Reiki: depression & anxiety case study
How Reiki can heal depression and anxiety
Depression: a mood disorder impacting not just mind, but also the body and spirit. Symptoms can cause you to feel as though your life is out of control, or that you have no control. Feelings of anger that you don't feel you have the right to have, pain, muscle fatigue and exhaustion. The depressed body is low in energy and mirrors pain being experienced in mind and spirit; hopelessness, pessimism, fear, melancholy, detachment and emptiness are felt as much physically as they are mental
Anxiety: The dictionary definition of anxiety is 'a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease about something with an uncertain outcome'. Having experienced anxiety, myself, this does not do it justice. Anxiety can be overwhelming; it can feel debilitating. Anxiety is more than nervousness, it's fear or apprehension about what's to come, and that can be anything, even the simple things like leaving the house to grocery shop or have a haircut, visit family or friends. Anxiety can stop you doing the things you enjoy, living your life or even leaving your home at all.
Shelagh’s healing journey with Reiki
Shelagh became depressed at age 12 and age 25 extreme anxiety joined. Her depression was severe at times, with her not getting out of bed for days, sometimes weeks at a time. She put on vast amounts of weight which only fuelled her depression and feelings of shame and judgement. The anxiety she suffered became so severe she was afraid to go anywhere, getting to the point of near agoraphobia. She couldn't leave home on her own, not even to go across the street to visit family. Shelagh's world became smaller and smaller, and even when she had relief from the depression, the fear and anxiety made sure she stayed trapped inside the walls of her home.
Negative energy brings pain with it, and Shelagh suffered intense pain. When we first started treatment, she had been in a neck brace for over three years, and the pain in her back had grown so intense even on days when the depression and anxiety would allow her to leave the house the pain stopped her. She couldn't sleep anywhere except in her own, specially adjusted bed. Shelagh's energy scan showed 15 other physical symptoms being caused by negative energy surrounding her, including nausea, acid reflux, mouth sores, hair loss, thrush, thrombosis and psoriasis.
Shelagh's belief system
Shelagh's energy scan showed that she had 105 negative emotional energies causing her depression & anxiety (and all 15 physical symptoms she was also experiencing). At just three years old Shelagh developed the belief that life was pointless, that no one cared whether she lived or died and that no one would notice if she were gone. At four years old she developed the belief that life was a struggle, the world was against her and that nothing she could do would ever be good enough and at 16 years old she developed the belief that no one cared whether she lived or died and that she had nothing to live for anymore.
How we feel about ourselves doesn't just come from our own experiences, we have energies passed down to us from our parents, and so Shelagh came into this world believing that nothing she ever did was good enough and that she was useless; a belief passed down to her from her severely depressed father.
Shelagh had no self-love or self-respect, no self-worth and believed she was to blame for everything, she felt fat and ugly and utterly useless, and this expressed itself in depression, anxiety, fear and extreme physical pain.
Reiki treatment plan for depression and anxiety
Shelagh's treatment plan was eight weekly sessions of distance healing (Shelagh lives in Scotland, so most of our work together was done via remote healing).
Shelagh’s results with Reiki
By session 4 Shelagh's debilitating fear had gone completely. By session five, the anxiety was gone in its entirety, along with feelings of judgement and low self-worth. Shelagh was starting to leave the house again, and more importantly, she was going out alone as the debilitating fear had left her. By session six, she was no longer wearing the neck brace, was sleeping, was relaxed, was chatty and even laughing again and by the end of session 7 Shelagh's depression had gone entirely. One month after our last session together, Shelagh's pain had reduced dramatically, and all 15 symptoms had either reduced or had wholly gone. She told me she can't stop talking now, and people can't get a word in edgeways with her. Which for someone who was so ruled by fear and anxiety is just phenomenal.
What Shelagh's said about Reiki healing her depression and anxiety:
"After my sessions with Kerry, the pain in my back, which I have suffered from for many, many years and which at one point saw me having to use walking sticks, has improved tenfold. I love going for long walks, I am sleeping much better without being in constant pain, and I no longer have to go to bed at 8 o'clock every night because the pain of being upright is so unbearable. This has, in turn, helped the pain in my neck, which is so much better, meaning I no longer have to wear a collar all day long. I suffered from severe depression, despite being lucky enough to have two kidney transplants. My anxiety crippled me; I couldn't leave the house on my own. Now I am so much happier, I laugh all the time, and I go out, even on my own! I don't feel like everybody is looking at me and judging me, and even if they were, I no longer care, I like who I am, and if people don't like me, that's their problem. For as long as I can remember, I have been so negative about everything, I felt worthless, stupid, ugly, unlikeable, because that's what I was made to believe. I firmly believe that all that negativity led to all of the pain I suffered. Now that the negative thoughts have gone the pain has gone. I look in the mirror now and love the person I see".
I had never had Reiki before but decided to try it after having tried medications and counselling for my depression and anxiety. After only a few sessions with Kerry I am amazed at how much my depression has lifted and I am no longer held back by anxiety. I would definitely recommend Reiki with Kerry to anyone.Sue
I am amazed at how much better I feel, a lifetime of depression is gone, anxiety and fear a thing of the past, and as a truly amazing side effect the physical pain and discomfort I was in is also completely gone - no more neck brace! I would definitely recommend Reiki and Enlightened Life to anyone, it has given me my life backShelagh
Really restorative! Kerry uncovered a lot of current and deeper causes for the way I felt and helped me achieve a much greater sense of self-awareness and clarity. Give it a go!!Eve
Kerry has made significant progress with my lower back and neck pain. The sessions have been undertaken in a wonderful relaxing environment and Kerry is a very warm and responsive Reiki practitioner. Highly recommend!Christian
I have seen Kerry 3 times, and every time has been even more powerful than the last. She has managed to uncover issues in all areas of my life that I didn’t even know where there, so I could finally address them and shed the weight. 10/10!Sophie
I was really sceptical about this Reiki stuff, but I was surprised how relaxed I felt after my session with Kerry and have continued to go back as per her treatment plan suggestion. Would recommend anyone to give it a goFred
Reiki with Kerry is amazing, it's like learning your own internal gossip, that you had no idea was thereScarlett, 16