What is Reiki?
Reiki is our natural healing ability, enhanced.
Reiki is a form of healing meditation that can be effectively shared in person or virtually.
Reiki is a complementary healing and wellness support service offered at many hospitals and private practices, and a holistic personal practice to relieve pain, anxiety and other discomfort, and to promote relaxation, healing and general wellbeing.
Can Reiki Help Me?
WHO CAN REIKI HELP?
Everyone can benefit from Reiki, including
individuals of any age, gender, health condition or other characteristics
parents and families of all kinds
caregivers, teachers, helping professionals, community volunteers, clergy
couples at any stage of relationship
work, project or other teams
athletes and sports enthusiasts
medical personnel, first responders
healing arts practitioners in other modalities
people in recovery or struggling with addictions
people with chronic conditions or acute illness or injury
WHAT CAN REIKI HELP?
Common reasons people use Reiki include
relief from pain, anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia
preventing, preparing for and recovering from illness, injury, surgery and other crises
managing chronic conditions
calm and comfort along with first aid and other appropriate actions in emergencies
relaxation and ease during childbirth, end of life care, and other life transitions
aging gracefully, continuing personal growth throughout life
mental alertness, concentration, creative inspiration, emotional balance, sensitivity and strength
developing intuition, spiritual connection and guidance, life purpose, outside a formal religion or in harmony with any tradition
supporting holistic wellbeing as a way of life
How Does Virtual Reiki Work?
We'll start with a video chat, then I'll guide you into a relaxed state and through the session, usually while we remain connected online. Or if you prefer, we can disconnect and you can receive your session remotely in meditation instead, and check in again afterward.
You don't need any previous meditation experience to receive Virtual Reiki, though it can help you learn to meditate or improve your practice.
People sometimes feel sensations of warmth as though healing hands are present, pain and tension can be relieved to any degree, insights may arise, and a general sense of uplifting relaxation and wellbeing are common. Some have told me they slept better after their Virtual Reiki session than they had in years. Your body and mind are unique, and their wisdom will guide your experience and the results of your session.
It is common for clients to have questions or notice their experiences after a Reiki treatment, as the process continues beyond the duration of the session, and it is your own healing systems that are stimulated. I'm always happy to hear about your experience and discuss next steps for your journey of optimal wellness.
Reiki Is Affordable
WELLNESS IS YOUR BEST INVESTMENT
Reiki returns incredible value for every dollar and every moment spent. While Reiki does not claim to cure COVID-19 or any other condition, it can help everyone achieve and maintain their Optimal Wellness at any time, and help us help each other.
This is a crucial time to use every possible effective resource for self-care, and Reiki is one of the most effective with the least risk. To begin with, it's relaxing, and relaxation has a deeply empowering effect on our immune systems, but it's so much more than that.
When we are stressed, our nervous system is overstimulated and we may feel overwhelmed, which strains our other systems and can even shut them down. This is how the fight-or-flight response works. When we're upset or afraid, for instance, digestion slows or halts so we'll be ready to run away or face an enemy. Another automatic response is to freeze or hide, but this isn't true relaxation, even if we're immobilized.
Relaxation and safety are necessary for our healing systems to function at their best. While this pandemic situation isn't exactly safe, we can learn to create a more relaxed state deliberately, but it's hard to do this by ourselves. We need support, especially in times like this, to trigger the tend-and-befriend, res-and-relax physiological responses instead of the fight-or-flight instincts.
Reiki provides both personal practice and shared wellness support. Even a few sessions can teach your mind and body to create habits of calm and relaxation, along with your own relaxation practice.
Compare the modest price of receiving the support you need to the costs of illness and stress, as well as your quality of life, and make the investment that's right for you.
Dawn Hancy, Reiki Master Teacher
I love introducing people to the surprizing simplicity and gentle power of Reiki, and helping practitioners discover and develop their Reiki path and practice.
I have been studying and practicing Reiki since 2009 and continue to discover more beautiful gifts of Reiki every day through my self-Reiki, professional practice, teaching, volunteering and creating community wellness programs.
In the last five years, I have founded my private practice, The Essential Art of Reiki, and Integrated Community Resilience, a nonprofit program that brings Reiki and other wellness practices to populations with limited access and resources.
I enjoy teaching and serving people of all ages with Reiki from children at camp to elders in nursing homes, survivors of trauma, and hospice patients and their families.
I am the Reiki program coordinator at Gifford Medical Center, and Orange County Coordinator and board member with the Vermont Reiki Association as well as a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.
My recent project, The Essential Art of Reiki on iFundWomen successfully completed Phase 1 of a crowdfunding campaign for a pilot project to expand my offerings to help people achieve optimal wellness and success, and, with husband Phil Yacovella, to create Healing Hospitality in a Bed & Breakfast setting in central Vermont .
Reiki Is Holistic & Complimentary
Reiki is compatible with any other medical or healing technique. It cannot interfere with medicine, bandages, physical therapy, surgery or other treatments, and in fact, can only enhance their efficacy. Reiki is not guaranteed to instantly cure any or all ills, but can always add a sense of calm and comfort, and will generally help relieve pain and accelerate healing by supporting the body's, and the mind's, own natural healing systems.
Reiki is used along with massage, physical therapy, psychotherapy, even chemotherapy, as well as any other healing modality or medical practice you can think of. Mothers in labor appreciate the calm support and relaxation that helps minimize pain. Hospice patients at the end of life find comfort and peace in their passing. Reiki can often make headaches manageable while waiting for pain medication to take effect, or replace medication altogether, and can offer relief from anxiety. Reiki is a powerful tool for any medical professional or healing practitioner from nursing staff to doctors to other support staff.
Reiki is similar to other spiritual and energy healing techniques such as Spiritualist healing, therapeutic touch, laying on of hands, shamanic healing, or healing prayer, yet is unique in the way it is taught and practiced, and in the way it works without draining the practitioner's energy or transmitting the illness or anxiety from the recipient to the practitioner as some other healing techniques can. Reiki can also be a spiritual path, and even a beautiful way of life.