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Dear Candy Q & A: Energy Work

Q: I have a conflict between my knowledge in energy and craniosacral healing work and the (brain retraining) program. I believe that there is a contradiction in the program regarding the recommendation of not to implement other alternative therapies and I think that stalls me in my own recovery. I know that everything is in the impaired Limbic System but I also know that we are energetic beings as well. I see a connection with you regarding the energy healing work. Could you help me regarding this topic?

A: Thank you for this question. There is no doubt that we are energetic beings, and I agree with you that it would be a mistake to discount that aspect of ourselves. According to Dr. Joe Dispenza, not only are we made of up both matter (particle) and energy (wave), but we can influence the degree to which each of these plays a role in our lives. The more we become wave energy, the greater the positive influence we can have on changing the physical structure (i.e. matter) that makes up our being.

While most brain retraining programs have a component of energy work to them, there are other ways that we can use energy healing modalities to influence our health and wellbeing, if we are called to do so. For some this may not feel necessary, whereas for others it may be incredibly helpful. As I am sure you probably saw on my website, I practice and teach Reiki. I have repeatedly witnessed firsthand the positive influence it has on regulating the nervous system, healing the body, & boosting the immune system. I strongly believe that Reiki, and other energy healing modalities including cranial sacral therapy, can be very complimentary to brain retraining.

What is important is how we relate to the complimentary modalities that we may choose to incorporate into our rewiring. It is imperative that we relate to these modalities as something that is adding to our wellbeing, rather than having an issue or problem that needs to be fixed. In the former, the focus is on our wellness, whereas the latter is problem focused. This may seem like a subtle distinction but it actually makes a big difference in how our brains interpret the choices that we are making, and therefore the patterns that operate and get reinforced. Remember that what we focus on grows, so if we are problem-focused, that's what the energy is going toward. When we are wellbeing focused, that is what we are supporting with the energy modality and that is what we grow.

That being said, there may be times where the energy modality is reducing symptoms, and that is great; however, we still want to keep our focus on the enhancement and ultimately the maintenance of wellness. Practice seeing yourself as already well. Use the tools that you have to enhance this vision until it becomes your reality.

Until Next Time!

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Candy Widdifield is Registered Clinical Counsellor, Wellness Coach, and Registered Reiki Master Teacher in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. She works with people all over the world, helping them to optimize their wellbeing and thrive in their lives. Her modalities include coaching, therapy, Reiki and the Safe & Sound Protocol. More information about Candy can be found at

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