About Wishsticks

The Story of Wishsticks

The name Wishsticks was born in 2001 with the idea of sending good wishes and healing to friends and family in the form of a candlestick.  The name was later used for Wishsticks Reiki & Relaxation, in a similar theme of sending healing although this time with Reiki energy.  

Wishsticks is a now busy Reiki practice and, having come full circle back to the origins of its name, we are now supplying Wishsticks Reiki Candles – please click here for more details.

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Wishsticks - Reiki Consultations, Courses, Workshops & Candles. Wishsticks Reiki is run by Amanda McDermott, Reiki Master Teacher and Intuitive Coach. Amanda has worked with Reiki for over 15 years and has been teaching for more than a decade. Reiki consultations are available for ladies and children up to 5 years old. Amanda also runs courses and workshops to teach Reiki and Crystal healing to others. Wishsticks Reiki Candles bring rebalancing energy to your home. These can be purchased by clicking the blue Shop Now button above. Please visit www.wishsticks.co.uk for more information or call Amanda on 07970513989. Thank you x
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Wishsticks Reiki shared Amanda McDermott's post.2 weeks ago
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Wishsticks Reiki2 months ago
Slow Down… Look Around… Breathe… Feel… Experience…

From first learning Reiki to becoming a Reiki Master Teacher, I took over 5 years. Each step of this journey was unplanned. I didn’t start by thinking that I would become a teacher, I lived with Reiki at each stage until I became aware that I was ready to move on and learn more.

I’ve been teaching Reiki for over 12 years and in that time, I have been asked on several occasions whether I can combine courses to teach several levels all in one go. Years ago, I was once persuaded into this and regretted it instantly. It is a lesson I learned from and have never repeated. Here’s why I believe it is important to slow down in our pursuit of new things… no matter how excited we are!

Some lessons are not meant to be learned in parallel. Some lessons are meant to be learned individually, absorbed and reflected on. Life after these lessons should be experienced with the new knowledge and skills you have gained, allowing yourself to take time to notice changes. We develop through our experiences and grow until we reach the point that we are ready to take on new things.

If everything is dished out on one plate, we will miss the detail, the subtleties, the tiny diamonds in the sand. If we simply have an information dump of everything at once, can we honestly tell ourselves that we are as skilled and knowledgeable as a certificate or title might suggest?

If someone is offering us a fast track solution, what is their motivation in doing so? Are they truly invested in our development, looking to pass on the benefit of their experience, allowing us to raise questions, test theories and fully absorb the information? Sadly, there are people making money from offering to cut corners, through books or short online courses. If we don’t want to invest the time in learning something properly, we should recognise what depth of knowledge we have at the end of it.

If we are looking for a fast track solution…. Why?
There are times in life when speed is of the essence and simply following a set of instructions is all we need to do. If someone is having a heart attack, please just follow the instructions on the defibrillator! You don’t need to understand the circuitry of how the machine works. There are other times when we are looking to grow, develop and make changes to our lifestyles which involve a deeper level of learning.

As a teacher, I believe my role is to pass on knowledge, share experience, find ways in which each individual student can understand, process and absorb what they need to know about Reiki. As they leave the course, I ensure that everyone knows that they can come back to me for support at any time. Sometimes this might be to ask new questions, sometimes for clarification and sometimes to share their own experiences since finishing the course. This might be days later, or years later, I always welcome these times.

So when I am asked if I will teach a combined course, the answer will continue to be No. What I will do is help each student reach their goal in the time that it will take for them to enjoy living with Reiki fully.

Take time to grow. There is no rush. x

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Wishsticks Reiki2 months ago
Optimistic October! Have a look at this calendar from Action for Happiness and see how this might help your month ahead x
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Wishsticks Reiki2 months ago
Sending love and light to all those in need today x
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Wishsticks Reiki shared their photo.2 months ago
Sometimes we all need a reminder and this week, I needed a reminder of a Wishsticks post from 3 and a half years ago - "Listen to your body....then act on what you hear". I had gone for a run a couple of days ago, and simply didn't have the energy to complete it. I walked a while and tried again but nope, it wasn't happening. I was annoyed at myself as this was the first time that I hadn't managed to complete the session dictated by my training app. My solution to this problem wasn't to recognise that perhaps I had been overdoing it and need to rest. My solution was to make up for this 'failure' by marching for 5 miles through the woods, scaring squirrels and generally stewing over everything. The following day, I wanted to complete a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) session but yet again, could not do it. It was only at this point, it sunk in that my body was trying to tell me to ease up. If I wanted to get back on track, first I would have to go back to the basics of looking after this body that I expected to perform on demand. The newfound energy I had gained from a healthier diet and more regular exercise did have its limits and I had been ignoring those, pushing myself harder and harder. So, today is a day off. I will enjoy a dog walk without turning it into a route march, take time to do Reiki and bring back a little balance.

If you are feeling exhausted today, what could you do to be kinder to yourself? Sometimes the kindest thing you can do for others, is to look after yourself.

Amanda x
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Wishsticks Reiki shared Uplift Connect's post.2 months ago
Thanks for posting this today Philippa Taylor - definitely worth sharing 💖