Thursday, November 9, 2017

Theta Healing Basic DNA Course (Review)

It has been a while since I was super excited about a healing class. The last time I signed up for something totally new was Tibetan Reiki in 2012. There are different kinds of energy healing and generally, I’d say it’s a good idea to pick one and run with it until you understand its applications, before moving onto something else (assuming it suits you). 

The past seven years I’ve been focusing on Energy Healing, as taught at the School of Intuition & Healing in London, and on Usui Tibetan Reiki. The two are similar, although Reiki courses tend to be lighter in terms of theory, guidelines and practice. Already having the Energy Healing qualification helped loads. Though Reiki is enough. 

Whenever I mention energy healing, people ask me if it is like X, Y or Z that they are familiar with - most often Reiki or Qigong. After moving to Mexico, I started getting lots of questions about Vianna Stibal's Theta Healing classes and I even met a few Theta Healers. As far as I could tell, it was the same but different: using your intuition and guided visualization to identify and release blocks from the mind, body and emotions. Of course, with the familiar spiritual-energetic slant that I love =)

Two months ago I finally signed up for the basic Theta Healing class, and this was when I discovered that the main focus is on removing limiting beliefs so that our mental patterns don't paint us into a corner. That and awakening our intuition. It resonated because that is what my Chakra Healing & Magick book is about: a creative journey through the themes of each of the Chakras, where we question our attitudes and beliefs, using creative tools, crystals, and healing to change our perspective on life. 

Removing & Replacing Limiting Beliefs 

Theta Healing aims to do the same thing, but with a shortcut that involves 'muscle testing' to see where the beliefs lie. For example, is it something you heard  as a kid? Next, the Theta Healer moves onto a semi-hypnotic process where we eliminate the 'negative' belief and replace it with a positive one. So for example, if I believe I am doomed to fail at math or just really bad with numbers, whenever I open an Excel sheet my eyes might glaze over. But if I change that belief to "I rock at math," spreadsheets would be less daunting (I actually really liked Finance, Econ and Analytics in grad school LOL, so maybe not the best example...) 

To summarize, the idea is that we can change the way we see ourselves and how we relate to the world by changing beliefs that undercut our self-confidence or predispose us to generate disappointing experiences. We can also use Theta Healing to download the feeling of what a positive experience would be like. 

If you've read my earlier posts on manifesting, the feeling or emotion is key because the Universe (and other people) respond to our vibes more than our words. This is also true for affirmations. 

Downloading Feelings and Experiences 

Theta Healing shows us how to release the belief or the fear that holds us back, and to replace it with phrases such as "I know how it feels to do X, Y, or Z" or "I know how it feels to be safe" (or loved). The workshop was pretty cool, but in some instances, the feeling work didn't do it for me. So I'm telling myself that I know what going through the fear feels like, but do I like what I find on the other side of the fear? 

I was thinking about this at the Mexican version of Soul Cycle last weekend (the musical spinning class)  when one of my favorite songs came on, Enrique Iglesias's I Like How It Feels. That is when it finally clicked - you have to download the program "I know what X, Y or Z feels like" and also download I LIKE HOW IT FEELS. That did it, the music (or the workout) helped me release the fears that I was trying to release, and I had so much fun in spinning class. 

Music Makes Everything Better

On a side note, Theta Healing talks about different planes of existence and one of these has music, sound and vibrations. Adding music makes a huge difference, it makes the feeling real! Music is one of my favourite creative healing tools and the first one mentioned in Chakra Healing & Magick. The seven notes resonate with the seven chakras in the body. That's why we feel a song's vibration as well as the emotion that goes with it. 

Theta Healing turned out to be a lot cooler than I expected, and I am psyched because this workshop was the first of six or seven (geek that I am, I have already read the books for two of the advanced classes). If you'd like to try it for yourself the best thing really is to sign up for a class with a certified instructor at, though you can also read Vianna Stibal's books on Theta Healing. I would suggest taking the basic class as having a teacher guide us through the process is essential. Then you can read the books to go deeper. 


Is there a downside to Theta Healing? Not with the technique itself. But as with anything, if you dedicate yourself to practicing it, the results will be better than if you go to a weekend workshop and expect to work miracles straight away. Theta Healing does teach instant healing (and that is FAB) but my understanding was that healing happens in a moment once all the belief, feeling and intuitive work is done. That is what Vianna's book says. 


Regina Chouza is an Energy Healer, Angel Medium and author of A Personal Guide to Self-Healing, Cancer & Love and Chakra Healing & Magick. She studied angel intuition and astrology at The College of Psychic Studies in London, and qualified as a healer at the School of Intuition & Healing UK. Her passion is bringing the qualities of self-love, joy and empowerment to healing pursuitsRead her books to heal yourself.  

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