A Traumatic Beginning
A personal trauma in my life lead me into Reiki and I found
peace and meaning to a life changing event that completely shook
my world and its whole foundation. In 2000, my husband died aged
34 and this trauma left me with insomnia, sleep deprivation
which eventually made me ill and prone to one infection after
another. I felt completely demoralised and emotionally and
physically worn out.
In 2001, I started to have Reiki treatments. I had a taster
session which lasted for about 20 minutes. I went home and
immediately fell asleep. I slept soundly for 2 hours! I was
amazed and grateful as I knew I’d found something really
special. It was the turning point on my healing journey. I
contacted the Reiki Master and had a Reiki treatment every week
for the next 6 weeks. The treatments always made me feel very
relaxed and made me forget my troubles. Reiki soothed my
In 2002, I decided that I wanted to learn Reiki so that I could
help ‘share the wonder’. I completed Reiki I and II in 2002. I
commenced my Reiki Master training at the beginning of 2003.
What a fabulous learning curve! I found a pathway of healing
through Reiki and began to incorporate the philosophy and self
healing which gently led me towards an understanding based
around the principles of Reiki. Reiki became my saving grace and
one that I am now finally able to share.