With the increase in anxiety, low mood / depression amongst children young people these days, wouldn’t it be lovely to have a way to support your child on an emotional and spiritual level. Learning Reiki 1 as a parent is a wonderful way to increase the tools in your parenting tool box.

You cannot go wrong investing in learning Reiki Healing.

Anyone can learn Reiki 1, you do not need any previous experience, all you need is an open mind and an open heart.  It can be learned in a day or over a course of two days. It is a process, so although the course is not long, it is more of a personal healing journey that awakens your inner self.  

So how can Reiki help you and your family? 

It is gentle, safe, non-invasive, comforting and nurturing. It is divine intelligence, it is inner wisdom, it is magic at your hands.  Children are sensitive beings and like sponges, their energy loves Reiki. Reiki assists deep relaxation, calms the emotions bringing all aspects of self-mind and body into balance.

It is a great tool to have and use for your child’s first day at school, settling in period into school, bullying, dealing with changes, moving home, changing school, arrival of a new sibling, pressure of exams, family issues, when dealing with separation / divorce / death,  

It can help with emotions like anxiety, fear, anger sadness, loneliness.  It helps with sleep, self-esteem, confidence, concentration, raise self-awareness, support physical with pain and discomfort.

Introducing Reiki to your children from a young age will teach your children about the importance of self-care, to take responsibility for their emotional, mental health and physical health.  It raises their self-awareness, and their vibration aiding a positive attitude. On a deeper level it heals negative family patterns that are carried from one generation to another.  It educates children from a young age to be and stay authentic, helps them to trust themselves and the world that they live in.

I first learned Reiki just before I became pregnant with my eldest, who is now 21. I used it throughout my pregnancy, he has always loved reiki and always found it comforting, reassuring and safe. I used at a time when I that was going through a separation from an abusive relationship with my son’s father.  Having this tool meant that I could help and empower myself as well as support my son.  I still believe to this day that it was Reiki healing that held me together from spiraling into chronic depression.  My son who is 21 now describes Reiki makes him feel grounded, gives him a warm glowing feeling, a sense of wholeness and helps him connect to other people especially when he is feeling detached from the world. My 9-year-old also loves Reiki and I use it as his bed time routine, he describes as relaxing, calming and helps him feel safe at night time.

You can incorporate this healing in your daily activities, it does not have to be a structured treatment. Children are free beings and they like to move this way. You can simply treat your child while they are playing, reading, eating, watching television.

For you as the parent, Reiki will nurture and empower you so that you can then nurture and empower the family and be able to support them fully, fill your cup first and then let this flow to your family.  Reiki will teach you how to practice self-care, be committed to your wellbeing and lead by example. Reiki healing helps by boosting your energy levels, be more centered, grounded, and balanced. This modality helps to balance hormones when experiencing both with moon cycle as well experiencing any menopausal symptoms. Learning Reiki will expand you and your child allowing creativity to flow. It can help with intuition and support the body to heal naturally by activating the immune system.

Lastly and more importantly Reiki helps create a safe bond between you and your loved ones. This bond is healing, caring, compassionate and loving. In times of challenges Reiki can be there to support you and your family.