Reiki Lecture at Brigham and Women’s and Reiki Share

FREE Lecture: The Benefits and Science Behind Reiki for Cancer Patients. Monday. September 11. 6:30 pm. Brigham and Women’s Lung Cancer Forum. Brookline MA. Contact us for details.

Reiki (ray-kee) is a gentle Japanese healing art that promotes relaxation and potentially improve comfort and calm, offering emotional and physical benefits while undergoing treatment for cancer. Reiki sessions are offered with the client/patient fully clothed, either lying or seated, often with light touch, but no manipulation.

Gentle and generally relaxing, reiki sessions are often viewed as supportive care by patients receiving them.Though the science is still out about the effectiveness of reiki, a number of hospitals and healthcare settings are incorporating reiki as adjunctive support for stress and pain management. (Contact me for current research studies related to reiki in the oncology setting.)

Reiki Sessions are offered in a variety of cancer centers throughout the U.S. including Brigham and Women’s, Dana Farber, Beth Israel Deaconess, and Tufts Medical Center.

Note: Talk to your doctor about reiki and other complementary and integrative therapies you are or thinking about receiving. Reiki sessions are not meant to take the place of conventional treatment.

Monthly Community Reiki Share, ‘First Tuesdays’ – 

Next Reiki Share – Tuesday. Sept 5th.

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

5:15 – 8:15 P.M. $20.00 Suggested Donation. (Sliding Scale available at $10.00 for seniors and patients undergoing treatment for cancer.) Water, tea and healthy snacks provided.

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Reiki for Seniors – Tomorrow at the Rose Baker Senior Center

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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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#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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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.

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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 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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BIG ‘Birthday Month’ for Reiki: Founder Usui Sensei, Phyllis Furumoto, Hyakuten Sensei, and More.

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Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Tanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu!

August is a Big Birthday Month for Reiki Founders and Teachers. Reiki Ryôhô (ray-kee,) a Japanese Healing Method/Art, was first introduced in Japan in 1922 by Founder of Usui Shiki Ryôhô whose practice has spread throughout the world. Many hospitals in the United States incorporate Reiki, due to its ease of use and quick relaxation response that provides calming benefits for mind and body.

  • USUI Mikao Sensei (August 15, 1865 – March 9, 1926.) Usui Sensei was a scholar and sought-after teacher in Japan. Usui Sensei traveled throughout Japan teaching Reiki from 1992 – the time of his death in 1926. He is reported to have taught over 2,000 people prior to his death in 1926.
  • Phyllis Furumoto (August 22 – ) Mrs. Hawayo Takata’s granddaughter Phyllis Furumoto, Grandmaster of the Reiki Alliance, one the first Reiki organizations in the United States. Phyllis is considered the ‘lineage bearer’ of her grandmother’s teachings. Phyllis currently lives in Arizona and travels internationally teaching Reiki.    In a recent Global Reiki webinar Phyllis Furumoto mentions –  “I do have several master candidates now …. and it may take a few more years to complete their preparation.”   

~  Reiki Master Training – ‘years of preparation.’  Reiki ‘Mastery’ –  ‘life-long’ learning and practice.  ~

  • Elyssa Matthews (August 15 – ) Reiki Shihan/Japanese Gendai and Komyo Reiki Lineage. Elyssa shares  a birthdate with founder Usui Sensei. Thanks to Elyssa, I first met my Reiki Teacher from Japan, INAMOTO Hyakuten Sensei when she hosted the 2008 Komyo Reiki Kai™ training for Reiki Teachers (Shihans.) Ten years into my Reiki practice, I felt another teacher was coming. March 2011, I had the opportunity to travel to Kyoto Japan with Elyssa to visit Sensei. Little did we know when we arranged this trip that the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami would occur. Our trip to Japan would become something much more than we expected, as we traveled to offer support and Reiki to the people of Japan. In addition to the devastation caused by the earthquake, tsunami and radiation, Japan was faced with a 4th disaster – financial loss. Many businesses and schools had withdrawn employees and students, and many tourists cancelled trips during the normally highly attended festival of Sakura, Cherry Blossom Festival. 

Reiki Teachers/Shihans Elyssa Matthews and Karen Pischke with Komyo Reiki Kai™ Founder Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei. (Reiki Share at Daizen-in Temple. Kyoto Japan. April 2011.)

Nancy Earabino, (August 17th – ) Nancy, a nurse (formerly at Anna Jaques Hospital) and Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan provides Reiki for North Shore Medical Center’s (NSMC) Wellness and Integrative Medicine. Nancy and I coordinate a monthly Reiki Clinic at Lahey Outpatient Center in Danvers, along with volunteers Joan Charette, retired nurse from NSMC and Level 2  Reiki Practitioner, and Jean Walsh, RN, Advanced Reiki (3rd Degree/Usui Reiki Master.)

TODAY – August 19th we celebrate the birth of INAMOTO Hyakuten Sensei – (August 19 – ) Founder of Komyo Reiki Kai™. Hyakuten Sensei as he is affectionately known, is a non-sectarian Buddhist monk from Kyoto Japan. Hyakuten Sensei travels extensively around the world teaching Komyo Reiki, a simple Reiki System whose motto is –      Place Hands. Surrender and Smile.  Komyo Reiki Kai International Association™ offers set ‘Standards and Guidelines’ for Teaching. Komyo Reiki Kai International Motto – Go Placidly in the Midst of Praise or Blame.

Go Placidly solid-rock

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‘Introduction to Reiki.’ Central Grammar. Gloucester MA

REIKI for SENIORS in GLOUCESTER – In memory of Usui Sensei and in honor of Phyllis Furumoto and Hyakuten Sensei who have visited Cape Ann, we are beginning a ‘Reiki for Seniors’ Program in Gloucester. Suzanne Sweeney (Advanced Reiki Practitioner/3rd Degree Okuden) and I will be offering Reiki monthly at the Rose Baker Senior Center. Beginning September 16th. Held on ‘3rd Fridays.’ 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 15 minute chair Reiki session. Nominal fee – $5.00. Register in Advance to Reserve a Session – (978) 281-9765.

“Having Reiki made me want to sing. I think we should have it offered once a week.” 

– Testimonial from Ruthanne (Rufus) Colinson (Resident and former Poet Laureate of Gloucester)

Stay Tuned – More on ‘Reiki for Seniors’ Coming Soon.

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 LLC.  Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199

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