When Christine Stango awoke on the morning of September 30th, 2012, she could not have prepared herself for the life altering events that were to unfold that day. Her younger sister, confidant and best friend, Renee, was found unresponsive in the bedroom of the home they once shared.
Shocked and shattered, Stango could barely get out of bed during the first two weeks following her sister’s passing.
After a couple of grueling weeks, she managed to pull herself together long enough to return to work. As a Global Recruitment Consultant at a biopharmaceutical company, she found busy work to be a necessary distraction from her grief.
Stango dreaded the evenings and weekends when memories of Renee would return. In these moments, she found it difficult to function. Her world had turned into something unimaginable and her body trembled continuously from the stress and emotional pain of her loss.
Suggestions for grief counseling were met with resistance. What could someone possibly say that would make anything better, as this grief was much too deep and personal, she thought.
While Stango attempted to survive the emotional upheaval of her sister’s loss, she and her family also had to take on the challenge of settling her sister’s estate.
On the verge of a nervous breakdown, Stango realized that she needed help, but not the type of therapy that one might traditionally seek. Rather, she met with a woman, JC Nesbitt Preston, who had successfully performed energy work on her sister years prior.
The holistic therapy surprisingly resonated with Stango, even after only one session. Overtime, Stango’s body stopped trembling and she was able to breathe again. The energy work also allowed her to see the world and people around her clearer.
Stango stopped operating out of fear and anger. She felt freer. As she healed from the loss of her sister, she began to heal in other ways, too.
Stango eventually quit her full-time job to become a protégée to the woman who had helped her. After studying alongside Nesbitt Preston, Stango opened her own private energy practice, Divine Guardian Energy, to help others.
Stango now educates clients and community members about the energy life force, Qi / Ki, which she claims aids in the healing process. “Through this work, the energy provides an accelerated healing process. The energetic influence and adjustments create a ripple effect in your body and energetic field which brings your body and life into the balance it was meant to be.”
When asked about her work and its effect on clients, she says, “Energy is channeled for the body to receive what it needs with each session. Some people experience relief after a few sessions and follow up for periodic maintenance, while others find they need more extensive energy work to help them through their unique situation.”
She continues, “People experiencing emotional or physical pain, surgery preparation, recovery from illness, difficulty sleeping, grief, divorce, break-up, work or home life stresses, find energy work helpful. Even people loving life may desire to continue the positive flow of energy through energy work.”
As a lesbian, who struggled through the coming out process in both her professional and personal lives, Stango is ultra-sensitive to LGBTQ community needs.
“Even though we have progressed as a community, we are still faced with a new set of challenges in these uncertain times. We have to continue to be steadfast in not letting others’ fears change who we are fundamentally so we can live OUR TRUTH.”
Christine Stango lives and practices on the Main Line. To learn more about Divine Guardian Energy, click here.