How I learnt about Reiki for anxiety
I learnt about Reiki through my friend Cate. I hadn’t seen her for quite a while. When I met with her I was taken aback. She looked so well and content. I asked her what she’d been doing. She said she’d been learning Reiki.
Why I made time for Reiki treatments with Sarah
I wanted to feel less stressed and anxious. I shared this during my first treatment. It was explained that Reiki helps to rebalance the nervous system so I would experience less anxiety and that Reiki complements other treatments, such as western and herbal medicine.
What I experienced during Reiki treatments
Reiki treatments helped me immensely. I began to experience less stress and anxiety both mentally and in my body. While subtle, I could feel the effects of Reiki during each treatment. Things that couldn’t be easily explained as ‘placebo effect’, like:
– loud gurgling noises in the stomach
– warmth where Sarah placed her hands
– tingling up and down my legs.
I now understand that these are common experiences when receiving Reiki.
I was new to complementary treatments and I have to say that my first treatment wasn’t entirely comfortable. At times it felt that something was pulled from the middle of my chest – although Sarah’s hands were just lightly resting there. Sarah explained that she wasn’t pulling anything out, instead, Reiki was working to rebalance my system:
– emotionally and
and that my body, as all human bodies do, store stress. These stresses were being healed by Reiki. I didn’t have to consciously be aware of what they were, I could just relax and trust in Reiki. One time it felt as if she was stirring a big pot inside my stomach! Again, I was reassured that the sensations I was experiencing were just my system healing and rebalancing itself.
Despite all of the physical sensations I was experiencing Reiki treatments were consistently a deeply beneficial and relaxing experience. I noticed that I slept better after the treatments and wasn’t as tired when I woke up in the morning.
I continued to receive Reiki treatments on a regular basis and continued to feel calmer during the day. I enjoyed receiving Reiki treatments so much that I wanted to learn it myself. I’ve now completed Reiki Level One and Reiki Level Two training.
How practicing self-Reiki helps me reduce anxiety
Since learning Reiki I practice Reiki on myself daily, mostly in the morning before work. We were all taught how to do this during Reiki Level One. I rely on Reiki to help me feel calmer before important work meetings and interviews and others have noticed that I’m more:
– clear-headed and
– at peace with myself
I’ve also noticed that practicing and receiving Reiki has led me to make different lifestyle choices. I haven’t consciously decided to change. It’s happened quite naturally. I’ve reduced my alcohol intake and I’m eating healthier foods.
Please note – Reiki complements other support you may be receiving including western medicine, it doesn’t necessarily replace it.
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