Tips to Increase Afternoon Energy Levels

Prevent the Afternoon Slump by Jerry V. Teplitz

If you're like most people, you've experienced the afternoon slump. You know the feeling -- it's only 2 p.m., yet you feel drained. Fortunately, you can employ methods to reduce the slump's frequency and shorten its duration.

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It's late spring in Sedona. Dry Creek, which was recently full of snow melt, is now almost back to the state its name suggests. The desert flowers are abundant and the days are heating up. We had a slight reprieve today, with some welcome rain. Before we know it, the temperature will start its relentless summer climb and the intermittent cool days of spring, when we welcomed an extra layer, will be just a distant memory. 

Energy Medicine Practice Classes in Sedona

Want to create more joy, vitality and health in your life?

Energy for Living - Energy for Life!

A weekly class
Wednesdays - 5:30 pm
Sundays - 10:00 am

All classes are at my home in West Sedona. Please email me (info @ or call (928.282.7614) to sign up and for directions

$8 drop in, $36 for 6 classes
1 to 1 1/2 hours per class

We practice simple and effective energy medicine techniques, with the focus on daily, self-care exercises, and ways to identify imbalances in the energy systems. We also learn hands-on techniques that can be used with a partner to improve and balance the flow of energy, restore vitality and increase joy and well-being. It's a class for everyone: from the layperson, interested in better health, to the healthcare professional.

The class is fun, uplifting, and offers a wealth of useful tools based on Donna Eden's style of Energy Medicine. We also draw on Qi Gong, shiatsu and other massage techniques to wake up our energies and bring us back into balance. If you have Donna's book, Energy Medicine, bring it along, as you'll find it useful for looking up points we're working on, or just getting a visual of a certain technique. You can also buy the book at the class for $16. The Energy Medicine Kit is also available for $29.

You'll enjoy this class and learn lots of valuable techniques, whether or not you have any experience of energy work or massage. It's on a drop-in basis, so you can join at any time.

See you there!

If you need more information, directions, or would like to suggest another day/time (depending on interest, I'm willing to change), leave me a comment with your email address and I'll get in touch.

Latest Sedona Massage News

(L to R) Jyoti with Donna Eden, and Libby, client, friend and diehard Energy Medicine junkie!

We were blessed last weekend to have Donna Eden in Sedona for a lecture and one-day class.

It was organized at short notice, but the 50 places for the Saturday class filled up in no time, and those fortunate enough to attend spent a fun-filled, informative and high-energy day with the world-renowned author of Energy Medicine herself. Donna was joined by her husband and co-author, David Feinstein, whose concise and articulate explanations make the world of energy medicine easy to understand for even the least esoteric among us.

(Left) Jyoti, David Feinstein, Libby

(Right) David Feinstein, Donna Eden, Sandy and her two beautiful dogs, Cody (L) and Tasha (R)

If you missed this class, not to worry, you still have a chance to come and get juiced up at our weekly Energy Medicine practice classes. You're right, Donna won't be there, at least not in person, but her spirit pervades the exercises, and it won't be long before you get the Energy Medicine bug and run off to do a weekend or 5-day class with her, or even the Eden Energy Medicine Certification Program which is now taking place in Phoenix. (Go to Innersource for more details).

Other News

The newly created website is up and running at
All sessions and Gift Certificates can now be purchased using Paypal, with just the click of a button. Plus, some new sessions and packages have been added. Tod is offering his channeled Soul Readings, and his Soul Songs – you won't find these anywhere else.

My Energy Medicine work has a new name - Five Rhythms Energy Healing. I wanted it to reflect more the way that I work, using the Chinese Medicine model of the Five Elements or Rhythms. I am offering Sedona Solace (formerly the Black Pearl Sanctuary) and a basic Energy Balancing session as ways to introduce you to this work, and give you a taste of where we could go with it. Click on over to the website for more information.

The Magic of Touch

A hug can be the best medicine when we're feeling down or lonely. Stroking a pet brings joy to the heart and a smile to the face. We intuitively clasp a hand to our forehead in times of stress, and the desire to reach out and cuddle a crying infant is an inbuilt human response. No other form of connection is as powerful and universal as touch.

Since 1982, the Touch Research Institute in Miami, Florida has been devoted to better defining touch as it promotes health and contributes to the treatment of disease. These, and studies by other bodies worldwide, consistently show that touch therapy has numerous beneficial effects on the health and wellbeing of all humans.

There is something almost indefinable that happens when one sentient being touches another: an energetic connection that cannot be replicated by machines or massage tools. An electronic shiatsu chair may feel good and provide some relief to sore muscles, but receiving a treatment from a trained bodyworker offers something a non-human tool can't provide. More than simply working out a physical tension, a therapist trained in touch therapies (massage, shiatsu, rolfing), is also initiating a connection with the less-definable aspects of ourselves.

Whether we call it soul, spirit or energy, it adds another dimension to the physical act of touch, opening a doorway to healing that goes beyond the mere alleviation of symptoms. This level of healing not only releases muscular tension, but also nurtures the soul, and provides solace at mental and emotional levels. Touch is a language we use instinctively, and is the first of all the senses to develop. In our society, being deprived of contact with our fellow human beings by being placed in solitary confinement, is one of the worst punishments. Touch means contact and reminds us we are not alone.

Both the giving and receiving of touch is as essential to human survival as food or water. When we are without adequate human touch, our quality of life rapidly diminishes. We become susceptible to depression and illness, and our ability to thrive under stress is severely diminished. There are times in our lives when we may lack touch on a daily basis: following a divorce, when away from friends and loved ones for extended periods, in later life. At these times, turning to the services of a professional bodyworker can help to bring us back into contact with touch and ultimately, with ourselves.

Jyoti Rawlinson is a Sedona Massage Therapist who has over 20 years experience with the magic of touch. She graduated from the renowned Osho International Academy of Healing Arts in Pune, India,  holds certification from the Arizona School of Integrative Studies, and is a Teaching Assistant for Donna Eden's Energy Medicine Introductory Trainings. Visit her website at to find out how professional touch therapies can benefit you.

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