Reiki, a technique for stress reduction that promotes healing, is also called "universal life-force energy." Unlike other healing therapies based on the premise of a human energy field, Reiki seeks to restore order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced. In Reiki, the healer places the hands above the recipient; the recipient that draws the energy as needed. Thus, the individual being healed takes an active part in the healing process.

Reiki has aided women at IWD with

  • increased feelings of relaxation, security and peace
  • the freeing of the body's energy blockages
  • a sense of self-empowerment
  • an increase in self-esteem

From the Reiki master: "A client came in for a Reiki session, she felt confused and in spasm. I told her that the mind is like a giant computer. She understood that immediately and said, "Yes, I just have to delete the spam." At the end of the session, she looked so good but started to 'think' again and was mentioning her confusion."

For more information, visit The International Center for Reiki Training.