© 2003 James Deacon
Ho is sometimes referred to as a deprogramming technique. It is
a method for transforming bad habits or inclinations & for
'setting' positive intentions - such as focussing ones energies
towards a specific objective.
The process is almost identical to Seiheiki Chiryo Ho in that
it works by planting a thought, idea, or suggestion into the client's
(or for that matter, your own) subconscious.
The main difference between Nentatsu and Seiheiki is that the
latter technique involves use of the shirushi (Reiki symbols)
and Nentatsu does not.
Close your eyes and 'hara-centre'
yourself: focus your awareness on your seika tanden - an
area deep inside your body mid way between your navel and the
top of your pubic bone.
a few moments, simply 'be' - silently and restfully 'watching
the breath': loosely focussing on the natural rhythms of your
breathing. There is no interference with the natural process -
no seeking to consciously breathe - merely to be aware that you
are breathing effortlessly.
you are ready, perform gassho and make a statement of intent
(much as one does prior to starting hatsureiho) - something
to the effect of: "Nentatsu
or " I start Nentatsu
Cover the client's occipital ridge (the protrusion where the skull
meets the spine) with your dominant hand, letting Reiki flow.
When you intuit it is time to move on to the next stage, leaving
dominant hand where it is, place your non-dominant hand on the
client's forehead (at hairline). *
Reiki flow, and at the same time (silently) repeat an appropriate
suggestion or affirmation. (The nature of the issue to be worked
on/intent to be set - and the precise wording of the suggestions/affirmations
is something which should be decided upon in discussion with the
client prior to treatment. The suggestions/affirmations should
always be worded in a positive sense).
Whatever the nature of the affirmations/suggestions you should
mindfully state them, without judgement, and in an attitude of
love, gratitude and compassion.
Continue this silent repetition for a few moments until you intuit
it is time to desist.
by performing gassho once more.
effects of Nentatsuo Ho are cumulative in nature, and a series
of treatments at frequent intervals is usually advised.
In some versions of Nentatsu Ho, the practitioner starts
with the hands on the occipital ridge and the hairline, then,
after some moments, they remove the hand from the hairline and
place it over the other hand on the occipital ridge.