Rebecca Austill-Clausen MS, OTR/L, FAOTA has been using Reiki for over for 20 years. She provides The Healing Power of Reiki and Occupational Therapy training to OT practitioners and Reiki training to non-practitioners in an easy-to-schedule training workshop. A certificate is provided after each level of Reiki is completed.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a gentle and safe healing modality that uses non-intrusive universal life force energy to facilitate relaxation, reduce pain and enhance focus. Reiki activates natural healing processes to restore physical and emotional well-being. Personal and spiritual awareness are energized. This complementary energy treatment modality balances, heals and harmonizes ones body, mind, emotions and spirit.
What is Reiki and OT Training?
Three levels of Reiki training are available: Level I, Level II and Level III. Each level takes only six hours to achieve. Classes can be taught in a one day, six-hour block of time or in two days, with two three-hour trainings. Attunements to Reiki energy are provided. Cultural, ethical and pragmatic use of Reiki is always discussed.
Reiki and OT Level I includes Reiki philosophy, self-healing techniques, diagnoses commonly treated, hand positions and attunement to Reiki energy. Extensive experiential practice is included. A Reiki and OT Level I certificate is provided after completing this 6-hour class.
Reiki and OT Level II delves into the science behind Reiki symbols, long distance healing and adjunctive complementary energy modalities including crystalline and sound healing techniques designed specifically to enhance client treatment. Extensive experiential practice occurs. Attendance at a Reiki Level I workshop is required before participation in the 6-hour Reiki and OT Level II class. A Reiki and OT Level II certificate is provided upon class completion.
Reiki and OT Master Level III requires completion of Reiki Level I and Level II, at least 6 months of active Reiki use, and an interview with Becky Austill-Clausen (either in person, or through Skype or Facetime). If accepted, attendees receive additional attunements, participate in extensive ethical and pragmatic use of Reiki discussions, attunement transmission instruction, and learn how to train qualified Reiki, and Reiki and OT teachers. This 6-hour class includes comprehensive experiential components. A Level III Reiki and OT Master certificate is provided at the workshop conclusion.
Reiki and OT
Occupational Therapy uses Reiki as preparatory methods and tasks, occupations and activities when the client is collaboratively engaged in meaningful occupation based treatment. Reiki is an effective modality to reduce pain, increase client engagement and facilitate occupation-based treatment. The American OT Association has approved the use of complementary energy modalities including Reiki, since 2005.
Becky is delighted to be the first person to teach The Healing Power of Reiki and OT, Level I and Level II certificate programs at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, beginning in 2015.
Documents supporting the use of Reiki with Occupational Therapy include:
- (2017, in press). Occupational Therapy and Complementary Health Approaches and Integrative Health. AJOT, 71. Official Documents. Adopted by the Representative Assembly Coordinating Council, 2016. Replaced 2011 and 2005 official documents. (Current document that describes Reiki, a complementary energy modality, use in OT)
- (2014). OT Practice Framework: Domain and Process, 3rd edition. AJOT, S1, S45. (Definition of spirituality)
- AOTA Vision 2025 from AOTA. (2016). http://ww.aota.org/aboutaota/get-involved/bod/2017-priorities.aspx. (Promotes OT inclusion in new service delivery models as the first 2017 strategic priority)
- AOTA Centennial Vision from AOTA. (2007). AJOT, 61, 613-614. (Health and Wellness included as 1 of 6 strategic priorities)
- 2017 American Hospital Association survey from IARP: International Association of Reiki Professionals. (2017). Reiki in Medicine, Reiki in Hospitals and Other Medical Settings from https://iarp.org/reiki-and-medicine and Reiki in the Clinical Setting, Ongoing Research from https://iarp.org/reiki-clinical-setting (Statement that 42% of responding hospitals offer one or more complementary therapists)
Significant discounts are provided for Occupational Therapy practitioners participating in all Levels of The Healing Power of Reiki and Occupational Therapy trainings.
Reiki workshops are available nationwide, at Occupational Therapy national and state conferences, universities/colleges and clinical sites. Contact Becky for further information