Community Reiki Share for a Cause – LungForce for Lung Health

Dreamtime Wellness ™

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Next Community Reiki Share – Tuesday. May 3rd. 5:15 – 8:15 P.M. $20.00 Suggested Donation. Portion of monthly proceeds donated to charitable fund-raising, local and abroad. This month’s Reiki Share proceeds to help benefit LungForce.org.

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 Social Ambassador for Lung Force. Last year, upon hearing about the growing rate of lung cancer diagnosis in young women who have never smoked, I became a Social Ambassador for Lung Force to help educate and increase awareness.

Here are the Facts –

  • Lung cancer, the #1 cancer killer of women in the United States.
  • Every five minutes, a woman in the U.S. is told she has lung cancer.
  • The lung cancer death rate in women has more than doubled over the past 35 years.
  • Anyone can get lung cancer.

Cheryl’s Healing Journey –  Through LungForce Day 2015, I connected with a young woman in Pennsylvania.

Married with two young children Cheryl had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer October 2015. When I met Cheryl in November, she expressed wanting “to give up,” discouraged by the diagnosis and harsh chemotherapy treatments. The hospital where she receives treatment offers Integrative Therapies (acupuncture, massage, reiki, etc.) Her medical condition prevented her from having acupuncture or massage, and no one had mentioned reiki. I was able to connect Cheryl with Reiki, which is offered free at the cancer center where she receives treatment. The financial strain of cancer treatment can be devastating. Many hospitals now offer Integrative Therapies in Cancer Centers, free to patients. Our November Community Reiki Share provided needed money to Cheryl and her family. We continue to offer emotional support. Cheryl found her strength and has continued her treatments. Months later, she continues to achieve lifetime milestones. Most recently, Cheryl celebrated her son Daniel’s 1st Birthday.

Cheryl and her family express their “thanks for donations, prayer and healing energy.”

LungForce.org works to advance lung health—a life free of lung disease—for everyone who suffers from asthma, COPD and other lung diseases, or has someone in their life who does.

How You Can Help Support Lung Force – 

  • Attend our Community Reiki Share May 3rd. 
  • Make a Donation to Lung Force. 
  • Join me to Walk – LungForce Walk Boston. Thursday. May 12. 5 – 8 pm. Boston Commons.

Monthly ‘Community Reiki Shares’ are offered ‘First Tuesdays.’ Held at the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea. An affordable way to enjoy a Reiki Session while supporting charitable organizations. Contact us if you have a charitable organization or fundraiser and would like to partner with us. 

Reiki Photo DTW Stock Photo with © 2015

Reiki Ryoho-  a Japanese Healing Method/Art – Schedule: 5:30 pm – Meditation, Japanese mawashi (circle) and Komyo open reiju (attunement.) Pre-register for a session of Reiki between 6 and 8 pm.

Attend part or the entire evening. Enjoy the sense of peace, comfort and calm Reiki provides. 

Healthy snacks and tea are available. You don’t have to be a Reiki practitioner to join in. Those attending often comment on “how welcomed” and “relaxed” they feel, and how much they “enjoy the peace” of the evening. Some express “relief of pain” and “improved comfort.”

Where – Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. (Harbor Place) in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Every 1st Tuesday of the Month. 

Manchester Community Center

Register in Advance – info@DreamtimeWellness.com or call 978-283-4258. Walk-ins accommodated as we are able. Wheelchair accessible. Convenient, free parking.

As one woman says, “I always leave (the Reiki Share) feeling relaxed, and happy.

~ Join us and experience a relaxing, peaceful evening. ~  Karen

Offering Reiki therapy in hospitals responds to patients’ physical and emotional needs. (1) More study is needed, but in preliminary studies ‘there is evidence to suggest that Reiki therapy may be effective for pain and anxiety.” (2)

Reiki sessions are intended as adjunctive, supportive care and are not meant to be used ‘in place of” conventional medical care. If you are having medical issues, do not delay treatment. An accurate diagnosis is important for ‘best care’ and ‘best outcomes.’ for For safe, collaborative care, report the use of all complementary therapies, herbs and supplements to physician. Some complementary therapies, supplements, herbal and over-the-counter products may negatively interfere with your care; discuss use of these with your doctor.

For more information and a list of resources – 

Community Reiki Clinic/Share – 

This Community Reiki Clinic/Share has been in existence since it began at the Addison Gilbert Hospital in 2000 and is the longest running Reiki Clinic/Share on Cape Ann. In 2004, we moved to Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA.

Whether you are new to Reiki or a seasoned practitioner, you will enjoy the peaceful environment of the Manchester Community Center. Teaching Reiki in the traditional apprentice-style of Japan, this Reiki Share is also a venue for my students to practice and increase their confidence and expertise. Most of the Reiki providers have been attending for more than 5 years.

Join Us and Enjoy the Relaxing Benefits of Reiki while Helping to Support Charitable Causes. Affordable Reiki Sessions are available at monthly Reiki Shares (1st Tuesdays in Manchester, MA and 3rd Wednesdays at Lahey Danvers.) Nominal Fee – $20.00.  

GMG FOB – Save $10.00 on any DTW Private Reiki or Hypnotherapy Session, Reiki Training, or Gift Certificates. Mention GMG and this posting and SAVE all year! 

Visit my website for more information or contact me via email – info@dreamtimewellness.com or phone – 978-283-4258.

Best in health,  Karen 

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. 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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Sources:

1.) The effects of Reiki therapy on pain and anxiety in patients attending a day oncology and infusion services unit. Birocco, N. et. al. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2012 Jun;29(4):290-4. doi: 10.1177/1049909111420859. Epub 2011 Oct 13.

2) Effect of Reiki Therapy on Pain and Anxiety in Adults: An In- Depth Literature Review of Randomized Trials with Effect Size Calculations. Throne S. and CohePain Manag Nurs. 2014 December ; 15(4): 897–908. doi:10.1016/j.pmn.2013.07.008.

More Information on Reiki and Other Integrative Therapies from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health – www.nccih.gov.

 

2 thoughts on “Community Reiki Share for a Cause – LungForce for Lung Health

  1. Thanks for re-blogging Joey!

    Our team for the LungForce walk is called the ‘Dream Team.’ Gloucester Massage Therapist/Reiki Master Teacher Karen Lohnes is part of the team, and Nancy Earabino LPN, Reiki Master Teacher from Newburyport. We will be at the Boston Commons offering Wellness Services (massage, reiki, reflexology, etc.)

    Calling upon FOB to register, volunteer, walk and/or Donate.
    FREE to register, walk or volunteer.

    For anyone that registers or donates today, we get entered into a raffle for Red Sox Tickets!
    If we win, anyone who donates, walks or volunteers will have a chance to WIN!

    FOB can ‘copy and paste’ the link to register or donate to my LungForce Dream Team. https://secure3.convio.net/ala/site/Donation2;jsessionid=C30D97A2BDABAE4AAEABB6439616DC3F.app30111a?idb=341967247&df_id=30141&FR_ID=13771&mfc_pref=T&PROXY_ID=6498469&30141.donation=form1&PROXY_TYPE=20&s_subsrc=bfDskFbPfMsg&s_src=boundlessfundraising

    Go LungForce! Go Sox!

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