Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. I am continually learning more and more ways to use Reiki as well as taking classes in other healing modalities that compliment Reiki, like Crystal Healing. I am certified to Level One in Crystal Healing and have taken other Crystal Healing classes to further my skills. I did Spiritual Healing for the Spiritualist Church and studied Mediumship there for more than a year. I recently became a Kaurna Reiki Master Teacher also and offer Karuna Reiki classes in addition to Usu Reiki classes. I believe one should never stop learning - there is so much to learn and I find it all exciting and fascinating!
Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
A. Because I offer several services and all at different rates I will list them below:
Reiki sessions - $55 for 1 hour and $70 for 90 minutes for Usui Reiki,
$65 for one hour and $80 for 90 minutes for Karuna Reiki.
Reiki Classes: Level's I, II and IIIa (Master Practitioner are all $275, Level IIIb (Reiki Master Teacher - $700
T'ai Chi Private Class - $25/1 hour
Qigong Private Class -$175 - 10 week course
Intuitive Card Readings - $25 per reading
I offer "by donation only" Reiki sessions, one week out of every month (the last week of the month) as my way of giving back to the community, and work on a sliding scale for those who need it.
Reiki sessions can also be bought in blocks - 3-5 sessions also at incremental discounts.
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. I believe you are called to do this kind of work. For me it was a natural progression from T'ai Chi instructor to Reiki Practitioner. Both utilize energy, some say the same kind of energy (universal life force energy). My journey as a healer began when my T'ai Chi instructor told me I was "doing healing work" when I took over her T'ai chi
classes when she retired. T'ai chi is a form of ancient Chinese medicine, as is Qigong and Acupuncture. This got me thinking about the fact that I was in essence a healer and then Reiki just sort of popped out at me. Someone in my T'ai chi class was Reiki and gave me a session. I just had a "knowing" that I wanted to learn it and after I took several classes, to teach it, just like the knowing I had with wanting to teach T'ai Chi. T'ai Chi helped me to recover my health and sanity after a long protracted illness that nothing and no one couldn't fix.
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. My main focus two fold - performing Reiki and Crystal Healing sessions for my clients. some of which choose tot take classes and become Reiki as a way to empower themselves and take their healing into their own hands.
Teaching Reiki classes is the other part of my focus. I connect others to the Divine Life Force Energy that is Reiki so that they can channel it for themselves and others for the benefit of all.
Itis not unusual for a Reiki session with me to last for two, three even four hours (you are only charged for the time you have scheduled, i.e. if you scheduled a one hour session or a 90 minute session, you are are charged for that length of time. This is unusual and particular to me. As I mentioned earlier, people just open up to me and we can spend a lot of time in just "talking". Very healing.
I was taught by both my Reiki Master Teachers that a Reiki session includes treating both the front and the back of the body. Most Reiki practitioners who work on the public do not, they only treat the front of the body and only spend an hour in a session.
I treat the back of the body because countless times my clients have had huge emotional energy block releases in the back of the body and so many people have issues with their back - back pain, or kidney issues, adrenal burn out, etc.
I also spend a lot of time just talking with my clients. People just naturally open up to me and talk. I am a good listener and have good, sound information that can help them because I have experienced so much in my own life in the way of illnesses (both physical and emotional) and trauma.
So many people just need someone to listen to their story. I am that person.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Call and talk to any practitioner. you are interested in seeing first. Then make an appointment to meet them and see if you feel you and they are a good match. Not everyone is going to be a good fit for you, their belief systems and philosophies may defer greatly from yours,
If they have testimonials, read them. Have other people seen them and made comments about how much their work helped them? Look over their websites carefully. How long have they been in practice, and how much other training do they have? Also find out if they do any community service, or if they are willing to work with peoples financial situations such as offering sliding scale fees (I do).
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
A. That it is just as relaxing and stress reducing as getting a massage, if not more so. More than not, my clients fall into a very deep sleep while receiving Reiki, we call this Reiki slumber. We know that deeper healing takes place when our client can allow themselves to go deep like this as it activates your bodies own natural ability to heal - you have a natural healing process in your body that can only be activated when you are at rest (completely calm, relaxed and at rest). Reiki gives you the opportunity to rest so that your natural healing process can kick in and enhances it. I also gets your ego out of way. Some people have even told me it's better than a massage because it doesn't hurt!
One of the main benefits of Reiki is it's stress reducing abilities but it also brings the body, mind and energy field into balance, and opens, clears and balance all the chakras.
There is nothing "woo woo" about this work. It is very calming, and soothing and can relieve pain, help you sleep better and so much more.