What is Reiki?
Potential Health Benefits of Reiki Healing
There are numerous benefits to Reiki both for the practitioner and the receiver;
Reiki has also been researched for its validity and efficacy in the USA. It was taken in to the hospitals and significant results were shown. Tested areas that Reiki proved to rapidly progress healing in were:
- Post-operative pain in tooth extraction
- Cognition in elderly related to dementia and Alzheimer
- Pre-operation relaxation and post-operative pain relief
- Relieving pain in chronically ill patients
- Depression and stress
Who can learn Reiki?
Everyone and anyone can learn Reiki; you do not have to be a medical practitioner, therapist or have had any previous experience or requisite qualifications. You might not even want to practise it.
An inspiring course that changes peoples’ lives. The tranquillity and peace the course offers gives everyone the space to reflect on their dreams and how to fulfil them. It helps connect with ‘self’ and listen to your intuitive element. You learn to listen to your body and how to maintain health naturally. Regret nothing, do everything.
Reiki’s versatility can be used at any point during the day, anywhere and across many time zones. It is like having a natural first aid kit to hand. Many celebrities find Reiki useful in their busy lifestyle- for example Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Uma Thurman, Helen Hunt, Naomi Watts, Kate Hudson, Macy Gray, Sandra Bullock, Ellen DeGeneres, Kate Bosworth, Michael Flatley and Nicole Kidman.
Dr. Stephen Devries, author of “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Cholesterol” has said: “Massage, meditation and Reiki, a type of energy healing, can also reduce the stress that can lead to heart disease.”
The New York Times had recently an article “When in pain, PGA players turn to healers.” The article includes a photo of golfer Phil Nickelson receiving Reiki from practitioner Jim Weathers. “Weathers practices Reiki — a Japanese technique that channels energy to heal and reduce stress.”
What is the difference between Reiki I, II and the Master courses?
Reiki I is about healing the giver (the practitioner). It allows people to make great changes as it gives them the strength and clarity to see or feel their way forward. It unblocks unwanted limiting beliefs and propels them to a more harmonious place. With Reiki I you can heal yourself at any time, anywhere. It can be used at or before interviews, presentations, dealing with confrontations or any situation where you feel uncomfortable or anxious. If you struggle sleeping, giving a self-treatment can induce deep relaxation and this in turn brings about a peaceful and uninterrupted sleep. The moral of this story is everyone should have a Reiki I to, not just cope with life, but live it.
Reiki II gives you the symbols to deepen the healing and charge clients for the treatment. The Masters course gives you more symbols to work with and allows you to teach Reiki.
Reiki I must be done before Reiki II, likewise both Reiki I & II must be in place before taking the Masters course.
'I had the pleasure of being involved in Reiki One and then Reiki Two with Leysa Henderson. I was quite apprehensive when I first went along and Leysa's friendly smile and attitude soon relaxed me. What a wonderful course. I loved the first one so much I went back for more. Leysa has a calmness about her and a great way of teaching that you can only just absorb all the knowledge so easily. I remember one instance when it was too hot to be inside and we went outside to do our treatments on each other. While we were doing this a baby fawn and baby fox sat together and watched us from the bush (just blew us away!). I am on the other side of the world now, but still feel Leysa's presence in my everyday life. She has changed me by giving me the tools to share Reiki with others. I just love giving a "treatment" and seeing the positive result.'
Sue South (New Zealand)
Sue South (New Zealand)