Rest, Restore and Rejuvenate Your Soul with Reiki | Bridget Hooper

Fall 2020 | Rest


As I lay down to rest, I put my hands into prayer and I give thanks for my day - thankful for the people I have met, and  grateful for what I have. I then place my hands on my heart and invite in the Reiki energy into my body and  I say the Reiki principles:

Just for today do not anger

Just for today do not worry

Just for today be humble

Just for today be honest in your work

Just for today be compassionate to yourself and others

Bridget, Soul Circus' resident Reiki practitioner

Reiki: The secret art of inviting happiness. The miraculous medicine of all diseases

As I say these words a smile crosses my lips, a warm glow fills my heart, and I relax knowing that I am blessed to have Reiki in my life and grateful for the universal energy that is running through my body, it warms my heart and leads to feelings of gratitude which is how I fall asleep. These words help me to clear my mind of distractions or worry and  give me a confidence that everything is going to be ok, and so aids a restful nights sleep.

I know I am blessed to receive a restful sleep, but it has taken work.  I  have a daily Reiki practice, which enables me to sleep soundly every single night. It is possible to improve your sleep with the addition of Reiki in your life.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes self healing for the mind, body, and soul. It is delivered by channelling universal energy to the body,  through the laying on of hands.  This life force, prana flows through all of us and is what makes us alive. If one's life force energy is low, then we are more likely to feel sad or ill and if it is high we are likely to be happier and healthier.

Reiki works on all levels of our human consciousness, it is an holistic system. It is an intelligent energy that works for the good of the recipient.

Reiki has the capacity to  change your life, like it has changed mine. Reiki is a blessing, a gift  from the universe and something I believe can improve everyones lives.

I have the confidence to declare this from seeing the changes in many of my clients lives.

You can receive Reiki  by receiving a treatment from a qualified practitioner or by learning the system of Reiki from a Reiki master practitioner.

Some well documented benefits of Reiki are:

  • Promotes harmony and balance
  • Creates deep relaxation and helps the body release stress and tension
  • Assists the body by cleansing itself of toxins and supports the immune system
  • Clears the mind and improves focus as you feel grounded and centred
  • Aids better sleep

A Reiki practitioner can deliver a Reiki treatment in about one hour which will give your body  a boost so that it can start to heal itself on all levels. A treatment feels like a wonderful radiant glow that flows around and through you. It is likely that you will feel heat and will feel the movement of energy throughout your body. I can guarantee you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated even after one session.  Most people naturally go into a meditative state without even trying and everyone is surprised at how different just one hours treatment can make.

This is not a miracle cure by any means, but attending regular sessions with a practitioner can make a startling difference to your emotional health and well being.

Learning the system of Reiki will have the most benefit to you.  This will enable you to boost your own energy levels on a daily basis. This way you can create a daily practice of relaxation and healing, and therefore improve your rest and sleep considerably.

There are three learning degrees  for traditional Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho:

Level I Shoden

Level II Okuden

Level III Shipinden

Learning first degree Reiki takes one day, and is delivered by a Reiki Master Practitioner.

Reiki uses techniques that enables you  to improve your own health and well being. It  is a system and therefore anyone can learn it. Reiki brings us back to our true nature, enabling us to shine our light brightly in the world. In its essence Reiki is a  meditation practice leading to a deep state of relaxation which then creates space for your body to heal itself.

As our world is filled with more and more interference, it get can become difficult to find the  peace and quiet we lust for in our daily lives. Some of us are looking at ways to become superhuman so that we can  achieve everything we need to in a day.  It’s even more important to take some time out, to rest and relax  to maintain optimum energy levels and to achieve the outputs we desire.

Too much “doing” and not enough “being” is exhausting on all levels. Busyness can create weariness. Allowing the soul to rest invites contemplation and reflection.

Reiki is about giving yourself that space, space to  practice self care, space to practice self love, space that will aid in regeneration and rejuvenation of your mind, body, and soul.


Bridget Hooper received her first and second degree Reiki in 1999, and went on to become a Reiki Master Practitioner in 2016. She launched at SoulCircus festival in 2017 and has been delivering Reiki at the festival ever since.

Reiki has changed her life, and she has seen how it has changed so many of her clients lives. Bridget delivers reiki treatments and Reiki training alongside working full time for NHS in Cheltenham. Her passion for  Reiki is contagious. Bridget is delivering the next Shoden training on October 31st in Cheltenham can offer individual treatments or wellbeing packages. You can get in touch with her via her website.