When I first heard about master wellness practitioner Jeannette von Johnsbach and her technique for healing the body naturally by lowering exposure to geopathic stress -- the distortion of earth’s natural energies by subterranean features like underground streams and fault lines -- I knew I had to learn more about her distinctive work and share it with my feng shui clients and followers. As part of The Andreas Method, her comprehensive and integrative system for boosting the body’s ability to self-heal, Jeannette uses her Good Place modality to actively helps clients avoid the harmful effects of geopathic stress in their homes.
I recently visited Jeannette at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles where she also offers her popular Biomeditation Therapy to discuss her work and just how significant reducing geopathic stress is to cultivating good health and energy flow within the home.
Sunny: It’s said that ancient cultures from the Romans to the Bavarians would test for geopathic stress before starting construction on any site. Just how important is it to identify areas of geopathic stress in the home?
Jeannette: It’s very important, especially for people who are terminally ill or in very difficult health situations. Because if they sleep in a very geopathically stressed place, they just can’t get better. They may get the best therapies out there. They may get the best food and nutrition. They may spend a lot of money on a lot of things but they will not get better because their immune system is struggling every night to maintain what it needs to do so it can be effective.
Sunny: Since the big deal about geopathic stress is that it weakens the immune system, which rooms of the home do you consider top priority when doing an evaluation?
Jeannette: We spend a lot of time where we sleep so that’s a very critical area. If somebody sits at a desk for a long time, that’s another area to really look at. Places where you move around all the time don’t really matter but where you spend a significant amount of hours of your day are worth looking at.
Sunny: I’ve read that methods for finding areas of geopathic stress range from using complex technology to simply observing how attracted certain animals and insects are to a specific location. For example, ants are drawn to geopathically stressed areas like magnets. Do humans, like animals, have the capability to distinguish between geopathically stressed and non-stressed areas?
Jeannette: Ideally, we don’t need anything except our body to be able to feel that, naturally. But we feel so out of touch that we can’t. So then people need technology to show it but it’s really not needed. The animals know where to lie down and where not to lie down, and if we look at nature -- the trees -- some will grow in one area and some will not grow in a specific area. So it’s actually very, very intrinsic of us to know about this.
Sunny: Awareness about geopathic stress is starting to build here in the states. In what parts of the world has it already been heavily researched?
Jeannette: In Europe -- Germany and Austria in particular -- there have been a lot of studies, scientific studies, especially over the past hundred years, hundred fifty years. So it’s not just the knowledge you have from the lay people or people that work with it in the traditional sense, but you have the other [scientific] side that keeps backing it up. So let’s take that and let’s make use of it instead of having people be sick and not knowing why.
Sunny: Let’s say you find that a home has a geopathically stressed area. How do you remedy a stressed area once it's been identified?
Jeannette: There are a lot of things that are sold to remedy but some of them really don’t work that well. If you have a very stressed area, it’s best to move the place where you sleep to find a good place. That’s why I call my service the Good Place because it’s just the safest way.
To learn more about The Andreas Method, visit here.
To book a session for Jeannette's Biomeditation Therapy, visit the website for the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles spa.