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A Grandmothers Gift

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Originally published in Energy Magazine: The official Publication of the Healing Touch Program December/January Issue.  A Grandmothers Gift by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA

My journey into healing began many years ago when I sought an alternative to treatment for my son who was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. At that time the medical establishment’s only option was a pharmaceutical one. Unhappy with this, I searched for another answer and found Reiki – an energy medicine modality from Japan. Reiki was a blessing b2ap3_thumbnail_vibrant-gift-1076955-m.jpgto my family; along with Bach Flower Rescue Remedy, it enabled me to provide relief for a child in a way that did not include side effects or potential long term complications. Reiki is a fine modality and provided much-needed relief for my son, but as someone professionally rooted in the scientific and business communities, it was not a practice I was comfortable integrating into my life beyond the walls of my home. As my son improved and grew into a healthy teenager, I drifted away from the study and practice of energy medicine, consumed with my career and professional endeavors, or so I thought.

Throughout my life, both personally and professionally, I have been drawn to the theme of healing in one form or another. My career has spanned work as a nursing assistant in high school, a Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy, medical laboratory professional, mother, and a stint in nursing school (I left to return to the clinical laboratory). Currently, I am an educator, grand-mother and daughter of aging parents. All of these opportunities have provided rich experiences in life, healing and the wonders of things unknown, but none have been as incredible as those involved in being a grandmother.


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