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5 things you wanted to know about Reiki but were afraid to ask…

Therapies Posted on Tue, February 27, 2024 02:14PM

Reiki, a Japanese form of hands-on energy healing, offers profound benefits for both physical and mental well-being. This ancient practice induces deep relaxation, allowing the body to release stress and tension while promoting healing and balance. Here’s a closer look at what Reiki entails and what you can expect from a session:

Understanding Reiki

Reiki works by clearing negative or blocked energy within the body, thus boosting energy levels and restoring harmony. Its benefits span a wide range of areas, including:

  • Promoting health and overall well-being
  • Managing pain effectively
  • Reducing stress and tension
  • Cultivating feelings of peace and serenity
  • Enhancing the effects of medical and complementary treatments
  • Alleviating side effects of conventional medical procedures like chemotherapy
  • Aiding in post-operative healing
  • Improving mental clarity and focus
  • Calming the mind and emotions, easing symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • Enhancing sleep quality
  • Soothing digestion
  • Strengthening self-esteem
  • Heightening self-awareness and intuition
  • Balancing emotions effectively

The Reiki Experience

During a Reiki session, clients often report experiencing sensations such as warmth, coolness, tingling, or pressure, as the energy flows through their body. The session typically involves lying fully clothed on a comfortable treatment bed, with soft music playing in the background to enhance relaxation. The practitioner will gently lay their hands on or slightly above different parts of the body, allowing the energy to flow where it is most needed.

What to Expect During a Session

Your first Reiki session begins with a brief consultation, where you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any concerns. Then, you’ll be invited to relax on the treatment bed while the practitioner channels the healing energy. Afterward, you may be offered water to hydrate and reflect on your experience.

Belief and Reiki

It’s important to note that Reiki is not tied to any specific religion, although it has spiritual elements. Belief in Reiki is not a prerequisite for its effectiveness; however, being open and receptive to the experience can enhance its benefits.

In conclusion, Reiki offers a gentle yet powerful approach to healing and promoting overall well-being. Whether you’re seeking relief from physical discomfort or looking to find inner peace and balance, Reiki has much to offer. Consider trying a session to experience its transformative effects firsthand.

Do you want more PASSION in your LIFE?

General Health & Wellbeing, Workshops & Classes Posted on Mon, December 30, 2019 10:32AM

When you think about the word PASSION, what is the picture that springs to mind?
If you type it into Google images, all you’ll get in the search result is flowers, fruit and sex. And that’s possibly what most of us think about when we hear the word “Passion”.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with flowers, fruit and .. who wouldn’t want a passionate sex life too? BUT, let’s hold our hot sweats and high heart rates for a moment, and look at Passion from a slightly different angle.
Gallup is an American analytics and advisory company that carries out public opinion polls conducted worldwide. In 2017, they published statistics that’s showed only 13% people worldwide are engaged in their jobs i.e. getting true satisfaction and fulfilment in a role that they love. Unhappiness in work, romance, personal finances and body weight all contribute to the number of people who are experiencing life by just “going through the motions”, not living life to the fullest. The good news is that the Passion Test was created to turn those global statistics upside down.
I have been teaching The Passion Test workshop since 2014. On every workshop, I ask the question: what would a Passionate Life feel like to you?
These are some of the answers. Maybe you could add some too?

So where are you on the Passion Scale?
On a scale of 0 to 10, with 10 being “yay, full on, living life to the max” and 0 being “squat diddly zilch” .. how much passion do you have in your life?
Again, think beyond purely Romance, Chocolates and Flowers in your life. The Passion Test encourages you to THINK BIG! Include all areas that are important to you, such as:
Spirituality House&Home The Environment Relationships Family Health Fitness
Finances Socialising Personal Development Sport Travel Hobbies

Think of all those areas of life, and give your Passion a rating. How did you do? Are you happy with that score?
If you have a high score, then Good Job! You are already mastering the creation of your ideal life and just have a few little tweaks to make.
If you have a really low score, don’t despair! You may feel a bit stuck or blocked or downright disillusioned just now, but you can change that. And it may be that you’ve just not really stopped to think about this before, and you’ve just been “getting on with it” because that’s what you’ve always done.
If you scored somewhere in the middle, then you have some clarity about what you want and where you are going, but maybe just need a few pointers and little tips to help you bring more passion into your life.
And don’t worry too much. Remember, it’s pretty much a socially accepted norm to be unsatisfied, unfilled and generally unhappy (remember that Gallup survey I mentioned earlier?) But it doesn’t have to always be that way.
The Passion Test will show you how, because Passion comes from the heart, and not the Head. And when you tap into your heart energy, you tap into an unlimited resource. I mean, you never run out of love do you? Your heart energy (the source of your passion, courage, and a wealth of other wonderful resources) just expands and expands the more you use it.
When you live your passions, you will align your life more closely with what you love, and feel more empowered about life too. The better your feel about life, the more your inner light will shine; and then you will be in a better position to uplift and inspire other people around you too.
Sounds good? The Passion Test will help you define your Top 5 Passions so you can align your life more with them. And a whole lot more too. Join us on 15 Feb and take your life to the next level.

Sat 15 Feb, 1030-1330hrs, The Studio, Acorn
All workshop materials and light refreshments are provided. The number of places is strictly limited so don’t delay, book your ticket today .. and we’ll see you with the rest of that 13% living a life filled with Passion.



Eileen Strong
Certified Passion Test Facilitator