Why should I have Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™ ... there is nothing wrong with me?

AIEH works to strengthen your Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual well-being. Focused on Health Promotion and Illness Prevention,  AIEH is  a pro-active approach to keep you strong and balanced through the transitions and challenges of everyday life.

Is Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™ the same as Reiki & Therapeutic Touch?

Reiki, Healing Touch, Therapeutic Touch, Qi Healing, Pranic Healing and Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™ are all energy-based techniques. Each works with energy in a particular way. Each has specific training requirements.

Certification as an Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™ Practitioner requires successful completion of the 2 year, 700-hour Langara College training program.  AIEH students must complete a minimum of 300 documented treatments, over one-third of which are provided in supervised clinic settings throughout the Lower Mainland and Health Authorities. In addition, students conduct 5 case studies with clients experiencing various health challenges. Each graduating student must also have completed a local or international Internship.

Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™ Practitioners receive extensive training in various Energy-based Modalities & Techniques,  Anatomy and Physiology and Awareness Dialogue to support you in your healing.

Is Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™ Regulated?

Your CAIEHP Kate Shelest is a Registered Nurse (BSN) who is an RN in good standing with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives. AIEH is considered to be within the Scope of Practice of a Registered Nurse. 

As An Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™ Practitioner & Registered Nurse Are You Able To DIAGNOSE & PRESCRIBE?


What kind of training does my Certified Advanced Integrative Energy  Healing™ Practitioner have?

Your Practitioner is a Graduate of the 2 year Langara College Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™ Certification Program. This program has over 15 years experience in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and 2 years with Fraser Health Authority with ongoing requests for AIEH students at all clinic sites. See also #1 above.

Kate Shelest is also a Registered Nurse (30 yrs) with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UVIC.

What can I expect during an AIEH Session?

Your first session includes an assessment history similar to that done by other Health Care Practitioners. This information is important to assist your AIEH practitioner to determine the best approach for your individual needs. You will be asked to sign a consent form. Confidentiality is paramount.

You will also be asked what your Intention for healing is that day and long term.

All treatments are provided with you fully clothed, either on a massage table with your body well supported and comfortable or sitting in a chair if lying flat is difficult for you. Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™ can be provided with hands on or off body.

You may experience sensations of warmth, coolness, tingling or vibration during a treatment. Your clinician will support you with Awareness dialogue and provide resources for you to take home to help you maintain the energetic shifts your experience through AIEH.

How many AIEH treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you receive will depend on your Intention for Healing/Wellness/Transition.  For relaxation, one session monthly may be enough or perhaps you benefit from more. For support of complex or chronic conditions 5 - 6 consecutive session may be indicated. Regular on-going sessions are effective in supporting your personal growth. The goal of your AIEH practitioner is to provide you with healing and self care strategies so you are better able to manage independently with support as needed.

Can I have Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™  while I am undergoing medical treatment?

Yes, Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™ can be provided effectively and safely by a Certified AIEH Practitioner in conjunction with other medical treatments. Consult with your AIEH Practitioner to determine the best approach for you and your situation.

Referrals to other Healthcare practitioners may also be recommended if treatment outside your practitioner’s scope of practice is indicated.

What kinds of Health issues can be supported by AIEH?

Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™ aims to balance your body’s Natural Energy flow by removing blockages, strengthening your own healing energy and supporting your sense of Balance, Health and Well Being. 

Illness/dis-ease impacted by AIEH sessions include but are not limited to:

  • Grief

  • Stress & Burnout

  • Trauma

  • Addiction Recovery

  • Anxiety

  • Pain

Is Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™ appropriate for Palliative Care and Grief Work?

Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™ treatments work to facilitate the Grounding, Centering and Alignment required to manage symptoms, ease transitions and support your path to Wellness.

Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™ also strives to provide gentle support of symptoms  <Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual> experienced during End of Life and Palliative Care. These sessions provide gentle on and off body treatments, respecting Client Values and Beliefs.  AIEH is also beneficial in managing Grief.

Your Clinician will take the time to listen to you in order to Co-Create a Plan of Care based on your wants and needs.