Do you live with autism, either personally or as a family member or friend? I do. Read this article to learn about how reiki energy healing can help manage symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
My reiki practice helps keep me emotionally stable to cope with challenging behaviours, and it helps my husband to relax on days when he simply cannot cope with the overwhelm. While he does not yet have a medical diagnosis, we both agree that he fits the criteria for ASD, and I am learning how to support him while we wait for tests via the NHS. April is Autism Awareness Month, so it seems fitting that I should talk about how reiki can help individuals living with autism, and their carers.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a form of energy healing that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It is based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being. While Reiki has been known to help with various physical and emotional conditions, it has also been found to be particularly helpful for people living with autism.
What is Autism?
Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction, and behaviour. It is a complex condition that can have a significant impact on the individual’s quality of life. The symptoms of autism vary from person to person and can range from mild to severe. Some of the common symptoms include difficulty in social interaction, repetitive behaviours, sensory processing issues, and difficulty with communication.
How reiki can help people living with autism
Reiki is believed to help people living with autism by reducing stress and promoting relaxation. Many people with autism experience high levels of anxiety and stress, which can exacerbate their symptoms. Reiki has been found to be effective in reducing stress and anxiety, which can help individuals with autism feel calmer and more relaxed. This can lead to improved communication and social interaction, as well as better sleep and digestion.
Reiki can also help with sensory processing issues, which are common among people with autism. Sensory processing issues can cause individuals to feel overwhelmed or underwhelmed by certain sensory experiences, which can affect their behaviour and mood. Reiki can help individuals with autism develop better coping mechanisms for sensory processing issues, which can lead to more positive experiences and better overall functioning.
In addition to these benefits, Reiki can also help individuals with autism connect with their inner selves and develop a better understanding of their emotions and needs. This can lead to improved self-awareness and self-regulation, which can help individuals with autism better manage their symptoms and improve their overall quality of life.
In conclusion, Reiki can be a powerful tool for individuals living with autism. It can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve sensory processing, and promote overall well-being. If you or a loved one are living with autism, consider exploring Reiki as a complementary therapy to support your journey towards improved health and happiness.
Book your reiki treatment
You can book your reiki healing treatment with me and relax in my reiki room at Cheshire Lasers Clinic, Middlewich, Cheshire. If you live further away, we can utilise reiki distance healing energy, which is just as powerful. This can be done via video call and at whatever time suits you. We can record the session so that you can use it any time you need to.
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