4th Annual Fall Symposium
Reiki and Mental-Emotional Health
Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, MA
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”(from ExploreCareers.org)
"Congratulations on another enriching and valuable event for Reiki practitioners. I had a very good time and went home with notes and impressions that will enhance my Reiki practice as I go forward. I appreciate the careful planning and effort that you put into all of your events." - 2017 Symposium Participant
2018 Fall Symposium Information
Role of Reiki in Psychotherapy by Dr. Richard Curtin and Elisabeth Disterhoft, L.I.C.S.W.
Body, mind and spirit are interconnected and so it is common that clients receiving Reiki have emotional experiences during treatment. Though the job of a Reiki practitioner is not the same as a licensed mental health professional, it is extremely valuable to have an understanding of how to navigate these emotional experiences for yourself as a practitioner and to be able to help clients manage their emotional experiences.
Please join psychotherapists Dr. Richard Curtin, author of Psychotherapuetic Reiki, and Elisabeth Disterhoft, LICSW at the 2018 Celebration of Reiki Symposium as they share case examples that highlight issues that can arise around mental health and Reiki treatment, offer guidance in how to work with the mental health system and give you experience practicing tools to help yourself and your clients stay centered and build emotional tolerance.
Date & Time
Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
"The Symposium was comprehensive, very impressive. Topics were covered concisely, engaging those in attendance. It was informative and fun. It was beautifully orchestrated, the presenters hit all the right notes. I am grateful I was able to attend." - 2015 Symposium Participant
The Hawthorne Hotel
18 Washington Square
Salem, MA 01970
Rooms at the Hawthorne Hotel will be available to reserve after October 2. Please call the Hotel Front Desk at 978-744-4080 and reference the Celebration of Reiki room block to receive the special rate.
Please allow extra time to find parking on a Saturday in downtown Salem. There are limited free spaces in the hotel parking lot and the Common, but street meters have a two-hour limit. The hotel recommends taking advantage of the two parking lots within a short walk of the hotel: 18 Washington Square and Museum Place Garage at One Church Street.
This year’s Symposium addresses the fast-changing field of mental health, looking at what Reiki practitioners need to know and be aware of to be effective partners in today’s mental health field. Whether at home with family and friends, in public practice, or in self-care, understanding the intricacies of working with mental and emotional health and well-being affects us all.
The day features an informative presentation on the basics of mental health, a detailed look at the integration of Reiki in psychotherapy and the importance of sleep in mental health. Our panel will take a closer look at forming alliances and partnerships between mental health workers and Reiki practitioners.
The full program is listed on the Program page and presenter information is on the Presenters page.
We'll be holding a Silent Auction to benefit the Scholarship Fund! Please bring your checkbooks.
Registration and Payment
Your symposium registration includes lunch.
Additional monetary donations are encouraged if you are able. Any donation above the registration fee is tax deductible.
Early-bird Registration is $85 by October 1.
Regular Registration is $100 by November 2.
After October 22, 2018, this event is non-refundable, but if you are not able to attend after registering, the ticket price is tax deductible. The Celebration of Reiki, Inc. is classified as an IRC Section 501 (C) (3) educational organization.
"A wonderful symposium. Educational, touching and informative. Came away with so much usable information that made so much sense and put things in perspective." - 2016 Symposium Participant
We are delighted to offer a limited number of full scholarships to this year's symposium for those in need. Scholarships are a result of gracious contributions by community members from all around the world. Applications must be received by October 10, 2018. For more information, go to the Scholarship Application.
Continuing Education Credits
Nursing: This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at 244 CMR 5.00 for 5 contact hours.
Social Work: Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at email@example.com for the status of social work accreditation.In previous years, this event has been approved.
LMHC: This program will qualify the LMHC attendee for CE's under "alternative mind/body therapies." Confirmation of attendance will be provided to registered and attending LMHC's for inclusion with Form LMHC-4, Retroactive Certification Application.