Mindful Body with Soul

100 Dry Mill Rd, Suite 102
Leesburg, VA 20175

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Please find the answers here to some of the most frequently asked questions about Health Coaching, Sound Therapy and Chakra Balancing. If you don’t see the answer to your question, please contact Jennifer Merritts and she will be delighted to answer it.

HOW LONG IS A HEALTH COACHING PROGRAM?

 

The Health Coaching Program can be as flexible or regimented as you need. Together we decide what will work best for you. We can make appointments as needed or you can sign up for 6 months. Regardless of which format you choose, each time we meet we will discuss what is important to you while still keeping sight of what your original goals are. Each week we take note of your progress and discuss key changes you want to make to create a happier, healthier you. We will identify obstacles, find solutions, and keep you accountable to stay on track. You will have a Health Coach to hold your hand and keep you on the path, and most importantly, you won’t have to go through it alone.

 

If a 6 month program is too big of a commitment, we can schedule on an as needed basis. At our first meeting we will plan out together what seems to be the best path.

CAN I SIGN UP FOR LONGER?

 

It typically takes an individual 6 months to develop new habits that become lasting changes. We want success for you and research shows 6 months is the perfect amount of time to reach your goals and then make them part of your life. If you find you want to attain higher goals after the 6 months, or you're still working towards your original goals, we can certainly continue our time together.

HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DO?

 

It’s hard making a commitment to something without know all the answers first. Which is why we will first schedule you a 50 minute FREE consultation. At this appointment, we will discuss your current health, the biggest “road blocks” currently in your life, the goals you hope to achieve and what to expect from the rest of the program. If you decide to continue, we will fill out the contract, and schedule your next appointments. There’s no commitment when you schedule your consultation. Think of it more as a fact finding meeting (for both of us)!

HOW CAN ONE BENEFIT FROM HEALTH COACHING?

 

Here is a list of how one can benefit, but the possible benefits of Health Coaching are endless.

  • Weight loss/gain

  • Manage stress

  • Go Organic

  • Regain Fitness

  • Understand Gluten

  • Care for Caregivers

  • Spirituality

  • Better Sleep

  • Better Digestion

  • Navigate Relationships and Life’s Challenges

  • Discover a Path to Optimal Health

  • Personal and Professional Development

  • Gluten induced Depression and Anxiety

  • Learning to Cook with Whole Foods

  • Proper Nutrition for Vegans, Vegetarians, Meat Eaters

  • Fit by 50 (or any age!)

  • Create Balance

  • Manage Relationships

  • Reduce/Eliminate Sugar

  • Reduce Inflammation

  • Heal Your Gut

  • Pantry/Fridge Makeover

  • Simplify Your Life

  • Navigate the Grocery Store

  • Navigate Farmer’s Market

  • Learn to Love Exercise

  • Change Bad Habits to Healthy Habits

  • Recover/Rest/Relax

  • Detox Your Body, Your Life

  • Manifest What You Want

  • Build Confidence

WHERE ARE APPOINTMENTS HELD?

 

Appointments are held at the office in a private room where you can relax and we will not be disturbed. The setting is peaceful. If you will be out of town, or you are not local, we can conduct the appointment over phone or FaceTime.

WHAT CAN I DEFINITELY EXPECT FROM A SOUND THERAPY SESSION?

 
  • Your body will relax completely.

  • You may fall asleep

  • Your parasympathetic system will become activated

  • Your chakras will become more balanced

  • Your energy will become cleared (Sound is the number one way to clear energy)

  • You will experience a feeling of centeredness and overall peace

ARE TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS PART OF A RELIGION?

 

No. Tibetan Singing Bowls are part of a culture that originated thousands of years ago. Since that time, the most forward-thinking societies have learned of the value of the Singing Bowls and adapted it into their culture. Bowls started being brought into the U.S. in the 1970’s.

HOW DO TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS ACTIVATE THE PARASYMPATHETIC SYSTEM &

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

 

Tibetan Singing Bowls are played in intervals of fifths. When we hear these sound intervals, the parasympathetic system is almost instantaneously activated. The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are two modes by which the autonomic nervous system unconsciously regulates the body. The sympathetic system is responsible for the body's "fight or flight" reactions, which for many of us, is activated most of the time. The parasympathetic system is responsible for the body's "rest and digest" functions. When the parasympathetic nervous system is activated, the body has a chance to slow down and relax. This is the only time the body has a chance to recover from all the stress and damage that life can throw at it. According to an article in Harvard Health Publishing, the stress response can overwhelm the body, leading to high blood pressure, heart attacks, stroke, weight gain, anxiety, and depression.

ARE YOUR TIBETAN SINGING BOWLS HAMMERED OR MACHINE MADE?

 

My bowls are made of seven metals (Silver, Mercury, Copper, Gold, Iron, Tin, and Lead). One bowl contains all seven metals. They are all hand hammered by craftsmen in Nepal from the Kathmandu Valley. Three men work on one bowl. One man holds the hot metal with special blacksmith tongs while the other two men alternate hammering and chanting. The chanting infuses the bowls with healing intentions as it’s being made. The family clan or caste from which my bowls are made are the same clan whose origins can be traced back to the time of Buddha.
 

The chant is "Om Mani Padme Hum" which loosely translated means “Praise to the Jewel in the Lotus”.
Learn more from The Dalai Lama about this chant at YoWangdu Experience Tibet.

WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF USING 7 DIFFERENT METALS?

 

Everything in the universe vibrates at a specific frequency. Each metal in the bowl has a specific and unique vibration. These vibrations resonate perfectly with chakras. For example: Silver resonates with Crown Chakra, Mercury with Third Eye, Copper with Throat, Gold with Heart, Iron with Solar Plexus, Tin with Sacral, and Lead with Root Chakra. So, as the bowls are played, they are directly affecting, and balancing your chakras.

SOMETIMES I FEEL OUT OF SORTS, DISCONNECTED OR DEPRESSED. IS THERE AN ENERGETIC REASON FOR THIS?

 

The UEF is the Universal Energy Field. It is the field of energy that connects all parts of the earth. Think of it as the plasma that touches and connects all things. In addition to this, the UEF “nourishes” and balances all living things. Animals, trees, people, plants, etc. It becomes particularly charged and noticeable in sunlight. The HEF is the Human Energy Field, also known as the Auric Field. It is the part of the UEF that becomes intimately involved with human life. The earth is currently (currently referring to the last 50+ years and has been accelerating as time gets closer to present day) going through changes on a spiritual/energetic level. The collective consciousness of humanity is changing and with that comes the good and (temporarily) the bad.


On a physical level, some obvious effects of our world changing are severe changes in climate. Electrical storms and unusual temperatures, among other things, can “shake up” the UEF. Our energy bodies metabolize the energy that is around us (the UEF),  and when it’s not behaving the way we are used to, we tend to feel out of sorts. A way to balance yourself is to stay connected to the earth as it goes through it’s changes. Stay grounded through your root chakra to the earth. Go outside often. Just sit - without electronics or devices - and soak in the wonderment of nature and our universe. Being outside connects you in a complete way to the UEF and helps to bring you into resonating frequencies with the earth. You don’t have to do anything special. Listen to the birds. Sound is an excellent modality for healing your auric field and chakras. These are easy things you can do that require no special tools or money!

I AM NEW TO ENERGY WORK. HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A SESSION?

 

Come to your session comfortably dressed. You will be invited into a relaxing room with a warm massage table waiting for you. Before we start the session, we may have a short conversation to address your current emotional and physical situation. There is nothing you need to do to prepare for the session beforehand. 

WHAT ARE TINGSHA BELLS USED FOR?

 

Traditionally, Tingsha have been used to clear a persons auric field. Spiritually, these bells are used to open your ”intuitive vision”of the Third Eye (Ajna, 5th Chakra). Tingsha Bells are also wonderful tools for clearing the energetic space from lower vibrating frequencies in homes, buildings, and offices.

WHY ARE CRYSTALS OFTEN USED IN CHAKRA BALANCING?

 

Like everything in the universe, rocks and crystals have a unique vibrational frequency. Chakras also have a specific vibrational frequency. When Chakras are out of balance the vibrations of crystals can help bring Chakras back into balance. This goes back to the scientific theory of Law of Attraction (like attracts like). To learn more about which crystals (and foods, musical notes, earth elements, essential oils, etc) are used to heal specific chakras, visit the shop page to order your copy of “The Deconstructed Chakras”.