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  • Writer's pictureCarmela Pollock

The Power of Energy Healing

Updated: Mar 3, 2019

Energy healing is a practice in which a trained practitioner works with the body's energy field to improve physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. This definition embraces the suite of modalities Soulworks provides to bring a client to optimal health and wellbeing.


Energy healing is not a new phenomenon. Many ancient and traditional cultures believe life energy is a powerful force to bring an individual back to balance and harmony. It has been widely documented that life energy exists in all people, animals, plants and inanimate objects. The Japanese call this 'Qi', Chinese 'Chi', the Indians 'Prana', Greeks 'Pneuma' and Native Americans 'Flow of Spirit'.

All energy healing works on the same premise, that we are energy and that congestion in our human energetic system or the misalignment of that energy causes pain, illness and disease. Generally speaking, people who get enough sleep, eat well, exercise and maintain a positive attitude and loving relationships have healthy or positive energy.

Stress, grief or poor lifestyle has an affinity with negative or unhealthy energy, which weakens a person's energy field, diminishing their health. Negative energy is connected to specific organs or parts of the human body. As an example, fear can create unhealthy energy around the kidney, feeling of disempowerment can affect the stomach and intestines.

When unhealthy energy forms around an organ, it adversely affects one's health and eventually leads to illness.

Reiki is a form of energy healing that originated in Japan. A Reiki treatment gently guides a client to learn how to own their power again by unlocking often stored negative energy in the body and subconscious mind.

When we block our natural expression because of life experiences from trauma, grief and loss, fear, major life changes etc, we use energy to stay in this place that generally gets refilled by manufactured energy stimulants like coffee, sugar etc. Reiki's heart centred approach focuses on the unity of the mind, body and spirit to empower the natural healing abilities within the body. It synchronises the heart and mind to understand past experiences to draw attention to limiting and destructive patterns.

Any form of energy healing is always a co-creative process between the Practitioner and client. By committing to self healing and letting go of judgement, energy healing works subtly to strengthen and cleanse the inner core allowing love and joy to unfold in every area of your life.

The medical communities in the United States, United Kingdom and parts of Europe are introducing Reiki as part of their integrative medicine program to assist with patient recovery and wellbeing. In Australia, Reiki is being integrated into patient care at various hospitals and pallative care units.

Award-winning American talk show host and Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, undertook a small study where he introduced Reiki Masters in surgery on open heart patients.

'energy and the use of energy healing will be the biggest frontier in medicine over the next decade'. ~ Dr. Mehmet Oz

(Total view time - 7.16min)

If you would like to know more about Reiki or experiencing one or more of the life changes highlighted in the healing grid below, contact Carmela at Soulworks Essential Therapies for an in depth discussion of your needs.


Carmela Pollock is a certified and registered Usui Reiki Master, teacher, published author and advocate for mental Health & women's health & well-being. She contributes to a number of charities that support women's health as well volunteering for an Australian organisation Beyondblue as a online Carer Champion providing advice to carers who support loved ones with mental illness.

If you would like to know more about Carmela, you can reach her at

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