117. Choosing (or becoming) a Healer with Alyssa Knapp

Season #5

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In this podcast episode, host Brenda Winkle and guest Alyssa Knapp delve into the intricacies of energy healing and the ethical responsibilities within the wellness industry. Alyssa, a Reiki master teacher and wellness coach, shares her extensive background in health and wellness, and her journey towards spirituality and energy healing. Brenda emphasizes the significance of understanding the nervous system's role in stress and anxiety when facilitating healing. They discuss the necessity for healers to engage in self-work and manage their own nervous system responses to support clients effectively. The conversation also touches on the challenges of burnout and the importance of self-care for healers. Alyssa announces an upcoming wellness summit to educate and connect individuals to various healing modalities and emphasizes the value of trauma-informed care. The episode concludes with Alyssa's reflections on the importance of following one's inner authority and intuition for a fulfilling life.

Here are the takeaways...

  1. Personal Growth Before Healing Others - We kicked off our chat with a crucial reminder: the journey to becoming a healer starts with ourselves. Being an ethical healer starts with personal work before guiding others. It's about peeling back the layers of your own experiences to serve from a place of authenticity and clarity.
  2. The Mind-Body-Spirit Connection - Alyssa's background in health and wellness, combined with her spiritual awakening, has led her to a holistic approach to healing. The impact of stress on the body is a major cause of disease so it's essential to integrate the mind-body-spirit.
  3. Stress and anxiety are often signals from our nervous system.  Listening to the cues of your body is important in recognizing your needs so you don't override your nervous system. 
  4. Ethical Evolution in Wellness The wellness industry is evolving. We discussed the importance of credible learning and ethical practices. As the landscape shifts, we're committed to guiding you toward resources and mentors that honor the integrity of healing work.
  5. Avoiding Burnout as Healers Self-care isn't just a buzzword; it's a lifeline. Seeking your own healing is essential if you are holding space for others. 
  6. Committing to healing work is an ongoing process. It's a marathon not a sprint. Creating space to apply what you have learned is essential. 
  7. Continuous Learning and Community Lastly, we're super excited about an upcoming three-day audio summit that Alyssa is hosting. It's a treasure trove for anyone feeling the call to healing or simply curious about different modalities. Plus, there's a special bonus talk on trauma-informed care – a topic close to our hearts.

About Alyssa Knapp...

Alyssa Knapp is a Master Energy Healing Practitioner, Mentor, and Coach. She is a transformative force and seamlessly merges her fitness industry roots, academic achievements (B.A. in Psychology, B.S. in Health Promotion and Exercise, M.S. in Kinesiology), and healing expertise. Transitioning from a University Professor to a corporate climber, Alyssa's journey shifted when she embraced inner healing work. As a Holy Fire III Reiki Master Teacher, Gaia Reiki Practitioner, Advanced Integrated Energy Therapy Practitioner, Cranio-Sacral Therapist, and ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, she embodies holism. A beacon for aligned success, Alyssa inspires others to build thriving businesses rooted in self-care, love, and compassion. Alyssa Knapp radiates the magic of authenticity and success, and her holistic approach reflects a commitment to well-being.

Connect with Alyssa...

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/integrativewellnessjourneys/ 

Website: https://alyssaknappcoaching.com/ 

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