World Mental Health Day; We’re All Crazy If You Ask Me

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I was remiss in not acknowledging World Mental Health Day this past Tuesday, October 10th especially since some of my favorite peeps are living with Mental Health issues!

World Mental Health Day, October 10, Reiki of Greater Boston
This day was established by the World Health Organization 25 years ago in order to promote awareness of this issue.

I’m not big on labels. I know I’m not suppose to use the word ‘crazy’ but I’m very close to this community if not part of it and they know I mean no disrespect. People are sometimes labeled ‘crazy’ or ‘Mentally Ill’ just because they don’t follow expectations of society. That is just pure nonsense!

Really, who’s to say who is Mentally Ill or Mentally Healthy? I was providing Reiki on a Locked Psychiatric Floor today. One of the patients said to me, “Oh you’re so beautiful but you need a better hairdresser to make you even more beautiful!” Ha ha! This statement would not be acceptable in the workplace but Does speaking the truth make you ill? If we all told and lived our truths a bit more, less of us would be unable to cope. I told her I would look into a new stylist and that her I loved her for the compliment and then gave her a big hug.

Another patient told me about some visions he was having of Jesus and energy exchanges and one other said he was my uncle Rob reincarnated. I don’t dismiss either of these statements quickly. Some of most brilliant, sensitive and highly evolved people in the world (and the next) believe and have experienced Jesus, energy visions and reincarnation memories. Yet these people I meet with are in the hospital needing care both medicinal and psychiatric because they are out of balance and their state of mind has too much control over their behaviors which are not able to be absorbed in the community. This imbalance does not allow them to be the best that they can be in this world and that is when intervention is needed.

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If you think you are immune to Mental Health Issues think again. Really. Think again. I was that person once upon a time. I thought there was a big division between ‘us and them’ and then- bam -just like that it hit me. Down, down, down the deep, dark rabbit hole I went. Even now if I am not fastidious about my spiritual practices  and vigilant about using only organic products I start sinking. The trick is to be hyper-aware of your feelings and state of mind so that any little imbalance or discomfort alerts you to take healing action whatever that may be for you. These healing modalities vary for each person. For some, medication is needed, others need more sleep, some meditation, an outing with friends, etc. The healing options are endless. Sometimes we are tempted to wait this imbalance/discomfort out thinking and hoping and praying that it will go away but if you have a chronic issue it is not likely to go away and delaying treatment is not a good idea. Don’t wait until you are in the depths of despair or at the height of a manic episode to reach for help.

People wait and are reluctant to discuss their experiences with Mental Illness because there is a stigma to it still in some circles. This is what comes to mind for some people when they hear someone is struggling with Mental Illnesses like OCD, anxiety, Bi-Polar, etc.

The reality of this image does exist but it is extreme. More often it is the face of me or you, of your mother, friend or spouse struggling in some way, still functioning but not optimally.

Everyday I work with clients who are struggling with Mental Health Issues. I salute them for knowing that they need to address the problems, for admitting that they need help, for being brave enough for reaching out and dragging themselves into my office week after week to work on themselves in order to be the best that they can be.

 

All the services I provide help people (including myself) work on becoming the best possible version of themselves. Yoga, Meditation, Life Coaching, Reiki, Crystal Healing, a combination of aforementioned plus education via reading and journaling are all a part of the health journey that I have found lifesaving.

Of course I am not claiming that these things alone will necessarily eradicate mental illness although it does happen. (See this movie documentary if you can: Heal to see just how powerful the mind and alternative health  methods are in improving our minds and bodies.) Some advanced and deeply rooted issues need medical and medicinal interventions but all these Alternative Health Services are a great support for the person suffering and will give them a chance to take some control in their own healing process. It is important that we not give control of our healing away to anyone. The patient knows, deep down – sometimes way deep down – what they need and certainly they should play a part in their own healing.

That is one major goal I have with all of my clients – to get them to touch their own inner knowledge, their higher knowledge, their intuition. Through all of these methods and practices we move closer to that higher power we all possess but have let go amidst the craziness and conditioning of the world.

According to the World Health Organization, NIMH and APA these are recent statistics on this issue:

  • 1 in 5 (or 43.8 million) adults experience mental illness in a given year.
  • 1 in 25 (or 10 million) adults experience a serious mental illness.
  • 1 in 100 (or 2.4 million) live with schizophrenia.
  • 2.6% (or 6.1 million) of Americans have bipolar disorder.
  • 6.9% (or 16 million) suffer from severe depression.
  • 18.1% (or 42 million) live with an anxiety disorder.

Mental Health is clearly a major issue which won’t be fixed quickly or easily but we can do our little part by making ourselves aware of the prevalence of Mental Illness and encouraging people suffering with it at whatever level to talk about it without shame, to reach out for help and to have hope for healing.

Love, Lisa purple_heart

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The History and Magic of Gazing Globes

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These Reflecting Globes are so beautiful! They’ve always intrigued me and I put a couple in my garden long before I knew their history. Finally I had time to read a little about them and thought I’d share what I learned.

History & General Information

Gazing Globes were first introduced in 13th century Venice by artisan glass blowers.

Soon after they were made popular in Germany.  King Ludwig of Bavaria so loved gazing balls that he had them made to be hung in trees and this is said to have led to the use of glass baubles as Christmas tree ornaments.

Today it is rarer to find those made of glass due to its fragile nature. Stainless steel and other metals are used more frequently but still have the reflecting surface that is so inherent to their charm.

These intriguing pieces are known by many names:

  • Butler Balls
  • Chrome Ball
  • Fairy Balls
  • Garden Globe
  • Gazing Balls
  • Globes of Happiness
  • Lawn Balls
  • Mirror Balls
  • Protective Balls
  • Witch Balls
  • Yard Globes

They come in all sizes from mini (2 inches in diameter)miniature gazing globes, reiki of greater boston to Gigantic (118’ feet in diameter), the latter namely in the Parc Villette, Paris.

 

 

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Parc de la Villette, Paris

There is also a very fun globe in Millennium Park, Chicago called ‘The Bean’. This one is 33 by 66 by 42 feet. So cool.

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Millennium Park, Chicago

Purposes

In addition to making your garden/yard look pretty these globes have had several other uses. I’ve highlighted my favorites.

  • Ward off evil
  • Bring good luck
  • Announce affluence in a home
  • Discreetly chaperone young couples during courtship. (Courtship?! Victorian Era no doubt.)
  • Alert the servant when guests might need attention such as a drink refill (Butler Ball). The reflective globe would be placed strategically on a dining room sideboard so servants could remain outside the room and still see when service was required.
  • Add color to your garden or lawn
  • Attract birds and butterflies
  • Provide a quiet spot for meditation. Some believed that staring into the ball made the gazer become one with the universe.
  • Protect the property owner from witches. The witch would see her reflection in the globe and be frightened away before casting  spell.
  • Ward off Ghosts, Disease and Evil Spirits
  •  Attract friendly spirits and faeries and bringing good fortune to the home
  • And finally they (only the steel ones) fertilize your garden naturally! Amazing. The steel in the ball attracts magnetic charges and hence has a high degree of nitrogen in the air there. This is how we fertilize. This process is called Electroculture! So go buy some Globes and get rid of your pesticides.

These Gazing Balls are different from Crystal Balls in several ways (hollow vs. solid, any color vs. clear, etc.)  but they remind me of them and I think that accounts for some of my affinity toward them. There is something mystical about them for sure. I think they would be a nice addition to a sacred space or altar too. Check them out for yourself! Let me know what you think.

Love, Lisa purple_heart

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Reiki Of Greater Boston Heals The Mind, Body and Spirit Through A Combination Of Healing Methods 

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By Paul Rowe  (Mass Realty Magazine) 

The healing work practiced at Reiki Of Greater Boston in Waltham, Massachusetts is geared towards activating the innate power in every individual that has been sidetracked, weakened, or paralyzed from exposure to the toxic forces in our world. Through the healing power of Reiki, the body is moved toward its original state of health, the mind directed towards peace and the heart guided toward its true purpose.

Reiki is a non-religious based energy healing treatment that promotes healing, stress reduction, and relaxation. Through the gentle placement of the practitioner’s hands on the client’s fully clothed body, universal healing energy called Reiki is channeled to the client. This positive energy facilitates conditions in the body that allow healing to occur.

Throughout our daily lives, we are not included on our list of priorities. Grocery shopping, working long hours, and providing for others puts us all continually out of balance, disrupting the forces inside us, causing illness, unrest, and despair. To get health back on track we must unearth the truth of our purpose: the truth of who we are. At Reiki Of Greater Boston, Reiki therapist Lisa Hassett performs energy work that assists Boston residents in exposing the lies we live that contribute to our mental and physical illnesses. For countless people, Reiki’s focus on stress reduction is the first step on the road to recovery.

Conditions like Sadness/Depression, Stress, Anger, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, and other Auto-Immune disorders are particularly responsive to this treatment in combination with traditional treatments. Luckily for folks in the Boston area, Lisa Hassett is sharing the healing power of Reiki with people suffering from these debilitating conditions.

“Most of my clients, both adults and children, do present some type of stress that is affecting their lives in some negative way such as insomnia, lack of concentration, or eating imbalance. Lately, this all seems to be magnified by the political state of our country and our fast-paced way of life, especially here in Boston and the Northeast,” Hassett said. “Reiki puts your physical and energetic body back into alignment so that you can react to external stimuli in a more balanced manner.”

However, Hassett admits that Reiki is not a “silver bullet.” Just as it takes time to enter these states of stress, it takes time and energy to escape them. Although Reiki works independently to facilitate mental and physical healing, it works best when clients choose to be active in their path to healing and participate in the conjunctive services offered by Hassett: breath work, meditation, crystal healing, and life coaching.

Hassett also provides clients with helpful homework such as books to consider reading, journaling assignments, and practicing the breathing, meditation, and yoga techniques she introduced to them. For Hassett, these techniques must simply be put into practice to experience their full benefits.

“Reiki and the other healing modalities I use are difficult to put accurately into words,” Hassett said. “Direct experience provides the best way to know how these methods will enlighten your body, mind, and spirit.”

Hassett herself has experienced firsthand the rich benefits of yoga, focused breathing, and Reiki. After suffering from a debilitating illness in the late 90s, when no Western medicine could help her, she turned to these methods. This restorative combination pulled Hassett out of death’s grip. Since then, Hassett has dedicated her life to helping her fellow Earthlings find relief from physical and emotional illness.

“Here I am,” Hassett said. “I’m so happy to help.”

Love, Lisa purple_heart

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How To Avoid Making A Fool Of Yourself When Working With A Personal Trainer (Installment One)

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History

I’m 57 years old and never had I felt that I needed a Personal Trainer. I was a little Tom Boy growing up; climbed trees, beat the boys at all things physical (and cognitive of course!) and I kept that physical fitness going into adulthood by dancing, yoga-ing, etc. I was always pretty content with my physicality, my muscles were lean and tight. Until now. Despite doing all the same exercises and being on a Paleo Diet my muscles are gone! So sad.

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Anthony Moscatelli, Body Builder, Personal Trainer

Well, I’m not going to accept that without a fight!  Enter Anthony Moscatelli, Body Builder, Personal Trainer.

I watched this creature at the gym from afar for many months; Watched him walk in, not too cocky but confident and light the whole room up, Watched him work out with intensity, get sweaty and still walk out looking like Adonis! I noticed and liked that he was very neat and clean, had a build like a gymnast, that he did not look too often or lovingly at himself in the mirror (You know those body builders that are in love with themselves?! No thank you.), that he did not make too much chit chat with people and he had no tattoos! At least not any visible to the public. Ink-heads please excuse my insult. It is just my preference. So I drooled over him while I worked on the Elliptical Machine hoping he was at least 30 so that my little crush on him would not seem so illicit! Alas these hopes have been dashed.

Finally after 3 months I approached him to ask if he was a trainer. Yes, yes he was of course. Could he train me here? Yes, yes. So we set up some dates. To date I’ve had 4 sessions with him. Already I’m feeling stronger and tighter and my muscles are becoming more defined. And if you must know, which you must,  my boobs and butt are perkier and my ‘tight’ jeans are no longer such. Also my spirit has been more steadily happy and I’m getting asked out a lot more! (No. No on the last one.)

What follows is my hard earned advice to you should you choose to train with a professional.

Do Not Do These Things When Working With A Trainer

  • Drink Cosmos the night before your workout unless you would like to pass out during the workout.
  • Work out on an empty stomach (or with just a banana in it!) unless you enjoy vomiting when you’re done.
  • Wear mascara that is not water proof other wise you will have darker eye circles when you are dripping sweat than you already do.
  • Schedule clients or any important focus oriented activity directly after your workout. You never know how your body will respond to the particular drill he/she puts your through. 2/3 of the way through the sessions my brain does not function well!
  • Go off in your head, in a little fantasy land while he/she is demonstrating and/or explaining how to do the next exercise lest you appear ditzy when you get on the machine and have no idea what to do.

Please Do These Things When Working With A Trainer

  • According to Moscatelli you should eat something with low glycemic carbs and a quality protein 60-90 minutes prior to lifting. He suggests eggs and oatmeal for example. Here are some other meal suggestions.
  • Anthony also recommends consuming quality whole protein or a protein drink at completion of the workout. Here’s my go to:

8 oz.(or so) of Chocolate Almond Milk, 1 scoop rice protein, 1 scoop pea protein, 1/2 banana, handful of blueberries, a dash of coffee. Yum! Excuse the lack of precise measurements. I’m Italian which means that I just wing it and it tastes phenomenal!

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Whey protein seems to be the preferred protein for most athletes still but I’m off all dairy and I don’t do chemicals so I use Plant Protein. Read this article to see the benefits

  • Find a trainer that is certified and that walks his talk. I’ve see so many trainers who are not fit! What’s with that? And also stay away from those who have poor form. In this case injury will likely ensue.  I am trained in both ballet and yoga so am intimately familiar with body mechanics/ergonomics and get crazy when I see people moving the wrong way!
  • Hydrate before, during and after your workout. You might consider hydrating with something stronger than water. I see people drinking Sports drinks like Gatorade and other neon colored liquids. Yuk! As I said above I don’t do chemicals so I went on a search for other options. What I found was Chia Seeds (mix about a TBL SP in your water bottle) and Coconut Water (I mix it with spring water because it is too naturally sweet but you might like it straight). Each supplies hydration components like Calcium and Potassium, etc. I seem to feel more energized using these over regular water. Here are 10 more natural hydrating options you can try.
  • Prepare to be ravenous! Stock your pantry with healthy foods so that when you need to eat more than you ever have before you have plenty of options at your fingertips and will not be tempted to ingest Oreos and Doritos.

In Conclusion

Well, I think that’s all I’ve got for you so far. Once I make a fool of myself again on the gym floor, in front of my very own Michelangelo’s David, I will be back to you with more lessons so you can benefit from my mistakes.

I’m not really ready to share my trainer with you but if you must steal him, you can find him on Instagram @moscyfit14, at moscy14@yahoo.com or 857.991.6965.

One more thing in case you don’t know me well. I am a picky PITA when it comes to most things and especially when hiring someone to do a job for me – any job- plumbing, auto mechanics, painting, digging a ditch, etc. So in addition to being superb at what they’re being hired to do, they must also demonstrate these qualities:

  • Professionalism
  • Punctuality
  • Respect
  • Ethics
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Intelligence
  • Responsiveness

Rest assured that Anthony possesses all these traits.

See you at the Bench Press!

Love, Lisa purple_heart

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There Is Only One Rule For Creating Your Home Altar

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What is the one rule you must satisfy when creating your altar?

Your altar MUST PLEASE YOU!

Done, done, done. That is it. Your altar can look like anything and be placed anywhere as long as it makes you happy and encourages your peace of mind.  It does no good to follow Feng Shui rules of placing the altar facing the front of the house or the front door, or any other rules you’ve read about if the end result does not touch your soul.

You will hear advice about not placing sacred statues or items on or near the floor because it is considered disrespectful. What? The floor is closer to the ground, the ground is Mother Earth, Mother Earth is Sacred to the Max to me so I’ve got lots of my altar items on the floor. Plus I prefer sitting on the floor over a chair so placing items low in space is the perfect height for me. Go with your own intuitions. If it feels right for you then do it. If it feels uncomfortable then change it up.

I have lots of fun setting up altars. Get creative!  You might look at some of my altars and not classify them as such but to me they create a sacred space and serve to remind me when I walk by that there is more to this world than what we see. These mini-spaces remind me to go to my full fledged altar and/or to right now, as I walk by, get in touch with my spirit.  Altars are places where the divine and human worlds interact, a place to get back in touch with your authentic self as a representative of divine energy.

You do not need to believe in a God or gods to have an altar. You can have an altar to communicate and get in touch with your own higher knowledge, or a cosmic energy. If you do believe in spirits, saints, angels, deities, etc. this is the place to begin calling on them. The more you spend time at your altar space, the more peaceful energy will be infused there and soon it will be calling to you daily to come and spend some time basking in the peace.

A mini-altar at a window above my desk.
A mini-altar at my kitchen window.

A common definition of an altar is ‘Structure on which offerings are made to a deity’. This can be so but it can be so much more than that. In biblical times the offerings made usually involved slaughter. Well that ain’t happenin’ in my house. I do make offerings however. Offer whatever you have to give like the Little Drummer Boy. He played his drum for Jesus. So if you are musical you can share that gift at your altar. I do sing there sometimes. I offer flowers and herbs from my garden, beautiful stones or feathers that have come across my path. You can write/read a poem, share some art, etc. The options are limitless.

Some things to consider when creating your home altar

Remember the following are all just suggestions from my years of working with these spaces. In the end there are no rules other than the first one I gave you at the top of the page.
 
Choosing Your Space(s) 
  • Ideally this place will offer some modicum of quiet at least during some part of the day.
  • It can be outdoors or in.
  • Ideally a place that you will have easy access to.
  • That you can have some privacy in (ability to close a door, block it off or put up a screen).
  • That is comfortable (not too hot or cold, etc.).
  • Consider making a comfortable seat there either on a chair or a pillow, blanket, meditation cushion.
 Consider ‘Clearing’ the Space
It is helpful to clear the space both energetically and physically so tidy up the area trying to remove any ‘junk’, extra stuff that is really not needed there. De-clutter.
To clear energetically you can burn incense and/or sage/herbs, burn a candle (soy or beeswax scented only with essential oils), chant, ring bells or chimes.
Do this cleansing ritual each time before you spend time in the space or when you feel the air there needs to be lightened.
 
Choosing Items For Your Altar 
This is such a fun part of having an altar!
Choose items that speak to you, that you feel connected to in some way, that inspire you, make you feel happy, peaceful, etc.
Here are some common items I see used on altars:
  • Pictures of Saints, Angels, Deities
  • Pictures of family or pets either deceased or living
  • Items of Nature: shells, rocks, crystals, feathers, plants, flowers
  • Poems, Quotes
  • Holy Books
  • Inspiring Books
  • Journals
  • Candles, Incense
  • Tarot/Angel Cards
  • Runes
  • Prayers
  • Artwork
  • Bells/Chimes
  • Music
  • Pictures of Totem Animals
The list can go on and on. Do you enjoy sports? Perhaps you want a picture of an inspirational player or sports memorabilia on your altar. In love with a certain color? Lather it on your altar and enjoy. Really, it’s all about you. The more unique to you the better!
 

 Arrange Your Altar Items

any damn way you please! We have enough rules we have to follow in this world. Feel free here. It is your space – just for you.

Altar Themes

You can read a lot about altar themes but unless you have several altars you might just consider having a general purpose altar. That way you can use it for whatever you need at the time.

Here are some themes/needs people work with at their altars:

  • Meditation
  • Gratitude
  • Relaxation
  • Inspiration
  • Peace
  • Healing
  • Love
  • Protection
  • Abundance
  • Connection to Divine/Higher Powers
  • Joy
  • Communication

Below is my general purpose altar. It’s easy to get to (in my bedroom) so usually when I wake up I just crash down there and say hello to any spirits who might be there, set some intentions for the day and do a bit of breathing/meditation. It is my main altar partly because it is indoors and I can use it all year round.

My main, multi-purpose altar.
My gratitude altar.

Here to the left is an altar I use strictly for gratitude. Each day I say ‘thank you’ for something in my life and put a small offering on the rock in front of this angel. I sit there and breathe for a minute (or longer) letting the gratitude fill my body, mind and spirit. I must confess to ignoring this beautiful angel in the middle of winter but I still say a thank you daily just using another method.

 

 

 

You may enjoy working with altars so much that you create a Travel altar! I have one. Simply gather meaningful (but small) items, place them in a box with a lid and you’re all set to go.

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Travel/Portable Altar

Maybe you’ll feel unsure of what to do once you build your altar! I understand that. Again, do what ever feels right for you. Here are some of the things I do at my altar space:

  • Sometimes I just sit there and cry!
  • Ask a question and LISTEN for the answer (the answers for me do not always come in words so try to have all senses open. Also the answers may come upon you later in the day after you’ve closed your prayer session.)
  • Practice Breathwork
  • Practice Meditations
  • Journal
  • Do some yoga poses
  • Say Thank You
  • Pray for someone’s healing/happiness
  • Request assistance in healing certain clients that day
  • Sing
  • ‘Talk’ with Crystals
  • Write poems
  • Admire some of the items on the altar

Just start by sitting (or lying down if that is more comfy for you) and tune into your breathing. It does not have to be a long period of time. Start with 5 minutes. Soon things will begin to come to you and you will begin to trust listening to your gut here at your altar space and later in the world at large.

So in closing, Have Fun & Create and little by little get back in touch with spirit and intuition. This will go a long, long way in guiding your life, making you happy and healthy and allowing you to become the person you were put here on earth to be. So be it. Namaste.

Love, Lisa purple_heart

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June is National PTSD Awareness Month

And today, June 27, 2017 is National PTSD Awareness Day so I thought I’d share some of what I’ve learned about this debilitating condition while working with clients suffering from but triumphing over this situation.

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Common Causes

  • Car accidents
  • Child neglect
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Kidnapping
  • Natural disasters
  • Physical assault
  • Plane crashes
  • Rape/sexual assault
  • Sexual or physical abuse
  • Sudden death of a loved one
  • Terrorist attacks
  • War
  • Other major traumatic events

Some Signs & Symptoms

  • Angry/Irritable
  • Avoidance of certain places, events, that remind a person of the trauma
  • Avoiding activities once enjoyed
  • Constantly tense or on-edge
  • Disruptions in everyday routine
  • Easily startled
  • Emotional numbing
  • Engaging in self-destructive behavior
  • Feeling detached
  • Flashbacks
  • General memory issues
  • Hallucinations
  • Hopelessness about future
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Overwhelming guilt or shame
  • Sensitivity to light, sounds and/or touch
  • Trouble concentrating

Common Effects

  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Chronic pain
  • Decreased ability to have successful interpersonal relationships
  • Depression
  • Difficulty feeling emotions
  • Dissociative symptoms
  • Eating disorders
  • Hallucinations
  • Heart disease
  • Loss of employment
  • Nightmares
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Other anxiety disorders
  • Paranoia
  • Physical health problems
  • Self-harm
  • Separation or divorce
  • Social isolation and withdrawal
  • Substance abuse and addiction
  • Suicidal thoughts, attempts or completed suicide

Recommended Treatments

Most commonly recommended:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy
Medications such as anti-depressants.In addition it is recommended to take time to relax via proven techniques such as Meditation, Deep Breathing, Massage, Yoga and Reiki. These treatments can activate the body’s relaxation response and ease symptoms of PTSD.

Statistics

If you or a friend are in crisis, here are the recommended resources to tap according to the National Center for PTSD:

Call 911
Go to the nearest Emergency Room

Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Contact the Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 (text 838255)To Learn more see National Center for PTSD.

Love, Lisa purple_heart

ps-Caveat here: I am not pretending to be an expert in this disease. It is complicated and anyone suffering needs assistance from a professional specializing in this area. I am only just learning, doing my best to help people learn how to relax and trust again. With this post I am merely doing my small part in promoting Awareness of PTSD. It’s real.Owner Reiki of Greater Boston, Waltham, LIfe Coach, Yoga

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Reiki – It’s Everywhere and Everyone’s Doing It!

Reiki - IT's Everywhere and Everyone's Doing it! Reiki of greater Boston, Waltham, Reiki in Hospitals, Reiki in Hollywood

Reiki - IT's Everywhere and Everyone's Doing it! Reiki of greater Boston, Waltham, Reiki in Hospitals, Reiki in Hollywood

Not only is Reiki Energy literally everywhere; it’s universal, available to all of us should we choose to tap in, but it is of late very popular as well. Here’s a short list of Superstars using this effective healing modality:

Angelina Jolie
Chicago White Sox Team
Christina Aguilera
Demi Lovato
Donna Karan
Ellen DeGeneres
Erykah Badu
Goldie Hawn
Gwyneth Paltrow
Halle Berry
Hayden Roulston (Tour de France cyclist)
Helen Hunt
Jennifer Anniston and her dog
Judith Light
Kate Bosworth
Kate Hudson
Kellie Pickler
Macy Gray
Michael Flatley
Naomi Watts
Nicole Kidman
Phil NIckelson
Sandra Bullock
Shania Twain
Sharon Stone
Uma Thurman
Superstars utilizing Reiki Healing, reiki of greater boston
A Few Famous Superstars Utilizing Reiki Healing.

In addition, Dr. Oz to includes a Reiki practitioner in his department at The Columbia Presbyterian Medical Centre in New York City and his wife is a Reiki Practitioner. The New York Times Magazine reported that Dr. Oz has allowed the use of Reiki during open heart surgeries and heart transplant operations. He’s said “Reiki has become a sought-after healing art among patients and mainstream medical professionals.”Dr. Oz recommends Reiki Healing, Reiki of Greater Boston, Waltham

Other Prominent Hospitals and Medical Centers Utilizing Reiki throughout the units including surgery:

 

Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Banner Health System Hospitals, Phoenix, AZ
Bayonne Hospital, Bayonne, NJ
Beth Israel Medical Center, New York
Brigham & Womens, MA
California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY
Cooper University Hospital, Voorhees, New Jersey
Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, RI
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ
Foote Hospital, Jackson, MI
George Washington University Hospital
George Washington University Medical Center, Washington DC
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
Harvard University, Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts
Hawaii Pacific Health-Wilcox Memorial Hospital, Lihue, Hawaii
Johns Hopkins Hospital (America’s Best Hospitals 2007), Baltimore
Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, Massachusetts Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Manhattan Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Hospital, New York, NY
Marin General Hospital, Marin County, CA
Massachusetts General Hospital (America’s Best Hospitals 2007), Boston
MD Anderson Medical Center, Houston, TX
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Mercy Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Mercy Hospital, Portland, ME
Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York
Newton Wellesley Hospital, MA (Find me here in the Vernon Cancer Center)
NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia
Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, NH
Stanford Medical Center, CA
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
University of California Medical Center, Davis, CA
University of Colorado Medical School, CO
University of Maryland, MD
University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Pennsylvania Medical School, PA
University of Washington, CFS/FM Research Center, Seattle, WA
Washington Hospital Center, Washington DC
Willcox Hospital, Maui, HI
Windsor Hospital, VT
Yale-New Haven Hospital (America’s Best Hospitals 2007), Connecticut

Many of these medical facilities have done empirical studies on the efficacies of Reiki and I will share those results with you in a future post.

So TRY IT! You’ll be in superb company and you’ll feel like a superstar yourself!

Love, Lisa purple_heart

Owner Reiki of Greater Boston, Waltham, LIfe Coach, Yoga

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