Anxiety is a normal emotion that everyone experiences from time to time. It is your body’s natural response to stress. Anxiety can be helpful as it serves to alert us to potential threats, protect us from danger and help us reach important goals. For example, the first day of school, going to a job interview, or speaking in public may cause most people to feel fearful and nervous. When we experience anxiety, it triggers our ”fight-flight-freeze” response, and prepares our body to react. For instance, our heart beats faster to pump blood to our muscles, so we have the energy to run away or fight off danger. We need some anxiety. Without it, we would not survive.
Experiencing some anxiety during certain situations is normal and useful, such as butterflies in your stomach, increased heart rate, feel dizzy or lightheaded, trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or even experience nightmares. You may have feelings of fear and worry, excessive sweating, trembling or shaking, but if your feelings of anxiety are extreme and you are avoiding your daily activities or have been experiencing anxiety for six months or longer, you may have an anxiety disorder or may even be suffering from depression.
Reiki is an amazing technique that helps ease tension and stress and promotes the body’s own natural healing abilities. During a session, the practitioner delivers Reiki through their hands using a light touch or slightly above the body to help increase the amount of ki (or chi) in the body. When we experience physical or psychological trauma, our life force energy can weaken or even blocked, which can lead to imbalances and dis-ease in the body. Reiki helps by increasing the flow of ki to bring the body back into balance.
Disclaimer: While the above services have many beneficial effects, they are not a substitute for appropriate medical attention. Statements and programs offered on this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure nor prevent any disease of illness. When dealing with physical and/or mental illness or disease, always consult a qualified physician or therapist. There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary. The only one who can possibly guarantee your success is you.