SHEN is a totally natural ‘Emotional empowerment’ therapy (also effective for Trauma). It is a complimentary, hands-on therapy using the body’s biomagnetic field (or Qi flow) and works via deep relaxation throughout the body.

SHEN was developed over thirty years ago by American scientist Richard R. Pavek. It is used in many countries and is available for the first time in the Channel Islands, in Guernsey.

SHEN is much more than an‘emotional triggering’ process. It is a deep process of emotional unfolding, de-layering and growth based on a unique concept of the nature of emotion, its effects on the body, and its effects on the brain. It is also renowned for NOT re-traumatizing the client as the body relaxes out the emotional pain at it’s own rate.

SHEN Therapy Guernsey


SHEN is a scientifically researched and painstakingly verified, updated version of ancient hands-on healing techniques. Properly applied to specific areas of the body in precise patterns that were identified by extensive research, this Western therapy uses the naturally occurring low-level electromagnetic field (the biofield) produced by the human body itself to resolve many kinds of chronic pain that cannot be traced to physical causes, as well as to release emotional blockages and psychological distress.

In essence SHEN works like this: Using the biofield qi (ch’i) from our hands, we first loosen the contractions (‘*ACPR’) trapping the painful emotions deep inside the body, then we reposition our hands to lift the emotions to the surface where they can dissipate. This process is repeated as necessary and sets the stage for a sound, positive emotional shift.

Once the old painful emotions have been dissipated, as described below, the deeper empowering emotions of confidence, joy, and love are freed to establish a robust, resilient emotional core upon which to shift one’s life.

ACPR (Auto Contractile Pain Response)

Painful emotions such as fear, grief, or hopelessness trigger the Auto-Contractile Pain Reflex (ACPR), an instinctive spasm intended to stop tissue damage from broken bones, and that these emotion-contractions grip and upset the heart, stomach and/or other nearby organs. This can often be felt as a ‘knot’ or a tension inside your body when you feel the painful emotion. For example fear anger or anxiety can be felt in the centre just below your sternum.

Since the conscious brain has no control over spasmodic contractions, they continue to upset the body for as long as the emotional pain continues – often for many years. Matters can seem to get worse as time passes by, which is because untreated emotions begin to layer up further ‘ACPR’ with for example upset at ‘having’ the emotions.

This is why SHEN Therapy is able to truly process out old emotional patterns and trauma out of the body as we are working directly with the sites of the trapped emotional pain, 360 degrees around the body on a SHEN cradle. See ‘WHAT A SHEN SESSION IS LIKE’.

Once an emotion is processed out of the body in this way, it is gone, it cannot return. This means that you feel more empowered, less reactive to other people and basically feel much ‘better’. See ‘TESTIMONIALS’.

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If you would like to make an appointment or find out more about our SHEN Sessions or Retreats, please call or email Joanne.