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Understanding is the new healing

Aisling FitzGibbon

Photo credit: Pawel Nowak

Photo credit: Pawel Nowak

In today’s episode, I’m joined by special guest Dr Mary Helen Hensley. Mary Helen is an author, chiropractor, metaphysical healer, international motivational speaker and is my book mentor.

Today we’re talking about her brand new book Understanding is the New Healing that’s available now which shares miraculous stories of recoveries from physical and emotional trauma.

Mary Helen has previously written a trilogy of books Promised, Circles of light and A Land beyond the river which were later published as the one book with her personal story by Simon & Schuster.

Understanding is the new healing is a collection of stories from Mary Helen’s clients and her personal journey.

It was going to be called Understanding is the new forgiveness but Mary Helen found that forgiveness is one of the misunderstood words out the. The key point in anyone’s healing journey is understanding the WHY. When you focus on forgiveness, you still buy into the illusion that something or someone can harm who you really are.

The understanding that really hurt me or that was horrible to go through but I actually understand why it happened in my story as it led me to this, it introduced this new person into my life and now I understand -puts you into a place of empowerment.

Understanding is the new healing shows you a broad spectrum of examples how people have been affected by disease processes to emotional states like depression, suicide and extraterrestrials.

You can find even one story that shows a piece of yourself and how it works in your life to start your healing.

The entire first half of the book explores how past lives impact people’s present life.

Mary Helen got this understanding after her near death experience at the age of 21 when she was involved in a fatal car accident. An idea presented to her at her time of death meant when she came back to life she had to completely reinvent her paradigm.

The signs and clues are around us all the time which Mary Helen covers in depth in this book.

One particular chapter is about a client called Alex who was suffering from panic attacks that were related to a past life experience. Mary Helen challenged her to write a new script with her new understanding and toolbox.

Healing doesn’t mean that trials and tribulations aren’t going to come knocking on your door. Healing means you’ve found a way to deal with the adversity when it presents itself. That’s why understanding is the new healing because if you have this expectation that you’ve put everything aside and just cause you got through one challenge that it’s never going to show it’s face again.

It’s about knowing what to do and building this fabulous toolbox where when it does come calling you can go oh I know exactly what to do to deal with that.

Everything that happens is for your growth and evolution even the really hard stuff. There’s a reason and plan behind everything.

Mary Helen has been a massive help to me with understanding the death of my Mum which presented me with every opportunity to give up and do nothing. Instead I looked for a way to find confirmation in what I knew in my heart and soul, that she wasn’t really gone. She’d changed form like water and steam look different but are the same thing.

We can still work together. We’re writing our book Moving From Fear To Trust together and I strike out on something that’s my greatest life’s challenge, having the faith and understanding that my Mum’s right there with me by my side.

That’s why she had to go when she went cause there was no way I could have grasped this concept if it was someone who I wasn’t that close to. It had to be her.

Mary Helen’s Dad’s death was monumental in her growth and development. She feels him and he’s there to converse with. She had to lose such a major player so she could come to the understanding what she was capable of without his physical presence.

In Understanding is the New Healing there’s a story of a guy who comes to Mary Helen after a failed suicide attempt. When he released the truth about what happens when you commit suicide and what happens when you die he choose to be his best self and not to use his mental health condition as an excuse for a behaviour he could recondition and change. When he realised what he had to offer he stopped trying to hurt himself.

With all the wonderful and moving stories contained in this book, Mary Helen has clearly affirmed that life is orchestrated for your learning, growth and evolution. Everything is happening for a reason and for you to develop an understanding of how the big picture works.

I’d love to hear from you what was your number one takeaway from this episode. Share in the comments below!


Aisling xo

Competition Time:

I have three signed copies of Mary Helen’s books to giveaway.

  1. Promised by Heaven

  2. Bringing Death to Life co-authored with Patricia Scanlon, Aidan Storey and Pamela Young.

  3. Understanding is the new healing

Competition Rules:

  1. Listen to the podcast episode and enjoy with a cup of your favourite tea.

  2. Take a screenshot of the screen where you’re listening to the podcast.

  3. Share that image on Instagram Stories or regular feed on Instagram or Facebook

    1. Tag @aislingfitzgibbon

    2. Use the hashtag #understandingisthenewhealing

Winners will be selected on Monday 8th July 2019 at 5 pm GMT.

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Connect with Mary Helen Hensley

Mary Helen is launching Understanding is the New Healing on Friday 5th July at 7 pm in the Athlone Springs Hotel. Call to get special room rate when you’re with the book launch. Hosted by Ireland’s favourite author Patricia Scanlon with a BBQ and DJ to celebrate in style.

Grab a copy of Understanding is the New Healing now.

What's the alternative to you not following your vision in 2019?

Aisling FitzGibbon

Photo credit: Pawel Nowak MUA Le’Masque Studio

Photo credit: Pawel Nowak MUA Le’Masque Studio

Happy New Year for 2019. We’re back with the first podcast of 2019 after a relaxing 2 week holiday.

Today’s episode asks you the question “What’s the alternative to you not following your vision for 2019?

The main points discussed today:

I was a speaker at the Open Minds Conference last November where I met Mary Helen Hensley who is a Author, Chiropractor and Metaphysical Healer. Mary Helen told me “You need to put your story into a book”

Reducing our phone time is our intention, using social media as a tool instead of a tyrant.

Visited Mary Helen during the holidays and I birthed the beginning of my first book Moving From Fear To Trust that I’m co-authoring with my Mum Martha. I’m deeply grateful to have Mary Helen as my mentor and Book midwife.

Sharing my intentions with you helps me to stay accountable and on track with my project.

Richie shares about his Odyssey Tour in Europe this year.

We’re socially conditioned to fear failure. We attach our identity to failing and it makes us want to give up. Failing is part of the process of learning to master anything. It doesn’t make you a failure. When you fail, fail in the direction you want to go in. Richie’s example of his first attempt at making his album.

Embracing failure is essential when you pursue your goals and vision.

Map out your intentions for the New Year and detach from the outcome of how it has to unfold.

Learn to trust in the timing while having the discipline to stay on your course.

Inspired by a question I heard recently on a Masterclass by Elizabeth Gilbert, I’d like you to ask yourself is “What’s the alternative of you not following your vision?” Please share in the comments below.



Doors are open to join Energy is Your Currency Membership today until tomorrow at 8 pm. This months theme is focused on embodying Hygge, which is the Danish concept of creating contentment and wellbeing. This practice is designed to move you from fear to trust so you can follow your vision this year. There ‘s a masterclass with Mary Helen Hensley available to give you the momentum to move through your fears and take inspired action to bring your vision to life in 2019. Are you ready?