Joyful Greetings! Sharon Myrah here.
I was first introduced to energy healing in 1989 when I visited a Therapeutic Touch Practitioner for a healing session. I went to this first session on the recommendation of a friend whom I trusted. I had never heard of Therapeutic Touch and I have to admit, I was skeptical when my friend explained the process to me. Since I was under a lot of stress at work and totally worn out, I decided to take a leap of faith and give it a try. I was amazed at the profound response I had. My body was so much more relaxed and my thinking was clear. I was excited! My practitioner mentioned she would be teaching a class in Therapeutic Touch later in the month and I signed up immediately. This class led me to Janet Mentgen and the Healing Touch Program.
I received my certification as a Healing Touch Practitioner in 1996 and certification as an Instructor in 1998. While studying and practicing, I came to realize how much we are all inter-connected – that we are all ONE. This didn’t happen overnight and it may even sound like a cliche, but it is the truth that was revealed to me as I continued to learn about the beautiful energy that we are.
When I first began my practice and my teaching career, Energy Medicine was not being talked about very openly. Healing Touch was often thought to be woo-woo and I spent a lot of time explaining it. It is different today. Energy Medicine has now become more common – with scientific data available that shows the energy field to be real.
I love the following quote by Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine program at New York Presbyterian Hospital.
“Energy Medicine is the future of all medicine. We are beginning now to understand things that we know in our heart is true but we could never measure. As we get better at understanding how little we know about the body, we begin to realize that the next big frontier in medicine is Energy Medicine. It is not the mechanistic part of the joints moving, it’s not the chemistry in our body, it’s understanding for the first time how energy influences how we feel.”
I know there is an energy that connects us all. Although there is no religious basis to Healing Touch, there is a spiritual basis and that works for me. I am passionate about sharing these simple, yet profound techniques with you. They can transform your life. No matter where you are starting from, you CAN live an empowered life.
Scientific inquiry over many years has brought into place an acknowledgement that the “body” of the human being does not end with the skin. it is a scientific fact that human beings have an electro-magnetic field and energy centers, or a “subtle body” that interpenetrates and extends beyond the skin. Studies in various disciplines have come to their own individual conclusions in how they verify the biofield. Scientists like Richard Gerber, James Oschman, Candace Pert, Bruce Lipton and Deepak Chopra, to name a few, have compiled synthesized summaries from a myriad of disciplines (such as engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, electomagnetism, medicine, nursing and health care sciences), which provide evidence of the reality of the human energy system and its intimate relationship with a person’s health (See Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis, James Oschman, 2000, Churchill Livingstone/Harcourt Publishers).