Reiki and Counseling The style of Reiki which was taught to me by Carol Strong, my Usui Ryoho Reiki teacher, is more based on Awareness, on Awakening and on Mindfulness, than on work on subtle energies. Most of the Reiki-styles practiced in Europe and the US that I'm aware of are energy therapies first, focusing on using and working with the Chakras and 'Energy' (which they call Chi, Ki or sometimes Prana).
My style is Mindfulness first - and Energies after. Mindfulness is the foundational structure upon which everything else is build, including the enrgy therapies.
Modern day Counseling has seen the increased use of Mindfulness-based therapies. Jon Kabat-Zinn has worked effectively to popularise the methods, who, for a great deal are based on the use of Eastern meditation methods, mostly Zen and Vipassana. Client Centered Counseling, which is a form of talk-therapy, leads very well to awareness methods, such as continious observation of thoughts, emotions and behavior. Of course my Reiki also works with energy-therapy, but its basis lies in Awakening and Consciousness. Mindfulness is not attached to any religion, political ideology or philosophy. It can be practiced by anyone: atheist, monotheist, or animist.
Rêvez avec Intention ! Quand vous savez rêver, vous vous éveillez.