The moment my skepticism around ENERGY HEALING dissolved. By Bob Olson

By Bob Olson, Best Psychic Directory founder

Bob Olson

About seven months ago, I began a new exercise regimen that was more aerobic than anything I’ve done in a long time. Well, my body apparently wasn’t ready for me to jump up in the air, bring my knees waist high, then slap my hands on my legs mid-air. First of all, that’s not an easy move to coordinate for the first time at the age of 48, at least not for someone who spends most of his time behind a desk. Second, it wasn’t the jumping that was the issue; it was the landing that both shook the house and injured the ligaments (or something of that nature) in my left knee.

It didn’t happen all at once. But within a couple weeks, I wasn’t exercising any more or even walking all that well. Still, I was sure it would heal itself within a few days or weeks. I was wrong. Five months later, it still hurt to walk, especially up and down stairs.

The pain was more annoying than aching. It felt like an elastic band inside my knee might snap at any moment. Yet I was considering that I might need a cane if it got any worse. My biggest concern, though, was that I might not be able to walk my dog, Libby, at some point, which is very important to me. I walk her every morning and every evening, and sometimes it’s the only thing that gets me away from my work. But our morning walks were getting quite difficult being that we walk in the woods with rocks and roots, and dips and ditches, twisting and trouncing my knee. And the worst part was that I was no longer able to run or even jog with Libby. I’d become someone who could only walk or limp quickly, and I wondered if I’d ever be able to run with my dog again.

I did not want to go to the doctor. In my mind, he’d either prescribe medication or recommend surgery, and neither were options I was ready to take at this point. So I decided to try an energy healer.

To be perfectly honest, I didn’t have high hopes. Despite having overcome my skepticism about a lot of bizarre abilities in the mind/body/spirit field, energy healing was one modality where I still had a lot of skepticism. But because I also was once skeptical about mediums (yet gained evidence to convince me that people really can communicate with our loved ones in spirit), I was at least an open-minded skeptic. Plus, every time I considered another option like acupuncture, this one energy healer I’d heard about locally, named Jane Fecteau, kept popping into my mind. It took me a couple months to make a decision, but I finally decided to listen to my intuition and give Jane a try.

Knowing that I’d waited five months, I felt confident that my body wasn’t going to heal the knee on its own without some assistance. This was important to me because I had experienced energy healing sessions in the past just for the sake of having the experience; but I didn’t have anything to heal, so I never knew if the sessions had any positive effect. This time I had physical pain in an area of my body for five months, so if the pain subsided following the energy healing session, I could reasonably give the energy healing the credit for that result and not merely assume that my body suddenly healed itself. I knew that was what I required to overcome my skepticism.

I visited intuitive healer Jane Fecteau with hesitant enthusiasm, but I didn’t tell her about my skepticism—I wanted to be polite. It turns out that she wouldn’t have cared if I did. She’s healed lots of skeptics in her many years of practice and enjoys seeing the dramatic awakening and surprise that occurs when these clients are healed.

Jane Fecteau is a slender, gentle woman with layers of curly hair that frame her face and cover her shoulders. What I immediately liked about her is her confidence in her work. Healing people is second nature to her now. Like me with psychics and mediums, she’s seen too much to expect anything but positive results.

What’s cool is that Jane became a healer because she went to an energy healer herself years ago after conventional medicine was unable to successfully heal her injuries due to chemical exposure. She was so impressed by her own healing that she studied to enhance her own intuitive healing abilities and is now one of the most respected healers in New England. I’ve learned through the grapevine that physicians, nurses, chiropractors, massage therapists and naturopaths often refer their patients to Jane. She even offers classes now to help advanced healers do what she does.

Once in her office, we chatted casually, she had me fill out some brief paperwork, then she had me lay down on a table (fully clothed) while soothing music played in the background. Jane verbally explained to me everything she was doing as she did it, which is something I particularly enjoy. Sometimes she touched my knee or leg very gently, other times she just worked with the energy directly over my body. Since she works with meridians (energy conduits in the body), and since an injury in one area of the body can affect other areas of the body, Jane moved from my left leg to my right leg to my left hip and even my right shoulder during the session.

Jane said she has the ability to view the body the same way an MRI presents it. So I would occasionally look up and see her staring into the air in front of her like she was examining a three-dimensional MRI image.

She kept saying, “You’ll probably feel a shift taking place as I do this,” or “You might feel some warmth or tingling,” but I never felt anything. I’m just not in tune with my body in that way and have never felt physical sensations the way some people do during mind/body/spirit sessions. It’s either that or my skepticism blocks these sensations out.

Once the session was over, Jane warned that I might be sore the next day and feel a little tired. I really didn’t believe it would happen, but I had no choice but to take a two-hour nap the next day. My knee, however, felt great. It wasn’t one hundred percent pain-free, but it was 90 percent than it had been over the prior five months.

Jane called me the next day to see how I was doing, but I didn’t return her call. I’ve seen people have a placebo effect after an alternative healing session, so I wanted to be sure I didn’t tell her on the phone that I felt better only to have the pain return the very next day. After three days of my knee feeling increasingly better, I emailed her about my concern of the placebo effect and said I would let her know how I was doing after a couple weeks.

My knee felt better with each day that passed until I totally forgot it was ever injured. About two weeks after the session with Jane, I was visiting family in Connecticut who live and work at a private school. I had taken Libby out for a walk in the morning and suddenly found myself running across the school fields with her running beside me. I ran. She chased. I dodged her. She ran away. I chased after her. She jumped and barked playfully. Until I finally recognized, “Oh my God! I’m running without pain!”

I called Jane right then and there. It was a Saturday, but she answered the phone.

“Jane, it’s Bob Olson. Forgive me if I sound out of breath, but I was just outside with my dog and suddenly realized that I was running beside her without pain. I honestly didn’t know if I’d ever run with her again. I’m so excited that I just had to tell you.”

That was the moment my skepticism around energy healing dissolved.

But the story doesn’t end there. I told Jane that day that, in hindsight, I realized my knee was maybe 97 percent better—yet I still had two or three minutes of discomfort in the knee a few times a week. It didn’t hurt at all while running with Libby, and didn’t hurt at all while talking to her on the phone, but I remembered having these brief minutes of slight discomfort the week prior.

Jane said that what I was experiencing was equivalent to a memory of the injury, and that all I needed was maybe one or two more sessions to release that memory from my body. It made sense to me, so I went back to see her.

In my second session, Jane noticed that my left kneecap was a little out of alignment due to my compensating for the injury for so long. She told me that she was going to re-align it, upon which she gently touched it (again I felt nothing). The next day, though, my kneecap was sore, as if she really did re-align it. Of course, she had warned me that this would likely happen, so I wasn’t worried. I was actually surprised that my kneecap was sore at all, mind you that this was on the outside of my knee now, not inside the knee where my original pain had been located.

I said to my wife, Melissa, “This is amazing. I can really feel where she worked on me.” I was dumbfounded that her gentle touch had this significant effect.

A week later, I could still feel discomfort in my kneecap (not my ligament area), so I went back to see Jane for a third session. She said that healing isn’t always an overnight event, that it can be a process. I laughed because I say that a lot about spiritual growth—it’s a process and not an event.

I’ll admit that my elation about healing my original problem was deflated a bit by this new issue. I had no question in my mind that Jane’s healing abilities were real, but I wondered if re-aligning my kneecap had been a good idea. It turns out it was exactly what I needed, because my knee is now completely healed. My left leg is a little weak due to the months I spent putting most of the weight and work on my right leg to compensate for my original issue, but I have no pain or discomfort in the ligament area or my kneecap.

I’m actually glad I had to go back for the second and third sessions, because I got to experience how Jane’s work really had a physical result (and one I could feel). If she had just said that she re-aligned my kneecap and I never felt anything in the days following, I never would never have known if she did or didn’t. But there was no denying that my kneecap felt sore in the days that followed, just as it would have if a surgeon had re-aligned it. Yet I didn’t have to get surgery. There was no anesthesia, no incision, and no pain medication to follow.

And now that I’m healed, I get to share this experience with you and others. I experienced a healing that was distinguishable and recognizable—not just something that is imperceptible or that I’ll have to wait for the future to know if it’s real (like a psychic prediction). I got to feel the physical experience of pain that sustained for five months and then disappeared after seeing an energy healer. I never would have expected it, but now I’m glad that I gave it a try.

You can learn more about Jane Fecteau via her website Her phone number is 207-370-5108. She is able to work remotely (over the phone) with anyone around the world, so it is not necessary to travel to her office in Maine; but that too is an option. Be sure to tell her you read about her in Bob Olson’s article.

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PS, Jane Fecteau, medical intuitive and energy healer, is now on my recommended list at

PPS: Jane Fecteau, medical intuitive and energy healer, is also listed here on Best Psychic Directory at: Jane's Directory Page 

Disclaimer: While I certainly can’t recommend energy healing in place of traditional medical treatment, it works wonderfully alongside mainstream medical treatment, or when traditional medicine isn’t working and has been exhausted.

©2012 Written By Bob Olson

A former skeptic & private investigator, and the author of ANSWERS ABOUT THE AFTERLIFE: A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR'S 15-YEAR RESEARCH UNLOCKS THE MYSTERIES OF LIFE AFTER DEATH, Bob Olson has been an Afterlife Investigator & Psychic Medium Researcher since 1999. In his search for evidence of life after death, Bob has tested hundreds of psychics, mediums & other afterlife-related practitioners. Bob is the host of AFTERLIFE TV, founder of BEST PSYCHIC DIRECTORY and BEST PSYCHIC MEDIUMS, and offers his PSYCHIC MEDIUM WORKSHOP to help psychics and mediums improve their abilities and business. Visit Bob on AFTERLIFE TV's FACEBOOK page & on TWITTER.