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Book Summary: Heal from Within – A Guidebook to Intuitive Wellness

Heal From Within (2022) is a guidebook to self-healing. While traditional medicine tends to focus on symptoms, Beecher argues that we should be paying attention to the cause of an illness. Her healing strategies are based on personal experience, as well as her professional career as a counselor and medical intuitive.

Book Summary: Heal from Within - A Guidebook to Intuitive Wellness

Content Summary

Genres
Who is it for?
Many physical health issues have emotional causes.
We can get a better understanding of our health issues by tapping into the power of intuition.
You can use chakras to heal yourself.
Use the 7th chakra to work through issues affecting your overall physical or emotional health.
Use the 3rd chakra to understand the connection between past stress and present health problems.
Use the 1st chakra to return to your roots, and deal with any dysfunctional family relationships.
Final summary
About the author
Table of Contents
Overview
Read an Excerpt/PDF Preview
Review/Endorsements/Praise/Award
Video and Podcast

Genres

Health, Fitness, Dieting, Alternative Medicine, New Age Channeling, Chakras, Energy Healing, Spirituality, Healing, Philosophy, Alternative Therapies

Who is it for?

  • People who want to heal from any kind of health issue
  • Empaths and highly sensitive people
  • Anyone who’s interested in learning more about chakras

Many physical health issues have emotional causes.

My name is Ines, and in these summaries, you’ll learn how to strengthen your intuition, what our Chakras have to do with our physical and emotional health, and the surprising benefits of a spiritual crisis. Just to be clear, we want to represent the content of the book faithfully and provide supplementary information, but if you have serious symptoms or conditions – please still see a doctor.

Alright. So. Let’s start with a real-life example of how our bodies can be affected by emotional issues.

In 2007, Katie Beecher – who wrote this book – was seriously stressed out. She was working hard, dealing with family problems, and feeling more and more anxious. It got to the point where she couldn’t even express herself creatively – which was a pretty big problem, considering she was working as a watercolor artist. But she did her best to suppress her feelings and carry on…

…until it got to the point where she just couldn’t anymore. All of a sudden, she began suffering from intense, debilitating abdominal pain. Her doctors did countless scans and medical exams, but they weren’t able to discover what was causing it.

Then, finally, her gynecologist spotted something – some kind of abnormality in Beecher’s uterus. They scheduled a hysterectomy.

Beecher and her gynecologist were both shocked/amazed by what they found. The surgery revealed that Beecher’s left fallopian tube and ovary were wrapped around her uterus.

How did that happen?

Beecher has come up with her own interpretation. In addition to being an artist, she’s also a licensed counselor and medical intuitive. She believes that the health conditions we experience often have emotional causes and symbolic significance.

In this case, intense stress and a creative drought coincided with her gynecological problems. And that’s no coincidence – the uterus is a source for all human life. Beecher’s emotional and creative struggles manifested themselves there, in the form of physical health problems.

In her personal life and in her career as a counselor, Beecher has witnessed many similar examples. People who’ve gone through stressful or traumatic experiences often end up suffering from a whole range of health conditions – from migraines …. to Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

To a certain extent, Western Medicine can provide answers and healing for these conditions.

But for some patients, particularly in the United States, going to the doctor can be a frustrating experience: Appointments are often brief, and a patient is given a “quick fix” … like a prescription that may not even resolve the problem.

The doctor is so focused on the patient’s symptoms that they neglect the root. What’s the cause of the illness? That’s what we really need to know in order to heal.

When physical health problems are rooted in emotional issues, they can’t necessarily be cured by the current approach.

But that doesn’t mean they can’t be cured. Far from it. In fact, we can actually heal ourselves, and make full recoveries…. even from serious conditions.

And healing starts from within.

We can get a better understanding of our health issues by tapping into the power of intuition.

Before we get into the details of self-healing, it’s time for a quick introduction to an important figure in Beecher’s life – Carl Jung. Jung was one of the most influential psychologists and psychiatrists of the 20th century. He is best known for his ideas about the unconscious mind.

Beecher first encountered Jung’s ideas many years ago, when she was in therapy for an eating disorder. Her therapist was trained in Jungian psychology.

One of Jung’s theories is that we already possess the solutions to our problems. The answers are within us, and we can access them through the power of intuition.

This is an idea that really spoke to Beecher. Jung’s idea of intuition as the “God within” became something to live by. When we listen to our intuition, we can discover so much about our health. That means we need to treat physical symptoms as signals – messages that something needs our attention.

It’s not always easy to get in touch with our intuition, especially for those of us who grew up in a culture where it wasn’t understood or valued. But with a little practice, anyone can connect with their intuition.

And there’s a useful technique to do it: written dialogue. Here’s how it works.

First, you clear your head with a short walk or meditation. Then, write down a question, and imagine it being directed to your intuition.

Listen, and write down what you hear. Keep in mind that the answer may not be verbal – it might take the form of an emotion or a physical sensation.

Next, write a short response. Then listen again. You can continue to have a conversation with your intuition in this way, and repeat the exercise as often as you like. And if it feels hard, or uncomfortable, know that it gets easier with practice, as your intuition gets stronger and stronger.

There are also other ways to develop this capability, like painting or dream interpretation. Just have a go and see what seems to click for you.

Many of us need to reframe how we think about intuition. It’s a bit like your inner pet who loves you without judgment … or a loving, supportive parent.

Your intuition wants the best for you. And it’s the key to healing.

You can use chakras to heal yourself.

Okay. So…so far we’ve learned that physical health problems often have emotional causes, and that intuition can be used for alternative methods for healing.

But that still leaves us with the big question – how? How can we use intuition to heal ourselves?

According to Beecher, it’s all about chakras.

The concept of chakras has been used in Eastern religions for centuries. Essentially, chakras are points where the physical and spiritual body connect. There are seven in total, aligned vertically from the spine to the head.

When Beecher starts working with a new client, she begins with a chakra interpretation, in order to understand what issues need to be addressed.

Each chakra corresponds with a part of the body and specific issues. For the sake of time, we’ll focus on the 7th, or crown chakra on the top of your head, the 3rd chakra, found in the gut, and the 1st chakra, which is also known as the root chakra and located at the bottom of your spine.

And these three examples do provide a good understanding of how Chakras correspond with emotional and physical symptoms, and how we can use that knowledge to heal ourselves…but of course, they don’t cover everything.

Many things – from asthma to thyroid issues, headaches, or even trauma – these are all associated with other chakras. If you want to find out more, or are curious about a particular ailment – you can look into how the emotional or physical things you’re experiencing align with the specific chakras.

Once you’ve tapped into your intuition and got to grips with the chakras, you’re set up for a lifetime of self-healing.

Use the 7th chakra to work through issues affecting your overall physical or emotional health.

Breakdown or breakthrough? For Carl Jung, it was both. In 1913, he was under immense stress both personally and professionally. He began to hear voices, and suffer from disturbing visions, like Europe flooded in blood.

This might sound like a mental breakdown. But Jung didn’t see it that way. He listened to his intuition and worked with his thoughts, writing everything down during waking trances.

The result was a book, entitled The Red Book. Although it wasn’t published until 2009, Jung’s ideas have been hugely influential, shaping the world of psychology and self-help.

And while Jung didn’t live to see the book’s impact, just the experience of writing it was cathartic. It allowed him to regain control of his life, and access important spiritual knowledge.

Many scholars believe that Jung’s visions of a bloodsoaked Europe were a premonition for the violence that began a year later, with the First World War.

Jung’s experience was intense, but it wasn’t that unusual. Many people go through a kind of spiritual crisis at some point in their lives. And…that doesn’t necessarily mean apocalyptic visions, by the way. Feeling overwhelmed or intensely anxious are typical symptoms of a period of spiritual crisis.

If any of this sounds familiar, you should focus on the 7th chakra – the one at the top of the head.

This chakra is kind of like the “big picture.” When Beecher works with clients, she uses the 7th chakra to get an overview of someone’s physical, emotional and mental health.

Jung’s story is just one example of a 7th chakra issue. As well as spiritual or emotional problems, this chakra is also associated with chronic illness, fatigue, and health problems affecting the whole body. Symbolically, the 7th chakra is linked to the head, but it also emphasizes the connectedness of the entire body.

If you find yourself struggling with any 7th chakra issues, whether they’re physical, mental or emotional in nature, here’s what to do.

First, consider getting support from an open-minded professional who will help you to find the root cause of your problem. You might try mindfulness practices, Kundalini yoga or meditation to reconnect with yourself.

You could also keep a journal, try art therapy, or pay extra attention to your dreams to understand what’s truly important to you.

And above all, trust yourself and listen to your intuition. That’s what Jung did, with great courage. And you can do the same.

Use the 3rd chakra to understand the connection between past stress and present health problems.

The 3rd chakra can also provide valuable insight into our emotional issues.

This chakra is all about the gut – a particularly sensitive part of the body. The gut is sometimes called “the second brain” because there’s so much going on there.

It’s where many of our emotions are picked up, processed, and even created. Gut bacteria make neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin, which influence our mood.

Then consider the fact that there are about five hundred million neurons in your gut, which are directly connected to your brain through the nervous system. There are literally millions of connections between your physical and emotional health.

So if you have symptoms in the 3rd chakra such as bowel issues, weight problems or an eating disorder, you need to find out what’s going on. What’s the root cause?

Interestingly, Beecher has noticed that 3rd chakra symptoms are some of the most common issues for her clients. And there’s a pattern – the majority of these people have had difficult childhoods, or experienced some kind of trauma.

Traumatic past experiences can have a major impact on our health. The psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk has written about this in his book The Body Keeps the Score. He makes a convincing case: our bodies remember past stress and trauma, and express physical symptoms years after the event.

3rd chakra symptoms are a clear message from your body. You need to take care of yourself physically and emotionally in order to heal.

For example, you can address weight issues by eating healthily and intuitively. Or if you’re concerned about your gut health, try balancing your bacteria with probiotics, and drink plenty of water.

But whatever your symptoms, make sure you find ways to release stress – and address the emotional side of what you’ve experienced. Because if you don’t…you can be sure that your body will hang on to it.

Use the 1st chakra to return to your roots, and deal with any dysfunctional family relationships.

One more chakra remains. It’s time to look at the 1st chakra, located at the base of the spine.

As you may remember, this is also known as the “root chakra,” which means…yes, you guessed it. It’s all about our roots – our home and family.

If you’re experiencing issues in this chakra, resolving them should be a priority.

Think of it this way. If you don’t have basics like food or shelter, you’ll be so stressed out that it’s basically impossible to think of anything else.

And it’s the same with root chakra emotional issues. Until you deal with them…you’re unlikely to have the energy to heal in other areas, or contemplate things like spiritual growth or life purpose.

So as part of your healing, make sure you consider the 1st chakra very carefully. Common physical symptoms that come up with this chakra include skin sensitivity and autoimmune disorders. Emotional concerns, on the other hand, often involve dysfunctional family relationships.

No matter what’s in your past – your family is part of your roots. Your upbringing and your family relationships can impact various aspects of your health. Something to consider as well, is that family dysfunction can cross generations, and may even alter DNA through epigenetics.

That means that potentially, a trauma experienced by your grandparent, might still influence your behavior or emotional experience.

But there are different solutions, depending on your relationship to your family and past. It might help to set healthy boundaries with difficult family members, or remove yourself from their negative energy. And you should absolutely make your mental health a priority, and get help if necessary.

That could be in the form of therapy, or support groups like Adult Children of Alcoholics.

Once you’ve found ways to deal with these issues, it will become easier to heal in other areas too.

So listen to your body and look after yourself. No matter what you’ve gone through, you can heal and thrive.

Final Summary

Basically, as Beecher explains.. Traditional western medicine doesn’t have all the answers. But the good news is, many of those answers are actually within us.

So, listen closely to your intuition, and work with your chakras to find healing strategies for all areas of your health. The insights you gain during the process will give you everything you need for a happy, healthy life.

Creative activities are a great way to connect with your intuition. Beecher recommends soul painting – an exercise she uses to connect with clients and help them to heal. And don’t worry, no artistic ability is required. Simply ask your intuition a question, then draw or paint whatever comes to mind. Just follow your intuition and have fun. When you’ve finished, think about what the picture means to you.

About the author

Katie Beecher is a licensed counselor and medical intuitive with 30 years of experience. Her clients include celebrities and CEOs, and her work has been featured in Goop. Heal From Within is her first book.

Katie Beecher, MS, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Medical and Emotional Intuitive with over thirty years of experience. She is featured in Goop, Kourtney Kardashian’s website Poosh and Miranda Kerr’s Kora Organics Blog. She has a unique way of working with clients, creating a detailed, individualized, physical, emotional and spiritual report and symbolic painting, before ever seeing them, talking with them or seeing a photograph, using only their name and age. Heal from Within: An Intuitive Guide to Wellness, is Katie’s first book.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I
1 How to Use This Book
2 What I Believe
3 Finding My Life Purpose
4 My Unique, Individual Reading Process
5 You Are Never Alone: Connecting to Intuition
6 Symptoms Are Signals from Our Intuition
7 Identifying Individual Issues and Strengths
8 The Complete Person: Healing Using the 7th Chakra
9 Intuitive Sight, Wisdom, and Truth: Healing Using the 6th Chakra
10 Finding Your Voice: Healing Using the 5th Chakra
11 “Don’t Be So Sensitive”: Healing Using the 4th Chakra
12 Self-Esteem, Body Image, and the Gut-Brain: Healing Using the 3rd Chakra
13 Sex, Power, and Life Purpose: Healing Using the 2nd Chakra
14 Trust, Safety, Security, and Family: Healing Using the 1st Chakra

Part II
Glossary of Healing
Epilogue: How to Use This Book Going Forward
Acknowledgments: With Love and Gratitude
Appendix: Websites, Resources, Healing Therapies, and Recommended Products
Notes
Index

Chakra Chart Worksheet

Overview

Take control of your own health using this inspirational and empowering guide to true, holistic healing.

In Heal from Within, internationally recognized medical intuitive and licensed professional counselor Katie Beecher shares a revolutionary, step-by-step approach to physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Using some of the same tools and exercises that Katie uses in her acclaimed medical and spiritual intuitive readings, the reader will be taught how to access their own intuition and spiritual guidance as they move towards healing that encompasses body, mind, and soul.

With information from her spiritual guides and thirty years of experience, Katie guides readers to inventory their physical and emotional health, identify their key issues and the possible emotional, physical and spiritual contributing factors, then develop a strategy to permanently heal the root causes. The book includes inspirational stories about Katie’s discovery and development of her spiritual abilities and healing from an eating disorder, depression, trauma and Lyme disease as well as detailed accounts of the healing journeys of many of her clients. The second part of the book includes a comprehensive glossary of specific conditions along with tailored treatment suggestions.

Filled with practical advice―from suggestions for supplements to exercises, mantras, and dialogue prompts ―Heal from Within empowers readers to confidently take control of their own wellness and become their own medical intuitive.

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What I Believe

With connection to intuition, self-love, and self-acceptance, we can heal from anything.

I first learned this during my recovery from bulimia, and I believe it even more today thirty years later. We were born with self-love, and somewhere along the way were taught that we didn’t deserve it, often by people who had been taught that they didn’t deserve to love themselves. Part of illness and trauma often includes a wake-tip call from our intuition to listen to our inner voices and to love and accept ourselves. To heal, it may be necessary to put ourselves first by setting healthy boundaries, expressing our opinions, and treating ourselves with respect. This emotional and spiritual part of recovery work can be frightening and more difficult than physical treatment and recovery, which is why people often avoid addressing these important root causes.

Excessive anxiety and thoughts about illness, trauma, and unhappiness can make healing more difficult.

Our thoughts can become our reality. While in graduate school earning my special-education teaching certification, I learned about studies showing that when teachers raise the standards of their students and show them that they are capable of doing more challenging work, children’s achievement is likely to increase as a result. If we tell ourselves that we cannot do something, we are basically guaranteeing it. Attitude can make the difference between success and failure.

This directly relates to the concept of being “a patient” and putting labels on ourselves. Of course, diagnoses are import-ant so that practitioners can identify what is wrong and how to treat it. However, we are not our diagnoses, and we are certainly not defined by an illness or a disease. I have found that people are often negatively affected if their diagnosis becomes a part of their personality or identity. When I had Lyme dis-ease, I was very careful not to use the word “Lyme” unless I absolutely had to, and not to use the word “my” in front of any symptoms or labels. I have learned not to say “my headache” or “my anxiety” or even “my problem.” The issues are there and I acknowledge them, but I am not going to identify with them or let them become part of me. Positivity matters.

We cannot fully heal from emotional and physical issues unless we also address the spiritual root causes.

This is why my readings are conducted on and about the whole person. Many of my clients begin the healing process believing that their physical or emotional issues don’t run any deeper and are amazed at the progress we make once we start identifying and working on the spiritual issues in their life. They do not correlate headaches, achy joints, skin rashes, or the emergence of an autoimmune disease with their spouse’s infidelity, death of a loved one, being in an abusive relationship, or taking care of a special-needs child. This is why I always ask what was going on in a person’s life when their symptoms
started, or if an accident happened. I haven’t found many co-incidences.

Once these spiritual causes are identified and the client begins to take steps to address them, healing takes place at a much more rapid rate. If the client lets fear take over and stops addressing these issues, the symptoms often return or worsen.

Diagnosis and treatment must be individualized.

Each of us is different, in terms of genetic makeup, gender, age, other conditions, medications and supplements we might be taking, belief systems, ability to detox and heal, and much more. In addition, one illness often takes on many different forms or severity and displays a wide variety of symptoms. I have never been helped by one-size-fits-all protocols my-self and have not found many dients who have been helped by them, either. I do not recommend them and do not use them.

If we push down our feelings and our intuition, especially trauma, they will later be expressed as physical and emotional symptoms. Symptoms are our intuition’s way of getting our attention.

In The Body Keeps the Score, Dutch psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk writes about his research on trauma and the impact it has on physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health, including the physical symptoms expressed by survivors of trauma long after the incident occurred, and the transformational healing that happens once these survivors begin to al-low themselves to feel what happened, tell others, and process it. He believes that talk therapy often isn’t enough and that physical and symbolic methods of release must occur for true and lasting healing to take place.

Almost all clients who come to me with physical or men-tal health issues have underlying emotional or spiritual issues

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Review/Endorsements/Praise/Award

“YOU are capable of being your own medical intuitive, and Katie Beecher’s book Heal From Within is just the sort of step-by-step guide you need. With clear instructions on how to open your own intuition, and identify the energy centers to focus on, she provides a roadmap for you to unblock your chakras and walk into your whole, healthy self. If you’re ready to take your physical, emotional, and spiritual health into your own hands and start to heal, this is the book you’ve been waiting for!” – Dana Childs, Intuitive, Energy Healer, Speaker, and co-author of Chakras, Food & You: Tap Your Individual Energy System for Health, Healing, and Harmonious Weight

“It has been a long time since a self help book grabbed me in this way. Katie Beecher has a gift for understanding the body and mind. Her intuitive gifts and teachings provide you with a real behind the scenes look at the way your energy system can impact all areas of your life. If you or a loved one are struggling with a chronic condition this book will give you hope, inspiration and healing.” – Sherianna Boyle, Author of Emotional Detox Now.

“In this essential book, Katie Beecher combines her gifts in psychology and medical intuition to offer us a course in healing ourselves from the inside out. She teaches us practical steps for identifying the root causes of chronic conditions―physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual–and how to address them. This is a book to return to again and again.” – Cynthia Li, MD, integrative physician and bestselling author of Brave New Medicine

“Holistic healing at its best. This self help manual gives you the opportunity to find out your true life purpose, become a spiritual intuitive, or enhance your practitioner skills for your own clients. Katie highlights her unique intuitive reading process using case studies, art, and Chakras, and gives clues on how to harmonize these with guidance on the most appropriate modalities and nutritional support that will assist the healing process.” – Tim Fraser, former President of the Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association, Founder Australian Doctor Healer Network

“Heal from Within is the perfect blend of physical, emotional and spiritual information. Katie gives patients the knowledge and tools to take charge of their health, facilitating healing on all levels. A valuable resource for anyone struggling with health issues.” – Jessica Sedita, ND Naturopathic Physician

“Heal from Within offers incredibly valuable insights on healing our most important relationship, the one we have with ourselves. Using a step-by-step, systematic approach, Katie takes us through the process of accessing our inner wisdom to find answers to both our emotional and physical ailments and how to heal them. Her wisdom and expertise as both a counselor and a medical intuitive makes this a valuable resource you will turn to time and time again. It’s not often a book on healing addresses the complex dimensions of mind, body, and spirit so thoroughly and yet so understandably. Her clarity can help you achieve your own and that is a special gift.” – Kris Ferraro, healer, coach, and Amazon bestselling author of Energy Healing and Manifesting

“Sensible solutions for healing organically from triggers and past traumas. Enjoyed reading your book and having you as a guest on our show.” – Deborah Zara KOBYLT, former CNN journalist and host, Deborah KOBYLT LIVE

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