What is Reiki – Reiki London

Here’s a wonderful “poem” that I found on the Reiki in London website:

Just for today, I will not worry
Just for today, I will not be angry
Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings
Just for today, I will do my work honestly
Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing

What is Reiki? 

Soila Sindiyo Child Trauma Therapist Founder of The Divorce Magazine
Soila Sindiyo
Child Trauma Therapist
Founder of The Divorce Magazine

I didn’t know what to expect from my session with Dr Aarti Anhal.

I had never had any type of healing let alone Reiki and the only other time anyone has placed their hands on my body was either during a massage session, which was at least 3 years ago, during surgery (keyhole for my knees) or during some other intimate affair:-)

So here I was, lying facedown on my yoga mat on my living room floor with Aarti ready to begin the session.  I wondered out loud how long it would take and when she responded an hour, I remember thinking, “That’s forever!”

Well!  As soon as the session started, the moment Aarti placed her hands on my head and over my eyes, I realised this was going to be a very, very different experience from what I expected.

Her hands were so warm that I could feel the heat inside my eyes!  It was the strangest yet most comfortable feeling.

Her hands felt like those heat pads things people use in winter, only much more gentle. To be honest, whatever happened next is a bit of a dreamy blur.

My body and mind seemed to just melt into some place, that I cannot describe.

I wasn’t in control because I had been able to relinquish that to another place, don’t know where but it felt wonderful.

After a while, Aarti asked me to turn onto my back and as I did this, my body felt as though I was lifting from a good heavy sleep.

The session continued and my mind wondered in and out of some sort of sleep but not really.  Aarti’s hands were still warm and as

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Dr Aarti Anhal – Reiki Practitioner

she progressed down to my legs and feet, they seemed to cool down or maybe I was getting used to the warm sensation? I was loving this.  I was gone.

So when Aarti informed me that it was time to stop my first question in a very sleepy voice was, “How long was that?”  It had been 55 mins!  She went and got me a glass of water while I gradually returned to this earth.

That night, my sleep, was quite disturbed.

I didn’t sleep well at all.  I was tossed and turned all night and couldn’t understand why and as you can imagine, very frustrating.

I spoke with Aarti the next day and she said that there seemed to be some issues that were resurfacing or that need looking into.  Or maybe something was shifting within me. The next night was better and after a few days, my sleep got back to normal.

However, and this is something that I have now shared with Aarti, something had indeed shifted.  

There was indeed an issue, that I had suppressed for a very long time.  A matter that I had not wanted to face nor speak about because of fear.  Actually there were two.

How do I even begin to talk about this when I don’t have the words ? All I can say is that it feels like a light has been shone within me, like I have achieved clarity with regards to my current living situation and with regards to my plans about where I would eventually end up.

So, what is Reiki?  For me it was a revelatory experience.

I didn’t even think I had to deal with those issues, so far down had they been suppressed.  Now that they are here and that I have and still am working on them, I feel better, much better, much lighter.

So, if you or someone you know has been through divorce or separation, and would like to work through anything that is disturbing you or lingering then do get in touch with Aarti.  You will love it.

But be prepared for shifts and changes within you.

Aarit, or should I say Reiki, maybe both, have worked for me in one session!  I do plan on having more with Aarti. If you are interested in finding out more or getting in touch with Aarti, then you can do so by emailing her aarti@aarti-anhal.co.uk.

What has been your experience with healing?  Would you recommend it?


Soila is the founder of The Divorce Magazine and creator of the online course – Helping Children Cope with Divorce

She is known for taking away the pain of trauma and loss in children, adolescents and their families and is the author of “When Love is Broken. A read-together book for children and parents going through divorce and separation.

Soila holds an MSc in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology from UCL (University College London), is an accredited Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) practitioner and a trained Family Mediator.

Soila is Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.

You can contact her on 07850 85 60 66 or via email soila@thedivorcemagazine.co.uk 

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