What are “The Bars”?
The Bars are a series of 32 points on the head, which when lightly touched in particular sequences, can release old energies stuck in the brain and the body, allowing for potentially tremendous and easy change.
What does a Bars session do?
The Bars take all the considerations, opinions, thoughts, feelings, emotions, decisions, judgments, and beliefs from any lifetime, that are electrically stored in the brain and releases them. This release occurs when the bars are touched; it allows that stored junk to be released
Having your bars done allows your own, personal lightbulb “ah-ha” moment! The energy of the universe becomes available to you and this often results in more peace, ease, joy, and glory in life. You begin to live more in asking empowering questions, than mildly accepting what comes into your world…
Several doctors who are experts in biofeedback have reported changes in their brain waves, going from beta to much more relaxed theta waves in the course of a one-hour session. Access Bars quite literally can change the electrical function of the brain.
What can you expect after receiving the Bars?
Every Bars session is different. Generally, after a Bars session is you feel as relaxed as if you had received a great massage. The best that can happen is your whole life can change. And people have reported this has happened for them!
Some of the most commonly reported effects are an increased sense of peace and ease, being less reactive to situations that might have upset you in the past, more restful and deep sleep, feeling that whatever was upsetting before the session doesn’t matter anymore.
How long does the effect of a Bars session last?
Once you have your Bars done, the Bars “run” or continue to release stuck energy forever. Every time you have it done after that, the effect becomes more dynamic.
The most dramatic effects seem to be noticed within 3-4 weeks of the session.
How often should you have your Bars done?
This is entirely up to you. How good would you like to feel? How easy would you like your life to be?
Some Bars facilitators wonder why we don’t all do it every day! Most like to have their bars run at least once a week, or whenever they feel stressed, cranky, or out of sorts with how their lives are going. After any kind of major shock or trauma or energetic shift of any kind is another really good time to consider having your bars run
Who can benefit from having their Bars done?
Everyone who is willing to lie still for it! Some people may not yet value the experience of relaxation and consider it a waste of time, or have yet to understand how valuable it can be to give themselves permission to look after themselves- that it is by no means, selfish! Other people who have an interest in changing and improving their lives may simply take regular time for their wellbeing.
Can children and babies have their Bars done?
Children and babies benefit phenomenally from having their Bars run. They are less opinionated as a rule which means they are often more willing to have rapid change in their bodies as well as in their being.
(Children’s Bars can run very fast. Often they can tell you when each bar is done for that session and when to move on, and babies are even faster, so a shorter timed session is recommended)
Can children learn to run Bars?
Absolutely! Because children have fewer considerations about what is possible and impossible, they can run the bars with very potent effects and less limitation. Children may be in small bodies, but they are often willing to be larger and more potent than the adults around them. Have you ever seen a child who commands the attention of the entire room they’re in?
Who can do Bars for others?
Anyone can learn to do the Bars. No previous experience in health care or training in anatomy or massage is required! All it takes is a willingness to learn and attending a one-day bars class, or a series of 3 classes, by 3 different facilitators, to become a practitioner. You can then advance as much as you would like.
Where did the Bars come from?
The Bars were originally created by Gary Douglas, the founder of Access Consciousness, in 1990.
Can the elderly/ill/handicapped benefit from having their Bars done?
Yes. All people may benefit from Bars.
Can Bars be done during pregnancy?
Absolutely! (Legally of course we have to suggest you ask your doctor first.)
Women who have had their Bars done during pregnancy, especially on a regular basis, report having short and easy births
How long does a Bars session last?
Usually, a Bars session can last between 45 & 90 minutes although this can vary and it is always better to do Bars even if it’s for 20 minutes than to not do them at all!
What does a Bars session cost?
The cost of a Bars session is usually comparable to a massage. Practitioners set their own prices. Some facilitators offer Bars trading nights where you can get an introductory session in a group at a reduced price.
What are the long-term effects of having your Bars done?
Most people who have experienced Bars regularly report that their lives continue getting easier and better.
Do you have to have it done more than once?
Access and the Bars are about choice. You don’t have to do anything. People who experience the greatest benefit from Bars are those who have it done repeatedly. It’s your choice.
Do Bars affect mental or psychological problems?
Many people who have had mental and psychological problems have reported feeling less stressed & agitated, & more able to focus. As always, we urge consultation with a doctor before a session.
Can the Bars harm anyone?
No. The Bars cannot be done wrong, and you cannot harm anyone by doing their Bars.
Is there anyone who should not have his or her Bars done?
Only those who are unwilling or uninterested in trying it.
How do you know what to expect from having your Bars done?
You don’t! Every Bars session is different and there is no way to predict exactly what will “happen.” The guideline that best applies is that the worst you will feel is like you had a great massage, and the best that can happen is your whole life can change.
Can the Bars cure physical ailments and pain?
The Bars facilitate consciousness, which can often bring more ease.
Some of the physical ailments that have changed in one Bars session include scoliosis resulting in a 1-1/2” height gain, changing pigeon-toes that medical doctors recommended surgery for, as well as relief and disappearance of all kinds of aches and pains all over the body.
Many people have used the bars in combination with other tools of Access Consciousness to make “incurable” diseases including cancer, arthritis, chronic fatigue, depression, bi-polar disorder, disappear
How do you know how many Bars sessions it will take to heal something?
Again, you don’t! The symptoms or disease will go away when you and your body are ready to release the considerations (thoughts, feelings, emotions, beliefs, decisions, judgments from any lifetime) that are keeping the unwanted condition in place. The Bars themselves do not “heal”- you / your body heals you…Bars just helps to facilitate that possibility.
This process is not linear, which means that a condition that one person lets go of in one session could take many sessions for another person and there is no wrongness in this. It is just different. It is, however, possible to ask a particular Bars session to address particular symptoms or issues. The results are determined by the person receiving the Bars session and their body.
When should you have your Bars done?
Whenever you would like to feel great!
People who have been practicing the Bars for a while usually get them done regularly, with an extra session when they are having a cranky or difficult day.
Are the Bars like Reiki or Cranial-Sacral work? Are they Acupuncture points?
While the points may appear to be cranial-sacral or acupuncture points, they have a different function when done as part of the Bars. We have not seen any other method generate the changes that are created by the Bars.
Reiki practitioners tend to do very well at learning the Bars since they are already familiar with energy. The Bars and doing the Bars for others seem to have a more wide-ranging effect on the whole lives of the people doing the Bars than Reiki practitioners seem to experience.
Do you have to lie down to have your Bars done?
Lying down is not required. It does promote relaxation for the receiver in most cases as well as ease and comfort for the Bars giver. If lying down flat is a problem, a reclining chair or lawn chair (“zero gravity chair”) can also work.
To hear renowned neuroscientist Dr. Jeffrey Fannin discuss what blew him away when he tested what occurs in the brain after one Access Bars session, go here! https://www.access-consciousness-blog.com/2015/05/science-blown-away-by-access-bars/