MIND, BODY & SOUL HEALING

CENS residents get a taster of reiki healing from practitioner Suzanne Dempsey

When CENS, and the rest of the world, closed due to the pandemic, we used the time to re-focus and elevate the services CENS provide. We want to end the cycle of homelessness, so as well as helping to find secure accommodation, we have to provide opportunities for residents to build their confidence. And so, part of the lockdown refurbishment included creating a Heath and Wellbeing room where complementary therapists can offer their services to anyone who comes through our doors.

Back to balance

One such generous therapist is reiki practitioner Suzanne Dempsey of Soul Sugar Reiki , whose professional background is also in nursing and health care. It’s this medical experience, plus her warm nature and enthusiasm for the positive results reiki healing can have that make her the perfect fit for CENS.

Reiki is an ancient healing system, and is now widely recognised in many health care fields, such as hospices, as having incredible potential benefits. “It uses energy to bring the body back into balance,” explains Suzanne. “We all have energy centres called chakras and when they’re blocked we get negative emotions and low mood. People don’t always have such a strong experience straight away but they usually report feeling a lot calmer. I want to offer reiki to the residents at CENS because I feel it’s a way to return to self-love. It aligns your body, spirit and mind.

Reiki does not directly cure diseases or illnesses. Instead, it’s used as a way to manage symptoms and improve general well-being. So through my training I work as a channel. Energy goes through me to the person I am treating. What that does is bring the body to the optimum state of balance.”

Personal experience

“When I had my first session in 2016, it had a profound affect on me. I cried for 24 hours and it released a lot of things I had been holding onto. I went back two weeks later and had another intense experience and knew then that it was the path for me.

People don’t always have such a strong experience straight away but they usually report feeling a lot calmer. I want to offer reiki to the residents at CENS because I feel it’s a way to return to self-love. It aligns your body, spirit and mind.”

CENS is so grateful to Suzanne and other local people who offer their services and time for free. If you are interested in volunteering at CENS, please look here.

To find out more about Suzanne, go to www.soulsugarreiki.co.uk or email, suzanne@soulsugarreiki.co.uk