Have you heard of Reiki? Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing as well. It is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through our bodies and that causes us to be alive. If someone´s “life force energy” is low, they more likely get sick or feel stressed. If it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

In these days, Reiki is slowly entering business world, where people are often under stress and need to get rid of negative energy around them. Today, we met with Angela Almaguer, Head of Regional Events for Latin America & Caribbean at SAP, who practices reiki in business for many years to discuss her Reiki experience and the benefits coming out of it.

  1. What place does Reiki have in your corporate life?

Reiki is part of my daily routine, so it’s incorporated in all I do.  In the corporate world, I use  it to raise positive vibrations in meetings and conference calls. Mainly to eliminate blockages from team members who sometime are not even aware they bring that energy with them.

  1. How do your peers react when you use Reiki in the office or at the event?

I recently presented Reiki to SAP’s Miami office, in a mini event hosted by “Women in Business in SAP” and I must say it was well perceived by most of them. However, there are still people who refuse to accept it as they associate it with a cult or specific religion. In fact, none of it is true. Reiki is the channeling of universal energy to balance our 7 points of energy entry/exit in our bodies, called Chakras.  I’m well known in the office, events and in the region for positive energy I project and the way I manage stressful situations.

  1. What is the effect of using Reiki during conference production of a corporate event?

I usually send Reiki/positive energy to our planning sessions, venue and teams that work at the event. This guarantees me that the event execution will flow smoothly and if we have challenges, they all get resolved quickly and in a successful manner.  Reiki makes a huge difference in how people react to challenges – the negative energy is eliminated and creates positive vibrations which help us to react to situations in calmer manner.

  1. Can you tell us more about the case where you used Reiki during an event and what was the result out of it?

I have several stories, but there is one where the negative energy was so palpable that everything that could go wrong, went wrong.  After realizing what was the source of the negative energy, I went to my hotel room and meditated for about an hour. I removed the negative vibrations and filled everything with positive energy.  The end result was a successful event.

Interested to know what effect would Reiki have on you and your business?  Try it on your own! Spread positive energy, eliminate the negative vibrations and share your experience with us! Positive energy is indeed what this world needs.