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New Singapore survey findings shine light on ways to reduce stress
Singapore, 12th January 2012: With Chinese New Year just around the corner, many families are underway with planning their celebrations to welcome in the Year of The Rabbit. Although enjoyable to many, arranging such events can be challenging and stressful for others. However, help is at hand.
A new Singapore based study of 550 respondents shows that stress can be reduced and happiness increased in some of the simplest of ways. The detailed findings from the survey, conducted by Singapore based The Reiki Centre, have been published in the book ‘Reiki, Pure and Simple’ – written by Reiki Master Elaine Grundy.
According to the book, 80% of people experience less stress after learning and applying Reiki, a Japanese energy therapy. 87% notice more peace after applying Reiki on themselves and 80% are happier. These results are significant in implying that simply using Reiki can have profound effects on peoples’ stress and happiness levels.
Reiki, which was first discovered in Japan in 1922, is a form of natural therapy that claims to balance a person’s energy and can be passed from one person to another through the hands. No particular gift or talent is required to tap into this energy, which can be learnt in a weekend class.
Author Elaine Grundy commented “When I first discovered Reiki I was working in the high stress advertising industry in Hong Kong. After learning Reiki, what was extraordinary was that I noticed positive results while not changing anything about my lifestyle. Following just half an hour of Reiki in the evening, I felt more energetic and effective in the morning. Having more energy in your body, can help you to rejuvenate, improve your immune system and feel a much deeper level of peace, as the survey shows.”
One of the key messages in the book is the important concept of looking to yourself for healing. Instead of looking to the outside world and others for answers, Elaine suggests that it is critical to keep balanced inside. The survey relates many case studies of people overcoming anger, anxiety and depression simply by applying Reiki. According to Elaine, Reiki energy is used by the body to ‘reset’ itself. “Many of us are stuck on a stress response and don’t even realize it. By flicking the switch back to our normal growth response allows us to experience peace and a more healthy way of relating to our environment” explains Elaine, “there is no magic to this, children do it all the time, we’ve just forgotten how.”
With straightforward examples, case studies and data, Reiki, Pure and Simple, which is now on sale at Kinokuniya and other bookstores, offers advice and hope about easily and simply lowering stress and increasing happiness.
The Reiki Centre Singapore offers regular weekend classes that are open to anyone to attend.
Fact Sheet – ‘Reiki, Pure and Simple’
About The Book:
- List Price: S$18.95
- Author: Elaine Grundy
- Publication Date: January 2011
- ISBN: 978-981-08-6587-0
- No. of pages: 130
- Format: Softcover
- Available from bookstores and www.reikicentre.com.sg
About the Author
Elaine Grundy has been teaching Reiki for over 15 years, started her training in Hong Kong and has since been teaching around the world in the UK, Portugal, USA, Malaysia and Singapore. Elaine has trained hundreds of Reiki practitioners whilst keeping her feet firmly planted in the corporate world, having spent over ten years in advertising, market research, training and coaching. For years she has balanced her corporate life with a deep respect and love of spiritual teachings. Elaine, who was born in Hong Kong, is currently based in Singapore where she runs the Reiki Centre in the East Coast. www.reikicentre.com.sg