Reiki for Nurses: Frequently Asked Questions

by | Jul 23, 2014 | 6 comments

As a nurse entrepreneur, one of the best things you can do for your business is to get extremely clear. Clarity around your message, who you can help, and how you help them is a crucial step in entrepreneurial success.

So what does that have to do with Reiki and nursing?

Well, as a spiritual practice nurse and nurse entrepreneur, that is exactly what I have been doing over the course of this past year. And what has that resulted in? Me putting my Reiki Nurse practice out there in a really big way.

Since Reiki for nurses is a new concept, I have been receiving a lot of questions about Reiki Practice and so I have decided to answer a couple of them here.

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Q: What is Reiki Practice and how can it be beneficial to my nursing career?

A: I have recently written multiple blog posts around this very topic. You may want to review: How Can Reiki Practice Sustain a Nursing Career?; Reiki for Nurses: An Rx for Self-Care; Reiki Nurse: An All Encompassing Self-Care Tool; Reiki Energy and Nursing. In brief, Reiki is a spiritual healing modality that invites balance and promotes well-being. It can help our nursing careers by creating environments which are less stressful, more meaningful, and connect us back to the joy of nursing practice.

Q: As a nurse, how did you start practicing Reiki?

A: That is an excellent question, yet one that may take too long for the purposes of this blog to answer. Put simply, I started Reiki training in 2011 and have been incorporating it into my nursing practice ever since.  The thing I love about Reiki Practice is how unique it is to every individual. The more one practices and experiences Reiki, the better one comes to understand it. As of this past year, I have been relating to my Reiki journey through the Reiki Principles. I even wrote a short eBook about how I got involved with Reiki and what I have done with it in my nursing career since. You can access that book on Amazon.

Q: How can I get trained in Reiki Practice?

A: Great question. Reiki Practice is taught by a Reiki Master Teacher. You can find a Reiki Master in your area by talking to others who have been trained in Reiki Practice, checking with local Yoga studios or holistic centers, or simply searching on Google. You will want to have a conversation with a prospective Reiki Teacher to see if he/she is a good fit for your learning style. You may want to ask them how long they have been practicing Reiki, if they have a routine self-practice, and about their teaching experience and history. I do teach Reiki, yet it has to be done in person. Please check out my Reiki training page for more information.

I am sure there are other questions out there. If you have a Reiki and Nursing question, please contact me and let me know. I am happy to answer it on this blog. I also want to let you know that I am going to be hosting a weekly Reiki Radio show, starting end of August. You can get a glimpse of the internet show page and receive a brief description of it by visiting this page here. Thank you for all of your Reiki and nursing interest. Enjoy the day. 


  1. Kathy Aldis

    Love love love Reiki…. I’m an ex Nurse now but was in service for over 20yrs .. I to am qualified in Reiki – I couldn’t not have it in my life the benefits are astounding…..

    • Elizabeth Scala

      Hi Kathy,
      Thank you for your comment. Yes, Reiki is a wonderful healing modality that provides great balance. So glad to hear you are practicing. Thank you for stopping by,

  2. Marti Hansen

    I have had Reiki myself by the author of this post and Reiki Master herself. It truly is a very relaxing and helpful tool in reducing stress, relaxing the body and helping to clear the mind. One must experience it to truly understand it’s mind, body and health benefits. Thank you for helping to educate other healthcare workers on this very wonderful, new(er) and exciting tool!

    • Elizabeth Scala

      Thank you, Marti, for sharing from your perspective. I appreciate it. Thank you for spreading this healing energy into the nursing profession with us. Enjoy the day, Elizabeth

  3. Kaitlin M

    I’m really interested in holistic modalities of healing, but reiki kind of freaks me out–I’m not sure why. Can you clarify it’s philosophies (or point me in a direction that does) to help me understand the practice better?


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