Stress Management Lecture Offering Ceu’s for Case Managers, Nurses and Social Workers

Stress Management Lecture Offering Ceu’s for Case Managers, Nurses and Social Workers

Sponsored by Sen-Net, The Premier Forum for Networking and Education on the North Shore.

‘Holistic Stress Management for Optimal Health and Wellbeing.’

Guest Speaker – Karen Pischke BSN, RN, CCRN Alumnus, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Reiki Teacher/Shihan.

Wednesday, June 21st. 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Hathorne Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation. 15 Kirkbride Drive. Danvers MA.

  • Registration/Light Breakfasts: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Program: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

~ Free Educational and Networking Opportunity ~

Learn and experience evidence-based, holistic therapies and techniques for relaxation and self-care. Simple methods to help you relieve stress, create balance for mind, body and spirit, and achieve a greater sense of inner peace and happiness.

To Advance Register Contact: Pamela Wall, Marketing Manager Genesis Healthcare – Phone: 978-551-3656. Email: Pamela.Wall@GenesisHCC.com. When Registering, please let Pamela know your profession for your certificate. 

Offering Continuing Education Contact Hours for Case Managers, Nurses, and Social Workers. (NOTE: To receive a Certificate of Completion, you must attend the full program.)

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Balance in Mind, Body & Spirit

For questions regarding this program contact: Karen Pischke BSN, RN CCRN Alumnus: Phone: 978-283-4258 or Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com

 

 

 

‘Reiki for Residents’ at Golden Living February 21st

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

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. 

Reiki for Seniors – Tomorrow at the Rose Baker Senior Center

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

Reiki for Seniors at the Rose Baker Senior Center. February 17th 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.

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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.  

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, 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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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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Reiki for Seniors at the Rose Baker Senior Center, 3rd Fridays

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Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

NEW – 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 6 Manuel F. Lewis Street Gloucester, MA 01930. Ph: ( 978) 281-9765. Hours Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00 pm.

Note: For those 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.

Rufus and Karen v1 Edited

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 and 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.

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Reiki Training for Animal Lovers

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Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Reiki 1st Degree/Shoden Training – Saturday and Sunday. April 9 and 10.*

Learn 1st Degree/Beginner Reiki with a focus on self-Reiki for relaxation and self-care.

Contact us for details – info@dreamtimewellness.com. 978-283-4258. Whether for self-care or professional Reiki practice, start your journey here with thorough, supportive classes. Additional practice opportunity and mentoring offered.
Note: *This 2-day class will help you get started with reiki for self-care, family and pets. Additional self-study, required reading and supervised practicums for certificate of completion.
The attendees of this Reiki Training have each expressed a deep love of animals and there will be additional focus on ‘Animal Reiki’ for this class. Animals respond to Reiki with signs of relaxation, helpful for optimal wellbeing and peak performance.

‘What is Reiki?’ – Reiki (ray-kee) is a hands-on (or non-touch for those that prefer) healing method/art that originated in Japan in 1922. During a session, recipients are fully clothed and can lie down or sit for their sessions. Preliminary search indicates that a session of Reiki can promote relaxation and potentially decrease stress, increase calm, and improve comfort. More information on Reiki and other integrative therapies can be found at the National Center Complementary and Integrative Health (www.nccih.gov.) Not to take the place of conventional medicine, Reiki is offered in hospitals and other healthcare settings as supportive care for patients undergoing cancer treatment, pain management, and before and after surgery.

~ Try it, and feel for yourself what Reiki is about.~

For more information about Reiki or to schedule a session or training – info@DreamtimeWellness.com or call 978-283-4258.

 From Critical Care Nurse to Hypnotherapist Reiki Teacher/ProviderAfter many years in critical care nursing, I began working in the field of interactive medicine, with a focus on wellness and prevention. I have been offering Reiki in healthcare and hospitals since 1999 and have coordinated and started Reiki programs at hospitals and cancer centers including North Shore Medical Center, Mass General Hospital (Danvers and Boston) and Tufts Medical Center, and been involved  in Reiki research. Private Reiki sessions – offered in Danvers (Lahey Outpatient Center/Pain Management,) Peabody (North Shore Medical Dental Center,) in homes, hospitals and hospice settings. Group Reiki Sessions – offered in Danvers and Manchester-by-the-Sea as a more affordable option. Dreamtime Wellness™ – Supportive, adjunctive, collaborative care with Reiki and Hypnosis.
*Free Introduction to Reiki Lectures –
  • April 6th at Common Crow Natural Market. Gloucester MA
  • May 19th at Hathorne Hill. Danvers MA
*Ask about continuing education opportunities for case managers, nurses and social workers.
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

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.

Free Lecture on Reiki Ryoho: Japanese Healing Art/Method at Common Crow Natural Market

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Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Wondering ‘What is Reiki?’ Reiki (ray-kee) is a hands-on (or non-touch for those that prefer) healing method/art that originated in Japan in 1922. During a session, recipients are fully clothed and can lie down or sit for their sessions. Preliminary search indicates that a session of Reiki can promote relaxation and potentially decrease stress, increase calm, and improve comfort. More information on Reiki and other integrative therapies can be found at the National Center Complementary and Integrative Health (www.nccih.gov.) Not to take the place of conventional medicine, Reiki is offered in hospitals and other healthcare settings, as supportive care for patients undergoing cancer treatment, pain management, and before and after surgery. Want to learn more? 

 Attend a Free Lecture this Wednesday, April 6th at the Common Crow Natural Market – 
*Introduction to Reiki Ryoho; Japanese Healing Method/Art. Wednesday. April 6th. 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Common Crow Natural Market. 200 Eastern Avenue. Gloucester. Call (978) 283-1665 to reserve a seat.
Interactive, fun and information lecture discussing the use of Reiki in healthcare and current research.
(*Ask about continuing education contact hours for nurses, case managers and social workers.)
Make Wednesday a one-stop evening – Shop for delicious, sustainable organic food. Enjoy healthy prepared food for dinner. Attend this FREE Wellness Lecture and Demonstration. 
Interested in Reiki Training?
Reiki 1st Degree/Shoden Training – April 9 and 10. Learn 1st Degree/Beginner Reiki with a focus on self-Reiki for relaxation and self-care.
Contact us for details – info@dreamtimewellness.com. 978-283-4258. Whether for self-care or professional Reiki practice, start your journey here with thorough, supportive classes. Additional practice opportunity and mentoring offered.
For more information about Reiki or to schedule a session or training – info@DreamtimeWellness.com or call 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

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.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month – Are You at Risk?

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month – Here are Some Facts:

  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death
  • Lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women
  • More people die each year from lung cancer than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined
  • Smoking is the # 1 Risk for Lung Cancer (80%–90% of lung cancers are attributed to cigarette smoking!)
  • Non-smokers can get lung cancer too!

Risk Factors for Lung Cancer

  • Smoking Cigarettes
  • Second Hand-Smoke
  • Radon (2nd leading cause of lung cancer.)
  • Other Chemicals (asbestos, arsenic, diesel, exhaust, nickel, tar, soot, some forms of silica and chromium.)
  • Personal or Family History of Lung Cancer
  • HIV infection
  • Radiation Therapy to the Chest
  • Beta-carotene supplements.
  • Arsenic in drinking water (primarily from private wells) can increase the risk of lung cancer. For more information, visit the EPA’s Arsenic in Drinking Water.

How to Prevent Lung Cancer – For information visit Lung Cancer Prevention.

Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment Saves Lives!

Here is a Cancer Survivor’s Story – http://www.lungcancer.org/find_support/stories/23

Free Lung Cancer CT Screening – At Lahey Burlington and Peabody. Call 855.CT.CHEST to find out if you qualify or log onto = http://www.lahey.org/lungscreening/

On Hope by Emily Dickinson

Sources of Information and to Find Out More

Do You Smoke Cigarettes …? NOW is the Time to STOP!!

Talk to you doctor about risks of lung cancer, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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Community Reiki Share to Benefit Gloucester’s Grace Center, Inc.

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Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

August 4th. ‘Community Reiki Share’ to Benefit ‘Grace Center, Inc.’ 

‘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.) Make Checks Payable to ‘Grace Center, Inc.’

Gloucester’s Grace Center Inc. provides food, shelter, transportation, healthcare and more to those in need. To find out more about Grace Center, Inc. and how you can participate in their programs, volunteer, or donate – http//www.gracecenterinc.org

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,) Reid’s Ride (July,) and for August – Grace Center, Inc. 

Grace Center Inc. in Gloucester does more than provide food, shelter, healthcare, and transportation. Grace Center Inc. was the recent recipient of a grant from Awesome Gloucester for their innovative art therapy project. At Awesome Gloucester’s ‘pitch night,’ I saw and heard first-hand how Grace Center, Inc. not only provides basic needs, but also opportunities that help people climb Maslow’s ladder to self-actualization and vowed to commit our August Reiki Share to help their project.

Join us and help raise money for this important cause while enjoying some ‘peace, comfort and calm’ at the August 4th Community Reiki Share! 

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