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Self-doubt happens to all of us.  At some point, you have heard that little voice in your head say,  “what if I mess this up?  What will people think?  You are going to make a fool of yourself! you are not skilled enough, smart enough, good enough, experienced enough”.  This chips away at your confidence and makes you doubt yourself further.

Reiki helps you to slow down, rest, relax, breathe, and connect to your inner self.  Once you feel that connection to yourself, you will feel calmer, your thoughts will have more clarity and freedom, and self-doubt and negative energy will begin to slip away and your self-confidence will begin to improve.

In my experience, the best antidote to my own worries and concerns is to focus on helping someone and gifting them with a beautiful and nurturing Reiki session, as the saying goes ‘practice makes perfect.

Practice on yourself as much as you can. As a healer, it is important to heal yourself first and foremost. It’s like getting in a boat and putting on your own life jacket before you help others.  You cannot heal someone if you are not actively healing yourself.   The more you practice on yourself, the more your confidence will build and you can begin practicing on others.

Practice and affirmations work well together.   Believe in yourself that you are an amazing healer. That you are confident and are doing the work you were meant to do. Tell yourself this every day.

If you are struggling with self-confidence (and have been attuned to the advanced level of Reiki)  the best advice I can give you is to join my membership group – this is exactly why I created it to help support you as you first begin working with Reiki. It will gift you with practice in a safe environment with other students encouraging you to build your confidence as well as continue your learning journey.

If you are new to Reiki, remember it is just the beginning for you – so be patient like with anything that you have just learned, a little bit of time, patience, and practice will build your confidence.

Upcoming events

Did you know that learning Intuitive Reiki online or in-person offers you a great opportunity to meet and connect with like-minded people who are interested in spirituality and in self-awareness? We have a number of events/workshops coming up that you might like to take part in.



Lisa Brandis is the Founder and Director of Intuitive Reiki International and is Australia’s first Intuitive Reiki Master and Teacher. She is highly sought after for her practical spiritual teachings and transformative energy healings.

Lisa holds the vision to inspire, educate and empower others to make a difference in the world using their intuition and the practice of Reiki.  Read more…