Lionheart would like to share an interview with one of our teachers, Lisa Lewis that first appeared in VoyageLA:
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story?
I started on my journey 12 years ago after giving birth at home to my third child. My midwife suggested I see a therapist for the issues I was having with my in-laws. She gave me two referrals. I tucked those referrals into my phone book and two years later, I made that call for help. One referral didn’t return my phone call. The other referral returned my phone call right away. Her name was Laura Fine, Director and Founder of Lionheart Institute of Transpersonal Energy Healing in Studio City. She was pleasant, compassionate and understanding about my circumstances over the phone, however, what stuck with me the most was her comment to me, “Whatever you decide, I want you to know that I wish you the best on your journey.” Well, that journey began right there and hasn’t ended. I began seeing Laura for individual therapy sessions. After four months, she suggested that I begin doing group sessions. Not knowing what was a group session or how in the world as a stay-at-home mom would I get time away from my three young children under the age of five? However, I knew I had to do it. I made the arrangements for child care and three years later, I had become certified as an Energy Healing Practitioner, Body Mind Counselor, and Energy Healing Therapist. Not only did I resonate with my own healing, I discovered I loved helping others. Part of my certification included a professional practice development course that helped me launch my own business as an energy healer. I’ve been in practice since 2009 and I see patients for all different reasons whether it be for health, relationship issues, career, and/or personal issues.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has not been an entirely smooth road. One of my struggles has been finding my niche and building clientele. Not everyone knows or understands energy healing, so marketing myself has been a struggle. Another struggle has been that energy healing is not covered by medical insurance, so clients have to pay by cash. It’s convincing the client that transformation is well worth the investment! Many people do not want to take that risk.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Holistic Healing by Lisa – what should we know?
My business helps transform people’s lives, so they can live the life they were meant to live! I do this by using Transpersonal Energy Healing. Transpersonal Energy Healing is a healing technique that bridges the gap between Western and Eastern medicine by making the connection between mind, body, and spirit. I use psychotherapy along with hands-on bodywork. The combination facilitates a faster way to change, grow, and transform as an individual. I’m most proud of my client’s willingness and courage to trust me to help them in their transformation to live a happier and more fulfilling life. The shorter amount of time to notice change and results is what sets me apart from others. Transformation can happen quickly… in a few short months, not years like traditional psychotherapy.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
I feel my integrity, intuition, diligence, trust and motivation are the most important to my success. When you are on the right path, things just fall in place. It took me a long time to figure this out. I felt like most of my life, I was swimming upstream against the current. Now, I’m swimming with the current, letting things unfold organically.