Anne H. Bentzen


Energy Counseling

“Energy counseling is an important aspect of my practice where I share with clients and students how energy flows, the importance of mastering their own personal energy, discerning energy and taking responsibility for the energy of the thoughts they “broadcast” out to the Universe. Empowering clients is what I love to do to help them create the best version of their lives, beginning by rebalancing inner harmony, health, and well-being.”


My journey with Reiki began in the 1990’s when I began looking for new answers to help the autistic children I was servicing as an occupational therapist in a local school district.  I discovered the world of energy and a new way of perceiving the world based on energy and not just our sensory system.  After becoming a Western-style Usui Reiki master, I developed a private practice in Westchester County, New York, and founded Balancing 4 Life in 2008.

Jikiden Reiki

I have enjoyed providing Reiki treatments and teaching Reiki for nerly 20 years. In 2013, I began learning the original, more intuitive Japanese style of Reiki called Jikiden Reiki, which has no Western influence. Jikiden Reiki teaches Reiki as it was originally taught by teaching aspects of the Japanese culture that are integral to the practice of Reiki. 

Jikiden Reiki Institute

In 2019, as I was retiring from occupational therapy, I became certified as a Shihankaku (assistant) teacher by the chairman of the Jikiden Reiki Institute, Tadao Yamaguchi Sensei.  Presently, I am the only Jikiden Reiki Shihankaku teacher and practitioner in the lower Hudson Valley and metro New York area.


Reiki Training:

Western Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki 1, 2; 2004-2005 and Reiki Master completed 2007

Japanese Jikiden Reiki Shoden 2013, Okuden 2014, Shihankaku teacher 2019, Completing Shihan training October 2024 in Japan

Healing Perspective

“Balancing 4 Life assists you in overcoming stress and its debilitating effects on your heart, mind and body.  Our programs and treatments are designed to help you see the infinite potential for your future and realize your innate power to create as you take responsiblity for managing your own energy.  Take responsibility for your energy and restore your inner harmony and well-being with our family of trusted community practitioners.”


“Anne has such a strong calming presence.  She is creates a very warm and welcoming atmosphere.  When she teaches she is very patient, well-organized, answering all questions and giving lots of practice time to gain confidence.  I am excited to explore more about Reiki energy.  I would definitely recommend anyone who is seeking alternative teatment and preventative care to maintain their health to see Anne.”

S. Ammon


“I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me.  The time you take to prepare for your workshops and classes and the kind and gentle way you deliver information shows it is all from your heart. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself.  You are a wonderful person.”

B. Slatas

Mission Statement

The goal of Balancing 4 Life is to help you experience relief from daily stressors and physical/emotional symptoms to support greater health and well-being in your life.  Simultaneously our complementary counseling will empower you to understand how your thoughts and beliefs influence your reality. Rebalancing your subtle energy body with Reiki and supporting a positive shift of your conscious awareness will empower you to transform your health and well-being for a future of greater happiness and peace.

We each have an innate ability to heal ourselves. Treating the human energy field is the missing link to healthcare and well-being. Reiki restores harmony to your heart and mind.

​I look forward to meeting you in the near future to help you realize your best self.

-Anne H. Bentzen, founder of Balancing 4 Life