Blog

Transmuting Darkness into Light

Have you wondered why so many people are behaving irrationally during the Coronavirus pandemic? Do you wonder why some Americans are refusing to wear face masks, denying the existence of a pandemic, threatening to shoot and inflict violence against others, rebelling, acting out, agitated and emotional?

It is caused by fears, worry, uncertainty and insecurity within each of us, and people react to these negative emotions differently. This fear is coupled with the uncertainty of presidential leadership and the government’s mishandling of the pandemic causing severe distress for many Americans. Some people deny feeling fear and pretend everything is okay. Some become hyper-vigilant by threatening to shoot and injure others who violate their space. Some react by rebelling and acting out towards others around them. Some feel depressed, agitated, and overly emotional. Some are hording hand sanitizers and toilet paper. At the core of these behaviors is the feeling of fear within each of us.

Fear drives the sympathetic nervous system resulting in a fight or flight response.  The amygdala, the brain’s emotional center, is activated, and we go into automatic fight or flight response. During this reaction, the prefrontal cortex, which governs rational thought, decision making, and moderating social behaviors, is impaired.  When we are in prolonged stress, the sympathetic nervous system increases cortisol stress hormones, adrenaline, and excessive blood to the muscles for us to fight or flee.

Prolonged fight or flight reacting within the body causes insomnia, disrupted sleep, fatigue, malaise, forgetfulness, lethargy, apathy, agitation, depression, anxiety, and impaired rational thinking, since the flight or flight response only is intended for short durations.  This is where we are now in the United States with resulting chaos and increased Coronavirus infection rates and deaths.

I encourage you to change or transmute this inner darkness into light, which requires compassion toward yourself and others. The first step is to be mindful and aware of your fears and internal dialogue. What thoughts or words arise within your mind? Observe these fear related thoughts without judging it or reacting to it. The second step is to understand that everyone feels fear, and have compassion for yourself and others experiencing this fear. This fear will pass as with all emotions.

Try using Reiki therapy, breathwork, spiritual counseling, meditation, yoga practice, chi gong practice, acupuncture, and/or other forms of energy work to help with managing this fear.  Spend time in nature known as “Forest Bathing” and a regular exercise regime also can provide relief during this pandemic. When you transmute your inner darkness into light, you will transmute darkness into light for our country and world.

Please contact Brooke Chang Certified Reiki Master to find out more about how Reiki Therapy and Spiritual Counseling can help you at (951) 821-0825, brookechangreiki@outlook.com, or Contact Form. Please see Available Services at Brooke Chang Reiki Therapy. (Copyright 2020 Wan Brooke Chang with All Rights Served)

Reiki Share for Coping with the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Crisis!

Topic: Reiki Share for Coping with the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Crisis!
Date & Time: Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 6:00 – 7:00 (PDT), 7:00 – 8:00 (MDT), 8:00 – 9:00 (CDT), or 9:00 – 10:00 (EDT)
Online: Please provide your email address for Google Meet invitation at: Contact Form

Tired of the Coronavirus/Covid-19 crisis? Are you feeling lethargic, fatigue, and malaise? Has staying home, unemployment, or caring for your children around the clock taken a toll? Join Brooke Chang, certified Reiki Master for Reiki Distant Healing, Spiritual Counseling, and Crystal Healing Therapy. Voluntary donations in any amount are appreciated and $10 is recommended. Your donations will go to organizations fighting the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. We accept Paypal, Google Pay, Zelle, and Square Cash App for your donations.

This Reiki Share is intended to support like-minded people for individual healing, community healing, and global healing. Reiki therapy helps with insomnia, agitation, anxiety, depression, and feeling more peaceful and calm. We ask that all discussions during Reiki Share to be kept confidential. Please do not share identities of participants or personal details from our discussions.

What is Reiki Therapy? Reiki therapy is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing of the body, emotions, mind and spirit. Reiki is a natural, safe, and gentle “complementary” therapy that activates the parasympathetic nervous system to heal body, mind, and spirit.  Reiki therapy works directly to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system by creating a sense of calm and relaxation within your body. Reiki therapy is used in many US Hospitals. Please see “Reiki in the Clinical Setting?

Reiki therapy also can be administered at a distance called Reiki Distant Healing. Please see “The Science Behind Reiki Distant Healing.” Reiki treatments are beneficial for most pain and illnesses, and the management of chronic health conditions. Reiki therapy also works effectively in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

Brooke Chang has been a certified Reiki Master since 2016, and was trained at the International Center for Reiki Training.  She has been practicing Reiki therapy, spiritual counseling, and Crystal Healing Therapy since 2012.  Brooke is a certified Oncology (cancer) Reiki practitioner, who provides Reiki treatments at the Comprehensive Cancer Center, Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA.  She also provides Reiki therapy to your beloved animal companions. Hope to see you at the Reiki Share!

Please contact Brooke Chang Certified Reiki Master for questions about this Reiki Share event at (951) 821-0825, brookechangreiki@outlook.com, or Contact Form. Please see Available Services at Brooke Chang Reiki Therapy. (Copyright 2020 Wan Brooke Chang with All Rights Served)

Check out our Calendar of Events!

Coronavirus Pandemic Survival Guide

Article by Reiki Master Brooke Chang

Are you currently experiencing or exhibiting anxiety, depression, panic attacks, or insomia? Are you having difficulty focusing, getting motivated, feeling joy, or frequently feel agitated? These may be symptoms caused by the Coronavirus pandemic due to social isolating, physical isolation, uncertainty resulting from unemployment, lack of financial resources, lack of healthcare coverage, possible food shortage, and working from home while caring for your children. 33% of Americans have reported experiencing high psychological distress during the pandemic, and these symptoms may continue one year or more beyond the conclusion of this pandemic. This article is a brief guide explaining how to cope with the Coronavirus pandemic.

The fear, uncertainty, and distress we experience during this pandemic cause physical responses within our autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system is the part of the nervous system that controls and regulates our internal organs without any conscious recognition or effort. The autonomic nervous system comprises two opposing sets of nerves, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic nervous system connects the internal organs to the brain by spinal nerves. When stimulated, these nerves prepare us for stress by increasing the heart rate, increasing blood flow to the muscles, and releasing stress hormones. We know this as the “fight of flight” response. The nerve fibers of the parasympathetic nervous system are the cranial nerves. When stimulated, these nerves increase digestive secretions and reduce the heartbeat providing a sense of calm and relaxation. These two opposing sets of nerves are constantly working in balance within our body. However, when we are in chronic or prolonged stress such as the Coronavirus pandemic, we become overwhelmed by the sympathetic nervous system responses.

Reiki therapy works directly to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system by creating a sense of calm and relaxation within your body. Reiki therapy can be administered at a distance called Reiki Distant Healing. You remain lying down or sitting in the comfort for your home while certified Reiki Master Brooke Chang administers Reiki therapy to your body, while you listen to calming and relaxing music via videoconference. Please see “What to Expect During Reiki Distant Healing?” Reiki therapy treatments can help with insomia, agitation, anxiety, depression, and feeling more peaceful and calm.

Reiki therapy can be combined with other coping skills during this pandemic: 1) Practice deep breathing exercises to provide immediate relief from anxiety, panic attacks, and agitation. 2) Keep a regular sleeping, eating and waking schedule each day. 3) Keep a daily routine by scheduling something each day, such as gardening, creating/making something, an old or new project, spending time in nature, exercising, music, art, crafts, etc. 4) Shift your focus to helping others, such as a support group, regular videoconferences with family and friends, donate to a charity, volunteer your time, etc.

Reiki therapy along with these coping skills can significantly reduce your anxiety, depression, insomia, and agitation during the Coronavirus pandemic. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or ideation during this time, please call for support: 1-800-273-8255. If you have been diagnosed with mental illness, please contact your psychological/psychiatric provider for further treatment. Reiki therapy is not a substitute for medical or mental health treatment or medication, but instead is a natural, safe, and gentle “complementary” therapy to these treatments.

Please contact Brooke Chang Certified Reiki Master for a consultation or appointment at (951) 821-0825, brookechangreiki@outlook.com, or Contact Form. Please see Available Services at Brooke Chang Reiki Therapy. (Copyright 2020 Wan Brooke Chang with All Rights Served)

Check out our Deals and Offers!

Follow us on: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Deals and Offers at Brooke Chang Reiki Therapy

Receive 10% off your first treatment – Try in-person Reiki Therapy, Reiki Distant Healing, or Reiki Therapy for your beloved animal companions.

Receive 10% off your next two sessions when you refer a family or friend to Brooke Chang Reiki Therapy, and ask them to identify you as the referral.   

Receive 10% off your next two sessions when you purchase a Gift Certificate for a family or friend.

** The above discounts cannot be combined with other offers or existing discounts.  All deals and offers are subject to change in the future. We accept the following forms of payment:  Paypal, Zelle, Square Cash App, personal checks and cash.

Please see Available Services at Brooke Chang Reiki Therapy.  Please contact Certified Reiki Master Brooke Chang about these deals and special offers or for an appointment at (951) 821-0825, brookechangreiki@outlook.com, or Contact Form

Follow us on: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Announcing the Reopening of Brooke Chang Reiki Therapy in Palm Desert, CA!

Please join Brooke Chang, Jeff Kingfisher, and Mark Accomando for a meet and greet on Zoom as we reopen the Philomusica Center for Music and the Healing Arts! Bring along any questions you might have, or just drop by to say hello!

Topic: Philomusica Center Reopening Meet and Greet
Time: Jun 15, 2020 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/91839723130…

Meeting ID: 918 3972 3130
Password: 2BGvQD

For those not yet in the know, Brooke is a certified Reiki Master, Oncology Reiki practitioner, and Animal Reiki practitioner, who integrates intuitive energy readings, Chakra and Meridian clearing, aromatherapy, and crystal healing into her work; Mark specializes in pranayama breathwork, sound healing, and ministerial counseling; and Jeff offers music-based, guided self-counseling via the Muzoracle, an intuitive tool of his invention, and “Swenakailo,” a personalized, multi-instrument music immersion experience that integrates with the Muzoracle.

As a healing arts center, Philomusica of course takes great care to ensure the wellbeing of her clients. In light of the pandemic at hand, we have several precautions in place. They are:

• Temperature checks on incoming clients, and daily checks on practitioners
• Face coverings required for all; gloves for hands-on work
• HEPA filtration in all studios
• All surfaces and equipment sanitized between clients
• Practitioners and clients only; no guests
• Social distancing whenever possible
• An eyes-open approach to all activity, with the health and safety of all foremost in mind.

Looking forward to meeting you on Zoom this coming Monday, and on seeing you soon at Brooke Chang Reiki Therapy!

Please contact Brooke Chang Certified Reiki Master for a consultation or appointment at (951) 821-0825, brookechangreiki@outlook.com, or Contact Form. Please see Available Services at Brooke Chang Reiki Therapy.

Deals and Offers!

Follow us on: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!