COMING TO UTICA — Theresa Caputo, from The Learning Channel’s hit show, “Long Island Medium,” will appear at the Stanley Theater in Utica at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, where whe will share her personal stories about life and help bring healing to messages to audience members. (Photo submitted)

Star of ‘Long Island Medium’ to share ‘healing’ gift in Stanley Theater show

Published Nov 12, 2017 at 9:00am

Theresa Caputo, from The Learning Channel’s hit show, “Long Island Medium,” will appear at the Stanley Theater in Utica at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 to share her personal stories about life and explain how her gift works.

She will deliver “healing” messages to audience members and give people comfort knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them, just in a different way, Caputo said.

Tickets are are on sale and range from $42.75 to $92.75. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading. To purchase tickets, go to The Stanley Theater Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., call 315-724-4000, or go to http://www.thestanley.org/events/view/317/theresa-caputo-live-the-experience.

Caputo said “The Experience” brings her face-to-face with her fans, as she lets spirits guide her through the audience. A video display ensures everyone in the venue has an up-close-hands-on experience regardless of seat location. “The experience isn’t about believing in mediums. It’s about witnessing something life-changing” said Caputo. “It’s like Long Island Medium live, witnessing first-hand spirit communication.”

The highly-rated show “Long Island Medium” follows Theresa’s life as a typical Long Island wife and mom with one very big difference…she can communicate with the dead. Messages from departed loved ones can come through at any time, which lead to spontaneous readings with those she encounters. In addition to her television show, Theresa has appeared on such programs as “Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Fallon,” “Steve Harvey,” “Live with Kelly and Michael,” “Dr. Oz,” & “The Today Show.”

Caputo said she was about age 4 when she realized she was “different” from everyone else.

“I was very young. I would say, ‘I don’t feel right, or I feel different, like I don’t belong,’” she said. “I would always see and sense things. I realized when I was 27 or 28 that I didn’t see my own loved ones, but everyone else’s. Then it took me about five years to fully embrace my gift.”

Being Catholic, Caputo said she felt a little at odds at first, struggling with her faith versus understanding and embracing what she had. “But then I realized, ‘Hey, they’re bothering me. I was minding my own business,’” said Caputo. “When I finally understood my gift was when I learned, from channeling people, that how they died has left a burden and feelings of guilt that don’t give us the ability to heal.”

The medium said when she began to learn and understand more about her abilities, she had her mother and close friends to rely on for support and to embrace her.

“My mom was always that person” that she went to, Caputo said. “I had a couple close friends and my spiritual healer, Pat Longo, who I went to also. She gave me that place where I could safety channel and understand my gift, and learn more about my gift.”

Being a medium, Caputo said isn’t something she can just “turn off” and that she can’t control when she might get a reading. She could just be standing near a person and start receiving a message, she said.

“I usually sense and deal with things constantly,” Caputo said. Spirits “will show me signs and symbols when they want me to communicate with someone.”

Sometimes it’s difficult to deal with the emotions that surround a message, but Caputo said she feels good knowing that the information provided can help a loved one heal and move on.

“It’s hard to say certain things. Last night I was doing a reading in Ontario and this girl had lost her sister. She was murdered by her husband or boyfriend,” Caputo recalled. “He had killed her and then committed suicide. She (the sister) said to tell them, ‘Not to be mad at me,’ and ‘Thank you for praying for him.’ It was a unique moment for me because here was this message that delivered peace” to the loved one. “You never know how someone will interpret or take a message.”

She said, “With something like that, it shows forgiveness and how our souls truly look at things differently. In this circumstance she (the victim) always made excuses for him. I’ve had others murdered by murder-suicide and they’ll say, ‘I always stuck up for them,’ but this time was different. He was improving and trying to change, and he was getting to be a better person. She saw that and she was not giving up on him. She said, ‘I helped him live a good life while we were here.’ It was a unique thing to say, but it was also extremely healing and telling.”

Asked if she’s ever had negative messages or someone indicating that a loved one is making bad decisions, Caputo said, “Just at last night’s show, I had a father saying to his son, ‘I’m proud of you, stop focusing on the choices you made in the past.’ We have the power to do that (make better choices), and that’s up to us. The father said to let go of everything that he felt was preventing him from moving forward in life. It turned out the son wasn’t making smart choices and decisions. After the reading, the mother was looking up to the ceiling and saying, ‘Thank you.’ It shows spirits do listen and hear us, and are able to communicate.”

Caputo’s latest book, “Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones, and Learn to Live Again,” was released March 14 and debuted on the New York Times Best-Seller List at No. 3. Caputo has been a practicing medium for more than 15 years. To learn more about Caputo, her tours or her TLC reality show, visit www.theresacaputo.com.