Reiki Student Testimonials
Rochester, NY (Town of Greece)
Master Instructor: Cyndy Paxton, Reiki Master/Teacher
"I has been only one week after my Reiki I & II Training and the Reiki I am giving my family is going great! My older son (age 17) struggles with anxiety and sleeplessness at times. I did some Reiki on him one night before bed and he said he felt great and slept well. A few days ago, I did some Reiki on my younger son (age 15). He was skeptical, but let me do it anyway. He told me while I had my hands by his crown and forehead, he felt a pulling and pushing on his head even though I wasn't touching him.
Thanks again SO much! You are an amazing facilitator. I definitely had a healing while in class and it has made a positive change in my life already. You're REALLY great at what you do!"
B.T., Victor, NY
" I gave my 7 year old daughter a 15 minute Reiki treatment after taking Cyndy's Level I Class. I asked "What was that like for you?" My daughter replied "Mommy it felt like you were God." Well of course I am not God, but this was her interpretation of the energy flowing through her body. For the next few days my daughter completed all of her chores and daily activities without me asking, her spirits and energy were high and delightful. What a great experience Reiki was for the both of us. Reiki has helped me to sleep better at night giving me more energy throughout the day. The Reiki energy is also a gift in which I can use to bring healing, light, and positive energy into the lives of my loved ones and my clients. I am looking forward to my upcoming Level II Class."
"Cyndy is clearly passionate about her work and practice. Classes where well organized and included plenty of hands-on training. I felt so full of positive energy each day and for days afterward."
"I came to the Center to learn Reiki. In the process I became a practitioner, but also adopted some valuable life skills. Your genuine love for helping others shows how Reiki can be a tool to achieve personal and professional goals."
"I went to visit a friend to say goodbye. He was on a respirator and the doctors thought he couldn't fight the infection any longer because the antibiotics were no longer working and there was nothing else that could be done for him. He was terminal. When I got there, I touched his hand and realized he had a high fever. I had just completed my Reiki I & II classes so I performed Reiki without even thinking about it. He was tied to the bed because he had been pulling on the tubes. I could only reach one hand so I held his hand and laid my other hand on top of the same hand. I gave him Reiki for only about 5 minutes because we were interrupted by a family member. His family member and I chatted for a short time but before I left, I realized his fever broke. He also woke up before I left and was more alert than he had been when his family had visited during the past week.
I went to visit him 4 or 5 days later and his room was empty. After asking around, I was told he had unexpectedly recovered and been moved to another floor. When I got there, I was told they were planning his discharge. It was the Reiki that helped! He recovered after that and is still alive!"
A year and a half ago I chose to follow the path of a Reiki Level II Practitioner. To welcome Reiki into my life was all-encompassing; it was natural to integrate Reiki into my professional role as a Social Worker, especially when supporting a patient and family through the dying process. Since I have begun sharing Reiki throughout my role in the hospital, I have noticed a lower level of fear and anxiety, and a greater level of calm, in many of my patients and their families. In particular, when supporting patients and families at end-of-life, I have noticed a wonderful sense of increased peacefulness, healing, and acceptance. The dying process seems to be less of a struggle, their loved ones more often share that they feel accepting and at peace, and the ICU care team seems to be more comfortable with the shift in their role from aggressive treatment to comfort measures and support. To be present at the end of someone’s life is a gift; I am continually humbled by the opportunity to share the healing and peace of Reiki with patients and families in those final moments together."
Shortly afterward, Cyndy was giving Reiki demos at a scrapbooking event so I decided to check it out. Even with a large room full of chatting women, I felt very calm and relaxed. Afterward, Cyndy and I spoke at length about Reiki. My husband suffers from Fibromyalgia in addition to unbearable pain from a career ending back injury. If there was a way I could help him by relieving some of the pain, I was all for it. When she told me more about the treatments and said anyone can learn it, I listened intently. When she told me I could use it with my 4 cats, I was sold!
At the time, my job was causing stress-related headaches and I was constantly exhausted. I knew I needed to make changes to relieve stress in my life and I wanted to get back to enjoying my life more. Changing jobs was out of the question and I needed to find a way to handle the stress, not run away from it. My husband and I each went for treatments with Cyndy and for the next few days we experienced unbelievable relaxation and increased energy. I knew right then I needed to become a Reiki Practitioner.
That was almost a year ago. Since then I have completed my Reiki I, II and Advanced Reiki training. Besides helping my husband, my cats, and a friend here and there, I have greatly improved my own well being. I am calmer and more focused. I have more energy than if I did an exercise program and the energy lasts throughout the day. When faced with a stressful situation, I am able to handle it with serenity instead of the quick emotional reaction I use to have. Each day I do a morning Reiki meditations and often one or more of my cats joins me. My 16-year old cat, who suffers from a life-long heart condition, is my usual partner. She knows the word “Reiki” and is an eager participant. She often “tells” me where she wants the treatment by moving into my hands. It was a special moment when she just sat still and laid her head in my hand, totally relaxed with Reiki.
Cyndy is an excellent Reiki Master with her gentle voice and sense of humor. You can tell she totally enjoys helping others. She is constantly expanding her own training and is eager to share it with her students. I am looking forward to my upcoming Master Reiki training with her with excitement and anticipation. Thank you, Cyndy, for helping me on my light working journey."
"I originally wanted to learn Reiki because my oldest daughter, who is now 19, has suffered from Fibromyalgia and its many effects since she was 9 years old. I hoped that Reiki could be a way to help her feel better without the use of medicines that weren't working anyway. Reiki has become much more than just that for me.
I decided to take Reiki I & II Training and see what it was all about. Cyndy was a wonderful teacher and I met some wonderful new friends through our class. I began doing Reiki for the family, with some great results. I decided to take the other classes to become a Reiki Master. During one class, I looked out the window and a deer had walked up very close to where we were practicing and then peacefully walked away. Then, during our Master Reiki attunement, a trout in the stream kept swimming by and making its presence known. It was an awesome and touching experience for me. I love nature and this was like a double sign that I was where I needed to be.
I am currently trying to start a small Reiki practice from my home. I have helped my daughter with headaches she had been having and also helped her friend with some post pregnancy issues. (Ones I did not know about until after the session when I told her what I felt as I was giving her Reiki.) She was amazed and said the next day she felt much better.
Last year, on my youngest daughter's 11th birthday, she became a Reiki I Practitioner. She loves animals and loves Reiki so her father and I gave her a surprise birthday gift and took her to see Cyndy. We are so proud of her love of animals and wanting to help them, as well as, help with relieving some of her sister's pain.
Reiki has been a true blessing. My son recently got married and I performed a beautiful Reiki Blessing Ceremony as part of their wedding ceremony. It was a wonderful time and I believe they will truly be blessed.
Thank you Cyndy !!!"
After receiving my Reiki attunements and training, I didn't waste a moment incorporating Reiki into my everyday life. It's as essential to my well-being as food, water and sleep. I began by treating myself daily and started in the following week by giving Reiki to friends and family. I was pleasantly surprised at the overwhelmingly positive response and interest people have expressed toward receiving Reiki. Many of the people I know who've had a passing interest now want to learn more about it, and a few have them have interest in receiving the training themselves.
A few weeks after training, I decided to offer Reiki treatments on a volunteer basis to a local wellness program, and it has been met with great enthusiasm and interest. This too has been a transformative experience for which I am deeply grateful. Each person lying on the table before me has their own unique history, healing needs, energetic vibrations, and I am committed to being an open channel for their healing. It's a humbling experience, and one that has opened me up to deeper levels of love and compassion.
My whole life has begun to change in dramatic ways...the energies have shifted. Wonderful, new experiences and relationships are beginning to flow into my life, and every day this beautiful energy is growing."
"I'm very happy I took this Reiki program. It gave me the tools to help heal others. Now I can help people that are in domestic violence situations and also help survivors of domestic violence. Cyndy is very knowledgeable, great personality, patient, and professional."