Synopses & Reviews
Millions of people seek ways to relax, promote healing, or connect with their soul. Reiki (pronounced ray-key
) is a simple but profound healing system that was originally developed in Japan. Reiki
means "spiritual energy" or "universal life-force energy." The Reiki system is universal because it can be used by people of any background or religion. Reiki For Dummies
explains how you can harness this energy for yourself.
Reiki For Dummies is a plain-English Reiki guidebook. Discover what Reiki is, where it came from, and how to:
- Find and get the most from a Reiki treatment
- Use Reiki to boost your physical and emotional health
- Locate a Reiki class and become a Reiki practitioner
Reiki For Dummies is amply illustrated and full of useful information on:
- Reiki symbols (plus nontraditional symbols)
- Reiki hand positions (for giving Reiki to yourself or others)
- Reiki for pets and animals
- Reiki for children and adults
- Reiki and surgery or medicines
- Reiki at birth or end-of-life
- Reiki in the house, in the car, or at work
When you're ready to go further, Reiki For Dummies covers: Western and Japanese Reiki techniques; crystals, long distance Reiki, and setting up a successful Reiki practice.
Reiki For Dummies is for you whether you are just finding out about Reiki or you are a seasoned professional who is looking for a clearly written, up-to-date, inclusive, and comprehensive source of Reiki information.
Nina Paul, PhD (New York, NY), is a Reiki Master who uses Reiki to help herself and others. She has a doctorate in immunology and epidemiology and she believes in a holistic approach to health and wellness . Nina is also the author of the compassionate guide: Living with Hepatitis C For Dummies (0-7645-7620-8).
Understand Reiki's roots, principles, and therapeutic benefits
Find relief, peace, and enlightenment through Reiki
Reiki — a gentle, noninvasive healing practice — is now used by many as a complementary therapy for many conditions. This plain-English guide explains its origins and how Reiki channels life-force energy to alleviate physical and emotional pain. You'll discover what to expect in a session, how to treat yourself, and ways to share the power of Reiki with others.
Discover how to
- Understand Reiki positions and symbols
- Find a qualified practitioner
- Combine Reiki with other therapies
- Speed the healing process
- Incorporate Reiki into daily life
- Become a Reiki healer
Though it originated long ago in Japan, Reiki-a gentle, noninvasive healing practice that uses guided life-force energy-is now offered as a complementary therapy by 60 percent of hospitals in the U.S. This plain-English guide explains what Reiki is, how it originated and evolved, and what conditions it can help alleviate. For people seeking treatment, it offers guidance on how to find a qualified Reiki practitioner and what to expect in an initial Reiki session; for people who want to become Reiki practitioners themselves, it discusses the training process and what it takes to get started as a Reiki healer.
About the Author
Nina L. Paul, PhD,
has worked in the field of science and health communication for over 20 years. She started down this path at SUNY Purchase, where she received her bachelor’s degree in biology and performed research in the field of neuroimmunology. She also published articles for her college newspaper on scientific research topics.
After working in medical publishing at Rockefeller University Press (Journal of Clinical Investigation), she received her master’s degree and PhD in infectious disease epidemiology (the study of diseases) and immunology from Yale University.
After leaving Yale, Nina pursued postdoctoral research in London and Oxford, England. Nina’s research focused on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and related viruses and their interaction with the immune system. Nina also taught science to schoolchildren of different ages and abilities in New Mexico and volunteered at a hospital-based Cancer Information Centre in England. She worked in the field of evidence-based medicine and contributed to the Cochrane Library (a medical database). She is also the author of Living with Hepatitis C For Dummies.
Nina believes in a multifaceted approach to health. She became a master of Reiki, which is a universal life-force energy that is transmitted through the hands. She is both a practitioner and a teacher of Reiki and uses Reiki as a way to help herself and others. Check out Nina’s Web site at www.ninapaul.info.
Table of Contents
Part I: Discovering Reiki.
Chapter 1: Reiki: The Art of Channeling Life-Force Energy.
Chapter 2: Navigating Your Body’s Subtle Energy Systems.
Chapter 3: Exploring Reiki’s Roots and Branches.
Chapter 4: Looking at the Reiki Principles.
Part II: Experiencing Reiki for Yourself.
Chapter 5: Getting the Reiki Treatment.
Chapter 6: Letting Your Entire Family Experience Reiki.
Part III: Becoming Well-Versed in Reiki.
Chapter 7: Seeking Reiki Training and Classes.
Chapter 8: Discovering the Reiki Symbols.
Chapter 9: Getting Ready to Channel Reiki Energy.
Chapter 10: Healing Others with Reiki Positions and Techniques.
Chapter 11: Applying Reiki to Yourself.
Chapter 12: Reiki Rocks! Using Crystals with Reiki.
Part IV: Sharing Reiki with Others.
Chapter 13: Putting Together a Reiki Healing Session.
Chapter 14: Experiencing Reiki in a Group.
Chapter 15: Sending Reiki Where Needed.
Chapter 16: Combining Reiki with Other Health Practices.
Chapter 17: Becoming a Professional Reiki Healer.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Uses for Reiki in Everyday Situations.
Chapter 19: Ten Uses for Reiki as a Tool for Personal Growth.
Chapter 20: Ten Common Myths about Reiki.
Chapter 21: Ten Non-traditional Reiki Symbols.
Appendix: Great Reiki Resources.