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

389 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. 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.

  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.

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