Sara illig, LMT, MTI
Serving Austin Since 1996
Sara has a natural talent for helping her clientele achieve a new balance in life. She offers transformational life coaching, energy psychology techniques and healing services. She specializes in the relief of long term pain and emotionally difficult to fix issues. Her techniques include Deep tissue massage, Relaxation and Sports massage, Structural Evaluation, Myofascial Release, Cupping, Meridian Scraping Therapy (guasha). Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping) , Inner Child work, Empty Chair Technique, Meditation, Breath work, Group Tapping Sessions and Transformational Life Coaching, Cognitive (CBT) and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) methods, including mindfulness and other energy psychology techniques. Further areas of study and interest include Voice Dialogue (sub personalities) training, Ancestral Liberation and Birth Consciousness Clearing techniques.
MY BACKGROUND AND TRAINING
In the 70s, my mother was a pioneer in energy psychology; she taught meditation and consciousness techniques to help her students reach their peak performance, best mind memory and full potential. She brought students from being F to A students in a few weeks time. She taught me things like muscle and memory testing at the age of five and that my actions, thoughts, intentions and how I use my brain matter. It is because of her I have the honor and opportunity to help mold the rapidly expanding consciousness movement today.
Aside from my mother’s influence, in my early years, I began exploring what was out there; 12-step programs and other fashionable self-help techniques. In my 20s I discovered more techniques such as Rebirthing, Re-Evaluation Counseling and studied psychology, biology and theology in school. In 1996, I began my instruction as a massage therapist and later massage instructor, completing thousands of sessions over the years. In this journey, I learned that most people have some stress or emotional difficulty underlying their physical pain. The deeper the emotional upset, the more physical pain and the longer it took to help someone. I kept searching for something that could help on both levels; emotionally and physically.
In my 30s I became proficient with the use of another engaging technique known as Voice Dialogue, which served to take a look at the different parts of an individual’s sub-personalities. All of this experience and training was so useful in getting to know where the pain was hiding, but it didn’t quite get me there. As I entered my late 30s I was ready for the next level of self-healing, EFT. In 2005, began learning from the workshops provided by the original founder, Gary Craig. I led groups and taught classes, while also offering private sessions. As EFT developed over the years, the new father of Clinical EFT and founder of EFT Universe, Dawson Church, became my mentor in training. As a deep emotional clean-up tool, EFT not only gave me a chance to heal myself thoroughly, quickly and more effectively than any other modality I had tried, but it was possible to share this technique with others in an easy and accessible format. We are all a work-in-progress, and I still do my own work on a regular basis. Since discovering EFT, I have added to the mix with mediation, heart coherence and breath work. I find myself inspired to create meditations based from the work of Dr Joe Dispenza. It seems a full circle to the consciousness work my mother helped pioneer. Breath work and guided mediations allow for integration of the work in a peaceful manner rather than the rocky ride clients often incur with talk therapy and other techniques alone. We also explore how to access the important parts of the brain to make the work we do a more permanent relaxed state of being. I gain a deep and personal joy from the use of these energy modalities and uphold the most current certifications to maintain the highest standards.
A personal message from Sara:
There was a time I lived in pain- filled devastation as a result of a traumatic childhood. I later came to realize it was a divine gift; it guided me persistently and passionately in the fields of psychology, body work, energy psychology and energy medicine. For almost 3 decades, I have explored every angle of the human experience I could get my hands on, leading me to a profound love for and fascination with consciousness and energy medicine.
Energy medicine, also known as quantum medicine, is a profound science of possibilities we are only just beginning to explore. To me it is a deeply welcomed bridge between a spiritual human experience and science. It is also a necessary piece of mind-body, whole person integration. I choose these staple tools because in over 27 years of experience I still find that with right intention and application we can experience deeper, more alive, joyful state daily, and it stands the test of time. Moreover, it’s a true joy to witness and participate in your growth!
I have had successful outcome with cases of stress, anxiety, PTSD, depression, emotional trauma, sexual abuse, chemical sensitivity, eating disorders, pain management, migraines, headaches, peak performance, rashes /skin conditions, eyesight, grief and loss, relationship issues, manifesting abundance, healing animals and more.
I look forward to more success stories!