February Featured Wellness Ambassador: Wendy Johns
What is your field of expertise?
I love empowering people to know that they can heal their own bodies. In order for the body to heal, we must connect the dots between body, mind and energy. I do this through nutritional coaching (body), exploring techniques to quell the fight or flight response (mind) and the chakra system (energy body). We live in a world plagued by chronic illness, obesity, low energy and anxiety. Most people are without tools and resources to realize that they are indeed in the driver’s seat of their own health creation. Helping people uncover the core reasons for their lack of wellbeing instead of masking the symptoms is paramount! To begin, we ask:
1. Am I putting clean, whole foods into my body that supports growth and expansion?
2. What are the perceived ‘health foods’ that do not compliment my blood type and are causing acidity/ inflammation?
3. Am I aware of my daily repetitive thoughts? Are they positive and inspiring or negative default patterns?
4. Am I aware that everything is energy and this energy is moved and influenced by my thoughts, intentions and beliefs?
Everyone is a unique individual with different food and exercise requirements to maximize their health. However, I also work to support my clients in becoming aware and meeting the needs of the equally important mental, emotional and energy bodies.
How did you get into this line of work?
I had two pivotal experiences in my life of self-healing that inspired me to share with others.
At 14 years of age, I experienced my own power in healing myself from an illness. One morning I awoke to all the symptoms of the flu; however, I was intuitively guided to use certain affirmations with focused intention. After about 15-20 minutes the virus left my body, seemingly in a snap. I really didn’t understand the how or why at that time, but from that point forward I felt completely in control of my own health and wellbeing.
Later on in my mid 20’s I began to have symptoms of chronic fatigue. After getting no answers with my allopath, I knew I had to figure this out for myself. I began to research then soon discovered how to maximize health through eating for your blood type. I then realized that much of the disease causing inflammation was due to food sensitivities that were often misdiagnosed or completely overlooked by the standard medical model. Truly, one man’s food can be another man’s poison.
However, just a few years into health coaching, I discovered a second, perhaps primary piece of the puzzle in creating a healthy body. Healing inflammation (the precursor to all disease) also required looking at the vibrational field created by the experience of intense emotions. This inquiry led me to a unique modality as a facilitator of clearing toxic emotions (CTE). Founder of CTE, Dawn Clark, with the assisted research of Stanford University Scientists, discovered that by releasing stored toxic emotions from our energy field (underlying energetic blueprint) the pH of our blood moves into an alkaline state. Disease can only exist in an acidic environment.
Further, through this process, the body’s bio-photonic output (light and life force) was significantly increased and brain waves normalized.
How does your work contribute to the wellness of our community?
Louisville/Kentuckiana is already a progressive community with many gifted healers using a variety of different modalities improving the health and quality of life of others.
What I bring as a health coach and healer is the knowledge and inspiration from my own self-healing which moves me to help empower those who are ready to heal and heal naturally by reconnecting with all states of life - physical, mental, emotional and energetic bodies. This reconnection can move us in the direction of increased conscious awareness of the world around us thereby opening up new ways of thinking, feeling and being. In other words, increased peace, happiness and grounded flow state that we desire. Of course, this positivity has an ever increasing ripple effect throughout our community and the world.
Why do you love Rainbow Blossom?
If you are into health and healing or just have a desire to move in that direction, Rainbow Blossom is the place to explore. I’ve coming to Rainbow for 17+ years and I love it every time I walk through the door. From my perspective, it is simply uplifting to the sprit. From the smells of the herbs, fresh organic produce, natural oils, incense and candles to the friendly and bright staff. It really inspires a pleasant sensory experience. The cozy community feel is also a bonus. Once you start shopping here, you will find yourself coming back again and again.