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Reiki for Health Care Staff

Health Care Staff face high levels of stress and anxiety on a daily basis. Over time, this continued stress can lead to a number of physical, mental and emotional issues for Health Care Staff that may reduce quality of life and decrease productivity. To prevent complications from work-related stress and anxiety, Health Care Staff must find ways to relax and regroup during their downtime. Fortunately, research has shown that Reiki sessions can produce positive results among Health Care Staff dealing with chronic stress.

Reiki is a Japanese stress reduction technique that may help Health Care Staff who are already dealing with burnout syndrome, as well as those who are dealing with only mild stress. This technique can be performed in a Reiki Practitioner’s office or via distance Reiki and is entirely non-invasive.

Some of the benefits of Reiki for Health Care Staff may include:

Reiki helps to reduce anxiety and stress. Reiki sessions can induce relaxation in the client, thus reducing stress and anxiety. Since stress and anxiety are so common among Health Care Staff, this effect can be very beneficial, especially among Health Care Staff with burnout syndrome.

Reiki helps bring about a sense of balance. Many Reiki clients report feeling more balanced, both physically and emotionally, after participating in Reiki sessions.

Reiki may help reduce pain. Because of the intensive physical labor that is often involved in nursing, many Health Care Staff suffer from aches and pains. Reiki sessions may reduce sensations of pain, thus improving Health Care Staffs’ overall sense of well-being.

Reiki may boost the immune system. Health Care Staff often work long, odd hours, which can be hard on the body. Unfortunately, Health Care Staff are frequently exposed to bacteria, viruses and other pathogens while working with patients. Reports indicate that Reiki may potentially boost the immune system, due to a relaxation response, which may prevent Health Care Staff from getting sick as often or being vulnerable to infections.

Reiki provides a sense of control. Although Health Care Staff often have the opportunity to assume leadership positions, they often feel as though their life is not entirely in their own control. They may not be able to set their own schedules, decide what tasks they will take on or make other important decisions that impact their lives on a daily basis. When Health Care Staff engage in Reiki sessions, however, he or she is taking control over his or her own body, mind and health. This can restore a sense of control, thus improving self-esteem and quality of life.

Health Care Staff should keep in mind that Reiki is not the only effective method of reducing stress. Health Care Staff can also lower their stress levels and reduce anxiety by spending time with friends and families, engaging in regular exercise and participating in enjoyable activities and hobbies. For best results, Health Care Staff should combine Reiki sessions with other methods of relaxation. Health Care Staff who are experiencing severe anxiety, depression or other such symptoms should also talk to a qualified physician and/or licensed therapist.

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