My Reiki Journey

My career started in 1997 while practicing Social Work in the San Diego and San Francisco Bay Area. For over 15 years, I helped many different kinds of people discover more power, hope and satisfaction in their lives. 

In 2007, I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and realized there were some missing pieces to the puzzle of treating the individual to optimal health and well-being. Having gone through drastic life transitions of my own, I encountered sleeping difficulties; this was the same year I discovered Reiki healing. After my first Reiki session, I immediately felt balanced and centered, and slept soundly for two solid weeks. 

This began my Reiki healing journey.

The next year, while traveling in Belize, I met a Reiki Master who mentored me for the final days of my visit. Through our meetings, she taught me what Reiki is, how to perform Reiki on myself and assisted with igniting and opening my Reiki channel more powerfully.

For the next six months upon returning to the States, I began administering Reiki on myself each day, and noticed how drastically my life transformed. I felt a noticeable increase in my internal harmony, calmness and overall mental and physical health. My relationships with others became much more harmonious and enjoyable. I developed a stronger relationship with my own internal flow, my life's purpose and deep spiritual connection. More magic, synchronicities and joy saturated my life. I also felt stronger with a more solid sense of boundaries within myself, which resulted in me feeling more grounded, happier and less drained by the stresses and challenges of life. 

In 2008, I began my formal Reiki training in Oakland with Siddeshwari at the Reiki Center of the East Bay. For years, I volunteered to treat as many people with Reiki as I could get my hands on; devoted to learning about this energy via practice and feedback. This led to me becoming certified at the Reiki Master level with Mia Runanin in 2010, at which time I immediately began teaching Reiki classes and performing attunements for students. 

The devotion continued as I embarked on my ThetaHealing® journey. ThetaHealing® was another vital piece I strived to integrate into my practice. As a ThetaHealing® Practitioner, I am trained to assist others in becoming more aware of their egos, thought patterns, core belief systems and stuck emotions that are keeping them from achieving larger goals. 

Through ThetaHealing®, one can easily release these negative patterns, while replacing them with more desirable thought patterns, belief systems and emotions.

In November 2013, I began combining Acutonics® Sound Healing into my sessions to further deepen and strengthen the energetic movements and results for people desiring for long-lasting, quick, easy and effective change.

Along with countless others who I have assisted, I personally experienced drastic results with the melding of this special Reiki-Theta-Acutonics hybrid technique. As a Reiki Master through the Dr. Usui Shiki Ryoho Lineage, I am passionate about teaching 1-day Reiki classes to others to show how they too can easily and naturally tap into their own life force energy aka: positive energy in practical, simple, and satisfying ways.

Through this journey, I realized it is my highest life’s purpose to assist children and adults who are ready to allow a quick transformation of their lives. My good fortune has allowed me to work with a multitude of clients who have had instant, life-changing results through 1:1 sessions and classes.

The key to such proven powerful results is the synergy of my background as a traditional talk therapist to effectively navigate through deep-rooted emotions as they arise in sessions, combined with Reiki, ThetaHealing® and Acutonics® Sound Healing.

Please check out my Testimonials page to see what some of my clients and students are saying about their experiences!


2016 Prayer Intention

Strengthening our ROOTS. Strengthening our CENTER. Leaning back into our hearts so we feel our beating heart that allows us to remember that it is ONE beating heart we all share. ONE breath. ONE pulsation. We are all in this together. We are all the same. The “strangers” on the street are you and you are them. That server you are tipping, you are tipping yourself. The kind prayer you put out onto the earth, you are getting that prayer sent right back to you. 

Go inward, there is nothing to fear. The deeper you go inside, the deeper you get that you are never alone.  How could we ever be alone when we are each other and we are ALWAYS together. We couldn’t get rid of each other even if we tried. So love, and when you feel angry, feel it. When you feel anything, feel it. Don’t deny it. FEEL your emotions. FEEL ALL of your emotions so you can move through them while moving to a deeper, more elevated place of god perspective. FEELING is power. FEELING is loving. IT IS ALL LOVE. Even our nitty gritty gnarly shadow selves; especially our nitty gritty gnarly shadow selves. EVERYTHING is love disguised.


Here is to 2016 filled with strengthening our center and remembering we came here to love each other in the strangest, most obscure of ways sometimes. As for the person who is looking back at you in the mirror – LOVE YOURSELF & CHERISH YOURSELF. It is the greatest gift we can offer humanity.

-Janet Nicksic

Stillness Is An Action

Stillness is a VERB.

Stillness is an action.

Stillness is a state with which we connect and from stillness we engage with ourselves, each other and our world. Stillness is the internal space in which peace & clean slate exists no matter what is going on in our environment. Although it can be, I am not referring to a place in which we must be alone by ourselves in a quiet room meditating. It is a place in which we exist with ourselves and interface with each other once we have connected to our internal stillness. Try it.  Connect with the stillness of your mind and your body in which you can literally hear a pin drop.  Hearing a pin drop not from the room you are occupying onto the ground. Rather, hearing a pin drop in the stillness from the silence in your mind in which you have emptied all thoughts, all judgements, all stories of who and what you and others are. Hear the pin drop from inside of your mind. Listen INTO the silence, inside your quiet head, into your Third eye your pineal gland in the deep core of your brain. Connect with this stillness, then interact with others and enjoy what you create with our world from this space of peace.

-Janet Nicksic

Three Mantras to Restore Wellness

Hooray, Mercury is direct again! Have many of you felt that powerful shaking force lately, that took you into the past to lead you right up to the front door of your future self? Are you now ready to take graceful, INSPIRED action again in momentum forward? Give yourselves huge props for going as inward as many have gone this prior 3 week retrograde era. The fruits of our labors are well worth what we have happening right now and what is coming into our life experiences. Cycles are completing, and by cycles I am talking about ANCIENT cycles. Patterns and habits that no longer serve our greater good and our loved ones’ greater goods are becoming destroyed. It can feel like huge wrecking balls have come to collide our past into creating a clearing for that which we are ready for and ready to step right into for ourselves. An important piece in all of this is for all of our systems to be rebooted up to speed. That is, all parts of us fully being programmed to the understanding that “All old cycles that we have completed are complete.” It is vital that we get rebooted to this so we don’t continue to unconsciously operate from an old place of patterns and former roles and stories that no longer are who we came here to be originally. Some peoples’ life purposes which came into being at birth have already been completed or are about to be completed. This means we have newer, more expansive and many times more pleasurable purposes to attend to NOW. 

Here are three mantras to help remind you of what you have completed and what you are ready for next in your beautiful lives:

Grounding preparation: Feel the bottoms of your feet securely rooted with the ground while focusing on the bottom part of your body that represents a tree trunk (your first 3 lower chakras).

Repeat these three mantras upon waking, throughout the day and before you go to sleep:

1—“I am WHOLE. I have always been WHOLE and I will always be WHOLE.”  

2—“I am COMPLETE. Any and all of my purposes, relationship patterns and karma which are complete are now complete.”

3—“I am READY. I am READY for what is happening in my life NOW and for what shall be coming into my life NOW.  I am WHOLE.  I am COMPLETE.  I am READY.”

Are you feeling stuck or could you use a good tune-up? Please remember I am always here to assist you with removing the blocks, elevating yourselves and helping you to create more satisfaction, health and joy in your life.  As our cars need regular seasonal tune-ups so do we. Please contact me directly to set up an appointment or for more information on how I can assist you better.

1 day Reiki Classes are always another stellar way of rebooting and upshifting ourselves at all levels.

-Janet Nicksic


Four Ways to Boost Ourselves Over the Holidays

Folks! It’s that time of year where many people are experiencing time going like the speed of lightning and trying to fit everything into a short schedule.  It’s also that time of year where it can feel like things are at their slowest of speed when it comes to the feelings of what isolation, loneliness and dips in energy can bring. This is a time of hibernation and deep reflection. Taking time for yourself is not just important but vital to your own well-being. Even just a few tiny adjustments can put you on a more elevated or at the very least a track that feels like you are actually on path. We are always on our path, however sometimes it may feel like that is the furthest thing from the truth.

Here are four ways to change your track:

1: Walk somewhere! Even if it’s just a few minutes, Walk Walk Walk!

If you are fortunate to live just a mile or two away from work then choose to walk to work one day. If it’s too cold then just bring extra layers, hat, scarf, and gloves. If you walking to work just isn’t going to happen for you then walk to lunch instead of driving. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park in the back of the parking lot to give you an opportunity to walk to the store.  MAKING YOURSELF MOBILE & GETTING YOUR HEART PUMPING IS A QUICK WAY TO REBOOT & BRING SOME FEELINGS OF SATISFACTION, HOPE, STRENGTH, & EMPOWERMENT back to yourself.

2: Drink water! It’s this time of year where our H2O intake decreases and it is more important than ever to make sure we are getting proper water intake.  In addition to dehydration having negative effects on our physical bodies it can effect our moods into feeling more lethargic, depressed, unhealthy, stagnant, lonely, & hopeless. GO DRINK A LARGE GLASS OF WATER RIGHT NOW AND NOTICE HOW MUCH MORE YOUR INSIDES FEEL MORE ALIVE. If our insides feel more lit up then so will we.

3: Reach out to a good ole friend whom you haven’t spoken to in awhile. Just hearing a long lost loved one’s voice can spark us up, remind us who we are, and remind us that magic can pop up into our lives out of seemingly nowhere. Connection is the surest way to feel less disconnected, and connecting with good friends can be instant boosts to reminding us that we are loved, valuable, and appreciated in this world. Bonus: Your friend is bound to feel the boost for him/herself too!

4: Do something nurturing and kind for yourself. Turn on your favorite music and sing or dance. Get a massage, manicure or pedicure. Take yourself out to a nice dinner or make yourself a nice dinner. Create something even if it’s small. Get yourself some flowers, go buy that really nice tea, special candle or nifty tool that you might get someone else as a gift but instead gift it to yourself. Create a special area just for yourself and intentionally place important things on it that mean something to you and help you connect to something larger than yourself or that brings you joy just seeing it. Play and laugh with children. Write down all the things you appreciate about yourself and your life, allow yourself to feel what you feel by accepting what you feel and remember that ALL feelings are fleeting and these too shall pass. Remember that words are vibrations so surround yourself with words that elevate you just by reading them such as “love” “peace” “joy” “hope” “gratitude” “connection."

I know this time of year can be joyous for many and also painful and challenging for many. Reach out to loved ones and/or professionals for extra support if you need it. THERE IS ALWAYS SOMEONE THE UNIVERSE WILL BRING ONTO YOUR PATH WHENEVER YOU NEED THEM MOST. You must be open to this though. Wishing you all peace throughout the end of this year and into the upcoming year ahead of us. Every single one of you and us are loved, important and valuable.

–Janet Nicksic