In 1996, as part of my Reiki Master candidacy, I set up Reiki programs with several nursing homes in the area. This was unheard of at the time. Through a community outreach grant and the activities directors at a few of the more prestigious places, I was able to send Reiki practioners into the facilities to give Reiki to residents free of charge. I had all kinds of documented studies on relaxation and pain relief which I presented to boards of directors, nurses, and MD’s.
I was also able, through Hospice, to attend transitions and provide services ‘til the end if requested. It was all very groundbreaking and heady stuff, and I felt that I was doing important work bringing alternative and natural care to venues where mainstream medicine and ho-hum care was the norm.
There were newspaper articles about my work, workshops to give, CEUs for... Read More