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Volunteer Opportunity: Reiki at the VA!

  • May 1, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Hey, Reiki Lights,

Great news! The Midwest Reiki Community has made incredible progress offering Reiki to veterans in conjunction with the Jesse Brown VA over the past couple years. As a result, we have received an invitation to offer Reiki within their facility on a regular basis. This means our nation’s heroes will have ongoing access to Reiki, and VA physicians, psychiatrists and staff will gain an understanding of the tremendous benefits Reiki has to offer. The potential to shift thinking about how to manage pain and PTSD (and maybe even international conflict) at this most guarded of military institutions is within our grasp.

Are you practicing Reiki professionally? If so, can you offer one or two (or three or four...) shifts/month?

We’re looking for volunteers for the following three-hour shifts, all taking place at the Jesse Brown VA at 820 S. Damen in Chicago:

Monday 11am-2pm

Wednesday 1pm-4pm

Friday 9am-noon

We’ll be working in pairs, offering up mini sessions right in and amongst regular VA operations, so it will be a great adventure. You do not need to commit to dates/times right now. We will be using a volunteer scheduler program, so you can sign up for the shifts you want (maybe with your bestest Reiki buddy) as we go along.

There are, of course, hoops to jump through. Before you are able to participate, we’ll need you to:

• Provide documentation that you are practicing professionally and hold liability insurance. (Here’s the incentive if you have not yet done so).

• Complete the VA volunteer application/background check/orientation. (This will take about a month for the VA to process).

• Be prepared to change the course of history. (Timeframe TBD).

Want a preview of how this will feel? Check out what Reiki has done for vets so far:

At the 2013 Summer Stand Down:

At the 2013 Winter Stand Down:

If you are interested, please contact Heather McCutcheon at [masked] for further details. And feel free to share this information with anyone else who may wish to join us in this effort.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Good deeds,


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  • cantrel c.

    Good luck to all that can attend . I live in the area about 5 mibutes away actually. I am hoping that all goes well for all you that are volunteering. I've participated in events like this with the lovely veterans for a few years now. I know all will go well. Love and light. Peace.

    May 1, 2014

  • D. R.

    Hello Glenn and I are here. Where exactly are you located. Security has no info on this meeting.

    May 1, 2014

  • Barb

    Sorry, I am not yet qualified to volunteer. One of my goals for 2014 is to be qualified for these opportunities.

    April 30, 2014

  • Vivian

    Such beautiful work you are all doing, and the Veterans were super sweet in these videos. Great hearts you! <3

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Anna A.

    Heather, I would be happy to offer help but I do not practice professionally and have no liability insurance. If those criteria change, please be in touch so that I might participate. Thank you!

    March 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome! Thanks for organizing this!

    March 4, 2014

  • Sarah

    Hey Heather. I am very interested in helping out and will have some availability starting in April. I will email you soon. Thank you so much for your dedication to making this happen!

    March 2, 2014

  • Sarah B

    I should be able to do Friday shifts every so often!!

    March 2, 2014

  • Debbie

    I am sorry but I work everyday during those hours but it sounds wonderful!

    March 2, 2014

  • Joy C.

    I will have a few Fridays in march off and look forward to volunteering the 9-12 shift!

    March 2, 2014

  • Pat

    Oh I would love to do this, not sure if I can work it out with my schedule yet, if anything changes I am on board, this is a wonderful opportunity to help others!

    March 2, 2014

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