Answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions
What services are available?
Individual/Single sessions are available for people wanting a little help with overcoming or healing an issue, symptom, or imbalance. Single sessions are great as a form of maintenance or way to restore balance for minor issues. They are also great for healers, bodyworkers, and spiritual professionals who need a little support maintaining their ability to show up for their clients with a clear purpose and vision. ThriveLife Programs that combine integrative energy healing with intuitive coaching with in between and ongoing support provided are available in 3 or 6 month increments. These programs are designed to heal wounds, trauma, or subconscious beliefs/patterns that are deeply-rooted into your energy, emotions, thoughts, biochemistry, and nervous system. ThriveLife Programs are great for those who are ready to actively engage in their healing or growth process to create lasting change and learn new ways to navigate and influence their comfort and outcomes.
If you aren’t ready or able to take an active role, that’s okay. There are valid reasons not being in a position to help yourself or take action, most likely you are overwhelmed or up against physiological, neurological, and biochemical patterns that make it really difficult to process MORE THINGS TO DO. I accept you as you are, where you are in this moment without judgment and I hope you will do the same. I am always happy to talk through your needs and the practical steps and outcomes I can facilitate for OR with you. If you are ready to talk about it, schedule a time to do that HERE and be assured that there will never be high pressure sales, guilt or urgency, or anything other than honest feedback.
I also offer mini-sessions available for established clients who just need a little ‘extra’ help for maintenance or restoring balance more quickly and Chakra Readings with a Sketch to Activate Healing/Balancing.
How are the Individual/Single Sessions DIFFERENT FROM the 3 or 6 Month Programs?
The main differences between Individual Sessions and ThriveLife Programs that combine healing/coaching are in what is/is not included:
|Individual/Single Sessions Include:||ThriveLife Programs Include:|
|One healing activation session||Multiple healing activation sessions|
|Purchased one at a time||Purchased as a package, in full or payments|
|Guided action during session||Guided action during session|
|Video resources to support yourself post-session||Video resources to support yourself post session|
|Coaching/Guidance for in-between session and ongoing self-support/care|
|Learning how to navigate and influence your mind, emotions, body, and outcomes|
|Learning tools and resources (video/worksheets)|
|1:1 healing and mentoring support during program|
|Group guidance & support during and after program, ongoing for as long as you stay|
Who can benefit most from which type of service?
Anyone can benefit from energy medicine, as we are all energetic beings in a physical body…every cell and molecule of our body is energy, therefore able to be influenced or transformed.
Individual/Single Sessions are more likely to benefit people who already have an established self-care routine, do not need a lot of outside support, and/or have a well-established source of support, healing, and balance.
ThriveLife Programs have a significant amount of healing support in addition to 1:1 and group coaching/guidance support between healing sessions, and much more. Three or six month programs with a significant level of support, education, guidance, and healing are more likely to benefit people who are already taking an active role in transforming their health, patterns, relationships, and outcomes. Those who understand that a significant level of support can prevent delays, struggles, subconscious self-sabotage, and frustration along the path to your desired healing/growth outcomes. The combined, ongoing focused action of both the client and practitioner create deep shifts in healing and limiting patterns, as well as tools to help navigate, process, and recover from any challenges, resistance, or discomfort that arises as part of our day-to-day human experiences.
How many sessions do I need?
It depends on your condition and the state of your constitution, but 3-6 sessions are recommended as a guideline. Your practitioner will ask if and when another session is needed which could be days, weeks, months or as needed. How many sessions you choose is completely up to you. Keep in mind that trusting the process will help get through the layers of imbalance to reach your goal. At the end of each session, the practitioner asks through applied kinesiology whether and when a next session is needed. It could be in days, weeks or months or ‘check in as needed’. It is your body/mind complex that is giving the answers. Your body knows how long it will take to process the results of the current session and when it needs to work on the next priorities. Best results are seen when you follow the guidelines and trust the process.
How do I know which service is right for me?
Individual/Single Sessions and ThriveLife Programs both provide Integrative, Intuitive Reading of your Energy Body to identify patterns and pathways that are limiting communication, function, or outcomes to get to the root causes of your issue. Hopefully this FAQ helps define the differences between single sessions and packages enough to help you identify what you need; but if you aren’t certain what you need, what will get you where you want to be, what all is necessary to create the outcome you desire, or if this type of intuitive/energetic healing practice is even right for you, go ahead and Book a DISCOVERY CALL with me at absolutely no charge. You can ask any questions you may have about healing and learn more about how & which service can meet your needs. I will be upfront with you about if and how Integrative Energy Medicine can help you, and depending on what your goal is, how to get the most from your time with me. I am not a hard sell, I trust that you know what you need and what you can/can’t afford in terms of finances, time, and other resources. I am also of the belief and practice that there is no “One Size Fits All” for healing. If I am not what you need right now, I will be upfront and honest with you about it.
How do I schedule an Individual Session? How do I schedule a 3/6 month ThriveLife Programs?
Scheduling an Individual Session is done through the online scheduling calendar accessible HERE, or via the Services/Single Session tab on the menu.
The 3 or 6 month ThriveLife Programs require an intake call (video preferred, but via phone is okay too!) to sign up, just to ensure that you and I are a good fit to co-create the outcomes and healing you desire and deserve. Getting you where you want to be requires a plan of action, clarity, and commitment to YOU…from BOTH OF US! An intake call helps you and I both better understand what working together looks like so that you can feel super excited about what comes next. The last thing I want for you to experience is any additional stress, burden, frustration, or regret…so communication before commitment is imperative to your process being successful. To get started, with zero pressure or commitment unless you say “LET’S GO!”, just book a Discovery Call with me HERE.
How soon can I get an appointment? How far in advance do I need to schedule?
Usually you can get on my schedule within a week, so a week or so in advance is all you will usually need. There are periodically times when my schedule is more full and less flexible, though that is rare so no worries!
How long does an integrative energy session last?
1:1 Healing Activation Sessions last 90 minutes online so we have time to explore the invisible root causes that keep you hooked in your patterns of familiar discomfort no matter how much or how hard you try to feel or do differently.
What is the cost per individual session and for the ongoing programs?
Individual sessions are $150 for 90 minute sessions. ThriveLife Programs start at $1800, with reasonable payment plans that won’t seemingly punish you for not being able to pay in full upfront.
Online courses and other mentoring programs start at $47. I am working on scholarships and other discount offerings for those in financial hardship, which I will announce here as soon as possible and you are welcome to inquire about via email at any time.
What happens in a session?
In an Individual/Single session, we meet and confirm your needs and desired outcome for your session. I connect with your energy body, higher self, soul blueprint/Akashic records, and/or spirit guides. Then I observe/identify emotions and emotional energy pathways/patterns that are in need of attention and release.
There are times during your session that I will be silent, other times I will ask questions or guide you through simple actions to facilitate integration between energy/emotion, subconscious/conscious mind, and physical body/nervous system for deep healing activation. Occasionally the actions requested may seem odd, or not make logical sense, but they are quite effective in the activation of natural healing with a whole-care, or dynamic, approach.
At any time during our 90 minutes together, you are welcome to ask questions or share thoughts, feelings, sensations, and anything else you feel inspired to share with me. I will be listening and observing all aspects of you with kindness & unconditional love, trauma-awareness, and acceptance. There will be honest feedback and intuitive information/insight shared with absolutely no judgment.
If you need to shift positions, get a drink, use that bathroom, or anything else that restores comfort and supports your healing process during our session, you are welcome to do so without concern for interruption.
As a trauma-informed practitioner, I will absolutely honor boundaries set by your higher self and guides during your session, which means there will be certain insight/intuitive information that I will not be given priority to discuss and/or access to in order to preserve your healing process and avoid retraumatization. Meeting your desired outcomes, avoiding retraumatization, and facilitating your highest & best in terms of healing is more important to me than impressing you with intuitive information. It is one of the reasons I am so effective at doing what I do.
Do we have to meet face-to-face?
Face-to-face is preferred for a number of reasons. This preference comes from a decade-plus of experience with in-person, video, phone (audio only), and completely remote sessions. I am quite adept at remote energy healing so it is quite effective from a distance, as is evident from client feedback/results and scientific studies; however, face-to-face sessions – whether in person or via Zoom – provide additional benefits, including:
- Improved communication. Feeling seen, heard, safe, and cared for is more likely when face-to-face. This is such an important aspect of the process, because often we are addressing pain, trauma, and emotion. Seeing each other allows me to show up for you the way I needed someone to show up for me during painful or challenging times in my life. It also allows you to see that there is unconditional love, zero judgment, and full acceptance of you as you open up to your healing and growth process.
- Potential for new outcomes and possibilities in your healing process. Science has long proven that the act of observation affects outcomes. I observe non-stop during your sessions. I observe subtle movement, energy pathways, shifts in posture, breathing patterns, eye movement, and more. I can see when the autonomic nervous system has been activated for a neural shift that indicates how you are processing the information. Being face-to-face matters because it affects the outcome of your session, and in my experience (and observation!) makes it more powerful.
What do I wear/bring to a session?
Wear whatever you like, though I recommend dressing in comfortable clothing that aren’t binding or restrictive. Jewelry is fine, though occasionally I may ask you to remove a watch or other piece of jewelry if it causes interference during the session. Jewelry is an item that has a higher tendency toward holding an energetic or emotional frequency, depending on its origin, story, or what it represents to the person wearing it.
Most of the time you need to bring nothing, though I do incorporate the use of saliva in sessions as needed, so I may ask you to bring or access a cotton swab, or other hygienic material, for the purpose of collecting your own saliva. This process may seem odd or unconventional at first, but is a powerful tool in balancing neurotransmitters, hormones, digestion, metabolism, and immune system function.
What type of support is available between sessions?
1:1 support between sessions is not provided for Individual/Single Sessions, though I do provide supportive resources to all clients to learn simple, self-supportive actions that influence their comfort level post-session [and beyond, if you choose to do the things].
1:1 Support between sessions is provided rather extensively within the ThriveLife Programs, including one hour of 1:1 support, guidance, and coaching between healing activation sessions as well as group support on Facebook AND other online tools and learning resources.
There are other resources, including free content and online courses available for those who desire to take MORE self-action that is specifically designed to activate and support your natural healing mechanisms.
How many sessions will I need?
That is a question with an infinite number of possible answers…In terms of single/individual Integrative Energy Reading Sessions, each person’s underlying patterns are unique to how/what they believe, perceive, and experience the world (inner and outer worlds, really). That means one person may need only 1-2 sessions, and another may need 6-12 sessions. I recommend an average of 3-6 sessions to create the shift or change you desire, as well as taking self-action to create deeper, longer-lasting results. There are no guarantees for outcomes in terms of how long results will last because life will still happen, triggering old emotional energy that is ready to be acknowledged and/or healed. Healing and growth are, in my experience, an ongoing process that is a naturally occurring part of the human experience…it’s a journey, not a destination, meaning that healing is not synonymous with ‘lack of discomfort’. It is more like learning how to navigate the discomfort associated with being in a human body living in a physical world. Pain is inevitable (meaning discomfort), but suffering is optional (meaning our ability to navigate our human experience determines our level of comfort, sustainability, and level of struggle/suffering).
That being said, I have over a decade of experience helping people reduce or eliminate struggles, pain, issues, or symptoms including: histamine intolerance, viral breakouts, panic attacks, overwhelm/foggy brain, sleep issues, back-neck-arm pain, hormonal imbalances, and more. Sometimes a single session or a series of single sessions is enough to eliminate discomfort and restore balance without doing anything different; however some conditions/issues will persist until you change something in your external environment and/or learn how to navigate your environment with simple, practical action.
For those dealing with chronic, ongoing, deeply-rooted patterns, symptoms, or issues who are ready to take an active role in their healing/growth process can benefit greatly from ThriveLife Programs that incorporate both intuitive healing activation and coaching/teaching you how to navigate your human vessel with greater comfort, recovery, and sustainability. Learning how to take an active role in your healing/growth process provides tools to help you navigate and influence how you feel, as well as how to process and recover from stress, big emotions, and life’s ups/downs on an ongoing basis…with continued support.
What does it mean to be a ‘healer’? Who is ‘healing’ me?
I honestly don’t love the label ‘healer’ or even ‘energy healer’. I prefer energy practitioner or body intuitive/energy intuitive, because technically I am intuiting (and Empathing, yes that is totally a thing!) the patterns, blocks, and other details of your subtle energy body that are contained within your physical body, around your physical body, and within your every cell and molecule to activate your own natural healing mechanisms. Facilitator of healing is a much more accurate label/description of what healers do, regardless of modality or training, that applies to what energy healers, body workers, therapists, and even doctors do. I mean, think about this: if you break a bone and go see a doctor, the doctor will set your bone in the right position and support it with a cast so that YOUR BODY CAN HEAL IT. So, healing in and of itself represents the school of thinking that YOU are as much the healer when coming together with your doctor, energy practitioner, or any ‘healer’. You and I will be co-creating your healing outcome by activating your body’s natural healing mechanisms to more effectively do what they do best: HEAL and BALANCE from the inside out.
Does energy medicine replace allopathic medicine, including my doctor’s visits, care, or prescribed pharmaceuticals?
Energy healing is not a substitute for conventional medical care, and there may be times when consultation with a physician is required. In emergencies, where the body is in crisis, the natural healing process may be too slow, and skilled medical intervention will be necessary.
All forms of energy healing can be used complementary along with any other medical, dental or holistic treatment or as a stand-alone health care system. Additionally, no medications are contraindicated. If anything, it can enhance or improve upon other treatments and or lessen recovery time.
What are your cancellation and refund policies?
Cancellations, refund, and informed consent policy details can be found HERE. The brief answer is that for cancellations and/or rescheduling I request a courteous 24 hour notice via email OR through the appointment/Zoom confirmation email (scroll to the bottom for a link to make those changes).
If you are cancelling prior to your appointment, refunds are not automatically issued so please email firstname.lastname@example.org subject: REQUEST REFUND as soon as you cancel your appointment or along with your cancellation request email.
If you miss your appointment, you may reschedule once because we all make mistakes.
Program and courses policies may differ slightly, and are defined within the details of the programs and/or courses.
Privacy, information, and cookies policy details can be found HERE.
What is the affiliate program and am I qualified to earn money through referrals?
I will be offering an Affiliate Program for both practitioners and clients to participate in earning 10% of all ThriveLife Program referrals who meet the criteria starting in 2021 because I receive a LOT of referrals and I want to pay it forward to you – YAY!
Criteria is simple: referral joins a 3 or 6 month ThriveLife Program and completes the program with payment in full. You earn money just for referrals into the healing/coaching programs…easy, peasy.
At this time (October 2020), the Affiliate Program will not include individual/single session referrals or online courses…though that may change down the road, I have to start somewhere, so this is just the beginning!