Reiki at Christine E. Lynn School of Nursing | FAU

Reiki at Christine E. Lynn School of Nursing | FAU


I recently had the opportunity to teach Reiki to 80 Advanced Nursing Students at FAU in Boca Raton.  It was a wonderful experience for all involved.

Reiki is a healing practice that can help return us to a balance functioning on every level – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual regardless of our age.  Since all things are made of energy, all things consist of Reiki.

Our bodies have energy centers and pathways called Chakras & Meridians which connect every part of our physical body as well as our emotional and mental.

This was scientifically proven in an article last year in April.  It was on facebook and authored by Aziel ReShel. “Science Finally Proves Meridians Exist”.

Myths of Reiki:

  1. Reiki is not a religion nor is it based on any religious doctrine.
  2. Giving Reikii does not deplete your own energy. A Reiki practioner acts as a channel funneling the energy to a recipient.  The recipients natural healing vibrations allows this energy to heal.

There are 3 Initiations:  Reiki 1, Reiki 11 and Reiki Master that allow a practitioner to do Reiki on themselves,  a client or teach Reiki.

There was recently a survey conducted by “Health Forum”, a subsidiary of the “American Hospital Association” that states that hospitals across the US are responding to a patient demand and integrating complementary and alternative medicine.

Reiki is now one of the top 3 complementary in-patient therapies in U.S. hospitals according to the American Hospital Association.  Dr. Oz is probably the highest profile advocate of Reiki.  He has been using Reiki in his cardiovascular surgeries for more than 10 years.

Not only are the nurses trained but the nurses train the patients to do Reiki on themselves after they leave.  His research surveyed 11 patients using Reiki therapy.

These patients had no post-operative depression, pain or leg weakness, no organ rejections (in transplants), a better functioning immune system and a positive attitude toward healing.

Although the vast majority of the 80 students had not heard of Reiki and were in the middle of exams; graduating in a couple of weeks, they went from very stressed to a feeling of calm relaxation at the end of the 2 ½ hour class.

I did a short survey and of 80 students only 3 said they would not use Reiki in their medical profession.

It was a great experience and I am grateful I was given the opportunity to teach them Reiki.  Reiki gives you a wonderful sense of well-being!

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