By Karen Stillman, BSc, BMedSc, MD, FRCSC
Do you have a loved one, either a wife, mother, daughter, sister or friend who has had a less than stellar experience giving birth to one or more of her children? Or has fears about having a child or the delivery of her first pregnancy?
Sacred Childbirth with Reiki (SCBR) is an excellent tool to assist her in releasing some or all of the burden from that experience. As an adjunct to prenatal care, a woman (or couple), works with the SCBR Practitioner to design and manifest the next birth experience that she (they) desires.
Reiki is a Japanese tool that works with your energy. Everything is made up of energy. Reiki is gentle and does no harm. Its potential for good is limitless. Reiki balances the body’s bio-electro-magnetic energy, which means it relaxes the body, thus supporting the health and well-being of your body, mind, and spirit: your whole being! There is no special equipment needed to perform Reiki.
SCBR is more specialized, assisting a woman (or the couple) in releasing the negative feelings surrounding pregnancy and childbirth. These feelings can arise in any woman:
- Who has never had a pregnancy, with preconceived thoughts from hearing negative birth experiences from others.
- With a miscarriage, or any delivery and unwanted birth outcome.
- Even long after the babies, in her golden years. It offers closure to those past events.
Some interesting facts: Julius Caesar was a Roman general, statesman, and writer. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic. The word “section” in Webster’s dictionary is defined as the act of cutting or separating by cutting, specifically an incision in surgery.
Put those two together and you get: Caesarian Section. There are not many words that invoke tremors of fear or feelings of disgust or general strong negative emotions in women more than those two combined. Why is that?
The Canadian Caesarian Section rate is approximately 30 per cent, and carries with it increased harmful outcomes to babies and mothers. Anywhere from five to 10 per cent of babies born at term end up in the NICU. Let’s also note that the Maternal Mortality rate in Canada doubled from 1990 to 2013, from 21 to 42 women who died in or around the time of the birth of their child.
This tool offers your loved one the ability to shift those feelings and move the energy that does not serve them, to an empowering energy – a wonderful energy, manifesting a simple and healthy childbirth. With this energy, she may create a stronger bond with her baby, no matter how young or old that child is currently! It may allow her to form a positive bond with the baby she was never able to hold or cannot currently hold in her arms.
SCBR is designed to complement a woman’s existing prenatal care, not replace it. A couple of sessions may be all that is required.
Imagine how wonderful it could be for your loved one to be fulfilled with the experience of an empowered and peaceful birth – all with the use of a simple tool: Sacred Childbirth with Reiki.
Karen Stillman is a DreamBuilder Coach™ certified by the Life Mastery Institute, and owner of Sacred Spaces Studio. She created Sacred Spaces Studio to offer healing tools that she found more profound than those practiced commonly in modern Western medicine. She is a Reiki Master and Yoga Instructor specializing in techniques that complement her formal medical training. She is based in Ottawa, Ontario.
Connect with Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org