Healing Arts through Energy

Shelley Easthope - Healing Arts

Through my career in Asian medicine, I have developed a highly tuned sensitivity to energy and love to share this awareness with others, whether through one to one treatment, classes, or in constellation circles. It is exciting to see people grasp the possibility that is presented when the world is perceived as energy. Energy is not restricted by time or space and thus can transcend both, to effect seemingly ‘miraculous’ change and healing.

I have over 30 years experience leading groups, teaching classes and working individually with clients to explore and improve the flow of ki. I love witnessing the joy that arises when ki that has been stuck begins to flow. My teaching and facilitation are my contribution to the flow of life energy in our world.

Over the past few months as we have seen change in our daily routines and in our world on a massive scale, I have sometimes felt the tumult of change inside my body as if the unrest in the world was also in me. Unsettling. I was given the go ahead to return to my shiatsu/reiki practice at the beginning of June, with very clear guidelines for cleanliness and interaction. I am able to work with people as I always have yet it is not the same. I must clean  surfaces, wear a mask, ask questions.... the added requirements have meant that I have only opened my practice to clients who had been seeing me regularly and I am not taking new clients.

I have worked out health precaution measures for other events which I am planning, including ritualized hand-washing and limiting numbers to allow for distancing.

I am looking forward to the nature constellation day this summer, where we can gather according to provincial guidelines, in a healing circle. Again, because of the Covid-19 restrictions, we have altered the event, so that we will each look after our own needs. No potluck or shared snacks this year. 

I am currently working on putting my Ki to Health=Ki to Happiness course online. This course is an experiential introduction to Traditional Asian medicine, which cultivates balance and harmony to create strength and resilience in the body. Watching the Covid-19 health crisis unfold, I felt more motivated than ever to share this knowledge of Traditional Asian Medicine, to assist in building health and resilience so that we are prepared for challenges when they come. I am surprised at what a huge undertaking it is to put a course I have taught for years into an online format! I am hoping to run a small in person class this summer in which we will take some video to use in the online course. The Ki Breathing video on this website is a component of the course and a great way to begin to cultivate Ki, the vital energy.