Reiki at CBT Healing Arts:


"...I am a Reiki Master and employ Reiki in my healing practice when clients desire to incorporate this into their treatment plan.  It is important that you understand that Reiki is not a religion, nor is the use of it intended in any way to change your personal beliefs.  This is simply an ancient Healing Art Form which many have benefited from and is available to you, if you choose.  Please read the information below to begin to understand this healing art form, and to assist you in deciding whether it is something you wish to incorporate into your healing plan.  As a Reiki Master I also do Reiki Attunements, for Reiki I, Reiki II and Reiki Master.  Call for information; small classes for Attunements may also be held...."


– Sally T Carr, NLP Master


Reiki is an ancient Japanese Healing Art form. The name Reiki comes from two Japanese words - Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power”, and – Ki which means “life force energy”. This form of healing is one which acknowledges connection to spiritual guidance and divine energy to move through the practitioner and into the client. The practitioner is not using their energy to effect change, rather the practitioner trusts that the energy will go where it is needed.


Through “Attunements” the practitioner is entrained to the energies that come through their hands. There are three basic levels of Attunement Initiations, with each Attunement it appears that the energy flow through the practitioner increases. Sometimes the practitioner may get insights or they may simply find themselves more fully releasing the belief of controlling the outcome, and trusting that what needs to happen, will happen. Clients frequently comment on the change in the energy that comes through the practitioner’s hands. Sometimes they have said to experience the energy as hot, cold, unwinding, drawing out, or simply calming yet energizing. It is not uncommon for individuals receiving Reiki energy to feel a great sense of well being, calm, centeredness, and physical relaxation along with other healing benefits. Since Reiki treats the whole person, benefits of Reiki may be experienced in the body, mind, through the emotions, even spiritual benefits have been realized through these treatments.

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It is important to understand that Reiki is not a religion, it has no dogma. There is nothing you must believe to learn or use Reiki. It is not dependent upon belief. Reiki will work whether you believe it or not. People sometimes express having a deeper spiritual connectedness following Reiki treatments. This spiritual connectedness is to their way of connecting with and knowing the divine, rather than being influenced or interpreted by the practitioner. Some say that Reiki may put the client more in touch with their experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it. Perhaps this is because the practitioner allows divine energy to move through them without trying to direct it or decide what needs to occur. The Reiki practitioner realizes they are a conduit for change, as such they humbly open their heart and spirit, and with gratitude and thanksgiving, they empty themselves of ego, becoming a clear vessel and invite the Reiki energies to flow through them, to go where needed.

Reiki practitioners come from almost all walks of life and from almost all religious and spiritual backgrounds.

The founder of the first Reiki system of natural healing, Dr. Mikao Usui, recommended that Reiki practitioners, live, act and practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony within themselves and others. These ideals are nearly universal throughout all cultures and were based on the five principles of the Meiji Emperor of Japan whom Usui admired. The Ideals were created to add spiritual balance to Usui Reiki. Assisting people in realizing that healing the spirit, by consciously deciding to improve oneself, is a necessary part of the Reiki healing experience, is said to be part of the purpose of the Ideals. Furthermore, some say for Reiki healing energies to have lasting results, the client must accept responsibility for their healing and take an active part in it. Therefore, the Usui system of Reiki embraces ideals in addition to using Reiki energy. It also includes an active commitment to improve oneself in order for it to be a complete system. The ideals are both guidelines for living a gracious life and virtues worthy of practice for their inherent value.

Today most healing practitioners would agree that the greatest benefits seem to come when the client accepts responsibility for their healing process. In other words, being an active participant in the process rather than assuming another is responsible for doing all the work. Even allopathic physicians are coming to realize that when patients are engaged in their process different results occur. If you are seeing a physician for diabetes or heart disease they have an expectation that you will change your diet, and incorporate exercise into your life to improve your health, in these ways you demonstrate taking responsibility. The Usui Ideals incorporate gratitude, reverence and ethics as responsibility.

A treatment may feel like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you, or it may feel like a deeply relaxing, calm, rejuvenating experience.

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