Four presentations were audio recorded from the Conference and we are bringing these to you in the form of a downloadable MP3 recording for you to download for a small fee. We envision this new offering as a sustainable, reciprocal gift both for the development of your own Reiki practice and to support Celebration of Reiki, Inc. programs.
What is in store for you?
Here are previews of what the four audio recordings are all about.
Having learned Reiki in 1979 from one of the original Takata-trained Reiki Masters, John Harvey Gray, Libby Barnett shared her experience of how these early teachers practiced and taught Reiki.
We learned from Libby that, following Mrs. Takata death in 1980, the original twenty-two Reiki Masters she had taught formed the Reiki Alliance to create a structure of support for the lineage.
Libby also described the format of the early Reiki classes, and the reasoning behind their high tuitions. She explained how feedback from her Reiki students led her to expand teaching the original hour-long structured twelve hand position Reiki treatment to a more customized intuitive format which ultimately facilitated Reiki being embraced by many medical institutions.
Libby Barnett discussed how utilizing the word “Attunement” instead of “Initiation” when she was writing her book, Reiki Energy Medicine: Bringing Healing Touch to Home, Hospital, and Hospice, allowed Reiki to more easily blend with conventional healthcare.
In 1999, Libby made a pilgrimage to Kyoto, Japan to connect more deeply with Usui’s experience on Mt. Kurama. In 2012, she visited Takata’s church and Reiki clinic in Hawaii. Libby shared with us stories from these trips.
Although Libby’s main focus in her keynote address was on the evolution of Reiki in the US, at the conclusion of her presentation, she shared her vision for the new frontier of Reiki.
~Using Reiki In Recovery from Sexual Trauma~Mary Benner and Kate Lampe
Mary Benner, Reiki Master & Eden Energy Medicine Certified Practitioner (EEM-CP), & Kate Lampe, LPC assisted Reiki practitioners in understanding the experience of sexual trauma and trauma recovery.
The outcome is a constant state of vigilance and the inability to heal and move forward. Over time, troubling disease states emerge from the unhealed imprint of trauma in the nervous system.
When shock states linger in the body, some of the symptoms include: Unexplained fears, deep sadness, uncontrolled anger, disruptions to sleep, numbness, a general sense of impending doom, drug, alcohol and eating disorders, panic, rapid speech, the inability to speak up, being stuck in abusive relationships.
Your client and their community may want to believe that they can just “move on” without treatment. This is also a symptom of shock and it buries the trauma even deeper, causing complex and troubling issues later in life.
In this presentation, Mary and Kate shared with us the value of using Reiki in healing the autonomic nervous system after sexual trauma. Mary shared her recovery life experience both as a Reiki practitioner and as a client. Kate brought her background as an experienced psychotherapist to guide the complementary modalities in calming and healing the autonomic nervous system after sexual trauma.
In her presentation, “Making Reiki Real: What is Credible Reiki Practice?” Kathie took us on a journey from practical and easily doable self-care practices that can be woven into everyday life as well as teaching others how to care for themselves and take into their personal and professional settings.
Having taught Reiki for over 20 years to more than 4000 people and at various health care settings including major New York City hospitals and VA medical center, Kathie explored how we can explain reiki and make it real, both in language and application for the public and health care professionals. With this understanding, reiki becomes easier for one to utilize for self-care and in the work environment.
Kathie also discussed reasonable expectations for reiki practice, healing versus curing, and how stress affects the body and how Reiki can help.
Health Care Practice Panel~
This lively and informative panel included the following health care professionals:
Asherah Allen, Lic. Ac., M.A.O.M., R.M.T., L.M.T. Kathryn Violick Boole, MS, CCC-SLP, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital , Marie DeTomasi, RN, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Joseph Hanak, M.D.Medical Director, Spaulding Outpatient Center Boston, Julia Kajen, PT, DPT, Tufts New England Medical Center, Heather Smidt, MEd LMT.
In this panel presentation, licensed health care professionals, who are also Reiki practitioners, shared their stories and experiences about how they bring Reiki practice into their clinical work, while encouraging other health care professionals to consider incorporating Reiki into their everyday interactions and treatments with their patients. You will hear each of their unique approaches to bringing Reiki to their patient populations as well as to themselves.