It's the quickest path I know to stillness and inner peace. One of the most pervasive problems experienced by people with ADHD is the inability to focus on important conversations or tasks. Reiki can help improve concentration over time, allowing people with ADHD to maintain their focus more effectively. This can help the person be more successful in school, at work, and when performing daily tasks.
Reiki doesn't promise any miracles, but it helps tremendously to manage the emotional imbalances that accompany conditions such as ADHD. Some doctors trained in complementary approaches encourage the use of relaxation therapies such as Reiki. Scientific research explains that Reiki stabilizes emotional imbalances that aggravate a child's clinical condition. It is a form of energy healing.
It connects our personal energy with the energy of the Universe (a, k, a. Spirit, Source, Truth, The Divine, God, whatever you want to call it), something like connecting a rechargeable battery. It balances and aligns the body's vital energy centers. This universal life force is useful for curing any type of ailment, ADHD is no different.
Reiki will help heal the root cause of ADHD. As part of the Right 2 Health complementary therapy team at the children's charity Kids Company, I had the pleasure and privilege of providing Reiki treatments to young people and their families for 2 years. However, since young children with ADHD may have trouble staying calm and still during Reiki sessions, shorter sessions may be required. During a Reiki session, the practitioner usually places their hands on the client in specific positions to encourage energy flow.
Reiki is an alternative method that will naturally improve the lives of students and adults living with ADHD. Some people have reported that practicing Reiki helps them relieve pain from physical ailments, while many find it beneficial in overcoming mental problems such as stress, anxiety, addictions, insomnia and attention deficits. Reiki is based on the idea that an individual's vital energy, sometimes called “ki” or “chi”, plays a role in their physical and mental condition. Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive relaxation technique that activates the body's natural healing process.
According to studies, people who participate in Reiki sessions on a regular basis report that they feel less stress and anxiety than before starting Reiki. However, some people with ADHD also benefit from participating in Reiki sessions on a regular basis. This quieting of the mind lasts beyond the Reiki session itself and the duration will vary with each individual. Therefore, people with ADHD can practice Reiki without altering any other component of their treatment plans.
A common benefit of Reiki is a deep, lasting sense of relaxation and focus that has a direct positive impact on people with ADHD. By relaxing the body and clearing the mind, Reiki often leads to a more restful night's sleep and better mental clarity.