Mainstreaming Reiki - Call to Action!

Recently, I was the keynote speaker at the 2012 New York Reiki Conference. The theme was Mainstreaming Reiki.
One of the other speakers was Dr. Sheldon Marc Feldman, who is Chief of Breast Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center and a strong advocate for hands-on healing. Dr. Feldman spoke about Optimizing Surgery with Reiki, which was based on his experiences implementing a very successful program where Reiki practitioners are part of the breast surgery operating room team.

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At One with the Fly

If you’ve been to a farm recently chances are you have encountered a fly. In my work with Joy, a young Morgan horse, I certainly did! I observed Joy in the pasture swishing her tail and stomping her hooves to shake them off. I saw myself: impatient with the fly, irritated by the never ending buzz in my ear, swatting at it, just trying to get a little peace. I could insert many different words for “fly”, of course.

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From Essex to SARA to Shinpiden in the Cotswolds 2011

I had spent the year before this workshop reading all about the International House Of Reiki, looking at their website, using their meditations and being inspired by their blogs. It felt like something magical and yet unbelievable that I would be going to the Cotswolds to meet Frans Stiene in the October of this year. The wonderful Kathleen and Leah of the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA) had booked my place with Frans the year before.

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A Day at the Horse Rescue Shelter

Julie and I went to a rescue shelter for horses to do some animal reiki yesterday.  Julie is passionate about horses, and regularly volunteers there.  I wanted to learn more about animal reiki, so I went along with her.  We picked the best day to go out!! Rain + wind.

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Saying Yes! to Community Reiki Wellness Days

Last year I received a call from a volunteer planner who asked me to participate in a Wellness Day as a Reiki practitioner for The Clubhouse—about ten miles away from my home. I agreed because friends of mine were doing yoga & Indian chanting. Why not? So I packed my massage table in the back of my car and off I went. I arrived at a nondescript –two-story beige block of a building. We had to sign in at the front desk, which seemed quite official. Then I hauled the table with my wonderful, magical transporter into the space they had allotted for it.

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Well Done Bill!

Great news! One of our New York students Bill Stevens was named Reiki Practitioner of the Year for the whole state of New Jersey for his work doing Reiki in hospice. Our New York partner teacher Heather Alexander went along to the ceremony and wrote this account of what happened.

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Reiki in the Oncology Ward

After our initial Reiki training, my wife and I teamed with several other practitioners to spread the Reiki word and increase our Reiki practice. Through a connection of one of our members, we were asked by the Oncology Supportive Care Coordinator (SCC) to speak to a cancer support group in our local hospital.

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Demystifying Reiki in the Mainstream Healthcare System Podcast

Frans and Bronwen Stiene interview UK Reiki practitioner Claudia Bonney who, while having a private practice also initially worked as a volunteer in hospices and a cancer clinic before becoming a fully paid professional Reiki practitioner in the UK healthcare system, the NHS.

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