Kelly Blakey has dedicated more than 25 years to the behavioral health field, boasting a wealth of knowledge and expertise. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work, Kelly has not only accumulated a strong educational foundation but has also applied this knowledge as a therapeutic foster parent for over 15 years.
Throughout Kelly’s extensive training and career, therapeutic healing has consistently emerged as the most potent and efficient method for overcoming negative energies and beliefs, ultimately paving the way for an enhanced life marked by renewed freedom and holistic health, encompassing mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.
Kelly’s commitment to her clients is unwavering, characterized by the utmost respect and unwavering confidentiality. Having completed hundreds of training hours and conducted over 4,000 client sessions, Kelly Blakey has played a pivotal role in assisting numerous individuals on their journey to improved mental, emotional, and physical health, fostering spiritual well-being along the way.
Learn more about this fascinating woman in the latest MysticMag interview.
How do you envision integrating your background in psychology, your MSW degree, and your certifications in Emotion Code and Body Code to provide holistic support to your clients? Can you provide an example of how you might apply these skills in a real-world client scenario?
Integrating my background in psychology, having an MSW degree as well as certifications in the Emotion Code/Body Code did take some trial and error initially integrating two very different schools of thought. At the end of the day, I have noticed a lot of similarities as people are people. No matter what background, ethnicity, gender, or socioeconomic status we have all suffered in one form or another and have experienced some of the worst parts of humanity. I have been very blessed to have a strong academic foundation in psychology and social work to help me get to the root of the imbalance causing the dis-ease in the clients I work with. Using the Emotion Code/Body Code modality along with muscle testing has been invaluable in the process of helping my clients clear the traumas, pain, and suffering that have been so repressed in the subconscious leading to difficulties finding relief in traditional forms of therapy. Muscle Testing has allowed me to communicate directly with my client’s subconscious without triggering the defensive/protective mechanisms of the Ego that tends to be the guard of repressed memories.
The skills I have acquired through education and over 25 years in the behavioral health field allow me to ask more direct poignant questions to the subconscious while comforting and validating my clients at the same time. Many of my clients feel shame, anger, anxiety disappointment, etc. in their lives from unconscious behaviors that stem from past traumas. Helping release the effect the traumas have on the body, mind, and spirit helps my clients become the best versions of themselves. I work with many clients with anxiety/depression who also suffer from drug or alcohol addiction or who have suffered tragic events at the hands of family members who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction. Clearing the energetic impacts without judgment, holding space for my clients who may need to vent, and or just giving them the ability to “connect the dots” of the hows and whys that led them to where they are today has been very effective.
As a practitioner with a strong academic foundation and certifications, how do you balance evidence-based psychological theories and interventions with the alternative approaches offered by Emotion Code and Body Code techniques? Can you share an instance where you successfully combined both approaches for the benefit of a client?
Science and the medical model are slowly advancing in recognizing that Epigenetics greatly impacts human DNA. Epigenetics studies how environmental psychological factors interact with genetics to affect behavior and cognition. Epigenetics explores how nurture (upbringing and experiences) influences nature (heredity traits). The evidence-based practice of Epigenetics has documented that changes resulting from traumatic experiences can be passed down from one generation to the next, sometimes called intergenerational transmission of trauma. As an Emotion Code/Body Code practitioner, I am able to clear stuck energies, traumas, imbalances, emotions, etc. in the body that they have inherited from many generations back in their family lineages. I have found that even when I used the “Traditional” model of therapeutic discussion as a means of identifying how the patterns of the client’s mom’s mom’s mom etc. are affecting the client today awareness was just not enough. The energy that is still hindering the client needs to be cleared on an energetic level.
It has been an honor to help my clients locate and release imbalances in the body that have impacted their lives in such significant ways. Releasing ancestral panic, shock, fear, humiliation, etc. has helped bring clarity to my clients helping them receive more “Ah Ha” moments regarding some of the triggers they experience that never made sense to them. It has been helpful for my clients to realize how coming from an ancestral lineage with horrific events has impacted their thought processes, behaviors, and experiences in this life.
Social work often involves working with diverse populations. How do you ensure cultural sensitivity and competence when applying your skills and techniques? Could you describe an experience where you effectively addressed the cultural needs of a client during your practice?
I work very hard to implement mindfulness and cultural sensitivity when working with clients. I was a therapeutic foster parent for over 17 years and received continual education yearly on these topics to help ensure I was informed and mindful of all the different cultures, ethnicities, and socio-economic backgrounds on a macro level as well as on a micro level. This has been of tremendous value regarding all the specifics of each family of the child in my home, this type of info I was not able to learn from textbooks.
Listening to the children/teenagers I cared for and lived with broadened my awareness more than I could have ever imagined. One specific example that comes to mind regarding cultural sensitivity is while working with one of my teen foster daughters she became very resistant to continuing this line of work. We took a break for about 6 months before she finally told me, “The reason I pulled back is I didn’t want you to judge what my dad did to me, he went to jail, he paid the price and I forgave him. My foster daughter did want the energy cleared but did not want me to judge her father.” We did work through the process and it was a helpful reminder to work with my clients without losing objectivity and crossing boundaries based on my own beliefs. Allowing compassion without judgment has been a very valuable lesson.
Collaboration is crucial in the field of social work. How do you see your role as a Certified Emotion Code and Body Code Practitioner complementing the work of other professionals, such as counselors, psychiatrists, or medical doctors, in a multidisciplinary team? Can you provide an example of a case where such collaboration was essential?
Helping clients with this modality has allowed for a more holistic collaborative approach. I have worked with clients’ Therapists, Acupuncturists, Cellular Detox Specialists, and Physical Therapists. I am able to glean information on a subconscious level and pass that information with the client’s permission to the treatment team or practitioners they are already working with. I have received many referrals from such teams when they reported “hitting a wall” and needing a different approach to unlock and clear another hidden layer. One example is I collaborated with a Cellular Detox specialist who worked primarily with cancer and leukemia patients. Her original philosophy had always been “heal the cell to get well”.
The practitioner found that mental and emotional trauma was slowing down her client’s progress and thus referred many of her more “difficult cases” to me. Collaboration aided in a more holistic and beneficial result for her clients.
With your varied background, you’re exposed to multiple ethical frameworks. How do you navigate potential ethical conflicts that might arise between traditional psychological practices, alternative energy-based therapies, and social work ethics? Can you discuss a situation where you had to make an ethical decision balancing these considerations?
Being that I am not a licensed clinical social worker I have more flexibility and freedom in the way I work with clients. I do love this freedom very much but there are still ethical considerations that I must and do adhere to. These arise when working with clients from the same family a lot of the time. A mother will ask what her child/teen is holding onto from the past. Husbands and wives may ask for examples of hidden resentments their spouse is holding onto etc. If this happens I strongly advise they talk to each other as I will not share that information.
The fields of psychology, social work, and energy-based therapies are continually evolving. How do you stay updated with the latest research, techniques, and best practices in each of these domains? Can you describe a recent instance where you applied new knowledge to enhance your client outcomes?
I read articles, listen to podcasts, attend seminars, etc. to remain updated and informed in the areas of psychology, social work, and energy-based therapies. It is important to me to deliver the most efficient and effective assistance to my clients. I have been learning more and more about the complexities of addiction helping me bring new insight and awareness to my clients struggling with these issues. I do focus primarily on the energy healing modality but absolutely offer resources I have available to me to further assist my clients on their journey of healing and becoming the best versions of themselves.