The word Reiki comes from Japanese and means “universal life energy”. The idea of an universal life energy is not new. The Chinese call it “Chi”, the Japanese “Ki” and the Hindu “Prana”, thus referring to the nourishing energy surrounding us from everywhere, keeping us healthy and alive.
Reiki is an Energy Healing modality, consisting of transferring this powerful natural life energy in intensive form. It aims at dissolving energy blockages and restoring a healthy energy flow in our body, promoting the body’s natural ability to return to a state of balance and to heal itself.
The incredibly powerful healing modality was mentioned already over 2500 years ago in Sanskrit-Sutras and rediscovered by Mikao Usui in the beginning of the 20th century.
A Reiki session can be a beautifully tranquil experience. While receiving a Reiki treatment, you will find yourself in a comfortable environment, relaxing to soothing music, which easily induces a deep and peaceful meditative state.
In this deeply relaxed state of being, the body opens up to its own inherent healing abilities and is more conductive to receiving Reiki energy. The cares of the day melt away as you are drawn deeper and deeper into the blissful and rejuvenating experience.
There is literally no limit to the healing and personal growth processes that can be achieved through receiving Reiki healing energy.
How Many Reiki Sessions Are Needed?
Every single Reiki session harmonises and balances body, mind and soul, inducing relaxation, amplifying feelings of well-being, physical endurance and mind clarity.
For relieving stress, activating the body’s natural healing and filling up your energy reserves, one can use ad-hoc Reiki sessions.
In order to achieve a deeper energy activation for an optimized energy flow, it is recommended to have a minimum of three Reiki sessions at short time intervals for the start.
The individual session plan can be discussed in the beginning of a series of Reiki treatments and updated based on your individual needs.
Reiki is for much more than just relieving physical pain and symptoms. It is a tool to help you open up in all areas of your life. It is there to help you energize your creativity, and to help you break down your blocks to both giving and receiving abundance. The physical and mental health Reiki evokes, and the physical healings which take place, are just an added benefit which occur due to the blocks in awareness which are melted away, thanks to its gentle but persistent effect on consciousness.— Paula Horan
What To Do Before And After A Reiki Session For Optimal Healing
A Reiki session is always designed towards your deepest healing, so being prepared and finding out what works for you is an essential step in processing and integrating the Reiki energy for the best possible results.
Before your session:
Take at least 30 minutes prior to the session to relax and reflect. Take slow, long breaths, checking in with how your body is feeling and anything you are noticing with regard to emotions, thoughts or physical sensations.
You may also want to reflect on any intentions you want to set for your session, and anything you want to share with your practitioner before you begin. An open, relaxed state, without prejudices yields optimal results.
The wonder of energy healing is that it works even if one doesn't believe in it.
You'll also want to make sure you've eaten and are hydrated prior to the session, in order not to get distracted by hunger or thirst. Avoid a heavy meal, coffee or alcohol.
Make sure you are wearing soft and comfortable clothes. Feeling comfortable plays an essential part in being receptive to and integrating the Reiki energy.
After your session:
Since many of the the benefits of a Reiki session can occur as soon as immediately after the session, it is important to find a quiet, relaxing place in order to process and integrate what may arise.
Take at least 20 minutes to lie down, meditate, have a nap or go for a light walk in nature. Try not to schedule anything for immediately after your session.
It is essential to hydrate well after any type of energy work, so make sure you drink plenty of fresh water. You may be feeling hungry after the session, so choose a healthy snack or meal afterwards if needed. Listen to every signal your body gives you.
Reflecting upon and trying to connect to what you have experienced during the session helps in integrating the Reiki energy. You might want to meditate, listen to soothing music, or you suddenly feel a surge of creativity. Whatever the case, it is often helpful to express it by drawing, painting or writing a journal.
Try to connect to the tranquil state you were in during the session as often as you feel like and get in touch with your practitioner if you experience physical or emotional discomfort.
Many of the effects of your Reiki sessions are long lasting and not seldom, life changing.
Hypnosis is a technique for putting someone or yourself into a state of awareness and relaxed concentration, where you are more suggestible and thus more open to messages about breaking bad habits or changing in positive ways.
Being hypnotized feels similar to falling asleep without losing conscious awareness. It is a pleasant state in which you are able sense and hear things around while resting comfortably relaxed with your eyes closed. Your breathing slows down, your muscles become relaxed and the passage of time gets distorted. Your awareness is withdrawn from the daily alert state and goes inwardly. In this state, you are able to harness the full potential of your imagination without the normal restrictions of the critical mind.
While the depth of a hypnotic trance varies from very light to extremely deep, the power of hypnosis relies mostly on the hypnotist's ability to help you experience something special.
If you are willing to allow yourself to enter a trance, a skilled hypnotherapist you feel comfortable with can help you make dramatic changes in your life.
A research study by American Health Magazine found hypnosis to be more effective than other forms of self-change, such as behaviour therapy and psychoanalysis. It reports that hypnosis had a 93% success rate after just 6 sessions - compared to behaviour therapy with 73% after 22 sessions, and psychoanalysis with 38% after 600 sessions.
In Hypno-Reiki two powerful healing therapies, Reiki and Hypnosis, are combined. In a state of deep relaxation, life changing affirmations are being communicated to the receiver's subconscious for beautiful transformations and a positive approach towards life.
It can be successfully used for:
- pain management
- anger management
- healing the inner child
- building a healthy self-esteem
- removing emotional dependencies and toxic cords
- dealing with toxic people and environments/unwanted energies
- increasing motivation and performance
- boosting creativity
- achieving better concentration and memory
- boosting physical endurance
- attracting abundance
- boosting immunity
... and so much more.
Reiki For Tweens And Teens
Reiki can help teenagers enormously to boost their happiness and wellbeing, providing relief for so many of the strains that they go through such as:
• Low self-esteem and confidence
• Emotions such as feeling angry, sad or lonely.
• Feeling shy, nervous or anxious.
• Dealing with the feelings of not being understood, or not able to communicate properly.
• Period pains and hormones.
• Peer pressure or the pressure of large amounts of work.
• Bullying or people being unkind.
• Relationship issues.
Can Reiki Help With ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is incredibly common and causes people to be hyperactive, impulsive and inattentive. Other specific symptoms of ADHD include impatience, being easily distracted, forgetfulness, excessive talking, excessive movement and difficulty staying on topic.
The condition usually begins in childhood and can affect the sufferer throughout his or her life. Following a diagnosis of ADHD, doctors will prescribe in most cases different medications, cognitive behavioral therapy or other psychiatric treatments to help people with this condition to cope with their symptoms. However, even with these treatments, many people with this condition will continue to experience problems that affect their quality of life. In addition, many of the medications used to treat ADHD can be habit-forming and can cause significant side effects. For this reason, people with ADHD often look for alternative treatment options in addition and many find that they benefit from engaging in Reiki sessions on a regular basis.
Reiki is based on the idea that an individual’s life-force energy directly affects his or her physical and mental condition. Problems at the physical or mental level develop when this energy is blocked and unable to flow freely. The purpose of Reiki is to dissolve all energy blockages and restore a healthy flow in order to promote the body’s natural ability to return to a state of balance and to heal itself.
Reiki thus offers a number of different benefits that may be helpful for people struggling with ADHD, by reducing stress levels, improving concentration, promoting relaxation, boosting the mood and improving the quality of sleep.
At the same time, Reiki won't have any side-effects or interact with any other medication or treatment.