I was very pleased to be invited to take part in an international online Reiki Summit that aired in January this year. I was interviewed about how Reiki sits within the field of health care. As someone who previously worked in the UK National Health Service as well as having a private healthcare practice since 2005, this is a subject dear to my heart.
My colleague, Dr Tiffany Hunter, who I originally worked with on a child development research project at The Anna Freud Centre in London over 20 years ago, and have since shared much of my Reiki journey with, was also interviewed. Dr Hunter spoke about how Reiki works with emotional blocks and abuse.
I am thrilled to now be able to bring you recordings of both these interviews so you can download and listen
to them, even if you missed the Reiki summit. You will also find digital copies of the meditations from my two meditation CDs: Meditation for Busy People
and Meditation for Tired People
For my final piece of news I am delighted to share that I have also just been asked to do another interview with Reiki Rays for their spring Reiki summit and I look forward to providing details about that with you very soon. Have a look at my page about Reiki Attunements
if you would like to find out more about how you could learn to use Reiki on yourself as a key part of your self-care practices.
I was very excited to have the following article accepted for publication on the international Reiki resource website: Reiki Rays.
At the end of 2017 I had been invited to be interviewed for their Winter 2018 online Reiki submit. You will be able to find a link to that interview on my next blog post, if you would like to have a listen. They obviously liked what I had to say so I was delighted to have this article included on their site. It will probably be most useful for those of you who have already received a Reiki Attunement, (of any level), but could be read, and hopefully enjoyed, by anyone with an interest in knowing more about how Reiki works and what it might do for them.
Click on the following link to read about all the different sensations we may experience, and the results we may obtain, from a consistent regular self-Reiki practice. The article also explores how much more there is to Reiki than just the immediate sensations we may experience in our hands, particularly as not everyone does indeed experience these sensations.
I hope you enjoy reading all about Reiki in Your Hands
and find it useful. If you haven't yet received a Reiki attunement and would like to know more about how you too can have Reiki in your hands have a look at my page about Reiki Attunements
The importance of relaxation
As I travel through life there are certain beliefs I have abandoned over the years, some I continue to test and remain unsure of and still others that I have become more and more convinced about. One of the latter of these beliefs is that being able to properly and naturally relax is the essence of good health and wellbeing as well as essential for optimising most, or possibly all, of the functions that our human bodies need to perform minute by minute. We are bombarded these days with all the ways that stress negatively affects our wellbeing and our health and can lead to many serious illnesses so there is a general consensus that stress is bad but perhaps not yet a good understanding of what it really means to be fully relaxed.
Let me tell you a story about Alison. Alison had done a little meditation before but didn’t find it easy so decided to try a class. Life was quite stressful for Alison and her blood pressure had got a bit higher than ideal. Her doctor wasn’t insisting on medication yet but was keeping a close eye. She thought that regular meditation might help her to relax and cope better with the stress.