My Experience with Reiki

I know, I know, you probably think I sound crazy promoting Reiki...but don't knock it until you try it. The whole purpose of counseling is to help guide you and quite frankly, help provide some relief from daily struggles, stress, and anxiety, right? Reiki can help you learn to relax and even get over blocks in thinking.

 

Let me tell you about my experience with Reiki. I had my first treatment and knew very little about it, I was just being supportive. I sat in a chair while the healer, who happens to be my son, did his thing. My eyes were closed and I was sitting still. I don't want to give too much away because I don't want to skew the impressions of your treatment...but I felt the energy transferring from him to me. It was quite an experience. It didn't hurt. I was more relaxed during and after the treatment than I had been in years. I've had several treatments done now. I love the experience and believe it will be beneficial to many of you and/or your children, especially those of you who may suffer anxiety or high stress...I recommend the treatment to everyone. The good thing about it is that you can do it as much or as little as you like. Your body and mind would probably enjoy it on a consistent basis but that's completely up to you.

 

*As a side note, I may mention Reiki to you but please do not feel obligated to try it. If you're stuck and can't seem to get over a hump, it could be helpful...definitely won't hurt anything...

 

 

What in the world is Reiki??

 

Reiki is the Japanese term for an ancient healing art, it is NOT a religion and has nothing to do with religion. The literal translation is Rei "the natural spirit" and Ki is "vital energy or feeling". It's now known mostly as "universla "life force energy".

 

How does it work?

Many of us are walking around with our energies out of balance. This imbalance shows up emotionally and/or physically. The Reiki energy helps us to decompress the physical tension and helps calm the mind which helps center our bodies. The more this is reinforced, the more it begins to inform us of how we are in the world. Reiki reduces stress, promotes relaxation, and, of course, re-balances your body. It's not invasive.

 

How can Reiki help you or your child?

There are many untold benefits of Reiki, but here are a few:

-improves sleep

-relieves pan

-effective for stress management

-calms hyperactivity and anxiety

-opens digestion

-eases repetitive thoughts

-releases chronic tension

-provides clarity on life decisions

-assists with PTSD symptoms

-restores homeostasis within the body

....and more....

 

It is a great compliment to counseling or medical treatments. It can be extremely benficial for children and adults who have a hard time focusing. It can even be done on babies and is safe for pregnant women too!

 

What is it like?

Relaxing. Quiet. Calming. You will probably either feel relaxed or energized after treatment. 

 

The Reiki healer will have you lie on a massage type table or sit in a chair. You have to remain still during the treatment (even kids). The Reiki healer will then transfer the energy from him or her to you. The healer doesn't touch you during the session. His or her hands will be just above your body in or near one of the Chakra points. Sometimes you will feel the energy and other times you might not. Just about everyone experiences the relaxation benefits. 

 

How much is it?

Reiki is provided by an outside source. The Reiki healer is Elijah Moore. Sessions can be scheduled through me (Evan evan@atwatersedgecounseling.com) or through the email on the site. Reiki is mostly likely not covered by your insurance (they don't like the natural stuff, ya' know?) 

 

$50/session. Sessions range from 15 minutes to 45 minutes with most of them being closer to 45 minutes.

 

 

 

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