Every thing created is made up of energy. Many cultures and faith practices try to define the vital essence that fuels and sustains our life energy. The word "chi" comes from the Chinese language and translates as "life-force." Another description, from ancient Hebrew, is "ruah", the breath of God.
When we have strong chi we experience health and wellness in all aspects of our lives. However, when our energy is out of balance, we experience tension that may impede the flow of chi through compression or blockages. Chronic stress often leads to feelings of discomfort emotionally and. over time, physically, as our bodies try to compensate for areas of restricted flow.
In today's fast paced world, it is easy to see where there is imbalance in recent news about our environmental and political events. This imbalance creates tension in our relationship to our environment and to our communities and families. The same chi that sustains our individual body is the fabric of energy that permeates the world we live in. The only true solution to restoring balance in the world is through restoring balance within ourselves.
At Chi Energy Balance, Pam Lorentz offers an individualized approach to guide you towards releasing the areas of emotional, physical, and spiritual blocks and pain caused by stress, or as a result of compassion fatigue or post trauma injury. Services offered are intended to assess, identify and release tension through engaging the multiple senses available to us. Using aromatherapy, integrative massage, bodywork therapies and sound/vibrational healing techniques, the body is restored to a state of balance. Clients express a renewed sense of hope and purpose, which they now have to strengthen themselves and engage as full partners with their world.
Pam Lorentz, MSW,RN,LMBT, is a Licensed Registered Nurse and Bodywork Therapist with training in chronic stress and post trauma injury. She is a Veriditas-trained labyrinth facilitator and offers open labyrinth walks and custom workshops for healing and restoring peace, as well as for spiritual en-lightenment.
Pam is married and the mother of two sons. She supports environmental projects that protect trees and reforestation. She is a choir member and storyteller at Saint Simon Saint Jude Episcopal Church in Irmo. Pam is also the Clinic Director for the Columbia Resilience Integrated Health Community Project, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, that provides complementary healing therapies for trauma relief for women and an additional healing program open to the public.
* Master of Social Work, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
* Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
* Certificate in Massage Therapy, South Carolina Massage and Esthetics Institute, West Columbia, South Carolina
* Craniosacral Therapy for Adults and Pediatrics, SomatoEmotional Release, Body Alchemy for Trauma, Lymph Drainage, Clinical Intensive for Post Traumatic Stress Injury: Upledger Institute
* Sound/Vibrational Healing, Acutonics institute of Integrative Medicine
* Certificate Toning the Name of God with Jonathan Goldman
* Certified Advanced Practitioner, Directional Healing
* Ordained Peace Minister, Seminary of Spiritual Peacemakers
* Veriditas Trained Labyrinth Facilitator
(Additional certificates of training in bio-energy field healing include Aromatherapy, Healing Touch, Reiki, Matrix Energetics, Tri-Om, Quantum Healing, and Vibrational Raindrop Techniques.)
As a young social worker, Pam was convinced that would be her career path for her working life. Fate had other plans. Pam started her career with the Nassau County Department of Social Services working with families on Public Assistance and as a community liaison. She soon was offered a position with the Securities Industry Automation Corporation, the data processing arm of the New York Stock Exchange, and completed her graduate degree in Social Work as she advanced to her position as Employee Relations Management Consultant. During her work with NYSE, Pam became an advocate and trainer for balancing work and family life and served on their crisis intervention team. In 1996, Pam relocated to South Carolina and obtained her Bachelors in Nursing from USC. Most of her traditional nursing career included hospice and home-care with Palmetto Health, long-term care with Still Hopes and as an adjunct clinical instructor with Midlands Technical College.
In 2002, Pam co-founded the Center for Health Integration and expanded her skills and training as a RN/Bodywork therapist, integrating bio-energy field modalities and focusing in the field of post trauma injury. In 2007, Pam became ordained a s a Peace Minister through the Seminary of Spiritual Peacemakers, founded by James Twyman. Her ministry became "Hands for Peace" and provided free bodywork therapies for trauma survivors. That ministry is now sponsored through Columbia Resilience as part of their integrated health community healing project and has already provided directed trauma relief services to over twenty women during the first eight months of 2016.
On August 1, 2016, Pam established Chi Energy Balance, the culmination of forty years of life experience committed to overcoming personal challenges and deeply exploring avenues of healing potential through mind, body and spirit.