I've come across a very interesting article on one woman's experience with EFT....

Tapping Away Trauma: ‘Emotional Freedom’ Techniques

By Serina Deen, M.D., MPH

My medication management supervisor Dr. Tranguch and I are huddled over our chairs somewhat conspiratorially, and for once, I’m glad that there are no windows in my office. As a psychiatric resident, getting one-on-one supervision is a valuable way to learn, and right now I’m learning something quite unusual.

I’m sitting there repeating the affirmation, “Even though I have this sadness, I deeply love and accept myself,” while tapping on my temple. It’s Tuesday at 10:15 a.m., our regular time for supervision. I’m supposed to be telling Dr. Tranguch about the new patients I’ve admitted to the clinic, and he’s supposed to be advising me on what medication to start them on, dosages, and side effects. Instead, Dr. Tranguch is tapping on his face, hands, and torso while repeating key phrases, and I’m following him like a trained monkey.

I had thought of Dr. Tranguch as a hard-and-fast neuroscientist — he did, after all, complete a Ph.D. analyzing the structure of nuclear RNA in yeast. But despite his scientific bent, he seemed to have a warm side, a set of laugh lines under his scholarly wire-rimmed glasses. Over time, I felt comfortable enough to disclose to him that I was a meditator, and while I thought medications were absolutely essential for some patients, I also found meditation very helpful in the treatment of some of my patients, in particular those with serious conditions like borderline personality disorder. When Dr. Tranguch didn’t scoff at the idea of meditation, and instead launched into an enthusiastic discussion about the benefits of alternative techniques in psychiatry, I was relieved. And intrigued. For years, Dr. Tranguch has been hypnotizing his patients, using techniques involving eye movements to treat trauma victims, and even experimenting with the Japanese spiritual practice of Reiki to heal patients.

Even more intriguing, he had been using tapping techniques called “Emotional Freedom Techniques,” or EFT, which he was demonstrating on me today. When he first introduced the acronym, I thought it was ironic how close “EFT” was to “ECT,” or electroconvulsive therapy. While EFT involves repeating loving self-affirmations, ECT involves inducing brain seizures via bursts of electricity to the temples. But it turns out that although these are quite different treatments, both seem to be rapid and effective ways to relieve emotional distress.

Here is how EFT works: I select a problem that causes me distress. I pick a recent loss and I name the emotion I feel (for me, sadness, as opposed to anger, anxiety, craving, etc.). I then summon up the feeling of sadness, focus on where it manifests in my body (the pit of my stomach), and rate my distress on a scale from one to 10 (it was 7/10 that day for me). Then I repeat, “Even though I have this sadness, I deeply love and accept myself” (I pause before I say this, thinking, “Do I really?”) — and I begin to tap in the nine points that Dr. Tranguch demonstrates for me, while repeating the reminder phrase “this sadness.” Adding to the quirkiness, I also follow Dr. Tranguch as he rolls his eyes in different directions, counts forwards and backwards, and hums a bar of a familiar song (for me, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”). I feel pretty silly. But I also trust Dr. Tranguch, and I try my hardest to focus on the feeling and believe what I’m saying to myself.

Dr. Tranguch tells me EFT involves techniques that combines exposure, cognitive restructuring, waking hypnosis, and physical relaxation while tapping on a sequence of pressure points and repeating key phrases out loud. The mechanism of action is unknown; but one suggestion is that physical stimulation of certain pressure points during exposure to an emotional trauma may send deactivating signals directly to the amygdala, or the “fear center” of your brain, resulting a rapid reduction of maladaptive fear.

At the end of the supervision session, Dr. Tranguch asks me conjure up the loss again: He calls upon me to focus on it and rate my sadness. But, try as I may to find the sadness, it’s just not there. 0/10! I concentrate harder: still nothing. I look up at Dr. Tranguch in disbelief, and he smiles. I can tell he’s had this reaction from patients and colleagues many times before. I’m incredulous, skeptical, and a little pissed off. Did that just work? Was it a trick, a distraction technique? And if that did work, why did I bother going to medical school and doing a psychiatry residency?

Fortunately for my ego and unfortunately for my emotional well-being, the effect soon wears off. Several hours later, I’m sad again. But somehow, in a way that I absolutely can’t explain, my loss feels a bit less traumatic. It’s still sad, but it’s not as painful. And that is what EFT purports to do — to help reduce emotional trauma, and pain.

As a now fully socialized medical professional, I immediately do a literature review on the controversial technique. There are a number of recent studies that show positive effects of EFT in depression, anxiety, PTSD, phobias, and food cravings. Some suggest that the benefits of EFT were due to placebo, desensitization and distraction rather than the mechanisms proposed by its practitioners. But overwhelmingly, it did seem that there were benefits.

After Dr. Tranguch leaves, I contemplate whether to try this technique with my patients. It’s non-invasive, rapid-acting, can be self-administered, and I did feel the benefits myself, firsthand. Would I be holding back if I didn’t teach it to my patients? Or would it damage my alliance with them? Would they consider me a new-age hack? After all, I don’t have the Ph.D., age, or scholarly wire-rimmed glasses that Dr. Tranguch has to bolster his credibility. I am just a resident.

It’s now a year later. I ended up doing what I always do when I start something new that I’m not too sure about or good at yet (like cooking) — I experimented on my friends. They largely had the same positive experience I had. I even did EFT on myself a few times when I felt overwhelmed with an emotion. I still haven’t tried it on my patients, but I’m about to graduate in a month and become a fully-fledged psychiatrist. And I think it’s about time to take a risk and start.


Church D, Books A. (2010). Application of Emotional Freedom Techniques. Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, Aug/Sep, 46-48.

Feinstein, D. (2010). Rapid Treatment of PTSD: Why Psychological Exposure with Acupoint Tapping May Be Effective. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 47(3), 385-402.

Waite W, Holder M. (2003). Assessment of the Emotional Freedom Technique: An Alternative Treatment for Fear. The Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice (2) 1.

Serina Deen, M.D. MPH, is completing her residency at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital. She will be pursuing a fellowship in public psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco.

For more by Serina Deen, M.D., MPH, click here.


Most of us consider ourselves to be ‘positive people.’ Or, at least, we try to be as often as we can. Sometimes though, our thoughts get the better of us.
Thinking about a problem can cause an overabundance of other thoughts to follow, causing an endless spiral of overthinking. Our thoughts have power- if you think too much about something, it can cause unnecessary stress and even make you feel like you are losing your mind.
“The more you overthink the less you will understand.” – Habeeb Akande
That quote holds a lot of truth. How many times have you not been thinking about something, when suddenly, out of nowhere, the answer comes to you?
It happens to me all the time. When we think about something that happened, and we try to analyze it, we sometimes create problems that weren’t even there in the first place.
Overthinking can cause serious problems in your relationships and with your mental health. Here are 5 ways to calm an overthinking mind:
1. Don’t blame yourself.
A common pattern with overthinkers is that they tend to blame themselves when things go wrong. They observe a situation and pick it apart, trying to find what they could have done differently.
You need to remember to let blame go. Things happen as they happen and if you didn’t intentionally do something wrong, then you can’t blame yourself. Life gets complicated sometimes, but there is no reason to continuously blame yourself for those complications.
2. Accept change as a part of life.
Change is inevitable. You can’t control every aspect of your life, and trying to will only cause more frustration. Some things you can control, and so you should work on them as you please.
But some things will always be out of your grasp and worrying about them is pointless.
Buddha once said, “If you have a problem that can be fixed, then there is no use in worrying. If you have a problem that cannot be fixed, then there is no use in worrying.”
3. Leave “what if” alone.
“What if” is a powerful tool for the overthinking mind. It can take you down paths you never would have journeyed before. This is exactly why you should leave it alone.
Possibilities are great to consider, but not when they lead you to a world with only negative aspects. Focus more on the present, and not what could have been, or what might be.
4. Meditate.
I know, I know, meditation is the most difficult thing for someone who is constantly in their head. That being said, I believe there is a way around the issue of ‘not being able to silence the mind.’
As an overthinker myself, I have found that using mantras during meditation, combined with relaxed breathing, improved my meditative state and allowed for more clarity. “Om Mani Padme Hum” is a personal favourite.
Buddhist Lama, Kalu Rinpoche once said, “Through mantra, we no longer cling to the reality of the speech and sound encountered in life, but experience it as essentially empty. Then confusion of the speech aspect of our being is transformed into enlightened awareness.”
5. Be patient with yourself.
Our self-talk is very powerful. Don’t be hard on yourself when you catch your mind engaging 5th gear. Decelerate, breathe, and focus. Be patient with your progress and speak to yourself with kind, supportive words. Overthinking took time to develop and it will take time to unlearn.
By Raven Fon
source and courtesy: Spirit Science

Slimming Support Group

I have been struggling to lose weight and after not getting much support from the likes of normal slimming classes I thought I would start my own support group in Bradwell on Sea.

Starting from Thursday 28th September 10.30 -11.30am & 7.30 - 8.30pm
Cost is £5.00 no joining fee.
During the session I will be offering a safe place to help with slimming, 
Up to 10 people per group
Weigh in with your slimming buddy
Recipe sharing
Meal planning
Please call me on 01621 776725 or 07989318790 if you would like to join me.



Course dates for October

Crystal Therapy Course Level 1

This is ideal for anyone that would like to know how to use crystals on self, friends and family.
On this level you will learn how to;
Choose, cleanse, care for and program crystals
How crystals form and their different structures
Grounding and Protection
Intuitive analysis of a crystal
Learning about the Chakras and Endocrine System.
Transpersonal Vortexes
Chakra balancing and energizing using crystals.
Crystal meditation
Practical work
Notes from the day
This course is held over 2 day's costing £130.00. A non refundable deposit of £70.00 will be required with the balance payable on the day of your course. Once the deposit has been paid then a pdf manual will be sent out for you to read before your course starts.
Crystals are sold separately.
Dates 7th & 8th October 2017
Venue is in Bradwell on Sea
If booked by the 15th September then you receive an early bird discount of £30 making the cost of the course £100.00.

Reiki Level 1 Shoden

For treating self and friends
An explanation of Reiki and its history
The 5 elements of the system
The Precepts of Reiki as explored in the system
Various meditation and energy techniques
Hand positions for treating the self and others
Group work with Reiki healing
4 attunements to the energy
Anatomy & Physiology
Duration: 2 days
Dates 21st & 22nd October
Venue is in Bradwell on Sea, Essex
Cost £130.00

Reiki Level 1

Hello, I'm teaching my level 1 Reiki course on the 29th & 30th July.

Shoden (level 1)

For treating self and friends

An explanation of Reiki and its history
The 5 elements of the system
The Precepts of Reiki as explored in the system
Various meditation and energy techniques
Hand positions for treating the self and others
Group work with Reiki healing
4 attunements to the energy
Anatomy & Physiology

Cost £130.00

My Reiki courses are verified and approved by the UK Reiki Federation for further details please visit my website below or contact me on 07989318790.
Venue is in Bradwell on Sea
love and light
Debs xxx

Reiki level 1

I have 1 place left on my level 1 Reiki course on the 10th & 11th of June. My Reiki courses are verified and approved by the UK Reiki Federation for further details please visit my website below or contact me on 07989318790.
Venue is in Bradwell on Sea
love and light
Debs xxx

Courses For March 2017


Vision board workshop is on the 4th March,  for when all the resolutions fade. Cost for this workshop is just £15. Time 10.30am -12.30pm

I'm teaching Reiki level 1 on the 11th & 12th March for just £100 instead of the £130 if you sign up before the 1st March 2017

Crystal Level 1 18th & 19th March for just £100 instead of the £130 if you sign up before the 1st March 2017. 

All courses are held in Bradwell on Sea, Essex.

A Blessing

Anam Cara by John O’Donoghue
(Anam Cara means Soul Friend)

Thank you to Irene Brankin for sharing this with us (and typing this up).   

Glowing testimonails for my Reiki Courses

Good morning Everyone

I'm thrilled to have received 2 amazing testimonials from a couple of my Reiki Students so I thought I would share with you.... 

Thank you Jo Kenneally & Kelly Rudge xx

I can’t recommend Debs’ courses highly enough.  I have attended Rejuvenating Hands’ Reiki level 1 & 2 courses as well as a Crystal workshop.  Debs’ down-to-earth but professional approach to training is refreshing & makes for a relaxed learning environment.  I felt well-supported throughout as Debs makes herself available to her students outside of these courses & also arranges continuous professional development meetings for the group.  I am so pleased I found Debs & have thoroughly enjoyed the journey.  
Jo Kenneally


I have been having Reiki treatments for 4 years and was curious to learn more so I booked the Shoden 1 course with Debs. For me this course has been life changing. Since I have been attuned I feel more confident, happy and calm. I feel my life is finally going in a positive direction. Debs is a supportive tutor who will be with you all the way. I thoroughly recommend that you book a Reiki course with her.
Kelly Rudge 

Courses for March 2017

Vision board workshop is on the 4th March 10.30 -12.30 £15.00.

I'm teaching Reiki level 1 on the 11th & 12th March for just £100 instead of the £130 if you sign up before the 1st March 2017

Crystal Level 1 18th & 19th March for just £100 instead of the £130 if you sign up before the 1st March 2017. 



HelmsBriscoe is a Venue Finder  for group bookings – sourcing hotels, venues and cruise ships for clients for external meetings, conferences, summits, events and room blocks (with minimum 10 bedrooms per night which constitutes a group booking), both nationally in the UK and globally. 
We source the hotels/venues through our extensive database of over 250,000 properties worldwide enabling us to swiftly provide informative proposals, we negotiate the rates and contract terms, and set up site visits.  This saves you time, money, and helps mitigate your risks.  There is no cost to you as we are compensated with a placement fee from the hotels, which in no way inflates the rates for our clients You remain in complete control, you sign the hotel contract, and we ensure we maintain any long standing relationships you may already have with hotels.
11000 clients around the world use HelmsBriscoe because of our tremendous buying power.  We booked over $1 billion worth of business into hotels in 2015.  We are the biggest bookers in the world with Marriott, Starwood, Hilton, and have preferred partnerships with all the major hotel chains.  This gives us tremendous buying power and leverage with hotels. 

Attached is our brochure and here is a link to our video which will give you a quick (2 mins) overview of what we do: 


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Looking After You.....

Reiki Level 1 (Shoden) 

I have ***2 places left*** for the Reiki courses I'm teaching in Bradwell on Sea, Essex, in our village hall during half term on the Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th October and I have a couple of places left. 
10-4pm both days
Cost £130.00
Reiki 1 (Shoden) Looking after you <3
Over the two days of training you will learn ....
An explanation of Reiki and its history
The 5 elements of the system
The Precepts of Reiki as explored in the system
Various meditation and energy techniques
Hand positions for treating the self and others
Group work with Reiki healing
4 attunements to the energy
Anatomy & Physiology
I am pleased to announce that my courses are the only ones in the Essex area that are approved and verified by UK Reiki Federation and CNHC.
If you would like to know more to book a place please call me on 07989318790 or 01621 776727
Love and light

Introducing .....Veggielicious.co.uk

I have been blessed by meeting wonderful people that I have worked with and / or used ther products and over the next few weeks I'll be introdcung them to you lovely lot.

Today I want to introdruce,

Lorraine Williams from Veggielicious.co.uk

Lorraine has been a vegetarian for over 30 years. Lorraine considered the choice of dishes in restaurants very limited and uninspiring so she decided to create her own menu using high quality ingredients that encompass a balance of freshness, textures, heat, spice and seasoning.

There is a twice weekly free delivery service available for orders over £15.00 within the local area of Bradwell, however its a beautiful drive in through the country so you could always come iver to pick up an order armed with a cool box.

Check out Lorrianes website for the amazong range of homemade snacks, meal and desserts, I can recommend the Jaffa Loaf!


Science Finally Proves Meridians Exist

What I love about this article by Azriel ReShel is that it shows hows practises like Reiki, Crystal therapy and Emotional Freedom Technique work. 

Science Finally Proves Meridians Exist
By Azriel ReShel on Wednesday April 20th, 2016

What the Merging of Spirituality and Science means for you

In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Biochemist and Nobel Prize Winner.

For centuries the ancient wisdom keepers and healers in several traditions had a keen understanding of the energetic body. The healing traditions from China, India, Japan and Tibet, as well as other countries all spoke of energy channels, meridians or nadis along which the vital energy flowed.

Life was considered to be a bio-electrical and vibrational energy phenomenon and so health revolved around balancing energy through various means. Life existed because of life force and energy running through and animating the body, ensuring we can move, breathe, digest food, think and even feel.

Healing traditions all spoke of energy channels, meridians or Nadis.Healing traditions all spoke of energy channels, sen, meridians or nadis.
Energy channels

This vital life force or chi, is composed of two kinds of forces, yin and yang, and flows along a sophisticated network of energy pathways, or highways, circuiting the body. Over 2000 years ago ancient cultures knew of the existence of these energy channels. They were called ‘sen’ in Thailand, ‘nadis’ in India, ‘meridians’, ‘channels’ or ‘vessels’ in China and Japan, and ‘channels’ in Tibet. In India, where many eastern healing arts developed, there were said to be 72 000 nadis or energy pathways. Disease is believed to be a blockage in the energy flow of these channels. A range of healing traditions, including acupuncture, acupressure, massage and yoga, are founded on the principle of the existence of energy channels or pathways, known as meridians, or nadis, running around the body in an expansive network.

While it may seem a little airy fairy to some to consider the energy body while we have flesh and bone, at source we are an energy field, embedded into another energy field. Our bodies are electromagnetic in nature and science has measured these frequencies with advanced machines, like EKG’s and MRI scanning, for many years. Numerous studies demonstrate these energy pathways and points conduct electricity even when needles aren’t used. And the massage technique of Shiatsu have been found to stimulate the same energetic effects. Similarly, Qigong,Tai Chi and the postures of yoga, have been found to increase electrical conductance at acupoints, yet science never believed in the existence of meridians until now.

A range of healing traditions including acupuncture,are founded on the principle of the existence of energy channels or pathways.A range of healing traditions are founded on the principle of the meridians.
Scientific research

Recently scientists at Seoul National University confirmed the existence of meridians, which they refer to as the “primo-vascular system.” They say that this system is a crucial part of the cardiovascular system.

Previously, North Korean scientist Kim Bong-Han proposed that he had found meridians in the early 1960’s.  Dr Kim Bong-Han showed over 50 years ago that new tubular structures exist inside and outside of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels, as well as on the surface of internal organs and under the dermis. He believed they were the traditional meridian lines. The meridians were called Bonghan ducts or channels, after his research, but now the existence of this system in various organs has been corroborated by further research.

The current Korean researchers now believe the primo-vascular system is in fact the physical component of the Acupuncture Meridian System. And it has also been suggested that this system is involved in channelling the flow of energy and information relayed by biophotons (electromagnetic waves of light) and DNA.

There may be a link between the meridians and energy and information relayed by DNA.

The Korean scientists studying oriental medicine with biophysical methods injected a special staining dye which coloured the meridians. By injecting the dye onto acupuncture points, they were able to see thin lines. These did not show up at non-acupuncture point sites where there are no meridians. The researchers discovered that the meridian lines are not confined to the skin, but are in fact a concrete duct system through which liquid flows, and that this liquid aggregates to form stem cells.

Previously, scientists used a combination of imaging techniques and CT scans to observe concentrated points of microvascular structures that clearly correspond to the map of acupuncture points created by Chinese energy practitioners in ancient times. In a study published in the Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, researchers used contrast CT imaging with radiation on both non-acupuncture points and acupuncture points. The CT scans revealed clear distinctions between the non-acupuncture point and acupuncture point anatomical structures.

Scientists injected a special staining dye which coloured the meridians
The meridian system

There are 12 primary paired meridians and two single mid meridians, six yang and six yin. The yang meridians run down the body and the yin meridians flow up the body. Each meridian is also related to an element. Each meridian is most active at a certain time of the day or night and each meridian is influenced by an element or season.

The nature of meridians, in their elemental structure, and as vessels for the life force, show the intricacy and profound connection of our body at a cellular level, to the universe. We are intimately connected by the elements, energetic structure and flow of energy, to all life, at a cellular, physical level. Our earth is also said to have energetic pathways or ley lines, akin to meridians.

The map of acupuncture points was created by Chinese healing practitioners nearly 2000 years ago

How are meridians related to health?

Our bodies need balance. A balanced flow or energy, not too much or too little, is conducive to good health. This is the same in the way we live our lives. Balance is paramount. Just enough food, water and a healthy balanced lifestyle. As the Buddha said: “middle way” or moderation in all things.

We can see this harmony and balance in life, as the balance between the energies of yin and yang – or more simplistically, masculine and feminine – the two opposing and catalyzing energies of the universe.

Our health is vibrant if there is harmony and balance between these two forces in the body. If the balance is disturbed, and the flow of one of these forces becomes greater than the other then illness arises. These forces or energies flow through very definite channels in the body, or meridians, and these are the body’s healing energy pathways.

In traditional Indian medicine, the meridians are expanded upon.There are nadis found within the physical body and these nadis make up the nervous system, the circulatory system, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the lymphatic systems, etc. Any blockages in these nadis can result in physical health conditions. Nadis can also be found in the subtle body where they carry thoughts, feelings, and nerve impulses. When these nadis are blocked, we lose our ability to feel, and connect deeply with others, the environment and ourselves. In the same way that veins and arteries are important for the body to function, nadis weave through our physical nerves and the matrix of consciousness that circuits the mind and self, supporting our physical expression from the otherworldly dimensions of existence.

Chi is made up of two kinds of forces, yin and yang.
When the flow of energy is blocked, it causes low energy and illness. Practices like yoga and meditation work on these subtle energy channels, supporting the flow of energy through the body. According to some ancient indian texts there are 350 000 nadis or energy pathways in the body. In traditional Indian medicine and spiritual science, the energies of the physical body, the subtle body and the causal body are said to flow through the nadis. Within this framework, the nadis are said to connect at special points of intensity called nadichakras.

The three most important nadis are those running along the spine: ida, pingala and sushumna. The Sushumna is the central channel of energy in the human body and it runs from the base of the spine to the crown of the head and carries kundalini energy, which is the primal evolutionary force. Kundalini is awakened through yoga and meditation and is said to lie dormant at the base of the spine. Activation of the kundalini leads to higher consciousness states. The aim of yoga is to broaden the sushumna and to unite the pathways. Purifying all three nadis leads to overall health, and wellness of body and mind, as well as spiritual growth. Various Pranayama techniques aid in helping to keep these nadi channels open.

The three most important nadis are those running along the spine: ida, pingala and sushunma.

If you are sensitive to energy and have had energy treatments, such as acupuncture, you may have felt streams of energy or a flow of cold or heat, for example, up the legs or arms. This is a freeing up of energy in the meridians and the flow of energy that is released when a blockage is removed.

There are many wonderful healing modalities based on the meridian system that support radiant health. By enhancing the flow of energy through the body, balance and health is achieved and we come in touch with our true selves. Acupuncture is a therapeutic modality used in China as early as the late stone age. It was used to treat all ailments affecting people. Acupuncture did not enter modern Western consciousness until the 1970’s when China ended a period of isolation and resumed foreign political and cultural contacts.

The range of applications for acupuncture has grown slowly in the West, possibly because of the belief that it has no scientific basis.  Perhaps now with the scientific proof of meridians, acupuncture will become more widespread for all ailments, along with other great healing modalities based on the energetics of the body, supporting more people to have vibrant health and wellbeing.


Gem Water

Gem elixirs are a very powerful way of transferring the vibrational frequency of a crystal into the energy system, right down to the cellular level. 

By placing crystals in drinking water the crystal energy is able to restructure the water, and will charge it with the vibration and energy properties of the crystals, affecting the energy body in much the same way as working with the stones themselves.  They’re a great way to incorporate crystal energy into your life, and can be taken anywhere you can take a bottle of water!

A gem essence is not as self adjusting as a flower remedy, if you think of a flower it moves with the breeze, where as the crystal is solid and focused due to its atomic structure.

The crystals MUST be clean and of good quality with no matrix, ‘crust’ on it, have no other crystal within it or be cracked. If in doubt place the crystals in a test tube as shown in the below picture before adding water. Leave for 24hours..

For a very simple experiment make your own elixirs by taking 4 glasses of water and drop in a different crystal tumble stones such as Rose quartz, Quartz & Amethyst in 3 of them leaving one glass without a tumble stone. Leave it for about half an hour or more then taste the difference between them.


After decades of often disputed validity, the effectiveness of Reiki, a holistic energy treatment is gaining new respect within the medical community. Not only are highly reputable medical facilities throughout the U.S. offering patients alternative healing programs such as Reiki, those facilities are analyzing the benefits of their programs and are submitting them for review and compilation. The results of these Reiki research studies are nothing short of remarkable.

A Brief Explanation of Reiki

Reiki is an energy healing treatment that works holistically; on the whole body, mind and spirit. Not a system of religious beliefs, Reiki is simply a relaxing treatment whereas natural healing vibrations are transmitted through the hands of a Reiki practitioner (acting as a conduit) to the body of the recipient. The purpose of a Reiki treatment is to relieve stress and pain, induce relaxation, release emotional blockages, accelerate natural healing, balance subtle bodies energies and support other medical modalities including traditional therapies.
The International Center for Reiki Training has estimated that there are 4,000,000 people throughout the world who have taken at least one level of Reiki training. There are three traditional levels of expertise.
Today, Reiki education is offered free of charge in more than 800 American Hospitals as a means to accelerate the healing process and to alleviate pain.

Why Reiki Has Been Discounted

For years Reiki, along with other methods of holistic therapies were looked upon with disdain, even contempt from medical associations, practitioners, mainstream scientists and clerics. The idea that the human body was permeated or surrounded by an invisible, etheric body of “life force energy” was considered to be no less than nonsense.
These negative conclusions were formulated on the premise that “life energy” fields such as those accepted in China as Chi or qi, in Japan as ki and in India as prana , were “unseen” and “immeasurable” by traditional research or scientific instrumentation.
But now all that is changing.
William Lee Rand – Founder of the International Center for Reiki Training

Reiki Clinical Studies, Improved Reporting

There’s never been a comprehensive list of controlled, evidence-based research that was accessible to the holistic, medical, and scientific communities. It wasn’t until 2005 when William Lee Rand, founder and president of the International Center for Reiki Training and a pioneer in worldwide Reiki awareness formed the Center For Reiki Research and developed what is now known as The Touchstone Process.

What is The Touchstone Process?

The Touchstone Process is actually a peer review method for analyzing the current state of scientific studies done on Reiki programs in hospitals, clinics and hospice facilities throughout the United States. The process of critique is rigorous, impartial, and consistent and incorporates the best practices for scientific review.
William Lee Rand began formulating The Touchstone Process after developing the Reiki In Hospitals website, considered to be the most comprehensive compilation of hospitals offering Reiki treatments throughout the world.
The Touchstone Process is unique. Never before have there been so many worthy studies of Reiki gathered, analyzed and evaluated within a single source.

Reiki Case Studies

The most recent data analyzed (during 2008-9) shows strong evidence that Reiki is indeed responsible for a positive biological response in both humans and animals.
The strongest evidence (rated “excellent” in the Process) was reported in the most carefully controlled of all experiments; non other than laboratory rats. In both 2006 and 2008 stressed-out lab rats received Reiki treatments and they all showed significantly reduced stress, anxiety and depression responses. “Sham” or bogus Reiki treatments were given to the placebo group and they showed no reduction in stress, anxiety or depression.
Testing in humans performed between 1993 and 2006 showed ratings from Satisfactory to Excellent, all suggesting that the benefit of Reiki treatments were positive in controlling pain levels in humans. There were some “confounding variables”, which is typical in hospital (as opposed to laboratory) studies; however, the placebo Reiki treatments in this experiment were by contrast ineffective in controlling pain.

Vital Signs

New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Campus conducted one of the first studies ever performed to determine the effectiveness of Reiki treatments on the autonomic nervous system. This “blind, random study” included a Reiki treatment group, a “sham” treatment group and a “control” group. The testing began with all participants at “baseline” autonomic nervous systems levels. The results within the Reiki treatment group showed a lowering of these levels including heart rate, respiration and blood pressure. These positive results led the team to recommend further, larger studies to look at the biological effects of Reiki treatment.
It’s interesting to note that Columbia/Presbyterian was one of the first hospitals to offer Reiki as part of their Integrative Medicine Program (CIMP). The now famous cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz brought tremendous attention to Reiki when he invited Reiki practitioners to treat patients during open heart surgeries and heart transplant operations. Dr. Oz is often quoted as saying, “Reiki has become a sought-after healing art among patients and mainstream medical professionals.”
Words of wisdom from an internationally recognized Reiki Practioner and author who had been published in peer-reviewed medical journals

Reiki Passes Tests with Flying Colors

There have been many other controlled studies submitted to peer-journals and to The Touchstone Process for review. Ailments and disorders that tested favorably to Reiki treatment include:

1. Post operative pain after tooth extraction
2. Cognition in elderly, related to dementia/Alzheimers 3. Pre-operative relaxation and post-op pain
4. Pain in chronically ill patients
5. Depression and stress
6. Well-being in Reiki practitioners
As of 2009, The Touchstone Process has evaluated 25 test studies that appeared in peer-review journals evaluating the merits of Reiki Treatments. Taking into consideration only the most rigorously controlled studies, the team reported that 83% showed moderate to strong evidence in support of Reiki as a viable, therapeutic healing modality.
Only one study proved solidly negative and that was for the treatment of fibromyalgia-associated pain levels. As is the case with conventional drug treatments, not all therapies prove to be effective.

Thinking Positively

Despite these findings and the impressive number of highly reputable hospitals offering Reiki Treatments to patients, there will be those who continue to deem Reiki and other forms of energy-medicine as being “nonsensical”.
As recently as 2009, reviews of randomized studies”of Reiki research conducted by Edzard Ernst, M.D., Ph.D. and his colleagues at the University of Exeter, concluded that most were poorly designed and presented insufficient evidence to suggest that Reiki was an effective method for healing any condition.
That same year, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops came out with a statement urging Catholic health-care facilities and clergy not to promote or support Reiki therapy. They issued a statement emphatically concluding that Reiki cannot be an effective method of healing “within the findings of natural science or in Christian belief”.
One can only look to the future of science and the evolution of scientific testing, evaluation and responsible reporting which began with The Touchstone Process to alter these perceptions.


A spokesperson from Columbia Integrative Medicine Program at the New York Presbyterian Hospital (CIMP) perhaps expresses it best, saying,
“I find the practice of Reiki very rewarding, as a practitioner. Patients have reported deep relaxation and a sense of profound healing, after one session. I feel that Reiki is a huge asset for any hospital setting, because patients sense that they are in a truly caring environment.”
As Reiki continues to become “a huge asset” for the hospital setting, analytical reporting such as The Touchstone Process continues to add to the much needed pool of evidence that Reiki is indeed a worthy, effective method for facilitating the healing process; one that can contribute to the betterment of patients everywhere and to the betterment of our health care systems.

by Green Lotus

Crystals for Abundace

My favourite abundance crystals are Carnelian, Citrine & Quartz

Carnelian for releasing negative feelings about money.  Fabulous for the Sacrel Chakra removing fear and the I do not deserve feeling.

Citrine for bringing in positivity, success and prosperity. It is brilliant for the Solar Plexus bring in personal confidence and power.

Quartz has strong Amplification Properties, therefore placing this crystal with the Carnelian & Citrine will boost their properties.

Cleanse your choosen crystals under running water. Hold them in your dominate hand and meditate with them thinking about all GOOD things that you would like in abundance.
Once finished stand with the front door behind you and place these crystals together in the far left hand corner of your house to pull abundance through into your home.



How does Reiki work?

To some people Reiki is weird, and even think it’s made up, however we all use Reiki on a day-to-day basis without even knowing it. For example what is the first thing you do when you are in pain? You hold that part of you that hurts because that is the most instinctive thing to do, when you have a backache, you tend to rub your back or a headache you rub your temples and when we are emotionally upset we all like a hug. 

So for what reason do we do this? 

Its simple really, we are made up from energy and we exist in a Universe of energy so when we use our hands to comfort others and ourselves we are transferring and focusing energy to the parts of us that need it. Reiki is the transfer of the purist energies from one person to another, Reiki, (Rei-Spiritual, Ki –Energy), boosts the power of touch.

Reiki is a safe, non-intrusive, non-diagnostic and non-manipulative complementary therapy that can also help you to relax, de-stress, re-balance and re-charge the mind, body and spirit, helping you to maintain a healthy, stress-free lifestyle

Reiki’s gentle energy is safe for people of all ages, including pregnant mothers, newborns and surgical patients.  I personally have used Reiki on my daughter during the whole of her pregnancy and I regularly use it on my growing granddaughter.