How Ruthie Works With Energy

I use Reiki, cranial sacral, and other forms of energy work as an adjunct to the body-centered emotional and cognitive work we do. Reiki is a form of healing touch that transmits and directs the energy of a high frequency to places in a person that need support. The practitioner is merely a conduit of this energy, opening a portal from the infinite energy of the universe and allowing it to flow to and through the client.

Reiki has an intelligence of its own and will naturally move toward where it is needed most. The ki in Reiki is the same universal life force energy that is channeled in most eastern forms of energy work, such as Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Shiatsu and Acupuncture. Some clients describe the experience as warm and nurturing, deeply relaxing and contributing to a sense of peace and wholeness. Occasionally, when a client is particularly depleted they choose to forego any verbal intervention or experiential therapy and just have a restorative table session.

The energy work includes chakra balancing, which invites harmony and energy flow to each of the seven energy centers of the body. If a certain area of the body is stagnant and not moving or holding energy there is important life-metaphor and data to be processed in this as well. The chakras each speak a truth- about our sense of security or stability, creativity, self-empowerment, heartfelt and authentic communication, and intuition.