"During the first year of Jack’s life, he experienced trauma. He cannot verbalize what he experienced as he does not have full memories, but triggers bring back his fight or flight reaction. I do not fully know what happened in that year as he was not in our home. I only have a vague idea from the history we received from his social workers.
He is now 5 and as a result of his trauma, he has ADHD, anxiety and difficulty with Sensory Integration. Jack can be the sweetest, most caring child, but he can also thrash out to the point that I fear he could hurt himself or someone else. These event were happening almost every night. In searching for help from other parents, I was told about Charlotte Reiki for Kids. I was up for anything and signed him up.
Our first session, Jack was told that he would be “playing” with some new friends similar to his experience with OT. He was nervous, insisted on taking his security blanket, and clung to me. However, after the session started, he sat down and drew on the white board for most of the time.
He never sits and does not like drawing. He was calm. I was shocked. After the session, I was buckling him up and asked if he knew why we came. His response was “So I don’t cry so much”. He got it. I have no idea how, but he did. He was calm with minimal outburst for days. I felt it was the miracle we had been looking for.
Now that we have been to several sessions, he is excited to go and walks in willingly. He now plays and interacts with the practitioners. He is still an energetic little boy, but he has a calm spirit about him that is carrying over into the rest of his week. Things that would normally push him over the edge he can now handle. After our last session, we went to the park to play. Another parent who sees him often even asked about his calmness. Of course, I had to rave about the amazing work of Charlotte Reiki for Kids and his response to Reiki. This has really been the answer that we were looking for to get our sweet little guy where he needs to be."
"I have brought my children twice to the Reiki Kids Clinic. I was primarily seeking support for my four year-old daughter who has big energy to manage and can tend toward anxiety. She had also been experiencing some difficulty relaxing for sleep and getting continuous rest. I imagined my 10-year old son could also benefit, as he is a sensitive child, yet also composed and responsible (and can, thus, carry loads of “weight").
Our experience thus far has been fantastic. The practitioners are lovely and welcomed us with a sense of calm. It took my daughter some time to settle-in, but after the first visit she asked, “Do they babysit?” She played happily during the second session, with me always nearby. After the second session, she said she wished she could stay longer. With my son’s first experience, he expressed that he could not stop smiling for at least 10 mins after his session; he felt really happy.
I saw a marked difference in my daughter after the first session (which lasted pretty steadily for the last two weeks). She has been generally less anxious and “lighter”. After our second visit today, she fell asleep at bedtime more quickly and without as much protest. I highly recommend this clinic and am grateful for their offering."
"I'm so grateful for the peace you brought my little girl, thank you! After my child’s first session: I took note of subtle yet definitive shifts in her as soon as we were in the car. She asked for something and when I told her that it was at home, she said "oh okay" and simply moved on with our chat. Never mentioned it again. On any other day, there would have been lots of screaming and upset and repeating the request over and over.
The other notable thing was the little smile on her face the whole ride home. It was like she was sailing along on a little internal current of contentment and just....enjoying it.
The next day was interesting also. She awoke to and maintained an exceptionally happy outlook and immediately desired play and connection. This was different for her because typically she spends her first 40 minutes at least pouring herself out onto paper -- drawing, painting, gluing, constructing all to tell stories from her heart. Her level of cooperation and ability to go along with simple requests was elevated and felt at ease. "
"When we arrived two weeks ago, our 14 year old daughter was depressed and isolating herself. She was beginning to experience a return of digestive issues and hives after she had recovered from these symptoms over the past two years.
She really enjoyed her experience with Reiki and the time she spent with you. She enjoyed being able to share her thoughts and interests with you and felt ‘seen and understood.’
Over the past two weeks we have seen a significant shift. She has been able to go to school every day without an anxiety attack.
She is out of her room, more willing to engage with friends and has much more expression on her face. She has been going for walks in the neighborhood and we even saw her outside playing basketball!"
"Our six year old child has attended about five Reiki for Kids sessions. And it appears that "a veil" has been lifted for the authentic child to shine through. She is overall calmer, much more conversant and interactive, sings and shows more interest in others well-being. Just a happy little girl now.
We find the Reiki for Kids practitioners to be kind, warm, patient.... simply wonderful human beings. We deeply appreciate what they are doing to help our kiddos who may be wired a little differently."
When I was told about the Reiki Clinic for Kids, I was going in with an “I’ll try anything” attitude.
My 3 year old son was having a really hard time processing his feelings after we welcomed his baby sister into the family. I was expecting some big feelings, but the level of his uncharacteristic anger took us by surprise. No matter how I tried to love him through it, I felt like he was a little stuck. I was open to help, and I heard great things about Reiki for finding emotional balance.
From the first session, I saw my sweet boy re-emerging from the storm clouds he had been in. Anger gave way to the underlying tears I knew he was truly feeling, and finally his ability to talk about his feelings, and find ways to work through them with me in a healthier way.
These practitioners are amazing and their dedication to helping our sensitive children in an affordable way, is truly a gift. I’m so grateful.