Reiki Practitioner, Therapist, and Master: Karen Harrison
A Reiki practitioner is an individual who practices Reiki, a form of complementary therapy that originated in Japan. Reiki is based on the idea that a universal life force energy flows through all living things. When searching for a Reiki practitioner, you must ensure you have the most information possible.
A Reiki Master is also known as a Reiki practitioner. Reiki is a spiritual healing art of Japanese origin, a spiritually guided life force energy. A Reiki practitioner can help you restore life energy. On a spiritual level, Reiki is defined as the channeling of Divine Energy, which comes from a Higher Power. The Japanese technique of using Reiki to heal the body, mind, and spirit draws on life force energy through touch and the laying on of hands. Clients report they experience less anxiety, reduced stress, and relief from physical pain. Students have also reported improvement in mood and well-being! Reiki is often considered a holistic healing practice, addressing physical symptoms and emotional and spiritual well-being. There is more and more scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of Reiki, and many people report positive experiences and a sense of improved overall well-being after receiving Reiki treatments.
Reiki practitioner Karen Harrison is a Senior Licensed Reiki Master Teacher with the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT). She teaches Usui / Holy Fire® III Reiki, including Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® Master. She is also Co-Director of the Licensed Reiki Master Teacher Training Program for the ICRT and Mentor Teacher. Karen has written numerous articles for the Reiki News Magazine; you can find those on the Reiki Articles page. She began studying Reiki in 1993 and has studied with several ICRT teachers and Japanese Reiki Masters: Hiroshi Doi, Hyakuten Inamoto, and Mrs. Chiyoko Yamaguchi. In addition to her Reiki practice, she is licensed as a Professional Counselor plus a Marriage and Family Therapist. She was on the Spiritual Counseling Staff of Unity Church of Overland Park, Kansas, for 22 years.
Karen’s mission as a Reiki practitioner is to empower others to heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Here is some of Karen’s Reiki story:
Before Reiki, I was often sick and frequently had surgeries. Learning and practicing Reiki has continuously improved my health, so I have the best health of my life! Giving myself Reiki daily inspired me to eat healthier and exercise regularly. I usually exercise 5 days a week now and drink green smoothies daily. Reiki has changed and improved my life in many wonderful ways! I began studying Reiki with my younger sister in 1993. From there, I studied Reiki II with her Reiki Master in 1995. Then I took Reiki Master with Laurelle Shanti Gaia of the ICRT in 1998. I was very impressed with the training provided by the ICRT, so I went on to Karuna Reiki® Master and then repeated Reiki I and II through the ICRT. Since then, I have repeated all my classes several times, studying with William Rand, Beth Stapor, Laurelle Shanti Gaia, Michael Baird, and Colleen Benelli. When I met the ICRT teachers at my first Reiki Retreat in 1999, I decided to join the organization. I began my requirements to become a Licensed Reiki Master Teacher. The ICRT teachers felt like my soul family.
Reiki has helped me with my spiritual life in many ways. It is easier to meditate and quiet my mind with Reiki; they are an excellent combination. Over the years, Reiki has developed the ability to hear my guidance and sometimes see and hear what the energy is doing. It is exhilarating to share this skill with my clients! I have seen client and student miracles that are awe-inspiring! Reiki has been a lifesaver in parenting, from infancy through young adulthood. When my daughter was a baby and child, I could always put her to sleep within 10 minutes by giving her Reiki. That was a convenient skill to have!
If you have life challenges, Reiki is such a necessity! Reiki has helped me through some difficult life challenges without the need for antidepressant medication and with the ability to continue my work. My Reiki practice grew immensely through a period of ten difficult years. Reiki also helped those ten years be some of my life’s best. I love teaching Reiki and feel like I am passing on a ball of loving light and energy that my students can use to help themselves, their pets, their plants, their family, their friends, and the world! Many of my students have gone on to teach others. I have been abundantly blessed by following my path with Reiki and growing closer to God. My life has become more rewarding, peaceful, and fun. I have made many new friends through teaching Reiki, and I enjoy traveling to teach. I love giving Reiki sessions and teaching Reiki, and I can’t wait to share them with you!
If you are interested in learning more about energy healing or the art of Reiki or hiring a Reiki practitioner, contact the Whole Life Center in Kansas City at (816) 523-4440 or use our online form to send us a message.