CERTIFIED USUI &
KUNDALINI REIKI MASTER PRACTITIONER
I’m a busy wife, mother, and professional who has always been interested in the healing arts, so much so that I became a practitioner. I enthusiastically followed this path after several Reiki healing sessions that left me feeling calmer and more balanced than I ever had before
While seeking out different alternative and holistic healing methodologies, I happened to connect with Energy Medicine Practitioner, Helen Chin Lui, the Founder of the Healing Place Energy School. I studied the Usui Reiki system levels I, II, Master, and Teacher levels with Helen and soon after was inspired to learn more about Kundalini Reiki. I trained in Kundalini Reiki levels I, II, and III with Bobbie Wells at the Center at Westwoods and developed a deep love for meditation while practicing self-reiki.
I’m also a genuine fan of meditation although I’m partial to guided meditation. Practicing it consistently delivers me a balanced state of mind and helps decrease stress and even fear.
After years of managing challenging health issues, I learned to prioritize my health as well as place my faith in holistic healers and approaches that were greatly benefitting me. I do believe that regular medical checkups are a must, but I also wholeheartedly believe in augmenting traditional treatment with proven holistic care.
I look forward to working with you and connecting you with healers that will inspire you, educate you, motivate you, and empower you to be well.
Reiki is a Japanese word that translates as ‘Universal Healing Energy’. “Rei” means ‘of divine origin’, ”Ki” means ‘vital life energy’. Ki is also known as “Chi” in Chinese, or “Prana” in Sanskrit. Reiki is also the name of the healing technique that channels this energy through a practitioner’s hands into a recipient’s energy field and body. In the Eastern theory of health and wellness we are in top form when our life energy (our Ki, or Chi, or Prana) is abundant & flowing freely through our physical & larger energetic bodies. There are many stressors and forces in our lives that deplete or impede the flow of Ki: fatique, poor eating & exercise habits, overwork, pollution, psychosocial factors, aging, injuries. We can replenish and unblock Ki in numerous ways: doing yoga or T’ai Chi, sleeping and eating well, exercising, spending time in nature, meditating, using acupuncture, reflexology, etc. Reiki treatment is another very powerful, effective, and pleasurable technique for opening blockages and restoring vital life energy.
In a Reiki treatment, the recipient is first interviewed by the practitioner and the concerns that will be addressed are agreed upon. The fully clothed recipient then lies on a massage table or sits in a chair. The practitioner scans the energy body for irregularities & general balance. The treatment involves the laying on of hands. During the treatment the practitioner’s hands are resting lightly on the body or slightly above it. Usually, the head, shoulders, upper chest, abdomen, back, & feet are treated. Normally the treatment lasts from 45 to 90 minutes. Most people describe a sensation of warmth or gentle vibration coming through the practitioner’s hands. Typically clients relax quickly and deeply, frequently dropping into a near sleep, or trance state, that they find very pleasant. Not infrequently people fall asleep on the table. Almost universally people get off the table feeling happier, rested, & restored. The full effects are often not noted until 24 to 48 hours later as the Reiki energy is introduced during the session but continues to work on the system for days afterward.
Reiki brings improved peace and relaxation to anyone who wishes to try it. It is useful for reducing stress and pain, improving sleep, bolstering the immune system, and speeding healing. Reiki can also improve concentration, energy levels, and one’s basic sense of well-being. It has proven effective in reducing agitation and speeding recovery from anesthesia & surgery and coping with side effects of cancer treatment. It is helpful in reducing the effects of chronic and acute illnesses and supporting traditional Western medicine.
Meditation is a state of mind that helps you practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is when a person focuses their attention on breathing in softly and exhaling slowly with the intention of being mindful of thoughts and bringing their attention back to their original focus of breathing in softly and exhaling slowly. The process is simple and everyone can benefit from the practice.
Many will resist mediation because they feel they can’t sit still or have way too many thoughts going through their brain. For beginners, practicing with a guiding meditation is helpful. At CYA we provide guidance on our private Facebook page with guided meditations, Facebook Lives, and discussions on the many forms and books available to learn how to meditate.
While meditation brings to mind sitting cross-legged on the floor with a straight spine, there are many forms and ways to practice.
If you google meditation, research has shown the many health benefits of meditation. According to studies, "Meditation improves well-being, reduces stress, and helps with chronic pain." Stress and anxiety are something we all experience during our lifetime and learning meditation is a tool that can help calm our minds and help us improve our health.