A Little About Reiki And Its History

Reiki is a non-invasive, holistic health practice that’s based on the principle that there is a life force energy that flows through all living beings. When this energy is low, we are more likely to feel stressed, unwell, or emotionally unbalanced.

Traditional Reiki is a gentle and nurturing practice that seeks to restore balance to that life force energy and activate the body’s natural healing ability. Originally referred to as Usui Reiki, traditional Reiki was developed by Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist monk in the early 20th century. This healing method creates a deep sense of calm and fosters greater holistic well-being.

hands in front of a rainbowHoly Fire Reiki is the evolution of traditional Reiki. Created by William Rand, a renowned Master Teacher, the advanced Holy Fire Reiki system is more potent in its ability to bring about healing, yet remains gentle and nurturing.

Rand has been actively involved in the Reiki community for several decades and has made significant contributions to the practice and understanding of Reiki. He is also the founder and president of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT), which is dedicated to promoting the art as a healing modality worldwide.

Research exploring its effects and potential benefits has found that Reiki can assist in pain management and potentially provide many other benefits.* A study involving participants who struggled with high anxiety or major depression confirmed that people who receive Reiki generally make progressive steps toward overall mood improvement.**

Valued for its gentle, non-invasive, non-manipulative processes, it’s safe enough that hospices and hospitals are increasingly offering these services. Reiki is being used with good effect to complement treatment for substance abuse and addiction. And people all over the world are discovering its potential for lessening fatigue, improving sleep quality, and safeguarding their overall mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.

Who Can Benefit From My Online Reiki Services?

Reiki can provide benefits for many people suffering from a range of conditions, injuries, and psychospiritual challenges. However, my passion lies in utilizing Reiki to help women navigate infertility, pregnancy, and childbirth. I take pride in helping women—not unlike myself—manage the stress, anxiety, fear, and pain involved in bringing another life into the world.

I also provide levels one, two, and Master Teacher training programs for people seeking to become Reiki practitioners. I welcome those who are looking into the practice as a new career, an adjunct to a current practice, or a chance for self-healing and growth.

What Do Sessions Look Like For Non-Practicing Clients?

person energy healingIn a serene, relaxing environment, the Reiki practitioner generally starts with a brief conversation to get to know the client and their situation a little better. It gives the person a chance to talk about their specific needs, concerns, as well as the areas of healing they’d like to focus on. This process enables practitioners to tailor sessions to each individual’s unique needs.

The healing process involves the client lying down (fully clothed) as the practitioner channels Reiki energy through their hands into the client’s body. This energy flows from the practitioner naturally, promoting balance and harmony in the client’s own energy system. During the process, clients may experience feelings of warmth, tingling sensations, and a deep sense of relaxation.

What Are The Beneficial Effects Of Reiki?

Reiki stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, activating the body’s natural healing abilities. By working on a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level, it promotes a greater sense of well-being all around. Moreover, Reiki can be transmitted from a distance via visualization, intention, specific symbols, and mantras just as effectively as it can be done in person. So its efficacy is not limited by proximity or a lack thereof.

hand underneath a featherAlthough Reiki is a powerful alternative/complementary form of therapy, it should not be used as a stand-alone treatment for serious issues nor as a replacement for conventional medical treatments. However, in such cases when used as a supplementary approach to other forms of therapy, Reiki can support the overall healing process.

Some people find that Reiki helps improve their response to medications, reduces side effects, and enhances their overall sense of well-being during medical treatments. By restoring balance to the energy flow within the body, clients can experience lower stress levels, feel more at ease, and enjoy a greater sense of emotional well-being.

Additional Benefits Of Reiki:

  • immediate relief from stress and anxiety; temporary respite from concerns and worries
  • greater self-awareness and deeper insight into the mind-body-spirit connection
  • ability to release emotional blockages, clear energy fields, and align energy centers
  • support for medical treatment and a receptive environment for pregnancy-related issues
  • renewed sense of purpose, hope, optimism, and resilience in the face of adversity

For prospective students, Reiki can act as a way to start a new career, enhance a current practice, or improve personal well-being. Students can learn how to apply Reiki to themselves and others. And for practitioners not yet certified in the Holy Fire Reiki method, they’ll have the opportunity to upgrade to enhanced training that focuses on sharpening intuition, promoting clarity, and tapping into a more spiritual approach to life.

My Personal And Professional History With Reiki

In 1994, I decided to learn Reiki to heal myself, expand upon my training in energy work and spiritual healing, and to help me get pregnant. In fact, I did get pregnant soon after my initial attunement, and I even received my Reiki Master Teacher Certification while pregnant with my son. Because of this holistic method, he came into the world with great sensitivity, intuition, and powerful healing abilities.

I was so impressed with Reiki that I began training practitioners in 1996. Since then, it’s become a huge part of my HypnoFertility specialty. It enhances my work with clients as well as my students in training. And it’s a natural extension of my bio-psycho-social approach to client care, complementing my unique blend of hypnosis, energy work, and depth psychology practice.

person staring out into a seaAlthough having originally been trained in Traditional (Usui) Reiki, I expanded my expertise and knowledge through additional certification in the Karuna and Holy Fire Reiki systems through The International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT). I also became certified in Angelic Reiki through the Angelic Reiki Association.

I’ve conducted Reiki certification programs globally and have trained other Reiki practitioners in various locations, including my private practices in Georgia, Chicago, and Denver. In 1998, I created one of the first state-licensed Reiki programs at the Leidecker Institute in Chicago.

Let Me Help You Discover A New Way Of Healing

As a practitioner for over 30 years, I’ve seen the transformation that is possible through Reiki, and I’m honored to share that potential for healing and growth with my clients and students. Please call 303-424-2331 or Contact Us to register for classes or schedule a free, 30-minute consultation to learn more about my online Reiki services.


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