I have and use the gifts of intuition and mediumship. I use these gifts because doing so resonates deeply with me and because I believe their use is a valuable service that can help people heal, receive comfort, or learn to trust their own internal guidance and intuition. I use my gifts with integrity and an intention of love.
Verna ix not a mind reader, psychic or fortune teller. She has the ability to read people’s energy. It is an ability developed and nurtured by paying attention to what people say or what they don’t say, by reading body language, and by learning how to interpret the frequency that is emitted by their energy at any given moment.
Verna is committed to empowering people with the ability to heal themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually. She is an intuitive medium, a master certified NLP practitioner, Reiki practitioner and hypnotherapist. Verna has been in the field of mental health and social services since 1988.
She believes her calling in life is to use her gifts to help others find peace and healing and closure. She is encouraged by the peace that readings and counseling can bring to those who ask for help. She is passionate about bringing comfort, love and peace to every single person she reads or counsels.
Verna specializes in depression, anxiety, PTSD and life coaching. She currently has a private practice and works part time for Haven Behavioral Hospital in crisis intervention. Verna studied traditional forms of psychotherapy for many years, but chose to become master certified in NLP a few years ago and found it far more effective than psychotherapy. She customizes protocol's depending upon client needs. Verna utilizes very specific NLP methods in combination with hypnosis when necessary. Her style of counseling is briefly described below.
1.When did you realize your special intuitive gifts and how did you develop them?
My intuitive abilities have been present my entire life. As a child I recall very vivid dreams and experiences that I now understand were significant but at the time I thought nothing of them. My natural communication with spirit has always been there. I was also able to naturally connect to people intuitively, particularly my mother. I used to be able to "predict" what she would be making for dinner based on what I felt like I could taste and see when I focused on my mothers energy. If she was giving it some thought, buying the ingredients or in the middle of preparing the meal I could somehow tune in. My abilities developed very naturally. I put a lot more effort into understanding them vs developing them. I began really researching my gifts right around the time I got pregnant with my oldest son who is now 16.
2.What is your advice to others who may have the same gift?
Well, I believe everyone has intuitive gifts to varying degrees. I would encourage those who wish to develop them to first decide if it's for their own purpose or to contribute to others. Regardless, there are a number of ways to develop abilities like mediumship and intuition. Regularly practicing yoga and meditation helps to get you in tune with your body and your mind which is significant in development. I believe understanding yourself, tuning in with your body and really researching your abilities is key. Spend a lot of time doing all of those things. In doing so, not only will you get comfortable in your own skin but also preparing yourself for the next stage of development which is different for everyone. My feeling is that they will be lead there naturally. So, I guess my best advice is this type of thing cannot be forced or "taught" per se. You have to allow it to be there. The rest happens very organically.
3.You mention on your website that you read people’s energy. Talk about “energy” in people and even animals and how you work with it?
My definition of energy is difficult to define and yet so easy for me to feel and interpret and access. We have two parts. A physical body and a spiritual body. Energy that I read comes from the spiritual body. It assists me into tapping into my clients intuition. It is where the truth lies. It is where emotions lies. It is where love thrives.
Energy is our spiritual and "higher self" connection to one another and to our loved ones in spirit. Energy is that particular frequency we emit from our spirit body or our higher selves. We all have access to this part of ourselves and to others. Energy exchange between people is a very natural occurrence. Ever think of someone and they call or message you? A frequency or energetic exchange between you and that someone created that communication.
When I read someones energy and body language (they work together most times) I can tell how someone feels about a particular situation or decision or person. I can sometimes feel their health issues. The longer we sit together the deeper I am able to connect. Almost like slowly tuning into a radio station. Then sometimes something pretty phenomenal happens. I begin to feel the energy of spirit that has passed on around the person that I am reading. When that happens, sprits and sometimes animals (who have passed) begin communicating with me.
4.Do you need to “ground” yourself before giving people readings?
I need to be in an elevated state energetically so I typically listen to music, pray, meditate or exercise prior to a reading. Grounding to me means accessing a higher state of consciousness, respecting the process, removing ego and setting an intention of honesty, love, greater good and healing.
5.You mention you are telling people what they already know. I agree, we all hold our own answers and sometimes we need someone to help guide us to them. What is your approach with people who may, or may not want to face their own answers?
I am very straight forward with my clients. If I see they are not committed to healing and/or unwilling to take responsibility for their lives or particular situation I will tell them up front that I cannot help them. I can't fix anyone's problems. Only they have that power.
6.Intuitive readings sometimes have a double-edged sword. We can learn so much about ourselves, but sometimes there are things we don’t want to know. How do you work this with your clients.
Again, I set an intention and establish boundaries at the beginning of every reading. I rarely communicate anything negative particularly because my focus is on mediumship. However with intuitive readings I make it very clear that I do not assume anything and will only answer questions that are asked and questions that I am comfortable answering.
7.You give readings with loved ones who have passed, picking up on their energies that still remain. What has been your experience communicating with past energies.
These are my favorite kinds of readings. My experiences have been mind blowing and rather extraordinary. I don't care how many times I do a reading like this, spirit NEVER ceases to amaze me with their messages. My clients often say they walk away feeling reassured and very much at peace because they feel reassured that not only are their loved ones ok, they know they will see them again and that there is somewhere we go when we leave this world. Energy in spirit's main goal is for their family to understand that they are still very much "alive" and that they are still connected with their loved ones. I love to teach people how to sense their loved ones which most tell me they do after a reading.
8.You are also a licensed practitioner of NLP and Reiki. For those who are not familiar, can you describe those practices?
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is an incredibly powerful practice that enables people to unblock the structures of human communication and human excellence. In doing so people can think, communicate and manage themselves, and others, more effectively. NLP explores the relationships between how we think (neuro), how we communicate (linguistic) and our patterns of behavior and emotions (programs).
By studying and learning from these relationships people can effectively transform the way they traditionally think and act, adopting new, far more successful models of human excellence. (This activity is called modeling and is a key feature that distinguishes NLP from psychology). In effect, NLP is a powerful change management tool that transforms the way people think and act to have the greatest impact both professionally and personally. That’s why NLP is one of the most powerful skills used in business management, psychology, sales, sports coaching and all forms of personal development.
NLP can help you to:
Be more successful by learning to influence your emotional and psychological states.
Replace negative behaviors and habits with positive ones.
Transform the way you go about everyday tasks.
Be more aware of your impact on others and how to manage your behavior for optimal results.
Better understand your own motivations, needs and behaviors and use these positively to have the greatest impact.
Here is what NLP can assist with.
REDUCTION OF POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
ELIMINATION OF FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING, PERFORMANCE ANXIETY
REDUCTION OF EMOTIONAL PAIN
INCREASE OVERALL WELLNESS
MANAGE LIFE CHANGES
INCREASE POSITIVE THINKING
and MORE ...
"Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery." Reiki.org
9.Tell us about your experiences with Hypnotherapy. How does it work and what results do clients see?
I became certified in hypnotherapy a few years ago because I found that it works well with NLP. I have seen clients have tremendous success with a variety of issues.Hypnotherapy assists will all of the same things NLP does however my favorite form of hypnotherapy is in the form of a guided visualization. I have developed a guided visualization to provide an opportunity for anyone to visit with their loved ones in spirit. It is a rather extraordinary and profound experience.
10.You have a new book coming out. “They Happy Medium.” Can you give us a little insight to the book.
Over the years some of my clients have joked that they would like to carry me around in their pockets particularly during difficult times. I found a way to do that with this little pocket version of my quotes, sermons, and inspirational messages. It’s not a book that is meant to be read in one sitting from cover to cover. It is meant to be randomly opened to reveal a message for the day.
11.You also have an event on 4/25.
Yes and I am really excited about this event. It will be my largest audience for a gallery reading yet! I am introducing myself as a medium to Berks County. Most of my clients are in the New Jersey, Philadelphia and Lancaster area. I am steadily building a following and client base in my home town of Berks County. Not only will I be doing readings I will be doing the guided visualization I mentioned earlier. I intend for everyone to walk away with a memorable and profound experience regardless of whether or not they will be read. Details and tickets are available via my website: vernamlisa.com or on my facebook page Messages and Healing by Verna M Lisa