Today we’d like to introduce you to Mitra Sessions.
Mitra, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I was interested in alternative medicine and healing from a young age and always knew it was the work I would do, it just took me a while to figure out which path was mine. I was very academic and had a corporate career until I received a life-changing ThetaHealing session in 2009 from someone who would become one of my teachers and wanted to know more. Before I knew it I was taking the training and started practicing soon after side-by-side with my job. I continued to study other modalities, including sound healing and acupuncture and became a Reiki Master and teacher. Eventually I left my day job to work solely in the healing arts which is much more rewarding! Over time my work evolved into a practice that can’t really be defined or labeled but that I find to be powerful and heartful. People started asking if I could teach them to do what I do so I developed a curriculum and trained people in my style of energy healing as well as teaching Reiki certification classes.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
I think it was easier for me because I had another job while I was moving into this field of work, so I wasn’t under pressure to be successful quickly and could focus more on creating what I wanted for my business. The hardest part was relocating. I began my practice in London, England, where I’m from and when I moved to LA five years ago I didn’t have a network which made it hard to reach people, especially on the Westside where there are many people offering something similar to me. It took time to build my client base and reputation.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Venice Holistic Energy Healing – what should we know?
My work is as an energy healer, using a blend of techniques, spiritual guidance, and intuition. I help people clear the energy blocks, limiting beliefs, patterns, conditioning, energetic cords, traumas and trapped emotions that underlie their challenges. I’ve supported people with everything from anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief to finding love, stopping recurring nightmares, losing weight, chronic pain and finding their purpose and I can support people with any issue be in physical, emotional or spiritual. Everything has an energetic component and that’s what I work on. People often come to see me when they’ve come to a halt or feel stuck, bringing the things that challenge them the most and that other modalities or therapy hasn’t helped them resolve. People also come to me with unusual things that they don’t know who to turn to with – nothing much shocks or surprises me! I mostly work with adults but also work with babies and children, who don’t need to be present at the session. Moms and their children are so deeply connected that it’s just the same working with children through their mom as having them in the room (sometimes easier!).
Every session is unique. I follow the energy body to see what it wants to release and what techniques it wants to support that. I draw on whichever of the tools I have that the body is asking for, which might mean I place crystals on your body, give you an essential oil to smell or ring tuning forks over you. Or I might just hold my hands on your head for the whole session. I share what I find in your system, whether that’s a certain emotion that’s trapped in a particular part of your body, a past life trauma that’s creating a pattern in your life now, a limiting belief that’s holding you back, a chakra or organ that’s not functioning optimally. Your body might also let me know what it needs longer term so you may get homework so you can support yourself after the session. This work can have miraculous results in a short space of time but it’s most effective if you view it as you would other wellness modalities and have a series of treatments to address your issue and follow up with maintenance sessions.
As a teacher, I teach certified Reiki classes and a specialized Reiki class for birth professionals to learn how to harness the energy systems of the body to support people in pregnancy, labor and postpartum. I created this class and I’m incredibly proud of it and love to teach it. My students have incredible results with their birthing clients and that brings me a lot of joy. I also offer mentoring and bespoke training to new and aspiring healers.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
Dr. Maura Moynihan has had a big influence on my business. She’s been a huge advocate and support and has helped many people find me – I’m so happy to be a part of her team of healers at Rosewood Family Healing Center. My business relies on word of mouth so I’m very grateful to all the people who’ve shared their experiences with others and who’ve gifted sessions with me. My husband is my biggest support and encourages me to say yes to every opportunity, even if I don’t know how I’m going to do it.
- $150 per session
- $300 per Reiki class
- Website: www.veniceholisticenergyhealing.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/venice_holistic_energy_healing/