I first heard about Core Energetics from Barra Kahn, before she became a student and, later on, a practitioner. I was immediately drawn to it. I saw how powerful a tool this was for personal transformation. Later on, led by critical life events around unemployment, I approached Barra to have her help me handle these unfavorable circumstances. This was the best thing I have ever done for myself. I have been led into an amazing journey of self-discovery, healing and self-love. I gained a deeper insight of my heart's and soul's workings. My life has been positively transformed. I have found employment and love. Barra has mastered the Core Energetics practice, both in her personal and professional lives, in wonderful ways, enabling others to do the same. I can only speak highly about such an extraordinary woman and professional.
Leda Cummings, Ph.D., Scientist, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Private Core Energetics sessions with Barra Kahn has been, for me, about as good as it gets in terms of personal growth and integration of the mind-body- emotions-spirit dynamic. Barra provides a safe environment where I can be who I am happy, despondent, elated, grief-stricken, whatever.
By my letting go of who I think I am, I have rediscovered the radiant and glorious man who was in there all the time I just wasn't in touch with my true self.
Core Energetics sessions with Barra has helped me to get there, through a combination of physical processes which helped my body to feel itself and balance itself, which helped my emotions held in the muscles and cells to be released and expressed, and which got the energy moving through various blockages, ancient and new, I wasn't even consciously aware were there. Talk is also an important component of Barra's sessions, but the main event are the physical processes.
Once the momentary surprise and shock of the original diagnosis wore off, I had to concede that Barra was exactly right! I breathed a huge sigh of relief. I had come to take sessions with a therapist who has clear and profound vision, sensational skills, genuine humility, infectious optimism, lots of experience doing this type of work, and most important, she has a big loving heart.
Barra honors who the person thinks they are, while gently suggesting there may be an alternative that feels much, much better. The whole point of Core Energetics is to feel better . . . to feel great! To feel fully alive again!
Barra helped me to get there. She didn't do the work for me, but she gently, sweetly, patiently, lovingly, taught me practical tools that helped me "peel the onion," and I was able to get in touch with the glorious man I truly was all along. I just didn't know it before. I didn't believe it.
With tremendous gratitude,
Bill Owen, Kensington, Maryland
Working with Barra on Core Energetics has been profoundly important personal work for me. I had gotten some benefit from traditional counseling in the past, but was not able to make the progress I desired. With Core, Barra is a sounding board, a mirror for me to work out what is going on in my mind and in my body. She has incredible empathy, and is deeply intuitive about how old, deep wounds cause energy blocks within the body that make it so hard to move forward, and she is just as intuitive about how best to move the energy and change patterns that are no longer serving. The work can be painful and messy, yet the relief and the freedom I'm gaining are well worth it.
Jill Neinhiser, Communications Consultant, Alexandria, VA
Barra Kahn's experience, skill and acute perception have helped me loosen emotional knots that I've been tying in my body for sixty years. I have found that whether the surface of my emotional life presents storms or doldrums, there is a surprising submerged world for me to explore, and Barra is an expert guide.
Paul Bennett, Author, Rockville, MD.