True statements: Everything is energy. Energy flows to transform matter. At Ecovative, we are mindful of how the energy flows. Our process fits within the earth’s carbon cycle, sequestering carbon atoms for the life of our Mushroom® Material products, and then slowly releasing carbon back to the soil or water upon composting.
Walking into our manufacturing facility in Green Island, 'Ecovators' are not only attuned to the energy of the growing mycelium, but also to one another’s energy. We work in an atmosphere of compassion and caring for all. The company also goes one step further: one day a week, I offer energy tune-ups for our employees. As a seasoned Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, beyond my role as the Mycologist at Ecovative, I see staff members for their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Typically, a one-hour session clears the energy field and restores balance to the energy centers (chakras) such that healing for the employee may proceed quickly. Sometimes a headache may be relieved with ten minutes of hands-on intention and pain drain. At other times, I spend an hour with a client to uncover an emotional trauma from childhood that established an unhealthy pattern or mental framework. We work together using the breath to release trauma from the cells.
Employees leave a session feeling calm, rejuvenated, and rebalanced. Here are some of their testimonials:
“Very relaxing and it was nice to allot time in a very busy day to focus on my energy and general well-being.”
“Complete and real sensation of mental clarity and release from physical pain."
“Healing Touch immediately relieves any headaches I have, resolves my back tension, and keeps me mentally grounded when I am stressed or overwhelmed.”
When employees are happy and healthy, they are more productive. Research has shown that energy work, which induces the relaxation response, promotes a cascade of health benefits from stress reduction, to lowered cortisol and blood pressure, to enhanced immune function. Any practice or treatment such as meditation, Reiki, acupuncture, Healing Touch, and others that moves a person to an alpha brain wave state triggers this response. Companies are even investing in “Muse”, a headset that allows an employee to watch the relaxation response on their computer while they deepen their meditation. Healing Touch is a small investment by our company that has a large impact on keeping the energy flow at a high vibration for the highest good of the employee, the team, and the fungi.
- Sue VanHook