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Ask Reiki Rays Podcast #13: What Might Have Caused Anxiety or Claustrophobia for my Clients?

Anxiety or Claustrophobia for my Clients

Another answer to the same question by Kathi Rancourt is here.

Ask your own question here, and find the transcript for this podcast below.

Question by Kathy:

Recently, a couple of my clients that I was working on stated that, while I was working on them, they all of a sudden had an overwhelming feeling of anxiety or claustrophobia and almost wanted to get off the table.

What do you think might have caused that, or that feeling or that sensation they might have had? They didn’t tell me that until after I was finished doing Reiki on them.

Thank you.

Answer by Tammy Hatherill:

Hi Kathy,

This is Tammy Hatherill, based in Darwin, Australia.

Your question is a very interesting one. Feelings of anxiety and claustrophobia could be a result of people’s overwhelming emotions, overwhelming feelings coming up, because as we know, Reiki works on the psychological, the emotional, the physical, the spiritual levels. So perhaps your clients have been going through something very deeply buried emotions that are coming up with the treatments that you’re doing.

I feel it’s probably a good thing. Maybe they haven’t released these feelings in a long, long time and so through the Reiki treatment they’re in a safe environment and you’re helping to bring up those emotions and, as these emotions are coming up to the surface for the client to deal with, it may be a little bit overwhelming and their senses are going “oh my goodness, I don’t know what’s happening, I don’t know what’s going on”.

So I wouldn’t look at it as a bad thing at all. I would look at this as being a wonderful releasing for them and I imagine that feeling would be completely gone for them within a day or two after the treatment. I think it’s a freeing experience for them. Just have a chat with them afterwards and maybe explain to them that this is what happens. You may experience these feelings because these heavy and dark emotions that have been kept down for so long are now surfacing.

I trust this answer your question and I look forward to answering more in the future.

Thanks Kathy.

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  • Kunal Kamble May 13, 2015, 5:09 pm

    Hi Kathy,

    Possibly your clients were thinking too much about what and how. You should always ask them to concentrate on their breathing and should not try hard to understand reiki.

    Also before starting session, make them comfortable tell them what they can experience during sessions also.


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