Reiki and Other Healing Arts

I took my first Reiki class in 1989, and my life began to change almost immediately after that, as I began to gravitate more and more toward the healing arts.

Within a few years, I was able to give up my work as an art editor, and devote myself to studying energy and to developing my healing practice, which includes Reiki, energy balancing, and Jin Shin Jyutsu acupressure.  I have now studied five types of Reiki, have co-written a Reiki book, and have been teaching Reiki since 1996.

In my private sessions, I am likely to incorporate elements from many modalities.  I believe that everyone has the potential to be healthy and satisfied, and with care and compassion, I work toward guiding people to achieve a state of wholeness and a sense of well-being and inner peace.

But what I love most of all is teaching!  It gives me intense pleasure to empower people, to watch them literally taking their process of healing into their own hands through the practice of Reiki.  After all, I always remember that it was taking my first Reiki class that started me on this wonderful healing journey.

As always, my work as a visual artist, improvisational dancer, and writer connects and intertwines with my work in the healing arts.  Each one influences the other, and I attempt to bring spirituality, innovative energy, and a sense of play to all the areas in my life.

In 2004, I moved from the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania to the San Juan Islands, in Washington State.  Yet as much as I love my Lopez Island home, my roots in the Pocono Mountains run very deep, so I return four times a year to reconnect and to do the work I love.

Read on for information about the classes I teach and about the Reiki book which I co-wrote. 

Reiki Class Descriptions

Reiki I
Beginning Your Journey
$165 (includes Reiki book)

This is a comprehensive introduction to the world of Reiki. You will learn the history of Reiki, how to use it in many situations, how to give Reiki to yourself, and how to give it to others. Knowing how to use Reiki can open you up to a world of new possibilities on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. It is a truly self-empowering experience. And anyone can learn to do Reiki!

Reiki II
Expanding Your Healing Potential

You will learn five new Reiki symbols and how to use them, and a wonderful technique for sending Reiki long distance is also taught. There will be lots of time for questions, for doing Reiki on yourself, and for practicing on others. This class will greatly increase the healing energy available to you, will give you numerous new ways to use Reiki, and will cement your relationship to its gentle yet powerful healing potential.

Reiki III
Deepening the Spirituality of Your Reiki Connection

You will learn three new Reiki symbols and how to use them. You will also learn a new technique for sending Reiki long distance, which utilizes a Reiki crystal healing grid. And the grid is included in the price of the class. There will be lots of time for questions and to review the first two levels of Reiki before moving on. Taking Reiki III is an exciting and powerful step! You will have all the healing potential of a Reiki Master, but you will not be able to teach.

Gendai Reiki I
(Sho-den) The Spirituality of Reiki

This class combines the spirituality of traditional Japanese Reiki with the practicality of Western Reiki. You will deepen your connection to Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, and learn more about its history. But the emphasis of the class is on meditation techniques and self-cleansing exercises. Two different attunements are given and there is time for hands-on Reiki as well. This is a day to renew your heart and spirit!

Open to anyone who has had any Reiki class from any teacher!

Reiki and Jin Shin Jyutsu Acupressure

The subtle and gentle energy of Jin Shin Jyutsu is a perfect match for Reiki, which is one reason I love them both. This workshop will open dynamic new ways to use Reiki on both yourself and others, and will expand the way you think about touch. You will learn the meaning and location of the Jin Shin pressure points, allowing you to deepen your sense of intent when using Reiki energy. These two healing modalities go together so beautifully!

Open to anyone who has had any Reiki class from any teacher!

The Gift of Reiki

by Susan Bradford, Claudia Fischer, Catherine Roche

The Gift of Reiki is designed as an introduction to the world of Reiki and to its enormous healing potential, although the material in the book is also useful for someone who has already studied Reiki. The book is a comprehensive guide which covers all facets of Reiki as a system for healing, explains in detail how to use Reiki effectively on yourself and on others, and presents many different applications for it. A well-documented version of the Reiki history is also presented. Embracing all schools of Reiki, the book is inclusive; and therefore makes an excellent text for teaching Reiki classes.

We know how difficult it can be to create balance and harmony in your lives, yet the practice of Reiki can help so much toward promoting feelings of calm and ease. This gentle form of healing can be remarkably powerful in reducing stress, so that the body will be more likely to return to its natural state of health and well-being. The word Reiki means Universal Life Energy, and by using it on yourself or others, your connection to this energy is strengthened. This can be both profound and transformative.

With Reiki, it is possible to become increasingly balanced on all levels: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. New levels of personal understanding can be gained and you are supported in becoming more self-aware and empowered, more centered, healthier, and much more peaceful.

The Gift of Reiki is a testament to collaboration and friendship among three Reiki teachers.

A comment about our book…
“I love the straight forward approach that you used, the user friendly way it is put together.  It is all oneness to proceed with self treatment or client treatment.  A very successful, well thought out book.  I have read it from front to back, every word, and it is so helpful when learning to do Reiki.”


You will discover:

• The potential of Reiki as a path of self-development
• New insights into the Five Reiki Principles
• How to adapt a Reiki treatment for various situations
• The benefits of both receiving and giving Reiki
• How Reiki works in conjunction with other healing modalities
• The individual insights of three Reiki teachers

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