“The Reiki room was pure magic…as usual.
“I know you know this, but I just have to remind you that every year, the Reiki practitioners touch so many lives.
“I asked both groups (120 women) how many had never had Reiki and the majority of hands went up. You are truly doing a HUGE service to these women by introducing them to this amazing healing. I can’t believe that even after all this time and exposure, Reiki is still relatively unknown to these women challenged by cancer.”
Reiki event partner raves
These quotes are from the organizer of the annual JCC Spa Day for Women with Breast and Ovarian Cancer in New York City. This ambitious event offers 120 women a half-day of pampering; a delicious, healthful meal; a vision of wellness; and the experience that their quality of life is an important part of healing.
2012 was our seventh year offering Reiki treatment to the JCC Spa Day guests. Every year, the day flows even more smoothly. Every year, the experience is more profound. And every year, the women give their Reiki experience rave reviews.
3 tips for your Reiki public event
Public Reiki events create community and build public awareness of Reiki, especially if they are well organized. Here are three tips from my 20+ years organizing events:
1. Schedule far enough in advance to allow time for outreach and promotion so your community finds out about your event.
2. Plan how you will support both the public and the Reiki practitioners during the event, such as having water and information sheets available.
3. Follow-up with the organization that hosts the event, with the practitioners, and with the attendees (having asked them to sign in with email addresses). Thank everyone and find out what went well, and what could be done better next time.
Let’s stay in touch. Join my email list here! The 2014 JCC Spa Day is on Sunday, June 29. If you would like to practice with us, specify that you want to be informed of NYC Reiki events when you sign up for the email list.
Who in your community could benefit from an experience of Reiki? How will you bring it to them? The 7 Steps to A Successful Public Reiki Event webinar offers detailed coaching that takes you thoughtfully through the process, from choosing and contacting your host partners to follow-up.