A message from Jocelyn:
As a Master Level Reiki Practitioner, I am incredibly excited to share office space with New Approaches. I have known Hannah Curtis for over five years and believe that we share the philosophy that emotional health and well being are critical components of healthy communities, workplaces and homes, and that our practices will augment one another.
Reiki is a complementary healing practice to all western modalities of healing, and is offered in many hospitals, therapist offices, cancer treatment centers, and hospice organizations throughout the world. To imagine it another way, The Reiki Sourcebook says, “If you imagine humans as a free flowing river, this beautiful river is like energy flowing down through the body. Occasionally, a pebble or even a rock will fall into the river, making the flow of water a little more difficult (or blocked) These pebbles are human worries, fear, stress, anxiety and each pebble builds one on top of the other. Soon there is only a trickle of water flowing in that once beautiful river. And so it is with the human body.”1 While a broken bone or emotional issue may be resolved with the therapist or doctor, the body still holds onto the blocked and dense energy as a self protection mechanism.
The goal of Reiki treatments is to realign the flow of energy within the body, allowing for the full integration and embodiment of the medical and therapeutic treatments.
The Reiki treatment consists of lying on a massage table while the practitioner works to clear the blockage or dense energy, and to in turn bring in more light energy where the client’s body needs it, restoring balance. This may involve relaxing music, smudging, crystals or stones, and deep breathing. The practitioner may hold hands above the body and/or light touch.
It is important to note that the healing energy flows from the divine source to the Reiki patient through the practitioner. The actual healing is being done by the patient and the Reiki practitioner is the vessel and facilitator.
After a session, the Reiki patient typically will feel very relaxed, relieved of pain/anxiety and more deeply connected to one’s spiritual nature.
I am incredibly thankful for the many gifts I have received through my teachers and mentors. In order to heal others, Reiki practitioners must begin with healing the self. In developing a personal healing practice I have been able to advance both my own healing and that of my family and friends, including soothing physical ailments, stress, anxiety, trauma, and everyday life challenges. I am full of gratitude to be able to assist others on their own life’s journey to reduce pain from physical or emotional stress and to recover strength, resilience, and connection to one’s self and others.
I look forward to connecting with you!
In peace and light,
Usui/Reiki Master & Shamanic Practices firstname.lastname@example.org
1 The Reiki Sourcebook, Bronwen and Frans Steine, 2008