What is Reiki
Reiki is a simple yet profound healing art, based on ancient healing wisdom which transcends time and culture. It promotes deep relaxation and spiritual unfoldment by restoring and balancing the body in a way that is integral to health, well-being and aliveness. Reiki brings balance to one’s physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and psychic bodies.
It is instinctual to put our hands on what hurts and common to observe children doing this when they are in pain. Likewise, when a person has a headache they will often put their hands on their head in an effort to alleviate the pain. For as long as we have been sentient beings we have used our hands to heal and hold each other. Reiki systematizes this healing art into a format that enables a deepening of this innate ability and a methodology to share it with others. Our planet and society are in great need of this healing life force.
I personally feel called to spread Reiki as it offers a diversion from a culture of consumerism. Even outside of the pharmaceutical industry, people spend billions of dollars every year on nutraceuticals, herbs, and vitamins. Reiki calls us to sit with the self and understand how to use our inner resources to heal.
Inner medicine healing is wonderful to pursue as it resources our own living energy within and explores how we use it to respond to all things. It is a non-action that leads us back to balance and awareness. This is a radical concept against a backdrop of consumerism and cultural isolation.
Reiki is an art that demonstrates how the most subtle of methods can often be the most radical. This is the power of Wu Wei, or non-action. It is a meditative medicine that contrasts the busyness and chaos of our everyday lives with calmness, embodiment, and a slower pace.
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Reiki initiated in me a quest to discover everything on healing, bodies, Asian medicine, and wellbeing. I combined my passion for esoteric healing arts with a solid medical training and 2 decades of clinical practice. I currently run a holistic medical arts practice in Berkeley, CA where I treat patients with a combination of acupuncture, herbalism, Reiki, Rosen Method, nutrition and movement arts. I’ve taught Shiatsu and Tuina as part of the faculty at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley and have taught Reiki for the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program.
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"I cherish my experience of Reiki 1 - Shoden Beginning with Bronwyn. Leaving her studio after the class that weekend, I felt like I had light beams shooting out from my palms. I was immediately able to integrate this Reiki training into my personal life as well as my clinical work with patients doing Chinese medicine. Amazing class. Wonderful teacher."
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