Holistic Energy Services

About Energy Work

Everything is made of energy. For thousands of years, shamans and healers have known about its existence, how it flowed around the body and what an impact it could have on the physical and emotional well being of a person. This energy flow has been described using a variety of names such as prana, life force, chi, chakras, and aura.

Healers and shamans knew intuitively that if this energy flow somehow became blocked or stagnant, it could create physical, emotional or spiritual un-wellness or dis-ease in the body. Clearing the blocked energy, using various techniques, allowed the body to do what it does naturally – return to balance which resulted in healing or wellness for the client. Today we call this “Energy Work”.

Practitioners of energy work are now referred to as healers, shamans, energy medicine practitioners or energy workers, just to name a few. They use various techniques to find where the energy of the body is blocked and then clear it thereby allowing the body energy to flow freely and rebalance. This is referred to in energy work as “balancing”. Balancing the energy field helps create healing.

Energy Work is not invasive, and works with the entire body – physically, emotionally and spiritually. Clients lie on a massage table, fully clothed. The body is gently touched with the practitioner’s hands. If you would like to know more, please watch the video of an energy session posted here.

It is understandable if you are skeptical about energy work and its effectiveness. Clients often remark, “How could something so simple, be so effective, so quickly?” That’s all right. I encourage you to be skeptical. Ask questions and be curious. It all helps to make you a more informed consumer.

To help you understand what energy work is and is not, I wrote Following Body Wisdom: How Energy Work Can Help Heal (2009). It is available on my website, Amazon and Indigo. This comprehensive book explains the principles of energy work, what to expect in a session and what to expect after the session is over. The book also includes the personal stories of clients who have undergone major shifts in their lives as a result of receiving energy work. Each client has graciously agreed to share their personal experiences so that others could understand the power and effectiveness of this work.

A client once said to me: “I don’t know what you do, and I don’t care because it’s helping and I feel better. I don’t need a scientist to tell me what works for me.” Energy Work does not replace traditional medicine; it is not the be all and end all. However, it is a modality that can help.

Atherton has a private practice in Ottawa, Ontario. The sessions offered are a blending of modalities as requested by the body’s innate wisdom.

Atherton has been trained and certified in the following modalities:

  • Body Talk™ – Certified CBP Practitioner
  • Medical Intuition
  • Bio-computer Operating System (BOS)™
  • Total Body Modification (TBM)™
  • Therapeutic Touch™ Level 3
  • Biodynamic Craniosacral I
  • Regression Therapy
  • Channelling
  • Angel Therapy Practitioner® (ATP)®

Atherton also holds a diploma in Medical Technology.

The treatment offered is not conventional nor is it replacement therapy for any other healing modality, traditional or alternative.

Important Appointment Information

Appointment Options

When booking appointments, there are three different treatment options:

1) Distance

2) Distance Call

3) Zoom

Please inform us which treatment option you would like when booking your appointment(s), and please note a first appointment will be 45 minutes to one hour and each subsequent appointment will be anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes, depending on what the body can handle during the session.

  1. Distance. If you live far away or simply are not available to come in, I work on you energetically at the appointed time and contact you by phone or email later that day to discuss what came up during your session. If you would like to have anything in particular addressed, please call or email the office before your designated time and leave a message with my staff. Clients that request distance appointments are asked to not drive or operate equipment during the scheduled time.
  1. Distance Call. This is another option. Call the office at the scheduled time and we do a distance session together over the telephone. At the appointed time, let the phone ring about three times; if the office does not pick up, hang up, wait 5 min. and call again (we are on another call).

    If you choose the distance call option we ask that you be sitting or lying down in a quiet location during the session. Have Kleenex, water, pen & paper handy. Also, ensure that you will not be disturbed. Please be prepared to focus and do not eat, watch TV or use a computer during the session.
  1. Zoom. This is another option. Call the office and book an appointment time. Request that the session be held over Zoom. On the day of your booked appointment, you will receive a Zoom invitation link in your email box. Click on the link and wait to be admitted into the session.

    If you do not currently have the Zoom app on your computer. The day before you appointment
    Please go zoom.us . Scroll down to the bottom of the web page and click “Download” in the web page’s footer. On the Download Center page, click “Download” under the “Zoom Client
    for Meetings” section. The Zoom app will then begin downloading.

Energy work may bring on a “clearing”, where symptoms sometimes reappear before they are released. This may happen within 1-2 days; do not be alarmed. Be gentle with yourself. If you would like to know more about Energy Work, read “Following Body Wisdom: How Energy Work Helps Heal”.

All methods of treatment are equally effective. There is no obligation as to which method you choose or how often you come. I am here to assist you on your healing journey.


We will maintain your privacy in accordance with legislated requirements. From time to time, case histories may be presented in lectures or written material. All personal identifying information such as name, address, telephone number, and date of birth is excluded.

Atherton’s Hours

Tues: 10am-5pm, Wed: 10am–5pm

 Current Rates
Adults (In person or distance work)
Initial Consultation$160.00
Regular Balance$ 55.00
2 Energy Balances, same day$ 104.00
3 Energy Balances, same day$ 156.00
Students (over age 18)$ 40.00
Children (under age 18)
Initial Consultation$ 120.00
Initial Consultation (for siblings)$ 80.00 per child
Regular balance $ 40.00
Regular balance per sibling, or multiple balances booked the same day$ 35.00 per child
Distance Work - Scheduled Balance
Emergency Balance (Distance only)$60.00
Animals (Existing Clients Only)
Regular Balance
Additional Services
Hospital Visits (Guelph area only)$ 60.00
Telephone Consultations$ 60.00 (max. 30 min)
*Please note that all prices include HST

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Initial Consultation  If you are a first time client, please call or email the office to confirm an initial consultation appointment. Atherton currently has a waiting list for new clients. Once you have had your initial consultation, you will not need to wait more than 2 weeks for any follow up appointments. If you are travelling more than 30 minutes to the Centre, you are encouraged to book an initial consultation plus one follow-up visit on the first day.
Payment Policy  Payment is due as service is rendered. Notice of cancellation required 24 hours in advance or session fee will be charged. We accept cash, cheques, debit, paypal and all major credit cards.Please do not send cash or credit card information in the mail.An interest charge of 2% will be charged on all overdue accounts greater than 60 days.
Cancellation Policy  Notice of cancellation is required 24 hours in advance or a full session fee will be charged.

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Holistic Energy Practitioners

Shelley Timoffee

Holistic Energy Practitioner & Medical Intuitive Soulsease info@soulsease.com (519) 760-HEAL (4325)

Larry Steel

BOS™ Practitioner/Trainer Steel Health Centre 28 Cardigan Street, Guelph, ON


(519) 821-6269

Roxana Roshon, Ph.D.

Holistic Energy Practitioner & Naturotherapist Guelph, Ontario



(519) 400-5463

Patty Oser

Pathway to Peace Energy Balancing Wellington Chiropractic and Wellness Group 12 Waterloo Ave, Guelph ON N1H 3H3 (519) 362-3401

Other Forms of Energy Work

Judi Bechard

Energy Healing Facilitator & Wellness Coach The Clearing Experience (519) 837-5362

Shirley Martin B.A., MTS, MDiv.

Reiki Master

Feathers, Rainbows & Roses Reiki & Body Energy Work, Counseling, Spirit Coach

Waterloo, ON


shirleylynnmartin.com (519) 886-6732

Lori Wilson B.A., M.S.W.

Founder of Inneraccess 101: Medical Intuition, Channelling & Regression Training Guelph, ON www.inneraccess101.com (519) 824-6655

Susan Bushell B.Sc. Ignatius Jesuit Centre Orchard Park Office Centre, RR #5 Suite #243, 5420 Hwy #6 North Guelph, ON N1H 6J2

susancbushell@gmail.com www.freeyouremotions.com

(519) 763-9858

Additional Resources

Michelle Cali B.Sc., N.D The Guelph Naturopath 183 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON N1H 4K1 info@guelphnaturopath.com www.guelphnaturopath.com (519) 827-9605

Located in the Guelph Wellness House info@guelphwellness.com www.guelphwellness.com

Zrinka Capkun B.Sc. BIE Practitioner 421 Woolwich Street, Guelph, ON Also in Caledon, ON zrinka.capkun@rogers.com www.true-health.ca (416) 992-0616 (519) 803-8400

Andrea Mathieson Raven Essences Flower and plant essences Maple, ON andrea@ravenessences.com www.ravenessences.com (905) 832-8245

Russ Mater B.Sc., B.Ed. CST-D CranioSacral Therapy, Ayurvedic Nutritional Assessment, Magnetic Resonance russmater@yahoo.ca www.russmater.com

Heather Caruso B.Sc., H.D., D.H.M.S.

Heather Caruso Homeopathic Clinic Guelph, ON www.carusohomeopathy.com

(519) 827-9237 1-866-249-5755 toll-free

Vera Dyck, M.Sc., RMFT Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) www.veradyck.com 519-829-9508

Additional healing resources

Lung Cancer Alliance

Mesothelioma Resources

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– What people are saying about Atherton –

While travelling in an RV in the Rockies, I decided to do a distance healing with Atherton. I was very skeptic about the process but very curious whether I would feel any better. I was not told when Atherton would be working on me that day.

I made lunch for my husband and myself and after eating, I made note of the time as I began to feel much better. My husband, who I had decided not to tell, even noticed and commented that I looked better and that I must have needed to eat.

I checked my email a couple of hours later and was shocked to see that the time I had noted (taking into account the time zones) was indeed the exact time I had noted earlier. I would not have thought it possible to cross the distance with healing but I absolutely know now it was Atherton.

– Bonnie

Dear Atherton,

I wanted to let you know the progress we’ve seen recently, due to your help.

The headaches I’ve attributed to sinus problems for 25 years have completely stopped. You cannot imagine how my life has improved now that I’m not living with chronic pain. Even other energy work has not been able to get to the bottom of it, but yours did.

My husband says that his obsessive compulsive “stuff” is slowly getting better. Your insights into his past emotional & spiritual problems are helping him look at his life and his own actions in different way.

Your suggestions of changing our beliefs about our lives are starting to change things for the better.

Thank you so much for your caring and your skillful healing work. With your help we are better now.

– Anonymous, USA

“The quality of the service you provide is outstanding. The environment is professional, courteous, and efficient. I continue to support this approach to healing by recommending Atherton to everyone. Thanks to all of you for making our journey an exciting, and ever-growing experience.”

– The Collins family

“Atherton is the first person of contact when I am sad, upset, feeling ill or need assistance in reading or understanding the messages my body sends me.

Since my treatment for breast cancer in 2002 I have an improved and renewed spirit and a respect and wonderful awareness of my body. I now know how to listen to it and understand it’s messages. I no longer take it for granted.

All this and more I owe to Atherton, I thank you for all that for being the messenger, I hear my angels laughter.



Thank you, June

“I really don’t know how this healing works but it does. I usually walk out knowing something more about myself or me in a larger healing context. I have found the treatments invaluable in helping me to maintain and improve my health.”

– G. Perin

“Atherton has been a very important member of my health care team for years. She has helped me overcome many physical/medical challenges. Of greatest value to me was her assistance in achieving a healthy pregnancy & delivery.

Atherton provides not only healing services, she has challenged me to look deep inside myself & develop inner wisdom and faith in myself. She has also played an important role in helping my infant son have an easy, peaceful delivery, good digestion and sleep.”

– LB

Mystic Musings

Finding Love In The Middle Of Dark Emptiness

Finding Love In The Middle Of Dark Emptiness

This overwhelming feeling of  emotional fatigue has been a hot topic with clients and friends lately. It very adeptly describes this sense that after everything we have all been through in the last nine months there is little to no room left to breathe, no place to turn to.

Finding the Joy!

Finding the Joy!

This overwhelming feeling of  emotional fatigue has been a hot topic with clients and friends lately. It very adeptly describes this sense that after everything we have all been through in the last nine months there is little to no room left to breathe, no place to turn to.