Reiki for Special Needs Children and Parents of Special Needs Children

by Julie on November 10, 2010

Reiki. What is it? How do you say it? How does it work? How can it help children with special needs and parents of special needs children? If you or your children have any of the following, Reiki can help:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety/Stress
  • Autism and associated autism anxiety
  • Pre-/Post-Surgery
  • Pain Relief
  • Insomnia
  • ADHD
  • OCD
  • Arthritis
  • Addictions
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cancer
  • Pregnancy
  • And more….if you don’t see your or child’s condition listed here, just send me an e-mail  and ask if Reiki might work for you.

The original Reiki is Usui Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) and is an ancient method of stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. The technique was developed in Japan and is administered by the Reiki practitioner lightly placing her hands on or near the clothed body in various positions around the head, shoulders, stomach and feet. In Japanese, Reiki means life energy that is guided by God.

In my own sons, Reiki has made a remarkable difference in their anxiety levels as well as the healing speed of “ouchies.” When my oldest decided to test his Daddy’s admonition not to touch the BBQ pit and put the bottom of his foot on the hot pit, he was beside himself with pain and anxiety. I used my natural treatment of gel from an aloe vera plant, but as you can imagine he was in some pain. He had a white place on the bottom of his foot where his foot had touched the hot BBQ pit. Once my immediate urgency passed, I told him to lay on the couch and I started administering Reiki around his head. I really wish I had been recording it on video as he went from borderline meltdown stage to perfectly calm in just a few seconds. I also administered Reiki to his foot and in a few minutes he was walking around as if nothing had ever happened.  And the white spot was nearly gone.

My oldest will always come ask me to give him “some Reiki” if he gets hurt in any way. He’s 6 and I think that speaks volumes about what Reiki can do. Many times, I administer Reiki to him when he’s asleep because I am able to give him a full treatment. When he’s awake, he won’t lay down long enough for me to give him a full treatment. I can also do distance Reiki with him and that doesn’t require that I be in the same room, house or even continent with him.

As for parents of special needs children, Reiki can lower your stress, help you sleep better, and it gives you an opportunity to get some “me” time, something I am always advocating.  Read on for research supporting the benefits of Reiki.

The University of Texas Houston Health Science Center released research results on Reiki in the Journal of Advanced Nursing and those results stated that after comparing before and after measures, anxiety (stress) was significantly reduced and there was a significant drop in systolic blood pressure. They concluded that these findings suggest both biochemical and physiological changes in the direction of relaxation as a result of Reiki touch therapy. If the body is relaxed, it is more capable of healing itself.

Dr. Oz ranks Reiki as his #1 alternative treatment and his wife is a Reiki Master. Dr. Oz is known to have a Reiki practitioner in the operating room with him and to have that practitioner deliver Reiki to the patient after surgery to speed healing.

There is no risk involved with Reiki and it is a very gentle way of bringing the body back to it’s natural state of health.  I’m open to hearing your questions and your thoughts.  Send me an e-mail if you are interested in scheduling a distance Reiki session for you and/or your children.  If you live in the Austin area, I will be at the North Austin Holistic Living Fair in Round Rock on December 11 and do have some appointment times remaining.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Rosalva Flores November 30, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Julie helped me tremendously when I needed a hand. I had been on depression medicine for a long time. I tried two times to stop the medications I was prescribed and had to come back to them because of the awful withdrawal symptoms. I met Julie through an on-line support group for parents of SPD children (Sensory Processing Disorder). Julie and I became acquainted after I realized she was knowledgeable on Reiki and Herbal Medicine. I told her about my wish to try to stop the depression medicine once more and how scare I was of the withdrawal symptoms. Julie kindly offered her help using her Reiki abilities. I was amazed after I started feeling such calmness and feelings of spiritual comfort, which I communicated to Julie through e-mails, and she confirmed that those moments happened exactly around the time she was doing distance Reiki therapy sessions for me. Thanks Julie for your help!!!!! Rosalva Flores

Julie November 30, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Oh Rosalva, thank you so much for these kinds words!! I was so happy to help and was thrilled that the Reiki helped you. ((HUGS)) I’m blessed to have “met” you. April 8, 2013 at 8:38 am

My partner and I stumbled over here by a different web address
and thought I might check things out. I like what I
see so now i am following you. Look forward to exploring your web page for a
second time.

Stephen November 11, 2013 at 8:32 am

11 year old with OCD and anxiety

Aki Lalani January 25, 2014 at 9:18 am

I’m an MD and Reiki master. I’m very passionate about teaching children reiki for self-healing.

I’ve taught my own four year old daughter and have noticed very positive changes within her. If she’s upset, she takes herself off to her room and does some reiki herself.

I can’t recommend it enough to parents, especially with those with Special Needs where anger and anxiety play a large part in the daily trials of life.

Cheriel Stuber July 30, 2014 at 6:18 am

I am a Reiki Master and volunteer with Special Needs parents, aides and their autistic and aspie sons and daughters. Here is an amazing story that really happened. A number of years ago, I was gathered with a number of special needs volunteers to prepare for the City Island/Harrisburg, PA Logan Walk event and we were at a special needs parents’ house. One of their young adults was starting to pace back and forth and was excalating into an emotional meltdown. I asked his mother, who is a good friend of mine if I could try a little Reiki on her son to help calm him down.

She gave him the timer set for 5 minutes and he sat at the bottom of the stairs staring intently at it. I did not touch him due to his sensory issues; however, I was guided to do something I’ve never done before as a Reiki Master. I did what I call a “cross cranial” of Reiki energy to balance his brain. Within 3 minutes, he was sitting with his eyes closed with a big smile on his face!

My girlfriend heard the silence and the timer went off. Her son was still sitting there with his smile and completely relaxed and no longer in melt down. She said “you’ve got to show me how you did that!” Everyone else in the room could not believe it was even possible to have him melt into peace like that. Since then I have attuned her to Level II where she can send it to him wherever he is to assist her son.

I feel so deeply blessed and honored. Namaste’

Rik March 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

Was about to think this would help, with my SEN 7 Yr old Son in mind, up until I saw the banner. It seems as with most of us parents with children with severe disabilities, its exclusively only for MOMS (Mums if your in the UK), Dads get a fleeting glance, and dont actually get included til you include the word “Parents”. However as your banner goes to some effort to exclude parents in general, and aim it exclusively at “moms”, then us Dads dont count.

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