Reiki Training- 1st Degree Shoden

Reiki Training- 1st Degree Shoden

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Let Your Reiki Journey Begin Here on Cape Ann – 

First Degree/Shoden (Beginning Teaching)Two Day, 15-hour training.**

When: Saturday and Sunday. August 28th and 29th.

Where: Gloucester MA.

No pre-requisite necessary. Come with an open-mind and an open-heart!

 Contact Us for Details – 978-283-4258 or Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com

Usui Reiki Ryoho – the Japanese Healing Art/Method that originated in 1922 with Founder USUI Mikao Sensei of Japan. Komyo Reiki System – Hands-on. Nothing More.” A Keep It Simple traditional system of reiki as taught by Buddhist monk INAMOTO Hyakuten Sensei, based on Japanese aesthetics – Less is More.

Learn Reiki (ray-kee) in this traditional apprentice-style training. Class is offered in a beautiful, peaceful setting on Cape Ann and includes instruction, discussion, practice, meditation, attunements (reiju,) manual, ongoing mentoring and more. Learn  the history of Reiki Ryoho, technique for self-reiki and the reiki precepts (gokai) that guide our daily practice.

‘Self-Reiki for Self-Care’ – Self-reiki offers a quick and easy way to relax, improve comfort and increase calm. Self-reiki also can help those wanting to make positive lifestyle changes and or enhance their meditation practice.

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After the Fall: A Lesson in Mindfulness

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Happy St Patrick’s Day! Today has me reminiscing about Nor’Easter Riley- derived from ‘Reilly,’ which comes from the Old Irish name Raghailleach.

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‘Sheltering-in-Place’ Nor’Easter Riley brought hurricane-force winds, astronomical tides, record-breaking waves and flooded roads. With flying debris and falling tree limbs, I chose instead to shelter-in-place and watch the 3-day storm unfold on the news and social media. Over the 3 days I watched as people were evacuated to safety, trees fell onto homes and branches through car windshields. Never did I expect during this Nor’Easter that I would end up injured in my own home!

Accidents Often Occur in the Home Despite my efforts to stay home and safe, while home alone I ended up falling down my basement stairs. Late that night my husband was on his way home with a weekend guest. I was distracted and hurrying down the stairs in stocking feet to get my laundry, while talking on the phone with my 90-year old mother. Slipping on the wooden steps as if on ice, my feet flew up in the air. Landing hard on one step, I bounced onto the next, then slid down 2 more, then ultimately the basement floor. My phone and I flew in opposite directions.

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Community Reiki Share for Open Door

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Community Reiki Share December 5th.

 5:15 pm – 8:15 pm at the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA. On the MBTA Train line. Convenient Parking. Wheelchair accessible.

Reiki Sessions ‘By Donation.’ $20.00 suggested donation. ($10.00 for Seniors, Veterans, those in treatment for cancer.)

Together We Can Do More. Partnering with charitable causes to help others in need.

Advance Register – Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com or call 978-283-4258.

Join Us in helping to bring ‘peace, comfort and calm’ to those in need.

A portion of this month’s proceeds will be donated to Open Door Food Pantry, winner of our #GivingTuesday Contest.

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Meditation and Relaxation Offerings: April 30 – May 7th

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

  • Sunday April 30th. 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Make Every Day ‘Earth Day! ‘

(This ‘Earth Day Celebration’ was RESCHEDULED Due to Weather.) This Sunday looks like the weather is going to cooperate. 🙂

Shinrin-yoku, (forest bathing) is the Japanese practice of making contact with and taking in the atmosphere of the forest.

Join us for a gentle walk and meditation in nature and experience the health benefits. ‘By Donation.’

On this leisurely walk you will be encouraged to use all of your senses as you allow the beautiful setting in nature to lower your stress levels, boost your immune system and improve your overall health. No experience with meditation necessary.

  • Tuesday May 2nd Community Reiki Share. 5:15 – 8:15 pm. (*Reiki Practitioners can come early for special Japanese Reiki Hatsurei Ho Mediation – 4:30 pm.) Manchester Community Center, Manchester-by-the-Sea. ‘By Donation.’ 

Enjoy a relaxing Reiki Session and enjoy the potential benefits of increased comfort, calm, and a greater sense of inner peace.

  • Sunday May 7th Come to the Magnolia Library and Community Center ‘Spring Market’ – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Looking for a Gift for Mother’s Day? Lots of local vendors will be there.

Dreamtime Wellness™ will be there offering discounted gift certificates and self-hypnosis CD’s for ‘Optimal Wellness’ and ‘Sound Sleep.’

** Simple relaxation exercises will be offered at ALL 3 Events.**  

A few minutes of relaxation each day offers a variety of health benefits. 

For more details and to register – info@dreamtimewellness.com or phone – 978-283-4258.
Best in health,  Karen

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. Author. Speaker. Researcher. Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Teacher/Shihan, Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately licensed physi­cian or other health care worker. Never dis­re­gard pro­fes­sional med­ical advice or delay in seek­ing it because of some­thing you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a med­ical emer­gency, call your doc­tor or 911 immediately. The views expressed on this blog and web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are affiliated.

Reiki: “Try It. You Might Like It.”

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Remember the old cereal commercial with the little boy Mikey? “Try It. You Might Like It.”

Reiki Photo DTW Stock Photo with © 2015

Reiki Ryoho is a Japanese Healing Method/Art that began in Japan in 1922 with Founder USUI Mikao Sensei. Reiki (ray-key) sessions are offered through light (or non) touch and without manipulation. With the recipient fully clothed, either lying or seated. Sessions generally create a relaxation response with potential benefits of:

  • relief of tension (emotional and physical)
  • increased calm
  • improved comfort
  • improved sleep
  • a greater sense of inner peace.

Each reiki session is unique in how it is experienced. Due to its ease of use, gentle nature and quick relaxation response, many hospitals and healthcare settings incorporate Reiki in oncology, rehabilitation, pain management, and hospice settings. Generally, those receiving a reiki session report a general sense of calmness afterwards, along with varied experiences of sensation (warmth the most common.)  One client reports, “Every session is different. And every session is wonderful.” 

~ Reiki can best be described through the personal experience of a session. ~

‘Community Reiki Share.’ Tuesday. March 7th. 5:15 pm – 8:15 pm  At the Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St. Manchester-by-the-Sea. Advance Register – info@dreamtimewellness.com.

‘Community Reiki Shares’ are held ‘First Tuesdays’ of the month 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, Veterans and those in treatment for cancer.) Participate in some or all of the evening and enjoy the sense of ‘peace, comfort and calm’ that a reiki session can provide.

‘Reiki Shares’ are provided monthly by Dreamtime Wellness™ as an affordable way to ‘try it‘ and see how you might benefit. ‘Reiki Shares’ also support our reiki students in training, seasoned practitioners, and the community. Join as an observer, a practitioner, or come to enjoy a reiki session, meditation and other aspects of Japanese Reiki practices.

Reiki is also offered ‘3rd Fridays’ at the Rose Baker Senior Center. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. To schedule a session at the Rose Baker Senior Center call: 978-282-6975

Private Reiki Sessions are available at 2 convenient office settings (the North Shore Medical Dental Center and Lahey Danvers Outpatient Center.) Home, hospice and hospital visits are also available upon request.

Contact us regarding informational lectures and programs in your facility. Ask about our Continuing Education offerings for nurses, doctors, social workers and case managers.

Ask Your Doctor. Reiki and other complementary therapies are not meant to be used ‘in place of’ conventional healthcare but as adjunctive (supportive) measures as part of a collaborative and integrative healthcare approach. Before using complementary therapies talk to your doctor. If you are already using complementary therapies, let your healthcare provider know. For more information on integrative therapies – http://nih/nccih.gov

Partnering with charitable causes to help others in need. A portion of our Community Reiki Share proceeds are donated to charities, local and abroad. Contact Us if you are a 501(c)3 that would like to partner with us to receive donations from our monthly Community Reiki Shares – Phone: 978-283-4258 or Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com. Together we can do more. 

Welcome Home Cape Ann Veterans! The ‘Welcome Home Cape Ann Initiative’ is welcoming home veterans. A portion of this month’s Reiki Share donations will be offered to benefit these veterans, in appreciation for their service and to support them in a smooth transition back home to Cape Ann.

Relax, and enjoy today,    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 LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199.

Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately licensed physi­cian or other health care worker. Never dis­re­gard pro­fes­sional med­ical advice or delay in seek­ing it because of some­thing you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a med­ical emer­gency, call your doc­tor or 911 immediately. The views expressed on this blog and web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are affiliated.

 

‘Reiki for Residents’ at Golden Living February 21st

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Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body & Spirit

Reiki for Relaxation, Comfort and Calm – Reiki (ray-kee) will offered to residents at Golden Living Center Gloucester. Tuesday, February 21st.  2 pm – 3:30 pm. 
Golden Living Residents can sign up through the Activities Department. Family members and health care agents can sign up loved ones unable to sign themselves up (Alzheimer’s, dementia, post-stroke, or other cognitive issues.) Attention is paid to comfortsafety, hygiene and confidentiality.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Reiki is considered generally safe and has the potential benefits of relief of stress and anxietyimproved comfort and increased calm. 

Smile and Express Gratitude: It’s Good for Your Health

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

A Smile Has Health Benefits for Mind, Body and Spirit. Research shows that the simple act of smiling, even when you don’t feel like it activates the brain’s neural messaging system with a variety of health benefits. No prescription needed, and no adverse side effects.

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“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”      – Thich Nhat Hanh

How Smiling Affects Your Brain.  ‘Feel good’ neurotransmitters are released.

  • Release of dopamine (mediates pleasure in the brain, improves focus and attention.)
  • Release of endorphins (natural pain relief.)
  • Release of serotonin (improves mood.)
  • Muscle relaxation (relief of muscle tension.)
  • Lowering of blood pressure and heart rate.
  • Neuropeptides are also released (decreases stress and inflammation.)

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December 6th Community Reiki Share in Manchester-by-the-Sea

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

‘Community Reiki Share.’ Tuesday. December 6th –  Whether a seasoned practitioner or new to Reiki, all are welcomed to attend. Come as an observer. Join in a meditation. Enjoy a Reiki Session. Participate in some or all of the evening and enjoy the sense of ‘peace, comfort and calm’ that Reiki can provide.

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

‘Community Reiki Share.’ 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, Veterans, those in treatment for cancer.) Reiki Practitioners may arrive at 4:30 pm for practice of Hatsurei Ho, a Japanese reiki technique used as a form of meditation and helpful for quick calming and centering.

 Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need –  Together we can do more. Partnering with charitable causes to help others in need.  

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Charities we have partnered with include – Open Door Food Pantry, Beverly Boot Straps, Wellspring House, Action Inc., Cape Ann Animal Aid, SeniorCare, Relay for Life Cape Ann, Reid’s Ride, Friends of Mel, and Grace Center. Individuals have also benefitted for our Community Reiki Share donations. Let us know if you would like to partner for your special cause.

Join us and enjoy ‘peace, comfort and calm’ at the December 6th Community Reiki Share.

Advance Register for a Reiki Session.To Register Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com or call 978-283-4258.

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#Giving Tuesday

#Giving Tuesday

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Dreamtime Wellness™ is Celebrating #Giving Tuesday – International Day of Giving. November 29th. 

The desire to give to others is often inspired by a sense of gratitude. -Karen Pischke

There are many ways to GiveGive a hand, a donation, your voice, share a smile. 

Donations Offered to a Local Charity – In the Spirit of Giving Dreamtime Wellness™ is offering donations from its upcoming December 6th Community Reiki Share. Choose one of these local charities. Winner will receive net proceeds from out Community Reiki Share.

GMG FOB YOU GET to PICK a WINNER – Mention one of these local charities in the post comments. The charity receiving the most comments here on GMG will WIN! All will be winners in their own right, because of their ongoing efforts at giving to others.

  • Action, Inc.
  • Addison Gilbert Citizens Fund
  • Cape Ann Animal Aid
  • Care Dimensions
  • Element Care
  • Friends of Mel
  • Mother of Grace Club
  • the Open Door
  • Reid’s Ride
  • Seaport Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • SeniorCare, Inc.
  • Toots Fore Tufts
  • Wellspring, Inc.

*These are some of the recipients of Dreamtime Wellness™ donations through the years.

OR Write-in Your Favorite Charity! The charity mentioned most in this post comments will receive our December ‘Community Reiki Share’ donations. Winner will be announced December 7th, Along with a Surprise Raffle for those participating in this contes – TBA December 8th.  

Whatever you do on #GivingTuesday, be sure to Share a Smile. 

“If you smile at me I will understand, cause that is something everybody everywhere does in the same language.” – Crosby, Stills and Nash

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Reiki for Seniors at the Rose Baker Senior Center, October 21

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Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Reiki for Seniors at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Sept. 16th and every ‘3rd Friday’ of the month. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm. 15 minute chair reiki sessions for a nominal donation. Sign up in advance by calling – Rose Baker Senior Center Ph: ( 978) 281-9765.

Rose Baker Senior Center – 6 Manuel F. Lewis Street Gloucester, MA

Note: For people with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or Dementia, family health agents may sign a simple consent form for their loved ones to receive Reiki. This Reiki Program for Seniors is coordinated by a registered nurse and Reiki will be offered by experienced, advanced Reiki Providers that are licensed or certified, and insured. Attention is paid to safety, hygiene and confidentiality. People receiving Reiki may feel free to stop a session at any time. Most people report feeling “very relaxed,” “calm” and “peaceful.”  According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Reiki is considered generally safe and has  the potential benefits of relief of stress and anxietyimproved comfort and increased calm.

Reiki (ray-kee) – A Japanese Healing Method/Art offered through gentle touch or non-touch, creates a quick relaxing and calming effect.

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Introduction to Reiki –  Last year’s ‘Introduction to Reiki’ Talk at Central Grammar Senior Housing in Gloucester MA was well received and featured in the Gloucester Daily Times. Residents of Central Grammar participated in a ‘needs assessment.’ With a 30% return rate, 62% of the residents indicated that they would like a Reiki program. Seventeen residents attended our ‘Intro to Reiki Talk’ and 16 out of 17 (94%) indicated they would like a Reiki Program.

Gloucester Seniors – stop by the Rose Baker Senior Center for a brief session of Reiki with me and Advanced (3rd Degree/Okuden) Reiki Practitioner Suzanne Sweeney. Enjoy the peace, comfort and calm Reiki has to offer.

Testimonial After a Reiki Session With a Patient with Alzheimer’s  – “This conversation is beautiful. I think I love you.”  (From a gentleman with Alzheimer’s who initially was sitting alone, disengaged then, after a brief Reiki Session he began to speak. The nursing director of the facility said “I have been here 2 years and never heard him speak before.”)

It was if a ‘window had opened,’ enough for him to relate some of his life story. This experience was one of many that makes my works so JOYful.  ~ Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Reiki Teacher

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