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Brenner Reiki Healing Provides Reiki Training to BIDMC Staff

Jan 30, 2018 09:24PM

More and more hospitals are recognizing the benefits of reiki practice for preventing staff burnout and for providing patient-centered care. Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center has long recognized the value of reiki-trained staff to enhance patient outcomes, and is now sending staff to Brenner Reiki Healing for Level 1 Reiki Training.

Drawing on reiki practices, such as meditative breathing, meditations and hands-on-healing of oneself, enables hospital staff to manage stress and fears, mitigate burn-out, increase work satisfaction, promote collegiality, as well as deliver patient- centered compassionate care that may accelerate healing and build inner strength patients need for healing and recovery.

Patients in a hospital feel strong emotions and fears, experience pain and other distressing symptoms, and live with the uncertainty of the outcome. In this situation, stress and pain shut us down and break us down. Reiki offered by hospital staff and hospital volunteers can help mitigate the emotional storm, restore resiliency and support patients in optimizing the strengths they do have.

Reiki is a mind-body healing and meditation practice accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds and health conditions. Anyone can learn to practice reiki to care for themselves and others. Reiki practice is both a practitioner-directed practice as well as an active self-directed practice. Reiki-trained hospital caregivers and clinicians can easily engage with reiki practice with practical benefits for themselves, their co-workers and their patients.

Cost: $150 for Reiki Level 1 Training. Location: Brenner Reiki Healing, 324 Central St., Auburndale. For more information, call 617-244-8856 or visit

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