• Mentoring / Coaching
  • Tapping
  • Doorway Healing
  • Reconnective Healing
  • Natural Vision Improvement
  • Classes


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My story

I came into the healing world on my feet, meaning that Life brought me nose to nose with my own brand of challenges, and it took time and searching to get to where I am now …

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Thank you so much for your beautiful session today!…I so appreciated your deep spontaneous listening, receiving, honoring …

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About Carla

  • Bio
  • Trainings and Certifications
  • Workshop and Conference Appearances


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There’s nowhere you can be
That isn’t where you’re meant to be
It’s easy
All you need is love
—John Lennon/Paul McCartney

Carla at her desk Mentoring / Coaching

In many ways, I feel I was born for the role of mentor/coach. It’s the perfect combination of teaching, healing, brainstorming, storytelling, and cheerleading. I have the honor and thrill of watching my clients’ dreams unfold before their very eyes, seeing them embrace challenges and rise up in greater empowerment. What could be more gratifying?

Possible reasons to work with me:

  • You are in (or are anticipating) a time of transition
  • You are dissatisfied with some aspect of your life
  • You have a specific goal or vision but don’t know how to make it happen
  • You long to feel a greater sense of purpose or fulfillment
  • Your body has a diagnosis and you want to live from a state of well-being

You have many options:

  • Work with me one on one
  • Sign up for my next group program
  • Create your own group to work together with me

Doorway through Trees Tapping

Meridian Tapping, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), is by now familiar to many. Tapping gently on a series of acupressure points on the face and upper torso, while repeating certain phrases, has proven to be calming to the amygdala, restoring balance to the autonomic nervous system.

Reasons you might consider tapping sessions with me:

  • Chronic pain
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling stuck on an issue
  • Dealing with grief
  • Wanting greater clarity
  • To bring a sense of ease
  • To cure a phobia
  • To help change a habit
  • Together we will craft the tapping so it addresses what often are many layers of whatever you bring to the session. And the beauty of this method is that once the energy of something has shifted, it can take you to a new level of living!

    Wooden gothic doorway Doorway Healing

    At a basic level, I understand our pain point as an invitation, a doorway leading to a deeper connection within and beyond the self. Our body gives us a nudge and a clue, and part of living is learning to listen more keenly.

    What I call “Doorway Healing” is our journey together to hear what that internal message is, to allow it to speak, and to heal whatever is constricted, pinching us off from Well-being.

    I will serve as your coach, guide, teacher, ally, healing helper and cheerleader all wrapped into one! As we work together, using any combination of the techniques shown below, we will shed light on the stepping stones to your healing.

    • My own brand of tapping
      releasing the energy of stored pain, moving toward balance, serenity and clarity
    • Metaphor healing
      using your words as the keys to unlock the door to your path of healing
    • Guided visualizations
      healing through imagination
    • Coaching
      starting where you are, expanding into new perspective
    • Strategizing
      knowing you are not alone, choosing your next actions to take

    Wooden doorway with blue trim Reconnective Healing

    I became a certified foundational practitioner of Reconnective Healing under the training of Dr. Eric Pearl in 2016. It is easy to underestimate the breadth and power of this channel of healing. My life has been forever changed for the better because of it.

    My practice in the healing arts continues to evolve. It was my naturopath who suggested I seek the training with Dr. Pearl. With his encouragement, I earned certifications in Reconnective Healing and The Personal Reconnection. From there, I continued to delve further into the study of energy and The Field. Gregg Braden’s teachings led me to make a connection, full circle, to the creative energy I have always encountered while composing music. It’s all the same energy! I am now fully engaged, tuning into and always deepening my connection with my own unique energy healing abilities.

    During a healing session with me, we are part of a three-cornered triangle: you, the energy frequencies of The Field, and myself. While you sit or lie quietly, either in person or non-locally, I interact with this expanse of coherent and peace-filled loving energy and connect with you, completing the triad.

    The appointment is 45 to 60 minutes in length.

    Open wooden doorway in a home Natural Vision Improvement

    Whether you are dealing with near- or far-sightedness, astigmatism, or any number of other conditions that compromise the clarity of your eyesight, know that this too can be healed. Many people worldwide have thrown away their glasses for good, and far more have reduced their prescription as a result of this work.

    Dr. William Horatio Bates (1860-1931) developed a method to restore his own eyesight. Following that breakthrough he devoted his career to helping others do the same, including restoring the vision for people whose cases were considered hopeless. Fortunately for us, the Bates Method was carried forward into the next generation by a handful of people trained by Bates and his wife Emily C. Lierman. I studied his method many years ago with Thomas Quackenbush, who is in the third generation of these teachers. During his seven-week course, my glasses prescription was substantially reduced, and even now I continue to experience upgrades in my eyesight.

    In the 21st century, as people are turning more and more to alternative therapies, awareness and practice of the Bates Method continues to grow. (To see a documentary on this worldwide movement, go to Vision 2020 Movie.)

    I am trained to coach clients in the Bates Method. Over the years, I have found that I am most strongly drawn to working with the energy-based portrait of each eye condition. The mind-body-consciousness connection has led me to focus on the inner process of transformation from blurry/impaired to clarity. I can teach you some of the practices that Dr. Bates taught his patients, but just as important – if not even more so – is the relationship between how we see ourselves in the world and how we see. (Dr. Martin Brofman: Vision as a Metaphor. )

    There is a definite shift that comes with allowing ourselves to see with our whole self, dropping away the filters, blinders, and tensions that we adopted as a reaction to difficult things that happened in our lives. I love this aspect of the journey and hope you will too!

    Carla writing at her desk Classes

    I offer courses that vary anywhere from three weeks to four months. Right now, all are held live via Zoom. In-person classes may be added in the coming year.

    Each weekly session is 75 to 90 minutes in length. Given my 50-year career as a folksinger and songwriter, I will add a live performance to each lesson, to deepen the learning and nurture you on a heart level.

    Available programs:

    • “Rise Up in Peace”
      • 3-week on-line course, live sessions on Zoom
      • For those of us whose very sensitivity that serves as a source of compassion for those who are suffering is the same sensitivity that can overwhelm and even paralyze us. You will be guided through steps and mindset training to come into a more centered state, from which you can discern more clearly your own unique call to action and take that action with the power of peace and clarity.
    • “Harnessing the Power of Your Inner Dragon”
      • 5-week on-line course, live sessions on Zoom
      • In this course, you bring whatever is showing up as the present Dragon in your life, seemingly guarding the door to your castle. You will learn the steps and mindset to turn what feels like your nemesis into renewed strength and fortitude.
    • DreamBuilder® / Mussar 4-Month Program*
      • 17-week on-line course, live sessions on Zoom
      • What many coaching programs miss is the fact that our biggest obstacles lie in our inner thought process, given the strong pull of familiar patterns in our lives. Through this program, you will begin to identify the true nature of your greatest life challenges and learn how to turn them into assets: the very tools that will serve you on your self-designed personal path.
      • The DreamBuilder® program was created by Mary Morrissey and the Brave Thinking Institute. Based on the principles of the New Thought movement, aptly described by theologist and author William James as “Healthy-Mindedness,” this curriculum is a proven method, presented through clear instruction and meaningful real-life stories, with healthy doses of inspiration throughout. The content consistently leads you through steps that are both simple and pragmatic, harnessing the power of your passion with the wisdom of your expanding awareness.
      • I have added to Mary Morrissey’s brilliant curriculum the ancient Jewish soul-trait tradition of Mussar study. Week by week, as we work through the 16 DreamBuilder lessons, I will pair each one with a specific Mussar trait to bring the lesson home into your own life.
    • *Upon enrolling, you will receive a course package, complete with recorded lessons and notebook, available in both digital form and hard copy. You will meet weekly with me on the Zoom platform to walk through that week’s class, address questions that came up during the past week, and to receive the assignment for the coming week. You will also have two one-on-one sessions with me sometime during the duration of the course.

My Story

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in
—Leonard Cohen

Carla Sciaky smilingI came into the healing world on my feet, meaning that Life brought me nose-to-nose with my own brand of challenges, and it took time and searching to get to where I am now – feeling very well and far happier than I ever knew a person could feel! Given that I got from there to here, and with everything I learned along the way – and continue to learn – I feel called to offer what I can to help you and empower you along your path.

During my early childhood I suffered from chronic digestive distress. By my late teens I had spun into an eating disorder, followed later by food sensitivities, spastic colon attacks, chronic neck and back pain, vertigo, depression and anxiety, flirting with more than one autoimmune disorder, into my fifties. Up until my mid-thirties, I sought both comfort and help through the conventional medical avenues, and there I found some of the former, and not much of the latter. One of the final straws was an invasive procedure, which in turn led to a prescription that made me sicker than I had been all along.

That was my turning point.

I began to turn to alternative methods. Just one week after my first appointment with a naturopath, I felt better than I had in months. With his support, I moved forward on my own path of healing. I was fortunate to encounter many angels along the way.

  • My therapist taught me that I, as a professional musician, was a member of a worldwide fellowship made up of creative people, sometimes quirky, and often misunderstood by those close to them. Through her I learned that my deep and intense way of experiencing life was due to the fact that I was acutely sensitive, which turns out to be an asset, even with all its challenges. She was the first person to tell me, “You’re an artist.” And that it is a gift.
  • My massage therapist became in essence my mentor, slowly and patiently coaxing me toward living in harmony with the vessel called “my body.” She taught me that this body and I were not two separate entities, just one body/mind/spirit, and that my pain was carrying information, reflecting something important for me to pay attention to.
  • For over thirty years, my naturopath has guided me along an ever-expanding path, helping me to understand healing as a lifelong journey rather than a destination. Through him I have learned to see that we exist on an energetic level, affected by many forces, and that there is always more than one way to approach any health or emotional issue.
  • My twelve step fellows, with whom I have sat in many rooms across many years, welcomed me in from the start, accepting me, along with all of my flaws, from that day forward, to the point where I now feel gratitude for the very suffering that I used to curse.

As I began to feel better, I discovered I had a natural appetite and curiosity for several of the modalities and therapies that had been helpful to me. I trained and received certificates in a few of them and then, encouraged by my teachers, started seeing clients. In this way I came to see what a joy it is to help others experience less fear and move into a sense of greater well-being.

Beyond my training, something else began to emerge. I found that I had a certain kind of intuition to guide the process. Anyone can use a method, once taught, but it is not about the framed pieces of paper on my wall. That same sensitivity that makes me a good musician and that led to my acute experience of pain and depression is my guidance system. Pain, the very thing that I had been perceiving as the obstacle to living my life, turned out to be the doorway to a far better, richer, and more fulfilling life than I had dreamed possible. The paradox was in accepting that I had to learn to listen to what I had believed to be my enemy.

This is how I arrived at the name “Doorway to Healing” for this practice. Over and over again, what Life continues to demonstrate for us is that pain serves as the doorway to the kind of healing that is true, profound and sacred, granting us a more meaningful existence in every way. If you feel I can be of service to you, I invite you to come knock on my door! I will be happy to welcome you in.

Client Testimonials

I can’t make the sun rise
Nor bring back the dark
But I can look in your eyes
And offer my hand
As I walk this path with an open heart
—Carla Sciaky

Thank you so much for your beautiful session today!…I so appreciated your deep spontaneous listening, receiving, honoring and transforming and how you brought that into the tapping. Thank you for sharing your gifts!

The EFT (tapping) sessions with Carla have been just what I needed during a challenging time in my life. I have been surprised by how effective and calming they have been. I can bring a difficult emotion to the session and leave feeling at peace. Carla’s wisdom and insight combined with her intuitiveness and compassion are a true gift to those she comes into contact with, and serve her well in her work as a healer. I am fortunate to be able to have her alongside me in the journey.

Even though I (had) heard about EFT, I never tapped before. Tapping with Carla was my first time and it was absolutely amazing. I love how gentle and sensitive Carla is when conducting tapping sessions. I also love how easy and accessible it is to tap and I love the effect that it has on my mental health. Such a great addition to my toolbox guided by a caring and sensitive practitioner!
I am tongue-tied to express how much this has meant to me. The depth of your self-awareness and ability to express it in words and music is profound … and beautiful. You light my path.
I have had the opportunity to enjoy three sessions with Carla. I went into it more out of curiosity, while open to the possibility. The second time, I would have sworn I felt touch, yet knew that wasn't part of the process. One session I was overcome with visions of brilliant, dynamic colors while I relaxed into the experience. What I have noticed, even though I never verbalized my issues with jet lag, was that that has been lifted and hasn't returned. Really bizarre! We have travelled quite a bit and the jet lag was always something I would have to contend with upon our return. I highly encourage giving yourself the gift of a session, either remote, virtual or in person when that becomes possible again. I really benefitted from doing so myself!!
I have done Tapping with Carla both individually and in the Zoom group. I have found both very helpful in dealing with a variety of issues including insomnia, trigeminal neuralgia, anxiety, and anger. The Zoom group sessions are interesting in that Carla shares personal examples of how tapping has helped her as well as others.
I really enjoyed my time with you. Not only for the new insights…and their immense possibilities, but because you are an excellent teacher with great analogies and stories to support the new lessons.
She was able to listen and adapt to my individual needs. I really felt that I had specialized treatment for all of me, not just my eyes. I know this is true because of an unexpected and dramatic disappearance of my migraine headaches. My first day visiting Carla…I had the start of my weekly migraine. I had already scheduled the appointment and thought that I would have enough time for the appointment before the migraine became debilitating. The first session included relaxing techniques to help my near sightedness. By the time I went home I no longer had a headache. I didn't think much about it until the following weeks when my migraines just didn't come. At that point, I didn't care if my vision had improved. My painful headaches were gone because I was learning to relax during my day to day activities. Thanks, Carla! I am healthier and happier because of you.
Reconnection is what I was seeking when I learned that Carla Sciaky was offering Reconnective Healing treatment, and I jumped at the first opportunity to avail myself of multiple sessions with her. Having been laid low by a protracted mystery illness, it was essential for me to seek the benefit of alternative modalities to support a long process of healing. Carla put me at ease as she opened these sessions with the intention that my health and reconnection were the focus of her work, and with each treatment I was more engaged and aware of how Reconnective Healing added to my positive progress toward renewed health. I am grateful to Carla Sciaky for making these sessions available, and for the support and benefit they provided, and I commend this work to all.
I don’t have a clue how wireless cell phones work. But I use them because they greatly enhance my life. This is also how I feel about the therapy that Carla Sciaky offers. Her technique is in tune with my needs. She has a way of releasing the tensions and sets the vibrations in my body into a harmonious well-being. I don’t understand how it works, but it does. It feels good on a cellular level. Her bodywork has greatly enhanced my life.
I had a massive brain injury, aneurysm ruptured and subsequent stroke in 2012, which left me paralyzed on the entire left side of my body. Technically, I am now considered to have left sided weakness since I am relearning how to walk with the use of a 4 footed cane, but I have little control of that side and little to no strength. Due to the paralysis/weakness on my left side, it's as if I no longer have a left side! Because the connection between my injured brain and my left side has been broken, my brain doesn't understand I have a left arm, hand or leg. The only way I know I have a left foot, or where it is, is by actually looking at it. Same thing for my left hand or arm. I mostly notice this absence while in PT and I'm asked to put weight on my left leg. This task is very difficult as my brain keeps insisting that's impossible since my left leg no longer exists!
After the first Reconnective Healing session, for the first time since my injury, I understood I have a left side of my body! It's hard to explain because physically, I was the same, but mentally I KNEW and could feel that I have a left arm, hand, leg and foot! Before Reconnective Healing, my body consisted of my right side, into my trunk, but stopped somewhere in the middle. I notice my newfound left side the most while I am doing physical therapy and attempting at using my left side. I still can't feel it any more than I used to, but now I KNOW it's there! I can tell the previously broken connection between my brain and my left side has begun healing, begun "reconnecting”. They are now aware of each other, and communicating.
I can't thank Carla enough for giving me my left side back!

These sessions are helping me increase my self-awareness and emotional intelligence. They invite me to practice new attitudes, especially acceptance and trusting my own inner strengths and guidance. It is helpful to connect with and hear from others too, as it reminds me that so much of what I experience, especially the discomforts, are essentially part of being human, as opposed to personal faults/obstacles. You have cultivated a space in which people are honest, especially with themselves, which is something special that I do not take for granted. Best of all, the regularity of the sessions helps me learn new skills and develop new habits that I can use throughout the course of my days and weeks.
I have known Carla Sciaky since we were in high school, and I have watched her grow from that quiet-voiced, timid, brilliant high school girl to the gifted healer she is today.
I had tried EFT (tapping) in the past but didn't really click with it very well. However, these daily sessions with Carla have become a stabilizing force in my life right now, and I am so grateful for Carla's insight and wisdom. She has an uncanny ability to bring our focus right down to what matters on any given day, and I always come away with a renewed sense of peace and purpose -- sometimes even joy! It's hard to imagine anyone not gaining benefit from her work.

About Carla

Here is my song for the asking
Ask me and I will play
So sweetly, I'll make you smile
—Paul Simon


Carla Sciaky smilingCarla Sciaky’s musical career spans five decades, beginning in the folk world with touring and recording, winning awards as a songwriter, and most recently being inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. Concurrently, she has been a performer of early music, with a critically acclaimed Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1980, and eventually leading to her present position as baroque violinist with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado and her baroque quartet Sémplice.

Over the past two decades, Carla also found herself drawn into the world of healing. Coming into it with a history of health issues, depression, and an eating disorder, she now has come to see pain and suffering as an invitation to explore the deeper dimensions of our lives. Her practice, Doorway to Healing, implements the use of EFT/tapping, guided visualization, breath, Reconnective Healing, coaching and strategizing to support a transformative journey. She loves working with her clients, addressing issues such as chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, eyesight, and many more.

Carla is certified as a DreamBuilder® life coach and also in several healing modalities. She owns a long-standing recording company, has served clients and students throughout her career, and has taken her place on stage before thousands of audiences. She has been featured in print and internet media as well as on radio and television stations across the United States, and is a published writer.

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