REIKI – Stress Reduction and prevention Technique
“51% of Canadian employees experience a great deal of stress at work. 25% of these employees have been physically ill from workplace stress” Aventis Healthcare Survey 2002
“75% to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related complaints, up to 80% of on-the-job accidents are stress-related and 40% of job turnover is due to stress.” American Institute Of Stress
“Employees in extreme workplace stress conditions suffer from: more than triple the rate of cardiovascular problems; over five times the rate of colorectal cancer; up to three times the rate of back pain.” Health Canada
“The annual cost to Canadian companies due to stress-related disorders is$12 billion. Absenteeism due to stress has increased by over 300% since 1995.”Statistics Canada
Stress accounts for $26 billion in medical and disability payments and $95 billion in lost productivity per year. Over 50% of lost work days are stress related which keeps about 1 million people per day from attending work.”Occupational Health and Safety news/National Council on Compensation Insurance (USA)
The average direct cost of absenteeism is $3,550 per employee per year.”Watson Wyatt Canadian Staying @ Work Survey
“A return on investment of $3.40 for every dollar invested in wellness initiatives as shown by reduced turnover, increased productivity and decreased insurance claims.”Health Canada
“A 70% reduction in malpractice claims in 22 hospitals that implemented stress prevention activities. A 50% decline of medication errors in a 700-bed hospital after stress prevention activities were implemented.”Journal of Applied Psychology “He, who practices renunciation and meditation, serves the world more than the social and political leaders, platform lecturers, and founders of institutions.” Sri Swami Sivananda
“Long-term stress causes death of nerve cells and that includes the neurons of the brain. Awareness is not totally a function of how many neurons are at work, but the fewer brain cells, the less opportunity for adequate cognitive function. Not that many years ago the loss of brain cells was considered to be permanent. Current research shows that neurons do divide and make new cells. The surprise is what promotes the production of these new cells—neurogenesis in the brain. What does help the brain and its cells function optimally? Exercise, meditation, and fine motor skills that develop with certain video and computer games have all proven to promote brain power.” Joyce Whiteley Hawkes, PhD.
Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation, which promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” or remotely. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions and mind creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Users of Reiki have reported miraculous results. An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is transferred to the student during a Reiki seminar. Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development and it is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.
Scientific results measured after Reiki sessions: reduced pain, reduced fatigue, reduced inflammation, normalized blood pressure, normalized body temperature, normalized heart beat, normalized respiration rate, balanced parasympathetic nervous system, improved energy, improved relaxation, reduced anxiety and worry, reduced depression, improved mood, improved sleep, reduced loneliness, improved attitude, improved memory, eased surgery pressure, improved behaviour, improved self-confidence, improved sense of calm, reduced burn-out, reduced side effects of cancer therapies, improved quality of life, improved wellbeing and more. Reiki sessions demonstrated no negative, toxic side effect. This is in line with the natural therapy principles: “First Do No Harm” (primum non nocere), based on the Hippocratic Oath. Read More