best life.

Breath work is instructed and utilized in all sessions as a tool to teach the empowering ability to shift and calm the nervous system. Often it is the first intervention, the quickest and most accessible method to calm the nervous system while in session with adults and children, the gateway to meditation and almost always an aspect of homework.

Breath Work is a general term which describes any type of therapy that utilizes breathing exercises to improve mental, physical, and spiritual health and well-being.  It is the conscious engagement and at times controlling  of breath to influence the nervous system inducing a calming state.

Breathwork & The Inner Balance Sensor

A biofeedback tool also used is The Inner Balance System. This system was originated by the well known and cutting edge research center, The Heart Math Institute.

This biofeedback method uses visual, auditory, and felt senses to align the body, mind, and spirit. Aligning and calming the nervous system gives access to those best self qualities of compassion, love, generosity, kindness, contentedness, and peace.

It is not hard to feel overwhelmed, anxious and chaotic in our seemingly frenetic world. The Inner Balance System is a training tool which teaches a shifting of the nervous system, replacing overwhelm and anxiety with physical and emotional balance, inducing a state of “coherence”, a term coined by The Heart Math Institute.

Being in a state of coherence with the use of the Inner Balance Sensor replenishes your energy from that all too often state of fatigue. It helps to balance emotions for improved personal, work, and worldly relationships. It profoundly improves focus, composure, concentration,  and mental performance upon learning to shift and refocus .

How It works:

The autonomic nervous system is the window into the physiology of the states of rest and digest (calm/peaceful states) and fight or flight  (stress response) in your body.

From the Heart Math Institute:

Coherence Breakthrough

Inner Balance is based on “the coherence breakthrough”. Coherence is a state of synchronization between your heart, brain and autonomic nervous system that has been proven to have numerous mental, emotional and physical benefits. You can think of coherence as a simultaneous state of relaxation, readiness and revitalization. Some refer to this as a balanced state of composure or poise. Coherence improves performance, health and emotional well-being.

  • More ease and inner peace
  • Better sleep
  • Less friction in relationships
  • Less worry
  • More alertness
  • Better focus and decision making
  • More positive attitudes
  • Increased composure and calm
Experience the Difference

When you experience stressful emotions such as frustration, anxiety, irritation and anger, your heart-rhythm pattern becomes irregular and incoherent, negatively affecting your health, brain function, performance and sense of well-being. When you experience renewing emotions such as appreciation, dignity, joy and love, your heart-rhythm pattern is more ordered and coherent.

Breath & The Nervous System

What we know for sure:

  • Deep breathing can help lessen stress and anxiety
  • Breathing deeply and slowly form the gut, sometime called diaphragmatic breathing signals the nervous system to calm down
  • Deep controlled breathing to shift the nervous does take practice
  • The more you breath consciously to calm the nervous sytem the more efficiently it works

We don’t often think of our breath. Yet, it is always with you, always there, and as long as you are alive, the breath breathes itself through a magnificent and miraculous sequence of events, reflexes, and networking of the nervous system.

How you breathe when you consciously and purposefully connect to your breath can have a hug impact on your physiology and your emotional state, both being intertwined for an ultimate effect on your stress levels.

When you are stressed or anxious, breathing tends to be irregular and shallow, your chest cavity does not fully inflate making it difficult to bring in oxygen. Because tis does not inflate fully, it also does not deflate fully., creating a vicious cycle of not being able to get enough air in.

Breath Work is a practice that enables more airflow into your body calming the nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety. There are also huge implications for pain relief as well as improving mental acuity, concentration, and focus.

Breath is the key to the body’s stress response

A quick nervous system tutorial

Your autonomic nervous system (ANS) is the peripheral part of your nervous system that controls automatic responses in the periphery of your body, controlling automated bodily actions such as heart rate, breath rate, digestion, dilation of your pupils, and where blood is shunted as needed.

One part of the ANS is the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS). This arm of the system, otherwise known as fight or flight system, is in charge of reacting quickly, it saves our life when needed as it gets and keeps us out of harms way by increasing heart and breath rate, pupillary dilation so we can see well to get to safety, shunts all blood from the digestive system to the skeletal muscles to make it possible for us to MOVE to safety.

In contrast we have the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) otherwise known as rest & digest arm of the ANS. The parasympathetic system shifts all bodily actions towards rest and digest: pupils with normal dilation, blood is shunted to the center of the body for digestion; heart rate and breath rate is slow/normal. Our emotions are calm and we can easily fall asleep when the PNS is dominant.

Key takeaway: These two arms of the nervous system are inversely related.  This means that when one is dominate, the other quiets. When you activate the fight or flight response the rest and digest response will go quiet because they have equal and opposite jobs in the body.

Ideally, the parasympathetic nervous system will dominate our existence upwards of 90% of the time. For many, if not most of us, we do not need to be in flight or fight. We don not need to be in survival mode as we live out our lives.

Due to many factors such as extraordinary busyness of life, over scheduling, over worked, and an over stimulating environment, our nervous system’s have shifted from being in rest and digest to being in a chronic state of flight or flight.

A chronic state of stress has huge implication in the health of the body including the following big hitters:

  • Diabetes Type II,
  • Heart Disease
  • Digestion Complications
  • Autoimmune Syndromes
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety

Deep breathing is the key to access health, calmer states of being and ultimately to be your best self, living your best life.

Sound Therapy

“When properly mobilized, sound can specifically entrain the human organism toward greater harmony and homeostasis that it requires to remain vibrant and to regenerate after injury or illness”

~ Mitchell L. Gaynor, MD

An array of Sound Therapy Modalities are utilized within Energy Medicine Sessions:

Crystal Quartz Sound Bowls: 7 crystal quartz sound bowls, each representing the frequency of the 7 major chakras

Sound Table & Sound Pillow: The sound table is used to impact an array of body parts focusing on specific challenges in the body, such as anxiety, tendon repair, endocrine balancing, and the digestive system.

Tuning Forks: Tuning forks entrain the body’s vibration and return it to its “optimum”, natural healthy resonance. Tuning fork frequencies are effective tools for use in Sound Therapy and are used in conjunction with singing bowls, sound table, and vocal toning.

Vocal Toning: Just as with the other sound therapy modalities , the sound and vibration of Elizabeth’s voice creates a shift in the vibration of tissue or a body part its inherently healthy state. Vocal sounds send a ripple of vibration through the client’s physical body and the energy body surrounding it.

The vibration of the tone ripples through the body and subtle energy system, drawing upon the client’s own body’s natural inbuilt systems of self-healing to strengthen and balance the electromagnetic field.

Clients are also encouraged to carry out vocal toning as a home practice. Our thoughts and feelings are carried in the tone of our voice through vocal toning it is possible to restore health by stimulating the circulation and releasing held emotions and impacted memories.

How Sound Heals & Why It’s Relevant

Sound as therapy can provide results for a variety of issues including:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • PTSD
  • Depression
  • Pain management

Water is the key to sound as a healing modality

We know for sure that water is of major importance to all living things. In fact, up to 90% of some organism’s body weight comes from water. For humans, the adult body is composed of up to 60%water.

According to H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry: Major Organisms & Their Water Composition

  • Brain & Heart ~> 73%
  • Lungs~> 83%
  • Skin ~> 64%
  • Muscles & Kidneys~> 79%
  • Bones~> 31%

Water is essential for all major functions in our body:

  • BUILDING MATERIAL: A vital nutrient to the life of every cell
  • REGULATES our internal body temperature through sweating and respiration
  • TRANSPORTS & METABOLIZES carbohydrates and proteins that our bodies use as food in the bloodstream
  • FILTERING flushing waste mainly through urination..
  • SHOCK ABSORBER for brain, spinal cord, and fetus
  • DIGESTION forms saliva and digestive compounds.
  • LUBRICATES soft tissue & joints for movement

There simply would not be you, me, or any other living thing without the existence of an ample water supply on Earth. There is not one cell in your body that is not effected by and made up of water.

It’s a Matter of Physics…Water + Vibration + Sound

Everything in the universe is vibrating

  • Physical matter
  • Thoughts
  • Emotions
  • Everything!

Everything in the universe has its own frequency at which it vibrates (this can be measured by science).

Though it has been proven by science it is sometimes very challenging to imagine that sound vibration can have an impact on the cells of our body.

Take for example diagnostic ultrasound used in the soft tissue of the body; ultrasound techniques used to break up kidney stones, and ultrasound you might receive to facilitate rehab of a tissue injury by your physical therapist. These are examples of inaudible sound as healing or diagnostic modalities.

Sound Vibration & RESONANCE

Resonance is the ability of one thing to cause another to vibrate.

Sound & Vibration Experiment with Water

Taking a large quartz sound bowl and fill it about half way with water The bowl has its own natural frequency a specific note and when played will sound that note, let say E.

The vibration that is produced through the solid quartz when the wand rubs the bowl produces a vibration. This creates water movement. The vibration produces waves, which move the water.

First it looks like shallow rippling waves. With consistent playing over a few minutes, the waves begin to bump into each other and off the walls of the quartz creating what looks like sparkling water with waveforms.

As the water increasingly vibrates, it spits up, effervesces and bubbles as long as the wand on the bowl is producing the vibration. At the same time, an actual sound is being produced, the E note that is the resonant frequency of the bowl.

The bowl and the water resonated. This is the basis in which sound can facilitate health and well being and even change cells from challenged to healthy states.

“When properly mobilized, sound can specifically entrain the human organism toward greater harmony and homeostasis that it requires to remain vibrant and to regenerate after injury or illness” ~ Mitchell L. Gaynor, MD

Entrainment is when one rhythm causes another to synchronize.

Resonant Frequency

Remember that everything has a natural inherent frequency

  • Everything vibrates at its own natural frequency.
  • You vibrate at your own natural frequency.
  • The chair you are sitting on
  • The car you are driving
  • The bed that you sleep on, and
  • Every cell in your body has its own natural frequency.

In effect your body, and its natural frequency, is made up of the compilation of the vibrations of every cell in your body and is impacted by the following two laws:

  1. Resonant Dominance is the law of resonance that a stronger vibration will overcome and entrain a weaker vibration into the same vibration of the more dominant frequency.
  2. Transformative Resonance is the law that a stronger vibration can actually transform the resonant frequency of an object so that its resonant frequency becomes that of the dominant frequency.

Sound Therapy uses the law of resonant dominance and transformative resonance to shift cells, organs, and the body as a whole toward its inherent natural healthy resonant frequency.

Sickness/Dis-ease/is essentially a result of some part of the body becoming out of tune with its natural frequency

In shifting from sickness, or dis-ease, it is a matter of resonating with the healthy frequency of that part of the body, helping it to return to its natural healthy vibration where it can once again resonate at it’s natural healthy frequency.

In Sound Therapy we entrain the body part with dis-ease and retune the body part to its natural state of health.

An inquiry from a client:

Hi Elizabeth,

I recently purchased a crystal-singing bowl tuned to C and designed to resonate with the root chakra. My husband was just diagnosed with aggressive prostrate cancer and has started treatment (which has already shocked his system making him very sick). I am just wondering how I might structure the use of the bowl (morning/night etc.) to provide healing support for him. He is open to complementary experiences along this current path. Just curious….

Lucinda

Dear Lucinda,

I’m so sorry to hear of your husband’s current health challenges. It is so beautiful and serendipitous that you have found yourself with such a gorgeous healing modality at this time.  I use singing crystal bowls in my Energy Medicine practice for healing.  The C bowl, Root bowl, is lovely in supporting the physical structure through the cancer treatment. It reminds the energy body of its inherent natural state of health which is mirrored through the first (etheric body) layer. It helps people stay present in their physical form through the discomfort of health challenges and treatments.

Chanting Chakra sounds along with the singing bowl is profoundly healing.  Further, your husband toning sounds as he plays the bowls is like him finding his own power in his healing, his soul’s song.  As you can see there are layers to this healing process.  The bowl creates the sound, which is the vehicle and frequency for deep transformation and healing.  Like any practice if your husband can step into using the bowls for himself he has a lifelong, ongoing tool for self-healing. Likewise if he can fully receive as you facilitate healing, he is healing on another level.

The following are the sounds for each major Chakra: all of these sounds rhyme with “mom”. I suggest toning with the bowls using these sounds.  The actual note you tone is less important than your intention and the vowel sound you form. I suggest joining the bowl in creating frequencies for healing.  I also remind you as a healer to allow the sound to move through you for your own healing.  You too are a channel. Allow and trust the sound to do the work. The sound will drench the parts of his physical and subtle bodies where it is most needed. Trust your knowingness and teach your husband to trust knowingness in this exercise of allowing. Energetically speaking when we hit a health crisis it is our beings way of asking us to pay attention and care for ourselves in deep and profound ways.

Chakra 1 “LAAAAAAAM “

Chakra 2 “VAAAAAAAM”

Chakra 3 “RAAAAAAAM”

Chakra 4 “YAAAAAAAM”

Chakra 5 “HAAAAAAAM”

Chakra 6 “OHHMMMMMM”

Chakra 7 all sounds combined

Sending you and your husband heaps of love and light.

Elizabeth