Moonstone Sanctuary

Energy Healing for Well-being and Life Transformation - Chicago NorthShore, IL

Reiki for the Special Needs
I discovered Reiki in 2008 when looking for a way to help me manage the emotional challenges of raising two children diagnosed with special needs. Since then Reiki filled my life, and the one of those around me, including my children, who largely benefit from it. There is nothing like a calmer mom who can also share and practice with them.
Reiki is known as a Japanese technique of stress reduction and relaxation that promotes wellness and healing. It is classified as a biofield therapy by the National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).
It is administered by "laying of hands" on/above the body, or from distance. Reiki balances the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include feelings of peace, security and well-being. 

Over 800 institutions all over the United States use Reiki in treatments for pre/post-surgery to depression, anxieties, panic attacks, insomnia to name the few. Reiki is not a cure, but because of its balancing effects, it can offer particular relief, regardless of the cause. Reiki is also used in treatments for OCD, ADHD and Autism.  Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive healing technique that does no harm. The worst possible result would be no clear results. The best one would be to see some positive change in behavior, or state of being, such as peace, clarity and focus.



Improves sleep 

Creates deep relaxation, releases tension and tightness

Calms anxieties and fears, promotes inner-peace 

Increases clarity and focus 

Improves confidence

Helps in overcoming grief, loss and trauma

Alleviates hyper-sensitivities 

Helps manage hyper-activity and self-regulation

Assists in treatment of obsessive compulsions, addictions and depression

Supports the immune system, boosts vitality 

Creates a better sense of being and overall well-being


Reiki encourages self-awareness and presence. It supports a feeling of connection with all living things, plants, trees, animals that children will carry forward into their relationships with other people. It gives children a way to deal with the stresses of growing up. It helps both parents and children feel calmer, more secure, balanced and confident
Energy "shielding" and "grounding" techniques are particularly effective for children who are highly sensitive and tend to easily pick-up energies from their environment. Shielding is created by clearing and strengthening the energetic magnetic field (EMF) around the body. Shielding protects and helps to better filter environmental stressors. It does not block, rather allows to feel calmer and more centered, thus enhances the connection with oneself and others. It also enables to better balance and establish natural boundaries. Grounding helps children feel more present, secure and calmer. As energy vibrations raise, the body gets less affected by lower ones.
Reiki and crystals are excellent tools for balancing one's energy flow. They are also effective at strengthening and maintaining our energy fields (also called aura or biofield). Welcome to contact me for any specific questions on energy shielding and "grounding".
Performing Reiki or crystal healing involves a light touch. While both techniques are recognized as being hands-on, they can also be offered without touching the body.
Reiki and crystal healing can supplement other therapies without getting in the way of either conventional or alternative treatments prescribed by a medical doctor or naturopath.
A structured program of Reiki healing involving both children and parents/caregivers provides great benefits beyond the children, encompassing the entire family.
In an article in Autism/Asperger’s Digest Magazine in 2000, Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PH.D., Coordinator for Integrative Psychiatry and System Medicine, Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, said the following:
“We have done a pilot study of Reiki for autistic children. The preliminary results are encouraging, especially when the parents are taught Reiki along with visualization in between formal appointments with the therapist. The use of Reiki by parents and therapist appears to encourage communication; especially non-verbal communication children are calmer and have less self-stimulation."
Reiki lowers stress, helps sleep and supports general wellness. It gives the parent/caregiver an opportunity for some “me” time. It helped me become a more conscious and relaxed parent. This is something I personally find important. When we become clear and calm within ourselves, we can better support our children and those we care for. Children respond to OUR energy: a calmer parent creates a calmer environment and a calmer child. When we align to ourselves we can better support our children.
LEARN REIKI: Reiki is available at any time and can be used by everyone. One can learn how to use it for him/herself, one's children and family. It is simple and easy, children can learn it too. It just requires learning the technique and receiving the attunement, which is part of a Reiki level I class. 
"Know that your child chose you to be their parent because they knew you would give them the perfect opportunities to fulfill their life purpose" Dumari Dan