Reiki And Depression
November has been described as the worst month of the year. It is the "in-between seasons" month. Darkness comes earlier and the sun rises later. There isn't any snow on the ground so engaging in winter sports isn't possible and it's too cold to do any of the normal summer activities.
November can often be a difficult month for those who suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder due to the reduction of sunlight. I often feel like a bit of a mushroom in November. I wake up to start my day in the dark and finish work in the dark. Depression in adults and children has been on the rise in the last couple of years which could be due to the Global pandemic.
Depression causes individuals to experience feelings of sadness, guilt, appetite changes, sleep issues, low self-esteem, loss of interest in activities, changes in hygiene, feelings of being overwhelmed, brain fog and attitude that everything is an effort. Depression does not discriminate. It affects people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, and occupation. It can occur after the death of a family member, the loss of a job, a serious illness or for no apparent reason.
Reiki can be beneficial to those that suffer from depression in many ways. It may help to restore an overall sense of balance and improve mood. Reiki is relaxing which may help to reduce the anxiety that often accompanies depression. When anxiety is reduced, depressive symptoms may also improve.
Those that suffer from depression often have feelings of not being in control of their lives; they withdraw from family and friends and may have feelings of being disconnected. Reiki can help to reconnect mind and body and provide the person with a sense of being in control of their life again.
We all experience stress in different ways. Prolonged stress can be a contributing factor in the development of depression. Reiki may help to relieve or reduce stress which may relieve symptoms of depression.
Reiki should be used in conjunction with traditional therapies such as sessions with a psychiatrist or psychologist, medication, and physical activities. Multiple Reiki treatments over an extended period of time are likely to result in the improvement of long-term symptoms and produce the best results.
If you would like more information or would like to book Reiki session, I would love to connect with you.
With Gratitude and Reiki Blessings,