Vibrational Raindrop Technique Practitioner Helps to Harmonize Mind, Body and Spirit
by Sheila Julson
During college, Jim Bryan was exposed to Western medical practices while working in several departments throughout a hospital, including the surgical wing as a scrub tech. Seeing the operations of modern medicine firsthand piqued his interest in alternatives to traditional care. It would take many years and a few career changes, but today Bryan is able to pursue his passion for natural wellness as a Vibrational Raindrop Technique (VRT) practitioner and instructor.
Bryan, originally from Bethany, moved to Iowa after earning his master’s degree in psychology. He worked as a school psychologist for seven years, and his interest in healing arts increased as he thought of better ways to support students’ abilities to learn. While in Iowa, he also owned a small farm and ranch.
He enjoyed the scenery and ambiance of the northeast region of Iowa, near the Mississippi River, but he returned to Oklahoma for personal reasons. After getting a taste of the farming life in Iowa, he bought a ranch in Oklahoma where he raised cattle, wheat and alfalfa. His family eventually desired convenience of city life, as well as more educational opportunities for his two daughters, so Bryan moved his family to the Oklahoma City area.
Bryan was inadvertently led to another career—insurance sales. “How I got into insurance was just a total accident,” he says with a laugh. One of his friends introduced him to a representative with an insurance company that was looking for someone willing to straighten out some problems at an agency and set it on a growth path. “I told them that I had no interest at all in a career in insurance, but they suggested I would work with it for six months. Six months led to a year, and 37 years later, I have an insurance agency.”
Bryan has been able to fulfill his desire to help people through his insurance work, yet he still yearned to explore healing arts. Approximately five years ago, he finally had the opportunity.
“I was exposed to essential oils, but I had always been leery of the quality and purity, particularly when it came to the application or consumption of the oils,” he recalls. “I didn’t know what was in those oils, how they were distilled or what type of land they were grown on.”
Bryan learned of Young Living essential oils, founded by Dr. Gary Young who developed the raindrop technique. Bryan became enthralled by the company’s philosophy in terms of quality, purity and growing efforts. He took aromatherapy classes and learned VRT, developed by Dr. Christi Bonds Garrett, a Kentucky-based medical doctor who did extensive research in integrative and alternative wellness modalities. VRT utilizes tuning forks in conjunction with therapeutic-grade essential oils to help bring the body into balance.
Bryan became a Certified CARE Instructor (CCI) in July 2015 through the Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education, and he is a Certified Raindrop Harmonics Specialist through the Natural Therapies Certification Board and AromaSounds.
During a VRT session, therapeutic-grade essential oils are gently applied, or dropped—like raindrops—to various acupressure points on the feet and the spine.
“With the oils and use of semi-precious gem-tipped tuning forks, they carry vibration energy to the body. Many of these oils are the same oils used in ancient times,” Bryan says. “The oils penetrate and pass the blood/brain barrier to bring the body into balance, allowing the body to heal itself.” Colored lights, healing stones and crystals are used along with VRT.
“I try to bring the body, mind and spirit into balance so the body will heal itself,” Bryan says. “I’ve experienced tremendous personal satisfaction, and my clients experienced wonderful sense of growth and grounding. I just strive to be an instrument for the healing they have from within.”
Although Bryan has a long history of helping others through his roles in the hospital, in a school setting, on the ranch and through his insurance business, seeing his clients come into a state of harmony and balance inspires him the most. “I love to see people harmonize their mind, body and spirit and to see the joy that comes with it,” he says happily.
For more information about Jim Bryan, Vibrational Raindrop Technique practitioner, call 405-641-0998 or email email@example.com.
Sheila Julson is a Milwaukee-area freelance writer and contributor to Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the country.