Posts Tagged ‘reiki’


April 22nd, 2013

I came across an excellent article about the complementary health sector in the UK yesterday. The article is written by a UCL Professor and posted on his blog. Now the Professor is not a friend of complementary health practices and the reason for this is two fold: the absence of meaningful scientific evidence for their efficacy; and the fraudulent or misleading statements published by complementary health practioners and manufacturers of related products (such as dietary supplements). Organisationally the complementary health sector is a mess in


Using our Mind to Work with Energy

February 1st, 2013
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Speaking to a friend, I realized that there was an opportunity to describe another approach to working with energy. When we have learnt a healing modality, such as Reiki, the traditional approach is to place our hands on different parts of our body. Our hands channel energy to where they are placed. The action of breathing draws energy into our body through the Crown of the head and the Base Chakra (or energy centre). The energy is moved through the body and down the arms,


(Even more) Benefits of Reiki

January 16th, 2013
crown chakra

In have previously written about how Reiki can help to relieve stress by creating a deep state of relaxation. There are other benefits, which I will summarize below. 1. Reiki gives you more energy and you will experience this at a physical and mental level. There are occasions when you might be a little tired after a Reiki session if it has been connected to letting go of some emotional issues, but in general a Reiki treatment will leave you feeling relaxed and energized. 2.


Preparing for a Reiki Course

August 28th, 2012

Once you have booked a place on a Reiki course, you have made a commitment to yourself to attend and to participate. This means that you are coming with an open mind and an open heart to the experience. Imagine that your partner has booked a place on a course and insists that you go along – you do not want to be there but go along anyway to keep the peace. What you get out of that event will be very different from someone


The Biology of Emotions

April 25th, 2012
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This is a simple introduction to the biochemical process that creates the experience of feeling, that we classify into different emotions, within the physical body. I have based this on the work of Dr Candace Pert’s book “Molecules of Emotion”, which is an excellent guide to the science behind our emotions. We experience in response to an internal or external stimulus. Internal stimuli are our thoughts – as our mind wanders and dwells upon different subjects (money troubles, relationships issues, sporting success etc) we trigger

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