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Frequently Asked Questions About THE BARS

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What are “The Bars”?
The Bars are a series of 32 points on the head, which when lightly touched release old energies stuck in the brain and the body, allowing for tremendous and easy change.

What does a Bars session do?
The Bars takes all the considerations, thoughts, feelings, emotions, decisions, judgments, and beliefs from any lifetime, that are electrically stored in the brain and releases them. This release occurs when the bars are touched; it allows that stored junk to be released.

Similar to when the lights go out in your house and you flip the circuit breaker or trip switch so the lights come on: having your bars done allows your lights to come on. The energy of the universe becomes available to you and this often results in more peace, ease, joy and glory in life.

Several doctors who are experts in biofeedback have reported changes in their brain waves, going from beta to much more relaxed theta waves in the course of a one hour session. Luckily for us, Access has known for years that the Bars change the electrical function of the brain.

What can you expect after receiving the Bars?
Every Bars session is different. The worst that can happen after a Bars session is you feel as relaxed as if you had received a great massage. The best that can happen is your whole life can change.

Among the most commonly reported effects are: an increased sense of peace and ease, being less reactive to situations which might have upset you in the past, more restful and deep sleep, feeling that whatever was upsetting before the session doesn’t matter any more.

How long does the effect of a Bars session last?
Once you have your Bars done, the Bars “run” or continue to release stuck energy forever. Every time you have it done after that, the effect becomes more dynamic.

The most dramatic effects tend to be noticed within 3-4 weeks of the session.

How often should you have your Bars done?
This is entirely up to you. How good would you like to feel?  How easy would you like your life to be?

Some Bars facilitators wonder why we don’t all do it every day! Most like to have their bars run at least once a week, or whenever they feel stressed, cranky, or out of sorts with how their lives are going. After any kind of major shock or trauma or energetic shift of any kind is another time to consider having your bars done.

Who can benefit from having their Bars done?
Everyone who is willing to lie still for it!Some people may not value the experience of relaxation and consider it a waste of time and other people who have an interest in changing and improving their lives may be keener. We recommend concentrating your “bars running” efforts on the latter of these, who also tend to fit into the 47% of the population mentioned previously.

Can children and babies have their Bars done?
Children and babies benefit phenomenally from having their Bars run. They are more like animals than adults, which means they are often more willing to have rapid change in their bodies as well as in their being.

It should be noted that children’s Bars can run very fast. Often they can tell you when each bar is done for that session and when to move on, and babies are even faster!

Can children learn to run Bars?
Absolutely!  Because children have fewer considerations about what is possible and impossible, they can run the bars with very potent effects and less limitation. Children may be in small bodies, but they are often willing to be larger and more potent than the adults around them. Have you ever seen a child who commands the attention of the entire room they’re in?

Who can do Bars for others?
Anyone can learn to do the Bars. No previous experience in health care or training in anatomy or massage is required! All it takes is a willingness to learn and attending one-day bars class.

Where can I learn to do the Bars?
Bars classes are taught by some 400 Bars facilitators worldwide, in 25 different countries, and many love to travel to countries where they don’t live! You can find Bars facilitators and classes on this website:

Where did the Bars come from?
The Bars were originally channeled by Gary Douglas, the founder of Access Consciousness, in 1990. They did not exist on earth prior to that.

Can the elderly/ill/handicapped benefit from having their Bars done?

Can Bars be done during pregnancy?
Absolutely! (Legally of course we have to suggest you ask your doctor first.)

Women who have had their Bars done during pregnancy, especially on a regular basis, report having short and easy births and many have avoided c-sections.

How long does a Bars session last?
Usually a Bars session can last 60-90 minutes although this can vary and it is always better to do Bars even if it’s for 20 minutes than to not do them at all!

What does a Bars session cost?
The cost of a Bars session is entirely up to the facilitator who gifts it to you.  They are independent practitioners who set their own prices. Some may gift you a session or partial session. You can often find them at health and mind/body expos where you can get a mini-session at a reduced price. Some facilitators offer Bars trading nights where you can get an introductory session in a group at a reduced price.

What are the long-term effects of having your Bars done?
Most people who have experienced Bars regularly report that their lives continue getting easier and better.

Do you have to have it done more than once?
Access and the Bars are about choice. You don’t have to do anything. People who experience the greatest benefit from Bars are those who have it done repeatedly. It’s your choice.

Do Bars affect mental or psychological problems?
Many people who have had mental and psychological problems have been able to wean themselves off medications and experience amazing changes in their problems. Of course we recommend you consult your doctor before discontinuing mind-altering drugs.

How do the Bars work? Can the Bars harm anyone?
No. The Bars cannot be done wrong, and you cannot harm anyone by doing their Bars.

Is there anyone who should not have his or her Bars done?
Only those who are unwilling or uninterested in trying it.

How do you know what to expect from having your Bars done?
You don’t! Every Bars session is different and there is no way to predict exactly what will “happen.” The guideline that best applies is that the worst you will feel is like you had a great massage, and the best that can happen is your whole life can change.

Can the Bars cure physical ailments and pain?
The Bars facilitate consciousness, which can change just about any of these.

Some of the physical ailments that have changed in one Bars session include scoliosis resulting in a 1-1/2” height gain, changing pigeon-toes that medical doctors recommended surgery for, as well as relief and disappearance of all kinds of aches and pains all over the body.

Many people have used the bars in combination with other tools of Access Consciousness to make “incurable” diseases including cancer, arthritis, chronic fatigue, depression, bi-polar disorder, disappear

How do you know how many Bars sessions it will take to heal something?
Again, you don’t! The symptoms or disease will go away when you and your body are ready to release the considerations (thoughts, feelings, emotions, beliefs, decisions, judgments from any lifetime) that are keeping the unwanted condition in place.

This process is not linear, which means that a condition that one person let go of in one session could take many sessions for another person and there is no wrongness in this. It is just different. It is however, possible to ask a particular Bars session to address particular symptoms or issues. The results are determined by the person receiving the Bars session and their body.

When should you have your Bars done?
Whenever you would like to feel great!

People who have been practicing the Bars for a while usually get them done regularly, with an extra session when they are having a cranky or difficult day.

Are the Bars like Reiki or Cranial-Sacral work? Are they Acupuncture points?
The Bars never existed on earth before they were channeled by Gary M. Douglas. While the points may appear to be cranial-sacral or acupuncture points, they have a different function when done as part of the Bars. We have not seen any other method generate the changes that are created by the Bars.

Reiki practitioners tend to do very well at learning the Bars since they are already familiar with energy. The Bars and doing the Bars for others seem to have a more wide-ranging effect on the whole lives of the people doing the Bars than Reiki practitioners seem to experience.

Do you have to lie down to have your Bars done?
Lying down is not required. It does promote relaxation for the receiver in most cases as well as ease and comfort for the Bars giver. If lying down flat is a problem, a reclining chair or lawn chair (“zero gravity recliner”) can also work.

Science is getting blown away by the Access Bars!
To hear renowned neuroscientist Dr. Jeffrey Fannin discuss what blew him away when he tested what occurs in the brain after one Access Bars session, go here!


  1. says

    Dear all,

    I have read the information re Bars with interest and have a question.

    Does Bars assume the location of the subconscious to be in the brain and only in the brain?

    ‘Wishing you Peace with Yourself & Your World’

  2. says

    Bars has been a fabulous contribution to my body and my life. During my talks or classes I often have people running Bars in the audience, it makes things for me as a presenter so much easier. People relax so easily. What I find funny is that when one person has their Bars run every body in the room gets a sense of the energy changing.

    One time I ran Bars on people during a talk presented by a Yoga teacher and the whole energy in the room changed. The presenter even got it and asked later what I was doing.

    Bars are a powerful tool, I am now asking people to have their Bars run before I do a Connective Being Process. It not only relaxes them it makes my job easier as they can receive so much more, which means they get more out of thier session too!

  3. harveypam says

    That sounds really great!
    where can one learn this healing method? I live in Austria.

  4. dean moriarty says

    i need this…where can i get it done…is there anyone near to west wales..cardigan

  5. dean moriarty says

    i need this…where can i get it done…is there anyone near to west wales..cardigan

  6. dean moriarty says

    i really want to do this…i think i have a block that needs to be cleared…dont mind to travel…my mobile is 07887843870 land line is…01239654859

  7. Brigitta DÁpice says

    Today I had done the Bars for the first time with my girlfriend with the dvd
    I am living in the Netherlands and have the experience as a Reiki master and I am a Tai Chi Qi gong teacher how it can be better than this giggle

    I am very happy to be a member of the world puja that is how I came to listen to Rikka Zimmerman ..,,,,,, In the beginning I was putting the sound could not follow this strange ……..
    Somehow I came back and started to play !!!! with this

    My mother is 82 and don’t understand English but with a issue for the first time I was doing a Clearing statement with her on a issue in English it did not matter she felt the relieve and she had a lot of fun !!!

    How it can be better than this I LOVE HORSES and was two and a half years daily school natural horse communication and yes lots of p… giggle
    But they are my most wonderful teachers in this world
    I have been so lucky to have the book talking to the animals………..jippie what else is possible
    When I saw for the first time saw you both I did not know nothing yet about you both with horses and first thought was how it is possible to ever ride a horse with this people
    Funny than I saw the horses on Utube and your background wauw this are so wonderful horses beyond words
    What does it take that you both will come to Holland one day to meet real Dutchies
    Thank you for reading my mail THANK YOU have a lot of fun !!! Greetings and gratefulness Brigitta

  8. Brigitta DÁpice says

    Hello again

    Interesting point of view that I had this point of view \above mail giggle

    Life come to me with Ease Joy and Glory what else is possible ????

    Greetings Brigitta

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  11. admin says

    You can run your own bars. And it is more phenomenal when someone else runs your bars and you just receive

  12. Abélard du Focet says

    I believe in energy healing intrinsically, but I have had very bad luck with it. Have tried several modalities and, no matter which, I end up so physically altered but with heart attack symptoms. Very scary. That proves to me that energy work has effects on the person, negative in my particular case.
    I love body work: massage, rolfing, etc.
    Is this more like body work? Else, with my previous negative experiences, should I stay away from it:?
    If some body’s reactions are like mine, do you have a remedy for it?

  13. joseph doherty says

    I run my own bars because there are no places anywhere near where I am-such a shame that these types of modalities are not on every corner everywhere.
    Anyway I hold the places shown touching them with my fingertips while watching tv and I have experienced deep and profound changes in my state of mind and well beingness. I feel a reconnection to source. I would suggest anyone to run their own bars get a copy of the chart or just start with holding your fingers on the centerline of the head-and see what a difference it makes.

  14. Joe says

    I feel like I am on the ground floor of something fantastic! This just entered the minds of humans!

  15. Adva McAteer says

    I couldn’t even begin to describe the change the Bars made to my life.
    It’s just like opening a a huge door to a new way of being and functioning:
    Letting go of everything, I mean EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING that kept me and my body locked into all the considerations, beliefs, decisions, rejections separations and judgments that where hanging there, restricting me and causing doubt, worries, anger, guilt and ill-health.
    It’s like being totally free and having gratitude to everything without judging it! How does it get any better than that?

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