Weill Cornell Medicine Events

Reiki 1 Workshop

 What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced "ray kee") is a technique that induces a relaxation response and promotes healing. In Japanese, "Rei" means universal and "Ki" means life force (energy). Reiki serves to restore the balance of energy, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Reiki is safe for infants to seniors and with no side effects or contraindications. Reiki is not meant to replace medical treatment but complements, supports and enhances it.  The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) classifies Reiki as a form of energy medicine, and it is sought for a wide variety of health-related purposes.

Some examples include:

  • effects of stress
  • chronic pain
  • recovery from surgery and anesthesia
  • side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy for cancer
  • lowering heart rate
  • improved immunity
  • mental clarity

Reiki I teaches us how to use Reiki for ourselves, and how to share it with others. It is ideal for primary caregivers and those caring for loved ones who may be ill, as well as for other healthcare professionals. With self-care as the foundation of all Reiki practice, it is also the cornerstone of Reiki I and provides a perfect opportunity for those intimately involved in the care of others to remember to balance this with their own care.

 In this six-hour workshop, each participant will: 

  • learn a brief history of Reiki
  • understand and experience their own life force energy (Ki)
  • receive a Level I/First Degree Reiki Attunement
  • learn and practice a self-treatment protocol
  • learn and practice giving a Reiki treatment to others



Friday, February 22, 2019 at 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Integrative Health and Wellbeing, DHK-03-307 436 East 69th Street New York, NY 10065

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