Esoteric Healing Modalities – what have they got to do with the Board Room?

Over the last 13 years I have attended Universal Medicine events and workshops, and I have attended courses and trained in Esoteric Massage®, Esoteric Chakra-puncture® and Sacred Esoteric Healing®. I’ve also undertaken the required practice hours, studied anatomy and physiology and nutrition, and gained accreditation from the Esoteric Practitioners Association (EPA)* for these modalities.

This may seem quite reasonable, and it is. Except that I work as a leader, manager, and coach in the public sector in the UK running my own management consultancy company, and I am also an Associate of two UK universities. So why would I use the time and resource to study these modalities? After all, it would be very unlikely that I’d be undertaking esoteric massage at a corporate board workshop, or during a University Lecture. And for the field of work I am in, I have studied extensively including a PhD, as well as a number of vocational qualifications and two other degrees.

What I didn’t realise until I started studying with Universal Medicine was that my focus in work and in life was one dimensional; it was practical, well organised, and in my field of work I am highly regarded, but to me my work and life lacked something. It lacked balance, roundedness, and worldliness – a lived way that did not take the whole picture into consideration. This was highlighted by the fact that I was championing health and wellbeing at work, yet my own physical body was suffering from exhaustion, anxiety and a number of long-term medical conditions, to the extent that at one stage I experienced burnout.

Through studying with Universal Medicine I have become my own esoteric healing practitioner in learning to live life in a new way, discerning from my body each daily choice I make, learning to deeply care for myself in every way and understanding that I am not the one dimensional unit of life I thought I was, but that I am multidimensional. Yes I am in a physical human body, but I also have an energetic body as I am a Son of God, a spark of light, with a spirit and a soul, and there’s a universality to life. I belong to something far grander than what can be seen only by the human eye.

More so, through studying the esoteric healing modalities, not only am I taking care of myself so that I live with a deeper integrity and authenticity, I am also taking a greater responsibility for everything in life, including the way I work and run a business. This means attention to every detail: the finances, the quality of work, the quality of emails, ensuring I deliver what I commit to deliver, learning to not react to or judge others with whom I work, learning to work as a team wherever I am, and seeing all others as equal.

Studying the esoteric healing modalities has impacted greatly on the way I work; it has opened me up to the bigger picture, to being more worldly in choosing to understand what is going on around me in life, worldwide: the atrocities, the issues we face, the intensity and pressures people are under, and to understand to a far greater degree the root of societal and workplace issues.

Every time I lay my hands on another while learning during an esoteric healing course, I realise I have my hands on the pulse of humanity, and in understanding the physical body and how emotions affect us, I am offered great wisdom as regards working in any walk of life.  And you also learn from the get go an immense amount of integrity in the way you treat another, as the energetic code of practice you learn while on the courses takes responsibility to another level when dealing with others in work and in life.

I used to think I was ‘top of my game’ before I met Serge Benhayon and started studying esoteric healing modalities. Fourteen years on I am only now beginning to realise what it is to be a true leader and manager. Every single workshop and course I have attended with Universal Medicine has impacted greatly on the quality I am in life and in my work with boards, leaders, managers and all the people I work with. So whilst I may not be a practitioner in esoteric modalities, I am a practitioner of life, and attending the esoteric modality courses is pure gold. So much so, that for me personally, part of my annual CPD (continued professional development) is based on attending esoteric healing modality courses twice yearly, and ensuring I have monthly sessions with a Universal Medicine practitioner because of the worldliness and integrity they support me to bring to others in my everyday.

By Jane Keep, Phd, MPhil, MSc, FCIPD, MIC, CMgr, FCMI, London, UK

* The EPA (Esoteric Practitioners Association) is the internal accreditation arm of Universal Medicine. It was instigated by Universal Medicine to monitor and accredit the modalities that were founded by Universal Medicine. 

Further Reading:
Self-Care at Work Does Make a Difference
Exhaustion and burnout … let’s take responsibility
Everyone is a Practitioner of Life

418 thoughts on “Esoteric Healing Modalities – what have they got to do with the Board Room?

    1. Same here Michael – I was burnt out and had a number of medical conditions, as well as living with anxiousness and worry all the time – then along came Universal Medicine and I realised that I had choices, and my health is in my hands, and I felt inspired to make changes which I have.

      1. It is very freeing when we realise that the way we have been living, with all the emotions, medical conditions and drama doesn’t have to the be one and only way, and that there is a very supportive and simple way. The Way of The Livingness.

    1. Great question, Jenny. It is a useful exercise to consider what kind of example we are providing for others in the way that we practice life.

  1. Jane, attending the Universal Medicine presentations has been pure gold for me too and has changed the way I live and work, I now work with much more care and love and integrity and this is how I live too.

  2. ‘through studying the esoteric healing modalities, not only am I taking care of myself so that I live with a deeper integrity and authenticity, I am also taking a greater responsibility for everything in life, including the way I work and run a business.’ – Living according to the esoteric principles supports us to pay attention to the whole picture and take responsibility accordingly, something that is not very common in our society, where we are living according to one priciple when we are at work, other principles when we are at home, on holiday, alone, with others etc. etc.

    1. I agree Eva – never in my life have I paid so much attention to every precise detail of work and life, and I feel so much more flow, and vitality through doing that.

  3. “This was highlighted by the fact that I was championing health and wellbeing at work, yet my own physical body was suffering from exhaustion, anxiety and a number of long-term medical conditions, to the extent that at one stage I experienced burnout” – Jane this is so true and honest of yourself back then too, we can only be a true advocate in something like health, wellbeing, vitality when we truly ‘live our talk’ to the best of our ability, else it becomes lip-service and how come many people don’t buy it because things don’t match up [the walk and the talk].

    1. I agree Zofia, and I often observe in industry coaches, trainers, leaders who are advocating health and wellbeing or offering health and wellbeing support, yet they themselves seem frail, lacking vitality and health – which raises the question of quality – and living what we present. Knowledge doesn’t change the world.

    2. Spot on Zofia – it so does come back to the body and how we are in our vehicle every day and every moment and how much we live that which we talk!

  4. the impact of the modalities is incredible and life changing in a way that touches every aspect of our lives. I know from my own experience and those around me, that through working with the Esoteric modalities, it supports greater commitment to life, vitality, responsibility and ability to connect and be with people – all things that we are in need of in a world of increasing depression, absenteeism and worries about the employability of the next generation.

  5. “I have my hands on the pulse of humanity, and in understanding the physical body and how emotions affect us, I am offered great wisdom as regards working in any walk of life.” So True Jane, and as an EPA accredited practitioner it is not just our hands that touch people but every aspect of our interactions as an example “the quality of work, the quality of emails,” all play a role in healing!

  6. Yes, the esoteric modalities are a great complement to any line of work, because they help us to stay connected and take responsibility for the quality of our movements and our expression in daily life.

    1. This is crucial and makes all the difference – it is too easy to let our life pass by without any true attention to what quality we live by and with.

  7. I also love the integrity you learn when practicing Esoteric Healing modalities. Feeling the tenderness of every person I met in the workshops creates a deep integrity with all people I meet in life.

  8. The old saying of ‘Physician heal thyself” is pertinent to us all – deal with our own lack of self care first and foremost and then offer the true reflection to others.
    “….. yet my own physical body was suffering from exhaustion, anxiety and a number of long-term medical conditions, to the extent that at one stage I experienced burnout”.

  9. Life itself is a healing modality, and so the more we understand the dynamics, the energy, the happenings, our attachments and investments, then the more we can bring purpose to the every day and begin to live in a way that heals ourselves and offers healing to those around us no matter what our job description!

  10. When we are out in the workplace especially with a large team of people, we get to see exactly that which is happening in the world at large – it is the reflection of the macrocosm in the microcosm. And similarly we get to feel the unrest that often lies within. And hence the approach is not seeking a solution from the outside as this will always be of the same quality of unrest and hence never offer any true answers, but the search should begin within and with a connection first and foremost to the deepest part of ourselves and through the body. This is the journey that Jane has shared and a very rewarding one in terms of how healing it is for self and all those around us.

  11. ‘I used to think I was ‘top of my game’ before I met Serge Benhayon and started studying esoteric healing modalities. Fourteen years on I am only now beginning to realise what it is to be a true leader and manager.’Awesome Jane, what a wealth of wisdom that benefits absolutely everyone.

  12. When we know everything matters, we bring every single moment, even every thought with us, wherever we go and whatever we do. It is so obvious the benefit you get from attending the courses Jane. It makes us who we are in our every day and our professional lives too.

  13. “Every time I lay my hands on another while learning during an esoteric healing course, I realise I have my hands on the pulse of humanity…” yes Jane re this gauge, and i get this too from my workplace and from those individuals i meet in my profession of recruitment…that what goes on in a board room or job interview is also what’s exactly going on in the world too. The same for a body – what’s in our body being in the body of the humanity.

  14. Knowing and understanding yourself makes it much easier to know and understand others, giving you many more options in life including the boardroom.

  15. Jane I loved what you shared about when you were talking about health and wellbeing but were almost at burnout yourself. When we share what is not being lived, it can lack authenticity and integrity and people can sense that, even if they don’t know it. Congratulations to you for seeing that, and undertaking a new way of living that is much more about living health and wellbeing.

  16. “I was championing health and wellbeing at work, yet my own physical body was suffering from exhaustion, anxiety and a number of long-term medical conditions, to the extent that at one stage I experienced burnout”. This is one of the great ironies of healthcare. We, the ‘experts’ on health actually have some of the worst health statistics in the overall population. I have realised that no matter what great research or models of care we come up with, without a vital body and a lived knowing of how to care for ourselves, nothing will change for our patients, as they won’t have real role models.

    1. Totally agree, it is sad that a lot of our health care providers are over weight and exhausted, far from living an example of what true health is. We need role models to show us the way, not people to tell us one thing, and live another.

  17. The Esoteric modalities show us that a body of tenderness and delicateness can be lived through all of life’s mechanics.

  18. When I read your words here Jane about integrity, they seem to leap out of the page and talk very sweetly about having and consistent flow of life though all aspects of your life, a life that you could say is one with itself and everybody else.

  19. Absolutely Jane a beautiful sharing on the amazing support Universal Medicine and how we live has in our lives and the world .”Studying the esoteric healing modalities has impacted greatly on the way I work; it has opened me up to the bigger picture, to being more worldly in choosing to understand what is going on around me in life, worldwide.”

  20. ‘Every time I lay my hands on another while learning during an esoteric healing course, I realise I have my hands on the pulse of humanity’. This is pure gold, Jane. Everything we do, is directly done to the whole we live in, and this is profoundly felt in your words. Thank you for the reminder… I will take its echo with me today…

  21. It has taken me a while to realise our multidimensionality but now I know this, it changes everything. Studying the esoteric healing modalities brings a whole different way of learning to study, there are no exams to pass, nothing to learn by rote, but an expansion of understanding which affects everything we do in our daily lives.

  22. ” I am a practitioner of life, and attending the esoteric modality courses is pure gold.” Absolutely Jane and what a beautiful reflection and sharing for everyone to feel the benefit support and love of all that is offered for us to live who we truly are in the world.

  23. Jane, feeling the fact that everything has a meaning, and is all inter connected there for us to learn is huge, I love how it all feels interlinked, so multi-dimensional. We can all bring what we have experienced on the Universal Medicine courses into our lives, whatever we are doing.

  24. All parts of our life are interlinked and so it makes sense to me that what we learn and develop or evolve with in one area, has a knock on effect in all other areas of our life. People may not see or know about how we live our life outside of an office or boardroom, but energetically the quality is communicated and has an effect on everyone.

  25. Today I was involved with a presentation event for the GP surgery and I was very aware of how the way I live and move today supported me and the group to stay relaxed, no drama, and just flow with the tasks as if they were like rituals. Today had more flow than I have seen in this group in the past.

  26. There is a far greater interconnectedness to ourselves, our lives and the universe we are in, than we are currently living or willing to be aware of. Thank you Jane, for sharing and reflecting that true success is not about what we achieve in life, but rather the quality of life we live, as through living in connection to our Soul it matters not what we are doing for our fulfillment is already a given with our movements honoring our interconnectedness.

  27. Living life from a multidimensional perspective will serve greatly in any area and every industry we have. And this perspective is what we can re-learn through the esoteric modality, courses of Universal Medicine.

  28. This is true Jane, attending Universal Medicine courses …”you also learn from the get go an immense amount of integrity in the way you treat another, as the energetic code of practice you learn while on the courses takes responsibility to another level when dealing with others in work and in life…” It is this integrity and responsibility that is transferrable into everything you do, say and think, which then sets a new (higher) standard for living, working and relationships.

    1. I agree johannebrown17. It is the quality in which we move and the quality of our voice and the quality of care that we give ourselves, even the quality we bring to our breath (such as the Gentle Breath meditation) that allows for this ever changing and enlightening standard of living.

    2. I agree Johanne – and integrity doesn’t switch on and off – it is either there or not – if we have little or no integrity in one part of our life, then that has a ripple effect on all parts of our life.

  29. “I am multidimensional”
    Life isn’t just about what we see, it is and we are far greater. If we were to only look at human life it would be devastating with whats going on. Universal Medicine has shown me that there is quality that can be my greater focus and with this the stresses and struggle of human life is no longer so overwhelming.

  30. “I belong to something far grander than what can be seen only by the human eye.” This is so true and if lived changes our lives forever.

  31. “I used to think I was ‘top of my game’ before I met Serge Benhayon and started studying esoteric healing modalities” – interesting Jane about being top of one’s game — really, truly this is about being within the top of one’s own love. That’s all, and with that focus.. life/work changes.

  32. The linear image of life has an enormous grip upon us. This is true even if we make radical changes. It is still our prevalent way to feel life goes. The linear way of thinking permeates our movements. Thanks to it, we tend to feel life uni-dimensionally. The Esoteric work challenges that image, that way of thinking and that way of movement. It challenges us deeply but in a totally loving way and based on a very deep-seated understanding that we are more than all of that. In that we are held and if we start accepting the more that is offered, life starts changing dramatically. Our feeling of life changes, our way of moving in life changes, our way to relate to others change, our way to relate to ourselves change and always for the better. It is like we wake up a giant that was asleep for quite a while and start playing with it. Thanks to the Esoteric work, what we can bring to us, to others and to the world is massive.

  33. “Understanding that I am not the one dimensional unit of life I thought I was, but that I am multidimensional.” In being multidimensional we are energetic beings deeply connected with each other as sons of God, knowing that in this interconnectedness, all that we do in the way we live affects everybody.

  34. I have come to realise that it doesn’t matter if I am working in the office as I do, or as a practitioner of the Esoteric modalities or as a massage therapist, or cooking for the family. It is all one and the same and it is my responsibility how I am in each of these roles, because regardless of the role, I am having an affect on everyone around me in each area.

    1. I agree Rosie, and the quality I am moving in, has a ripple effect to all those in my life and all who I meet no matter what circumstance I meet them in (e.g. no matter whether I am at work or at home).

  35. I agree with you, Jane – studying the esoteric healing modalities teaches me how to be with (an)other(s) in the world, and reminds me that it is all about energy first.

  36. One of the greatest things I’ve learned through these courses and workshops is how intricately everything is interlinked. Everything matters, from the way I type, to how I am at a conference. The level of integrity and the quality that we live in, moment to moment, is what we bring to everything we do, and everyone that we meet, or even pass by, on our way to work, for example. Great to bring a focus to the quality that we’re in, in any moment, and what effect this is having on everything and everyone around us.

  37. Esoteric (innermost) healing involves getting to the source of any illness or disease no matter how small, therefore true healing can be attained and lived.

  38. Wow – this is an amazing testimonial. Sacred Esoteric Healing has completely changed the way I live my life. I now understand that healing is not something that is relegated to a table, consultation room or chair and it is not something another can ‘give’ me. It is a way of living with with, integrity, love and joy.

  39. This is a great blog, as it becomes clear that life is not compartmentalised… that it is all one very big board room, so when we deepen the relationship with ourselves, with love, it is this, our quality, which is the common denominator in all sections of the one big space (our boardroom!).

  40. Great to put things into perspective in that no matter how successful in life we are; we are far more than a human body we are in fact multidimensional. And also whatever role we do we can ALWAYS, ALWAYS learn and put into practice ways and tools to support and for our complete wellbeing. As you shared if we do not do this at some point it is inevitable that we will experience burnout. So I would say the Universal Medicine modalities and teachings are in fact essential for every single one of us no matter what role we are in. In just attending one of the courses alone be it Esoteric Massage or Esoteric Chakra-puncture it is giving ourself and our body permission for true healing and deep rest.

  41. The esoteric healing modalities so beautifully reflect how we are multidimensional beings and that healing involves so much more than removing symptoms.

  42. “What I didn’t realise until I started studying with Universal Medicine was that my focus in work and in life was one dimensional; it was practical, well organised, and in my field of work I am highly regarded…” – love the way you later go on to share Jane about how you opened up to living multi-dimensionally which included looking at your own self-care, health and wellbeing. So often we do make life one track minded or one single focus e.g. career, relationship, marriage, kids etc. which in fact wouldn’t be a bad thing if we made that one focus as LOVE and then from that loving place focused everything else.

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