We had the good fortune of connecting with Janna Moll Moll and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Janna Moll, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
The field of energy medicine (EM) is aligned with allopathic (or western) healthcare. In fact, my training program for students and practitioners of many disciplines offers offical nursing continuing education CEs, or credits, and often CEs for massage practitioners as well.
We work through a code of ethics, much like healthcare providers, supporting the autonomy of the client, upholding confidentiality, getting permission (or consent) for care and striving for the highest level of practice professionalism in the field.
There are two branches within the field of energy medicine. One branch includes electromagnetic and energetic types of equipment (such as MRI and CAT scans) for imaging and treatment. The other branch includes hands on and hands over the body energy-based healing.
My program of training (Energy Therapy) actually requires many hours of coursework and practitionership to be highly competent and effective, as opposed to many disciplines in the EM field which require a weekend to several to become proficient. Students/practitioners are supported with ongoing coaching or mentoring so as they become more proficient with energy techniques and client care, they are supported in their growth or understanding and professionalism.
What should our readers know about your business?
Energy Medicine Specialists (EMS) www.EnergyMedicineSpecialists.com
The mission of the organization is to educate and support the most highly trained and ethical practitioners in the field of energy medicine. EMS is a center of excellence in the field of Energy Medicine, offering education from novice to experienced practitioners of hands on healing, along with treatment for clients with a range of concerns.
I started receiving energy treatments and training in the field of energy medicine in 1994. I have had a private practice offering treatments to clients since 1995. I have owned three different private practices in three different areas; Nashville, TN, Melbourne, Australia, and now in Denver, Colorado.
When I started training in this field it was not well researched or accepted, which created some difficulties in expanding the business. Some people assume we are not science-based. Most disciplines are not deep enough in the principles to be able to treat appropriately or answer questions about how things work, or where the client may be ‘stuck’ in their health challenges. Some label practitioners as ‘woo woo’ meaning too flighty or ungrounded and not aligned with scientific health care standards. Now, fortunately, scientific research has caught up with hands on healing and this is the future of healthcare. Over the years I have trained in over 50 different energy disciplines, have gained a massage certification and advanced science degree. As I pursued training in things like sound and color healing, crystals, oils, pranic healing, reiki, healing touch, etc. my frustration was that each new course I took offered little advanced knowledge for the experienced practitioner. This frustration led to my focus on training practitioners to a higher level of knowlege and professionalism.
My program is more advanced from the start. The why, how and where of the human energy system is essential knowledge for the professional practitioner. The ET program culminates in achievement of the trademarked acronym SEM, or Specialist in Energy Medicine. In order to gain this designation of excellence, the practitioner must be able to assess, diagnose and treat all parts of the human energy system.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m located in the south metro area, so there are the usual locations, such as the national parks, Red Rocks, Garden of the Gods, but also a multitide of hotsprings. I love taking the train to Glenwood and hiking, visiting the steam caves and the springs, but I also love shopping antique malls and locally owned and run businesses (such as Curate, Makers Mark, Goose and Goat, The Barn and Emporium, etc. I’ve driven nearly the whole state between color tours, hot springs visits and small town sleuthing. This is the best state in the country!
I LOVE being able to eat outside on a nice day or evening and this is the BEST time of year for that. Via Baci, Snooze, Fuzzy’s, Parry’s Pizza, Seasons 52, Ya Ya’s, First Watch, along with inside dining when it is too hot such as Blue Island Oyster, Smokin Fins, Cafe Prague, etc.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The people I’ve met and worked with along the way are inspiring, motivating and challenging, which have contributed to my personal and professional growth.
Bonnie Johnson, my first energy practitioner and an early instructor.
John LeMay, my first instructor in energy – a master!
The indigenous healers I’ve traveled and trained with; Uncle Bob Randall, Aunt Nettie Tiffany, Lama Karma, Tom Pella, Everet Burch
My students and peers who challenge, support, and listen; Cynthia Hutchison, Kara Morris, Lee Hutchison, Cindy Parsons, Lynn Traylor, Carol Komitor, and beyond!