What is Reiki?
Reiki is a non-invasive complementary healing modality. It is a Japanese word meaning Universal (rei) Life Force Energy (ki). All beings have access to Reiki and it refers to a similar concept as Prana and Chi. Reiki practitioners have been given a larger capacity for this energy through the attunement process. It allows them to offer this energy to others to strengthen their healing potential. Reiki can be used to complement and increase the effectiveness of medical treatments and medications and in some cases, reduce side-effects. It can help with a range of conditions as it renews our own body’s ability to heal itself.
Level I enables us to be practitioners. It opens us to the ability to use Reiki for our own healing and to share it with others. The focus of Level I is for self care. We learn to use it on ourselves, to deepen our connection with it. It is recommended for anyone, but it can be especially helpful for those who are in a transition in their lives or for those who are caregivers and are needing extra support in that role.
Level II increases our capacity to transmit Reiki. While it can be for anyone looking to deepen their healing connection, it is highly recommended for those who are working in a healing role. Level II offers additional tools for the practitioner to direct the energy more specifically to where it is needed.
Erin Piatt was first introduced to Reiki and other complementary therapies by her mother and her colleagues. They were all nurses who were passionate about their roles as healers, deeply spiritual women and looking to deepen their nursing practice. Growing up within the circle of their influence greatly impacted Erin’s path and her approach to healing. In 1999 she completed training as a Reiki Master. Since then she has integrated Reiki into her roles as a caregiver, educator and community facilitator. Reiki and the connection it has fostered within her to the world of spirit has been a guiding force throughout her life. Without this connection and the influence of the other healers and teachers in her life she would not be who she is today.