ACTIVE EMPATHIC RESONANCE presentation by Pamela Harland

excerpts to workshop presented at Mind Body Conference Auckland 2004

Playing with brain waves

taken from www.living-intentionally.com/?p=312

From my work with cancer clients at the Bristol Cancer Help Centre in the UK (now known as the Penny Brohn Centre after the founder), I found that connecting with patients using a technique called active empathic resonance, many underlying psychological and emotional issues started to emerge & clear, promoting a beautiful self-healing process – many cancers went into remission. What is this ACTIVE EMPATHIC RESONANCE? It derives from the two therapeutic worlds- holistic counselling and light-touch energy transference & put simply, it’s magnetic attraction.

 Step 1. As I relax & focus intentionally on a higher mental frequency, my conscious awareness becomes similar to a meditation state & my brain wave patterns change from beta to alpha (range 8-13Hz).

Step 2. Then through focused thought direction, the client’s brain waves start to match to this alpha state known as sympathetic resonance (see Cade & Coxhead The Awakened Mind) causing deep relaxation in the client.

Step 3. The deep relaxation is a form of holistic regeneration & restoration for the mind, body & soul, enhancing wellbeing & in some cases, feelings of euphoria.

I believe this technique is invaluable in today’s stressy work lifestyle demands to improve one’s resilience, restore energy levels & prevent illness & absentism. At another level, ACTIVE EMPATHIC RESONANCE can help to open the doorway into a higher intuitive level of awareness, ideal for bringing creative magic into the workplace.

The paper goes on to describe how toxic emotional & psychological memories held within the body can be released by this process & thereby improve health outcomes. Special attention is given to the role of the heart centre, the 4th vortex & how strong & persistent negative emotions such as anger, resentment & self-loathing could be contributing to the ill health through psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) the science that links mental states, the nervous system and immune function, possibly contributing to the disease onset.