Article appeared in New Age Music and New Sounds Magazine/ # 51- November 1995
DAL CUORE ATTRAVERSO LE MANI
(FROM THE HEART THROUGH THE HANDS)
Translation from Italian / written by Marcella Danon.
In a treasure chest filled with precious stones, between silver and gold coins, and shining necklaces of every color, there is a diamond - one that does not strive particularly to be noticed - yet shines with a particularly intense light. In the varied and ever richer international panorama of new and ancient methods, of courses and guidelines for awakening a humanity into its fuller dimensions, Maud Nordwald Pollock is the diamond of the moment. A lively, luminous and communicative woman, who for over 11 years has come to Italy punctually once a year to give courses teaching in a method till now little known in Italy, Therapeutic Touch. A method that is practiced by over 10,000 people in the USA, in Germany, in Switzerland and even in Russia, all have learned to recognize and use healing potential energies for their own benefit and that of others. The method , created in the 60's by Dolores Krieger and Dora Kunz is taught in all the largest American universities in the field of nursing. Over the years Maud N. Pollock has expanded and enriched these teachings by adding a the self healing aspect so that the ability to heal others is intensified. That the possibility of transmitting energy through the hands is becoming an accepted and recognized fact. Until recently, if it was not refused as superstition, it was considered the privilege of the few elect who had supernatural gifts, healers or pranatherapists (pranoterapeuta). Little by little the idea that this capacity can be developed and implemented has started to make way in public opinion, culminating with the ****divulgateion of Reki. A method which teaches - for considerable monetary remuneration - a method rigorously upheld behind a veil of secrecy which has nonetheless the particular that it reveals that each one of us has the capacity to be a potential healer and the ability to direct the subtle Universal energies. In the middle road, without parallel or complement Therapeutic Touch free of rituals and mystical accoutrements, preferrers to lean on science, research, study and a systematic compiling of results, conquering for itself a niche in conventional institutions such as hospitals and universities unable to do less than recognize the valuable effects of this method.
In the USA there is a network for the practitioners who wish to exchange experiences and access opinions with colleagues who use the same method. In Italy we are at the beginning and Maud Nordwald Pollock had to structure her courses some what differently to provide a more global preparation that permits the individual to understand which are the principals that are the basis of our evident healing potentials, additionally enabling the individual to work more profoundly on the self, to connect first of all with the own center and the fundamental joy necessary so as not to project onto the patient all the personal anxiety of needing to heal ourselves. The helpers syndrome, defined as perhaps the greatest risk encumbered by whoever without knowing in whose hands they are placing themselves is seeking help, be this energetic or psychological, from people who have not beforehand completed a serious voyage of self examination. Therapeutic Touch, the art of healing others with the use of the hands, as envisioned by Maud N. Pollock has been enriched by an additional component "Feeling Dissolve"©. Created by Maud N. Pollock to help the single individual to unblock and dissolve the accumulation of emotions that impede the free flow of heart energy. Maud's work had taken a new direction, addressing not only people in the health field, but each individual person, teaching not only how to heal others, but how to heal oneself, which is essential if we want to dedicate ourselves to healing others. And not only that, healing ourselves, rebalancing our own energy system, dissolving those undigested black clouds of feelings and emotions that distorted our clarity of mind and good sense and our ability to recognize to develop additional potentials, we are already undertaking a therapeutic action with those close to us as well as all the world around us. The more we are in harmony with ourselves, the more we reinforce an atmosphere of clarity in our environment. "My objective," Maud N. Pollock clarifies, "is to help persons become conscious that we are all co-creators of our reality. We are all spiritual beings who find themselves in this moment of time and space, to experience earth life in collaboration with all the souls that are here to assist in the transformation of this earth. This is the message that this extraordinary woman who even if not yet well known in Italy, will be ever more so due to her book finally published in Italy (Dal cuore attraverso le mani ,Longanisi. ) and due to her guided meditations available through Ludi Sound. (La luce del Cuore)" This is not my book" explains the author, " I am only a bridge for the collection of ideas and tools that allow the person to become "Guru of themselves", to learn to know themselves also form their energetic point of reference and to learn to manage consciously their own energies. Knowledge is freedom.