Benefits of Reiki for Children
The calming practice of Reiki can benefit children by promoting relaxation and confidence. Learning about the benefits of Reiki at a young age promotes a healthy way of living throughout their lives, helping children make better choices and create balance.
Other Benefits of Reiki include:
- Less likely to show signs of excitability and depression
- Improves concentration
- Enhances relaxation and sleep
- Calms and promotes balance
- Enhances self-awareness and self-esteem
Reiki treatments are safe and non-invasive. Children today are dealing with anxiety, fears, peer pressures, and educational pressures. Childhood ailments such as ear infections, respiratory infections, asthma, G.I. upset, and type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes are rising. Reiki has been helpful in the treatment of ADD/ADHD, inattentiveness, irritability, emotional issues, hyperactivity, and defiance.
Since Reiki works on all levels of the body, including physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, it will use the energy to find balance in its own way. It will adjust to the moment and the needs of the individual. Because Reiki is balancing, it can benefit regardless of the type of “disorder” and can provide soothing moments for parents and kids alike.
A practitioner can be in the same room with a child, offering the energy gently, without touching or even being near the child. Some practitioners spend time with the child, playing or coloring, letting them guide the session. As the child becomes more comfortable and the energy begins to work, changes can be made to how the child receives Reiki.
Changes may come gradually. As is the case with Reiki and many other natural healing techniques, parents are encouraged to learn Reiki so their children can receive daily treatments. Children who learn Reiki benefit from empowerment as well as its calming and restorative effects.