More and more we’re waking up to the idea that one’s health has less and less to do with solving just one problem, and more to do with the total picture. Health, then, is a combination of eating well, exercising, sleep, relaxing, meditation, working, medicine, and lifestyle. It makes sense then, why holistic medicine has become increasingly popular in Canberra and beyond.
As science advances, we are learning more and more about energy healing: what it is, what it isn’t, and what it might be. Health Magazine, who trusted, up-to-date health and medical information, defines energy medicine, also known as biofield therapies, as “the act of channeling and manipulating the energy that courses through your body in order to heal it”.
Recent years have shown a rise in the use and practice of energy medicine, though it actually dates back thousands of years. In fact, the description of “laying on of hands” to relieve pain was discovered on an ancient Egyptian document from 1550 BC. In 2020, celebrities all over the world have reported that this is more than just a trend – it has helped alleviate pain.
Sue Oliver, Canberra-based Holistic Energy Healer, has helped clients from Canberra to Canada. Her tool kit is equipped with everything from trauma release exercises and sound healing to access consciousness bars. She is a master healer who has been practicing for 18 years.
Sue’s practice is based on the belief that your body is instilled with a subtle energy that makes up who you are. This energy must be balanced for good health.
While holistic medicine is becoming trendy, it has, in fact, been around for thousands of years in dozens if not hundreds of different cultures. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the energy that must be in balance is called qi. In Ayurvedic medicine, they’re called the doshas. All these healing modalities involve a practitioner who helps you release energy blocks that cause poor health. When the energetic system is out of balance, a block occurs, and you become sick.
"While holistic medicine is becoming trendy, it has, in fact, been around for thousands of years in dozens if not hundreds of different cultures."
According to Sue Oliver, her typical clients are “usually at a stage in their lives where they need to clear something that is impacting them from the past. It may be past trauma in their early childhood and or belief systems like ‘not being good enough’ or ‘not being worthy’ that needs to be released so that they can create the life they want. It can also be traumas related to abusive relationships or traumatic experiences.” For Sue, releasing trauma is a major part of her work, helping clients release trauma to balance their energy and return the body to good health.
I sat down with Sue to ask her about her greatest success story to give us an idea of how she can help gals in the Network. She laughed and said, “Do I have to choose just one? The most recent one is a client who had shocking migraines for 12 years. No treatments had worked for her during that 12 year period. She started doing energy work with me, and after just one session, her migraines were gone. Following her up after a month revealed they had not returned.”
A typical day for Sue is to work with four to five clients, typically women aged 35-55. “Some will be coming for their first visit,” says Sue, “others will be reporting on how their symptoms have changed and what has been happening for them since their last session. Most clients have three sessions to clear whatever is bothering them. Many clients like to come every six weeks or so for a balance which helps to keep them feeling stress-free.”
A large part of the success of energy healing is a reported reduction in stress, which is no small thing. According to Health Magazine, “Stress is a common underlying factor in many diseases. Studies have found that 75 percent to 90 percent of primary care visits can be attributed to the effects of stress, and it’s linked to the six leading causes of death in the U.S.”
Energy healing may reduce stress.
Energy healing is a passion of Sue Oliver’s. “I love doing what I do because I really enjoy helping people be the best they can be. I love working with the consciousness of a client’s body to unlock what is causing their emotional and physical issues. There are patterns that are repeated but each client has their own story so each session is always unique.”