Helping Clients Find Deep Healing
A Spotlight on Carol Richardson and Highest Harmony HealingCarol Richardson was widowed at the age of 28, when her 34-year-old husband died suddenly of a cerebral aneurysm, leaving her with a 7-month-old son and a 22-month-old daughter. At that time, she started a new life journey, determined to help people experience love and blessing, even through hard times.
As an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), she served traditional churches for more than 15 years. It was in 1996 when she learned Raja Yoga meditation and it changed her life. The experience led her to the UK four years in a row to study Progressive Counselling and Natural Spiritual Healing at the Self-Realization Meditation Healing Centre.
Upon moving to the District in 2011, she began practicing at the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine (WINM). Through the training of WINM’s director, Dr. Victoria Goldsten, she added hypnotherapy as one tool she employs to help people experience the positive changes they seek. She also began teaching Inner Harmony Training with Lightworker Certification and Harmony Healing classes, which are certified through WINM.
Since 2015, Richardson has been running her own business, Highest Harmony Healing & Coaching, and practices in Rockville and at two locations in DC: National Integrated Health Associates in Friendship Heights and Deluca Massage in DuPont Circle. In addition to working with individuals, she offers group workshops on stress reduction, healing relationships, children’s mindfulness and movement programs, family yoga (interactive meditation, movement and discussion for increasing harmony at home), and mindfulness and inner peace for activists and first responders.
The motivation for Richardson’s work is to empower her clients to discover their inner core-self, and to live more fully from the truth of who they are. More specifically, Richardson notes, “Understanding the interconnectedness and sacredness of all life in this universe is central to my work and practice. Opening ourselves to receive love, peace and truth through healing, meditation and the intuitively-led life coaching and hypnotherapy enable us to feel greater love, peace and joy in life.”
Typically, she works with people who feel anxious, stressed, desiring a shift in life, seeking a better path forward in career, relationships, health and spiritual life. Together, they work to resolve anxiety, heal emotional pain, grief and trauma, heal relationships, reduce stress, discover one’s own deeper, fuller sense of purpose in life, as well as experience inspiring spiritual connections and higher vibrations for more expansive living.
In a typical 90-minute session, patients are invited to share deeply of themselves, their hopes, dreams and concerns. Then they discuss practical ways to make changes, with homework assigned, when needed. Learning yoga stretches, breathing, visualization, and simple meditative techniques enables the client to reduce anxiety, to manage stress, and to overcome limiting thought patterns and limiting beliefs. Richardson adds, “We allow ourselves intuitively to be led to develop a greater sense of the beauty of your inner core self (or your soul self, if you will), and how you can live life more fully, authentically, and joyfully from the core of who you are. We discuss spiritual understandings of life and the universe, and how these can help you make progress on your journey through life.”
For most clients, she ends the session with 30 to 40 minutes of energy healing, which she calls “Harmony Healing,” because it goes beyond all the training she received (including Reiki 3)—working with the higher self and higher beings who bring the lovely, transformative energy through Richardson, herself.
For those who don’t live nearby, she works with people through distance healing and coaching and has experienced numerous “miracles” through healing, including many through distance healing. Of this profound experience Richardson notes, “I just serve as the vessel for the healing energy, and my true role as a healer is to empower you to connect more fully with the Source of all life and healing.”
In addition to her work with individuals and groups, Richardson offers ongoing transformational workshops. Her Inner Harmony Training with Lightworker Certification includes training in Raja Yoga meditation, subtle energy awareness and management, spiritual worldviews and why they matter, how to connect with and work with Archangels and Ascended Masters and much more.
Richardson radiates the warmth and essence of a deep healer and notes that her greatest joy is when “people get better and happier, as their lives transform and they find meaning.” In so doing, they experience healing on many levels, they feel connected to something greater than themselves and they experience the beauty of Spirit within themselves, in others and in their lives. “I offer myself as a blessing, so that others may be blessed!”