“In a world where change is constant and rapidly evolving, Reiki has the ability to bring balance, calm, healing, perspective and love, to ourselves and our world.”

I experienced a distant Reiki Session from Dionne one morning not so long ago.

The moment I saw her photo, before we arranged it, I felt it showed a lot of warmth and friendliness emanating from her.

Her reply message was very lovely and happy, and she told me that I could have a look and choose an available day and appointment time on her website, with its clever self-booking page.

Dionne does in-person Reiki at her Little Reiki Retreat, as well as offering the option of these distant sessions. Her ability to send Reiki healing energy to people who are in a different location is a very interesting and handy option for those who may not be able to visit her, or who perhaps would prefer to be in the comfort of their own home while receiving Reiki.

She said that she would phone me at the start of the session to have a chat, and after that we’d begin the Reiki treatment. Dionne said I should make myself comfortable after the phone call, by resting/lying down during the treatment, which would take about 1 hour & 15 minutes.

I found her really nice to chat with and good at listening. I mainly wanted the Reiki for a general energy boost, and to balance my chakra energy centres.

She also asked me about what kinds of things I do to nourish myself, and said she’d phone me back again after we’d finished the session.

During the treatment, I lay down comfortably, closed my eyes for the whole time, and just relaxed. I felt calm and at ease, and enjoyed just being restful.

Noticed my thoughts floating around on positive things, such as the things I find nourishing. It was nice to just be, and the experience felt peaceful and replenishing. Also noticed my tummy gurgling a fair amount during the experience, which was interesting.

Afterwards we spoke on the phone again, and she told me she’d been standing by the Reiki table in her retreat room during the treatment, and could sense my energetic body on the Reiki table, as she moved her hands around following a sequence.

She noticed the areas where I was receiving the most energy, as her hands would feel warmer and tingly, and could feel my chakras drawing a lot of energy through.

Dionne shared that tummy gurgling can sometimes happen during a treatment, as Reiki can help activate your parasympathetic nervous system. This is when our body is in rest and digest mode, and is doing what it knows best, how to heal itself.

A welcome addition to a month of busyness, and I look forward to an in-person session with her sometime at her beautiful naturey Reiki Retreat Room.

It was a Gentle and Powerful experience.

Q&A with Dionne Norman

What services do you offer?

I offer Reiki treatments and I teach Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki to those who are keen to learn the natural healing practice of Reiki.

Why is this work so important to you?

In a world where change is constant and rapidly evolving, Reiki has the ability to bring balance, calm, healing, perspective and love, to ourselves and our world. Increasing our connection with ourselves, our loved ones and supports self- healing. I personally believe that life just feels better with Reiki.

Could you tell us about how your interest in holistic healing began?

I’ve always been interested in energy, healing, people, animals, plants and our natural world. I believe there’s more to our world than what our physical senses are telling us. I’ve come to realise that it’s about energy (frequency and vibration), momentum and perspective. Curiosity about how we can create a life that is happy and joyful led me on a spiritual path of discovery, which brought me to Reiki.

I was working in a great organisation with a wonderful team and yet I felt a persistent beckoning to learn about energy and healing. Reiki kept coming up for me, tapping me on the shoulder, like gentle little reminders.

A meeting with an old friend prompted me to re-train in Reiki. One day I received even greater clarity and I knew it was time to make the change. I felt intuitively guided to trust the path that was unfolding beneath my feet. I quit my job and dedicated myself to my Reiki pathway of further training, learning, experiencing, practicing, and teaching Reiki. It’s been an incredible journey of self-awareness, discovery and development.

Who should seek your service here as a holistic wellness technique?

Anyone who is seeking a natural pathway to happiness, connection, alignment and self- healing.

Anyone who would like to experience Reiki and/or learn it so you can give Reiki to yourself each day and to your children, family, friends, pets etc.

Reiki is sometimes described as being like meditation using your hands. It integrates easily with main-stream health-care and supports our own healing and self-care.

Could you share a wellbeing tip with the community?

Live more, laugh more, be more – be more spontaneous, have more fun, dance, sing, and feel for those things that make you happy. Look for anything in your day to appreciate. Nature is full of many wonderful blessings, all we have to do is look around, look up and look down. We can always find something to appreciate. Perhaps, receive or learn Reiki, if this interests you? It’s an opportunity to bring wellbeing and happiness to your world.

– Experience and Q&A by Carina