Dear Elaine,I would like to seek your advice on a recent issue and hope you will be able to shed some light on this.I was asked to begin Reiki treatments for a person with terminal stage cancer. The Reiki treatments did her well – session after session she slept better, more colour came back and she started getting a bit more spring in her step – and this Read More Feeling Heavy after Healing Others
Category: Building your Healing Practice
Many people, once they begin to do Reiki healing for others, begin to feel drawn to doing Healing as a ‘job’. It feels like it will be a wonderful change to be a holistic practitioner instead of running the corporate hamster wheel!
And I would agree! However, moving into healing is nothing like changing jobs – there is no salary, there is no corporate structure, in effect it is like Read More Moving into Healing as a Career
There is a term in psychotherapy called ‘transference’; its when a client unconsciously transfers feelings and attitudes from a person or situation in the past on to a person or situation in the present. Its a common issue amongst therapists and their patients, and it is something to watch out for in Reiki, especially if your client becomes a regular.
Examples of Transference
In an attempt to demystify transference, here Read More Dealing with Transference in Reiki healing
After doing a Reiki treatment with a client or a group share with other practitioners, if we feel a surge of negative emotions, or become affected by emotions we don’t normally associate with Reiki – anger, sadness, frustration, anxiety – it’s easy to panic! Reiki is associated with feelings of love, peace and calm so immediately we begin to question, what is going on?
These feelings can be caused by Read More Emotional Detox – Is it Me, You or Everyone?
Often, our first experience of a Reiki healing is accompanied by the ‘healer’ giving us incredible intuitive information such as where in our bodies there are blockages or issues, intuitive insights, even spirit guide information. It can lead you to believe that all Reiki practitioners should be giving such information, and as a result place pressure on us, as practitioners, to be ‘doing’ something during our treatments for others.
When we give a Reiki treatment to someone else, the general wisdom is that we are not drained since Reiki is Universal energy, and not our own personal energy. Yet often practitioners report feeling tired, drained, or feeling like they are taking on some of the suffering of their clients. Why is this happening, and how can we minimise it?
Whilst it is true that Reiki is not our own Read More Why do I feel drained after giving a Reiki treatment