Wow - thank you all for such great advice!!
When I'm doing Reiki I do seem to hone in on where the person is holding a lot of their pain. I can always tell because I just start crying for no reason. When I ask about it, they always have felt something there - whether it was extra heat or vibration or whatever.
I think the journal and food diary is a great idea! I will definately have to do that. We have our logs that we have to write up after each session, but it feels repetitive and I don't think it's the best self-evaluation tool for me. But the journal for myself sounds like a good idea..
I also have to agree that this is sooo much more physical than I ever would have imagined. I, too, am on the chunky side. Most times when I give massage I feel a weird combination of energized and relaxed afterwards. That's when I am really grounded and present. When I'm not, I just feel tired and beat up. So it's also a good idea to search on groundedness, that was my problem with the very last massage I did.
Thanks again for such great advice!! I can tell this site will become a useful resource, not only through school, but after as well.
You guys rock!