Can there be negative effects from this kind of work?

Occasionally after sessions you may feel worse for a period of time. On a physical level, toxins and metabolic waste held in the cells and physical tissues can be released (that’s a good thing!) and that can make us feel sore and achy for a day or so. Emotional discomfort can occur when an issue in our subconscious comes into our conscious awareness to be transformed. It is important to recognize that this is a very healing thing to experience even if it doesn’t necessarily feel good.
I compare this to the experience of having a limb ‘fall asleep’. First we don’t even know that we have lost circulation (this is the unconscious period before healing work), then we get signals from our nervous system that something is wrong (this is when you seek out help and have a healing session), then the blood begins to flow back into the limb, bringing nutrients and vital life force energy. Does this part feel good? No! I personally can’t stand the pins and needles feeling of stamping my foot when it has fallen asleep. Is it a positive and necessary thing to occur? Yes! Imagine what would happen if we went back into the position that caused the limb to lose circulation simply because it felt better than the pins and needles.
It is important to remember that feeling badly after a session isn’t necessarily “negative”and that once the discomfort passes there is often an even greater sense of ease, clarity and peace that can arise.

Can energy healing be dangerous?

There are some kinds of practices in which people use their own energy for healing or creating certain experiences which can have unwanted results if done incorrectly. I’ve seen this occur most often when people engage in certain breathing techniques or Kundalini practices without the proper guidance. The energy that I am using does not originate from me but rather comes through me. It has an innate intelligence that knows where it needs to go and what it needs to do. It can only be used for positive purposes and only if it is appropriate. I might intend for a certain energy to run thinking it would be helpful in a particular situation and if it isn’t, the energy simply won’t transmit.

Does this work on skeptics and do you have to be a “believer” for it to be effective?

The mind is a very powerful thing that we as humans deeply identify with. Our mind can decide we are healing and it’s true that positive, physiologic evidence can be tracked even if the treatment was a placebo. Yet there is no way that the mind can simply imagine the effects of this type of healing work. The mind cannot burn out viruses or transform the epigenetics or strengthen the energetic system or transform deeply held patterns of emotional, mental or karmic consciousness. It simply doesn’t have that kind of power. For that reason, this type of healing work also can override disbelief as well. I’ve worked with very skeptical people who experienced remarkable results. That said, the mind can block us from having a particular experience, so a deeply skeptical person might not see images or feel sensations during the session but they still experience the overall positive result of the healing.