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Reiki in Salt Lake City

Without treatment, mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression can take a toll on your life. In addition to its mental and emotional impact, untreated mental health issues can also affect your physical health in both the short and long term. Reiki is an alternative approach to resolving both emotional and physical ailments.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is an energy-based healing modality that can help you heal physically, emotionally, and mentally. Reiki operates based on the assumption that everything is comprised of energy and that issues arise when natural energy pathways are inhibited in some way. Reiki heals by removing energetic blockages and restoring your energy pathways to their optimal state. It's also effective at activating the body's natural healing process, improving physical and emotional well-being.

Reiki may be used to treat any psychological or emotional issue that standard therapy would resolve, even many that it wouldn't. It can be used as a stand-alone therapy or supplement to other therapy techniques. Reiki is a very safe procedure that has no known negative side effects.

How Reiki Works

A Reiki session can last between 30 and 90 minutes. Before the session, an experienced Reiki practitioner will discuss the process with you, including more specifics on what to expect during your Reiki session. 

During a stereotypical Reiki session, you lay on a standard massage table, fully clothed and comfortable, listening to relaxing music while Reiki is performed on you. A Reiki practitioner most commonly uses their hands to sense energy disturbances and applies healing energy to the identified area until the energy is healed which can be done completely without physical touch based on your comfort level. During a Reiki session, you may experience various physical sensations such as tingling or heat or see visualizations of images or color in your mind's eye. 

Reiki is effective for treating a large variety of mental disorders, such as anxiety and depression, but it can also be effective for grief and breaking unhealthy emotional ties to others. It can even be used to alleviate some physical ailments. Reiki can be effective in as little as one session but sometimes takes a few sessions to resolve the issue completely.

How Can Reiki Benefit EMDR Patients?

EMDR is used for treating post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. Unlike talk therapy, EMDR uses bilateral stimulation to help patients reprocess traumatic events, helping them heal. 

The focus of EMDR isn't to let patients forget traumatic memories but to change how it's stored in the amygdala through bilateral stimulation. Its goal is to help the client better process the experience, reducing distress and helping the individual switch to positive and empowering thoughts. 

When combined with Reiki, which involves healing negative energy patterns, patients can better reprocess their traumatic experiences. Reiki is a non-invasive and soothing therapy that operates off of different healing principles than EMDR. Patients can achieve better results by doing both EMDR and Reiki therapy.


Why EMDR & Counseling Center for Reiki?


Our goal at the EMDR & Counseling Center is to improve our patients' quality of life by alleviating all forms of distress and empowering the client to live a healthy and fulfilling life. Reiki is not often used in conjunction with mental health therapy because it operates in a non-visible realm of reality that we are only starting to comprehend, but its results are both powerful and tangible. Our clinicians are both licensed therapists and trained Reiki practitioners, allowing you to access the best healing that both have to offer. 

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