Panic Attacks!

Clients come for reiki for all reasons, but recently a client came because she’d been suffering panic attacks. I had to admit that it’s not something that I was familiar with, but boy, did it sound terrible: the physical reaction and anxiety and sometimes feeling almost out of one’s body completely.

By coincidence (or was it?), a friend came for dinner that night. I mentioned the panic attacks and she said that she had had them in the past too, and that she found a video very useful from Dr Bill Pettit.

In the video, Dr Pettit describes that panic attacks are physical reactions, and that they can pass, or get worse if you allow your body to react to it. If you can notice what’s happening, then most of the attack will pass within five minutes. He says, ‘try not to feed it’.

The other interesting and useful thing is that he says ‘a panic attack is your friend’. It’s actually letting you know how you’re feeling and allowing you to examine your thoughts.

So, if one is coming on, then try to notice what’s happening, find a behaviour to not exacerbate the attack, and then ride it out.

My client found the video very useful indeed, and what’s more, after the reiki treatment, she hasn’t been having attacks anymore, and is very happy about it. She said, ‘I’m just so amazed by this.’

I’m not an expert in panic attacks but this really did feel like useful information to share.

Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email, call me or book online if you’d like to make an appointment.
Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

 

 

Reviews and Testimonials: Reiki Surry Hills

I noticed recently that my reviews page on this website is one of the most read pages. That makes sense. People who are considering a treatment will want to know the possible effects, and whether this Reiki Surry Hills guy is trustworthy and good.

It’s pretty unwieldy to have all of my reviews on the one page, so I am creating this blog post to collect more reviews and testimonials (and will have a link to it from the reviews page):

‘Amazing experience and so happy that I received relief immediately after the treatment as I was suffering from stress related painful migraines. I feel so relaxed, happy and completely zen, balanced and recharged.’

‘When I woke up the day after my reiki session with Andy, I felt like all my negative thoughts and emotions were millions of miles away and I was able to finally let things go. It would be an understatement to say it was amazing… It was absolutely wonderful…’

I’m glad I found you.’

‘I felt really grounded and calm after my session.’

‘I felt great after the treatment… re-energized’

‘Slept better than I have in ages. I feel more balanced and just lighter somehow.’

‘I found it really interesting how I felt wide awake the whole time, but my mind, rather than racing (which it normally does) was very purposefully moving from challenge to challenge, and creating ways in which to solve them.  I felt very focused and calm during this process.’

‘I certainly have noticed a great improvement with my anxiety. Following the treatment I felt my mind was clear and it’s helped me gain extra clarity.’

‘It really felt like everything that wasn’t serving me was just “moved on”

I really liked my first Reiki session. It made me feel so calm, relaxed and lighter during the session and even after… I had a very deep sleep that night and woke up feeling quite rejuvenated… To be honest, I’m not sure if I could feel its effect after day 2 but I’m still amazed with the overall experience.’

‘I’ve felt quite calm and more balanced after my treatment. I did feel quite floaty afterwards but also had a great sleep that night…  I’m finding myself in a more positive frame of mind after the treatment, so my dealings with stresses seem not as chaotic as they have been…  Thanks again for the treatment, and I’m sure I’ll be in touch when I need another one!’

‘I thoroughly enjoyed my experience. To be honest afterwards I felt quite tired and had a very stressful day. But today I feel so much more relaxed and like some of the pain of my relationship has lifted, that sick feeling in my tummy is much lighter.’

‘I really enjoyed the reiki session, I feel really good and noticed I am not over thinking things which I sometime do at work. I’m Not allowing myself to get stressed out.’

‘When I came into you yesterday I was stressed .. After the treatment I came out feeling extremely relaxed and had a very good day.  I also sleepy extremely well last night and when I woke up I had a feeling in happiness inside me instead of the feeling of anxiety… My day so far has been relaxed and good.’

‘Yesterday I was super productive, steaming through everything I had to get done. Today I’ve been a bit whacked out and lazy… So hopefully will find a happy medium over the next few days.’

‘Everything felt relaxed and free and that feeling went into the night and over the few days.’

‘ I’m a happy girl. Feeling completely back to normal and even a better version of myself. The pain is gone, I’m sleeping better, and I feel stronger emotionally… Immediately after the treatment I was so aware of my senses and felt like I was walking on the moon. I think I felt naturally high it was so nice and that feeling has subsided since… Several hours later I felt very drained and exhausted and the following day I had a very mild sore throat for a short time… I feel great now and I intend to come back soon to maintain this new found inner strength.’

‘The experience was amazing! I feel more connected with myself!’

‘After the treatment I did feel a sense of relief and going home that evening I did sleep well and have done so apart from this morning when I began to feel a lil anxious again… In terms of my confidence and negative thoughts I did feel like something left me that day (only way I can describe it) that I let go.’

‘I’ve been feeling much better and sleeping well after the treatment.’

‘Ya I’m feeling really good now but the day or two after the reiki I felt terrible, I was anxious and really short fussed and snappy… I’m feeling amazing now just really happy with my life and were I’m at… 
Thank you again for the reiki it was really beautiful and important for me too I think! I have also noticed my my knees have been really good and they were really sore before the reiki and when you touched them during the reiki I felt lots of energy.’

‘I feel the same, not much difference, I slept good which is great but still have anxiety and have it near bad today but don’t know why….. Thanks for checking up.’

‘I am definitely feeling more relaxed after the session on Saturday. I think the reiki sessions would be a great long-term investment for my personal wellbeing.’

‘I definitely felt a shift in my energy for sure. not such a heavy burden weighing on my shoulders… I will definitely come back for more Reiki in the future. It can only be a positive thing.’

‘I didn’t feel anything huge changed in the next few days, more so I felt super relaxed and a bit spacy – kinda like a natural drug :)’

‘Last night I felt great, like I didn’t have a care in the world, and that all this baggage and heavy energy I suppose I’d be carrying around was gone. Later in the evening I was able to communicate more calmly and clearly with my partner about things I’d been bottling up or hadn’t been able to express properly in the past.’

‘I have definitely been feeling better and somewhat lighter. Yes, I would agree that I have been feeling a sense of lightness to my thinking the last couple of days. Another way to explain it, it is in the last couple of days I feel like I have not been getting so caught up in my thoughts – perhaps thats why you were feeling heat when touching my head! … Overall I definitely enjoyed the process. I really appreciated your warm and gentle nature, you made me feel very comfortable.’

‘I really enjoyed receiving the reiki treatment from you. I found afterwards my mind was clear when it would usually be running with thoughts. I also felt as though my vision was clear.. the best way I can think to describe it is to say my eyes/vision was a dirty windscreen which was cleaned.. might sound a bit strange but that’s how it felt.’

‘I had a good Thursday evening, but found sleep hard to come by the next three nights… However I am continuing to feel clearer in my head, and also more energy in my physical self.’

‘I’m feeling good today, energized and I loved my hour out. I did feel deeply relaxed yesterday and it was so special. Loving having an hour out for myself.’

‘After the session I still felt a little anxious and sore… On a plus side, today I feel surprisingly ok given I’ve had no sleep, of course tired but not nearly as bad as I was expecting for such a bad night. I have also let go of my anger and disappointment that I had before the session…’

‘The treatment has definitely had some profound impact, I’m alternating between feeling energized and really drained…  I can still feel little streams of energy running through me and I do feel like I’ve experienced some sort of a shift…  I’m looking forward to seeing how this feels over the next week, and how it settles.’

‘Am feeling so much more grounded & connected to the person I know and am.’

‘With the energy I felt, I definitely felt something surge through my body – almost like a light vibration…’

‘I am feeling more centred emotionally which is nice – I had the flu when I came to you , I woke up yesterday feeling not as sick which was nice… Really enjoyed the treatment. I hope to come again shortly.’

‘I loved it… thank you again for the treatment, I have felt amazing since I walked out of your front door!’

‘I still feel great! There is a lot of emotional stuff/fears coming up but I am able to work through it and love the process even if it feels like a roller coaster right now 🙂 But I am sure I wouldn’t have been able to do it without your help.’

‘ I feel a great sense of piece & relief. Still a bit stiff & sore but that’s ok, I am dealing with that. Intuitively I know your reiki treatment accelerated the process for me to get to this stage. Andy, I feel blessed to have met such a professional & gifted healer like yourself, especially during this part of my journey.’

‘I have been feeling a little more grounded and focused – certainly focused on my health with a greater resolution to do right by my body.’

‘I loved my treatment. I felt very centred and focused for a few days after. Really helped me to realise that I’m on the right path.’

‘Yesterday afternoon I did notice I had a strong feeling of “lightness” in my mood. Definitely positive. That’s continued through to now.’

‘I felt quite light and free when I walked out of your amazing place in Sydney.’

‘I wanted to firstly thank you for my reiki treatment and although it was my first it won’t be my last. My results were nothing short of impressive and include:
 
–          Feeling happy
–          Feeling of Wellbeing
–          Clearer in my thoughts
–          More clarity at work
–          More energised

‘I actually had a very deep sleep on night after the treatment, which as I mentioned I generally don’t sleep very well.’

‘After my second treatment I felt really relaxed and slept well again… I’ve felt really positive and energetic over the past few days… I think apart from the physical sensation of having more energy I feel more ‘clear’ … I feel really great after the treatment – I think the word that would sum up the feeling would be ‘content’.’

‘During the session I felt very relaxed, safe and centred, I also felt my sinus clear when you put your hands near my face. It’s not something that’s easily articulated but I felt my energy open during the session as I drifted in and out of sleep. I definitely felt my energy was very open straight after our session and I took some time to be alone in a quiet space to feel the effects of the session. I felt I wanted to be alone in nature and near water… Since [the treatment], I’ve been feeling very connected and present, and also very tired which usually happens after I have a shift or release… and I’ve been able to connect with myself more easily than usual.’

‘Reiki has done good to me… I’m still having some mild problems with falling asleep, but there are no thoughts, no fear… I’m really calm and relaxed, but just only little bit excited, but nothing that I experienced before reiki. You have helped me to get my energy flowing again and I’m just so amazed by this…’

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If you recognise your words above, thanks for them and I hope you don’t mind that I’ve reposted the reviews without names! Let me know if you don’t want it here, or if you’d like to put your name with the feedback. THANK YOU.

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Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email, call me or book online if you’d like to make an appointment.
Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

Reiki metaphors: describing reiki

cimg3549A few comments from clients lately made me think of how we use metaphors.

I think because the effects of reiki and the feelings experienced during a treatment are so unusual that it’s quite hard to articulate what exactly is happening.

And metaphors, using something unrelated to refer to something else, can be useful in life and reiki, proving us with more clarity or useful understanding.

When I have my hands on different parts of a client’s body, I know what it feels like, but when trying to describe it, I often come up short. Usually, I feel warmth, but sometimes that warmth is hot, or light, or has a bit of electricity and charge mixed in. And when a client says it felt hot, and I think it felt hot, I still don’t know if we’re describing the same energy.

The woman who a regular client, E., used to get reiki treatments from used the metaphor of our lives as cups that are overfilled with thoughts and activities and worries. Reiki, she said, is like punching a hole in the cup so that you let out enough so that instead of overflowing, you can manage on a day-to-day basis what’s in your cup!

Meanwhile, a recent client told me that he felt his vision was like a dirty windscreen, but after the treatment, it was clear.

Sometimes, when I’ve had a treatment, what it feels like most of all is like sitting in a nice, warm bath!

One of my favourite reiki metaphors comes from my teacher Frans Steine which is advice on how, as a reiki practitioner, I should give treatments. He said that we should like a sheet of clean white paper. As soon as you write on it, or just put the smallest mark or dot, it is not longer the same. So, instead of putting an expectation on how the treatment should be, or imagining in advance what healing I want to occur or what will occur, I should be like that clean sheet of paper to have the best effects for a treatment.

Even if both I and a client set the intention that the client should receive what it is that she or he needs at this time, I think that still allows the paper to be pretty blank!

In any case, metaphors are useful for reiki but more important is how you feel during the treatment and what effects you notice afterwards.

What are your favourite reiki metaphors? Feel free to share them here!

Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email or call me if you’d like to make an appointment.
Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

How clients find me! Reiki Surry Hills

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I love how clients find me.

It seems mysterious but I suppose it’s not. After all, my website is pretty easy to find on Google. The closest train station to me is Central. There are a lot of people who live or work near Surry Hills.

But I still find it a bit magical. There are quite a few other reiki practitioners in Sydney (I’ve been working my way up the google rankings, and at the moment am halfway down the second page!).

So, it does require clients to find me somehow. During these last busy months, I’ve found that I’ve been getting good word of mouth, where clients are referring me to their friends, or even enthusiastically giving their friends treatments as gifts. One client treated two of his staff members. Another client sent her lawyer for a treatment. And another brought not one but both of her sisters!

I also have been building up a nice group of return clients. As you’ll know if you come for a treatment, I always send a follow-up email, and sometimes two, and try to keep in touch. At the same time, my clients are able to notice the positive changes and benefits for themselves, and then make the time to come in again when it feels right to have another treatment.

Most of my clients come from Google searches, and to add to that, a fair number have come in because of the positive reviews (thanks reviewers!). I can see that these clients are happy to do some research, and they want to make sure if they come in for a treatment that it’s a practice that is trusted and receives good feedback. I myself wouldn’t trust a business as much if they don’t have any reviews at all, and at the same time, I’ve noticed at least one other reiki business that has fake reviews (all the same language but different names of reviewers!). But I think people can spot fake reviews pretty easily.

I spend so much time on Facebook in my personal life that I thought that I might get clients from my Facebook page, but to tell the truth, I’m not sure if anyone’s ever come through Facebook, though I’ve had some enquiries.

A number of people come because it’s the most convenient location for them, since it’s pretty much walking distance from Potts Point, Darlinghurst, Redfern and even the city. Some clients have been visiting Sydney and staying in accommodation (or having meetings) close by). One client lives farther away but combines a treatment with visiting her parents who live closeby! But a recent client decided to treat herself to a few hours in the city and came all the way from the Shire.

Finally, it’s nice to know that clients come because they’ve visited my webpage and get a good feel from it. I’ve had a number of clients say that they liked the vibe of the site, or that they’d visited other reiki websites and didn’t really click with either the way reiki was described, or the reiki practitioners themselves. It’s not to say that one reiki practitioner will be better than another, but certainly if you like the energy that you get from my website (and Facebook page), then you’ll hopefully also like my energy in person. It’s important when having a treatment to be able to feel comfortable and safe.

In any case, however you find me, I’m glad! I look forward to seeing you for your next reiki treatment!

Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email or call me if you’d like to make an appointment.
Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

Latest reviews of Reiki Surry Hills, Sydney

This photo was taken from the inside of a car wash! It's not a bad analogy; a reiki treatment can feel like a really good clean!

This photo was taken from the inside of a car wash! It’s not a bad analogy; a reiki treatment can feel like a really good clean!

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September has been a nicely busy month for reiki treatments!

Here is some of the feedback that I’ve received recently:

‘I’m glad I found you.’

‘I felt really grounded and calm after my session.’

‘I felt great after the treatment… re-energized’

‘Slept better than I have in ages. I feel more balanced and just lighter somehow.’

‘I found it really interesting how I felt wide awake the whole time, but my mind, rather than racing (which it normally does) was very purposefully moving from challenge to challenge, and creating ways in which to solve them.  I felt very focused and calm during this process.’

‘I certainly have noticed a great improvement with my anxiety. Following the treatment I felt my mind was clear and it’s helped me gain extra clarity.’

‘It really felt like everything that wasn’t serving me was just “moved on”‘

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Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email or call me if you’d like to make an appointment.
Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

The price of a reiki treatment (Reiki Surry Hills, Sydney)

As I officially started my reiki practice at the start of 2012, I’ve now been running for almost 5 years!

In that time, I’ve never raised my rates. I’ve always charged $60 for a treatment. I wanted to start off by making sure my treatments were affordable, and not more expensive than other reiki treatments or modalities like massage.

When I started, I also tried to convince clients to come in by offering $50 for a first treatment, or then, $50 for the second treatment. But I don’t think that particular technique worked, either to convince people to come back (if they came back, it was because they wanted reiki, not to get $10 off) or to try reiki (the price didn’t make much of a difference).

Lately, I had a few different clients tell me that my rates were too cheap, and especially in comparison to others.

And indeed, I checked online. There is a practicioner who charges $70 in Bondi but most are much more expensive, rising to $120 to $150 per treatment (which I think is really high).

So, dear clients and readers. It is time for a price increase. If you’ve noticed from the appropriate place on the website and on my Facebook page, the cost for the treatment is now $75.

Of course, if you’d really like a treatment and cost is an issue, then let’s discuss it, but I sense that $75 is still less expensive than most reiki treatments in Sydney, and is a fair price and affordable.

The other thing I’ve noticed is that while I’ve always told clients to expect to be here an hour for a 50 minute treatment, making sure that we’re in a relaxed and not rushed space always takes longer than an hour to settle in, and chat about the treatment afterwards.

I don’t have card facilities, so please bring cash (and exact change helps) but if it’s more convenient for you, let me know and we can arrange payment by bank transfer in advance.

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Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney. SMS, email or call me if you’d like to make an appointment.

Review: Helping to solve problems with reiki in Sydney

I think if someone wants certainty, then a reiki treatment won’t be quite right for them. Aside from setting the intent that a client will take from the client what she or he needs, there’s no guarantee that a treatment will fix a physical problem, or a worry or an issue.

But I guess that’s true of most treatments, or perhaps, most situations in life.

What I do know is that when clients give themselves the gift of a treatment, it means they are taking a positive step to do something good for themselves, and if they have an issue, a movement towards addressing that issue.

Relaxing, though perhaps problem-solving at the same time!

Relaxing, though perhaps problem-solving at the same time!

Then, by relaxing in a safe, healing space, even without the reiki, it’s a good thing for people. Most people are busy in their lives, have too much stress and don’t get enough sleep.

At the same time, I’m always pleased to hear back from clients about what their experience was. Here’s some comments from Lou, a new client. I love how her reiki treatment helped her work through some challenges and problems in her life, during the treatment, and we’ll see how it continues! I’ll ask Lou for some more feedback in the next days. Thanks, Lou, for your feedback:

‘I found it really interesting how I felt wide awake the whole time, but my mind, rather than racing (which it normally does) was very purposefully moving from challenge to challenge, and creating ways in which to solve them.  I felt very focused and calm during this process.’

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Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney. SMS, email or call me if you’d like to make an appointment.

Review: ‘Heartfelt gratitude’

I’m not quite sure what’s happening in the universe or world at the moment, but I’ve had so many reiki clients lately, including some wonderful women who have been also bringing their friends.

I really enjoyed giving a treatment to Brie, and afterwards, I was blown away by her positive description of what happened. Also, she’d twisted her ankle a few days before, and we were both surprised how much the treatment helped.

She wrote this wonderful review on my Facebook page, which is too nice not to share here too:

‘Oh em geee! My life will forever be blessed by this treatment and experience. Something out of this world happens through this master of whatever it is that he does. I will personally send every person that I know and meet to Andy. Since my session I can not explain the heartfelt gratitude that I feel for everything in my life and the visions that I had in my session will stay with me forever. I sent my friend there, and we cried all the way home in the uber and we are not even sure why. They were tears of relief and it was such a gift to us to be healed by such a talented and humble man. Yes, I realise it was reiki but I feel that it is something more.’

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Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney. SMS, email or call me if you’d like to make an appointment.

Learn Reiki in Surry Hills

If you’ve been a client of mine, you’ve been to the suburb of Surry Hills in Sydney.

And if you’ve ever wanted to learn Reiki, here’s a great opportunity:

My teacher, Frans Steine, is teaching Level 1 of Reiki, in Surry Hills on 30–31 May 2015. It’s from 10am to 5pm both Saturday and Sunday at 99 Crown Street.

More information is here.

Frans is known as one of the world’s leading reiki teachers and practitioners and we’re really lucky to have him here in Australia. He travels the world where students are anxious to learn with him. These days, after the International House of Reiki’s studio in Newtown has closed, Frans teaches less often in Sydney (and more often in the Blue Mountains where he lives).

So, it’s a really good opportunity, if you live in Sydney, to be introduced to reiki from one of the best teachers around.

There are three levels of teaching in Reiki. This level, Shoden, is the first. You’ll learn meditation techniques and to treat yourself and others.

Reiki has been a great gift to my life; I’m clearer and stronger in myself, more able to deal with external problems, and my internal life is richer and more at peace. If you have any questions, just ask!

And there’s more information about reiki and Frans’ teaching at their website at the International House of Reiki.

Frans Steine

 

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Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney. SMS, email or call me if you’d like to make an appointment.

Introduction to Japanese Traditional Reiki

One of the things that surprised me when my brother first taught me Reiki, many years ago, was how many different types of reiki there are. I suppose it shouldn’t surprise me by now that human beings are always expanding and arguing and that any school or movement or set of teachings is going to diverge into many branches, as it has with religions and schools of thought.

I feel lucky then to have discovered a Reiki teacher here in Australia who was running weekly practice sessions on the same street that I was working in Newtown – and that I connect with his philosophy of Reiki. Frans (and his wife Bronwen) questioned early on in their Reiki path why the hands-on healing seemed separate from a spiritual practice. Their research, study and exploration have lead them to the conclusion that the Reiki practised in Japan by its founder had many components, all of which aimed at spiritual health and development, a way of uncovering and nurturing the ‘Great white light’ that we are made of. The hands-on healing part is only a component, but it is what became known and popular in the West.

When I explain this to my clients, they understand immediately. As a healer, I can’t do work on them unless I have done work on myself. If all of the energy is focused outwards towards them, without having done spiritual development work myself, the package is incomplete (and I would argue the treatments will not be as strong).

I read an old post from the International House of Reiki, a transcript of a talk Frans gave in Washington in 2009, and it’s a great story of how Frans and Bronwen came to reiki, and came to want to explore and spread the idea of Japanese Traditional Reiki. I also like the concept or metaphor of us being made of Great Bright Light and that meditation and healing is all in the aims of uncovering that light that has gathered dust and obstructions in our daily lives.

Here’s the post!

In other news, I’ve not found a need for regular blogging on my website. Blogs used to be so much more popular, and also served as a way of showing one’s expertise and legitimacy, as well as making connections with readers. But these days of information overload, people use the Internet in a much different way. I don’t feel a need particularly to add to the writings out there, when there is such good stuff to be found already at the International House of Reiki website and elsewhere. What I sense is that if clients or potential clients drop by my site, they won’t want to spend much time reading about reiki, when it’s much better to experience a treatment in person! Still, I’ll blog occasionally… or repost links from IHR, just to make sure there’s a little new content on my website from time to time. Feel free to comment and ask questions, here or on my facebook page!

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Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney. SMS, email or call me if you’d like to make an appointment.