Hello, my name is Bruno Treves and I am a Reiki Level 2 practitioner. I have been practicing Reiki for the past four years with plenty of success helping clients reduce their pain, relieve their stress, and improve their overall health. A month ago I moved to Boulder Colorado and I am now opening my Reiki healing practice in town. I am also a certified massage therapist, holistic health coach, Foundation Training instructor and medical qigong practitioner with over 2,000 hours of training. To schedule a Reiki healing session you can contact me via phone or email.
Receiving My First Reiki Healing Attunement
I began to study and practice Reiki at the beginning of 2012. I received my first Reiki Attunement for Level I around the same time that I was finishing my second 200 hour yoga teacher training. By then, I was already teaching yoga and also Foundation Training. I was immersed in the healing world and I was looking for more ways of helping people feel better.
I remember spending a lot of time searching for the best Reiki Master in town. I wanted to make sure that I was going to get real Reiki education. After researching over a dozen teachers I decided to meet with Debra Gangale, a Reiki Master and homeopath living in Santa Monica, California. I am certain that getting my first Reiki attunement from her was the right choice.
Her prices were much higher than other practitioners, which to me was a good sign. However, the main benefit that stood out was that her Level 1 attunement was performed through a one-on-one class that lasted three weeks. This provided so much more personal instruction than the common group attunements that are offered through a one day workshop. At best, most of the Reiki Level 1 attunements that I have seen are done in a single day and last a handful of hours. This is way off in comparison to the yearlong trainings that are traditionally held in Japan.
Debra Gangale’s training was clearly different and I know that I received exactly what I needed to begin my Reiki healing practice. One thing I will never forget from my training with her is how full the air felt every time I visited her studio. It felt like the whole space was densely packed with subtle energy. Sometimes the feeling would be so intense that I would get the feeling that the three dimensional space was folding into two, as if everything in the room was merging into oneness. I could also notice how my senses and awareness would sharpen, and I felt much more awake than usual, in a state of constant attention.
Becoming a Reiki Level 1 Practitioner
Following my training I began to practice Reiki, first on myself and then on other people. The first thing I noticed was that my hands would heat up every time I would do my invocations. I could feel them vibrate as I placed them over the body. According to my teacher, this was the Reiki energy flowing through me and into my hands.
All subtle sensation that I felt during my Reiki sessions where soothing comforting. They allowed me to relax and tune into the sensations of the present moment. I understood that practicing Reiki is very similar to practicing meditation. It helps clear the mind and bring it to a point of quiet stillness.
After six months of practicing Reiki on myself I began to offer free Reiki sessions to my friends and family members. It was fun and interesting to notice how my hands would heat up as I placed them over their bodies, they too could feel it. As I practiced Reiki with others I would feel the same comfort and relaxation that I felt when I practiced on myself. Sometime it would feel as if I was actually practicing on myself.
One of the most impressive experiences I had was with a friend of mine who has been practicing meditation for many years. I had gone to his house to visit him and while we were there we decided to spend some time on silence. He sat in the floor to meditate and I laid next to me and began to do Reiki on myself. We probably spent an hour in silence. When we began to speak again he shared his experience with me. He said he had never b