By Meryl Chodosh-Weiss, L.C.S.W
Proxy sessions are distance healing sessions done solely by a practitioner on behalf of a client who has given permission for the session to occur.
When I first embraced Resonance Repatterning® as a student, I was working full-time as a psychotherapist for children who required counseling as part of their mandated individualized educational program in a public school.
Because I was spending so much time with so many people each work day, when I first began practicing I enjoyed doing proxy sessions the most.
Additionally, I had received a proxy session as my first session and experienced the positive and immediate impact of that session. Despite my not knowing when the session was to occur, I felt an immediate change in my energy and emotional state. I correctly surmised that the session had been completed.
I told myself that this process was for me!
I was so enthused about proxy sessions that at the very first, ever, Resonance Repatterning Conference in 1996 I was on a panel to discuss this aspect of the work.
With the change in the Certification requirements that now permits proxy sessions to be a part of the mix, one of the student practitioners in the NY Practitioners Skills Development Group last month asked me to give more information about doing proxy sessions.
There are several ways to initiate a proxy session. Of utmost importance is getting permission from the person (or animal). Even when working with infants and animals, the parent or owner needs to ask out loud if permission to engage in a session is granted. Pet owners and parents will usually be able to see if permission is granted or not by the kind of response, or lack of response that is elicited.
Once when I worked with a newborn in the presence of the mother, I saw the baby gave definite indication that I was allowed to proceed with the session.
Proxy sessions are done without face-to-face, telephone or Skype interaction during the session. The practitioner may or may not have information about the client’s presenting problem or intentions. There my be no knowledge at all about why the session has been ordered or the practitioner may have this information.
If an animal or a non-verbal infant/child is the recipient, you may be given information from the parent or owner about the pet of child, but that information is not from the perspective of the child or animal. You may or may not, as determined by muscle checking for the client, use that information at all.
What is happening in a proxy session is based on the energetic reality of us all being one. With permission we are accessing the person or animal’s energy field and spiritually, their higher self, even though their physical presence is not involved.
There are no interferences, and what you can access is the raw potency and strength of the client’s uncensored responses to their world. There is no person-to-person presence to filter anything.
This requires that the practitioner stays super centered and takes care of themselves so they can remain neutral and in complete service to their client.
The stance must be accepting , allowing and non-judgmental about anything that is derived from the books or from muscle-checked intuitive material. Nowhere is it more clear that you are the agent for the client and therefore you can not censor at all what comes out in the session.
What is in the experience of most student practitioners that is analogous is how the practitioner holds the space for the client during an Energy Constriction Release. In this process, the practitioner must sometime work on maintaining their own centeredness and their own lack of judgement. The practitioner must postpone dealing with their own material which might be triggered by the client’s experience.
All of these considerations may be present when working in a proxy session.
Meryl Chodosh-Weiss is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in New York City. She is the leader of the ongoing NYC Practitioner Skills Development Group, an RPA Designated Observer, a member of the RPA Hall of Fame, a former member – past Chair of the RPA Certification Board and a former Resonance Repatterning teacher. She is the developer of Infinity Healing.
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