About Okikam

Hello everyone!

My name is Makiko Yano. I’m a Transpersonal Art Therapist and Reiki practitioner based in Sydney.

Thank you for your interest and reaching out to Okikam Therapy.  

I have been exploring the nature of the “self” – my true self – and what brings me joy. Wellness is the theme that has naturally emerged in my life as I delve deeper into understanding myself. Along the way, art, crystals, and the gentle energy of Reiki have entered my life, each playing a unique role in helping me unfold, heal, soothe, awaken, reclaim, and restore who I am. These practices have been a source of support and guidance throughout my life.

As human beings, our minds and bodies are naturally equipped with the ability to heal, recover, and regain vitality. However, if something significant happens in our lives – such as a shocking event or the loss of confidence – we can become vulnerable because the impact of the experience outweighs our natural restoration and self-healing capabilities.

Transpersonal Art Therapy with free and intuitive expression, Reiki with its warm and gentle vibrations, and the use of crystals and readings are all hands-on therapies that utilize a somatic approach. By using your hands and fingertips to connect with your consciousness and subconsciousness, you may unexpectedly become aware of your own truth in your mind and emotions.

These seemingly unrelated activities can lead you to explore and reconnect with your inner self, valuing the sense of “play” that comes with this exploration. Through this process, you may discover a new aspect of yourself and come to know yourself better, as if you are meeting and shaking hands with a new part of yourself.

In a safe and non-judgmental space, you can unpack and open yourself up to expression through art, writing, movement, and more. As your guide, I am here to support your journey.

I offer private sessions and semi-private sessions for small groups, both in-person and via Zoom. Additionally, I regularly conduct workshops.

If you are struggling with something or feeling insecure about yourself, I am here to help. It is a delight to know that my therapy can be of help in such situations.

Please contact me for more details, I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you sincerely, and with love.

Makiko Yano

  • Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy (2022)
  • Mental Health First Aid (2021)
  • Usui Reiki (Gendai Reiki) Level 3 (2015)
  • Usui Reiki (Reiki Alliance) Reiki Master (2021)
  • Member of IICT (since 2020)
  • Member of ANZACATA (since 2022)