DERBY - Griffin Hospital is offering area residents an opportunity to learn and hone their technique in Reiki, a body, mind, and spirit approach to medicine and healing, with Reiki Level 1 and Level 2 workshops this fall.
It involves the conscious direction of healing energy -- through the practitioner's hands - to the patient.
When channeled properly, this energy promotes healing by relieving energy blockages to the body. The practice of Reiki is intended to bring balance to the energy fields thereby promoting healing on all levels.
Reiki Master Eileen Carino, RN-BC, and Joanne Halstead, RN, will host a Level 1 Reiki Workshop from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 20 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St.
The Reiki 1 Workshop teaches the basic concepts of Reiki, allowing ample time for hands-on practice.
The cost is $125, including certificate and Reiki book.
Deadline for the Reiki Level 1 Workshop is Sept. 15.
Level 2 Workshop
The Level 2 Workshop will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the hospital. With the second level of Reiki, practitioners are given the ability to perform emotional healing, to learn three of the four Usui Reiki sacred symbols and to enhance their healing abilities.
Reiki 2 attunement intensifies the energies introduced at Reiki 1. Participants must have completed Reiki Level 1 and a minimum of six months Reiki practice.
Cost for the program is $100 (plus a $25 book fee for participants without one).
Deadline for the Reiki Level 2 workshop is Sept. 29.
To register, contact Tricia Brister, Volunteer Services assistant, at 203-732-7555.