Reiki is a gentle hands-on healing modality that utilises Universal Ki or electromagnetic energy to flow through a practioner to an area of the body that needs treatment. It is excellent for stress and emotional issues. Reiki originated in Japan and was founded by Dr Mikao Usui in 1922.
The Japanese word Reiki can be translated as Rei meaning 'Universal, 'God' or 'All-Knowing' and Ki as 'Life Force Energy. After study there is an attunement process from a Reiki Master with the level of Reiki 3.
Reiki can be used in conjunction with other treatment modalities such as counselling, hypnotherapy, massage and traditional medicine. Hospitals in the U.K. are integrating Reiki into the NHS with a number of studies showing positive outcomes by the use of Reiki as a complementary health modality. Doctors and nurses are being trained to offer Reiki as an integral part of patient care. In the U.S. studies show Reiki improves patient sleep, recovery, reduces anxiety, pain and nausea. Reiki is being used during routine operations and even transplants to balance patients' energy and assist in the healing process with encouraging clinical results.
Reiki can be used on children, pets and even plants! It can also be used to clear an area (called 'space clearing') for distance healing and to help with a past event. Reiki energy will go where it is needed.
The 5 Principles of Reiki as outlined by Mikao Usui are usually written as:-
1) Just for today, I will not be angry.
2) Just for today, I will not worry.
3) Just for today, I will be greatful.
4) Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
5) Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.
EFT or Tapping is an excellent stress reduction technique which has been clinically shown to benefit those with PTSD, phobias, childhood trauma, fears, general anxiety, body issues, and pain relief. EFT involves tapping on certain points on the body sending a calming signal to the amygdala in the brain so the issue or problem being talked about while tapping is no longer perceived as a threat. This provides great relief so the body and mind can become calm and this assists the healing process. I am using EFT during my Heal Your Life coaching sessions for an added relaxation boost.
With Reiki Master and friend singer songwriter Lindsay Drummond.