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Roundup: Tips & Tools to Inspire

Posted on November 9, 2016

Round up: Tips and Tools to Inspire your Reiki practice


How are you doing?

I don’t know if you’re feeling it, but between the change of the seasons people seem a little more stressed than usual.
I know I’ve also been seeing more clients lately who are dealing with major life changes, especially around career and relationships. (Need a session to help? Book here and let’s figure it out together.)

Here are some tips and tools to inspire you and hopefully give you a soft cushion to feel a little more ease no matter what is going on in your life. (And feel free to share with me what’s inspiring you right now.)


Reflexology self-help gadgets

Karen Ball, a wonderful reflexology teacher, found a new self help gadget (if you know me, you know I’m ALWAYS looking for new gadgets to try and my feet are pretty happy about this).

And here’s a past article I wrote about some more of my favorite reflexology gadgets.

Youtube channels to follow

I recently had a client ask me what Youtube channels I recommend. She loves listening to Youtube for relaxation and inspiration. Here is my channel.

Check out who I subscribe to (in the left sidebar). I especially love Gabrielle Bernstein’s heart-centered talks, Master Sha’s powerful healing, and Doreen Virtue’s love and unicorn sparkle!

And I have a few Youtube videos with self-help reflexology techniques you can do for various issues including PMS, colds/flu, and back pain.

How to maximize your session in under 3 minutes

Pam Herrick is one of the wonderful practitioners I interview in my book, Building a Powerful Practice.

Here’s a great blog post she wrote to share with her clients—and she gave me permission to share it with you! She includes a free journal prompt that you can use after your sessions with me (or any other wellness session). It will help you maximize your session in under 3 minutes. Let me know how it goes.

How to access your inner wisdom

I’ve been following Susannah Conway for the past year, as well as taking some of her fabulous e-courses. Like Susannah, I truly believe the answers we seek can be found within each of us, and that deep down we know what’s best for ourselves. Here’s a good article on how to access your inner wisdom.

Your breath

The one resource you ALWAYS (hopefully!) have with you. Take a couple deep breaths now. Inhale through the nose, exhale through the mouth, letting go of anything you no longer need.



Self-Help Reflexology Techniques You Can Do At Home

Posted on August 11, 2014

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Interested in self-help reflexology techniques to help with everything from digestive issues, to PMS, to allergies, to stress?

Subscribe to my YouTube channel.

I love teaching you easy, yet powerful techniques to support your health (and that take less than a minute to do).

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From the Lisa Oz Show: 5-Minute DIY Reflexology Routine

Posted on April 16, 2014

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I recently did a reflexology segment for the Lisa Oz Show. She’s a big fan of reflexology. The aim of her show is to empower others to live well. I can get on board with that wholeheartedly!

I talked with Lisa about things you can do at home to find balance and achieve wellness, including a 5-minute reflexology routine you can do to alleviate allergies and congestion, PMS and hot flashes, and stress.

I also recommended my favorite reflexology gadgets, and even a few easy reflexology techniques you can use with your kids. Here’s a previous post on DIY reflexology gadgets in case you missed it.

Here’s the clip: watch to find out the unusual reflexology gadget I keep in front of my kitchen sink (a favorite with visitors to my apartment), along with the #1 most powerful point in reflexology (it’s a good one).

Why Discomfort After A Session Is A Good Sign

Posted on February 3, 2014

(& why 3 is the magic number)

Deborah Flanagan Reiki Session

People often feel great after a session. And the immediate effects can last for several days, especially if you consciously support the process.

But discomfort later that day, or over the next few days, can actually be a good thing. I know, I know, we want that instant gratification of feeling good, but sometimes our bodies respond differently.

Discomfort can mean the session is starting to move things in the body, helping it rebalance itself. Occasionally, people will notice an increase in symptoms the next day or so, followed by feeling much better.

What You Might Notice.

You might notice heightened emotions, unusual dreams, change in sleep, or physical symptoms like a headache.

Now I don’t want to give you leading ideas about how you should feel. Everyone processes the changes following a session in different ways, and it varies from session to session, person to person.

Why 3 is the Magic Number

When you’re experiencing a lot after a session (either positive or negative), getting 3 sessions somewhat close together (every week or every other week) can be especially beneficial.

This helps you have a time frame to measure preliminary results from the sessions. And if you’re noticing changes, additional sessions will help continue the process, especially if you’re dealing with a specific issue, or chronic or acute condition.

And as always, I want to hear from you following a session, so I can provide support and feedback if you need it.

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