Ethics in Energy Medicine
Boundaries and Guidelines for
Intuitive and Energetic Practices
My students are always astonished when I relay true stories and case studies that demonstrate the lack of boundaries in the fields of intuition and energy medicine. When you’re not in the field, you don’t have as many opportunities to recognize what’s happening. I have those opportunities in abundance: from massage therapists who just “throw in” some extra energy work during a client’s massage, to past life regressionists who spill details of a client’s past life at a party, to intuitives who just “gotta tell you” what they see about you to show what they can do, to Reiki practitioners who tell you to take off your clothes.
My desire is to call practitioners to a higher standard and to educate consumers of their rights..... But it’s more than that. Globally, universally, we are experiencing an opening - an awakening. The access we have to our intuitive abilities and consciousness levels is being blown wide open -- it’s happening everywhere, to all kinds of people, and we need a framework to understand it. Our Western culture has no framework.
In the West, we do not recognize intuition as a basic human ability that it is. We see it as some special “gift” that is given to only a few, which is why it tends to get ignored, distorted, or misused. We view energy medicine as New Age or alternative. We pit science against it. And yet, the study of energy is a scientific study. The true information does not conflict with science; it supports it. And true science supports what mystics have known for thousands of years. In fact, our first scientists were mystics, and our first doctors were shamans.
This book discusses the full scope of the intuitive process and proposes structures to keep practitioners and clients safe. We are in desperate need of guidance and standards so that we can approach the world of intuition, energy, and mysticism from a healthy and respectful place. We all need to know these ethical guidelines of boundaries and consent.
“This is a good reference book for people with an energetic healing practice.”
—Salicrow, author of Jump Girl: The Initiation and Art of a Spirit Speaker
About the Author: Heidi S. Light is a Counselor and Certified Hypnotherapist with a degree in Psychology, who incorporates Medical Intuition and Energy Medicine practices in her work. She has spent many years designing personal development sessions for individuals, couples, and families in a variety of private, healthcare, holistic, and non-profit settings, as well as developing group programs, classes and workshops for intuition, energy medicine, stress management, mental health, and emotional literacy. She has written and self-published 4 books, and her website is: http://www.heidilight.com
Ethics in Energy Medicine by Heidi Light
• 138 pages • $16.95 • ISBN 978-1-62317-250-3
Book Release from North Atlantic Books