thoughts & ponderings
It is hard to imagine the shock of being told you have cancer. The impact is more than dealing with the illness itself. There are many other factors that demand attention during this difficult time.
Our well-being is not just to do with our physical being but also the balance and health of our mind and spirit. The reality is that the treatment itself brings with it side effects and extraordinary stress. So much uncertainty of what to expect and often information overload from those near and dear to us can be overwhelming.
I have found that my clients, who have cancer or have had surgery to remove cancer and are undergoing chemotherapy and / or radiotherapy, choose reiki to support their healing as it helps them deal with the non-medical side of things. The three most common issues they come to me with are anxiety, tiredness and mood shifts. Reiki also has the added benefit of giving people some control over their own healing as is it a conscious choice. Even the making of this decision and following through has a positive impact on the psyche.
Why would I recommend you try reiki?
Reiki has a deeply relaxing effect which assists in the reduction of depression, anxiety, insomnia and pain. It can also improve the immune system function and general well-being.
I have found that often people who choose to embrace reiki are also open to exploring new perspectives and have a tendency to look for a sense of meaning in their experience of the illness. This can lead to new insights and transformation.
There is no doubt that the journey through cancer is a tough one and anything that can make it a little easier is a good thing.
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