Reiki for Addiction
What's In This Article?
If you’re recovering from addiction, or know somebody that is you should consider adding Reiki to your recovery arsenal. When it comes to treating addiction, there is no “one size fits all” approach to the recovery process.
Recovery is an intensely personal journey, which is why Reiki is such an excellent tool for those who are walking this journey. Reiki energy is, and it always flows to where it is needed the most.
Reiki works with the individual to meet them where they are on their journey. In this article, we will discuss the ways that Reiki can be used to assist in the recovery process.
What is Reiki?
Reiki energy is universal life force energy. All people are naturally attuned to Reiki energy to some degree. Reiki practitioners receive additional attunements through an initiation process which opens the practitioner up to accessing large amounts of life force energy which is then channeled to clients for healing.
Reiki energy addresses disbalance in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body and works within the individual to help restore balance wherever it is needed the most. Because Reiki is intelligent in this way, even those who aren’t sure where they would like to start with their healing are able to benefit from a Reiki session.
Reiki for Physical Withdrawal
If you are giving up a substance that produces physical withdrawal symptoms a Reiki treatment could be of tremendous help. Reiki energy is wonderful for treating physical ailments and the feelings of sickness that often come along with being in withdrawal.
Reiki can Help to Reduce the Following Physical Symptoms:
Sore, stiff muscles
Achy bones and joints
While Reiki can be an excellent addition to your care regimen, it is essential to seek medical help from your doctor if your symptoms become severe. Depending on what you are withdrawing from, the symptoms can sometimes be dangerous and even deadly without medical attention.
Reiki for Emotional Aftercare
People find themselves addicted to substances for a wide variety of reasons. People from all walks of life can find themselves in the throes of drug addiction. A considerable part of relapse prevention is working on the issues that lead to addiction in the first place.
Often times, people are attempting to push away emotional issues that are extremely painful. Reiki allows the individual to heal deep-seated emotional issues that would otherwise go unresolved. Tackling these issues and working through them with Reiki can work to prevent unresolved emotional issues from causing relapse in the future. In addition to being incredibly healing, Reiki energy is also very soothing.
Reiki can be Used to Soothe the Following Emotional Symptoms:
Feelings of guilt
Harsh judgments about oneself
The Importance of Working with a Certified Practitioner
If you decide to move forward with receiving Reiki treatments as a part of your recovery plan, it is important that you are working with somebody who has the proper training. There are many people out there offering treatments while they do not have the certifications or proper knowledge of how to effectively do so. It is important that the person you are working with knows the ins and outs of what to expect during and after a Reiki treatment so that they can properly guide you during your session.
In order to ensure that you are working with a qualified practitioner, ask them to show you verification of their certifications. Ideally, you should be working with a level 3 practitioner. Level 3 practitioners are the most qualified practitioners (most of the time) and have completed their training up to the master level. However, level 2 practitioners are also qualified to give Reiki treatments, and level 2 practitioners tend to be more affordable.
Like with any new healing modality that you are working with, always be sure that you are doing adequate research first. Doing research ahead of time can give you access to the knowledge you need to make sure that you know what to look for when it comes to choosing a practitioner. You may even be able to get a referral from a trusted health professional that you already have established rapport with.