Updated: Apr 4, 2019
April is Alcohol Abuse Awareness month so we here at In One's Element are acknowledging those who are struggling with substance abuse and offering a 25% discount on all Reiki and Guided Imagery sessions. IOE does NOT consider Reiki Healing or Guided Meditation as a cure for addiction, but it can be of great benefit and complement any recovery program.
Addiction is complicated. A lot of the time it comes in from behind and sucker punches. Starting small and over time begins to grow out of control. The stress of everyday life can make someone feel the need to self medicate from a hard day of work, fast-paced society, obligations to family, fears of success, failure, stability, etc. Once addiction sets in those sufferers are often so busy just trying to keep it together other aspects in their life can start to fall apart as well. Not sleeping, not eating, health and wellness simply get pushed to the back burner. A nightmare cycle begins as substance abuse or addiction just multiplies to the stress of daily living. After years or even decades of damage to their physical and emotional selves, shame and embarrassment accompany the addiction and the result is out of control emotional pain, serious depression and devastating loss of self-esteem. Unfortunately, much of the time loved ones are driven or pushed away and the spiral continues.
If you are on the road to addiction recovery, especially in the beginning stages, we encourage you to give Reiki Healing a try to help withdrawal symptoms feel less severe. Other potential benefits for people in recovery are:
Early recovery tends to be an emotional roller-coaster. There can also be a great deal of stress as the individual adapts to their new life away from alcohol or drugs. The relaxation benefits of Reiki Healing can help individuals deal better with stress during the first few months of recovery. If people feel too overwhelmed, they can be tempted to relapse so the ability to deal with stress is a must.
Individuals who have been involved in substance abuse for a long period of time usually undergo a great deal of physical and mental damage. Reiki healing can help repair some of this damage and get the individual back on a path towards healthy living.
It is normal for people in the early stages of recovery to experience much anger and resentment. Emotions that are highly dangerous for substance abusers because they can lead right back to addiction. Reiki healing can help release some of these negative emotions.
Personal self-esteem is attacked by the abuser. Negative thoughts can playback over and over again like a bad soundtrack and can hinder the recovery process. It is vital to replace this negative self-talk with a constructive healthy alternative. Reiki energy provides a very real sense of moving forward and taking important steps to recovery.
Withdrawal symptoms can be unsettling or downright uncomfortable. Headaches, insomnia, muscle aches and pain, tremors, nausea, general anxiety, and depression – all of these can be managed and reduced with the use of the gentle, noninvasive healing of Reiki.
Addiction of any kind isolates and takes sufferers to a very dark, lonely place. Getting clean and sober is like coming back to the light. Finding new interests like Reiki healing can spark the creative side and open up experiences that one may have never known existed. Reiki can help release negative emotions, encourage self-forgiveness and allow positive energy to flow and light to come in. Connecting to universal energy brings comfort and serves as a reminder that you are not alone.
If you are looking for assistance in your road to recovery please reach out to us. In One's Element offers large discounts specifically so that those suffering can try it out and see if it is something that will benefit them on their path. Reiki healing can absolutely assist in your journey to restore health and balance.
Know that you are a child of the universe. You have a right to be here. Forgive yourself and move forward. There are so many blessings that await.