I’ve been using Intentional Healing (DFR) in my work since right after Clif taught me it. Three sessions seem to work best, though I’ve seen results with one. The key to it all is that it goes into the dimensions from which body and mind come. I know that is a lot for body-based people to envision, but Clif has made it so simple. Telling a person about the place beyond both body and mind is simple; they all seem to get it. Putting one’s hands on the person’s shoulders while Mind Music plays is also extremely simple.

The key is, of course, that the practitioner knows about that space of intention and can invite the person with whom she/he is working into that space. For me, people with serious, often life-threatening illness somehow take charge of their lives after I’ve worked with them. Some have died, but they went out in a blaze of glory that left those who stayed behind with a sense of awe and wonder at the transformation. Some with active cancer have experienced effective, beneficial remission. For others, chronic pain has softened, and peaceful behavior develops in contrast to the controlling, abusive behavior that had existed previously. I’ve seen depression lift, especially in cases where it had been unresponsive to medication. In these cases, they stay on the medication, commenting that it is wonderful that the pills are finally working.

I’ve learned to simply hold the intention that what comes of the work serves the highest possible good. I get myself out of the way of the other person’s healing process. This turns a long series of office visits into just a few. It’s cost effective. I bill it out as counseling. Were I a psychiatrist, I’d bill it as psychotherapy. This is a board-certified American surgeon talking.

I’m not performing surgery any more, having chosen to sheath my scalpel in 1988 to take a focus on what it is that makes people heal. To that end, I have developed an organization called H.O.P.E., Healing Of Persons Exceptional, that has been focused on the creative power of intentions for over ten years. The work has very practical applications.

There’s no liability risk because there are no harmful side effects, and, having experienced it, one can attest to its safety that does not need scientific, controlled double blind studies to provide “data” from which the practitioner can work. It only takes a couple of satisfied patients and simple word of mouth.

People in my care just seem to get better, and Clif’s work has made my work easier. For the busy active practitioner who has to work in small time frames, it is probably more effective to have one of her or his office staff trained in the work, but I strongly recommend that the practitioner experience the process; so she knows what she is talking about.

We must always remember that this work makes the technological interventions that much more effective.