I’m stepping up to defeat mental illness!
The CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health challenge is a Canada-wide challenge to inspire hope for Canadians living with mental illness.
I took the #OneBraveNight challenge because I want to inspire hope for people living with mental illness now – and to defeat mental illness. By making a donation to my One Brave Night, you are helping CAMH improve access to care, conduct research to find better treatments, and build more spaces for healing.
This is our chance to step up! Please donate generously and help me reach my fundraising goal!
This year I'll be back at TRSM offering complimentary Reiki sessions to the TRSM Cares team in support of One Brave Night.
I found Reiki at a time in my life when I was desperate. At times I felt like I was at my wits end - I just wanted to FEEL BETTER. After several years of the "traditional" tools I had been accessing (psychologists, talk therapy, medication etc.), I felt there was "more stuff" that I wasn't getting to. To recognize the root of why I felt the way I did. I can say without a doubt Reiki has helped me do just that. Now, I look at past trauma I've experienced as treasures I still have yet to uncover.
Reiki has LITERALLY changed my life in so many ways. It first started out by clearing my mind from the repeating, spiraling thoughts. Every time I went back for a session, I started to realize I could control my emotions, feelings and mental state by learning to maintain the peace, solitude and love I felt. The more I went, the more I felt like I could handle my life and my future in a way I wasn't able to previously.
I got certified when I realized I could give myself treatments. Soon I was giving sessions away to family and friends and as the requests tumbled in, I decided to obtain my teacher certification so I could share this gift with others.
No matter how you come to Reiki is besides the point. It changed my life and I believe it can change yours, if you're willing. The point is HOWEVER you are able to access your own wellbeing is up to YOU.