Brennan Healing Science Helped Me Find My Way Home to Myself, MASSAGE MagazineTo complement the MASSAGE Magazine article, “Quantum-Touch: Focus & Amplify Life-Force Energy,” by Sandy Freschi, L.M.T., C.Q.T.P., in the November 2013 issue. Article summary: Quantum-Touch is one of many energy techniques growing in popularity and use, and is a powerful, yet easy to learn, energy modality. Quantum-Touch techniques teach us how to focus and amplify life-force energy—known as qi in Chinese and prana in Sanskrit—by combining various breathing and body awareness exercises. When you learn to direct life-force energy, the possibilities are truly extraordinary. Our love has more impact than we can imagine.

By the time I was 26 years old, I was an old woman. Broken by years spent battling a life-threatening illness, the life I had dreamed of slipped away. I was lost. I lived, but I did not know why.

Then, just as author Anais Nin wrote, “…the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

After a final surgery, I ventured out, following only a voice inside me that said, “Go.” That voice led me to a workshop given by Barbara Brennan. At the time, I had no intention or interest in becoming a healer; however, three events during the workshop changed my mind.

The first was a conversation I overheard between two of Brennan’s colleagues: “The great thing about becoming a healer is that you get healed in the process.” And even though I did not think I wanted to be a healer, I knew I wanted to be healed. (In Brennan Healing Science training, students learn about the complexities of their own energy-consciousness systems: where they are open; when they say yes to life; and where they block and stop the flow of energy by saying no to life experiences. They learn how to open, release, balance and re-establish a positive flow of creative life energy in themselves.)

The second event was a healing I received. Soon after my healer put her hands on me, my usually tense body began to relax. My racing mind slowed down, and I calmly floated in a state of peace. (In learning Brennan Healing Science, students are trained to channel healing frequencies and to align their power of intention to heal.)

The final event was an undeniable experience of high-sense perception, which some people call intuition or clairvoyance. Over the course of the workshop, we practiced many high sense-perception exercises. During each exercise, participants called out what they perceived. I got nothing, so I remained silent. By the last day, I felt frustrated.

When it was time for the last healing, I was the healer. I put my hands on my fellow student and began the healing. As I did this, an “X-ray” of my client’s spine floated in front of my eyes. It revealed a crooked spine. Surprised, I asked, “What’s that?” Then the image dissolved.

After the healing, I told my client, “You might think I’m crazy, but I saw a picture of your spine and it was crooked.” He climbed off the table, turned his back to me and lifted his shirt. He said, “Look, Laurie. I have scoliosis.” I knew then I was on the right path and that spirit had just given me a carrot. Instinctively, I also knew all I had to do was trust and follow, and the spirit would lead me home.

During their course of study, Brennan Healing Science students develop their high-sense perception. This aids them in learning how to track and regulate their own system, and also how to track their client’s energy field. Another interesting point is energy fields are not bound by laws of the third dimension. Therefore, Barbara Brennan School of Healing graduates are able to work with people at long distances.

Brennan wrote in Hands of Light, “All healing is coming home to the Self.” Having discovered a path home to myself at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, I have had the privilege over the last 20 years to work with thousands of students.

As their teacher, I have witnessed as they learn to trust the voice inside themselves, to trust in spirit, to trust in their capacity to heal themselves and offer this gift to others as they, too, find their way home.

Laurie Keene is dean of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing (