About Me

In 2003, I gave birth to my 2nd son and eight weeks later, I was hospitalized for post-partum induced psychosis (PPP)

And just like that, my crunchy mama’s dreams of nursing him for a year like I had nursed my first son were gone and I was on a year long journey of post-partum challenges – appointments, medication, formula, dull days of staring off into space feeling sorry for myself cause I couldn’t do what I thought I should be doing. 

My pregnancy and birth experience had been wonderful – Baby and I were healthy and I was able to have the
VBAC delivery that I was longing for but, as life with a toddler and a baby continued, I wore myself down trying to keep up with all the things I thought I should be doing to take care of my family.  I had added a baby and not slowed down to accommodate the changes that came with an additional member of the family that was entirely dependant upon me.  When he was 8 weeks old I left my 22 month old son for the first time ever and travelled with my newborn and my parents across the country to attend the unexpected funeral of my uncle and by the end of that extremely stressful weekend, I had stopped sleeping and was admitted to the hospital because it had become obvious how sick I was.

  • Hormones…
  • Stress…
  • Emotional Upheaval…
  • Lack of Sleep…

These are all pieces of the puzzle that resulted in my PPP but counselling, talk therapy, coping management strategies and medication only addressed my obvious symptoms.  They didn’t heal the emotional roots of my illness nor did they address the enemy rights that made me susceptible in the first place. 

In December, 2017, it had been 14 years since my first bout of Post Partum trauma and I was still coping with “symptoms” that I couldn’t understand:

– why couldn’t I keep my weight stable?
– why couldn’t I sleep well without medication?
– why couldn’t I keep my home clutter-free?
– why couldn’t I homeschool my kids without feeling so frustrated?

After praying for years for fruits of the Spirit to fill me and change me,  

– why did I still feel so uncomfortable in my own skin?

One Sunday morning in December, 2017, God gently started me on my journey to discovering the answers to these questions through a story.
And I was forever changed.

That particular morning, I was tired and distracted and was literally jolted to attention by the Pastor saying my name… “Lisa”.  Now, she was saying the name of the author of the book that she was going to tell a story from (Lioness Arising by Lisa Bevere), but I missed the title of the book and the author’s last name and it felt to me like God was saying
“Wake Up Lisa and Pay Attention to this!”

The gist of the story is that there was an African Wildlife Park that wanted to move its trio of lions from one enclosure to another.  They opened up a section of fencing, but the lions refused to go through. So, the rangers put fresh meat on the new side, but still the lions just sat looking at the meat for a long time.  Finally, the two lionesses moved away from the lion toward the meat.  They slowly approached the opening and went through, smelled the meat, determined that it was good and then brought it back to the lion.

Reading the book, “Splankna”, by Sarah Thiessen was the pivotal moment in my journey from Conservative Christian to Conservative Christian Energy Healer and I am now a Master Certified Splankna Practitioner.  I went from tentatively following the steps laid out in “The Emotion Code” by Dr. Bradley Nelson praying every step of the way and moving forward with much fear and trembling to trusting that God is able to keep me safe as I seek His will for my life to recognizing that “Splankna” was His answer to my prayers for safety as I 

One Sunday morning in December, 2017, God gently started me on my journey to discovering the answers to these questions through a story.
And I was forever changed.


That particular morning, I was tired and distracted and was literally jolted to attention by the Pastor saying my name… “Lisa”.  Now, she was saying the name of the author of the book that she was going to tell a story from (Lioness Arising by Lisa Bevere), but I missed the title of the book and the author’s last name and it felt to me like God was saying

“Wake Up Lisa and Pay Attention to this!”

The gist of the story is that there was an African Wildlife Park that wanted to move its trio of lions from one enclosure to another.  They opened up a section of fencing, but the lions refused to go through. So, the rangers put fresh meat on the new side, but still the lions just sat looking at the meat for a long time.  Finally, the two lionesses moved away from the lion toward the meat.  They slowly approached the opening and went through, smelled the meat, determined that it was good and then brought it back to the lion.

Within a week, I came across the book, “The Emotion Code” by Dr. Bradley Nelson, which introduced me to the concept of energy healing. I had been working to build my Virtual Assistance business and had been exposed to “muscle testing” and other terms used in the book that sounded New Ageish to me, but I felt sure that God wanted me to read this book. Perhaps so that I could bring back the good food that I was “brave” enough to check out??  Of course, I don’t know for sure, but that’s been my gut feeling ever since and it’s part of the reason I’m so excited about being a pioneer in redeeming Energy Healing for Him.

I downloaded the ebook, printed it off and then listened to the author read the book pretty much straight through over the next 3 days.  Dr. Nelson teaches that trauma can result in emotions being trapped in our body and those emotions can be identified and released.  As long as the emotions are trapped, they will trigger us and can manifest as all manner of physical symptoms and illnesses.  I spent a lot of time in prayer around whether this was for me and if God wanted me to pursue this type of healing, asking Jesus to remove the emotions as I went through the steps taught in the book.  I found a fb group for Christian Energy Healers and at one point I asked the owner of the group how we could know that energy healing was of God and not off-limits because it was New Agey.  His response gave me a lot of comfort and assurance as I continued to pray – He said, “I trust in God’s ability to keep me safe, more than I trust in the enemy’s ability to harm me.”

As a result, I spent about a month utilizing what I learned from The Emotion Code and experiencing healing breakthroughs, all the while asking Jesus to keep me safe.  And then that same Coach asked what other resources people had found helpful and the book, “Splankna”, by Sarah Thiessen was recommended – when I read it, my life was again changed forever.

Reading Splankna was the pivotal moment in my journey from Conservative Christian to Conservative Christian Energy Healer and I am now a Master Certified Splankna Practitioner.  I went from tentatively following the steps laid out in The Emotion Code, praying every step of the way and moving forward with much fear and trembling ~ to trusting that God is able to keep me safe as I seek His will for my life ~ to recognizing that Splankna Therapy was His answer to my prayers for safety and I can trust the boundaries He has given Splankna to keep me safe as I practice this gift He gave me.

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