What Is Seichem Healing

Patricia Bonnard
3 min readMay 4, 2022


Seichem, Seichim, or SKHM

The words Seichem, Seichim, and SKHM all refer to essentially the same energy. The variation in names came about because different people adopted their own way to spell it. I use Seichim because I offer and teach Sekhem-Seichim Reiki. But no matter the spelling, Seichem dates back to ancient Egypt and the Middle East before the time of both Reiki and the various contemporary practitioners who were prominent in bringing Seichem healing to the western world in the 1980s (Patrick Scott Zeigler, Pheonix Summerfield, and Diane Ruth Shewmaker.)

What Can Seichem Energy Do

All energy healing modalities access and channel universal life force energy for healing, wellness, and spiritual aims. They may use other names for it like “source,” or “all that there is,” but they are all the same energy. Lifeforce comprises an infinite number and variety of frequencies ranging from the low dense frequencies of matter to ultra-high and light waves of the higher realms (mystical, angelic, etc). Reiki and Seichem fall somewhere within this range.

Each subtle energy healing modality works with a particular frequency of the same life force energy but each has its own character and healing attributes.

Seichem healing is heart-centered. This is an important feature but not unique. Many modalities are heart-centered because the heart plays such a central role in the creation of coherence, balance, healing, and connection.

However, Seichem possesses more distinguishing features such as its ability to increase the practitioner and client’s access to mysterial realms, their higher purpose, and the archetypical qualities of love and the divine feminine.

In addition, Seichem facilitates deep cleansing, including the effortless release of trauma without the need to re-experience original traumatic events.

Seichem and Sekhmet

Many people are attracted to Seichem (Seichim) because of its association with an extremely powerful lion-headed Egyptian goddess, Sekhmet (see the illustration above). In fact, she is in the same league as Kali of India and Pele of Hawaii. All three are mighty destroyers and creators. Indeed, Sekhmet’s name means powerful one.

Working with Sekhmet and her energy notably enhances energetic sensations, intuitive perception, and both the potency and speed of healing and transformation.

Seichim or Seichem Healing in Sekhem-Seichim Reiki (SSR)

Sekhem-Seichim Reiki (SSR) blends both Seichem and Sekhem energies with that of Usui Reiki significantly expanding the Reiki experience and capacity to heal. For example, Seichim offers intensification and expansion of the central light column, deeper clearing, and greater access to love. When practicing, I’ll often sense a fullness or centering within my heart center without deliberately putting my attention there.

For its part, Sekhem brings in qualities of universal oneness, integration, harmony, and peace. Sometimes it feels as though boundaries peel away when I work with this energy during a healing session or meditation, or through movement and dance. As the boundaries are released, the feeling is one of connection rather than vulnerability.

SSR yields a faster, more powerful healing. It also offers more support to vision work, spiritual exploration, and resolving deep-seated physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual issues.

What Is SSR Like

I’ve noticed a few differences in my experience working with Seichem and Reiki energies Seichem energy feels heavier and stronger than Reiki. Compared to Reiki, Seichem busts through energy blockages. The experience isn’t shocking or uncomfortable but rather immediate and complete. Blocks just vanish. In addition, I sense more emotional qualities in the healing process. Overall, I see some powerful complementaries between these energies.

(For more, see my blog post How I Experience Sekhem-Seichim Reiki)


Patricia Bonnard, PhD, ACC is a spiritual life coach and energy healer. She is a Master/Instructor of eight different forms of Reiki and has been practicing and teaching for nearly 20 years. She blends conventional coaching, embodied practices, and energy healing and offers virtual and in-person sessions and workshops to workplaces and the general public anywhere in the world. See more and contact her at Starchaser Integrated Coaching and Energy Healing.



Patricia Bonnard

Integrated Coach and Energy Healer, Writer, Speaker, Teacher