The discussion of the US Catholic Bishops’ anti-Reiki advisory continues as PBS’s Religion and Ethics correspondent Kim Lawton interviews a Catholic nun/Reiki master, a lay Reiki master, and a representative of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Communicating Reiki Successfully
Reiki is easy to practice but not so easily communicated. If you feel uncomfortable talking about Reiki, or you're not getting the response you anticipate, these articles will help.
Here are the questions that will tell you if a Reiki practitioner is qualified and credible.
Reiki is not ancient; it’s either modern, or it’s timeless, depending what you mean when you say, “Reiki.”
Dr. Oz’s Reiki endorsement on the popular The Dr. Oz Show kindled interest among an entirely new segment of the population. Now what?
Think of the people in your (extended) family who are most different from you (and put aside how many times you tried to talk to them about Reiki in the past). Thanks to Dr. Oz, Cousin Vinny is now encouraged that maybe this Reiki thing will relieve the pain in his arthritic joints. Aunt Sally is hoping Reiki treatment will help her sleep after years of insomnia.
The most common model of how Reiki practice works raises questions and objections. We can do better. Here’s a start.
There really isn’t any science of biofields (yet?), but we can still speak credibly about Reiki practice to scientists. I’ve been doing it for 20 years, and here’s how.
Direct translation from Japanese pictograms into English is not possible. What is lost in translation and what does it mean for Reiki practice outside Japan?
I have twice been asked to present Reiki at the annual Integrative Healthcare Symposium in New York City. Here is a recording of the second presentation.
The Integrative Healthcare Symposium is held annually in February in New York City. I have been asked to give a Reiki presentation twice. The second time, in the name of integration, I invited James Dillard to join me. James is a physician who is an integrative pain specialist with an unusually diverse background: he was […]
What is Reiki? is a question many Reiki practitioners dread. Here’s help.