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Clearing the Mind: Reiki as a Tool for Managing Anxiety

Updated: Jan 31, 2023

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It's administered by "laying on hands" 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 stressed, and if it is high, we are protected from illness and stress; in short, good health depends on good energy flow. Reiki Practitioners can channel this energy into people via the palms of their hands by touching them on various positions of the body known as "chakras."

How does Reiki work?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.

The word Reiki means universal life force energy. Reiki therapy involves the therapist placing his or her hands above or on different parts of the patient's body while visualizing positive healing thoughts. The result is that a calming sensation comes over the patient as he or she relaxes deeply into trancelike blissful state of beingness where he/she can move about freely without worry about anything at all because nothing exists except for this momentous experience which proves beyond doubt that there really isn't anything else besides yourself but you!

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Benefits of Reiki for Anxiety

Reiki is a simple and safe method of stress reduction. It can help reduce stress and anxiety, as well as depression, anger and fear.

Because Reiki is such a gentle practice that requires only the touch of your hands, it's often recommended for people with physical or mental health issues who have trouble sitting still or getting up from their beds. If you're dealing with severe anxiety attacks or severe depression that make it difficult to function normally in daily life, Reiki may be just what you need to give yourself the peace of mind needed to heal on all levels—body, mind and spirit.

Reiki sessions are very relaxing; they help reduce anxiety by lowering blood pressure while simultaneously raising endorphins (happy hormones) in the brain resulting in feelings of calmness and relaxation throughout the body which helps promote healing from within."

The secret art of inviting happiness. The miraculous medicine of all diseases. Just for today, do not anger. Do not worry and be filled with gratitude. Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people. Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer. Pray these words to your heart and chant these words with your mouth.” – Dr. Mikao Usui

Reiki Healing For Anxiety

The most significant thing I learned through the process of seeking out Reiki was a sense of peace, tranquility and well-being. This allowed me to relax and heal on all levels — body, mind, and spirit. Many people use Reiki to help with anxiety that comes from being in a less-than-desirable environment or from having to place themselves in a situation that causes stress. But it can also be used for long-term anxiety as a way to help you let go of past events that cause anxiety by helping you focus on the present and improving your future outlook. Similar to meditation, Reiki is a healing art that has been around for centuries. It's based on the theory that everything is made of energy and we're all connected by this invisible force. It's a way to get your mind off of things.

Many people have found that the healing, balancing and calming effects of Reiki are beneficial in treating issues with stress, anxiety and depression.

Reiki is a natural healing modality that uses the hands to transfer energy from the practitioner to the recipient. Reiki helps restore balance in the body and brings about positive changes on an energetic level.

The use of Reiki for anxiety has been shown to be effective in several clinical studies. These include:

  • Reducing stress, anxiety and depression

  • Increasing positive emotions and feelings

  • Reiki may help to promote a sense of calm and relaxation, which can help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.

  • Improving sleep quality: Reiki may help to promote relaxation and reduce feelings of stress, which can lead to improved sleep.

  • Lowering blood pressure: Reiki may help to promote relaxation and reduce feelings of stress, which can lead to a reduction in blood pressure.

  • Reducing pain and fatigue: Reiki may help to promote relaxation, which can lead to a reduction in pain and fatigue.

  • Improving overall well-being: Reiki may help to promote relaxation and balance, which can lead to an improved sense of well-being.

Reiki is a wonderful tool to fight anxiety and stress, but it's only one part of the equation. It can help you feel less anxious in the moment, but it's up to you how long those feelings last.

It is important to note that Reiki is not a substitute for medical treatment and that individuals should always consult a healthcare professional before starting any new treatment. However, it can be used in conjunction with other therapies such as counseling or medication.

It is also important to find a well-trained practitioner as the technique and experience can vary.

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What others thought of the Reiki session

I have worked with 3 different Reiki healers in the past year, and I have to say that Srimanju is by far the most impactful and skilled!

The results I had with her after only 2 sessions were mind-blowing and really educational to help me realize just how powerful Reiki sessions can be.

I now have weekly sessions with her and I also attend her Cacao ceremonies, which I find very powerful and relaxing. I can't recommend her highly enough! - Rumi Armato

I had an in person Reiki session with Srimanju and felt a difference, from then I’ve participated in her virtual healing sessions and I always feel relaxed and happy after each healing. She is a beautiful person inside out and a great healer. Love her energy. So glad I met her🙏❤️ - Nily vek

I visited Srimanju in October for my first reiki treatment. The experience was exceptional. I did not know what to expect since I have never tried reiki so if you are a first timer book that appointment! Your time and money will be well worth it. My experience exceeded any expectations I had. Thank you, Srimanju! - Ayla Erickson-Stamford

I had my first Reiki with Srimanju. She is a phenomenal healer. I plan to continue seeing her every month. Her energy is strong, beautiful and refreshing. It was an absolute honor to have her do my first Reiki session. I feel absolutely fantastic and look forward to future visits with her! - Jesi Ogo

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This was my very first reiki session ever and I absolutely loved it. Srimanju is very knowledgeable and I enjoyed working with her. After my session, I felt relaxed & positive for the first time in many months. I will definitely be making more appointments in the future. Amy silva

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