Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Amy B. Scher, author of the new How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can.

Do you know self-healing is the most powerful kind of healing? Self-healing sends signals to our body that we have power over our own bodies and lives. Our bodies are designed to heal themselves and when we connect with that primal ability, all kinds of awesome things can happen. My life (and health!) completely changed when I started depending less on doctors and practitioners and more on me.

Here are my 5 secrets of self-healing.

  1. Find What Resonates with You

    When I was first learning about healing, I read countless books and eventually did several professional training programs to conquer the subject of energy therapy.It becomes very easy to get caught up in what others say about different techniques and modalities. But really, that doesn’t matter. Working with techniques that you are drawn to will have the biggest positive impact on you. When you feel a pull toward something, that’s a little something called your intuition trying to lead you right to where you need to go. Hearing what’s been the best for someone else might give you ideas to explore, but if you get too attached to the path of another, it can detract from your own healing.

    Your healing path will be a unique one, so don’t feel obligated to read every book and learn every modality; just jump in and try what resonates with you. It’s okay to leave all the rest behind. By focusing your energy toward something that feels good to you, you will find also what also works best for you.

  2. Don’t Overdo It

    Although healing miracles abound, healing is not always a super fast process. Just because you know a new technique doesn’t mean you should use it all day long (even though I totally know the temptation). There really is “too much” of a good thing.With energy work, there is often a “processing” that happens as that energy moves out of our field, and until that happens, we might not feel the full shift or improvement. Putting your body under the stress of doing more and more can be counter-effective.

    I can’t say enough for giving your body time and space to allow the healing process to happen. Otherwise, you will only create stress on your body—and that’s not the result you are aiming for, right?

  3. Use Your Intuition

    I learned this early on, and it’s priceless. When learning techniques, there will always be explicit instructions. That’s because that’s the only way these things can be taught. However, using your own intuition to alter and revise techniques can make them even more beneficial for you.You may be called to perform a technique in a slightly different way. That’s likely because your mind or body knows that it might work for you better that way. The types of deviations I used in my own healing include things like using my right hand instead of my left hand, holding a pose or technique longer or shorter than stipulated, skipping a certain part of an exercise, and more. All of these things are okay and you should give yourself permission to do them. You might just end up creating something new that way!

    I don’t think there is a single technique I use with myself or my clients that’s exactly how it was taught to me, and I really believe my personal twists make it that much more effective.

  4. Don’t Try to Fix Everyone

    Once we figure out we actually do have the power to heal ourselves, we often feel the pressure to want to fix everyone. You might even feel a heavy sense of responsibility to help your loved ones. Sharing what you know with others is awesome, but taking on a whole new job is not a good idea. This is very stressful to your body, especially if you’re not well yourself. If you are still struggling with emotional or physical imbalances, you might resonate too much with other people’s imbalances, which can exacerbate your own. I’ve heard this phenomenon over and over again from practitioners who are suffering from chronic illness: energetically, they match right up with their clients and start picking up on their symptoms.Energy follows a flow, and you need someone to come in with strong stable energy to really raise the vibration. If two people are of a low vibration, it’s not the optimal healing environment for either of you.

  5. Ask for Help When You’re Stuck

    There is a good reason to ask for help when you’re stuck, and it’s not because self-healing doesn’t work. It’s simply because a professional has seen hundreds of clients and you’ve only had experience with … well, you. Practitioners who do this all day long have seen patterns and different issues emerge, which gives us an advantage—we can often quickly see what you can’t. Not only that, but this is the best way to learn. I learned so much through my own instructor. I was able to see how she unraveled issues, what she did when we got stuck, and hear lots of stories that resonated with me, which gave me new ideas for my own healing.

Now that you know these five secrets, put them into practice. Start seeing what you feel called to, learn it (but put your twist on it), and focus on allowing your mind-body to do the rest. Happy healing!


Our thanks to Amy for her guest post! For more from Amy B. Scher, read her article, “How to Use Affirmations That Work.”

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