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**What is Reiki anywaY…
Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive, energy based healing practice. There are varying translations of the word Reiki, including “universal life force energy” or “spiritual energy”. Reiki was developed in the 1800s in Japan by Mikao Usui and was later brought to the West. Reiki has a complex history and has undergone varying transitions since coming to the West. Throughout its history, it has been used to promote rest and stress relief and has been known to support healing through various illnesses and injuries. At it’s core, Reiki is a system and practice leading the individual back into the depths of their “true self”. I like to think of this as a journeying home to your own personal quiet, peaceful, loving energy.
**what to expect in a reiki session…
During a Reiki session, you can expect to lay down fully clothed on a massage table while the practitioner place their hands either gently on the body or just above the physical body. The practitioner is not “doing” anything to you necessarily, but rather acting a channel for you to pull energy through. Don’t worry, you do not need to navigate how or where to pull energy to. Our body is full of innate wisdom and you can trust that you will take what you need where you need it.
Results from the session vary person-to-person and often session-to-session. Commonly reported experiences are increased feelings of calm, peace, clarity, loving energy, warmth and reconnection. It is a practice that it said to re-align our body, heart and spirit and would be a great single service or addition to other medical or mental health treatment.
**interested in diving deeper?…
Whitney is a Level III Trained Practitioner and Teacher of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Lineage. What this means is that she has the ability to teach others about the system and practice of Reiki and provide certification for those interested in completing their Level I, II, or III training. There are lots of options to become certified and Whitney will work with you to find a good fit. Some examples of what training could look like for you:
Weekend Training: This would involve meeting for two full weekend days with a mid-day break for lunch. You can expect to have “homework” in between the two sessions and that you will commit to continuing your practice even after the weekend is complete. This would be a good fit for those who do not have time during the week to meet.
4-6 Week Program: This would involve meeting for about two hours per week for several weeks in a row. This will give you time to digest and process what you are learning and receiving in between sessions in smaller doses. You can expect to have “homework” in between each session and for Whitney to be available to support you as needed throughout those weeks with questions, concerns, or anything that comes up as a result of diving into this system.
Independent Study: This would be for those who are interested in one-on-one mentorship with Whitney and can be designed to fit your individualized needs.
Study with a Group: This would involve learning and practicing this system in a small group setting and can be either a Weekend Training or 4-6 Week Program. If you have a small group of friends that would like to dive into this system as a team, this would be a great fit. Whitney is also happy to place you in a group with others who are seeking community as their embark on this journey.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Whitney at 207-480-3491 extension 2. She would be happy to answer any questions you have and to help you navigate choosing the best option for your personal needs and goals.