As a holistic lifestyle coach, many of my clients come to me because they want to lose weight. In addressing issues of weight gain; I take into consideration the underlying reasons of weight gain, knowing that it is about more than just the food people are eating. What I have found is that stress can lead to overeating as well as emotional eating. Think about when you are upset; do you tend to overeat or eat unhealthy "comfort" foods to excess?
Perhaps being in uncomfortable social situations triggers you to overeat. Attending a holiday party may have you reaching for more food than you intended. Or maybe you had a hard day at work and the minute you get home, you rip open the bag of chips and stand in the kitchen, eating the entire bag?

I have many clients that are dealing with stress and weight gain. My clients tell me that when they include Reiki energy healing treatments in conjunction with their holistic lifestyle coaching, that they find it easier to manage their weight.

So how is it that Reiki energy healing can help you manage your weight?

What I have found is that one of the reasons that Reiki is so beneficial for weight loss and weight management is because Reiki treatments are inherently balancing and deeply relaxing. If you have never experienced Reiki, imagine, if you would, that feeling right before you drift off to sleep. Your breathing begins to slow down and your muscles begin to relax. You are not quite "here," but you are still present. It is a blissful and restorative place to be for your mind, body and spirit.

I consider Reiki to be an "intuitive" form of energy healing. As a receiver, all you need to do is simply "Be." Sessions require that you "Do" nothing. The energy goes to where it is needed and it addresses the emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of your being.

On the other end of the spectrum is stress. When you are stressed, you may notice your muscles tightening and your breathing becoming shallower. Additionally, your body is in the "flight or fight" mode and this undue stress also causes your body to secrete excess cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that has been linked to belly fat; Studies have shown that if you tend to store your fat in your belly, as opposed to your hips, you have a higher risk of developing cardiac related diseases, like heart attacks and strokes.
When you are under stress, you tend to make unhealthy food choices and often overeat.

When you are in a relaxed state and in balance, stress melts away. You tend to make better decisions because you are not being driven by anxiety or stress. You can manage your triggers better and intuitively make better choices for your health and wellness.

With regular Reiki treatments, you can experience an overall feeling of well being, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. This lends itself to helping you lose weight and manage your weight.

Author's Bio: 

Janine Gilarde has over 15 years of experience in integrative and conventional medical practices. She is a Licensed Registered Nurse, Certified Health & Wellness Coach and a Certified Reiki Master Teacher. Her experiences led her to develop a "whole person" approach to help clients with exercise, whole food nutrition, weight loss and stress reduction. You can visit her website to download your FREE eBook, "The Diet AlteRNative™", which outlines her unique approach to natural weight loss, without fad diets or spending hours at the gym.