Tennessee Center for Reiki Training

  Beth Simmons Stapor PhD ~ Reiki Master Teacher

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What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy " flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

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." So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit, and creates many beneficial effects including relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being. Many clients have reported miraculous results.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by the Reiki Master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one’s health and enhance the quality of life. Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.

What are the benefits of Reiki?

Reiki provides stress reduction and deep relaxation which, in turn, helps your body strengthen its immune system and restore the balance necessary to promote wellness. Reiki has had positive effect on virtually all types of illness and injury. It can do no harm, only good.

The balance of “mind, body and spirit” achieved through Reiki can enable critically ill, terminally ill patients, or those facing chronic pain or surgery, to experience deep calm and relaxation - - it can help the body fight and prevent sickness - - it can impact or heal relationships - - relieve the stress and anxiety inhibiting career or other life-changing decisions - - the benefits of Reiki are many.

When stress is relieved, and your “energy balance” is restored, your mind and body are free to focus on achieving and maintaining health and wellness.

Where does the Reiki healing energy come from?

Reiki comes from the Creator, Higher Power, God, Jesus or whomever you look to from your personal religious or spiritual walk. Reiki is not a religion, therefore the healing energies are open to people of all religions and spiritual paths. The healing energies from the Creator flow to the Reiki Practitioner as they begin treatment. The Reiki Practitioner has the training, tools and techniques to guide the healing energies to the client. The client receives the healing that is needed the most for them at that moment.