Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I'll never forget a doctor/healer I met about 5 years ago who knew the body-mind connection so well that by listening to a person's symptoms, he knew what type of incident or experience the person had. When I told him about my lung collapse in 2000, he knew that something that had happened to me as a child and actually described
the situation, noting my age, who was there and my reaction as a young girl. All of a sudden the puzzle pieces snapped into place. By discovering the root issue, my confusion disappeared and I was able to accept healing, follow his instructions on how to improve my breathing and learn the importance of nurturing myself.
That experience sparked my interest in the mind-body connection and in becoming a healer.
When I meet a new person who wants a Reiki session, I believe that is that this is the only time I will work on them for a long time, until a new health issue arises later down the line. The reason I say this is because my sincere intention is to heal them and
leave them so empowered and equipped to nurture themselves, that they just don't need
to come back anytime soon. Frankly I'd rather have them send me referrals so I can help the people in their lives as well. Even better if they're inspired to become a Reiki practitioner or other type of healer.
I realized recently that by combining my Coaching
experience with Reiki
, people can understand the root cause of their issues, so the healing process can be much deeper than just relieving the symptoms. If the root cause isn't addressed, it's obvious that the symptoms are likely to return.
We start the session by talking for a while about their health issue, and then look into what's happening in their life. In coaching, I help them see their own solutions and epiphanies so they clearly distinguish what wasn't working and create new ways of being that are inspiring and most importantly, become habitual. When Coaching is combined with the healing energy of Reiki, there can be a fundamental shift in how the person relates to that area of life. And that
is the difference I'm out to make for people.
I listen carefully and ask what would make the difference for them in that area of life and make some recommendations on how to manage it mentally. I also recommend some wonderful ways to nurture themselves and get back in touch with who they are, what they want and what life they're committed to having.