"If there was one thing in your life you would wish to change, what would it be?" This is the question Peninsula resident Karen Fox, an alternative medicine practitioner, asks her clients. Fox practices four modalities of energy healing in the pleasant studio space of her townhouse home at 953 Canton St. and at locations in Colombia, MO; Portland, OR; and Moline, IL.
She also leads living peace meditations locally at Om in Iowa City, the SEVA Center for the Healing Arts in Coralville and soon at the new Children's Hospital chapel.
The modalities Karen employs are Reiki, meditation, sound healing and ThetaHealing®. Reiki is a well known practice in which the practitioner taps into an energy source--the universal life force--and brings it to the patient's chakra system through touch or hovering hands close to the chakra points (the body's energy nodes). This practice has roots in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.
Karen guides individuals and groups in meditation, including living peace meditation, which she practices at Om (105 S. Linn St.) every 2nd Monday at 7:00 p.m.
Though meditation and reiki are well known practices for healing, sound healing is less so. Karen explains that "Our bodies sing." Each organ resonates at it's own pitch; the goal of sound healing is to make the body sing in tune by using crystal singing bowls.
Finally, the most powerful energy healing modality Karen employs is ThetaHealing®. The technique was developed by Vianna Stibal, who describes it as "...a meditation training technique utilizing a spiritual philosophy for improvement and evolvement of mind, body and spirit." It is in this practice that Karen asks that most important question, "If there was one thing in your life you would wish to change, what would it be?"
To implement the desired change, Karen explains, "ThetaHealing® works with the energy of the Creator of All That Is to co-create with the client changes in beliefs that are holding the client back. It brings profound healing in all levels of being." ThetaHealing® is not a religion, and Karen works with clients of all faiths. ThetaHealing® uses the theta brain wave to connect to the energy that binds all things.
As is often the case with alternative medicine practitioners, Karen became a healer after she herself was healed through the techniques she now employs. She describes her journey in her 2012 book, Living Peace.
Karen and her husband, Charlie Eastham, moved to the Peninsula Neighborhood in November, 2014. Charlie works with the Housing Fellowship, which provides affordable housing, and several social justice committees.
Karen can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: (319) 330-2043.
Above: Karren Fox is a resident of the Peninsula Neighborhood since 2014
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Article: September 7, 2012
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