Reiki Share to Benefit ‘Reid’s Ride’ – Raising Funds for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

July 7th. ‘Community Reiki Share’ to Benefit ‘Reid’s Ride.’ 

‘Community Reiki Share.’ 5:15 pm – 8:15 pm at the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea. On the MBTA Train line; wheelchair accessible. Reiki Sessions ‘By Donation.’ $20.00 suggested donation. ($10.00 for Seniors.) Make Checks Payable to ‘Reid’s Ride.’

To find out more about Reid’s Ride and how you can participate and donate – http://www.firstgiving.com/Reidsride/2015-11th-annual-reids-ride. Join Lorraine and Deb Sacco and their wonderful group of organizers and participants!  Just being there is energizing!

Each month a local charity is designated to receive a portion of the proceeds. Using ‘Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs’ to select which charity to team with, the first step being – Basic Physiological Needs (Air, Water, Food, Shelter.) The steps to ‘Realizing One’s Full Potential!’ 

Maslows Hierarchy Of Needs.svg

Charities we have partnered with include – Open Door Food Pantry, Beverly Boot Straps, (January,) Wellspring House (February,) Action Inc. (March,) Cape Ann Animal Aid (April,) SeniorCare, Inc. (May,) Relay for Life, Cape Ann (June,) and for July – Reid’s Ride. 

July 19. Teams participate and bicycle from Lynnfield to Stage Fort Park Gloucester MA to raise money to support the Reid R. Sacco Foundation for Adolescents and Young Adults – http://www.cancerinyoungadults.org/about-the-alliance/

Too many lives…, my family, friends, neighbors, and patients have been touched by this disease. Join us and help raise money for this important cause while enjoying some ‘peace, comfort and calm’ at the July 7th Community Reiki Share! 

‘Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs’ – Abraham Maslow, an American psychologist noted that before a person can achieve ‘self-actualization’ (the need to be good, to be fully alive and to find meaning in life,) basic needs must first be met (food, shelter, security, a sense of belongingness.)

A portion of July’s ‘Reiki Share’ will be donated to Reid’s Ride, in appreciation for all they do to fund cancer research, treatment and supportive services for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer.

Reiki Share July 2015

July Community Reiki Share to Benefit Reid’s Ride

What is Reiki –  ‘Reiki (ray-kee) Ryoho’ is the healing method/art that began in Japan in 1922. Reiki, offered through light touch and without manipulation of tissue, is generally considered to be safe. https://nccih.nih.gov/health/reiki/introduction.htm. A growing number of hospitals incorporate Reiki as part of Integrative Therapies, offering Reiki before/after surgery and in the cancer treatment setting.   https://nccih.nih.gov/health/decisions/consideringcam.htm  While more research is needed to show effectiveness for treatment for certain conditions, preliminary studies of Reiki have demonstrated ‘decreased anxiety.’ Reiki generally creates a calming, relaxing experience.

Dreamtime Wellness™ Reiki Shares/Clinics are offered in a ‘group setting’ as an affordable way for people to receive a Reiki Session. Monthly Reiki Shares are available ‘First Tuesdays’ at the Manchester Community Center, 40 Beach Street (Harbor Point,) Manchester-by-the-Sea. Conveniently located next to the MBTA train station. 5:15 – 8:15 pm. Monthly Reiki Clinics are offered ‘Second Wednesdays’ at Lahey Hospital Outpatient Danvers as part of the Pain Management Center’s Integrative Therapies. 480 Maple Ave. Danvers, MA. 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

Join us July 7th at the ‘Community Reiki Share,’ and help raise money for Reid’s Ride and the Reid R. Sacco Foundation.

We will be participating at the July 19th Reid’s Ride at the ‘Wellness Tent’ at Stage Fort Park, Gloucester MA. (Massage, Reflexology, Reiki and More!)  Contact us for details. info@dreamtimewellness.com. FREE to Participants of Reid’s Ride. ‘By Donation’ for others. Stop By Stage Fort Park and Enter a Raffle – ‘Basket of Wellness’ (value – $325.00) and many other prizes. 

** Let us know if you have a charity that would like to partner with us for future Community Reiki Shares .**

To learn more about Reiki and other therapies offered in ‘Integrative Oncology’ (incorporating complementary therapies with conventional medicine as supportive care and symptom management,) here are some links to the National Institutes of Health/National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health – www. nccih.nih.gov and for specific articles –http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3863498/   https://nccih.nih.gov/health/reiki/introduction.htm#effectshttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21998438. More rigorous study of Reiki is needed, but preliminary studies indicate that Reiki may be helpful for decreasing pain and anxiety in the cancer treatment setting.

For nine years, I was employed as the RN/Reiki Provider at the North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) and Mass General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Centers. Patients receiving Integrative Therapies during cancer treatment report these treatments help them “feel better,”  “cope better,” and some reported “a greater sense of ‘hope.”

Private Reiki Sessions and Reiki Training are also available through Dreamtime Wellness™ (Offering Reiki in Healthcare and Hospitals Since 1999. Teaching Traditional (Western) Reiki since 2000. Teaching Japanese Komyo Reiki since 2012.)

Contact me for more information on Reiki or to register for these programs – 978-283-4258 or Email info@dreamtimewellness.com. For the Monthly Reiki Clinic at Lahey Danvers call – 978-304-8601.

                                                                                                    ~ Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Reiki Shihan.

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us, in the dreariest and most dreaded moments, can see a possibility of hope.”   ~ Maya Angelou

Rainbow Delight

Double Rainbow Over Cape Ann

~ HOPE Never Stops

On Hope by Emily Dickinson

HOPE

~ Remembering those we’ve lost. ~ Honoring and supporting those in treatment. ~
~ Commemorating survivors. ~  With Gratitude. ~

 

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™  Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199

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