Quite simply Reiki has changed my life! I used to be very up or very down! My family and friends used to laugh and say they did not know what was worse! When I was up I was very up and when I was down I was very down - there never seemed to be a middle ground.
One summer I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as the doctors had ruled out everything else. I had worked all my life full time raising two energetic boys as a single parent (their father was very good and helpful I have to add!) but my life was running around 100 miles an hour just to keep up with everything I had to do and eventually this took its toll.
The thought of not being able to provide financially for my boys yet alone myself filled me with terror and, on the advice of my sister (who I can never thank enough) asked to work a 3 day week for a month and have reiki & reflexology sessions with a friend who was a Reiki Master twice a week during this time. After a month I went to a 4 day week for a couple of months and by the New Year I was back working full time. I changed what I ate making sure I was eating nutritiously and not skipping meals and looked after myself resting when I absolutely had to in the beginning and then when I felt tired when I started feeling better instead of pushing through and keeping going like I would have before. After 12 months I pretty much felt back to myself and when I looked back on the pace I was going I could see that there was no way anyone could live like that for very long without it taking its toll!
I felt that the reiki/reflexology sessions played an integral part in my swift recovery and feel so lucky that it did not last longer than it did. I see other people suffering for years and having experienced the utter feelings of exhaustion I give thanks every day that my bout did not last very long in comparison.
Knowing this fact, when my friend asked if I would like to take my Reiki I with him I immediately said yes and have never looked back! This was in 1995 and to this day I regularly give myself Reiki - probably 4 times a week. I soon stopped experiencing the high ups and very low downs and levelled out for the first time in my life. I became calmer in myself appreciating the smaller things, giving gratitude every day for all my blessings. I became less harsh with my words - more mindful of how my words and actions affected others without meaning to. I felt more connected to others, animals and the planet becoming vegan and stopping drinking alcohol in 2017. In effect my spiritual journey had begun which continues to this day and I am a different person to the one I was ten years ago feeling so much happier, content and grateful for the lessons in my life (which at the time were very difficult to go through but taught me so much). It has led me to explore other teachings and modalities and live more in the present moment and with that has become a level of peace that I never experienced before.
When I began my Reiki journey it was purely for my own fascination and exploration but over the years I felt a strong desire to share this amazing healing technique and as well as setting up my own practice I very quickly was asked to teach. Now I have clients and students around the world who I see beginning their own journeys and going through their own transformations which gives me so much pleasure.
It was no surprise that I started giving Reiki to animals - dogs, cats, horses (any animal in fact) - as I have always felt such a strong connection to animals and again I treat animals around the world. I then was very honoured to be one of the first students to study and successfully achieve the Crossfield Institute Level 3 Diploma in Mindfulness for people and their Animals: Trust Technique Practitioner Qualification developed by the wonderful James French and Shelley Slingo who travel all over the world to rescue centres helping animals who have been dealt a cruel start in life. Their work is amazing and I wanted to learn it so that I too can help humans and their animals with their own emotions and behavioural problems. Please click on the link below if you are interested in learning more:
Wanting to help animals as much as I could, I was very fortunate to be able to volunteer locally for over 18 months in Fawkham at Dunrunnin Rehoming Centre (Greyhound Trust) and Battersea Brands Hatch where I gave Reiki and Trust Technique sessions to as many dogs as I was able to. I also offered Trust Technique consultations to members of staff there so that they were able to carry out regular Trust Technique sessions for the animals who were in most need at that time, helping them to resolve any issues with the hope that they would soon be successfully rehomed.
I had the most amazing connection with my black labrador Jasper and was so upset when he crossed the Rainbow Bridge. It took over a year before I was ready to bring another fur baby into my life but now I am extremely happy sharing my home with my chocolate labrador Izzy, my Bengal cat Bodhi and half Bengal cat Theo! There is never a dull moment, I have frayed carpets, scratched up chairs and I wouldn’t have it any other way! They bring so much joy to my life and I start every day laughing and smiling with them and their antics!
So this is why I love offering Reiki and The Trust Technique to people and animals - I have seen over the years the amazing changes that can be made, the insights, the healing, the breakthroughs, the change in behaviour (both animals and humans), the forgiveness to oneself that has been missing and finally acceptance.
I also love watching the incredible journeys I see students take when they learn Reiki for the first time and experience the many ways the energy can manifest and see the wonder and awe in their eyes and the improvements they see in themselves and within their relationships. I honestly cannot imagine my life without Reiki and am grateful everyday to Jeff for teaching me and starting my journey all those years ago!
I cover the following areas in person in Kent: Longfield, Hartley, New Ash Green, Vigo, New Barn, Southfleet, Dartford, Gravesend, Horton Kirby, Sutton at Hone, South Darenth, Wilmington, Bexley and posssibly further afield. For all other areas and around the world video calls by FaceTime, Whatsapp or Messenger are available. Please contact me for details.