Symposium Theme: "Trauma-Informed Reiki Care"
Thank you for joining us for an informative and inspiring day!
The 2nd Annual Fall Symposium was held November 5, 2016 at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA.
The symposium was designed to inform Reiki practitioners about the essential theory and practice related to trauma and recovery. We are deeply grateful to our dedicated presenters, facilitators, and volunteers for a joyful day of learning and collaboration.
On this page, you'll find highlights of the symposium in the form of presentation resources, audio recordings, testimonials, and photos. If you joined us at the event, these will help recapture memories of the day. If you weren't able to join us, you'll be able to get a sense of what the day had to offer and we'll hope to see you at the next symposium or at any of our upcoming events.
The Impact of Trauma: Building Awareness in Reiki Practitioners ~ Nancy Gaulin
Through a presentation, meditation, and group activity, these topics were covered:
Caring for the Trauma Survivor ~ Margot Cronin-Furman
This program addressed the essentials of practice with trauma survivors and was followed by an experiential activity for attendees. These topics were covered:
Roundtable ~ Carol Ryan, Laura Joseph, Arthur Strafuss, Judy Bousquin
Discussion with trauma survivors, all of whom are Reiki practitioners, who shared their experiences of trauma and recovery, as well as how Reiki was beneficial in the recovery process.
Q&A and Goodbyes
This program met the requirements of the Board of Registration in Nursing at CMR 244.500 for 5 contact hours in nursing continuing education.
This program was approved for 4 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D 71817.
Click to download Nancy Gaulin's PowerPoint Presentation
Click to download Margot Cronin-Furman's PowerPoint Presentation
Downloadable audio recordings
These selected audio recordings from the 2016 Symposium are available for purchase on the Recordings page:
The Impact of Trauma: Building Awareness in Reiki Practitioners
Caring for the Trauma Survivor
Nancy Gaulin, Psy.D., MBA
Dr. Nancy Gaulin, Psy.D., MBA, with a specialization in health psychology who has fourteen years of experience in the Greater Boston area. She has worked in hospital inpatient and outpatient settings, community mental health and school settings working with children and adults. Dr. Gaulin received clinical training at The Wellness Community–Greater Boston, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – Jimmy Fund Clinic and Boston Children’s Hospital. She became a group facilitator at The Wellness Community of Greater Boston after graduation. She currently works as the Executive Director of Facing Cancer Together, Inc. where she is also Clinical Director. Prior to entering the field of psychology, Dr. Gaulin pursued a 20-year career in business in the financial services sector in Boston and New York City.
Margot Cronin-Furman, LICSW
Margot Cronin-Furman, LICSW, currently working at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. She received her BA from Emerson College in 2005 and her MSW with a specialization in trauma studies from Boston University in 2011. Since receiving her MSW, Margot worked at Boston Children’s Hospital before moving to the BIDMC to find a home in the Emergency Department and Trauma/Surgical ICU. You can read more about her current job, CLICK HERE.
Margot's areas of clinical interest include resilience in the aftermath of trauma, the relationship between substance abuse and trauma, improving interdisciplinary team communication, and grief/loss work. In her free time Margot enjoys doing yoga, embarrassing herself through song and dance, cooking, and laughing until her face hurts.
This was awesome. Very informative and helpful. It's so wonderful to get together and learn and share new things. Thank you Elise and everyone else who put this together.
This was a very insightful symposium. Thanks to the board and speakers for their compassion on a difficult but necessary topic.
A wonderful symposium. Educational, touching and informative. Came away with so much usable information that made so much sense and put things in perspective. The presenters kept our attention throughout as well as informed us. The panel was thoughtful, courageous and gave us another perspective. Great job everyone!
I am filled with gratitude to the board for their hard work putting this symposium together. Also to the speakers for sharing their expertise so eloquently & with such compassion. And deepest gratitude to the panel for courageously sharing their stories and showing us what the human spirit is capable of in the aftermath of trauma.
Wonderful symposium with thoughtful and caring practitioners of Reiki and other health care professionals. Thank you Celebration of Reiki for continuing to elevate our practice and help us bring Reiki healing to those who need it. (Michelle Smith-Packard, MSW, LICSW, RMT. Finding the Light Within)
Spent the day at the Celebration of Reiki Symposium learning about Trauma Care and how to apply it to my special Reiki clients. Thank you Elise & Judy for organizing such an informative session! (Lisa Hassett, Reiki Practitioner, Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Crystal Healer, Reiki of Greater Boston)
I am very happy that I attended this symposium. It has educated me on a subject that I knew very little about. I feel I have learned several tools that I can use if I should come across a client who has experienced trauma. Thank you.
I found the symposium to be very helpful. It gave me insight into a world that is often not discussed. The moderated panel was so open and honest.