How Emotions Can Heal with Amy Scher

Amy B. Scher is the best selling author of How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can and This Is How I Save My Life. Her forthcoming book, How To Heal Yourself From Anxiety will be out in 2019. As an expert in mind-body-spirit healing, she is often lovingly referred to as an “accidental guru.” She uses energy therapy techniques to help those experiencing emotional and physical challenges to move on and heal permanently and completely. Amy lives in She lives in NYC with her beautiful wife and two bad cats. She teaches at retreats and conferences nationwide. Most importantly, she lives by her self-created motto: When life kicks your ass, kick-back.

Here are a few of the big topics we talked about:

  • Amy shares her story of chronic Lyme disease undiagnosed for many years

  • Her symptoms were so severe she went for experimental stem cell transplant in India

  • She followed her intuition (against her doctor’s wishes) to try this treatment for 9 weeks

  • Rebuilt immune, nervous systems and organs; she recovered with huge improvement

  • Amy’s physical recovery unravelled after a year at which point she was forced to look inward and come to many realizations about her inner life

  • She began to admit to herself that her positive and upbeat ways were forced

  • The full healing came in from releasing all of her emotional baggage

  • This emotional and spiritual piece was much harder than the physical recovery

  • Rarely do we look at the whole picture of our emotional selves; the medical diagnosis process reduces down to individual small factors

  • We have so many ways to participate in healing our illness, depression, and anxiety

  • Emotion Freedom Technique (EFT) tapping techniques along the body’s acupuncture meridians is an active release of emotions that were stuck or held

  • She found EFT works for her because it’s easy and felt good to her. In turn, part of Amy’s teaching is to help others do what is easy for them

  • Acknowledging emotions and letting go of them in one fell swoop is a way to clear

  • Amy’s book How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can has a chapter on EFT

  • Listening to her inner voice, intuition and trusting it has been a throughline in Amy’s life

  • The surprising the way she knew she needed to go to India to heal her Lyme ultimately lead to meeting the love of her life there

  • She has had a lot of confirmation that her body knows what she needs

In Amy’s Voice:

“I had to look at what other factors could be affecting my physical body. That’s what made me turn inward to look at the inner landscape of my life.”

“It wasn’t until I got home that I was able to integrate all of the seeds from India such as ‘you can heal yourself’ and ‘mind over matter.’”

“If I want to get better, what I’ve been doing isn’t working. Even if it’s not my fault, it has to be my responsibility to take part in the solution.”

“Our body, immune system, and nervous systems can handle a lot but it can’t hold your whole past under the surface and deal illness.”

“We have to meet our medicine halfway to do our part to bring up our immune system because our emotions can make us sick.”

“We so often look last at our emotional selves, how much we’re having fun, and connections with family and friends. Those things all contribute to our inner environment.”

“If I deal with acknowledging and clearing an emotion just temporarily right now, then I’m done and I can move on.”

“Once we realize that emotions are only really difficult when we have to hold them for a long time, we become used to feeling angry or sad, being fine with it, and letting it pass. You realize if you allow it, it will just move.”

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