Reiki for Healing Children
by Andrea Kehler
Is your child suffering from anxiety, chronic fatigue, or unexplained aches and pains? Perhaps you have tried Western Medicine, and done everything by the books, yet you continue to watch your child struggle. Your child may be an empath! Empathic individuals are highly sensitive beings affected by other people’s energies. They have the ability to intuitively feel and perceive others, and unconsciously their mood is influenced by the environment around them. Empathic children are unable to discern the difference between their own feelings and someone else’s. They do not understand the meaning of energetic boundaries, and therefore walk around every day as energetic little sponges. They absorb the energies around them including the emotions and physical pain of other people. This can result in the child feeling scattered or having a hard time focusing. The child may develop depression, anxiety, and social phobias because they feel intuitively that the world is a safer place if they are alone.
Reiki is a safe and gentle form of therapy that can provide relief to empathic children. It is a hands-on Japanese technique that is administered by “laying on hands.” It is based on the idea that we all have life force energy within us known as “Qi.” As long as this Qi is flowing freely throughout our body, we feel healthy and happy. If this Qi becomes stagnant or blocked, we become prone to illness. Reiki also works on the chakras, which are the energy centres located within the aura. It is within the aura that empaths often hold the energy of others. Reiki has the ability to flow within the body to the areas that need it the most, releasing stagnant energy, clearing the aura, and restoring balance.
According to The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Volume 10, Number 6, a preliminary study was done on Reiki. This study proved that it has a positive effect on the autonomic nervous system. It revealed a significant reduction in diastolic blood pressure and heart rate in the Reiki group that did not appear in the placebo group or the control group. Not only can Reiki relieve anxiety, but it can also assist children with depression, insomnia, night terrors, digestive issues, headaches, fatigue, and much more.
During a Reiki session, your child will experience a sense of peace, comfort, and deep relaxation. It is not uncommon for people to fall asleep during Reiki. The average length of a session varies between 10 and 30 minutes. Sessions on children are shorter because children generally do not have the emotional defenses inside them that adults often do. Blockages and imbalances tend to slow down the flow of Reiki energy. Reiki will gently provide healing to your child on all levels; physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It just may be the answer you are looking for!
Working with empathic children is dear to Andrea Kehler’s heart. She herself is an empath, and thus understands the physical, spiritual, and emotional challenges sensitivity can bring. Andrea uses her knowledge of Reiki, acupuncture. and her gifts of intuition to bring clarity and healing to children. She is a Registered Acupuncturist, Reiki Master, and Certified Angel Card Reader. She has been working in health care for over fifteen years, and brings her knowledge of both Western and Eastern Medicine into her practice. She is also the host of her own Radio Show, “Angel Healing Party,” on Voice America Talk Radio. She is based out of Saskatoon, SK, as well as bringing her work into Victoria, BC, and Calgary, AB. For more information visit www.andreakehler.net or phone 306-713-1261.