About Joanne Sumner: Winchester Reiki Training Courses

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Reiki and Me

I started my career working in biomedical research ethics – first at a university, then within the NHS and then at a research charity. I loved it for the most part, but it was intense and political and by the time I reached 30 I was close to full burnout. I felt so distanced from life as a whole sitting in my ivory tower pouring over policy documents, and I was concerned at the serious health issues I was experiencing due to so much stress.

So I left my job, and started again, looking for a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing and looking to be more creative with my life.

That is when Reiki found me.

I was introduced to a wonderful woman who radiated a completely different level of vitality than I was used to. I didn’t know how we would work together, I just knew I wanted some of what she had and we began to chat. I asked her about her work and her energy levels and she invited me to come and find out for myself at her next Reiki 1 training day.

I was hooked. Reiki felt like a stream of nourishing positive energy bathing every cell of my body – I could feel myself coming back to life and my body and mind starting to heal!

14 years later, Reiki remains a central part of my life. It adds a richness to the texture of life that I am profoundly grateful for – a way to help those in need; a way to empower those ready to become the authors of their own lives. I continue to offer Reiki treatments and love meeting people from all walks of life who want a more natural approach to healing. My passion though is teaching others how to connect to and then work with Reiki on a daily basis to add ‘juice’ and joy to their lives.

We can heal ourselves, as the great Louise Hay said, and Reiki is one of the most enriching tools available to do so. I would love to work with you if you are interested in finding out more.