Have you noticed that you feel better after you spend time in Nature? A practice known as shinrin-yoku in Japan and samlinyok in China where you walk in nature for healing, stress relief and calming. It was formally introduced as a part of a healthy lifestyle in 1982 by the Forest Agency of Japan. There are also studies that have been done indicating that forest bathing reduces levels of anger, stress, depression and sleeplessness. The trees not only emanate essential oil constituents like limonene and and a-pinene, but the consciousness of the trees and their energetic fields cause our brain waves to slow to match them. The average pine tree resonates at about 7.4 Hz, which is also the frequency of a slightly hypnoidal state. So if you notice that your mind slows and you experience a meditative state while walking in nature, your brain waves have resonated with the trees.
For more information, read the Wikipedia entry on Forest Bathing.
Contact us if you would like to experience a Forest Bath (in the Pacific Northwest), or go ahead and do your own. Feel free to email mewith comments about your results!
Below are photos from a recent retreat we experienced in the Whistler, BC, Canada area. We offer a variety of private retreats in the Pacific Northwest and Sedona areas.
Personal/Spiritual Development and Transformation: We offer a Sedona Vortex Experience where you would have access to vortices that work with specific chakras, as well as electrical, magnetic, electromagnetic voretexes. Ariel has been traveling to Sedona since 1989 and will be your guide. We will also discuss the properties of the chakras and assist you to process energetic or practical stagnation related to them in order to transform how you flow your internal energy and experience your life. Contact us about the type of retreat you would like to experience at 949-292-3223.
Natural Cultural Lore/History: Visit sacred sites and learn about the culture, history and lore of a variety of cultures, depending on whether you would like your retreat in the Pacific Northwest or in Sedona, Arizona. Visit archaeological sites, sacred sites, museums or other relevant locations, depending on the type of retreat you select. Contact us about the type of retreat you would like to experience at 949-292-3223.
Education: In Massage, Energywork, Reiki, Reflexology, Clinical Hypnotherapy, and other modalities.
If you need CE classes or would just like to take a course, come and study with us in the Pacific Northwest! You have access to a variety of accommodations (including a treehouse resort nearby!), while you study with us. If you complete a course, you will receive certification, which may meet CE requirements, depending on the course and your certification needs. Contact us about the modalities you would like to study at 949-292-3223.
Group retreats are also available: We take waiting lists for retreats and once there is a group of participants, we organize and set dates, themes and locations.
We have moved our headquarters to the Seattle area in Washington. We are now able to offer our courses as CE to Licensed Massage Practitioners, Energyworkers, and those who wish to study massage, energywork, aromatherapy, spirituality, healing and consciousness. Classes in California continue this fall. Contact us for more details. We are currently scheduling aromatherapy and Reiki classes in Washington in the near future.
“I didn’t think that I would grow so much from the Reiki Master attunement, but I truly did.I feel cleansed on a subconscious, emotional and spiritual level. I processed a lot of things that I didn’t think were affecting as much as they were…my intuitive nature has been sharpened. I am very happy with life and feel I have grown into myself a lot more because of Reiki. I also have a strong desire to serve others, and expose them to the beauty of Reiki. Thank you all who have helped me throughout the course. Ashley Sherritt, Santa Barbara, CA
Before I attended school, I couldn’t understand why you would need energywork training. Now, after having taken energywork and massage courses here, I can’t understand how you could do massage without energywork. M.V., Certified Financial Planner, Costa Mesa, CA
“Attending the Energy Etiquette Class has changed my life.” J.D., Business Consultant, Irvine, CA
Just wanted to share the joy & excitement of what I learned and the fun and creativity that I’m exploring with my new tools. The Color and Stone Healing class really amplified my receptivity, awareness and creativity in using energy, to a whole new level. D.J., Massage Therapist, Lake Forest, CA
When I was in Reiki class, the Reiki asked me what I wanted to do, and I said, “Get Pregnant.” I was pregnant two days later. We had been trying before that for two months.” C.W., Massage Therapist, Orange County, CA
“I’ve taken many classes in healing and spirituality, and none of them can compare to Ariel’s courses. She is an exceptional healer and teacher, with exciting new strategies in teaching Massage Therapy and Energy Healing modalities. Not only did I learn a great deal about myself, which was unexpected, but most importantly…but I personally have changed tremendously through Ariel’s concepts, and have met my goal in enhancing and defining my healing abilities. I’m proud to say I have completed the Reiki Master Teacher course. C.W., Reiki Master Teacher, Lake Forest, CA
“I have studied extensively with Ariel Hubbard, and I am answering the question, “Why would someone want to hire an Energywork Practitioner? My own answer to that question is the healing of my broken neck. Seven years ago, after a near fatal car wreck, I found myself facing a surgery on a broken C1 vertebra. The surgeon would have approached the vertebra through the throat, which would have damaged my vocal cords. Since I am a professional singer, I was desperate to find an alternative. After one month of reading books on alternative healing, prayer and meditation, and willing myself to be healing, my surgeon read my new CT scans. He proclaimed that he had never seen such radical healing in one month. “A miracle!” he said. “I’m not touching that throat.” Thereafter I sought energy practitioners because I had proof that energy could heal. Through that work, I was able to remember and mourn the incident with its losses, regain my singing voice and ultimately consider “that horrible accident” as a gift. Ariel Hubbard is a magnetic, loving and responsible healer/teacher and her technology of HighSelf Resonance Therapy is unlike any other modality of healing. Its gentle power and effectiveness make it complete…but it will complement other types of body or Energywork a practitioner may have already studied. As a student, one thing I appreciate about the curriculum is its diversity. J.W-E. Energy healer, Shiatsu Practitioner, New York, NY
“I want to express my gratitude for you assisting me with my spiritual growth. I never thought I had all this power inside of me…I want you to know I have changed…it’s very nice to see.” S.A., Massage Therapist, Huntington Beach, CA
This program will enable students to broaden their skill base, to develop their touch sensitivity, improve their ability to communicate with their clients, to understand Eastern massage in theory in practice and develop a deeper understanding of energywork. Additional courses in energywork will also round out their training. Understanding how relaxation, and awareness of the student’s own internal process will improve their ability to assist their clients at the levels of body, mind and spirit so that they practice their work holistically. Students will develop their confidence, tools and experience so that they are prepared to provide excellent alternative healthcare, and along with the training received from their first term, will have the skills and the foundation to embark on a successful career.
Hubbard Education Group’s Certified Energywork Therapist and
Certified Energywork Practitioner Programs
We offer two unique programs in Energy Healing. We teach a wide variety of techniques in energywork, including Reiki, HighSelf Resonance Therapy, Crystal Healing, Visualization, Flower Essence Healing, Aromatherapy and more.
Energywork is a body of different types of healing modalities that all have one thing in common–they work with the human energy system to facilitate healing.
Certified Energywork Therapist:
The C.E.T. program is designed to train students to develop cognitive, experiential, and practical skills in Energywork while providing them with a background in business skills and business development. Students also experience their own self-discovery and healing while learning to be a support for others. The curriculum will be provided through a combination of lectures, open discussion sessions, written work, guest speakers and hands-on practicums. Students will de-mystify Energywork by learning how to develop their clairvoyant and energetic healing skills, undergo their own healing process and understand the symbology of energetic anatomy. Students will also be taught clear, precise methods of relating with their clients, as well as the historic implications of Energywork in the past and present. This course of study is intended to accelerate the student’s spiritual progress at a rapid pace. Students have the opportunity to develop their technical skills in healing work while evolving their awareness. This awareness gives students a way to assess their personal and professional direction while providing a foundation that gives them the tools to create a successful healing practice.
Certified Energywork Practitioner:
This course of study deepens the student’s training, experience and confidence in Energywork while expanding their knowledge base. Coursework will include Energywork that works in the auric field, such as Flower Essence Healing, and also on-body Energywork techniques, such as in Reflexology and Tui Na. Students will gain a basic understanding of psychology and alternative treatment methods, as well as developing their awareness of other energetic modalities and their uses, such as in Aromatherapy and Relaxation and Visualization. They will continue to develop their own internal awareness of body, mind and Spirit through courses such as Relating to Your Guides and the Art of Manifesting. In addition, the training in the HighSelf Resonance Therapy 3 will provide the background through experience working with clients. These courses also encourage students to practice treatments so that they have the tools necessary to embark on a successful healing practice.
We are legitimizing energywork as a modality by sharing in a variety of professional and volunteer venues. This valuable modality is an excellent companion to massage and a great addition to any Massage Therapist’s education. It lengthens the M.T.’s professional life by giving them the ability to handle energetic releases from their clientele in a balanced way.
The basic premise is that energywork causes energy to flow through the energy field and physical body. Energy stagnations occur when we react to stressful situations by contracting or blocking our energy flow. If these blockages are not addressed, eventually, people can manifest more serious health issues. Energywork can be very helpful to prevent blockages. The crystals shown here are laid out on the chakras of the recipient, and also in grids around a person to stimulate energy flow for specific intentions.
At HEG, we use a Reiki-attuned, custom-designed crystal kit designed to open and balance the 18 chakras we work with. We use stones such as selenite, malachite, blue lace agate, amazonite and other stones.
Energywork can also be used free-form with the hands. In our HighSelf Resonance Therapy classes, we learn how to use our intuition and a wide variety of energywork tools to flow energy in order to clear negativity, charge, balance and harmonize the energy system. This modality is very helpful to facilitate release of old patterns that could be at the core of wounding, injuries, illness and beliefs. Energywork can be used also to assist people to go through rites of passage, such as surgery, a change in status (as in marriage), letting go of the past, and in manifestation of life changes.
We are expanding our sphere of influence! Ariel F. Hubbard has been teaching for over 20 years. She began teaching Reiki and Yoga in the
early 1990’s. Then she expanded into teaching HighSelf Resonance Therapy classes privately. She then received the Call from Spirit to open the first ever Vocational Energywork and Massage School in California. Then she became a nationally-certified CE provider and created Hubbard Education Group to meet the needs of Massage Therapists. Now, she has heard the Call to expand up to the Seattle, Washington area, while her trained instructor Calli Brady willl remain in Southern California teaching for Hubbard Education Group, and her graduates continue to teach and practice in the holistic healing arts. The Light expands! Her students are practicing the holistic healing arts all over the country, helping her to achieve her goal of helping more than 2 million people experience powerful healing and transformation. And in June, 2015, her article and video on The Energetics of Trigger Points and Tracking Trigger Points are out in Massage Magazine and on www.massagemag.com under Massage Videos.
I am very excited about the expansion move to the Issaquah/Sammamish area outside of Seattle, Washington. I am in the process now of packing, preparing and organizing for the move. I am having a Going-Away party at the school (but on the ground floor) with a Spiritual Item Sell-Off (crystals, massage products, books and more) from 1-3. The party begins at 3 with a potluck and memory-sharing session. Gong bath starts at 4 and Christo Pellani has kindly offered to lead the drumming circle at 5. Please RSVP and bring something healthy to eat and a memory!
We look forward to online Check-Ins with Ariel and online HRT sessions, and our grad Gavin Maddox is putting together a center for our grads and the community. Our grads will be able to practice HRT and Reiki work there and rent the rooms to offer treatments to the public. We will be closing our classroom down in our current location, but will offer classes as soon as we get another location selected. Check back for more details!
“I have had problems with my left hip flexor and lower lumbar area for years, going from severe pain to just [dis]comfort. After a few weeks of Ariel’s bodywork, the pain is gone…”
— J.P., Mother, Costa Mesa, California.