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Reiki Support for Panic Attacks

Panic attacks can be debilitating. It can take hold anywhere, anytime and take over your whole life. But is there another way? We know that Reiki helps balance the nervous system and bringing back to a state of calm. But how else does it help?


Extract from International Association of Reiki Professionals


How Can Reiki Help with Panic Attacks?


Reiki provides several benefits that may be helpful for people with panic attacks. Some of these benefits may include:


Lower stress levels. Studies have shown that people who participate in Reiki sessions on a regular basis report lower stress levels than people who don’t participate in Reiki. Because higher stress levels can trigger or increase the risk of a panic attack, lowering an individual’s stress levels may help prevent attacks from occurring. Panic attacks also tend to be worse when the individual’s stress level is particularly high, so a lower stress level may reduce the intensity of any attacks that do occur.


Restored feelings of control. One of the issues that lead to panic attacks is the feeling that an individual is not in control of his or her own life. Participating in Reiki, however, is proactive. It allows the individual to regain some sense of control over his or her own destiny, which may reduce the risk of future panic attacks.


A chance to relax and calm down. Many people report that Reiki sessions provide them with a chance to relax, focus on themselves and develop a sense of calm. This may help individuals to avoid allowing their panic or worry to spin out of control, which often leads to a full-blown panic attack.


Connection with another individual. Panic disorders make people feel isolated and lonely. These feelings only serve to worsen the effects of the disorder and increase the severity of attacks. During a Reiki session, the practitioner and the client spend professional and supportive one-on-one time together. This connection helps to remind the individual that he or she is not alone.


Better coping skills. During Reiki sessions, the client focuses his or her energy on relaxation and healing. As sessions continue, maintaining this focus becomes easier for the client. The client can then use this skill to calm down when a panic attack begins in the future.


Reiki does not replace medical care but can definately be a great complementary practice which provides extra support.


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