I was recently interviewed by Tricia Barker for her program, Conversations with Near-Death Experiencers. Tricia is a fellow near-death experiencer and it was a lot of fun to be interviewed by her! We talk about my NDE and so much more- the light, healing, compassion and the challenges of being human.. Tricia said that I sum up the greatest gifts of my NDE right in the end very beautifully. The video is available to watch below or by clicking here. I hope you enjoy!
I was honored to be invited back to speak at the annual IANDS conference, the presentation is available to listen to below. (If you're not able to hear the audio on your mobile device, the fix is to listen through your headphones. The audio through YouTube won't play on certain single speaker devices. It should work on all PCs though! )
IANDS, the International Association for Near Death Studies, plays an important and integral role in researching and helping people with the aftereffects of near-death experiences and other spiritually transformative events. Here we are expanding on our discussion from last year's presentation about Spontaneous Mediumship Experiences (SMEs), which can be an aftereffect. Dr. Janice Holden, a mental health professional specializing in transpersonal experiences, research and aftereffects, discusses findings from her latest qualitative research regarding SMEs. I talk about my NDE and the numerous aftereffects, many of them challenging- such as SMEs. I also present coping strategies and integration tools.
Reiki during Pregnancy and Postpartum is timely and impactful. Pregnancy and motherhood are times of rapid change and Reiki is a gentle way to help make all of the changes much more manageable, while keeping you connected to your baby. Reiki is a centuries-old healing art from Japan that uses light touch on, or just above the body, to help facilitate deep relaxation, promote balance, healing and an optimal state of well-being.
Reiki supports women through the on-going physical, emotional and spiritual changes of pregnancy; this process helps to prepare them for childbirth. Many moms-to-be report feeling more centered, rested and grounded after a treatment. This gentle, healing energy can therefore be of great benefit to both the mother and her developing baby. Reiki can safely be used at any stage of pregnancy and in conjunction with conventional medicine and complementary therapies including prenatal massage, prenatal yoga and chiropractic care.
Reiki during early pregnancy relieves many common discomforts such as exhaustion and nausea. Safe and gentle, Reiki will support the mother's body as she grows and changes, and can give relief to lower back pain, tension in the neck and shoulders and insomnia. The common ‘fog’ of pregnancy is often lifted after a Reiki treatment. Relieved of some of the physical and emotional discomforts of pregnancy, the expectant mother will sleep more soundly and will feel more relaxed and connected with her baby.
The Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut conducted tests in a clinical setting during pregnancy involving the use of just the simplest form of Reiki. These studies showed that reiki:
For new mothers, a Reiki treatment offers a safe and supportive space for them to re-orientate to themselves and their bodies after the birth of their baby. The comforting, gentle energy of Reiki helps stimulate and accelerate the body’s own natural healing processes, bringing it back into balance and alignment. As the nature of Reiki is deeply relaxing and calming, it can help to reduce stress and promote sleep.
Reiki can also be used to ease postpartum depression and anxiety. It also promotes physical and emotional healing from a lengthy or traumatic birth. Reiki is also helpful for mothers that have been working through breastfeeding difficulties. It helps ease the stress in both mother and child which promotes many beneficial effects like better milk production and confidence in your ability to nurture your baby and yourself. Reiki can be so relaxing that new moms often drift off to sleep during the session. Baby is welcome to come along for the session too!
***Jane is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher and works with moms and moms-to-be. She is the mother of a beautiful little girl and she compassionately understands both the joys and challenges of pregnancy and motherhood.***
Jane is an intuitive healer and psychic medium. Guest authors contribute from their areas of expertise with a focus on healing and wellness.