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Karen Griffin FAQ

'The soul always knows what to do to heal itself.

The challenge is to silence the mind.'

Caroline Myss

 
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CONFIDENTIALITY

 

All sessions are held in the strictest confidence.

 

SET, SETTING AND FEELING SAFE

 

Having worked to face some of our own shadows and challenges, we understand that it is imperative that you feel safe and supported to make this courageous and worthwhile decision to do the sessions and to achieve the best results.  

We recognize your courage and understand what is necessary to support, empower and encourage your innate self-healing abilities to meet your shadows and wounds in a loving, safe, skilled and non-judgmental environment. 

 

HOW OFTEN FOR MAXIMUM BENEFITS  

 

The effects of Reiki build and gather momentum over time.  The first session tends brings improvement/clarity and the benefits grow with repeated sessions.

Therefore, it is advised initially to receive a treatment 3-6 x weekly/fortnightly sessions to initiate the deep healing process and to produce a significant change and maximum benefits.  

The first session brings improvement and the benefits grow with repeated sessions.

Thereafter, many clients choose to receive weekly or monthly sessions for the deep relaxation that the treatment provides and to maintain wellbeing.

For serious, chronic, or long-standing conditions, regular weekly sessions are recommended before transitioning to a 4-8 week maintenance plan. it may take a few sessions for you to notice significant improvement. 

While it is possible for an immediate positive response, you should not expect an instantaneous change for long-standing conditions. 

Individuals with serious, chronic, or long-standing conditions/symptoms may see symptoms get worse before they get better.  This is called a "Healing Crisis". 

Much like spring-cleaning, a room gets messier and more cluttered during the process of cleaning, which later resolves itself into a clutter free room. 

the same way, these types of serious conditions/symptoms took months or years to develop all their “clutter,” and they will not be resolved overnight with one session. 

You have started the process of cleaning out your physical and emotional body by bringing all the clutter and junk out into the open, but more healing is necessary to process and eliminate the things that no longer suit you.   

 

REIKI

3-6 x weekly/fortnightly sessions

 

SHAMANIC HEALING

3 x fortnightly/monthly sessions 

 

SHAMANIC COUNSELLING

6 x weekly/fortnightly sessions  

 

COACHING

6-10 x weekly/fortnightly sessions.

 

A series of treatments/sessions is ideal to support you with:

 

 

CLOTHING FOR REIKI & SHAMANIC HEALING

 

All treatments are done fully clothed, so please wear comfortable loose fitting clothing (sportswear). 

 

AFTERCARE FOR REIKI & SHAMANIC HEALING

 

After your Reiki or Shamanic Healing session, you may wish to take time to enjoy your deep state of relaxation before slowly coming back into full awareness. 

You may be too relaxed to drive, so allow 20 minutes to be fully awake before driving.  

Many clients go so deep into relaxation that they "forget" or "leave" the present state.  You may experience a slight disorientation, a  “floaty" feeling, when returning to the present moment, especially if you experienced theta brainwaves (deep meditation) during your session. 

Take a few minutes to collect yourself before getting off the table, because this will help ensure you are firmly anchored in the present time. If you experience disorientation, dizziness, or a floating feeling after sitting up for a minute, let me know, and I will perform a grounding exercise to firmly anchor your spirit in "here and now" moment. 

After a session, it is advisable to go home and relax, because this ensures the maximum benefit from the treatment.

As the healing continues to work in your body and re-balance your energy, expect your body to detoxify.  If your body is releasing toxins into your bloodstream faster than they can be processed, it may trigger detoxification symptoms. 

This is temporary as your body adjusts itself back into balance.  Be sure to drink plenty of water to assist the detoxification process.

Some people may experience one or more of the following healing and detoxification symptoms after a session:

 

 

The symptoms listed above are all positive signs that your body is bringing itself back into balance.  It is also normal if you do not experience any of the symptoms above.  In fact, many people don't have any symptoms. 

If you experience any symptoms for an extended period of time after a session, you may have an illness or other medical condition, which you should address with your Doctor immediately.  Detoxification symptoms are minor and temporary in nature, and they should not last longer than 24 hours.

Because healing cause your body to detoxify, it is essential to drink water to help your body re-adjust and remove toxins. To continue to help facilitate your healing process, please follow the steps below after a session:  

 

 

Awareness is a vital component of wellness.  Observe any changes in energy, mood, feelings, memories, thoughts, behaviors, reactions, etc. 

Often times, Reiki and Shamanic Healing bring deep, underlying issues up to the surface if you are paying attention.  This will help you identify the true root cause of your issue(s) and symptoms.

If you clear up the emotional, mental, or energetic root cause(s) behind your issue(s), you will no longer have the physical symptoms and they will not return. 

Healing reinforces your ability to take responsibility for your own life and helps you make the necessary changes in attitude and lifestyle to promote a happy, healthy life. 

 

IS SHAMANIC HEALING SAFE

 

Shamanic healing is suitable for all ages and is perfectly safe. It is a healing technique that successfully complements the healing properties of orthodox medicine, and natural therapies such as herbs, aromatherapy, homeopathy, massage, amongst others and is highly compatible with psychological counselling and psychotherapy and does not conflict.  

We personally know of many Psychotherapists who have experienced and used these techniques and who have noted that it speeds up the personal growth and healing process.  It is important that it is not used in lieu of traditional medicine or psychotherapy. 

Even modern medicine has begun to validate the power of spiritual connectedness and practice within the healing process. Shamanism can help anyone of any faith, or no faith at all, become more deeply and beautifully spiritually connected.  And it can help foster a path to healing. 


WHAT IS TRANSPERSONAL THERAPY

 

The term Transpersonal means beyond the personal or beyond the self. This refers to an aspect of a person that is beyond the physical realm.  

It is a form of spiritual psychology which studies human experiences beyond the realms of ordinary reality. This includes methods such as:

 

 

It is a type of therapy that does not focus solely on the person’s mind and body, but on their spiritual health and puts the emphasis on a person’s spiritual path or journey to enlightenment.

Healing these spiritual aspects are often necessary in order to achieve complete peace and well-being. 

People who work with transpersonal therapists often find that this type of therapy helps them feel more complete, or whole.

Transpersonal Psychology is concerned with humanity's highest potential, and with the recognition, understanding, and realisation of unitive, spiritual and transcendent states of consciousness. 

 

WHO BENEFITS FROM TRANSPERSONAL THERAPY

 

People who are looking to explore their spiritual sides and those open to new experiences will often benefit more from transpersonal therapy.

 

IS TRANSPERSONAL THERAPY AFFILIATED TO RELIGION?

 

Transpersonal therapy is also not affiliated with any one religion, so people of all different religions and spiritual paths can partake in this type of therapy. Professionals in this field, however, will often incorporate certain aspects of different spiritual paths and religions into therapy sessions.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

 

Karen is committed to life-long learning for both her personal and professional development and has trained and certified in the following techniques and practices:

 

Transpersonal Therapist

The Irish Centre for Shamanic and Transpersonal Studies - The Transpersonal Institute - Shamanism Ireland

 

Advanced Shamanic Practitioner

The Irish Centre for Shamanic Studies - Shamanism Ireland

 

Shamanic Counsellor

The Irish Centre for Shamanic Studies - Shamanism Ireland

 

Advanced Health & Wellness Coach

Institute of Health Sciences

 

Real Balance Global Wellness Services Inc.

 

NLP Practitioner

Institute of Health Sciences

 

Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming

 

Stress Management Practitioner

Institute of Health Sciences

 

Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher

Mary Tuohy, Founder of the Reiki Federation of Ireland (RFI)

Registered member of the Reiki Federation of Ireland (RFI)

 

Pyramid of Isis Reiki Master 

Eileen McCourt Reiki Grandmaster Teacher

 

Magnified Healing Practitioner/Teacher Phase 1

Magnified Healing, INC

 

Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) Practitioner

Maria Jesus Marin Lopez

 

Seichem Master Practitioner/Teacher 

Reiki in Ireland

 

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

EFT International

 

Foundation Course in Psychotherapy and Counselling

Rathmines College of Further Education

 

Nutrition

Pearse College of Further Education

 

Image Consultant

Dublin Institute of Design

Limperts Acadamy of Design

Re-Dress

 

First Aid

Guardian Safety

 

Insured

OBF Insurance