Specialised Reiki training for parents of children with ADHD and Autism (Levels 1&2)
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About the Event
Children with ADHD and Autism are special. If these children were born a thousand years ago in China, they would most likely have been seen as gifted for their 6th sense - the ability to feel the energy from other people and the environment. I have spoken with many parents of children with Autism and ADHD, and one thing they mention that comes up every time; is that their child gets uncomfortable, agitated, overwhelmed or suddenly tired in the group of people, in the supermarket for example.
Have you ever wondered why? According to Eastern philosophies, every person is born with an energetic layer of protection. Most people have a dense layer; others are born with a porous one meaning that the energy from the environment (other people's positive or negative energy and emotions) seeps right through. So, when they are in a crowded place, they suddenly get this onslaught of other people's energy and emotions, which can be very overwhelming, especially for a child. People who master their gift, on the other hand, can become very perceptive and intuitive, after all, they are using an additional sense to assess the world.
How can Reiki help?
Reiki is a gentle yet powerful energy healing technique which helps with relaxation, improves sleep, reduces stress and anxiety, balances body and mind as well as delivers deep healing. Learning how to channel Reiki is simple, and I can teach you, the parent, so you can help your child; you can give them treatment at bedtime or whenever they need soothing.
As a person who has a porous protection layer, in the last couple of years, I have undertaken extensive research into a variety of Eastern healing practices as well as Western psychotherapy treatments, looking for answers and something that would help for someone like me to live a normal life. Alongside Reiki, I will teach you a range of other techniques and methods so you can help your child to find the balance in their lives and develop their special gift.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a gentle and non-intrusive hands-on technique that can be used on others or yourself to balance, heal and harmonise all aspects of a human being – body, mind, emotions and spirit. Energy is everywhere. Most of us are familiar with energetic vibrations such as sound, radio waves or X-ray, which are of the electromagnetic spectrum. Scientists agree that the difference between these forms of energy is the frequency of their vibration. Human beings also have electromagnetic energy; every cell, atom and subatomic particle that makes up a human body vibrates at a different rate depending on their biochemical makeup. For example, the electronic output of a heart can be measured by an ECG machine (electrocardiogram). An electro-myograph, however, can measure the biological frequency of the whole human body, which is around 250cps (cycles per second).
Western science has finally confirmed something that has been part of the spiritual wisdom for many centuries in the Eastern world – unseen energy flows through all livings things and connects us to the energies of the earth and the universe. This energy has various names, depending on the spiritual tradition or culture; and are most commonly known as Ki (Japanese), Chi or Qi (Chinese), Prana (Indian), Light, Spirit or the Holy Ghost (Christian), or simply Vitality or a Life-force.
Reiki is a specific energetic frequency for healing and self-healing that works synergistically with Qi. Reiki energy is vibrating at a very high rate, it is not normally visible to a human eye, but can be detected on the practitioner’s hand using a Kirlian camera. Unlike Qi, which is present everywhere and in everything, we are not born with Reiki energy. It flows only through people who have been “attuned” to its vibrational frequency. You don’t have to have a special gift; everyone can be attuned by a Reiki Master during a sacred ritual.
Reiki is not the only healing energy that exists; the 5,000-year-old Chinese book “The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine” cites that there may be more than 32 different modalities of healing energy; Qi Gong, Ayurveda and Reiki are the most famous of them. Reiki itself has a few variations, the most commonly known are traditional Usui Reiki, Usui/Tibetan Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Kundalini Reiki to name a few, but there are many more.
What do I need to do to become a Reiki practitioner?
Reiki is the simplest and easiest holistic healing technique available, so anyone can learn to use it, whatever their age, gender, religion or culture. You don’t need to have specific prior knowledge or experience, only the desire to learn, be open and allow the healing energy to flow through you. Reiki does not actually require any learning in the traditional sense, because it is not knowledge, but experience-based. However, you would need to take part in the special ritual of spiritual empowerment called attunement or initiation where a qualified Reiki Master connects you to the Reiki energy so that you become a Reiki channel. After the attunement, you will be able to draw the Reiki into yourself whenever and wherever you wish. The ritual “attunes” your body to the particular vibrational frequencies of Reiki energy, which means that it will bring your energies and Reiki energies into harmony with one another. It allows Reiki energy to flow into and around your energy field.
People who have already been practising energy work for some time (Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Martial Arts or any other kind of spiritual healing), may find that their bodies are already attuned to higher energetic vibrations. So, they can absorb and channel the energy straight after the attunement. Others who have had no such experience will still be able to channel Reiki; however, the flow of energy their experience may be slightly less initially but will pick up after a few weeks of practice.
Reiki energy does not continuously flow through you, it requires the intention to use it. Although you may find that after some time if there is a person or an animal that needs healing, your palms will start heating up with Reiki energy. The Reiki will just respond to any unconscious request for healing because on the subconscious level you have given permission – you have chosen to become a Reiki channel. It does not mean that you will need to start approaching people on the street, it only shows that you became more sensitive to other people’s energies.
People sense energy in a variety of ways. Some will see colours if they are more visual, more kinaesthetic people may experience heat, warmth or a cooling sensation in their hands, sometimes they may sense tingling, prickling, tickling or buzzing in their hands and fingers. Some people don’t feel anything at all, at least at first, and it is essential to realise that it is OK - sensations are not necessary, the Reiki will still flow. It will always produce the benefits whether you have any sensations or not.
If there are several energetic blockages in your body it may take some time to establish a full flow, so you may be gradually starting to experience some sensations after few weeks or months – provided you use Reiki often. If you stop using Reiki for a period of time, you are not going to lose the ability to channel, however, the more you practice Reiki, the more you open up the channel which will lead to faster and stronger flows.
After each level of attunement, the vibration rate at which you operate will rise and, therefore, old physical, emotional, mental and spiritual patterns and thoughts which hinder the growth of consciousness will be removed. One of the significant effects of attunement is a 21-days clearing cycle where your whole energy body is cleared and cleansed by Reiki. The clearing cycle usually takes about 3 weeks, but it can be shorter or longer, depending on the individual. If someone has a lot of blocks in their energy system, they may experience a healing crisis. The effects of clearing blockages can vary from feelings of more emotion or irritability, wanting to cry or laugh, to a sense of detachment and need more time to spend alone. Other blocked energy may need to be released through the physical body and may manifest as having a headache, cold or sweating a lot, sometimes feeling nauseous or having diarrhoea. These are the ways your body is getting rid of the toxins and are perfectly natural. These side effects, however, do not always happen.
There usually are 4 levels of Reiki training, and they are described as level 1,2,3 and 4 degrees. Although, some Reiki Masters combine the level 3&4 into one Master level training rather than Master (level 3) and Master Teacher (level 4). Some Reiki masters prefer to teach each level individually with intervals of at least 3 months apart, some would teach level 1&2 together and then Reiki Master levels after a period of time. I prefer to teach levels 1&2 together and then level 3 after 3-4 months onwards.
Is there any scientific proof that Reiki works?
There is more and more published research coming out from Western society showing that Reiki (see Appendix 1 – Research, below):
- Reduces pain, anxiety, stress, fatigue, depression, heart and respiratory rates
- Increases physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing
- Prevents disease of 5-7 years before the first symptoms appear
- Is safe to be used to treat newborns and children
Reiki not only works on humans but also animals and plants, it also purifies water. Reiki Master Torsten Lange and Swiss Water research company conducted research looking into how Reiki affects the quality of water. They found that after channelling Reiki for an hour, water molecules changed their shape and improved the quality of water by 32%
(http://reikiacademylondon.com/reikiscience/4594388819). Around 60% of the human adult body is water (brain - 75%, kidneys – 83%, liver – 86%, blood – 83%). There is no surprise that channelling Reiki has a profound effect on our health and wellbeing.
The specialist Reiki level 1&2 training for the parent of children with ADHD and Autism is delivered over 2 full days, there is another day if you would like to become a Reiki Master. The cost of Reiki levels 1&2 training is £280 (total 2 days), and the Reiki Master level training is £200 (1 day). Each class has only 6 places.
*Appendix 1 - Research
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Beulke, S., Vannucci, L., Salles, L., & Turrini, R. (2019). Reiki in the relief of chemotherapy-related biopsychoemotional signs and symptoms. Cogitare Enfermagem, 24. doi: 10.5380/ce.v24i0.56694
Bremner, M., Blake, B., Wagner, V., & Pearcey, S. (2016). Effects of Reiki with Music Compared to Music Only Among People Living With HIV. Journal of The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 27(5), 635-647. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2016.04.004
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