Following Body Wisdom: How Energy Medicine Can Help Heal
by Atherton Drenth

self-published, 2009. ISBN 978-0-981-36410-0.
Reviewed by Mary Ann Moore
Posted on 07/15/2010

Nonfiction: Biography; Nonfiction: Life Lessons; Nonfiction: Body Language

Atherton Drenth, a clairvoyant, medical intuitive and holistic energy therapist in Guelph, Ontario, has written Following Body Wisdom for people who are interested or curious about "energy medicine." It can be helpful to those who have tried it and still have unanswered questions, as well. I have experienced this energy wisdom, in fact, with Atherton Drenth herself, and have found her book to be clearly written about a subject that is not easy to describe. Her own experiences, before and after her entry into energy medicine, offer readers a very down-to-earth approach. The subject involves communing with guides and forces beyond the earthly realms. I found it reassuring and affirming to know there is such an abundance of possibilities for healing.

Briefly, "Energy work releases blocked energy that, if left unchecked, can eventually manifest in physical, emotional or spiritual symptoms. Most healers or energy workers can see energy fields, called auras, around all living things. They can examine auras in the client's field and see where the blocks are. They then work with the client to find out why the block is there and help them to release the blockage."

The stories of healing in the book are "case histories" which help to explain, poignantly and clearly, the power of energy work in helping children, women and men thrive.

Drenth's own story makes up the chapter, "My Personal Journey," which describes her childhood when she became aware of angels and her own psychic abilities. For many years, she suffered from debilitating migraines; it was her own physical crisis that led her to a cranial sacral therapist and an energy healer, which eventually led her into her own healing work.

The book includes a chapter of guidelines with some tips, as well as questions to ask a complementary health care practitioner at a first meeting. Besides a holistic energy therapist, you may want to add, for instance, a naturopath, reflexologist and a yoga instructor to your health care team. Drenth calls this collection of practitioners, whether alternative or traditional, a "healing wheel." "Each spoke added to the wheel gives it additional strength and provides momentum. The client decides what is to be included inside the wheel and how the wheel will move forward."

Later in the book, another chapter of "Guidelines" is directed towards "Working with a Holistic Energy Therapist." It describes situations that may arise such as experiencing a healing cycle of valleys, peaks and plateaus or feeling the need to cry, to pace, or to be alone.

A glossary explains all the terms Drenth has referred to throughout the book. Following Body Wisdom is further enhanced by the color photographs of Dr. Bruce Walton, whom the author acknowledges as "a dear friend and mentor" as well as "a valued advisor."

Following Body Wisdom's path offers an insightful and understandable approach to the subject of energy wisdom. I hope the message will reach many people, so that they can learn of the many opportunities and possibilities open to them.

Atherton Drenth is a Holistic Energy Therapist in Guelph, Ontario who is also a compassionate teacher, committed to helping others develop their full intuitive potential through workshops and retreats. Her work is further described on her website.

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