Frequently Asked Questions About How to Connect with Spirit and How to Develop Abilities as a Psychic, Medium, and Healer


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Is everyone psychic?

Anne believes that everyone is born connected with Spirit.  However, often due to our early childhood experiences, most of us “turn off” our psychic or intuitive abilities.  The most common reason for this is fear:

  • This fear can be expressed from caregivers. For example, if a child reports seeing a deceased relative or angel and the parent/adult reacts with fear, then the child learns that this is not a good thing to experience.
  • The child could also become fearful due to how society portrays psychic phenomena (e.g., television, movies, even religious organizations).
  • This fear could also be due to having no one around to explain what is happening. Won’t it be wonderful when caregivers eventual normalize psychic experiences as normal and something that should be celebrated? It’s happening more and more!  

For a blessed few, they are able to keep their psychic and intuitive abilities “turned on” throughout childhood.  For the majority, though, we need to re-learn how to communicate with Spirit.

Based on her many years of teaching psychic and mediumship development classes, Dr. Anne has come to believe that everyone can develop their psychic abilities if they are determined to do so

However, how quickly a student’s psychic or mediumship skills develop is due to many factors. Most importantly, there appears to be a direct correlation between development of skills and the student’s willingness to put in the time, energy, and effort required to turn on and learn how to control his or her psychic abilities.

For some students, the amount of time it takes is very short (e.g., 6-12 months).  Anne describes these students as “on the fast track.”  For others, it may take longer. 

Why would it take some students less time and some longer? Just a few of the possible reasons include:

  • Life issues that slow down the student’s progress (e.g., family obligations, work responsibilities).
  • The student’s life script (e.g., it may not be time yet, the lesson of patience may be an life lesson this soul is learning in this lifetime).
  • As a soul, the person may be newer at developing the skill(s) that he or she is seeking to learn while incarnated on the Earth plane (e.g., mediumship, channeling).
  • The person has to work through personal issues that are blocking their growth (e.g., fear, religious beliefs, unhealed past grief or trauma).

However, if the person is willing to put in the time, energy, and effort required, then Anne sincerely believes that they will develop their abilities. The process is one of self-discovery and self-development, which will enrich your life in innumerable ways!!!


How do I develop my psychic or mediumship abilities?

Although reading about the topic of psychic abilities and mediumship can be very helpful in the beginning, it is not enough. 

Using an analogy might be helpful.  Let’s use the game of tennis. You can read all the books available about this topic, and you can even attend numerous tennis matches.  This will teach you a great deal about the game, including the history of the game, the rules, and the background of famous tennis players.  But if your goal is to learn how to actually play tennis, then you will never truly learn how to play until you get a racket in your hand, buy some tennis balls, and get out on the court to hit some balls.  All of this allows you to learn how to swing the racket and find “the sweet spot” so the ball will go in the direction that you want it to go.

With psychic development and mediumship, it is much the same.  It can be helpful to read books on these topics, attend lectures, and go to demonstrations by those who do this work.  However, it is unlikely that you will learn how to find your “sweet spot” until you actually start using your psychic and mediumship skills. 

Anne strongly encourages everyone to find a teacher that you feel comfortable with. As with a tennis coach, having a psychic development or mediumship teacher is helpful because they can provide you with information, guidance, and, most importantly, support as you learn your new skills.

NOTE: Be sure that this teacher creates a safe, supportive environment in which to develop your psychic and mediumship abilities. If the classroom or the teacher doesn’t feel comfortable to you, then find a different teacher. Feeling safe is essential to developing your abilities.

For those in the Orange County/Southern California area, Dr. Anne teaches a number of psychic and mediumship development classes and workshops.

If you are outside the Southern California Area, Anne does offer some classes online; be sure to check the online Calendar for offerings. Also, check out the products available in Dr. Anne’s Online Store.  If you would like to attend classes in your geographic area, search online and ask Spirit to guide you to the teacher(s) who is “right” for you.


  • See IMPART’s Online Calendar for classes that are currently being offered. (NOTE [as of Fall 2022]: All of Dr. Anne’s IMPART psychic development and mediumship classes are temporarily “on hold” until after the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us and we can find a location to offer classes.)
  • You may find it helpful to review the testimonials from some of Anne’s psychic development students.
  • Be sure to join Anne’s Online Community to receive announcements about upcoming classes, notification when new blog posts become available, and information about new online products.
  • Anne does provide a wide variety of psychic development and mediumship educational materials on her website (Store, FREE Publications, Blog).  (NOTE: Check back often because more topics are being added regularly.)


Can everyone become a healer?

Absolutely! Everyone is fully capable of gaining access to healing energy! 

In fact, many of those who are drawn to the psychic, mediumship, and healing arts have already lived many lifetimes before their present lifetime, and some of those lifetimes were very likely spent doing metaphysical work, including healing.  This is why many students who take classes in the healing arts report that they feel like it is a process of re-learning a skill that has simply been forgotten.


How do I learn how to be a healer?

There are many different healing modalities available today.  Dr. Anne chooses to teach Reiki classes for several reasons:

  • Reiki is increasingly well-recognized and well-respected by Western medicine. More and more research is being done showing its effectiveness in supporting Western medical approaches. For example, Reiki is now offered in hospitals and many medical clinics. It is also approved as continuing education units for nurses and many other professionals.
  • Reiki cannot harm anyone or anything. It is totally safe to use Reiki. The energy cannot do harm because it’s coming from God/Source/Spirit, which is ONLY love.
  • Reiki provides an excellent foundation upon which to add other healing modalities, if the person wishes to do so in the future.


  • Click here to learn much more about Reiki.
  • Be sure to review testimonials about IMPART’s Reiki classes.
  • See IMPART’s Online Calendar to see when Reiki classes are being offered. (NOTE [as of Fall 2022]: Although there are Reiki Masters who offer virtual/online Reiki classes, Anne personally does not find this to be as effective as providing in-person attunements. Therefore, at the present time, all of IMPART’s in-person Reiki classes are “on hold” until after the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us and we can find a location to offer classes.)
  • Join Anne’s Online Community to receive announcements about upcoming classes, notification when new blog posts become available, and information about new online products.


Do I need to become vegetarian or vegan to become a psychic, medium, or healer?

NOTE:  The following is a brief summary of Dr. Anne’s blog post entitled, Do you need to eat a certain diet to be a psychic, medium, or healer (e.g., vegetarian, vegan)?

Anne is often asked this question, and it is a very debated topic.  Although there are some very wonderful metaphysicians and teachers who believe that it’s essential to adhere to a specific diet, Anne respectfully disagrees.  She does not believe that this is necessary for everyone.

Yes, some people do find that dietary changes or restrictions do improve their psychic, mediumship, or healing abilities.  Sometimes these changes are temporary, but other times they are permanent. When guided to make dietary changes, these individuals almost always find it very easy to make these adjustments to their diet.  They may experience a short “detox” period, but they are typically brief because their body supports the dietary changes that is being made. They quickly adjust and feel healthier than ever before.

However, others do not feels guided to make any dietary changes. Others have been told it’s important and try to “force” dietary changes. When they do this, they often will feel sick because their body isn’t supporting this change.

For example, Anne has tried on several occasions to become vegetarian (e.g., health issues, animal rights issues).  Although she has tried very hard, the result has never been positive. She always returns to a “balanced” diet, which includes lean animal protein.  When she eats in this way, she feels healthier.  Additionally, her psychic, mediumship, and healing abilities are stronger when she’s following a diet that suits the needs of her body. 

Based on her own experiences, the experiences of her students, and her communication with Spirit about this topic, Dr. Anne now firmly believes that each person MUST determine for themselves what a healthy diet for his or her body.  There is no “one size fits all” recommendation. The inability to become vegetarian or vegan in a healthy way may be due to a number of factors, including blood type or genetics.  Regardless, you should listen carefully to your body and eat what makes you feel the healthiest. The body is very wise!


Do I need to stop smoking cigarettes, drinking caffeine, drinking alcohol, etc.?


This is another question that Anne is often asked, and this topic is another one that is debated within the metaphysical community. 

As was discussed in the section above on diet, Anne believes the answer will be different for each person.  For example, one person might find that their psychic, mediumship, or healing abilities do not change depending on abstinence from alcohol versus moderate drinking habits.  But another person might find that their abilities to connect with spiritual energy are enhanced by abstaining from or limiting their use of alcohol or other drugs.

Similarly, someone might find that their skills improve when they discontinue smoking cigarettes. However, Anne took classes from a very famous and accurate medium who smoked a large number of cigarettes each day.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Dr. Anne does believe that psychic and mediumship readings should not be conducted at the time when the psychic or medium has consumed a mood altering substance, such as alcohol or other drugs.  This substance can impair the ability to be a clear channel for information being received from Spirit. All readers should strive to “do no harm,” which can occur if spiritual information is misinterpreted by the reader.


What does it mean when I keep seeing repetitive numbers like 111, 222, and 333?

NOTE:  The following is a brief summary of two different blog posts written by Dr. Anne: (1) Psychic Meaning of Number Sequences and (2) Psychic Meaning of Number Sequence 11:11.  

This is probably the most common question that Anne is asked.  Seeing repetitive numbers (or finding certain objects) is Spirit‘s way of communicating with us. 

Just a few examples of this form of communication include:

  • Looking up at the clock, and seeing the time is 11:11, 1:11, 2:22, 3:33, etc.
  • Looking at the clock and the time is your mother’s birthday (e.g., 3:14).
  • Seeing a license plate with a number that is meaningful to you (e.g., your birth date, the date of your father’s passing).
  • Finding the same object (e.g., feather, penny) whenever you are thinking about a deceased loved one or when you might need reassurance or confirmation from your spiritual team (e.g., angel, guide).
  • There are differences of opinion in the metaphysical field about the meaning or interpretation of these events. Some people believe that a specific number sequence has a predetermined meaning. For example, in the field of numerology, the number 1 is often associated with new beginnings. Therefore, if someone believes in numerology, then this person might see the number sequence 11, 111, or 1111 and interpret it to mean that a new beginning is coming.
  • Other’s use the interpretations provided by different authors for the meaning of each number.
  • Anne and many of her students have found that each person develops their own dictionary, which includes definitions of what each number sequence means for them. For example, number sequences may simply be Spirit’s very efficient and effective way of getting your attention.  Just a few of the possible meanings include:
    • Your guide wants you to know you are on the right path.
    • An angel or archangel is nearby and just wants you to know that it is there to support you.
    • A deceased loved one wants you to know that you are loved.

Luckily, the “system” that you feel most drawn to and that you start to use for interpreting the numbers sequences that you see or the objects that you find will the system that Spirit will adopt and use when communicating with you. Therefore, just choose the one that feels right to you and Spirit will take it from there. As with so many things in the metaphysical field, there is no one “right” answer or approach.

By the way, when you notice something like this, Anne recommends that:

  • Say “Thank you” (even if you don’t know who or what is there).
  • Then, immediately ask if there is a message that this entity wants to convey to you. 
    • If you get an immediate impression of a message, do your best to trust whatever came to you. 
    • If you don’t receive a message, then don’t worry about it.  It was very likely that Spirit was simply sending you love, support, and encouragement.


Do angels and archangels really have wings?


This is another question that Anne is often asked, and once again, the answer depends on who you talk to in the metaphysical field. 

There are those who believe that angels and archangels actually do have wings. However, the more common belief is that what is being seen clairvoyantly are not wings. Instead, what is being seen is the very wide and vibrant aura that surrounds angels and archangels due to their very high vibration. 

In actuality, all entities from the other side are actually formless/shapeless.  They are simply energy. They often joke with Anne that they are “nebulous gas.”  Luckily, all entities, including deceased loved ones, will assume a form that is recognizable to you, which means that the entity may or may not assume a similar appearance with someone else.  For example, Archangel Michael might appear in one way to one person but another way to someone else.

The bottom line: Entities from the other side will appear to you in a form that is recognizable to you.  Therefore, if you believe that angels have wings, then they will appear with wings.


How can I receive messages from Spirit?

Dr. Anne believes that everyone can receive messages from Spirit at any time.  The challenge is learning how to differentiate or discern between a message that is coming from your own thoughts, daydreams, and body sensations versus a message that is coming from Spirit. 

Learning how to do that is a process called discernment, and Anne encourages everyone to find a psychic development or mediumship class with a teacher who can support you in learning this very important skill.

One of the easiest ways to make sure you are not allowing your thoughts or opinions to influence a Spiritual message is to use a tool, such as oracle cards, tarot cards, runes, etc.  This is especially true until you have mastered the skill of discernment, which everyone is capable of doing with training and practice.


  • See IMPART’s Online Calendar for classes that are currently being offered. (NOTE: Currently, almost all of Dr. Anne’s IMPART psychic development and mediumship classes are temporarily “on hold” until after the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us and we can find a location to offer classes.)
  • Anne’s workshop Psychic Development 101:  “The Clairs” teaches you about the “language” of Spirit and how to master the skill of discernment.
  • Be sure to join Anne’s Online Community to receive announcements about upcoming classes, notification when new blog posts become available, and information about new online products.
  • Anne does provide a wide variety of psychic development and mediumship educational materials on her website (Store, FREE Publications, Blog).  (NOTE: Check back often because more topics are being added regularly.)


What is channeling?

NOTE: The following is a description of channeling. If interesting in channeling, you are invited to order her ebook Channeling 101.

The easiest way to explain channeling is to compare channeling to psychic work:

  • When conducting a psychic reading, the psychic receives information from spiritual entities in the form of visual impressions (clairvoyance), sounds/words (clairaudience), body sensations (clairsentience), smells (clairolfaction), tastes (clairgustation), emotions (empathy), and/or thoughts (claircognizance or intuition).  The information is sent, in essence, from “outside” of the psychic.  So, for example, if a psychic who is clairvoyance and empathic was connecting with Aunt Sally, she might appear in a favorite dress and might tell the psychic that she loves her niece very much.
  • With channeling, the entity actually joins with the channeler to speak directly on the Earth plane.  So, if a channeler was connecting with Aunt Sally, the channeler’s soul would “step aside” in order to make room for Aunt Sally.  Then, Aunt Sally would say to the person directly, “Hi Honey, I’m here and I love you very much.”


What books or websites does Anne recommend?

We live at an amazing time in human history!  Unlike the past, there are currently many books and websites available on the topics of psychic development, mediumship, astrology, and the healing arts.

However, Dr. Anne rarely will recommend specific books.  She has found that everyone has different background and training needs. She has come to trust that students will be guided to the “right” books, website, teachers, podcasts, events, and/or classes by their spiritual helpers, but only when the time is right.  For the student, it’s a process of learning how to trust their spiritual helpers and trust in Divine Timing.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you start to feel uncomfortable in any way when reading a book, listening to a podcast, visiting a website, and/or attending a class, please trust that feeling. As is true in any field, there are many sources of information, and some of them are not “coming from the Light.”



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