Vision Magazine September 12, 2012 Interview with Sara Burns An Energetic Discussion of Healing A Conversation with Sara Burns by Sydney L. Murray Sara Burns is an amazing woman, and our meeting was one that surprised me due to her incredible knowledge and compassion. As I told her, she is the “real deal!” There are so many people that offer help and healing, but for some reason I am attracted to the work of Sara Burns. Vision Magazine: What is Reiki? Sara Burns: Reiki is considered spiritual and universal energy. The true source of that energy is actually is a person’s own Kundalini energy. When you start feeling …Read More

Union Tribune San Diego Article on Acupuncture, Reiki and other treatments Nontraditional practices offer healing therapy and more Acupuncture, Reiki and other treatments support conventional medicine By U-T San Diego Contributor 6 A.M.AUG. 6, 2013   Kayleen Walsh performs acupuncture treatment to fellow student Alia Mrowczynski at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Rick Nocon photo Alternative medicine is increasingly becoming a method of supporting, but not replacing, conventional medicine throughout America. Alternative medicine describes a variety of healing treatments not used by medical doctors. Such practices are no longer considered outside the mainstream as people turn to them for relief from a variety of ailments. From acupuncture to Reiki, alternative …Read More

Teaching Reiki in a Twelve-Week Format

I receive many calls asking me about my Reiki course. Because most Reiki workshops are conducted over a weekend, the question I get asked most often is “why do I teach this in 12 weeks versus in a weekend”. I have been a Reiki Master for over sixteen years. The structure of this course came out of many years of observing the Reiki purification process with students as well as the limited knowledge many Reiki practitioners have regarding the Reiki Empowerment (aka attunement) process and energy healing. Many practitioners and Reiki books claim that Reiki consist of a 21 day …Read More

Becoming a Reiki Master

There was a time when the Reiki levels were acquired over an extended period of time. Each level allowed for time to study, cultivate and integrate a new vibrational frequency that was actively applied to one’s life and work as a healer. Mikao Usui, the originator of this particular healing lineage, did not perform Reiki Level 2 until his students obtained empathic abilities. An empath is someone who has obtained the ability to feel the energetic patterns of other people. In others words, an empath has acquired the ability to share feelings and the internal experience of another. Spiritual development …Read More

Single-Blind Trial of the Efficacy of Reiki at Benefiting Mood and Well-Being

Deborah Bowden, Loma Goddard, and John Gruzelier This is a constructive replication of a previous trial conducted by Bowden et al. (2010), where students who had received Reiki demonstrated greater health and mood benefits than those who received no Reiki. The current study examined impact on anxiety/depression. 40 university students—half with high depression and/or anxiety and half with low depression and/or anxiety—were randomly assigned to receive Reiki or to a non-Reiki control group. Participants experienced six 30-minute sessions over a period of two to eight weeks, where they were blind to whether noncontact Reiki was administered as their attention was …Read More