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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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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What We Can Learn About Balance and High Performance From Athletes

In this article I wish to build on the article ‘what is Life Balance to you and how does it relate to performance’ and explore a point I made about how athletes approach balance for performance with the aim of seeing what we might learn from this field in relation to life balance, when we are ourselves driven and have big goals. In which I made the point that I view balance over a year cycle, with a sub cycle of balance within the months and weeks as seen with athletes and how they train for peak performance.

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What is Reiki?

As someone who teaches Reiki as well as delivers Reiki treatments, the most frequently asked question I get  is, "What is Reiki?" In the western world Reiki is commonly defined as universal healing energy. A more accurate definition, taken from the meaning of Reiki in the original Japanese language, where Reiki originated would be soul energy with 'Rei' meaning soul and Ki meaning energy (above is the origional way of writing Reiki in Japanese kanji characters)

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What Elite Sport can Teach Driven People About Recovery for High Performance

In this topic ‘What Elite Sport can Teach Driven People About The Importance Of Recovery For High performance’. My aim is to offer an observation regarding the way a sports performance coach would approach recovery in an athlete with the goals of high performance at an important event and what we can learn from this as driven people.

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