My name is Ann Burness and I have been using Reiki for nine years with people and animals, for the last six years as a Reiki Master Practitioner. All of the studying I have done has been through courses that have been approved with the UK Reiki Federation, so fulfil the National Occupational Standards for Complementary and Natural Healthcare. I am a UK Reiki Federation member and this involves continued professional development, I meet this through reading, and attending regular mentoring and training events, to help keep me informed of new ideas and techniques. I have also completed an Animal Reiki course through a different training provider. I began my apprenticeship for Reiki Master Teacher in November last year and hope to be able to offer Level 1 and 2 training courses in the autumn this year - I am really looking forward to helping other people begin their own Reiki journey.
Reiki is simply beautiful, and how privileged we are to be able to use this gentle but powerful energy alongside, but not as an alternative to conventional medicine. Reiki is always used only for good, not linked to any religion, and can be enjoyed by all age groups and states of health. Reiki is deeply relaxing, calming, and can help us cope with day to day pressures and stresses by bringing balance to mind, body and emotions. I adore using Reiki and would love to help you begin your healing journey.
My aim as a practitioner is to channel this wonderful energy to help you begin to heal yourself, bringing peace and restoring harmony. Many people who enjoy Reiki frequently find their overall state of mind is more positive and they are able to live in that 'now' moment more often, rather than continually worrying about the past and the future.
Dogs, cats and other animals also enjoy the effects of this beautiful energy they seem to instinctively know that it will help them heal themselves. Just like we do, animals experience a variety of emotions, and physical pain. Using Reiki can help them during times where they feel anxious, depressed or in pain.
A full treatment generally lasts for around 45-60 minutes, but sometimes longer depending upon need. Having a treatment does not involve removal of any clothing, other than shoes and coats. When having a treatment, you will relax lying down on a treatment table with a soft fleece for added comfort and warmth, and I will gently place my hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on your body.
Alternatively, you can be seated on a chair if this is preferred and these treatments generally last for around 30-35 minutes - receiving Reiki in this way can be helpful if you have back pain and lying on a treatment table is difficult for you, it also allows energy to target a specific area.
Reiki can also be sent - sound whacky doesn't it! You will still benefit from the effects of the Reiki energy when receiving through a distance treatment - I use a teddy bear as a 'surrogate'!
Each person experiences Reiki differently depending on their individual needs at the time. Benefits reported by recipients include deep relaxation promoting a calm, peaceful sense of swell-being. During a treatment some people feel sensations of heat, cold, tingling or experience seeing colours, whilst others can have an emotional response. Some people feel nothing at all, and this is absolutely fine because Reiki energy will always flow to where it is needed, and although no sensation may have been experienced, the recipient will still have received full benefit.
So if you have not experienced the joy of Reiki before, why not try a treatment.
More details are available on my website: https://www.annburnessreiki.com