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Intuitive | Usui Reiki Master + Teacher | Empath

My name is Shayleen McHugh and I  have been introspective for as long as I can remember. It took me a long time to tell my story and I tell it in full because when people ask how I started practicing Reiki, there is no short answer.

I believe all my life events were leading me to the path I walk and contribute to the person I am today.

This is my story, this is my truth.

My healing journey began when I was a kid. I had a number of different experiences that forced me to grow up quickly and this led me to gain a different perspective of life. I spent alot of time alone, journaling and reflecting on the universe, what it means to be here; a part of this experience we are all sharing. Without the proper support, self care and guidance, I struggled through adolescents with poor mental health; O.C.D, Anxiety, P.T.S.D and Depression. I found myself asking some really big questions about our existence on this planet, spirituality, life, love and death. I felt that in some way it was all connected and I gained the insight that I was here to help others.

Before I started The Light Journey I held a number of different positions in retail, management and corporate administration. I studied Psychology because I thought this was how I was going to make a difference but I found myself without answers to my big questions, feeling stressed-out and un-fulfilled. In combination with my then un-healed mental state, poor stress management and low resiliency, it wasn't long before my physical health also began to suffer.

I believe the universe will always bring those who are meant to be on or cross your path, right exactly when you need them. It wasn't until after I received my first Reiki treatment that the light-bulb went off! The experience that was shared between the healer and I, was beyond words. She was able to tell me about my energy, my body and things about myself that I have never shared with another soul. I was left with such a feeling of wholeness and certainty. It felt like a lock and key, this was the thing I had been searching for and I believe, had been searching for me. With the help and support of my loved ones, I quit my retail job and put myself first, for the first time in my life. 

I have been a practicing Reiki healer since 2016 and received my Usui Master Level training at Mount Royal University. I started The Light Journey a year later, after gaining experience and building my self-confidence. I have embraced that I am an empath and have the ability to sense and feel to the energy of the environment and those around me. I also posses the gifts of Clairsentience (clear-feeling) and Claircognizence (clear-knowing). It is this intuition that guides me to areas or situations where healing is required and allows me to access and share the messages from your higher self.

I began offering Usui Reiki Training in 2020 and have discovered much joy in empowering others. If you're ready to put yourself first, I will light the path to health, healing and happiness as you explore your heart and inner being. If you're willing to do the work, I will help you to obtain your holistic health and spiritual wellness goals so you may identify and release the root cause of what is ailing you.  I am a passionate healer with a unique approach and am dedicated to helping other women overcome stress and stress related illness in the most natural way.

Give yourself what you need and set a new path of healing, balance and love for yourself.


Read about the history of Usui Reiki here.


Calgary, Alberta, Canada