While Reiki is often associated with adults, it can also be extremely beneficial for children. Children responding to Reiki instinctually, especially newborns, infants; and young children. They are extremely receptive to soaking up the balancing energies of Reiki; and instinctually responding without any emotional defenses.
Sharing this beautiful universal energy
As a Nanny Agency Owner while working with Parents, Newborn Care Specialists, Postpartum Doulas and Nannies, I recognized a true need in sharing this beautiful universal energy with this specific group of people.
New parents are oftentimes so overwhelmed, wondering why their adorable little ones are so restless, fussing, grunting, crying, spitting up…or up all night. Nothing really prepares you for what seems like an endless exhaustion; and sleep-deprivation.
Newborn Care Specialists, Postpartum Doulas and Nannies offering an incredible and extreme valuable support to families, but they don’t always have a solution either.
Ever since I graduated from Nursing School in the late eighties (yes, I am that old…lol), I have seen the wonderful benefits of Reiki. The calming effect of Reiki is absolutely great for infants; especially for preemies, and newborns with special needs.
There are currently close to 200 hospitals in the United States where Reiki is offered as a standard service to newborns at a neonatal ICU; and Pediatrics.
Reiki can help to reduce the constant stress associated with pain, beeping monitors, ventilators, IVs’ and other medical equipment that has a negative effect on vital functions and sleep of newborns, infants; and children in general.
Doctors and Nurses have reported that the complimentary treatment of Reiki reduced pain, improved relaxation, better sleep; and an increased appetite.
The interest of Parents in Reiki, as well as professionals in the child care industry, has been increased tremendously over the last few years because of these new studies. Becoming a Reiki Level 1 Practitioner is therefore a wonderful added skill-set for Parents, Newborn Care Specialists, Postpartum Doulas; and Nannies. It will surely add new levels of wellness, comfort, and awareness for the children in your care.
Since “Rainbow Nannies” is the name of our Nanny Agency, we decided on the name “Rainbow Rays” for our Reiki classes. Rainbow rays are after all deeply rooted in its role as a bridge between our physical and present selves; and our spiritual selves. No surprise that rainbow rays are the connector between the earthly and spiritual realms.
The focus during Reiki Level 1 Practitioner training is to open the energy channels on a physical level, which allows the practitioner to connect to the universal life force energy, that flows from the cosmos through the crown of the head and down to the heart and hands.
Level 1 is the beginning course where you’ll receive a Reiki attunement, along with the information and training you need to give Reiki to yourself; and to others. Through the Reiki attunement, you’ll be connected to the Reiki energy itself, which gives you the ability to administer Reiki through a series of hand positions.
Introducing Reiki to children at a young age, will teach them about the importance of self-care, to take responsibility for their emotional, physical and mental health. It raises their self-awareness and their vibration, thus, aiding a positive attitude.
Later on, Reiki is a phenemonal tool to share during childhood and adolescence of your children. The arrival of a new sibling, the first day at school, being afraid of making new friends, pressure of tests and exams, moving to a new city, changing schools, bullying, low-self-esteem, family issues, like separation/divorce or death…and so on.
In times of challenge, Reiki is there for to help you; and your family!
Anyone can learn Reiki! You do not need any previous experience, all you need is an open mind and an open heart.
As a Reiki Master Practitioner, I can assure you that sharing Reiki is an extraordinary experience!
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I have written a Blog post as well, which you can read here: RAINBOW RAYS – WHAT IS REIKI? HOW CAN IT HELP CHILDREN?
Disclaimer: Reiki is gentle, safe, non-invasive, comforting and nurturing. Reiki complements other types of medical and therapeutic treatments; and it can increase the efficacy of other types of healing. The Oxford dictionary defines Reiki as “A healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical well-being and emotional well-being” (ReikiFed, 2021).