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:
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!