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Emotional Benefits of Reiki

Emotional Benefits of Reiki When Grieving

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Grief affects us emotionally in many different ways. These effects range from feelings of anger, fear and worry to harboring resentment and blame. As a result, your emotional energy centers can become blocked or unbalanced and you feel completely out sorts. It is difficult to begin your grief journey when you are feeling this way. Reiki has the ability to provide you with emotional benefits during grieving. This happens because Reiki unblocks and balances your emotional centers. After receiving Reiki, you feel more calm and relaxed. This helps you to better handle the emotions associated with your grief.

EMOTIONAL BENEFITS 

Following are the emotional benefits of Reiki when you are grieving.

Promotes Feelings of Calmness

Grief can send your world into a tailspin. Reiki helps to promote feelings of calmness by balancing your first chakra which helps you to be more grounded. Being grounded fills you with a sense of stability which leads to feeling emotionally calm.

Relieves Stress by Relaxing the Mind

Grief can overwhelm your mind in many ways. This can include the inability to make decisions, feeling confused or experiencing a sense of numbness. Reiki can relax the mind by unblocking your Third and Fifth Chakras to remove any indecisiveness you may be experiencing. It also minimizes confusion by balancing your sixth chakra. Relaxing the mind helps to relieve any grief-related emotional stress you may be experiencing.

Encourages Emotional Release

If not addressed, grief can build up inside of you sometimes to the point you feel like exploding or imploding. Reiki focuses on your sixth chakra to help you release any emotions you may be holding inside. It also helps your fourth Chakra bring your heart back to a place of love. Emotional release is especially healthy when you are grieving. This will allow you to experience healthy feelings of sadness.

Soothes Emotional Distress

Grieving can often make you feel hopeless and in a state of emotional upheaval. Everything can begin to irritate you. Reiki goes to your fourth Chakra to bring back a sense of hope and balances your Second Chakra to help remove any irritability. Having a sense of peace helps you to get through the emotional fallout associated with grief.

Removes Fear and Negativity

Grieving often brings forward feelings of fear. Many times this is because you have lost your sense of trust. By balancing your Seventh Chakra, Reiki reminds you to trust your inner voice. When you listen to your inner voice, you are less likely to be fearful and more likely to believe your future will turn out okay.

Promotes Creativity

Grief can shut you down. Finding ways to express your emotions, rather than hold them in, helps you to heal. Photography, writing, art, acting and singing are all ways to express your grief. Reiki can keep your fifth chakra in balance so you can use your creativity as a healthy part of your grief journey.

Provides Clarity of Thought

Grief often makes you feel confused and/or lose your concentration. As a result, you may be more prone to an accident when you are grieving. Reiki can remove any blockages in your sixth chakra to provide clarity of thought and improve your ability to concentrate.

Boosts Self-Esteem

You can become your own worst enemy when you are grieving. Feelings of guilt and self-criticism play over and over in your head. You being to lose any confidence you had in yourself as person. In this case, Reiki will focus on your third chakra to boost your self-esteem and give you a sense of confidence. Accepting yourself and what you are going through is healthy when you are grieving.

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Excerpt from Grief Reiki – An Integrated Approach to the Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Components of Grief and Loss, Chapter 7, Emotional Benefits of Reiki.

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Walking The Labyrinth

Labyrinth Walking When Grieving

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I had never heard about labyrinth walking until a few years ago when I saw a “Walking The Labyrinth” course listed at a local retreat center. Being mostly curious I signed up. What I learned about was something I never knew existed. Walking a labyrinth as another form of meditation.

WHAT IS A LABYRINTH?

A labyrinth is better known as a maze. They go back as far as Greek mythology. Over time they became very popular. During medieval times, they were made of intricate stone designs on the floors of Gothic Cathedrals. Some of the most famous labyrinths are found Chartres, Reims and Amiens in northern France. It is said pilgrims would follow the path of the labyrinth to simulate a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. During their walk they would meditate and pray. This walk replaced an actual visit to the Holy Land which they usually could not afford. Walking the labyrinth as a spiritual practice eventually faded away.

By the time of Renaissance, labyrinths had evolved into elaborate garden mazes; more for pleasure than for spiritual growth. Labyrinth walking as a form of meditation disappeared for over 250 years. In the 1990s, Lauren Artress reintroduced the practice to the United States after walking the labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral.[1] Now there are over 5000 labyrinths in eighty different countries. In fact many of them can be found here in the United States.[2] You may be surprised to find one not very far from you. If you do, take the time to plan a visit.

HOW DOES LABYRINTH WALKING HELP WITH GRIEF?

So you may be wondering why I’ve even brought this up. It’s important for a griever to find activities that are peaceful and calming. Walking a labyrinth does exactly that. It gives you time to meditate, pray, or zone out completely. There is no right or wrong way to do it.

You can ask a question before entering the labyrinth (anticipating an answer before you leave it) or you can just walk to decompress and relax. Labyrinths can be found inside or outside. Those that are outside are usually in gardens. What better setting to relax than outside in a beautiful garden? In doing my first labyrinth walk I was surprised how refreshed and peaceful I felt.

As St. Augustine once said, “It is solved by the walking.” He wasn’t kidding.

[1] veriditas.org/aboutlabyrinth

[2] labyrinthlocator.com

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Excerpt from Grief Reiki – An Integrated Approach to the Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Components of Grief and Loss, Chapter 14, Spiritual Tools.

Now Available on AmazonKindle and Barnes and Noble.

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Grief Reiki Classes

Reiki Level I for Grievers Certification

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Beginning in 2017, Grief Reiki® LLC will offer a Reiki Level I for Grievers Certification. In this one day class, you will how learn to heal yourself specifically while you are grieving. The primary focus is on self-healing. This class combines education, demonstration, and practice sessions so you can feel confident as you develop your Reiki skills.

Length: 7 Hours (One Day)

Prerequisites: None. Reiki Level I for Grievers is open to anyone but was specifically designed if you are grieving and are interested in learning more about Reiki for self-healing.

Materials: “Reiki the Healing Touch – First Degree” by William Lee Rand of the International Center for Reiki Training, handouts and certificate.

How Reiki Helps With Grief

Reiki is is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. 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. The word “Rei” means higher knowledge or spiritual consciousness.  The word “Ki” means life energy.  Life energy plays an important role in everything we do. Reiki harnesses that life energy to promote healing, relaxation and a sense of calm.

Grief affects you physically, so it’s important to understand what is happening and why. A body needs energy to be healthy. Energy from food, energy from exercise and energy from being outside in nature. Grief however is an energy-depleting emotion. When the energy paths of the body are blocked or disturbed, the result can be illness, weakness, and pain. You begin to feel awful. If you don’t do anything to replenish the energy being removed from your body, over time you feel worse and worse. 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. Reiki activates or enhances your natural healing processes. It also provides you with physical, emotional and spiritual benefits by balancing your energy.  This is why it is so helpful to practice self-Reiki when you are grieving.

Class Agenda

In this class you will learn:

– Grief and Loss Basics

– Three Components of Grief

– What to Expect When You Are Grieving

– How Grief Affects the Body

– What is Reiki

– History of Reiki

– Reiki Elements

– Reiki Training

– Reiki Benefits

– How Reiki Helps When You Are Grieving

– How to Conduct Self-Reiki

– Energy Basics

– Japanese or Traditional Reiki Techniques

– Western or Modern Reiki Non-Traditional Techniques

How to Register/Schedule

Go to: Grief Reiki Online Scheduling Tool

Pick an course option and complete one of our online Client Forms.

We accept payments through PayPal.

For other payment options, please call our office at (800) 458-7348.

All classes/sessions are held in our facility located at:

“The Edge”, 877 N. Douglas St., El Segundo, CA 90245

There is plenty of free parking.

Once you register/schedule, you will receive a confirmation email with more details.

We look forward to having you join us!

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