Meghan Markle has been teaching Prince Harry Reiki therapy to channel good vibrations and positive energy after she introduced the concept of genetic pain to her husband.
According to Daily Mail, the Duchess of Sussex learned about the impact of generational trauma from her mother, Doria Ragland. Meghan Markle apparently believes that both she and Harry have been subjected to this genetic pain from their ancestors thus they needed to find ways to break the cycle of pain and tap on to their spiritual side.
So, Markle does Reiki therapy and even applies this to her son, Archie, and their dogs. This technique is considered alternative medicine in Japan, emerging in the late 1800s. It's used by therapists to channel energies that heal the patient's body and mind through the power of touch.
According to Medical News Today, some 1.2 million adults in the U.S. undergo Reiki therapy and over 60 hospitals provide these to patients during therapies. Practitioners say that Reiki helps to relax the body so that it can undergo a natural healing process. In some cases, it has been used to manage anxiety, depression, chronic pain and even diseases like cancer.
Harry said in his new mental health documentary series, The Me You Can't See, that he is open to all types of healing techniques to deal with his struggles. Since he has been living in California for more than a year, the Duke of Sussex said that he has been exposed to a different kind of lifestyle and feels more freedom compared to being in a caged life as a working royal who has to abide by palace protocols.
In The Me You Can't See, Harry was willing to undergo EMDR therapy for the camera. Also known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, this helps with managing anxieties, post-traumatic stress disorder, OCD tendencies and depression.
Dr. Vaile Wright of the American Psychological Association told Today that EMDR therapy helps the patients access traumatic memories to make these "less vivid and emotional." It's best combined with talk therapy so that the patient could better understand possible triggers to his anxieties and use the technique to deal with those triggers.
Meanwhile, Meghan Markle also practices yoga since she was seven years old as her mother is also a yoga instructress. She has influenced her husband to try a few yoga moves as well to help them de-stress and yoga was her post-pregnancy exercise when she had Archie in 2019.