My first experiences with Reiki began in 1991 when my voice coach recommended I look into receiving Reiki treatments in order to help release the blocked emotion and expression in my throat that was hindering my singing progress. Within less than a year, I went from being a low alto to a high soprano. There were many other changes in my levels of self-confidence and self-esteem and before long, I decided to take the courses in order to be able to do self-treatments in between regular appointments as well as to be able to send Distant Healing Reiki to my family members who lived far away. I soon realized this encompassed all I had been searching for as a life purpose and over the course of the next few years, I continued to increase my knowledge, gain experience as a practitioner and receive healing treatments of this universal life force energy.
I began to participate in healing festivals and hold information evenings in order to spread awareness of this energy work that had enhanced and altered my life so dramatically. It was at this time that I felt drawn to want to teach this work in order to show others how to help themselves and began my apprenticeship to teach as a Reiki Master. This included the construction of a soundproof treatment room and classroom for workshops and classes. I attained my teaching level in March 1995 and at that time focused fully on Reiki thereby giving up a long-term insurance occupation.
I also offer information talks both in my home and various locations in the area. Over the years, I have spread the awareness of Reiki within Oakville and the surrounding area by presenting information talks to such groups as Stroke Survivors, the Rape Crisis Centre, the Rotary Club (Burlington), the Shaw Family Chiropractic Wellness Centre, Ruby's Organic Vegan Restaurant, Chapters Bookstores (Oakville & Mississauga), Alternatives Food Market, Whole Foods Market (Oakville), Sunnybrook Hospital (Toronto), The Women's Centre (Oakville), All is Well Bookstore (Oakville), etc. and I welcome the opportunity to speak to any group at any time at no cost. I have also volunteered at the local women's shelter performing Reiki treatments.
My intention is to always bring sacredness, passion and integrity to Reiki, to treat and teach those interested in natural healing and to help others discover the magic and healing power of this vibrational energy medicine.