Abigail Thurston, Emotional Healing Support for Empaths, Subconscious Healing, Energy Kinesiologist,
The most caring and skilled practitioners often come from a story of personal struggle and courageous emotional healing.
Abigail laughs as she gazes upward and says, "As an empath, the challenges and rewards can be great. I believe I've chosen challenges to nudge my soul to grow before I arrived here." She explains,“I signed up for the advanced courses in multiple life struggles, including health challenges, advanced family dysfunction, and spiritual toxicity.
Can you imagine emerging from adversity, trauma, poverty, a restrictive religion, and debilitating health challenges, with a renewed sense of purpose and even happiness?
Abigail Thurston has found the hidden gems buried within these challenges and now uses this knowledge for the benefit of herself and her clients.
She speaks openly about her struggles because she wants others to know that what they're feeling is ok, normal, and part of being human. All the while Abigail offers hope and healing support. Abigail also wants people to take this in… healing is possible.
If you've had a bumpy month (or life) and feel your self-worth at an all-time low, find yourself guarding your heart by pushing people away, or accidentally spewing your frustrated funk… you can still gain inner peace.
For Abigail, the hard times were stepping stones leading her to the benefits of energy based emotional healing as an empath and the serenity she embodies. She's committed to using past traumas, the bumps, and bruises from her life to catapult her soul to grow, by taking action to raise her vibration.
Like many women, Abigail learned to suppress painful feelings as a child to stay safe. She buried her unexpressed feelings alive in her body.
In utero, Abigail absorbed the negativity of her father who wanted her mother to have an abortion. He didn’t want any more kids. Her father refused to speak to her mother during the whole pregnancy. A childhood filled with the most advanced forms of dysfunction, little love, hitting, yelling, father’s functional alcoholism paired with her super sensitive nervous system was a recipe for serious problems.
As a child, Abigail had no words for her sensitivity. She only knew that she felt like she would break down in sobs and wanted to hide. What a revelation, when at four years old, someone told her she was “sensitive!”
Abigail didn't know how to live in a way that supported her body. The perfect storm of health destruction escalated with injuries that failed to heal after a car accident. Physical pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, and daily migraines were her daily existence. Her doctors tried to help but were unable to bring her relief with the rainbow of pills they prescribed.
After an unhealthy childhood in a large, lonely, disconnected, and dysfunctional family, she moved out of her family home as a teenager, even before she had a job, a driver's license or diploma. She barely had any communication with her Mother for more than a decade due to religious reasons.
Heart attacks claimed the lives of two key men in her life. First, her Father transitioned when she was twenty. Later, a surrogate Father figure died when she was in her thirties. Two women, she loved dearly took their lives within a six month period. Grief was as constant as her next breath……. until she healed the heavy weight of sorrow in her chest.
She's had her share of financial struggles too. There were many months in her twenties when the majority of her grocery budget was a fifty-pound bag of potatoes. She's also experienced the angst of losing her income when she was fired - at the worst possible of times. Now, Abigail feels more secure and safe than at any time in her life.
Chronic empath fatigue plagued her, and she recognized the health consequences of a religion that did not reflect who she was. She eventually, gathered her courage and walked away from being a Jehovah's Witness, her husband, and her only friends of two decades. A new life of exploration began.
Abigail knows what it feels like to be trapped in a poorly matched, unhappy marriage and nowadays refers to her was-band (former husband) with a sense of humor. She’s now happily married to a kind, loving, stable man.
Her body insisted she listen to the anxious pounding of her heart. Opening to the gifts of her sensitivity, she became intuitively aware that she’d had a twin who’d died while in the womb, later this was confirmed by multiple psychics.
When Abigail discovered a holistic lifestyle, kinesiology, and emotional healing for empaths, she noted a dramatic difference in her ability to release, grow, and love joyfully. First, Abigail was the patient, then an avid reader, an excited student and today a qualified, experienced, and endearing practitioner.
Offering healing support to others as an empath at one time, caused fatigue. Too many sessions came at a cost. In one instance, Abigail recognized she was mirroring her client’s symptoms while working with them. Pushing out of her client's aura helped her to understand what was happening. She experienced impenetrable brain fog and shaky feeling, and she realized that she was feeling her client’s diabetic emergency.
In another instance, she saw a hen who’d been hit by a car in the road. She stopped to lift the hen out of the road and noticed that she was experiencing a massive headache. She then saw that the hen had suffered a fatal head wound. Her empathic gift was draining her energy.
A full twenty percent of humans and animals are sensitive or empaths. While there are many gifts to be gained from sensitivity, the dangers are also quite real. In fact, Abigail has found that energy training programs are missing important information that empaths need to know and practice to protect themselves. This is a huge concern since empaths are often attracted to the helping or healing professions.
Abigail uses her past difficulties to help women struggling to create peace and joy in their hearts via energy based emotional healing. She blends her expertise and education with her ability to love, making her a caring and nurturing practitioner who's invested in the well-being of those who choose to co-create healing with her support.
Abigail offers many forms of emotional healing for empaths, subconscious emotional healing release work, powerfully gentle bodywork techniques, intuitive readings, and many energy medicine healing modalities.
She frequently uses a cutting-edge, body-based technique to laser point where to begin and what to do next with her clients. This tool is called Energy Kinesiology (also known as Applied Kinesiology/Muscle Testing/Muscle Reflex Testing/Energy Testing). She combines the modern science of creating new neural pathways for success with ancient healing wisdom in her sessions.
Abigail's practices in Clifton Park, NY, just North of Albany, in the beautiful upper Hudson River Valley and offers phone and Skype sessions nationwide. She's devoted her life to helping her clients gain freedom from emotional pain, enjoy abundant energy, inner peace, and happiness.
Her work has blossomed to include the free eCourse to aid emotional healing for empaths, "The Empath Energy Experiment."
She's a respected integrative health practitioner and served as a Co-Director of Saratoga Integrative Practitioners Network (SIPN) for four years.
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