Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of all the different categories for FAQ related to Evolve & Empower’s Services:

FAQ for General & Business Policy

FAQ for Coaching Services

FAQ for Energy Therapy Services- Healing Touch & Reiki

FAQ for Sound Therapy Services- Biofield Tuning 

FAQ for Holistic Healing & Insight 

FAQ for General & Business Policies

1. Are my inquiries and my sessions with Evolve & Empower confidential?


Absolutely, all inquiries and everything discussed in E&E is kept strictly confidential.




2. What if I don't know what type of service will best support me?


No problem, we can arrange a 20-minute complimentary phone call prior to the in-person consultation & your first session for me to learn more about you and your goals. It will also give me a chance to expand on my services to see what will best support you.




3. How many sessions will I need and how often do I need them?


It all depends on your goals, the type of service you are receiving from Evolve & Empower, and if you are seeing other professionals to help support your goals. In general, when a client is working towards a goal, I would encourage them to see me once a week or once every 2 weeks. If we go longer than two weeks it can be counterproductive because we will be playing catch up and not always having enough time to focus on the steps to move forward.




4. If I’m seeing a therapist, counselor, or another professional can I still receive Evolve & Empower services?


Yes, you can integrate as many services from different avenues to support your needs, goals, and success.




5. What type of payments do you accept?


I accept cash and payments through Venmo, Paypal, and Zelle.




6. Do you offer Groupon for any of your sessions?


Yes, for new clients only, we accept Groupon for our 60-minute Holistic Love Coach session. *Note- You can only apply one special or discount to one session or purchase at a time.




8. Do you have a 24-Hour cancellation policy?


Sure do; if you reschedule, cancel, or are a no show within 24 hours to your appointment- you will be charged 50% of your session. This payment must be paid before your next session. After 3 Cancellations within the 24-hour window before your appointment, we will no longer be able to work together.




9. Do you have to be a certain age to receive Evolve & Empower's services?


Yes, I only work with adults that are over the age of 18 years old.





FAQ for All Coaching Services

1. What is the history of Energy Healing?


The Ancient Basis of Healing Energy: In almost every culture, dating back thousands of years, there are teachings about energy healing. Although the teachings and terms may vary, an essential principle underlies all of them- that the breath of life and the material form are one and cannot be separated. This principle is the foundation for all comprehensive theories of subtle energy healing. For example, in China, ch'i energy is the basis for healing practices by lay and medical practitioners. In the Indian spiritual traditions refer to Prana as the source or breath of all life. The Japanese term for the energy of life is Ki, and the practice of Kiko is training to promote health. Different cultures, spiritual traditions, and ancient energy healing practices discuss how you can use the universal life force to support your healing, health, wellbeing, and connecting to something more profound that adds more meaning into your personal and/or spiritual growth. However, this does not mean you have to believe in any religion or spiritual practice to receive the benefits of energy healing.




2. Is there any science behind Energy Healing?


Scientists have been performing studies that examine the energy systems of the body for decades. What they have found is that the body generates an electrical field and produces magnetic pulsations. These results have led to the development of Electrocardiograms and Electroencephalograms that measure the currents from the heart and brain. The nerve sheaths of the body also carry electrical currents necessary for growth, repair, and healing. The current seems to attract the white blood cells and stimulate skin cell and connective tissue growth. The current changes as healing progresses. Investigation of the energy emitted by the healer during a healing session indicates that the pulsations range through all of the same frequencies as brain waves: .3 – 30 Hz, falling primarily in 7 – 8 Hz, the alpha state. Medical research has shown that this is the range of frequencies that stimulates healing in the body. Specific frequencies are helpful for particular tissues; for instance, 2 Hz encourages nerve regeneration, 7 Hz bone growth, and 10 Hz ligament repair. There are also many emotional and psychological benefits of receiving energy therapy. Some of the documented benefits that have been found in different research studies include: pain relief or decreased pain level, decreased depression, improved mood, decreased anxiety, diminished symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, decreased stress, decreased headaches and migraines, decreased insomnia & increase inner peace, relief from systems of chemotherapy (during & after), acceleration of post-operative healing/recovery, and much more.




3. What is Healing Touch & Reiki?


Healing Touch and Reiki is a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy that helps to create healing & promotes self-healing as well as restores, rejuvenates, brings into balance your energy system, mind, heart, body, and spirit. Overall, in an Evolve & Empower session, it can support your healing and having higher levels of wellbeing, wellness, love, and empowerment.




4. What is the history of Healing Touch & where is it being used today?


The program (originally known as the Colorado Center for Healing Touch) was developed by Janet Mentgen, BSN, RN, HNC, CHTP/I as a medically-based energy therapy training program for nurses. It has been taught since 1989 and is recognized and endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association. Healing Touch is now available in more than 100 hospitals in the United States as part of their patient care systems because of the effective results being reported by patients, staff, and families.




5. What is the history of Reiki & how does it work?


​It was founded by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese educator, who discovered the ancient healing art in Japan in the late 1800s. Dr. Mikao Usui created Usui Reiki, based on the ancient healing practices of the Buddhist and Hindu teachings and from his own study and research. Reiki is a Japanese word meaning "universal life energy". This life force energy can be defined as energy which exists in all created matter. "Ki" is similar in thought to "chi" or "qi" in Chinese medicine. Reiki is hands-on or right above the body, where the practitioner serves as an open channel for transmitting the "Ki" to others. Reiki helps to release blocked energies, cleansing the body of toxins, and creates a state of balance, harmony, and promotes relaxation and healing.




6. How does Evolve & Empower use Energy Therapy?


Evolve & Empower uses traditional techniques of Healing Touch & Usui Reiki as well as customize energetic techniques that I feel intuitively guided to do to support my client's healing and success. All Energy Therapy Sessions will include minor and major chakra balancing and clearing excess energy buildup in the mind, heart, and body that can contribute to mental and emotional imbalances. Additionally, it will include clearing & healing congestive energy and energetic blockages with the purpose to support the body’s ability to heal and return to its natural state of excellent health & wellbeing, vitality, empowerment, and deepen your capacity for love.




7. What is congestive energy and stagnant energy?


Evolve & Empower believes that congestive & stagnant energy is what contributes to energetic blockages. Congestive & stagnant energy or energetic blockages can be found in your mind, heart, body, energy system, and human energy field (which science calls your Biofield). Holistically, Evolve & Empower has found that congestive & stagnant energy is the energy that is being created by heavy emotions (such as stress, fear, pain, etc.). This includes unprocessed emotions and experiences we haven’t fully healed from yet. Additionally, limiting thoughts in our conscious and subconscious mind (such as 'I'm not good enough,' etc.) are also connected to stagnant energy buildup. By breaking up stagnant & congestive energy build-up can assist with clearing energetic blockages and supporting your journey to reach better health & wellbeing.




8. What happens when our energy system becomes depleted or imbalanced?


When you have congestive energy that contributes to energetic blockages, it creates imbalances and depletion in your energy system. As mentioned in the above answer, an example of congestive energy is stress or fear. The practitioner will break up and clear the congestive energy to support healing and promote self-healing. This allows the energy system, mind, heart, body, and human energy field to return back to its natural state of wellbeing.




9. What is a human energy field or biofield? What can negatively affect our biofield?


Your human energy field, aura, or what science calls it your biofield, is the energy that surrounds the human body. Our environment, relationships, thoughts, emotions, and actions all create energy. The energy that you create and the energy in your environment will flow through your energy system within you and around you in your biofield. Holistically, we believe that when congestive energy or energetic blockages are not addressed, then it can allow dis-ease to progress into disease.




10. How does Energy Therapy affect us mentally, emotionally, and physically?


1. Mentally- Our brainwaves are affected by what we are thinking, feeling, and what we are doing. The 5 main brainwaves are listed below: 1. Delta waves- Deep dreamless sleep and the release of human growth hormone 2. Theta waves- Rejuvenating R.E.M sleep and healing & regeneration are stimulated in this state 3. Alpha waves- relaxation, focus, meditative or resting state for the brain, mind/body integration, learning, and it creates a production of serotonin 4. Beta waves- are associated with concentration, arousal, alertness, and cognition but High levels of beta also create anxiety, unease, fight and flight adrenaline 5. Gamma waves- researchers have discovered that this highly active state has been connected to euphoria, universal love, and expanded consciousness With that in mind, many of us face chronic stress or having a constant level of stress in the background that has become normal in modern times. What most Americans are experiencing is constant levels of stress that can keep us in a state of high levels beta triggering our flight or fight adrenaline throughout the day. By the time we get into bed, we are exhausted but unable to have a restful sleep because our mind is still racing and causing us to go into a state of delta. Ideally, we want to fall into a theta sleep that helps us to rejuvenate and go into a R.E.M sleep cycle. As for the day time, we want to stay in alpha. What Energy Therapy can do is help to be the bridge between the stressful world to assisting clients to experience higher levels of wellbeing. Additionally, research has found that when a client is receiving energy healing that both the practitioner and the client go into an alpha state. The more we practice the alpha state then the more it becomes our daily norm. 2. Physically- Healing Touch and Reiki cause deep relaxation in the mind and body. When your mind and body relax, it releases endorphins from your brain, which then helps your muscles to relax. When your muscles relax, then your circulation improves and the increase in blood flow elevates oxygen levels throughout your body. This creates nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently, supporting the regulation of your hormones, increasing enzyme levels to aid digestion, and contributing to the release of toxins from your body. Additionally, this allows healthy cells to regenerate and promoting a healthy immune system. 3. Emotionally- Healing Touch & Reiki create deep healing, nurturing relaxation, and releasing which has been found to reduce or eliminate stress, depression, anxiety, fear, grief, worry, moodiness, inner mind chatter, mind fog, anger, discomfort, flight or fight symptoms, insomnia, sadness, pain, and much more. Healing Touch & Reiki has been found to replace these heavy emotions with inner peace, harmony, balance, calm, joy, lightness, a feeling that all is well in the world.




11. What to expect During a session for Energy Therapy?


​It is suggested for a client to wear something comfortable for the session. During the session, the client will be lying down on a treatment table fully clothed with an eye pillow and gentle music playing the background. As the practitioner, I will be placing my hands right above the body to facilitate clearing congested energy and breaking up any energetic blockages in the energy system, mind, heart, body, or biofield. The biofield is the human energy system that can be found surrounding the body. Typically, clients experience a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing during the session. Some clients fall asleep during the session and others find themselves in a meditative state. It's completely normal to experience sensations that can range from tingling, temperature changes, a sensation of sinking into the table or floating above it. Often times, the arms or legs will become slightly spastic as energy releases out of them. Other times, clients may not experience anything other than deep relaxation and inner peace. Whatever your response is to the energy therapy treatment you will always be receiving the benefits of it. Energy can release in different ways for different people. Some clients can experience a release by crying, laughing, coughing, burping, feeling a strong emotion, or releasing emotions surrounding an experience from their past (etc.). Whatever may come up for you, I am there to support you as the release occurs, and I will also continue on with the treatment.




12. What to expect After an Energy Therapy treatment?


After the Energy Therapy Session, there can still be releasing taking place as well as an adjustment and integration period that can take 1-3 days or 5-7 days depending on how big the release was and what we are working on in the session. This why all clients are given a take-home document to know what to expect and support their self-care. It is encouraged for all clients to drink a lot of water to help with the detox; the removal of toxins and energy congestion. Water intake should be increased for the next couple of days (as long as there is no water restriction from your physician).




14. Is Healing Touch & Reiki similar to getting a message?


No, a massage focuses on manipulating and applying pressure to your muscles to create a relief. Energy Therapy is focused more on the health of your energy system and clearing energetic blockages with the practitioner's hands being used right above the body.




15. How often would I have to be seen?


It all depends on your goals and if you are seeing other professional to support your journey. In general, I would suggest: *If you are experiencing acute conditions, struggling emotionally or mentally, feeling depleted every day, in the middle of a transition, or working on a goal, then I would recommend once a week. *If you are working with another professional to support your goals then, depending on what type of service it is, I would recommend once every two weeks. *If this is for your self-care and wellbeing maintenance, then it is up to you how much support you need.




16. Should Energy Therapy be used to diagnose or cure me? Do you recommend that Healing Touch & Reiki be used in place of traditional medical care?


Absolutely not. Healing Touch & Reiki are designed to be integrated into your journey of healing, empowerment, and your goals related to your wellbeing. Although Healing Touch & Reiki have many benefits, it should not be used as a substitute for traditional medical care.





FAQ for Energy Therapy

1. What is the history of Energy Healing?


The Ancient Basis of Healing Energy: In almost every culture, dating back thousands of years, there are teachings about energy healing. Although the teachings and terms may vary, an essential principle underlies all of them- that the breath of life and the material form are one and cannot be separated. This principle is the foundation for all comprehensive theories of subtle energy healing. For example, in China, ch'i energy is the basis for healing practices by lay and medical practitioners. In the Indian spiritual traditions refer to Prana as the source or breath of all life. The Japanese term for the energy of life is Ki, and the practice of Kiko is training to promote health. Different cultures, spiritual traditions, and ancient energy healing practices discuss how you can use the universal life force to support your healing, health, wellbeing, and connecting to something more profound that adds more meaning into your personal and/or spiritual growth. However, this does not mean you have to believe in any religion or spiritual practice to receive the benefits of energy healing.




2. Is there any science behind Energy Healing?


Scientists have been performing studies that examine the energy systems of the body for decades. What they have found is that the body generates an electrical field and produces magnetic pulsations. These results have led to the development of Electrocardiograms and Electroencephalograms that measure the currents from the heart and brain. The nerve sheaths of the body also carry electrical currents necessary for growth, repair, and healing. The current seems to attract the white blood cells and stimulate skin cell and connective tissue growth. The current changes as healing progresses. Investigation of the energy emitted by the healer during a healing session indicates that the pulsations range through all of the same frequencies as brain waves: .3 – 30 Hz, falling primarily in 7 – 8 Hz, the alpha state. Medical research has shown that this is the range of frequencies that stimulates healing in the body. Specific frequencies are helpful for particular tissues; for instance, 2 Hz encourages nerve regeneration, 7 Hz bone growth, and 10 Hz ligament repair. There are also many emotional and psychological benefits of receiving energy therapy. Some of the documented benefits that have been found in different research studies include: pain relief or decreased pain level, decreased depression, improved mood, decreased anxiety, diminished symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, decreased stress, decreased headaches and migraines, decreased insomnia & increase inner peace, relief from systems of chemotherapy (during & after), acceleration of post-operative healing/recovery, and much more.




3. What is Healing Touch & Reiki?


Healing Touch and Reiki is a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy that helps to create healing & promotes self-healing as well as restores, rejuvenates, brings into balance your energy system, mind, heart, body, and spirit. Overall, in an Evolve & Empower session, it can support your healing and having higher levels of wellbeing, wellness, love, and empowerment.




4. What is the history of Healing Touch & where is it being used today?


The program (originally known as the Colorado Center for Healing Touch) was developed by Janet Mentgen, BSN, RN, HNC, CHTP/I as a medically-based energy therapy training program for nurses. It has been taught since 1989 and is recognized and endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association. Healing Touch is now available in more than 100 hospitals in the United States as part of their patient care systems because of the effective results being reported by patients, staff, and families.




5. What is the history of Reiki & how does it work?


​It was founded by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese educator, who discovered the ancient healing art in Japan in the late 1800s. Dr. Mikao Usui created Usui Reiki, based on the ancient healing practices of the Buddhist and Hindu teachings and from his own study and research. Reiki is a Japanese word meaning "universal life energy". This life force energy can be defined as energy which exists in all created matter. "Ki" is similar in thought to "chi" or "qi" in Chinese medicine. Reiki is hands-on or right above the body, where the practitioner serves as an open channel for transmitting the "Ki" to others. Reiki helps to release blocked energies, cleansing the body of toxins, and creates a state of balance, harmony, and promotes relaxation and healing.




6. How does Evolve & Empower use Energy Therapy?


Evolve & Empower uses traditional techniques of Healing Touch & Usui Reiki as well as customize energetic techniques that I feel intuitively guided to do to support my client's healing and success. All Energy Therapy Sessions will include minor and major chakra balancing and clearing excess energy buildup in the mind, heart, and body that can contribute to mental and emotional imbalances. Additionally, it will include clearing & healing congestive energy and energetic blockages with the purpose to support the body’s ability to heal and return to its natural state of excellent health & wellbeing, vitality, empowerment, and deepen your capacity for love.




7. What is congestive energy and stagnant energy?


Evolve & Empower believes that congestive & stagnant energy is what contributes to energetic blockages. Congestive & stagnant energy or energetic blockages can be found in your mind, heart, body, energy system, and human energy field (which science calls your Biofield). Holistically, Evolve & Empower has found that congestive & stagnant energy is the energy that is being created by heavy emotions (such as stress, fear, pain, etc.). This includes unprocessed emotions and experiences we haven’t fully healed from yet. Additionally, limiting thoughts in our conscious and subconscious mind (such as 'I'm not good enough,' etc.) are also connected to stagnant energy buildup. By breaking up stagnant & congestive energy build-up can assist with clearing energetic blockages and supporting your journey to reach better health & wellbeing.




8. What happens when our energy system becomes depleted or imbalanced?


When you have congestive energy that contributes to energetic blockages, it creates imbalances and depletion in your energy system. As mentioned in the above answer, an example of congestive energy is stress or fear. The practitioner will break up and clear the congestive energy to support healing and promote self-healing. This allows the energy system, mind, heart, body, and human energy field to return back to its natural state of wellbeing.




9. What is a human energy field or biofield? What can negatively affect our biofield?


Your human energy field, aura, or what science calls it your biofield, is the energy that surrounds the human body. Our environment, relationships, thoughts, emotions, and actions all create energy. The energy that you create and the energy in your environment will flow through your energy system within you and around you in your biofield. Holistically, we believe that when congestive energy or energetic blockages are not addressed, then it can allow dis-ease to progress into disease.




10. How does Energy Therapy affect us mentally, emotionally, and physically?


1. Mentally- Our brainwaves are affected by what we are thinking, feeling, and what we are doing. The 5 main brainwaves are listed below: 1. Delta waves- Deep dreamless sleep and the release of human growth hormone 2. Theta waves- Rejuvenating R.E.M sleep and healing & regeneration are stimulated in this state 3. Alpha waves- relaxation, focus, meditative or resting state for the brain, mind/body integration, learning, and it creates a production of serotonin 4. Beta waves- are associated with concentration, arousal, alertness, and cognition but High levels of beta also create anxiety, unease, fight and flight adrenaline 5. Gamma waves- researchers have discovered that this highly active state has been connected to euphoria, universal love, and expanded consciousness With that in mind, many of us face chronic stress or having a constant level of stress in the background that has become normal in modern times. What most Americans are experiencing is constant levels of stress that can keep us in a state of high levels beta triggering our flight or fight adrenaline throughout the day. By the time we get into bed, we are exhausted but unable to have a restful sleep because our mind is still racing and causing us to go into a state of delta. Ideally, we want to fall into a theta sleep that helps us to rejuvenate and go into a R.E.M sleep cycle. As for the day time, we want to stay in alpha. What Energy Therapy can do is help to be the bridge between the stressful world to assisting clients to experience higher levels of wellbeing. Additionally, research has found that when a client is receiving energy healing that both the practitioner and the client go into an alpha state. The more we practice the alpha state then the more it becomes our daily norm. 2. Physically- Healing Touch and Reiki cause deep relaxation in the mind and body. When your mind and body relax, it releases endorphins from your brain, which then helps your muscles to relax. When your muscles relax, then your circulation improves and the increase in blood flow elevates oxygen levels throughout your body. This creates nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently, supporting the regulation of your hormones, increasing enzyme levels to aid digestion, and contributing to the release of toxins from your body. Additionally, this allows healthy cells to regenerate and promoting a healthy immune system. 3. Emotionally- Healing Touch & Reiki create deep healing, nurturing relaxation, and releasing which has been found to reduce or eliminate stress, depression, anxiety, fear, grief, worry, moodiness, inner mind chatter, mind fog, anger, discomfort, flight or fight symptoms, insomnia, sadness, pain, and much more. Healing Touch & Reiki has been found to replace these heavy emotions with inner peace, harmony, balance, calm, joy, lightness, a feeling that all is well in the world.




11. What to expect During a session for Energy Therapy?


​It is suggested for a client to wear something comfortable for the session. During the session, the client will be lying down on a treatment table fully clothed with an eye pillow and gentle music playing the background. As the practitioner, I will be placing my hands right above the body to facilitate clearing congested energy and breaking up any energetic blockages in the energy system, mind, heart, body, or biofield. The biofield is the human energy system that can be found surrounding the body. Typically, clients experience a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing during the session. Some clients fall asleep during the session and others find themselves in a meditative state. It's completely normal to experience sensations that can range from tingling, temperature changes, a sensation of sinking into the table or floating above it. Often times, the arms or legs will become slightly spastic as energy releases out of them. Other times, clients may not experience anything other than deep relaxation and inner peace. Whatever your response is to the energy therapy treatment you will always be receiving the benefits of it. Energy can release in different ways for different people. Some clients can experience a release by crying, laughing, coughing, burping, feeling a strong emotion, or releasing emotions surrounding an experience from their past (etc.). Whatever may come up for you, I am there to support you as the release occurs, and I will also continue on with the treatment.




12. What to expect After an Energy Therapy treatment?


After the Energy Therapy Session, there can still be releasing taking place as well as an adjustment and integration period that can take 1-3 days or 5-7 days depending on how big the release was and what we are working on in the session. This why all clients are given a take-home document to know what to expect and support their self-care. It is encouraged for all clients to drink a lot of water to help with the detox; the removal of toxins and energy congestion. Water intake should be increased for the next couple of days (as long as there is no water restriction from your physician).




14. Is Healing Touch & Reiki similar to getting a message?


No, a massage focuses on manipulating and applying pressure to your muscles to create a relief. Energy Therapy is focused more on the health of your energy system and clearing energetic blockages with the practitioner's hands being used right above the body.




15. How often would I have to be seen?


It all depends on your goals and if you are seeing other professional to support your journey. In general, I would suggest: *If you are experiencing acute conditions, struggling emotionally or mentally, feeling depleted every day, in the middle of a transition, or working on a goal, then I would recommend once a week. *If you are working with another professional to support your goals then, depending on what type of service it is, I would recommend once every two weeks. *If this is for your self-care and wellbeing maintenance, then it is up to you how much support you need.




16. Should Energy Therapy be used to diagnose or cure me? Do you recommend that Healing Touch & Reiki be used in place of traditional medical care?


Absolutely not. Healing Touch & Reiki are designed to be integrated into your journey of healing, empowerment, and your goals related to your wellbeing. Although Healing Touch & Reiki have many benefits, it should not be used as a substitute for traditional medical care.





FAQ for Sound Therapy- Biofield Tuning

1. What is the history of Energy Healing?


The Ancient Basis of Healing Energy: In almost every culture, dating back thousands of years, there are teachings about energy healing. Although the teachings and terms may vary, an essential principle underlies all of them- that the breath of life and the material form are one and cannot be separated. This principle is the foundation for all comprehensive theories of subtle energy healing. For example, in China, ch'i energy is the basis for healing practices by lay and medical practitioners. In the Indian spiritual traditions refer to Prana as the source or breath of all life. The Japanese term for the energy of life is Ki, and the practice of Kiko is training to promote health. Different cultures, spiritual traditions, and ancient energy healing practices discuss how you can use the universal life force to support your healing, health, wellbeing, and connecting to something more profound that adds more meaning into your personal and/or spiritual growth. However, this does not mean you have to believe in any religion or spiritual practice to receive the benefits of energy healing.




2. Is there any science behind Energy Healing?


Scientists have been performing studies that examine the energy systems of the body for decades. What they have found is that the body generates an electrical field and produces magnetic pulsations. These results have led to the development of Electrocardiograms and Electroencephalograms that measure the currents from the heart and brain. The nerve sheaths of the body also carry electrical currents necessary for growth, repair, and healing. The current seems to attract the white blood cells and stimulate skin cell and connective tissue growth. The current changes as healing progresses. Investigation of the energy emitted by the healer during a healing session indicates that the pulsations range through all of the same frequencies as brain waves: .3 – 30 Hz, falling primarily in 7 – 8 Hz, the alpha state. Medical research has shown that this is the range of frequencies that stimulates healing in the body. Specific frequencies are helpful for particular tissues; for instance, 2 Hz encourages nerve regeneration, 7 Hz bone growth, and 10 Hz ligament repair. There are also many emotional and psychological benefits of receiving energy therapy. Some of the documented benefits that have been found in different research studies include: pain relief or decreased pain level, decreased depression, improved mood, decreased anxiety, diminished symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, decreased stress, decreased headaches and migraines, decreased insomnia & increase inner peace, relief from systems of chemotherapy (during & after), acceleration of post-operative healing/recovery, and much more.




3. What is Healing Touch & Reiki?


Healing Touch and Reiki is a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy that helps to create healing & promotes self-healing as well as restores, rejuvenates, brings into balance your energy system, mind, heart, body, and spirit. Overall, in an Evolve & Empower session, it can support your healing and having higher levels of wellbeing, wellness, love, and empowerment.




4. What is the history of Healing Touch & where is it being used today?


The program (originally known as the Colorado Center for Healing Touch) was developed by Janet Mentgen, BSN, RN, HNC, CHTP/I as a medically-based energy therapy training program for nurses. It has been taught since 1989 and is recognized and endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association. Healing Touch is now available in more than 100 hospitals in the United States as part of their patient care systems because of the effective results being reported by patients, staff, and families.




5. What is the history of Reiki & how does it work?


​It was founded by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese educator, who discovered the ancient healing art in Japan in the late 1800s. Dr. Mikao Usui created Usui Reiki, based on the ancient healing practices of the Buddhist and Hindu teachings and from his own study and research. Reiki is a Japanese word meaning "universal life energy". This life force energy can be defined as energy which exists in all created matter. "Ki" is similar in thought to "chi" or "qi" in Chinese medicine. Reiki is hands-on or right above the body, where the practitioner serves as an open channel for transmitting the "Ki" to others. Reiki helps to release blocked energies, cleansing the body of toxins, and creates a state of balance, harmony, and promotes relaxation and healing.




6. How does Evolve & Empower use Energy Therapy?


Evolve & Empower uses traditional techniques of Healing Touch & Usui Reiki as well as customize energetic techniques that I feel intuitively guided to do to support my client's healing and success. All Energy Therapy Sessions will include minor and major chakra balancing and clearing excess energy buildup in the mind, heart, and body that can contribute to mental and emotional imbalances. Additionally, it will include clearing & healing congestive energy and energetic blockages with the purpose to support the body’s ability to heal and return to its natural state of excellent health & wellbeing, vitality, empowerment, and deepen your capacity for love.




7. What is congestive energy and stagnant energy?


Evolve & Empower believes that congestive & stagnant energy is what contributes to energetic blockages. Congestive & stagnant energy or energetic blockages can be found in your mind, heart, body, energy system, and human energy field (which science calls your Biofield). Holistically, Evolve & Empower has found that congestive & stagnant energy is the energy that is being created by heavy emotions (such as stress, fear, pain, etc.). This includes unprocessed emotions and experiences we haven’t fully healed from yet. Additionally, limiting thoughts in our conscious and subconscious mind (such as 'I'm not good enough,' etc.) are also connected to stagnant energy buildup. By breaking up stagnant & congestive energy build-up can assist with clearing energetic blockages and supporting your journey to reach better health & wellbeing.




8. What happens when our energy system becomes depleted or imbalanced?


When you have congestive energy that contributes to energetic blockages, it creates imbalances and depletion in your energy system. As mentioned in the above answer, an example of congestive energy is stress or fear. The practitioner will break up and clear the congestive energy to support healing and promote self-healing. This allows the energy system, mind, heart, body, and human energy field to return back to its natural state of wellbeing.




9. What is a human energy field or biofield? What can negatively affect our biofield?


Your human energy field, aura, or what science calls it your biofield, is the energy that surrounds the human body. Our environment, relationships, thoughts, emotions, and actions all create energy. The energy that you create and the energy in your environment will flow through your energy system within you and around you in your biofield. Holistically, we believe that when congestive energy or energetic blockages are not addressed, then it can allow dis-ease to progress into disease.




10. How does Energy Therapy affect us mentally, emotionally, and physically?


1. Mentally- Our brainwaves are affected by what we are thinking, feeling, and what we are doing. The 5 main brainwaves are listed below: 1. Delta waves- Deep dreamless sleep and the release of human growth hormone 2. Theta waves- Rejuvenating R.E.M sleep and healing & regeneration are stimulated in this state 3. Alpha waves- relaxation, focus, meditative or resting state for the brain, mind/body integration, learning, and it creates a production of serotonin 4. Beta waves- are associated with concentration, arousal, alertness, and cognition but High levels of beta also create anxiety, unease, fight and flight adrenaline 5. Gamma waves- researchers have discovered that this highly active state has been connected to euphoria, universal love, and expanded consciousness With that in mind, many of us face chronic stress or having a constant level of stress in the background that has become normal in modern times. What most Americans are experiencing is constant levels of stress that can keep us in a state of high levels beta triggering our flight or fight adrenaline throughout the day. By the time we get into bed, we are exhausted but unable to have a restful sleep because our mind is still racing and causing us to go into a state of delta. Ideally, we want to fall into a theta sleep that helps us to rejuvenate and go into a R.E.M sleep cycle. As for the day time, we want to stay in alpha. What Energy Therapy can do is help to be the bridge between the stressful world to assisting clients to experience higher levels of wellbeing. Additionally, research has found that when a client is receiving energy healing that both the practitioner and the client go into an alpha state. The more we practice the alpha state then the more it becomes our daily norm. 2. Physically- Healing Touch and Reiki cause deep relaxation in the mind and body. When your mind and body relax, it releases endorphins from your brain, which then helps your muscles to relax. When your muscles relax, then your circulation improves and the increase in blood flow elevates oxygen levels throughout your body. This creates nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently, supporting the regulation of your hormones, increasing enzyme levels to aid digestion, and contributing to the release of toxins from your body. Additionally, this allows healthy cells to regenerate and promoting a healthy immune system. 3. Emotionally- Healing Touch & Reiki create deep healing, nurturing relaxation, and releasing which has been found to reduce or eliminate stress, depression, anxiety, fear, grief, worry, moodiness, inner mind chatter, mind fog, anger, discomfort, flight or fight symptoms, insomnia, sadness, pain, and much more. Healing Touch & Reiki has been found to replace these heavy emotions with inner peace, harmony, balance, calm, joy, lightness, a feeling that all is well in the world.




11. What to expect During a session for Energy Therapy?


​It is suggested for a client to wear something comfortable for the session. During the session, the client will be lying down on a treatment table fully clothed with an eye pillow and gentle music playing the background. As the practitioner, I will be placing my hands right above the body to facilitate clearing congested energy and breaking up any energetic blockages in the energy system, mind, heart, body, or biofield. The biofield is the human energy system that can be found surrounding the body. Typically, clients experience a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing during the session. Some clients fall asleep during the session and others find themselves in a meditative state. It's completely normal to experience sensations that can range from tingling, temperature changes, a sensation of sinking into the table or floating above it. Often times, the arms or legs will become slightly spastic as energy releases out of them. Other times, clients may not experience anything other than deep relaxation and inner peace. Whatever your response is to the energy therapy treatment you will always be receiving the benefits of it. Energy can release in different ways for different people. Some clients can experience a release by crying, laughing, coughing, burping, feeling a strong emotion, or releasing emotions surrounding an experience from their past (etc.). Whatever may come up for you, I am there to support you as the release occurs, and I will also continue on with the treatment.




12. What to expect After an Energy Therapy treatment?


After the Energy Therapy Session, there can still be releasing taking place as well as an adjustment and integration period that can take 1-3 days or 5-7 days depending on how big the release was and what we are working on in the session. This why all clients are given a take-home document to know what to expect and support their self-care. It is encouraged for all clients to drink a lot of water to help with the detox; the removal of toxins and energy congestion. Water intake should be increased for the next couple of days (as long as there is no water restriction from your physician).




14. Is Healing Touch & Reiki similar to getting a message?


No, a massage focuses on manipulating and applying pressure to your muscles to create a relief. Energy Therapy is focused more on the health of your energy system and clearing energetic blockages with the practitioner's hands being used right above the body.




15. How often would I have to be seen?


It all depends on your goals and if you are seeing other professional to support your journey. In general, I would suggest: *If you are experiencing acute conditions, struggling emotionally or mentally, feeling depleted every day, in the middle of a transition, or working on a goal, then I would recommend once a week. *If you are working with another professional to support your goals then, depending on what type of service it is, I would recommend once every two weeks. *If this is for your self-care and wellbeing maintenance, then it is up to you how much support you need.




16. Should Energy Therapy be used to diagnose or cure me? Do you recommend that Healing Touch & Reiki be used in place of traditional medical care?


Absolutely not. Healing Touch & Reiki are designed to be integrated into your journey of healing, empowerment, and your goals related to your wellbeing. Although Healing Touch & Reiki have many benefits, it should not be used as a substitute for traditional medical care.





FAQ for Holistic Healing & Insight

1. What is the history of Energy Healing?


The Ancient Basis of Healing Energy: In almost every culture, dating back thousands of years, there are teachings about energy healing. Although the teachings and terms may vary, an essential principle underlies all of them- that the breath of life and the material form are one and cannot be separated. This principle is the foundation for all comprehensive theories of subtle energy healing. For example, in China, ch'i energy is the basis for healing practices by lay and medical practitioners. In the Indian spiritual traditions refer to Prana as the source or breath of all life. The Japanese term for the energy of life is Ki, and the practice of Kiko is training to promote health. Different cultures, spiritual traditions, and ancient energy healing practices discuss how you can use the universal life force to support your healing, health, wellbeing, and connecting to something more profound that adds more meaning into your personal and/or spiritual growth. However, this does not mean you have to believe in any religion or spiritual practice to receive the benefits of energy healing.




2. Is there any science behind Energy Healing?


Scientists have been performing studies that examine the energy systems of the body for decades. What they have found is that the body generates an electrical field and produces magnetic pulsations. These results have led to the development of Electrocardiograms and Electroencephalograms that measure the currents from the heart and brain. The nerve sheaths of the body also carry electrical currents necessary for growth, repair, and healing. The current seems to attract the white blood cells and stimulate skin cell and connective tissue growth. The current changes as healing progresses. Investigation of the energy emitted by the healer during a healing session indicates that the pulsations range through all of the same frequencies as brain waves: .3 – 30 Hz, falling primarily in 7 – 8 Hz, the alpha state. Medical research has shown that this is the range of frequencies that stimulates healing in the body. Specific frequencies are helpful for particular tissues; for instance, 2 Hz encourages nerve regeneration, 7 Hz bone growth, and 10 Hz ligament repair. There are also many emotional and psychological benefits of receiving energy therapy. Some of the documented benefits that have been found in different research studies include: pain relief or decreased pain level, decreased depression, improved mood, decreased anxiety, diminished symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, decreased stress, decreased headaches and migraines, decreased insomnia & increase inner peace, relief from systems of chemotherapy (during & after), acceleration of post-operative healing/recovery, and much more.




3. What is Healing Touch & Reiki?


Healing Touch and Reiki is a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy that helps to create healing & promotes self-healing as well as restores, rejuvenates, brings into balance your energy system, mind, heart, body, and spirit. Overall, in an Evolve & Empower session, it can support your healing and having higher levels of wellbeing, wellness, love, and empowerment.




4. What is the history of Healing Touch & where is it being used today?


The program (originally known as the Colorado Center for Healing Touch) was developed by Janet Mentgen, BSN, RN, HNC, CHTP/I as a medically-based energy therapy training program for nurses. It has been taught since 1989 and is recognized and endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association. Healing Touch is now available in more than 100 hospitals in the United States as part of their patient care systems because of the effective results being reported by patients, staff, and families.




5. What is the history of Reiki & how does it work?


​It was founded by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese educator, who discovered the ancient healing art in Japan in the late 1800s. Dr. Mikao Usui created Usui Reiki, based on the ancient healing practices of the Buddhist and Hindu teachings and from his own study and research. Reiki is a Japanese word meaning "universal life energy". This life force energy can be defined as energy which exists in all created matter. "Ki" is similar in thought to "chi" or "qi" in Chinese medicine. Reiki is hands-on or right above the body, where the practitioner serves as an open channel for transmitting the "Ki" to others. Reiki helps to release blocked energies, cleansing the body of toxins, and creates a state of balance, harmony, and promotes relaxation and healing.




6. How does Evolve & Empower use Energy Therapy?


Evolve & Empower uses traditional techniques of Healing Touch & Usui Reiki as well as customize energetic techniques that I feel intuitively guided to do to support my client's healing and success. All Energy Therapy Sessions will include minor and major chakra balancing and clearing excess energy buildup in the mind, heart, and body that can contribute to mental and emotional imbalances. Additionally, it will include clearing & healing congestive energy and energetic blockages with the purpose to support the body’s ability to heal and return to its natural state of excellent health & wellbeing, vitality, empowerment, and deepen your capacity for love.




7. What is congestive energy and stagnant energy?


Evolve & Empower believes that congestive & stagnant energy is what contributes to energetic blockages. Congestive & stagnant energy or energetic blockages can be found in your mind, heart, body, energy system, and human energy field (which science calls your Biofield). Holistically, Evolve & Empower has found that congestive & stagnant energy is the energy that is being created by heavy emotions (such as stress, fear, pain, etc.). This includes unprocessed emotions and experiences we haven’t fully healed from yet. Additionally, limiting thoughts in our conscious and subconscious mind (such as 'I'm not good enough,' etc.) are also connected to stagnant energy buildup. By breaking up stagnant & congestive energy build-up can assist with clearing energetic blockages and supporting your journey to reach better health & wellbeing.




8. What happens when our energy system becomes depleted or imbalanced?


When you have congestive energy that contributes to energetic blockages, it creates imbalances and depletion in your energy system. As mentioned in the above answer, an example of congestive energy is stress or fear. The practitioner will break up and clear the congestive energy to support healing and promote self-healing. This allows the energy system, mind, heart, body, and human energy field to return back to its natural state of wellbeing.




9. What is a human energy field or biofield? What can negatively affect our biofield?


Your human energy field, aura, or what science calls it your biofield, is the energy that surrounds the human body. Our environment, relationships, thoughts, emotions, and actions all create energy. The energy that you create and the energy in your environment will flow through your energy system within you and around you in your biofield. Holistically, we believe that when congestive energy or energetic blockages are not addressed, then it can allow dis-ease to progress into disease.




10. How does Energy Therapy affect us mentally, emotionally, and physically?


1. Mentally- Our brainwaves are affected by what we are thinking, feeling, and what we are doing. The 5 main brainwaves are listed below: 1. Delta waves- Deep dreamless sleep and the release of human growth hormone 2. Theta waves- Rejuvenating R.E.M sleep and healing & regeneration are stimulated in this state 3. Alpha waves- relaxation, focus, meditative or resting state for the brain, mind/body integration, learning, and it creates a production of serotonin 4. Beta waves- are associated with concentration, arousal, alertness, and cognition but High levels of beta also create anxiety, unease, fight and flight adrenaline 5. Gamma waves- researchers have discovered that this highly active state has been connected to euphoria, universal love, and expanded consciousness With that in mind, many of us face chronic stress or having a constant level of stress in the background that has become normal in modern times. What most Americans are experiencing is constant levels of stress that can keep us in a state of high levels beta triggering our flight or fight adrenaline throughout the day. By the time we get into bed, we are exhausted but unable to have a restful sleep because our mind is still racing and causing us to go into a state of delta. Ideally, we want to fall into a theta sleep that helps us to rejuvenate and go into a R.E.M sleep cycle. As for the day time, we want to stay in alpha. What Energy Therapy can do is help to be the bridge between the stressful world to assisting clients to experience higher levels of wellbeing. Additionally, research has found that when a client is receiving energy healing that both the practitioner and the client go into an alpha state. The more we practice the alpha state then the more it becomes our daily norm. 2. Physically- Healing Touch and Reiki cause deep relaxation in the mind and body. When your mind and body relax, it releases endorphins from your brain, which then helps your muscles to relax. When your muscles relax, then your circulation improves and the increase in blood flow elevates oxygen levels throughout your body. This creates nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently, supporting the regulation of your hormones, increasing enzyme levels to aid digestion, and contributing to the release of toxins from your body. Additionally, this allows healthy cells to regenerate and promoting a healthy immune system. 3. Emotionally- Healing Touch & Reiki create deep healing, nurturing relaxation, and releasing which has been found to reduce or eliminate stress, depression, anxiety, fear, grief, worry, moodiness, inner mind chatter, mind fog, anger, discomfort, flight or fight symptoms, insomnia, sadness, pain, and much more. Healing Touch & Reiki has been found to replace these heavy emotions with inner peace, harmony, balance, calm, joy, lightness, a feeling that all is well in the world.




11. What to expect During a session for Energy Therapy?


​It is suggested for a client to wear something comfortable for the session. During the session, the client will be lying down on a treatment table fully clothed with an eye pillow and gentle music playing the background. As the practitioner, I will be placing my hands right above the body to facilitate clearing congested energy and breaking up any energetic blockages in the energy system, mind, heart, body, or biofield. The biofield is the human energy system that can be found surrounding the body. Typically, clients experience a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing during the session. Some clients fall asleep during the session and others find themselves in a meditative state. It's completely normal to experience sensations that can range from tingling, temperature changes, a sensation of sinking into the table or floating above it. Often times, the arms or legs will become slightly spastic as energy releases out of them. Other times, clients may not experience anything other than deep relaxation and inner peace. Whatever your response is to the energy therapy treatment you will always be receiving the benefits of it. Energy can release in different ways for different people. Some clients can experience a release by crying, laughing, coughing, burping, feeling a strong emotion, or releasing emotions surrounding an experience from their past (etc.). Whatever may come up for you, I am there to support you as the release occurs, and I will also continue on with the treatment.




12. What to expect After an Energy Therapy treatment?


After the Energy Therapy Session, there can still be releasing taking place as well as an adjustment and integration period that can take 1-3 days or 5-7 days depending on how big the release was and what we are working on in the session. This why all clients are given a take-home document to know what to expect and support their self-care. It is encouraged for all clients to drink a lot of water to help with the detox; the removal of toxins and energy congestion. Water intake should be increased for the next couple of days (as long as there is no water restriction from your physician).




14. Is Healing Touch & Reiki similar to getting a message?


No, a massage focuses on manipulating and applying pressure to your muscles to create a relief. Energy Therapy is focused more on the health of your energy system and clearing energetic blockages with the practitioner's hands being used right above the body.




15. How often would I have to be seen?


It all depends on your goals and if you are seeing other professional to support your journey. In general, I would suggest: *If you are experiencing acute conditions, struggling emotionally or mentally, feeling depleted every day, in the middle of a transition, or working on a goal, then I would recommend once a week. *If you are working with another professional to support your goals then, depending on what type of service it is, I would recommend once every two weeks. *If this is for your self-care and wellbeing maintenance, then it is up to you how much support you need.




16. Should Energy Therapy be used to diagnose or cure me? Do you recommend that Healing Touch & Reiki be used in place of traditional medical care?


Absolutely not. Healing Touch & Reiki are designed to be integrated into your journey of healing, empowerment, and your goals related to your wellbeing. Although Healing Touch & Reiki have many benefits, it should not be used as a substitute for traditional medical care.





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