Monday, September 18, 2017

More About Energy Healing & One Author's Experience

Hello everyone,

Energy medicines such as healing touch and Reiki, or therapeutic yoga, are holistic practices that activate the body’s subtle energy systems in order to remove blockages or regenerate resources that feel stagnant or depleted. By breaking through these blockages and stimulating renewed energy flow, the body’s inherent ability to heal itself is stimulated.

At Inner Passages, I offer Reiki and healing touch — energy therapies which involve the non-invasive use of my hands and heart-centered intention, to clear, energize, and balance my clients’ energy fields. It is based on a heart-centered, caring relationship that can facilitate the client’s health and healing. The goal is always to restore balance and harmonies in the energy system, so the client is in an optimal, receptive position to self-heal.

In one article from NY Daily News, a writer explores several popular methods of energy healing and shares her own experiences. "Can a slight touch, a firm touch or even no touch really heal what's ailing you?

Energy healing — tapping into the body's own frequencies as a type of alternative medicine — is being taken seriously by health practitioners trained in both eastern and western modalities of medicine.

And science is backing up its powers: One 2013 study found that 10 minutes of energy healing was as effective as physical therapy in improving the range of motion in people with mobility problems. UCLA even has en electromyography (EMG) lab that studies electrical activity in the body."

To learn what this author's experience with Reiki was, click here to view the entire article link. 

If you are looking to try Reiki as part of your integrative therapy or are looking for new ways to restore an balance your energy system, contact me today! You can learn more by visiting: www.innerpassagestherapy.com 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Behavior & Perceptual Change

Good afternoon everyone!

Perception is the sense we make out of all our experiences—our thoughts, physical feelings, emotions, and moods. Behavior is the outward expression of our perception. It is what we do with the information, experienced and interpreted through all the senses we have available to us, when we choose to respond to our experience.

Our perception both colors and fuels our behavior. So how we feel about any given experience influences how we respond and react, which we often develop into patterned responses. Most of my clients come to me when some combination of thinking and behaving is causing them to feel painfully stuck in one or more of these response patterns, which they perceive and characterize as “negative,” “dark,” “lonely,” and “scary.”

Many people who turn to therapy have already reached a stage where they feel overwhelmed, scared, angry, or disconnected. With work, we can turn those negative and fearful emotions around and build a safe and trusting course forward. It’s of utmost importance to me that I help lessen my clients’ fears by creating an environment where each and every person I work with feels safe and supported. Therapy can be hard work. I strive to make it easier. I want those I work with to know that with me they have a knowledgeable and compassionate partner who will guide them on their journey toward living a pain free and fuller life.

It is my goal to provide clients with a toolbox of practical strategies, through processes and practices so that when they are out in the real world they have what they need. For nearly 20 years, I’ve helped people get unstuck through counseling and emotional healing techniques. At the onset my promise to my clients is that they will have the full benefit of my experience and that I will work just as hard as each client who comes to my door to assist them on their personal journeys. This work goes far beyond scheduled therapy sessions.

What many clients may not realize is the long-term effects of pain. Even events from the distant past can  hold them back from attaining a sense of ease and wellbeing in present relationships, work and daily life. I am committed to helping all of my clients improve their sense of balance and quality of life.

If you want to learn more or schedule a free, 30-minute phone consultation visit: http://innerpassagestherapy.com/

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Link Found Between Generosity and Happiness

Good afternoon!

Today we are sharing an article published on a study done by Nature Communications on the link between generosity and happiness. The study found that there is a neural link between the two and when people do more generous tasks for others, they often feel more self satisfaction and happiness. If you are looking to establish a plan to help get your life back on track to find your own happiness, contact us today! www.innerpassagestherapy.com  


If you want to learn more about the scientific specifics of this neat study click on the link below:
"Generous behaviour is known to increase happiness, which could thereby motivate generosity. In this study, we use functional magnetic resonance imaging and a public pledge for future generosity to investigate the brain mechanisms that link generous behaviour with increases in happiness. Participants promised to spend money over the next 4 weeks either on others (experimental group) or on themselves (control group). Here, we report that, compared to controls, participants in the experimental group make more generous choices in an independent decision-making task and show stronger increases in self-reported happiness. Generous decisions engage the temporo-parietal junction (TPJ) in the experimental more than in the control group and differentially modulate the connectivity between TPJ and ventral striatum. Importantly, striatal activity during generous decisions is directly related to changes in happiness. These results demonstrate that top–down control of striatal activity plays a fundamental role in linking commitment-induced generosity with happiness." Source:  https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15964

Monday, August 21, 2017

Exciting News....!!! Take a look!

Good morning everyone,

We wanted to do a quick blog post to let you all know, we have some exciting news! Inner Passages now has a BRAND NEW website! Not only did our site get a face lift but we now have a better detail of the services we can offer as well as capabilities to do Skype sessions & more! Be sure to do us a favor and take a look here:



Contact us today to start your journey of healing!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Who Do You Choose to Be?

Good morning,

Today we are sharing an article from psychologytoday.com entitled 'Who Do You Choose to Be?
3 Steps to Defining Your Life's Legacy' which talks with author Marcia Reynolds as she goes through her journey of life searching for her true life's purpose. She mentions three points for reflection that can be useful when looking for our own path through this life and trying to decide what we would like to be remembered for. Here are three things she mentions:

Step #1: Claim your best self

Step #2: Choose the next step on your journey

Step #3 Fortify your foundation


To read in-depth about each one of these steps and how they might be able to help you reflect, you can visit the article link here. To talk to a licensed, professional, holistic therapist who can help you develop specific tools for your life, contact me today at: www.innerpassagestherapy.com

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Reiki and Meditation, Tools for Healing

As you may or may not know, the holistic healing here at Inner Passages can often include a Reiki session, coupled with meditation at home or in office. We know the power of touch and how useful Reiki can be in healing. Today's article share is from reiki.org entitled 'Reiki and Meditation' and talks about why both are so important in alternative forms of healing and how you can set aside time each day to work on strengthening these practices.

If you want to learn more about Reiki offered at Inner Passages, visit www.innerpassagestherapy.com today to set up you first session! We are open to helping you heal by whatever tools and practices necessary, whether it's Reiki, meditation, yoga, talk therapy or a combination of all!




Monday, July 31, 2017

11 Intriguing Reasons To Give Talk Therapy A Try

"Some people are under the misapprehension that therapy is for wusses. This couldn’t be further from the truth. As Richard Taite, founder of Cliffside Malibu and big proponent of behavior change, told me earlier this year, “Not only do successful people not fear therapy, they embrace it…. Psychotherapy is a tool that creates success. Smart people use it.” And therapy is not just something that smart people use, it’s something that most everybody should probably try during at least some point in their lives." (Forbes.com)
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So, wondering if therapy is right for you? Here are just a few of the many reasons that everyone should be open-minded to trying therapy at some point in their lives!

Therapy’s effects persist over the long-haul

Physical symptoms get treated, too

Repressed emotions will come back to haunt you later on

It will give you a whole new perspective on other people, too 

If you want to continue reading this article and learn a few more reasons to give therapy a try click on the original article link here. If you are looking for a holistic therapist who can help you learn the tools to navigate through life, contact us today at: www.innerpassagestherapy.com.