Reiki And Autism

7 tips to relief the high stress, anxiety, sleepless nights, worry, fear, and doubt you experience daily as a loving person in the life of a child on the autism spectrum

Help special needs children develop self-esteem, self confidence, and the social awareness skills they need…

Reiki is a low cost, effective therapy which can help your child deal with the challenges of sleep troubles, relaxation, anxiety, stress, tight muscles,    and in addition, empower your child to be able to self sooth, gain confidence, and self esteem.

Dear parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, and care givers of special needs children.

Thanks  for coming to my website. I know you are busy, have limited time, are stressed, are looking for a solution, want to give your child the best life you can, want to be the best mother, father, grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, and caregiver you can be.

 I know that your child’s anxiety over social interactions, anxiety during changes of the smallest degree are major stressors in your life, as well as his or her difficulty in falling asleep and staying asleep. I know also that for some of you the biggest challenge in being a parent with a child with autism is being alone. In my extensive research and interviewing parents of children on the spectrum in writing my latest book, Live Autism with Soaring Spirits; Reiki Healing for the Entire Family, the common cry was, “I feel so alone…like I’m in a different time zone than others.”

And I know Reiki can help calm the fear of these overly-anxious little beings. It is not uncommon for autistic children to begin to sleep after the first session.  Reiki is safe, natural, and can be done without even touching your child if he or she is extremely touch sensitive, stranger-shy, or hyperactive.

I want to share with you three significant quotes:

(1) “The next big frontier in medicine is energy medicine.”

Mehmet Oz, M.D. (one of the most respected surgeons in
the U.S. and the Director of the Cardiovascular Institute at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, speaking on Oprah)

(2) “In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.”

Albert Szent-Gydrgyl, Nobel Laureate in Medicine

(3) “Reiki is increasingly being incorporated into modern medicine because of one compelling reason. It works…”

Larry Dossey, M.D., author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things, and New York Times Best Seller Healing Words

In an article in Autism/Asperger’s Digest Magazine in 2000, Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PH.D., Coordinator for Integrative Psychiatry and System Medicine, Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona, said the following:

“We have done a pilot study of reiki massage for autistic children. The preliminary results are encouraging, especially when the parents are taught the reiki along with visualization in between formal appointments with the therapist. The use of reiki by parents and therapist appears to encourage communication; especially non-verbal communication children are calmer and have less self-stimulation.”


Sally K. O’Brien’s reiki for individuals afflicted with Asperger’s and Autism is nothing short of MIRACULOUS!  I have just spent THE MOST heartwarming and hope-inspiring day of my entire 53 years of life as a result of Sally O’Brien’s distant reiki being directed, by request, to a young, single mother and her 7 year-old son.  This precious child, a friend of the family, has been diagnosed with Asperger’s and several concomitant medical conditions: CNS Disorder 349.9 (Unspecified Disorders of the Nervous System); Dysphasia 784.5 (Speech Difficulties / Lisp); Dyspraxia 781.3 (Developmental Coordination Disorder); Hyperesthesia 782.0 (Disturbance of skin sensations); Neurobehavioral Dysfunction 310.9 (Unspecified nonpsychoic mental disorder following organic brain damage); Macrocephaly 756.0 (Congenital anomalies of skull and face bones); & Asthma 493.9 (brief descriptions per 2007 ICD-9-CM Volume 1 Diagnosis Codes at

Although profoundly gifted, this precious child’s behavioral outbursts and destructively deviant behavior have been quite problematic at home, as well as in the school setting.  This afternoon, however, was peaceful and cohesive, with this Asperger’s-diagnosed child being quite receptive to discourse on the benefits of reciprocity and mutual respect, and the fact that each individual is responsible for their own behavior. 

The child’s mother, who has been quite stressed over finances, being called out of work repeatedly to pick up her “uncontrollable” child from school mid-day, was relaxed, and engaged her child in the process of a profoundly deep bonding this afternoon while Sally was sending reiki to the family!

How do I know this?  I am privileged and blessed to have known Sally for 20 years.  This is not the first MIRACLE I have seen her perform with her reiki!  Sally’s energy is exceptionally clean; her intention altruistic; and her reiki powerful in potentiating an alignment with positive possibilities to allow for deep healing at the physical, mental, emotional, and energetic levels.
I have personally referred many friends to Sally for reiki -- attunements as well as in-person and distant treatments.  Each of these dear friends have concurred with my stating that Sally K. O’Brien’s reiki healing is identical to the Biblical passage regarding those who desired healing and “merely touched the hem of Jesus’ garment, and it was DONE!”

Sally’s background in and commitment to gifted education, diligent, professional, and ethical practice of reiki, and her sincere desire to share her spiritual gifts with those  suffering the “disconnect” of Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, as well as their families,  makes her the PERFECT CHOICE to work with your loved ones!

Thank you, Sally, for yet ANOTHER MIRACLE and the most hope-inspiring day of my entire life!

Janice M. Frum, B.A

PS - I invite you to take advantage of Sally’s FREE introductory reiki sessions by visiting: and clicking on her Reiki Distant Healing tab:  I can personally assure you that you’ll be delighted to have been led to Sally’s circle of clients!


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