Modalities: An Explanatory Glossary
Judy Steele uses these techniques and understandings in her practice. Here are brief explanations of some of the terms she uses.
(Aloha and transpersonal psychology are not really modalities, but they are listed here for convenience.)
Aloha, which conveys love and blessing, is the traditional attitude of Hawaiian culture, and the most important of the seven principles of Huna. See www.huna.org/html/aspirit.html for a simple, brief but profound explanation of what it means to live by the Aloha Spirit.
ARCH® (Ancient Rainbow Conscious Healing) is an ancient energy healing method from Hawaii taught by Laurie Keako’a’ Grant. Described as “a quantum leap beyond Reiki”; it is understood to send all the frequencies of life force energy into oneself or someone else, to work on any dis-ease, either hands-on or at a distance. Judy is an ARCH Master Healer. See www.archhealing.com
Dynamind is a Huna-based fast-healing technique for "body, mind, and
circumstance" developed by Serge Kahili King. It has
been used successfully by thousands of people for a wide variety of issues,
including physical pain and aches, other physical conditions, emotional issues
and pain (including anxiety, anger, guilt, loss, betrayal, sadness, and
generalized emotional stress and tension) , and mental issues and pain
(including doubt, confusion, conflict, worry, self worth, nightmares, and
generalized mental stress). Judy is a Certified Dynamind Practitioner, and
has been using it with clients since 2000. See her DynaMind
Flower essences are a kind of remedy that uses the energies of flowers, especially for mental and emotional healing and growth. They are somewhat similar to homeopathy; they are not the same as aromatherapy or essential oils. The best-known flower essences are the Bach Flowers, especially the Bach Rescue Remedy. Gem and environmental essences are also included in this mode of vibrational medicine. Flower remedies are usually dispensed into the mouth from a dropper bottle. They can also be taken in water or on the skin.
Judy is a flower essence practitioner who has been trained personally by many of the best-known flower essence makers, and she is also a flower essence maker herself. She has been using essences professionally with clients since about 1991.
*Note flower essence client's report in Testimonials section. For more, see Flower essences article; also www.flowersociety.org/ (Flower Essence Society/FES), www.alaskanessences.com/ (Alaskan Flower Essence Project).
Homeopathy is a 200-year-old system of energy medicine developed by German doctor Samuel Hahnemann. It is based on three principles: "like cures like," the infinitesimal dose, and individualized remedy prescribing based on actual presenting symptoms rather than disease label. Judy is trained in homeopathy, and uses it for acute situations in her practice.
For more on what homeopathy is and how it differs from conventional medicine, see the National Center for Homeopathy's website at http://www.homeopathic.org/
Huna is an ancient tradition of principles and techniques for living and healing, used throughout the world but understood to have its origin in Polynesia. The version of Huna used here is from the Kahili family on Kauai, as taught by Serge Kahili King. Judy is an ordained alakai (leader) in that tradition.
King says, "Huna is a Hawaiian philosophy of living. It focuses on the powers of mind and the forces of nature, and how they interact.... There are seven basic principles of Huna, which makes it a philosophy and not merely a system of techniques. Huna is simply a way of dealing with and/or viewing reality, and because of its simplicity Huna is easy to remember and easy to apply effectively." (From "The Huna Path to World Change." To read more of this article, see www.huna.org/html/som.html .)
For more on Huna as taught by Serge Kahili King, go to www.huna.org and/or read his books: Urban Shaman, Kahuna Healing, Mastering Your Hidden Self, Instant Healing, and others.
NLP, or Neuro-Linguistic Programming, is a large set of effectiveness techniques developed in the 1970's by Richard Bandler, John Grinder, and their associates by modeling the strategies of high performers. NLP has been used widely in both therapeutic and business settings. Judy is an NLP Practitioner and Trainer, and is co-developer of four NLP-based business training programs.
Sound Healing is the intentional use of the voice, often with crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, drums or other simple instruments, for the purpose of assisting healing at all levels. This is a form of vibrational or energy healing; sound is a carrier wave for intention. Judy has studied sound healing with Tom Kenyon: www.tomkenyon.com .
TAT® is the Tapas Acupressure Technique®, developed by acupuncturist Tapas Fleming. It is a simple technique of touching particular acupressure points on the head while re-processing unpleasant memories, old self-sabotaging beliefs, allergies, or other old patterns, in order to clear them and the energy blocks that they create. Judy is a Certified TAT® Professional, and has been using this technique with clients since the early 1990's. For more about TAT, see www.TATLife.com
"TAT is one of the new power therapies; it produces dramatic changes in trauma, stress, allergies, fear, self-esteem and promoting self-healing." --Lee Pulos, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Vancouver, BC.
"This work has provided me with deep healing in a short period of time with issues that have taken months or years of work. It is worth its weight in gold." --Michael Hanes, Marketing Professional.
"It transforms without getting the patient stuck in
Transpersonal psychology is a relatively new branch of psychology that includes the full range of human emotional, mental and spiritual experience. Judy has a Master's degree in Transpersonal Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.
To learn more about transpersonal psychology, see http://www.itp.edu/about/tp.cfm (Institute of Transpersonal Psychology).