Reiki Sessions for Children

(sliding payment scale for parents of children with special needs)

Benefits for Children

Although empirical research is very limited, some anecdotal benefits of Reiki for children include:

  • Better sleep
  • Improved confidence
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Improved feelings of calm
  • Improve concentration and mental clarity
  • Improved ability to deal with traumatic and/or stressful events
  • Manage symptoms of medical conditions and drug side-effects
  • Feel happier and more in control of their lives
  • Reiki has proven to be a trusted modality in High School Wellness Programs in the U.S. and Ireland

How a Reiki Session is Conducted For a Child

  • Consideration is given to: the child’s ability to remain still while ensuring that they are comfortable in the treatment environment.
  • Some children may be more comfortable if they bring a favourite toy.
  • Children with autism will require preparation (a social story can be provided on request for advance preparation).
  • A parent or other adult caregiver must be present in the room during treatment of anyone under 16.
  • I do have a Police Records Check.
  • As in an adult treatment, the child remains fully clothed.
  • Hand placements will be discussed to ensure a balance between effectiveness and child/parent preferences.
  • Length do session will be customized to meet the needs of the child. Generally, a reiki session for a child would be no longer than half an hour.
  • In certain circumstances, the Reiki Practitioner may simply play or colour with the child to establish rapport, while channeling Reiki energy.