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Domande frequenti su Reiki

  • What is the cost?
    Please see the "Book Online" section for my standard charges. I am devoted to helping people heal and am more than willing to discuss discounts based on your financial situation. Please contact me to discuss. I am also happy to offer discounts for animal and pet healing treatments.
  • What should I be thinking of during my Reiki self-treatments?
    The right thing would be not to think of anything, but we are human and our brains thinks, always! So, it is very difficult to master the mind emptiness, the best thing to do is to focus your mind on a single thought, for example healing. You can use mantras or repeated phrases (for example “may reiki heal my receiver”) into your mind to help you keep your personal thoughts away. If you have been attuned to Level 2 and you use symbols you can focus on drawing and feeling them. Try also to bring most of your focus on subtle sensation around your being during the session, you may receive signals and important messages which could not be possible to feel if we are distracted thinking about our life. You need to be in a kind of meditative state while offering yourself as a pure empty channel for the length of the session, for that time your decided to void yourself and dedicate it to the receiver.
  • What happens during a healing session?
    Although Reiki is “hands-on”, unlike massage, it is administered through a softer touch rather than a deeper pressure. While the patient is seated or lying down and fully clothed, the practitioner’s hands are placed along with energy centres and pathways on the head, neck, chest, abdomen, legs, and feet (similar to those used by acupuncturists). As energy is transferred to the body, the patient may feel warmth, coolness, gentle tingling, or just deep relaxation. The hands are placed gently and passively in different positions over the body, generally beginning at the head. Physiologically an hour of treatment is equivalent to 3 to 4 hours of sleep. This fact alone makes Reiki a very effective stress reliever.
  • How long is an energy healing session?
    A tradicional Usui Reiki session last around 1h and 30m, with each hand positions hold for about 3 minutes. Although. there are no real rules on how long a session should last, the greatest session lenght is the one dictated by the practitioner instinct and allowes Reiki to say when it's done. In this way a session can last hours. My personal formats are: 45minutes, 1 hour, and 1 hour and 30. Although I can perform instinct sessions if you wish to try, contact me directly!
  • How long will it take to feel the benefits of energy healing?
    Everyone reacts differently to the energy healing. Some clients have experienced instant pain relief, but it has often taken a few days after the session for clients to feel it more noticeably. Some clients have found the relief felt to be more subtle and come after a series of sessions, especially in chronic conditions. Some clients have experienced instantaneous miracles occurring during a session. I often find that the more open and 'ready to heal' someone is, the faster the result.
  • How does a Traditional Reiki practitioner address specific imbalances?
    The practitioner doesn’t actually address any specific imbalances. Giving Reiki is a passive action, we need to be an empty channel for Reiki energy to freely flow trough us to reach the receiver. Reiki is infinitely intelligent, more than any of us. Reiki knows exactly what the highest good for the receiver is and will always work towards that. A practitioner may think the need is where the pain is reported by the receiver, for example, but maybe the unbalance is somewhere else into our multi-layer beings. Reiki will always know where to go. The practitioner can base the session with a specific target, adding specific hands positions, maybe music, colour and words. This will create an extra layer to the perception of the receiver, which could mentally help them towards the specific target, though Reiki will serve the same benefits as if the practitioner is serving a standard session.
  • How do you respond to those who believe Reiki is not in accordance with their religious beliefs?
    It is completely unconditional. It demands nothing of the giver or of the receiver. It propounds no creed or dogma. It requires no specific belief in the supreme being or in Reiki itself. Reiki heals on many levels such as the aura, physical body, emotions, mental and spiritual states, bringing them into balance and promoting health, happiness, prosperity and long life. The word Reiki is a combination of two Japanese words REI and KI. REI means "spiritual wisdom, "higher power" or "universal. KI means the same as CHI in Chinese, Prana in Sanskrit and Mana in Hawaiian. KI is the "life force energy" REIKI is "Universal life force energy" Reiki is not religious. Reiki is totally nondenominational. You can practice any religion or non and still use and benefit from Reiki
  • If Reiki goes where it is needed, why are there hand positions?
    Hand positions are extremely important to follow, especially for who is new into Reiki. It will give a sensation of a complete session to the receiver and it will train the giver on feeling changes in the energetic body to understand where possible unbalances are located. Although, with practice, you will soon learn that hand positions are dictated by your instinct and with time you may perform your sessions in a unique way.
  • What's the difference between in-person and distance healing?
    An in-person healing session is a gentle hands-on treatment. Many have found that a distance healing session can have the exact same benefit as in-person, but you can be relaxing in the comfort of your own home.
  • I would like to schedule my attunement ceremony, how do I do that?"
    The attunement can be either organised in-person, if you are in London, or at distance in 2 different ways. You can book a private attunement (more expensive but personal and private experience) or booking your spot in an organised group attunement, which I usually organise once a month. Keep an eye on my website and Facebook page to see when the next one is happening!
  • How do I prepare for my attunement ceremony?
    Generally speaking, you can begin a daily meditation practice, try to consume whole foods and avoid recreational mind-altering substances such as recreational drugs and alcohol. The key with the meditation is that you are taking a little time each day to be present. This will help you transition into your Reiki self-treatments once you have been attuned. It will also give your body the space to do any shifting that it wishes to do in preparation for the ceremony. The attunement begin as soon as you schedule it. You could try meditating with the 5 principles of Reiki or perform any type of meditation that feels good for you. With the eating the key is to be mindful. When we use food to cope it can distract our bodymind from the beliefs we are trying to cope with. By being mindful you may not subconsciously cope and then the beliefs that are causing the suffering can rise to be healed. With the mind-altering substances, again the key is coping. If you enjoy coffee, be mindful of why you are consuming - are you finding your energy low? And then how you feel as you consume it and after. I enjoy coffee but when I am using it to cope with an imbalance, I am mindful of that and focus my self-treatments there. By being aware of what you can work on during and after the attunements, your shifts can occur more smoothly.
  • Can I continue to take my medication as I prepare for my attunement ceremony?
    Yes, please make sure you continue to take the medication as it has been subscribed to you. This will not impact the effectiveness of the attunements. If you do notice physical changes in your body, be sure to revisit your doctor to ensure you are receiving the correct medication and dosage in case your condition is shifting.
  • I didn't feel anything during my attunement ceremony, did it work?
    Sometimes expectations can block our perception of what is shifting – try to release those. During your sessions as a practitioner (both on self and others) it is also essential to release any expectations or attachment to outcome to ensure you are a clear conduit for the energy. Every attunement and session (even with the same person) will feel differently. Remember that our energetic body exists outside of the three dimensional world so using our physical senses to perceive energetic shifts are not always an accurate way of determining the work our body is doing. Our senses are also filtered by our memories and beliefs so they are quite limited in what they can perceive even on a physical level. The doubt is a natural part of the process so watch it and see what else it connects to. Allow it to remain until it no longer serves a purpose. In the meantime, keep up your daily self-treatments and trust that shifts happen.
  • I got interrupted in the middle of my attunement, did it work?
    Yes, although it is highly recommended to be as relaxed as possible in a quiet place where you can be uninterrupted, if you are accidentally interrupted the ceremony will work the same. The main difference will be into your personal experience, being relaxed and fully centred would help you notice any shifts happening within you. With a “distracted” mind we may not be able to see and feel all the energy movements and changes happening with the ceremony. Your attunement with Reiki energy will have taken place anyway and you should start feeling and seeing changes in the following period.
  • Should I combine my attunements?
    The Reiki attunement can start a cleansing process that affects the physical body as well as the mind and emotions. Toxins that have been stored in the body may be released along with feeling and thought patterns that are no longer useful. Therefore, a process of purification after the attunement is recommended to improve the benefit one receives. This could take anything between 2 to 6 months or even longer. It is highly recommended to proceed with an attunement at the time and allow the full shift to happen before proceeding to the next attunements. You will know when you are ready for the following ceremonies, it will be very clear within you when the moment comes. With that said, no one is stopping you to go all in and have all the attunements done one after the other, but be ready, the healing process maybe very aggressive!
  • What exactly is the attunement process?
    Reiki is not taught in the way that other healing techniques are taught. It is transferred to the student by the Reiki Master during an attunement process. This process opens the crown, heart and palm chakras and create a special link between the student and the Reiki source. The reiki attunement is a powerful spiritual experience. The attunement energies are channelled into the student through the Reiki Master. The process is guided by the Rei or God-consciousness and makes adjustments in the process depending on the needs of each student. The attunement is also attended by Reiki guides and other spiritual beings who help implement the process. Many reports having mystical experiences involving personal messages, healing, visions and past life experiences. The attunement can also increase psychic sensitivity. Students often report experiences involving: opening of the third eye, increased intuitive awareness and other psychic abilities after receiving a Reiki attunement. Once you have received a Reiki attunement, you will have Reiki for the remainder of your life. It does not wear off and you can never lose it.
  • I have some fear around receiving my attunements.
    That could simply be a sign or message from your higher self that you are not fully ready to be attuned. Try meditating each day and look within you where this fear is from. Try to have some self-treatment every day, although you have not been attuned to Reiki yet, you can already use its benefits to help you. Rest assured that at the start of every ceremony I set the intention that your body is in control and that the shifts it chooses to make are for your highest good. Schedule your ceremony when the fear has released and you feel ready.
  • I am already attuned, should I receive additional attunements?
    Once you have received a Reiki attunement, you will have Reiki for the remainder of your life. It does not wear off and you can never lose it. While one attunement is all you need for each level to be attuned to that level, additional attunements bring benefits, one of the optimal numbers of attunement is 4 each level and ideally with 2 months distant of each other’s. Experimentation has found that additional attunements of the same level add to the value of that level. These benefits include refinement of the Reiki energy in channelling, increased strength of the energy, healing of personal problems, clarity of mind, increased psychic sensitivity and a raised level of consciousness.
  • I fell asleep during my attunement ceremony, did it work?
    Where you really sleeping? Or was your consciousness gone somewhere else? The energy flow is empowered but relaxation, which opens our energy channel allowing a better and cleaner flow. Falling asleep during a Reiki session is very common but what many reports is more being between sleeping and awake. Sleeping is the most relax moment for our bodies, usually, and that makes it a great moment to receive Reiki sessions and also an attunement ceremony. While “sleeping” you may have had specific dreams or vision which may bring messages to you. I recommend to keep a journal at hand and note down anything out of ordinary. The final answer is, yes it worked 😉
  • In Reiki Level I, II and Master, am I attuned to the non-traditional symbols as well?
    You will be attuned and able to use any symbols taught in your course and any other that you may learn by yourself. Symbols are very powerful and you can align with any of them by learning and feeling their power.
  • Is it possible the attunement may have started taking effect prior to the time we had scheduled?
    Yes – practitioners will often joke that the session or attunement begins as soon as it is scheduled by the recipient :). By scheduling your ceremony, you are setting the intention that you are open to receiving Reiki energy and because you are already connected with the universal life force, you can begin working with it.
  • When am I supposed to receive my attunements?
    Whenever you will feel called to do so. It is a personal path and you and only you will know when the right moment to receive your attunement is.
  • Since my attunement ceremony I have had feelings of anger and fear arise. What is going on?
    The Reiki attunement can start a cleansing process that affects the physical body as well as the mind and emotions. Toxins that have been stored in the body may be released along with feeling and thought patterns that are no longer useful. Therefore, a process of purification prior to the attunement is recommended to improve the benefit one receives. This understanding will ensure you take a conscious look at how you are feeling rather than attributing it to an outside factor and show you the power you have to heal what has been brought to your awareness. Once you deeply acknowledge that the shifts you are experiencing are bits of yourself that no longer serve you, you can surrender to the feelings and sensations so that they can be transmuted into the wisdom you need to learn. We have a tendency to resist discomfort or to try to push it outside of ourselves or deep within. These tendencies are what cause the inflammation (emotional, energetic and physical) in the first place. If you are feeling discomfort, breathe and sit with it. It has a message for you. The bottom line is that your body on a cellular level is releasing what does not serve your highest good. When your body needs to physically eliminate – whether it is going to the bathroom or vomiting, we do not hesitate and allow the process to occur. We understand that this process is natural and necessary. We need to extend this understanding and acceptance to energetic releases as well.
  • I had visions during and after my ceremony. What do they mean?
    Because the information you perceive is filtered through your own beliefs and memories, you are the best person to discern the meaning of the impressions you receive. Keep in mind that the messages we receive sometime may be abstracts, not clear and maybe that is because is a message that will serve us on a later stage. It is highly recommended to take notes of any visions or messages you receive during and for few months after the ceremony. Sometime you may find out the meaning of things only after some events have happened. Keep an open mind and try not to allow those vision and messages to alter your path. Simply notice them, note them down and carry on with your life.
  • How do I know my attunement worked?
    Your physical perception is limited and your ability to see/feel/hear the energy is processed through your filters so everyone experiences Reiki differently. I would take my chakra quiz and then perform your daily self-treatments. In a few weeks retake the quiz and see what has shifted for you.
  • During my ceremony, my hands felt... (cold, hot, buzzing etc.) what does that mean?"
    We all experience the energy in different ways, and those experiences can shift with each ceremony and session. When you have a physical sensation, breathe and trust that Reiki energy and your body (as well as the recipient's body) are doing what is needed to create balance.
  • Should I wait for my attunement before I practice Reiki?
    Reiki is everywhere in time and space, it is here now where I’m writing this answer as it is where you are now reading it, at the same time, the exact same energy. Reiki is and has always being with you, you can use Reiki anytime you wish. The attunement is the beginning of a healing/cleansing process which will clear your energy channels and makes you a better channel for Reiki. You can already use Reiki, you always did. Think for example of when you have a headache, you place your hand over your forehead and the pain is less, as soon as you move it away the pain is raising. You are using Reiki there! Think also at when you hurt yourself somewhere, what’s the first thing you naturally do? You place your hand over the painful area, and the pain drops! Again, you are using Reiki! After the attunement your sensitivity to energy will increase and you will be able to feel the flow much more but it is not fundamental to start and use Reiki, you are already doing it naturally!
  • Can you really learn Reiki online?
    Simply think on how Reiki has been re-discovered. Dr Usui learnt how to use Reiki on his own, reading books and through meditation. He didn’t have a teacher or any technological instrument we have now. With the help of an online course, you can easily learn how to use Reiki.
  • I would like to join the Facebook group for the Reiki Students/Graduates.
    You can find the link at the Student Material section; you will need to have had an attunement with me to be able to join the group.
  • Does this course cover the material that is taught in a face-to-face Traditional Usui course?
    The online course is taught in the exact same way as face-to-face courses. The main difference is the physical presence and the personal experience that one gets by meeting other amazing souls. Also, in the face-to-face courses there would be some part of practicum on each other’s which is not possible to have with the online course, although you could always organise yourself and have someone close to offer them self as your receivers. Still, you will miss your turn on receiving, unless you are 2 students doing the online course together. The theory and attunement will have the same effect as in the face-to-face course.
  • I already took Levels I and II with another Master, can I skip to the Master level?"
    You can skip to Master level if you wish. Thought, with many different teachers around twisting Reiki to align it with their needs, I would recommend to follow the entire course and maybe just receive the Master Attunement instead of all of them. I’m sure there is always something to learn or some question that may pop out while repassing on previous levels 😉
  • I cannot download the pdf files
    If you are encountering any issues on downloading/accessing the material contact me directly and I can send you what you need.
  • How can I view the course lectures offline?
    Most of the platform where the course is available allow to download the content to watch offline. Contact me in case you need help.
  • Can I use the course manuals in my own courses?
    The knowledge of Reiki is important no matter how it is taught. Many different manuals are around and this is because teachers need to align with the material they use to be able to pass the message. You can use this manual as you wish, if you are 100% aligned with all the content, I’m happy for you to use it. At the beginning I was perfectly aligned with my first master manual but with personal experience and more researches I’ve added and changed many parts, and I now have my own manual!
  • Should I wait for my attunement before I continue the course?
    I think you should keep the 2 things separated, learn what reiki is and how it works and if you feel called to be attuned then do so. You can learn all the theory without being attuned and still use some benefits from Reiki! The attunement should only be taken when you fell 100% ready.
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