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Giving and Receiving Energy Healing

Aug 30, 2017 11:59AM

A Spotlight on Juana Sancho Davila

Juana Sancho Davila Moreland, originally from Lima, Peru, started her career as a healer after receiving her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Catholic University, in Lima. She followed that up with a master’s degree in social work at Howard University, after moving to the United States. Trained as a family therapist and trauma specialist, Moreland worked as a clinical social worker bilingual psychotherapist for D.C.’s Department of Behavioral Health-Multicultural Program. After 25 years in that position, she retired to start her private practice with her husband, Robert. Together, they launched Inca Energy Integrative Health and Wellness Center which offers a variety of energy healing therapies. For the past 12 years, she has integrated her knowledge, training and different energy healing modalities for many who seek her healing touch and presence.

Juana has a great deal of expertise in a wide range of therapies. She is certified as a Comprehensive Energy Psychology Diplomate (DCEP) and in Eden Energy Medicine--Clinical (EEMC). She is also trained in Emotional Freedom Techniques(EFT) and is an acupressurist. As an active member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy psychology (ACEP), she serves on the International Committee and is an active member of the National Association for Social Workers and the Association of Professional Women.

Juana uses her skills as a licensed clinical social worker, holistic psychotherapist and as a wellness educator as the tools in her tool box to reach and heal her patients where they most need help. As part of her treatment, she embraces contemplative practices to access infinite potential and inner wisdom.

With Bob, an Energy Psychology practitioner and I Rest Yoga Nidra meditation teacher, they live their passion to teach integrative health modalities—to empower people in self-healing and professional growth. They offer EEM classes and workshops on a variety of topics including different types of therapy practices, mindfulness meditation, energy principles and explore the neuroscience that helps to create optimal health and authentic heart-centered living.

One aspect of their work is based on Energy Psychology (EP), which is sometimes called the "accupressusre of the emotions". It is a self-empowerment approach that draws from ancient spiritual practices and healing traditions. EP combines tools for conventional psychotherapy such as focused imagination, visualization, cognitive behavior therapy, with tools from healing and spiritual practices such as yoga, tai-chi and qigong, among others. It is designed to improve psychological, physical and mental well-being.

The Morelands also use Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), which are the best-known and researched energy psychology methods. These techniques complement other approaches to medical care, offering a complete system for self-care and self-help by addressing physical illness and emotional or mental disorders. EFT can also promote high-level wellness and peak performance. The technique is based on the idea that any person can heal their body by activating its natural healing energies. It is possible to heal the body by restoring energies that have become weak, disturbed or out of balance.

To accomplish personal health goals, energy medicine utilizes techniques from healing traditions such as acupuncture, yoga, kinesiology and qi gong. Juana finds that flow, balance and harmony can be non-invasively restored and maintained within an energy system by tapping, massaging, pinching, twisting or connecting specific energy points (acupoints) on the skin or by tracing or swirling the hand over the skin along specific energy pathways. Also, there are exercises or postures designed for specific energetic effects and by focused use of the mind to move specific energies or by surrounding an area with healing energies, healing can take place.

When asked what keeps them motivated, Juana notes that “The connection and relationship within our individual self, as a couple (married for 25 years) and others, including friends, clients and family expands our spirit, enriches our souls and strengthens our beliefs that we are just one connected with love, empathy and compassion. That is what you get when you practice on your own and what you give to others and more. That keeps us going—this giving and receiving.”

Location: 10440 Shaker Dr., Ste. 203, Columbia, MD. For more information, call 410-292-5149 or visit


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