As a Reiki practitioner, it is important that you do not over promise on improvements in mental health. Your goal as a Reiki practitioner is a conduit for the transfer of universal energy that will provide it’s own benefits to your client.
If your client requests information or treatment for mental health symptoms, you should direct them to a doctor, psychologist, or mental health professional to help them.
Reiki’s benefits primarily focus on promoting relaxation and stress reduction which in turn affects your client’s state of mind. If you do hold mental health qualifications you can discuss these with your client and expand on the work you can do with them.
Reiki is useful in encouraging a daily focus on mental well-being and staying connected to your thoughts and emotions. The process of Reiki can also help foster an increased level of insight into thoughts and beliefs that you or your client may hold.
Reiki is helpful for people who are experiencing burn out which may be a result of family or job stress. Reiki is seen as a method of self-care that provides an opportunity to develop relaxation techniques that can improve feelings of stress and burnout.
Reiki is useful in reducing feelings of anxiety as the Reiki process helps to interrupt the cycle of catastrophizing thoughts.
Mental health improvement can also occur through the interactions of the Reiki practitioner and client when the client experiences an increase in feelings of self-worth through the display of a caring attitude from the Reiki practitioner.