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What is Energy Healing?

What is Energy Healing?

Another great question sent in by one of our loyal listeners of “The Nurtured Empath” Podcast

 

This is a question I do get asked a lot and it is a broad topic as there are so many different types of energy healing that come under the umbrella “Energy Psychology”.

I am going to talk to you about the type of energy healing that I am trained, certified and have experience within and that is EFT-Tapping.

what is energy healing

EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques and also well known as Tapping as we tap on the upper body and face.  It is quite self-explanatory, it is giving you freedom from your emotional disharmony.

As I mentioned it is commonly referred to as tapping because we do a gentle tapping or percussion of the fingertips on the skin.  It is also described as a form of psychological acupressure, if you have ever had acupuncture, it is like that but without the needles.

It is tapping on the specific meridians on the upper body and face whilst you think about a problem you are experiencing.  What we have found with the combination of the tapping and the voicing of what is going on for you is a clearing of the short in the energy circuit, or better described as clearing out the emotional energy block.

Helping your mind and body to restore its balance, which helps you to gain and maintain optimal health.

Everything here on earth is made up of energy including us, so all that is within us is energy, and if you have blocks within your energy field it is going to have an impact on you in mind, body and spirit.

Energy healing and specifically what I do – EFT-Tapping – it really helps to release those blocks, allowing them to find their way out.  Because if you continue to hold these blocks within your system, it is not just going to affect your energetic system it is going to start to affect you on a physical level as well.

What I have learned and noticed through my training, the healing I have done on myself but also my clients is there always seems to be an emotional component to any physical issue or chronic disease.

It has come from something and stress is a very big indicator with that, and what we have found with EFT-Tapping is that it lowers the stress hormone – cortisol.  Tapping really helps you to return to a calm and relaxed state, instead of staying within a stressed and anxious state.

If you think about a time where you have been through a really rough time,  you are in a very heightened stressed state and it can be hard to come back to the beautiful calm and relaxed state due to what you have experienced.

what is energy healing

What I have found with energy healing and EFT is that it is just such a simple thing that you can do, it is essentially right at the end of your fingers, you don’t need to go and grab anything it is right there.  You can just start tapping on the upper body and face and start to release out some of that anxiety and stress, so you are not carrying that around with you for a long period of time.

Energy healing really is a tool to ensure you are not continuing to carry around heavy energy that is only doing you a disservice, mentally, physically and emotionally.

In a previous article and podcast episode I talked about the energetic body vs the emotional body vs the physical body and energy healing and EFT-tapping is really going to help you to support each of those bodies individually and holistically.

Our body is very wise and very good at healing things for us including chronic disease, if we allow it to get into the right environment to be able to do that and heal itself.

The problem with that is, if we are carrying around high levels of stress, high levels of trauma from past experiences in our body then it can’t heal itself.  It just doesn’t have that capacity, because it has all those blocks sitting in its system, so it needs us to help it and that is where energy healing and EFT-tapping comes in.

Now as an energy healer and certified EFT Practitioner I am working in this area each and every day, both on myself and with my clients.  Guiding my clients to release experiences of the past that are holding them back, gently of course.

On top of that EFT-Tapping empowers you to take back your life.  Obviously for the deeper wounds and traumas it is important that you are working with me in private session, as I will guide you and keep you safe.  But for day to day experiences, such as anxiety, stress, overall emotions that you encounter, EFT-tapping will help to keep you in a calm state despite what is going on around and outside of you.

A question I get asked a lot especially from my private clients is always “but what if I don’t know the words”, the good thing is, if you are in that emotion already, you are feeling sad or angry, stressed or anxious.  You are already in it, so you don’t need the words, just start tapping and you will start to notice the emotion dissipate and bring you back to a state of calm.

If you haven’t done tapping before, I have done a short video as an introduction to tapping for you to check out.

 

You can also book in with me for a private session either online worldwide or if you are local to the Gold Coast, Australia I also offer in-home sessions.

Nicole Ivens | Empath Counsellor

 

 

 

how long does healing take

How Long Does Healing Take?

How Long Does Healing Take?

 

Thank you to one of my listeners of The Nurtured Empath Podcast for sending in this question.

 

A very popular question that I get asked a lot, so I know there are many of you that have wondered about this at one time or another.

First thing I am going to say is “how long is a piece of string”.  What I really want you to take away from this article is it is very different for each person, but also flip that around and instead of putting a time line on how long healing is going to take understand it is a lifetime process.

how long does healing take

Healing is a Life Long Process

If you can take that approach that coming to Earth at this time, or at anytime, is about growth, it’s about lessons and it’s about healing.  If you can have that perspective you are not always going to be looking and asking where is the finish line, how long till I’m fixed, how long till I’m healed?

Honestly you are not someone that needs to be fixed, there may be things in your life that you have experienced that are now causing certain patterns to be appearing but it doesn’t mean that you are broken.  It just means that you are carrying around some heavy stuff and it is weighing you down.

It is about taking that time for yourself to start to heal.  I was talking to one of my clients just the other day, because this is a question I get a lot in client sessions as well.  When am I going to be fixed, when is this going to be over?  I have to break the news to them that this is never going to be over and the look on their face is like I just took away their favourite puppy dog.

But it is the truth, healing is an ongoing process, we are always going to be healing.  Even for me I am continually healing each and every day, I am journaling each and every day, I am tapping each and every day.

how long does healing take

Obviously when we start on our healing journey it is a little bit heavier, a little bit more work to be done because we are bringing up things from the past, traumas from the past that we have been carrying around for so long and that can be some heavy and deep work that we need to be doing.

As we are moving forward we don’t want anything that is happening in the present to then be something we need to heal down the track.  So that is what I mean when I say this is a lifetime process of healing and if you can take this approach, you are never going to get to that place again where you have been carrying around all the heaviness because you would of been doing it all along.

I feel that is important to understand why I say it is a lifelong process, so no I can’t tell you an exact timeline for your healing to be done.  It is very different for different people, some clients come to me and are just ready to heal everything, they are done carrying it around and are just ready to finally let it all go.

That takes time, some have been working with me on a weekly basis for over 12 months, they have experienced heavy traumas and we are working on them one by one, layer by layer.  Some clients just stay with me because they love their weekly session, knowing they have an hour that is just for them, no other demands on their time, this is their time.

It is important for you to determine what is it you are looking for, what is it you are wanting to heal?  As I mentioned I have clients that come to me and want to heal everything and then there are some clients that are like there is just this one event that keeps popping up and I just really want to stop thinking about it, or they want to forgive someone or forgive themselves.

They come for a couple of sessions and we heal that event and then they are on their way, but what I notice with these clients as well is they tend to come back.  They heal that one event and are good for about 6 months to a year and then they will reach out to me again and say I need to book in, I have another event surfacing that I would like to heal.

So it depends on the person and what it is that is happening in their life, where they are at and what it is they really want to achieve.  As how long their healing takes and the time that they are working with me 1-1.

As I mentioned in the beginning of this article, one thing I really want you to take from this is, healing is a lifelong process.  It is not always deep heavy stuff, if you are healing on a regular basis, every day.  You are not going to come 10 years down the track and find you have this heavy load you have been carrying around and needs deep and heavy healing.

Take the approach I am going to heal each and every day, I am going to take care of myself in the ways that I know are going to help me (however that looks for you).  As I mentioned I am journaling, tapping (EFT) and meditating everyday and that helps me to heal anything in the present whilst I’m also healing things from the past as they surface from my subconscious mind.

To answer your question “how long does healing take?”  It is a lifelong process but of course we can chunk that down into little bits, healing different events at different times to really help you to start to feel lighter, to feel more relaxed, to feel calmer and to start to achieve things in your life that you truly desire and deserve.

If you have any questions you would like answered, certainly let me know, you can comment below or send me an email.


To work with me privately and start on your healing journey, you can book your online session here.

Nicole Ivens | Empath Counsellor

Is Your Undercurrent Running the Show?

“Is Your Undercurrent Running the Show?”

To quote the description from the dictionary “an undercurrent is a hidden opinion, feeling, or tendency often contrary to the one publicly shown” and when I read this, I thought yes that makes so much sense.

We tend to put out into the world how we want people to perceive us or how we feel others expect us to be, but it isn’t always congruent with what is going on within you or who you truly are at your very core, your souls essence.

That is all fine and good until you start to notice it affecting your life and not been able to achieve the things in your life that you truly want and deserve.  So the question remains “is your undercurrent running the show?”

“There is more going on than meets the eye”

 

One very simple question is going to answer that for you ~ are you receiving the things in your life that you want and deserve?  If the answer is yes then you are all good and your surface and undercurrent are congruent and you can keep doing what you are doing.

If the answer is a resounding NO then there is a gap between what is happening on the surface to what is happening under the surface, aka your undercurrent.

As a Law of Attraction Trainer (yes another hat I wear :)) I teach a three step process to manifesting the things that you want into your life, it is quite simple:

Step 1: Identify Your Desire 

Step 2: Give your desire attention

Step 3: Allow

You can click on the links above to learn more about the process.

Through my own experience what I noticed was there was a step missing, whilst I was attracting great things into my life, they felt a little inconsistent.  This is when I decided to dig deeper and see the cause and of course I came across my undercurrent.

Just like when people place timestamps on their YouTube videos and you can see the little dashes and you can jump to the different parts of the video, it is the same with your past experiences, each of your experiences are like a timestamp and each timestamp can have an affect on your current experience.

Within that current are all the beliefs you hold about yourself, about the world and about what you think is possible.  If you can imagine that say your belief is “I am not worthy” then that belief in and of itself is going to have a huge affect on what you can manifest into your life.

When you are not feeling worthy of something or someone then it would be very hard for you to believe that it is possible and of course that is then the message you are sending out to the universe.  So no surprise that you are not attracting the things into your life that you want and deserve.

So as you can see this missing piece can have a massive affect on your life, so its important to start to look at your beliefs, pull them apart and start to understand where they stem from, so you can then go to work on healing and releasing them from your energetic body.

As you do that you will start to notice that you are able to attract and manifest things, people and experiences into your life very easily.  As easy as thinking about it and bam there it appears right in front of you.

Step 4: Heal and Release

In the podcast episode I shared an energy healing to help you to start to access these beliefs, heal and release them, so you can start to manifest what is you want and deserve.


Nicole Ivens | Empath Counsellor

 

To work with me privately, click here to book your free online discovery session and we can talk about what you have been experiencing and how I can support you.

 

Ask Your Angels Ep25

Energy of the Week | Ask Your Angels Ep25

ASK YOUR ANGELS ~ EPISODE 25

Energy of the week for 20th-26th January 2020

Archangel Michael provided me with insight for the week ahead, before I even looked at the cards.  He is guiding that there may be a situation that comes up that feels similar to past experiences, but he is guiding it is not the same and wants to encourage you to not allow the past situation or experience topple on top of the current one.  When you bring past experiences into current ones it can make the current one 10 even 100 times worse.  What you can do though is bring forth the lessons you learned, what did you learn in the past that will help in the present?
Tune in to your Cosmic Team and Ask Your Angels what do I need?
Pick card 1, 2, 3 or 4.

 

Ask Your Angels Ep25

Your Guidance Revealed

Ask Your Angels Ep25

Card 1: Honour & Trust Your Feelings

Your guidance starts at 3:19 in the video below.

Prayer: “Thank you, Archangel Michael, for supporting, guiding and protecting me as I listen to and act upon my feelings.  Help me understand and express my emotions with love.”

Wonderful to see Archangel Michael confirming what I have been sharing with you on social media over the past week (if you are not following me, you can find me @nicoleivens on Instagram and Facebook).  Honouring and trusting your feelings is such a big part of your growth as a soul, but as humans we are very good at suppressing, escaping and quietening our feelings and emotions.  There is always something or someone within reach to distract you from feeling, from processing your emotions.  As I shared this past week the pathway is “I feel you, I acknowledge you and I release you”, following this is going to see you feeling lighter, brighter and more energetic.

Your feelings are there for a reason, they have a message for you and all they want is to be heard and that is done through feeling.  So your guidance this week is to FEEL, I know I know, not fun but the inner work very rarely is, but boy is it rewarding and empowering.

Let me know below how this resonated for you, or if it didn’t let me know that too, as I would love to share with you further insights on why you may feel that way. 

Card 2: Energy Healing Work

Your guidance starts at 6:02 in the video below.

Prayer: “Thank you for sending healing energy to me and through me, for my own blessings and for all those around me.  Thank you for connecting me to loving and high-integrity healers and teachers of energy-healing modalities.”

Energy healing is such a powerful modality and one I am very passionate about and advocate for as an experienced practitioner, maybe its the reason you have been drawn to me.  Its been a privilege this week to hear so many of your stories and connecting with many of you in our free discovery sessions, if you have pulled this card it is just another layer of confirmation that it is time.  Time to take care of yourself, time to do things in a different way and that you are ready to master and nurture your energy.

Have you thought about energy healing and wondered if it could help you?  This is your angels way of giving you the big thumbs up.

Let me know below how this resonated for you, or if it didn’t let me know that too, as I would love to share with you further insights on why you may feel that way. 

Card 3: New Beginnings & A Fresh Start

Your guidance starts at 8:18 in the video below.

Prayer: “Thank you for bringing new opportunities and offering support, and for helping me release and heal my past.  Fill me with trust as I experience these life changes.”

New beginnings and fresh starts can be scary, your angels are guiding its not a time to look at the big picture but at the little baby steps  you can take in the direction of your ideal lifestyle, how does that look for you?  They are also showing me that this is essentially what our spiritual path is, just putting one foot in front of the other heading along on our journey.

When we think about new beginnings fears can pop up around leaving your comfort zone, leaving behind things and people that you feel safe with.  The unknown can be a scary place, but it is where the magic lies and where the biggest growth happens.  Unfortunately not a lot of growth happens within that comfort zone, that’s why its called comfort.

As the prayer says “helping me release and heal my past” this part is essential to moving forward, to a fresh start,  you don’t want to be carrying the old experiences around with you, they are heavy and they keep you stuck and tethered to your current position.  Its time to let go, to release, you are ready to master and nurture your energy for a new beginning.

Let me know below how this resonated for you, or if it didn’t let me know that too, as I would love to share with you further insights on why you may feel that way. 

Card 4: Prayer Will Help This Situation

Your guidance starts at 11:37 in the video below.

Prayer: “Dear God and Archangel Michael, I ask for your Divine intervention.  I welcome your help, and I trust and follow your guidance with gratitude and grace.  I need a miracle and ask that you send one to me and this situation quickly.  Thank you and amen.”

The angels are guiding this card may be triggering for you, that maybe prayer is something you associate with the church system as do I.  Prayer was something for a long time I struggled with as I was raised as a Catholic and my girls do still go to a Catholic school, so prayers were something I guess I felt was forced upon me, I was told when and how I could pray.  So no wonder it was triggering for me, through my own healing and working with my angels I have learned a new perspective, a new way to look at prayers.

Your angels are asking me to share this with you, look at praying as you talking, asking and communicating with the divine (however that looks for you) and then meditation (again however that looks for you) is where you receive answers, guidance and solutions.  The divine and your intuition is a very quiet voice and just can’t be heard above our noisy world, so that is why meditation or your quiet time (be that out on a walk or engrossed in your favourite hobby) is so important to help you feel guided and supported.

Think about having a conversation with someone here on earth, if you do all the talking and don’t let them get a word in edge ways, there is no to and fro, no feedback, no support or guidance, its all very one sided.  Whereas if you allow the other person to converse with you, its a much better experience, a relationship built on mutual trust and respect.  Its the same for your relationship with your higher power, asking for what you need and allowing them to provide this to you in a way that works for them.

Let me know below how this resonated for you, or if it didn’t let me know that too, as I would love to share with you further insights on why you may feel that way. 

 

A beautiful week ahead empowering you to know by listening, trusting and embracing your inner guidance system aka your feelings you will experience tremendous growth and heading in the direction of the life you have always wanted and dreamed about.  It is within your power.
You Are Ready To Master & Nurture Your Energy

 

You can also watch my Video to hear more about each card and the guidance I provided ~ click below

I would love to hear how the guidance resonates for you right now, comment right here on the blog.

You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel here….so you get notified each time I share new content.


 

Nicole Ivens | Gold Coast Counsellor

 


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Ask Your Angels | Episode 9 | Relationship Needs

In this week’s episode of “Ask Your Angels” the theme is “Relationship Needs”

 

With the New Moon upon us in Libra focusing on Relationships, I felt it was a perfect theme for our episode of Ask Your Angels this week.

Each of you will have a relationship in your life that you see as the most important, it may be with an intimate partner, a friend or in my mind with yourself.

So this week, lets ask the question “What does my most important relationship need?”

Tune in to your Cosmic Team and Ask Your Angels what do I need?
Pick card 1, 2, 3 or 4.

Relationship Needs

 

Your Guidance Revealed

Relationship Needs

Card 1:

You’re already doing it ~ Your guidance for this week is to confirm for you that you are already doing everything you possibly can, there is no need to overthink the situation or relationship.  For those of you that may be in a relationship that isn’t feeling aligned to you, this is a message to let you know that it may be time to move on, some people are with us for the long haul and others for the short-term.  Connect in with your guidance to know the true answer, your angels are guiding you actually already know the truth of this situation.

On the other hand if you are very happy in this relationship (the one you thought of when you asked the question), then this message comes to you in the spirit of “Slow down Sister” (to quote Gabby Bernstein), you are doing all you need to,  you are being all you are.   All is good and you can accept this and know there is nothing more that needs to be done.

Card 2:

Trust The Niggle ~ For you its all about trusting in the wisdom of your body, pay attention to those niggles, they may come as a feeling in your gut (solar plexus chakra) or in your heart space (seat of the soul).  Thinking about that relationship that came to mind, how do you feel around that person?  Do they invoke feelings of exhilaration, high energy and excitement or do they invoke feelings of dread, anxiety, stress and worry?

Pay attention to your energy when you are around them and when you leave their presence, do they energize or exhaust you?  These are all signs for you, trust the niggle.

Card 3:

Take A Break ~ For you its about taking a step back, so you can then see the truth of what’s happening here.  I share more about this on the video below, if communication is an issue in this relationship, sometimes you need to take a step back so you can both hear each other.  I have spoken about this with many of my clients and they find it quite profound when I tell them “They can’t hear you right now”, it really changes the perspective from feeling ignored to I need to come at this in a different way and maybe even at a different time.   Click below to hear more in the video.

Card 4:

Transformation ~ Well haven’t you been doing some wonderful healing, I have a feeling the relationship that showed up for you is the one with yourself – YES?  As you heal past wounds, past patterns, past behaviours it allows for a different relationship both with yourself and with others.  You may have noticed a pattern in past relationships where a similar issue surfaced in different relationships and may have wondered why, well that pattern until healed, until the lesson is learned will continue to surface.  I congratulate you on working on yourself (not easy I know), healing what is no longer serving you.

 

You can also watch my Video to hear more about each card and the guidance I provided ~ click below

I would love to hear how the guidance resonates for you right now, either comment right here on the blog or on the video over on YouTube.

You can also subscribe to my YouTube Channel here….so you get notified each time I share new content.

Nicole Ivens | EFT Gold Coast

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