When Reiki Meets Hypnotherapy...and a Broken Leg
Q & A with the beautiful MRC Reiki Practitioner Kirsty Osborne
What brought you to learn the System of Reiki?
I commenced my study of the Reiki in 2016, with the intention of learning some techniques to complement my studies of Hypnonergetics – an energy based form of Hypnotherapy. I could immediately appreciate all that Reiki has to offer me professionally and personally and welcomingly embraced its daily practice after completing Reiki I – Shoden.
I very potently experienced the healing power of Reiki in a very real and dramatic way after seriously injuring my leg skiing in Japan in early 2017. I fractured my left fibula, ruptured my ACL and a number of ligaments in my ankle. The orthopedic surgeon I went to see in Melbourne after my accident advised that I would very likely require surgery for both my ankle and my knee. He said I would have to wait a few weeks for swelling to reduce before her could operate.
Straight after my accident and, for weeks afterwards, I used ‘hands on healing’ every day, setting the intention to completely heal my damaged leg. I believe as a result of my self-healing practice, I had minimal bruising, swelling and also required very little medicated pain relief. I was able to comfortably bear weight without pain on my fractured fibula very soon after my injury. My Melbourne GP was very surprised to hear this and told me that this was ‘highly unusual, given the extent of my injuries’.
I returned to the surgeon and on examining both my injured knee and ankle, he declared, ‘you’re a healer… You’ve healed yourself!’ It was after this experience that I decided I wanted to pursue my study of Reiki and promptly enrolled in Reiki 2 – Okuden level. Instead of Reiki supporting my practice of Hypnotherapy, I am now offering Reiki treatments professionally and needless to say, Reiki has become enormously important to my daily life – enhancing, enriching and expanding my life personally & professionally.
Did you have to end your holiday in Japan and go home and see all these doctors?
This photo of me was taken in Tokyo about a week after the accident...(yes Kirsty stayed in Japan didn't cancel her holiday) needless to say without Reiki I probably would have flown home rather than heading on to Tokyo and hobbling around for a week doing the sights and spending 12 hours at Tokyo Disneyland riding all the scariest rollercoasters.
Reiki in your life is like what?
Reiki has become an essential part of my life. The practice of Reiki helps to provide balance, clarity of mind, calmness, rejuvenation, emotional cleansing and healing to me on a personal and professional level. Reiki supports my practice of Hypnotherapy by aiding and supporting me to hold space energetically for clients and in cleansing, clearing and balancing energy. I have also actively incorporated elements of ‘Hands on Healing’ into my practice of Hypnotherapy. Reiki has quite simply changed my life and I feel deeply honored, thrilled and privileged to be able to aid and inspire others to self-heal through Reiki. I also now offer dedicated Reiki treatments from my clinic and by distance healing.
What is "Reiki Practice" in your daily life?
Reiki is a priority in my life so I always make time to practice. In bed, each night I practice ‘Hands on healing’, I often recite the precepts too. It is the most beautiful way to go off to sleep. If I wake during the night, I will do a ‘Hands on healing’ again. I also use this technique if I am feeling unwell or stressed. On waking or after breakfast, I will always Kenyoku Ho – dry bathing – to purify body, heart and spirit and I would do Joshin Kokyu Ho, Seishin Toitsu or 3 diamonds. I often practice a combination of methods, depending on mood, energy levels and intuitive guidance. As well as offering Reiki treatments professionally, I also offer treatments to friends and family, in a ‘hands on’ capacity and also by distance.
One of my most pleasurable and enriching meditations I have experienced lately is meditating in Nature. Recently I have been lucky enough to spend time in gorgeous rainforests in NSW as well as on the white sandy beaches of the Sunshine Coast. I enjoyed mediation sessions with self- hands on healing in these incredible places and I cannot recommend this practice more highly – such a euphoric, transformative and spiritually transcendent experience! Japanese Forest Bathing or shinrin-yoko, - practicing quiet contemplation with trees, has actually been scientifically proven to help balance mind and body physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Reiki mediation in Nature has a particularly powerful impact!
How is the System of Reiki relevant in today's world?
Today’s world offers many stressors, on many levels both globally and locally. Anxiety, depression and illness caused by imbalance are experienced at significantly high rates worldwide as a result. The practice of Reiki is highly valuable in assisting to balance energy levels on a personal, local environment and global level. Reiki is a natural healing resource that is accessible to all who are free and able to choose to receive and practice it.
Is there anything else about Reiki Practice, your experience?
The Reiki practice events Deb offers provide a highly valuable platform to share and practice Reiki techniques with other practitioners and students in a supportive, professional yet, relaxed atmosphere. Reiki share is such an enriching experience that I would highly recommend to anyone of any level who is looking to practice and receive the gift of Reiki. I attend as many as I can when I am in Melbourne.
Kirsty Osborne is a certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Hypnoenergetics Practitioner & Reiki Practitioner offering treatments in all these modalities in Melbourne & Sydney.