This is a little bit different from one of my usual parenting blogs but I actually think it’s one of THE MOST IMPORTANT. Today I’m talking self-care and why as a parent self-care is a MUST. Unless you practice self-care how can you give to your children?

Just over 12 months ago I started on my energy healing and reiki journey completing the holistic approach to wellness for parents. In modern-day Australia, we are living without the traditional village. Parents have little or no outside support, they are exhausted and are often running on empty. In order to give, you, as the parent need to feel well-rested and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”

Reiki is Japanese in origin and is passed down from teacher to student. Examining your energy centres otherwise known as chakras it identifies blockages that need re-aligning. You have 7 chakras in total, including, root (red), sacral (orange), solar plexus (yellow), heart (green or pink), throat (blue), third eye (indigo) and crown (purple).

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not.

Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.

Reiki can be a touch or no-touch technique, re-aligning your chakra’s or energy centres so they are positively charged and are flowing correctly. Illness or dis-ease is thought to result from a blocked chakra or one out of alignment.

https://www.reiki.org/faq/whatisreiki.html

In my practice, I use a pendulum to diagnose a blocked chakra. I then use a no-touch technique to re-align your chakra’s by placing my hands above the chakra centres of your body. Using the beautiful sound of Tibetan singing bowls, charging and activating your chakra’s and other sound equipment including Koshi chimes and a crystal pyramid.

My reiki practice is in the Usui tradition and I was taught with Athina Bailey via the Temple in Surry Hills and Studio Blueprint.

Included in the energy healing session is a Point of Light Crystal Energy Healing. This is a healing meditation using crystals, meditation aromatherapy essential oils and visualisation techniques. My Point of Light teacher is Kassandra Scardino from The Temple in Surry Hills, now of Studio Blueprint.

This is a new service I’m adding to my baby and toddler sleep consultancy and one I’m really excited to offer to you. If you’re feeling depleted, stressed, anxious or depressed it may be just the thing to help you function and thrive in your parenting. In future blogs I’m delving into sound as a healing therapy and the benefit of sound baths.