Reiki teachings (as well as many Chinese complimentary therapies, including acupuncture) state that there is a universal ‘life force’ energy, which can be accessed by practitioners to induce a healing effect. Practitioners can gain access to this energy by means of an attunement process carried out by a Reiki Master.
The energy will flow through the practitioner’s hands whenever the hands are placed on, or held near a potential recipient, who remains fully clothed. Some teachings stress the importance of the practitioner’s intention or presence in this process, while others claim that the energy is drawn by the recipient’s injury to activate or enhance the natural healing processes.
Reiki is a holistic therapy which brings about healing on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Healing may occur in any or all of these domains in a single treatment, without any conscious direction needed by either the practitioner or the recipient.
Rather than giving a full Reiki treatment, Mark incorporates the Energywork as part of the hypnotherapy session, particularly during the relaxation process, but also sometimes throughout the session. As well as allowing the client to receive healing, it allows the client to relax more quickly and more deeply, making the hypnotherapy session more enjoyable and more productive.