Energy Healing in Ubud, Bali

At Radiantly Alive, we are interested in the most powerful and direct way to restore and improve our Radiance. We’ve brought together an incredible team of therapists from various modalities that deliver palpable and powerful results. From modern to traditional, our guideline is what works, offering you the same treatments that we have tried, tested, and now swear by.

This article is the second in a series featuring our therapists, chronicling their journeys towards becoming a healer. The holistic therapist recognizes that mind, body and spirit are interlinked to create overall health. We hope that in these stories, you recognize and see that the healer exists in us all, and become inspired to live more radiantly.

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Uta is our resident energy healer who has done a rigorous four-year program in the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, the world’s premier institute of hands-on healing and personal transformation.

Something that strikes one when first meeting Uta is her soft, compassionate gaze and empathetic nature, which instantly puts one at ease. There is no ‘fluff’ about her though, as she is scientific and thorough in both her healing approach as well as her concise explanations of what goes on in a session.

Uta works with an individual’s energy consciousness system to create physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health and helps people learn their unique life purpose, and strengthen their ability to accomplish life goals.

We sit down to chat with Uta about her journey as a healer.


How were you drawn to the world of healing arts?

When my father died very suddenly when I was 15, it was a shock. Nobody back then could answer my questions on life after death. Nobody. It was a complete taboo. That was when I started to study about spirituality, life after death and reincarnation.

Over the years I started with yoga, I did meditation courses. I went to India to travel for six months. I got little ideas and glimpses everywhere. I always wanted to know what lies beyond and what lies behind. I wanted to find out how to heal this big pain that I see in different cultures in different forms.

I was working as a flight attendant at 25 when I found out about Brennan Healing Science. When I saw that there was a school opening in Austria, I quit my job and immediately enrolled.

What was your period of training like?

It was a major transformation in my life. I never missed a single day of school even while I was pregnant with my daughter at 27. I graduated in 2007 after completing the four year course. I realized having worked through my own issues with family and releasing all the stuff that I was carrying from my own parents, grandparents and lineage, that it had freed me to step forward to my spiritual path where I could live life as it happens and interweave that with a spiritual path.

What were your other influences as a healer?

Life taught me how to use the tools and skills which I learned to support others. The biggest teachings were the birth of my children. When my Mother was dying, I brought her to my house. With everything that I learned and know, I was kind of accompanying her soul to make sure it was in the right place. That was the final initiation where I finally understood that now is the time for me to work as a healer.

You cannot force the healing onto some people. Healing doesn’t mean the body gets well. It goes much deeper. It goes to the soul. Sometimes, as hard as that sounds, it’s the dying process that brings the healing. And it was like that in my mother’s case.

Changing was too much for her. She had a lot of criticism for my work at the beginning, but when she was really weak she felt totally safe and she could totally surrender to my work. There’s a moment when you know there’s no return – the illness has progressed too much. You’ve got to work with what’s there now. And she did that really well, I must say.

What is a typical day in the life of a healer?

I’m a totally normal person. I get up in the morning; get my children ready, we have arguments about things like teeth brushing. I have normal relationship issues.

The misperception is that people think healers have a better life. I do, in some ways, but only because I’m aware of my shit but that doesn’t mean there’s no shit. It’s only that I’m aware and I’m willing to work on it. I’ve got better days and I’ve got some days that are not so good. I take life as it is.

The advantage of a healer is that we take whatever happens, and we look at it and we work with it in order to make this a good outcome. I’m a totally normal being. I cannot emphasize that enough.

(From the Barbara Brennan website) healing-hands

What is the Brennan Healing Science® Difference?

Brennan Healing Science (BHS) is recognized by many as the most advanced of any healing modality that works through the human energy field or aura.

The laying on of hands is an age-old process. People of all cultures have employed it for centuries, and today it is the foundation of many popular—but often imprecise—ways of healing.

Brennan Healing Science propels the methods of the ancients into a whole new and sophisticated dimension—in fact, several dimensions. The human energy field is a deep and fascinating place, familiar to some of us but unknown to most, and waiting patiently to be explored.

Each person’s field consists of numerous levels, each holding great volumes of information on health, behavioral patterns, personal issues, past histories, and much, much more. BHS gives its practitioners not just the keys to the door, but to all the rooms. This ability that we call High Sense Perception—the tools of exploration—is learned relatively swiftly, because it has simply lain dormant.

Students are taught not only how to read the field, but also to discern why it is damaged or distorted, and to utilize the appropriate healing technique from among a whole array developed by Dr. Brennan. With BHS, the healer’s personal wisdom and Divine Intelligence operate hand in hand, unlike other energy healing systems where you are primarily in “allow” and more or less working blind.

Acupuncture in Ubud, Bali

At Radiantly Alive, we are interested in the most powerful and direct way to restore and improve our Radiance. We’ve brought together an incredible team of therapists from various modalities who deliver palpable and powerful results. From modern to traditional, our guideline is what works, offering you the same treatments that we have tried, tested, and now swear by.

This article is the first in a series featuring our therapists, chronicling their journeys in becoming a healer. The holistic therapist recognises that mind, body and spirit are interlinked to create overall health. We hope that in these stories, you recognise and see that the healer exists in us all, and become inspired to live more radiantly.

For our full range of therapies, check out this link:

Peter Caughey clinic photo


“My mission is to help people break free from limiting beliefs and stories that stop them from living their true potential as a human being. I believe that it is these stories that stop us from living happy, healthy and abundant lives.  My gift as a Healer and Teacher is to help people discover the true essence of who they are and to live with unbounded freedom.”

- Peter Caughey, residential acupuncturist and Qigong teacher at Radiantly Alive





How I became an Acupuncturist

by Peter Caughey

Before my first acupuncture session as a patient, I was skeptical. I was brought up to believe that you go to the doctor when you were sick, so how could sticking needles into you possibly do anything to help?

When I visited my first acupuncturist, there was something different about him. I felt like I was visiting a person who saw the world through different eyes – an enlightened person. It was like he knew more about me than I knew about myself.

I had one treatment and it fixed my problem. I walked out of his clinic like I was floating on air. I wondered to myself, what does he know that other doctors don’t?

Since that day, I haven’t been back to a doctor for any general health issues and that was thirty years ago.

Ever since my first visit to that acupuncturist, I have been fascinated by the effectiveness and efficiency of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I was ready for a career change, so I decided to go to school and to do a four year degree in acupuncture.

MY STORY: Why I started practicing Taiji and Qigong

I had been in the NZ Special Forces, the NZSAS, for seven years and served in the New Zealand Army for a total of 16 years and as much as it was incredible and ultimately challenging and the hardest thing that I’d ever done, both physically and mentally, I knew in my heart that there was something missing in my life.

This emptiness seemed to always need filling. I spent my days doing stuff like parachuting, abseiling of high buildings, and explosive entries. But at night, I would lie in bed feeling that there was something missing and that there must be more to life than this.

I would go to sleep feeling a sense of accomplishment for the day, but when I awoke, a feeling of emptiness was there. I would then spend the rest of the day filling it up with excitement, trying to take the emptiness away. I also used alcohol, food, cigarettes and sex to fill up this emptiness. They worked, but then I’d wake each morning feeling empty again.

I started seeing the acupuncturist I mentioned earlier when I was twenty. He always seemed to be able to answer any questions I asked him. I always felt incredibly content and happy after my session.

Twelve years later, when I was having difficulty with a relationship, I went to see him to see if he could help me. He suggested that I come along to one of his Taiji classes.

Before I went to the first physical Taiji class, he gave me an introduction to the philosophy of Taiji. There was something in the philosophy class that resonated with me. I felt that this was what I had been looking for my whole life. It touched my heart and unbeknownst to me, it would change my life forever. I then went to my first physical class. The following morning when I awoke, I didn’t feel empty and I have been doing Taiji everyday ever since.

In my twenty seven years of practicing Taiji and Qigong, fifteen years of practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and twenty years of teaching Taiji and Qigong, I have found inner contentment, peace, loving relationships, community, family and a sense of purpose.

I have decided in my life to help other people so that they too can experience the same level of health, freedom, passion, peace and contentment that I have found.




Peter Caughey Registered Acupuncturist

BHSc Acupuncture, NDA(NZ) Dip Chb, Dip Tuina, Dip Taiji, Qigong
Member NZRA
Council member of the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong

Peter is a Registered Acupuncturist and a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner.
He was a Member of NZRA and practised Acupuncturist in Auckland for over ten years. He practices Acupuncture, Tuina (Chinese massage), Chinese herbal medicine, Qigong medical healing, spinal adjustments, manipulations and energy balancing.
He specialises in sleep disturbances, insomnia, infertility and mental and emotional disturbances.

He is the Senior Teacher and Founder of the Forest Rock Taiji & Qigong Monastery School. He teaches Taiji Philosophy and Principles and the Traditions of the Monastery based schools. The philosophy of the Forest Rock School is about ‘Rightful place’. Aspects of this philosophy are; Medicine, Diet, Service to others, Music, Arts and Exercise. Some of the principles are; Loyalty, Honesty, Truthfulness and Contentment.

Our Word – a Way Home

- by Daniel Aaron

“Originally published in Kula Magazine, January 2015”

It seems like she’s avoiding looking me in the eye. Usually she’s so present, assured, and right now she seems uncomfortable with me.

I wonder if she’s nervous because I’m the studio owner, her employer, and she’s concerned that I might be evaluating her performance.

By now the tube is in and I’m on my back. Water has begun to flow.

I look at her. “I hope you can feel relaxed and easy with me, I trust you and am happy to be in your care.” The more relaxed she is, the more relaxed I’ll be – and the better this will go.

“I just keep thinking about missing that meeting.” She’d already sincerely and thoroughly apologized to me.

In the Bhagavad Gita, yoga is defined as skill in action. It’s one of my favorite definitions as it makes the idea of yoga so accessible, so practical.

In Patanjali Yoga Sutra, the structure makes it clear that Patanjali’s suggestions have nothing to do with morality or ethics. From the beginning, Patanjali clarifies that we are already divine creatures, already awakened. So of course no amount of asana or pranayama is going to make us better. We’re already perfect. Yet there is plenty of technique, plenty that Patanjali tells us we can do. Again, practical.
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