How effective is reiki for depression and anxiety? Let’s understand through a patient journey.
Reiki has been around for decades but the general perception is that it is only useful for relieving pains and aches. Whereas in reality, it works at an energy level. It works on the philosophy that most illnesses occur based on emotional disturbances that our body has experienced either recently or in the past. Reiki practitioners work on the energy patterns and healing from the root cause. Reiki can help heal any illness at a physical, mental or emotional level. Healing for depression is definitely a very good alternate option.
And this is what a young girl in her early thirties experienced when she turned to reiki for the depression of her mother. Sreelatha (name changed to protect privacy), as she recounted her story “My mother suffered a lot, she had been suffering from depression since my childhood days but we never knew about the same. We belong to a small town near Dehradun and there was no way we could have taken her to see a psychiatrist without her being labeled “mad woman”. I vividly remember even as a child that my mother was never like the other moms and always remained withdrawn. I hardly had conversations with her and she always complained of lethargy and tiredness.
“Soon I graduated, got married and moved to Bangalore, but there was always this guilt that I carried with me of not taking care of my mother’s health. I started reading and researching about the symptoms which my mother had and still continued. And that is when I realized that she was suffering from depression her entire life.
Now knowing my mother, I knew that she would never go to a conventional psychologist, and bringing her to Bangalore for a long period of time was not an option. The only thing I was sure of in those days was that I had to get my mother healthy.
“I recalled having read somewhere that reiki healing for depression can be given remotely. I came across Healclinic and they connected me to a reiki healer on their platform"
“The reiki healer convinced my mother to take reiki sessions for depression through distance healing
During her sessions for reiki healing for depression, The Reiki healer connected the source of the depression to an incident that had occurred when my mother was in my grandmother’s womb. My mom’s sister, when she was 5 years old, had fallen from the roof and died. Because of which my grandmother went into depression. Grandma’s depression passed on to my mother who was in her womb at that time. Over time since it was not addressed, depression became part of my mother’s life without anyone really knowing the reason.’
This can be traced to a concept called Emotional Genealogy. It is the emotional traits that were handed down and the connection that we have to our ancestors. It can go back to our parents, grandparents, great grandparents, great great grandparents…going back two, three, four, five and sometimes more generations. It can include any emotional trait within our family lineage like happiness, pain, grit, kindness, cruelty, avoidance, violence, tenderness, fear, depression, etc. And this is precisely what had happened with Sreelatha’s mother. She used Karuna Reiki technique to heal my mother.
Karuna is a Sanskrit word and is used in Hinduism as well as Buddhism. It is translated to mean any action that is taken to diminish the suffering of others and could also be translated as compassionate action. Karuna Reiki for depression is considered as an advanced form of Reiki. Healing energies and tools used during karuna reiki sessions can be used to heal a wide set of challenges that are quite complex in nature. In Karuna reiki, instead of the energy transfer from the body and arms of the Reiki practitioner, it surrounds the whole body when transferring to the recipient.
Post the sessions, as per Sreelatha, “The healing sessions with meditation lasted for 31 days and today my mother is a changed woman. The depression has disappeared and she now leads a normal happy life, something which we had never imagined. This has reinforced my belief in energy healing as it helped solve my mother’s fifty year long suffering. A big thank you Healclinic”
Healclinic offers online Reiki healing for different challenges being faced by clients.