During a SHEN session, you recline fully dressed, on a comfortably padded SHEN "cradle." Your SHEN practitioner will place their hands on or near your clothed body in the gentle, precise placements of SHEN therapy as indicated by your specific needs. You may feel tingles, warmth, or other sensations. You might shake, twitch or vibrate as you relax and release tension, and you may enter a state similar to meditation. Your stomach or intestines may gurgle as chi flows through them. All of the above are naturally occurring responses to the therapy. Frequently, metaphoric images or forgotten memories of pivotal events from earlier in your life surface briefly.
As the gentle, pressureless chi of SHEN therapy relaxes you, your surface tension calms. As the session continues, the deeply buried internal contractions either simply melt and quietly dissipate, OR are lifted into your awareness where options present themselves.
A SHEN session most often is done in meditative quiet, but can have interactive therapeutic dialogue depending on your needs. An extensive amount of talking is not usually necessary during a SHEN session.
You can expect to feel many emotions during your SHEN sessions--some of which may not be pleasant. However, a strong chi field from an experienced, calm and compassionate SHEN therapist will be relaxing the tension and drawing the emotion, not just up, but out, helping it dissipate and enabling your physical body and your psyche to release, finally, the effects of your history.
And if an uncomfortable memory or emotion such as fear or grief or feeling inadequate arises, it rapidly peaks and leaves, and something else comes: insight, often accompanied by astonishing vitality and/or well being, a deep inner peace, a sense of inner connectedness "at one-ness," an experience that was described as "as good as the best meditation I've ever had."
SHEN Therapy sessions are non-judgemental, non-invasive, safe and empowering. You will soon find yourself once again able to reach long forgotten levels of relaxation, calmness, peace, balance, joy, love, confidence and happiness.
While great benefit can occur in a single session, usually a short series of 3 to 10 personalized SHEN sessions are needed for an individual to release the deeper trapped emotional layers. An adult with a long history of abuse or trauma will require more sessions. Scheduling several sessions close together over 2 or 3 days will have the fastest therapeutic results. An effective option for those who do not have a local SHEN Therapist is to come to me for a 3 day weekend and receive a personalized SHEN intensive.
You can choose to receive a SHEN session either in a private appointment or in a workshop environment.
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