The following are excerpts from a recent conversation with Ken Egbert, Reiki Master Teacher:
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. It is administered by the laying on of hands, the same energy that flows through any living thing, plants and animals. Reiki energy has an intelligence of its own, directing itself to where it is needed.
Reiki is complimentary to almost any kind of treatment. It can calm a person in need of mental and emotional treatment and also help with medical treatments. It helps reduce the negative effects of medications, radiation and chemotherapy. Stress is the major condition I treat. Sometimes just the act of laying hands on someone who is feeling ill and low has great healing power. In the process of Reiki healing, I too am healed.
The ability to channel Reiki is passed from teacher (Master) to the student. This process is called an “attunement”. Reiki has different levels. In Reiki 1 you are taught the history of Reiki, hand positions for treating yourself and others and an attunement. Some people are born with abilities that are enhanced by Reiki training and attunement. The ability to channel Reiki grows with use.
Reiki 2 begins the incorporation of Reiki symbols, how to use them, a Reiki 2 attunement, and the ability to use distance Reiki. Advanced Reiki Training (ART) includes more symbols, training in their use and another attunement. ART gives you a Masters ability to give treatments, but does not include the ability to teach. Masters training gives you the ability to attune and teach others. I am a Master Teacher.
My Higher Power led me to Reiki. It was suggested to me that I should find a way to enhance and practice something related to healing. She led me to Ursuline college where I received my training and all of my certifications. I have been practicing Reiki since 2008. There are different types and styles of Reiki training available. I am trained in Usui Reiki and am also trained and certified in Karuna® Reiki, which is a style developed by the International Center for Reiki Training. I find my training in Karuna® Reiki enhances my abilities and gives me more options during a treatment.
Reiki is practiced and studied in most major medical institutions and facilities. Some doctors suggest it for pre-op nerves and post-op healing. Some offer continuing education credits to their nurses. The cost of a Reiki treatment varies depending on the area and venue. There are some cases where insurance will cover Reiki. In most cases it is in a hospital setting, prescribed by a doctor and added to the medical bill.
I currently work at an amazing place called LivAwareMD in Mentor, OH, conceived and created by Dr. Martha Hackett. Dr. Hackett is blessed with the ability to see beyond western medicine and provide people with the knowledge and resources to learn to heal themselves instead of just treating and maintaining their symptoms.
Reiki is of value. I suggest to clients that they see me at least 3 times, with 2 weeks between treatments, unless illness or crisis dictates sooner. I find that by the 3rd treatment their being (body, mind and spirit) has learned to love, trust and take the Reiki energy and use it to its fullest potential.
Reiki has led me on an amazing journey from which I have seen miraculous healing and growth, both for my clients and for myself. Reiki is the greatest gift I’ve ever received!
Contact Ken Egbert – Reiki Master Teacher
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