I have been running a Reiki practice since 2006, doing healing and teaching people how to do Reiki. I work with people and with household pets. I am an Usui and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, an Energy EFT Master Practitioner and an Energy Healer for Animals.
I first discovered Reiki in 2002. It was a turning point in my life. I was working in Saudi Arabia at the time, away from my home and family, feeling alone, stressed and homesick.
I had been interested in natural healing since my teenage years, and been practising Yoga and meditation on and off since I was 17. At a clairvoyance evening in the 1980s, a psychic medium had looked across a crowded room at me and told me I had “healing hands”. So, when I heard about Reiki, I was immediately interested!
My first Reiki course and the daily self-treatments afterwards left me feeling calmer and less stressed than I had been for a very long time. But it was during Reiki 2 that I knew this was something I wanted to spend my life doing. When we learned the first Reiki symbols, and practised distant healing on each other, it was clear that we were working with powerful energies, and that when we were using Reiki, we were connecting with each other on a spiritual level. I became a Reiki Master in 2003, and became a Karuna Reiki Master in 2009.
I also learned about the Japanese origins of Reiki, and the methods that were still being practiced in Japan. I studied Japanese Reiki with ReikiEvolution. Reiki was first brought to the West in the 1930s, and there are many differences between Japanese and Western Reiki. I was interested in the focus in Japanese Reiki on personal spiritual development, and in the use of chanting as well as symbols.
In 2006, I started my own Reiki practice. Since then I have taught Reiki to people from almost 30 different nationalities.
I enjoy teaching Reiki, connecting people to the Universal Energy, helping them to learn the process, and to experience the energy in their own way. I also love doing healing sessions. When we heal others with Reiki, the energy works on us as well: I feel the connection between myself, and the person I am working with, and the Universe. And after the session is over, I still have a “buzz” from the energy!
I enjoy working with animals as well as people. My first experience of healing an animal came soon after learning Reiki, when Katie, one of my dogs, injured her leg. In only a short time after I worked with her, she was walking normally again. Since that time, I have worked with many other animals, using Reiki and Energy EFT.
My qualifications are as follows:
- Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher
- Usui Reiki Master Teacher
- Karuna Reiki Master Teacher
- EFT Master Practitioner certified by the Guild of Energists
- Energy Healer for Animals certified by the Guild of Energists