Grief is a profound and intricate emotional journey that can impact every facet of our being, from our mental and emotional state to our physical well-being. While the process of grieving is deeply personal and can vary greatly from person to person, many individuals find solace and support in complementary healing modalities such as energy healing. Energy healing offers a holistic approach to addressing grief, providing tools and techniques to support emotional healing, restore balance, and promote a sense of renewal and well-being.

Energy healing is founded on the principle that our bodies possess an innate energy system that can become imbalanced or blocked due to emotional trauma, stress, or unresolved grief. By working with this subtle energy system, also called our life force, energy healing modalities aim to release stagnant energy, restore harmony, and promote overall well-being. In the context of grief, energy healing can offer a gentle and non-invasive way to address emotional pain, promote healing, and support the natural process of grief recovery.

A few forms of energy healing used are Qigong, Reiki, and Tapping. Qigong is a Chinese meditative martial art that literally means the movement that makes our life force energy work. Reiki originated in Japan and translates to universal life energy. The Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping, was created in the 1990s by Gary Craig. It's much like acupuncture and acupressure and utilizes points on our energy meridians to open channels where our energy flows, according to ancient Chinese medicine.

Benefits of Energy Healing in Grief Recovery:

1. Emotional Release: Energy healing techniques such as Reiki, EFT (tapping), Qigong, or crystal healing can help individuals release pent-up emotions, trauma, and energetic blockages associated with grief, allowing for emotional release and healing.
2. Restored Balance: By working with the body's energy centers or chakras, energy healing practices aim to restore balance and harmony, promoting a sense of peace, grounding, and emotional stability during times of grief.
3. Self-Care and Self-Discovery: Engaging in energy healing practices can empower individuals to take an active role in their healing journey, fostering self-awareness, self-care, and a deeper connection to their inner self.
4. Promotes Relaxation and Stress Reduction: Energy healing techniques are known for their calming and relaxing effects, helping individuals manage stress, anxiety, and overwhelming emotions that often accompany grief.

Incorporating energy healing practices into a grief recovery process can complement traditional therapies, counseling, and self-care practices, offering a holistic approach to healing. By embracing the healing power of energy, individuals can cultivate a sense of balance, emotional well-being, and inner peace as they honor their grief and embark on a journey of healing and transformation.

Author's Bio: 

Kay Fontana, founder of Healing Our Grieving Hearts, has been a life coach for over 18 years providing support to numerous individuals, and serving as a Grief Recovery Specialist since 2015. Following the passing of her husband of four decades in 2023, she realized the importance of utilizing the tools she had acquired to aid her own healing process. With certifications as a Life Force Coach and Qigong Instructor in the Flow Form with the Satori Method, as well as being a Reiki Master, EFT Practitioner, and Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, Kay guides individuals on their journey of grief recovery and purpose discovery, while integrating energy healing and spiritual support to foster holistic well-being as part of their transformative healing path.