Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being. It treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit – creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being.
Our life force responds to our thoughts and feelings. It becomes altered when we believe, either consciously or unconsciously, negative ideas about ourselves. Negative feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a block in our life force. This disturbs the body physically, allowing pain and illness to occur.
Reiki heals by repairing parts of the energy field and charging it with positive energy. It raises the vibration level of our energy field, allowing it to break up the negative energy and helping it to clear, transmute and heal the energy pathways so we can heal in a healthy and natural way.
Amy Hale is a Reiki Master Teacher, who studied directly from Penny Weaver PsyD. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. Amy offers classes every so often. So if you would like to participate in learning Reiki on yourself and others, sign up for her newsletter and pick Reiki so that you can receive Reiki class announcements.
Emotional Freedom Technique
EFT (also known as tapping) uses acupressure points to help you release energy blockages to treat emotional and psychological issues. Bad memories trigger your brain’s limbic system. When you pair a traumatic cue with a soothing cue like tapping, that tells your limbic system that the memory is not a threat in the here and now. Once you break the link between the memory and a fight-or-flight response, even just once, that association remains broken. In other words, the traumatic event will no longer trigger a stress reaction.
Tapping produces electricity in your body called piezoelectricity that functions much like a gas grill. When you turn on the grill, it clicks and clicks until it ignites. The electrical pressure is what eventually produces a spark. When you tap on the face and body, a wave is sent through your connective tissue to the part of your body that’s disturbed or experiencing any kind of energy blockage. The energetic wave breaks up the blockage and you feel better.