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The Mysterious Power of Reiki as proven by Documented Research
One of theUK Federation of Reiki objectives is to provide well documented and thoroughly researched/evidenced based research on the many benefits of reiki with regard to a multitude of conditions. If you love research to support theory of evidence I think you will love this site... Reiki works!!!
Breathe You Are Alive
I continue to learn so much from the dearest soul, Master of Peace and Mindfulness Meditation, Thich Nhat Hahn. He teaches us that through our being present and awake in the precious moment of our here and now we can plants seeds of compassion that grow deep roots touching every part of our lives and others. Here is a page from his Foundation that contemplates "Being Mindful in Daily Life."
Spiritual Connections and Understanding Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain
Chronic pain seems to be a challenge that many people struggle with in their lives today. Absolutely there may be physical medical root causes that cause the pain to manifest, however for many the physical pain is very real and yet is given ambiguous labels such as Fibromyalgia or Somatic Symptom Disorder where there is no specific cause but the pain and symptoms are very real and often debilitating. I'd like to share this article about about The Role of Spirituality in Healing as issued by the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Institute as it highlights several of the areas that I cover in my work with clients that suffer from chronic pain, including discovering the root psychoemotional / spiritual thoughts and behaviors that either consciously or unconsciously are being held onto and through Reiki, meditation and alternative cognitive-behavioral practices learn how to transmute those negative patterns to bring about self-healing and pain relief.
"...Technically, spiritual practices are defined as therapeutic strategies that incorporate a spiritual or religious dimension as a central component of an intervention to manage distress or pain or improve quality of life. They can be generally defined as cognitive-behavioral or social practices.
Interventions geared toward spiritual thoughts, meanings, feelings, values, or beliefs are cognitive-behavioral practices. Sometimes these include a sensory motor component that helps connect the mental with the physical components of spirituality, i.e., when people have a daily practice of thinking and writing about three things for which they are grateful. Some people use rosary beads or move their bodies in a specific way when praying. Most mental-spiritual practices create an awareness of the body, reduce physiological arousal, or use a ritual that involves a rhythmic pattern. Saying or invoking a religious image while slowing one’s breath or repeating stanzas in prayer are other examples.
Cognitive-behavioral practices are personal, internal, mental processes that include a variety of modalities including: meditation, mindfulness meditation, prayer, hoping, affirmation of self as spiritual or religious, interpretation of the meaning of distress, passive religious deferral to a higher power, appraisal of divine intervention, cognitive reframing, appraisal of post-traumatic growth or resilience, yoga, diaphragmatic breathing and studying religious literature...."