Counselling for stress issues
Offering holistic counselling
A Client initially called me for an holistic counselling appointment regarding stress which is related to issues due to work. Upon our first meeting he informed me that things had been very stressful for him as he is the sole breadwinner in his home and his job is not completely stable.
Upon further discussion he also confided to me that his wife being out of work has caused him a great deal of stress and worry which energetically, he is influenced by and takes her stress and worry onto himself.
We discussed that as a married couple this can easily sorted as we need to support each other in relationships but yet maintain a boundary so that we are not making ourselves ill by carrying stress that is not our own.
Client further indicated that the stress is heightened by the fact that the couple would like to eventually have children, but that due to an illness his wife had when she was younger, she needed to have a hysterectomy and obviously can’t carry children. With the client I completed a therapy treatment card which tells me a little bit more information I might need to know about the client in a relaxed atmosphere.
I informed him at this point of the services I provide with regard to Reiki, crystal therapy and aromatherapy that may help with balancing his system and aid in stress reduction.
He agreed with this treatment and I proceeded to take him through a guided meditation and breathing exercises for relaxation. During the Reiki treatment there was a point at which Client became extremely tense. I gently asked him what was happening and he was feeling very constricted in her chest area.
I removed the crystal I had placed there and he calmed down. When we were finished, we discussed his reaction to the treatment plus some other details with regards to his other energy centres.
He was close to tears but would not allow himself the emotional release. I suggested that perhaps he needed some time to integrate the energy work we had done and that when we meet again I also let him know that if the energy was too great for him that he could let me know and I would remove stones or do what else needed to be done.
He did report that he can often feel restricted if something was on his chest but he didn’t say anything as he thought it might “be part of the treatment”, I informed him that it could be his way of trying to release from a “blockage” of energy flow and that emotionally something was coming to the surface for him. From his reactions, I very much was under the impression that something in particular was causing him emotional distress which he was not yet ready to talk about or release emotionally.
I suggested to him that he continue the breath work that I had introduced him to, and also gave him guidance as to how to cleanse his own energy field of someone else’s energy and how to better maintain those energetic boundaries. I also suggested some essential oils that he could use that may help with his stress issues.
Client contacted me for a second appointment. After some consultation it was decided that energetic work on past experiences was where the focus needed to be. He told me that he had been continuing with the visualization I had given him and that it was helping.
This time, I had Client lie on his stomach so that we could work on his back, as often that is where the energy of past issues is held. Once again, I led Client on a guided meditation to relax and focus on his chakra energy centres.
Using Usui Reiki , Crystal Reiki and essential oils, we did a cleansing, and rebalancing of her aura and chakra centres. Client showed no tension reaction as he had in our first session and was completely relaxed. In our closing visualization as part of healing old wounds I instructed Client to take notice of each of his chakras and if there was energy being pulled or leaking from them that he was to thank that energy for doing what it needed to do but to call back that energy into its place in his own field. We then worked on “closing the petals” of the chakras, not so tight that the energy was closed down, but just gently like the petals of a flower, thus preventing further energy leakage into past issues.
Upon finishing, Client told me that while we were working, he had visions of an incident which happened when he was younger in which he had hurt someone badly. He talked about now wishing to use 12 step philosophy to contact this person and make amends for these past wrongs but expressed concern about reopening old wounds. I restated what he had said in my own words to confirm and reflect his concerns and also stated that actions of this sort take a very fine balance.
We left it at this point with Client needing to take more time to consider what steps he wishes to take. Client also said he would like to make a third appointment but was unsure at this time when that would be. I told him I would contact him in a few days just to follow up on how he was doing after the treatment.
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