The Experiential Healing Intensive is a 3-Day, in-residence retreat where you will work with Amy one-on-one as she guides you through a rich, powerful, transformative and life changing process. 

Core Principles

You are much more than a physical being. Though you have a dense physical body immediately perceptible by sight and touch, you also have three other bodies - your mental body, your emotional body, and your spiritual or energetic body.

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
— Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

While Western medicine treats the physical body and seeks to control the symptoms of disease, and traditional psychotherapy focuses primarily on the mental aspects of the individual, holistic and metaphysical approaches to healing are more integrative, go much further and deeper, and thus are far more powerful and complete in their result.

The holistic or “whole-istic” approach to healing emphasizes the need to look at the whole person - body, mind, emotions, and spirit - in the quest for optimal health and wellness. The primary goal of holistic healing is to gain proper balance in life. Some of the core principles and beliefs underlying this approach are: that unconditional love and support is the most powerful healer; that a person is ultimately responsible for her or his own health and well-being; that all people possess innate healing powers; and that true healing involves investigating the underlying cause of a condition, not just alleviating the symptoms.

The metaphysical approach to healing is based on the belief that all outward manifestations have non-physical roots in emotional trauma, negative mental patterns, or spiritual despair. To heal dis-ease, these roots must be uncovered and addressed.

The Experiential Healing Intensive is grounded in these core principles and beliefs and is intended to fill in the gaps of traditional Western medicine and psychotherapy.

A Nurturing Environment 

The Experiential Healing Intensive is held at Amy's private residence in Tennessee. Because of this, there is a profound presence of intimacy, a natural aid in the healing process.

The atmosphere is conducive to peace, balance and tranquility. You will be completely surrounded by the magnificent beauty of nature, with 15 acres of wooded area, containing abundant wildlife, nature paths, and a charming, rustic tree house (perfect for self-reflection or meditation), and 15 acres of pasture, home to honeybee hives and a stocked fish pond. It is not uncommon to have encounters with fox, coyote, hawk, owl, and deer.

Meals will be healthy, organic, and promotive to your bodies natural healing process, and you will be offered remedies that will aid in body, mind and emotional detox (bath salts, body clay, cleansing spa waters, aromatherapy, herbal teas, etc.) if / as needed.  If desired, additional services such as facials or body massage can be added to your experience.

You will be highly urged to disconnect from your daily life (use of cell phones, computers, etc.) as you immerse yourself into this natural environment and open yourself up to connecting with your true essence, innate healing power, intuition and soul wisdom.

The Process

This is a unique opportunity to work with Amy one-on-one, as she provides support using Energy Healing and Spiritual and Intuitive Guidance. You will meet with Amy at regularly scheduled times and have plenty of free time in between session to meander, explore and relax - all while following the path of healing that will be unfolding for you.

The process is an exciting and revealing experience that naturally evolves. Listening to the energetic messages of the body, intuition, and Spirit, Amy Barkley will help guide your way using various mind-body-spirit techniques, including but not limited to: conversation; communion with nature; creative expression through art, music, or dance; movement; breathwork; drumming, rhythm or sound; guided meditation; visualization; dream tending; active imagination; role play; free association writing; symbolic honoring ceremony or prayerful ritual.

The purpose of employing various mind-body-spirit techniques is to support you in connecting with your true essence and your unique soul language - thus creating the space for healing.

Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life, where the histories of all people are connected, and we are able to know everything because it’s all written there.
— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

You will be an active participant in the healing process, as you will be encouraged to listen to, identify, and address (often hidden or unconscious) past trauma and experiences, underlying motives, fears, insecurities, and un-manifested dreams, with openness and curiosity. The process requires a strong readiness to engage and interact with “whatever arises,” with a sometimes vulnerable, and often difficult to maintain, self-honesty and personal awareness, and a genuine intention to allow life change and transformation. The manner in which you approach and the level of reverence that you hold during this experiential intensive will greatly influence the quality and potency of healing that occurs. 

Because you are a unique individual, bringing your own unique set of characteristics, strengths, wounds, and desired outcomes, the methods and modalities that are employed will be intuitively customized based on "what reveals itself" during the process. You will lead the way, as the evolution and the path that reveals itself actually becomes an important and integral part of the healing experience. This type of organically evolving approach offers a beautiful way to bring life and light to those parts of you which are asking for attention and healing; and allows you to uncover the true meaning and purpose of your wounds, hurts, struggles, addictions, and pains - leading to a new appreciation for living life passionately and authentically.

When we descend all the way down to the bottom of loss, and dwell patiently, with an open heart, in the darkness and pain, we can bring back up with us the sweetness of life and the exhilaration of inner growth. When there is nothing left to lose, we find the true self - the self that is whole, the self that is enough, the self that no longer looks to others for definition, or completion, or anything but companionship on the journey.
— Elizabeth Lesser

Experiential healing, which takes place deep within the heart, spirit and soul, manifests itself outwardly, eliciting an integrated, full and life-changing transformation.

Personal Responsibility

The healing process has both benefits and risks. Potential benefits include: releasing emotional and physical pain; breaking free from limiting beliefs, stagnating patterns, and addictions; reconnecting with "lost pieces" of yourself; fostering forgiveness, respect and love for yourself and others; bringing clarity to your life emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually; embracing a more awakened life that is in alignment with your soulful potential; regaining your personal power, energy and vitality; and finding a newfound sense of joy and passion for living life to the fullest. 

Possible risks include the encounter of uncomfortable feelings (such as sadness, guilt, anxiety, anger, frustration) or the recall of unpleasant events in your life. In some cases, one may even face physical symptoms; and it is not uncommon to experience tiredness or increase in energy during and for a short time after the healing process. The healing process may also bring forward outdated energetic patterns, including but not limited to, relationships with work, friends and family members. Clearing such imbalances may be reflected in changes with your relationships with others.

Ultimately, YOU are responsible for your own mental, emotional and physical safety and for the decisions made throughout your healing process.

Please Note

The services offered at Opening Hearts are not considered medical treatments. Therefore, there is no promise that services will lead to the absence of physical symptoms or disease. 

Opening Hearts offers guided healing. Healing is an internal process that you do for yourself. Healing is a restoration of wholeness, balance, and harmony. Healing is not necessarily the removal or elimination of physical symptoms, but rather an integrative process that surpasses the physical and includes mental, emotional, and spiritual vitality and wellness.

Healing doesn’t mean that the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life.
— Kimberly Jones-Pothier

It is helpful to be aware of the fact that the mind cannot grasp, and quite frankly doesn't need to, the intensity, significance and power of depth healing. Even the most profound healing experiences will be sensedtasted, or felt, but not necessarily understood by the critical, thinking, analyzing mind. If you really “need to know” something, simply know that healing can take place in spite of the absence of mental comprehension or "physical cure."

While spontaneous miracles can and do occur, and immediate physical results are often experienced, healing is a gentle process that may sometimes take days, weeks, or even months to reveal the transformational impact that it has on your life. You may gradually begin to notice subtle changes in your thought processes, behaviors, triggers, relationships, etc … finally coming to the realization that something BIG and unexplainable has indeed happened.

The methods of healing offered at Opening Hearts are meant to be used as a compliment to, not a substitute for, qualified medical or traditional practitioner care.


The Experiential Healing Intensive is a 3-day in-residence retreat offered at Amy's private home in Tennessee. It is available in individual, couple and small group (3 - 4 people) format.

FEE: $1,500.00 (Individual Intensive)

FEE: $2,300.00 (Couple Intensive)

Inquire about pricing for small group format.

The Experiential Healing Intensive fee shown (or discussed in private) includes all lodging, meals, use of facilities, and one-on-one work with Amy. Your personal travel expenses are not included in this fee and will be a separate cost to you as applicable.

Please contact Amy to schedule or inquire about a service. Once your dates are secured, you will receive additional information regarding the process and recommended preparation associated with your services.