March 4, 2024

Episode 60: Unleashing Your Creativity​:

Through Energy Healing

Releasing Creativity Blocks with Dr. Tanya English

Episode 60: Unleashing Your Creativity through Energy Healing

by Carma Spence | The Author Switch Podcast

Notes

In this week’s episode of The Author Switch Podcast, I chat with healer and blues singer Dr. Tanya English about how to unleash your creativity through energy healing.

Recap & Takeaways

  • 01:33 What are the most prevalent creativity challenges?
  • 02:52 How does that relate to what you do with energy healing
  • 04:01 How long does it take to release creativity blocks?
  • 05:38 What if they don’t know what’s causing the block?
  • 08:33 What is a surrogate?
  • 10:24 How Dr. English came to do this work
  • 21:44 Where does music come into play?
Dr. Tanya English website

Transcript for Episode 60: Unleashing Your Creativity through Energy Healing

CARMA SPENCE:

Hello, and welcome to The Author Switch Podcast. I am your host, Carma Spence, and I help entrepreneurs write a lead-attracting book in 90 days or less. And, on the show with me today is my good friend and colleague, Dr. Tanya English. She has been working for more than 35 years in healing, first as a massage therapist and then as a chiropractor and energy healer.

 

She’s also an accomplished blues singer. Maybe we can get her to sing a few notes. After experiencing a stillbirth in 1994, she had a profound healing experience through blues music. She practices non-force and low-force chiropractic and energy healing with Healing with the Blues Method. And has led the Tanya English Band for the past 13 years, bringing women’s empowerment blues to the people. Welcome to the podcast, Dr. English.

 

  1. TANYA ENGLISH:

Thanks so much, Carma.

 

CS:

So let’s get to unleashing.

 

DTA:

Yeah, let’s do it.

 

CS:

So first. What do you think is, in the area of creativity, the most prevalent challenge that people experience that you’re aware of?

 

DTA:

Well, there’s at least three that I can think of right off the top of my head. One is perfectionism and holding ourselves to this high standard that we can’t possibly achieve. And we know that’s true and we know that we’re not worthy of celebrating. So we don’t celebrate and then it gets lost.

 

So there’s that, that, that gets in the way of like, I’m never going to be good enough.

 

And then there’s the litany of mistakes, the litany of things that you can hold against yourself. That here’s a mistake I made. Here’s a mistake that was made about me and holding onto that and going through it over and over again.

 

And then the third one is the spiral of shame. And that’s just bringing yourself down because you’re not allowing yourself to be all that you can be. There’s this part of our brain that wants to keep us safe. And it thinks that telling us how negative things are is going to keep us protected. So we won’t try anything new.

 

So that becomes a problem too. So these blocks can get in the way of anybody being creative.

 

CS:

So, I mean, that sounds just like a mental thing.

 

DTA:

Well, yeah, I mean, we are energy beings. I’m going to move out of the sun a little bit. Um, we are energy beings.

 

And so what happens is. We’re vibrational, right? Atoms are constantly moving. And, as we’re vibrational beings, what happens is we get stuck in a pattern of emotion or thought, and that pattern just keeps running, and it doesn’t stop unless we do something to break that pattern. So that’s what I’m doing in energy healing, is I’m helping break those patterns that are keeping us stuck in those spiral of shame, litany of mistakes, and that highest standards ever.

 

Because when we are stuck there, we can’t go anywhere else.

 

CS:

Right.

 

DTA:

So that when we’re doing energy healing, we’re breaking those patterns. We’re creating a new way of looking at it and releasing it. So really what happens when we break those patterns is it just is a feeling of peace, lightness. And just feeling really calm.

 

CS:

Now, if someone came to you saying, you know, like, I’m an extreme perfectionist. I want to release this and claim my awesomeness.

 

DTA:

Yeah, sure.

 

CS:

How long does it take for energy healing to help someone in that situation?

 

DTA:

Well, it’s pretty much instantaneous from when we’re doing the techniques in the Healing with the Blues Method, I use a lot of different techniques. I use bioenergetic synchronization technique, which breaks patterns of emotional physiology. Because each emotion has its own physiology. That’s why it feels different when you’re happy than when you’re in harmony. Let’s say. Kind of different feelings. They’re both positive, but they’re a little bit different. They have their own physiology.

 

When you’re in fight or flight response, which is a negative feeling, then your body shuts down digestion and immunity. Cause it doesn’t need those to run away from a tiger.

 

CS:

Right.

 

DTA:

So what we’re trying to do is balance that all the time. So when we’re doing this technique, sometimes it’s instantaneous, I’ll have the person do certain things, of thought, of breathing, where they put their eyes, what they’re thinking about and that releases the stuckness, the pattern.

 

So it can happen that quickly. But could also happen over years too. Because you’re kind of chipping away at this thing that’s been ingrained in the person for a long time.

 

CS:

Wow.

 

DTA:

So it’s just depends on how ready they are for that to go, to release it. And how aware they are, I think really of, the need to move forward.

 

CS:

Now let’s say someone is experiencing a creative block, but they don’t know what’s causing it.

 

DTA:

Yeah, they probably never know what’s causing it.

 

How do you help someone in that kind of situation?

 

Because everything that we’re doing is based on what their subconscious is doing.

 

So the way that I do that is through muscle testing because they don’t have control over their leg length. They don’t have control over. Whether they can hold their arm out or not, if they’re here in the office. When I’m doing that online, I’m using a surrogate to muscle test through. But it’s the same thing.

 

So what we’re finding is, okay, where’s this? I know certain questions to ask mind, body, spirit and allow the answer to come in. Yes or no. And then I can follow that line of questioning.

 

Now, this isn’t me asking the person, asking them questions. It’s me asking their mind, body, spirit. So that’s why I can do it really fast with the surrogate, and find where this pattern is rooted.

 

So it might be a belief that they took on as they were growing up. It might be a coping mechanism that they developed to deal with what was going on around them.

 

When you’re a kid, you don’t know, Oh, I just need to release my negative feelings by doing emotional freedom technique. You don’t know those things. So you develop all these different kinds of coping mechanisms that don’t generally work for the rest of your life, but they stay in place.

 

So what I can do is have them think about it, what it, what it is. I have this block. Like they might think, I can’t write, I don’t feel creative. I have this block. I can’t make anything happen. I just have them think of that.

 

And then I’ll find what the feeling is that they need to think of to help penetrate that pattern. We have them put their eyes in a certain location, do a specific kind of breathing, either holding it in or holding it out, or a combination called four count breathing that we do.

 

Contact them or their surrogate on the head back here or combination, and then we’re feeling for a pulse to become synchronous. This is one technique that we use.

 

CS:

Okay.

 

DTA:

You can also use emotional freedom technique to do that, to help break these patterns of physiology that are keeping the person stuck because you’re not just stuck up here because you’re not just your mind, You can’t separate these things until death. So it’s going to affect everything. So we can go at it as a physical thing, or we can go at it as a mental thing or emotional or spiritual. So it’s going to take all of those to be able to break the pattern. And it’s not necessary to have a certain belief system, except that you get to be healed, that you get to have healing happen.

 

If you don’t believe that you are deserving of being healed. That you don’t want it, it might happen anyway, even if you don’t want it, but it’s not, it’s not necessarily that you have to believe a certain thing.

 

CS:

Okay. Now you keep mentioning a surrogate. What do you mean by that?

 

DTA:

So I’m going to ask the person, is it okay if I use my surrogate? This is my surrogate. If I use this doll. Because I don’t have them laying on my table right here. So this is my, this is my adjusting table. If they’re on the table, I’m looking at their leg length and I’m testing to see what’s the answer, yes or no. It’s just any kind of muscle testing. So I asked them, is it okay if we use a surrogate? Do you have your permission to use the surrogate? So this doll acts as the surrogate. I’m not putting anything in it, not taking anything away from it. I’m just using it to do muscle testing really fast. So I could do it myself. I could be the surrogate, but it’s a little bit easier if I have something that I’m just holding on to.

 

CS:

Right. Okay. That, that was just interesting.

 

DTA:

Yeah. It’s a different kind of thing.

 

CS:

So, I would like to take a quick commercial break. And when we come back, we will talk a little bit further about unleashing creativity through energy healing.

 

[COMMERCIAL]

 

CS:

Welcome back to The Author Switch Podcast. That was a word from our sponsor and we are talking today with Dr. Tanya English, who has been telling us before the break about creativity blocks and how energy healing can help you release these blocks. Now in the second half of the show, I’d like to talk a little bit about how you came to do this work?

 

DTA:

Well, it all starts way back when I was a kid and I read all these things you can do and greater than these. If you but believe and do it in my name. And I was like, Oh, great. I could be a healer. That’s cool because I need healing. I don’t think there’s anybody really in charge here. I had had some, some very difficult things happen to me when I was a child.

 

And so I kind of had this insight. That. Okay. So really nobody’s in charge. So I said, you know, I’m going to go right to the top. I’m going to go to source energy. I’m going to go to God energy, and I’m going to see what this is all about. And so when I did that, I kind of made the decision that that was the direction I was going to go on my life.

 

I took a lot of different twists and turns, ended up going to massage school after I was done with my undergraduate degree in theater production, and then said, you know what? Okay. Massage and chiropractic work so well together. I want to just go to chiropractic college. There’s nothing stopping me. So why not?

 

Which is a good way to go through life. If you want some interesting life things to happen, why not? So I ended up moving from the east coast to Iowa. I’ve been here ever since because I met a nice guy and stayed here. But what happens is as I’m asking for this, I’m getting like, there’s a massage school three blocks away from your apartment.

 

That’s pretty interesting. So then I decided to go to chiropractic college and it’s like, well we’ll pay for you to come out here and check it out. And I was like, okay. Cause there were other schools that I looked at that didn’t do that. So I came to Iowa to go to chiropractic college. And as I was in chiropractic college, I had a wonderful chiropractor in Boston when I was there and he didn’t do any forceful adjusting. When I got to Palmer, I was like, so when are we going to do the easy adjusting? Like, no, this is what we teach. And I said, no, I know that there’s other techniques that I can use. So I looked at some other techniques. I use activator technique, which is, has a person laying face down.

 

There’s not a lot of motion. There’s not a lot of force. It’s very low force. It’s very easy on the patient. After doing massage for several years, I was like, people don’t need to have themselves scared into having force to move a bone off a nerve to me, that was just like kind of old fashioned, like we could go further than that because the thing that’s causing the subluxation, which is partial dislocation, the thing that’s causing that is muscles pulling the bone out of place.

 

CS:

Yeah.

 

DTA:

What’s in charge of the muscles? Well it’s the subconscious that’s in charge of that. So why not just go to the subconscious? Because the subconscious is holding on to these patterns. We call them subconscious emotional memory overrides. It’s an emotional memory that has become subconscious and overrides present time.

 

So the body’s doing this thing. You don’t even realize it’s doing it because it’s totally subconscious. You don’t even know what it feels like to not have it because it’s been going on for so long, usually I just had a patient in here today. First visit. And I said, were you in a car accident? Because there wasn’t anything on the page, but I had a feeling there was something there.

 

And she said, yeah. I had a car accident two years ago and totaled my car. And she said, but that’s going to be with me for, I said, well, now wait a minute. It doesn’t have to be. So we worked on that. I had her think about, I want you to think about the sheriff. Cause she told me she blacked out and she went across the road and the next thing was the sheriff saying, ma’am, ma’am.

 

So she had blacked out. She didn’t remember any of it.

 

CS:

Wow.

 

DTA:

And they told her it was her fault. And she’s like, I’ve crossed this road four times a day for years. And. This is the first time this has happened, so I don’t know that it’s my fault, but she doesn’t know what happened. So I said, I want you to go back to the time when, just think about it when the sheriff was waking you up.

 

So we cleared that and I said, how’s that feel now? She said, I feel so different. It’s amazing. I feel so much lighter. Her body’s been doing this physiology of what the hell is going on from being blacked out in an auto accident for the last two years.

 

CS:

Yeah, no, I, I get it. I was in a car. Well, I call it a car accident. It was really vehicle versus me.

 

DTA:

We’re, we’re creating these patterns with intense emotion or with chronic things happening.

 

CS:

Yeah, I’ll relive it. And it’s like, I, I always thought like, Oh crap. And you know, it’s like, cause I knew I couldn’t move out of the car’s way fast enough.

 

DTA:

Right. That was something that we would work on. If we were working together, like right now, I’d have you lie down. Cause something changes in your physiology when you’re not upright, the writing reflex in your brain stops working. So we have you lie down during this and I’d say, okay, I want you to think about what happened.

 

I’m going to ask the body, my spirit, should she think about what happened right before? Or right after or during and I’ll get a yes on one of those. And if I don’t get a yes, I’ll say, well, what should she think about? Should she think about how she feels? Should she think about what she was told? And I’ll just keep asking until I get a yes.

 

And then I’ll say, okay, Carma, I want you to think about what happened right after the, or right before you had the accident, what were, what were you doing? And then I’ll find the feeling that needs to interrupt that. I’ll have you do specific breathing. I’ll have you think of an energetic number. I’ll have you place your eyes in a certain location down into the left, up into the right, closed, open, something like that.

 

And then I’ll have you do a specific breathing, either hold it in, hold it out, or do four count breathing, which is in and hold out and hold.

 

CS:

Right.

 

DTA:

So we’re doing all that. And then what I’m doing is I’m contacting either here or back here or a combination of those two and I’m waiting for this pulse to synchronize because the pulse will be all over the place.

 

CS:

Now, how do you do that virtually.

 

DTA:

My hands, because I’m using the surrogate.

 

CS:

And you can feel a pulse in the surrogate?

 

DTA:

Yes.

 

CS:

Okay.

 

DTA:

We’re all connected. And when we give permission for that connection, then we can use that connection.

 

CS:

Right?

 

DTA:

I’m not going to do that without somebody’s permission. That’s that would be silly and wasteful.

 

Not very helpful to either one of us. So it’s only with permission. And the way that I bring people into this work is I do an intuitive energy scan. So that’s when I’m scanning your chakra energy. You see that banner behind me. Those are all the chakras. Those are energy centers.

 

You can think of them as like the skeleton. They lay along the spine. Well, they’re in line with your spine. So they’re in line with your central nervous system. They all have endocrine glands. that are associated with them. So when I’m reading chakra energy, it’s totally intuitive. And I come up with a story about the person and it’s like, okay, this chakra, this is what I’m seeing going on.

 

And so we’re looking at each chakra. And basically what comes up is this holistic view of the person, not just. Here’s my problem, because that doesn’t always help. Just keep pointing at the problem. Here’s the thing. The, the symptom and the problem that people have is the indicator that there’s something that’s not working the way it’s supposed to. It’s not the problem itself.

 

The problem itself might be that argument I had with my mother when I was 15 and I can’t forgive myself for the way I acted. That might be the real problem. And it’s coming out as, I can’t write, I can’t be creative. So we go in this very weird kind of way. We’re not going right at it because here’s the problem.

 

The problem is we think too much and we think our thinking is so important and smart and good, but it really gets us into a lot of trouble.

 

CS:

Sure enough. Sure does.

 

DTA:

So what I do when I’m first doing a muscle test on somebody and they’re lying on the table or I have them online, I’ll say, I want you to think of a beautiful day.

 

And then I test to see if they’re strong. When, if they can immediately hold their arm and say, and I know, and the muscle test is like, yep, they’re right there. Their arm is strong. They can hold it, but it’s not really a strength test. It’s a timing test. So if I say, okay, think of a beautiful day and I can move their arm this much, then their timing’s off.

 

Okay. Because when I say hold, you should be able to hold. And you’re agreeing with me. Yeah, when you say hold, I’m going to hold my arm there. But I can move it this far. That’s the brain going. Yeah. Yeah. I’ll be with you in a second. I’m not, I can’t, I’m busy. So what happens is we can find out, because when I say to you, the sky is blue, you don’t have any emotional attachment to that.

 

But if I say something like, you’re just like your mother, there might be some emotional attachment. So see the difference is Thinking the sky is blue, no big deal. Thinking, oh, I’m like my mom. It might be a big deal. So, so we’re looking for those things and they’re indicators of what the problem is. And the reason why people get blocked in creativity is because they’ve submerged their feelings.

 

CS:

Yeah.

 

DTA:

They’ve submerged their emotions. They don’t want to deal with them. I understand. It’s a human being thing. Listen, here’s the part that’s most important. It’s not your fault. You’re human. That’s what humans do. It’s okay. Don’t blame or shame yourself for not wanting to deal with your feelings.

 

Nobody wants to deal with their feelings, especially if they’re negative feelings. Because they don’t know how to in a healthy way that’s easy. And that’s why we use EFT, the tapping technique, very easy to deal with negative feelings that way, because all you do is you say how you feel and then you end with, and I honor and own and acknowledge my feelings.

 

So you could say any negative thing you want before that, and then just honor, acknowledge and own your feelings. And it releases them. I was just listening to something today and the person said, I’m afraid to feel all my feelings because I don’t think I’ll ever recover if I do. And most people feel that way.

 

If they’ve been submerging their feelings or something tragic happens, but here’s what I’m going to tell you. And this is the second most important thing I’m going to say. Acknowledging and honoring and owning your feelings will not melt you down. Your molecules won’t fly apart, but if you do it with somebody who knows how to walk you through that, then it’s so much easier.

 

And then the lightness happens and then creativity comes in because the universe of course is a vacuum. So as soon as you let that stuff go, you feel this lightness. And then it’s like. Oh, you know what I could do? You start going. It’s amazing how quickly it happens too.

 

CS:

Now, last, last question. Where does music and specifically the blues come into play?

 

DTA:

Well, one of the nice things about the blues is that it acknowledges that terrible things happen and have happened to other people. So you immediately don’t feel alone and it’s naming your feelings. So when I sing “worried blues, worried blues, you don’t know my mind.” We’ve all been there. You know what I’m thinking?

 

You don’t know. I might. Yeah. And so the rest of it is, “Worried blues, worried blues. You don’t know my mind. Cause when you see me laughing, I’m laughing to keep from crying.” And we’ve all been there.

 

CS:

We’ve all been there.

 

DTA:

It’s universal.

 

CS:

Send in the clowns.

 

DTA:

Yes. And what happens when, when you’re listening to that, or for me, when I’m singing is it’s releasing more of that.

 

So yeah, sing the blues for sure, because it’s easy. Not all blues is sad.

 

CS:

Yeah.

 

DTA:

There’s happy blues. There’s sexy blues. There’s party down blues. There’s sarcastic blues. There’s all kinds of blues.

 

CS:

Absolutely.

 

DTA:

So you don’t have to think of it as sad, but you know, the songs that I sing when I’m singing those really sad songs, like drowning my own tears, everybody’s like, oh my gosh. That’s so great. They know what that feels like to feel like you’re going to drown in your own tears because you’re so sad because the person’s gone.

 

CS:

Yeah.

 

DTA:

Yeah. It’s it, it touches you and it helps release, acknowledge, own your feelings. And that’s all you have to do to be clear of those things. But it does take to have somebody there with you because it’s very hard to do that on your own. People say, well, I’m going to work on that by myself. I’m like, well, good luck with that.

 

CS:

Good luck with that.

 

DTA:

How are you going to read the outside of the bottle when you’re inside of it? You can’t read that. And so to have somebody that understands that, that can walk you through it is really precious and a wonderful thing. And you know, where two or more gathered there I am also. So we’re always calling source energy in to help us and be with us. And guide us.

 

CS:

So if someone decided after listening to this podcast that they wanted to work with you, what would they do?

 

DTA:

All they have to do is go to heal.me/drtanyaenglish, D R Tanya English, all one word, and just set up a 25 minute chat with me and we’ll find out if you’re ready for what you want to do.

 

If it’s going to fit for you. And then we’ll start you with the intuitive energy scan. So you can either do the chat. You can also schedule an intuitive energy scan there. So heal.me/drtanyaenglish, and you’ll get to me.

 

CS:

And I will put that link in the show notes when it goes out. So thank you so much.

 

DTA:

You’re so welcome. Thank you, Carma.

 

CS:

This is the end of this episode of The Author Switch Podcast. See you next week. This is your host, Carma Spence saying ciao for now.

 

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