The Power of Reiki

The Power of Reiki Written by: Missy Stancil, LPC, NCC Are you considering integrating Reiki into your self-care routine or as part of therapy? Reiki and other forms of energy healing are becoming more and more a part of treatment and wellness in Western cultures with a very long history in Eastern cultures.  For me, I approach my work (and my life) from bio-psycho-social-spiritual model, meaning I value how our individual biology and psychology, our social connection (or disconnection), and our individual and social spirituality are inextricable parts of wellness.  Devoting time and energy to becoming a Reiki Master was a natural part of my training as a behavioral health professional, and I’m delighted Amelia asked me to share a bit with you through the KCW blog. What is Reiki? The word Reiki is a Japanese word meaning spiritually guided life force energy.  Healing is accomplished by gentle touch in which energy is transferred from the practitioner to the recipien

True Harmony

I have been busy thinking about Harmony in our world and our individual lives.   Did you ever stop to consider what true harmony might feel like?   Consider for a moment your very favorite music in the world.   How does it make you feel?   That’s harmony!   It resonates in your physical body and makes you happy!   Melodies flow in and out, and intertwine to make a perfect piece of music that has a harmonious effect on you and on the world.   The notes must all work together each doing their part, but not as strong individually as they are all together to create this beautiful song or symphony in the world.   Now let’s think about what would happen if all of us (all of humanity) would work together in the world like this – each of us doing our own part, carrying our own responsibilities, but working together to create a beautiful human world without war or poverty or illness.   Do you remember the old Coke a Cola song from the 1970’s “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing in Pe

The Use of Physical Exercise to Reduce Symptoms of ADHD

    Written by: Amelia Kelley, PhD, MS, LPC Many people with ADHD find it hard to manage their symptoms of brain fog, forgetfulness, distractibility and physical agitation. Most want to know how to manage their symptoms and, some would like to do this without medication. The HIIT for ADHD Program discussed below has been researched and proven to help reduce ADHD symptoms and improve general wellbeing and focus. Scott, 35-year-old male who suffers from adult ADHD was excited when he tried this program and told his wife, “I feel more awake and alive then I have in years. Even more then when I tried ADHD medication last year!” How did Scott find this alert, excited feeling that helped him become more focused without using medication? He found it by using a home-based, exercise program using high-intensity interval training (HIIT) that he easily accessed on a free website and only had to commit a few minutes a day to completing. To truly understand why this