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What Is Energy Work? And Why Do I Need It?

Updated: Oct 1, 2021

Have you found yourself wondering what exactly is energy work and why in the world would I want my energy worked on? Let me break it down for you.

Energy work is essentially when your energy gets worked on! Your energy is who you be. It's you without your body. When your body dies, you still exist, just in an energy form of sorts. Your energy is where all your view points, points of views, belief systems, reference points to life and everything else you believe or experience is stored. This energy is what gets worked on when you receive energy work.

Energy work can happen by someone actually performing an energy healing on your body or you can receive an energy facilitation.

Let me break down a energy work into a few different categories to better explain them. (This is not exclusive, there are tons of energy modalities available. These are my favorites.)

Energy Healing

Is when life force energy is delivered into your body to be used to increase your energy levels and bring balance to your body systems. You receive energy healing from someone who has either learned an energy modality or has become attuned to an energy. You do not receive energy from them directly, you receive energy from life force itself from what ever they are connected too. No one delivers energy healing from themselves. The energy healing practitioner is not healing you. They are just delivering energy into your body and your body uses the energy as it would like.

There are many different types of energy healing.

There are energy healing modalities such as Quantum Touch or Healing Touch that are modalities you learn to use by connecting and pulling energy through your body to be delivered into others.

And then there are modalities such as Reiki or Conscious Energy Attunements you receive from others to turn on energy flow within your body. Once attuned to these frequencies you are able to deliver these energies to others through energy healing.

Energy Facilitation

Is when someone facilitates your energy to help you bring forward energy patterns of limitations and invites you to clear them out for good. Energy facilitation can be used in conjunction with energy healing and in fact most energy facilitators use many different energy healing techniques. The integration of both of these modalities help energy workers to hold space and pull different energies through your being to give you the most space and possibility to your being.

What Are The Benefits Of Receiving Energy Work?

The benefits are endless really! Receiving energy work helps you to clear limiting mindsets, opens you up to new energies and possibilities, and helps to shift old stagnate energies that maybe holding your life back. When you receive energy work it first starts to bring your body systems to homeostasis, balancing and creating equilibrium within your systems. From there it helps to unlock old stored energies, such as traumatic experiences, stagnant old patterns, limiting beliefs and so much more.

What Could I Experience?

You could experience a variety of things. Some people just feel relaxed. Some people have visions and see colors. Some people have massive awareness. And some people have an experience like no other. There is no right or wrong and regardless of your experience know that even if you don't "feel" anything you are still receiving change. Anytime your energy is getting work on it you will have some sort of shift, big or small. Sometimes it takes a few days to notice it but something will be different.

What Should I Expect After Receiving Energy Work?

While there is no "one size fits all" experience the first time you experience energy work you may have some mild detox symptoms, such as diarrhea, as your body releases substances it no longer needs.

You may feel tired as your body releases excess energy, so you may need extra rest.

You may feel strangely at peace within your being. You may also not feel much at all. The real change happens generally a day or so after as you notice you maybe moving a bit differently or you may have no awareness or thoughts pop into your head. You may also experience great clarity or ease. If you find yourself in lots of resistance of this new space you probably need more!

If you want more information on energy healing check out What Is Energy Healing on Expand Your Reality.

You can also check out my Reiki course and become a Reiki healer today!

About the author

Jamie Bates is a consciousness facilitator, author, podcast host, wife, mother, empath, and energy healer. Jamie's podcast, Expand Your Reality offers a wide variety of tools and healing processes that are also found in her many workshops and online programs. Check them all out at


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