Happenings Logo

Stories of Rei-ki Healing from our Graduates

The essence of Rei-ki is pure, unconditional love

Recovery From R.S.I.


Debbie Sunshine, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Back in 1998 I attended what was purported to be a ‘rei-ki’ course which, although it extended over two days, involved only one energy transference with the teacher, very little information and no apparent effect on the agonising R.S.I (repetitive strain injury) which affected my every waking moment.

Since 1994, doctors had prescribed ‘wonder drugs’, pain killers, opiates, anti-depressants and I had five nerve block injections. On the left side there was ‘permanent’ nerve damage. I had a continuous burning sensation in my wrist, elbow and left hand, which ultimately lost feeling in the middle finger, and eventually my right arm and both shoulders and neck were affected. A consultant specialist observed that it was one of the worst reported cases resulting from excessive keyboard work within the public service. I had attended a two week pain management program, so I could ‘learn to live with the condition for the rest of my life’. By 2001 I had left my work in the public service with compensation and was existing on a disability pension.

In early 2002 I was prompted to resume looking for alternatives, and was drawn to the Yellow Pages telephone listing for the Rei-ki Training Academy. I spoke at length to the Canberra co-ordinator, Sue Lake-Harris, who gave me confidence to attend Keven Duff’s Rei-ki Seminar. In contrast with my former rei-ki experience, I felt an intense energy sensation down my left arm and hand on the first night of the seminar, and after the second energy transfer, I had a tingling feeling in my numb middle finger and the healing crisis now included an acute headache and nausea. Keven reassured me during the class that a healing was taking place. Driving home after the four energy transfers, at the end of the third day of the rei-ki I seminar, I realised the ‘weird’ sensation in my left hand was the return of feeling to the finger that had been numb for seven years. And there was no pain!

I am working full time after years of being unable to do so, and I feel like a normal person again. I am looking forward to taking rei-ki II in October and seeing those two ‘earth angels’, Keven and Sue.

This article originally appeared in Rei-ki Happenings 20

Reiki Happenings NewsletterRei-ki Happenings

Click on our other newsletters for more varied graduate experiences:

Rei-ki Happenings 29

Rei-ki Happenings 28

Rei-ki Happenings 27

Rei-ki Happenings 26

Rei-ki Happenings 25

Rei-ki Happenings 24

Rei-ki Happenings 23

Rei-ki Happenings 22

Rei-ki Happenings 21

Rei-ki Happenings 20

Rei-ki Happenings 19

Rei-ki Happenings 18

More Rei-ki Happenings will be added as they are converted from the previous website and other archives