What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced ‘Ray’ ‘Key’) is an ancient system of Tibetan healing. ‘Rei’ means spiritual wisdom and ‘Ki’ means energy. Reiki practitioners channel energy from the Universe through their bodies to the person (or human or plant) being healed. The energy ‘goes where it is needed’ and helps bring the recipient into a balanced state of mind, spirit and body.
Do I have to remove my clothes?
No, Reiki is performed while you are fully clothed.
Does Reiki involve touch?
Reiki can involve touching, but touch is not necessary. Reiki works just as well from a distance.
How long does a Reiki session last?
Reiki sessions usually last between 30 and 60 minutes.
What does Reiki feel like?
That depends on the person receiving the Reiki. Some people feel heat, others feel a tingling sensation, and some people feel nothing at all. However, you will feel very relaxed.
How will Reiki benefit me?
Once again, that depends on the person receiving the Reiki. Reiki has its own innate intelligence and will go where it is needed; it may heal your body, mind, emotions or spirit, or even all four. Sometimes it acts very quickly but other times several sessions are needed before you notice a lasting difference. For sure you will feel very relaxed after a single Reiki experience and you will find that your mind is clear.
What is a Reiki Attunement?
Attunements increase one’s ability to channel energy and are passed from Master to student.
Can you perform Reiki on yourself?
Yes, if you have been attuned you can perform Reiki on yourself and on any living creature, inanimate object or even a specific situation.
What is biofeedback?
Biofeedback is a treatment technique in which people are trained to improve their health by using various signals from their own bodies. Signals from your heart (electrocardiogram), brain (electroencephalogram), muscles (electromylogram) and skin (emotional arousal) are all easy to measure. Sensors are attached to the surface of your skin (fingers or arms) and the signals from your body appear on the computer screen. By learning various breathing techniques you will be able to control your bodily signals, so that you can reduce your heart rate if is too high, or become more excited if you are down.
Who uses Biofeedback?
In addition to people who just want to learn how to let go and relax, biofeedback is used by NASA to train pilots to keep calm in times of crisis, by children with epilepsy to avert an attack if they feel one coming on, and by children who are hyperactive to help them concentrate.
Do I need specialized, expensive equipment?
No, you can buy the equipment that we use in the workshops fairly cheaply. We use the Wild Divine Biofeedback computer game that comes complete with finger sensors that measure your heart rate, heart rate variability (related to stress level) and skin conductance (related to emotional arousal). With the help of the games and beautiful music, you will soon be able master the biofeedback techniques.
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