Reiki Practice is a challenge to understand. If you go to Google and type in ‘Reiki’, you can find all sorts of information. From those in complete harmony with this spiritual healing practice to people who berate it as nonsense, what you’ll find on Reiki Practice is all over the place.
As a Reiki Nurse who uses Reiki daily in self-care, I have had experience with speaking to nurses and nursing students about what Reiki is versus what Reiki is not. The information shared below in this video comes straight from my own Reiki training, my extensive reading of Reiki literature, and my close contact with books, audios and Reiki texts.
Reiki is a complementary modality that is used in addition to medical care. Reiki is not to be practiced or shared in place of what is being prescribed by a medical professional. Reiki is not a religion and can do no harm. I always tell my students, the only ‘negative’ effect could be not feeling anything at all.
The best way to understand Reiki is to simply experience it. Since it is challenging to put into words, I recommend you contact a Reiki Practitioner in your area and try it out. Reiki is a wonderful tool used in integrative care and can be a great addition to your nursing practice.
About the Author: As a speaker, workshop facilitator, and Reiki Master, Elizabeth partners with hospitals, organizations, associations, and nursing groups to help transform the field of nursing from the inside out. As the host of the Your Next Shift Workshop, Elizabeth guides nurses and nursing students to a change in perspective, helping them make the inner shift needed to better maneuver the sometimes challenging realities of being a caregiver.