Article by Justine Melton
I have been a teaching assistant for children with special needs both in a traditional classroom setting as well as with dance therapy in a dance studio. I absolutely love seeing these kids succeed and making any kind of small difference that I can in their lives. I have met so many lovely and interesting people through the school system and dance studio. In my experience, parents with special needs children (who are truly involved in their care) are open to many non-traditional healing methods. Often times anything that has a positive effect on their child’s life has a shot in their household and every day lives. I love this and love seeing all of the different therapies that are used.
Reiki is an amazing tool for families experiencing special needs situations. It helps alleviate stress and promotes positivity besides providing many other healing benefits in day to day life. Being a parent of a non- special needs child is hard enough. Being a parent of a special needs child is just as rewarding as a mainstream child however it comes with a mountain of everyday challenges that those families without special needs never experience. I love to offer Reiki to these families and teach them how to do it on their own. Below you will find my top 3 ways of using Reiki with special needs kids and families.
Top 3 ways of using Reiki with Special Needs Kids & Families:
- Picture the special need that your family or the special needs family is facing as if you are watching it on a bubble in front of you. Visualize that a pink light of love suddenly surrounds it. Make a large power symbol over the bubble and then beam Reiki to it for 5 min. At the end of the 5 min make a grounding symbol. You can go through the whole color wheel here and select any color you like for whatever issue you are trying to help. For example, you can send the color blue to it before sending Reiki to provide extra relaxation.
- Send Reiki to a doctor’s appointment or therapy session. Picture the future appointment or session in front of you. Make a power symbol and then a distance healing symbol over the image of the appointment. Next, state that you are sending Reiki to the future appointment so that the greatest good occurs for all there. You may also add that there is no fear or nervousness and that the experience is as relaxing and effective as possible. Beam Reiki to it for 5-10 min and then finish the Reiki session with one grounding symbol.
- Send Reiki to the parents or caregiver of the special needs child stating the intention that Reiki give them an extra burst of energy and positivity throughout their day. Picture the day in the bubble just as in method #1 above. Make a power and distance symbol over the bubble. Picture the colors yellow and orange surrounding the day. Beam Reiki for 5-10 min and then close the session with one grounding symbol.
Sending love and light your way!
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Justine Melton is a Reiki Master/Teacher and an Intuitive Counselor. Reiki came into her life and changed it in amazing ways. It is her passion now to bring Reiki to others and help them to heal in a holistic way. Justine is lucky enough to be an Empath, Clairaudient, Clairsentient, and Clairvoyant. She is able to use these gifts with Reiki if asked to give extra messages during a session for the client’s highest good. You can follow Justine on her website SerenityOfTheMindAndSoul.com and on Facebook at Serenity of the Mind & Soul.