Reiki in the Age of the Pandemic
While we know Reiki helps boost our wellbeing, we should always be responsible when offering hands-on Reiki. In the first instance ALWAYS stay informed about the corona virus updates and follow the guidelines. Reliable information links are available at the end of this article.
As people are struggling to find their emotional centre in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic, they are scared, they are wondering how to care for their health and the well-being of their families, colleagues and communities. However, too often, stress, fear, anxiety and worry are taking over. These emotions can paralyse and distract from our focus, good habits and our sense of peace, purpose and wellbeing.
In the current situation, Professional Reiki practitioners have an important role to play. In the first instance, individually and collectively, we need to take a calm Reiki response to the crisis as well as, of course, become aware of our responsibilities as Health Care Workers. You can find out more about the legally binding National Code of Conduct for Health Care Workers and on the ARC website: www.australianreikiconnection.com.au/national-code-of-conduct.
ARC professional members, have a unique opportunity through distant healing to help shift the energy surrounding the pandemic. While we do not claim that Reiki can cure, it can facilitate self healing,a sense of balance and reduce stress, anxiety and fear which are so prevalent at this time. It can promote a sense of wellbeing.
The current situation around COVID-19 is a very good reminder to remain vigilant about infection control and hygiene.
While we know Reiki helps boost our wellbeing, we should always be responsible if offering hands-on Reiki. Observe social distancing rules,hands must be clean – wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds; do not place hands directly on bare skin; use clean linen on treatment tables for every client. Wipe down exposed surfaces between clients using a mild disinfectant as well. If you or your client are feeling unwell, cancel or postpone the session. Offer distant healing sessions.
For the latest advice, information and resources, go to the Australia Government Department of Health website: www.health.gov.au.
You can call the National Coronavirus Help Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.
The phone number of your state or territory public health agency is available at www.health.gov.au/state-territory-contacts.
As always, if you have concerns about your health, speak to your health care provider.
Professional Category members will receive by email, updated information as it relates to their practice