I never thought I would be writing an article like this but here I am. I was initiated into Reiki for the first time over 10 years ago. I have been using Reiki in various forms ever since. On a personal level I have used Reiki with family, my friends, pets, food and myself. On a professional capacity I have used it with many clients. In both cases, the same remarkable results, a restoration of balance and a return to better health.
When you do something for a long time, you develop a style and the truth is your style may differ a bit from how you learned to do it originally. I was invited to enroll in the Reiki Training Program through the Online Therapy Institute by DeeAnna Nagel. DeeAnna is a pioneer in technology-assisted venues for professional development so it was a no-brainer for me. I have to admit, I was very excited. I had not been in school for many years. It seems the more technologically developed we become; the more hurried our lives become. In my opinion, success in this fast paced world will be awarded to those that welcome this technology with open arms. I am one of those people.
My experience with the online Reiki course has been quite rewarding. I live a busy life with a variety of professional and personal obligations. Finding the time to attend a brick-and-mortar training demands a time commitment that is not always available so engaging in an online training has been very convenient. I follow the study outline, read the articles, watch some amazing videos, engage with my coach and submit my assignments all from the comfort of my home-office. I set the pace and I am responsible for my progress. I have the flexibility to dig deeper and conduct my own research if there is a topic I wish to explore a little further. I am given experiential exercises, which supplement the lessons and bring me back to the bones of what I learned years ago I am notified through e-mail when my assignments have been reviewed and I am given feedback from my coach.
Innovation is what makes the Reiki program at Online Therapy Institute unique. The enlightened understanding that Reiki transcends time and space so that a student can receive their initiation into Reiki despite their geographic location is brilliant. Taking that principle one step further and using technology to bridge the gap between people and the barriers that prevent people from receiving the help they desire is a tremendous accomplishment. Once upon a time busy lives, illnesses, age, physical limitations and rural locales often times limited people’s access to the helping professions. Online Therapy Institute is helping me eliminate those obstacles and showing me how to deliver Reiki, also known as energy work, to my clients and potential clients. To me as a business owner, this makes good business sense.
In summary, I must say, my experience with the Reiki program at Online Therapy Institute is empowering. I feel motivated, inspired and grateful that I have learned new tools to add to my resources. This program has also taught me to be careful when you think to yourself, “I know that!” Keeping an open mind has allowed me to understand that you can always learn something because the stream of human consciousness is always evolving.
This article first appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of TILT Magazine ~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology.
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In light and love.
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