“Greetings. I have been significantly impressed by Ms. Dermady-Minney’s ability to diagnose and empathically feel what is going on in my body and point to various energy obstructions. She is a gifted healer and is usually quite accurate about her intuitions. She manifests them in her own system and is a caring, compassionate, empathetic and effective practitioner. I would thoroughly recommend her without hesitation. ”
Private emails between candle service client with history of severe abuse and me, used with permission 2/27/19.
TRIGGER WARNING FOR SCARY DETAILS OF ABUSE AND RAW LANGUAGE:
Me to client in email:
“I was just starting to prepare the candle for you. Wow, you seem to have had some hard times–I mean, I knew that–and I’m so sorry about that.
I don’t want to trigger you, but here’s another question or two.
I got a lot of pain at the back of the hand, like maybe it got burned inside or crushed, and then this shitty shitty scary feeling of getting the face ducked into water or something like that, sort of bent over and breathless and up and down a lot. I’m so sorry if anything like that went on. The solid glass candleholder that I use just for you guys actually broke today while I put the candle in, so that usually means something is coming up emotionally for you. I did use a nice new clean one and I did light the candle, so the cooties are on their way out now!
Client email reply: “YES! ALL OF THAT AND THEN SOME! ALL OF THAT HAPPENED TO US DURING THE AWFUL ABUSE! DUNKING US UNDERWATER, BURNING US, ETC!
BUT EMOTIONALLY WE HAVE SO MUCH COMING UP! SO MUCH ATTACHMENT PAIN!
ITS AWFUL AND I AM LIKE I WANT IT DONE NOW SO DONE WITH IT ALL!”
An exchange between me and a client about me being a body empath and the candle burned for them 2/15/19, used with permission:
—– Original Message —–
From: “Donnalee Dermady-Minney”
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 7:42 PM
Subject: I just started a candle for you today
not to trigger you but
Seriously, did someone used to grab you by the elbow? I was starting to
prepare the candle for you right now, and I felt this really strong grip
on my left elbow, as if someone used to grab you by the elbow to stop you doing something or to force you to do something. If they did, I’m sorry
and it sucks. The good news is it won’t work on me and I will burn up all
I’ll let you know when it is finished–
WELL F**K! YES! THEY DID! A LOT OF TIMES THEY DID! PEOPLE WHO ABUSED US WOULD DO THAT TO US! WOW! THAT’S WEIRD THAT IT HAPPENED TO YOU WHEN YOU WERE PREPARING THE CANDLE!
WELL I’M GLAD YOU ARE BURNING THEIR BAD ENERGY!
From a private email received 2/16/19 from ongoing weekly client about candle burned 2/13/19, used with permission:
I wanted to thank you for the beneficial results I obtained this past week. Your candles seem to serve as a healing adjunct. A new patient contacted me to obtain my services after a lull in new referrals and equally satisfactorily, an old patient contacted me to resume services after a five or six year hiatus. Thanks for your help!
From private email 2/12/19 from ongoing weekly client about candle burned late in day 2/11/19, comments used with permission:
“YES! IT’S DOING ITS JOB!FOR SURE! I NEEDED IT TOO! SLEPT A LOT LAST NIGHT,
THERAPY WASN’T GREAT YESTERDAY, WELL I MEAN IT WAS GOOD AND A GOOD SESSION,
JUST THAT WE WERE A TRIGGERED DISSOCIATIVE MESS DURING OUR SESSION.
THANKS FOR THE CANDLE THOUGH, I REALLY NEEDED IT, SO DID ALL OF MY SYSTEM.”
From ongoing client with severe PTSD, posted in private group on 2/6/19, used with permission:
“donnalee’s candles are awesome!
she did one for me yesterday, and it really helped me.
today I am feeling a lot calmer.
I also feel not as upset as I felt earlier at the weekend.
From private email received 2/2/19, used with permission, about candles burned 1/31/19 and 2/1/19:
We think it worked or God heard or whatever because after 3 days resting had change in schedule: we slept last nite. Kind of a miracle. It’s been difficult over last 6 weeks.