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What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?

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What is Reiki? Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It was re-discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1900s. Mrs. Hawayo Tanaka brought Reiki from Japan to the West in 1938. Reiki is given by the “laying of hands” that has been practiced for thousands of years. In fact, the basis for modern-day Reiki may have started in Tibet more than 2,500 years ago.

The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words – Rei and Ki. The word “Rei” means higher knowledge or spiritual consciousness. The word “Ki” means life energy. This is the same meaning as in Chi (Chinese), Prana (Sanskrit) and Ti/Ki (Hawaiian). Life energy plays an important role in everything we do. Reiki harnesses that life energy to promote healing, relaxation and a sense of peace.

Everything is made up of energy – including us humans. When the energy paths of the body are blocked or disturbed, the result can be illness, weakness, and pain. Reiki balances and strengthens the flow of energy within the body, which may decrease pain, ease muscle tension, improve sleep, and generally enhance the body’s ability to heal itself. Energy flows through a Reiki practitioner’s hands to the recipient. Reiki activates or enhances a person’s natural healing processes.

Eastern medicine has utilized energy healing for many centuries. This includes cranial sacral therapy, kinesiology, Shiatsu as well as Reiki to name a few. In Japan, Reiki is a course of life that is followed until the end of one’s life. It is believed that Reiki heals physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. There are three Reiki levels or degrees. In Level 1, an individual learns how to heal themselves. In Level 2, they learn how to assist in the healing of others. In Level 3, they learn how to teach others. All three levels are required to become a Reiki Master. Some individuals choose to enhance their Reiki experience by moving through the various degrees while others just receive Reiki from a qualified practitioner and opt never to take classes. The good thing about Reiki is that you have that choice!

In the West, Reiki has been gaining traction over a number of years. Society has been fascinated with any scientific evidence that proves or disproves Reiki. New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Campus conducted one of the first studies ever performed to determine the effectiveness of Reiki treatments on the autonomic nervous system. Their results showed a lowered heart rate, respiration and blood pressure for individuals participating in the study. Today, many hospitals across the U.S. have brought in Reiki practices to help their patients to relax and heal. The Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian includes Reiki as part of their Integrative Therapies Program for children with cancer. The National Institute of Health (NIH) even recognizes Reiki as energy medicine.  This shows that Western society is becoming more open to the benefits of Reiki.

As for me, I knew absolutely nothing about Reiki ten years ago.

Amazing how things can change.

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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Grief Reiki Academy Webinars

Grief & Healing Webinars

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The Grief Reiki® Academy is proud to offer the following Anytime Webinars. Watch from the comfort of your home anytime it is convenient for you. 

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HEALING WITH REIKI

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It’s not a coincidence that the symptoms associated with grieving and the benefits of Reiki almost match each other one-for-one. Reiki energy knows right where to go to balance and heal. Learn how Reiki can help ease the pain of grieving.

Length: 33 Minutes

 

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TIME DOESN’T HEAL ALL WOUNDS

Explore how to complete the grieving process and move beyond the pain associated with loss. Grief doesn’t have to be a permanent condition. Learn about commonly understood myths about grief, including the so-called Five Stages. Find out what you can do to release the emotional pain caused by the more than 40 different life experiences that can cause grief, including death, divorce, retirement and moving.

Length: 50 Minutes

You will also receive access to two free eBooks:

1) The Major Myths About Grief

2) Debunking the 5 Stages

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BEYOND THE CASSEROLE

Learn how to help a grieving friend or loved one.  Begin to understand loss from the griever’s point of view, and how you, as family, friend, coworker or concerned community member can help. You will learn practical tips for helping a griever, including what to say and what not to say.

Length: 35 Minutes

You will also receive access to two free eBooks:

1) Helping Others Who Are Grieving

2) The Grief Recovery Method Guide for Loss

 

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HELPING CHILDREN GRIEVE

Begin to understand what you can do as a parent, other principle guardian, clergy and/or teacher to help a grieving child. Better understand how adults influence a child’s reaction to loss from a very young age. Walk through the steps to determine if a child should or should not attend a funeral.

Length: 32 Minutes

You will also receive access to one free eBook:

1) Helping Children Grieve

 

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DEALING WITH PET LOSS

As a pet owner, losing your beloved furry family member is often intense. Discover how society treats grieving pet owners. Better understand why it is so hard to lose a pet. Explore what actions you can take as a grieving pet owner to move beyond the pain.

Length: 28 Minutes

You will also receive access to one free eBook:

1) Dealing With Pet Loss

 

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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Seeking Volunteers – How To Heal Yourself When You Are Grieving Course

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The Grief Reiki® Academy is excited to announce the upcoming release of our online course, How To Heal Yourself While Grieving. We are currently looking for volunteers to take Part One – The Basics of this course and provide us with feedback.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Have you wondered how to move forward after a loss when your mind, body and soul feel broken? Emotionally, you may feel like your mind is in a fog. Physically, you may feel completely disassociated from your body or like your heart is broken and battered. Spiritually you may be questioning everything you thought you knew about life. In this course, students learn to use various techniques, including Reiki, to heal themselves specifically while they are grieving.

The course is broken into four parts. As a volunteer, you would beta test Part One – The Basics which discusses the basic concepts associated with both grief and Reiki.

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PART ONE OUTLINE

Volunteers will be able to access the following:

Course Outline

Course Introduction, Approach & Opening Meditation (includes Course Curriculum Handout)

Part One – The Basics

Overview

Module 1 – Grief and Loss (3 Lessons, Handouts and 2 Activities)

Module 2 – Reiki (3 Lessons, Handouts and 2 Activities)

Module 3 – Reiki and Grief (3 Lessons, Handouts and 2 Activities)

Summary/Quiz

Knowing how hard it is to concentrate while you are grieving, the lessons are short and the corresponding activities are simple to do. You don’t have to know anything about grief and loss, Reiki, energy medicine, meditation, or any other areas to take this course. Each topic is covered in terms that are easy-to-understand.

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HOW TO SIGN UP

If you are interested in volunteering to beta test Part One of this course:

Please send an email to info@grief-reiki.com

We will provide you with instructions and the link to get started.

Thank you!

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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