Our 2nd Annual Fall Symposium: Trauma-Informed Reiki Care was held on November 5, 2016
The Trauma-Informed Reiki Care Symposium was held on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Hawthorne Hotel, Salem Ma. This symposium provided a user-friendly, practical, and realistic, yet soulful, set of insights that will guide Reiki practitioners of all levels wishing to be of service to individuals recovering from trauma. The symposium was designed to inform Reiki practitioners about the essential theory and practice related to trauma and recovery.
The day featured presentations and facilitated exercises and discussions by Dr. Nancy Gaulin, Psy.D., MBA, and Margot Cronin-Furman, LICSW, both with years of experience in trauma care. The symposium ended with a Round-table 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.
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.
Meet The Presenters:
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.
Margot Cronin-Furman's presentation, 'Caring for the Trauma Survivor,' addresses the essentials of practice with trauma survivors, and will be followed by an experiential activity for attendees.
We Recommend these Resources for Continuing your Professional Development in Trauma-Informed Reiki Care
Presenter, Nancy Gaulin's PowerPoint Presentation:
Presenter, Margot Cronin-Furman's PowerPoint Presentation
Herman, Judith, MD
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Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence, and Trauma—Introduction
Trauma Informed Care Project:
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Creating Cultures of Trauma-Informed Care (CCTIC):
A Self-Assessment and Planning Protocol
Roger D. Fallot, Ph.D. and Maxine Harris, Ph.D.July, 2
Trauma-Informed Care: Looking at Behavior Through a Trauma Lens
Gladys Noll Alvarez LISW
Rebecca Sloan, LICSW
The Celebration of Reiki, Inc. Presents its 2nd Annual Fall Symposium
Theme: Trauma-Informed Reiki Care
11:30 – 11:45 am
Nancy Gaulin, PsyD, MBA
‘The Impact of Trauma: Building Awareness in Reiki Practitioners.’
11:45am - 12:45pm Presentation
12:45am - 12:50pm Meditation
12:50pm - 1:20 pm Group Activity
Lunch Break 1:30 – 2:10
Margot Cronin-Furman, LICSW
‘Caring for the Trauma Survivor’
2:15 - 3:15 pm Presentation
3:15 - 3:20 pm Meditation
3:20 - 3:50 pm Group Activity
3:50 – 4pm Break
4:00 – 5:00pm Roundtable: Carol Ryan, Laura Joseph, Arthur Strafuss, Judy Bousquin
5:00 - 5:30pm Q + A and Goodbyes