Overview

Brennan Healing Science® (BHS) is a very sophisticated and highly specialized form of holistic hands on healing. Based in modern science, BHS builds on the knowledge of ancient healing traditions of indigenous healers and catapults modern day healers from an alternative and/or complementary practitioner into today''s integrative medicine paradigm as a valued member of the health care team.

In the past, healers placed the roots of any health imbalance in the spirit realm. In the language of today''s quantum physics, that spirit realm is known as the zero point field and in the vernacular of BHS it is known as the universal energy field (UEF). The UEF is intelligent and a dynamic aspect of the four dimensions of humankind (FDH), which contributes to the manifestation and health of the body.

The configuration of the FDH can be distorted by our negative images and beliefs, physical injury or blocked emotions. These distortions affect the flow of energy, which can manifest as pain and/or disease in the emotional and physical bodies.

BHS can help remove distortions and restore the flow of energy, promote health and relieve pain.

Healers do not cure, they help facilitate a person''s own ability to heal themselves. They work with the life energies that animate the body.

Energy Work

Barbara Brennan School of Healing is a four year speciality college, which was established in 1982 by Dr. Brennan, a former NASA physicist. It is the world''s premiere institution in the field of holistic hands on healing and has campuses on three continents.

Graduates complete a very rigorous four year program of intense studies. Brennan Healing Science® (BHS) practitioners are proficient in over 60 techniques and healing science skills.

Imagine

Imagine the body as a radio and the radio is tuned for a specific radio station but there is interference of some kind and now instead of music you are getting static.

Physical and/or emotional trauma can be likened to static which interferes with the flow of our life sustaining energies.

That static can impact our mental and/or physical health. Brennan Healing Science® assists the body to heal its self by helping to restore the flow of energy.

Brennan Healing Science® is a form of Biofield therapy as defined by the National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. This is a non-invasive, holistic, therapeutic art. It is done with gentle and respectful touch over clothing.

Copyright 2008. Georgann Shermann. Reprinted with Permission.

How BHS Works

Everything in the universe is energy. Energy exists everywhere and when in motion creates an energy field allowing energy to be absorbed, conducted and transmitted. Like all objects, the body radiates, absorbs and conducts frequency waves of energy. Each of our senses; seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling and touching, work through energies at specific frequency bands along the electromagnetic spectrum.

Our bodies may appear to be solid, but at the most basic level we are made up of subtle energy fields containing little, if any, matter. We are not just physical and chemical structures, but beings composed of energy. Science is finding that it is not the strong, high voltage, high intensity energies which cause the most change, but the lower, more subtle energies which are closer or more attuned to cellular communications in the body.

Latest discoveries show subtle energy forces in nature can penetrate everything, cause instantaneous reaction at incredible distances, do not behave according to known formulas, cannot be measured by conventional electronic test equipment, and represent a completely new spectrum of energy.

The references to this spectrum have been given many names such as: the second force of gravity, dowsing, radionics, scalar waves, L-fields, prana, Kirlian effect, chi, auras, orgone, the body electric or biofield. This biofield surrounds and is interwoven with the body. It serves as a communications device, a receiving and transmission system for converting coded information signals of energy into our thought, emotional and behavioral patterns as well as the life forming and healing powers of the physical body. The biofield surrounds and interpenetrates all matter.

The character of energy in the body is first electromagnetic and then ionic before it becomes molecular. As a result of this flow of energy from the most subtle to the most dense, disorders and degeneration in matter appear to result initially from imbalances in the subtle energies or biofields.

Balanced biofields appear to supply energy to maintain a healthy state of matter. Science defines energy as motion, and energy in the form of the motion of molecules and its arrangement is different as the form varies. For instance, the energy emanating from the activity of liver tissue would be different from that of the kidney, thyroid, stomach, pancreas, pituitary, or any other tissue of the body.

Atoms act like little radio transmitters broadcasting waves. Every person sends out waves of different lengths. Personal wave lengths are as individual as fingerprints. Each person and each individual part of the body produces different frequencies. Each organ, gland and tissue has its own vibration rate as well.

Researchers report that energy imbalances and blockages occurring in the field are usually due to trauma, stress, abuse, deficiencies, outside pathogens or auto-intoxication and immune dysfunction. The imbalances create subtle energy resistance at specific frequencies of the biofield.

The imbalances may manifest themselves in many signs and signals such as: mental and emotional disorders, discomfort, pain, distress, etc. Our bodies are constantly creating energy, constantly sending out and taking in wavelengths.

Energy healing encompasses a large array of slightly different therapies including: Healing Touch, Biofield Therapeutics, Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, Qi-Gung, Shen Therapy, Brennan Healing Science, Jin Shin Jyutsu and BodyTalk.

Energy healing is a complementary therapy used by practitioners to "balance" their patients'' energy fields/biofields to promote and retain good health, and relieve symptoms such as pain. Practitioners do this by using their own biofield or other sources of "chi" to affect their patient''s human energy field.

By way of energy transfer and harmonizing the patient''s human energy field, practitioners unblock and re-balance their patient''s energy field and thereby promote overall well being. - From the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

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Principled In Physics

Our bodies may appear to be solid, but at the most basic level we are made up of subtle energy fields.1 Physics has revealed that our bodies emit light especially though the hands and that cells communicate by low level bio-photon (light) emissions.2,3 Disruptions in cellular communication can result in pain and/or disease. The Brennan Healing Science® practitioner''s hands on healing skills work with the body''s subtle energy field, making more light energy available to the cells. This helps to restore bio-photon cellular communication to aid the healing process.

1. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Energy therapies, biofields,

2. Hiramatus, Mitsuo, Some Features of Ultraweak Photon Emission From the Human Hand, International Institute of Biophysics, 2001,

3. Popp, Albert-Fitz. F. About the Coherence of Biophotons, Macroscopic Quantum Coherence, Proceedings of an International Conference at the Boston University, edited by Boston University and MIT, World Scientific 1999.

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Results & Research

Listed below are a few published studies related to various types of Biofield therapy. You can get copies of these studies from the journals that they were published in or read more about them at the National Library of Medicine: www.nlm.nih.gov.

Also, there are two web sites that I would encourage you to visit:

1) The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM), which is an interdisciplinary organization for the study of the basic sciences and medical and therapeutic applications of subtle energies. www.issseem.org

2) Daniel J. Benor, MD, ABHM, is a wholistic psychiatric psychotherapist, who has an encyclopedic knowledge of research for healing studies and published research in Energy Medicine (Biofield Therapies). www.wholistichealingresearch.com

Olson K, et al., "A Phase II Trial of Reiki for the Management of Pain in Advanced Cancer Patients," Journal of Pain Symptom Management 2003 Nov;26 (5):990-7.

  • Improved pain control
  • Improved quality of life

Wilkinson DS, et al., "The Clinical Effectiveness of Healing Touch," Journal Alternative and Complement Medicine 2002 Feb;8 (1):33-47.

  • Raised secretory immunoglobulin A concentrations
  • Lowered stress levels
  • Relieved pain

Gordon A, et al., "The Effects of Therapeutic Touch on Patients with Osteoarthritis of the Knee," J Fam Pract 1998; 47(4): 271.

This 6-week controlled clinical trial compared a combination of standard care and therapeutic touch (TT) for treatment of the pain of osteoarthritis to standard care and mock TT, and standard care alone. The TT group improved significantly more than mock TT and the standard care alone groups on scores for pain severity, outdoor work, activity level, affective distress, and life control (p

Wirth DP. "The effect of non-contact therapeutic touch on the healing rate of full thickness dermal wounds." Journal of Subtle Energies 1992; 1(1): 1.

This is a well-designed double-blind study involving 44 subjects that underwent punch biopsies on the skin, and received either 5 minutes of Therapeutic Touch (TT) or no treatment. Using a direct tracing method and a digitization system, wound surface areas were measured on day 0, 8, and 16. Results showed that treated subjects at days 8 and 16 showed a significant acceleration in the rate of wound healing compared with controls (p<0.001). Of the 23 patients who received TT treatment, 13 healed completely by day 16, where as none of the 21 patients who received no treatment were fully healed.

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Spinal Cord Re-Grown

From the Integrative Medicine program at the University of Arizona comes a case of extraordinary healing using energy medicine in T6 Spinal Paraplegia. This is a medically documented case with before and after MRIs. A person with paraplegia (T6) had re-grown their spinal cord after 5 months of daily distance energy treatments to level L5/S1.

See: Poster. For additional information contact Dr. Melinda Conner, Ph.D. Her email address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dr. Connor is the Director of the Karen Connor Optimal Healing Research program at Dr. Gary Schwartz''s Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health at the University of Arizona.

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About the Sessions

General

  • Initial session is 60 minutes.
  • Subsequent sessions are 30, 45 or 60 minutes depending on the client''s needs as co-determined based on the client''s healing plan.
  • Fees: Initial one hour session is £60. Subsequent and Maintenance Sessions are 30 minute session £30, 45 minute session £45, 60 minute session £60.
  • Payment is due at the end of each session unless prior arrangements have been made. Payment may be made with cash or cheque.
  • Full payment is due in the event of a cancellation with less than 24 hours advance notice.
  • I do not bill insurance.
  • Gift vouchers are available.
  • Distance treatments are equally as powerful and beneficial as in-person treatments. This allows you to continue treatment when it is not possible for you to be physically present.
  • I do not medically diagnose or prescribe treatment. The therapies I provide are not a substitute for medical examinations, diagnoses and/or treatment. I do not advise you to discontinue any medical treatment you may be receiving or discontinue any medication you may be taking. I recommend that you see a physician, or other qualified medical professional, for any medical ailment you may have. I may also ask that you be in the care of a qualified psychotherapist. My treatments and our work together are intended to be in harmony with any other treatments you may undertake. I encourage you to freely discuss all other treatments with me. Also, I encourage you to discuss our work with your physician and other members of your care team.

Before the Session

During the Session

  • You''ll remove your shoes and any metal that you might be wearing, other wise you remain fully clothed.
  • You will lie on a therapy table or be seated in a chair.
  • I work on the body using a technique know as laying on of hands and off the body proper in the surrounding energy (Biofield). Laying on of hands is a safe, therapeutic and strictly non-sexual form of touch.
  • Clients are encouraged to participate in their healing.
  • There may be times when you drift off or fall asleep during the session.
  • You might experience changing physical symptoms, varying emotional states or memories of past events during or after a session.
  • You can stop the treatment at any point should you feel uncomfortable in any way.
  • Results can be immediate or over several days and/or it may take more than one session to bring about a change.
  • Results will vary between individuals and from session to session.
  • Occasionally, uncomfortable physical symptoms can intensify during a session. These usually resolve after a day or two.

After Care

  • Before you leave the session, care will be taken to ensure that you are not feeling spacey. Taking a few deep breaths will help with this.
  • Time will be allotted to answer questions which may have arisen.
  • Do not schedule anything important after a session. You may not be in the state of mind to attend to matters.
  • Take it easy. Do not engage in vigorous physical activity. You may be integrating physical changes brought about by the session.
  • You will find it beneficial to go home and relax. Take a nap if possible. You may find being out in public a bit overwhelming.
  • I recommend that you drink at least 64 ounces of pure water during the 24 hours following your session, unless otherwise advised by your healthcare team.
  • I recommend that you refrain from using alcoholic or caffeinated beverages for 24 hours following your session. Responses to alcohol and caffeine may be intensified following a session.
  • Listen to your body. You may experience the need for more sleep. The body restores and repairs during sleep. You may also experience a change in appetite.
  • Occasionally, uncomfortable physical symptoms can intensify following a session. These usually resolve after a day or two.

Maintenance

  • Once you have reached your healing goal, maintenance sessions will help you maintain the balance you have worked for. In my personal and professional opinion, maintenance of the energy field is a beneficial part of preventative health of body, mind and spirit; and as necessary as routine health, dental and chiropractic examinations.
  • My maintenance recommendation is a 30 minute session every 4 to 6 weeks. Of course, the time between sessions and length of session may be scheduled as you feel necessary. There is no obligation to schedule maintenance sessions.

Healing is a state of understanding and unity of body, mind and spirit. Healing is a state in which one can see what is out of balance and take steps toward creating balance and harmony. Healing may or may not result in cure.

"Any illness is a direct message to you that tells you how you have not been loving who you are, cherishing yourself in order to be who you are. This is the basis of all healing."

Heyoan as channelled by Barbara Ann Brennan

  • Testimonial

    "Thanks for one of the most amazing healings I''ve ever had. I felt very safe, supported and comforted. I was impressed with the way you followed your guidance and my body''s guidance to know exactly what was needed every step of the way. I recommend everyone experience being held by your beautiful, loving essence. Thank you!!"

    - J. Eells
    Oklahoma, USA