When we want to use energy healing, it’s critical that we work with a healer who’s right for us. But there are so many healers out there, especially now that we can work online with anyone in the world. How can we find one who has the best chance of being a good match for us? Let’s find out.
1. Personal Recommendation
Getting a recommendation from someone you know and trust who’s used the healer before is perhaps the best start you can get, though it’s not completely foolproof. What works for one person may not necessarily be the best fit for another, and different people might be suited to different healers.
It does, however, give you good evidence that the healer can be effective, and especially if the recommendation comes from someone who you feel you’re quite similar to, it’s often the best evidence you can get that they could help you.
Even if you are lucky enough to have a good personal recommendation, though, I’d still recommend you undertake the other steps in this article too.
If you don’t have a recommendation, then decide which energy healing modality you feel most drawn to. There are Facebook and other social media groups where you can ask people their experiences, then you can look up the methods and see which resonates with you.
I primarily practise The Body Code and can wholeheartedly recommend that method.
Then you can search the web for that term and see which practitioners come up, and then subject them to the following steps.
2. Their Results
If you don’t personally know anyone who the healer has helped, try to find out how much impact they have had on other people.
This is easier than you might think. Their website should have a prominent Testimonials section – or something similar – where they showcase some of the people they’ve worked with, who have been willing to share their experiences.
This is an important step, so do take the time to watch or read the testimonials and see how much of a transformation the healer has brought about and for how many people. If it’s just a couple of people who are finding it hard to describe any real change, that’s not a very good sign. You’re looking for consistently excellent results across a wide range of people.
This is because no healer is going to put up testimonials from people who didn’t experience much of a change, so if you’re going to use them, you want to at least see that they get great results with large numbers of people.
Again, this isn’t a 100% guarantee, and a healer who doesn’t have any testimonials might also be great, and just not very good at keeping up a website (which is after all not what you’re hiring them for). But unfortunately, not having that evidence does make it difficult to confidently choose them, though you can still apply the next step to them and this may be enough to help you decide whether they’re right for you.
3. Do You Resonate?
Probably the most important factor in choosing a healer is your own feeling about them. Do you resonate? Could you imagine working with them?
The first place to look is their website. How do they present themselves? What comes across as important to them? How do you feel when you read it through? Look at their About Me page and see if you connect with their biography and their story, and how they express themselves.
You might also like to look at their LinkedIn or Instagram or whatever other social media platform they use if they seem to use that a lot.
Ideally, you’ll be able to see video of them somewhere too, so you can get a better idea of whether you warm to them or not. Check out their YouTube channel or other equivalent platform and see what they put out on there. What do they say about healing, and how does it relate to your own feelings about it? Perhaps they also include presentations they’ve given about their work or interviews they’ve done about it, or about their other interests, with other organisations.
These should give you a real sense of the person and of whether they’re likely be a good fit for you. I’m very aware that when I make videos like the one at the top of this article, some people might feel drawn to me, while others might have absolutely no inclination whatsoever to work with me. It’s each person’s individual feeling that counts, and that’s what tells them what’s right for them.
The most useful sort of videos might be if they post sample sessions that they’ve recorded with some of their clients. These will give you a very real and practical sense of how they work and whether their style of healing appeals to you. Look for the most recent of these, if possible, as healers do tend to evolve the way they work over time.
Your gut feeling about the healer is perhaps the most reliable indicator of whether they’d be suitable for you to work with or not.
4. The First Session
Even after following all of the above steps, there’s never a 100% guarantee that the healer you eventually choose will be the right one first time. But the process can give us the best chance of success, and we need to think of the first session with any healer as the final step of this process. That’s why even if a healer is offering discounted packages of multiple sessions, or subscriptions, I always suggest avoiding a commitment to multiple sessions before taking at least one standalone session with any healer.
Typically one session is enough to get a feel for whether you’d like to continue with the healer. It’s normal to either feel some sort of at least small shift in the issue you came with or in something else, or in your overall sense of wellbeing, and these are good indicators that you’ve made a good choice. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes more work is needed to make noticeable progress, or there are other factors at play. In that case, you still can often check in with yourself about how you felt about the session itself. Do you feel positive and hopeful about continuing, or is it a reluctant and desperate feeling that it doesn’t seem to be working but you’ve got nothing else? This should give you the information you need about whether it’s likely to be right for you to continue with them, though it’s still a good idea to revisit the question every few sessions to be sure it’s still a good fit.