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Energy Healer Preparation

Preparing Yourself to Do a Healing


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Energy healer preparation is an important foundation for good energy healing. Whether you're doing it for yourself or for someone else, you should go into an energy healing relaxed, grounded, and in as elevated a state as you can be.

Here's a suggested pre-session sequence that will help put you into an optimal state:


Energy Healer Preparation Process

  1. Relax, ground and center.

    Quiet your mind and let go of your thoughts. Take a few moments to consciously work with your breath. Breathwork is one of the best overall ways to relax, ground, and center.

    1. Breathe in through your nose, out through your mouth.
    2. Breathe deeply, all the way into the lower third of your lungs. Your belly should expand when you breathe in and return to normal when you breathe out.
    3. Breathe evenly, in a nice, smooth rhythm.
    4. After you've got the rhythm of your breath nice and even, slow it down.
    5. Breathe like this for at least a couple of minutes, keeping your awareness on your breath.
    6. If at any time you start to feel dizzy or faint, return to your normal breathing for a while.


    Learn a more in-depth process for grounding here.

    Learn a more in-depth process for centering here.


  2. Raise your vibration.

    You want to go into a healing with the highest vibration you can manage. Of course, anyone serious about energy healing is on a long-term journey to develop their light body. But in the moments before doing a healing, you'll want to bring your vibration up to its highest potential at that moment. There are many ways to do that, but here are a few ideas. (I'm suggesting that you do one of these, not all!)

    • Gratitude

      Think about something(s) that you are grateful for. Gratitude is an extremely powerful way to expand your energy, build your light body, and strengthen your connection to the rest of Being.

    • Amusement

      An attitude of gentle amusement and wonder usually promotes a light, high, fine vibration. Allow the corners of your lips and eyes to lift slightly. Allow yourself to "lighten up." Take a very high perspective and allow yourself to be amused at yourself and any worries or concerns you may have. Assume that all will be well. Adopt a sense of wonder, which does not require that you know the answer to all questions. Let a higher power be in charge, which allows you to get out of your own way, be more open to intuition, and be in a state of gentle enjoyment.

    • Think about a person you love or about a place in nature that is special to you

      Both of these things open the heart chakra and nourish the light body.

    • Smile

      Put a big smile on your face and keep it there for a while. Research has shown that your mood follows your body's lead. Smiling will help to shift your energy to a more positive state.

    • Meditation or prayer

      Spend a few moments in meditation or prayer, helping you step out of ego and connect to your higher self. Meditation helps to connect you to the source of all energy; prayer helps open you to the support of your higher powers.

    • Breath

      You can also use your breath as a powerful tool for raising your vibration. Learn 9 methods here.


  3. Silently set an intention to serve the highest good of the person you'll be working with (whether that's you or another person).

  4. Maintain non-attachment to the form of the outcome.

    An attitude of non-attachment to the exact outcome of the healing helps you to step out of your ego, which is limiting to the healing. Healing may show up in a different form or at a different time than expected. I've had clients leave with few apparent effects, only to call me the next day to report amazing results--more profound than any outcome I had imagined. Non-attachment to outcome allows you to just do the work, without worrying about your "performance."


This may look like a long "to-do" list, but you don't have to do them all. All you really need to do in the way of energy healer preparation is relax, ground and center; do something to raise your vibration; set an intention for healing; and affirm your non-attachment to outcome.

Once you've done your energy healer preparation, you're ready to start your healing.


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