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Should I do a visualization for a month?

There is no set amount of time that a particular visualization should be done for. If you feel like you want to try a different one after a week, go ahead. If you find yourself still going back to the … Continue reading

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I’m not sure what I’m supposed to be feeling during my Reiki session

You’re not “supposed to be” feeling anything in particular. When people ask me this, especially those new to Reiki, I tell them some of the things my clients have told me they felt after a Reiki session, but I always … Continue reading

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Is there any scientific research that supports Reiki?

Much of the evidence for Reiki is anecdotal, but there is a small number of scientific studies.  There are also books that explain the scientific basis for distance healing techniques such as Distance Reiki.   Here are a few interesting … Continue reading

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What is meditation?

I use the term meditation when I’m trying to let go of thought. For me that means that I’m trying to shift more to a state where I’m aware of my thoughts but I’m not getting pulled in by them … Continue reading

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What is the goal of visualization?

The first goal, as usual, is to relax. Focusing your attention on pleasant, stress-free imagery and sensations helps to take your mind off of whatever is going on in your everyday life. I also think that visualization is helpful for … Continue reading

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Does Reiki involve some sort of body manipulation?

No, it doesn’t. During a session I will either lightly touch or hold my hands a few inches away from your body (mostly the latter), but there is no pressure or massage involved.   Some massage therapists do Reiki at … Continue reading

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Oops. I fell asleep during my session.

Don’t worry. If you drift off during your Reiki session it doesn’t mean that you “wasted” the energy or anything like that. It’s actually a good sign. While there are definite advantages to consciously calming your mind and looking within, … Continue reading

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Why are Distance Reiki sessions only 21 minutes?

This is a question I had myself when I was doing Reiki II and the answer I got from the wonderful lady I learned from was that we keep distance Reiki sessions to 20 minutes in order to maintain a … Continue reading

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I would like to book three or four sessions to work on a specific issue. How should I space them out?

My suggestion would be to try to book the earlier sessions closer together and leave more time between the later sessions. Earlier on you are releasing resistance, or patterns of thought that aren’t serving you well, so it’s good to … Continue reading

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How many sessions does it take to work on a specific issue?

My view on this has changed a wee bit, so I decided to update this post. I realize that for people looking for a concrete number, “It depends” is an unsatisfactory answer, but it really does depend. Asking how many … Continue reading

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