My name is Amy Barr and first let me introduce myself and give you an idea of why I started Metta Sattva Intuitive Energy Work. On September 11, 2001 I was working a high stress job in television in Washington D.C. Our building was situated directly across the street from the Capitol which we had heard was another target of terrorism that day. The whole city was fleeing and I watched from six stories high out of our studio window as it was my job to stay and help keep the news going. When I finally got home that evening I felt completely numb and continued to feel that way for days and weeks afterward.
From that day on my life changed and I began to deal with stress related symptoms for years until I made the decision to leave my job and move back home in 2005. The events of that day and my hectic job in television was indeed contributing to my stress. I realized that the cause of my issues came directly from that stress which I had no idea how to handle as my body and mind were working in high gear all of the time. I dealt with fear that I later learned came from exhaustion, accumulated stress in my body, and simply not accepting the fact that I had a choice to live a completely different life. From then on I put every effort into finding ways to deal with the anxiety which had led to panic attacks and were becoming debilitating. I started to read books, watch videos, and do online research which is where I found most of the information I needed to find my way into the healing arts. Along with doing meditation on a daily basis I also changed my thinking. I realized that I am indeed in control of my thoughts and well-being. Within three months of doing meditation, using affirmations, and other mindful activities I was feeling back to my old self. I couldn't believe it only took such a short amount of time but that is what made me a true believer in the intuitive and healing arts. These techniques which many date back thousands of years have stood the test of time. They are still used today and are extremely effective!
Metta Sattva translates to a loving and peaceful person/energy. I feel my work over the past twelve years teaching and working with clients were always about helping people feel deeply balanced and live a more mindful and loving life so I began the healing modality of Metta Sattva to show more of my authentic self through energy work. My Tibetan Buddhist background has also fueled my desire to help people on deeper levels. I infuse many Buddhist practices into my teachings and can't imagine my life without them. They are truly the foundation of mindful living and have been used effectively for over 2500 years all over the world. Buddhism, although considered a world religion, is a way of life that believes the combination of compassion and wisdom will ultimately set us free.
I am currently writing a book about my personal experience of September 11, 2001 and how it changed my life. I offer lectures and workshops which were created from a deep desire to share my story and help others heal from life-changing experiences.
My background is in art and film production however my true passion was always reading ancient literature and learning all that I could about the meaning of life. I was the kid who questioned everything and thankfully had family and friends who were open-minded and gave me the to space to decide for myself what felt right. When I finally discovered energy work, quantum physics, and Buddhism, I felt as if a huge missing piece of myself was returned. I am a true believer in mind over matter and that there is a lot more to life than what we experience on a physical level day to day.
People have asked me "what do you do for a living" and my answer used to be long and somewhat obscure but now I feel the most authentic answer is that I love people. It is that simple. This is work that I will continue to do for the rest of my life and thank everyone who has helped me reach my potential and supported me throughout the process.
I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Reflexologist, Certified Reiki Master/Teacher, Certified Qigong (chee-gung) Instructor, and owner of The Healing Room.
I have extensively studied Buddhist philosophy as well as meditation practices derived from Tibet and China. I am currently saving up for the trip of a lifetime, to go to India, Nepal, and Tibet and see the sacred places I've been dreaming of for years.