What is Reiki
Our bodies are all energy and during stressful times or challenges our vibration can be lowered. During a reiki session we work with energy .
Reiki can be defined as ‘universally guided life-force energy’. This energy helps support the body’s health and healing by raising the vibration of the recipient in a gentle, non-invasive, but powerful way.
It reduces stress, induces deep relaxation and promotes healing of the whole person – mind, body and spirit. As well as helping with stress, it can relieve aches, pain and discomfort. It can speed up healing and create clarity and peace of mind, leaving us feeling relaxed, refreshed, re-energized and more comfortable and comforted.
Reiki can be given to pets and can be used to clear spaces. It is widely used these days in hospitals, cancer treatment centers and other health-care settings to support patients and their care givers.
During a reiki session the client stays fully clothed on the treatment table, or seated in a chair. Reiki can also be given remotely.
What is Mindfulness
Mindfulness gives us tools to help cope with every day real life challenges. Mindfulness is like exercise for the brain and makes us stronger and gives us tools to help change our thought patterns.
The practice of mindfulness is about observing your thoughts for exactly what they are thoughts. When you practice being mindful you begin to realize your thoughts do not define you or control you- they are simply thoughts. Once you can observe your thoughts from a detached manner you can let go of stress and anxiety. Mindfulness is kind awareness of the present moment without judgment. Focusing on the present, not dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.
Each of us have about 60,000-70,000 thoughts a day. Most of those thoughts are unconscious and negative. With mindfulness we understand that we are not our thoughts. Once we become aware of this we realize we have the power to change our thoughts.
According to study at Harvard our brains wonder about 47% of the time. Think about what you are missing in the "now" if your mind is ruminating on something from your past or thinking or worrying about something in the future.
Practicing mindfulness helps keep our mind in the present, in the now rather than getting lost in the past or future. What you practice grows stronger. Mindfulness training has shown it can lead to structural changes in the brain that develop and enhance the qualities of: attention, learning, compassion, kindness and patience. There are continual studies that show neurons that fire together wire together. Repeated experiences shape our brain. Practicing mindfulness helps neuroplasticity, which is the brains ability to change and grow. Neurons grow due to repeated practice. So your thoughts truly create your reality.
Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years. Anyone can practice meditation. It's simple it can free and it doesn't require any special equipment. Meditation can produce a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind.
Meditation can be done anywhere — while you are out for a walk, riding the bus, in line at the market, waiting at the doctor's office, in a classroom or even in the middle of a difficult business meeting.
Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health. And these benefits don't end when your meditation session ends. Meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day and may help you manage symptoms of certain medical conditions.
The emotional benefits of meditation can include:
Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
Building skills to manage your stress
Focusing on the present
Reducing negative emotions
Increasing imagination and creativity
Increasing patience and tolerance
Research suggests that meditation may help people :
High blood pressure