Opening the Channel: Introduction to Energy Medicine

  • Are you ready to dive into the world of hands-on energy bodywork?
  • Curious about the energetic nature of reality and where you fit in? 
  • Open to becoming a channel for healing?
  • Fascinated by the interplay of mind, body, spirit and its impact on our health?
  • Are you looking for a path of service?
  • Open to gaining greater self-awareness by identifying your energetic body types?
  • Ready to (vastly!) expand your idea of who we are? 

If yes, join us monthly to explore all this and more!

Here's How it Works

I've designed the program to be affordable -- you pay for one weekend at a time -- and flexible.  

You may attend the training workshops at your convenience.  If you can't make one or two this year, they will be available again next year. In this way, over time, you can eventually take all six (day-and-a-half) workshops for a complete Introduction to Energy Medicine.  

The scheduled weekends are below.  These dates are flexible.  If everyone prefers to meet during the week, for example, we can choose dates according to the availability of the group.

For my experience and credentials, please see About Us here on the blog where you'll find my resume. I'm a graduate of the Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences, with  four-years (700 hours) of comprehensive training in energy medicine, as well as internship experience at St. Francis Hospital and Hebrew Healthcare. I've been a practitioner in private practice for 10 years.  

The relationships I've enjoyed with my clients have been a great blessing and privilege in my life.  Following the healing path is a passion that unfolds in wonderment just about every day.  

My training and experience put me in the forefront of the field of energy work.

What is Energy Medicine?

It's both an art and a science.

Introduction to the science includes learning about your main chakras -- swirling vortices of life-force energy that run along the spine.  We delve into the energies processed through each chakra and what may inhibit flow through each one.

The science also includes specific W.I.S.E (Wholistic Integrated Spiritual Energy) method healing techniques used to assess and balance the chakras and the overall energy system.  You'll learn the following in year one: Synchronizing Brain Function, Full Body Energy Balance, Spinal Cleanse and Strengthening, Hormonal Balance, Adrenal Balance, and Hara Alignment and Strengthening.  We'll cover when to use these techniques, their purpose, and the specific steps for each one.  We practice giving and receiving these healings in a supportive, encouraging environment.  

In addition to receiving instructions for placing hands on the body, we open to ways of sensing energy using your higher sense perception. We are all born with natural intuitive abilities but they often go dormant as we are raised to value logic and reason.  You'll begin to recover your inborn knowing, your ability to perceive beyond the five physical senses.

Another aspect of energy work (both art and science are at play here) is identifying the five main defensive patterns that arise from how we were raised. The Energetic Body Types reflect how we hold energy in the body.  They are like suits of energetic armor we adopt over time to protect ourselves from further wounding. The body types include the Creator, Lover, Supporter (Healer, Teacher), Achiever and Challenger.  These fascinating coping strategies help us understand why people act the way they do.

Saturdays are devoted to chakra dynamics and learning/practicing basic healing technique.  On Sundays we cover the Energetic Body Types (related to the energy center discussed the day before) and practice the previous day's healing. (See sample agendas below.)

I often (half) joke that my training in energy medicine was 50% learning healing techniques and 50% group therapy!  We will NOT be engaging in psychotherapy, as this is beyond the scope of my expertise.  If you would like support in this area, I am happy to refer you to professionals with the proper credentials.

We meet at Blue Heron Healing in Wethersfield, CT.  The atmosphere is relaxed, with respect for the nature of the work.  Wear comfortable clothing.  If you have a favorite meditation cushion, bring it along.  You may also want a notebook and your journal.  Binder and printed materials are provided.

For further information about energy bodywork, see About Us on the home page.

Opening the Channel Workshops 2019

Saturday Workshops

We meet from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm to introduce you to energy system dynamics and a specific healing technique.

  • July 20* -- Chakra 1: The Ground of Your Being -- Safety, Security, Health and Prosperity.  Healing Technique:  Synchronizing Brain Function
  • August 24* -- Chakra 2: Moving into Feeling -- Emotions, Flow and Pleasure.  Healing Technique:  Full Body Energy Balance
  • September 21* -- Chakra 3: Claiming your Power -- Action, Autonomy and Inner Authority.  Healing Technique:  Spinal Cleanse and Strengthening.
  • October 19* -- Chakra 4:  The Heart of Compassion:  Love, Balance and Relationship.  Healing Technique:  Hormonal Balance
  • November 9* -- Chakra 5:  Finding Your Voice -- Creative Self-Expression and Resonance. Healing Technique:  Balancing the Adrenals
  • December 7*-- Chakra 6:  Your Vision for You -- Intuition, Imagination, Insight.  Healing Technique:  Hara Alignment and Strengthening

Sunday Workshops 

We gather from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm to introduce you to the Energetic Body Types (also known as Spiritual Body Types). Each one is related to the chakra discussed the previous day. On Sunday we also practice the healing technique learned the day before.

  • July 21* -- The Creator  (Shadow:  Anxiety, Fear and I'm not home!)
  • August 25* -- The Lover  (Shadow:  Please meet my needs.)
  • September 22* -- Supporter (Shadow:  I'll comply but resist inwardly.)
  • October 20*-- The Challenger/Leader  (Shadow:  I'll charm you into doing it my way.)
  • November 10* -- The Achiever  (Shadow:  I'm not good enough as I am.)
  • December 8* -- Summary and wrap-up of learning
    *Please note that these are suggested dates.  If the group desires, we can choose alternate days.

    Sample Agenda, Saturday

    Chakra 1:  The Ground of Your Being

    Welcome and Transition into Presence
    • Awareness of breathing, hands-on grounding, crystal bowl

    Workshop Guidelines
    • Confidentiality
    • No need to fix.  We are present for each other as we are.
    • Refrain from judging ourselves and others.
    • Telling our Stories -- How I came to Energy Medicine    

    The Energy Medicine Healing Process
    • The Healing Journey:  Recovering Your Core Essential (Divine) Nature


    The Energetic Nature of Reality:  PowerPoint
    • Introduction to the World of Energy and First Chakra Dynamics
    • Assessing YOUR First Chakra:  Reflection Questions and Discussion

    Developing Your Higher Sense Perception
    • Ways of Sensing Energy
    • Practice Exercise


    Healing Technique:  Brain Synchronization
    • Instruction/Demonstration
    • Guided Practice

    Opening the Channel:  Preparing the Healer
    • Earth/Sky Guided Meditation

    Healing Exchange
    • Guided Practice

    Wrapping Up
    • Deepening your Training
    • Questions and Comments

    Closing Circle

    Sample Agenda, Sunday

    The Creator Energetic Body Type

    Transition into Presence
    • Awareness of breathing, hands-on grounding, crystal bowl

    Welcome and Check-In
    • Workshop guidelines
    • Toltec role of the teacher
    • How are you today?

    The W.I.S.E. Method
    • Introduction


    Introduction to the five Energetic Body Types: PowerPoint
    • Defending Against Pain:  Energetic Armor
    • The Creator
    • Assessment:  How do you do Creator?


    Developing Your Higher Sense Perception
    • Ways of Sensing Energy
    • Practice Exercise

    Opening the Channel:  Preparing the Practitioner
    • Progressive Relaxation for the Practitioner
    • Earth/Sky Guided Meditation

    Healing Exchange
    • Progressive Relaxation for the Client
    • Guided Practice:  Brain Synchronization

    • Questions/comments/review
    • Deepening your Practice

    Closing Circle


    Saturday Workshop:  $279.00 each
    Sunday Workshop:  $219.00 each
    Total:  $498 per weekend workshop

    Early Registration Discount!

    RSVP by the Sunday prior to the scheduled weekend (July 14, 2019) and your discounted rates are:

    Saturday Workshop:  $219 each
    Sunday Workshop:  $179 each
    Total:  $398 per weekend workshop

    Opening the Channel offers an in-depth Introduction to Energy Medicine with a value on flexibility, affordability and excellence.  

    It's optimal to take both weekend days together since the chakra dynamics covered on the first day are closely related to the body types presented on the second half-day.  Saturday lays the groundwork for Sunday.

    You may pay via Paypal, Venmo (@Julie-Montinieri) or check.  If you would like to use a credit card, or have questions about the training, please feel free to contact me at:

    860-614-0747 (c)

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