Tracy Kennedy PhD, The Empath Guide
The Spiritual world has always been a part of my life, as a child and young adult. In retrospect, I may have been an odd child – quietly meditating in the bathroom at age nine, secretly communicating with Spirit, and silently wondering when the ETs were coming back to pick me up (lol!). I was blessed to be raised in a loving home that fostered spirituality and an interest in the metaphysical world (and relatives who were also gifted). Since the 1970s I have spent many many hours reading books and attending workshops on the paranormal, occult, new age, in addition to world religions & spiritualities, alternative healing practices, quantum mechanics, and more. I always felt just a tad displaced in the physical world I was in, and I felt some comfort in learning that there was much more to the world than what most people were aware of. And, importantly that my intuitive and empathic side made sense to some people.
My interest in these things continued throughout my life, but I was always a bit unclear on how and where this side of me fit into my life path. My abilities certainly came in handy in different situations and circumstances (both work and personal life), but for the most part it became hidden, a part of my backstage, a hobby. I’ve done many things in my life, but I never totally felt it was a good fit. I always felt there was something more I should be doing, that my life should have more meaning and purpose. In some ways I felt like Goldilocks, trying different things to find the perfect fit for me. Can you relate?
I am an alumnus of Brock University, with a Masters in Sociology from York University, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto. I have been teaching part time at Brock University since 1999 in the digital technology and culture field. My education in Sociology and Cultural Studies, Classics, Literature, Art & Architecture, stemmed from an early interest in people, what they’re all about – as individuals and as groups, and what makes them ‘tick’. I have always been a social justice advocate, with an interest in helping people. I retired from the Niagara Regional Auxiliary Police Service in 2013, where I volunteered as an Auxiliary Police Sergeant for 16 years.
Like many others, I went through a huge life shift where I realized that the career and lifestyle I had chosen were not part of my path. It was devastating, shocking, and alienating, and I asked – “What now? Where do I go from here?” Sometimes it takes time to see the interconnectedness of your life experiences, and how it is all preparation for something else – something bigger. I never expected that I would be where I am in this very moment, despite all the clues that were given to me throughout my entire life.
In May 2013, I opened The Spiritual Spa in St. Catharines – a space where independent holistic practitioners gathered to provide wellness services to the Niagara community. In September 2014, The Spiritual Spa expanded and grew, moving into a larger space in Niagara Falls to include retail items. I wanted to offer people an opportunity to enhance their lives, on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. In 2018 I continued expanding my service work, opened up my Yoga Studio – Shiva Gian Yoga – and started teaching my signature practice: Yoga for Empaths.
With the pandemic came many changes, including closing all the physical locations I was working out of. Since March 2020, most of my services have been moved online. Like many, navigating virtual spaces to help people in physical places.
Follow your Heart, listen to your Inner Voice. Let me show you how and where to start. It’s why I’m here.
Compiling knowledge and experience with insights from over a thousand client sessions and hundreds of classes and workshops, Tracy is currently publishing the first book in her Empath Series: “#ifeelyou Living as an Empath” (2021) with Balboa Press. Currently in the writing stage are: “#bythefeelz The Empathic Psychic Medium”, “#followthefeelz The Investigative Psychic Medium” and “Yoga for Empaths – Eight Limbs of the Heart”.
Tracy created and co-hosts “The Everyday Empaths Show” with artist and empath – Heather Fraser. Hear some great music and conversation about the emotions that music evokes, what music & musicians contribute to our lives, and some real talk about living as an Empath in today’s world. Join us on Soundcloud for the tunez, the feelz, and lots of topics to chew on.
*In-person sessions are not being held at this time. Some of the services Tracy currently offers are:
Distance Healing Sessions
Tracy works specifically with emotional energy that is held and expressed in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies, She identifies and helps release and clear emotional energies in the body that are not benefiting you in your life.
Distance healing with a 45 minute real time feedback & reading on Zoom following the healing. Tracy conducts the healing session prior to the Zoom call. You are encouraged to sit in a relaxed state 15-20 minutes before we start the Zoom call.
Distance healing with 15-20 minutes recorded feedback (a link will be sent to the client). This session is also scheduled.
Tracy uses her Empath abilities to feel and relay psychic information, and to share insight from your deceased loved ones. Reading Emotions held in the body (both positive and negative), she provides guidance in identifying and releasing old patterns and ways of thinking that are not working for you. Tracy works with Spirit to provide you with what you need to know at this time for your journey.
Ask an Empath – Consultation and Mentoring Sessions
This is a session that allows you to ask questions about your life (relationships, work, finances, health), and get feedback and insight from an Empathic Psychic Medium. This session can also be used for those who are seeking knowledge on how to progress with their own spiritual path or for those who are looking for some insight into their life purpose. Consultations can also include learning tools and skills to help you understand and navigate your intuitive and/or empathic gifts, help you learn grounding and protection methods, or to show you how to focus and enhance your psychic abilities. Mentoring is intended for those who feel they need guidance and insight with their path, and to set the groundwork for their spiritual work (usually more than one session). This is type of session is not a reading, but rather a discussion based on your needs at this time, with guidance from Spirit as always.
Email Tracy to schedule Zoom session.
-Classes/Courses: Self Care for Empaths; The Empathic Psychic Medium; Investigative Psychic Mediumship; The Empathic Healer; The Manifesting Empath.
-Investigative Psychic Mediumship
-House Clearing & Land Clearing
-Platform Mediumship/Gallery Readings
-House Parties and Social Events
-Private Certification Classes for all levels of Usui Reiki
Follow the Vibe to find Your Tribe!
Namaste – “I honour the place in you in which the whole universe dwells…we are one.”
Mitakuye Oyasin – “All are Related.”
In 2020, Tracy was nominated in the following categories for the Spiritual Excellence Halo Awards: Holistic Healer, Psychic, Medium, Life Coach, Spiritual Excellence Award, Writer/Composer, and the Spiritual Artisan category. Tracy placed in the top five for each of the categories she was nominated in – and won the Writer/Composer award!
Tracy has been interviewed and featured on numerous shows globally. Locally, she has been featured and interviewed on GiantFM’s series “The Gifted Onez” with host International Psychic Medium – and fellow Spiritual Niagara Member -Liz Throp.
“Being new to Reiki, and a skeptic, I did not know what to expect. After having experienced several sessions, I am impressed at how I could feel heat points without being touched, and my knee showed much improvement the next day. I was also impressed that after each session, I had a more positive outlook in general, and a feeling of peace and wellbeing.” – Michele O.
“Having chronic back pain, and a lot of stress, it was recommended that I give Reiki a try. Being skeptical of the whole idea, I did not know what to expect from it. It was amazing to feel everything relax as Tracy worked with the energy. I was impressed with how relaxed I felt afterwards, as well as how long it lasted. Having regular chiropractic adjustments, I was amazed at how much longer before the stiffness and pain would return between adjustments, with a Reiki session in between, as opposed to without. But being more relaxed was just the start! My overall mood and outlook was much lighter, and the everyday annoyances didn’t seem to bother me as much. I was very impressed with Tracy when she told me after a session about certain things she picked up from my energies, even things I don’t talk about. Skeptic? Believer.” – Chris M.
“Tracy was an amazing teacher. She gives you all aspects from many walks of life in a way that is easy to understand. She is extremely knowledgeable and caring at whatever level you are at in your journey. You can really feel that Tracy truly loves what she does and is eager to share her knowledge and experiences with those who are interested in learning. Taking the Level 1 and Level 2 Reiki courses with Tracy has really changed my life. The way I look at everything in my life has changed for the better. I now have a feeling of peace throughout my whole body. I believe that we were supposed to meet at this point in my life, as she is a wonderful teacher and a beautiful soul. I would definitely recommend anyone to take a course that Tracy is offering because of her passion for what she is doing.” -Mary B.