Reiki Practitioner & Teacher
I feel the creativity needed to solve problems. Our session yesterday left me feeling grounded, centered, and creative.
I help stressed professionals, struggling with anxiety and overwhelm, to feel relaxed, at ease and at peace, uplifted and energized again.
For many years, I was one of those walking zombies on Metro North going into New York City at 8 a.m., returning 12 or more hours later. I was exhausted, drained, and nasty. To get through the days of my job in German government relations I fueled myself with caffeine and sugar. To deal with the physical pain of all this tension and stress, I popped pain killers like candy. No wonder that I couldn’t sleep and developed a chronically inflamed esophagus, grinding my teeth until some of them broke. During that time one of my colleagues offered to share Reiki with me at our lunch break. To be honest, I didn't think much of it and didn't feel anything.
Then I moved to Jakarta, Indonesia, where I have always wanted to live. But despite the change of scenery and lifestyle, I was still so much in my head that I continued to repeat my same patterns of perfectionism and pushing myself too hard in my job as Director of Marketing & Communications. Thanks to a friend, I began to join a meditation group and was re-introduced to Reiki. I signed up for a session and experienced the relaxation and relief I desperately needed. It took several sessions, but once my body could recover from all the tension and pain, my mind became clearer, and I realized that all this time I had been working against myself, instead of with myself.
When I took my first Reiki class in 2015, a switch turned in my head. For the first time in my life, somebody gave me permission to be kind to myself. I am now realizing every day that (self) compassion is more important than functioning and impressing with achievements.
Reiki has been my lifesaver, what keeps me sane and well every day. My doctor even declared me “super healthy” after my recent physical. Reiki is a way of well-being that I am committed to share with others.
I want you to feel relaxed, at ease and at peace with yourself, uplifted and hopeful again. Allow me to support you in your self-care, which is also part of your very own personal health care, so you can feel lighter, more comfortable, energetic and energized. I invite you to experience Reiki as a credible, safe, holistic, complementary and natural healing possibility.