Every thing created is made 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 community health, 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, Pamila 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 CranioSacral Therapy, 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.
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 chronic stress and post trauma injury.
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 The Episcopal Church of Saint Simon and Saint Jude in Irmo. Pam is a Veriditas-trained labyrinth facilitator and offers open labyrinth walks and custom workshops for healing and restoring peace, as well as for spiritual enlightenment. Additionally, Pam 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 trauma relief and additional self-care programs.
* 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
Continuing Education and Certificates include:
* 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, 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.)
Her Career Path
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 Management Consultant. Through continual growth and initiative, in her work with NYSE, Pam became an advocate and trainer for several on-site management workshops and lunch seminars, and served on the SIAC crisis intervention team. In 1996, after another life transition, 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 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 became 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, 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.