Beginning My Journey with Energy Healing

Sylvia M Tavares

Usui Reiki Teacher/Practitioner

Hello Everyone,

     Welcome to my blog, the 1st of many to come. For the past 30 years or so, I’ve been learning techniques and acquiring tools to help with stress, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, pain and much more. Since we are in such challenging, stressful  times, it’s time for me to share what I’ve learned and how it might help you.

In 1996 I began with Reiki healing, learning from a wonderful teacher who passed on her knowledge to me, her most grateful student. My intuitional healing skills that began there have increased as I’ve worked with myself and others. Self-healing is at the core of the Reiki teachings. As I’ve healed myself, I can also help others. When I was in nursing training, I was not taught self care. It’s wasn’t part of the curriculum, so I did not last long in the profession. Now, I can help myself and others heal body, mind and spirit. I’m able to bring healing energy through me to the client as they are able to receive.

     So, what is Reiki? Reiki is a Japanese word meaning universal life energy. It is a non intrusive method of hands on healing that taps into the energy known as ki in China and prana in India. As a Reiki practitioner, I am able to bring the life energy through me. The client then receives the healing energy wherever they need, be it physical, emotional, or spiritual. Reiki has its own intelligence and goes whereever the client needs it.

     Reiki is not massage, hypnosis, or a tool for diagnosing illness. Reiki is a technique that addresses both chronic and acute conditions, gently and powerfully promoting balance among all the body’s systems.

     If you decide you’d like to try a Reiki session, we can do it in person or at a distance. If you choose in person, it’s good to wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will be lying on a table and fully clothed as I work with you. If it’s more comfortable to be in a chair, we can do your session that way. Reiki can go through casts.

      And you can also receive a healing from a distance, meaning you do not need to come to the office to receive a healing. I can send the healing you need wherever you are.  It’s similar to the idea of prayer. It’s done with intention. I receive the healing energy and send it to you when and where you’d like to receive it. And still it goes where it’s needed. All you need to do is be open, and willing to receive.

      Reiki is being used by a growing number of hospitals all over the world as it complements medical treatment. Animals are very receptive to Reiki healing and respond well. Children also respond positively.  They are open,usually to receiving the loving  & healing energy.

       As a Reiki teaching practitioner, I am able to teach the healing art of Reiki to be able to share this gift with yourself, family and others. It’s one of the many tools I have in my tool box to help alleviate stress, anxiety, pain, ptsd, pain and more.

      This was the first step on my healing journey. In upcoming posts I will be sharing the other energy healing modalities that I use in my practice.

      Thanks for reading my blog. Please feel free to ask any questions.


Yours truly,



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Newcastle, Maine 04553

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