For most of us work is good, it’s a place to be creative, meet new people and of course make money, but from time to time work can be stressful. The word stress gets used so flippantly today that few of us probably really know what stress is. The Health & Safety Executive’s formal definition of stress is:
“The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work.”
Today’s world is so fast moving that few of us have time to truly enjoy it. Technology progresses daily, time flies even when we’re not having fun and I certainly can put my hand up to feeling stressed just trying to balance work and family life, let alone work out how to use my new iPhone! The pressures of the economic market coupled with the fast paced lives we all seem to be leading and the constant contact we now all have with our working lives because of technology, all equates to stress levels being at an all time high.
In the last few years I’ve been lucky enough to experience Reiki and have found that even when things are good Reiki just makes life a little clearer and a little less stressful. Reiki heals on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level so when under stress Reiki assists the body in letting go of that stress and tension, encouraging healing and good health.
Reiki means “universal lifeforce energy” and is based upon both Japanese and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. It’s aim is to reduce stress, encourage relaxation and promote healing. The information available on Reiki is endless but what’s really interesting is the effect it can have on our working lives.
Still not sold? Well it doesn’t matter because you don’t need to believe in it for it to work. If nothing else you will experience a feeling of wellbeing and inner strength. You’ll feel relaxed and re-energised releasing stress and tension.
Studies show that therapies like Reiki can encourage clear thinking and productivity therefore making Reiki a potential revenue generator if promoted to combat work related stress. If Reiki can help reduce time taken off by employees for stress related illnesses, is Reiki something employers should consider bringing into the workplace?
It’s not hard to tell that I’m pro Reiki but most importantly I’m pro being stress free. If I had a tablet that helped decrease stress, boost self esteem and raise performance at work, would you take it? My guess is yes and on that basis you really need to give Reiki a go!