The body is an important aspect in the holistic healing process. The integration of psychotherapy and Reiki brings awareness to the body so that unresolved issues and traumas that are held as stress, tension, pain, and discomfort in the body, can be addressed and healed. These issues and traumas may be creating self-defeating thought patterns, poor self-esteem, depression, and other physical ailments. This modality of healing allows for physical and energetic releases in the body of unwanted emotions.
As holistic and sacred Beings, spirituality cannot be isolated from our lives and hence separated from talk therapy. The theological term, Imago Dei, defines the inherent value and dignity in every individual and implies that as humans, we have a divine spirituality; a moral, spiritual, and intellectual nature that is created. As spiritual healing occurs, perceptions of ourselves may change and recognition of our significance in the world is established.
We learn to live in peace. Peace is accepting ourselves and our emotions and having confidence in our inner strengths. It is trusting the process of life and being in the present moment, truly seeing, feeling, loving, hearing, and breathing. Peace is being. It is not always a serene moment, and we can choose to be peaceful at any time, even at the most anxious and stressful moments.
The term “healing,” in this discussion, does not refer to a cure of a disease, but rather a process of personal life-giving transformation that is dynamic and occurs over time.