POINT OF ESSENCE is deeply guided bodywork, used either alone, or even more powerfully in conjunction with regular acupuncture and/ or other types of therapy. In our modern and frantic society, ancient pathways for rejuvenation and healing have become blocked over time and stress. Until these centers are cleared, nothing else gets better and injury states become chronic. The body cannot function under "fight-or-flight" mode, and we have learned to shut down our own nervous system, resulting in suppression of the normal energy pathways in the body. Once shut down, this energy is simply HELD within as unexpressed emotional energy. The Chakra or energy centers in the body are blocked and cannot move energy; the channels become deranged.
These emotional states also reinforce limiting beliefs about ourselves which are stored directly in the body and can be accessed with energy and deep connection. Once aware of these limiting beliefs, the body is free to reconnect to itself in the proper manner, with healing and rejuvenation happen directly on the table. The energy changes are immediately visible to both the patient and the practitioner and many times are felt by both. This work is visible to the naked eye - It answers, in part, the ancient question of "Why did I create this injury?"
Once sessions begin, we have new gentle exercises to facilitate continued healing with our patients at home which greatly accelerate recovery. Used for 5 minutes or 5 hours, our clients learn new and deeply restorative ways to nourish their own energy centers to resolve an injury to body, mind, or spirit. This also works on old or chronic injuries, and/or trauma that happened but cannot be remembered.
Many times once you UNDERSTAND the language of the body, the injury resolves much more quickly. You aren't being punished by the injury or illness - you simply haven't received the message the body is trying to convey. Rather than something to be feared, pain and chronic illness become a powerful tool of self-discovery and mindfulness.
There are ancient pathways in the body that classically were deep reservoirs for healing and restoration. These become uncoupled and stop functioning with stress and injury and the body and the body stops communicating with itself. Point of Essence accesses deep energy states to open and reconnect these vessels at a core star level, reconnecting the body with deep reservoirs of healing already available, and the healing happens directly on the table.
Once activated and able to move energy again, patients are able to work with their own bodies in COOPERATION with the practitioner. This reduces the number of visits needed and speeds up the healing process dramatically. Once restored, our patients can use the tools for self-healing and maintenance to balance their circuits regularly like meditation, eliminating the energetic CAUSE of the injury. Patients can elect not to use the self-healing exercises, and the channel clearing can be performed by the practitioner but the level of healing will take more time. Bluntly, bodywork is expensive, so by participating in your own recovery you will save time and money. In addition, we find the deepest and most permanent change in patients who elect to work cooperatively with the practitioner, rather than outsource that self-care.
The body receives its own energy faster and more completely than it can from any outside provider. Point-of Essence work sends a powerful signal of self-care to the body and a positive action step. It removes the sense of powerlessness and frustration that accompany chronic injuries. Many patients experience relief in just a few sessions. Top athletes have reported major changes in just a few sessions.
Sessions are highly individualized and may include tissue work, energy work, counseling, and massage.
Over time, Point of Essense gently restores the proper energy flow in the body, empowering patients to heal physical and emotional trauma more completely than we ever thought possible. This has been very successful with patients who have plateaued in therapy, PT, or are have received a difficult diagnosis like neuropathy. Application has been expanded to work with clients to achieve peak performance for athletics and the performing arts, test anxiety. Patients working with a therapist on child abuse or domestic violence issues find this a powerful tool to eliminate the energy blocks that remain held in the body after the difficult work of reconciling trauma has begun.
There are no "attunements" or special skills needed to use these ancient techniques, simply gentle pressure, and Jennifer intuitively guides patients in working with their own bodies simply by demonstrating and helping patients learn what energy feels like. Patients are introduced to the body maps and guided through discovering their own language of the body and how best to care for their unique expression.
How can I learn Point of Essence Work?
For practitioners wishing to learn Point of Essence healing, please call the office to discuss the mentorship program which is still under development. Although distance learning and CEUs are being created, a portion of this work must be personally experienced and practitioners must have their own sessions as they learn to understand and clear the body consciousness.
This work is best suited to somatic bodyworkers like acupuncture, massage, and chiropractors as well as somatic body therapists. First and foremost Point of Essence work begins a journey of self-inquiry; we simply don't have the ability to heal what we have not resolved within ourselves. The ability to move qi and energy with intention takes patience, practice, and a willingness to learn to feel energy objectively, as well as how to move it. Integration continues as you explore your own shadow, with an eye to discovering limiting belief patterns in self, particularly patterns of trauma or self-sacrifice, which are part of the current medical model. By learning to understand and communicate the language of the body, practitioners also receive self-healing and regeneration. The boundary between patient and practitioner dissolves with the awareness that we treat those clients that resonate with our own emotional states and both are healed in this journey of personal and professional self-discovery. The ability to intuitively communicate this to the patient in language that is in keeping with their own values or religious preferences is part of this journey.
While we can teach anyone this style of self-healing, the diagnostic understanding requires a deep understanding of body mechanics and structural integration. Acupuncturists and shiatsu practitioners who already understand the meridians will find this easier to learn. Practitioners with unresolved abuse issues or trauma should consider their own journey into full healing by having their own sessions before attempting to facilitate this in others as it won't be successful. Again, we simply can not facilitate healing in others that we have not given to ourselves.
We are excited to be able to bring new applications of an ancient practice into the world at this time.