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How do I know if I am a candidate for Healing Touch or other Energy Healing?
Energetic healing is for everybody. Whether you are dealing with physical pain or discomfort, emotional uneasiness, or a spiritual quest, Energy Healing and Intuitive Spiritual Direction can assist you in a gentle and effective manner to bring the body, mind, and emotions back into a state of harmony and balance.

Most energy healing sessions use a combination of Energy Healing techniques which are determined by Deborah’s intuitive guidance specifically tailored to meet the goals of the Client’s balance. It is not necessary to pre-determine a specific course of treatment; however, specific techniques may be requested, and of course, offered according to the Client’s preferences. Click to watch a typical healing session.

Please visit the resources section of this Web site to see video interviews with the medical community showing Healing Touch as it contributes to improved healing rates and reduced length of hospital stays while providing for a reduction in pain and increased states of relaxation.

How does Energy Healing restore homeostasis or inner balance to the body, mind, and emotions?
Energy Healing encourages the body’s healing systems to progress to a state of optimum integrated functioning through the relaxation response. Studies show that a deep state of relaxation relieves tension and anxiety by acting through the autonomic nervous system to lower blood pressure and heart rate. This results in an enhanced capacity of the immune system to defend against bacteria and viruses and by stimulating the brain’s production of endorphins. The prompting of this relaxation response through Healing Touch and Reiki treatment, coupled with the increased and unimpeded flow of life-force energy through the body, encourages healing at all levels.

Do I need a referral from my doctor?
Energetic Healing and Intuitive Spiritual Direction work as a complementary therapy along side your regular physician’s recommendations and treatments. Although you may wish to talk with you physician prior to obtaining energy work, it is not necessary to obtain a referral from your physician prior to treatment. Energetic Healing Modalities are not a substitution for regular, ongoing medical treatment, and should be used in conjunction with such. It is highly recommended that you continue with you primary care physician while pursuing energy work.

What should I expect to happen at my first session? What should I wear?
The environment of an Energy Healing session is very similar to what you might expect to find in any spa type of treatment which emphasizes a quiet, peaceful and private experience. Comfortable chairs, a massage table, soft music and lighting reflect a healing and restorative atmosphere geared to help one fully relax and feel comfortable. The Client remains fully clothed, with only shoes, eyewear, and jewelry removed. It is best to wear comfortable clothing.

The session begins with a private and confidential conversation between Deborah and the client to determine the specific goals of the balance. The interview includes any relevant personal and medical history. Oftentimes an index of symptoms may be used to chart the Client’s progress, such as a pain index on a scale of 0 – 10. This is purely subjective and according to how the Client feels at the time. A consent form which explains the intention of the session is explained and signed prior to beginning the balance. Click to watch a typical healing session.

What will I have to do before, during, and after the session?
The goal of Energetic Healing is to restore harmony and balance in the energy system placing the Client in a position to self-heal. To this end, the client has ultimate responsibility and absolute authority during all phases of the energy balance. You are completely in-charge of the balance.

It is assumed that the Client is interested in discovering something relevant to his/her health or about his/herself. It is, therefore, helpful to come with a journal and pen or note cards to write down any insights for further contemplation and journaling. Deborah helps the Client formulate a goal for the balance according to the Client’s needs and the intuitive information presented during the interview. Such goals might include…”I am free of pain.” Or, “I love and accept myself unconditionally.” Or, “I make choices which support my highest and best good.”

Energetic Healing and Intuitive Spiritual Direction offer great insights into the mind/body connection. It is helpful to prepare yourself to be open and receptive to the helpful intent of the balances by:

  • Being prepared to delve into the mind/body connection,
  • Being receptive to the healing energies and setting your intent to heal,
  • Being willing to explore more empowering behaviors and beliefs, and
  • Being willing to support the balance by bringing these new insights into action in your life.

Click to watch a typical healing session.

How many sessions will I need?
The number, duration and frequency of Energetic Healing sessions depend upon the individual Client’s needs. Those individuals who do not regularly receive ongoing energy work or who have a chronic health condition may require several close sessions, say 3 or 4 over the span of 7-10 days, in order to establish a balanced energy field from which to do further work. However, even in the first session a Client will usually experience significant energetic shifts and even feel reduced pain, anxiety or depression.

How long does one session last?
Each session is again an individual experience, and depends greatly on the amount of intuitive spiritual counseling that is sought. The minimum time for a session is 60 minutes; the average session is 75 minutes. However, some sessions do reach two hours. If there is a great need to keep your session to a certain time constraint, discuss this with Deborah when making the appointment. This is deeply personal work, and it is Deborah’s intent to give 100% for the highest and best good of the Client. It is difficult to know in advance just what the energy requires prior to reading the energy field. Back work always takes more time, as the front and back of the body are both balanced.

How often will I need them?
In order for the new energy pattern to stabilize and hold, it usually requires a series of balances. Deborah suggests that you try three sessions before making any real conclusions about the effectiveness of Energy Healing. And of course, ongoing monthly balances support the energy and aid the client to move forward in his or her self healing journey.

I am a religious person. Will that be compromised in an Energy Healing session?

As an Intuitive Spiritual Director, it is Deborah’s intent to help the client establish a very deep and personal connection to God. For it is through this connection to the Divine Source that healing occurs. Our faiths may vary, as do the names we call this Higher Power, but the healing energy of Love is universal and available to each of us. Energetic Healing simply affirms this connection to the Divine Source and acknowledges Its omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience as a divine healing source for us all.

What is a distant healing Energy Balance?

A distant healing session can be used in lieu of the client meeting Deborah in a physical location. The session may be conducted over the phone, an on-line chat, or via email. These first two options require a scheduled appointment with Deborah as does any other Energy Balance. The client needs to prepare for this Energy Balance in the same ways as previously outlined. The only difference is that s/he is participating and communicating over the phone or computer.

When this is not an option, the client may prefer to e-mail his or her request to Deborah. Together they formulate the goals for the session, and the session takes place at an agreed upon time. The client is forwarded a detailed e-mail about the findings in the balance. Still the client should prepare physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually for the energetic healing. For more insight into a distant healing session, read this case study: healing at a distance.

The fees for these balances are determined in the same manner as other balances, as each session is individual and may require varying times of energetic balancing. The client is asked to forward the balance fee at the close of the session using the regular postal mail.

Why does distant healing work?
Leading scientists of today explain how matter is simply a version of energy… remember from physics class Einstein’s famous equation of ? Well, the E is energy and the M is matter and this equation is demonstrating that the two are related to each other. In fact, we are all interconnected by this sea or field of energy.

Think of this field of energy like an ocean of which we are individual waves rising and falling within. With conscious intention being the influencing factor, we can affect other points of energy (or waves) anywhere in this ocean. This is the science behind the effectiveness of prayer. Where God, the Divine Source, is this entire ocean or field of energy and we are the waves therein, our prayerful intentions “connect” us to each other. With this prayerful and conscious intention, the energy healer acts as a channel of this universal energy and “sends” it to the client. Being all interconnected, distance is of no importance. In fact, time is irrelevant also!

For a more detailed presentation of this sea of energy or consciousness, read The Field by Lynne McTaggart, The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer, and The New Physics of Healing by Deepak Chopra, M.D.


Creative Pathways, Inc. operates under a North Carolina Art of Healing License. Practitioners of energy medicine and energy healing are not licensed to diagnose or treat any specific conditions. It is recommended that you see your licensed health care practitioner for diagnosis or treatment for specific conditions. Energy Healing is complementary to licensed healthcare services. It is a holistic practice that only seeks to balance and harmonize the energetic system of the body. Balancing means the optimum flow of energy, which creates harmonious functioning of the body-mind-spirit.