Holistic Centre for Body, Mind & Spirit


Prana is a Sanskrit word that means life-force. This invisible bio-energy or vital energy keeps the body alive and maintains a state of good health.

Pranic Healing is a simple yet powerful and effective system of no-touch energy healing. It is based on the fundamental principle that the body is a self-repairing living entity that possesses the innate ability to heal itself. It works on the principle that the healing process is accelerated by increasing the life force or vital energy onto the affected part of the physical body.

Pranic healing is applied on the bio-electromagnetic field known as the aura, or energy body, which is a mould or blueprint that surrounds and interpenetrates the physical body. This energy body absorbs life energy and distributes it throughout the physical body, to the muscles, organs, glands etc.

The reason why Pranic healing works on the energy body is that physical ailments first appear as energetic disruptions in the aura before manifesting as problems in the physical body.

Pranic psychotherapy can be a very useful tool in helping with emotional and mental problems from stress related ailments to depression, traumas and addictions.

Pranic healing can help in cases of colds, headaches, pain in general, first aid ailments but also in more complex and chronic problems of the circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal and urinary systems.

You may be asked to participate in a session mentally or guided to enhance the healing from within. The patient does not have to undress and can sit comfortably on a chair or lie down.

The Pranic healer scans the energy field and main energy centres, the chakras, to locate blockages. Aura and chakras are then cleansed and energised with new prana both on the front and the back of the body.

Anam Cara’s practitioner is Sonia Manning

Get to know Sonia:

Sonia qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist at Keele University, before spending a further five years studying psychosynthesis. She has studied continuously ever since. She has worked in a GP practice, for police and prison services, has supported youth and community projects, and also worked with both local and blue-chip companies, business leaders and government departments.

She has also developed many programmes of psychological support to help senior managers, directors and CEOs deal successfully with workplace issues and conflicts.

As a counsellor, psychospiritual psychotherapist and executive business coach she has taken countless clients – both individuals and couples – who have been suffering, stuck, confused or in crisis and helped them to reconnect with their true selves and rediscover what it is to be calm, confident and at peace.

Sonia says, "Although clients who come to me are often struggling profoundly, they have sensed an opportunity to rediscover themselves. For some, there is a clear need to take action, while for others they simply know deep down that something is not right but are unsure what steps to take.

"While it may be a difficult journey, the rewards are extraordinary. Individuals gain insights and a deeper wisdom that opens them up to a whole new reality where they are finally able to use new skills to realise their potential and purpose in all aspects of their lives."

She particularly relates to the following quotes...

“A new medicine is arising – one that embraces spirituality and consciousness as emphatically as conventional medicine has dismissed them.”

Larry Dossey

“Research is screaming at us with the urgent message that consciousness can harness the powerful healing forces of a quantum universe, forces far more potent than pills in a bottle.”

Norman Shealy and Dawson Church