Focused Glow: Gloria Zimet
When her son developed asthma at 3 ½ Gloria’s frustration with the limitations of the medical system led her to explore other healing modalities. After a series of synchronicities, she discovered a reflexology practitioner right in her neighborhood. Reflexology, she learned, involves applying pressure to reflex points on the feet that correspond to all the organs of the body. Her son responded well to the sessions, and began having less frequent attacks and needing less medication. She was so impressed that she decided to study reflexology herself. Gloria practiced in Israel and when her family moved to Ann Arbor in 1993, began practicing here and slowly established a following.
Then something shifted. “What started to emerge was I began to feel energy as I was practicing. An energy worker told me that I was naturally channeling Reiki.” This prompted her to study Reiki. For a while she kept the practices separate, but eventually the two techniques blended. Gloria noticed when she touched the feet lightly, she could feel subtle energy release bringing immediate positive results in her client’s health. Her work became more powerful and effective. She further developed this subtle energetic approach, naming the technique Reflexolo-chi™. At the request of interested clients in 1998 she developed a Reflexolo-chi™ training program.
As her clients opened up about themselves during the sessions, Gloria notice a correspondence between the part of the client’s body, represented by the reflex zone on the feet where there was tension, and Louise Hay’s associations to particular limiting beliefs that were being expressed. Through another series of synchronicities, Gloria learned about Psych-K, a method of identifying and changing limiting beliefs, and got further training. Now she had another tool she could use with clients, and could integrate mind and body. At first, Gloria kept these healing approaches separate. Eventually, the Psych-K work began to blend and integrate with the Reflexolo-chi™ work, with great results.
This has been the pattern of Gloria’s own process as a healer. First, she’d study a particular healing modality, practicing as taught, but through her experiences with clients and her own curiosity, she’d allow a hybrid or completely new form to emerge that she finds to be much more effective. So, it is no surprise that her work with Psych-K belief statements further morphed as she experimented with a colleague, Greg Knollmeyer. The energy connection between beliefs and organ systems they were observing gave rise to a set of subconscious belief attunement statements that they developed. These are integrated into the Reflexolo-chi™ session as issues and obvious connections between the mind and body are revealed.
Gloria first got involved with New Myth Works at the Earth Birthday celebration in December, 2012. She participated in storytelling on the theme of synchronicity. She also attended Mara Evan’s Divine U workshop, Digging for Treasure. She really appreciates New Myth Works inclusive community building that supports people sharing their gifts and talents with each other.
Gloria has three sons, a healing ally dog, Merlin, gardens and creates art in stained glass and other mediums when she’s not innovating new approaches to healing.
By Sandra Finkel