Inner Peace and Calm — DIana Edwards

Our ability to achieve the good life depends on our efficacy in coping with stress, misfortunes and negative emotions.

Paul Wong, The Human Quest for Meaning

The personal story

At the age of 21, I suffered a nervous breakdown. It was the most defining experience of my life. Even though it was hugely traumatic, I’m grateful that it completely changed the trajectory of my life.

Leading up to the breakdown was a deep depression that had left me unable to work; unable to socialise; involuntarily unable to keep food down so that I was losing weight from an already slim body; with a face full of acne that had had me in tears of self loathing when I looked in the mirror, and unable to leave the house.

As the weeks went on it had gotten harder and harder to live with myself. The mental and emotional anguish at the time was getting too much to bear, until eventually I felt like I had snapped and broken inside.

I had no idea what was happening to me, let alone how to get better.

Through a recommendation I went to see a naturopath. She helped to sort me out physically. For the mental and emotional stuff, the naturopath sent me to a hypnotherapist, who opened my eyes to the world of spirituality.

Spirituality very quickly became the foundation of my life. Along the way I discovered positive psychology (which is the scientific study of happiness). I’ve gone on to learn about it with equally great passion as the spiritual stuff. Living a spiritual life, as well as having an appreciation for the scientific learning speaks to my grounded approach of combining the head and the heart.

As I continued to learn more about myself I began to recognise my strengths and abilities, and realised that I was supposed to share them with others.

I absolutely love what I do. It’s so much a part of who I am that I can’t not do it. It’s a great honour and privilege for me to have people share things they don’t talk about with anyone else, and to then be able to assist them to clear the emotional pain and fill their heart with strength so they can move forward in their lives.

Reiki training

I’m a 7th Level Reiki Practitioner of the Original 7 Level System of Reiki. This means I’ve completed 7 levels of reiki. Each time a person completes a level of reiki, the amount of reiki energy that’s available to the practitioner is increased.

For example, I was taught that at Level 3 Reiki the amount of energy circulating is 200,000 CPM (cycles per second). At Level 7 Reiki it’s 1,000,000 CPM. All this means is that the amount of reiki energy available to be channelled for what you require is far greater.

Because the Original 7 Level System of Reiki is less common, and because I’ve completed all 7 Levels, this explains why clients have said that reiki with me feels different. It’s also the reason why the sessions are so powerful and effective.

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• 7th Level Reiki Practitioner
  — with the Original Seven Level System of Reiki

Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing
  — with the Langley Group Institute

Executive Certificate in Positive Psychology Coaching
  — conducted by UTS Business School and Dr Tim Sharp