by Ashley McDaniel
For Mikki Baloy Davis, 32, the long road to emotional healing from September 11 came during her efforts to help others during the recovery and aftermath. The owner of Pamo Healing, a wellness practice in Pleasantville, New York, she says, "By shifting the way we think, we can be healthier and happier." She learned this in the aftermath of the devastating attacks on 9/11.
Mikki begins her recount of 9/11 by going straight into the gritty details. “I was working as a receptionist on wall street. The first indication that anything was wrong was when a woman called the office looking for her husband. Then we saw the smoke. When the towers fell it was pitch black outside. The building elevator hit the shaft. It was horrifying when the smoke cleared."
Directly after the event, Mikki took a week off from work. “It was surreal, that’s the only word that works. People in hazmat suits were cleaning the building. It was hard to go to work because the fire burned for three months.”
After 9/11 Mikki channeled her energy into healing herself and then healing others. Today she is a shamanic practitioner trained in Peruvian energy medicine. Through her own experience Mikki learned how fast healing can be when approached correctly. "I went through a depression and post traumatic stress disorder. I saw the best trauma therapist in the city and I learned how healing works. It was fascinating. There is always a way to access this resiliency; I have a deeper well to access. I have always been a healer."
You can read more about Mikki Baloy Davis and her story in Life is Too Short: Stories of Transformation and Renewal After 9-11.
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