Copyright © 2003 James Deacon
[Modified Aug 29. 2006]
Seiheki Chiryo Ho 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 similar to Nentatsu 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 Seiheki is that the latter
technique involves use of the shirushi (Reiki symbols).
with most Reiki techniques, there are several slightly different
versions currently being taught.
A 'Japanese' version:
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: "Seiheki Chiryo begin", or "
I start Seiheki Chiryo now"
the CKR on the client's occipital ridge (the protrusion where
the skull meets the spine) and cover it with your dominant hand,
letting Reiki flow.
When you intuit it is time to move on to the next stage, draw
the SHK at the same point and then also draw the CKR again.
more, cover it with your dominant hand, but this time also 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).
Continue this silent repetition for a few moments until you intuit
it is time to desist.
by performing gassho once more.
effects of Seiheki Chiryo are cumulative in nature, and a series
of treatments at frequent intervals is usually advised.
In some versions of Seiheki Chiryo Ho, after drawing the first
CKR, the practitioner places their hands on both the occipital
ridge and the hairline, then, after drawing the SHK and second
CKR, they place both hands one over the other hand on the occipital
While Takata-sensei did not use the term Seiheki Chiryo
Ho, she did of course teach the practice - often
referring to it as the "Habit Treatment".
version she learned from Hayashi-sensei was different in several
ways to that described above.
For example, it involved writing the SHK first - on the centre
of the head (rather than occipital ridge), followed by CKR
- which was only used once during the process. (Of CKR
she said: "Because it is a very powerful symbol, we do not
use it many times.")
taught that you must make positive suggestions concerning the
habit the individual wishes to change - your statements should
help to inspire and convince them to change or get better. And,
beyond the treatment session itself, if the client makes any reference
to issues they are seeking to resolve, you should take such opportunities
to reinforce the suggestions and be supportive of their desire
to improve their situation.
stated that the Habit Treatment should be given for fifteen minutes
each day until the person is well.
That they will begin to notice a change by about the third day