Article of International Journal of Psychology and Health 

ASPECTS OF STRESS AND ANXIETY IN CHILDREN AND THE POSSIBILITY OF THERAPY WITH REIKI

Silva, F.F.L1, Narciso, M.L1, Silva, W.M.V2 Pedrosa, J.V.C2 Santos, D.F2, Silva, E.V3, Anjos, F.B.R4
1Biologist of Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Academics Universidade Federal de Pernambuco2, Researcher of Universidade Federal de Pernambuco3, Professor of Universidade Federal de Pernambuco4;

Abstract:
The word therapy means, treatment of a pathology, and for this purpose reiki arises, as a complementary therapy, within a vast field of several other therapies. The objective of this study was to trace an emotional profile of stress and anxiety among children aged 8 to 13 years, who are members of the NGO in the community of Bode. For this, semi-directional and cross-sectional questionnaires were used, which showed a high level of stress and anxiety, but did not reach the exhaustion and severity phase, respectively. Outcome of stress resistance and the moderate level of anxiety were the categories that had the highest percentages of children. In view of the above, it is worrying the picture presented in such young people, in this context, reiki would be a great help tool, since this technique provides well-being and harmonization, as well as improving the energetic levels of the patient who is benefiting from this method.

Keywords:
Anxiety; Reiki; Stress; Therapy

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