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Energy Healing

Energy Healing sessions offer a safe space to recharge, seek balance and tap into our innate ability to heal. Transcendence currently offers the following modalities: Reiki, Huna Healing, ThetaHealing® and Shamanic Healing. In addition, we offer Mediumship and Divination.

Learn more about our Energy Healing modalities below.

Reiki

Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing practice that allows your body to reclaim its innate ability to heal itself. Reiki brings balance and an overall sense of wellbeing at the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels.


The word Reiki consist of two syllables: “rei” which means “Universal Life” and “ki” which means energy. This practice works by consciously bringing that energy that makes everything on Earth move and live, called Life Force, to a body, plant, animal or object to activate its own healing properties. Life Force is also known as chi, prana, or mana in other cultures.

Indeed, all living and non-living beings on Earth (even rocks, believe it or not) work with Life Force, which is like gas to a car. Our bodies naturally absorb life force from the sun, air, soil, food, water, and nature in general. Just think about it, when you are in nature, how do you feel? Our bodies feel more energized, our moods tend to be more positive, our minds get clearer, and we feel a greater sense of connection. Now, what happens when we spend most of our days indoors, eating not-so-healthy foods, not being as active, and when we are not that social? Our physical, emotional, and mental health as well as our spirits might start to get affected.

Our bodies do not need a belief system to do the work. The body gets the energy it needs from our surroundings (sun and air) and from what we eat and drink. We don’t need to believe that we need sun exposure for our bodies to produce vitamin D, do we? Similarly, we don’t need to set the intention of absorbing vitamin C from an orange for our bodies to do so. Our bodies do this naturally.

A Reiki practitioner learns through a system of three levels to channel Life Force into the body of a person, an animal, a plant or an object. This energy which has a consciousness of its own goes wherever it is needed most. Reiki practitioners don’t need to know where to direct Life Force. Rather the body absorbs and directs the energy to where it’s needed, similarly to how your body knows what to do with sunlight, food and other energy sources. After a Reiki session, people often feel relaxed and experience an overall sense of wellness, peace and clarity.



Details

Session:

Ultimate Relaxation Reiki Session (60 minutes)

practitioner: Marialuisa Elias

Format: In-Person and Virtual

Fee:

$105 +HST

These services are not covered by insurance companies.

Huna Healing

Huna Healing is an ancient form of Shamanic wisdom with origins in Hawaii. Huna has passed down from generations in the form of stories, proverbs, chants and what we would today call principles. Huna Healing accesses your ethereal body to identify and remove energetic blockages that may manifest in the form of illnesses, pain, discomfort, negative thoughts or negative behaviours.


Huna is a way of living and perceiving the world. According to Serge Kahili King, founder of Aloha International, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the study and teaching of Huna, “To those who practice, there is a deep understanding about the true nature of life – and the real meaning of personal power, intention and belief,” (Huna: Ancient Hawaiian Secrets for Modern Living, 2008).
Huna is a Hawaiian word that means “secret”. According to King “the Hawaiian phrase ka huna translates to “The Secret”, referring to an ancient wisdom of turning inner knowledge into outer success” (King, 2008, p. ix).


The 7 Principles of Huna

Ike – The World Is What You Think It Is, meaning that the world is the reflection of our inner beliefs and thoughts. Our experiences are shaped not so much by the events and situations we go through but by our perception and ability to transform our pain and sorrow into lessons and opportunities to grow and evolve.

Kala – There Are No Limits. The Universe is vast and bountiful; the only limit is our own limitations.

Makia – Energy Flows Where Attention Goes. This speaks of our ability to create. You feed whatever you focus your attention on.

Manawa – Now Is The Moment Of Power. Our ability and power to change and create is in the present moment. The past doesn’t exist, and the future is only a projection.

Aloha – To Love Is To Be Happy With. Love is the most powerful force of creation. Love is not only something that we feel, but something we do and express through our actions – actions of care, respect, compassion, and all the wonderful things that bring happiness and wellness into our lives and the lives of those around us.

Mana – All Power Comes From Within. We all are beings of unlimited power. We have the power to create, for example through love; or to destroy, for example, through hate and judgment.

Pono – Effectiveness Is The Measure Of Truth. This is a rather pragmatic principle by which truth is measured by its effectiveness in creating the desired effect. For example, is it true that a pill can take away your headache? The answer is yes, if it does take away your headache.

How does Huna Healing work?
In energy healing it is believed that our physical experiences of illness or pain originate in the ethereal energy body. Huna Healing works by accessing your ethereal body to identify and remove energetic blockages that may manifest in the form of illnesses, pain, discomfort, negative thoughts or negative behaviours.

With the direction of your Higher Self, the practitioner channels the loving life force of Mana Loa to any blockages identified that could be in your way to achieving your best and clearing what is no longer needed. According to Enid Hoffman, a Huna teacher and researcher, “Mana Loa,” the life force used by the Higher Self or “Aumakua,” contains the power of compassion or the highest form of unconditional love. This force has a cohesive quality that keeps forms pulsing in a contraction-expansion motion that animates them. The golden cord from the Aumakua is rooted within the heart of the physical body and keeps it beating rhythmically. When Mana Loa is used to heal, its power is so great that the healing occurs instantaneously” (Huna: A Beginner’s Guide, 1981, p. 20).

During a Huna session the recipient is fully clothed and can lie down on a massage table or be seated in a chair. Pillows and blankets are provided for comfort. The recipient is invited to close their eyes, relax and enjoy the calming and loving force of Mana Loa. After a session, clients report feeling a sense of clarity, comfort and wellness. Huna is a very calming, non-intrusive and safe practice to help you accelerate your healing at the physical, emotional and/or spiritual level.



Details

Session:

Huna Healing (75 minutes)

practitioner: Gilberto Martinez

Format: In-Person and Virtual

Fee:

$115 +HST

These services are not covered by insurance companies.

Shamanic Healing

Shamanism is an ancient healing practice with a deep connection to Mother Earth that allows us to navigate our earthly journey with the goal of seeking guidance, insight, protection and healing for us, our loved ones and the whole planet.


Shamanism is the most ancient form of spiritual healing practiced all over the world and is deeply connected to Mother Earth. Shamanism helps us navigate our journey on Earth, from birth to our transition back to our Source. It works by journeying into the unseen worlds where the Helping Spirits reside to seek guidance, insight, protection and healing, not only for us and our loved ones but for the entire planet.

Shamanism helps us connect to our inner wisdom, the innate compass that seeks balance and harmony through connection; connection within ourselves, each other, Mother Earth, and the Source. In the words of renowned shamanic practitioners Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman, “Shamanism reveals that we are part of Nature and one with all of life. In the shaman’s world everything in existence has a spirit and is alive and the spiritual aspects of all of life are interconnected through what is often called the web of life. Since we are part of Nature, Nature itself becomes a helping spirit that has much to share with us about how to bring our lives back into harmony and balance,” (Awakening to the Spirit World).

Techniques used in Shamanic Healing include:

• Power Animal Retrieval: A power animal is our very own personal Helping Spirit in the form of an animal. They are spiritual guardians that you can call upon to get guidance, insight, power, protection, and healing.
• Dream Interpretation: From a shamanic perspective, dreams relay very important messages from the Spirit World. Have you ever had interesting, vivid or repeating dreams that make you wonder whether there is something more to them? Your helping spirits might be trying to tell you something.
• Soul Retrieval: Traumatic or difficult experiences in this or previous lives might cause the fragmentation of the soul. Have you ever felt as if there was something missing inside of you? A soul retrieval can help you reintegrate parts of your soul that may be lost, and can help you feel more connected.
• Psychopomp Work: When it is time to leave our physical body, that part of our soul that lived on this planet returns to the spirit world to continue with our evolution. However, souls can sometimes get lost or stuck in this plane, especially if the death was traumatic or sudden. Psychopomp, a very ancient technique, helps souls get to where they need to go if they are stuck or lost.
• Shamanic Extraction: This treatment helps you remove spirit intrusions that do not belong to you.
• Divination: When we need spiritual guidance or insight about our present, past, and future.



Details

Session:

Shamanic Healing (75 minutes)

practitioner: Gilberto Martinez

Format: In-Person and Virtual

Fee:

$115 +HST

These services are not covered by insurance companies.

ThetaHealing

ThetaHealing is a relaxing and transformative technique that helps identify limiting beliefs that create a certain reality and consequently replaces them with more functional beliefs with the goal of releasing unwanted experiences.


ThetaHealing® is a relaxing yet transformative technique created by Vianna Stibal in 1995 that works by helping you identify the limiting beliefs that create a certain reality, for example of pain or lack, and with the power of the Creator of All That Is, replace them with more positive and functional ones. The aim of ThetaHealing® is to retain the positive learnings while releasing the unwanted and painful experiences.

In spirituality, we are the creators of our own reality. Each experience of pain, grief, suffering or lack contains a deeper learning that our Soul chose to go through in order to evolve. Indeed, each experience has a deeper meaning if we look closer. For example, an experience of pain might have helped us be more compassionate with ourselves and others. With ThetaHealing® we are able to identify the role or function that an unwanted experience has in our lives, and with the help of the Creator release the negative experience while retaining the positive learnings. We can be free of suffering and pain, as long as we are willing to connect to our inner wisdom and understand life from a higher perspective.

ThetaHealing® also helps us manifest our deepest desires and connect to our loved ones who already transitioned, our angels, ancestors, our Soul or Higher Self to seek assistance, clarification and/or messages.



Details

Session:

ThetaHealing® (60 and 75 minutes)

practitioner: Ainsley Magno

Format: In-Person and Virtual

FeeS:

$115 + HST for a 60-minute session
$122 + HST for a 75-minute session

These services are not covered by insurance companies.

Energy and Sound Healing Therapy

Energy and Sound Healing Therapy sessions combine Reiki and Shamanic Healing to help release energy blockages and experience a sense of balance.


To open the session we start with a Shamanic technique called Divination. With Divination we connect to the spiritual world to seek messages and guidance related to your area(s) of interest or concern. When we have a good understanding of whatever brought you to session, we proceed with the healing part. Clients either lie down on a massage table or sit on a chair. Clients are fully clothed and provided with pillows and blankets for warmth and comfort.

During the healing portion of the session, we use singing bowls, bells, chimes, incense, essential oils, candles, crystals and other healing tools. There is minimal touch as the work is mainly done by hovering our hands over the body. We might touch the head, shoulders, ankles and feet, as long as it feels comfortable. When the healing is complete clients are offered water and given feedback.

Most people feel relaxed, focused and balanced after a session. However, it’s not uncommon to feel emotional or exhausted. Often our body releases old and stagnant energy, emotions or memories, bringing them to our awareness. This is a natural reaction activated by our innate ability to heal.

These sessions are useful when we feel unbalanced or stressed; when we feel we carry unwanted energies; wish to heal the past from an energetic or spiritual perspective, or if we want insight about our past, present, future and/or life purpose.



Details

Session:

Energy and Sound Healing Therapy (90 minutes)

practitioner: Marialuisa Elias

Format: In-Person and Virtual

Fee:

$135 +HST

These services are not covered by insurance companies.

Mediumship and Divination

Through our Divination sessions, we can connect to the spiritual world to seek guidance about important areas in our lives, such as love, career, finances, family, etc. Through our Mediumship sessions, we can connect to those loved ones who have already transitioned and/or our ancestors for messages, healing, and guidance.


Divination is the practice of seeking guidance from the spiritual realm with the intention to get useful and relevant information to apply in the present moment in areas such as love, relationships, career, or life in general.

Each culture has developed its own way to connect and bring messages that go beyond what we can see and perceive through our five senses. At Transcendence we use oracle cards, tarot, crystals, and shamanic journeying to connect to the Creator, our Soul, spirit guides and ancestors to seek guidance and healing.

Our Mediumship sessions provide a safe space to connect to our transitioned loved ones to receive messages, reassurance, answers, clarification and/or facilitate a healing process. These sessions are helpful when there are unfinished businesses or a need to help souls fully transition so they may continue with their spiritual evolution in the plane where they might be.



Details

Session:

Mediumship and Divination (60 – 75 minutes)

practitioner: Marialuisa Elias

Format: In-Person and Virtual

Fee:

$115 +HST

Session:

Tarot card readings (45 to 60 minutes)

practitioner: Marialuisa Elias

Format: In-Person and Virtual

Fee:

$75 +HST

Session:

Yearly Tarot card readings (60 to 80 minutes)

practitioner: Marialuisa Elias

Format: In-Person and Virtual

Fee:

$95 +HST

These services are not covered by insurance companies.

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Being Mindful.

Being mindful means being able to focus our attention on the present moment. Why do we want or need to focus our attention on the present moment? Certain conditions such as depression, anxiety and stress relate to our tendency to live either in the future, wondering what to do next, or because we tend to live in the past hunted by regrets, grudges, pain or sadness.

Sometimes we do not like our present and long for what we had, what we could have had, or wish for a better future in which we could be happier. In reality, all that we have is the present moment and this is not a cliché!

We sometimes forget that each day and moment offers an opportunity to create the life we want. We might have been hurt; our situation might be complicated; our childhood might have been difficult: There are so many factors that may lead us to believe we can’t have what we want, but in reality, we can. How? By taking a proactive stance and making the decision to take control of our life.

Mindfulness is a powerful tool to help alleviate the distress caused by painful memories and emotions, intrusive thoughts, cravings and urges, as well as symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. You do not need any special skill or experience, just a willingness to try. In each session we will cover the attitudes of Mindfulness as taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn. These attitudes are: No judging, Patience, Beginners Mind, Trust, Not Striving, Acceptance, Letting Go, Gratitude and Generosity.


OUR TEAM

Meet our Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Marialuisa Elias

Registered Social Worker/ Psychotherapist


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Marialuisa is an experienced Registered Social Worker with a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto. She has extensive experience providing individual, family, group and couples counselling and psychotherapy. She specializes in the following areas:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Abuse and domestic violence
  • Attachment, relational and communication difficulties
  • Self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Loss and grief
  • Personal and career development
  • Problematic gambling, gaming and technology use

She offers empathetic, gentle, yet empowering support, encouraging all individuals to go within to find their own answers, follow their own dreams and become their own agents of change. She uses evidence-based and scientific approaches with proven high efficacy in facilitating positive change such as: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Attachment Theory, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.

Marialuisa offers services to individuals 16 years and older.