I recently had the great pleasure of talking to Sarah Stockham, founder of Reiki Claremont. She is a Holy Fire lll Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher, Author & Speaker. Sarah offers Reiki education, community Reiki Shares and individual Reiki sessions, both in person and distance.
JC: Sarah, thanks for joining me. What’s the name of your company?
Sarah: The name of my company is Reiki Claremont. I offer Reiki education, community Reiki Shares and individual Reiki sessions, both in person and distance. Soon Affective Reiki Method courses will be offered with the option of continuing education units. It’ll be available on ReikiClaremont.com
JC: Can you give me as detailed of an explanation description, for lay person, of what Reiki is?
Sarah: Reiki is a cousin to mediation. Reiki is pronounced “ray” like a ray of sunshine, and “key” as in a key that opens a door to calm and centered energy. It is a spiritual practice, but not a religion. Rei means spiritual wisdom. Ki, like prana or chi, is life energy. Reiki does not go where it is unwanted. The practice of Reiki supports the brain moving to theta waves, associated with a calm mind. The American National Institutes of Health’s (NIH), National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) defines this gentle, healing practice: “Reiki is a complementary health practice in which practitioners place their hands lightly on or just above the person, with the goal of facilitating the person’s own healing response”. The goal is for the brain to move to a quieter place, and when the parasympathetic nervous system is calmer, the body heals faster and better. Reiki can be in person, or distance.