According to the World Health Organization, depression affects roughly 400 million people globally.
Depression can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or background – causing its sufferers to experience feelings of sadness, guilt, disinterest in activities that were once enjoyable, loss of appetite, low self-esteem and sleep problems, among other negative side effects.
When depression is left untreated, the condition can greatly reduce one’s quality of life, negatively impact personal relationships and career life, and potentially lead to serious consequences.
This is why it’s so incredibly important for those who are depressed or experiencing symptoms to seek treatment from a qualified professional, beginning with their physician.
In conjunction with traditional treatment programs and methods for depression, Reiki can help a depressed individual as an adjunct therapy. In fact, a number of research studies support the use of Reiki for those suffering from depression, as it can beneficial for depressed clients in a several different ways.
Some of the benefits of Reiki sessions for those with depression include:
Reiki can help to restore balance to the body and mind:
Reiki may play a role in restoring a person’s general sense of balance, both mentally and physically — thus helping to improve mood, and promoting the overcoming of negative emotions such as guilt and/or sadness.
Reiki can help to relax the mind and reduce stress:
Depression is often associated with anxiety, as well. Reiki can help to relax and calm the individual to help provide relief from these anxious feelings, and depressive symptoms may also be improved, as well.
Reiki can help to promote a sense of control:
Many depressed individuals feels as though they lack control over their own lives. Participating in Reiki sessions gives people the opportunity to take action by doing something good for themselves geared toward bettering their lives – thus restoring some feelings of control.
Reiki can help to relieve stress:
Stress can contribute to and worsen depressive symptoms, but Reiki may help to relieve some stress for the individual through providing feelings of clarity and peace. Reiki really does help clear and calm the mind, as well as help the clients feel more grateful for life.
Reiki helps to foster a deep and positive connection with another person:
Depression often takes a toll on relationships, as it leads depressed individuals to feel disconnected and withdrawn from those closest to them. Fortunately, Reiki provides depressed people with the opportunity to connect with a caring practitioner like Julie Hinton-Green who is open, compassionate, and motivated to help clients experience relief.
If you believe that you or a loved one is suffering from depression, please seek help.
In those who suffer from depression, proper treatment is essential to finding relief and living a better quality of life.
If you’re ready to try Reiki sessions in conjunction with your primary therapies, I encourage you to get in touch with me, and would love the opportunity to meet with you!
I want to create a safe and loving space for you. Together, we can focus on bringing love, light, clarity and healing to your mind, body, and soul.