Book Review: Gentle Energy Touch

The Beginner's Guide to Hands-on Healing

BkRev_gentle energy touch_loresBy Barbara E. Savin

Replete with photos and step-by-step instruction, Gentle Energy Touch is an empowering, accessible manual for novice and experienced practitioner alike.

Savin’s grandmother’s use of healing touch on her family encouraged the author to self-heal. Having gained confidence in her abilities by healing her own crippling arthritis and migraines in the mid-1990s, Savin went on to study and practice Reiki and clinical and medical hypnotherapy.

She also began teaching her system of Gentle Energy Touch (GET)—“an ancient method of revitalizing the energy fields of your own (or someone else’s) body”—and has worked since 2007 as a hypnotherapist and energy healer at the California Health and Longevity Institute.

GET is designed to unblock the natural flow of vital life-force energy through the bodily and chakra centers, thus creating and maintaining vibrant health. To this end, Savin gives us detailed descriptions of the locations of each of the seven chakras and their associated colors, elements, areas of body governance, physical problems arising from imbalance, associated belief systems, mental and emotional correspondences, over- and underactive chakric issues, spiritual lessons and chakric truths.

Self-healing hand positions as well as table and chair positions for working practitioners are described and photo-illustrated in detail. An appendix covers numerous practical suggestions, some of which include creating a healing space in which to practice, distance healing, how to charge for your work, and ethical guidelines to consider when using energy healing on others.

This clear and concise energy-healing handbook is a standout among a plethora of similar tomes. (Conari Press, an imprint of Red Wheel/Weiser)


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This article is a part of the Our Fragile Planet April/May 2016 issue of Whole Life Times.