David and Jennifer
Becca’s Healling Story
Before meeting Suzanne Clegg in the summer of 2010, I was familiar with some complementary care interventions and advanced biomedical treatments, for I am a clinical psychologist who had been a staff member of a clinic targeted for the treatment of autistic spectrum individuals, ....many of whose needs had extended beyond the treatment range of conventional Western Medicine. Additionally I have been trained in and practice EEG biofeedback, an evidence-based health care intervention that generally improves brain and central nervous system functioning, which in turn seems to allow the mind-body to heal itself. In a very broad sense it is an “energy treatment,” for both the brain and the rest of the body rely upon energy (electricity) to functioning. I was diagnosed with lobular breast carcinoma just a year ago (mid-June 2010) and spent the first month following the diagnosis learning about the typical course of cancer treatment in the United States, gaining more test information, including an MRI and breast thermogram and seeing surgeons for first and second opinions of recommended surgery (radical left breast mastectomy and optional right breast removal to parry the possibility of future cancer being detected on the opposite side of the body). I was rather aghast at the invasiveness of the procedure that was being offered to me and its tortuous post-operative course to recovery, as well as the proposed grave insults to both the integrity of my body structure and to my immune system. At the same time I was exceptionally fortunate in that in my past I had worked as a Director of Physician Training for a large proprietary hospital corporation and in that role had had the privilege to learn that what is considered to be “standard-of-care” in the medical and surgical fields at any point in time does not represent all of what is known, or possible, in order to return an individual to a fuller state of health, i.e., that there is always a considerable lag time between introduction of an innovation and its acceptance by the core of professionals in a field. Consequently I recall that there two prominent thoughts that seemed to guide my path from mid-June onward. 1) There must be a better treatment for the cancerous process that had gotten beyond the usual controls of my immune system 2) If it turns out that I must have the 6 cm. tumor removed surgically, there must be a more respectful and less disfiguring tumor removal operation being pioneered and performed somewhere than the only two procedures that oncological surgeons seem to know how to do. I recalled a neuroscientific colleague’s have told me just months earlier about some very interesting basic research he and colleagues had done in 2010 on the effects of distance energy healing being performed by Dr. William Bengston in New York State on Long Island and how they had discovered that indeed, while Dr. Bengston was healing, he was also in an altered state of consciousness as compared to other individuals with his clinical EEG showing an unusual predominant Schumann resonance. I researched what further spare information I could find about Dr. Bengston’s approach, made contact with him and graciously received his referral to former protégé Suzanne Clegg, LAc, whom he stated was carrying on his energy-based work with amplification techniques derived from other complementary disciplines including sound healing and acupuncture in which she was trained. As my personal health goal was to boost (or re-activate) my body’s natural healing capacity, I was immensely intrigued. and indeed wasted little time in contacting Suzanne Clegg and arranging for travel to meet with her and see what might be done in my situation. At the time there were major obstacles of little time available for being away from my work,*, lack of personal savings so that I needed to borrow money from a family member to cover the initial week of intensive on-site treatment, and tremendous social pressures to do what had been proposed by the medical establishment, which—as I looked further into outcome data—appeared to me to be hardly resoundingly encouraging as to long term survival. On the other hand, my inner knowing and early contact with Suzanne Clegg buoyed me along. I did a combination of in-person laying-on-of-hands and subsequent remote healings with Suzanne. In one of the treatments Bengston was present--watching and coaching Suzanne on the process. It was fascinating to see how they interacted, each one describing to the other what he or she was feeling in different parts of my body and then the other’s confirming it. I felt relaxed and confident throughout. In the ensuing 3 months, Suzanne Clegg continued to connect with me energetically. My test levels improved, but the tumor remained. My daughter, who at the time lived with me, was worried, and I received telephone calls and e-mails from anxious friends and other relatives. It became burdensome and rather stressful to try to explain to each of them why I was choosing the path I had. My hope had been that I might be able to return to New York to work more extensively with Suzanne until the tumor had receded, but the resources simply were not available. At the same time, I had providentially come upon a pioneering oncological and plastic surgery team in Los Angeles that had devised an advanced one-stage mastectomy and reconstructive surgical procedure that leaves no visible scar. Thus I decided to remove the result of cancerous growth, the tumor on December 17, 2010. Somewhat miraculously, only 3 lymph nodes needed to be removed, a surprising discovery considering the size of the tumor. Not only did I have little discomfort and no pain medication after the general anesthesia, I returned to work part-time within a week of the surgery and full-time within 2 weeks. A subsequent MRI in the early spring of 2011 detected absolutely no cancerous activity in the area. Although I did make some alterations in diet and attempted to rectify some tested nutritional levels by adding certain supplements (such as more Vitamin D) to my diet as I discovered new information about possible effects on cancer of certain compounds, I do attribute the robustness of my health as evidenced by clean test results (MRI and ) to the modified Bengston method of Suzanne Clegg. My oncologist advised undergoing both radiation and the use of aromatase inhibitors, neither of which sat well with my thoughtful consideration of both my options and the longevity data that roughly applied to my situation in different post-surgical treatment scenarios. As a result of going through this process I believe I have been bathed in healing energy that continues to gently resonate with and healthfully regulate the processes of my body so that it can hold on to its own healthful functioning affected and supported by Suzanne Clegg’s profound work. It seems clear to me, as well, that this work has had an incredibly positive and strongly reassuring impact on my outlook and the thoughts upon which I allow my mind to dwell. Based upon my positive, albeit remarkably brief, experience from 2010 extending into 2011, I am delighted to endorse Suzanne’s continuing and expanding the range of her healing energy work, for she has kept the connection to me, my well-being and personal happiness on her “cycling” list, which I am convinced is impacting me each day as I continue to enjoy cancer free good health.
Suzanne has conducted a special live guided meditation last December to create goals and new beginnings. This workshop helps members to resonate with healing possibilities for every month of the upcoming year. Read what members have said about their experience.