Harmony Healing Center
We are working with HHC to provide services for Veterans and their families providing Reiki Services.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is an Energy Healing Therapy method of stress reduction and relaxation.
The technique was developed in Japan and is administered by the laying on of hands. The word “Reiki” comes from the Japanese words “rei”, meaning universal, and “ki”, meaning life energy.
In Japanese, “reiki” translates to Universal Life Energy.
Energy Healing Therapy aims to help the
flow of universal life energy within the body and remove blocks in a similar way to
acupuncture or acupressure.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.
A bit of background:
Einstein proved to the world that there is only one thing in existence: Energy (solids, liquids
and gases). He also believed that spiritual energy is a part of our existence. Our body is
comprised of these forms of energy.
Thus, we are an energy system. Our energy system has energy regulators called chakras and meridians, which allow the energy to flow freely throughout our spiritual, mental, emotional and physical being.
The health of our energies in terms of flow, balance and harmony is reflected in the health of the body. When we have a disease, illness or stress (physical, emotional or mental,) our
energy system is out of balance. Reiki rebalances, renews and restores flow, balance and harmony in our energetic body.
Effects of stress on the body:
Stress is the body's response to a demanding situation or threat. When the body senses danger, whether real or imagined, the body’s defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight or flight” reaction or the “stress response”.
The brain causes hormones to flood into the body. These hormones increase the heart rate and blood
pressure, expand or constrict the capacity of the lungs, and tense up the muscles. Chronic stress disrupts nearly every system in the body. It can suppress the immune system, upset the digestive and reproductive systems, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, and speed up
the aging process.
Unless properly released, stress will become embedded into the body system.
The Mind Behind The Program
BSW Hannah Burgess has a passion for helping people get a second chance in life. Hannah is a Jackson native and Lumen Christi graduate.
Ms. Burgess’ professional background is in education. She worked as a paraprofessional for Michigan Center School district for six years and then as a substitute teacher for two years before the pandemic.
Hannah graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Spring Arbor University in November of 2020 and is currently enrolled in Spring Arbor’s master’s program.
Ms. Burgess did her 400-hour internship with Catholic Social Services Offender Success Program working with the post-incarceration transitional housing specialists. This internship sparked a passion for helping citizens returning from prison. That spark continues to be her driving force to this day.
In partnership with WHO, Ms. Burgess wrote and is currently implementing a mentorship program for returning citizens called Success to Every Parole or STEP.
The STEP mentorship program has been well received and currently holds a M.O.U. to work with Michigan Department of Corrections for referrals of those who may benefit from mentorship.
The program continues to be well received by both mentors and mentees. Hannah hopes to expand STEP into a more encompassing reentry program that includes transitional housing, mental health, and family reunification programs.
Hannah is candid in her efforts to confront biases and injustices thrust upon the returning citizen population. She will continue to be forthright in her efforts to make sure these men and women get the same rights and opportunities as any other citizen.
GET IN TOUCH!
Kerry Long (Master Reike Practitioner): 517- 227-3700
Michelle Johnson (Reike Practitioner): 517-494-0647
What does a Reiki session look like?
Reiki sessions are typically given in a peaceful, private setting. However, the treatment can
take place anywhere. During a session, the client will sit in a comfortable chair or lay on a
table fully clothed. Healing with Reiki involves the practitioner placing and holding hands on
(or over) the energy centers running from the head to the tailbone down the midline of the
body. The recipient’s higher intelligence pulls in the energy through the practitioner’s hands
and distributes the energy according to the body’s needs. The practitioner's hands are held in each position for just a few minutes to allow the transfer of energy and the healing process to take place. In each position, the hands are kept stationary. The session is conducted with minimal talking. There is soft music and low lighting to assist in the relaxation experience.
The process allows the reduction of stress, permitting the energy balance to be restored in
the body. During the treatment the recipient may feel warmth from the practitioner’s hands,
see colors, fall asleep or none of these. When the session is complete, there is a sensation of
calm and centeredness.
After the Reiki?
During a Reiki healing session, the body and mind undergo an energy cleansing process that
can affect the individual for days or weeks after each session. These effects, while sometimes uncomfortable, encourage healing, ultimately helping you achieve balance. Some people report feeling drowsy, tired or lethargic after a Reiki session. Other clients feel very
energized after a Reiki session.
GET IN TOUCH!
Kerry Long (Master Reiki Practitioner)
Michelle Johnson (Reiki Practitioner)