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Sue Sturtevant
475 West Main Street
Fort Kent, Maine  
04743
207-834-3108
[email protected]

Live Well United
15 North Street
Presque Isle, Maine
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Complementary Therapies

 Welcome to the Complementary Therapies Page

 

Reiki for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support
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ringing Peace and Balance to Body, Mind and Spirit

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There has been a tremendous rise in the development of Alzheimer’s and Dementia within our society.  Millions are affected and statistics show that every 68 seconds a person is receiving the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.  Reiki therapy has been shown to be effective in releasing stress and anxiety in the person living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.  Furthermore, family caregiver’s are at an all time rate of constant burnout, with very little outside help and assistance so they may be able to restore and rejuvenate themselves to be able to effectively care for their loved ones and patients.  Being in a constant state of overload and depletion increase the fatigue level which may lead to burnout.

   Benefits for Someone Living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia

 

 

Take someone with Alzheimer’s for an example.  On the outside, it may appear that they are stuck in a certain stage or progressively declining.  By looking at the whole person, that is body, mind and spirit, I am able to communicate with that person on a higher level than just the physical vessel.  This allows me to help release mental and emotional blockages, clear out some of the stagnant energy, and remove some of the clutter from their energy field.  As a result, the individual often has more clarity about their environment and many times can focus when someone speaks to them with better eye contact, more of an ability to engage in activities, and may appear to reverse or lesson some of their symptoms following a Reiki session.

 

 

At the very least the individual may be able to have a better or at least a more peaceful quality of life while they are here.  Remembering that each situation is different and unique, they will receive ultimately receive exactly what healing they personally require at the time of their session.  It is also important to remember that the energy given at the time of their sessions is never wasted or lost, but can assist them to maintain a better quality of life in conjunction with their traditional course of treatment or to gently ease their passing when it is their time.  The more consistent an individual receives the benefits of regular Reiki sessions the more uplifted they can become.

 

                                                                     How Reiki Works

 

Reiki can be given in person or from a distance.  It is often beneficial for someone living with Alzheimer’s or dementia to receive their session from a distance while they are napping in the morning, afternoon or after they have gone to bed for the evening.  While many in their earlier stages enjoy and welcome the direct communication and hands on approach that an in-person session involves (although I only need to place my hands a few inches above the body for those who do not wish or like to be touched), for those in their later stages, while they are sleeping there is less chance of distraction and being in a relaxed state can further support them to open more fully to receiving and integrating the energies on a much deeper level.

 

 

As an experienced Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher I have experienced and witnessed the tremendous value and benefit that come from receiving Reiki sessions at a pace which serves the highest good of each individual.  As you begin to notice the lightness and sparkle in their eyes begin to return, and the quality in their day to day life begin to improve (individual results will vary).  You will know that they are being lovingly supported in the flow of divine love and light.  Whether in the comfort of your own home or in a long-term care facility, they will be receiving exactly what is in the highest intention and benefit for them in body, mind and spirit.

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My Experience as a Caregiver

 

From 18 years of age I began working in the nursing profession in the cancer and medical wards caring for and assisting many throughout their process of treatment.  I began to search for complementary and alternative approaches to healing which started me on an amazing journey of self-discovery and healing.


In 2004, my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and early stages of dementia.  I am now currently caring for her in my home and have been since the fall of 2011.  I can honestly say that if it were not for my own resources in energetic therapy and support from friends and family, I am certain my mom’s quality of life would have been greatly diminished and I would have suffered burnout a long time ago!  Most family caregivers do not have the training to provide for the specialized care necessary for their loved ones.  Although I was trained and worked in hospital and nursing home settings for many years, I had not performed this work for decades until my mother could no longer care for herself.  So the benefits of combined traditional medicine in conjunction with Reiki Therapies have been a blessing to both myself and my mom and for many who are able to receive this gift.

 

 

Each person is unique and different.  But we all have an energy field that correlates to our own body, mind and spirit system.  It is not separate, but is a magnificent part of us.  When one receives the gifts of a Reiki session, it can calm and nourish the entire system, removing energetic blockages, reducing pain, depression, anxiety and stress.  It has most frequently been reported that the person feels uplifted and ready to keep moving on in their life, whether you are someone who is living with Alzheimer’s or providing care to a loved one as their caregiver.

 

 

I and many others have witnessed tremendous success in the calming and relaxing effect that Reiki has had on many each with varying degrees and stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia.  Science has done extensive research in the field of energy.  They have proven that everything is made up of energy, and that energy can never be destroyed.  A table, a chair, a body, all seemingly solid but just vibrating at a different rate of frequency.  Scientific validation of the significant changes in the human energy field before a person receiving an energetic session as compared to after receiving has been instrumental in helping bring greater awareness of this ancient Japanese healing modality into the mainstream and western medicine, along with other related energetic therapies.

 

   How Affordable are Reiki Sessions and How Do I Schedule an Appointment?

 

When you or someone you love is ready to schedule a session or if you have any questions or concerns, you are most welcome to call or e-mail me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  A 15-20 minute consultation over the phone is Free of charge, and if I am not available at the time of your call, please leave your name and number and a brief message telling me of your request, and I will respond promptly usually within 24 hours or sooner.

 

 

I invite you to read more about Reiki by clicking on this link: 

 

 

All Reiki sessions at a distance typically last 45-60 minutes.  I record notes from the session and will report the session back to you or the family caregiver or guardian (as appropriate) so they are aware of the progress and benefits received from the therapy or  also have anything to add  that would be in the highest interest of the person receiving.  This will be done either by e-mail or by phone as agreed upon during the initial consultation.

Major Credit and Debit Cards are accepted and your receipt is e-mailed back to you right after processing.
The cost per session is only $60 and is payable at the time the session is scheduled.

 

 

Alzheimer's Primer

The Alzheimer’s Primer was designed to be a snapshot of important information for healthcare providers, legal professionals, families, and anyone else who encounter’s Alzheimer’s.  It is intended to take the mystery out of the largest healthcare problem in the world today, Alzheimer’s.  It was especially written to help people whose loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, who have a relative living with Alzheimer’s, or who just want some basic information about it.  For more information or to purchase the Alzheimer Primer AlzheimersPrimer.com or visit www.remembering4you.com/

 

 

 

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