Long Journey

My Journey from Rational Local Newtonian Therapy to Wacky Non-Local Quantum Therapy


My work, and how I conduct my work, has totally transformed over the last decade. Prior to discovering energy psychology, I was a dyed-in-the-wool cognitive behavior therapist. So how did I go from conducting mainstream classic mental health treatment, sitting across from my client in an office, to working with people at a distance?

Some of you may be asking this question a bit differently: “How did she go from a sane, rational therapist, to a wacky weirdo woo-woo therapist?”

Ten years ago if you told me I’d be helping people release pain, without drugs, and I was doing this with people all over the world, mostly with the client not present, even via phone or Skype, I’d be concerned over your delusion. That’s the stuff of quacks and snake-oil salesmen, not rational, educated people with integrity!

In truth, my evolution has been fraught with skepticism. EFT was originally so beyond my zeitgeist that I thought any professional who believed that tapping on meridian points expecting positive results should have their licensed revoked.

But I’m a curious person at heart, so instead of totally dismissing the possibility, I said, “Prove it.” And, proof I received, over and over again. Now EFT is becoming a part of mainstream evidence-based psycho-therapeutic practice.

Then came Matrix Reimprinting and I was challenged again. “What? Memories are living energies that can be changed…giving everyone a second chance of having positive experiences with resourceful, empowered outcomes? The past can’t be changed!”

I later came to conclude, the past can’t be changed, but the energy of the experience can. Energy can be changed at any time. Once I really understood the nature of energy, it all made sound, rational sense to me.

So when I was introduced to The Emotion Code and The Body Code System, I was not totally incredulous that this work could be done from a distance, without the client even present, but I needed to understand, scientifically, how this can be done.

Enter quantum physics and the principle of non-locality. According to Wikipedia, “In physics, nonlocality or action at a distance is the direct interaction of two objects that are separated in space with no intermediate agency or mechanism. Quantum nonlocality refers to what Einstein called the “spooky action at a distance” of quantum entanglement.”

Trust me, I am no quantum physicist, so I’m not going to try to explain it to you. But, I did find this 10 minute video of Deepak Chopra and Marilyn Shlitz, with the Institute of Noetic Science, giving a pretty simple explanation of non-locality.

So how did I go from a sane and traditional psychotherapist, to helping people overcome pain from a distance? I challenged my own skepticism, looked for empirical proof, and found scientific theory that brought sense to the weirdness.

My evolution has taken me on a bumpy journey of self-doubt with difficult questions relating to my own belief systems. It has forced me to take my comfortable blinders off and see the universe, and all that I thought was true about the world I live it, in a way much vaster and deeper than ever before. I have grown to accept criticism and challenges from others who didn’t understand the changes I was making – personally or professionally. In short, this transformation was slow, some times painful, but mostly exhilarating and for sure life altering.

I can’t go back now. I’ve crossed over to a brave new world, with a much greater understanding and appreciation for self.

  1. Priscilla Smith
    Priscilla Smith02-20-2014

    Forrest, I love your story! It is so honest and clear – just like you are.

    • admin

      Thank you Priscilla! I am love that you love my story. It reminds of one of the Harry Potter movies when he is being transported in a “quantum-magic” bus. The bus driver says to Harry, “Hold on. You’re in for a bumpy ride!”

  2. Becky baillie
    Becky baillie02-20-2014

    I love your open, questing heart. So honestly and beautifully written.

    I love you! Great work

    • admin

      Ahhh, thank you Becky! I am so grateful for your love and support. You are the best sister ever!!

  3. Sherry Martin
    Sherry Martin03-04-2014

    Beautifully said, Forrest!

    • admin

      Why thank you, Sherry! From one woo-woo therapist to another, I appreciate that. 🙂

  4. Peggy Mangan
    Peggy Mangan03-07-2014

    Your openness and authenticity really come through in your blog. But I have always found this to be true in every exchange that we have had. You are the ‘real’ deal! I’m so grateful to know you.


    • admin

      Thank you, Peggy! I so appreciate you stopping by and taking a look. And,the honor of knowing you is all mine, my dear. 🙂

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