Today Mystic Mag had the pleasure of interviewing Gail from Advanced Healing Energetics. She was kind enough to give us some insight regarding her career, the services she offers, and what she loves the most about her profession.
When did you first know that energy healing was your calling and how did it come about?
The first time that I had an inkling was in the 80s. I took a Reiki class in San Diego with a lot of other people. What struck me was how much heat was coming out of my hands when I was touching other people, who also commented on it. After that, I didn’t really explore anymore in that area until I attended a workshop in Seattle in 2007. It was given by a couple – Donna Eden and David Feinstein, whom I never heard about before. However, I was really mesmerized by what I experienced in the class. It included a lot of work with chakras, and I experienced thought-provoking sensations, feelings, colors, etc. It was really profound. That sold it for me, despite me being a nurse practitioner and a skeptic who likes having a scientific basis for things. This experience sparked me to pursue knowledge and eventually a career change in this area.
The key “selling” point of this workshop was when David Feinstein, Ph.D, (Donna Eden’s husband), did his PowerPoint presentation on Emotional Freedom Tapping, or EFT. He showed slides of people’s brains under the effects of benzodiazepines, which are a type of tranquilizer given for anxiety and similar conditions. It showed just a small area of the brain lighting up, but when they did emotional freedom tapping for anxiety, a much larger area of the brain lit up on the PET scans. That really got my attention, as a healthcare professional! After that, I took Donna’s Eden Energy Medicine Certification program, which was a two-year basic program, with 2 more optional years, which I took as well, and I absolutely love sharing this work with other people.
What services do you offer?
I have a full-time energy healing practice in Bend, OR. Most of my practice is based on the Eden method of energy medicine and energy healing. Typically, I assess my clients’ energetic balance/imbalance so that they can leave with home care. One of the things I enjoy about doing this work is that people get as much out of it as they put into it. I get their energies balanced and they go home and do the work that helps them to keep it that way.
I also offer BioWell camera sessions, done with a BioWell GDV camera. It’s been around for well over 20 years. Around 800 research papers have been written about it and it’s a very scientifically accepted research tool. It’s used as a diagnostic tool in about 36 of the developed nations in the world as well, but in the U.S., it remains a wellness device. It allows me to show people a pictorial view of their energy – their biofields, chakras, energies, meridians, organs, etc. Their energies in these areas are measured in joules. Typically, what I will do is a baseline scan. I’ll do some energy balancing and then I’ll scan them again so that we can compare what the camera found with what I found. It’s fun and it’s empowering for people.
I also offer Biofield Tuning which is using tuning forks to balance the energy field. I took my training for this in Eileen McKusick’s certification program. I really enjoy this as it adds a nice augmentation piece to the work that I do.
Additionally, I offer online energy consultations to see if this work is a fit for people. I can be reached through my website www.advancedhealingenergetics.com as well as through e-mail and phone.
With Donna’s class, I teach the fundamentals program in my hometown here in Bend. It’s on the first-year of the program which consists of four four-day classes spread out over the course of the year. My next class, the first one of four over the course of the year, starts on April 27th. I have also taught at our local college, which, as for many of us, was interrupted by Covid. However, I do have a class on the basics of energy medicine in the fall of this year.
We have a scientific foundation for it. One form of subtle energy used all the time is an ECG, (electrocardiogram) or EEG (electroencephalogram) in healthcare, for example. We are measuring subtle electrical activity in the heart and the brain. We teach that the biofield is the aura, your energetic space suit. It can be thought of as a large antenna because it takes in and sends out energy, brings in light, biophotons, oxygen, etc., and then it sends out what we don’t need. It’s also made up of substances such as different gases – hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, etc., that are given off by our body. This is one of the ways in which the BioWell camera works – it shows what we call a gas discharge visualization so that we can measure the electrons in the gas discharge, which will pixelate, providing an image. A healthy biofield will allow you to function in our increasingly challenging environment.
How would you describe Energy Medicine? What are some of its advantages over conventional medicine?
It is working with subtle energy. Some people are familiar with qigong, tai chi, or yoga – these are all ways of working with the energetic body. In qigong, for example, we’ve measured emissions of energy coming off the index and middle fingers and they can be quite powerful. By using the SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) magnetometer, we’ve also been able to measure different frequencies coming off of the hands of various healers. We tend in general to send off an array of frequencies (Hertz), running from half a Hertz up to around 31 Hertz. What’s pretty empowering information is that these are similar to the frequencies that are given off in a PEMF device or a pulsed electromagnetic field device. Those have been around for quite a while now and were first used in hospitals and clinics to help stubborn broken bones heal. Our hands give off these subtle energies, a lot of which are electromagnetic.
There’s also the whole question of working with Chi, which is an elusive but very incredibly important substance that helps give rise to our aliveness and our being. What I do is work to help bring balance to a person’s energy field. I assess it by using applied kinesiology techniques and looking for imbalances so that we can get them back into balance.
What can a person expect from your sessions?
Most people report feeling greater well-being and they feel calm and relaxed after sessions; They can feel more grounded and balanced. If they are really good about doing their home care, their energy techniques and exercises that I send them home with, they tend to start feeling better overall, to have increased energy, mental clarity, and focus, and to have less brain fog I’ve also had various people who have had long-lasting afflictions who got get better with this work.
I like to think that I’m helping empower people. In our current healthcare system, in general, I feel we have lost our way in terms of it being a partnership with people, which bothers me. I think people feel more empowered when they feel that they’re being listened to and heard and that the care that is prescribed for them is also taking into account their best interests as well as being respectful of their desires. I think that is very important and that this is an area that helps in that regard.
What is the most important detail in maintaining a relationship of mutual trust with clients?
One of the most important things is that people need to understand that they definitely have a right to privacy and that I respect that. I have an informed consent where I spell this out. Legally, I’m a mandated reporter being a nurse practitioner and I must report certain things if they come up in a session. I detail this to people. Fortunately, there has never been a case like that for me in this setting. On the other hand, if partners come to me as a couple, they both need to be clear with me about what can be disclosed to the other person. I generally try to let that person show me what they know about the other person. I don’t do counseling – I’m there to listen and to talk about their energy. Furthermore, if an interesting case comes up, that could be useful for my students, I change the important details to disguise the person, so they wouldn’t be recognized.
Another thing, which might be the most important one, is what we discussed earlier – making sure that people feel listened to when they come up to me with concerns about their health.
What do you love most about your profession?
I’ve been a nurse for a very long time and one of the things that I love about that is helping and, even more so, empowering people. I think that’s a very important concept in today’s world.
Furthermore, I became a nurse practitioner a long time ago, graduating from one of the first programs in the country, and one of the things about us was that we were very much into prevention. It’s one of the things that has stayed with me all along. In regard to that, true prevention isn’t screening tests, which are looking for things that have already started to occur. In Chinese and other oriental medicine philosophies, it is believed that diseases begin in the actual energy field, move through it, and then finally begin to manifest as actual physical diseases. In that light, our whole goal is looking to balance these energetic imbalances. As I tell people – if I find an imbalance in their heart, it doesn’t mean that it’s their physical heart that’s having the issue, but rather that I’m finding an imbalance in the energy in their heart meridian. In that case, I will show people ways to mitigate that and get it into balance, and I’ll give them things to do to keep it in balance for themselves.
To summarize, I think the thing I love most about my profession is being able to make people feel good and make them feel like they’re being able to take charge of their own health, to take that piece of it back into their own hands. However, I also love teaching. It’s in my blood, so any chance I get to teach people things, particularly that empower them, I will do that.