“Wholeness and connectedness are what are most fundamental in our nature as living beings. No matter how many scars we carry about from what we have gone through and suffered in the past, our intrinsic wholeness is still there: what else contains the scars?
“We are also what was present before the scarring, our original wholeness, what was born whole. And we can reconnect up with our intrinsic wholeness at any time because its very nature is that it is always present”.
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
One of the greatest benefits of Reiki treatment for everyone, but especially in my experience, for those of us who have suffered trauma or even multiple trauma, is Reiki’s wonderful capacity to tune us back into, and give access to direct experience of, our innate wholeness, no matter how damaged we are.
I have seen this powerfully in operation when working with adults who had been abused in childhood, being lucky to be part of a team of healthcare professionals offering counselling and complementary therapies to in-care-survivors. This valuable work with people who would normally not have the means to access complementary healthcare was possible through funding from the charity Open Secret.
Reported benefits ranged from a deep state of relaxation that clients had not ever before experienced by other means, to improved get-up-and-go and ability to face the daily challenges to, in a few cases, safely releasing deeply held trauma and freeing themselves from em-prisoning and seemingly unbreakable patterns.
In Jikiden Reiki, we have a specific technique for helping clients let go of limiting behaviours and unhelpful mental or emotional patterns:
“Having always had ‘eyes bigger than my tummy’ I treated myself with Reiki to stop eating too much. It feels like magic because I eat enough, and then have to stop. Even though my mind tells me to finish my plate, or even if it is absolutely delicious (when I would have another spoon too…) I don’t eat any more.” (Samantha)
The psychological treatment method works on the client’s conscious and subconscious self, where change, which may otherwise seem difficult, IS possible. Sei Heki treatment has been used successfully to address a huge variety of issues, ranging from minor bad habits such as procrastination, or untidyness, to anger, worry, phobias, depression, stress and anxiety, insomnia, nervousness at speaking in public, eating discorders, smoking or other addictions, the list is potentially endless… Generally, the more long-term the issue, the longer it takes to resolve. Some positive effects can usually be felt from the outset.
Reiki can be used beneficially for a number of psychological conditions, inlcuding:
Unwanted Habits/PatternsAfter 16 years of PTSD and insomnia, New York writer and filmmaker David Baugnon sleeps soundly since learning to practice First degree Reiki. Read his story here.