The origins and causes of stress are many and diverse and the mostly deleterious effects of stress have different manifestations. So much of what we ‘suffer’ could be eased with the right tools. What stories are we telling ourselves about what’s going on? How can you check back with your thoughts and your body when you’re in the middle of what feels like an avalanche of fear, outrage, righteous and even justified anxiety and alarm? Living in Balance have helped many people find ease and tools to help themselves.

“In my 75 years I have worked with many therapists, counselors and coaches, and you have EXCELLED them all! Your great compassion, wisdom, and willingness to always walk with me the extra mile has made a significant difference in my Life and in the quality of my Life. Utilizing the most appropriate and helpful tools, techniques and pathways, you have brought light, laughter and great healing for me! Thank you, from the deep center of my Heart!” D.B.  PA


On a physiological level, the hormone cortisol regulates homeostasis - natural balanced wellbeing throughout the day. Higher in the morning, cortisol lowers towards the end of the day to allow sleep and restoration to take place. Sudden stress shoots adrenaline into our blood stream with the intent on fighting whatever danger threatens us. These days it could be the fear of asking for a raise, to address an authority figure, or exams, tests at school - boot camp, fear of disappointing expectations, the list is endless. Under stress, we experience an old collection of fears and threats, not actually real in the moment, but perceived by the brain as intensely scary as the defense for which it was built originally. Usually, when we work off stress off, the system gets a change to recover and slow down - alas in our modern world we are hardly ever able to slow down and reboot. Even on vacation, we go on adventures that are exciting = more adrenaline, instead of the soothing relaxation the body truly needs.

Stress is a part of life, suffering from stress is unnecessary - come and find out how you can help yourself, even if you think you have to put up with what’s already there in your life and have no choice. We always have a choice on how we handle or manage the stressors in our lives.

 “I asked Henriette Alban to help me with my fear of speaking in front of large groups of people.  I was scheduled to do a presentation and predictably I was unable to get more than 3 or 4 hours of sleep. The fatigue made me fuzzy-headed and irritable.  In just one telephone session, Henriette expertly isolated the core of the problem and tapped with me through a series of statements that released the fear.  I totally relaxed and was able to go to sleep easily and sleep soundly.  On the day of the speech I felt rested and confident and had a wonderful time connecting to the audience.” Dr. Joan Berry, SC

Whether stress comes in spurts or only shows up in specific areas of your life, we have a way to change that as was the case with this gifted young dancer who was very scared at performing in public:

“I want to thank you for all that you did for my daughter. It seems that she has turned a corner with her dance performances. She was relaxed and had fun during both her performances at the recent Nationals. She even received a special judges’ award for “Emotional Commitment” for her lyrical expression. M. was beautiful and shared her love of dance openly and without the previous anxiety, and we have you to thank for it.” R. V. PA

What if you could learn how to avert stress before it starts? Are the causes hidden in past events?

What if with a little practice you could learn tools that become second nature? Doing it when you’re relaxed becomes key.

What if there are physical postures and small movements that fight the usual stress from taking over? Physical balancing helps

What if all this is possible before you get stressed out? Become aware of triggers that make you react, learning to become responsive, or even objective about something that used to alarming.

What if the Bars® were the tool that resets your energy system, easing you into receiving relaxation and peace allowing for detachment from stressful thinking and life.

Our minds have powerfully set perceptions of what is going on and what is considered acceptable and what is not; do you know where you stand? Are you exposed to toxic emotions that drain your energy? Are you someone who drains other’s energy? What if that too could be helped? Give it a shot! 610 372-4572 or email We’ll talk first so you get an idea of what we do here.

“Working with Henriette, I have found immediate release from toxic emotions, a fantastic and liberating experience. I have always appreciated the inspiration and lightness of being with which she approaches healing and wellbeing. Her grounding in such a wide array of inspired tools makes her a wonderful friend, coach and healer.” C. C. NM

What is EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique?

EFT Tapping is an elegant and effective way to meet your life - easing challenging emotions and difficult situations old and new.  EFT is different and far more effective than conventional methods of addressing personal problems. It does not require us to dive into the emotional depth and relive traumas all over again. Life changing, EFT Tapping takes us out of the emotional zone that so often leads us into trouble and gently confronts the problem at its core. Giving you courage and restoring personal power, EFT will change your life. With children and students of all ages, EFT has made important inroads at times of exams and tests, but also for teenagers and their often difficult times. The trick is to stick with it. It’s not a game, and while the technique and the points are easy to learn, to become a professional tapper takes much more experience.  EFT operates verbally and through tapping on the body’s energy systems offering us greater freedom from old issues, both emotional and physical.
Click here to view a video on how to tap.