In this podcast episode, Raven Healey and Geneva Robins chat about how Reiki can help you manage strong emotions. Reiki is naturally grounding and helps to set energetic boundaries and keep your energy field clear. We share the profound shifts this practice has brought into our lives and some of the other tools and books that help to regulate all the big feelings.


Empaths Absorb Emotional Energy, and Reiki Helps to Clear it

Sometimes, empathic people absorb other people’s emotional energy and Reiki helps to clear off any of that emotional smog. Reiki helps you set up clear energetic boundaries between you and other people. You don’t have to take responsibility for other people’s emotional states. You get a filter between you and other people’s energy. It helps you get clear. 

When you have clear energy boundaries, then it is much easier to keep and set boundaries with others. It’s much easier to say a kind no if you need to if you’re in a state of clear energy. You don’t have to take responsibility for other people’s energy.

Reiki Self-Healing and Emotional Regulation

With a Reiki session, you get help settling your emotions. The practitioner holds a gentle and steady focus on your calming intention. And then the energy combined with gentle touch helps you to regulate strong emotions. 

Learning Reiki is an amazing journey that has been life-changing for us. Raven is beginning her teaching journey in the new year. We teach over the course of eight weeks, so you get lots of practice. That way, you get an opportunity to integrate these powerful tools into your daily routine. Reiki can give you your power back. 

Reiki can also help so very much with stress-aggravated conditions like IBS or chronic pain. Both Geneva and Raven have experienced management and reversal of stress-linked conditions. In committing to the healing practice of Reiki, much healing has happened. It’s a huge shift in quality of life.

Emotional Wellness Practices and Extra Support for Strong Emotions

We’ve got a number of resources that can give you extra support if you’re experiencing strong emotional states.

Therapy!

There is a strong need to talk things out with a qualified person. Therapy can help to give you tools and work through some of the big events that have occurred in your life. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy are all wonderful ways to learn valuable skills and work through various levels of trauma. You can do a search to find a therapist in your area, or if you live in Calgary, contact either Leah Thompson or Joanna Card, two exceptional therapists.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz

People are working through their own stuff, and it might spill onto you, but at the end of the day, it is not about you; it’s about them. The Four Agreements is a classic book that can help you not take things personally, be impeccable with your word, let go of assumptions, and always do your best.

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

Affirmations are simple, positive statements to counteract the inner critic. It helps you to shift your mindset and encourage a gentle inner atmosphere, freeing you from strong emotions. You Can Heal Your Life is a textbook that we use in our courses to help set positive intentions for Reiki sessions.

The Secret Art of Happiness: Change Your Life with the Reiki Ideal by Geneva Robins

Affirmation Ladders are a way of accessing a shift from strong feelings to a more peaceful space. You don’t have to immediately shift to the most positive statement, you can gently acknowledge how you’re feeling and then work your way up to the next affirmation up the ladder. It helps you to acknowledge the feeling and then make a kind space for the feeling. The Secret Art of Happiness is Geneva’s book and a textbook for our Reiki courses.

Plum Village App

Mindfulness is a powerful tool to take care of your emotions. The Plum Village App helps you to find a calm state no matter what is happening. The app offers recorded teachings and meditations from the late Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. It’s a valuable resource for emotional well-being.