Every thing created is made of energy, which manifests through vibrational frequencies. Many cultures and faith practices try to define the vital essence that fuels and sustains our life energy. The word "Chi or Gi", comes from the Eastern Medicine tradition and translates as "life-force." Another description, from ancient Hebrew, is "ruah", loosely translated as the Breath or Holy Spirit of God.
When we have strong chi we experience health and wellness in all aspects of our lives. However, when our energy, or connection to Spirit 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 community health, social and political events. This imbalance creates tension in our relationship to our environment, 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, Pamila Lorentz offers an individualized approach to guide you towards releasing the areas of emotional, physical, and spiritual blocks and pain that may be caused by stress, 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 CranioSacral Therapy, Therapeutic Essential Oils, Bodywork/Manual Therapies and Sound/Vibrational Healing techniques, the physical, mental and spiritual body is restored to a state of balance. Clients experience a renewed sense of hope and purpose, which may now be utilized to strengthen themselves and engage as full partners om co-creation with their world.
Pamila Lorentz, MSW,RN,LMBT, is a Licensed Registered Nurse and Bodywork Therapist specializing in CranioSacral Therapy and Sound Healing Therapies, with advanced training in the relief of chronic stress and post trauma injury. She is a Veriditas-trained labyrinth facilitator and offers guided labyrinth walks and custom workshops for healing and restoring peace, as well as for spiritual enlightenment. Pamila is currently the Chairperson and founding Clinic Director for the Columbia Resilience Integrated Health Community Project, a 501c3 non-profit organization, that provides integrative health therapies for stress relief and additional self-care programs.
Pam is married, the mother of two sons, and grandmother to one very active granddaughter. She enjoys singing as a choir member and storyteller at The Episcopal Church of Saint Simon and Saint Jude in Irmo. She pretends to play the ukulele with The String Magnolias, as they graciously accept her novice attempts to self-learn the Celtic Harp. When not working, or playing, Pam is a seeker with the Holy Disorder of Dancing Monks, and can often be found wandering forest trails with her husband, Ralph, and their lovable 'white' dog, Luka.
* 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
*Certificate in Spiritual Direction, The Haden Institute, Hendersonville, NC
Continuing Education and Certificates include:
* Craniosacral Therapy for Adults and Pediatrics, SomatoEmotional Release, Body Alchemy for Trauma, Clinical Intensive for Post Traumatic Stress Injury: The Upledger Institute
* Sound/Vibrational Healing, Acutonics institute of Integrative Medicine, Vibrational Sound Healing Institute
* 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.)
How did she get here?
Pamila Lorentz started her career with the Nassau County Department of Social Services working with families on Public Assistance and as a community liaison. After four years with DSS, and ready for a change of environment, Pam was offered a position with the Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC), the data processing arm of the New York Stock Exchange. Here she was able to attend evening classes at Adelphi University, complete her professional degree with a Masters in Social Work and was accepted in the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). During the next fifteen years, she advanced in her position in Human Resources, from working in Employee Benefits as a "Time-Keeper", to the position of Employee Relations Sr. Management Consultant. Through continual growth and initiative, in her work with NYSE, Pam became an advocate and trainer for several on-site management projects and lunch seminars, and served on the SIAC crisis intervention team. (During this time Pam became intrigued with understanding spiritual/psychic healing and began studying the field of energy healing.) In 1996, after another life transition, Pam moved to South Carolina and obtained her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from USC. Most of her traditional nursing career includes hospice and home-care with Palmetto Health, long-term skilled nursing care with The Episcopal Home at Still Hopes and as an adjunct clinical nursing instructor with Midlands Technical College.
In 2002, Pam co-founded the Center for Health Integration Inc., and expanded her skills and training as a RN/Bodywork Therapist, integrating CranioSacral Therapy and bio-energy field modalities, specializing in the field of post trauma injury. In 2007, Pam was ordained as 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 evolved under the sponsorship of Columbia Resilience, and is now the Integrated Health Community Project.
On August 1, 2016, Pamila 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. She completed her training as a Spiritual Director in March 2023, through The Haden Institute.