Children as Reiki Practitioners

July 25, 2016

Children today are living in a world filled with over-stimulation and stress. It can cause even the most mild-mannered, easy-going kid to feel overwhelmed and drained. Our precarious world can cause children to live in continuous “fight or flight” mode. This constant level of heightened adrenaline and stress hormones wreak havoc on a child’s small body, spirit, and mind.

While we adults may have enjoyed a more stable childhood atmosphere in which to live, today’s children need coping mechanisms to deal with the constant onslaught of pressure. Practices such a yoga, meditation, mindfulness are fantastic tools for helping a child become more centered. But have you ever considered Reiki for your child? A Reiki session is a wonderful way to bring relaxation and peace. It can help reduce discomfort and pain, and is wonderful for children with special needs. But a child doesn’t just benefit from receiving Reiki from a practitioner. A child can learn Reiki and have the ability to treat herself!

When a child learns how to do Reiki, she has a greater ability to manage stress and anxiety. By simply placing her hands over her heart or wherever she feels the Reiki needs to go, she begins to feel calming waves of peaceful, loving energy. Having the ability to do Reiki allows a child to feel empowered as she becomes responsible for her own healing. This feeling of empowerment is critical for children who live in a world of uncertainty, which causes them to feel powerless and insecure.

A child with Reiki also has the ability to help others. By simply placing her hands over Mom or Dad’s forehead, she can help alleviate a headache. By placing her hands on her cat, she can help the furry friend settle down and rest. And by filling a room with Reiki energy, she allows everyone around her to feel calmer and less stressed.

Children who learn Reiki have the ability for life. It’s a tool that can be employed in a multitude of situations.
Reiki can help with:

-Anxiety before a test
-Healing an injury
-Reducing discomfort/pain
-Reducing stress
-Improving sleep
-Calming emotions
-Increasing joy
-Feeling a sense of calm and inner peace
-Reaching and maintaining overall well-being

Reiki is easily learned. In fact, many children intuitively place their hands on someone else’s “boo-boo” to provide comfort. Once they are practitioners, children can allow healing energy to flow to that area and speed recovery.

Children need as many tools in their coping tool kits as possible. Reiki is a wonderful modality to help them navigate an uncertain environment by providing a sense of peace, calm, and relaxation.

Reiki classes for children are now forming! If you are interested in having your child learn Reiki, please see the Current Classes and register today. It’s a true gift to give your child.

Reiki Helps Heal Injury

October 19, 2015

When we set out to achieve athletic goals, injury is usually not one of them.  My oldest daughter decided she wanted to run her first 5K at the ripe age of 11. She’d shown promise as a runner two years prior, when she ran the one-mile and placed first in her age group, and then again the year before, as she not only placed first again, but also beat her previous finish time.

The 5K charity race was scheduled on a crisp September morning. My daughter, nervous yet excited, was listening to my husband, a former local track star (although he cringes every time I describe him that way), as to how to warm up. After completing a warm-up lap, Maddie began to stretch. However, as she moved from a standing calf stretch to a deep runner’s lunge, one of my younger daughters playfully jumped onto Maddie’s back. Instantly, Maddie cried out in pain, as the force of her sister’s weight caused a strain on her upper thigh.

“I can’t move it,” she cried. Tears streamed down her face as concern that she wouldn’t be able to run the race matched her pain.

Moving swiftly, I place my hands on Maddie’s thigh and allowed Reiki to flow to the area. After a couple of minutes, Maddie’s weeping subsided and her body relaxed. Reiki was flowing strongly, but my ego still questioned whether it would be enough to allow Maddie full motion of her leg to run the race.

I continued to let Reiki flow for a few more minutes until the energy had begun to diminish. “How does your leg feel?” I asked. Maddie slowly stood up, raised her leg a few times and smiled.

“All better,” she replied. She went on to run the 5K as if the injury never happened and placed first in her age group. I was reminded that day, that while the ego tries to have us believe we are not capable of helping others heal, the consciousness of Reiki knows better and knows just what to do.

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Reiki and Childbirth

August 25, 2015

Childbirth is one of the many instances in which Reiki can be of great benefit. Reiki can be used in many situations: To protect and harmonize the energy of an area, to alleviate anxiety, and to facilitate communication between individuals, just to name a few. However, Reiki is a remarkable modality to use during stressful situations or those which involve pain. So why not utilize it to alleviate the pain, discomfort, and stress related to labor and childbirth?

During each of my four deliveries, I received distant Reiki from one or more of my “Reiki friends” as I like to call them. When labor began, I simply placed a call or sent a text message asking that these practitioners send me Reiki. I then sat in the most comfortable position I could muster and waited for the energy to do its thing. Within minutes of Reiki being sent, I could feel a gentle sense of calm washing over me. It was as if a silky veil of love and light had been draped around my tense body. I became more grounded, centered. While Reiki did not completely eliminate the pain, it gave me a sense of peace and focus as I rode each wave. It allowed me to be completely present in the experience rather than distracted by contractions.

The amazing thing about Reiki is that it has a tendency to fill an entire space, particularly if the practitioner asks that Reiki be sent to the entire situation, not just the person. When distant Reiki was sent during my deliveries, it allowed the entire room to become infused with Reiki energy so that everyone—doctors, nurses, my husband, myself, and even the baby— could benefit from its positive, calming effect. Knowing we were all enveloped in pure loving, healing light, I never had any worry or doubt that my deliveries would be anything but pure joy.

Are you or someone you know about to experience the thrill of childbirth? You can request distant Reiki be sent to that person through the Sessions page.

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