Energy Healing: The Essentials of Self-Care

Energy Healing: The Essentials of Self-Care

by Ann Marie Chiasson
     
 

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Where does true wellness start? For thousands of years, traditional healers have been able to detect and correct imbalances at the energetic level in order to heal our physical ailments. Today, these traditions are expanding the medical understanding of our subtle anatomy and its role in our overall well-being. With Energy Healing, integrative physician Ann

Overview


Where does true wellness start? For thousands of years, traditional healers have been able to detect and correct imbalances at the energetic level in order to heal our physical ailments. Today, these traditions are expanding the medical understanding of our subtle anatomy and its role in our overall well-being. With Energy Healing, integrative physician Ann Marie Chiasson offers a complete guidebook of easy-to-use energy practices to enhance your health and vitality. Drawing from the material she teaches at Dr. Andrew Weil's Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Dr. Chiasson explores:

  • Our subtle anatomy—understanding the chakras, meridians, and the key principles of energy healing
  • Self-diagnosis techniques for detecting the movement of energy in our bodies—even if you've never sensed energy before
  • Practices for daily self-care and specific techniques to address energy blocks often seen in common illnesses and health issues
  • Why our energy wanes as we age, and how we can replenish our vitality from sources in the world around us
  • Your body as your teacher—insights for adapting and developing your own energy healing techniques
In creating this book Dr. Chiasson has selected the methods she has found to be most accessible, effective, and beneficial in the long-term—informed by the latest research, healing traditions from around the world, and her own practice. With Energy Healing, she presents an indispensible guide for understanding the energetic dimension of your well-being and essential tools to help you take charge of your own health.
 
“This book is an excellent guide for anyone interested in exploring energy as a means of maintaining healthy, dynamic living.”?
—from the foreword by Andrew Weil, MD



Contents
 
The Energy Practices
Foreword Andrew Weil, M.D
Introduction Health and Healing:  A Crucial Shift for Our Time

Chapter 1 The Basics of Energy Healing


The Energy Body
Illness, Trauma, and the Energy Body
What Is Healing?
What Causes Energy Blocks or Imbalances, and How Can They Be Cleared?
How Can We Move Energy through the Energy Body?
The Benefits of Energy Healing
The Body Moves toward Self-Healing
The Body as Teacher
Healing at the Pace of the Energy Body
Energy Healing and Chronic Pain



Chapter 2 Connecting into the Unified Energy Field and the Shamanic Field


Shamanism and the Shamanic Field
Effects of Connecting to the Shamanic Field Reopening Our Connections
The Role of Tradition and Culture in Connecting with the Fields



Chapter 3 Getting Started: Using Movement to Open, Clear, Ground, and Receive Energy
 
Gathering Energy
Grounding
Toe Tapping
Full-Body Tapping
Shaking the Bones



Chapter 4 The Heart Center and the Art of Sacred Touch
 
Deeper into the Transpersonal Nature of the Heart Center
The Energy of the Heart
The Four Attributes of the Heart Center
The Heart Center Meditation
Daily Practice
Sacred Touch
 
 
Chapter 5 Sensing and Moving Energy
 
Initiating the Hands for Energy Work
Noticing Energy between the Hands
Clearing Energy from the Hands
Scanning the Energy Field
Moving Energy with Attention and Awareness
The Abdominal Breath
The Root Chakra Breath
The Circular Breath
The Full-Body Energy Connection
Using Tools to Move Energy
 
Chapter 6 Balance, Alignment, and Body Wisdom
 
Primary Awareness Exercise
Carrying Multiple States of Awareness
Awakening the Body Response
Energy Movement and the Chakras
The Chakra Meditation
Free-Form Energy Movement
 
Chapter 7 Specific Energy Centers and Targeted Energy-Movement Techniques
 
Back-of-the-Heart Tapping
Foot Tapping
Sacrum Tapping
The Liver Flow
High-Heart Tapping
Jaw Work
Jaw Work: Additional Practice
Eye Work
Tapping on the Back of the Head
The Sacred Gates Flow
Giving Back
Resting Position Before Sleep
 
Chapter 8 Receptivity
Our Dynamic, Multilayered Energy Field
Different Layers, Different Energetic Information
Learning to Read the Energy Field
Yes, No, and Wow
Full-Body Sensing
Connecting to the Earth
Forgiveness
The Metta Meditation
 
Chapter 9 Presence and Awakening
 
Presence: Being Connected to the Energy Field
of Awareness
Experiencing Presence
Soft Sight
Focus, Open, and Allow
Awakening
 
Chapter 10 Energy Techniques for Specific Symptoms and Conventional Medical Diagnoses
 
Energy Healing Complements
Conventional Medicine
Energy Practices for Pain
Suggested Energy Practices for Specific
Illnesses and Conditions
Energy Healing Techniques for Children
Conclusion A Final Story
 
the energy practices
 
The Abdominal Breath
Awakening the Body Response
Back-of-the-Heart Tapping
Carrying Multiple States of Awareness
The Chakra Meditation
The Circular Breath
Connecting to the Earth
Eye Work
Focus, Open, and Allow
Foot Tapping
Free-Form Energy Movement
The Full-Body Energy Connection
Full-Body Sensing
Full-Body Tapping
Giving Back
The Heart Center Meditation
High-Heart Tapping
Initiating the Hands for Energy Work
Jaw Work
Jaw Work: Additional Practice
The Liver Flow
The Metta Meditation
Noticing Energy between the Hands
The Pain Drain Technique
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Primary Awareness Exercise
Resting Position Before Sleep
The Root Chakra Breath
The Sacred Gates Flow
Sacred Touch
Sacrum Tapping
Shaking the Bones .
Soft Sight
Tapping on the Back of the Head
Toe Tapping
Yes, No, and Wow

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Dr. Chiasson skillfully combines her knowledge as a medical doctor with her passion for energy medicine and indigenous healing practices."
—Andrew Weil, MD

"Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson does the impossible: she demystifies energy medicine without eradicating the mystery. Using her own personal stories as well as those of the patients she has cared for, she makes visible the unifying principles shared by systems as diverse as the chakras, qi, and the matrix. In so doing, she puts centuries of wisdom at our fingertips. If you want to learn energy medicine, this is the book to read."
—Victoria Maizes, MD, executive director, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and professor of clinical medicine, family medicine, and public health at the University of Arizona

"Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson shares a powerful and practical manual on how to harness the innate life force that surrounds and interpenetrates our very lives. It allows everyone access to energetic techniques once kept secret in many healing traditions."
—Master Stephen Co, founder of Pranic Healing and author of The Power of Prana

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604078923
Publisher:
Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,088,073
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ann Marie Chiasson

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, is Canadian Board Certified in family practice. She has a private integrative and energy medicine practice in Tucson, Arizona, where she offers consultations, treatments,seminars, and retreats. She also teaches through the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.


Andrew Weil

Andrew Weil, MD, is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing-oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit. He is founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, and director of Integrative Health & Healing at Miraval Life in Balance Resort in Tucson. Dr. Weil’s bestselling books include Spontaneous Happiness, Eight Weeks to Optimum Health, and Spontaneous Healing, and his popular audio programs with Sounds True include The Healthy Heart Kit and Breathing: The Master Key to Self-Healing.


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