October Community Reiki Share to Help Support Children in Africa

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Tuesday. October 6th. ‘Community Reiki Share’ in Manchester-by-the-Sea.

Join us in Supporting the Kangemi Charity and Children of Nairobi, Kenya. Having just returned from a sabbatical in Africa, it seems appropriate that this month’s Reiki Share is donating proceeds to an African charity.  All are welcomed to attend to enjoy a Reiki Session while supporting this worthy cause!

This month’s choice of charities was inspired by Advanced Western and Japanese Reiki Practitioner (Komyo Okuden/3rd Degree) and FOB Suzanne Sweeney, owner of Energize Body and Mind here in Gloucester. Suzanne’s mother-in-law Prafulla Ganatraa, coordinates the Kangemi Charity in Kenya, helping to feed, clothe and educate children in an impoverished area of Nairobi.

Kangemi Charity Kenya

Reiki Teacher Prafulla Ganatraa helping children in Nairobi, Kenya

Suzanne’s husband Mehul Ganatra had this to say about The Kangemi Charity this is a grass-roots charity started by my mother (a Reiki master) and a few of her Reiki friends three and a half years ago. The goal is to feed the children of the Kangemi slums (located in Nairobi, Kenya). The slums have a population of about 120,000 with no access to basic facilities (e.g. sewerage, medical). What started out with feeding 50 kids every Sunday has now grown to over 300! In addition to one meal a week, they also occasionally provide some clothing (school uniforms) and blankets. Thanks to some generous donations, the charity now pays the school tuition for 74 kids in primary school and 3 students in secondary school. There is definitely a need to do more. Please note that 100% of the donations my mother receives go towards helping the kids.”

In her efforts to help the children, Prafulla Ganatraa is also teaching them Reiki, demonstrated in this photo. Join us in helping support the wonderful work she is doing!

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Kangemi Child Offering Reiki in Nairobi Kenya

To Attend this Month’s Reiki Share or to Donate to the Kangemi Charity, Email info@DreamtimeWellnessc.com or Contact Suzanne Sweeney via Email -EnergizeBodyandMind@gmail.com. 

You can come as an observer, to donate, join in a meditation, and/or enjoy a Reiki Session. Participate in some or all of the evening and enjoy the sense of peace, comfort and calm that Reiki provides.

‘Community Reiki Share.’ Tuesday. October 6th. 5:15 pm – 8:15 pm at the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. On the MBTA Train line; wheelchair accessible. Reiki Sessions ‘By Donation.’ $20.00 suggested donation. ($10.00 for Seniors.)

Community Reiki Share

Community Reiki Share

For more information about Reiki (Japanese Healing Art/Method) and Dreamtime Wellness Reiki Programs …

Reiki can best be described by the experience. Physicians recently participating in an ‘Introduction to Reiki’ at a Boston hospital enjoyed sample sessions and described their experience as “calming,” “interesting” and even “remarkable.” 

Each month a charity is designated to receive a portion of the proceeds of our Community Reiki Shares. Using ‘Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs’ to select which charity to team with, the first step being – Basic Physiological Needs (Air, Water, Food, Shelter.)

Here are Maslow’s 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, Wellspring House, Action Inc., Cape Ann Animal Aid, SeniorCare, Inc., Relay for Life, Cape Ann, Reid’s Ride, and Grace Center, Inc. and this month – the Kangemi Charity in Africa.

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

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. New Date – Beginning October 21st, Monthly Reiki Clinics will be offered ‘Third 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 October 6th at the ‘Community Reiki Share’ and enjoy ‘peace, comfort and calm’ at the October 6th Community Reiki Share! To Register Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com or Contact Suzanne Sweeney at EnergizeBodyandMind@gmail.com to Register, Donate and for information about the Kangemi Charity, Nairobi Kenya.

Community Reiki Share

Monthly Community Reiki Share

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,  employed as the RN/Reiki Provider at the North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) and Mass General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Centers, patients receiving Reiki during cancer treatment reported 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 (3rd Wednesdays) at Lahey Danvers Pain Management Center 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

Please Join Us in helping to bring ‘peace, comfort and calm’ to those in need.   ~ Karen Pischke BSN, RN

On Hope by Emily Dickinson

HOPE Never Stops

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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2 thoughts on “October Community Reiki Share to Help Support Children in Africa

  1. Thanks for re-posting Joey! Last night was our biggest fundraiser to date! With 100% of the monies raised going to Kangemi Charity in Kenya, there is still time to contribute. To find out how you can help the children in one of Nairobi’s poorest areas, contact Suzanne Sweeney at energizebodyandmind@gmail.com.


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