Treatment of the month: theta healing
How would you react if a person you’ve never met, who knows nothing about you, reveals the sort of deep, dark, family stuff that not even your closest friends could possibly know?
If you’re me, you think, “Yikes. I wasn’t ready for this.”
That’s what happened during a recent Theta Healing treatment, with Anna – director of holistic firm, Bourgeon – telling me how my mother experienced marriage-related anxiety through pregnancy and birth, which resulted in adrenaline being splashed across my brain during labour. It is, she explains, why I’m so amped up with energy and worry too much.
Across our one hour Skype session (which I didn’t want to end) my internal monologue questions whether Anna is Derren Brown in prosthetics, a psychic or has been secretly recording my family. In fact, Theta Healing is where a practitioner uses a form of meditation to contact the Divine Power (sorry atheists, – not one for you) to help you heal emotionally while offering guidance.
As Anna approaches each potentially thorny subject, she asks my permission before healing. So frantic and desperate is my nodding that it’s a miracle I don’t develop RSI.
Father was critical, she says. It was a problem. She knows mum remarried. Even now, I am slack- jawed at how repeatedly unerring Anna is. Again, she’s nailed it. My biological father left home when I was a child and, while this doesn’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world, such things take a toll. She asks if I can forgive my father, someone I haven’t seen since childhood. Tears form in my eyes as I swallow hard and say yes. Even Anna, with her years of experience, feels the weight of this and gasps, “Ooh, this is heavy.”
What follows is pure lightness. Therapy can last years, yet Theta Healing can help you in one or two sessions, and the next morning I’m feeling brighter and lighter.
In terms of guidance, I currently happily juggle a career in comedy with Balance, and Anna tells me to combine the two: write a book, use humour, go on a book tour, and beyond.
Whether this is for you depends on what you’re prepared to let go. Some people, Anna explains, think they need the pain. Whereas the only pain some of us want is nodding-induced RSI.