Health & Wellness | Holistic Therapies
with Maria Nicola Cristiano
The Reiki energy is the fundamental Life Force of the Universe, a conscious and intelligent energy that flows through and nourishes all life. Reiki Healing is an ancient way to activate and harmonise our natural life energy. It has been discovered by Mikao Usui (1865 - 1926) after many years of research, practice and meditation. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom" or the "Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy".
The concept of 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 that can become blocked or weakened. This idea of energy flow in the body is also a central concept in Ayurvedic Medicine and traditional Chinese Medicine.
Reiki practitioners believe that everyone has the potential to access the universal life energy but that overtime, most of people's system become blocked and the energy becomes weakened in them. A reiki practitioner is trained to be able to detect these blockages by using their hands, thoughts and own energy fields to improve the energy flowing into the patient. Reiki is one of the most esoteric alternative medical practices.
A Reiki treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Reiki is a natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement, it can be used alongside other conventional or complementary treatments and often helps to provide emotional support during recovery.
The practice is taught by Reiki Masters /Teachers who have trained in the tradition passed on in person from master to student.
The relaxing nature of Reiki can be very helpful to people especially at difficult times in their lives. We can all feel overwhelmed or disconnected, both emotionally and spiritually. Reiki treatments can bring feelings of peace, centeredness and an ability to cope better with the challenges of life.
Reiki can be beneficial in circumstances that are short term, but can also support people dealing with long-standing conditions, helping to bring comfort, acceptance and a more positive outlook. It can be wonderful for pregnant women as well. Treatments can be very relaxing and enjoyable for the mother. Children also love and benefit from Reiki, although the length of a session is often shorter than it would be for an adult.
Your practitioner will create a safe and supportive space in which the client can explore any area of their lives where they would like to see changes take place.
In addition to improving your health and well-being, you can work on anything from finding your most compatible soul mate, to unlocking your creativity or growing your business, the possibilities are endless! Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Theta Healing is a powerful technique that combines science and spirituality to identify and instantly transform deeply held blocks, negative beliefs and trauma in the unconscious mind.Recent discoveries at the cutting edge of quantum physics and DNA research validate this theory. Scientists such as Dr Bruce Lipton have revealed that genes/DNA do not control our biology; instead, DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts. In other words, physical illness, or dis-ease, is first present on an energetic level as a direct result of our beliefs, memories and emotional state.
Our worldview is made up of beliefs: opinions or convictions that we see as truth. The kinds of beliefs we carry with us influence the kinds of thoughts we have on both the conscious and unconscious level. They also affect our behaviour, and our relationships with others and the world. Some of our beliefs are received from the group consciousness or dominant paradigm, such as the belief that “the earth is round” (whereas in the past it was commonly believed to be flat), or that a certain disease is incurable. Other beliefs, such as cultural beliefs, have been passed on genetically through our parents. Genetic beliefs are a reflection of the experiences and worldview of our ancestors, and may include things like prejudices, or beliefs such as “I have to feast before the famine”. We also form our own core beliefs based on how we view or interpret our own life experiences. These beliefs tend to be on the conscious level, and may include things such as “I’ll never be good enough” or “I have to put others first”. Our beliefs impact on our day to day lives in ways we may not realise, and can manifest as physical or emotional conditions, blocks, fears, phobias or addictions.
Theta Healing works instantly to transform negative thought patterns or beliefs on all levels and in the DNA, empowering you to re-create your life exactly as you choose. Another amazing thing about the Theta Healing technique, is the ability to teach the client feelings they may never have experienced before, instantly widening their emotional choices. For example, if a client has the belief of “I am unhappy”, you can teach them how to live without feeling unhappy, and what it feels like to experience joy and happiness. Theta Healing is a technique, not a religion, and is not affiliated with any religious doctrine. It is compatible with any spiritual or religious belief system. Even if you are not sure what you believe in, Theta Healing will still work!
There are five major frequencies in the human brain (Gamma, Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta). These brain waves are all being used at any one time, but depending on the situation one frequency is always dominant. The Theta wave is the dominant brain wave during very deep meditation, when drifting off to sleep or whilst under hypnosis.
Scientists have discovered that the Theta brain frequency has been found to alleviate stress, reduce anxiety, facilitate deep relaxation, improve mental clarity and creative thinking, reduce pain, promote euphoria, and provide access to instant healings.
During a Theta Healing session, the practitioner will identify which key beliefs are holding your physical or emotional issue in place. This will be done intuitively and also through a process called “digging”. Digging is a technique used to work down through the layers of beliefs to uncover the bottom or key belief. When a bottom belief is transformed, the beliefs stacked above it will automatically change – like a house of cards – instantly freeing you from limiting patterns without the need to relive past traumas. The practitioner will determine whether you hold certain beliefs through muscle testing. This will also validate that a belief has shifted. The duration of a Theta session is usually between 30 and 90 minutes, and the number of sessions required depends on the issue you would like to work on. Most issues can be addressed in one or two sessions, but some may take longer.
You do not need to do anything in preparation for the session. In fact you can completely doubt that it will work. It is helpful to voice your feelings about it to your practitioner though as this will enable them to work on that area with you. Many healings have spontaneously occurred when a practitioner resolved the client’s doubt. It is also helpful for you to drink plenty of water before the session to make sure you are well hydrated. This will assist with muscle testing. All changes are performed only with the informed consent of the client – Theta Healing works only with this informed consent. The affirmation of ‘Yes’ signifies your conscious readiness to accept a new reality.