The Importance of Viewing Reiki as an Ongoing Practice

So the topic of this month’s blog has come from a conversation I had with a Reiki student who regularly attends the monthly events I hold to support the study and practice of Reiki for the students of Reiki I teach. Their view was that attending the regular events provided superb value and helped them greatly with their study and development with Reiki and they couldn’t understand why every student who has taken Reiki training courses does not attend such events to help their study and practice of Reiki. I had observed this fact also. No suprise as a teacher Reiki, I personally view the ongoing practical practice and support that such events offer as an important component in the study of Reiki. This got me thinking.

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Is Reiki Really Fluffy?

In this month’s blog I want to explore a perception of Reiki that some people have who are looking at Reiki for the first time, in that Reiki is in some way ‘fluffy’, a bit ‘woo woo’ or ‘out there’. As such a perception can hold people back from trying Reiki and therefore benefiting of it in their lives, be that through receiving Reiki treatments, or learning Reiki for themselves. So today I wish to simply explore this perception of Reiki, where it might come from and my thoughts on it.

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3 Tips To Ensure Your Efforts To Lose Weight Are Not Wasted

Today being the 1st of January, a time for many when we turn our attention to leading healthier lives and taking action towards what we desire, which for many includes a focus on losing weight. This pattern is repeated every year, with many today at the same start point they were this same time last year, having made some progress, to then be back to square one by 1st of Jan the following year. So you are not achieving any lasting success with your weight loss objectives, so any programs, clubs you have purchased have not worked, your money is wasted (or the value you have received is very low) and you are no happier, or healthier.

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10 Benefits of Learning Jikiden Reiki- For Those Already Trained in Reiki

By someone previously trained in Reiki who did!

In today’s blog I present 10 benefits of taking Jikiden Reiki training specifically for those who are already trained in Reiki. So this blog is directly speaking to those who have already taken some kind of formal training in Reiki. The inspiration to write on this topic for this blog came from a great conversation I had last week with someone who was trained in Reiki to level 2 and was considering what was their next step forward was going to be in terms of Reiki courses, they came across my website and Jikiden Reiki for the first time and was intrigued to find out more about it, so she gave me a call and we spoke about it for a while. I have written this blog as a kind of summary of that conversation (and many others like it I have had with those trained in Reiki previously) to highlight why I believe it is so beneficial for someone who is interested in Reiki and already trained in Reiki to take the Jikiden Reiki training courses.

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Using Reiki to Help Children

Having seen what Reiki can do, previously helping many adults with Reiki, in particular in relation to emotional well-being, emotional healing as well as reducing stress and anxiety, it was the potential of Reiki and its application to help children that played a big part in my move to specialise in Reiki, with my own interest in child development. The potential of Reiki to profoundly help children in need of healing and support, as part of an integrative approach with other professional fields seemed obvious to me.

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Viewing Reiki from a Spiritual Perspective

In this quick article I wish to look at Reiki from a spiritual perspective. In other articles within this series on viewing Reiki from differing perspectives we have looked at Reiki through the lens of: well-being, health, personal growth and healing angles. Today I wish to explore the spiritual side of Reiki, with the aim to consider spiritual growth within Reiki as a whole.

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Viewing Reiki from a Healing Perspective

A common result of Reiki is to experience various healing responses, most commonly on an emotional level. The healing effect with Reiki is such a common result, that many Reiki professionals label what they do within a session/ appointment as: Reiki healing. People have reported various healing results with Reiki, however if we simply focus on emotional healing the positive knock-on effect to well-being is not hard to see.

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The Potential of Reiki To Support Health

In this article in the series viewing Reiki from differing perspectives, we look at viewing Reiki from a health perspective. Reiki is used quite extensively in hospitals in the USA due to it being more established and more widely accepted there than in the UK at this time. Applications include: specific post-surgery recovery, to generally speed up recovery and reduce the time patients need to stay in hospital. The value of Reiki is increasingly being recognised for applications such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Many of the benefits from viewing Reiki from a wellness perspective also have benefit from a health view such as lowering stress levels. Just from a physical view lowering chronic elevations of cortisol (the primary stress hormone) is going to help physical health whichever way you look at it.

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The Value of Reiki For Your Well-being

In this article we look at the value of Reiki purely from a wellbeing perspective. This article looks at well-being in Forthcoming articles will discuss Reiki from a health, healing, as well as a personal growth and spiritual perspective. I will share my insights into Reiki from each perspective and invite you to consider how Reiki might enrich your life.

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Viewing Reiki From A Personal Growth Perspective

In helping our understanding of Reiki, I write a series of articles viewing Reiki from differing perspectives, in this article we look at  Reiki from a personal growth perspective. Firstly I wish to explore Reiki from its original intentions in relation to personal growth and then explore the applications of Reiki to support personal growth in today's modern world. In its original form Reiki was intended primarily as a practice of seltf growth, of improvement of body and mind. As termed by Usui sensei himself, the founder of Reiki, who named the Reiki system as: 'Shin Shin Kaizen Usui Reiki Ryoho', which translated means: Usui Reiki treatment method to improve body and mind.

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5 Ways Reiki Can Help Improve Your Sleep

 Over the years I have helped many people improve sleep, using lifestyle coaching as well as Reiki. I like to take a comprehensive approach to any challenge and look at various approaches however I have observed people I have helped reporting improvements in their sleep when Reiki has been the only approach used. So I thought the benefits of Reiki with regards to sleep would be an interesting topic. In this context it may be helpful to consider the collective effect of all of the individual ways Reiki might help when considering its value in helping improve sleep. So I have highlighted 5 key ways below for you to consider.   

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Why Sleep is Vital For Health & Performance

Sleep is vital for human function, health and performance. The aim of this article is to look at the implications of poor sleep to health and performance, to serve to focus your awareness and appreciation of its importance to your day to day performance, being vital in recovery from fatigue as well as your long-term health. A part of my work over many years building people’s health, has involved helping people to improve their sleep.

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Reiki: The scientific Debate

The purpose of this article is to discuss a question that is sometimes presented to me and to encourage our appreciation of the nature of Reiki a little more. This question being; “Where’s the scientific evidence that Reiki works?”In this article, I will focus on the question itself, rather than trade examples of pro Reiki research to support my understanding to counter someone else’s research to suggest Reiki has no value. The topic of this article is more about the question itself in an effort to provoke the reader to challenge their thinking around this question in the first place, with an aim to encourage critical thinking and self thought, rather than socially conditioned thinking. As well to help people understand the potential challenges to a total reliance on scientific studies alone.

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7 Ways Reiki Can Help You Reduce Stress

 Many people initially look for Reiki with a desire for it to help them to reduce stress. So in this blog I thought it would be useful to Approach this topic in a different format and highlight some of the most common ways I see Reiki helping people every day with stress. Reiki can have a positive effect on reducing a someones excessive stress load in many different ways as it targets the problem from multiple angles at the same time so compounding its positive effect. Below is seven different ways in which I have found Reiki has helped people in reducing stress, just bear in mind that although these points are individually listed, they commonly have their effect at the same time, rather than in isolation

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Using Reiki for Relaxation

A common reason many people try a Reiki treatments in the first place is to help them relax. In my experience, in addition to the many other ways Reiki can help people, increased relaxation is the most immediate effect of of a course of Reiki treatments. Indeed, an improvement in relaxation is commonly experienced from the first Reiki treatment, usually experienced during the actual Reiki treatment itself. 

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What is Jikiden Reiki

This article is primarily written for and to help those who are looking to learn Reiki and are considering which is the right course for them, who have come across my website and  maybe for the first time the term Jikiden Reiki and wish to understand a bit more about it. My aim is to provide an insight into Jikiden Reiki, as well as highlight some of its characteristics.

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