TRAUMA INFORMED REIKI
Since becoming a Reiki practitioner, I have taken a deep dive into the study of trauma and am committed to continuous learning. This, coupled with counseling education has made it even more apparent how valuable this complementary alternative therapy is for a person who is experiencing any issues that have resulted in a dysregulated nervous system. Depending on the level of dysregulation, it can be beneficial to have a trauma-informed Reiki practitioner perform the sessions in order to feel more comfortable and safe. Elements of a typical session are modified and other elements are integrated in order to accommodate the unique needs of each individual. In addition, sessions can include additional modalities such as sound therapy, guided meditation, healing crystals, and aroma therapy.
TYPICAL REIKI SESSION
Every Reiki professional operates a little differently and brings their own unique gifts to the practice. In a typical Reiki session, clients lie down or sit comfortably in a chair and are fully clothed. Reiki energy is transferred through a gentle, non-invasive touch, and /or with hands hovering a few inches away.
Clients have reported a wide range of sensations varying from subtle almost undetectable sensations to light vibrational tingling. Just as every individual is different, so are their experiences with Reiki. The most common sensations are warmth and comfort, leaving them with feelings of peacefulness, lightness, and deep relaxation after the session.
Reiki has been an integral part of my own healing, and it brings me joy to share this healing modality with others!