In our fast-paced and often stressful modern world, finding ways to improve our overall wellbeing has become a priority for many. While conventional medicine and therapies have their place, alternative practices like Reiki are gaining popularity for their potential to positively impact both the body and mind and it is now being used in some parts of the NHS.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is an ancient healing technique that originated in Japan and revolves around the concept of life force energy. This universal energy flows through all living beings, and disruptions or imbalances in this energy can lead to physical, emotional, and mental health issues. The word “Reiki” itself combines “rei” (universal) and “ki” (life force energy), reflecting its purpose of channeling this energy to promote healing.
How does it work?
Reiki practitioners use a hands-on or hands-off approach, placing their hands on or slightly above the recipient’s body. They act as a conduit, allowing the healing energy to flow from the universe through them to the recipient. The energy is used to stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself and restore balance on all levels—physical, emotional, and spiritual.
Where does it originate?
It was rediscovered about a hundred years ago by Dr Mikao Usui in Japan.
What can Reiki heal?
Reiki is an holistic form of healing; it treats the source of any disease – emotional, mental, physical and spiritual. Simple and profound, it comforts, soothes, relieves pain, speeds physical healing and releases emotional trauma from the present and the past. Reiki activates the bodies’ self-healing mechanism.
Changing the way You Think:
One of the most profound effects of Reiki lies in its ability to change the way you think and perceive the world around you. Here’s how it can bring about this transformation:
Reducing Stress and Anxiety:
Stress and anxiety can cloud our minds and negatively impact our overall wellbeing. Reiki sessions can induce deep relaxation, calming the mind and promoting a sense of peace and tranquility. This mental clarity allows you to think more objectively, making better decisions and coping more effectively with life’s challenges.
Unresolved emotions can hinder personal growth and happiness. Reiki energy can help release emotional blockages, facilitating emotional healing and promoting a more positive outlook on life. As you let go of past traumas and negative emotions, you can experience a newfound sense of mental freedom and emotional resilience.
Enhancing Mindfulness and Awareness:
Reiki encourages mindfulness by fostering a deep connection between the mind and body. As you become more attuned to your own energy and sensations, you develop a heightened sense of self-awareness. This increased awareness can lead to greater clarity in your thoughts, allowing you to focus on the present moment and find joy in the little things.
Boosting Self-Confidence and Empowerment:
Reiki sessions can help boost self-confidence and promote self-empowerment. As you experience the healing effects of Reiki, you gain a sense of control over your own wellbeing. This empowerment can lead to a shift in mindset, enabling you to face challenges with renewed strength and a positive attitude.
Who can learn Reiki?
Reiki is available to everyone regardless of age and circumstances and all people, including children, can learn to use it. Reiki cannot be learned from a book alone. In order for the healing connection to be made a Reiki Master has to attune the student
Why learn with The Reiki School?
- Learn from experienced Reiki Masters: By learning Reiki from a reputable organization such as The Reiki School, you can ensure that you are being taught by experienced Reiki Masters who have a deep understanding of the practice.
- Support and guidance: The Reiki School provide ongoing support and guidance to help you continue to develop your skills and knowledge.
- Hands-on practice: Reiki is best learned through hands-on practice, and The Reiki School can provide you with opportunities to work with others and receive feedback on your technique with face to face classes.
- Connection to a community: Learning Reiki can be a transformative experience, and being part of a community of like-minded individuals can help you to deepen your practice and connect with others who share your interests.
- Certification: The Reiki School offers certification programs, which can demonstrate your level of knowledge and expertise in the practice, and can be valuable for those who want to use Reiki professionally.
Book a Reiki class and start your journey today