Secret To Eliminating The Root Of Your Problems: Physical, Social Or Financial
by Bob Olson, OfSpirit.com Editor
few years, I stumble upon something so powerful and enlightening that it
rocks my world, totally changing my perception and understanding of life.
Recently I had one of those rare life-altering experiences. I couldn’t
wait to get home and write about it.
began with an interview I had arranged with a counselor named Dr. Trish
Whynot in Middleton, Massachusetts. I had heard some incredible
testimonials from her clients, so I was intrigued. Still, I could not
imagine what would possibly be out-of-the-ordinary about a counselor. So I
showed up at the interview with great curiosity.
initial surprise came in the first few minutes of the interview when Trish
began talking about her use of meditation in her counseling sessions. I
have heard wonderful things about meditation, and even tried it myself a
few times; but I always fell asleep after only a few minutes. Trish,
however, started telling me that she meditates while rollerblading around
a lake in the morning and listening to music on her portable headset.
I thought to myself, “That’s not meditation, that’s fun.” Then she
explained that meditation and exercise are perfect bedfellows. Walking,
jogging, rowing, and bicycling are all possible activities for meditation.
She said it’s all about connecting with your higher self. The important
part is to quiet the constant chatter in your mind. If you are more likely
to meditate while doing something you enjoy, then it doesn’t matter if
you are sitting in a monastery or rollerblading around a lake, the fact
that the exercise is meditative in nature is what is important.
so I understood that meditation could be helpful, but I questioned Trish
Whynot on how it is used in counseling. And this is where things got especially
interesting. She told me that everything is energy, including our thoughts
and emotions. When something happens to make us feel ugly, weak or stupid,
for example, that emotional energy must go somewhere. If we don’t face
that emotion, deal with it and release it appropriately, it could end up
being stored inside our bodies. As this emotion stirs inside of us, or
accumulates with other stored emotions, this negative energy often
manifests into physical form—like illnesses or pain. Trish explained
that counseling can be used to redirect this energy in a more positive
this way, meditation is a tool that allows us to deal with our thoughts
and emotions, and properly work through the accompanying issues so that
the associated energy is released in a healthy direction. For instance, if
someone makes us angry, we might automatically stuff that anger inside of
us to avoid conflict, or we might overreact and attack the person verbally
or even physically. None of these reactions would be a healthy release of
emotional energy, and would likely lead to further problems down the road.
Meditation offers a safer and healthier alternative.
to Trish, meditation allows us to mentally process how and why the person
made us so angry. We might learn that the source of our anger is not
wholly directed at that one person, but a result of the way other people
have similarly treated us in the past. It wouldn’t be fair to the
person, or our self, to unburden all this anger on only one source.
Meditation allows us the opportunity to release our anger toward that
person, and all the others before him, in our mind before we confront that
person face to face. This appropriate release of pent up emotions could
help us deal with the person in a more levelheaded manner, rather than
reacting with a burst of built up emotional energy. It also might help us
discover the underlying issue that keeps attracting this behavior from
other people into our life.
Whynot has a unique way of explaining complicated subjects with amazing clarity,
but I still wasn’t fully grasping the role of energy in other areas of
our life. I now understood how our emotions and thoughts could affect our
health, but I didn’t understand how it affected our relationships,
careers or prosperity. Trish walked over to a table and picked up a pouch.
From inside the pouch she pulled the strangest looking metal contraption I
have ever seen. She called it an “aura meter.”
used to think of myself as skeptical in matters of energy, auras and
chakras. What Trish Whynot showed me next proved my skepticism to be a simple
case of ignorance. She took her aura meter—which is basically a metal
handle attached to a very sensitive spring which is then attached to a
metal pointer—and she stood at the far end of the room with this gadget
pointing at me. She slowly walked toward me, explaining that the pointer
would rise in the air when it hit my aura, as if the outside wall of my
aura created a resistance that pushed this sensitive instrument upward and
backward. I sat there skeptically waiting to see how Trish would
subconsciously manipulate the aura meter to do what she wanted it to do.
she got about seven feet away, the pointer began to push upward and
backward as if she were pushing it against a cement wall. She carefully
walked backwards and the aura meter slowly returned down to its original
position. She did this a couple times, barely moving her hand or body. The
same exact result occurred each time. I was flabbergasted!
jumped from the couch and asked to inspect the aura meter. Although a cool
looking piece of equipment, it is very basic in design. There was no way
Trish could have been controlling its movements. The only possibility for
control would be to cause the pointer to spring up and down
uncontrollably. Instead, the pointer lifted at my aura’s wall and stayed
in that position until she stepped backward—no bouncing up and down.
Trish instructed me to sit on the couch again to try a couple more
the second aura meter exercise, Trish asked me to think of something
negative, either sad or depressing. After a couple minutes of this, she
used the meter again to measure my aura. This time, the pointer didn’t
lift until she got only inches away from my body. I was blown away by this
evidentiary display of how energy is so clearly detected, and how our aura
is so easily affected by our thoughts.
Trish didn’t want to leave me in this low energy state of mind, so she
asked me to think about something positive—happy and uplifting thoughts.
She also handed me a crystal, and explained that crystals are a natural
source of energy. She said that my energy—my aura—-would increase
simply by holding this crystal. After a couple minutes, Trish measured my
aura again with the aura meter.
never really believed in the power of crystals, but Trish Whynot had humbled the
skeptic in me to be more open-minded, so I was curious to see the results.
This time, Trish walked to the farthest wall of her office so she could
reach the outside of my expanded aura. I didn’t know if she was being
funny or if she seriously needed the extra space. It turned out that she
needed the extra space. The meter’s pointer now lifted about eleven feet
away from me. I was so surprised by this display of evidence that I was
bubbling over with excitement.
the span of a few minutes, my aura changed from a reach of seven feet to
five inches, and then to eleven feet. It was a brilliant display of our
ability to control our energy; and thereby—through the basic laws of
physics—attract positive and negative energy into our lives, as well as
affect the people around us by the mere fact that our energies (auras)
later showed me that the aura meter has several additional uses aside from
the ability to measure one’s aura. For example, once inside one’s
aura, the meter will indicate areas of the body that are releasing
excessive amounts of energy. The pointer again lifts in the air as it is
placed near certain meridian points that are releasing this flow of
energy, such as on the shoulders or knees. Depending on the location where
the meter reacts, each indication reveals a possible issue that needs to
be acknowledged, processed and properly released.
right shoulder indicated that I am too hard on myself. My left shoulder
indicated that I try too hard to please others. When both shoulders have
this excessive energy pouring out of the body, it indicates the client may
have expended an unhealthy amount of energy trying to please his parents,
and never feeling like what he did was good enough. Ouch! I hate when
practitioners can see right through to the core of your being. The truth
hurts. Trish’s indications were painfully accurate.
moved the aura meter in front of my right shin and the pointer quickly
pushed backward and held there. “Oh, you have an issue with allowing
yourself pleasure. Do you have a problem with shin splints?” she asked.
thought to myself, “You’ve got to be kidding. How does she know
that?” In the summer of 1986, I had discovered an enjoyment for running.
I had been running about two miles a day with some friends. One day, I
realized two miles was just a teaser, and I wanted to keep going. So I
did. I ran seven miles that day, and again the next day and the next. For
the rest of the summer I ran seven miles a day and absolutely loved it.
Then one day I got shin splints so bad I could barely walk. I was done
running for that season, but tried it again in the spring. After only a
couple weeks, the shin splints returned. Months later, I tried it again
and got the same result—shin splints. Despite every attempt to avoid
it—wrapping the shins, better sneakers, running on the grass—the shin
splints always returned. This went on for several years until I finally
stopped trying last year.
Whynot identified the message my shins were giving me: I got great enjoyment from
running, but I had issues with allowing myself pleasure. Hence, the
painful shin splints. It didn’t matter that I tried every preventative
measure to avoid getting them the next season; the root cause of my pain
wasn’t the running, it was my inner issue with allowing myself pleasure.
Until I deal with it, the shin splints will recur. Once I address the
issue, work through it and release the emotional energy associated with it
appropriately, the shin splints will no longer be a problem. The way Trish
explains it in her down-to-earth logical manner, I can’t help but to
believe she is right.
I left my office for this interview, I told someone that I was leaving to
interview a psychotherapist. I had to laugh when I first arrived at
Trish Whynot’s office and looked at her brochure; it specifically states that
the counseling she offers “is not psychotherapy.” Once we started the
interview again after the aura meter exercises, I asked Trish to explain
her method of counseling.
told me that she is a doctor of ASAT C.O.R.E.™ Counseling. C.O.R.E. is
an acronym for Conscious, Ownership, Retrieval / Release, and Engage. Her
method of counseling goes beyond just talking about one’s problems.
Trish said that talking may bring added clarity about an issue, but does
not address the root cause or allow the client to work through the issue
for healing. She believes that every obstacle, every illness and every
recurring issue we have in life is a red flag waving at us as an
opportunity for change and healing.
views counseling as a turning point for her clients. It is a chance to
integrate one’s spiritual, emotional and physical bodies to remove
blocks that have caused them to weaken. To Trish, the healing derived from
her counseling adds strength that not only removes recurring health
problems, but also removes destructive patterns in one’s life that
inhibit them from their right to all forms of abundance—money, love, health and joy.
Trish Whynot is working with energy, she uses a variety of tools to help direct
mental, physical, emotional and spiritual energy to their proper outlets.
Aside from meditation and crystals, she also uses aromatherapy, individual
or group dialogue, inner child work, and progression / regression therapy.
She only uses a particular tool if the client is interested in that
method. Although she will recommend which tools she expects to bring the
most rapid results, the client has full control over which tools they
prefer and are most comfortable using. There are several tools for healing
almost every condition. Once the root cause of the problem has been
identified, the healing can be done at this level using several
we have been treating the result
of ignored emotions when we need to be treating the source,”
said Trish. “Treating the symptoms with medication alone will only
continue our need for that medication. But if we can discover the
‘unconscious’ reasons we have invited this health problem into our
life, then we will discover that the illness or pain is actually a
metaphoric message that leads us to the source. In this way, counseling
can work in conjunction with traditional medicine to aid in the healing
process. Medication may treat the symptoms while counseling facilitates
the resolution of the root conflict.”
most impressed me about Dr. Trish Whynot was her natural ability to see
through the chaos of life’s web and identify the root cause of problems.
Many of Trish’s clients came to her thinking they knew what was causing
their illness, pain or recurring life issue, but discovered the root cause
was something quite different. She seemed to understand my own issues much
better than I did, and she didn’t know anything about my life before I
arrived. Apparently, this is an ability she has had all her life.
of us can’t see our lives with clarity because we are so deep inside
it,” explained Trish. “But our bodies are often screaming messages to
us that reveal what we need to address.” It is nice to know there are
people like Trish who have an extraordinary gift for identifying these
messages and then know how to work through them once they are identified.
I left, I needed to experience how meditation is used to direct negative
emotional energy. I presented Trish with an issue in my life, and asked
how meditation could help. Trish suspected that the root cause stemmed
from an incident in my past that I simply never worked through. She guided
me into a relaxed state of mind to begin the meditation.
Trish guided me to a meditative state, she taught me to connect with my
higher self. I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t experienced it, but in
my mind’s eye I was sitting near a waterfall next to this gray bearded
man in his late sixties. It wasn’t anyone I recognized, but he had a
grandfather-like energy about him. Trish guided me to talk to him about my
issue, but I was so surprised to be seeing this guy that I couldn’t
focus enough to talk with him. What happened next was even stranger.
guided me to another scene that allowed me to see myself at different ages
where this issue had come up before. I saw myself as a boy, a teenager of
two different ages, a young adult and an older adult. It was quite odd
seeing these different parts of myself. I was not aware of how many times
this same issue had come up in my life. The strangest part was that each
individual (me at different ages) was only a faint visual except for
one—myself at the age of seventeen. Per Trish’s continued guidance,
that boy stepped forward and reminded me of the incident that had affected
him so deeply, a memory directly related to the same issue I currently
faced as an adult.
had consciously forgotten that memory, but now recognized how and why the
experience was emotionally damaging and still lingering in my
subconscious. It was evident that I never worked through it. I had a
conversation with the boy, and asked what he needed me to do to address
and release the emotional energy I had stuffed away over two decades ago.
After promising the boy that I would deal with it (per Trish’s
instruction), she brought me out of the meditation.
left Trish Whynot’s office that day a different person than the one who arrived
a couple hours earlier. My mind was exploding with ideas and curiosities
about energy and how it worked in the process of healing. I also had a new
awareness of how our auras, the energy that surrounds us, is deeply
connected to our thoughts. And it had become clearly evident to me how our
thoughts, and therefore our auras, have a direct effect on the people
around us—perhaps even the world.
for the first time, I utterly understood how energy integrated the body,
mind and spirit. I’m certainly no expert—I’ll leave that to people
like Trish—but I was now an inquisitive student who had discovered that
this energy stuff wasn’t just a bunch of esoteric theory. There was
substance to this field that could be verifiably measured with cool
gadgets, something about which I couldn’t wait to tell my friends and
family. And the meditation, well, I thought I’d keep that experience to
myself. Something that sacred seemed unexplainable. Yet, now I have shared
it with you. I guess some things just can’t be kept a secret.
Whynot, D.C.Ed is a Doctor of C.O.R.E. Education, specializing in ASAT™
C.O.R.E. Counseling. She utilizes
meditation, energy work, aromatherapy and crystals in her alternative
approach to wellness in Middleton, MA, and can be reached at 978-314-4545
or visit her website at www.trishwhynot.com.
Dr. Trish Whynot has many clients around the country with whom she works
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