Practical Energy Work

Online Course: 15 Live Interactive Webinars

October 28, 2017 – February 24, 2018

* Saturdays, 1-2:30 pacific. No Class: Nov. 25, Dec. 30 and Jan. 27



I’m very pleased to offer this course in a subject close to my heart — PRACTICAL ENERGY WORK! This Practical Energy Work 1 course is the foundation course to get you quickly up to speed on useful energy work protocols to assist your life and work (scroll below for full details).  See Energy Work 2: The Mastermind, for advanced application.

Visual ExpansionFor over two decades I’ve worked as a Visual Process Professional in corporate, government, and not-for-profit settings.  And have trained over 2500 colleagues from across the globe to do the same.

Assisting groups and individuals to do effective visioning and planning work is decidedly left-brain. However all along my right brain (and the right brain of my clients) has been a consistent and valued partner too.

Change doesn’t happen without the right brain giving its ok … we are WHOLE BRAIN beings after all, even if our society sometimes pretends we’re not. This interactive 15-session course gets into the specifics of what the right brain is, what abilities it has at its disposal, and how those abilities can create peace, productivity and balance within ourselves, our homes, our groups, and ultimately our world.


As a seasoned leader of group and individual process, I’m good at left-brain structure, organization and logic. However I’m also good at right-brain flow, creativity and intuition too. wholebrainapproachMy spidey senses read a person and/or group and can literally feel (sometimes see) where the energy is or isn’t flowing … and give me ideas about what to do or be in that situation. I’ve learned how to listen to and follow the guidance I receive.

I used to chalk this up to being an empathic introvert … INFJ on Myers-Briggs for those who know that instrument (high in intuition and feeling). However in 2009 my right-brain development took a leap with an unusual visit in my living room late one afternoon followed by an unfolding kundalini awakening which continues to this day. My energy has literally been SHIFTed!

In trying to make sense of these unique experiences I embarked on a fascinating journey which led me to many people, places and processes. Territory which we thoroughly cover in Practical Energy Work.


Well, the ‘practical’ part is because I’m a grounded realist who still operates in the 3D world (we all have to, to some extent). So everything I do has to be PRACTICAL … meaning it has to be useful and lead to productive results.
practical-trainingI’m not messing around, I’ve got a mission to do as The SHIFT-IT Coach and I want to get ‘er done. So I’m interested in methods and techniques that work and work well.

As for “Energy Work” that takes some time to adequately explain … and hence the early modules of this course do exactly that.

In a nutshell it is within the right-brain that all sorts of interesting abilities and attributes lay: creativity, intuition, innate sensing and knowing, etc. However our culture does a bang up job of censoring and denigrating these useful abilities and attributes.

woman left and right brainMost of us have been bullied out of them. Or, if we did manage to keep a connection to this important part of ourselves, we have learned to be quiet about it perhaps even feeling embarrassment or shame about our intuitive, psionic and psychic abilities.

In Practical Energy Work I put the kibosh on all of that. I show and help you experience just how powerful your right brain is and how to effectively interact with it to aid your personal and professional lives. No longer quiet … and certainly not ashamed … we come together in supportive community to proudly own and celebrate our whole brain abilities!


In Practical Energy Work you get a solid panorama of material, well delivered, with a fascinating group of like-hearted people from across the globe.

By the end of this course you will:

  • Have a greater understanding and awareness about energy and consciousness;
  • Have experienced many practical and doable processes to connect with your own energy and the energy of others;
  • Have witnessed live energy work in action, perhaps even participating yourself in the many volunteer opportunities available;
  • Have learned simple yet effective ways to clear, shield and create effective energetic boundaries and sovereignty;
  • Have the energetic spectrum de-mystified so you are wise, calm and effective in dealing with energy manipulations;
  • Understand the various ways energy work is practiced and where your own interests, attributes and gifts lay;
  • Have your own energy shifted including the softening or removal of stubborn resistance in areas of life and work that matter to you;
  • Have met a network of supportive and interesting people to continue to share and connect with!


In Practical Energy Work I build a step-by-step path for you to understand, engage and be in partnership with your right brain. We thoroughly explore what ‘energy’ and ‘innate consciousness’ is, how to tap into it, and how to effectively collaborative with it in your life and work.

Here’s a summary of the terrain we travel:


This first webinar launches our experience. I explain the agenda, the various resources to support you (Webinars, Class Resource, NING Forum, Library of Guest Expert Interviews, etc.), share a bit about my journey and most importantly introduce you to one another … dedicated, talented and kind hearted people from across the globe. And, right off the bat, I explain and demo a few ways to energetic clear and shield … to begin to build a shared, harmonic container.


In webinars 2 and 3 we dive into energy basics. What energy/chi/prana is and how our mind/body/spirit system interacts with it. The role of our Energy Body / LightBody including the main chakras, axiatonal lines and meridians. Also information about kundalini activation and the merkaba. Additionally we explore the importance of energetic boundaries and developing a healthy, strong sense of sovereignty in your physical and subtle energy bodies.


There are lots of terms to describe the territory we cover in these sessions: right brain skills, energy, consciousness, psionics, psychic abilities, etc. A powerful connector of all of these is our brain, or more appropriate our ‘brains’ (head, heart and gut) and more specifically our brain waves and states. In this session we explore the four main brain wave states (beta, alpha, theta and delta) and how developing an “alpha bridge” is key in effectively tapping into the wisdom of your subconscious mind. We get very experiential with a fun and practical technique that helps you build and strengthen your alpha bridge … so your left brain receives communications from your right brain (in pictures, metaphors, feelings and other means). A super effective tool to find creative solutions to all manner of personal and professional problems.


In my journey over these last years I’ve become well versed in several consciousness based methodologies that I use in my private practice to help my clients identify and resolve their inner and outer blocks. In this session I show you the protocol charts I use and demonstrate the methods via a group session. I also have several bonus videos with guest practitioners to give you an even greater sense of the range and possibilities for ‘quantum’ work that operates on the subtle energies bands that precede physical manifestation.


An opportunity to check in and hear how things to date have been landing: comments, questions and examples. Also spontaneous energy on situations presented from cohort participants.


I’ve taught Law of Attraction methods for years and used to run several courses based on them, including some with a well known medium. My SHIFT-IT System still has a decidedly LOA bend to it. However, I now have a more nuanced understanding about the Law of Attraction and how it dovetails with energy.

LOA works in beautifully wanted ways for some people on some topics. However, the rub is it works in wanted and unwanted ways due to core beliefs and deeply held energetics … which is unfortunate for people who hold hurt and trauma (which is most of us to some extent or other). Hurt people attract circumstances that match the feel of their earlier hurts, abandonments and scarcity (and sometimes those of their family, ancestry and even what is commonly referred to as past or parallel lives). So we consider LOA in the deeper context of past disappointments and hurts with lots of compassion and empathy. And tips on how to do the needed inner work to soften, soothe and transmute those hurts.

Additionally … I have grown tired of the sometimes ‘service to self’ nature of some Law of Attraction material. I genuinely enjoy helping clients attract needed stability and authenticity (everyone deserves that). However I’m now very interested in how we can manifest for the greater good of our partnerships, communities and world at large too (service to other not just self). Make a real shift to our society and planet. That’s what we explore in these three webinars.


I’m a coach, not a therapist, however I bring in several therapists whose niche is trauma to explain both simple and complex trauma. And metaphysicians who discuss the impact of analogous (unusual) trauma including past life, abductions, MILAB and other experiences. Also, meridian based therapies (EMDR, EFT, TAT, PEAT and the like) are proving to be effective aids for trauma sufferers of all types. Plus hypnotherapy and consciousness based health care approaches. Additionally we get experiential with the powerful Orphan Rescue protocol which effectively pinpoints past roots of present day triggers in order to integrate lost fragments of ourselves for greater power and peace.


Well, now we get into the really juicy stuff! When one seriously contemplates and explores energy one bumps into the full frequency spectrum and the various levels, densities and dimensions that reside right next to us.

My kundalini awakening included clairvoyance (3rd eye sight), astral visits (4D) and other psychic phenomenon. So I can’t in good conscience offer an energy course without going down the rabbit hole of contemplating different dimensional and terrestrial realities.

In this fascinating webinar we explore the supposedly taboo topics that lie just beyond the veil of energy work: ghosts, spirits, deceased loved ones, channeling, orbs, entities, implants, UFOs, ETs, starseeds, ascension theories, the Secret Space Program (SSP) and the possible effects of “Disclosure” on our societal structures.

Whew! For those like me who are into transition and change management, Disclosure is the mother of all change management topics! Is other intelligent life out there? Are they in contact? What do they want? Friend or foe? What tech do they have? How do they structure themselves? Consequences? Our future? I’ve got fascinating Guest Experts (one from Mars!) to share their leading-edge perspectives.


All throughout the course I embed plenty of experiential exercises and practical how to’s … so we aren’t just talking about Energy Work and these related concepts, we are actually experiencing them. I’ve built this course so the two last sessions focus exclusively on continued practice of the various processes I’ve introduced in the class … and that our experts have graciously shared on their Expert Interviews.

These final two webinars are your chance to ask thorough questions, volunteer for additional LOA, Orphan Rescue and Quantum sessions, and dialogue with your fellow participants about their thoughts, feelings and experiences too. Sure to be a fascinating exchange!


Practical Energy Week is a 15-week online course conducted by interactive web conference technology (90 minutes each, plus bonus Q&A time after).

Cisco-Webex-logoTo participate, you require a computer with decent internet speed (ideally with an embedded or attached videocam). Plus computer speakers for audio (a dial-in U.S. phone number is also available). All sessions are recorded in case you want to listen again or are unable to make some or all of the times live.

How the Technology Works – it’s simple!:
At the appointed time, you click the WebEx Conference link we send you. WebEx allows us to SEE and COMMUNICATE with each other using our computers. It’s really great!

You also get access to the Course Resource Pages where Video and MP3 recordings of each class are posted and where the Bonus Videos with Guest Experts and other material are housed. Plus, we also host a Private Online Forum to thoroughly communicate with each other throughout our months too.

SHIFT-IT School: Courses & Events


October 28, 2017 – February 24, 2018

Saturdays, 1-2:30 pm Pacific
(2 Mountain, 3 Central, 4 Eastern, Europe: Evenings, Aust./Asia: Early Morn)
* No classes on Nov. 25, Dec. 30, and Jan. 27

On a series of this length it is perfectly natural not to be able to make every live session. As such, all sessions are video recorded so you can easily catch anything you miss (or even attend the whole course by following along with the recordings if the live times don’t suit you).

Time Conversion: To convert 1pm pacific (Vancouver/Western Canada zone) to your time zone, see


This is a special course. It’s for open minded people from across the globe at various stages of awakening and whole brain development.

You may just be getting curious about your neglected right-brain and all that comes with it. Perhaps still feeling a little confused, shy or hesitant about it. Or battling some of the common negative programming that our world tends to dump on it. So still a work in process in terms of standing tall and in dignity about yourself and your innovative interests.

landscapeOr, you may be well along the spiritual path and are already well integrated between the left/male and right/female aspects of yourself. Perhaps your kundalini has awakened or you are already versed in energy dynamics and modalities … yet could benefit from being in like-minded and hearted community. A place to share, be listened to, seen and accepted. To peacefully engage with others who think and feel as you do.

You are most likely taking this course for your own interest and development. However some participants will also take this course for additional professional reasons given my work typically attracts various kinds of Process Professionals who work with groups and/or individuals.

For those who have previously taken my SHIFT-IT and/or Visual Coach Certification programs, you can think of Practical Energy Work, like I do … as ‘Trouble at the Border’ 2.0. Even more ways to pinpoint and soften your own resistance or that of your clients.  And, after you have completed Practical Energy Work 1, there is Practical Energy Work 2: The Mastermind, for continued integration and community.


Obviously, from the blurbs I shared about our curriculum, we cover A LOT of interesting terrain in this course. From basis energy principles right up to leading-edge exopolitical topics. This course is not for the uptight or faint of heart.

critical-coupleLike all of my courses, I work hard to consciously create a safe and supportive container and I welcome diversity in opinions, perspectives and viewpoints. Totally fine to come if you are on the fence about whether energy/consciousness exists or to what extent you feel it’s beneficial. Or if you raise an eyebrow to the UFO/ET thing, LOL. You DO NOT have to align with everything I share in this program to effectively participate in it (in fact, I urge you to only take what resonates and discard the rest).

However, having said that, it is probably not the right course for you if you are a died-in-the-wool-skeptic or your faith/religious beliefs prohibit you from contemplating alternative scenarios.

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I share A LOT of material with you in this class. All information and material is shared to assist you on your unfolding personal path.

As a seasoned Visual Practitioner I share many maps and visual tools to assist you to think and feel. If you are a Process Professional (consultant, trainer, facilitator, coach, counselor, therapist, etc.) interested in using my visual tools and protocols (Vision Maps, Law of Attractions Maps, Orphan Rescue, etc.) with your own clientele please see Visual Coach Certification.

I have expanded Visual Coach Certification to include the maps in this course and also offering a co-brand of “Certified in SHIFT-IT Maps” (for those who prefer that terminology over the existing ‘Certified Visual Coach’ lingo).


Christina Merkley The SHIFT-IT Coach

Christina Merkley
The SHIFT-IT Coach

Most folks who register for this course probably already know me in some capacity or other, but if you don’t, here’s a bit about my journey:

With a Masters Degree in Organizational Development & Transformation (ODT), I began my consulting career in the San Francisco Bay area in the mid-90s, traveling extensively throughout North America and Europe.

I honed my skills in organizational development, change management, strategic planning and visioning, scenarios, team performance and conflict resolution (all using visual methods) working for such notable clients as Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Stanford University, British Broadcast Corp (BBC), The Institute for the Future, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, American Institute of CPAs, etc.

I experienced a quickening of my spiritual path in the aftermath of the Sept. 11th tragedy (scheduled to be in New York that fated day but a series of synchronistic events keep me away). Via that wake-up call I transitioned my work to include integration of the visual methodology with coaching and spirituality – returning to my lovely hometown of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 2003 and creating SHIFT-IT Coach, Inc.

shift-it-schoolAs a pioneering ‘Visual Coach’, I facilitate powerful awakening in individuals, partners and conscious businesses and am an internationally known coach of coaches. Inspirationally received, my SHIFT-IT System® (comprised of 17 visual coaching tools) helps individuals, couples and families discover and align with what they really want in work and life. Through private coaching, mastermind groups and my Working Visually and Certified Visual Coach® programs I guide Process Professionals from around the world on how to effectively use visual thinking methods with their own clientele.

Driven by a desire to help my clients SHIFT, I expanded into the Law of Attraction genre … including the design and co-lead of programs with internationally known trance medium Sheila Gillette of AskTHEO. In 2009 my metaphysical interest was greatly impacted by an unusual visit in my living room via orbs of light (full details here), followed by kundalini awakening and rising, which continues to this day.

In short, my understanding of the world we live in has greatly expanded and my right-brain capabilities have fired in a deeper way. Hence pulling these topics into the course you are about to experience.

Christina’s Visual Bio: View Here
YouTube Video: Watch Here





Plus Choose Your Plan: 1, 3 or 10 Payments


Fifteen 90-Minute Live Webinars. Post Session Huddles (I stick around until all discussion and questions complete). Full Set of Video and MP3 Recordings. NING Forum (for collaborating throughout the length of the program and beyond).
Plus Bonus Videos From Our Growing Library of Guest Interviews:


Basic Package Plus 3 Private Sessions with Christina Merkley (45-minutes each via private web conference). These coaching sessions are specialty priced. Save $300 off my regular 3-Pack Rate. Use for private assistance on Visioning, Law of Attraction, Orphan Rescue, Quantum Sessions, etc. Together we soften your resistance to Become Your Next Self!

1 Payment


1 Payment


3 Monthly Payments


3 Monthly Payments


10 Monthly Payments


Bonus Videos:
• Karen An Tara: The Lightbody
• Jennifer Hadley: Forgiveness
• Bonnie Greenwald: Kundalini
• Brad Yates: Emotional Freedom Technique
• David Quigley: Alchemical Hypnotherapy
• Evie Lorgen: Analogous Trauma and Love Bites
• Laura Eisenhower: Sophia Gaia and Exopolitics
• Randy Cramer: Psionic Skills and Exopolitics• Bridget Nielsen: Multi-D Journey and Vibrational Food• Kendra Jonas: Abduction and The Link• Brenda Williams: The Triad Wave• Vladimir Stojakovic: Spiritual Technologies / PEAT Polarity Process


Christina Merkley – The SHIFT-IT Coach

In closing, thank you for your interest in Practical Energy Work … and more importantly your continued drive to manifest your whole brain self.

My own path to manifesting my whole brain self has been a fascinating journey (that continues!) just like yours during and after this supportive program …

I wish you well on your path, from one seeker and explorer to another. And salute you for ‘going for it’. Our world needs as many awakened people as it can get!

Yours in conscious expansion,
The SHIFT-IT Coach and Process Skills Mentor

P.S. Remember, there are two choices to choose from, Basic or Deluxe, plus 1, 3 or 10 payment plans should you wish to spread your payments over time.

P.P.S. All sessions are recorded for easy playback and review — or if the live time doesn’t suit your schedule you can participate via the recordings and the handy online forum we have for class interaction.

P.P.P.S. FYI the Deluxe option includes 3 private one-to-one sessions (at a special reduced rate) for private instruction and support.

P.P.P.P.S. If you have already participated in this course, a reminder to see Practical Energy Work 2: The Mastermind (offered twice a year).  For our full SHIFT-IT School curriculum, click here.

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