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REIKI

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The term Reiki is the combination of two kanji (characters) Rei and Ki. On its own Rei can mean spirit, ghost, divine or sacred. Ki on its own can mean air, breath, flow, energy or the feeling, quality and essence of something.

 

Together they are often translated as Universal Life Force Energy, Spiritual Energy, Divinely Guided Energy or Energy of the Universe. Reiki is the breath of the universe. It is the energy of everything we can see & can't see, flowing & working in union to promote change for the highest good of all.

 

You and me are included in this. We are of Reiki & Reiki is of us.

More simply, Reiki is life expressing itself through life.

 

I observe this flow & expression all around me. I see it in the seasons changing, moon phases, the tides, nature, the cycle of life. I feel it in meaningful conversations & relationships. I hear it in poetry & music. I see it in dance, brush strokes on a painting & even in the arc of a story.

None of these thing can happen independently. They are only possible through the collaboration of countless interdependent and interconnected things. It is through seeing & experiencing ourselves in connection to everything that we begin to live in a more balanced way.

Reiki is also the name of a Japanese healing art. Reiki, as it is practiced today dates back to the teachings of Mikao Usui, who founded a system of self improvement in Japan in the 1920's. The system of Reiki is rooted in the belief that Reiki (energy) flows through every living being and that emotional and physical imbalances often occur due to a restriction of energy flow. This restriction is caused by a feeling of separation from life -- your body, your sense of self, other people, nature, your purpose and passions.

The system of Reiki helps reconnect us to life by softening the barriers within ourselves that are preventing life from living through us.

We all naturally have energy (Reiki) in the body but often times it's restricted. The system of Reiki stimulates energy (Reiki) to move in the body. Think of yourself as a river with boulders and debris blocking the flow of water. Think of Reiki as a nourishing influx of water that reunites, collaborates and moves with you to loosen those blocks so that the you can flow freely.

During a Reiki session, through meditative attention, the practitioner intentionally reconnects to Reiki & holds a space of openness conducive for healing. In this space, the practitioner and recipient’s connection to Reiki strengthens. An influx of Reiki simultaneously flows from, through & with the recipient and practitioner and helps gently guide them back to a state of balance.

I often hear people and even Reiki teachers say things like "I'm going to give you Reiki", "Give me some Reiki" or "I'm doing Reiki". Reiki is not something that can be given to you. It is not a power that a teacher bestows upon you. It is not something you do. Reiki is something you already are.

 

 A Reiki practitioner and teacher simply help you rediscover it within yourself.

SESSIONS

IN PERSON

I practise from HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston. Sessions can be booked Monday to Sunday starting on the hour at 10am and ending at 9pm. Bookings are made through me at jessica@abra-reiki.com

 

 

60 minute session -  £75

90 minute session -  £100

120 minute session - £125

Payment is due in advance via Paypal or Bank Transfer in order to confirm the booking.

REIKI AT A DISTANCE

These sessions are available for anyone around the world, not just London. Distance Reiki is great for anyone especially if you are busy or not physically able to make it to a location.  For more information on distance sessions or to book please contact me at jessica@abra-reiki.com

 60 minute session: £45

 

​Payment in advance via Paypal or Bank Transfer. 

BOOK A SESSION

To book a session, ask questions or to say hello, get in contact here. If you want to book a session, let me know what your preferred date and times are and a little bit about what brings you to Reiki. You can also email me directly at jessica@abra-reiki.com

Thank you!

WHAT TO EXPECT

Each session will be tailored to your specific needs. No preparation is needed before Reiki treatment. However, I do recommend wearing comfortable clothing, not having a heavy meal before the session, wearing cozy socks and taking a few minutes before the session to reflect on what brings you to Reiki. If possible, plan to have some time on your own after your session. 

 

The first session is always a nice place to start to relax, slow down, listen and notice what areas seek attention. For those of you who are new to Reiki or perhaps need a little extra time, I recommend booking an extended 90 or 120 minute session.

Sometimes it can take a a few hours for people to feel the benefits of the session. Some may even require multiple sessions before they begin to connect back to themselves and "feel" the Reiki. Reiki can bring up our deepest fears, blocks and pain that are being held in us so you may feel worse before you begin feeling a positve change. Give it time and observe how you feel in the coming hours and days after your session.  The effects of Reiki are cumulative. So, overtime you may become more aware of the benefits of Reiki. I recommend receiving Reiki treatment every 1-4 weeks. 

Below is the way I generally like to work and what you may experience during a session:

  • We will have a few minutes before the sessions to discuss any areas you wish to focus on.

  • Depending on your preference, sessions can be hands on or hands off. Both work just as well. 

  • You'll either lie down on the treatment couch or be seated in a chair. 

  • You will remain fully clothed.

  • I will either place my hands on or hover my hands over specific areas of your body.

  • I will not place my hands on your chest, lower abdomen or intimate areas. 

  • Clients usually experience a deep state of relaxation. During a session you may experience: warmth, cold, tingling, a feeling of a gentle electrical current, see colours, have visions or have an emotional response. No need to worry if you do or don't experience any of the above, Reiki works irrespective of this. 

  • We will end with a few minutes of feedback.

EVENTS

Reiki Circle

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 I'm excited to be hosting monthly Reiki circles at  Zenw2 Wellbeing Collective in Wilsden Green every 3rd Sunday of the month.

 

The next one is SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19TH from 6:45pm - 7:45pm.

Circle includes:

  • Short Guided Meditation 

  •  Reiki Blessing

  • Group Reiki Circle

  • Safe Space to Share

  • Group Card Reading

 

 

All welcome! No Reiki experience is needed.

 

We will have chairs, mats and bolsters to suit all levels of mobility. If you have specific needs, do let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate you. We will have pillows and blankets for you but feel free to bring anything else that helps you get cozy —  maybe a hot water bottle, your favourite crystal, fuzzy socks, eye mask, etc. 

Tickets here

Tickets are £14. If you have a monthly or class pass with Zenw2 you can use it to book the Reiki circle.

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ABOUT ME

Abra Reiki is run by Jessica Paliza. Abra is the name of a stray cat I met when I had just moved into a new house in Portland, Oregon. I was sitting on my front porch feeling lost and questioning why I moved to Portland when a Siamese cat jumped on my lap, curled up and fell asleep on me. I named my practice after Abra, because like Abra, Reiki came to me out of nowhere, in a time of need and adopted me. 

Reiki came to me after years of emotional  and physical trauma that I had been ignoring finally caught up to me. A few years ago, I got the courage to address these issues and took the steps to make my mental health a priority. I began with talk therapy which proved to help tremendously. I came to a point where I felt like I needed more than just talk therapy. I wanted to complete the mind, body and spirit triangle by working on my body and spirit but did not know how. 

 

I was drawn to take a Reiki course without ever having received a session and without knowing what Reiki was. Things began to change soon after taking my first Reiki course. 

 

Reiki helped me unblock emotional pain that was taking a physical toll on me. Years of trauma led me to exist in my own body as a half numbed visitor, never being fully present so as not to have to feel the pain of past experiences. Reiki gently put me back in my body and taught me how to listen to myself so that I can feel what areas of my life I need to focus on one by one, making the healing process less overwhelming. 

 

Reiki helps me to connect more closely with friends, constantly introduces me to like minded people and slowly, I'm repairing my family relationships. Seeing the positive change that Reiki has brought to me and the people in my life pushed me to start Abra Reiki.

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I am trained in both Usui Shiki Ryoho (natural healing method) and Usui Reiki Ryoho (spiritual healing method). I'm also a member of the The Reiki Guild  and agree to a code of practice which is a guarantee to the public that they will receive the highest standard of attention and care.  

I currently volunteer as a Reiki practitioner with Crisis in Shoreditch, London, a charity organisation that provide vital support to homeless individuals and The Magpie Project , a charity for mothers with children under five in temporary or insecure accommodation in Newham, London. They provide practical support, advice, healthy meals and a safe place for children to play in Newham, London. I also work with Reiki Medic-Care. Reiki Medic-Care supports the wellbeing of hospital doctors, nurses and ambulance paramedics by offering a confidential and easy-to-use service providing Reiki treatments without cost. As well as sending Reiki treatments to medical professionals, Reiki Medic-Care will also collect data for future research to prove the efficacy of distant Reiki. Their research and findings can be read here

 

Please get in touch if your organisation would be interested working with a Reiki practitioner. 

KIND WORDS

LOCATION

Address

322C (Ground Floor) Kingsland Rd,
Haggerston, Hackney,
London, E8 4DE

By Overground

Haggerston, Dalston Junction 

or Dalston Kingsland 

By Bus

149, 243, 242 & 67

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