Sherilyn Dalke, Reiki Master
RELAX, RENEW AND AWAKEN YOUR SPIRIT WITH THE PEACEFUL ENERGY OF REIKI
"Reiki is one of the leading safe Energy Medicine approaches."
Dr. C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. and Founder of the American Holistic Medical Association
WHERE DID REIKI ORIGINATE?
Reiki was founded in Japan in 1914 by R. Mikao Usui.
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is a non-invasive Japanese spiritual healing practice, much like meditation or mindfulness practices that brings balance to one's state of recovery biologically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
HOW DOES REIKI WORK?
There is a natural energy that flows through the cells and organs of the body and brain. The basic concept underlying Reiki is that the body has an energy field that is central to its health and proper functioning, and this energy travels in certain pathways where it can become blocked or weakened. Everyone has the potential to access this life force energy, but over time most people's systems become blocked and the energy becomes weakened within them. Practitioners will use their hands to improve the energy flow in a patient. This in turn, opens the channels allowing energy to flow to the places in the body where it is needed. Because the energy flowing through the practitioner is universal and not personal energy it is never draining. Reiki is similar to many spiritual traditions, which employ “laying on of hands”, although Reiki is not associated with any religion.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A REIKI TREATMENT?
During a Reiki treatment, you will lay fully clothed on a massage table, covered in a blanket if you choose, listening to soothing music. A Reiki treatment involves a series of hand placements on or near the body that delivers the Reiki energy. A Reiki treatment generally covers your head followed by the front of your body and finally the back of your body. Sessions generally last for 1 to 1 ½ hours.
WHAT WILL I EXPERIENCE DUIRNG A REIKI SESSION?
Reiki tends to feel warm and profoundly relaxing. You may feel the hands of the Reiki practitioner become hot or tingly. Some people fall asleep. Some experience an emotional release. There is no expected experience. Reiki treatment is unique for each individual who receives it.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REGUAR REIKI SESSIONS?
Just like meditation, or movement arts, the effects of Reiki are cumulative. While one session can work wonders, repeated, regular Reiki treatments can invite significant improvement. As an example, if you exercise for an hour, you will receive benefit. If you exercise every day for a month, the results will be much more profound. Reiki works similarly – regular sessions support well-being in every way.
BENEFITS OF REIKI
Reiki can help with a diverse range of presenting problems and challenges including but not limited to:
Calms, relaxes and reduces stress
Decreases anxiety and depression
Helps maintain / increase your energy level
Adapts to whatever you need the most
Stimulates the immune system
Accelerates physical healing
Promotes release of emotional patterns
Loosens up blocked energy
Promotes your personal and spiritual growth
Trauma and PTSD
WHO IS USING REIKI?
Reiki is a nationally recognized as a Complementary and Alternative Medicine approach and is often used by providers and practitioners alike as an effective adjunctive healing service to conventional medicines. Reiki is being embraced by many hospitals where it is offered as a part of standard of care. According to the American Hospital Association, in 2007, over 800 American hospitals offered Reiki as part of hospital services.
CAN I COMBINE REIKI AND COUNSELING?
Once you are a counseling or Reiki client, you cannot switch with me for two years after the last session, due to the ethical and liability issues associated with my counseling profession. My Reiki services are not available to my current psychotherapy clients. Services are only available to my non-psychotherapy clients and other therapists and their clients. Although I am a psychotherapist, please note that when serving in the role of Reiki Practitioner, my role is non-clinical.