Reiki is a subtle stress reducing and relaxation technique that can help people who are participating in psychotherapy. During psychotherapy session, there is much dialogue and communication between the therapist and the client. It involves much conscious thought and verbal depiction of the symptoms that the client is experiencing.
Reiki can help the client become more in touch with the physical body and how the emotions relate to the physical symptoms. Bringing awareness to the connection of the mind and body and how one affects the other is a very important part of the healing process.
How Reiki Helps Destress
Reiki can assist in bringing up the symptoms that a client has been experiencing so that they may work on them in a calm, relaxed atmosphere. Reiki creates a peaceful space where a client will feel more comfortable talking about and dealing with traumas, or other uncomfortable experiences that have brought them to seek help in moving forward.
Reiki naturally puts a client in a state of mindfulness where it is easier to observe and assess thoughts. In this state, a person can detach from thoughts and realize that they are not their thoughts. The thoughts are a result of a conditioned way of thinking due to past events.
Reiki may help the person realize that current circumstances are different and that those thoughts are rooted in the past. Reiki helps to put the body in a relaxed state, therefore when painful memories are recalled and emotions are brought to the surface, the client can more easily and effectively process through those emotions and release the energy surrounding those memories.
Reiki Assisting with Psychotherapy
Reiki is not a substitute for psychotherapy but it absolutely helps move the therapeutic process along more quickly and comfortably. There are always emotion and physical sensations running through the body every minute of the day, and even during sleep. Some people feel the need to detach or run away from these sensations due to feelings of shame, embarrassment, or fear.
Some people are experiencing anger, depression, or anxiety due to chronic physical pain, therefore they attempt to detach from the body as if it were an enemy. Turning away from these symptoms only intensifies them. Reiki helps people to be present in the body and go with the symptoms from a loving, compassionate, kind, and peaceful way. Contact me today for a session!