Thank you for your interest in working with me. I am providing the following INFORMATION so that you can make a clear and informed decision about whether or not to work with me. After you read this, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the nature of my work.

My practice method includes a number of different energetic and sound healing modalities, including Reiki and other energy approaches, healing with crystal bowls, tuning forks, voice and recorded healing music. I also provide suggestions for transformational exercises and home practices for health and well-being. I am certified in sound healing through the Open Ear Center with Pat Moffitt Cook. I have also trained with Jill Purce, John Beaulieu, Sylvia Nakkach, Chloe Goodchild, David Hykes and Jonathan Goldman. I am a Reiki Master, and have studied massage, Polarity and Body Talk. I also have training in meditation and spiritual transformation work with Craig Hamilton, Jeff Carreira, Thomas Hubl, Claire Zammitt and Katherine Woodward-Thomas.

I believe that everything in the Universe is made up of vibration. We all are energy to the core of our being. I practice a holistic approach to healing, one that attends to all levels of our being, including physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual. I believe that the best healing result is achieved when we make use of all of the valuable healing modalities available to us, including the energetic and vibrational methods I use, as well as an exploration of lifestyle, emotional patterns, beliefs and habits, and the cultivation of physical and emotional self-awareness. I also acknowledge the value of Western allopathic medicine, which can be a crucial part of maintaining our health.

Before we work, I may ask you about your medical and emotional history, what’s currently going on for you, and about your lifestyle, relationships and beliefs.This helps give me the clearest and most accurate energetic and vibrational picture of you. Knowing this and the issues you’d like to address, I can then do energy work, which may include use of crystal healing bowls, tuning forks, vocal toning or recorded healing music.

While I do hands-on work with clients as an energy healing practitioner, I do not medically diagnose or prescribe treatment. If you have either a physical injury or disease or emotional condition, I may ask that you be in the care of a licensed medical professional or qualified psychotherapist. I will not advise you to discontinue any medical treatment you may be receiving. My work is intended to be complementary, that is, in harmony with any other healing work that you undertake, including conventional medicine and psychotherapy. Please feel free to discuss our work with your physician, psychotherapist or others on your care team. I am not a licensed medical or psychological professional in the state of Montana. However, I am able to practice my healing modalities in accordance with Montana law.

Energy and sound work can be powerful in clearing and charging one’s energy field, removing energetic blocks that lead to disease, and enhancing the body’s natural healing ability. While many of my clients experience increased well-being and improvement in their condition, I cannot guarantee these results. Everything we do, every choice we make in life, has an impact on our health and well-being. This means that it is essential that you, as the client, take full responsibility for your own health and well-being. You are most empowered in your own healing when you take the healing tools and information that are given to you, and use them in the way you think best. This means that the energy and vibrational work I do with you helps you, ultimately, do your own healing.

The practical stuff….

If you need to change your appointment please give as much notice as possible, and we will reschedule at a mutually agreed upon time. I require a minimum of 24 hours’ notice by email or phone to reschedule or cancel a session. For sessions not cancelled or rescheduled in this time frame, you will be responsible for payment of the session. In case of an emergency – serious illness, injury, death in the family or other catastrophic event, please feel free to contact me to re-schedule or otherwise discuss continuing our work together. Although true emergencies are rare, I realize they do come up. I am flexible in a true emergency.

Fees are due in advance for phone or Skype sessions, and at the close of each individual session. Fees may be paid by cash or check, and are non-refundable.

Because regularly scheduled sessions can greatly enhance and support healing and growth, I offer a discount when three or more sessions are paid in advance. These fees are nonrefundable. The sessions do not all need to be scheduled in advance. Session packages purchased in advance may be used anytime up to a maximum of three months from the date of purchase.

Sessions are 60 or 90 minutes long unless arranged otherwise. As your time is valuable, so is mine. If you call or arrive late for your appointment, the end time will remain the same (i.e. the scheduled time) and the full fee will be due. If you are running more than 30 minutes late for your session, the appointment will need to be rescheduled and you will be responsible for payment of the missed session.

Clear communication is so important in any relationship. If we ever have a disagreement or misunderstanding, I am committed to communicating with you about it in a non-blaming way, so that we can both learn from it and resolve it, on good terms with each other. I will ask that you be willing to do the same.

Please review the agreement below, and sign where appropriate.
Thank you. I look forward to working with you!

The following is an AGREEMENT between Susan Israel Bensen, Sound and Energy Healing Practitioner and Teacher, yourself ("the Client"). By signing and submitting this agreement, the Client agrees to the following: -You understand the nature of the healing work you are receiving from Susan Israel Bensen, and are freely choosing to work with her. Specifically, you understand that while many energy and sound healing clients find relief for a range of emotional, physical and spiritual health issues, Susan cannot guarantee any particular medical or healing result. You understand that her services are not intended as medical diagnosis, advice or treatment, nor are they a substitute for licensed medical or psychological care. You further understand that no conversation or interaction during any session is meant to suggest that you discontinue any current health care you may be under. -You take full financial responsibility for the healing and/or teaching services Susan is providing. -You agree to give at least 24 hours’ notice of any change in appointment day or time. If not given, you will be responsible for the cost of the session. -You agree to communicate clearly and honestly with Susan, in the event of a misunderstanding, or regarding feelings and needs that arise during or as a result of sessions, so that the issue can be resolved in the highest way. YOUR SIGNATURE BELOW INDICATES THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND THE PRECEDING INFORMATION ABOUT SUSAN’S PRACTICE AND AGREE TO ITS TERMS. YOU MAY ALSO INDICATE YOUR AGREEMENT WITH THESE POLICIES OR ASK QUESTIONS BY EMAILING SUSAN AT: stpbensen@gmail.com.
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