MAINSTREAMING REIKI: How to Explain It?
Reiki is so simple to practice and appreciate that it can be hard to talk about.
But if we can’t explain Reiki practice, how can we expect people to be willing to give it a try?
While some people trust their instincts and jump in, those without prior spiritual or non-medical healing experience usually want some facts and information. They aren’t satisfied with unproven metaphysical theories.
In this discussion, I don’t tell you what you “should” say; it is important for you to express your own understanding of Reiki practice.
Instead, I help you clarify your own thoughts and experience so you can present Reiki practice reasonably and informally, satisfying people’s need to know.
I give you strategies to effectively address the questions people have about Reiki practice so they feel comfortable enough to give it — and you — a try. These strategies are the same ones I use, the ones I’ve developed in nearly three decades practicing Reiki, often in conventional medicine, where the need to know is heightened.
MAINSTREAMING REIKI: Where’s the Proof?
How many times have you felt frustrated when asked for proof that Reiki practice works?
Do you — like many Reiki practitioners — cringe when the question of evidence comes up?
Yet questions about proof are very reasonable. Every Reiki professional needs to address people’s desire for proof with comfort and clarity, but even home practitioners appreciate the confidence that comes when we can field questions about our practice with poise.
This discussion helps you get over your discomfort and address questions of evidences skillfully and accurately. It will help you develop a satisfying answer, one that targets people’s concerns and brings them closer to giving Reiki practice — and you — a try.
I don’t tell you what you “should” say. I want you to speak from your own authentic understanding of Reiki practice.
I will equip you with information, perspective, and strategies so you can respond to the question of proof credibly and comfortably, no matter who is asking — a doctor, a potential client, or your mother!
Here are some of the things you will learn:
- Why you should be thrilled when someone asks for proof
- The reason people ask
- How to engage the questioner in a discussion
- The facts we have about Reiki practice
- How to establish credibility so your response is given full consideration
- What can sabotage your efforts to establish credibility
- How to share your clinical experience credibly
- Whether your personal experience is valuable
- Why you don’t want to coerce or persuade anyone to try Reiki.
MAINSTREAMING REIKI: Is Reiki Safe?
Part 1 — MAINSTREAMING REIKI: Is Reiki Safe for the Client?
Do you give a credible response when a prospective client asks, “Is Reiki safe?”
Or do you just expect people to sign on to your belief system?
I’ll explain how you can satisfy this very reasonable question, even if it’s a physician asking, both in general, and for any specific situation.
Part 2 — MAINSTREAMING REIKI: Is Reiki Safe for the Practitioner?
Reiki practice may be safe, but is the practitioner safe? There are two aspects to this question: Is the practitioner safe for the client and is the practitioner him/herself safe?
Do you conduct yourself in a way that is safe for your clients? How would you know if you do not?
How do you communicate to others that you are safe?
Finally, is the practitioner him/herself safe?
Honestly, yes — but not necessarily.
We’ll take a clear look at:
- where you might not be as safe for others as you think you are
- how to communicate that you are a safe presence
- when you might be putting yourself in danger
- how you can stay safe
- practical steps to regain balance when something uncomfortable happens (because it can happen to anyone).
MAINSTREAMING REIKI: What Is Spirituality?
I had a great advantage when I first experienced Reiki practice in 1986; I had been a student of yoga and meditation for nearly 25 years.
Although Reiki was not presented to me as a spiritual practice, my first treatment and my previous experience helped me recognize that Reiki is a spiritual practice. My subsequent discovery of the teachings of Reiki founder Mikao Usui bore this out.
Yet most Reiki practitioners — perhaps you are one of them — stumble over the words spiritual and spirituality.
Many Reiki practitioners are convinced you need to avoid those words when speaking in public or to medical professionals.
That avoidance is unfortunate and self-defeating, because spiritual support is the core of what Reiki practice offers.
If you are uncomfortable acknowledging the spiritual aspects of Reiki practice, the What Is Spirituality audio recording is for you.
What is spirituality?
This discussion explores the following points:
- A working definition of spirituality
- What spirituality is not
- What people are really looking for
- Why spirituality matters, both to you and to your clients
- How you can speak about spirituality without sounding Reiki-flakey.
MAINSTREAMING REIKI: Professional Readiness
Are you a Reiki student who is thinking of becoming a professional? Or maybe you are a professional already, but don’t have the confidence you would like to. That’s understandable, especially if you don’t have an on-going mentoring relationship with your Reiki master.
Being a Reiki professional with a mainstream clientele requires competence and confidence in many areas.
This discussion helps you take stock of where and how you can strengthen your foundation as a Reiki practitioner who is being paid for services, either treatment or training. The recording discusses:
- What does it mean to be a Reiki professional?
- What are the requirements for professional practice?
- How do I know if I am ready?
- How can I strengthen my confidence and professionalism?
- Approaching the business of Reiki practice: spirituality and the marketplace.
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