Reiki Guide for Parents
Reiki can help your child sleep by easing overactive energies, as well any fears and worries they might carry from the day
Babies and small children are especially open and receptive to the Reiki healing energy. If they don’t want to be still for long, a short Reiki session is usually sufficient. Generally children respond very instinctively to the reiki energy, because their logical mind doesn’t try to analyse.
Choose one or two hand positions from below. You will notice quickly the effects of the treatment. Maintain each hand position for about 2-3 minutes.
1. When your child is in bed, ask them to close their eyes and smooth down the aura three times (from over the top of the head over the whole body).
2. Lay one hand on the back of the head and the other hand on the middle of the forehead. This position is calming and releases stress.
3. Cup the back of the head with both palms next to each other as if the head is resting like a ball in your hands. This position promotes a sense of security and will help your child to fall sleep more easily. See image above.
4. Lay one hand over your child’s forehead and the other on the solar plexus area (above the navel). This position harmonises and balances emotions and fears.
5. Keep one hand on the forehead and lay the other hand onto the stomach and tummy area. This position promotes deep relaxation, helps with digestion and eases powerful emotions.
This last position you can also use as a single treatment at bedtime.
While giving Reiki you can also sing them a song, or tell them a calm story or play soft music in the background.
NOTE: On the physical level, Reiki also helps to strengthen their immune system.
Evening Reiki Ritual
One of my Reiki students shares about her experience treating her grandchildren:
“Before going to sleep my grandchildren usually lie on their stomach expectantly.
Initially I stroke the aura twice from head to toes and additionally stroke with both palms over their back in gentle movements; they especially like it along the spine.
Then I intuitively rest my hands in one place and give Reiki. I often choose a position from the back treatment, e.g. I put one hand on the back of the head and the other on the lower back.
Depending on the way they are lying I also like to place one hand on the forehead and the other on the solar plexus.
By then the children usually breathe calmly or have already fallen asleep.” – Gabi, Reiki Second Degree Student
Why not make Reiki part of your evening ritual or daily routine with your child.