Reiki for the Mind

The mind, it doesn’t matter. The brain, it doesn’t mind! There are many conversations in the scientific arena whether the mind and brain are one, separate or both. Regardless, the science of the brain and mind is currently growing exponentially through neuroscience and many discoveries are replacing old theories as technology advances. In holistic medicine there is a deep understanding of the mind, body, spirit integration to achieve ultimate health!

Our minds can be very busy with the analyzer turned up full throttle. The mind always wants to rationalize and make physical sense of everything we experience in the past, present and future. Our minds, beliefs and paradigms create our reality. Each and every one of us has the choice to shift our world views, turn down the analyzer, and not let lower emotions rule our life.

Why is Reiki good for the mind? Reiki produces deep relaxation and impacts the sensory areas of the brain causing physiological effects of the chemicals and hormones the brain produces through stress and tension reduction. Reiki helps people to turn down their analyzer and quiet the mind, allowing for messages from their higher self to come through. This higher self is our intuition and connection to the universe that can only be tapped into with a quiet mind.

Many people have this constant negative chatter going on inside the mind. Because the brain produces chemicals and hormones that can either calm or agitate both the brain and body, depending on the incoming data, like experiences, relationships, health, money, mindsets, world views, emotions, and conflicting thoughts. Stress from negative emotions like fear, worry, doubt, anger, depression, anxiety, jealousy, impatience, etc elevate cortisol levels is the body.

Reiki helps the body decrease the production of the damaging stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is very bad for our brain and body in high and/or consistent doses from negative conditioning, stress and trauma. Stress can block the body’s natural ability to repair, regenerate and protect itself from disease, causing stress related illnesses from minor aches to major health concerns, such as heart disease, digestive disorders, emotional disorders, mental illness, respiratory compromise, skin problems and obesity.

Researchers from University of California revealed that chronic stress can lead to long-term changes in the structure and function of the brain. Reiki restores the energy balance and vitality by relieving the physical and emotional effects of unreleased stress through deep relaxation.

Desire change in your life? Frequent Reiki sessions will rewire your brain by generating new neurotransmitters, strengthening healthier lifestyles in the physical, mental and emotional body- IN THE NOW, affecting both the past and future by promoting healing and health. I recommend committing to at least 6 sessions for several reasons.

One session will never be a cure all and may only release unconscious energy that you are not even aware of that is associated with stress. The biggest reason is that when a person starts to replace the negative with positive, growth periods will occur.

I will coach you on how to get through these growth periods at each Reiki session with energy techniques that you can practice daily. It takes a life time to be where you are at today, so it will take some time to undo the damage and instill positive programming. Sessions last an hour and are $60. Mention this article and receive a discounted 6 session punch card for $300. That is a $60 savings! I am also doing 2 free Reiki sessions per week.

Reiki is energy work that is preformed with the clothing on while lying on a massage table. I do not touch clients, but work closely over their body with my hands. All Reiki practitioners develop their own style and some are more effective than others. During my Reiki sessions, I will guide you through a grounding exercise, cleanse, clear and balance your chakras and energetic field, pull out unhealthy cords, move and clear out old and/or stuck energy. After, we will debrief and guidance will be provided on how to replace old world views with new beliefs that are individual based and more beneficial for a healthier lifestyle in the physical, emotional, mental and spirit realm all while freeing your mind!

Shelly Maguire is a Reiki Master, Crystal Reiki Master and Animal Reiki Master. She is an AFPA board certified holistic health coach with a specialty in cleanse and detox. She also integrates holistic life coaching into all of her services. She was a nationally licensed paramedic and worked for Taos County Ambulance for seven years. She was a midwifery apprentice at Northern New Mexico Midwifery Center and was an ER/LDRP Tech at Holy Cross Hospital for two years. She studied Native American uses of herbs while living on an herb farm cultivating herbs and making herbal medicines. She holds an associate degree in Emergency Management from Eastern New Mexico University.

Her office is in Frisco at 101 West Main Street, suite 206B in the Westmain Professional Building. Visit her website at or call 970-409-0481 to schedule an appointment today.