In a society where the dangers of prescription medications are coming to light, people are beginning to search for other effective treatment methods to manage their mental and physical health. The choice to stop seeing a counselor and to visit energy healers has become more of a mainstream practice, moving a profession that has previously been viewed skeptically into a legitimate form of healthcare.
Natural and energy healing are far from being a new medical discovery. Many of the principles have been used in various capacities for 100s of years. The more commonly performed variations of energy healing include Reiki, which was developed by Mikao Usui the early 1920s and brought to the West through Hawaii in 1938.
In the Treasure Valley, there are also a reasonable share of energy healers and metaphysicians who are available. As owner of Wholistic Beauty Boutique, Colleen Fletcher is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Metaphysician, Licensed Esthetician and Energy Healer and Intuitive Healer, and practices the use of massage, energy work, metaphysics and intuitive healing to the benefit her clients. She has been in private practice since 1995.
The reality is that the body is impacted by energy every day, be that externally by what is seen and heard or internally, in the form of positive or negative thoughts. Turning those energies into a healing experience for the body is the key to how energy healing works. "Anyone who has an open mind and a willingness to try can reap the benefits," said Fletcher. "The results speak for themselves. It is a very uplifting experience that leaves you happy and healthy."
Before searching for an energy healer or metaphysician to assist with medical concerns, it is important to analyze what specifically the healer is needed for. Having a detailed idea of what assistance is required will give a clear idea of the best healer that suits the situation.
One way that Fletcher suggests people decide what they need help with is by looking at the "Triad of Vitality." Each leg of this triangle represents an aspect of the self: Physical, chemical, and metaphysical. "The sides of the triangle may not always be the same length, but it is crucial to be centered, regardless," said Fletcher. "Ideally you want to have the same amount of focus given to each side of the triangle so that it is possible to be both centered and balanced."
It is still important to note that, just as a patient would seek out the right medical doctor for specific concerns, people should be sure to find the right healer that is compatible for their needs. A personal connection and trust are very important in the selection process. Also, look for a practitioner's credentials and licenses, and find if the healer participates in any ongoing educational programs.
For those who have more questions about energy healing or would like to schedule a consultation to learn more, Fletcher at Wholistic Beauty Boutique is available for an appointment. The boutique is located in the Arcade Building at 1615 West State Street, in Downtown Boise.