What is Reiki and Is Empatharian a kind of Self-Reiki?

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which is “energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy…https://iarp.org/what-is-reiki/

After decades of often disputed validity, the effectiveness of
Reiki, a holistic energy treatment is gaining new respect
within the medical community. Not only are highly reputable
medical facilities throughout the U.S. offering patients
alternative healing programs such as Reiki, those facilities are
analyzing the benefits of their programs and are submitting
them for review and compilation. The results of these Reiki
research studies are nothing short of remarkable…https://www.uclahealth.org/rehab/workfiles/urban%20zen/research%20articles/reiki_really_works-a_groundbreaking_scientific_study.pdf

Wikipedia disputes many of those research studies as not having been properly done, doubting those findings as being valid. The basis of the doubt about Reiki is the existence of the energy ki or chi, which they insist cannot be proven.

Empatharian and Energy

In Empatharian we talk about body, mind, and spirit aligned and having a core energy. We move gestures that we say generate luminosity, generate presence. Empatharian movements are thoughts going out, a prayer in movement, which makes a difference for the practitioner’s positive wellbeing and mental health.

Empatharian also generates energy, which lasts to energize the body, mind and spirit over a period of time longer than a day. Whether this is just the power of imagination or not, it’s inspiration, and feeling inspired is real.

Empatharian practitioners commonly only apply their hands on themselves, as a self-massage. Whether the work is healing or not is moot, because the body is a natural healing mechanism itself. You stimulate the body, you stimulate healing. You stimulate the mind and the spirit, then healing occurs on many levels. It’s not a blanket prescription or a replacement for a doctors care, it’s simply an adjunct for assisting and promoting the body’s natural healing processes.

Empatharian coaches will join with the client to do movements, as an exploration and expression of energies in the body, and in the mind. Touching is not a part of the modality. Intuition is operational in both the coach and the client, to develop and amplify energies for betterment and for specific intentions of the client. We experience increased neurological functioning and intellectual focus, in a kind of scanning more widely than usual. This is limited to the client’s specific goals in coaching, and though the coach may experience this same quickening of the faculties, it’s use is for the client in their session times.

Empatharian facilitators likewise join with the group they are facilitating, first to talk and discuss the program piece presented, and to facilitate the group’s joint creation and expression of their own core understandings. They may do various movement amalgamations together, as a movement meditation and centering technique, calming the mind and preparing for the more advanced focus of the group’s discussion and creation.

Is Empatharian a Kind of Reiki?

Empatharian makes no claims to be a treatment modality, but anecdotal evidence demonstrates faster healing, better focus and renewed energy for life pursuits.

The modality of Self-Reiki involves laying hands on various body areas, while in a meditative state. This does not look like Empatharian Movements.

Empatharian is a language communication that creates connections in the mind, in the body, and between people, increasing empathetic understanding between people. Diverse populations can do Empatharian together as it’s a universal gestural language, meant to be intuitively understood. It just doesn’t look like Reiki.

What do you thinK?