My name is Teresa Haase and my Chinese name is Wong Lai Yee. I was born
and raised in Hong Kong. I have always liked to learn various things from different corners of the world. I was
a middle school teacher in Hong Kong, have a bachelor's degree in sociology and worked with autistic children when I lived
in New Jersey. Now I am a daycare provider here in PA. I have been practicing Qi Gong for many years and have
always believed the "qi" or "chi', which both mean energy, is vital to health. When I learned that Reiki is a healing
method of channeling universal energy through the hands of the practitioner to the patient, I was drawn to it. Now,
I use Reiki to treat myself, my family, friends and clients.
Why do I practice Jikiden Reiki?
As a lifelong student and teacher, I read many books and did considerable research before I started to learn
Reiki directly from a teacher. My first teacher practiced western Reiki. When she could not satisfy my curiosity
about the roots and background of this healing, I tried to find someone who practiced the original style. I found
out that some western Reiki Masters went to Japan to learn Jikiden Reiki from Mr. Yamaguchi, the head of the Jikiden Reiki
Institute. In August 2010, Mr. Yamaguchi conducted classes in Washington state, where I received my training
from him. Jikiden Reiki is free of western influence. It is not just for relaxation and stress management, but also is
helpful with pain management and relief from chronic illness.