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The Powerful Healing of Reiki

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese word (pronounced RAYKEE) which means “universal life-force energy”.  All living things have a life sustaining energy running through them, through a network of channels in our bodies called “meridians” and outside our bodies called “aura”.

The Ki is an energy which travels through our bodies at high vibrations and frequencies which make it difficult to see, but can be detected by various forms of electro-magnetic equipment.  Reiki, operates at a higher and faster vibration than the Ki that is present in the physical body and the aura, so it can move through all parts of the human energy field to break through energetic blockages and promote healing.

Reiki is an holistic treatment as it creates positive benefits for body, mind and spirit, encouraging deep relaxation, a sense of wellbeing and assisting the physical body’s own healing ability.  In a typical treatment the therapist places that hands non-intrusively on or near the body, in a sequence of positions, usually on or around the main energy / chakra points.  Reiki also has the same power if received over distance.  Adults, children, animals, birds, flowers, anything with a vibration travel through them can be treated.

Reiki Practitioner’s

Although anyone has the ability to use their life force for healing, Reiki isn’t automatically accessible to us.

A Reiki Practitioner has undergone specialist trainer plus a number of attunements by a Reiki Master.  This process allows the practitioner to gain unique energetic vibrations of the Reiki spiritual healing energy.  Once a person has been attuned to Reiki they will always be able to access it easily by just intending to use it for self-healing, or with others.

History of Reiki

Reiki originated in Japan in 1920’s when Dr Mikao Usui rediscovered a way of channelling healing energy.  After a 21 day fasting period he was struck by a great light and received spiritual empowerment and enlightenment.  After his experience he was able to heal himself and others through touch alone.   He realised he had discovered a healing power.  After many successful healings Reiki healing clinics began to be formed in Japan and over time Reiki Master’s have trained other’s in the healing practice.  The power of Reiki has been passed from Dr Usui to other Masters, who attune others practitioners.  Gradually the treatment is being practiced in many countries and becoming more well known, as the healing power of Reiki is being realised more and more.

Healing Properties of Reiki and Hand’s On Treatment

Reiki healing  provides stress reduction and relaxation, triggering the bodies natural healing abilities, improves health, well-being and balances life energies.

Reiki is a type of energy work, where the therapist places their hands on or above you with the intention of moving the energy “Ki” to enable it to circulates and flows freely around your body.  When the flow of the “Life Force Energy” is disrupted, weakened or blocked, emotional or health problems tend to occur.  Reiki is excellent for healing any physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues of any kind, with amazing results.  Reiki benefits include:

    • accelerates the bodies self-healing abilities
    • creating a deep relation and aids the body to release stress and tension
    • improved sleep
    • reduces blood pressure
    • can help with accute and chronic problems (asthma, eczema, headaches) and supports breaking addictions
    • relieves pain
    • removes energy blockages, adjusts the energy flow of the endrocrine system, bring balance and harmony
    • cleanses the body and removing toxins
    • reduces side effects of drugs and supports the body to recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy
    • supports immune system
    • increases vitality
    • helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing

Distant Healing

I often offer to send Distance Reiki, this enables me to send a full treatment  to someone who can’t attend a hands-on treatment, with exactly the same effectiveness.

To send distant Reiki I go through a series of rituals and think of the person as a send the flow of Reiki to the individual for their highest possible good.   The flow will be as strong as a hands-on treatment.    As I say the persons name or imagine the persons face Reiki is beamed to the person requesting treatment, the person who is receiving the Reiki has to want it at least on a subconscious level, otherwise the Reiki was not flow.

I am open to receive requests for distant Reiki from Friends, Family, Colleagues and Clients and will always find time to carry out distance Reiki.  Feel free to send me a private message – this is a free service and I will not ask or need to know the reasons for receiving Reiki.














Tackling Sleep Problems

Sleep TherapyI have pulled together some information which I hope will be useful for anyone who is going through problems with sleep.  Although I have covered many reasons for sleep disturbances my blog can’t include them all.  If you have any concerns about your sleep or general wellbeing I would strongly suggest speaking to your GP.

Most of us have experienced times when we find ourselves unable to get to sleep.  We can all deal and function with only occasional sleeping disturbances.  When we find ourselves not having enough sleep night after night this can effect mood, concentration, memory and more creative aspects of your thinking.

How much sleep do we need?

Adults generally need 7-8 hours sleep per night.  A few people feel that 4 hours is enough and some require as much as 10 hours per night.  As we grow older we require less sleep.

What effects sleep?

Many things effect sleep, including food, exercise, medications, caffeine, illness, stresses, worries, mood, alcohol and the comfort of the room.  If you have a ongoing sleep problem it’s worth considering these areas and making the necessary changes

What can help?

  • Consider if you make changes to your lifestyle and deal with physical problems
  • Establish a regular routine and time for bed and awakening: e.g. bath, drink, book & bed.
  • Control thoughts – if you have negative thoughts, challenge these and replace with positive thoughts
  • Relaxation – learn how to slow down your breathing, concentrate on relaxing your body and use imagery to help to drift off.

Lifestyle & Physical Problems
If you are experiencing pain or breathlessness which stops you sleeping – make an appointment with you GP, who may be able to offer a solution for you.  Reduce or eliminate drinking alcohol in an evening as its a diuretic and tends to wake you during the night.  Cut out stimulants (coffee, tea and tobacco and energy drinks).  Assess the comfort of your mattress – if its uncomfortable maybe a new one would be an investment?

Regular Routines
A regular calming routine can help you be settle better into sleep.  Try to avoid eating meals too close to your bedtime.  Get any chores out of the way in the early evening, so that for at least an hour before bed you are chilling and settling down.  You could maybe watch TV or do a hobby, have a warm milky drink, read, have a soak in the bath.

Resist the urge to have naps during the day and until you start to see regular improvements, get out of bed at the same time every morning (don’t be tempted to sleep in).

Control Thoughts
Often sleep disturbances are caused by over thinking, negative thoughts and stresses.  If you find that you are lying in bed over 30 minutes worrying.  Get up and do a task which is constructive for you.  In this way bed is associated with sleeping and not staying awake.

Often writing thoughts and worries down on a jotter can help.  They will be there to deal with in the morning.  If thoughts are continuously interfering with sleep spend time during the working day to work through them, eliminating any stresses you can, speak to a partner, friend, professional or GP.  If you have regular negative thoughts – evaluate them for what they are – look to replace these with alternative positive thoughts.  If you find this difficult to do this for yourself ask someone you trust to help you to see an alternative perceptive or beneficial solution to your thoughts or problems.

If you you feeling very down – consider speaking to your GP.

Regular exercise – such as walking, yoga, keep-fit, dancing etc can have a remarkable effect on your ability to sleep.  Physical exercise is also good to release stresses of the day and aid your body to relax.  Relaxation can describe a number of activities; breathing techniques, your settling down routine, having a bath, meditation, self hypnosis or music.

A good method to relax your mind is to focus on your body.  Start by working you way from the top of your head and shoulders down to the tips of your toes.  Tense each body part on-by-one and then release it – let it go.  After you have travelled down your body – do it again but this time look for the part that is most comfortable and relaxed.  If any part remains tense release and let go until each part is feeling as relaxed as the most comfortable.

As your doing this exercise you may find your breathe is slowing down naturally, if not concentrate on slowing down your breathing and inhale (as you count to 4) and exhale (as you count to 4).

When your body is relaxed you can use some simple self hypnosis techniques to help you to drift naturally into sleep.  Imagine a staircase with 20 stairs (this could be in a mansion, house, garden, seaside etc).  Picture the stairs going down, use all you senses to see the surroundings, hear the wind/birds/TV/music etc, feel the stair-rail/wall, smell the flowers etc and taste the aromas/salt in the air etc.  As you imagine yourself descending down the stairs and getting closer to this special place you have created in your mind – you will find yourself drifting deeper into sleep.  With each step you will discover that your body and mind relaxes even more.  As you take each step this doubles the effect of relaxation and comfort in your mind.  As you slowly walk down the steps and count from 20-0 you find that your breathing naturally slows down, your body and mind begin to rest.  As you reach 0 you are feeling sleepy and allow you imagination to drift as you reach this special place of calmness.

If you are not used to relaxing your body and mind I would suggest practising the above every evening – regular relaxation reduces stress and anxiety and aids natural sleep.

I very much hope you’ve found my blog interesting and useful.


Anger – Question your rules

We all have our own rules and morale’s which we abide by.  Sometimes we expect others to work by our own rules.

If you are become agitated or angry when others don’t treat you as you would them, remind yourself that every one is unique, has had a different upbringing, different experiences, a unique personality and therefore very different rules for themselves.

Anger Management

If your rules are causing you frustrations / anger use this checklist for each rule

  1. Is this a rule you want to live by?
  2. Where does this role come from?
  3. Decide whether you want to keep this rule. (can it be updated or changed)
  4. Practise using the new version of your rule

Remember if your own rules are causing you more pain than happiness maybe it’s time to evaluate whether it’s in your best interests to implement – usually a small change or adaption alleviates further bitterness.

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