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Griffin Hospital to Offer Level 1 Reiki Workshop March 7

By Ken Roberts on 1/20/2012

DERBY, CT (January 20, 2012) - Griffin Hospital is offering area residents an opportunity to learn Reiki -- a body, mind, and spirit approach to medicine and healing -- at a special Reiki Level 1 Workshop from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Wednesday, March 7 at the hospital.

Reiki is a complementary healing modality based on ancient healing practices. 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.

Instructors Eileen Carino, RN-BC, BS, ADS, Reiki Master, and Joanne Halstead, RN, BSN, MS of ED, LMT, will teach the basic concepts of Reiki, allowing ample time for hands-on practice.  The workshop is open to all individuals interested in becoming Reiki practitioners.

The Level 1 Reiki Workshop cost is $50, which includes a Reiki book, but $25 of the cost will be refunded to those who sign up to become a Griffin Hospital volunteer and provide a minimum of 100 hours of Reiki at the hospital within one year of the workshop date.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required by March 2. To register, or for more information, contact Tricia Brister, Volunteer Services Assistant at 203.732.7555.