Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands”, also known as therapeutic touch, and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Hypnotherapy is a combination of hypnosis and therapeutic intervention. The therapist leads the patient to positive change while the patient is deeply relaxed in a state of heightened suggestibility called trance. Emotional problems work much more on the “feeling level” than the “thinking level” which is why just trying to think differently is so hard when trying to lift, for example, panic attacks or feelings of low self worth or phobias. We use hypnosis to help you feel different quickly which then makes you think differently about a situation. This is much easier and more natural way of lifting problems. But we also understand that people are not just ‘hypnotic’ which is why our sessions also address thinking styles and how to change them and encourage healthy behavior in the future. Most people are successful using hypnotherapy for a variety of emotional issues including, phobias, panic attacks, sleep issues, or cravings. During a session, the client is guided into a relaxed state and then a client specific script is used by the therapist to effect the desired change and to encourage new thinking processes in the brain. The majority of clients experience significant improvement in as few at six sessions.
Energy healing promotes healing by enhancing energy flow and correcting disturbances in the “human energy field” or “aura” which permeates and surrounds the body. Improving the flow of energy in the energy field supports the self-healing capacity of the body. Currently, there is a kind of revival of ancient understandings about energy healing in the light of modern science. “Laying on of hands”, which appeared in many times and cultures, is being rediscovered and formulated into healing techniques which are accessible to people in the present time. Since everything is energy, all healing ultimately involves energy. Most healing methods are focused on the physical, mental and emotional levels of life, without recognition of the deeper underlying energy. Energy healing works purely with the energetic level of our being. Since everything is made up of patterns of energy, working directly with energy influences the physical, mental and emotional, as well as the spiritual level. Energy healing is thus by nature “holistic”. If there is an illness or disturbance in the body, mind or emotions, we certainly want to address those levels. Energy healing, however, complements and supports other methods of healing, because it addresses the energy of which the body, mind and emotions are composed. Each energetic healing is unique, but a treatment is generally relaxing and is less manipulative than a massage. As with a Reiki session, the client is fully clothed relaxing on a massage table.
Avoid drugs and alcohol 24 hours before your appointment. Drink at least 8 oz of water before your session for best results. Wear comfortable clothes.
A full session takes about an hour to and hour and a half. People often feel sleepy and introspective for at least an hour or two after a healing, so I suggest not scheduling anything right afterwards.
We will come up with a plan for you during your free consultation call. It all depends on what is happening in your life and the changes you want to make. If you are actively working through major issues like disease, divorce, or life-long unhealthy habits, we will usually start with a weekly package that runs for 2-3 months. Many habits can be altered in 4-6 weeks using hypnotherapy! After that, when you feel solid, we will switch to maintenance mode which will help you stay clear, strong and balanced as day-to-day life continues to through stressful and toxic things in your life.
Yes, in my healing practice I do work with all ages. Children love Reiki and teenagers are especially receptive to healing energy for sports injuries.
We start by checking in and talking about what is going on with you. Next you’ll lie on your back fully clothed on a massage table.
Each session is unique and tailored to your personal requirements; but most are administered by therapeutic touch, and some include guided emotional healing sessions or hypnotherapy. The energy work is generally very relaxing, less manipulative than a massage, and really pleasant to experience.
During your healing session, I’ll be focusing on enhancing the energy flow through your body and correcting any problematic disturbances in your energy field. I’ll also be working with you to help heal any subconscious issues which may be causing you emotional or mental distress.
I will let you know what I find as we go and follow up with notes via email. Emotional healing/hypnotherapy sessions are recorded and made available to you as well.
You will be relaxed during the session and in general feel energized and lighter at the end. Some clients experience a wonderful glowing radiance, flowing through them. When significant releases have occurred during your session, you may feel introspective. The energy work is generally very relaxing, less manipulative than a massage, and really pleasant to experience.
There are four basic categories of experiences you can have during meditation, each of them are signs of a successful meditation.
- Repeating the Mantra: As you repeat the mantra, you will notice that it is just like a thought except it really has no meaning. Repeating this vibration over and over again will not create thought because it is a vibration and not really a thought or a word. As you repeat the mantra, it may change. The mantra will become faster and slower, louder and fainter, it may even become jumbled or distorted. How ever it changes, continue to repeat it innocently without resisting changes. Sometimes you will notice that you are having thoughts simultaneously while you are repeating the mantra. When you notice this, just drift back to the mantra.
- Turbulent thoughts and restlessness: When your mind is turbulent, your body may feel restless. The experience may occur at the beginning of a meditation or if you have recently been engaged in emotionally charged or mentally intense activities. As you continue meditating, your mind will settle down and your body will relax. Continue your meditation with an easy attitude when you are feeling restless, coming back to your mantra when you realize your attention has drifted away from it.
- Slipping into the “gap”: We refer to the experience of “no mantra, no thoughts” as the gap. It is the space between the thoughts. Effortless use of the mantra enables you to disengage from the flow of thoughts that is perpetuated thorough meaning. Because the mantra is a sound that has no meaning, the mind can quiet as the meaningful association is suspended. Because we are not having thoughts while in the gap, we only become aware of this experience after it has happened. We were not asleep, we were not repeating the mantra, and we were not thinking thoughts. For a brief moment we had stepped out of space and time into pure awareness.
- Sleep: If you hall asleep during meditation, in means your body has accumulated some fatigue and is taking the opportunity of your relaxation in mediation to rest. When you wake up, finish whatever time of meditation is left. If you regularly fall asleep during meditation, consider going to bed earlier.
The experiences you have during meditation depend on how your physiology is functioning at that time. Therefore, as long as you are meditating effortlessly, every experience is a good experience. I encourage you not to judge your meditation by the experiences you have during meditation, but by the benefits you notice in your life.
At the end of your meditation time, stop thinking the mantra, and remain with your eyes closed in silence for two or three minutes. Gently stretch or move, allowing your attention to gradually come back to your environment before getting up.
The basic principles of mindful meditation are simple:
Gently bring your attention to your breath.
Start with three questions: Who am I? What do I want? How can I serve? Then release them.
Think your mantra gently, effortlessly.
When you become aware that you are not thinking the mantra, gently come back to it.
Relinquish expectation or resistance during mediation.
Enjoy the benefits!