My name is Briggitte Mulholland, Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher, founder of Light of Reiki Wellness Center in Huntington Beach, CA. I live in sunny Southern California in the city of Huntington Beach with my husband, our two daughters, and our dog (Snow).
In case you have never heard of Reiki, Reiki is a Japanese method of using universal healing energy to help the body heal itself. Reiki energy brings about deep relaxation, removes energy blockages, detoxifies the body, and provides a sense of overall well-being. During a Reiki session, the client becomes very relaxed, going into a meditative state which allows their own body to heal itself to reduce anxiety and stress, stimulate the immune system, increase energy, and relieve pain associated with many health conditions. Reiki has many of the same benefits as acupuncture, massage therapy, practicing meditation, yoga or qigong. It is a complementary form of medicine that does not replace conventional medicine.
I discovered Reiki on a trip to Sedona about 4 years ago when my plantar fasciitis was healed during a brief Reiki session. As a tourist, I had gone into a psychic shop and thought I'd go for a psychic reading, just for fun. The shop was offering a 2-for-1 special, a psychic reading with a 15 minute Reiki session. I had been having Plantar Fasciitis (pain in my right foot) for over 5 years and it had been getting worse. It was so bad that I would need a cane to help myself stand up anytime I sat down for more than a few minutes, especially in the evenings. I had no idea what Reiki was that day when I received Reiki for the first time. I thought the man was going to give me a massage. He told me to lie down, relax, and close my eyes. I remember hearing sounds and felt him touch my foot, but soon, it was over. I didn't notice anything different. I got up, thanked him, and went on to get my psychic reading.
I forgot all about the Reiki session until the next evening as I was getting ready to go out to dinner. I had been sitting on the hotel bed for awhile, long enough that I usually would have had trouble standing up and walking, but without thinking, I got up and walked to the bathroom. As l looked into the mirror, I suddenly realized that there was no pain in my right foot. It seemed hard to believe because I had been walking on it quite a bit, having been hiking up Bell Rock during the day. I was a little skeptical that the pain would actually be gone permanently. I thought maybe it was a fluke and I somehow was just having a good day. So I decided to wait and see if the pain would return.
Incredibly, the pain did not return the next day, the next week, or the next month. I was so excited about how well Reiki had worked that I thought, "Wow! I've got to learn more about how to do Reiki for myself!" About 1 month after returning to Huntington Beach, I researched where to learn Reiki and I started taking Reiki training classes. I was so enthusiastic about Reiki that I took all 3 levels of Reiki (Levels 1, 2, and Master Teacher), all within 6 months. Most people take years to complete all three levels. I started practicing on all my friends and family. I practiced on anyone who would let me. One time, while I was waiting for an oil change at the Honda dealership, I gave Reiki to a fellow customer sitting in the waiting area.
I am certified as a Reiki Master-Teacher, having been practicing Reiki for over 5 years, professionally for about 4 years. I have also been trained and certified in Medical Reiki and Oncology Reiki. Medical Reiki helps patients to prepare for surgery, heal during surgery, and recover faster after surgery. Oncology Reiki helps cancer patients going through chemotherapy, radiation, or other cancer treatments to feel less anxiety and pain by putting them into a meditative state so they can help heal themselves. I am part of the Reiki Circle Team at Hoag Hospital's Cancer Centers in Newport Beach and Irvine, CA giving Reiki to cancer patients going through treatment
My business, Light of Reiki Wellness (www.LightofReiki.com) offers Reiki services, classes, and workshops. I see private one-on-one clients in my studio in Huntington Beach. I conduct Reiki training and attunement workshops, Levels 1 through Master Level. I host donation based Community Reiki Clinics, once a month to people needing Reiki who cannot otherwise afford private Reiki sessions.
In the future, I would like to go into surgery with patients to help them heal and have faster recovery times. I would like to teach Reiki to a wider audience, both in person and online. I recently completed training as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I am also a Meditation Guide and Life Coach. I hope to incorporate these services into my Reiki practice as well to help people.
Everyday, as I practice Reiki, I am becoming more sensitive to Reiki energy, becoming more intuitive and empathic. Since I started practicing Reiki 5 years ago, I have noticed profound changes in myself and those around me. Initially, it was the physical healing (the plantar fasciitis) that I received. Then it was the emotional healing of my mind, followed by the spiritual development within my soul. I used to be a stressed out, anxious person, although I was not aware of it myself. My family tells me that I am now a very different person compared to pre-Reiki. Nothing much bothers me now, like it used to. I know this may sound corny, but I have gained deeper insights about my life purpose and I have developed a keener awareness and compassion for my fellow human beings. By practicing Reiki, I feel that I have positively affected those around me, helping them to gain insights and more peace as well. It has helped me become a more balanced and less anxious person and it has helped me heal personal relationships with those I love.
I feel so blessed to have finally found my calling in life. It has been so gratifying to be able to heal myself and help others. If you have never tried Reiki, I encourage you to give Reiki a try. Experience healing for yourselves. I know it will completely change your life as it has changed mine!
Certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher
Certified Kundalini Reiki Master
Certified Medical Reiki Master (™)
Certified Oncology Reiki Practitioner
Certified Animal Reiki Practitioner
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Certified Life Coach and Life Purpose Coach
Certified in Chakra Balancing and Healing Techniques
Certified in Basic Dowsing and Advanced Transcendental Dowsing