What is Energy Work?

Energy work refers to a variety of energy healing techniques, processes and methods—including Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), The Emotion Code, and Reiki—based on the use and modification of energy fields. Energy work is designed to assess where the body’s energies are blocked or not in harmony and then unblock and balance the flow of these energies; thereby aligning the body’s energies to boost health and vitality.

​But how does it work? The human body runs on an intricate energy system fueled by electrical impulses. You only have to remember a static shock or look at an EKG to know this is true. When energy stops flowing in the body, you cease to exist. When energy flows freely through the body and cells, you feel good! When energy gets blocked, repressed or accumulates, then you may experience a variety of issues including: anger, worry, stress, grief, sadness, headaches, pain, cravings, etc. Energy work aims to release these energetic blockages so that the body can rebalance and the immune system is able to function more optimally. With energy disruptions removed, the immune system can do the healing work you require. Thus, you can think of an energy worker as being to your body what an electrician is to your home.


The Emotion Code

This energy healing technique  accesses the body’s innate wisdom to uncover and release trapped emotional energies that contribute to mental, emotional and physical issues. It is possible to discover and free…

  • Trapped emotions
  • Inherited emotions
  • The Heart Wall

Emotional Freedom Techniques, AKA “Tapping”

EFT seeks to address imbalances within a person’s energy system, as well as the energetic influence of thoughts, beliefs and emotions on the body. It can help to…

  • Release trapped emotions
  • Rebalance your energy
  • Relax the body
  • Reprogram the mind


Reiki uses guided life-force energy to help reduce stress and balance the energy system. The hands are used as the tool for moving and harmonizing the body’s energy. It can facilitate natural healing of the mental, emotional and physical bodies.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recommended frequency of sessions?

This varies by person depending on the presenting issue and the unique life experiences, body, mindset and energy system of that person. While it’s not possible to provide any guarantees, some people do experience resolution of an issue and a noticeable improvement after one session, though typically it takes multiple sessions to start to notice any benefits.

Energy medicine is similar to pharmaceutical medicine: if your medical doctor gave you antibiotics to clear an infection, you could not expect to take one pill and have the infection be cured. There is a recommended dosage that you take consistently to experience the benefits. Energy medicine is the same—you can expect to experience the best results with multiple treatments over time.

What will I notice after one session?

It varies! Again, how you feel after an energy work session will vary person-to-person, and session-to-session. Some people report feeling lighter, more calm and relaxed, and more energized. Sometimes people report feeling the same as before the session. While energy work is considered gentle and non-invasive, it’s possible to experience some physical discomfort or emotional distress. It’s also possible to experience some emotional distress and physical discomfort related to stressful or overwhelming experiences you may have had earlier in your life. Occasionally, some people have experienced dizziness, nausea, or anxiousness as side-effects from energy work. These processing effects are normal and typically last 1-3 days.

I like to think of your body like a snow globe. In an energy work session we’re shaking things up in the body, and it can take a few days for the body to adjust and the energy to settle.

Who can benefit from energy work?

Everyone can benefit, especially if you’re ready and willing to try a new approach. 

Where can I learn more about the science of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)?

You can read more about the research on Emotional Freedom Techniques as well as journal articles at EFT Universe and The Science of Tapping.

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