Rebecca Austill-Clausen, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA has been using Reiki for over 25 years. She provides Reiki, A Complementary Health Energy Modality training to OT and PT practitioners/educators, health care professionals, students, and the general public in an empowering 6 hour training workshop. A certificate is provided after each level of Reiki is completed.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a gentle and safe natural healing modality. Reiki uses non-intrusive universal life force energy to facilitate relaxation, reduce pain, and enhance focus. Reiki activates normal healing processes to restore physical and emotional well-being. Personal and spiritual awareness is energized. This complementary energy treatment modality balances, heals, and harmonizes a person’s body, mind, and spirit.
What is Reiki 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 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 Level I certificate in the Usui form of Natural Healing is provided after completing this 6-hour class.
Reiki Level II delves into the science behind Reiki symbology, long distance healing, and supportive complementary energy modalities including crystalline and sound healing techniques designed specifically to enhance client treatment. Extensive experiential practice occurs. Attendance at any Reiki Level I certificate provided workshop is required before participation in this 6-hour Reiki Level II class. A Reiki Level II certificate in the Usui form of Natural Healingis provided upon class completion.
Reiki Master Level III requires completion of any Reiki Level I and Level II certificate courses, at least 6 months of active Reiki use, and an interview with Becky Austill-Clausen (either in person, or virtually through Zoom or Facetime). If accepted, attendees receive an additional attunement, explore how to initiate a Reiki business, discover how to teach Reiki to others, learn how to give attunements, obtain advanced clinical techniques, and participate in ethical and pragmatic use of Reiki discussions. This 6-hour class includes comprehensive experiential components. A Level III Reiki Master certificate in the Usui form of Natural Healing is provided at the conclusion of this workshop.
Each class is approved for 6.0 hours of Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Continuing Education Credit.
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 organizational behaviors. 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 Reiki, A Complementary Health Modality used with OT, Level I and Level II certificate courses at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, each year since 2015.
Documents supporting the use of Reiki with Occupational Therapy include:
American Occupational Therapy Association. (2017). Occupational therapy and complementary health approaches and integrative health. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71 (Suppl.2). (This document replaces the original 2005 and 2011 official documents).
OT Practice Framework: Domain and Process, 4th edition (Spirituality, Health and Wellness)
AOTA Vision 2025. https://www.aota.org/AboutAOTA/vision-2025.aspx. (Promotes OT inclusion in new service delivery models as the first strategic priority)
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)
- 2018 The Joint Commission R3 Report Issue 11: Pain Assessment and Management Standards for Hospitals, section EP 2, pg. 2 that states effective January 1, 2018 all Joint Commission accredited hospitals must provide non pharmacological treatment options for pain such as relaxation therapy (Reiki is an excellent example of relaxation therapy)
Significant discounts are provided for university-based programs, and state and national conference workshops for all Reiki Level I, II, and III trainings.
Reiki workshops are available nationwide. Contact Becky for further information.